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Somerville, Sandy '21 - Golf

His victory in the 1932 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship was said to have served notice that Canada had arrived on the international golf scene. Having finished a university sport career at the University of Toronto where he played both Football and Hockey, his rise in golf was meteoric winning six Canadian Amateurs Golf Championship between 1926 and 1937 finishing second on four other occasions. “a record of excellence” says Golf Canada “that may never be equaled”. To that end, Sandy Somerville was named Canada’s Athlete of the Year in 1932 and in 1950 he was rated by the Canadian Press as Canada's top golfer of the half century while also competing as one of the country’s top cricketers. Noted by many sport historians as one of the greatest Canadian athletes of all time, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1955), the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1985), the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (1971). 
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