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WAYS GOLF GIVEs BACKJune 23, 2018 

WGC GC hosted the 6th MAK-A-THON 100 Holes of Golf yesterday. 42 golfers played in this year’s event in which each golfer played 100 holes to help raise funds for the Mark A. Kreusch Memorial Fund. 

Each golfer played a total of 5 rounds (two balls on two par 3’s each round for 20 holes a round) in their own cart. 

The event is a laid back, fun environment with unique aspects like a break-the-glass contest and kids with surprise water guns to help cool off participants. The MAK Fund is in memory of Mark Kreusch who tragically passed away at the age of 4 after a boating accident in 2007. 

To learn more about the MAK-A-THON 100 Holes of Golf and the MAK Fund visit www.markkreusch.com.  

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SYCAMORE CREEK TO HOST MASTERS MONDAY 
The second Masters Event of the year will be held this Monday at Sycamore Creek CC.  These 18 Hole Stroke Play events award prizes by age division with both Low Gross and Low Net scores being recognized.

Review information for Monday's 1pm Shotgun 
HOW DID OUR QUALIFIERS FINISHED IN THE US OPEN? 
Of the five who qualified, only two made the cut.  Amateur, Will Grimmer, our Sectional Medalist continued his strong play through the first two rounds but slipped with weekend rounds of 78 and 80 to finish in 66th position.  

Dylan Meyer who recently turn professional after a stellar collegiate career at Illinois finished in a tie for 20th.  Review article on his play

Tour veteran Brain Stuard, Web.com player, David Gazzolo and soon to be Ball State Senior, Timothy Wiseman (a) all missed the cut.   

It was nice to see Tony Finau, who played in our Springfield Sectional on multiple occasions, play so well. He was in the last group on Sunday and finished alone in 5th position.

Visit the US Open Website
Review all the Photos from the Springfield Qualifier
Visit the our Sectional Website
Recap of the DDWGA Twin Best Ball

             Scores/Results                 Photos

 

A WARM/HOT Day greated the contestants of the 2018 Twin Best Ball held on Monday, June 18 at Miami Valley Golf Club. Despite the temperatures play went off without a hitch and completed on schedule

 

Thanks to all who played and the members and staff at Miami Valley Golf Club for their hospitality.  Thanks also to all the players who took part in the Raffle for Golf and 50/50 Split the pot with the proceeds going to the DDWGA Scholarship Fund.  The total raised from these two activities was $415.  


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EMBRACING BUNKER IMPERFECTIONS 

Bunkers play a prominent role in golf. They provide strategy, challenge and aesthetic beauty and are a topic of many spirited and enjoyable discussions after a round. 

The earliest bunkers were naturally occurring areas of bare sand scattered throughout the links landscape. They were rough and rugged places, scoured by wind and filled with footprints and clumps of vegetation.

Over time, bunkers became formalized and golfer expectations for bunker playability increased. Today, the bunkers at most golf courses are intensively maintained and account for a large part of the maintenance budget. 

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LOCALS PLAY WELL IN WOMEN'S Ohio SR AM 
Suzi Spolteson, defended her title at the 20th Ohio Senior Women's Amateur Championship held this week at Quail Hollow CC. 

Ladies from our area had strong finishes as well.  Coming in second place was Cathy Jefferson, winning the First Flight was Cynthia Pratt, coming in second in the second flight was Trish Bradley and coming in second in the Super Senior was Marla Flinn.  

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VOLUNTEER FOR THE US WOMEN'S & MEN'S AM  

Last Year, Sophia Shubert's road to winning the US Women's Amateur started at Walnut Grove when she fired a 2 under par 70 to tie for 5th and go onto the US Women's Amateur where she qualified for Match Play and then won six matches on her way to becoming 2017 Champion.  It's an understatement to say her life changed as she played on the US Curtis Cup team and also in this weeks Celebration of Champions at Shinnecock Hills just before the US Open.  

As a walking scorer, spotter or timing volunteer you can be apart of our games next great story by being involved.  

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References
MVGA Men's Interclub Website with Standings
MVGA Twitter Account - @MiamiValleyGolf 
MVGA Facebook Account - https://www.facebook.com/MVGolf/  
Ohio Golf Journal for June
uPCOMING EVENTS & dEADLINES
June 4 US Open Sectional Springfield CC Review
June 18DDWGA Twin Best BallMiami Valley Detail
June 25 Masters Event 2Sycamore Creek Detail
July 12 Women's US Am Q Walnut Grove  Detail 
July 16 Men's US Am QMoraine Detail 
July 17-20Women's Match Play Beavercreek Detail 
July 26-29 Metropolitan (Men and Ladies)Sugar Valley Detail 

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