2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

The Minikahda Club

Saturday, August 26 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Randall Garber hitting his tee shot at the first hole to start the first round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Jeff Teal tee ball at the 14th hole during the first round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David Brown watching his third shot at the seventh hole during the first round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Matthew Sughrue watching his tee shot at the ninth hole during the first round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan playing his second shot at the seventh hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David Brown hitting his approach shot at the 18th hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Mitch Wilson approach shot to the 14th hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Chuck Palmer watching his tee shot at the second hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson reacting to a missed birdie putt on the first hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Tim Jackson hitting his third shot at the seventh hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Matthew Sughrue hitting his tee shot at the ninth hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Kip Colwell, championship co-chair, during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Randy Garber, Lakeville, Minn., follows his drive at the 10th tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Brown, Minnetonka, Minn., putts at the first during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Brown, Minnetonka, Minn., drives at the second tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Ellie Layton, tournament volunteer, and Kip Colwell, championship co-chair, during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Chip Lutz, Reading, Pa., at the 10th during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Vinny Giles, Richmond, Va., the 2008 U.S. Senior Am champ, with Kip Colwell, championship co-chair, during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Two Minikahda Club caddies await their players at the 10th tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Vinny Giles, Richmond, Va., the 2008 U.S. Senior Am champ, follows his drive at the 10th during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Vinny Giles, Richmond, Va., the 2008 U.S. Senior Am champ, reacts to a wayward drive at the 10th during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Whittaker, Duluth, Minn., drives at the 10th during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Matthew Sughrue, Arlington, Va., reacts to his drive at the 2nd during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Don Donatoni, Malvern, Pa., drives at the 1st tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Brown, Ligonier, Pa., drives at the 1st tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Jeff Teal, Excelsior, Minn., drives at the 1st tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
John Barry, Lakeville, Minn., drives at the 1st tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Mitch Wilson, Portage, Mich., drives at the 1st tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Randy Garber, Lakeville, Minn., putts at the 18th green during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
John Barry, Lakeville, Minn., from the greenside bunker at the 1st hole during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Don Dubois, Newport Beach, Calif., drives at 18 during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Dave Ryan, Taylorville, Ill., the 2016 U.S. Senior Am champ, drives at 18 during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Randy Garber, Lakeville, Minn., chips to the 1st hole during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Matthew Sughrue, Arlington, Va., drives at the 10th during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Reid Sheftall, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., surveys his line at the 14th green during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Brown, Ligonier, Pa., putts at the 13th green during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Buzz Fly, Memphis, Tenn., at the 10th tee during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
David Brown, Ligonier, Pa., chips to the 13th green during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Jack Hall, Savannah, Ga., from the greenside bunker at 13 during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Jack Hall, Savannah, Ga., follows his putt at 13 during U.S. Senior Amateur stroke play, Aug. 27 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photos by W.P. Ryan/Courtesy MGA.
Sean Knapp hitting out of the bunker at the first hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Scott Thomas, standing, looking over his putt while Buzz Fly, left, waits at the first hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Ned Zachar looking at his second shot after hitting it from behind a tree, on the fifth holeduring the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David Brown tee shot at the fourth hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Matthew Sughrue hitting his tee shot at the fourth hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
George Marucci Jr. hitting his second shot at the fourth hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Greg Condon hitting his third shot at the 13th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Member of the greenskeeper crew raking the bunker at the 14th hole before the first round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Jay Sessa hitting his tee shot at the 10th hole to start the playoff in order to get a position for the first round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Patrick Tallent putting on the sixth hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Doug Hanzel watching his tee shot at the third hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Chip Lutz lines up his putt on the 15th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Don Donatoni reacting to a missed putt on the 15th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Bob Royak reacting with a fist pump at the 15th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Jeff Hoffman reacting to a missed putt on the 15th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Tim Jackson watching his tee shot at the 16th hole during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Bryan Norton, right, extends his hand to his opponent, Tim Jackson, left after he defeated him 2 and 1 during the Round of 64 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Simson defeated Chip Lutz by a score of 6 and 4 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson pitching to the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Simson defeated Chip Lutz by a score of 6 and 4 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson putting for birdie on the 9th green during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Simson would go on to defeat Chip Lutz by a score of 6 and 4 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson and caddy on the 8th tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Simson would go on to defeat Chip Lutz by a score of 6 and 4 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Nocar defeated John McClure by a score of 2 up to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar chipping to the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Nocar defeated John McClure by a score of 2 up to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar on the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Nocar defeated John McClure by a score of 2 up to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Knapp defeated Doug Hanzel by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting out of a bunker to the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Knapp defeated Doug Hanzel by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp and caddy/number 1 seed David Brown on the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Knapp defeated Doug Hanzel by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Lee defeated Bob Cooper by a score of 6 and 5 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee chipping to the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Lee defeated Bob Cooper by a score of 6 and 5 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee congratulated by Bob Cooper on the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Lee defeated Cooper by a score of 6 and 5 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan on the 2nd tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Ryan would go on to defeat Michael Hughett by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan putting for birdie on the 3rd green during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Ryan would go on to defeat Michael Hughett by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan taking a drop on the 1st hole during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Ryan defeated Michael Hughett by a score of 2 and 1 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Matt Sughrue on the 5th tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Sughrue would go on to defeat Keith Decker by a score of 3 and 2 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Matt Sughrue on the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Sughrue defeated Keith Decker by a score of 3 and 2 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Pierce on the 10th tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Pierce would go on to defeat Russ Perry by a score of 4 and 3 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Pierce on the 1st tee at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Vana defeated Alan Hills in 19 holes to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana putting for birdie on the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Vana defeated Alan Hills in 19 holes to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Brown, hitting his tee shot at the second hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
