Plays sub-par golf

Here’s a brief article from the August 31 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star about a golfer who had a good front nine at the U.S. national amateur golf championship.

(Aside: it’s fascinating that “sub-par” is good in golf, but bad when used in any other context.)

Jack Westland (1904-1982) wound up qualifying for the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur championship and then made it to the quarterfinals. He eventually won the tournament in 1952.

When not golfing, he was a politician: he served in the House of Representatives in the state of Washington as a Republican for six terms from 1952 to 1964. He voted in favour of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, and 1964.

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