1947 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1947 British Open was the 76th time this major was played, and the championship had its first Irish winner.

Winner: Fred Daly, 293

Where it was played: Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England

Tournament dates: July 2-4, 1947

Leader after first round: Laurie Ayton Jr. and Henry Cotton, 69

Leader after second round: Fred Daly, 143

Leader after third round: Henry Cotton, Fred Daly, Arthur Lees and Norman Von Nida, 221

Notable Notes: Fred Daly won his only major championship here, becoming the first Irish winner of the British Open. ... Daly took a four-stroke lead following a 70 in Round 2, but a third-round 78 dropped him back into a four-way tie for the lead following Round 3. ... Amateur Frank Stranahan came closing to holing out for an eagle on the par-4 last hole to force a playoff, but his ball stopped a foot from the cup. ... Stranahan and Reg Horne finished as runners-up, one stroke behind Daly.

Final Scores

Fred Daly 73-70-78-72—293
Reg Horne 77-74-72-71—294
a-Frank Stranahan 71-79-72-72—294
Bill Shankland 76-74-75-70—295
Dick Burton 77-71-77-71—296
Johnny Bulla 80-72-74-71—297
Henry Cotton 69-78-74-76—297
Sam King 75-72-77-73—297
Arthur Lees 75-74-72-76—297
Norman Von Nida 74-76-71-76—297
Charlie Ward 76-73-76-72—297
Jimmy Adams 73-80-71-75—299
Alf Padgham 75-75-74-76—300
Reg Whitcombe 75-77-71-77—300
Laurie Ayton Jr. 69-80-74-79—302
Fred Bullock 74-78-78-72—302
Norman Sutton 77-76-73-77—303
Vic Ghezzi 75-78-72-79—304
Alf Perry 76-77-70-81—304
Ernest Whitcombe 77-76-74-77—304
Dai Rees 77-74-73-81—305
Flory Van Donck 73-76-81-75—305
Alan Waters 75-78-76-77—306
John Burton 73-79-76-81—309
Harry Busson 80-76-71-83—310
John A. Jacobs 75-80-76-79—310
Ken Bousfield 78-76-79-78—311
Arthur Havers 80-76-79-76—311
Norman Quigley 79-77-76-79—311
Basil Shepard 78-78-77-78—311
T.E. Odams 80-76-79-77—312
William Anderson 74-81-80-79—314
Max Faulkner 78-76-81-79—314
Frank Jowle 75-80-80-79—314
W.B. Thomson 78-76-78-83—315
Jock Henderson 78-78-81-79—316
Tom Gardner 77-76-77-89—319
Bert Hodson 79-77-84-84—324
Doug McEwan 77-79-87-84—327

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