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Ned Sawyer

Full name: Daniel Edward "Ned" Sawyer
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1882 in Pine Island, Minnesota, United States
Died: July 5, 1937 in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Western Golf Association / Chicago Golf Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In this century's first decade, "Ned" Sawyer was a golfing Alydar to Chandler Egan's Affirmed. Sawyer was one of the top golfers in the country but he always seemed to run afoul of Egan, who usually beat him in the top tournaments. Still, Sawyer was not without his titles. As a member of the Chicago Golf Club he played for the Western GA team which took the 1904 Olympic gold medal. He also won the 1906 Western Amateur and the 1920 Metropolitan Amateur. In the U.S. Amateur, Sawyer had an enviable record but could never quite pull off the victory. He lost in the finals in 1905 to Egan, lost in the quarter-finals in 1907, lost again to Egan in the 1909 quarter-finals, and later would lose to the likes of Chick Evans, Bob Gardner, and Jess Sweetser. Ned Sawyer also finished second once in the Western Amateur, in 1904 to Chandler Egan. Sawyer later moved to New York where he played out of the Siwanoy Country Club and worked for a large manufacturing company.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual United States USA 5T
1904 Summer 22 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 22 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying 9T 169
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round One 24T 90
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round Two 2 79
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf United States Round One Match #4 1 8 & 7
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf United States Round Two Match #2 1 2 & 1
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf United States Quarter-Finals Match #1 2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Final Standings 1 168
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round One 1 83
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round Two 1 85