Northern Ohio PGA pro Dennis Miller from Mill Creek Golf Course in Youngstown qualified yesterday for the 112th U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club on June 11-17, 2012.
Miller shot an even par score for the 36-hole qualifier with rounds of 71 at Scioto CC and 70 at Ohio State Scarlet Course to get in a four player playoff for three spots. On the 4th playoff hole, Miller’s putt hung on the lip for 5 seconds before dropping in to grab his spot in the U.S. Open! [See the Golf Channel video of the playoff putt here.]
Pro Tim Ailes of Lewis Center missed gaining a spot in that very same playoff by a single shot, finishing at 1-over par for the day after a great comeback in the afternoon with a round of 68 at the tough Scarlet course.
Elyria Country Club pro Jake Scott of Strongsville, Ohio finished at +9 in a tie for 75th after rounds of 76 at Scioto CC and 74 OSU Scarlet, while Dwayne Randall finished at +17. Complete Columbus Sectional scores here.
At the Springfield, Ohio Sectional, none of the local players earned one of the two spots available, which required a sizzling score of 8-under par to earn. Complete Springfield Sectional scores here.