Building further on an already great season in the weekly Greater Cleveland Skins Game, Dan Predovic of Berea captured the 2011 Cleveland Shoot-Out at a cool, wet and windy Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on Labor Day Monday.
The Nordonia High School standout, now 32 years of age, started out slowly as he was four over par after three holes. But Predovic held tight on the front side then made a charge on the back nine to finish with a score of 41-33 = 74.
Predovic’s stated, “I caught fire on the back nine” taking just 12 putts in a nine of 3-under par 33. But he noted that his birdie on the always difficult par-4 fourth hole “got me going in the right direction” after a tough start.
This was Predovic’s first Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out victory. Predivic took home the $775 first place prize and put smiles on the faces of his wife and 10-year old daughter with the trophy in hand. Predovic also nabbed 3 skins on the day, making it a four-figure haul for Dan’s family.
Finishing second just a shot behind was past-champion Steve Blackburn Jr. with a 75, good for $465. Mark Foss finished third with a 77, taking home $260. Also cashing were Phil Bojc with a 79 for $160 and Steve Blackburn Sr. Dave Sotka with 81’s good for $60 each.
Players competing in the weekly Greater Cleveland Skins Game are eligible to compete in the Cleveland Shoot-Out on Labor Day Monday each year, with a portion of the prize amounts boosted by private donations and the sale of raffle tickets by the competitors.
FINAL RESULTS: 2011 Cleveland Shoot-Out
Labor Day Monday, September 5th, 2011
Fowlers Mill Golf Course, Chesterland – Par 72
Dan Predovic, Berea 74 $775
Steve Blackburn Jr., Willowick 75 $465
Mark Foss; Mayfield 77 $260
Phil Bojc, Mentor 79 $160
Dave Sotka, Chardon 81 $60
Steve Blackburn Sr., Lyndhurst 81 $60
Erron Gomez, Westlake 82
John Niedzialek, Concord 83
Mark Borlin, Solon 83
Brian Pentek, Painesville 83
Paul Kish, Painesville Twp. 84
Mike Angie, Mayfield Hts. 84
Allen Freeman, Brecksville 86
Rob Schustrich, Windham 87
Bob Karshne, Painesville 87
Mark White, Cuyahoga Falls 88
Joey DiDonato, Olmsted Falls 92
Skins: $121 each
Predovic #4, #10, #13
Blackburn Sr. #12