2017 Cleveland Am Champ Matthew McAdoo with trophy Andrew Bailey 2014 NEO Am ChampionMatt McAdoo and Andrew Bailey decided Sunday was a great day to beat the living bejeezus out of 60 guys at the 2018 NEOHgolf.com Tam O’Shanter 2-Player Better Ball in Canton.

Both men are former Cleveland State players. Both are proven local winners, as McAdoo has won the Cleveland Amateur and Bailey the Northeast Ohio Am. So the pair was primed and ready to go Sunday regardless of the early spring date, and it showed against what might have been a slightly rusty field.

McAdoo and Bailey went out in the first group of the day and posted a bogey-free round of 8-under par 62 on the challenging Dales Course. They lapped the field by a whopping four shots. It was a no-doubter posted big and bold at the very top of the scoreboard.

Tam O'Shanter Golf Course Canton OhioSunday was the first truly beautiful weather day of Spring 2018, with sun, a slight breeze and temps in the 60s. The Tam O’Shanter Dales Course was in great condition, especially given the less than stellar weather thus far in April. Some of the hole locations might have been set a bit more toward “scramble tough” than “better ball gentle”, but that made the McAdoo/Bailey total score even that much more impressive.

Steve Blackburn Jr. 2018 NEOHgolf.com Tam O'Shanter 2-M BB
Steve Blackburn Jr. chips for birdie to the tough par-4 15th hole on his way to saving par.

After the run-away winners, it was a bunch of solo finishes for the next batch of top teams.

Finishing alone in second place at 4-under par 66 was the team of AJ Borisa and Steve Blackburn Jr. Adding to that second place haul, Borisa made a birdie at the super-tough par-4 10th hole to nab the team one of five skins won on the day.

Jimmy Wild and Zach Koinis finished in third place at 3-under par 67, and partners Kurt Peterson and Tom McBride took solo fourth at 68.

A pair of travelers from south-of-Columbus, Shannon Bartruff and Tyler Anderson, tied for fifth place and grabbed a skin to make their trip worthwhile. Also at T5 were veteran players Sam Spino Jr. and Dennis Toth, along with Jared Hirauk and partner Robbie Davia.

A full field of 30 2-player teams competed on the day.

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The next event on the NEOHgolf.com Tournament Series schedule is the Boulder Creek 3-Man Scramble at the championship-caliber Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro on Sunday, May 6th. Entry details here >.

Andrew Bailey 2018 NEOHgolf.com Tam O'Shanter 2-Man Better Ball
Andrew Bailey chips from behind the 16th green during the 2018 NEOHgolf.com Tam O’Shanter 2-M Better Ball.

 
Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament SeriesFINAL RESULTS:
Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament Series
2018 Tam O’Shatner 2-Player Better Ball

Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, Canton, Ohio
Dales Course, Par 70
Sunday, April 22, 2018

 
Andrew Bailey / Matt McAdoo 31 – 31 = 62 $880.00

Steve Blackburn / AJ Borisa 35 – 31 = 66 $580.00

Jimmy Wild / Zach Koinis 35 – 32 = 67 $330.00

Kurt Peterson / Tom McBride 36 – 32 = 68 $180.00

Shannon Bartruff / Tyler Anderson 35 – 34 = 69 $117.00
Jared Hirauk / Robbie Davia 35 – 34 = 69 $117.00
Dennis Toth / Sam Spino 35 – 34 = 69 $117.00

Tom McClary / Charlie Schrader 38 – 32 = 70
Dan Marr / Jeff Mallette 34 – 36 = 70
Mike Simpson / Bobby Spino 34 – 37 = 71
Mark Morena / Denny Morena 35 – 36 = 71
Brian Smith / Ryan Stefanski 36 – 35 = 71
Tom Stack / Fred Martin 37 – 35 = 72
Ryan Augustitus / Jeff Deal 39 – 33 = 72
Mark Schneider / Josh Prok 39 – 33 = 72
Greg Bragg / Steven Bragg 37 – 35 = 72
Jade Waligura / Andrew Strope 38 – 35 = 73
Brian Beebe / David Trier 36 – 37 = 73
Tim Hepner / Matt Gasser 40 – 34 = 74
Sam Wade / Zach Van Risen 41 – 33 = 74
Gabriel Reynolds / Nick Adkins 38 – 36 = 74
Raul Mendoza / Steve Wilson Sr. 35 – 40 = 75
Jeff Tyler / Mike Musacchia 36 – 39 = 75
Matt Bright / Dan Patterson 37 – 39 = 76
Doug Fleming / Jeff Mirelli 40 – 36 = 76
Dan Terry / Justin Trzebuckowski 40 – 36 = 76
Michael Zakerski / Kurt Anderson 39 – 38 = 77
Jared Tentler / Gary Tentler 39 – 39 = 78
Bryan Jones / Matt Haser 38 – 42 = 80
Tyler Royer / Brandon McDonald 41 – 42 = 83

 
SKINS: $244 ea
Shannon Bartruff / Tyler Anderson Birdie 3 Hole 4
Dan Marr / Jeff Mallette Eagle 3 Hole 7
Steve Blackburn / AJ Borisa Birdie 3 Hole 10
Jade Waligura / Andrew Strope Birdie 3 Hole 11
Tom Stack / Fred Martin Birdie 3 Hole 15

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