Four local guys beat back a slew of players from across the state — and several other states plus Canada, too — to earn spots in the United States Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Golf Club, August 18-24.
Ross Beal of Uniontown fired a sizzling 6-under par to take medalist honors for the 36 holes, which was split between Fowlers Mill GC and Legend Lake CC. Jeff Malette of Canton posted a solid 2-under par to finish second. Three players tied for third at even par, forcing a playoff for the final two spots, which was won by Mac McLaughlin of Shaker Heights and Zach Glassman of Highland Heights.
QUALIFIED FOR U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Ross Beal, Uniontown, OH 67 L – 70 F = 137
Jeff Mallette, North Canton, OH 75 L – 66 F = 141
Mac McLaughlin*, Shaker Heights, OH 72 F – 71 L = 143
Zach Glassman*, Highland Heights, OH 71 L – 72 F = 143
1st & 2nd Alternates
Christopher Robertson, Rittman, OH 72 F – 71 L = 143
Daniel Grincewicz Westlake, OH 75 F – 69 L = 144
Congratulations guys, and good luck at Pinehurst! Complete results for all players are here.