Wampler, Fred

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Wampler, Fred Gender: M
Frederick Lee Wampler Jr.
born on 17 October 1923 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )
Place Bedford, Indiana, 38n52, 86w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 05°20 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 16°59'


American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour. Wampler was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 1972, the Purdue University Sports Hall of Fame and the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 1997.

Wampler played on the Purdue University golf team from 1948 to 1950. In 1950, he won the NCAA individual championship, was selected as Purdue's first All-American and won the Big Ten individual title for the third consecutive year. Wampler still shares the Big Ten tournament record for lowest individual round with a 64 in the fourth round of the 1950 Big Ten Championships.

A veteran of World War II, Wampler served in the United States Navy in the Pacific prior to enrolling at Purdue University.

Wampler's only PGA Tour win came at the 1954 Los Angeles Open. He finished runner-up to Sam Snead in the 1956 Greater Greensboro Open on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Like most golfers of his generation, he earned his living primarily as a club professional. Starting in 1965, he served 17 years as the head pro at Denver Country Club.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Wampler finished runner-up twice in the Senior PGA Championship. In 1975, he lost on the first playoff hole to Charlie Sifford and in 1976, he finished five strokes behind Pete Cooper.

Wampler died on 27 April 1985 at the age of 61 after an 18-year battle with chronic leukemia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 27 April 1985 (Leukemia, age 61)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Leukemia)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy, WWII)
  • Vocation : Sports : Golf
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame