64th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
Meet The Quarterfinalists

August 31, 2018

Aug. 25-30, 2018 | Eugene Country Club | Eugene, Ore.
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Michael McCoy, 55, of Des Moines, Iowa, vs. Jerry Rose, 59, of Sarasota, Fla.
7:15 a.m. PDT


Michael McCoy (@mikemccoyUSGA)

·         2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion (second-oldest winner)

·         2015 USA Walker Cup Team member

·         Competing in his 54th USGA championship

·         Was low amateur in the U.S. Senior Open in 2014 and 2015

·         Member of the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

·         Works in the insurance industry 

·         Collects golf books

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated Hunter Nelson, of Houston, Texas, 5 and 3

·         Defeated Robert Funk, of Canyon Lake, Calif., 2 and 1

·         Defeated Buzz Fly, of Memphis, Tenn., 5 and 4

Jerry Rose

·         Playing in his fourth USGA championship, and first since 1976

·         Reigning Minnesota Golf Association Senior Men’s Player of the Year

·         1980 Utah State Amateur runner-up

·         1984 Idaho State Amateur runner-up

·         2014 and 2016 Florida Senior Amateur runner-up

·         Graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980

·         Grandparent of 10 

·         Enjoys fishing

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated James Camaione, of Upland, Calif., 5 and 3

·         Defeated John Grace, of Fort Worth, Texas, 5 and 3

·         Defeated Paul Simson, of Raleigh, N.C., 20 holes

Sean Knapp, 56, of Oakmont, Pa., vs. Doug Hanzel, 61, of Savannah, Ga.
7:30 a.m. 


Sean Knapp

·         Defending U.S. Senior Amateur champion

·         Member of the victorious Pennsylvania team in the 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship

·         Playing in his 46th USGA championship

·         Reached the Round of 16 in the 1995 U.S. Amateur, losing, 2 and 1, to eventual champion Tiger Woods

·         Won the 1997 Pennsylvania State Amateur

·         14-time Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Player of the Year

·         Played college basketball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated Tom Brandes, of Bellevue, Wash., 2 and 1

·         Defeated Jeff Burda, of Modesto, Calif., 19 holes

·         Defeated Jack Larkin, of Atlanta, Ga., 19 holes

Doug Hanzel

·         Competing in his 36th USGA championship

·         2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion

·         Retired pulmonologist

·         Graduate of Kent State University, where he played on the golf team and now has a scholarship in his name

·         Was the low amateur in the U.S. Senior Open in 2012 and 2013

·         Is a Type 1 diabetic and plays golf with an insulin pump

·         Recently announced in the newest class of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated Jim McNelis, of Gig Harbor, Wash., 4 and 3

·         Defeated Stewart “Buddy” Alexander, of Auburn, Ala., 7 and 6

·         Defeated Fred Vana Jr., of Boxford, Mass., 4 and 3

Jeff Wilson, 55, of Fairfield, Calif., vs. Ned Zachar, 56, of Bedford, N.Y.
7:45 a.m. 


Jeff Wilson

·         Playing in his 63rd USGA championship

·         Has earned medalist honors in six USGA championship, including co-medalist in this year’s U.S. Senior Amateur

·         Only player in history to earn medalist honors in the U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Mid-Amateur and the U.S. Seninor Amateur

·         Low amateur in the 2018 U.S. Senior Open

·         Has competed in four U.S. Opens, and earned low-amateur honors in 2000

·         Three-time winner of the SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship, most recently in 2018

·         Works as a Toyota dealer at Toyota Vallejo in Northern California

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated Richard Jeffers, of Mobile, Ala., 3 and 2

·         Defeated Buddy Patch, of Fairfax Station, Va., 5 and 4

·         Defeated Scott Sullivan, of Grand Junction, Colo., 2 and 1

Ned Zachar (@nzachar)

·         Played in the 2018 U.S. Senior Open (missed cut)

·         Playing in his third USGA championship, and first U.S. Senior Amateur, making the Round of 16 in the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur

·         Played college golf at Iowa State University

·         Plays the jazz piano and enjoys DJing

·         Works as a portfolio manager for KLS Diversified

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated John Lombardozzi, of Herndon, Va., 20 holes

·         Defeated George “Buddy” Marucci, of Villanova, Pa., 19 holes

·         Defeated Gene Elliott, of West Des Moines, Iowa, 1 up

Craig Davis, 56, of Chula Vista, Calif., vs. Chip Lutz, 63, of Reading, Pa.
8 a.m.


Craig Davis

·         2018 Southern California Golf Association Senior Player of the Year

·         Won the 2017 and 2018 SCGA Senior Amateur Championship

·         Won the 2017 SCGA Senior Match Play Championship

·         Playing in his fifth USGA championship, with the first being the 1978 U.S. Junior Amateur, in which he advanced to the Round of 64

·         Played college golf for the University of Arizona, graduating in 1983

·         Works as a software engineer for United Technologies

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated John Turk, of Las Vegas, Nev., 3 and 1

·         Defeated Joe Palmer, of West Des Moines, Iowa, 2 and 1

·         Defeated Tim Jackson, of Memphis, Tenn., 2 and 1

Chip Lutz (@chip_lutz)

·         Won the 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

·         Three-time winner of the Seniors Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A

·         Two-time winner of the Canadian Senior Amateur

·         Seven-time Golf Association of Philadelphia Senior Player of the Year

·         Low amateur in the 2016 U.S. Senior Open

·         Played college golf at the University of Florida 

·         Works as an insurance attorney

Path to the quarterfinals:

·         Defeated Thomas Immenschuh, of San Antonio, Texas, 4 and 2

·         Defeated Dirk Maust, of Phoenix, Ariz., 2 and 1

·         Defeated Dave Ryan, of Taylorville, Ill., 4 and 2

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