Heestand Jumps Out to the Lead After the First Round of the Cleveland Amateur

Cleveland Metroparks Golf

Bill Bergold holes his chip on Manakiki’s 7th hole Saturday at the Cleveland Am

Cleveland Amateur Golf ChampionshipsAfter yesterday’s ‘false start’ from two sizeable downpours in the span of two hours, play went off without a hitch in Saturday’s first round reboot of the now-shortened-to-36-holes 2012 Cleveland Amateur Golf Championship at Manakiki.

Matt Heestand of Cleveland took full advantage of Saturday’s cool, wet conditions to punch out to a strong lead headed into Sunday’s final round shoot-out.

Matt HeestandHeestand posted a solid 5-under par score of 67 to earn a two-shot cushion over current Manakiki course champion Nick Palladino of Highland Heights and former Tiffin standout A.J. Borisa.

Another two shots back — and the only other player to finish round one under par — is Dan Metzendorf of Medina, at 71.

Sunday’s second and final round will feature play starting off both the first and tenth tees, beginning at 8 a.m. Results and Sunday starting times follow:

FIRST ROUND RESULTS – Saturday, August 11th

Manakiki Golf Course, Willoughby Hills, OH | Par 72

8:00Cebula, Tim778:00Brinkman, Alex77
Stephens, Jessie77Puch, Joe77
Okeson, Chris78Pak, Charlly77
8:10Mintz, Michael788:10Berkheimer, Dennis76
McGuire, Sean78Minko, Paul76
Tischler, Brian78Wetzel, Jake76
8:20Barbour, Billy788:20Andrews, Ryan76
Schustrich, Robert78Smith, Tim76
Elber, Jack79Burrows, Ryan76
8:30Duda, Derek798:30Heran, Scott76
Campana, Michael79Borlin, Mark76
VanDeMotter, Brian80Lahnan, Larry76
8:40Mitchell, Shorne808:40Blackburn, Steve Sr.75
Woznicki, Paul80Klaric III, Michael75
Tyrell, Patrick80Bates, Zachery76
8:50Donofrio, Dave808:50Barber, Doug75
Blackburn, Steve Jr.80Schaefer, William75
Fried, Marc80Bojc, Phil75
9:00Stephens, Brooke809:00Furlong, John74
Skirpstas, Pete80Steven, Brad74
Bedell, Steve81Zabukovec, Joe75
9:10Predovic, Dan819:10Sotka, David74
Foster, Ryan82Milo, Charles74
Bergold, Bill82Anagost, Niko74
9:20Richardson, Kevin839:20Yacovazzi, Anthony73
Niedzialek, John83DiPalma, Alex74
Frey, Matthew83Riemer, Jonathan74
9:30Osysko, Aaron849:30Oslie, Kory72
Whites III, Frank85Foss, Mark73
Miller, Jerry73
9:40White, Mark859:40Metzendorf, Dan71
Prokop, Ray86Yeo, Bryan72
Hamori, Kevin72
9:50Heestand, Matt67
Palladino, Nick69
Borisa, A.J.69
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