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Gary Cowan

Born: October 28, 1938
Category:
Amateur Golfer
Inducted:
1972
Club Affiliations:
Rockway Golf Club, Westmount Golf & Country Club, Deer Ridge Golf Club

There are very few accomplishments in amateur golf that have eluded Gary Cowan. His record includes one Canadian Amateur Championship, two U.S. Amateur Championships, low amateur at the Canadian Open and the Master Tournament, and medallist at the World Amateur Team Championship. In international play, he was a fierce competitor, representing Canada nineteen times in tournaments from Brazil to Japan.

Gary Cowan’s Record:

International:

  • 1966 Winner United States Amateur Championship
  • 1971 Winner United States Amateur Championship
  • 1964 Low Amateur in Masters
  • 1971 North and South Amateur Champion

Teams:

  • 1960 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member
  • 1962 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member (2nd place)
  • 1962 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Individual Title
  • 1964 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member (2nd place)
  • 1965 America’s Cup Canadian Team Member (Winning Team)
  • 1971 New Zealand Centennial Trophy Tournament Canadian Team Member (Winning Team)
  • 1981 Simon Bolivar Trophy Tournament (winner with Doug Roxburgh)

National:

  • 1956 Winner Canadian Junior Championship
  • 1961 Winner Canadian Amateur Championship

Provincial:

  • 1956 Winner Ontario Junior Championship
  • 1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984 Winner Ontario Amateur Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • Named the Canadian Male Amateur of the Century
  • Low Medalist in the World Amateur Team Championships in 1962
  • Participated in 8 Masters from 1962-1973
  • Elected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1967

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