It's championship week at Belmont Hills Country Club.
The annual Belmont Hills Club Championship will be held this week for both men and women.
The women's event gets under way on Wednesday and concludes on Thursday as the field tries to dethrone Esta Maloney, who's had a stranglehold on the women's championship for nearly the event's history.
THE ANNUAL Lee Ann Scramble, to honor Lee Ann Schambach, will be held today at Belmont Hills Country Club. From left are Butch Brunner (Belmont Hills), Dr. Jon David Pollock (Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling Hospital), Connie Grisell, Alison Twig (Grisell Funeral Home), Wally McCabe and Chris Baugh (Tim’s Custom Installations) and Ron Baker (BHCC).
The men's event gets under way Saturday with the first round. The final two rounds will be held on Sunday. It'll be interesting to see whether or not James Carson can continue to own the title. Carson - a former Michigan golfer - has dominated the club championship, but he's spent a lot of time coaching his son's baseball team this summer.
It'll certainly be interesting to see whether or not Maloney and Carson will be challenged.
The week of exciting golf actually gets under way today with the annual Lee Ann Scramble, which is held in honor of the late Lee Ann Schambach, who passed away a few years ago after a bout with cancer.
ROBBINS RIDGE GOLF
The Senecaville Senior League resumed play this past Monday. Tony Modock had the closest to the pin and Don Ullmann had the closest to the pin on the second shot in the play.
The low gross for the week went to the teams of Bodner/McGee and Millhone/Ullman. Both teams checked in with rounds of 34. The low net went to Arick/McCutcheon, who posted a 35.
WHEELING PARK GOLF CLUB
The John Kuntz Sr. Memorial 2-man scramble was held on Aug. 12. The duo of Dick Moore and Ed Toepfer captured the event with a round of 29. Jim Ennis and Bob Green were second with a 30.
Bernie Schultz and Bob Riser teamed to win the handicap division crown with a round of 27. Russ Travis and Dennis Porter were second. They partnered for a 28.
Also on Aug. 12, the annual Brickner Flooring 9-hole scotch twosome event was held. The duo of Coram and Orie Robinson posted a 28. Kupfer and Ron Heatherly were second with a score of 31.
Robbie Evans and Duane Lescalet won the handicap event with a 29. Jim Ennis and Bob Green were second with a 30.
On Aug. 15, the A&B Kia event was held. Art Lightner prevailed in the event with a round of 35. Freddie Fitzsimmons, who also posted a 35 was second. The third 35 of the round was posted by Chris Bommer, who earned third place.
Bob Hoffman was the winner of the handicap portion of the event with a 33. Jeff Miller also posted a 33 to finish second. Mike Perring was third with a 33.
OGLEBAY WOMEN'S GOLF
The Oglebay Women's Golf Association held its annual Member-Guest Golf Scrable, which has also come to be known as the Guys 'n Dolls Golf Scramble, late last month.
The winning team was comprised of Karen and Clint Fabry along with Sharen and Ed Ehler.
The association thanks all those played in the event and the sponsors, Elm Grove Civics, Elm Grove Eagles and A.J. Gray Aluminum Products.
On Tuesday, some members of the league will be traveling to Cambridge Country Club to take part in an event.
WHEELING COUNTRY CLUB
The Ed Carenbauer Senior Club Championship Final is set for this morning at 10:30 a.m. Greig Paetzold and Joe Marchlenski will square off for the title.