EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Golf Legend William C. Campbell Dies At Age 90
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 16, 2013 2:51 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013 9:40 PM EDT
Lewisburg, Greenbrier County , West Virginia
Aug. 30, 2013
West Virginia golf legend William C. Campbell died Friday at age 90.
Campbell, a native of Huntington, passed away at his Lewisburg home, surrounded by his friends and family, according to a news release from the West Virginia Golf Association.
Campbell won the US Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championships, the Mexican Amateur Championship, and the North and South Amateur Championships. He played in eight Walker Cup matches, undefeated in singles matches, and was the playing Captain in 1956.
Campbell held the record for most West Virginia Amateur Championship titles, with 15, and was a three-time Champion of the West Virginia Open.
He won the Bob Jones Award for Distinguished Sportsmanship in 1956, the U.S. Golf Association’s highest honor.
He later served as president of the association from 1982-1983.
Campbell was a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame and the PGA Hall of Fame.
“One could not possibly express how dearly Mr. Campbell will be missed. He is one of the true treasures of the state of West Virginia,” a statement from the West Virginia Golf Association read.
Campbell was a veteran of World War II and a graduate of Princeton University. He was the stepfather of actor and Huntington native Brad Douriff.
Funeral arrangements for Campbell are set for Sept. 10.
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