Knapp cruises onto US Senior Amateur semfinals

September 23, 2018

Another quick start resulted in another easy victory for Oakmont resident Sean Knapp at the 64th annual United States Golf Association’s Senior Amateur on Wednesday at Eugene Country Club in Oregon.

Knapp raced out to a 5-up lead with three birdies on the first six holes and easily defeated Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., in the quarterfinals, 4 and 3 and advances to the semifinals later today against Michael McCoy of Des Moines, Iowa, a 3 and 2 winner against Jerry Rose of Sarasota, Fla.

Knapp, who is the returning champion, birdied No. 1, 5 and 6 and finished 2-under through 15 holes.

He has birdied No. 1 four times, twice on Tuesday to win the match (19 holes), during the competition.

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