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1932 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 1932 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Gene Sarazen won his second U.S. Open title, and fourth major championship title overall, at the 1932 U.S. Open. The victory came 10 years after Sarazen burst onto the golf scene by winning the 1922 U.S. Open and PGA Championship titles. The year 1932 was another double for him, as Sarazen won the 1932 British Open three weeks earlier.

Sarazen set all kinds of scoring records in the victory. His final-round score of 66 established a new 18-hole tournament record, and there wasn't a lower final round by a U.S. Open winner until Arnold Palmer closed with a 65 in 1960.

Sarazen's 286 total tied the 72-hole tournament record, but that mark only stood until the 1936 U.S. Open. However, the 136 that Sarazen scored over the final 36 holes was the U.S. Open record for the final two rounds all the way until the 1983 U.S. Open, when Larry Nelson finally lowered it.

The 1932 U.S. Open was played at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck, N.Y., the club where Sarazen had earlier served as head pro for five years. The 1930 PGA Championship had also been played at Fresh Meadow, during Sarazen's tenure, but Sarazen lost to Tommy Armour in the championship match of that event.

Johnny Goodman was the low amateur, finishing 14th. A year later, Goodman won the 1933 U.S. Open - the last time an amateur won any of the professional majors.

Four-time major championship winner Jim Barnes played his final major here, finishing tied for 55th.

1932 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 1932 U.S. Open golf tournament played at the par-71 Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck, New York (a-amateur):

Gene Sarazen 74-76-70-66--286 $1,000
Bobby Cruickshank 78-74-69-68--289 $700
Philip Perkins 76-69-74-70--289 $700
Leo Diegel 73-74-73-74--294 $500
Wiffy Cox 80-73-70-72--295 $450
Jose Jurado 74-71-75-76--296 $350
Billy Burke 75-77-74-71--297 $175
"Lighthorse" Harry Cooper 77-73-73-74--297 $175
Olin Dutra 69-77-75-76--297 $175
Walter Hagen 75-73-79-71--298 $100
Clarence Clark 79-72-74-75--300 $90
Vincent Eldred 78-73-77-73--301 $77
Paul Runyan 79-77-69-76--301 $77
Henry Ciuci 77-74-77-74--302 $63
Ed Dudley 80-74-71-77--302 $63
a-Johnny Goodman 79-78-77-68--302  
Fred Morrison 77-80-69-76--302 $63
Denny Shute 78-76-76-72--302 $63
Macdonald Smith 80-76-74-72--302 $63
Craig Wood 79-71-79-73--302 $63
Tommy Armour 82-73-77-71--303  
George Smith 81-76-72-74--303  
Mortie Dutra 77-77-75-75--304  
Joe Kirkwood Sr. 76-77-75-76--304  
Charles Lacey 77-76-78-73--304  
Jack Patroni 79-77-77-71--304  
a-John Fischer 81-78-74-73--306  
Bob MacDonald 82-77-74-73--306  
George Von Elm 79-73-77-77--306  
Al Zimmerman 79-77-73-77--306  
Herman Barron 78-76-79-74--307  
Tom Creavy 83-71-77-76--307  
Francis Gallett 77-81-70-79--307  
Charles Guest 77-77-72-81--307  
Johnny Golden 79-81-73-75--308  
John Kinder 79-77-75-77--308  
Willie Klein 79-72-79-78--308  
"Wild" Bill Mehlhorn 81-76-78-73--308  
Al Watrous 85-73-74-76--308  
Abe Espinosa 83-77-81-68--309  
Lloyd Gullickson 75-82-82-70--309  
Al Houghton 82-77-74-76--309  
Walter Kozak 76-78-77-78--309  
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 80-74-79-76--309  
Vic Ghezzi 80-74-78-78--310  
Jock Hutchison 81-78-74-77--310  
Tony Manero 81-78-75-76--310  
Joe Turnesa 79-81-80-70--310  
Mike Brady 82-78-78-73--311  
Pat Circelli 78-82-80-71--311  
Pat O'Hara 83-76-75-77--311  
Wilfred Reid 81-79-77-74--311  
H.J. Sanderson 77-74-82-78--311  
Francis Scheider 79-79-77-77--312  
James Barnes 84-76-78-75--313  
Dave Hackney 76-75-79-83--313  
Horton Smith 80-80-74-79--313  
Wilson Crain 85-75-80-74--314  
Leo Fraser 82-75-76-81--314  
Ralph Guldahl 80-79-79-76--314  
Jack Curley 78-77-82-78--315  
George McLean 83-77-75-80--315  
Phil Turnesa 79-81-76-79--315  
Leonard Schmutte 82-76-79-79--316  
Ed Kirby 77-80-79-81--317  
Ted Luther 78-82-75-83--318  
a-Sam Parks Jr. 81-78-79-80--318  
Frank Moore 78-77-76-89--320  
Mike Turnesa 79-75-82-84--320  
Kully Schlicht 80-80-78-83--321  
William Green 80-78-84-80--322  
Dan Goss 80-79-81-83--323  

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