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1906


Alex Smith

Alex Smith, of the Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove, N.Y., another Scot as congenial as Anderson was dour, ended Anderson's reign at Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill., in June. Smith scored 73-74-75-295 to crack 300 for the first time and lead his brother Willie, the 1899 Champion now representing Mexico, by seven strokes. The 295 was the lowest score to have won either the British or United States Opens to that date.

Jack White had set the British record of 296 in the 1904 British Open at the Royal St. Georges Golf Club, Sandwich, England. Anderson finished fifth. The purse was $900, to be divided among the first ten professionals, but the first prize was raised to $300 and a gold medal.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 18

Best Finish - Winner 1906; '10

Rds - 70

Cuts Made - 17

Top 3 - 8

Top 5 - 10

Top 10 - 11

Top 25 - 17

Avg. - 79.27

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - $1,530.00