Andra Kirkaldy

Andra Kirkaldy (14 Open top 10's)

1860 - 1934

Andrew Kirkaldy (18 March 1860 – 16 April 1934) was a Scottish professional golfer who played during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a frequent competitor in the Open Championship, finishing in the top-10 on 14 occasions. His best finish came in 1889when he was second. He tied for first place in the event but lost a playoff to Willie Park, Jr.

n his first Open Championship in 1879, Kirkaldy finished second to Jamie Anderson at the Old Course at St Andrews.[2] In the 1889 Open Championship at Musselburgh Links, he lost a playoff to Willie Park, Jnr.[3] In the 1891 Open Championship his brother Hugh beat him by two shots and he finished second alongside Willie Fernie.[4] In all, he placed in the top-10 14 times and the top-3 six times at the Open.

He died on 16 April 1934[5] and is buried in the Eastern Cemetery in St Andrews, south of the cathedral, near the main south-west entrance. His wife Annie McLeod Kirkaldy lies with him.