Skirpstas Uses Hole-Out to Share Lead with Bailey After Two Rounds at 2011 Cleveland Amateur

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Pete Skirpstas Rd2 Putt
Pete Skirpstas takes a run at birdie on his final hole of the day, the 9th at Sleepy Hollow.

Cleveland Amateur Golf ChampionshipsTwo weeks ago, Pete Skirpstas of Medina shot rounds of 69-68 to win the Sleepy Hollow Course Championship and Cleveland Am qualifier, setting a new scoring record for that event.

On Saturday, Skirpstas posted a 2-under par 69 — which included a holed wedge from the right rough at the par-4 fifth hole for eagle-2 — to take a share of the top spot with first round leader Andrew Bailey of Rocky River after two rounds of the 2011 Greater Cleveland Amateur Golf Championship.

Andrew Bailey Rd2 PuttBailey could have had the 36-hole lead alone, but suffered a three putt from the top edge of the ninth green, his last (above). Skirpstas and Bailey stand at even par 142.

Three time champion Brad Steven of Concord matched Skirpstas’ score with a 69 of his own, and sits tied for third place with Zach Glassman of Highland Heights and Matt Heestand of Cleveland at a 143 total.

The event’s only other three-time champ, Norton Brick of Elyria, is one shot behind that, setting up a great shootout for Sunday’s final round.

Bill Schaefer posted the low round of the day with a 68.

2011 Greater Cleveland Amateur Golf Championship
Scores After 2 Rounds and Sunday Starting Times
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Brecksville, OH – Par 71:

8:00Bill Speirs156
 Bob Crouch157
 Ross Beal157
8:10Scott Saari156
 Alex Brinkman156
 Joe Zucker156
8:20Dan Metzendorf156
 Jake Wetzel156
 Charles Milo156
8:30Pat Elber155
 Jim Schaefer155
 Alex Dipalma155
8:40Scott Heran154
 Matthew Kreider154
 Chris Okeson154
8:50Jesse Fox153
 Fred Colli153
 Louis Durban154
9:00Bryan Yeo152
 Steve Blackburn Jr.153
 Matt Kanegkasikorn153
9:10Phil Latsko150
 Dan Predovic151
 Anthony Yacovazzi151
9:20Mike Guarino149
 Mark Borlin150
 Kevin Pickus150
9:30Frank Whites III148
 David Sotka148
 David Griffith149
9:40Kevin Hamori147
 Brian VanDeMotter148
 John Furlong148
9:55William Schaefer147
 Robert Schustrich Jr.147
 Matt Marino147
10:05Jonathan Riemer145
 Michael Klaric146
 Phil Bojc146
10:15Zach Glassman143
 Matt Heestand143
 Norton Brick144
10:25Pete Skirpstas142
 Andrew Bailey142
 Brad Steven143
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