After the first round of the John T. Lupton Memorial, Paul Simson is in a familiar position. Simson, the only player in history to hold the British, Canadian and American senior amateur titles in the same year, totaled 35 points Saturday to take the lead at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.
It comes as little surprise that the bulk of the top storylines in 2012 were produced by the top four players in the Golfweek/Wilson Senior Amateur Rankings, including the likes of Paul Simson and Chip Lutz.
Tears of joy. Tears of heartbreak. Smiles of elation. Frowns of disappointment. Our Ron Balicki saw it all along his travels on the amateur and college circuits. He reflects on the year that was . . .
Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., playing with unwavering precision, won his second USGA Senior Amateur title Thursday with a 4-and-3 victory over Curtis Skinner of Lake Bluff, Ill.
The defending USGA Senior Amateur champion went down in flames Wednesday, putting like a man with Crooked Aim Disease and losing in the quarterfinal round of match play.
Paul Simson has played in 55 USGA championships during his long career, but few rounds have been as satisfying as the one he experienced Wednesday afternoon in the semifinal round of the USGA Senior Amateur.
When former pro Stan Lee won the USGA Senior Amateur in 2007, it signaled a start to the trend of reinstated amateurs winning the event.
Nathan Smith made history Thursday by winning his fourth career U.S. Mid-Amateur title. He now owns the most Mid-Am titles of any player.
Meet the U.S. Mid-Amateur finalists, Garrett Rank of Canada and Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh.
Former Mid-Amateur champions Kevin Marsh, Nathan Smith and Tim Jackson all squeak out Round-of-64 victories at Conway Farms Golf Club.
Brad Valois and Charlie Blanchard say they've played together in Rhode Island more than 100 times. On Tuesday, the stakes will be raised when they face off at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Brad Valois shot a tournament best 3-under 68 Sunday at Conway Farms Golf Club and captured stroke play qualifying medalist honors in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Michael Castleforte had never played Conway Farms Golf Club, but he used a single practice round to learn enough to card a 2-under 69 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Without the U.S. Mid-Amateur, the likes of 54-year-old Randal Lewis never would have had the chance to cross playing the Masters off their bucket list.
Chip Lutz joined select company when he successfully defended the British Seniors Amateur Championship at Machynys Peninsula in Wales.
Amateur legend Paul Simson was inducted into his sixth Hall of Fame earlier this week, and was outspoken about how special it was to be honored by the Southern Golf Association.
Tim Jackson circles the U.S. Senior Open on his calendar each year, and the 53-year-old amateur has made a name for himself with his performance on the USGA's biggest senior stage.
Paul Simson outlasted Emile Vaughan in a sudden-death playoff June 22 to walk away with the National Senior Hall of Fame Trophy. Simson also won this event in 2010.
Paul Simson, 61, of Raleigh, N.C., will be inducted into the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame in mid-July.
Match Play notebook: Nick Watney was struggling entering the tournament, but you wouldn't have known that from his dismantling of Darren Clarke on Wednesday.