Norton Brick of Elyria has begun his post-hip-surgery comeback in style, winning the Championship Golf Association event on Sunday, April 27 on a challenging Pine Hills GC layout.
Brick posted a 1-over par 35-38=73 to edge Brian Smith by a stroke.
The greens at Pine Hills were firm and fast, and with a steady wind and some tricky pin positions, Brick’s round was a great show of patience.
Smith jumped out to a big lead with a great front-9 score of 4-under par 32, but a triple-bogey 7 on hole 14 and three other bogeys derailed his back nine for a 42.
Complete scores and skins winners can be found at ChampionshipGolf.org
The CGA will host a newly announced individual stroke play event at Spring Valley Country Club in Elyria on Sunday; sign up at the CGA website or call 216-556-0219.
— Jeff Jenkins