Thursday, October 04, 2007

Another USGA Title for the Kuehne Family

(USGA photo by Steve Gibbons)

Congratulations to Trip Kuehne on his victory in the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Thursday at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Kuehne, of Irving, defeated Dan Whitaker of Washington, 9 and 7, in the championship match.

Kuehne is the third member of his family to win a USGA championship. Brother Hank won the 1998 U.S. Amateur and sister Kelli won the 1995 and '96 U.S. Women's Amateur. Trip reached the finals of the 1994 U.S. Am, but was defeated then by Tiger Woods.

It's been a great year for Trip, who runs a money management first in Dallas. He was part of Texas' winning team in the USGA State Championship; part of the winning U.S. team at the Walker Cup; and also part of a winning team in Texas Golf Association Championship.

"It's been a long journey; one that started 13 years ago," Kuehne said in reference to his loss to Wood at the 1994 U.S. Amateur final. "I got the job done this time. It doesn’t get any better than this. It truly is a dream come true. I thought this day would never come."

The full report is available on the U.S. Mid-Am Web site.

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