17, of Greensboro, North Carolina, defeated Brandon Knight of Denton,
Texas, 1 up, in the final at Yale University Golf Club in New Haven, Connecticut.
of Louisville, Kentucky, earned the qualifying medal with rounds of 66-74-140.
His first-round 66 tied a championship record set by Kurt Beck in 1966.
Lehmann was eliminated in the second round by William Power of Richmond,
Virginia, 1 up.
who qualified third at 143, was not extended past the 16th hole in any
match on his way to the final. He defeated the second-low qualifier, Jon
Veneziano of Kensington, Connecticut, 4 and 3, to earn his place in the
on the other hand, survived two 19-hole matches-against Hank Smith of
Waycross, Georgia, in the second round and David White of Little Rock,
Arkansas, in the third round.
Ronald Whittaker, also of Little Rock, 2 and 1, to reach the final. Birdies
at the eighth and ninth holes gave Widener a 2-up advantage in the final.
his lead to three holes with a par at the 12th, but Knight cut the lead
to one hole with birdies at the 13th and 16th. Widener and Knight parred
the final two holes, giving Widener the 1-up victory. The USGA accepted
2,087 entries for the championship.