fifth time and second consecutive year, the Championship had an all-California
final. Dave Nevatt, of Merced, defeated Mark Tinder, from Pebble Beach,
4 and 3, in the final at the Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Conn.
the strength of the California delegation, 1,453 boys entered the Championship;
these 1,453 played 18-hole qualifying rounds at various sites throughout
the country for 150 places.
qualifiers then played 36 holes at the Brooklawn Country Club to determine
the 64 starters for match play. Nineteen California juniors made the trip
to Connecticut, 13 qualified for match play, and 2 were in the final.
The losing semi-finalists were Bob Griffin, of Denver, and Bill Loeffler,
from Englewood, Colo.
H. Beck, Jr., of Fayetteville, N.C., was medalist with 143. In the final
round, Nevatt went in to the lead on the first hole. Tinder won the second,
and Nevatt went into the lead again on the third, increased his lead to
two up on the sixth, and won the ninth hole with another birdie, to go
was actually decided on the 10th hole, 140-yard par-3. Here Tinder was
on the green with his tee shot, while Nevatt was in high rough back of
the green. Nevatt hit a wedge to the edge of the sloping green and the
ball rolled to within two feet of the hole.
the putt and crushed Tinder's hopes for a comeback. Tinder won the 12th
with a birdie, but Nevatt took the 14th and 15th with pars to end the