Vandalia Butler High School alum places second in U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

OAKMONT, Pa. — A Vandalia Butler High School alum has come in second in the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship finals Sunday.

Austin Greaser from Vandalia faced off against James Piot from Canton Michigan, according to the USGA website.

Greaser will receive an invitation to play in both the 2022 U.S. Open and the Masters Tournament.

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The 20-year-old alum is a golfer at the University of North Carolin.

He has a career stroke average of 71.67 and is on pace to be the second-lowest in Tar Heel history.

According to, Greaser’s hobbies include fishing, ping pong, and spending time at the lake.

The website notes his best shot was a 30-foot putt to win a round of 64 match in the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur.