Crewse Grabs First Round Lead at Chippewa


Aaron Crewse Chippewa Championship 2011 Round 1
Aaron Crewse pitches up the 14th green in the first round of the Chippewa Championship

Chippewa ChampionshipAaron Crewse of Green posted a steady round of 35 – 34 = 69 to grab the first round lead of the 2011 Chippewa Championship on Saturday in Dolyestown at two-under par.

Crewse also earned ‘hole of the day’ kudos as well: the birdie-three he put together on the super-extended 520-yard par-4 18th netted him a skin — and maybe close to a two shot gain on the field average as well.

Matt Heestand of Cleveland sits two shots behind Crewse in second place; Heestand turned the front nine in a scorching 3-under par 32 put slid back a bit with a 39 coming in to finish at even par 71.

Another three shots behind that and in a tie for third place are Kurt Peterson and Mike Simpson at 74, while past champion Dave Oates sits among a large group of players who finished at 75.

The greens firmed up over the course of the week and the hole locations were quite tough but fair, so an under par round certainly is a solid start to this 36-hole stroke play championship. But the field has come to expect the pin positions to be even more difficult for Sunday, so anything can still happen…

(Sunday Starting Times to be posted to Northeast Ohio Golf soon.)
 

ROUND ONE RESULTS: 2011 Chippewa Champion
Chippewa Golf Club, Doylestown, Ohio – Par 71
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
 

POS PLAYER OUT IN TOTAL Group
1 Crewse, Aaron 35 34 69 b
2 Heestand, Matt 32 39 71
3 Peterson, Kurt 37 37 74 a
3 Simpson, Mike 36 38 74 b
5 Armour, Mike 37 38 75 b
5 Kabasky, John 34 41 75
5 Krivanek, Jim 36 39 75
5 Markham, Tom 38 37 75 b
5 Oates, Dave 37 38 75 a
5 Parker, Quinn 35 40 75 b
5 Skirpstas, Pete 36 39 75
5 Spino, Bob 35 40 75 a
5 Thomas, Mark 37 38 75 a
14 Crute, Mike 39 38 77
14 Cutlip, Dean 36 41 77 a
14 Freeman, Al 38 39 77 b
14 Hunka, Sean 37 40 77 a
14 Koprivec, Kenny 37 40 77 b
14 Kracker, Mike 37 40 77 a
20 Crider, Randy 38 40 78
21 Beal, Ross 37 42 79 a
21 Grosso, Jim 42 37 79 b
21 Heran, Scott 36 43 79
21 Huntlly, Brian 35 44 79
21 Kohler, Chris 38 41 79
21 Loomis, Rob 37 42 79
21 Schneider, Mark 36 43 79
21 Thompson, Drew 40 39 79 a
21 Thompson, Tom 39 40 79 b
30 Berkheimer, Dennis 40 40 80
30 Bojc, Phil 39 41 80
30 Fleming, Doug 38 42 80
30 Jenkins, Jeff 39 41 80
30 Kovach, Ty 39 41 80 b
30 Smith, Rick 39 41 80
30 Tomabene, Joe 40 40 80
30 Vay, Mike 38 42 80
38 Bartow, Nate 40 41 81
38 Boni, Chris 40 41 81
38 Davis, Tim 39 42 81
38 Hedrick, Joe 39 42 81 b
38 Lewis, Allen 39 42 81
38 Witmer, Mike 38 43 81
44 Duda, Derek 39 43 82
44 Li, Tom 40 42 82 b
46 Fertal, Andy 38 45 83
46 Flossie, Joe 42 41 83
46 Gorka, John 39 44 83
46 Hamilton, Mike 39 44 83 a
46 McCoy, Ron 41 42 83 b
46 Nemeth, Joe 37 46 83 a
46 Niskanen, Jim 40 43 83 b
46 Skorman, Randy 38 45 83
54 Berkheimer, Bob 40 44 84
54 Breen, Tim 41 43 84
56 Carpenter, Jay 40 45 85
56 Feist, Steve 40 45 85
56 Marr, Dan 41 44 85 b
56 Palay, Landon 42 43 85
56 Sargent, Nathan 39 46 85
61 Brooker, Jerry 42 44 86
61 Chadima, Jason 43 43 86 a
61 Hetler, Jeff 42 44 86 b
61 Hodge, Bill 41 45 86
61 Larizza, Kevin 45 41 86 a
61 Rybka, Russ 39 47 86 b
67 Cornelius, Bob 44 43 87 b
67 Coventry, Jimmy 45 42 87
67 Okeson, Chris 40 47 87 a
67 Plute, Chris 42 45 87
71 Barbas, Jeff 41 47 88
71 Troutman, Ken 44 44 88
71 Zheng, Kevin 43 45 88
74 Wilgues, Kurt 43 46 89 a
75 Harmon, Bobby 42 48 90
75 Kimson, Steve 41 49 90
75 Stewart, Brad 43 47 90 a
75 Tarter, Jim 44 46 90
75 Wilson, Steve 42 48 90 a
80 Mendoza, Raul 45 46 91 a
80 Wilson, Josh 46 45 91
82 Lynch, Michael 45 47 92 a
83 Bruhn, Mark 46 48 94 b
83 Byler, Sean 45 49 94
85 Smargiasso, Heath 47 48 95
86 Chapman, Rob 48 48 96
86 Gainer, Jeff 46 50 96
88 Kounts, Johnathan 45 54 99
89 Okonek, Phil 44 56 100
90 Casady, John 51 56 107
91 Laubscher, Rocky 50 59 109
92 Mendoza, Andrew 47 63 110 b

 

Day 1 Skins
Sargent #3 3
Crute #11 3
Grosso # 12 2
Crewse # 18 3

Day 1 Senior Skins
Heran #2 2
Niskanen #4 3
Crute #11 3
Cornelius #15 3

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