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Joe Lloyd

Chicago Golf Club entertained the 1897 men's championships on its 18-hole course in September. Having successfully bid for the competitions, the West also bid strongly for the titles, but Joe Lloyd, an English professional who worked at the Essex County Club, Manchester, Mass., in the summer and at Pau, France, in the winter, returned the Open to the East, scoring 83-79-162 to lead a field of 35.

Willie Anderson, who was later to win four times, played for the first time and finished second, a stroke back.


Starts - 7

Best Finish - Winner 1897

Rds - 22

Cuts Made - 6

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 3

Top 25 - 6

Avg. - 84.09

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - $275.00