Third annual Lee Ann Scramble loaded again

One of the area’s up-and-coming scrambles will be held one week from today at Belmont Hills Country Club.

The third annual Lee Ann Scramble will boast another full field of 36 teams when it tees off.

The scramble recently signed on with a few new major sponsors for this year’s event, who join Grisell Funeral Home, Colerain Golf Car Sales, and Tim’s Custom Installations.

The newcomers are: Bordas & Bordas Law Offices and Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling Hospital.

Donations and sponsors are still being accepted. The money raised by this scramble benefits cancer patients throughout the Ohio Valley.

For more information please contact Todd Schambach at 304-281-2205 or email


Domenic Silvestri of Weirton aced the 181-yard seventh hole last Wednesday. He used a 6-iron for his feat, which was witnessed by Matthew Lyons and Jake Travaglino.


Earlier this month, the St. Joseph, Tiltonsville Holy Name Society held its annual scramble at Fairway River Links in Rayland.

The winning team was comprised of Larry Boroski, Sr., Larry Boroski, Jr., Ryan Mellot and Chris Baugh.

The second place award went to the foursome of Keith Mozingo, Kevan O’Grady, Jeff Masloski and K. Patterson.

Special prizes for closest to the pin went to Jeff Lydell, Kim Laughlin and Rob Zitzelsberger, Sr.



The City Wide Insurance tournament was held this past week as part of the Wheeling Park Golf Club season.

Mike Crow shot a round of 31 for the victory, while John Artimez finished second with a round of 34. John Wilson was third with a 35.

Rick Diefenbaugh won the handicap division with a score of 32. Art Lightner finished second with a 32 and Doug Miller was third with a 32.


The Ohio Valley Seniors Golf Association will hold its 69th annual golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 29 at Cadiz Country Club.

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and awards are expected to begin around 6 p.m.

The country clubs participating in the event include: Belmont Hills, Cadiz, East Liverpool, Moundsville, Oglebay Golf Club, Sistersville, Steubenville, Wheeling and Williams Country Club.


The ladies’ championship at Wheeling Country Club was held this past Wednesday. Patti Maroney claimed the title with a 36-hole score of 158.

Maroney fired rounds of 81 and 77 for the victory.

The title marks the second overall and second in three years. She also won in 2009.

Last Sunday, the club’s annual Ed Carenbauer Senior Championship got under way with round one matches.

Top seed Carl Carenbauer advanced with a 2 and 1 victory against Tom Gronell. Seventh-seeded Jeff Shultz defeated second-seeded Stuart Bloch, 2 and 1. Third seed Greig Paetzold and fourth seed Doug Molnar both advanced with relative ease. Paetzold was a 5 and 3 winner, while Molnar posted a 2 and 1 victory.

Thadd Obecny II – the sophomore at Wheeling Park – was scheduled to meet Larry Vallar in the championship match of the men’s event. Obecny is the defending champion of the tournament when he cruised to victory in last year’s stroke play event.


If you don’t think girls’ golf is on the way up in the Ohio Valley, you obviously missed the results of last weekend’s West Virginia Women’s Amateur at Parkersburg Country Club.

Three of the top 10 finishers were from the Ohio Valley.

The champion of the event was Brooke High product Samantha DiDomenico, who currently plays at Marshall University.

She shot each of the three rounds under par en route to a 212. She surged to the top of the leaderboard with a final round of 70, which was four under.

In the final round, DiDomenico had a bogey-free card. She had an eagle, two birdies and 15 pars.

Former St. John Central Lady Irish and current West Liberty University golfer Haygen Mowder finished 10th with an aggregate score of 235. She opened the tournament with an even-par round of 74, but followed it up with 79 and 82.

Mowder was just one of two Ohioans in the top 20.

Glen Dale resident Patti Maroney finished the event in ninth place with a score of 234. She shot consistent rounds of 78, 79 and 77.



As the month of August winds down, club championships are occuring all over the Ohio Valley.

Last week, in this space, the results of the Oglebay Golf Club event were listed and today is the final round of the Belmont Hills Club Championship.

The event has been dominated by former St. C. and University of Michigan golfer James Carson. However, reports have indicated Carson hasn’t played much this summer because he’s been quite busy coaching his son’s baseball team.

However, we still believe the tournament title runs through Carson. As always, though, there will be a host of challengers in the championship flight. Names Dave Reasbeck, Sr., Anthony Reasbeck, Rico Simmonetti and several others could issue a significant challenge to Carson.

The tournament is a 54-hole event for those involved in the championship flight. They played 18 holes Saturday and are slated to head back out this morning at 8 a.m. for an 18-hole round. And BHCC Club Professional Ron Baker expects the final round to commence at approximately 1 p.m.

Be sure to check Monday’s Times Leader for complete coverage of the BHCC Club Championship.

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