White wins U.S. Sr. Amateur for 2nd USGA title

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Todd White took the lead with a birdie on the par-5 seventh hole and never trailed the rest of the way in a 4-and-3 victory over Joey Flanagan of Ireland to win the U.S. Senior Amateur on Thursday for his second USGA title.

Flanagan was trying to become the first international winner and opened with a birdie at Martis Camp Club. That turned out to be the only hole he won.

The U.S. Senior Amateur is the only USGA championship that has only American winners.

White is a history teacher and coaches the golf teams at Spartanburg High School in South Carolina. He previously won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball in 2015 with Nathan Smith.

White had to play 104 holes over six matches to claim the title. The victory gets him into the U.S. Senior Open next year at Newport Country Club.

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