Rob Schustrich Makes it Four in a Row!
Rob Schustrich of Windham won the 2015 Greater Cleveland Shootout at Madison Country Club on Monday, firing a 2-under par 69 to edge out Steve Backburn Jr. and Jack Garswood by a single stroke.
Schustrich was playing in the same group with Blackburn Jr. of Willowick and defending champion Dave Sotka of Chardon.
Blackburn Jr. got off to a tough start by snap hooking his first two tee shots into the weeds on the left side of the first hole making a triple bogey 7. He battled back from there to shoot 70 on the day.
Jack Garswood of Cleveland also played well shooting a one under par 70 for the day.
Schustrich got his score to four under par but closed with a double bogey 6 on the finishing hole, still good enough for the victory.
This was Schustrich’s fourth consecutive weekend of winning a championship. Schustrich took home $580 for his efforts. It was also Schustrich’s second victory in the Greater Cleveland Shootout Championship.
Bill Speirs of Munson Twp. and Dave Sotka of Chardon finished tied for 4th place with 72’s. Steve Blackburn Sr. of Lyndhurst finished in 6th place with a 73.
The big skin winners on the night were Dave Sotka with a birdie on the difficult par-4 2nd hole and Joey DiDonato with a surprising birdie holding up on the par-five 6th hole. Skins were worth $360 each.
The Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out is an event which originated at Fairway Pines Golf Course by the late Ed Tresger is carried on today, featuring sponsorship which makes this the best one day payout for amateur golfers in the area.
A big thank you goes out to Madison Country Club for offering tournament participants a reduced greens fee on the Labor Day Holiday!
2015 Greater Cleveland Skins Game Shootout
Fowlers Mill Golf Course, Chesterland, Ohio
Monday, September 7, 2015
Rob Shustrich, Windham 69 $580
Jack Garswood, Cleveland 70 $305
Steve Blackburn Jr., Willowick $305
Bill Speirs, Munson 72 $130
Dave Sotka, Chardon 72 $130
Steve Blackburn Sr, Lyndhurst, $70
Erron Gomez, Westlake 74
Phil Bojc, Mentor 74
Mark Foss, Mayfield Hts. 74
George Smiltins, Ohio City 75
Jarrod Dixon, Ashtabula 75
Joey Didonato, Olmstead Falls 76
Brian Pentek, Painesville 79
John Niedzialek, Concord 83
Mike Dota, Lakewood 84
Bob Karshner, Painesville 86
Mike Angie, Mayfield Hts. 88
Gary Santore, Auburn twp. 88