Sport: Oldest Golf Champ

When he was 26, Jack Westland was runner-up at Chicago in the National Amateur Golf tournament. He lost to Francis Ouimet, 38, one of the oldest men ever to win the title. After that, Jack Westland settled down in Everett, Wash. as a commendable tournament golfer and successful insurance salesman.

This year's National Amateur was to be held at the Seattle Country Club, almost in his own backyard; Westland, now a grey-templed 47, decided to take his eighth crack at it. He had also decided on a crack at politics as a Republican candidate for Congress from Washington's Second District. Instead of...

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