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Billy Joe Patton 1967

Outstanding amateur golfer. Almost won 1954 Masters, leading most of final round. Finished third, losing by one stroke. Member of five Walker Cup teams, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1965; captain of 1969 team. Winner of numerous amateur tournaments. Long but wild hitter. Famous for fast swing. Graduate of Wake Forest. Born in Morganton, 1922.






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