Date: July 10, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Aussie quartet set for U.S Senior Open

Emirates Australian Open defending champion Peter Senior is one of four Aussies to tee off this week at the U.S Senior Open at Omaha Country Club in Nebraska. Senior joins Steve Elkington, Kym Olsen and Graham Marsh in the field for what will be the club s first USGA championship and just the third USGA event ever held in Nebraska. Graham Marsh remains the only Australian to have won the title when he triumphed at Olympia Fields in Illinois 1997. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on July 11 and 12, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on July 13 and 14. Omaha Country Club has enjoyed a rich tradition since its chartered members filed for incorporation on Sept. 30, 1899. But it would be nearly a half-century later before world-renowned architect Perry Maxwell was commissioned in 1952 to undertake an extensive renovation of the club s existing golf course. Maxwell had designed several high-profile courses in the Midwest, including Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., site of the 2006 U.S. Senior Open, and Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., which has hosted multiple U.S. Opens.