USGA Senior Amateur History

Nelson Mandela is freed

Iraqi forces seize control of Kuwait, U.S. Forces Deploy

Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, quits

1990

Jackie Cummings, 55, holed a six-foot downhill birdie putt on the 16th hole and defeated Bobby Clark, 3 and 2, at Desert Forest Country Club, in Carefree, Arizona. Cummings, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, went ahead with a par 4 on the 10th hole, and won the 15th hole with a par, then closed out the match by scoring the only birdie of his round on the 16th hole.

On his route to the final, Cummings defeated Clarence Moore, of Winnsboro, South Carolina, the 1988 champion, 2 and 1 in the quarter-finals, and won his semi-final match over Rick Jones, from Youngstown, Ohio, by 3 and 2.

Clark, 56, of Asheville, North Carolina, was extended to the 18th hole or beyond in two of his five matches. His toughest match was against Joe Simpson, of San Diego, California, the 1989 finalist, whom he defeated on the 21st hole. Bo Williams, of Ocala, Florida, the defending champion, was runner-up, at 151, after 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, but lost in the first round of match play.