LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (August 16, 2021) – Congratulations to Professional Golfer Will Grimmer who finished 36 holes at Four Bridges Country Club 10-under-par and claimed the 2021 SOPGA Open title. 

PGA Professionals, Professional Golfers and Amateurs from around the state of Ohio gathered at Southern Ohio’s Four Bridges Country Club to compete in the 18th SOPGA Open. Players experienced an array of weather conditions throughout the 36-hole competition. The morning’s first nine began with an overcast sky and a chill in the air which turned into a steady rain shower by the end of the first round. The sun emerged for the second round but was hidden by dark clouds on the final nine which dropped a second rain shower on players as the final putts of the day dropped. 

Cincinnati-based Professional Golfer Will Grimmer wasn’t bothered by the fluctuating weather conditions at all. He opened the tournament on fire with five birdies in the first nine holes helping him card a 65 to take the first round lead. The momentum continued as he began the afternoon with four birdies in a row to card a 69 in the second round. Grimmer finished at 10-under-par to claim the victory and take home the 2021 SOPGA Open Championship Belt presented by Winner’s Award Group’s local representative, Bruce Weinberg. 

Assistant Professional at Kenwood Country Club Ryne Burnett, PGA finished three strokes behind at seven-under-par to secure solo second place after carding rounds of 68-69. Miami Shores Golf Course’s Director of Golf Kyler Booher, PGA consecutive rounds of 69 placed him in solo third at six-under-par. Bruce Weinberg presented Burnett and Booher with Winner’s Award Group boxing gloves trophies for fighting their way through the competition field. 

Columbus Country Club’s Director of Instruction Chase Wilson, PGA finished in fourth place at five-under-par. Three players tied for fifth place at three-under-par including amateur Josh Gilkison from Springboro, Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club’s Director of Golf Andy Montgomery, PGA and Muirfield Village Golf Club’s Head Professional John Ogden, PGA. Amatuer Garrett Wood from Clarksville carded his first ever hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole in the first round and finished the tournament in eighth place at one-under-par. The Top 10 was rounded out by three players finishing at even par. 

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Thank you to our Southern Ohio PGA Partner Winner’s Award Group for their support of this event, the players, and our Section. Also, thank you to Michelle Lipka, PGA and her team at Four Bridges Country Club for hosting the 2021 SOPGA Open.