Jr., of Amarillo, Texas, a lean, serious boy of 17, won convincingly at
the Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla. He defeated George Warren,
III, 16, of Hampton, S.C., 2 and 1, in the final. The entry list for this
even closed at a new high of 713, representing 41 states, the District
of Columbia, and Canada.
Leo H. Jordan,
Jr., technically lowered the record in sectional qualifying when he played
the Santa Fe Hills Country Club course, in Kansas City, Mo., in 60, although
par there was only 58. Three 13-year-olds qualified, and all advanced
to the fourth round. The youngest was Jack Nicklaus, of Columbus, Ohio,
who had turned 13 in January. Another was Verner Stanley, who qualified
for the second time.
also qualified, but they went out in the first round. Keith Lopp, of Long
Beach, Calif., and Robert L. Prall, of Salem, Ore., went farther in the
second round than any pair had gone previously in match play. Lopp finally
won on the 23rd hole.
of Canandaigua, New York, made a hole in one on the 165-yard 14th hole
as he was losing in the third round. Donald Bisplinghoff was too old to