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
SECOND ROUND STARTING TIMES – Sunday, August 12th:
2012 CLEVELAND AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Manakiki Golf Course, Willoughby Hills, OH | Par 72

#10 PLAYER RD1 #1 PLAYER RD1
8:00 Cebula, Tim 77 8:00 Brinkman, Alex 77
Stephens, Jessie 77 Puch, Joe 77
Okeson, Chris 78 Pak, Charlly 77
8:10 Mintz, Michael 78 8:10 Berkheimer, Dennis 76
McGuire, Sean 78 Minko, Paul 76
Tischler, Brian 78 Wetzel, Jake 76
8:20 Barbour, Billy 78 8:20 Andrews, Ryan 76
Schustrich, Robert 78 Smith, Tim 76
Elber, Jack 79 Burrows, Ryan 76
8:30 Duda, Derek 79 8:30 Heran, Scott 76
Campana, Michael 79 Borlin, Mark 76
VanDeMotter, Brian 80 Lahnan, Larry 76
8:40 Mitchell, Shorne 80 8:40 Blackburn, Steve Sr. 75
Woznicki, Paul 80 Klaric III, Michael 75
Tyrell, Patrick 80 Bates, Zachery 76
8:50 Donofrio, Dave 80 8:50 Barber, Doug 75
Blackburn, Steve Jr. 80 Schaefer, William 75
Fried, Marc 80 Bojc, Phil 75
9:00 Stephens, Brooke 80 9:00 Furlong, John 74
Skirpstas, Pete 80 Steven, Brad 74
Bedell, Steve 81 Zabukovec, Joe 75
9:10 Predovic, Dan 81 9:10 Sotka, David 74
Foster, Ryan 82 Milo, Charles 74
Bergold, Bill 82 Anagost, Niko 74
9:20 Richardson, Kevin 83 9:20 Yacovazzi, Anthony 73
Niedzialek, John 83 DiPalma, Alex 74
Frey, Matthew 83 Riemer, Jonathan 74
9:30 Osysko, Aaron 84 9:30 Oslie, Kory 72
Whites III, Frank 85 Foss, Mark 73
Miller, Jerry 73
9:40 White, Mark 85 9:40 Metzendorf, Dan 71
Prokop, Ray 86 Yeo, Bryan 72
Hamori, Kevin 72
9:50 Heestand, Matt 67
Palladino, Nick 69
Borisa, A.J. 69
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