1914 Francis Ouimet Captures U.S. Amateur
Francis Ouimet of Boston, Mass., had made international news the prior year when he shocked England’s Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., to win the U.S. Open. The 21-year-old proved that was no fluke when he defeated four-time and defending champion Jerome Travers, 6 and 5, at Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester, Vt., to win the 1914 U.S. Amateur. Ouimet became the first player to win both the U.S. Open and Amateur titles. When he sealed his victory over Travers in the final on the 31st hole, Ouimet’s friends rushed toward him and carried the young Massachusetts champion back to the clubhouse to receive the Havemeyer Trophy.