Zach Yinger of Sidney, who won in 2014 at Piqua Country Club, did not defend his title last year and is not entered this time. Among other recent winners, Nick Scott (2013) is giving professional golf a whirl and Michael Bernard (2009) is out of town working.
Area golfers quiet: Golfers from the Miami Valley didn't have much success in the recent Ohio Open at Westfield Center.
John Jackson, a pro from Dayton, tied for 11th with scores of 70-68-67 for a 7-under-par 205. Another pro listing Dayton as his hometown, Dylan Jackson, tied for 37th at 212.
The only area amateur who made the cut was Austin Sipe, who recovered from a first-round 75 with 69 and 70 to finish with a 2-over-par 214 in the 54-hole tournament.
Alec Tahy, who tied for second a year ago with a 13-under-par score, shot 75-71 this time and missed the cut.
• The Dayton Senior Match Play Championship ends today with the final match at Madden Golf Course. Thirty-seven players participated and 14 made the championship flight. Gary Huls was medalist with a 73 in Thursday’s qualifying round. He and defending champion Steve Block (76) had first-round byes.
• Of the 18 players from the Miami Valley who teed it up in the Ohio Amateur at Findlay Country Club last week, only six made the 36-hole cut to the top 50 and ties.
They were: Sipe (143), Reichley (145), Scohy (145), Ryan Wenzler (145), Ryan Flick (146) and Christopher Sloan (148).
• Sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Championship will be held in Cincinnati at Coldstream Country Club on Monday and Camargo Country Club on Tuesday.
• Dayton Amateur Stroke Play Championships for men, senior men and women will be held Aug. 6-7 at Community Golf Club. The registration deadline for all three is July 31.