2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship winner ready for 2019 U.S. Senior Open

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - It is finally U.S. Senior Open week here in South Bend.

Several golfers took to the grounds at the Warren Golf Course on Notre Dame's campus to practice for the upcoming tournament.

One of the golfers competing is amateur Sean Knapp. He won the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship and finished as a runner up in the same tournament in 2018.

That qualified Knapp for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open and he can't wait to start competing.

"Well, I'm an amateur," Knapp said. "This is my fourth time at a senior open and you want to go out and compete. You want to compete favorably. There is a lot on the table for amateurs if you make the cut and then finish low amateur so that's my goal. It's nerve wracking and so I'm very content just to enjoy myself in the back of the pack this year."