Parker Hewit Rolls to Record Victory in 2013 Summit County Amateur Golf Championship


Parker Hewit

Parker Hewit takes the 2013 Summit County Amateur

It was a victory march. A coronation. A record-setting win against a big and talented field.

Parker Hewit of Westfield Center used big drives and a solid putting touch to roll to a five shot victory with a record-setting score of 5-under par 137 in the 2013 edition of the Summit County Amateur Golf Championship at Good Park.

Yes, this final round lacked drama. Hewit wanted it that way. A first round 66 was good for a two shot lead and set the tone heading into Sunday. Sure there were a couple of early round hiccups by Hewit, but no one else near the lead really made a charge during Hewit’s little slips.

Then it was all over for sure when Hewit made three birdies in a row at the toughest holes on the golf course: 8, 9 and 10.

The birdie on nine was the most absurd, given the cliffside pin that tournament chiefs Larry Zimmerman and Dante D’Andrea decided to unleash on the Good Park field Sunday. So what if the scoring average for the hole went to 3.9 on this already challenging par-3? (Stats courtesy of Todd Berterman at Tournament Expert!) Hewit simply stuck his 204-yard tee shot to inside two feet and made the putt — a putt that still broke a full cup from 24 inches.

Parker Hewit way up ahead in the fairway.
Hewit way up ahead in the fairway. Again.
From there, Hewit traded birdies and bogeys while cruising around the back nine, finishing at even par 71 with nary a challenge on the day.

Cakewalk complete. Candy successfully taken from 167 babies.

Hewit graduated from Bowling Green in 2012 and will launch his professional career later this fall. But first, he will compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship next week at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. Given this performance, he should do well.

Jake McBride of Hartville, a Wolfpack player at North Carolina State, grabbed the runner-up spot with solid Sunday round of 1-under par 70 to finish at even-par 142.

Steve Blackburn Jr. finished alone in third place another shot back, and the veteran trio of David Trier, Ty Kovach and Dave Oates notched T4 at 144. Complete results below.

And of course let’s not forget the annual Summit County Am skins game, the biggest of the year in Northeast Ohio. $1,400 per day was in play this year.

In round one on Saturday, Bruce Bailey eagled the par-5 fifth hole; Jason Chadima jarred a 9-iron from 140 yards on the par-4 seventh, and Tommy Miano made eagle on the par-5 14th, to each earn $470.

On Sunday, there were no outright skins winners (although Blake Foutty’s eagle at 14 would have held for $1,400 had he ponied up the measly $20 to enter the skins game — ouch!). So the least-tied hole earned the Sunday skins, which turned out to be the shortened par-4 12th hole with two eagles on the day: by Niko Anagnost and by AJ Spalding good for $700 each.

Special thanks to Dave Chapple and Tim Davis for all their work at the scoreboard (even while fighting some health issues), to Steve Kosar and Pat Wheeler for the sponsorships they provide that make this event a great one, and to Mary and family for honoring Dave Barnes once again through the event.

And of course, kudos to Larry Zimmerman, Dante D’Andrea, Greg Enright and the rest of the Good Park staff for their hard work on the tournament. The players most certainly appreciate it!

 

 

Summit County Amateur Golf Championship
FINAL RESULTS:
2013 Summit County Amateur Golf Championship

Good Park Golf Course, Akron Ohio
August 3 – 4, 2013

Player Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Prize
Hewit, Parker 66 71 137 $750.00
         
McBride, Jake 72 70 142 $650.00
         
Blackburn, Steve 72 71 143 $600.00
         
Trier, David 74 70 144 $500.00
Kovach, Ty 73 71 144 $500.00
Oates, David 70 74 144 $500.00
         
McHugh, Tyler 75 70 145 $400.00
Crewse, Aaron 70 75 145 $400.00
Hennigan, Bob 75 70 145 $400.00
         
Clendenin, Howard 73 73 146 $337.50
Anderson, Josh 73 73 146 $337.50
         
Marek, Ian 74 73 147 $237.50
Miller, Fred 74 73 147 $237.50
McLaughlin, Mac 76 71 147 $237.50
Archer II, David 71 76 147 $237.50
Peterson, Kurt 69 78 147 $237.50
Sotka, David 68 79 147 $237.50
         
Bryne, Brendan 73 75 148 $125.00
Bryson, Rick 73 75 148 $125.00
Spino, Bobby 72 76 148 $125.00
Kabasky, John 75 73 148 $125.00
Talbott, Alex 72 76 148 $125.00
Kirby, Tanner 71 77 148 $125.00
Cutlip, Dean 70 78 148 $125.00
Paxos, Nick 75 73 148 $125.00
         
Lahnan, Larry 73 76 149 $100.00
Thomas, Mark 72 77 149 $100.00
Ungvary Jr., Joe 75 74 149 $100.00
         
Guadagni, Mark 76 74 150 $100.00
         
Lemon, Nevada 78 73 151 $ 50.00
McKiernan, Conor 77 74 151 $ 50.00
Krivanec, Jim 73 78 151 $ 50.00
Knight, Jeremy 72 79 151 $ 50.00
Kastor, Jack 76 75 151 $ 50.00
Li, Tommy 75 76 151 $ 50.00
         
