RCA introduces a 45 rpm record

China establishes People's Republic

Louis Armstrong conquers Paris, France

1949

The final of the second Championship was played between two boys who qualified together at Louisville, Ky., and roomed together at Georgetown University while play was going on at the Congressional Country Club, Washington, D.C.

Gay Brewer, Jr. of Lexington, Ky., another 17-year-old high school student defeated Mason Rudolph, now fifteen years old, 6 and 4. Col. Lee S. Read, of Louisville, who had brought the boys to Washington, refereed. Brewer had been eliminated in the second round the previous year.

The entry dipped to 416, and the lowest qualifying score again was a 69, by Ronnie Hughes at the Wilshire Country Club, in Los Angeles. Dean Lind was overage and could not defend his title.

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