Considering that the participants are senior amateur golfers, with emphasis on the word senior, these two national championships, the U.S. Senior Amateur and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, might be labeled golf’s greatest endurance tests.
The finalists in each of these two tournaments are required to play eight rounds of golf in six days at various stages of AARP eligibility. Furthermore, because the match-play competition is single elimination, the players must summon the best of their tired games.
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These championships are absolutely an examination of endurance as well as ability. Welcome to Super-Duper Senior Amateur week.
Two West Coast golfers captured the championships in 2018 – Jeff Wilson of Fairfield, Calif., winning the men’s Senior Amateur title, and Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore., taking the Senior Women's Amateur crown.
Wilson defeated defending champion Sean Knapp, 2 and 1, in the men’s final, while Tennant outlasted Australian Sue Wooste...
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