June 7, 2021
A pair of familiar names are headed on to this year’s U.S. Senior Open. Amateurs Jeff Wilson of Fairfield and Robert Funk of Canyon Lake shared medalist honors at even-par 72 at Monday’s 18-hole qualifier at Corral de Tierra GC in Salinas.
Wilson, the 2018 NCGA Senior Player of the Year and winner of the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur at Eugene CC in Oregon, has competed in over 30 USGA championships.
Funk, meanwhile, had a sensational 2020 that included a pair of big wins at Poppy Hills GC. The low amateur at the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur, Funk captured both the NCGA Senior Championship and the California Senior Amateur Championship. At the NCGA Senior, Funk won the title after defeating Wilson in a sudden-death playoff.
Wilson and Funk were the only two players advancing. This year’s U.S. Senior Open will tee off July 8-11 at Omaha CC in Nebraska.