a big 6-foot-4, 195-pound, 17-year-old from Riverside, became the fourth
Californian in the past five years to win the Junior Amateur and the 12th
in the Championship's 28 years. He defeated Scott Templeton of Willington,
Kans., 2 and 1, at the Richland Country Club, Nashville, Tenn.
of Lombard, Ill., was medalist with 72-68-140. He lost to Mullin on the
19th hole in the semi-final round. The other losing semi-finalist was
Rob Brewster, of Orchard Lake, Mich., whom Templeton defeated, 4 and 3.
Templeton, only 15, was playing in his first United States Junior Amateur
Championship, and he held a 2 up lead over Mullin after nine holes of
their scheduled 18-hole final match.
even by winning the 12th with a bogey and the 14th when Templeton three-putted.
Mullin won the 15th and 16th to go 2 up, and the match ended when they
halved the 17th. There were 1,898 entries filed, the highest number sine
1963, when there were no limitations on handicaps. Now an entrant cannot
have a USGA handicap of more than eight strokes.