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Again the defender could not repeat. Don Bisplinghoff, a 17-year-old Orlando (Fla.) high school student, defeated Tommy Jacobs, 3 and 2, in a semi-final, and succeeded him by beating Eddie Meyerson, also 17, of Los Angeles, 2 up, in the final.

The Championship was held at the Yale Golf Course, New Haven, Conn., and attracted a record entry of 711 who took part in sectional qualifying at 42 locations. The qualifying record was equalled when Dale Lingenbrink made a 66 at the same Olympic View Golf Club, in Seatlle, where Jerry Fehr had set the mark two years earlier.

Bisplighoff established another scoring record when he went to the turn in 31, three under par, in the quarter-finals. The qualifiers represented 32 states and the District of Columbia. Among them was Verner Stanley, 12, of Charlotte, N.C., the youngest ever to gain a place in match play.

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