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1951 British Open


The 1951 British Open was the 80th time the tournament was played.

Winner: Max Faulkner, 285

Where it was played: Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Tournament dates: July 4-6, 1951

Leader after first round: Jimmy Adams, 68

Leader after second round: Max Faulkner, 141

Leader after third round: Max Faulkner, 211

Notable Notes: This British Open was the first (and so far only) one played in Northern Ireland. An Englishman won it, Max Faulkner going wire-to-wire in a 2-stroke victory over Argentine Antonio Cerda. And Australians Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle - both future winners, Thomson five times - played in their first Opens.

Final Scores
Max Faulkner 71-70-70-74--285
Antonio Cerda 74-72-71-70--287
Charlie Ward 75-73-74-68--290
Jimmy Adams 68-77-75-72--292
Fred Daly 74-70-75-73--292
Bobby Locke 71-74-74-74--293
Bill Shankland 73-76-72-72--293
Norman Sutton 73-70-74-76--293
Peter Thomson 70-75-73-75--293
Harry Weetman 73-71-75-74--293
John Panton 73-72-74-75--294
Dick Burton 74-77-71-73--295
Dai Rees 70-77-76-72--295
a-Frank Stranahan 75-75-72-73--295
Harry Bradshaw 80-71-74-71--296
Eric Cremin 73-75-75-74--297
a-Kep Enderby 76-74-75-73--298
Alan Waters 74-75-78-71--298
Ugo Grappasonni 73-73-77-76--299
Jack Hargreaves 73-78-79-69--299
William John Henderson 77-73-76-73--299
Kel Nagle 76-76-72-75--299
Christy O'Connor Sr. 79-74-72-74--299
a-Joe Carr 75-76-73-76--300
Pulvio Traviani 74-79-73-74--300
Flory Van Donck 72-76-76-76--300
Ernest Whitcombe 74-74-76-76--300
John McKenna 74-76-76-76--302
Alan Poulton 77-77-73-75--302
Wally Smithers 75-73-76-78--302
a-Cecil Beamish 76-78-73-76--303
Arthur Lees 75-74-76-78--303
G. Norman Roffe 78-76-78-71--303
Charles Rotar 76-76-76-75--303
William Hancock 78-74-72-80--304
Sam King 78-76-77-73--304
Fred Allott 74-79-77-75--305
John Fallon 78-73-80-74--305
John A. Jacobs 76-77-77-75--305
Eric Brown 74-77-83-72--306
Bobby Halsall 80-74-77-75--306
Arthur Lacey 75-76-79-76--306
Gregor McIntosh 76-71-80-79--306
Hassan Hassanein 79-73-74-81--307
Christie Kane 75-76-81-77--309

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