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George Lyon

Full name: George Seymour Lyon
Gender: Male
Born: July 27, 1858 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 11, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Lambton Golf and Country Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Golf

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

George Lyon came to golf very late, preferring more athletic pursuits. His first love was cricket and in 1894 he made 234 not out, at the time a world record. He took up golf when he was 37-years-old but quickly became the top amateur in Canada. He won the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1898 and would win that title seven times eventually. He lost in the final of the 1906 US Amateur and in 1908 went to the semi-finals of the British Amateur. His athletic ability served him well for he was known for his unorthodox swing. His business career was in insurance and he served in the Canadian military with Queen’s Own Rifles and served at the Metis uprising in 1885.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank HU/TP S
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Qualifying 9T 169
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Qualifying Round One 6T 84
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Qualifying Round Two 13T 85
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Round One Match #10 1 5 & 4
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Round Two Match #5 1 11 & 9
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 5 & 4
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1 up
1904 Summer 45 St. Louis Golf Canada Final Round Match 1/2 1 3 & 2