1865 Open Championship

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1865 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates14 September 1865
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Course(s)Prestwick Golf Club
Field12 players
Prize fund20
Winner's share£8
Scotland Andrew Strath
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The 1865 Open Championship was the sixth Open Championship and was held on 14 September at Prestwick Golf Club. Andrew Strath won the championship by two shots from Willie Park, Sr. There were 12 competitors.

Strath had the lead after the first round on 55, a one stroke ahead of Willie Dow and Park, and two ahead of Old Tom Morris. Making his debut, Young Tom Morris scored 60. After two rounds, Park was in the lead with a total of 108 after a round of 52 with Strath a shot behind on 109. Both Dow and Morris dropped out of contention after poor rounds. In the final round, Park scored 56 while Strath took 53 to give him a two stroke victory.[1]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Source: [2]

Thursday, 14 September 1865

Place Player Country Score Money
1 Andrew Strath  Scotland 55-54-53=162 £8
2 Willie Park, Sr.  Scotland 56-52-56=164 £6
3 Willie Dow  Scotland 56-61-54=171 £4
4 Bob Kirk  Scotland 64-54-54=172 £2
5 Tom Morris, Sr.  Scotland 57-61-58=176
6 William Doleman (a)  Scotland 62-57-59=178
7 Robert Andrew  Scotland 61-59-59=179
8 Willie Strath  Scotland 60-60-62=182
T9 John Allan  Scotland 64-66-59=189
William Miller (a)  Scotland 63-60-66=189


  1. ^ "Andrew Strath Wins the Open". Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  2. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5.

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