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In the third all-California final in the history of the Junior Amateur Championship, 16-year-old Gary Sanders, of Buena Park, defeated Ray Leach, of Novato, 2 up, at the California Country Club, Whittier, Calif. Sanders' margin might have been bigger, but he committed a breach of the Rules by lifting his ball to clean in twice on the 12th hole.

The Rules at that time permitted a ball to be lifted for the purpose of cleaning it only once on each green. Instead of winning the hole, he lost it, but still won the Championship. Losing semi-finalists were Lanny Wadkins, of Richmond, Va., and Tom Kite, Austin, Texas.

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