Amateur Championship returned to California for the first time since 1966
as Aly Trompas, of San Diego, defeated Eddie Pearce, of Temple Terrace,
Fla., 3 and 1, at the Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Wash. Pearce was
attempting to become the first player in the history of the Championship
to win twice. He is the second player ever to reach the final twice.
lost to Gay Brewer in the 1949 final, then won over Charles Beville the
next year. Three times Trompas played spectacular recovery shots, winning
one hole with a birdie and saving halves on the other two. Richard Monkman,
of Wilmington, Del., was medalist with 146. Gregory Sheaves, of Salisbury,
Md., and David Eger, of Charlotte, N.C., were the losing semi-finalists.