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1913


Francis Ouimet

The homebred groundswell reached a climax at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., in September. Francis Ouimet, of the Woodland (Mass.) Golf Club, who had learned the game as a Brookline caddie and continued to play as an amateur, won at the age of 20 and in his first try over the veteran British professionals, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. The first amateur to win, his victory caught the fancy of the multitude and contributed largely to the popularity of the game. Ouimet finished late, in the rain, with a birdie and a par to complete a 77-74-74-79 and tie Vardon and Ray at 304, 20 over par.

In the third three-way playoff, he made a 72 to Vardon's 77 and Ray's 78. McDermott finished eighth. Another new record of 165 entrants was established, which required the first qualifying round in the history of the Championship. Half the field played two rounds on Tuesday and the other half two on Wednesday, the low 32 and ties each day making up the field for the Championship proper on Thursday and Friday.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 6

Best Finish - Winner 1913

Rds - 25

Cuts Made - 6

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 3

Top 25 - 4

Avg. - 76.80

Scores In 60s - 1

Rds Under Par - 2

Earnings - Amateur