John McClure hitting his tee shot at the first hole to start the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting out of the fairway bunker at the first hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan hitting his tee shot at the second hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Michael Hughett reacting to his tee shot at the second hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Ken Lee watching his tee ball at the second hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Gene Elliott watching his tee shot at the fourth hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Matt Sughrue watching his tee shot at the third hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp, left, extends his hand to Scott Thomas after Knapp won the round, 6 & 5, during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Keith Decker tee ball at the fourth hole during the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Ronald LaVerdiere on the 3rd tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Dave Ryan defeated LaVerdiere by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Michael Hughett on the 3rd green during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Hughett defeated James Pearson by a score of 4 and 3. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
The 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Chip Lutz on the 2nd tee during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Lutz was defeated by Paul Simson by a score of 6 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Chip Lutz hitting out of a bunker to the 9th green during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Lutz defated Don Donatoni by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Doug Hanzel on the 8th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Hanzel was defeated by Sean Knapp by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Hornbeck pitching to the 9th green during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Paul Simson defeated Hornbeck by a score of 1 up. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Doug Hanzel putting for birdie on the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Hanzel was defeated by Sean Knapp by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Bob Cooper hitting out of a bunker to the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Ken Lee defeated Cooper by a score of 6 and 5 to advance to the round of 8. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Mitch Wilson on the 11th tee during the round of 32 at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Wilson was defeated by John Pierce in 19 holes. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 2nd tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated David Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp putting for birdie on the 1st green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated David Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting out of a bunker to the 3rd green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated David Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 2nd tee during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated Dave Ryan by a score of 1 up to advance to the championship match.. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting out of a bunker to the 4th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated Dave Ryan by a score of 1 up to advance to the championship match.. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 13th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated David Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp pitching to the 15th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated Dave Ryan by a score of 1 up to advance to the championship match.. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 1st tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated David Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp and caddy on the 14th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Knapp defeated Dave Ryan by a score of 1 up to advance to the championship match.. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson watching his birdie attempt on the 6th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Matt Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson pitching to the 8th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Matt Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson pitching to the 8th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Frank Vana by a score of 5 and 3 to advance to the championship match. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson putting for par on the 8th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Frank Vana by a score of 5 and 3 to advance to the championship match. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson putting for par on the 8th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Frank Vana by a score of 5 and 3 to advance to the championship match. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 9th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Simson defeated Matt Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan chipping to the 3rd green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Ryan by a score of 1 up. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan on then5th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Ryan by a score of 1 up. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan on the 5th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Ryan defeated Ken Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan on the 6th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Ryan defeated Ken Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan on the 15th tee during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Ryan by a score of 1 up. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Dave Ryan reacts after just missing a long birdie putt on the 16th green during the semifinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Ryan by a score of 1 up. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee congratulated by Dave Ryan on the 17th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Ryan defeated Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee on the 5th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Dave Ryan defeated Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee putting for birdie on the 6th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Dave Ryan defeated Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee pitching to the 4th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Dave Ryan defeated Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Ken Lee and caddy on the 3rd green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Dave Ryan defeated Lee by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana chipping to the 5th green during the semifinal match of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Vana by a score of 5 and 3. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana hitting out of a bunker to the 8th green during the semifinal match of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Vana by a score of 5 and 3. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana hitting from trouble on the 7th hole during the semifinal match of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Vana by a score of 5 and 3. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Frank Vana on the 14th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Vana defeated John Pierce in 21 holes. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar putting for birdie on the 1st green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar on the 2nd tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
David Nocar hitting out of a bunker to the 13th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Sean Knapp defeated Nocar by a score of 2 and 1. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Matt Sughrue putting for birdie on the 8th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Matt Sughrue on the 9th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Matt Sughrue on the 10th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Paul Simson defeated Sughrue by a score of 5 and 4. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Pierce on the 9th tee during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Frank Vana defeated Pierce in 21 holes. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Pierce chipping to the 14th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Frank Vana defeated Pierce in 21 holes. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
