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Prohibition spreading rapidly in America

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1909


George Sargent

Homebreds had appeared to be simply building character in the early years, but the character they built came to light at the Englewood (N.J.) Golf Club in June. Tom McNamara, representing the Wollaston Golf Club, near Boston, scored 69 in the second round to lead the field through the first day with 142, and his fine play forced George Sargent, an English professional from Hyde Manor, Vt., to set a new record of 75-72-72-71- 290 to win.

McNamara was second, four strokes back, and the era of the homebreds was dawning. Seventy was broken for the first time in this Championship. The first to do it was Dave Hunter, who made a 68 in the first round but took 84 in the second round and finished far back at 313.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 16

Best Finish - Winner 1909

Rds - 54

Cuts Made - 13

Top 3 - 2

Top 5 - 3

Top 10 - 6

Top 25 - 8

Avg. - 77.48

Scores In 60s - 0

Rds Under Par - 0

Earnings - N/A