Golf: Dover’s Troyer wins Ohio Amateur Championship

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Ryan Troyer added another first-place trophy to his rapidly-growing collection on Saturday. The Dover native, who entered the final round of the Ohio Amateur Championship at the Findlay Country Club with a 3-shot lead, carded 16 pars, a birdie and...

Ohio Amateur: Findlay’s Brimley makes second cut

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer The pressure is off for Jon Brimley. Now he can really have some fun. Despite carding seven straight bogeys on his back nine during the third round of Friday’s Ohio Amateur Championship, Brimley made the 54-hole cut after shooting a 4-over 74...

Ohio Amateur: Troyer leads heading into final round

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer Being aggressive has paid dividends for Ryan Troyer through three rounds of the Ohio Amateur Championship at the Findlay Country Club. He won’t change a thing as the 54-hole leader. Troyer, with the help of a hot putter and long drives off...

Ohio Amateur: Brimley, Shoemaker still in the hunt

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Thursday’s second round of the Ohio Amateur Championship at Findlay Country Club was summed up in one word for most of the local competitors. It was a grind. But several golfers with area connections fought through windy conditions and fast...

Ohio Amateur: Miller, Petty working as a team

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Jacob Miller is used to helping out his fiancee, Kasey Petty, on the course since the University of Findlay assistant golf coach is Petty’s swing coach. For this week’s Ohio Amateur Championship at Findlay Country Club, Petty has been a...

Ohio Amateur: Shoemaker sitting among the leaders

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Playing from the rough and amongst the trees at Findlay Country Club often leads to trouble. Spencer Shoemaker found his way out of trouble multiple times during Wednesday’s first round of the Ohio Amateur Championship and turned it into one...

Ohio Amateur: Findlay’s Brimley in contention with 67

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Jon Brimley compared Findlay Country Club’s greens to glass on Wednesday. His first round of the Ohio Amateur Championship went pretty smoothly, too. Brimley, a Findlay resident who earned an exemption into the tournament as the reigning...

Ohio Amateur: Findlay Country Club adapts as tourney host

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER Most of the golfers in this week’s Ohio Amateur Championship at Findlay Country Club have the ability to overpower shorter and older golf courses. Jim Popa, executive director of the Ohio Golf Association, is hoping a couple changes to...

Ohio Amateur: Findlay golfers look to make mark

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER When it comes to golf, age really is just a number. Just ask Findlay’s John Zitkovic and Spencer Shoemaker. Zitkovic, 59, a 1975 Findlay High School graduate, and Shoemaker, 20, who graduated from Findlay High in 2015, will be two of several...

Choi has chance to defend crown

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer SYLVANIA — Chella Choi will get to experience something she’s never done in her eight-year LPGA Tour career when she tees up for the Marathon Classic from July 14-17. The 25-year-old South Korean will get a chance to defend a title....