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Peter Fernie (born c. 1861) was a Scottish professional golfer who played in the late 19th century. Fernie had one top-10 finish in the 1884 Open Championship where he tied for ninth place with Jack Kirkaldy.[1]

Early life

Fernie was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, c. 1861. He was the younger brother of Willie Fernie.

1884 Open Championship

The 1884 Open Championship was held 3 October at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Jack Simpson won the Championship by four strokes, ahead of runners-up Willie Fernie and Douglas Rolland.[2]

This was the first Open Championship to be played at Prestwick after it had been extended from 12 to 18 holes in 1882. The contest was still over 36 holes but consisted of two 18-hole rounds rather than three 12-hole rounds.[2]

Conditions were difficult with a strong wind. Simpson, one of the early starters, had the best score in both rounds and was the surprise winner. Fernie and Rolland were joint second and shared the second and third prizes.[2]


Fernie's date of birth, as well as his date of death, are unknown.

Results in The Open Championship

Note: Fernie played only in The Open Championship.

DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10

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