FTSG Local Golf News for July 17th
Make Your Selections for the MetroPOLITAN Contest


Begun in 2014, the MVGA Metropolitan Contest it a great way to be a part our Annual Amateur Championship which celebrates it's 98th playing this year at Yankee Trace.

Select your favorite local amateurs to compete for a chance to win Personalized Golf Balls. 

FREE to enter!

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British Open TV Times
Today, Saturday, July 17
  • Golf Channel: 5 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • NBC: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, July 18

  • Golf Channel: 4 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • NBC: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Metropolitan Preview


The Dayton Amateur, now commonly referred to as the Metropolitan, began in 1919. The 98th playing of the championship is taking place at Yankee Trace Golf Club, using the the Heritage & Legend nines on July 22-25. Yankee Trace will play as a par-72 and will play just over 7000 yards.

The format of the championship is 72 holes of Stroke Play, with cuts after 36 holes.

The field for the tournament will consist of some of the best amateurs in the area but the champion from 2019 & 2020, Austin Schoonmaker, has turned professional and will not be able to defend his title. 

The field will consist of past champions Pete Betzold (2015), Pete Samborsky (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002), and Jeff Scohy (2010). Also, competing this year are Wright State's Nate Arnold, Peyton Houston, and Bryce Haney, as well as University of Dayton's Ryan Clements.

Tee Times will be released early next week.

For Info and Past Results

Trivia Question: Who was the champion of the first playing of The Open Championship at Royal St George's, site of this years Open Championship in 1894?  (Answer at Bottom)
US Men's Am Qualifier RECAP

QualifiersThe Nipper Campbell designed, Moraine Country Club played as a challenge for the talented amateurs.

It was Indiana University's Drew Salyers who was awarded medalist with a 36-hole score of 138 (-4), followed by his teammate Clay Merchant carding a 36-hole score of 140 (-2). The 3rd qualifying position was awarded to Kevin O'Brien from Findlay, OH who followed with a 36-hole total of 141 (-1). Alternate positions were given to Mason Lenhart and Reid Bedell.

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Course_recorddsWithin the last few weeks, Austin Greaser and Bryce Haney have both set or tied course records.  

Bryce carded a 7-under 63 on the North Course at NCR CC tying the Course Record during the first round of the Club Championship this past weekend on his way to a victory.

Austin carded a 13-under 59 at Springfield Country Club on June 28, See Scorecard. Austin then went on to break another course record on this past Wednesday as he shot a 9-under 62 at a US Amateur Qualifier at Edgewood Country Club in Sissionville, WV.

Rules of Golf Question: May you move a loose impediment in a bunker?  (Answer at Bottom)
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2021 Tournament Schedule
5/3 - Spring BB - Troy - Results5/17 - Shamble - Urbana - Results
6/1 - Ohio Am Q - Results6/14 - Twin BB - CC of the North - Info
6/7 - US Open Final - Results8/3 - Tri City - NCR
7/8 - US W Am - Walnut Grove  - Results 8/30 - Fall Classic - Piqua  
7/12 - US M Am - Moraine - ResultsMASTERS 
7/22-25 - Metropolitan - Yankee Trace 5/24 - Walnut Grove - Results
8/9 - Mercedes Benz - Moraine  6/21 - Piqua - Results
8/23 - One Eye Open - Moraine 8/16 - Sugar Valley 
9/9-10 - Sr & Mid Am Metro - Troy 9/13 - CC of the North
9/23 - MVTI - CC of the North WOSGA (WOMEN)
10/11 - Celebration - Dayton CC 5/24-25 - State Sr - Kinsale - Powell
10/12-13 - Ohio IntraState - Moraine 6/7-9 - World Team - Alliance - Alliance 
6/28-7/1 - Am & Mid Am - Walnut Grove 
OHIO GOLF ASSOCIATION7/12-13 - Junior - Marion CC - Marion 
6/22-24 - Ohio Sr Am - Miami ValleyOWGA
7/26-30 - Ohio Am - Avalon Lakes  9/11-12 - State Park Champ - Hueston Wds
8/1-3 - Sr. Am Hall of Fame - Plum Brook 
8/23-25 - Ohio Mid Am - Sylvania LPGA AGA 
9/13-14 - Ohio Two Man - Worthington  

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  • Ohio's Best Public Courses
  • Caddying on the LPGA Tour
  • What you need to know about Royal St. Georges
  • Ben Curtis Reflects on his Open Championship win in 2003

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Trivia Question: Who was the champion of the first playing of The Open Championship at Royal St George's in 1894, site of this years Open Championship? 

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Rules of Golf Question: May you move a loose impediment in a bunker?

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