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1980

Eric Johnson, 17, of Eugene, Oregon, overcame a steady rain and won the final match, 4 and 3, over Bruce Soulsby, 17, a New Zealander living in Columbus, Ohio. Three golfers shot 68 the first day of the match, equalling the 18-hole scoring record. Kurt Beck, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, broke the record with 66 in the second round.

Ralden Chang, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, equalled the 36-hole record of 139. Johnson twice went extra holes, defeating Kent Caldwell on the 19th hole and Jerry Haas on the 20th. Johnson won the first two holes of the final match, but Soulsby was even after five.

Johnson went ahead for good when her won the sixth hole with a par. He was 3 up after nine holes and finally closed out the match with a six-foot putt for par at the 15th hole. Johnson was even par for the match. Play on the final day was completed despite three delays caused by lightning.

Arnold Palmer was the guest speaker at the contestants' dinner the Sunday night before the Championship. The USGA received 1,694 entries for the Championship, well short of the record 2,230 in 1963.

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