Walker Cup Team To Sail Thursday: Slated to Meet Britains Best Amateur Golfers at St. Andrews on May 20-21, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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► : — -■ Walker Cup Team To Sail Thursday Slated to Meet Britains Best Amateur Golfers at St. Andrews on May 20-21 NEW YORK, N. Y., May 3 UP . — Nine U. S. amateur golf stars, headed by captain Bill Campbell of Huntington, W. Va., and a party of USGA officials leave aboard the S. S. America Thursday for the Walker Cup matches and the British Amateur championship. In addition to Campbell, the U. S. Walker Cup team is comprised of Don Cherry of Wichita Falls, Texas; Lt. Joseph Conrad of San Antonio, Texas; Bruce Cudd of Portland, Ore.; Jim Jackson of St. Louis; Dale Morey of Indianapolis; Billy Joe Pattolr-of Morgaton, N. C; Harvie Ward of San Francisco, and Richard Yost of Portland, Ore. The two-day Walker Cup matches against Britains best amateur golfers will be played at the Royal and Ancient Club at St. Andrews, Scotland, May 20 and 21. The British Amateur championship is scheduled for the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Club in Lancashire, England, May 30 to June 4. All members of the U. S. Walker Cup team except Ward are entered in the British Amateur tournament. The American delegation is due to arrive at Southampton, May ~ 12, and leave promptly by train for1 London. The golfers will start practice at the Sunningale Club on May 13 and then depart for St. Andrews. They will practice oh the Royal and Ancient Club for four or five days prior to the Walker Cup matches. Grainger Heads Officials Isaac Grainger of New York, president of the USGA, will head the group of officials accompanying the golfers. A USGA committee composed of executive secretary Joe Dey, of New York; Richard S. Tufts, of Pinehurst, N. C; Charles B. Grace, of Philadelphia, and John W. Fischer, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio, will confer with a committee from the Royal and Ancient Club about the rules of golf and amateur status. Their meetings will be held in London, May 13, and 14, and at St. Andrews, May 16. In addition to the eight Walker Cuppers, the USGA has certified 25 other players for the British Amateur championship. The list is made up of: John Baily, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ted Bassett, Greenwich, Conn.; Don Bispling-hoff, Orlando, Fla.; Joseph A. Brooke, Jr., North Hills, Pr.; Brue Coffin, Marblehead, Mass.; George Coleman, Miami, Okla.; Chick Evans, Jr., Chicago; Vincent Fitzgerald, New York; Lt. Joe Bob Golden, Austin, Texas; Ray Graham, Jr., Glen Head, N. Y.; Clarke Hardwicke, Los Angeles,; Carl Herrud, Belmont, Mich.; Cpl. Keith Jacobs, Montebello, Calif.; Charles M. Little, Memphis, Term.; Ed Lowery, San Francisco; Lionel MacDuff, Lynn, Mass.; Jim McHale, Wynnewood,, Pa.; Raymond Pepp, Beverly Hills, Calif.; Pvt. Jennings Randolph, Jr., Bethesda, Md.; Robert Redfearn, Evanston, HI.; Frank Strafaci, Mineola, N. Y.; Robert J. Sweeny, Jr., New York; Henry Timbrook, Jr., San Francisco; Cpl. Ken Venturi, San Francisco, and O. F. Woodward, Palm Beach, Fla. Nine Americans also have entered the French Amateur championship at Chan-tilly, June 8 to 11.

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