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Tournament results: Eastern Open

Results for the Eastern Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1962
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$5,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ford, Doug

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$5,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (June 21-24; not played again as a PGA Tour event until 1970, when it resurfaced as the Doral-Eastern Open, and was played as such until 1986; see "Doral Open"). Second-placed Bob Goalby (USA) finished 1 shot behind 39-year-old Doug Ford (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1961
America
Pine Ridge, MD
275 (-13)
$5,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sanders, Doug

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$5,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Doug Sanders (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Lutherville, Maryland].

1960
America
Pine Ridge, MD
273 (-15)
$3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Littler, Gene

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 28-31). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Gene Littler (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Lutherville, Maryland].

1959
America
Ragan, Dave
Pine Ridge, MD
273 (-15)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ragan, Dave

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (June 4-7). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Dave Ragan (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Pine Ridge GC, Lutherville, Maryland].

1958
America
Mt Pleasant GC
276 (-12)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wall, Art Jr

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 24-27). Art Wall Jr (USA) beat Jack Burke Jr (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) with a birdie-four at the first playoff hole. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1957
America
Mt Pleasant GC
276 (-12)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bolt, Tommy

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 25-28). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) and Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 4 shots behind 38-year-old Tommy Bolt (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1956
America
Mt Pleasant GC
277 (-11)
$3,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$3,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 26-29). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 2 shots behind Arnold Palmer (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1955
America
Stranahan, Frank
Mt Pleasant GC
280 (-8)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stranahan, Frank

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Oct 6-9). Second-placed Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind 33-year-old Frank Stranahan (USA). Stranahan recorded his first win as a professional, having turned professional a year earlier following a spectacular amateur career. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1954
America
Toski, Bob
Mt Pleasant GC
277 (-11)
$4,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toski, Bob

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (May 20-23). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 7 shots behind Bob Toski (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1953
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mayer, Dick

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA), Doug Ford (USA) and Charlie Bassler (USA) finished 4 shots behind 29-year-old Dick Mayer (USA), who recorded the first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1952
America
Mt Pleasant GC
275 (-13)
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, Sam

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sam Snead (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1951
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Middlecoff, Cary

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 1 shot behind Cary Middlecoff (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1950
America
Mt Pleasant GC
279 (-9)
$2,600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mangrum, Lloyd

Venue

Mt Pleasant GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$2,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Clayton Heafner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lloyd Mangrum (USA). [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].

1934
America
Laffoon, Ky
Sandy Burr CC
275 (-13)
$450
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Laffoon, Ky

Venue

Sandy Burr CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$450

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 21-23). Second-placed and defending champion Paul Runyan (USA) finished 8 shots behind Ky Laffoon (USA). [Sandy Burr CC, Wayland, Massachusetts].

1933
America
Presidential GC, MA
291 (+3)
$500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Runyan, Paul

Venue

Presidential GC, MA

Score

291 (+3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (Oct 12-14). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Paul Runyan (USA). [Presidential GC, Wayland, Massachusetts; unknown if this course still exists].

1928
America
Compston, Archie
Wolf Hollow CC
287 (+3)
$500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Compston, Archie

Venue

Wolf Hollow CC

Score

287 (+3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (July 11-13). Second-placed Albert "Al" Heron (USA) finished 2 shots behind Archie Compston (Eng). [Wolf Hollow CC, Delaware Water Gap, PA; now known as Wolf Hollow at Water Gap CC].

1927
America
Wolf Hollow CC
287 (+3)
$500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Farrell, Johnny

Venue

Wolf Hollow CC

Score

287 (+3)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open (June 23/24). Second-placed Willie Macfarlane (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Johnny Farrell (USA), who also won the nearby Shawnee Open a few days earlier. This was his fourth open tournament win in a month. [Wolf Hollow CC, Delaware Water Gap, PA; now known as Wolf Hollow at Water Gap CC].

1926
America
Wolf Hollow CC
275 (-13)
$500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hagen, Walter

Venue

Wolf Hollow CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Eastern Open (July 18-20). Second-placed Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 9 shots behind Walter Hagen (USA). [Wolf Hollow CC, Delaware Water Gap, PA; now known as Wolf Hollow at Water Gap CC].

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