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1935


Sam Parks, Jr.

Sam Parks, of Pittsburgh, used his knowledge of the Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club to win in June. Although a comparatively recent convert from college and amateur ranks and little-known nationally, Parks, professional at the nearby South Hills Country Club was the only player to negotiate Oakmont's furrowed bunkers and shaved greens in less than 300. He won by posting a 77-73-73-76-299, eleven over par.

Jimmy Thomson, who had been tied with him for the lead going into the final round, fell two strokes behind in his attempt to match or beat that figure. It was a heart-breaking Championship for many; none of the 20 leaders was able to break 75 in the last round.

OPEN RECORDS


Starts - 13

Best Finish - Winner 1935

Rds - 40

Cuts Made - 7

Top 3 - 1

Top 5 - 1

Top 10 - 1

Top 25 - 2

Avg. - 77.00

Scores In 60s - 1

Rds Under Par - 1

Earnings - N/A