October 1, 1993: Anne Quast Sander won her fourth U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and seventh USGA title. Only Bob Jones (9), Tiger Woods (9), Jack Nicklaus (8) and JoAnne Gunderson Carner (8) have won more USGA championships than Sander.
October 3, 1895: Before he became a well-known golf course architect, Charles Blair Macdonald won the inaugural U.S. Amateur. His 12-and-11 victory over Charles E. Sands at Newport (R.I.) Golf Club is tied for the largest winning margin in a USGA championship 36-hole final.
October 4, 1895: One day after Charles Blair Macdonald’s victory in the U.S. Amateur, Horace Rawlins beat nine other professionals and one amateur to win the inaugural U.S. Open at Newport (R.I.) Golf Club. The 21-year old was an English professional who was the assistant at the host course. With a score of 91-82—173, Rawlins claimed the $150 first prize, a gold medal and custody of the Open Championship Trophy for one year.