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Final Scores: 1933 NSW Open

JIM FERRIER claimed the first of his four NSW Open Close Championships at The Lakes in October, 1933. 

At only 18 years old, and to the delight of the crowds, Ferrier did the almost unthinkable by breaking the course record twice on an exciting final day, swooping from five shots back.

After opening with consecutive rounds of 77, the brilliant Manly youngster followed up his magnificent third round of 69 with a slashing afternoon final round of 68, helping him to victory over the defending champion, VS Richardson.

The Sydney Sun on the day reported Ferrier’s exploits, especially his morning round, as “superb and practically faultless.”

It wasn’t all over though, and the excitement came thick and fast over the final 18 holes.

Challengers included the inaugural champion, Charlie Gray, who carded a final round 70, while (William) Bill Bolger went out in four-under 32 to heap the pressure early. Sadly bogeys on the back nine saw him come unstuck, and his final round two-under 70 not enough.

Ferrier held his nerve to claim victory despite a couple of loose shots coming home with enough of a buffer in the end to cruise to a four-shot win. 

The young Championship was growing in popularity, and Ferrier’s exploits captivated the crowd who had made the trek out to the newly crafted Lakes layout at Kingsford. 

PosPlayerClub/ RepR1R2R3R4Tot+/-
1Jim FerrierManly7777 69 682913
2VS Richardson7574 71752957
3W Bolger8075 72 702979
4C Gray747678 7029810
5T Heard7875 727530012
6AN Waterson7875747430113
7DG Soutar7574797530315
AW East787578 7230315
F Eyre7775757630315
10LM Kelly798073 7230416
W McKenzie7480777330416
J Petterson 7279738030416
13PF Hughes7878 698030517
14T Bourke78 72778030719
15WJ Clarke808076 7230820
16W Campbell8176757730921
AC Howard7877787630921
FWG Bell8176787430921
19TE Howard7779767831022
JH Cohen7881757631022
21A Thompson8175787831224
EL Apperly8074788031224
F Popplewell7677807931224
24WH Hattersley8375767931325
25K Clarke8379767831628
CH Fawcett7878817931628
27C Booth8278807731729
A downs7779788331729
29G Thompson7877808331830
PS Jones Jnr8076847831830
31W Thompson8380787831931
32CC Ruwald8775788032032
RP Davidson7883817832032
34W Ginman8179818032133
JH Craig7683857732133
H Morrison8085777932133
37C Campbell8379847632234
FG Murdoch8180837832234
39JD Spence8681817532335
40V James8581738532436
TS Mackay8581947433446
42JH Campbell8581798032537
43C Glancey8580778432638
44AH Wilson8478838232739
45W Corry7986838132941
AC Black8280858232941
LT Stuart9084807532941
W Longworth8287808032941
49WR Dobson8182818633042
50AE Andrews8283818533143
J Bassett8285838133143
AV Miller8085868033143
53JM Banks8184878133345
54R Wilson8286828433446
55NJ Bassingthwaighte8687818133547
56L Saxby8782858233648
C Robinson7793818533648
AN Brown8388828333648
59JHB Brown8687818433850
60G Capel8784818733951
OD Meares8486868333951
62R Clark8679869334456
M Lawson8985818934456
S Thomas8987868234456
65H Mullard8488878634557
66W Morton9281918334759
G Carter8390849034759
68A Marshall8790828934860
69AN Yuille8787949336173
70SG Robins8585939335668
71R Baxter9693878836476

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