Sport: Mirage

Over the sun-parched, hilly Hinsdale links, near Chicago, a company of overheated golfers drove, brassied, mashied their many balls. The mi- rage that led them on was the Western Amateur title. They challenged one another's right to continue the quest and in the end Albert Seckel of Chicago and Harrison R. ("Jim-mie") Johnston of St. Paul played on alone.

At the 31st tee, Seckel led 4 up. Goldy-haired Johnston then squinted more keenly at the holes, won five in a row with deadly accuracy. Dormy-down, Seckel planned his 45-foot putt in the 36th hole for...

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