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National Collegiate Athletic Association. National Golf Championships - Page 4. 1956 - 1970. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/984/show/948.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (1956 - 1970). National Golf Championships - Page 4. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/984/show/948

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Title National Golf Championships
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date 1956 - 1970
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  • Golf
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
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  • programs (documents)
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 14
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Transcript UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S ALL TIME VARSITY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS UH's First Golf Team Left to right: R. S. Myers, Bill Lutz, Bob Rose and Bill Dienstbach. 1955 Team Members — Tommy Cruse, Wally Bradley, Pete Hessemer, Rex Baxter, Jimmy McAdams, Don Park and Richard Parvino. BORDER OLYMPICS — Casa Blanca Country Club, Laredo, Texas, 36 holes. This was UH's first Championship and it was a big one. North Texas State and Oklahoma State were the big powers in Collegiate Golf. UH trailed North Texas by 21 shots and Oklahoma State by 14 after the first 18 holes. UH picked up 14 shots on Oklahoma State the first nine and was only 9 shots back of North Texas State with 9 holes to go. Tommy Cruse, Rex Baxter, Wally Bradley and Pete Hessemer all shot par or better and they won by 2 shots over North Texas. They shot a total of 577 (a new record). Rex Baxter 69-72—141; Pete Hessemer 75-70—145; Wally Bradley 76-71—147; Tommy Cruse 72-72—144. FT. WORTH RECREATIONAL — Fort Worth, Texas, 18 holes. Rex Baxter, 70; Tommy Cruse, 70; Pete Hessemer, 70; and Wally Bradley, 73 — 283. WEST TEXAS RELAYS — Odessa Country Club, Odessa, Texas,, 36 holes. Rex Baxter, 150; Wally Bradley, 154; Pete Hessemer, 158; and Richard Parvino, 159. Total 621. Tournament was played in a dust storm and in freezing temperatures. ALL AMERICA — Pine Forest Country Club Houston, 72 holes. Team Medal Play Champions — Bradley, 284; Cruse, 290; Parvino, 292; Hessemer, 298. Team Total, 1164. Team Match Play — (Bradley, Cruse, Hessemer and Parvino). All four of our players birdied the last hole and three of North Texas team birdied it. 7 of the 8 players made putts over 10 feet for birdies. The match ended in a tie and UH won on Medal Play. Two Ball Champions — (Bradley and Parvino). They shot 205 (54 holes). Rex Baxter was playing in the Masters during this tournament. He was 19 years old and the youngest golfer ever to play in the tournament. 1956 Team Members — Rex Baxter, Richard Parvino, Jim Hiskey, Frank Wharton and Jimmy Russell. WEST TEXAS RELAYS — Odessa, Texas, 36 holes. Frank Wharton, 69-69, 138; Rex Baxter, 70-70, 140; Jim Hiskey, 69-74, 143; Richard Parvino, 73-74, 147. Team Total 568 (All time record). We had only four players. Jim Hiskey received the news that he had lost his brother Marion in a plane accident the day before the tournament began. He played in the tournament because he knew Marion would want him to go ahead and play. He left after the tournament for the funeral at Po- catello, Idaho. REX BAXTER, JR. of Amarillo, Texas. Rex played on UH's First Championship Team (1955), played on UH's First NCAA Championship Team (1956), was UH's First NCAA Medalist (1956), was UH's First NCAA Champion (1957), and was UH's First Walker Cupper (1954-1957),