Sotka Grabs First Round Lead of 2010 Cleveland Am

2008 Cleveland Am Champ Kyle Cobb of Strongsville tees off high up on the par-3 15th Friday.

Dave Sotka of Chardon was the only player to shoot under par in the first round of the 2010 Cleveland Amateur Golf Championship at Manakiki on Friday. Sotka posted a 1-under par score of 71 in very difficult conditions: firm greens, tough pins and a windy day that kept every other player at or over par.

Sotka leads by a single shot over two players: three-time Cleveland Am Champ Norton Brick of Elyria; and Mark Belasic of Mentor. And right on their heels is Steve Blackburn Jr., the only player to post 73 on the day.

See starting times for Saturday’s second round here.

2010 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship

Manakiki Golf Course, Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Par 72 – Friday, August 8

Sotka, David71
Belasic, Mark72
Brick, Norton72
Blackburn, Steve Jr.73
Barber, Doug74
Ciccarello, Mark74
Glassman, Zach74
Iosue, John74
Oyster, John74
Steven, Brad74
Stover, David74
Timmons, Matt74
Furlong, John75
Predovic, Dan75
Skufca, Tim75
Smith, Brian75
Tarter, Nathan75
Freeman, Allen76
Griffith, David76
Guest, Monty76
Meade, Ryan76
Oslie, Kory76
Palladino, Nick76
Skirpstas, Pete76
Zucker, Joe76
Heestand, Matt77
Keshock, Alan78
Lahnan, Larry78
Latsko, Phil78
Osterfeld, Will78
Saari, Scott78
Chaski, Dan79
Crider, Randy79
Grasso, Mike79
Guarino, Mike79
Scala, Sam79
Slabaugh, Cary79
Yeo, Bryan79
Andrews, Michael80
Jackson, Kevin80
Topeka, John80
Di Palma, Alex81
Hahn, Tim81
Heran, Scott81
Mintz, Michael81
Rao, Ryan81
Schaefer, Jim81
Yaccovazzi, Anthony81
Zabukovec, Joe81
Evans, Tom82
Foss, Mark82
Hach, Mark82
Thompson, Drew82
Borlin, Mark83
Fried, Marc83
Prokop, Ray83
Stults, Jim83
Wien, David83
Bailey, Andrew84
Berkheimer, Dennis84
Burke, John84
Champa, Zachary84
Cobb, Kyle84
Elber, Jack84
Miller, Jerry84
Steinlage, Matt84
Bedell, Steve85
Blackburn, Steve Sr.85
Manuel, Greg85
Mitchell, Shorne85
Pinzone, Tony85
Riemer, Jonathan85
Van De Motter, Brian85
Holmes, Collin86
Kreider, Matthew86
Clum, Mike87
Perry, Jim87
Rudy, Ben87
Davis, Chris88
Gabel, Craig91
Puch, Joe91
Russell, Larry91
Scott, Chinnawatt92
Flory, Kyle95
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