USGA Senior Amateur History

Peace Corps formed

First American in space for 15 minutes

Chubby Checker's "Twist" is a hit


Dexter H. Daniels, 56, of Winter Haven, Fla., won the Senior Amateur Championship on his first attempt. He defeated Col. William K. Lanman, Jr., also 56, of Golf, Ill., in the final match by 2 and 1.

The finalists, after five days of play under serene weather conditions at the Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., were confronted with a wind that blew in gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Daniels, 2 up after nine holes, maintained that lead through the 16th and ended the match by halving the 17th.

Joseph Morrill, Jr., of Great Barrington, Mass., was the medalist at the site of the Championship with a 74, three over par. Seven men who advanced to the quarter-final round of the 1960 Senior Amateur Championship competed at Southern Hills but only Richard H. Guelich, of Hamburg, N.Y., was able to equal his 1960 performance. Guelich lost to Lanman in a semi-final match.