OFF THE TEE: Oglebay Park Men’s Golf Club holds Dailer Memorial Tourney

The Oglebay Park Men’s Golf Club teed it up again last week with the Dubie Dailer Memorial Tournament. One hundred players took part in the evne tthat was played in two-man scramble format at Crispin Center Golf Course.

Winning in a tiebreaker was the duo of Jim Bittengle and Dave Sims, who shot a 61. Also with a 61 were Jay Davis and George Templin. Checking in with rounds of 63 were Mike Wetzel and Mike Bogers as well as Jim Dailer and Bill Glitch. Zach Hood and Brett Clough posted a 65, which is the same score that Bob Young and Rick Zandron posted. Also with a round of 65 were Mack Maguire Sr. and Travis Nelson.

Winning the handicap scoring portion of the event were Rich Humphrey and Tim Pelley who finished with a 57. Dave Angalich and Michael Angalich posted a 58. Signing for a round of 60 were Hunter Travis and Mark Voellinger as well as Frank Bland and Jake Pennybacker.

The closest to the pin prizes went to Jay Davis (No. 2), Tom Mitchell (No. 5), T.C. Chappelear (No. 7), Joe Reynolds (No. 10) and George Melnik (No. 13). Skins went to Davis and Templin (Eagle on No. 3) and Potts and Wilson (Eagle on No. 3).


The club held several events over the course of the last week.

Roger Kupfer won the Wharton’s Auto Service with a round of 71≥ He was four shots better than Tony Coppa and Nick Klamut. Chris Bommer won the handicap scoring with a 64.

The Johnson Boiler event was held and Jay Davis prevailed with a 35, which was two shots better than Kupfer. Tom Mitchell posted a round of 39 to finish third. Terry Younkins was the handicap scoring winner with a 29. Joe Haught was second with a 31.

Davis was the winner again in the Rich & Shirley’s Quickprint with an identical 35. Jim Ennis finished second with a 38. Kupfer was third with a 38. Tony Campbell won the handicap scoring with a 31, which was the same number Dave Stauver posted.


With schools about to let out for summer vacation in the coming weeks, area golf courses are becoming more and more populated with junior golf players.

The first National Bank Junior Golf Tour made a stop in Minerva on May 18 with a large field of players taking part.

Barnesville senior-to-be Payne Johnson finished second overall with a round of 75. Martins Ferry’s Luke Kroll, who will also be a senior, was fourth with a 77. Barnesville’s Jim Byler tied for sixth with a round of 81.

Other area players in the 16-18 year old field were Sam Santille (Harrison Central), Nick Coffland (Harrison Central).

Taking part in the 13-15 year old division was Barnesville’s Dryden Bauman. St. Clairsville’s Andrew Abel played in the 12 and under event.



The 8th annual Thomas R. Dowler Memorial Golf Classic was held last Monday at Belmont Hills Country Club. The event supports the Belmont College Foundation and raises funds for the Thomas R. Dowler fund to benefit Belmont College students.

The team title went to the foursome from WesBanco of Dave Diosi, Larry Landtiser, Rennie Minor and John Timko. Second place went to Connell Bradfield, Craig Bradfield, Collins Gundling and David Gundling.

The sponsors for the event were Belmont Savings Bank, Designs and Logos, Doan Ford, Mrs. Linda Dowler, Harry and Sue White, Pathway Growth Partners, LLC; Upper Ohio Valley Building and Construction Trades Council and Whiteside’s.


DAVID BUMGARDNER of Wheeling aced the 145-yard, 16th hole at BecWood Hills Golf Course. He used a 7 iron for his fete, which was witnessed by Josh Blum and Zeke Albright.


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.


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,, and Any questions, call Mel Pesuit at (740) 260-9360.



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


THE 20TH annual Sons of Italy Bellaire Lodge #754 will hold its annual golf scramble on Monday, June 3 at Oglebay Park’s Crispin Course. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $200 for a four-man team. The cost includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, dinner at the Haller Shelter. The top three teams will receive prizes. The event is limited to the first 36 teams to register. For more information, please contact Phil Pata at 695-0691.

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 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