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August 29, 1988 | Associated Press
After four years of disappointment, Eric Meeks finally succeeded at the U.S. Amateur golf championships. "I've played well before, but not in anything as good as this. It was a good time to do it," Meeks, 23, of Walnut, said after becoming the U.S. Amateur champion Sunday with a 7 and 6 win over Danny Yates of Atlanta. In each of his four previous U.S. Amateurs, Meeks, from Friendly Hills Country Club, had missed qualifying by a stroke.
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August 29, 1988 | Associated Press
After four years of disappointment, Eric Meeks finally succeeded at the U.S. Amateur golf championships. "I've played well before, but not in anything as good as this. It was a good time to do it," Meeks, 23, of Walnut, said after becoming the U.S. Amateur champion Sunday with a 7 and 6 win over Danny Yates of Atlanta. In each of his four previous U.S. Amateurs, Meeks, from Friendly Hills Country Club, had missed qualifying by a stroke.
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August 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Regardless of whether Danny Yates or Eric Meeks wins the 88th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, both have already landed a considerable prize--an automatic trip to the 1989 Masters. Meeks, who had planned to turn professional after this tournament, changed his mind when he learned he would get an exemption to the Masters for reaching the final here. The exemption is good only if a player retains his amateur status until after the Masters is held. "I'm not turning pro," Meeks, of Walnut, Calif.
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August 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Regardless of whether Danny Yates or Eric Meeks wins the 88th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, both have already landed a considerable prize--an automatic trip to the 1989 Masters. Meeks, who had planned to turn professional after this tournament, changed his mind when he learned he would get an exemption to the Masters for reaching the final here. The exemption is good only if a player retains his amateur status until after the Masters is held. "I'm not turning pro," Meeks, of Walnut, Calif.
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July 16, 1989
U.S. Amateur golf champion Eric Meeks of Walnut heads the 10-man Walker Cup team that will play Britain and Ireland Aug. 16-17 in Atlanta.
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August 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Two-time champion Jay Sigel and 1986 winner Buddy Alexander were ousted as the 88th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship field was trimmed from 32 to 8 players Friday. Sigel, a Philadelphia insurance executive who in 1983 became the last man to successfully defend his U.S. Amateur title, needed 19 holes in his first match of the day for a 1-up victory over University of Washington junior Orrin Vincent, the 1988 Pacific 10 champion.
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August 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Tom McKnight, reinstated as an amateur in 1984 after his professional golf aspirations failed to materialize, celebrated his 34th birthday Wednesday with a 4-under-par 66 that earned him the qualifying medal in the 88th U.S. Amateur Championship. McKnight finished at 137 after a 71 Tuesday on The Homestead's par-72 Lower Cascades Course and his second round on the resort's Cascades layout.
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May 4, 1988 | Associated Press
O.D. Vincent of the University of Washington shot a 2-under-par 70 to take a 1-stroke lead in the individual competition of the Pacific 10 golf championship Tuesday. Vincent, who shot an opening-round 73, leads first-round leader Tom Kennaday of California, who shot a 74 to go with his previous 70. The tournament winds up today. Vincent's score helped to keep Washington in first place in team competition on the par-72, 6,352-yard Orinda Country Club Course.
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August 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
Peter McEvoy, a two-time British Amateur champion, and Eoghan O'Connell each won two matches Wednesday to lead Great Britain-Ireland to a surprising 7 1/2-4 1/2 first-day lead over the United States in Walker Cup competition at Atlanta. "It is psychologically very important to be out front, to be the leader at the end of the first day," McEvoy said.
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June 6, 1995 | STEVE ELLING
Bob Burns stumbled out of the gate. Chris Zambri took a header in the home stretch. When a 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier at Valencia Country Club ended, Burns lit up a cigar and cracked open a beer while Zambri sneaked off to call most of his family on a nearby pay phone. Like their paths to the Open, even their modes of celebration varied. Somehow, they both got the job done when it mattered.
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May 4, 1995 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An absurdist look at bureaucracy, "The Memorandum" was written 30 years ago by a man who should know from red tape: Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who, in 1990, was elected president of Czechoslovakia. And if there's anywhere that bureaucracy runs rampant, it's in a communist government. Or in the military. Or in education . . . well, you get the idea: Whatever its origins, the target of "The Memorandum" is universal.
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September 11, 1988 | Maryann Hudson
Eric Meeks has always been one shot off the mark. Four times he has missed qualifying for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament--always by one stroke. On his fifth try, he qualified handily, but missed taking the medalist honors by, that's right, one stroke. So when Meeks won the 1988 U.S. Amateur title last month on a course that looks as if it was cut out of a forest, he put to rest his one-stroke jinx, claiming the match-play championship, 7-6.
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