KETTERING — Brayden Baldridge and Drew Salyers both made the cut after the second round of the 113th Ohio Amateur Championship, Wednesday at Moraine Country Club.
Baldridge, a former Danville player and current golfer at Kent State University, fired a 1-under par 71 on Wednesday to put himself in 23rd place after two days. His 70 followed a 76 on the first day, putting him at 4-over par through two rounds.
Baldridge got off to a strong start Wednesday, birdieing three of the first seven holes. A bogey on No. 9 left him at 2-under par 34 at the turn. On the back nine, he had two bogeys and a birdie to remain under par on the day.
Salyers, a senior to be at East Knox High School, slipped his way into the third round, firing a 76 to just make the cut at 7 over par. He started with a birdie on No. 3, but bogeys on No. 5 and No. 6 kept him over par on the front nine. Three bogeys, a double bogey and one birdie put him at 39 on the back and 149 for the tournament and tied for 52nd place.
Two other local golfers failed to make the cut.
Former Mount Vernon and current Malone University standout Connor Curry struggled on the back nine Wednesday, carding a 43 en route to an 8-over par 79. That left him at 11 over for the tournament and tied for 88th place. He had a good start in the second round, birdieing holes one and seven. But, a double bogey on No. 8 led to even more troubles on the back nine where he carded two bogeys, two double bogeys and a quadruple bogey.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University golfer Nick Harmon also finished the two rounds at 11 over par, firing a 77 on the second day. He played well on the front nine, carding a birdie and two bogeys, but a double bogey and four bogeys derailed his round on the back nine.
Luke Campbell of Whitehouse leads the tournament at 5 under par after rounds of 69 and 68. The third round continues today.