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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
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
PGA ChampionshipDNP
The Open 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]


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


  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.