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1896 US Open


The 1896 U.S. Open was the second time the tournament was played.

Winner: James Foulis, 152

Where it was played: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York

Tournament dates: July 28, 1896

Leader after first round: Willie Dunn, Willie Tucker, Joe Lloyd, John Shippen, Andrew Smith and James Foulis, 78

Notable Notes: After the first of two 18-hole rounds, six golfers shared the lead. But then James Foulis shot 74 in the second round to win by three strokes. One of those first-round co-leaders was African-American John Shippen, a caddie at the host club. Some of the other players tried to have him kicked out of the tournament, stating they wouldn't play if a black man was in the field. The USGA rejected the racist appeal and Shippen finished tied for fifth place.

Final Scores
James Foulis 78-74--152
Horace Rawlins 79-76--155
George Douglas 79-79--158
a-Andrew Smith 78-80--158
John Shippen 78-81--159
a-Henry Whigham 82-77--159
Joe Lloyd 78-82--160
Willie Tucker 78-82--160
Buff Wilson 82-80--162
Alfred Ricketts 80-83--163
Bert Way 83-81--164
Willie Dunn 78-87--165
William Davis 83-84--167
Willie Campbell 85-85--170
William Hoare 90-81--171
James Mackrell 89-83--172
Alexander Patrick 86-86--172
John Reid 88-84--172
Tom Gourley 82-91--173
John Patrick 88-85--173
Oscar Bunn 89-85--174
John Anson 88-92--180
George Strath 91-89--180
John Harrison 92-91--183
William Campbell 91-93--184
William Norton 87-98--185
R. Anderson 92-95--187
Thomas Warrender 97-93--190

Related pages:
List of all winners of U.S. Open



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