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:

Time Player Score
8:00 Bill Speirs 156
  Bob Crouch 157
  Ross Beal 157
8:10 Scott Saari 156
  Alex Brinkman 156
  Joe Zucker 156
8:20 Dan Metzendorf 156
  Jake Wetzel 156
  Charles Milo 156
8:30 Pat Elber 155
  Jim Schaefer 155
  Alex Dipalma 155
8:40 Scott Heran 154
  Matthew Kreider 154
  Chris Okeson 154
8:50 Jesse Fox 153
  Fred Colli 153
  Louis Durban 154
9:00 Bryan Yeo 152
  Steve Blackburn Jr. 153
  Matt Kanegkasikorn 153
9:10 Phil Latsko 150
  Dan Predovic 151
  Anthony Yacovazzi 151
9:20 Mike Guarino 149
  Mark Borlin 150
  Kevin Pickus 150
9:30 Frank Whites III 148
  David Sotka 148
  David Griffith 149
9:40 Kevin Hamori 147
  Brian VanDeMotter 148
  John Furlong 148
9:55 William Schaefer 147
  Robert Schustrich Jr. 147
  Matt Marino 147
10:05 Jonathan Riemer 145
  Michael Klaric 146
  Phil Bojc 146
10:15 Zach Glassman 143
  Matt Heestand 143
  Norton Brick 144
10:25 Pete Skirpstas 142
  Andrew Bailey 142
  Brad Steven 143
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