Sport: Western Amateur

Few remember that Ben E. Stein of Seattle was runner-up in the 1926 Western Amateur Golf Championship—an obscure runner-up is easily forgotten. But last week when Ben E. Stein played one-under-par golf to defeat Eddie Held in the finals of the Western Amateur at Seattle, his friends in the Northwest began to boom him as a potential rival of Robert Tyre Jones Jr. and George von Elm in future U. S. Amateur Championships.

An attack of appendicitis, two days before the finals, did not prevent Mr. Held...

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