Gene Kunes

Eugene Laverne Kunes (November 22, 1908 – May 17, 1965) was an American professional golfer.

Gene Kunes
Personal information
Full nameEugene Laverne Kunes
Born(1908-11-22)November 22, 1908
Erie, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 17, 1965(1965-05-17) (aged 56)
East Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality United States
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins13
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT10: 1942
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1934
U.S. OpenT16: 1940
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Kunes was born in Erie, Pennsylvania.[1] He made his living as a club professional while occasionally playing on the early PGA Tour.[1] He did win three times on Tour,[2] including the 1935 Canadian Open.

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour winsEdit

Other winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF T38 T28 T39
U.S. Open CUT T21 T50 T42
PGA Championship R16 SF R64
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T19 T10 NT NT NT T29 T39 WD
U.S. Open T16 20 NT NT NT NT T19 T19
PGA Championship R32 NT R32
Tournament 1950 1951
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T42
PGA Championship R64 R16

Note: Kunes never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 7
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 3 5 7 7
Totals 0 0 1 1 4 12 24 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1934 PGA – 1947 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b A Chronicle of the Philadelphia Section PGA and its Members Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Doubleday. pp. 238, 250. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.