Steady, Steady, Steady: Schembechler Cruises to 3-Shot Win in 2012 Summit County Am


Richie Schembechler taps in for victory in the 2012 Summit County Amateur
Richie Schembechler taps in for victory in the 2012 Summit County Amateur Championship.

Summit County Amateur Golf ChampionshipRichie Schembechler began the final round of the 2012 Summit County Amateur with a one shot lead. Starting his day on the back nine with all of the lead groups, he birdied the short par-4 12th, he birdied the reachable but danger-filled par-5 14th, and with steady shot-making and putting he parred the rest on his first nine — which just about wrapped up the championship.

Schembechler finished the front nine with a 2-under par 34 and sat 4-under par for the tournament, which seemed to deflate the field: no other player mounted enough of a charge to ever truly threaten the lead.

After making the turn (to the first hole, given the reversed nines for tournament play), Schembechler made a bogey on one and then notched another bogey with a short missed putt on the tough par-3 green at the fourth.

While the small back-slide piqued the interest of a couple of players (namely a charging Mike Witmer and the veteran Mark Thomas, who were his closest pursuers at the time), Schembechler ignored the miscues and made solid pars on each of the last five holes to win going away.

Mike Witmer of Brecksville, a player at John Carroll, finished alone in second place at 1-over par 143 after an even par 71 second round, while insurance pro Chris Okeson of Cleveland took solo third place at 144, also posting an even-par Sunday score. Mark Thomas bogeyed his final hole of the day to fall into a tie for fourth with past champion Aaron Crewse at 145.

The round of the day was turned in by Mike Cawley, who posted a four-under par score of 32-35=67 on Sunday to finish at 146 and in a tie for sixth.

And for the second straight day, only one skin was won on the day in the annual daily big skins game. But amazingly, this solo skin was earned with a simple birdie on the par-4 10th hole! Playing in the morning wave, Scott Mullen of Cuyahoga Falls made the only birdie of the day on the 10th on Sunday’s round to win a whopping $1,430! Congratulations Scott. (Proving once again that EVERY player should enter the big skins game at the Summit County Am, because all it takes is one great shot at the right time — and you never know when it might be you…)

Mary Barnes poses with Richie Schembechler and the 2012 Barnes Trophy
Mary Barnes poses with Richie Schembechler and the 2012 Barnes Trophy

Special thanks to Larry Zimmerman, Greg Enright, Dante D’Andre and Todd Bertermann from Tournament Expert Software for all of their hard work in conducting the championship; another professionally-run event!

Complete results below. See hole-by-hole results with the online scorecards from Tournament Expert here. And don’t forget to check out the 2012 Summit County Amateur’s Photo Gallery and Video Gallery!

 
Summit County Amateur Golf Championship
FINAL RESULTS:
2012 SUMMIT COUNTY AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Good Park Golf Course, Akron, Ohio
August 4 – 5th, 2012
Par 71
 

PLAYER RD1 RD2 TOTAL PRIZE
Schembechler, Richie 69 71 140 $750.00
         
Witmer, Michael 72 71 143 $600.00
         
Okeson, Chris 73 71 144 $550.00
         
Crewse, Aaron 73 72 145 $512.50
Thomas, Mark 73 72 145 $512.50
         
Schustrich, Robert 73 73 146 $425.00
McCauley, Conner 76 70 146 $425.00
Arison, Tom 71 75 146 $425.00
Cawley, Mike 79 67 146 $425.00
Metzendorf, Daniel 70 76 146 $425.00
         
Dazey, Joe 74 73 147 $350.00
         
Chadima, Jason 75 73 148 $275.00
Lahnan, Larry 77 71 148 $275.00
Simpson, Mike 74 74 148 $275.00
Anderson, Josh 76 72 148 $275.00
Guadagni, Mark 76 72 148 $275.00
         
Marr, Dan 76 73 149 $175.00
Sotka, David 74 75 149 $175.00
Lemon, Nevada 73 76 149 $175.00
         
Yacovazzi, Anthony 76 74 150 $102.27
Miller, Fred 74 76 150 $102.27
Heestand, Matt 75 75 150 $102.27
Oates, David 75 75 150 $102.27
Koch, Bobby 73 77 150 $102.27
Peterson, Kurt 73 77 150 $102.27
Skirpstas, Pete 72 78 150 $102.27
Vincelette, Brian 76 74 150 $102.27
Stallsmith, Anthony 73 77 150 $102.27
Grosso, Jim 76 74 150 $102.27
Cea, Jim 76 74 150 $102.27
         
Hennigan, Bob 76 75 151  
Cockerham, Jeff 75 76 151  
Blackburn, Steve 74 77 151  
Klein, Adam 74 77 151  
Clay, Josh 77 74 151  
         
