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Records

Age

Oldest Champion
69-Lewis Oehmig (1985)
67-William Hyndman III, (1983)
66-John Richardson (1987)

Youngest Champion (years / months / days)
55/3/18-Bill Bosshard (1991)
55/4/15-Greg Reynolds (2002)
55/5/21-Jackie Cummings (1990)

Oldest Medalist
71-A. L. (Jim) Miller (1964)

Champions

Most Championships Won
3-Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1976, 1985)

Most Consecutive Championships Won
2-Merrill L. Carlsmith (1962, 1963)
2-Curtis Person Sr. (1968, 1969)
2-William C. Campbell (1979, 1980)

Most Times in Final
6-Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1985)
3-J. Clark Espie (1956, 1957, 1959)
3-Dale Morey (1974, 1977, 1981)

Most Times Runner-Up
3-Lewis W. Oehmig (1974, 1977, 1979)

Course

Longest Course
6,750 yards-Sharon G.C., Sharon Center, Ohio, 1972

Shortest Course
6,236 yards-Monterey Peninsula C.C. (Dunes Course), Pebble Beach, Calif., 1958

Entries

Largest
2,357 (2002)

Smallest
282 (1956)

Match Play

Largest Margin of Victory
8 and 7-Christopher A. Carr d. J. Wood Platt, first round, Ridgewood (N.J.) C.C. (West and Center nines), 1957

8 and 7-George Dawson d. Dewey P. Bowen, first round, Memphis (Tenn.) C.C., 1959

8 and 7-Eugene Belleville d. O. M. Masters, first round, Sea Island G.C., St. Simons Island, 1963

8 and 7-Dr. Gene Toano d. Jay Gaines, first round, Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1973

8 and 7-R. S. (Bo) Williams d. Richard Mosman, second round, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1986

8 and 7-Frederick Kask d. Dick Christensen, first round, The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992

8 and 7-Bob Housen d. James Kite, quarterfinal round, The Champions, Nicholasville, Ky., 1994

8 and 7-Joe Ungvary d. Lou Clinton, second round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 1995

Largest Margin of Victory, Final
7 and 6-Joe Ungvary d. Jerry Nelson, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993

6 and 4-Clarence Moore d. Robert Harris, The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992

Longest Match
27 holes-Egon F. Quittner d. Maurice R. Smith, first round , Sea Island (Ga.) G.C., St. Simons Island, 1963

25 holes-Walter Dowell d. Knox Young Jr., first round, Atlanta (Ga.) C.C., 1968

25 holes-Frank Tenfel d. William Ludwig, first round, Saucon Valley C.C. (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pa., 1987

Longest Final Match
20 holes-Michael Cestone d. David Rose, Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville, Mass., 1960

20 holes-Lewis Oehmig d. Ernest Pieper Jr., Sharon G.C., Sharon Center, Ohio, 1972

20 holes-Lewis Oehmig d. Ed Hopkins, Wild Dunes Beach & Racquet Club, Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985

Most Extra-Hole Matches, Championship
11-The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter, Fla., 1992
11-Norwood Hills C.C., St, Louis, Mo., 2001

Stroke Play

Lowest Score, 18 Holes
68-John Harbottle, first round, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993

68-John Harbottle, second round, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993

68-William Erwin, first round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., C.C., 1995

68-Bob Wernick, first round, Taconic G.C. Williamston, Ma., 1996

69-Curtis Person, second round, Tucson (Ariz.) National G.C., 1966

69-Bob Hullender, second round, The Champions G.C., Nicholasville, Ky., 1994

69-Kemp Richardson, first round, Norwood Hills C.C., St. Louis, Mo. 2001

69-Billy Clagett, first round, Timuquana C.C., Jacksonville, Fla., 2002

69-Sam Farlow, first round, Timuquana C.C., Jacksonville, Fla., 2002

69-Jerry Greenbaum, first round, Timuquana C.C., Jacksonville, Fla., 2002

Lowest 36-Hole Medal Score
136-John Harbottle (68-68), Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993

Highest 36-Hole Medalist Score
153-J. Wolcott Brown, David Goldman, and Ray Palmer, Shinnecock Hills G.C., Southampton, N.Y., 1967

Miscellaneous

Oldest Qualifier for Championship
Andy Andreola, was 75 (75/10/10) on the first day of the 1994 championship. Robert Ellett, was 74 (74/11/10) on the first day of the 1996 championship.

Handicapped Player
Frank Culpepper, 60, qualified in 1994 despite losing the lower portion of his right arm 40 years earlier. He used a self-designed prostheses that clamped to the golf club.

Corbin Cherry, 57, qualified in 1996 despite playing on an artificial left leg. He was wounded while serving as a Chaplin in Vietnam War. He also made the field for the 1994 U.S. Senior Open.

Holes-In-One
Eugene Brown, 6th hole, Waverley C.C., Portland, Ore., 1964

George Trainor, 16th hole, California G.C., San Francisco, 1970

Robert S. Johnson, 7th hole, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, 1974

Richard Stackhouse, 16th hole, Wild Dunes B. & R. C., Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985

Ira Templeton, 16th hole, Wild Dunes B. & R. C., Isle of Palms, S.C., 1985

Joe Simpson, 5th hole, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 1986

Donald Cole, 11th hole, Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, Mich., 1991

William King, 6th hole, Farmington C.C., Charlottesville, Va., 1993

James Fitzgerald, 10th hole, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 1995

William Ploeger, 14th hole, Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass., 1996

Stan Fischer, 17th hole, Portland (Ore.) G.C., 1999 (quarterfinals)


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