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Name: - Tony Lema
Country: - USA
Lived : - 1934 - 1966
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : The Open (1964). Ryder Cups (1963, 1965).


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Tony Lema and his wife were tragically killed in a plane crash in 1966.


Top tournaments won by Tony Lema

1965Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills280 (-8)$20,000
Played as the Buick Open Invitational. Second-placed Johnny Pott (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Lema (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1964Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills277 (-11)$8,000
Played as the Buick Open Invitational. Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lema (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1964Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach284 (-4)$5,800
Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 16-19). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) and Bo Wininger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lema (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC].
1964Men MajorsThe OpenSt Andrews279 (-9)£1,500
The Open Championship (93rd) (July 8-10). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 5 shots behind Lema (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
1964Men AmericaThunderbird ClassicWestchester CC276 (-12)
Played as the Thunderbird Classic. Second-placed Mike Souchak (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lema (USA). [Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1964Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC138x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Tony Lema (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1963Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn270 (-10)$9,000
Played as the Memphis Open Invitational. Lema (USA) beat Tommy Aaron (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].
1962Men AmericaMexican OpenLa Hacienda GC281
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Jackson Bradley (USA) finished in second place behind defending champion Lema (USA). [GC La Hacienda, Ciudad López Mateos, nr Mexico City].
1962Men AmericaOrange County OpenMesa Verde CC267 (-17)$2,800
Played as the Orange County Invitational (Oct 25-28). Tony Lema (USA) beat Bob Rosburg (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to claim his second PGA Tour title. [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].
1961Men AmericaMexican OpenMexico GC280
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Antonio Cerda (Arg) finished in second place behind Lema (USA). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].

 

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