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1888 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 1888 British Open Golf Tournament

Another St. Andrean won the British Open at St. Andrews, in 1888 the champion being Jack Burns. Although Burns was a native, he traveled to play the 1888 British Open from his job as golf professional and greenskeeper at Warwick Golf Club in England.

Burns claimed the trophy when a Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews member noticed that Burns' 36-hole stroke total had been incorrectly added. When Burns turned in his scorecard, his score showed him tied with Ben Sayers and Davie Anderson at 172. However, when the R&A member checked Burns' addition, it turned out that Burns was in at 171, giving him the 1-stroke victory.

1888 British Open Scores
Results from the 1888 British Open golf tournament played at St. Andrews, Scotland (a-amateur):

Jack Burns 86-85--171
Ben Sayers 85-87--172
David Anderson Jr. 86-86--172
Willie Campbell 84-90--174
a-Leslie Balfour Melville 86-89--175
Davie Grant 88-88--176
Andrew Kirkaldy 87-89--176
Sandy Herd 93-84--177
David Ayton 87-91--178
a-John E. Laidlay 93-87--180
a-Harry Everard 93-89--182
Hugh Kirkaldy 98-84--182
Willie Park Jr. 90-92--182
Willie Fernie 91-92--183
Laurie Auchterlonie 91-93--184
Bob Martin 86-98--184
Archie Simpson 91-93--184
Jamie Allan 95-90--185
Willie Auchterlonie 92-93--185
Jack Kirkaldy 92-93--185
a-Allan Macfie 94-91--185
Bob Tait 95-90--185
a-William Greig 94-92--186
James O. Morris 96-90--186
a-*N. Playfair 94-93--187
a-David Leitch 93-96--189
Willie Anderson 98-92--190
Old Tom Morris 94-96--190
D.G. Rose 101-89--190
Bob Simpson 90-101--191
a-Leslie Smith 95-97--192
David Anderson 97-98--195
Jamie Anderson 96-99--195
George Mason 100-95--195
David Simpson 99-96--195
*A. Burns 99-97--196
*Full name not known

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