Willie Smith dominated the championship, shooting rounds of 77-82-79-77, the only player to record three sub-80 rounds. He did not score worse than a 7 on any hole in the championship. Val Fitzjohn, George Low, and Bert Way finished tied for second, 11 strokes behind. Smith's margin of victory was the largest in the U.S. Open until Tiger Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots. Smith's brother Alex, a future two-time U.S. Open champion, finished in 7th place.