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Port Seton Professional Tournament

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Established  1914
Month played  June
Date  1 June 1914
Course(s)  Port Seton Golf Club
Final year  1914
Port Seton Professional Tournament
Location  Cockenzie and Port Seton, United Kingdom

The Port Seton Professional Tournament was a professional golf tournament played at Port Seton on 1 June 1914 to promote the new golf course. George Duncan won the event by two shots from J.H. Taylor.

Detail

The construction of the Port Seton Golf Club course was largely funded by the Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction Company, with their terminus next to the course. It had opened in 1912, using 100 acres of land leased from Francis Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss.

The tournament was played on a Monday, between the Scottish Professional Championship which had finished on the previous Friday and three days before the start of the Cruden Bay Professional Tournament. It attracted most of the leading Scottish-based players and some, although not all, of the English-based professionals playing at Cruden Bay. The tournament consisted of 36 holes of stroke-play with £54 of prize money provided by the club. The main prizes were £20 for the winner and £10 for the runner-up.

George Duncan and J.H. Taylor led after the first round with scores of 74, ahead of Allan Gow on 76. In the afternoon Duncan took 78 to win the tournament, ahead of Taylor, who took 78. Gow had a poor afternoon and Willie Watt finished as the leading Scottish-based golfer, finishing third on 155 with his brother Davie fourth on 156.

References

Port Seton Professional Tournament Wikipedia


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