John Pierce reacts after making a birdie on the 17th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Frank Vana defeated Pierce in 21 holes. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Rules question on the 6th green during the quarterfinal round of the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Minikahda Club on Wednesday, August 30th. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp tee ball 14th hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson after winning the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson, hitting his second shot at the 11th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson being congratulated after winning the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp putting on the 17th hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David Nocar, right, congratulating Sean Knapp on his victory, 2 & 1 during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan, right, being congratulated by Ken Lee after he won the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan, center, and Ken Lee walking off the green after Ryan won the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana, left, watching John Pierce's tee shot at the 21st hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana, right, being congratulated by John Pierce on winning this match in 21 holes during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan reacts to a missed putt on the 10th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his second shot at the 10th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his third shot at the 13th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting his tee ball at the 11th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana watching his tee shot at the 11th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana watching his putt on the 11th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson watching his third shot at the 14th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan hitting out of the bunker at the 17th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp giving a fist pump after nearing holing out with his putt on the 17th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan tee ball third hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp putting on the 18th green during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Knapp defeated Dave Ryan 1 up.(Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana, left, offer congratulations to Paul Simson after Simson won the match, 5 & 3, during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Dave Ryan extends his hand to Sean Knapp to congratulate him after he defeated Ryan, 1 up, during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
The gallery watching Dave Ryan hit his tee shot at the 11th hole during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana, left, offer congratulations to Paul Simson after Simson won the match, 5 & 3, during the semifinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp lines putt up on the second hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Members of the maintenance team working on the during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
David Nocar watches his tee shot on the third hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Ken Lee, tee ball, third hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Ken Lee putting on the third hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Frank Vana tee ball 4th hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
John Pierce, tee ball 4th hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson putting on the fifth hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Matt Sughrue reacts to his putt on the fifth hole during the quarterfinal round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp and Dan Brown after the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting from the 1th fairway during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting to the 13th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting out of a bunker to the 2nd green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 1st tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 1st tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson and Sean Knapp on the 1st tee before the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp after the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp congratulating Paul Simson after the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp after winning the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting out of a bunker to the 16th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting from the rough on the 16th hole during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting from the rough on the 16th hole during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 14th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp chipping to the 14th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson pitching to the 14th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp putting for birdie on the 13th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 13th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp chipping to the 12th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting from the 12th fairway during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 12th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 11th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp chipping to the 11th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson putting for birdie on the 10th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting from a fairway bunker to the 10th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 9th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 9th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp hitting out of a bunker to the 8th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting out of a bunker to the 8th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 7th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson hitting to the 7th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp and caddy Dan Brown on the 5th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson pitching to the 5th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 5th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 5th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson chipping to the 4th green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 4th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 4th tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 3rd tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp putting for birdie on the 2nd green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp on the 2nd green during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Knapp defeated Paul Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Paul Simson on the 2nd tee during the championship match of the 63rd U.S. Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Cub on Thursday, August 31st. Sean Knapp defeated Simson by a score of 2 and 1 to win the championship. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sean Knapp, seated, sharing a laugh with Paul Simson, whom he defeated 2 & 1 during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson watching his putt on the 17th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp reacts to his par putt which gave him the championship, defeating Paul Simson 2 & 1, during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp waving after his par putt on the 15th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting his third shot at the 13th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his third shot at the 13th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson waves to the gallery at the 12th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his third shot at the 12th hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp reacts to a missed birdie on the sixth hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting out of the bunker at the eighth hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting out of the green side bunker at the seventh hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson putting on the sixth hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson tee shot at the fourth hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp watching his tee shot at the fourth hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson and his caddie walking off of the 15th green during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp and his caddie David Brown line the putt up at the first hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting his tee shot at the third hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his tee shot at the third hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp hitting his second shot at the second hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting out of the bunker at the second hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson hitting his tee shot at the second hole during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Paul Simson, background, approaching the first tee after Sean Knapp hit his tee ball to start the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
The USGA's Gerry Macdonald, speaking before the start of the final round at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)
Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa., claimed the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship with a 2 and 1 victory over Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 31 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA.

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