American jetliner hijacked to Cuba

Martin Luther King assassinated

Bobby Kennedy assassinated

1968

Eastern domination of the United States Junior Amateur Championship continued as Eddie Pearce, 16, of Temple Terrace, Fla., defeated William B. Harman, Jr., of Wilmington, Del., 6 and 5, at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. It was the third victory for an Easterner in the last four Championships.

Pearce went ahead at the first hole of the final and steadily built on his lead, closing out the match with a birdie 4 on the 12th hole. Pearce had uncanny command of the par 5s. He played 17 of them in the course of the Championship, and was 15 under par. He won 15 of them, lost one, and halved one. Gary Koch, of Sarasota, Fla., led the qualifying with 145 for 36 holes.

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