Defending champ Simson advances at U.S. Senior Amateur


MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. – Defending champion Paul Simson was among 32 players to advance through Monday’s first round of match play at the U.S. Golf Association’s Senior Amateur Championship.

Simson, who took stroke-play medalist honors on Sunday, never trailed en route to a 5-and-4 victory over Armen Dirtadian.

Chip Lutz needed 20 holes to win his match against playoff-survivor Ian Harris. Lutz is attempting to join Simson as winner of the three major senior championships in the same season.