Sport: The Defense of Portmarnock

The British Amateur Golf Championship is no private fight; almost anybody with a consistent tournament score can get into it. Last week, on the windswept old course facing the Irish Sea at Portmarnock, near Dublin, an Irishman got into it and made a lot of trouble for his English, Scots and American competitors.

Nine times in the last 45 years, visiting Americans have beaten Britain's amateur best and carried home the 2-ft. silver trophy. Frank Stranahan, who won it last time, and U.S. Amateur Champion Willie Turnesa, who won it the time before that, were back again for the first play of...

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