Bill Wright Franklin High School 1954 Golf, Basketball
SPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame • Seattle WA
High School All-City and All-State forward who led the Quakers to win their first state basketball title Became Seattle’s Junior golf champion within a year of learning golf College Excelled in golf and basketball at Western Washington State College (now University) Won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Collegiate Individual Golf Championship in 1960 Named NAIA All-American senior year Professional In his first United States Golf Association (USGA) competition, he became the First African American golfer to win a USGA title - the 1959 US Amateur Public Links Championship Played in the 1966 US Open and qualified for five US Senior Opens Former member of the PGA Tour Other Taught with Los Angeles City Schools for nine years Inducted into the Western Washington University, African American Golfers, PGA Southern California Section and Pacific Northwest Golf Association Halls of Fame
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