Brothers to meet in U.S. Senior Am quarters, Hardin wins in Women's

Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 12:04 p.m.

Brothers Stanford and Louis Lee each won two matches Tuesday and will face off in the quarterfinals of the USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

Wednesday morning’s match will be the first between brothers in the history of the USGA Senior Amateur.


The U.S. Senior Amateur and Senior Women's Amateur are the national championships for amateur players age 50 and older.

Stanford Lee, the 2007 champion, needed 19 holes to beat Tony Green of Kingsport, Tenn., in their afternoon match. Louis Lee reached the quarters with a 5-and-4 victory against Steve Poulson of Draper, Utah.

Defending champion Paul Simson and Chip Lutz also advanced at the 6,829-yard, par-72 Kinloch Golf Club.

Lutz is attempting to join Simson as the only two men to win the USGA Senior Amateur, Canadian Men’s Senior and British Seniors Open Amateur Championships in the same season.

Also Tuesday in Ooltewah, Tenn., defending champion Mina Hardin won two matches Tuesday to advance to the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur quarterfinals.

Hardin, of Fort Worth, Texas, defeated Denise Desilet of Wichita, Kan., 4 and 2, in the morning, then cruised past Brenda Pictor of Marietta, Ga., 5 and 4.

Fellow Texan and former champion Anna Schultz of Rockwall also moved on. Schultz, who won in 2007, defeated Alexandra Frazier of Haverford, Pa., 5 and 4, then played a terrific approach shot to 18 to top Leigh Klasse, 51, of St. Anthony, Minn., 1 up in the afternoon.

Hardin next plays Susan Rheney, 52, of Greensboro, Ga., and Schultz’s next match is against 64-year-old Nancy Smith, the oldest of the quarterfinalists.

Medalist Lisa Schlesinger was among the other winners.