CASHIERS, N.C. – Former PGA Tour player Buzz Fly beat Patrick Tallent 5 and 3 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals in the rain- and fog-delayed USGA Senior Amateur.
Fly, a 58-year-old reinstated amateur from Memphis, Tenn., will face Pat O'Donnell on Thursday morning at Wade Hampton Golf Club. The 59-year-old O'Donnell, from Happy Valley, Ore., beat David Szewczul 5 and 4.
In the other semifinal, 58-year-old Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa., will play 56-year-old Douglas Hanzel of Savannah, Ga. Lutz beat Ray Thompson 4 and 3, and Hanzel edged Don Erickson III 3 and 1.
Heavy rain delayed the start of the quarterfinals by 4 hours, 15 minutes, and the semifinals were later postponed to Thursday because of fog.