OV?Seniors winners announced

The Ohio Valley Seniors Golf Association held its annual tournament on Aug. 29 at Cadiz Country Club.

The tournament is divided into six groupings.

Cadiz Country Club member Dan Dailey fired a 2-under 70 to win the D grouping gross title. He won in a playoff against Larry Landtiser, who won the C group gross.

Carl Bippus finished finished third in the D group with a 1-under, 71.

Bob Bethel finished fourth and Dave Reasbeck was fifth with a 72 and 73, respectively. Corky Gehrig rounded out top six with a round of 75.

Other gross winners in the event were:

AAA – Guy Staley (78); AA – Jim Salter (81); A – Dan Ponzani (76).

The gross runnerups were:

AAA – Manuel Mehallis (84); AA – Bill Azallion (94) and A – Mel Clark (79).

The Net winners results were:

AAA – Bill Harman (72) and Ben Cappilletti (75); AA – Bill Croskey (7) and Don Evans (75); A – Andy Yamok (66); Bob Marsh (67); B – Fred Beck (62); Dave Johnson (62); C – Joe Marchlinski (66); Rupert Beetham (66); D – Bob Cain (66) and Chuck Bizzarri (67).

The winning team was from the Wheeling Country Club. The foursome of Greg Paetzold, Carl Bippus, Joe Marchlilnski and Jay Guthrue posted a score of 290.

The closest to the pins were also awarded in the respective groups. Those winners included: Mehallis (AAA); Jim Salter (AA); Marsh (A); Marchlinski (B); Ernie Wilson (C) and Bob Cain (D).


The association recently held its women’s championship.

Janie Cook won the club championship, while Sally Hodgkiss was the low net winner in the first flight. Chris Muroski was the low net winner in the second flight, while Madge Castilow was the third flight low net champion.

Cathy Robinson won the nine-hole championship.



The third annual Lee Ann Schambach Scramble, which benefits Ohio Valley residents battling cancer, was another rousing success last Sunday at Belmont Hills Country Club.

The tournament drew a full field of 36 teams. The team of Ernie Wilson, Marlin Harper, Terry Wehr and Jamie Martin prevailed.

Tournament officials were quick to point out the generosity provided by the sponsors: Bordas & Bordas, Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling, Grissel Funeral Homes; Outback; Colerain Golf Car Sales and Tim’s Custom Installations.



One of the area’s longest running private golf tournaments is set for its 27th year next Sunday.

The annual Sands Electric Golf Classic will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Belmont Hills Country Club. No fewer than 28 golfers are registered for the event, which is played by 2-man best ball format.

The tournament began in 1985 as the Warwood Reds OPen and in 1990 became known as the Barton Braves Scramble.

In 1993, Sands Electric became the title sponsor.

The team of Craig Bowman and John Timko will be back to defend their 2010 title. They’re the only two players in the field who know their partner. The balance of the field will be determined by a random draw on the morning of th event.

Bill “Tice” Glitch is once again serving as the tournament director.


The annual Ed Carenbauer Senior Club Championship wrapped up this past weekend at the Wheeling CC.

Greig Paetzold – who was seeded third – upended Carl Carenbauer, who was the top seed in the final, 3 and 2. Paetzold reached the title match by knocking off Jeff Shultz, 4 and 2. Carenbauer knocked off Doug Molnar, 1 up.

The club’s couple’s tournament was held last Friday. Brendan and Erin Ball won the championship with 30.5 points. Carl Bippus and Lil Goddard finished secnd, while Dave and Kim Miller finished third.



The annual Brickner Flooring event was held with a scotch-bestball scramble.

Doug Miller and Robbie Evans won the medal division with a score of 59. Chris Bommer and Gary Mercer posted a 63. Rich Colley and Paul Carney finished second with a round of 64.

Roger Kupfer and Ron Heatherly teamed for victory in the handicap division with a 57. Dave Stauver and Bob Hoffman finished second in the handicap division with a 59.

THE WHEELING Spinning Service Co. held its event at the Wheeling Park Golf Club.

The stroke-play event was captured by Kupfer, who checked in with a 33. That was a shot better than Colley and three shots clear of third-place finisher Doug Miller.

Bob Green won the handicap division with a round of 32, while John Wakim posted a 32 and finished second. Dave Slonaker was third with a 33.


St. Clairsville resident Bobby Ralston aced the No. 14 hole recently at Bec-Wood Hills Golf Course. He used a 6-iron on the 150-yard hole.

Witnesses were Ed Laipple, Claus Seabright and Bob Williams.

Follansbee resident Zak Heaton recorded an ace on the 16th at Crispin Golf Course. He used a 5-wood to ace the 220-yard hole last Thursday. His shot was witnessed by Justin Corella, Ryan Cagot and Tyler Gerber.


Red Oaks Course Hosts September Outing

Acuity Specialty is hosting its annual golf outing, Friday, Sept. 9 at the Red Oaks Golf Course in Bloomingdale. The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Coffee and donuts will be served during registration which begins at 9 a.m. with a 10:00 shotgun start to follow.

Players will be served lunch at the turn and a full-course steak dinner at the event’s conclusion. Prizes will be awarded to both men and women for special categories, including; Closest-to-the-pin; Longest drive; Longest putt and the overall first place team.

There is a $70 entry fee which includes green fees and cart. Teams are being sought. For additional information, phone Acuity Hospital at (740) 671-2075 or (740) 671-2075.

Staskey can be reached at sstaskey@timesleaderonline.com