a defending Champion for the first time at the University of Illinois,
in July 1951, but he lasted only four rounds. Billy Ford, of Charleston,
S.C., upset Mason Rudolph by one hole.
Jacobs, of Montebello, California, another 16-year-old, defeated Floyd
Addington, 17, of Dallas, 4 and 2, in the final. Jacobs had lost in the
third round the previous year.
this year rose to a new high of 596, and, as in the first year, 41 sectional
qualifying rounds were held to accommodate them; Jimmy Powell's 69 at
San Antonio, Texas, was the low score. The caliber of junior play was
the Junior qualifiers subsequently gained places in the Amateur, and Jacobs
went to the semifinal round of that Championship. The new Junior Championship
Committee also began to take shape and eleven members were present at
the University of Illinois to assist in the conduct of play and to discuss
policies at three evening meetings.