1935 U.S. Open: It's Rec for Parks

The 1935 U.S. Open was the 39th time the tournament was played. One of the lesser-known major champs made his mark this year.

Winner: Sam Parks Jr., 299

Where it was played: Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Tournament dates: June 6-8, 1935

Leader after first round: Alvin Krueger, 71

Leader after second round: Jimmy Thomson, 146

Leader after third round: Sam Parks and Jimmy Thomson, 223

Notable Notes: A host of big stars found the golf course and the weather too tough this week, but Sam Parks Jr. snuck in with the only total under 300 for the win. Parks was a local club pro at a course near Oakmont, and very familiar with Oakmont. That local knowledge helped him produce a 2-stroke victory over Jimmy Thomson.

Final Scores

Sam Parks Jr. 77-73-73-76—299
Jimmy Thomson 73-73-77-78—301
Walter Hagen 77-76-73-76—302
Ray Mangrum 76-76-72-79—303
Denny Shute 78-73-76-76—303
Alvin Krueger 71-77-78-80—306
Henry Picard 79-78-70-79—306
Gene Sarazen 75-74-78-79—306
Horton Smith 73-79-79-75—306
Dick Metz 77-76-76-78—307
Paul Runyan 76-77-79-75—307
Olin Dutra 77-76-78-77—308
Vincent Eldred 75-77-77-79—308
Herman Barron 73-79-78-79—309
Bobby Cruickshank 78-76-77-78—309
Mortie Dutra 75-77-80-77—309
Macdonald Smith 74-82-76-77—309
Ted Turner 80-71-81-77—309
Al Watrous 75-80-79-75—309
Vic Ghezzi 75-78-81-77—311
Sid Brews 76-81-78-77—312
Ed Dudley 74-83-75-80—312
Bill Kaiser 78-82-78-74—312
Gene Kunes 76-79-77-80—312
Craig Wood 76-80-79-77—312
Ted Luther 80-76-84-73—313
Frank Walsh 76-82-82-73—313
Harry Cooper 77-81-79-77—314
Al Espinosa 75-76-78-85—314
Willie Hunter Jr. 78-80-80-76—314
Ky Laffoon 75-83-81-75—314
a-Chris Brinke 80-80-81-74—315
Billy Burke 77-84-75-79—315
Jim Foulis 74-81-81-79—315
Byron Nelson 75-81-82-77—315
a-Johnny Goodman 77-78-83-78—316
Philip Perkins 77-82-80-77—316
Johnny Revolta 80-75-82-79—316
Mark Fry 80-77-80-80—317
Perry Del Vecchio 80-81-77-80—318
Willie Goggin 77-82-82-77—318
Ralph Guldahl 78-76-82-82—318
Roland Mackenzie 72-82-80-84—318
Tony Manero 77-80-76-85—318
a-Zell Eaton 81-80-82-76—319
Cliff Spencer 73-82-80-84—319
Floyd Farley 75-84-84-77—320
Al Houghton 78-82-80-80—320
Willie Macfarlane 77-81-78-84—320
James Fogertey 82-79-79-81—321
George Schnieter 77-84-79-81—321
Johnny Farrell 77-79-84-82—322
Phil Turnesa 77-82-82-81—322
a-Charlie Yates 77-79-84-82—322
a-Maurice McCarthy Jr. 79-81-81-83—324
Felix Serafin 80-79-81-84—324
George Von Elm 81-74-83-86—324
Walter Kozak 81-78-81-85—325
Kanekichi Nakamura 82-79-78-86—325
Jack Gordon 75-79-87-87—328
Johnny Golden 79-81-86-86—332
a-Earl Stokes Jr. 76-80-93-85—334

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