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Tournament results: Hershey Open

Results for the Hershey Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1941
America
275 (-17)
$1,200
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

275 (-17)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the (last) Hershey Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ben Hogan (USA). At the time Hogan was the resident golf professional at Hershey CC. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1940
America
(not played)
x
x
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Hershey

Not played in 1940 as Hershey CC, the tournament's home, hosted the PGA Championship that year.

1939
America
Serafin, Felix
284 (-8)
$1,200
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Serafin, Felix

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Open (Sept 1-3). Second-placed Jimmy Hines (USA) and Ben Hogan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Felix Serafin (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1938
America
+17
$550
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hogan, Ben

Score

+17

Prize money

$550

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1938
America
+17
$550
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ghezzi, Vic

Score

+17

Prize money

$550

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1937
America
280 (-12)
$1,200
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Picard, Henry

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Open (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion and resident home professional Henry Picard (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1936
America
287 (-5)
$1,200
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Picard, Henry

Score

287 (-5)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Open (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Jimmy Thomson (USA) finished 1 shot behind resident home professional Henry Picard (USA), who equalled his own course record of 6-under par 67 in the final round. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1935
America
Luther, Ted
290 (-2)
$1,000
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Luther, Ted

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Open (Aug 22-25). Ted Luther (USA) beat Felix Serafin (USA) in a Sunday afternoon second 18-hole playoff (Luther 75, Serafin 80). Both had tied on 76 in the Sunday morning 18-hole playoff. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1934
America
Laffoon, Ky
286 (-6)
$600
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Laffoon, Ky

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

$600

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the Hershey Open (Aug 31/Sep 1). Second-placed Joe Turnesa (USA) and defending champion Ed Dudley (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ky Laffoon (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1933
America
288 (-4)
$500
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the inaugural Hershey Open (Sept 1/2). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) finished 10 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

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