Masserio, 16, of Pittsburgh, became the first resident of the Northeast
to win the Junior Amateur Championship. He was even par while defeating
Lloyd Liebler, Portsmouth, Va., by 3 and 2 in the final match on the South
Course of the Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, Del.
only 14 years of age, 5 feet 5 and 130 pounds, is the youngest player
ever to reach the final round. The losing semi-finalists were Mike Spang,
15, Tualatin, Ore., and Gary Bennett, 16, Dillsburg, Pa. All the semi-finalists
were young enough to be eligible to play again in 1966. The co-medalists,
with 148, six over par, were Bob Barbrossa, St. Cloud, Minn., and Arthur
Russell, Lake Jackson, Texas.