- Harvie Ward
Edward Harvie Ward, Jr. (
December 8, 1925– September 4, 2004) was an American amateur golfer. He is best known for winning both the U.S. Amateur(twice) and the British Amateur.
Ward's win in the
British Amateurcame in 1952 (he finished runner-up in 1953) and his consecutive U.S. Amateurwins came in 1955 and 1956. He also won several other amateur events including the Canadian Amateur, making him one of two golfers to win the U.S., British, and Canadian Amateurs (the other is Dick Chapman). He finished runner-up in the 1952 Western Amateur. He also won the North Carolina Opencompeting against the professionals.
Ward played on three winning
Walker Cupteams (1953, 1955, 1959), winning all six of his matches.
In 1957, Ward lost his amateur status for accepting expenses from sponsors for golf tournaments. The ruling is reversed in 1958.
Ward played in 19 professional majors. In 11
Masters Tournamentappearances, he finished in the top 10 twice (4th in 1957 and tied for 8th in 1955), in the top 25 five times, and only missed two cuts. In the U.S. Open, he made the cut in five of eight appearances, including a tie for 7th in 1955.
Ward was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1965, [ [http://www.ncshof.org/inductees_detail.php?i_recid=129 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame profile] ] the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association - Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1981, [ [http://www.thecgra.com/halloffame.html Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame members list] ] and the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame in 1996. [ [http://www.cybergolf.com/golf_news/carolinas_hall_of_fame_to_honor_two_professionals Carolinas Hall of Fame to Honor Two Professionals] ]
North and South Amateur
*1949 NCAA Division I Championship
British Amateur, Dogwood Invitational
North Carolina Open
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1358273,00.html Obituary]
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