114th Ohio Amateur: Greaser romps in record-breaking fashion
Austin Greaser is having a hot summer
Austin Greaser, a freshman men's golfer at the University of North Carolina in 2019-20, shot a tournament record 18 under par over 72 holes to win the 2020 Ohio Amateur championship contested the last four days at the Columbus Country Club. The Vandalia, Ohio, native bested the previous Ohio Amateur record by two strokes. Ben Curtis set the mark at 16 under in 2000, when he won the second of his consecutive Ohio Amateur titles.
Greaser had two top-six finishes for the Tar Heels last season (second at the Turning Stone Invitational in Verona, N.Y., and sixth at Notre Dame). He won the 114th Ohio Amateur by eight strokes. Bryce Haney of Huber Heights, Ohio, was second at 10 under. Greaser made eight birdies and only one bogey for a 7-under-par 65 in Tuesday's opening-round and followed with 69-66-70 over the next three days to finish at 18 under 270. He made 19 birdies, two eagles and bogeys over the four rounds. He led by nine strokes heading into today's final round.
“It feels great,” Greaser said.” I’m honored to get my name on a trophy with the great names that have come out of Ohio.”
Greaser will compete in the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes before returning to UNC in the fall. He reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Inverness in Toledo. He qualified for the 2019 U.S. Amateur by sharing medalist honors at Moraine Country Club. He advanced to the second round in qualifying for the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2019.
Thanks to UNC Men's Golf and Bucky Albers of the Dayton Daily News for information used in this report.
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72-hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36
holes and an additional cut after 54. Must be a resident
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