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Walter Egan

Full name: Walter Eugene Egan
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Born: June 2, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12, 1971 in Monterey, California, United States
Affiliations: Western Golf Association / Exmoor Country Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Related Olympians: Cousin of Chandler Egan.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Walter Egan was the older cousin of the more renowned Chandler Egan. But Walter was quite a golfer in his own right. Egan first played in the U.S. Amateur in 1899, losing in the first round. In his next appearance he made it to the finals where he was slated to play Walter Travis. But the finals were postponed for a week due to the assassination of President McKinley. Egan, a Harvard student, had to return to Cambridge to take some exams, did not play for an entire week, and lost to Travis in the finals, 5 & 4. In that tournament, Egan played the new, wound Haskell ball, one of the first players to use the ball which quickly replaced the old gutta percha models. Walter Egan was frustrated by his cousin in many attempts to win major titles. But in 1903, Walter beat Chandler to win the Western Amateur championship. Walter Egan also lost in the finals of that event in 1902 and 1905 – to Chandler Egan. Egan eventually joined Chandler in Monterey, California, where they both played their golf at Cypress Point Golf Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual United States USA 16T
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf Men's Team Western Golf Association-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying 4T 165
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round One 1T 80
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round Two 13T 85
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf United States Round One Match #11 2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Final Standings 1 180
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round One 1 91
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round Two 1 89