Cedar Falls | Inducted 1991 | Category: Amateur Golfer
In the history of golf in Iowa only 4 men; Joe Brown, Tom Chapman Jr., Jon Brown, and Mike McCoy have won more major tournaments than Bob Leahy of Cedar Falls. Leahy won 10 major tournaments over a 24 year span, starting with the Iowa Masters in 1953. He won the first of his three Iowa Amateur titles in 1954 at Davenport Country Club. He also won in 1956 at Hyperion Field Club and in 1957 at the Mason City Country Club. All three victories came in match play format. Leahy also won a second Iowa Masters title in 1957, the Tournament of Champions in 1959, 1961, and 1971 as well as the Northwest Amateur in 1958 and 1977.
1954, ’56, ‘57 Iowa Amateur Champion
1953, ‘57 Iowa Masters Champion
1958, ‘77 Northwest Amateur Champion
1959, ’61, ‘71 Tournament of Champions winner