Special Edition - From the Short Grass - US Open Sectional Preview
The Road to the US Open goes through Springfield

For the over 500 players who advanced through local qualifying and the over 400 others who are exempt, the second and final stage for U.S. Open hopefuls is this Monday, June 3rd.  There are twelve sectional qualifying sites.  The Springfield CC site administered by Miami Valley Golf, three international sites in Japan, Canada and England, and eight others in the U.S. 

Often referred to as "Golf’s Longest Day," sectional qualifiers are played over 36 holes in one day. These qualifiers are not only a test of skill, but also of endurance and mental fortitude. 

Spots are determined by the quantity and quality of the field.  This year there are 73 players competing for 5 qualifying positions at the Springfield Sectional.  

To View Past Recaps & Scores

To View Starting Assignments

To Follow the Scores

In most years, sectional qualifying produces nearly half of the 156-player field. Lucas Glover, the 2009 champion at Bethpage Black, remains the most recent sectional qualifier to win the U.S. Open. In 2005, Michael Campbell validated the USGA’s decision to add international qualifying sites by winning the championship at Pinehurst No. 2 after advancing from the Walton Heath sectional. Orville Moody (1969) is the most recent golfer to win the U.S. Open by enduring both stages of qualifying.

Back with us this year are past qualifiers, Will Grimmer (2018 & 2014), Dylan Meyer (2018), Brain Stuard, 2016 Zurich Classic Champion (2018, 2017, 2014 & 2013) Corey Conners, this years Valero Texas Open Champion (2017) and Nick Hardy (2016 & 2015)

Local Golfers Austin Greaser and Zach Crawford, both from Vandalia are in this years field.  Austin was the low qualifier out of the Lexington, KY site when he shot 67 to advance and Zach advanced out of the Powell, OH site.

Spectators are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

To follow along or for more information

Results of the 46th Ohio Junior World
The Ohio Junior World was contested this past Tuesday. 

Congratulations to all the contestants who played and thanks to NCR CC for hosting for the 46th year in a row.

Photos from the Day

Scores from the Day

Good Luck to the qualifiers as they head to San Diego in early July.
Ohio Amateur Qualifier was Tuesday
74 or better was the score it took to qualify for the 113th playing of the Ohio Amateur to be held July 9-12th at Moraine CC.  Ten players played off for the three alternate positions at 75.  Thanks to Dayton CC for their hospitality and good luck to all the qualifiers at the 113th Ohio Amateur.  

To View All the Scores
VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS Available - US Open SQ 
All volunteer positions have been confirmed for the US Open Sectional.  We all sorry, but not all those who submitted an application could be accommodated. 

Selected volunteers should have received an email on Thursday Night, but if not, you can review the Assignments Here

Each year our volunteers make a difference for our golf community and we could not do it without them!  

Thanks to all our volunteers!
Get a Girl Golfing Registration Now Open 
Kittyhawk will host on Friday, June 14th.

To honor Diana Schwab's memory, her commitment to junior girls golf, the DDWGA back in 2013 decided to continue on with the Get a Girl Golfing clinic to honor Diana Schwab's legacy.  

This  FREE event is intended to introduce young ladies to the game in a fun non threatening introductory manner. 

Clubs will be provided if golfers do not have their own.  Lunch will also be provided and the session runs from 9am to Noon.  

To register for the event through our friends at the First Tee of Greater Miami Valley
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Monday, May 20 - DDWGA Shamble - Sugar Valley - Results
Tuesday, May 28 - Ohio Am Qualifier - Dayton CC - Results
Tuesday, May 28 - Ohio Jr World - NCR CC - Results
Monday, June 3 - US Open Sectional  - Springfield  CC - Information  
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