Chuck Kocsis

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Charles R. Kocsis[1] (January 27, 1913 – May 30, 2006) was an American amateur golfer.

Kocsis, better known as Chuck, was introduced to the game as a caddie at the Phoenix Country Club, which is now Rogell Municipal Golf Course. One of fourteen children, he grew up in the Old Redford area of Detroit. Attended Redford High and was victorious at the city and state championship levels.

Kocsis was the winner of six Michigan Amateurs,[2] three Michigan Opens (1931, 1945, 1946), individual NCAA Champion, member of three U.S. Walker Cup teams,[1] member of two NCAA Championship teams at the University of Michigan, low amateur in two Masters, low amateur in two U.S. Opens, runner-up at the 1956 U.S. Amateur, and runner-up at the 1937 Western Amateur.

Kocsis also found success on the senior level winning several National and International Senior Amateurs. During his time at the University of Michigan, Kocsis became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.[3]

The Golf Association of Michigan voted Kocsis the Michigan amateur golfer of the century and was a member of the first class elected into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

Tournament wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshpis[edit]

Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP DNP DNP 35 T22 LA DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T14 LA T10 DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur R16 DNP DNP DNP R64 QF DNP R16 DNP DNP
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R16 DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T44 DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP NT NT NT NT R32 R16 R16 DNP
British Amateur NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T35 DNP T14 LA T45 DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T22
U.S. Open DNP T16 LA CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T32 DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP R128 DNP DNP DNP 2 R16 QF DNP
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T34 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNP R128 DNP R64 R32 - - - - -
British Amateur DNP - - - - - - - - -
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP

Note: Kocsis never played in the British Open or the PGA Championship.

Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database

Source for 1938 British Amateur: TIME Magazine, June 6, 1938

LA = Low Amateur
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup: 1938, 1949 (winners), 1957 (winners)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Walker Cup Match Guide". USGA. pp. 10–11, 16, 22. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.gam.org/pdf/mediaguide/2007MiAmMediaGuide.pdf
  3. ^ "Lambda Chis Dominate Intercollegiate Golf" The Cross and Crescent. July 1936.

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