Willises tearing up the greens

EATON — Cameron Willis, a senior at Eaton High School, qualified for the Ohio Amateur and will compete in the Amateur Championship on July 6-10 in Zanesville while his sister, Sarah Willis, a sophomore at Eaton, qualified for the United States Golf Association junior girls’ championship.

Cameron qualified after playing in the Miami Valley Golf Club sectional on May 26. The Ohio Amateur holds 144 competitors with the field being cut to 60 after day two and down to 40 after day three. Those 40 will play in the tournament’s final round.

He has also been busy playing in several tournaments this summer, with his highlight being his round of 68 that qualified him for the American Junior Golf Association tournament at Old Silo Golf Course in Mt. Sterling, Ky. He tied for second in the qualifying, shooting a 35 on the front nine and a 33 on the back nine.

Sarah, during her tournament at the Keene Run Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, qualified after shooting a round of 75 on Monday, June 22.

She tied with three other opponents for the final two qualifying positions during the contest. This forced her into a playoff hole with the two other girls. Sarah, along with Nicolette Donovan from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida parred the hole while Grace St-Germain from Ontario, Canada bogeyed.

Willis and Donovan were then awarded the final two slots.

She will compete in the championship, held at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 20-24. During the championship, two rounds of stroke play will take place with the field being cut to 64, followed by match play.