USGA Senior Amateur History

American jetliner hijacked to Cuba

Martin Luther King assassinated

Bobby Kennedy assassinated


Curtis Person, Sr., 58, of Memphis, Tenn., barely qualified for match play, then won the Championship. He defeated Ben Goodes, 55, of Reidsville, Tenn., 2 and 1, in the final.

Person escaped a sudden-death playoff for a qualifying position by one stroke. He won his first match in 20 holes, and his next three by 1 up.

Person was 1 down after 13 holes against Goodes, won the 14th with a birdie, and the 15th and 17th with pars. John Tullio, Aurora, Ohio, was qualifying medalist with 146. The entry of 674 set a record.