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1976

Bill Sander

Bill Sander, of Kenmore, Wash., defeated C. Parker Moore, Jr., from Laurens, S.C., 8 and 6, in their scheduled 36-hole final match at the Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif. It was the greatest margin of victory in the Championship since 1961, when Jack Nicklaus beat Dudley Wysong by the same score.

Fred Ridley, of Winter Haven, Fla., the 1975 Champion, was eliminated in the fourth round by Jim Mason, from Kirkwood, Mo., in 20 holes. William C. Campbell, of Huntington, W.Va., played in his 33rd Amateur Championship. He lost in the fourth round.

In advancing to the final round, Sander defeated Mason in the semifinals, 8 and 7, and Skeeter Heath, of Hampton, Va., 1 up, in the quarterfinals. In the fifth round Sander defeated Jim Blair, of Logan, Utah, in 19 holes. Moore defeated Richard L. Siderowf, 1976 British Amateur Champion, from Westport, Conn., 2 and 1, in the fourth round and Mike Reid, Pacific Coast Amateur Champion, of Seattle, Wash., 1 up, in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals he defeated Stan Souza of Honolulu, in 19 holes, winning the 19th with a birdie. Sander played the first nine holes of the final match in 34, two under par, and stood 5-up. Moore won holes 12 through 15 to stand just one down, but lost the last three holes of the morning round and went to lunch 4 down.

Sander started the afternoon round by winning the first hole with a birdie and was 7 up after the seventh hole. He lost the eighth hole--the only one he lost in the afternoon-but then birdied 11 and 12 to close out the match, 8 and 6. Entries reached 2,681, exceeding the record of 2,528 set in 1975 by 153.

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