1946 Smiley Quick wins U.S. Amateur Public Links
In the first U.S. Amateur Public Links following a five-year break due to World War II, Smiley Quick won the 1946 championship with a 3-and-2 victory over Louis Stafford at Wellshire Golf Course in Denver, Colo. That same year, the 37-year-old Quick would finish tied for 26th in the U.S. Open and was the runner-up at the U.S. Amateur.