Youngstown’s Dennis Miller Nabs U.S. Open Spot


USGANorthern 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.

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