Tallent, Simson advance to Senior Am final

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Qualifying medallist Pat Tallent and Paul Simson advanced to the final of the USGA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

The 57-year-old Tallent, from Vienna, Va., beat Frank Ford III of Charleston, S.C., 2 and 1 in the quarterfinals, and topped Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa., 2-up in semifinals.

The 59-year-old Simson, from Raleigh, N.C., beat Tim Miller of Kokomo, Ind., 3 and 2, and edged Jeff Burda of Modesto, Calif., 4 and 3, in the semifinals.

Tallent is attempting to become the first medalist to win the title since John Richardson in 1987. Only seven medalists have won the event for players 55 and older.

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