Seniors Open Amateur Championship

Royal Aberdeen

7 – 9 August 2013

2012 Champion: Chip Lutz

American Chip Lutz retained his Seniors Open Amateur Championship title at Machynys Peninsula in South Wales. Lutz carded a final-round 68 for a 54-hole aggregate 5-under-par 211, four strokes ahead of Douglas Pool, Steve Rogers and three-time winner Paul Simson.

This year the Championship travels north to Royal Aberdeen, a true test of links golf in the north-east of Scotland. Tom Watson won the Senior Open Championship here in 2005, and more recently GB&I triumphed over the US in the 2011 Walker Cup.  The classic links layout combined with the variable weather conditions will make for an interesting few days.
 

Seniors Open Amateur

The Seniors Amateur Championship
Friday, August 10 2012

Chip Lutz retains Seniors Open Amateur title

American Chip Lutz became only the third player in history to retain the Seniors Open Amateur title today and he did so in style with his best round of the week at Machynys Peninsula in South Wales....Read More

The Seniors Amateur Championship
Thursday, August 9 2012

American star Paul Simson is in pole position to become only the second player in history to win the Seniors Amateur Championship four times after taking a narrow lead at Machynys Peninsula in Wales....

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The Seniors Amateur Championship
Wednesday, August 8 2012

Six share the lead following the first round of the Seniors Open Amateur Championship on the Nicklaus-designed Machynys Peninsula course on the outskirts of Llanelli....

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Format

144 competitors play 36 holes on the Wednesday and Thursday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 18 holes on the Friday.

Information

The Seniors Open Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council. While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.

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