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FTSG Local Golf News for August 13
junior girls to meet annika on august 23th

Annika_Foundation_ClinicIn advance of the US Senior Women’s Open, the ANNIKA Foundation will be hosting a complementary clinic at NCR Country Club for Young Lady Golfers on Tuesday, August 23rd from 11am to 3pm.  

Lunch, Instruction, and a Clinic from Annika Sorenstam are all on the schedule!

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austin wins western amateur

By Joe Spilker, Dittoe Public Relations for the Western Golf Association 

Greaser-Desch_UploadOne year ago, Austin Greaser proved he belonged on amateur golf’s biggest stages by making a run to the semifinals of the Western Amateur.

On Saturday at Exmoor Country Club, just north of Chicago, he cemented his standing as one of the best players in the amateur game.

The 21-year-old from Vandalia, fought back from an early 2-down deficit in the final on Saturday, defeating Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, of Beccar, Argentina, 1 up to win the 120th Western Amateur Championship. The victory capped an improbable run that started when Greaser survived a seven-for-two playoff on Thursday to take the 15th of 16 match play spots.

“This is what you prepare for, this is what you practice for, this is what you dream of,” Greaser said. “I think I’m going to have to get some sleep before it hits me what happened this week, because I am exhausted.”

Greaser’s run in the 2021 Western Amateur at Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, ended in the semifinals when he ran into eventual champion Michael Thorbjornsen, of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He went on to finish second at the U.S. Amateur a few weeks later.

His 2022 Western Amateur almost ended on Thursday afternoon.

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Don't Miss Your Chance 

If you are interested in being a part of this Historic Event, now’s the time to get involved!  There is still a need for Course Marshal’s in a few locations throughout the Championship Week which is August 22 through 28 at NCR Country Club.  Don’t miss your chance to be involved with something special, have some fun and help make our golf community shine just a little bit brighter.

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Walnut_Grove_10Don’t miss your chance to gather three of your friends for a fun day of golf at Walnut Grove Country Club for the final DDWGA event of the 2022 season when the Annual Fall Classic is held on Monday, August 29th.

The format of play is 18 Holes, of 1 Net and 1 Gross Better Ball Play and play will begin with a 1pm shotgun start.

Teams consisting of four ladies representing the same club will be competing for an extra prize: a traveling trophy to be displayed at their club for the next year.

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Trophy_in_front_of_BackdropTickets for the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship are now available for purchase. Single Tickets are $30, Two Packs are $50 and good any one day. Juniors are Free with Ticketed Adult - Don't miss your chance to walk with the Legends of the Women's Game! 

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How did our Qualifiers Do at the US Women's Am?

All_QualifiersOf the five ladies that qualified at Walnut Grove, four started play in the 122nd US Women’s Amateur, which plays through Sunday at Chambers Bay in Washington State.  Our Qualifier from Mexico, Vania Simont, did not play and our First Alternate, Savannah Grewal then took our fifth position in the field.

In the Stroke Play Qualifying, to determine who from the 156 player field, would receive one of the 64 seeds in Match Play, all but Crystal Wang made it to Match Play.  Crystal finished the two rounds of stroke play at five over par, missing the playoff for the final six seeds by just one shot.  The rest of our four players, Annabelle Pancake, Mia Hammond, Savannah Grewal and Aneka Seumanutafa won their first-round matches, Aneka defeated the defending champion and 2021 Walnut Grove Qualifier, Jensen Castle.

In the round of 32, Mia Hammond from New Albany, defeated fellow Walnut Grove Qualifier, Savannah Grewal, 1 up.  Annabelle Pancake won her match 4 & 3 and Aneka Seumanutafa won her match 3 & 2.

All three of our remaining golfers lost in the round of 16, Annabelle to Catherine Rao, Aneka to Saki Baba and Mia to Lauren Lehigh. 

The Semi Final and Final Matches will be on Golf Channel this weekend.

Thanks to all the Members and Staff at Walnut Grove for hosting our Qualifier and we look forward to being with you again next year! 

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US Amateur Championship Starts Monday  


We have three area Golfers in the 312-player field in this year’s US Amateur that starts on Monday at Ridgewood and Arcola Country Clubs in Paramus, NJ.  Western Amateur Champion, and last year’s US Amateur Runner Up,  Austin Greaser tees off at 8:13am off of the 10th Tee at Arcola CC, the co-host course for the Stroke Play Portion.  Jordan Gilkison, this year’s Ohio Open Champion, tees off at 9:06am also at Arcola and Former UD Golfer Domenic Maricocchi tees off at 8:12am on the Ridgewood Links.  Competitors will play the other course for their second round of the stroke play qualifying to determine the 64 players who advance to Match Play that begins on Wednesday.

Best of Luck to our Locals Lads!

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The final Masters Event of the 2022 Season gets underway on Monday with a 1pm shotgun at Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown. 

Best of Luck to all our Competitors! 

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Course Renovation Seminar

Course_Renovation_SeminarA half-day seminar to provide golf course decision makers the information and tools they need to plan and execute a successful course renovation will be held September 28, 2022 at Westwood Country Club in Rocky River, Ohio. Conducted by the Northern Ohio Golf Association, United States Golf Association (USGA) and American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the seminar will help facilities get the most out of on-going and upcoming renovation projects.

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