St. Clairsville’s Jeffries wins Jr. Open A?Flight

The River Greens Golf Course will once again host the Division II sectional golf tournament in late September.

Several Ohio Valley players got an up close and personal look at the course last week in the River Green’s Junior Open.

St. Clairsville senior Adam Jeffries claimed the A Flight with an impressive round of 71. Martins Ferry senior Taylor Shane was second with a 78.

St. Clairsville’s Seth Vannoy finished fourth in the 15-16 year old division with a round of 76.



Martins Ferry’s golf team won the OVAC title and qualified for the district a season ago and could be en route to another strong season after numerous players on its squad have had impressive summers.

Senior Taylor Shane won the Salt Fork Junior Golf Tournament last week with a round of 76. He was eight shots clear of his nearest competitor. Harrison Central’s Drew Horn was seventh in the tournament and Ferry’s Zach Riggenbach was 10th.

St. Clairsville’s Seth Vannoy, who transferred from Marietta, finished in a tie for fifth in the 15-16 year old division.


Hard to believe that this week is the final shot at glory for the professional golfers. The annual PGA Championship, the final major of the season, will begin Thursday at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

Many believe this course could provide one of the stiffest major challenges of the year.

Thus far, there’s been three different major winners, including the ageless Ernie Els, who took the British Open last month.

Don’t look for Els to add the PGA title to his winnings this weekend. I am going with Graeme McDowell as the winner.

He won the U.S. Open a few years ago at Pebble Beach and I look for him to add to his major resume at a course, which borders the opposite ocean as Pebble.


You know summer is winding down when area country clubs begin holding their club championships. Wheeling held its championship last weekend. Alex Saseen prevailed a score of 221. Greig Paetzold finished second by a shot. Jay Guthrie was third with a 224 and Craig Tredenick was fourth with a 225.

Tim Leonard won the first flight title with a 136, while Dave Zatezalo was the Class 2 Flight winner with a 138.

Qualifying to the Scott Anthony Cup are: Saseen, Paetzold, Guthrie, Tredenick, Jay Adams, Robbie Mandraccia, Joe Marchlenski, John Reasbeck, Reid Amos and Doug Molnar.

Today, at Wheeling CC, the Ed Carenbauer Senior Championship Tournament begins with opening-round matches.

Action begins at 8:20 a.m. with Joe Marchlenski against Phil High. The 8:30 starting group finds Mike Romaine against Ray Byrd.

At 8:40, Lew Wright and Frank Joanou will meet and 10 minutes later, top-seeded Greig Paetzold will take on Michael McCulley.


The Senecaville Seniors League resumed this past week. Pat St. Clair had the closest to the pin and Bob Hartley had the closest to the pin on the second shot. The low gross of 33 went to Stavroff/Mayberry. The low net went to the team of Moore and Bates at 33.



The City Wide Insurance event was held last weekend. Roger Kupfer prevailed with a round of 33. He was three shots clear of Gary Mercer and Mike Crow. Dave Yeager was fourth with a 37.

In the handicap scoring, Robbie Evans was the victor with a 33. Orie Robinson was second and he also posted a 33.


  • THE SECOND annual March of Dimes Charity Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, Aug. 31 at Wheeling Country Club. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The top three teams will be awarded prizes. There will be prizes for hole in ones, including a brand new vehicle courtesy of Robinson Automotive Group. Each player will receive lunch prior to the round, steak dinner following the round and beverages on the course.

Several levels of sponsorship are available.

For more information, please contact Jason at the Wheeling CC at (304) 232-2020 or via email at

  • THE ST. Joseph’s Holy Name Society of Tiltonsville will hold a four-man golf scramble on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Fairway River Links in Rayland. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 7 a.m.

The cost to enter is $50 per person, which includes golf, cart, food, refreshments, prizes.

There will be closest to the pins and other contests during the round. For more information or to register, please call (740) 859-9304.