Two 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.
Bailey 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:
|Steve Blackburn Jr.||153|
|9:30||Frank Whites III||148|
|Robert Schustrich Jr.||147|