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.

 
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
2012 SUMMIT COUNTY AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

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

Schembechler, Richie 69
Metzendorf, Daniel 70
Seever, Tom 71
Arison, Tom 71
Witmer, Michael 72
Kloetzer, Shaun 72
Skirpstas, Pete 72
Lemon, Nevada 73
Okeson, Chris 73
Peterson, Kurt 73
Crewse, Aaron 73
Koch, Bobby 73
Schustrich, Robert 73
Stallsmith, Anthony 73
Thomas, Mark 73
Miller, Fred 74
Sotka, David 74
Barbour, Billy 74
Klein, Adam 74
Simpson, Mike 74
Blackburn, Steve 74
Dazey, Joe 74
Ellison, Will 74
Chadima, Jason 75
Spittler, Pat 75
Heestand, Matt 75
Meade, Ryan 75
Oates, David 75
Bailey, Bruce 75
Cockerham, Jeff 75
Warren, Matt 75
Kirby, Tanner 75
Yacovazzi, Anthony 76
Ciccarello, Mark 76
Guadagni, Mark 76
McCauley, Conner 76
Cea, Jim 76
Freeman, Al 76
Vincelette, Brian 76
Hennigan, Bob 76
Rockich, Joe 76
Shomo, Matt 76
Mosholder, Zach 76
Anderson, Josh 76
Bryson, Rick 76
Grosso, Jim 76
Marr, Dan 76
Zachardy, Jason 77
Alcorn, Dustin 77
Lahnan, Larry 77
Niskanen, Jim 77
Clay, Josh 77
Plute, Chris 77
Beebe, Brian 77
Fricker, Steve 77
Kies, Rick 77
Davis, Tim 77
Livak, Frank 77
Vanckunas, Chris 78
Pinzone, Anthony 78
Wenger, Jeff 78
Slates, Chris 78
Spino, Bobby 78
Abercrombie, Scott 78
Linden, Jered 78
Finley, Jim 78
Cutlip, Dean 78
Li, Tommy 78
Merrow, Rick 78
Campbell, Jeff 78
Giaimo, Brandon 78
King, Mike 78
Agarenzo, Mychal 78
Petry, Nathanael 78
Scala, Sam 78
Cawley, Mike 79
Wetzel, Jake 79
Tidenberg, John 79
Lerner, Evan 79
Dugan, Michael 79
Kammer, Lonnie 79
Parker, Chase 79
Carano, Marcus 79
Kabasky, John 79
Hochschwender, Mike 79
White, Mark 79
Thompson, Drew 79
Steffen, Frank 79
Lewis, Alan 79
Koch, Spencer 79
Murphy, Sean 80
Watkins, Tyler 80
Bowers, Shaun 80
Denk, Joe 80
Yanko, Rob 80
Schaefer, Jimmy 80
Stefanov, Larry 81
Kloetzer, Matt 81
Balca, Rob 81
Miller, Ron 81
Griffiths, Alex 81
Keshock, Alan 81
Reitan, William 81
Zeien, Robert 81
Fleming, Doug 81
Furlong, John 82
Maxwell, Ryan 82
Mizer, Jeremy 82
Bergold, Bill 82
Coughlin, Patrick 82
Shannon, Brandon 82
Lenartowicz, Michael 82
Gillingham, Matt 83
Angie, Mike 83
Hamilton, Mike 83
Lowry, Rich 83
Mullen, Scott 83
Thompson, Tom 83
Ziga, Pat 83
Krill, Denny 83
Bognar, Michael 84
Kerns, Larry 84
Sarsiat, Jon 84
Harmon, Bobby 84
McCoy, Ron 84
Chadima, Brian 84
Larizza, Kevin 84
Rasmussen, Aaron 84
Marvin, Dino 84
Letson, Chris 84
Wilson, Steve 85
Markham, Tom 85
Beresh, James 85
Maier, Jeff 85
Vanckunas, Steve 85
Finley, Kohl 85
Palay, Landon 85
Marshall, David 85
Morton, Justin 85
Gilleland, Nick 85
Tisch, Nolan 85
Armour, Mike 85
Knight, Joe 86
Barbas, Jeff 86
Elliot, Travis 86
Shortridge, Mike 86
Barry, David 87
Laubscher, Rocky 87
Feeney, Pat 87
Hatch, Lee 87
Mooney, Bill 88
Loomis, Rob 88
Finley, Austin 88
Prokop, Ray 88
Karnuth, Scott 89
Reed, Dieken 89
Esmile, Oliver 89
Caponi, Anthony 89
Mastran, Mike 90
Carpenter, Jay 90
Buchanan, Brandon 91
McSteen, John 92
Bober, Justin 92
Sattler, Dave 92
Erickson, Ryan 93
Sanzenbacher, Curt 93
Schroeder, Remmington 94
Horrigan, Dan 98
Cutler, Alex 119

 


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

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