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1964

William D. Higgins, 58, of San Francisco, won the Senior Amateur Championship at the Waverley Country Club, Portland, Ore., after losing in the final round in 1963. Higgins birdied the last two holes to win his semi-final match 1 up from David Goldman, Sr., of Dallas. He then beat Edward Murphy, a member of the host club, by 2 and 1 in the final.

Merrill L. Carlsmith, of Hilo, Hawaii, was seeking an unprecedented third straight Championship but he was defeated in the second round by Ralph Swan, of Vancouver, Wash., by 3 and 2. The format was altered to 36 holes of qualifying at the site to determine 32 players for match play. A-L. (Jim) Miller, 71, turned in a remarkable qualifying performance to earn the medal with scores of 74-76- 150.


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