in the final match were teammates on the golf team of Bellarmine High
School, San Jose, Calif. Jim Wiechers, 17, of Los Altos, overcame Jim
Sullivan, also 17, of Sacramento, by 4 and 3 to win the Championship at
the Lochmoor Club, Gross Point, Mich.
included an eagle by Wiechers on the third hole, a par-5, where he holed
out a pitch shot across a bunker. Wiechers played 113 holes in only 3
over par. His opponents included the defending Champion, Charles McDowell,
of Virginia Beach, Va., whose bid to become the first two-time Champion
ended in the semi-final round, 2 and 1.
15, of Long Beach, was the third Californian to advance to the semi-final
round. Terry Hurst, of Honolulu, made the third hole-in-one in the history
of the Championship with a four-iron on the 187-yard fourth hole in a
third round match again Wiechers.
continued to grow at a remarkable rate. There were 2,090 entrants contesting
for 127 qualifiers places at 53 sites. The number of entrants comfortably
surpassed the record of 1,885 set the previous year and marked the 13th
consecutive year in which the entry had increased.