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1916 U.S. Open (golf)

1916 U.S. Open
Tournament information
Dates June 29–30, 1916
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Course(s) Minikahda Club
Organized by USGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72[1][2]
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Field 62 players
Cut None
Winner's share ($300)
Champion
23x15px Chick Evans (a)
286 (–2)
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Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 371: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). The 1916 U.S. Open was the 22nd U.S. Open, held June 29–30 at Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Amateur Chick Evans led wire-to-wire and set a new U.S. Open scoring record to win his only U.S. Open title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Jock Hutchison.

Evans opened the tournament with rounds of 70-69, becoming the first player in U.S. Open history to shoot below 140 in the first two rounds.[3] He led by three over Wilfrid Reid, but Reid shot himself out of contention with a 79 (+7) in the third round. Evans carded a 74 to maintain his 3-shot advantage, this time over Jim Barnes, going into the final round. After a double-bogey at the 4th, Evans recovered with a birdie at 5 and matched Barnes through the front-nine. At the par-5 12th Evans found the green in two shots and two-putted for a birdie. He finished with a round of 73 to Barnes' 74. Hutchison, nine back after two rounds, moved up to 2nd place with a 68 (–4), the lowest score to date in the final round of a U.S. Open.[2] As the top professional, he took home the winner's share of the purse.

Evans' total of 286 established a new U.S. Open scoring record that stood for two decades, until 1936. Three months later he won the U.S. Amateur championship at Merion near Philadelphia to become the first to win both titles in the same year. Evans won the U.S. Amateur again in 1920.

This was the last U.S. Open scheduled for just two days, 36 holes each. When the tournament resumed play in 1919, after the 1917 and 1918 events were canceled due to World War I, it was stretched to three days, with 18 holes on the first two days and 36 holes on the third.

Final leaderboard

Friday, June 30, 1916

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Chick Evans (a) 23x15px United States 70-69-74-73=286 –2 0
2 Jock Hutchison 23x15px Scotland 73-75-72-68=288 E 300
3 Jim Barnes 23x15px England 71-74-71-74=290 +2 150
T4 Gilbert Nicholls 23x15px England 73-76-71-73=293 +5 83
Wilfrid Reid 23x15px England 70-72-79-72=293
George Sargent 23x15px England 75-71-72-75=293
7 Walter Hagen 23x15px United States 73-76-75-71=295 +7 60
8 Bob MacDonald 23x15px Scotland 74-72-77-73=296 +8 50
T9 Mike Brady 23x15px United States 75-73-75-74=297 +9 30
J. J. O'Brien 76-72-73-76=297
Tom Vardon 23x15px Jersey 76-72-75-74=297
(a) denotes amateur

References

  1. ^ a b ""Chick" Evans wins title at Minneapolis". Youngstown Daily Vindicator. July 1, 1916. p. 9. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Sixty, Billy (July 1, 1916). "Golf". Milwaukee Journal. p. 8. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chick Evans Jr. is a Comeback". Grand Forks Daily Herald. June 30, 1916. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 

External links

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