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1912 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1912 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

John McDermott made it two in a row, winning the 1912 U.S. Open by two strokes over Tom McNamara.

McDermott was only 20 years old, but he was already a 2-time U.S. Open winner. And he lost in a playoff in 1910, so he barely missed out on winning three in a row. But while McDermott played well in 1913, by the end of 1914 - when he was 23 years old - his golf career was over. After a series of personal setbacks, McDermott had a breakdown late in 1914, and spent most of the rest of his life in a mental institution.

McDermott was two off the lead at the midway point, and he trailed leader Mike Brady by three strokes after the third round. But Brady struggled in the final round, shooting 79 to McDermott's 71, and dropped back into a tie for third. Brady never won a U.S. Open, but finished second twice (including the year before in 1911).

McNamara, meanwhile, was making a run at the title by shooting 69. At the time it was just the third sub-70 round shot in a U.S. Open - and McNamara also had one of the other two. But it wasn't enough to catch McDermott.

Future 4-time major championship winner Jim Barnes made his tournament debut here, finishing tied for 18th.

Horace Rawlins, winner of the very first U.S. Open in 1895, played the tournament for the last time. He missed the cut, shooting 88-85.

1912 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1912 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the Country Club of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York (a-amateur):

John McDermott 74-75-74-71--294 $300
Tom McNamara 74-80-73-69--296 $150
Mike Brady 72-75-73-79--299 $90
Alex Smith 77-70-77-75--299 $90
Alex Campbell 74-77-80-71--302 $70
George Sargent 72-78-76-77--303 $60
Jack Dowling 76-79-76-74--305 $45
Otto Hackbarth 77-77-75-76--305 $45
Charles Murray 75-78-77-76--306 $40
Tom Anderson Jr. 75-76-81-75--307 $25
Frank Peebles 73-76-83-75--307 $25
a-Walter Travis 73-79-78-77--307  
Fred McLeod 79-77-75-77--308  
George Simpson 79-73-77-79--308  
Percy Barrett 74-73-83-79--309  
a-John G. Anderson 80-79-78-73--310  
David Ogilvie 74-83-73-80--310  
Jim Barnes 77-73-79-82--311  
John Dingwall 77-77-78-79--311  
Willie Macfarlane 77-81-73-80--311  
Jack Croke 74-81-78-79--312  
Tom Vardon 74-83-79-76--312  
Jack Campbell 74-75-83-81--313  
George Cummings 78-79-77-79--313  
Jock Hutchison 78-77-82-76--313  
Albert Murray 78-79-79-78--314  
Charles Rowe 77-78-79-81--315  
Dave Robertson 80-82-77-77--316  
Peter Robertson 77-82-81-76--316  
David Black 78-77-78-84--317  
David Honeyman 80-82-79-76--317  
David Livie 82-80-76-79--317  
a-William Gardner Ii 78-80-79-82--319  
Frank Belwood 76-80-81-83--320  
Jack Hobens 83-79-76-82--320  
James Thompson 78-78-78-86--320  
Tom Bonnar 76-79-81-85--321  
Karl Keffer 76-76-86-85--323  
Tom Mulgrew 79-85-76-84--324  
John Harland 76-84-81-83--324  
James Dougherty 82-77-83-83--325  
Walter Fovargue 81-83-78-83--325  
a-Howard Lee 82-80-81-82--325  
C.W. Singleton 82-76-82-85--325  
Ben Lord 80-86-88-81--335  
James Green 83-81-79-83--326  
David Hunter 80-85-77-84--326  
Jack Jolly 80-79-78-89--326  
Arthur Woodward 79-86-79-82--326  
Thomas Edwards 78-87-84-80--329  
John Hagan 80-83-80-87--330  
Irving Stringer 83-82-83-86--334  
William Trovinger 77-82-86-89--334  

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