Tarter Takes a Big Lead at Chippewa Championship


Tommy Li
Tommy Li holes a 10-foot putt on the 13th hole in round one of the Chippewa Championship

Chippewa ChampionshipNathan Tarter of Mogadore lapped the field in the first round of the 2012 Chippewa Championship in Doylestown on Saturday. Lapped ’em.

Posting a sizzling score of 2-under par 69, the Malone player and 2012 Ohio Publinx runner-up leads by a whopping four shots over a man who didn’t even make the odds-to-win sheet: Russ Rybka of Russell Township.

Sunday’s final grouping includes Chippewa regulars Tim Cebula and John Kabasky, who sit another shot back at 74.

And a host of ‘experienced veterans’ follow right behind them.

In reality, any player who shot in the 70s in Saturday’s first round still has a shot to win this Championship, depending upon Tarter.

Because as anyone who has played in the Chippewa Championship in years past knows, there is no lead that is safe: Kevin Larizza can spout ‘kinder and gentler’ all he wants, but double-bogey still looms around every corner on the back nine on Sunday…

(Kev, 15 and 16 were “kind”? You, sir, are a sadist!)

Quinn Parker
Quinn Parker shows good 3-metal form off the 15th tee at Chippewa on Saturday.

FIRST ROUND SCORES: 2012 CHIPPEWA CHAMPIONSHIP
Chippewa Golf Course, Doylestown, Ohio
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 | Par 71
 

1 Nathan Tarter 69
2 Russ Rybka 73
3 Tim Cebula 74
4 John Kabasky 74
5 Aaron Crewse 74
6 Mike Simpson 75
7 Matt Heestand 75
8 Dave Trier 76
9 Ty Kovach 76
10 Drew Thompson 76
11 Ryan Stefanski 76
12 Quinn Parker 76
13 Mark Johnson 77
14 Allen Freeman 77
15 Rob Schustrich 77
16 Nate Petry 77
17 Jeff Wenger 78
18 Steve Feist 78
19 Tom Markham 78
20 John Clark 78
21 Dan Marr 78
22 Mark Thomas 79
23 Richie Schembechler 79
24 Dennis Berkheimer 79
25 Joe Hedrick 79
26 Pete Skirpstas 80
27 Charlie Schrader 80
28 Larry Lahnan 80
29 Kenny Koprivec 80
30 Tom Stiller 81
31 Ken Troutman 81
32 Scott Heran 81
33 Fred Miller 81
34 Dave Snell 81
35 Steve Kimson 81
36 John Jadgchew 82
37 Mike Hose 82
38 Mike Brooks 82
39 Tim Hazel 82
40 Brian Lemasters 82
41 Jeff Leonard 83
42 Jason Chadima 83
43 Tommy Li 83
44 Brad Stewart 84
45 Brandon Bell 84
46 Chris Okeson 85
47 Dan Fearer 85
48 Mark Schneider 85
49 Ryan Burrows 85
50 Jim Krivanek 85
51 Jerry Brooker 85
52 Nate Bartow 85
53 Kurt Wilgues 85
54 Jim Niskanen 86
55 Derek Duda 86
56 Chris Plute 86
57 Randy Skorman 87
58 Jeff Hetler 87
59 Justin Morton 88
60 Bob Cornelious 88
61 Landon Palay 89
62 Larry Russel 90
63 Josh Wilson 90
64 Kevin Zengh 90
65 Kevin Larizza 91
66 Mike Potaski 91
67 Mike Armour 91
68 Kevin Breen 91
69 Jay Carpenter 93
70 Chris Boni 94
71 Jeff Gainer 96
72 Richard Martin 99
73 Cliff Griffith 104

 
Saturday Skins:
#3 (Eagle) Justin Morton
#5 Kenny Koprivec
#14 Charlie Schreader
(skin value determined after tomorrow’s round)

 

GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: Second Round
2012 Chippewa Championship, Sunday, August 26th, 2012:

8:50 Chris Boni, Richard Martin, Cliff Griffith
9:00 Mike Potaski, Kevin Breen, Jay Carpenter
9:10 Landon Palay, Larry Russell, Josh Wilson,
9:20 Randy Skorman, Kurt Wilgues, Jeff Gainer, Mike Armour
9:30 Derek Duda, Chris Plute, Jeff Hetler, Justin Morton
9:40 Mark Schneider, Ryan Burrows, Jimmy Krivanek, Nate Bartow
9:50 Starter’s Time
10:00 Jason Chadima, Tommy Li, Kevin Zehng, Chris Okeson
10:10 Tim Hazel, Brian LeMasters, Brandon Bell, Dan Fearer
10:20 Steve Kimson, Mike Hose, Mike Brooks, Jeff Leonard
10:30 Brad Stewart, Jim Niskanen, Bob Cornelious, Jerry Brooker
10:40 Scott Heran, Dave Snell, John Jadgchew, Ken Troutman
10:50 Starter’s Time
11:00 Dennis Berkheimer, Joe Hedrick, Pete Skirpstas, Charlie Schrader
11:10 Richie Schembechler, Jeff Wenger, Dan Marr, Kevin Larizza
11:20 Tom Markham, Mark Thomas, Tom Stiller, Kenny Koprivec
11:30 Steve Feist, John Clark, Larry Lahnan, Fred Miller
11:40 Mark Johnson, Al Freeman, Rob Schustrich, Nate Petry
11:50 Ty Kovach, Drew Thompson, Ryan Stefanski, Quinn Parker
12:00 Starter’s Time
12:10 Aaron Crewse, Mike Simpson, Matt Heestand, Dave Trier
12:20 Nathan Tarter, Russ Rybka, Tim Cebula, John Kabasky

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