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Farlow, Lee to meet in Senior Am final

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Sam Farlow and Stanford Lee will play for the USGA Senior Amateur title after each won two matches Wednesday.

It will be the first USGA final for both players.

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Lee beat Logan Jackson in 19 holes in the quarterfinals, and Stu Grendahl, 4 and 3, in the semifinals. Grendahl was playing in his first USGA championship.

Lee was 3 under par in the semifinals, including birdies on Nos. 8-10.

“That’s about as good as I can play,” said Lee, who played on the PGA Tour from 1976-1980

Farlow beat 1972 U.S. Amateur champion Vinny Giles, 4 and 3, in the quarterfinals, and Frank Ford III, 2 and 1, in the semifinals. Farlow, who lost in last year’s semifinals to eventual champion Mike Bell, was 8 over par in the semifinals, but Ford was 11 over.

“It’s an honor,” he said of playing in the championship’s final match. “I can’t believe I’m in the final. I feel like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it’s going to be a dream.”

Lee was 2 down after 12 holes of his quarterfinal match, but won three of the next four holes. He made birdie on No. 18 to halve the match, then won with a par on the next hole.

Farlow was 2 under par in his quarterfinal match. He won Nos. 12, 13 and 15 to advance.

All four semifinalists earned exemptions into the 2008 U.S. Senior Open.

Information from the U.S. Golf Association was used in this report.

Results from the semifinals at the USGA Senior Amateur, played Sept. 5 at the par-71, 6,511 Flint National Golf Club in Andover, Kan.:

SEMIFINALS
Stanford Lee def. Stu Grendahl 4 and 3 Sam Farlow def. Frank Ford III 2 and 1

QUARTERFINALS
Stu Grendahl def. Arthur Pierse 4 and 3 Stanford Lee def. Logan Jackson 19 holes Sam Farlow def. Vinny Giles 4 and 3 Frank Ford III def. Alistair Catto 19 holes

THIRD ROUND
Arthur Pierse def. Steve Bogan 19 holes Stu Grendahl def. David Stanfield 19 holes Logan Jackson def. Greg Reynolds 4 and 3 Stanford Lee def. James Butler 5 and 4 Vinny Giles def. Bill Zylstra 3 and 1 Sam Farlow def. Donald Marsh 6 and 5 Alistair Catto def. Larry Grant 3 and 2 Frank Ford III def. Donald Bliss 3 and 1

SECOND ROUND
Steve Bogan def. David Lind 19 holes Arthur Pierse def. Roger Clement 2 and 1 David Stanfield def. Paul Quigley 3 and 2 Stu Grendahl def. Michael Puls 6 and 4 Greg Reynolds def. Kim Schwencke 19 holes Logan Jackson def. Jim Knoll 4 and 3 Stanford Lee def. Thomas McGraw 3 and 2 James Butler def. William Boles 2 and 1 Bill Zylstra def. Tom Grady 3 and 2 Vinny Giles def. Brian Sachs 3 and 2 Sam Farlow def. Thomas Bartolacci 1 up Donald Marsh def. Mark Bemowski 23 holes Alistair Catto def. Paul Simson 1 up Larry Grant def. John Pigg 2 and 1 Frank Ford III def. Bill McDonald 3 and 1 Donald Bliss def. Jerry Siemons 2 and 1

FIRST ROUND
Steve Bogan def. Bill Heldmar 6 and 4 David Lind def. John Benson 5 and 4 Arthur Pierse def. Bill Blalock 2 and 1 Roger Clement def. Donald Brooks 4 and 3 David Stanfield def. Mike Rice 3 and 2 Paul Quigley def. Todd Kennedy 5 and 4 Michael Puls def. H. Jay Guerin 6 and 5 Stu Grendahl def. Steve Dallas 22 holes Kim Schwencke def. Erik Myrmo 3 and 2 Greg Reynolds def. Steve Earsley 1 up Jim Knoll def. Bob Rickman 1 up Logan Jackson def. David Brookreson 3 and 2 Thomas McGraw def. Larry Boswell 3 and 2 Stanford Lee def. Bob Olds 5 and 4 James Butler def. Robert Allshouse 19 holes William Boles def. Tim Miller 4 and 3 Bill Zylstra def. Mark Miller 19 holes Tom Grady def. Mark Sollenberger 3 and 2 Vinny Giles def. Gene Ryzewicz 22 holes Brian Sachs def. Bill Leonard 3 and 2 Sam Farlow def. Lee Jeberjahn 6 and 4 Thomas Bartolacci def. Kemp Richardson 2 up Donald Marsh def. William Lee 2 up Mark Bemowski def. Joe Bartlett 2 up Paul Simson def. O. Gordon Brewer 5 and 4 Alistair Catto def. John Enright 2 up Larry Grant def. Robert Ockenfuss 4 and 2 John Pigg def. Chuck Renner 4 and 3 Bill McDonald def. Martin West 1 up Frank Ford III def. Bill Moor 4 and 2 Jerry Siemons def. Martin Winkelman 1 up Donald Bliss def. Bob Mielcarz 7 and 6
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