Schembechler Grabs the First Round Lead in the 2012 Summit County Amateur

Richie Schembechler
Richie Schembechler rolls home his par at the 18th in the first round of the Summit County Am

Summit County Amateur Golf ChampionshipRichie Schembechler had the chance to completely smoke the field in the first round of the 2012 Summit County Amateur.

He started the round birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie, then made par on the next five holes to turn with a sterling front nine score of 31.

The Malone product continued his strong play as he made par on the tough 10th and 11th and birdied the short par-four 12th to get to 5-under par.

It looked like a rout was on.

But the rest of the back nine didn’t go as well, and that sets up a tight race for tomorrow’s big finish.

Schembechler made double-bogey after sailing the green with his second from the bunker on the par-3 13th, then made bogey on the par-5 14th after hitting a tree limb on his second shot that sent his ball out of bounds.

But he collected himself and parred in from there to finish with a 2-under par 69 and a solo first round lead.

Take nothing away from him for the two-hole hick-up; the 2-under par total by Schembechler puts him ahead by one shot over Dan Metzendorf, who played solid, steady golf with two birdies and a bogey on the day.

Another shot back of that, at even par, are Tom Arison and Tom Seever.

But 31 players are within six shots of the lead, so if the thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow afternoon stay away from Good Park, expect final round fireworks instead of lightning.

Shaun KloetzerIn the big skins game, it was a winner-take-all on day one: Shaun Kloetzer dunked an 85-yard wedge shot for eagle on the par-5 14th hole to earn the only skin of the day, good for a whopping $1,430! Congratulations Shaun. Kloetzer finished with a score of 72, so he’s in the mix going into the final round, too…

Complete results below:

Mike Witmer holes his par putt on 18 for a back nine 33, in the chase at 1-over 72.


Good Park Golf Course, Akron, Ohio
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 | Par 71

Schembechler, Richie69
Metzendorf, Daniel70
Seever, Tom71
Arison, Tom71
Witmer, Michael72
Kloetzer, Shaun72
Skirpstas, Pete72
Lemon, Nevada73
Okeson, Chris73
Peterson, Kurt73
Crewse, Aaron73
Koch, Bobby73
Schustrich, Robert73
Stallsmith, Anthony73
Thomas, Mark73
Miller, Fred74
Sotka, David74
Barbour, Billy74
Klein, Adam74
Simpson, Mike74
Blackburn, Steve74
Dazey, Joe74
Ellison, Will74
Chadima, Jason75
Spittler, Pat75
Heestand, Matt75
Meade, Ryan75
Oates, David75
Bailey, Bruce75
Cockerham, Jeff75
Warren, Matt75
Kirby, Tanner75
Yacovazzi, Anthony76
Ciccarello, Mark76
Guadagni, Mark76
McCauley, Conner76
Cea, Jim76
Freeman, Al76
Vincelette, Brian76
Hennigan, Bob76
Rockich, Joe76
Shomo, Matt76
Mosholder, Zach76
Anderson, Josh76
Bryson, Rick76
Grosso, Jim76
Marr, Dan76
Zachardy, Jason77
Alcorn, Dustin77
Lahnan, Larry77
Niskanen, Jim77
Clay, Josh77
Plute, Chris77
Beebe, Brian77
Fricker, Steve77
Kies, Rick77
Davis, Tim77
Livak, Frank77
Vanckunas, Chris78
Pinzone, Anthony78
Wenger, Jeff78
Slates, Chris78
Spino, Bobby78
Abercrombie, Scott78
Linden, Jered78
Finley, Jim78
Cutlip, Dean78
Li, Tommy78
Merrow, Rick78
Campbell, Jeff78
Giaimo, Brandon78
King, Mike78
Agarenzo, Mychal78
Petry, Nathanael78
Scala, Sam78
Cawley, Mike79
Wetzel, Jake79
Tidenberg, John79
Lerner, Evan79
Dugan, Michael79
Kammer, Lonnie79
Parker, Chase79
Carano, Marcus79
Kabasky, John79
Hochschwender, Mike79
White, Mark79
Thompson, Drew79
Steffen, Frank79
Lewis, Alan79
Koch, Spencer79
Murphy, Sean80
Watkins, Tyler80
Bowers, Shaun80
Denk, Joe80
Yanko, Rob80
Schaefer, Jimmy80
Stefanov, Larry81
Kloetzer, Matt81
Balca, Rob81
Miller, Ron81
Griffiths, Alex81
Keshock, Alan81
Reitan, William81
Zeien, Robert81
Fleming, Doug81
Furlong, John82
Maxwell, Ryan82
Mizer, Jeremy82
Bergold, Bill82
Coughlin, Patrick82
Shannon, Brandon82
Lenartowicz, Michael82
Gillingham, Matt83
Angie, Mike83
Hamilton, Mike83
Lowry, Rich83
Mullen, Scott83
Thompson, Tom83
Ziga, Pat83
Krill, Denny83
Bognar, Michael84
Kerns, Larry84
Sarsiat, Jon84
Harmon, Bobby84
McCoy, Ron84
Chadima, Brian84
Larizza, Kevin84
Rasmussen, Aaron84
Marvin, Dino84
Letson, Chris84
Wilson, Steve85
Markham, Tom85
Beresh, James85
Maier, Jeff85
Vanckunas, Steve85
Finley, Kohl85
Palay, Landon85
Marshall, David85
Morton, Justin85
Gilleland, Nick85
Tisch, Nolan85
Armour, Mike85
Knight, Joe86
Barbas, Jeff86
Elliot, Travis86
Shortridge, Mike86
Barry, David87
Laubscher, Rocky87
Feeney, Pat87
Hatch, Lee87
Mooney, Bill88
Loomis, Rob88
Finley, Austin88
Prokop, Ray88
Karnuth, Scott89
Reed, Dieken89
Esmile, Oliver89
Caponi, Anthony89
Mastran, Mike90
Carpenter, Jay90
Buchanan, Brandon91
McSteen, John92
Bober, Justin92
Sattler, Dave92
Erickson, Ryan93
Sanzenbacher, Curt93
Schroeder, Remmington94
Horrigan, Dan98
Cutler, Alex119


Drew Thompson’s second shot to to the 18th hole finds the center of the green.

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