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AOTW: Rochester grad Amy Meier’s golf career still on course

| August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT

SENIOR EDITOR

dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com

Twitter: @LocalSportsFans

 

Coming out of high school four years ago, Amy Meier was closer to a prodigy than a prospect on the golf course. Already well-seasoned and polished with her game, Meier was part of an elite group on the high school and amateur golf circuit in Michigan.

She still felt like improvement was needed.

Now, a recent graduate of Ohio State University, Meier’s game has gone through some adjustments and the improvement has been steady. The talented 2009 Rochester High grad recently broke through on the professional tour and took another step into becoming a full-time, world-class golfer.

“I guess I’m living the dream,” laughed Meier, who graduated from OSU with a degree in human nutrition. “Being able to golf at this level is what I have dreamed about for years.”

It hasn’t been easy.

Meier, much like her younger sibling Christine Meier, now a senior at Michigan State, has been striking the ball and hitting the greens since she was in elementary school — with her family making sacrifices along the way. It is really starting to pay off.

The 5-foot-7 Meier, a two-time All-Big Ten selection in college, recently upped her career earnings to just under $10,000 when she not only qualified for the Women’s U.S. Open on Long Island near New York City, but made the cut for the third and fourth rounds and tied for 57th overall. She shot 74 and 72 in the first two rounds before following that up with a 74 and 83 in the final two rounds at the U.S. Open.

CHIP SHOTS: rochesterHigh grad Amy Meier has hit fair share of greens during her careerand now is trying to reach the professional ranks. Courtesy Photo | Ohio State University Athletics Communications

CHIP SHOTS: rochesterHigh grad Amy Meier has hit fair share of greens during her careerand now is trying to reach the professional ranks. Courtesy Photo | Ohio State University Athletics Communications

“This is something that I have been shooting for,” said Meier, who caddied for her younger sister in 2012 when she reached the U.S. Open. “I have worked hard for many years and playing in a tournament like this is such an honor.”

A four-time All-State Super Team pick at Rochester, where she helped her team win a state championship in the fall of 2008, Meier rarely finished out of the top 10 during high school. She was the individual Division 1 state champion as a senior in 2008 and placed in the top 10 in the state all four years.

At Ohio State, Meier finished in the top 15 in tournament play a total of 16 times during her stellar four-year collegiate career. She qualified for NCAA national tournament play twice and averaged 74.32 during her college career.

“I’ve had to make a lot of improvements since high school and I make improvements every year,” admitted Meier. “My whole game has. It hasn’t been easy.”

Currently playing on the Symetra Tour, where she has landed five top-60 finishes this summer, including third at the Credit Union Classic, Meier is looking to gradually take her game to the next another level.

“When I was younger, I dreamed about playing golf professionally. Now, I am going to keep playing and hopefully make some big tournaments,” beamed Meier.

Just one stroke at a time.

 

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