USGA Senior Amateur History

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Thomas C. Robbins, 65, of West End, N.C., became the oldest winner by defeating John W. Dawson, 55, of Palm Desert, Calif., 2 and 1, at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, Calif., in September-October.

J. Clark Espie, 59, of Indianapolis, Ind., the defending Champion, established a new qualifying record with a one-under-par 71 but lost to Robbins in the semi-final, 2 up. Eight players tied at 79 for the last of the 32 qualifying places.

Chick Evans, 68, of Chicago, who had played in all four Championships, was among the qualifiers for match play for the first time and won two matches.