Laurie Auchterlonie

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Laurie Auchterlonie
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Lawrence Auchterlonie
Born (1868-12-08)8 December 1868
Died 20 January 1948(1948-01-20) (aged 79)
St Andrews, Scotland
Nationality  Scotland
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 2
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open Won: 1902
The Open Championship T13: 1895
PGA Championship DNP

Lawrence "Laurie" Auchterlonie (8 December 1868 – 20 January 1948) was a Scottish professional golfer. He was a native of St Andrews, the "Home of Golf". In 1902, representing the Chicago Golf Club, he won the eighth U.S. Open at Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, New York.

Auchterlonie's win was the first time that 80 was broken in all four rounds, as he posted a score of 78-78-74-77=307. He played with the recently invented Haskell rubber-cored ball, which was at least partly responsible for the lower scoring . The new ball had first been used to win an important tournament the previous year, when it was used by Walter Travis at the U.S. Amateur and Sandy Herd at The Open Championship. It soon became the standard golf ball.

Auchterlonie competed in the U.S. Open eleven times, finishing in the top-10 on seven occasions. His other victories included the 1901 Western Open. From 1901–11, Auchterlonie served as head golf professional at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, just outside Chicago. He died in St Andrews at the age of 80.

Auchterlonie was the brother of Willie Auchterlonie, who won The Open Championship in 1893. Willie Auchterlonie had a son named Laurie who was to succeed his father as honorary professional to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. This Laurie Auchterlonie should not be confused with his uncle the U.S. Open winner.

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
1902 U.S. Open 5 shot lead (78-78-74-77=307) 6 strokes Scotland Stewart Gardner, United States Walter Travis

Results timeline[edit]

Note: Auchterlonie played in only The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.

Tournament 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
U.S. Open NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP DNP DNP DNP T9
The Open Championship T15 DNP DNP T18 DNP DNP DNP T13 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
U.S. Open 4 T5 1 7 T4 24 T3 T11 T21 T23
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

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