boston.com News your connection to The Boston Globe

Stan Leonard, 90, Canadian golfer in Hall of Fame

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Stan Leonard, a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame who won three times on the PGA Tour, died Dec. 15 of heart failure, the Canadian PGA said. He was 90.

He won the Greater Greensboro Open in 1957, the Tournament of Champions a year later, and got his third and last PGA Tour victory in the 1960 Western Open.

He had three top-10 finishes in 12 Masters appearances and took the Canadian PGA Championship an unprecedented eight times from 1940 to 1961.

Mr. Leonard won six amateur titles and 40 professional tournaments across Canada. He became a Hall of Famer in 1972.

He leaves his wife of 65 years, Chris, and a daughter, Linda.

A private family service was planned for this week. A public memorial service will be held today at Marine Drive Golf Club, where Mr. Leonard was a longtime member and head pro from 1940 to 1955.

SEARCH THE ARCHIVES
 
Today (free)
Yesterday (free)
Past 30 days
Last 12 months
 Advanced search / Historic Archives