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NEWS AND NOTES
November 03, 1997
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November 03, 1997

News And Notes

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By defeating Rick Stimmel, one up, in the final of the U.S. Mid-Amateur last week in Dallas, Ken Bakst joined a long list of Stanford alumni with a prominent place in USGA annals, including Tiger Woods (three Amateur and three Junior titles), Tom Watson (1982 U.S. Open), Ann Quast Sander (three Amateurs and four Senior Amateurs), and Sandy Tatum and Grant Spaeth (past presidents of the USGA). In the late '70s, Bakst was coached for two seasons at Stanford by Senior tour player Bruce Summerhays....

Jocelyne Bourassa, the executive director of the du Maurier Classic, said last week that the tournament will almost certainly be played for the last time next year. Since laws effectively banning cigarette advertising in Canada were passed last March, not a single company has expressed interest in replacing du Maurier, which pays more than $4 million per year to put on the tournament.

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