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1923 - Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. wins his fourth consecutive Western Amateur title at Mayfield Country Club in Cleveland. It's his record eighth overall triumph in the championship.

1928 - Abe Espinosa wins the Western Open at the North Shore Country Club in Illinois. He becomes the first Hispanic-American to win a significant American professional championship.

Leo Diegel wins his third Canadian Open title by two strokes over Walter Hagen, Macdonald Smith, and Archie Compston at Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto.

1956 - Kathy Cornelius defeats Barbara McIntire in a playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open.

1968 - Dan Sikes wins the Minnesota Golf Classic.

1969 - Billy Casper wins the Alcan Golfer of the Year championship.

1974 - Bobby Nichols finishes at 10-under-par 270 to win the Canadian Open by four strokes over John Schlee and Larry Ziegler.

1981 - Jerry Pate wins the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic by two strokes over Tom Kite and Bruce Lietzke.

1985 - Phil Blackmar defeats Jodie Mudd and Dan Pohl in a playoff to win the Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.

Pat Bradley edges Jane Geddes by one stroke to win the du Maurier Classic.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Lee Elder wins the Merrill Lynch Commemorative.

1991 - Billy Ray Brown wins a playoff over Corey Pavin and Rick Fehr to claim the Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Payne Stewart cruises to a nine-stroke victory in the TNT Dutch Open. Per Ulrik Johansson and Bernhard Langer share runner-up honors.

Juli Inkster edges Caroline Keggi by one stroke to capture the Welch's Championship.

1996 - John Cook wins the CVS Charity Classic by three strokes over Russ Cochran.

Mark McNulty wins the TNT Dutch Open by one stroke over Scott Hoch.

Walter Morgan finishes at 11-under-par 205 to capture the Ameritech Senior Open by two strokes over John Bland.

Vicki Fergon finishes at 12-under-par 276 for a four-stroke Michelob Light Classic victory over Pat Hurst and Patti Liscio.


Frank Lickliter, PGA Tour member, was born in Middletown, Ohio, in 1969.

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