Four set to Play at U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
The 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship gets underway at Eugene Country Club, and four of Arizona’s own are taking on the ultimate test of senior amateur golf. Mark Coward, Dirk Maust, Jeff New, and John Schaller are amongst the 156 skilled senior amateur golfers, proving that age is just a number.
The first of the local quadruple to qualify was Mark Coward (Paradise Valley, AZ). Coward shot 1-under 71, to share medalist honors and secure his ticket to Eugene Country Club.
Dirk Maust notched the last qualifying spot at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. With three birdies, the Phoenix native shot a 72 on the par-71 course.
Scottsdale resident, Jeff New, posted a 1-under 70 at Squaw Creek Golf Course in Willow Park, to claim medalist honors.
At Logan Country Club in Logan, Utah, John Schaller (Scottsdale, AZ) registered three birdies to end at even-par 71. This called for a 2-for-1 sudden-death playoff, which determined his spot in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship field.
With a lot of rich history, the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship is one of fourteen championships conducted by the USGA and will return to Oregon for a third time. The prestigious championship will begin with two rounds of stroke play, where the low 64 scores will advance to match play. Comprised of two countries and 42 states, Eugene Country Club will host the championship, August 25-30, 2018.
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