1912 Birthday Of John Fischer
1936 U.S. Amateur Champion,Cincinnati native Johnny Fischer made a career-long habit of playing his best golf when it mattered most. He won the 1932 NCAA individual championship, then contested at match play, by making birdies on three of the last four holes to win, 2 and 1. In the 1936 U.S. Amateur at Garden City (N.Y.) Golf Club, Fischer beat Chick Evans and Johnny Goodman on his way to the final, but trailed Scotland’s Jack McLean by one hole with three to play. Fischer halved the 34th hole with a stymie, then managed to birdie the last two holes in regulation and the first hole in sudden death to win in 37 holes. At the 1938 Walker Cup, Fischer was 4 down to Leonard Crawley after the first 18 holes, but made seven consecutive threes beginning at the 26th hole to prevail, 3 and 2.