Dave Sotka of Chardon captured the 2007 Greater Cleveland Skins Championship at Pleasant Hills Golf Course. Sotka won $992 with 13 skins for the year, and took the “Thompson Cup”. This was Sotka’s first Greater Cleveland Skins championship.
Sotka, a member at Pleasant Hills stated, “I hit a lot more quality shots this year and capitalized when I needed to.” Sotka also finished tied for fourth in this years’s Greater Cleveland Amateur held at Sleepy Hollow in Brecksville.
Rounding out the top 5 for the season were Scott Neill, also of Pleasant Hills; Steve Blackburn, the 2006 Greater Cleveland Skins Champion from Willowick; John Niedzialek, former Greater Cleveland and Canton Amateur Champion from Concord; and Mark Foss, former Lake County Open Amateur Champion.
Players from Northeast Ohio competed at four area courses during the year culminating in the season ending event at Pleasant Hills. In 2007, Powderhorn, Pleasant Hills, Fowlers Mill, and Thunderhill hosted the Greater Cleveland Skins Game on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Players interested in competing in next year’s competition starting in April should email John Niedzialek, Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2007 Greater Cleveland Skins Game Season-Long Final Results
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