Benefitting from home confines, Corey Hines and John Franks carded a 63 on Saturday to win The Greatest Golfer Belleria Pizza 2-Player Shootout presented by Mediate Financial Services. Played at Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls, it was the second of three 2-player events of the 2021 Greatest Golfer season. A total of 26 teams competed in 2 flights.
“Key today was the short game: chipping around the green, putting, and getting the ball to check up,” said Hines. Hines chipped in for birdie on the final hole to seal a great day.
On home course knowledge, Hines said: “Knowing where the ball will bounce and how firm the greens are – it helps a ton.” Hines has been playing Greatest Golfer for 10 years. “I love playing Greatest Golfer events.”
Randy Braham and Bill Braham finished in second place with a 64, Robert Gintert and Fred Gintert took third with 65, and Glenn Milton and George Allen earned fourth place with a 68.
Winning Division 2 was Merrill Whippo and Jamie Viano with a 68. They edged out the father-son duo of Reid Lamport and Reid Lamport Jr., who settled for second place after a scorecard playoff. Josh Marsh and Dom Giudici took third (71), and Angelo Bianco and Rocky Page (73) finished 4th.
The final 2021 Greatest Golfer Belleria/Mediate 2-Player Shootout of the season will be played September 18th at Yankee Run Golf Course in Brookfield.