In record fashion, Steve Blackburn Jr. of Willowick captured the Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out Tournament at Chardon Lakes on Labor Day.
Blackburn Jr. shot a sizzling 69, which is just two shots off the course record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1971.
He was 1-over par on the front nine but made four birdies on the back, shooting nines of 36-33.
Blackburn Jr. took home $750 for his efforts.
Chardon hometown favorite Dave Sotka came in 2nd place with a 73 that earned him $400.
Tied for third at 74 were Pat Tyrrell of Willoughby and Rob Schustrich of Windham, good for $195 each.
Brian Perkins and Steve Blackburn Sr. each shot 76, good for 5th place and $35 each.
Congratulations to Steve!
The Greater Cleveland Shoot-out was originated by Fairway Pines Golf Course owner Ed Tresger of and continues today with local sponsorship funds. Blonde John Ticket Sales sponsored this year’s event to help generate a $1,660 purse for participants of the Greater Cleveland Skins Game.
2013 Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out
Chardon Lakes Golf Course, Chardon, Ohio
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2013
Steve Blackburn Jr., Willowick 69 $750
Dave Sotka, Chardon 73 $400
Pat Tyrrell, Willoughby 74 $195
Rob Schustrich, Windham 74 $195
Brian Perkins, Hambden Twp., 76 $35
Steve Blackburn Sr., Lyndhurst 76 $35
Mark Foss, Mayfield 77
Mike Angie, Mayfield Hts.77
Chris Horne, Bay Village 77
Tom Evans, Perry. 80
Sam Corabi, Painesville 80
John Niedzialek, Concord 82
Joey DiDonato, Olmstead Falls, 82
Brian Pentek, Painesville 83
Geoff Nicely, Concord DNF