Myers claims Hardman Memorial Tournament at Oglebay Park

The Oglebay Park Golf Club hosted its sixth event of the 2019 season last Sunday when 100 players took part in the Randy Hardman Memorial Tournament, which was sponsored by Miklas Meat Market.

Bryan Myers, by virtue of a scorecard playoff, claimed the title of the medal division with a round of 68. Bob Clark was second with 68, while Bob Potts (69), Rich Humphrey (69) and Mike Wetzel (69) rounded out the top five. Brooke Garrison, Bob Lemons and Mike Wilson all posted a round of 70.

In the handicap division, Rod Lydick was the winner with a 60. He won via a scorecard playoff as well over McKenzie O’Brien. Tom Gaudino was third with a 62, while Tom Kochalka was fourth with a 62. Mack Maguire was fifth with a 63.

The closest to the pin prizes went to Mike Wetzel (No. 2), Floyd Shuler (No. 5), Mike Wilson (No. 7), Bob Lemons (No. 10), Mack Maguire (No. 13). The skins were won by Jonathan Kreiter (No. 3), Robbie Evans (No. 10), Rich Humphrey (No. 11) and Rod Lydick (No. 12).

SONS OF ITALY TOURNAMENT

The 20th annual event was held last Monday at Oglebay Park’s Crispin Course. The team of Tim Ciardelli, Bill Kahl, Chuck Shubat and Jeremy Peloach prevailed with a round of 58. That score was a shot better than Paul Gulla, Jay Davis, Matt Koteles and Kevin Lahna. The third-place award went to the team of Marc Conaway, Gerry Trimble, Jason Wiggins and Adam Ofat, which posted a round of 60.

Tournament director Phil Pata thanked all of the sponsors of the evnet, including Bauknect/Altmeyer Funeral Home, Bellaire Big Reds Touchdown Club, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jay Davis, Family Medical Supply of Wheeling, Paul Gulla, Hole n Run, Jacob and Sons, Myser and Myser, Save Rite Pharmacy, Stoney Hollow Tire, Bob and Lorinda Vincenzo and West Texas Roadhouse.

WHEELING PARK GOLF CLUB

The club held two more events. The OVCFCU 1-man scramble was held on June 2. Roger Kupfer prevailed with a round of 59, while Jay Davis was second with a 60. Dan Willming posted a 61 and Chris Bommer signed for a 62, while Phil Demailo posted a 64 to round out the top five.

In the handicap scoring, Gary Mercer posted a 54, while Art Lightner was second with a 55. John Bryan was third with a 55.

On May 29, the Club Marshall event was staged. Bommer won with a 35 in a scorecard playoff over Willming. Rich Humphrey was third with a 35, while George Melnik was fourth with a 37. A three-way tie for fifth between Mark Maguire, Robbie Evans and Dick Moore. All signed for a 40.

In the handicap scoring, Mike Mazure prevailed with a 32, which was two shots better than Terry Younkins and three clear of Rich Colley.

Last Wednesday, the EnerFab event was held and Rich Colley prevailed with a 35. Steve Usenick posted a 36 to finish second, while Dave Stauver was third with a 36. George Melnik was fourth a 36. Robbie Evans and Rich Humphrey were fifth with a 36. Bob Green won the handicap division with a 30 and Don Dewitt was second with a 33.

ELKS JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

The Wheeling Elks Lodge #28 is sponsoring a pair of junior golf tournaments. A par 3 tourney will be held at Oglebay Park on Wednesday, June 26 for ages 7-9 years old. Registration will run from 10:30 a.m. until the shotgun start at 11 a.m. The top three placers will receive an award. Refreshments will be provided after the round at the Haller Shelter.

An 18-hole event will be held at Crispin Course for players 10-18 on the same day. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 10-12 year olds will play from the gold tees, the 13-15 year olds will play from the white and 16-18 from the blue (for boys). For the girls, the 10-12 will play the gold tees, the 13-15 will play the reds and the 16-18 will play the reds. The top three players will receive awards and refreshments will be provided after the round at the Haller Shelter.

For more information, please contact Bob Joseph at 304-277-4446 or Shane Rice at 304-243-4050. Both events are open to the first 80 players.

SALT FORK JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

The Salt Fork Junior Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course near Cambridge, Ohio. Age divisions will be boys 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 and girls 13-15 and 16-18. Entry fee is $35 ($20 if you have a Salt Fork membership).

