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1916


Chick Evans, Jr.

The amateurs underscored their mastery at the Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn., in June. Charles Evans, Jr. of the Edgewater Golf Club, Chicago, the third amateur winner in four years, not only won but broke par over four rounds for the second time and lowered the record by four strokes. His score was 770-69-74-73-286, two under par and a mark that was to stand for 20 years.

Jock Hutchison closed with a 68 and also bettered the old record, but he was two strokes shy of a tie. Travers did not defend. The purse was increased this year to $1,200, with $500 and a gold medal for the leading professional, but there were still only 10 money places. Evans won the Amateur three months later and was the first to win both in the same year.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 19

Best Finish - Winner 1916

Rds - 62

Cuts Made - 12

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 6

Top 25 - 10

Avg. - 77.15

Scores In 60s - 1

Rds Under Par - 5

Earnings - Amateur