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Louis N. James (September 1882 – June 7, 1935)[1] was an American amateur golfer.

Louis N. James
Personal information
BornSeptember 1883
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJune 7, 1935 (aged 51)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality United States
Career
StatusAmateur
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. AmateurWin: 1902

1902 U.S. AmateurEdit

James won the 1902 U.S. Amateur at Glen View Club, defeating Eben Byers in the final, 4 and 2.[2][3] Heavy rain flooded part of the course, and the final four rounds, including the final, were played on the first nine, 36-hole matches requiring four circuits of the first nine.[4][5] James, whose family lived on the grounds of Glen View, was the first teenager to win the U.S. Amateur, at age 19 years, 10 months.[1][2]

DeathEdit

James died on June 7, 1935, aged 51, in Chicago, Illinois.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 102–3. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Amateur – Past Champions – 1902". United States Golf Association. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Travis Out Of The Race". New York Tribune. July 18, 1902. p. 5. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Finals Played Today: Byers and James to Meet in Amateur Championship". Deseret Evening News. Salt Lake City, Utah. July 19, 1902. p. 5.
  5. ^ Morrill, Stanley (August 17, 2012). "From the Golf Journal Archives - From Out of the Past: 1902 Amateur Championship". USGA. Retrieved January 8, 2014.