Ohio Amateur winner Ryan Troyer (OGA photo)
FINDLAY, Ohio (July 16, 2016) -- For the first three rounds of the Ohio State Amateur, Ryan Troyer rode a roller coaster at Findlay Golf Club. He started two of the first three rounds with an eagle 3 on the par-5 first hole. And in the third round, the eagle was followed by four birdies and two bogeys for a front nine of 31 (he posted 67 on the day).
Heading into the final round with a four stroke lead, the Dover resident decided to ride the par train on Saturday, recording ten in a row before taking his only bogey of the day on the 11th.
"I just wanted to come out and play golf like I have the last three days and not think about it," Troyer told the AP. "However it does come into your mind. Some of those tucked pins you find yourself playing a little safe, which is fine."
Troyer, who just finished his junior year at Malone University, plans to turn pro later this summer. Before doing that, his name has been engraved on a trophy that has 2003 British Open winner Ben Curtis on it multiple times, as well as the King himself, Arnold Palmer.
Finishing in second place at 2-under was Brandon Puchinsky of North Lima. Another shot back was Taylor Suggs of Cininnati. Defending champion Joo-Young Lee, of Hilliard, finished tied for 12th at 6-over 286.
The top 20 finishers receive exemptions into the 2017 event.
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