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Stan Leonard

Born: February 2, 1915
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
Death: December 15, 2005
Place of Death: Vancouver, British Columbia
Category: Golfer, professional
Inducted: 1972
Club Affiliations: Marine Drive Golf Club

Tackling professional golf with the same intensity of his amateur days, Stan Leonard's win at the 1940 CPGA championship was the first for a golfer from outside central Canada in nearly two decades. Leonard would capture seven more CPGA titles and win the PGA Tour'' Western Open, Greater Greensboro Open and Tournament of Champions.

Stan Leonard's Record:

International:

  • 1931 Low amateur Winner of Northwest Open
  • 1957 Greater Greensboro Open Champion
  • 1958 Tournament of Champions
  • 1960 Western Open Champion
  • 1952 Northwest Open Champion

National:

  • 1960 Canadian Match Play Open Champion
  • 1956 Canadian Professional Golfers Match Play Champion
  • Canadian Professional Golfers' Champion: 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961 
  • Low Canadian professional, Canadian Open: 1945, 1950-1952, 1955, 1958-1960 

Provincial:

  • British Columbia Amateur Champion: 1932, 1935 
  • British Columbia Open Champion: 1947, 1949-1950, 1954, 1961 
  • Alberta Open Champion: 1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1947, 1949-1950, 1955 
  • Saskatchewan Open Champion: 1950, 1955 
  • 1955 Tied for first place in Labatt Open, but lost in an extra hole playoff.
  • 1945 Runner-up in Alberta Open

Other items of note:

  • Member of Canadian Hopkins Trophy Team six times.
  • Member of Canada Cup Team nine times
  • Member of British Columbia Willingdon Cup Team six times.
  • Leonard was posthumously awarded the BC PGA's Lifetime Award on October 11, 2006.
  • Stan Leonard won a total of forty-four tournaments during his career.
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