Couples, Stadler, Marsh withdraw from U.S. Senior Open with injuries

WITHDRAWAL: Fred Couples, Los Angeles, Calif.



FRED COUPLES has withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Thursday, July 3, because of a back injury.



Couples, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open runner-up, was fully exempt and will be replaced by John Harris, of Minneapolis, Minn., the first alternate from the Byron, Minn., sectional qualifying site.



The winner of the 1993 U.S. Amateur Championship and a four-time USA Walker Cup Team member, Harris shot 74 at Somerby Golf Club on June 12.

 



WITHDRAWAL: Craig Stadler, Evergreen, Colo.



CRAIG STADLER has withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Thursday, July 3, because of a back injury.



Stadler, who tied for seventh at the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Senior Opens, was fully exempt and will be replaced by David Ishii, of Aiea, Hawaii, the first alternate from the Honolulu, Hawaii, sectional qualifying site.



Ishii, who will compete in his third Senior Open, shot 71 at Waialae Country Club on June 16.

 



WITHDRAWAL: Graham Marsh, Australia



GRAHAM MARSH has withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Thursday, July 3, because of an undisclosed injury.



Marsh, who won the 1997 U.S. Senior Open and was the runner-up in 1994, was fully exempt and will be replaced by Bruce Vaughan, of Hutchinson, Kan., the first alternate from the Glen Ellyn, Ill., sectional qualifying site.



Vaughan, who will play in his seventh U.S. Senior Open, shot 69 at Village Links of Glen Ellyn on June 23. He won the 2008 Senior British Open Championship.

 

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