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Tony Manero

Tony Manero, of the Sedgefield Club, Greensboro, N.C., lifted himself from comparative obscurity with a final round of 67 for 282, six under par, to break the record by four strokes over the Upper course of the Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N. J. Harry Cooper's 284 already had broken by two strokes Evans' and Sarazen's records which had stood for 20 years and all the principal challengers appeared to have foundered when Manero played out his brilliant finish, posting 73-69-73-67.

Manero was six under, Cooper was four under and Clarence Clark was one under. As the scores went down, the entry went up, and the 1,277 who competed in sectional qualifying set another high mark. Among them was a young professional named Ben Hogan, who got to Baltusrol but failed to qualify for the last 36 holes.


Starts - 20

Best Finish - Winner 1936

Rds - 60

Cuts Made - 10

Top 3 - 1

Top 5 - 1

Top 10 - 1

Top 25 - 2

Avg. - 76.75

Scores In 60s - 2

Rds Under Par - 2

Earnings - N/A