Indiana Country Club member Don Erickson made it to the final eight of the US Senior Amateur Championship this week before falling to the eventual champion, while Sue McMurdy, also of ICC, advanced to two rounds of match play in the U.S. Women’s Senior Championship.
Erickson, of DuBois, lost to Douglas Hanzel, of Savannah, Ga., 3 and 1, in a quarterfinal match. Hanzel went on to win twice Thursday to claim the championship at Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, N.C.
Erickson finished 36th out of the 64 that advanced from medal play, shooting a 76-77—153 to easily move on, and he won three times in match play.
McMurdy forced a playoff with Karen Feree, of Hilton Head, S.C., before falling on the 19th hole at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
McMurdy finished 47th out of 64 who advanced from medal play to match play, shooting a 79-81—160, before winning her first-round showdown in match play.