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1957

In a reversal of the 1956 final, J. Clark Espie, 58, of the Hillcrest Country Club, Indianapolis, Ind., defeated Frederick J. Wright, Jr., 59, of Watertown, Mass., 2 and 1, at the Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, N.J. in September-October.

Wright had beaten Espie, 4 and 3, the previous year and seemed on the way to another victory when he was 3 up with seven to play. J. Wood Platt, of Philadelphia, Pa., the first Senior Amateur Champion, lost in the first round to Christopher A. Carr, of Hamburg, N.Y.

In the same round, Judd L. Brumley, of Greenville, Tenn., went 22 holes to defeat William L. Goodloe, Sr., of Valdosta, Ga., the longest match of the Championship thus far.

The medalist was Thomas M. Green, Jr., 55, of Seattle, Wash., who scored a two-over-par 73. Eleven tied for the last nine places at 81. Runcie B. Martin, of Duluth, Minn., the oldest qualifier at 72, was playing 52 years after his first appearance in a USGA Championship, the Amateur of 1905.


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