The eagles were flying at Tanglewood National Golf Club in Bainbridge on Thursday!
Nineteen players made their way around the hilly Tanglewood front nine in the 20th event of the season, and as a tune up to Monday’s Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out at Fowlers Mill. Two eagles and a great birdie took all the cash.
John Niedzialek got the eagle action going by holing out a wedge from 85 yards on the par-5 2nd hole for an eagle skin.
Steve Blackburn Jr. followed that up with an eagle of his own, hitting the green on the par-5 4th hole in two shots with a four iron and then holing a 15-foot putt.
And Dan Predovic made a great birdie on the truly difficult 232-yard par three 7th hole for the last skin on the night (in what could almost be considered an eagle since the hole is really a par-3.5).
Skins paid $145.66 each.
There were three pin shot winners on the evening. Mike Angie earned the Mulligans pin shot on the uphill 170 yard 3rd hole for $57.00. Dan Predovic hit it to 7 feet on the long par three 7th worth $38.00. And Paul Kish picked up the pin shot on the shortened 8th hole (which was converted to a temporary par three to 135 yards due to construction) worth $38.00.
Predovic’s skin and pin shot double-dip moves him closer to Dave Sotka on the 2011 Leaderboard, trailing by just over $250 going into the final few weeks.
A moment of prayer was held prior to the start for long-time Skins Game player Dan Lanese, who passed away much too soon last Saturday at the age of 57.
Next week Thursday, the Greater Cleveland Skins Game moves to Manikiki Golf Course in Willoughby Hills for the first time ever, with play starting at 4:15 p.m.
2011 GREATER CLEVELAND SKINS GAME LEADERBOARD: WEEK 20
|PLAYER||TOTAL||Skins||Skins $||Pins||Pins $|
|Steve Blackburn Jr||$635.71||6||$613.21||1||$22.50|
|Steve Blackburn Sr||$409.40||3||$409.40|