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Young Mason Rudolph, the lad who had gone to the quarter-finals at 14 and to the final at 15, became the first 16-year-old Champion by defeating Chuck Beville, 17, of Los Angeles, 2 and 1, after twice winning on extra holes in earlier rounds.

The Championship was played at the Denver Country Club. Rudolph already had qualified for the Open, and his victory in the Junior Amateur enabled him to play in the Amateur, his third USGA Championship in the same year.

The first two Junior Championships had been conducted by the USGA Championship Committee, but this year a USGA Junior Championship Committee was organized to stimulate local interest, conduct sectional qualifying rounds, assist at the Championship, and advise on policies regarding junior golf.

Richard S. Tufts, of Pinehurst, N.C., who had conducted the first two Championships as Chairman of the Championship Committee, became Chairman of the Junior Championship Committee and continued to conduct the play. Players were housed at the University of Denver.

The entry rose to 457, and Jerry Fahr led them all with a round of 66 in the sectional round at the Olympic View Golf Club in Seattle. Gay Brewer was over the age limit and not eligible to defend.

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