Mosholder, Zach 76 76 152  
Warren, Matt 75 77 152  
Barbour, Billy 74 78 152  
         
         
Zachardy, Jason 77 76 153  
Petry, Nathanael 78 75 153  
Kirby, Tanner 75 78 153  
Furlong, John 82 71 153  
Kabasky, John 79 74 153  
Kloetzer, Shaun 72 81 153  
Freeman, Al 76 77 153  
Li, Tommy 78 75 153  
Niskanen, Jim 77 76 153  
Alcorn, Dustin 77 76 153  
         
Maxwell, Ryan 82 72 154  
Seever, Tom 71 83 154  
Davis, Tim 77 77 154  
         
Pinzone, Anthony 78 77 155  
Bergold, Bill 82 73 155  
Scala, Sam 78 77 155  
Campbell, Jeff 78 77 155  
Thompson, Drew 79 76 155  
         
Cutlip, Dean 78 78 156  
Lewis, Alan 79 77 156  
Ellison, Will 74 82 156  
Plute, Chris 77 79 156  
Koch, Spencer 79 77 156  
Reitan, William 81 75 156  
Bryson, Rick 76 80 156  
Livak, Frank 77 79 156  
Merrow, Rick 78 78 156  
         
Ciccarello, Mark 76 81 157  
Spittler, Pat 75 82 157  
Spino, Bobby 78 79 157  
Fleming, Doug 81 76 157  
King, Mike 78 79 157  
Murphy, Sean 80 77 157  
Vanckunas, Chris 78 79 157  
Linden, Jered 78 79 157  
         
Rockich, Joe 76 82 158  
Watkins, Tyler 80 78 158  
Fricker, Steve 77 81 158  
Carano, Marcus 79 79 158  
         
Keshock, Alan 81 78 159  
Yanko, Rob 80 79 159  
Schaefer, Jimmy 80 79 159  
Dugan, Michael 79 80 159  
Meade, Ryan 75 84 159  
Griffiths, Alex 81 79 160  
Mullen, Scott 83 77 160  
Hochschwender, Mike 79 81 160  
Parker, Chase 79 81 160  
Giaimo, Brandon 78 82 160  
Kloetzer, Matt 81 79 160  
Agarenzo, Mychal 78 82 160  
Bailey, Bruce 75 85 160  
         
Steffen, Frank 79 82 161  
Hamilton, Mike 83 78 161  
Slates, Chris 78 83 161  
Denk, Joe 80 81 161  
Shomo, Matt 76 85 161  
Morton, Justin 85 76 161  
Lowry, Rich 83 78 161  
Stefanov, Larry 81 80 161  
Wenger, Jeff 78 83 161  
         
Kies, Rick 77 85 162  
Lenartowicz, Michael 82 80 162  
Letson, Chris 84 78 162  
Ziga, Pat 83 79 162  
         
Thompson, Tom 83 80 163  
Finley, Jim 78 85 163  
Bowers, Shaun 80 83 163  
         
Shannon, Brandon 82 82 164  
Kammer, Lonnie 79 85 164  
         
Kerns, Larry 84 81 165  
Bognar, Michael 84 81 165  
Elliot, Travis 86 79 165  
Rasmussen, Aaron 84 81 165  
         
Gillingham, Matt 83 83 166  
Harmon, Bobby 84 82 166  
         
Mizer, Jeremy 82 85 167  
Buchanan, Brandon 91 76 167  
White, Mark 79 88 167  
Krill, Denny 83 84 167  
Larizza, Kevin 84 83 167  
         
         
Tisch, Nolan 85 83 168  
Armour, Mike 85 83 168  
Gilleland, Nick 85 83 168  
Loomis, Rob 88 80 168  
Knight, Joe 86 82 168  
Vanckunas, Steve 85 83 168  
Zeien, Robert 81 87 168  
         
Hatch, Lee 87 82 169  
Shortridge, Mike 86 83 169  
Sarsiat, Jon 84 85 169  
Wilson, Steve 85 84 169  
Palay, Landon 85 84 169  
Marshall, David 85 84 169  
Feeney, Pat 87 82 169  
         
Angie, Mike 83 87 170  
McCoy, Ron 84 86 170  
Barbas, Jeff 86 84 170  
         
Balca, Rob 81 90 171  
Mastran, Mike 90 81 171  
Markham, Tom 85 86 171  
         
Marvin, Dino 84 88 172  
Finley, Kohl 85 87 172  
Reed, Dieken 89 83 172  
         
Chadima, Brian 84 90 174  
Mooney, Bill 88 86 174  
         
Sattler, Dave 92 83 175  
         
Karnuth, Scott 89 87 176  
         
Carpenter, Jay 90 87 177  
         
Bober, Justin 92 86 178  
         
Finley, Austin 88 91 179  
         
Erickson, Ryan 93 88 181  
         
Schroeder, Remmington 94 90 184  
         
Esmile, Oliver 89 97 186  
         
Sanzenbacher, Curt 93 96 189  
         
Horrigan, Dan 98 93 191  
McSteen, John 92 103 195  
         
Laubscher, Rocky 87 120 207  
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