Beck, 17, of Kinston, N.C., a prospective freshman at Wake Forest College,
defeated David C. Leon, 17, of Tucson, Ariz., a high school senior, 6
and 5, at the Manor Country Club, Rockville, Md., to win over a record
entry of 1,060 boys. Jack Nicklaus, 17, of Columbus, Ohio, and John P.
Konsek, 17, of Lancaster, N.Y., were qualifiers for the fifth time.
Gordon (Buddy) Baker, 16, of Florence, S.C., on the 24th hole in the round
of sixteen, matching the overtime record for the Championship. Fred Taylor,
of Portland, Ore., and Robert R. Kirouac, of Sharon, Mass., both 14, were
the youngest qualifiers. Kirouac was a qualifier for the second time.
Harlan Stevenson was over the age limit and ineligible to defend.
of Port Arthur, Texas, won the consolation even with a one-under-par 71
at the Burning Tree Club, Bethesda, Md., where Vice President Richard
M. Nixon greeted the boys during lunch. More than half the members staying
in the homes of Manor members surrounding the course, and no college or
school housing was used.