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Chandler Egan

Full name: Henry Chandler Egan
Gender: Male
Born: August 21, 1884 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5, 1936 in Everett, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Western Golf Association / Exmoor Country Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Related Olympians: Cousin of Walter Egan.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Prior to the emergence of Walter Travis and Jerry Travers, Chandler Egan was probably this country’s greatest amateur golfer He played in the 1904 Olympic tournament as the heavy favorite to win the individual title, having in that year already won both the U.S. and Western Amateurs. But he lost in the finals to the Canadian, George Lyon. Egan was also low man for the Western GA team which won the team event. In 1905, Egan repeated as U.S. Amateur champion. He would play in that tournament until 1910 when he moved to the west coast, but he returned to competition after World War I and continued playing in the Amateur until 1935 – 33 years after his first appearance. His last shot at winning came in 1929 when he went to the semi-finals before losing. In 1934, he was named to the Walker Cup team and remains the oldest American to ever play in that event. Among Egan’s other titles can be counted the 1902 NCAA Championship (team and individual) while at Harvard, four Western Amateurs, two California Amateurs, five Pacific Northwest Amateurs, and he was twice low amateur in the U.S. Open – in 1904 and 1906 (when he finished eighth overall). Egan moved to Oregon in 1910 where he ran an orchard business. However, his hobby became his main career – golf course architecture. He went into partnership with the famed architect Alistair Mackenzie, with whom he helped design and redesign several courses. Egan also assisted Jack Neville with some of the design of the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf Men's Team Western Golf Association-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank HU/TP S
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying 6T 166
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round One 16T 88
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round Two 1 78
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Round One Match #8 1 8 & 6
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Round Two Match #4 1 7 & 6
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 4 & 3
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Semi-Finals Match #1 1 4 & 3
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf United States Final Round Match 1/2 2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Final Standings 1 165
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round One 1 81
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round Two 1 84
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