Who Was The Masters Golf Tournament® Champion of 1948? #MastersMonday

    By Jazzy Morgan

    The Masters Tournament® has a long-lived legacy as one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. Starting back in 1934 and progressing on today, Augusta National® has seen many champions walk onto its course.

    These Green Jacket Champions are nothing short of legendary and as we count down to The Masters® 2018, we will uncover the story behind them all.

    Augusta National Masters Tournament

    Claude Harmon

    Born in Savannah, Georgia, Harmon proved himself in the world of golf early on when he qualified for the U.S. Amateur at the age of 15. He had a successful career, which included being a semi-finalist in the PGA Championship three times and finishing third at the 1959 U.S. Open, which was held at his home course, Winged Foot, to which he became the head professional of the course later in his career. Harmon also worked as the Winter Professional at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida and as the head professional at Thunderbird Country Club in Palm Springs, California, where he worked for over 10 years.

    1948 Masters Tournament

    During the 1948 Masters Golf Tournament, Claude Harmon shot a 279 tying the tournament record set by Ralph Guldahl in 1939. Harmon finished five strokes ahead of runner-up Cary Middlecoff, setting his own record of largest margin of victory for the tournament. In front of over 10,000 spectators, Harmon collected a $2,500 price and later in his career reveled over his only major victory throughout his career.

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     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

    Kristen Doolan

    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.