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Sean Knapp leads PA Senior Amateur

Bill Beckner Jr.

Oakmont’s Sean Knapp is the leader after one round of the 59th Pennsylvania Golf Association Senior Amateur at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Knapp, playing unaffiliated, opened with a round of 3-under-par 69 Tuesday for a one-shot lead over defending champion Glenn Smeraglio of LuLu Country Club in Glenside.

Knapp, the reining U.S. Senior Amateur champion, holed five birdies and two bogeys. He made the turn in 33 and played the par 5’s in 3-under.

Oscar Mestre and Raymond Thompson, both of Overbrook Golf Club, and David Brown of Ligonier are two back at minus-1 with 18 holes to play. Brown plays out of St. Clair Country Club.

Smeraglio won last year at St. Clair, holing an eagle putt on the first playoff hole to edge Brown. Knapp tied for fifth.

Wednesday’s tee times

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.


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