Durham Open

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The Durham Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was played three times from 1944 to 1945. The tournament was held at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, North Carolina.[1] Each tournament had a purse of $5,000 with a winner's share of $1,000 (cash value of war bonds).

In 1944, Craig Wood won the Durham Open for his last PGA Tour victory. In April 1945, Byron Nelson won the Durham Open for his 4th of 11 consecutive victories. Later in the year, amateur Frank Stranahan won by a stroke over Ed Oliver.

Winners[edit]

Date Winner Score Ref
Nov 11, 1945 Frank Stranahan (amateur) 277 (-3) [2]
Apr 1, 1945 Byron Nelson 276 (-4) [3]
Mar 26, 1944 Craig Wood 271 (-12) [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hope Valley Country Club - Golf". Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pros Blush as Amateur Golfer Wins". The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). AP. November 12, 1945. p. L-2. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nelson Smashes Par Last Round, Wins at Durham". The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida). AP. April 2, 1945. p. 13. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Craig Wood Wins Durham Open With 12 Under Par". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). UP. March 27, 1944. p. 9. Retrieved November 23, 2011.