Crider Pushes, But Brick Prevails in 2010 Senior Cleveland Amateur Championship


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2010 Senior Cleveland Amateur Champion Norton Brick
Norton Brick strikes his tee shot on the 18th in the final round of the Senior Cleveland Am

Cleveland Amateur Golf Championships In Friday’s second round of the 2010 Senior Cleveland Amateur Championship at Big Met, many expected newly-crowned Senior Northeast Ohio Am champ Norton Brick to run out to another win.

But it was Randy Crider who did the early running, and Brick had to play catch up.

Playing three groups ahead of the leaders, Crider raced out to a 3-under par 33 front nine and caught Brick and his first round co-leader John Iosue at the turn, as both players struggled to 39 on the front side.

Crider then took the lead in the championship with a huge birdie-2 on the 201-yard par-three 12th hole, unbeknownst to Brick and Iousu.

Brick pulled into a tie on the 14th when both Crider and Iosue made bogey, but he gave the lead right right back with a bogey of his own on the 15th. Crider held on to that one-shot lead after he and Brick both birdied the 16th hole, while Iosue fell further back with a par on the par-5.

But the strong run by Crider ended when he made bogey the short par-4 17th hole against Brick’s birdie, and that two shot swing made the final difference in the tournament.

A bogey on 18 by Crider put him into a tie with Iosue for second place, two shots behind winner Norton Brick.

In the Super Senior Division (ages 60-69), Tom Flanigan won by three shots with a score of 3-over par 147, while Jimmy Rockow took the Super Senior Gold Division (ages 70+) by five shots.

Because Brick is already exempt into the 2010 Cleveland Amateur at Manakiki in three weeks, the next five finishers in the Senior Am earned an exemption into that field: Iosue, Crider, Scott Heran, Ray Prokop and Steve Blackburn Sr.

2010 Senior Cleveland Amateur Winners
Norton Brick, Jimmy Rockow and Tom Flanigan show off their hardware.

FINAL RESULTS: 2010 SENIOR CLEVELAND AMATEUR
Big Met Golf Course, Fairview Park, Ohio – Par 72 – July 15-16th

Name R1 R2 Total
Norton Brick 67 73 140
Randy Crider 73 69 142
John Iosue 67 75 142
Scott Heran 73 71 144
Ray Prokop 72 72 144
Steve Blackburn Sr. 74 71 145
Tom Flanigan 73 74 147
Andrew Jendre 74 74 148
Charles Derr 73 75 148
Michael Mintz 79 70 149
Matt Timmons 75 74 149
Fred Colli 77 73 150
Greg Tayler 75 75 150
Rick Moncol 72 78 150
Rod Hill 72 78 150
Dave Kriak 77 74 151
Marc Pogachar 77 74 151
Jerry Miller 75 76 151
Ward Watkins 75 76 151
Bob DeJulius 80 72 152
James Sidun 78 74 152
Joe Battaglia 75 77 152
Dave Donofrio 71 81 152
John Niedzialek 80 73 153
Mike Patterson 80 73 153
Rick Jaskolski 78 75 153
Dan Bania 75 78 153
Dan Deitzel 75 78 153
Joseph Smith 78 76 154
Jim Herchek 77 77 154
Brian Kerns 75 79 154
Greg Navis 71 83 154
Jaime Serrat 79 76 155
Jimmy Rockow 75 80 155
Pluto, Keith 83 73 156
Jack Cox 79 77 156
Paul Woznicki 77 79 156
Ray Najda 77 79 156
Kevin Peterson 81 76 157
Dale Partlo 80 77 157
Daniel Margulies 75 82 157
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Super Senior Division: Age 60-69 (top finishers)
Name R1 R2 Total
Tom Flanigan 73 74 147
Fred Colli 77 73 150
Rod Hill 72 78 150
Dave Kriak 77 74 151
Ward Watkins 75 76 151
Joe Battaglia 75 77 152
Dave Donofrio 71 81 152
Dan Bania 75 78 153
Doug Brady 87 71 158
Joe Weidner 81 77 158
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Super Senior Gold Division, 70 years+
Name R1 R2 Total
Jimmy Rockow 75 80 155
Raymond Beach 79 81 160
Don Rader 82 79 161
Bill Bowers 84 83 167
Eugene Hicks 85 84 169
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