Stallsmith, Anthony 73 79 152  
Hinchcliffe, Tim 76 76 152  
Mosteller, Alex 76 76 152  
Sullivan, Kyle 76 76 152  
Maxwell, Ryan 76 76 152  
Mosholder, Zach 73 79 152  
McCaulley, Connor 76 76 152  
Schustrich, Rob 76 76 152  
Agarenzo, Mychal 75 77 152  
Chadima, Jason 70 82 152  
Clay, Josh 75 77 152  
         
Baugh, Tom 80 73 153  
Heavner, Tim 80 73 153  
Marr, Dan 77 76 153  
Tidenberg, John 74 79 153  
Cea, Jim 73 80 153  
Spalding, AJ 73 80 153  
Yacovazzi, Anthony 76 77 153  
Loomis, Rob 71 82 153  
Oldfield, Ryan 72 81 153  
         
Parker, Quinn 79 75 154  
Anagnost, Niko 78 76 154  
Headley, Ryan 78 76 154  
Vincelette, Brian 77 77 154  
Spalding, Stephen 74 80 154  
Kreider, Matthew 77 77 154  
King, Mike 73 81 154  
Okeson, Chris 75 79 154  
         
Foutty, Blake 80 75 155  
Grieve, Mike 75 80 155  
Bethune, Wil 77 78 155  
Kammer, Lonnie 76 79 155  
         
Lewis, Alan 79 77 156  
Bell, Ron 80 76 156  
Warren, Matt 78 78 156  
Furlong, John 78 78 156  
Merrow, Rick 74 82 156  
Bognar, Michael 76 80 156  
Freeman, Al 76 80 156  
Lenartowicz, Michael 76 80 156  
Slates, Chris 73 83 156  
         
Gomez, Erron 80 77 157  
Miano, Tommy 80 77 157  
Loftin, Alex 78 79 157  
Cockerham, Jeff 78 79 157  
Arison, Tom 75 82 157  
Koza, Chris 78 79 157  
Metzendorf, Daniel 77 80 157  
Kraus, Mathew 77 80 157  
Simpson, Mike 77 80 157  
Uecker, Jack 77 80 157  
Lerner, Evan 76 81 157  
Minko, Paul 75 82 157  
Earle, Kenny 75 82 157  
         
Goda, Dave 79 79 158  
Witmer, Michael 78 80 158  
Feith, Taylor 74 84 158  
Nixon, Brandon 76 82 158  
         
Schreiber, Austin 82 77 159  
Boccio, Nick 82 77 159  
Moody, Nick 81 78 159  
Payne, Jeremy 81 78 159  
Kloetzer, Shaun 79 80 159  
Ciccarello, Mark 74 85 159  
Patella, Dominic 76 83 159  
         
Hochschwender, Michael 81 79 160  
Markham, Tom 79 81 160  
Shomo, Matt 80 80 160  
Wenger, Jeff 80 80 160  
Lowry, Rich 79 81 160  
Zachardy, Jason 80 80 160  
Carpenter, Jay 78 82 160  
Thompson, Drew 74 86 160  
         
Yanko, Rob 78 83 161  
Klein, Adam 85 76 161  
Griffith, David 79 82 161  
Harmon, Bobby 79 82 161  
         
Richardson, Kevin 83 79 162  
Fleming, Doug 77 85 162  
Allio, Ryan 81 81 162  
Prokop, Ray 86 76 162  
         
Alcorn, Dustin 82 81 163  
Berkheimer, Dennis 81 82 163  
Sloan, Kevan 86 77 163  
Kayafas, Chris 83 80 163  
         
Shannon, Brandon 79 85 164  
Reed, Dieken 79 85 164  
         
Chadima, Brian 82 83 165  
Wheeler, Pat 85 80 165  
Mastran, Mike 83 82 165  
         
Scala, Sam 85 81 166  
         
Bailey, Bruce 81 86 167  
Feeney, Pat 80 87 167  
Ward, Thomas 85 82 167  
Wilson, Steve 85 82 167  
Horne, Chris 85 82 167  
         
Plute, Chris 84 84 168  
         
Dugan, Michael 81 89 170  
Hamilton, Mike 82 88 170  
Kerns, Larry 85 85 170  
         
Moore, Robert 82 89 171  
         
Armour, Mike 82 90 172  
Barbas, Jeffrey 89 83 172  
Beresh, James 85 87 172  
         
Chuparkoff, Kenny 87 86 173  
Lynum II, Warren 86 87 173  
         
Shortridge, Mike 87 87 174  
Troutman, Ken 79 95 174  
Watkins, Tyler 83 91 174  
D’Andrea, Dante 90 84 174  
         
Krill, Denny 89 86 175  
         
Laubscher, Rocky 90 86 176  
Brown, Jim 90 86 176  
         
Schustrich, Mike 91 86 177  
         
Roth, Bryan 82 96 178  
         
Pupino, Sam 91 89 180  
         
McSteen, John 94 88 182  
         
Sattler, Dave 94 90 184  
Feith, Dale 93 91 184  
         
Reed, James 92 93 185  
         
Corrao, Ryan 94 94 188  
         
Harper, Kevin 95 96 191  
         
Good, John 102 102 204  
Previous PHOTO GALLERY: 2013 Summit County Am Rd2
Next A Little Revenge for Closing Aurora GC?