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  The 1911 US Amateur Championship took place at the Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y. and is known for being the first American championship to go beyond 36 holes, resulting in an eventful playoff between reigning British Amateur golf champion Harold Hilton, and his lesser-known American opponent, Fred Herreshoff. The two surged ahead of a notable field of former Amateur champions that included Francis Ouimet, Walter Travis, Jerry Travers, Charles B. MacDonald, Robert Gardner and William Fownes.

After defeating Chick Evans in the semi-finals, Herreshoff stunned viewers by wiping out Hilton's six shot lead in the final round. The two golfers faced off in an unforgettable overtime match that resulted in a freakish and controversial shot on the 37th hole by Hilton that ricocheted from a rock onto the green, causing Herreshoff to lose his composure, top his shot and lose the tournament.
Walter Travis 

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