be hard for anyone to believe it without seeing it with
the date of the paper next, to his column . . . and to add
a little more drama to the predictions . . . Richard was
6 down with 17 holes to play in the finals and still won.
The finish of the Team match play finals in the All-
America last year was the most exciting and best golf
that you could ever want to see. It surpassed the great
golf seen in 1955 when North Texas and Houston went
down to the wire for the championship. On that occasion
there were 7 birdies and one par on Number 18, and the
match ended in a tie for the Match Play Championship and Houston won on Medal Play. Last year there
were 6 birdies, one par and one eagle . . . and oh what
an eagle. Jacky O'Neil of LSU held a wedge . . . and his
team won over Houston 3Mj to 2V2. A birdie would have
given Houston a tie with LSU and Houston would have
won on the Medal Play.
Although the team championships are very exciting
... the Individual Championship should prove very exciting. There are at least 60 players entered that are
fully capable of winning the Individual title. With the
entry of this exceptional group of wonderful players
. . . keen competition should prevail which should please
the players and the spectators.
For the first time this year plans are being made to
have bleachers and concession stands available for the
convenience of the galleries.
Results of All-America
MATCH PLAY RESULTS
1955—University of Houston. Houston beat North Texas
on medal play because match ended in 3-3 tie. UH 1164,
NTS 1209. Houston team (Wally Bradley, Tommy Cruse,
Pete Hessemer, Richard Parvino).
1956—Louisiana State University. LSU beat North Texas State 3-V2 - 2-Mi. LSU team (Tommy Beard, Cecil
Calhoun, Scotty Fraser, and Jim Mangum).
1957—North Texas State. N.T.S. beat Texas University
5-1. North Texas State team (Juan Estrada, Tom Reed,
Harold Sexton and Dick Whetzle).
MEDAL PLAY RESULTS
1955—Houston (1164), Wally Bradley, 284; Tommy
Cruse, 290; Richard Parvino, 292; Pete Hessemer, 298.
1956—Houston (1173). Frank Wharton, 289; Rex Baxter, Jr., 290; Jimmy Hiskey, 291; Richard Parvino, 303.
1957—Houston (1148): Jimmy Hiskey, 282; Rex Baxter,
Jr., 282; Frank Wharton, 285; Bob Pratt, 299.
PAST LOW TWO BALL CHAMPIONS
1955—Wally Bradley and Richard Parvino, Houston, 205
1956—Rex Baxter, Jr., and Frank Wharton, Houston, 268.
1957—Rex Baxter, Jr., and Frank Wharton, Houston, 263.
PAST LOW FOUR BALL CHAMPIONS
1955—Benny Castloo, Ray Ferguson, A. J. Triggs, and
Max Wilkinson, North Texas State, 194 (54 holes).
1^56—Tommy Towry, Ken Scott, Frank Wear, and Jerry
Pittman, Southern Methodist University, 254.