Sport: Reward for Persistence

Dick Chapman is a part-time bond salesman and a full-time student of golf Who lives in the heart of the U.S. golf world at Pinehurst, N.C. At 40, he can look back on a distinguished golf career on U.S. Walker Cup teams, a 1940 U.S. amateur title, and a trophy room full of lesser prizes calculated to satisfy the most demanding topnotcher. But not Dick Chapman. In 16 years he has twice reached the final of the British Amateur championship, and lost both times (to Willie Turnesa in 1947, Frank Stranahan in 1950). Last week, Chapman tried again.

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