Deadline for entry in Friday, June 7. Each contestant will receive a tee shirt for the event and a meal at the turn. Entry forms can be found at www.ovac.org, www.ovathletics.com, www.southeasternohiopreps.com and www.fnbjuniorgolftour.com. Any questions, call Mel Pesuit at (740) 260-9360.

JOHN GLENN

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

The annual event will be held on Monday, June 24 at Cambridge Country Club. There will be four divisions for boys and three for girls. The 14-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds will be 18 holes, while the younger players will tee it up for nine holes. The entry fee is $40 for 18-hole event and $30 for 9 holes. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the low male and female who has already graduated. The entry fee includes a golf, a shirt, cookout following the round. For more information, contact Chad Orecchio at 740-630-4215.

BELMONT HILLS

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

The annual event will be held on Monday, July 22 at Belmont Hills and feature three age groups (17-18, 14-16 and 12-13) for boys and two age groups (15-18 and 12-14) for girls. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in all boys and girls divisions. The entry fee is $30 and checks can be made payable to Barnesville Golf Parents. Lunch will be provided to all competitors and is available for purchase to spectators.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and the deadline for entry is Monday, July 15.

For more information, call Nick Bauman at 740-827-2794 or via email at nbauman740@gmail.com.

U.S. OPEN PREDICTION

This pick has to go better than my PGA since the player I chose withdrew from the tournament due to an injury. That’s neither here nor there at this point. Anyhow, I am going with Tiger Woods. He dominated at Pebble Beach in 2000. I realize that was 19 years ago, but with Tiger having won the Masters in April and playing well last week at Muirfield, I think his game is in a great position to win the U.S. Open. Big question for me entering this week is will Brooks Koepka continue to play well on the sport’s biggest stages.

UPCOMING SCRAMBLES

THE 21ST annual Niekro Classic will be held on Friday, June 21 at Belmont Hills Country Club.

There will once again be an open division and an all-Bridgeport division. The defending champions in the Bridgeport division are Jeff Herink (’86), Matt Herink (’17), Kevin Herink (’19) and Jonathan Kreiter (’14). The open division champions in 2018 were Donnie Cash, Gary Young, Todd Schambach and Anthony Reasbeck.

The entry fee is $100 per player and the proceeds benefit Bridgeport High School. The event with begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, or to register, please contact Gordie or Stephanie at 740-635-3895.

THE BELLAIRE Touchdown Club is sponsoring its 13th Annual Golf Scramble on June 29 at the Fairway River Links. The entry fee is $60 per per person or $240 per team. The cost includes cart, lunch, beverages and a dinner after the scramble. Entry forms can be picked up at Denny’s Blue Angel, Gulla’s Lunch, Around The World Gourmet Marketplace (formerly Frizzi’s Market) and the Quick Stop in Neffs. For more information call Bob at 740-676-5490, or Norm at 740-699-0313.

THE NINTH annual Vance Diehl Memorial Scholarship Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 20 at Cadiz Country Club. The entry fee is $65 per player and a shotgun start is planned for 8 a.m. The cost includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, lunch at the turn, dinner and prizes. Diehl was a teacher, coach and athletic trainer at Martins Ferry High School for 30 years. All proceeds from the event benefit a scholarship for a Martins Ferry senior. For more information, or to register a team, please contact Susann Diehl at 740-635-2069.

THE ANNUAL Tom Donahue Memorial Classic Golf Scramble will be held at BecWood Hills on Saturday, July 27. The entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team. The cost includes cart, golf, food, refreshments, prizes and door prizes. Signup is at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Bill Wilson at 740-391-9841, Buzz Donahue at 740-676-4110 or Dick Johnson at 740-359-2301.

THE SHAMROCK Bowling Golf Scramble will be held on July 27th at Salt Fork State Park. The event will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. The top two teams will receive prizes. There will be door prizes and raffles, too. For more information, contact Nick Saffield at

THE BARNESVILLE Hospital Scramble will be played on Aug. 2 at Belmont Hills Country Club. A shotgun start will be held at 10 a.m. and awards and dinner are slated for 3 p.m. The 17th annual event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the hospital auxiliary.

The cost to enter is $120 per player and it includes golf, lunch, dinner, prizes and refreshments on the course. There are also four levels of sponsorships available.

For more information, conact David Phillips at 740-425-5101 or via email at dphillips@barnesvillehospital.com

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