Several area junior golfers are honing their crafts on the First National Bank Junior Golf Tour this summer. The tour made three stops in the last couple of weeks at area courses.
This past Thursday, Taylor Shane - a recent Martins Ferry graduate - fired an even par round of 72, but finished four shots off the pace for a runner-up award. Buckeye Trail's Jed Burga turned in a round of 80.
The First National Bank Junior Golf Tour made a stop in East Sparta, Ohio at the Spring Valley Golf Club's par 72 layout.
Shane, who fired a round of 81 to finish tied for second,was again the top area finisher.
Burga had a round of 83.
Martins Ferry's Andrew Chlon, who also graduated last month, shot an 85 to finished tied for fifth.
The same tour played at Oak Shadows Golf Club on June 20. Buckeye Trail's Justin Wilson shot a 79 to finish third. Chlon and Shane both finished with rounds of 81.
The 16th annual Shadyside Baseball Golf Scramble was held at Moundsville Country Club earlier this month. Twenty-seven teams took part in the event. The Tom Brown team captured the tournament title, while Team Antill was second and Team DeLande was third.
Skill prizes in the event went to Michael Meintel, John Rowan, Chuck Dimmick, Dale Lewis, Dave Antill, Pat O'Donnell, Joe Munjas, Sam Milhoan and Tyler Cline.
Tournament Director Gary Cunningham would like to thank the following major sponsors for their support: DeFelice Brothers Pizza, Matt's Tiger Pub, The Central Grille, Carlini's Pizza, Shirts-N-More,Ohio/West Virginia Construction, Melanko Construction, and Kris-Krete Construction. Also thanks to Leanne at the DQ. Kim at Riesbeck's and Lori at Wal-Mart.
ROBBINS RIDGE GOLF
Gary Mayberry had the closest to the pin and Bob Hartley had the closest to the pin on the second shot in Senecaville Senior League. The low gross went to the team of Stavroff and Mayberry, who posted a round of 35. The low net went to Williams and Ruppel with round of 31.
WHEELING PARK GOLF CLUB
Mike Brickner won the Wheeling Park Memorial event held on June 16 with a round of 65. He was four shots clear of runner-up David Coram. Bob McLaughlin fired a 71 to finish third.
Bob Green won the handicap division with a round of 61. Jery Yuhase was second with a 63.
The Ed Yahn Memorial sponsored by Becky's was held on June 12. Roger Kupfer fired a round of 31. Mike DeSantis had a round of 35. Bob McLaughlin won the handicap division with a 31. Mike Perring was second, also with a 31.
The annual event was held on June 11 with the foursome of Theresa Stotler, Nep Rowland, Joyce Butts and Kitty Hawk.
The longest drive winner was Theresa Stotler and Bernie Cherenko. The longest putt winner went to Carol Lepic and Elaine Blasko. The closest to the pin recipients were Bev Knollinger and Christy Fisher.
OGLEBAY MEN'S GOLF CLUB
The Michelob Ultra 2 man Best Ball event was held last Sunday at Crispin and attraccted 9 players. The winning duo was James "Dubie" Dailer and Bill Glitch, who posted a 57. Second place went to Scott Blass and Mark Maguire, who also posted that score, but settled for second after a scorecard playoff.
Harry Himrod and Don Werbecki finished third with a round of 58, while five duos finished with a round of 59.
Closest to the pins went to Tom Gessler (No. 2), Zack Sonnefeld (No. 5), P.D. Simpson (No. 7), Neal Chase (No. 10) and Jim Glaser (No. 13). Sonnefeld also won the long drive on No. 12.
Seven skins were awarded. Those went to Bill Glitch, Mark Maguire, P.D. Simpson, Marty Crinkey, Jay Mosa and Tom Gessler had two.
Awards will be given to the top three teams: first-place ($400); second-place ($300) and third-place ($200). prize money is based upon 15 teams. Ties will be broken by handicap holes on scorecard. Other prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and contests on various holes around the course.
A bonus prize will be awarded for the first hole-in-one on an assigned par-3 hole. Amateurs only, but co-ed teams are welcome. The event will begin with a shot gun start at 7 a.m. Registration concludes at 6:30 and will be accepted until July 2. The first 36 teams will be accepted.
Checks should be made payable to St. John Central High School. Entries can be sent to St. John Central Athletics, 3625 Guernsey St., Bellaire, Ohio, 43906.
For more information, contact Kevin at (740) 218-5132; Tammy at (740) 676-4932; or Kristi Paolina at email@example.com