August 31, 2015
The Olympic Club member Michael Staskus and three others are headed to this year’s U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
Staskus, an attorney, shot a medalist-earning 1-over 72 in a qualifier for this year’s championship held Monday at par-71 Los Altos Golf and Country Club.
A resident of Los Altos and the winner of the 2014 NCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship, Staskus posted four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey.
Finishing tied for second at 73 were Randy Haag of Orinda and Mark Morgan of El Dorado Hills. Haag has won NCGA Player of the Year honors a record six times.
Monterey’s Casey Boyns, who’s won NCGA Player of the Year honors four times, finished tied for fourth with Joe Zanassi of Fairfield at 74. In a playoff, Zanassi prevailed, leaving Boyns as the first alternate.
The second alternate spot went to Carmichael’s Herb Jensen, who defeated John Hamm and Michael Wishart in a playoff after the three finished regulation tied at 75.
This year’s U.S. Senior Amateur Championship will tee off Sept. 26-Oct.1 at Hidden Creek GC in New Jersey.