Brothers Lee to Face Each Other In Quarterfinals in U.S. Senior Amateur

Heber Springs, Arkansas

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Sometimes, competition puts family members against each other. Stanford Lee, 59 and Louis Lee, 55, will face each other in a competition for the first time. The two brothers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.

The Lee brothers are not eager to play each other but a tournament is a tournament. Ironically, it was Stanford Lee who convinced his brother to play in his first competition in twenty six years. Since then, Stanford has regretted his initiative but the deed is done. But there will be no hard feeling between the brothers. The loser of the quarterfinal will caddy for the winner for the rest of the tournament.

Stanford and Louis have owned an insurance company together for over thirty years and are regular golf partners. Plus, they come from Heber Springs, a very small town of 6,000 in Arkansas.

Louis reached the quarterfinals after beating Vienna’s Pat Tallent who was last year’s runner-up and Steve Poulson, 55,  of Draper, Utah. His brother, Stan, easily beat George Zahringer, 58, of New York but had a harder time defeating Green of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Reigning champion Paul Simson, 60, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is also one of the final eight. Only four of them will advance to the semifinals after today’s quarterfinal round.