Simson, Skinner advance to Senior Am final

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WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – Paul Simson and Curtis Skinner each won two matches Wednesday to advance to the USGA Senior Amateur final at Mountain Ridge Country Club.

The 61-year-old Simson, the 2010 winner from Raleigh, N.C., beat Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale, Calif., 3 and 2 in the semifinals. The 55-year-old Skinner, from Lake Bluff, Ill., edged Douglas Hanzel, of Savannah, Ga., 2 and 1.

In the morning quarterfinals, Simson led Stephen Sharpe of Greensboro, N.C., 5 up after 10 holes when Sharpe conceded the match following a rain delay. Skinner beat Steve Golliher of Knoxville, Tenn., 2 and 1.