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Top ten sports stories of 2011
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1. Patterson’s U.S. Open appearance year’s top storyBrett Patterson became only the second resident from Warren County to ever play in the U.S. Open in June 2011.Patterson, a star at Warren County High School before moving on to Middle Tennessee State University, qualified and competed in the 111th U.S. Open held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.Patterson was able to make the field by winning a 36-hole qualifier in Ball Ground, Ga., two weeks before the Open.Upon qualifying for the Open, something Patterson called a “dream come true,” the McMinnville native spent weeks preparing to play against the best golfers in the world.On Thursday, June 16, the dream was realized when Patterson teed off at hole No. 10.