Quarterfinals Set at Senior Amateur

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1999 champion Bill Ploeger advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Senior Amateur at Norwood Hills Country Club, keeping his bid alive to win his second title in three years.
 
Ploeger defeated Michael Davis 6 and 5 in the second round then went on to beat Chuck Renner 6 and 4 in round three. He will continue his bid for a second title in three years with a quarterfinal match Wednesday against 1997 champion Cliff Cunningham.
 
Two-time champion O. Gordon Brewer (1994, '96) also advanced, beating Joel Hirsch 3 and 2 in the third round.
 
Kemp Richardson continued his attempt to follow in his fathers footsteps. John Richardson won the 1987 Senior Amateur.
 
The semifinal and final rounds of the championship will be played Thursday.
 
Second Round Results
 
Upper Bracket

Bill Baloh, Herminie, Pa. (152) def. Jerry Ellis, Oklahoma City, Okla. (156), 6 and 5.
Peter Green, Franklin, Mich. (150) def. Bill Heldmar, Tulsa, Okla. (150), 4 and 3.
Joel Hirsch, Chicago, Ill. (148) def. Bill Gundersen, Renton, Wash. (153), 2 up.
O. Gordon Brewer, Pine Valley, N.J. (156) def. Marc Delzer, Brookfield, Wis., 5 and 4.
Cliff Cunningham, Monroe, N.C. (152) def. Gary Menzel, Milwaukee, Wis. (145), 20 holes.
Don Taylor, Bluffton, S.C. (149) def. Richard Blooston, Edina, Minn. (153), 3 and 2.
Bill Ploeger, Columbus, Ga. (147) def. Michael Davis, El Dorado Hills, Calif. (151), 6 and 5.
Chuck Renner, Phoenix, Ariz. (149) def. Robert Heaton, Antioch, Calif. (153), 2 and 1.
 
Lower Bracket
John Lindholm, Grand Blanc, Mich. (151) def. Mark Bemowski, Mukwonago, Wis., (144), 2 and 1.
Woody Greene, Columbia, S.C. (154) def. Charles Persinger, Poca, W.Va. (154), 1 up.
James Colman, St. Josephs, Mo. (148) def. Dave Sergeant, Fort Dodge, Iowa (153), 1 up.
E. Thomas Jung, Chicago, Ill., def. Mike Riley, San Diego, Calif. (150), 2 and 1.
Kemp Richardson, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (145) def. Jay Pierson, Shreveport, La. (151), 3 and 2.
Don Lucas, Valrico, Calif. (154) def. Ron Ramsey, San Diego, Calif. (149), 21 holes.
Robert Kulp, Winston-Salem, N.C. (147) def. Jim McMurtrey, Fair Oaks, Calif. (153), 3 and 1.
Dick Iverson, Lake Oswego, Ore. (150) def. Stephen Rose, New York, N.Y. (155), 2 and 1.
 
Third Round
 
Upper Bracket

Balon def.Green, 3 and 2.
Brewer def. Hirsch, 3 and 2.
Cunningham def. Taylor, 5 and 4.
Ploeger def. Renner, 6 and 4.
 
Lower Bracket
Lindholm def. Greene, 2 and 1.
Colman def. Jung, 3 and 2.
Richardson def. Lucas, 2 and 1.
Kulp def. Iverson, 4 and 3.
 
Quarterfinal Pairings
 
9:00 a.m. ' Bill Baloh, Herminie, Pa. (152) vs. O. Gordon Brewer, Pine Valley, N.J. (156)
9:10 a.m. ' Cliff Cunningham, Monroe, N.C. (152) vs. Bill Ploeger, Columbus, Ga. (147).
9:20 a.m. ' John Lindholm, Grand Blanc, Mich. (151) vs. James Colman, St. Josephs, Mo.
9:30 a.m. ' Kemp Richardson (145), Laguna Niguel, Calif. vs. Robert Kulp, Winston-Salem, N.C. (147)
 
More on the first round of match play