|Full name||Charles Crawford Hunter|
|Born||5 June 1836|
|Died||24 January 1921 (aged 84)|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||3rd: 1862|
Charles Crawford Hunter (5 June 1836 – 24 January 1921) was a Scottish professional golfer and greenskeeper. He was born at Prestwick, Scotland, and died there. He was the last survivor of those who took part in the first Open Championship in 1860. Over the course of his career, Hunter had seven top-10 finishes in the Open Championship.
Early life and family
1862 Open Championship
The 1862 Open Championship was the third Open Championship and was held at Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland, the site of the first 12 Open Championship tournaments, the first of which was in 1860. Hunter played steady golf, carding rounds of 60-60-58=178, and finished in third place. Tom Morris, Sr. won the Championship, shooting rounds of 52-55-56=163, and triumphed by the large margin of 13 strokes from runner-up Willie Park, Sr.
Employed by Prestwick Golf Club
Hunter was employed by Prestwick Golf Club as 'Keeper of the Green', and assisted as well with the early formation work for the neighbouring Royal Troon Golf Club, located just north of Prestwick, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Death and legacy
Results in The Open Championship
|The Open Championship||6||12||3||7||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T8||9||T9||NT||6||DNP||28|
Note: Hunter played only in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
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