|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Samuel Urzetta|
March 19, 1926|
Rochester, New York
April 8, 2011
East Rochester, New York
|College||St. Bonaventure University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T12: 1956|
|U.S. Open||T29: 1951|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968|
Urzetta attended St. Bonaventure University where he captained the basketball team and led the nation in free-throw shooting percentage as a junior. He was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame in 1969.
In 1950, Urzetta won the U.S. Amateur over Frank Stranahan. The match went a record 39 holes (scheduled for 36), a record that still stands (although tied in 2000). He played on the U.S. Walker Cup team in 1951 and 1953.
Urzetta turned professional in 1954 and played on the PGA Tour and then became the head professional at the Country Club of Rochester from 1956 to 1993. He was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Western New York Section of the PGA of America in 1986.
- Amateur wins 1
- Professional wins 2
- U.S. national team appearances 3
- References 4
this list may be incomplete
- 1948 Monroe Invitational, New York State Amateur
- 1949 Monroe Invitational
- 1950 Monroe Invitational, U.S. Amateur
- Western New York PGA (three times)
U.S. national team appearances
- Walker Cup: 1951 (winners), 1953 (winners)
- "Urzetta, 85, remembered as 'humble' champion".
- "1950 U.S. Amateur Champion Urzetta Dies".
- St. Bonaventure Mourns Passing of Sam Urzetta '50
- 1950 U.S. Amateur
- 1951 Walker Cup Match
- 1953 Walker Cup Match
- PGA - Western New York Section - Hall of Fame
- Western New York Section Hall of Fame profile