USGA Senior Amateur History

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1956

Frederick J. Wright, Jr., 58, of the Oakley Country Club, Watertown, Mass., a member of the 1923 Walker Cup Team, became the second Senior Amateur Champion by defeating J. Clark Espie, 57, of Indianapolis, Ind., 4 and 3, at the Somerset Country Club, St. Paul, Minn., in August, 1956.

The medalist was Weller Noble, 65, of Berkley, Calif., who scored a two-over-par 72, the same score which won the medal the first year.

The defending champion, J. Wood Platt, lost in the third round to Wright. The entry dropped to 282. The qualifying limit fell on 10 players tied at 79, also the same score as in the first year, for the last four places.

In the first round Thomas C. Robbins, of Mamaroneck, N.Y., went 21 holes to defeat Perry T. Taylor, Huntington, W. Va., the longest match thus far.