|Full name||Frank S. Souchak, Jr.|
April 30, 1915|
|Died||February 7, 2006
Pebble Beach, California
|College||University of Pittsburgh|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||WD: 1954|
|U.S. Open||T9: 1953|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Frank S. Souchak, Jr. (April 30, 1915 – February 7, 2006) was an American professional football player and amateur golfer.
Souchak was born in Berwick, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he lettered in basketball, football, and golf. In 1937, he was captain of the football team and earned All-American honors. He played in the 1938 East–West Shrine Game. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1938 NFL Draft but played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Steelers) in 1939. He also was an assistant coach for the Steelers in 1946.
Souchak was also an amateur golfer who won several amateur tournaments, particularly in western Pennsylvania. His biggest moment came in the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a member of Oakmont and shot a first round 70 which put him in a tie for second place with George Fazio and Walter Burkemo, three strokes behind eventual champion Ben Hogan. Souchak ended the tournament in a tie for 9th place and was the low amateur. His younger brother, Mike Souchak, was a professional golfer won 15 times on the PGA Tour. The brothers won the team portion of the 1967 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am.
this list may be incomplete
- 1946 Western Pennsylvania Amateur
- 1947 West Penn Four Ball (with Jim Marks, Jr.)
- 1948 West Penn Four Ball (with Jim Marks, Jr.)
- 1951 West Penn Four Ball (with Hudson Samson, Jr.)
- 1952 West Penn Four Ball (with Hudson Samson, Jr.)
- 1967 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (team with Mike Souchak)
- "Frank Souchak Jr. dies". The Monterey County Herald. Monterey, California. February 12, 2006. p. C4.
- Pitt Football's All-Time First Team All-Americans
- "Hogan Grabs Three Stroke Lead In Open". Beaver Valley Times. Beaver, Pennsylvania. UP. June 12, 1953. p. 15. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- 1953 U.S. Open
- "2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Media Guide" (PDF). p. 12. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- Past Champions - Amateur Championship - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
- West Penn Four Ball Championship - Past Champions