Butler High School sophomore advances in U.S Open golf qualifying


Butler High School’s Austin Greaser is one step away from the U.S. Open.

Greaser, 16, advanced Thursday at a local qualifying tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.

»PREVIOUS COVERAGE: 4 players with Dayton ties advance in 2016 U.S. Open qualifying

And he did in style.

Greaser birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to card a 1-under-par 71 and reach a nine-man playoff for the final four spots. The sophomore then birdied the first playoff hole to advance.

Six players in the field of 102 Thursday advanced to U.S. Open sectionals on June 5, which will finalize the field for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course on June 15-18. One of the 10 sectional tournament sites in the U.S. is Springfield Country Club.

Three other area players — Andrew Dorn (West Chester Twp.), Ben Sattler (Liberty Twp.) and Andy Mayhew (Oakwood High School) advanced from local qualifying May 15 at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati.

A total of 8,979 golfers across the country entered local qualifying tournaments.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Alaskan woman sets world powerlifting record
Alaskan woman sets world powerlifting record

A woman from Alaska set a squat world record by lifting 603 pounds during the World Open Powerlifting Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic on Friday, KTUU reported. Natalie Hanson of Bethel, competing in the 185-pound class, shattered the mark of 591 pounds set by Kozlova Olena of the Ukraine in 2014. A video clip posted by the International...
MAC showdown photo gallery: Marion Local vs. Coldwater
MAC showdown photo gallery: Marion Local vs. Coldwater

It’ll be recorded as a 33-0 Marion Local blowout of Coldwater, but Friday’s Division VI, Region 24 regional high school football playoff regional final at Sidney was much more. It was the first time the Midwest Athletic Conference powers had played in the postseason. Marion Local (13-0) advances to a Week 14 state semifinal against Findlay...
Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Brian Hill
Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Brian Hill

Joe Mixon is no longer the Cincinnati Bengals running back with the most impressive college stats after the team signed Brian Hill off the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on Tuesday. A fifth-round pick of the Falcons, Hill gives the Bengals depth in the backfield after Jeremy Hill elected to have season-ending ankle surgery...
Bowling: Hefelfinger, 85, turns back the clock, rolls 279 game
Bowling: Hefelfinger, 85, turns back the clock, rolls 279 game

Family and friends are a given, but Gene Hefelfinger has something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The 85-year-old Phillipsburg bowler surpassed his 180 average by almost 100 pins with a 279 game in the Church Fellowship League at Thunderbowl Lanes on Monday. Hefelfinger, who has been on the lanes for seven decades, finished with a 223-226-279&mdash...
Outdoors: Deer gun season should find large, healthy herd

When Ohio’s deer hunters head out into the field Nov. 27 — opening day of the deer gun season — they might not realize there is something going on in the background. When they plunk down their money to buy a hunting license and deer permit, they are financing a sophisticated web of wildlife officers, supervisors, technicians, experts...
More Stories