Meet Sammy Schmitz

Hometown: Farmington, Minn.

Resides: River Falls, Wis.

Employment: Regional director for Healthcare Services Group

Family: Wife, Natalie, daughters Aubree, 3, and Allie, 1

Swing coach: Joe Greupner of Braemar

Age: 35

Credentials: Won the U.S. Mid Amateur (national tournament for amateurs 25 or older) last summer to earn an automatic bid to the Masters. Two-time MIAC player of the year at St. John’s and a four-time Minnesota Golf Association Player of the Year. First Minnesotan to win the Mid-Amateur since Jim Stuart, formerly of Duluth, in 1990 and 1991.

First golf course: Fountain Valley, Farmington.