Smith, Crider Win Inaugural Medina County Amateur

Tournament Director Ty Kovach (center) congratulates first year champions Brian Smith (l) and Randy Crider (r).

Brian Smith of Amherst posted an even par round of 71 to capture the first playing of the Medina County Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday at Shale Creek Golf Club.

Smith had a sizzling finish to take the title, making birdie-birdie-par at the tough final stretch of holes. That comeback charge nipped Allen Freeman of Brecksville and Dave Trier of Stow by a single shot. The birdie at the 198 yard par-3 17th also earned Smith a skin.

In the Senior Division, Randy Crider of Brunswick shot a 1-under par round of 70 to best Medina’s own Ron Skirpstas by one shot. Crider birdied holes 15 and 16 down the stretch.

Tournament Director Ty Kovach did well to run a solid first-year tournament and he hopes to expand the event in 2015 with a mid-summer date.


2014 Medina County Amateur Golf Championship

Shale Creek Golf Club, Medina, Ohio
Sunday, September 14th


Brian Smith 71 $300
Allen Freeman 72 $112
David Trier 72 $112
Jonathan Riemer 73 $80
Mike Ross 77
Dennis Berkheimer 77
Doug Fleming 78
Raul Mendoza 78
Ty Kovach 78
Eric Voight 78
B Rudy 80
Bernie Chupak 81
Bill Mooney 82
Russ Rybka 82
T Watkins 85
N Gillelano 86
S Darrugo 93
H Rutschow WD

Randy Crider 70 $150
Ron Skirpstas 71
Jim Niskanen 75
Fred Miller 78
Brian Kerns 85

SKINS: $120 ea
David Trier Birdie #1
Bill Mooney Birdie #2
Jonathan Riemer Birdie #6
Brian Smith Birdie #17

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