Another tourney, another strong finish for Ferry’s Shane

The annual Salt Fork Junior Tournament was held last Monday at Salt Fork State Park’s par 71 layout in Cambridge.

Martins Ferry’s Taylor Shane finished third in the 17-18 year old division with a round of 81. He trailed only Skyler Roederer of Cambridge and Meadowbrook’s Nate Frencik, who shot 76 and 80, respectively.

Joel Shane of Martins Ferry captured the 15-16 year old division with a round of 80. He was one shot better than his nearest competitor.


Roger Kupfer captured the Bethani’s Bouquets event on July 3. He shot a round of 33, which was a shot better than Doug Miller and Freddie Fitzsimmons, who tied for second. Bob Green shot a round of 35.

In the handicap division, Gary Mercer shot a round of 31 to prevail. Mike Crow posted a round of 32 to finish second, while Stan Taylor was third with a 32.

The league cranked it up once again on July 7 with the Greco’s scotch, bestball, scramble.

Paul Carney and Rich Colley teamed for a round of 60, which was three shots better than Fitzsimmons and Bob Fitzsimmons teamed for a 63. Chris Bommer and Gary Mercer posted a 64 to finish third.

Tom Pinkerton and Bob Geyer shot a round of 55 to take the handicap job. Paul Alig Jr. and Paul Alig Sr. finished second with a round of 57.


Don Pontius captured the closest to the pin and Greg Clapper was the closest to the pin on the second shot in Senior league play at Robbins Ridge Golf Course in Senecaville. The low gross team went to Stavroff/Mayberry and Allender/Davis with rounds of 36. Low went went to Allender/Davis with a 33.

The senior league mid-season scramble will be held this week and the second summer session will begin on July 22. If new players are interested, you should call Greg at 740-624-1651.


Major golf returns this week as the best players in the world tee it up at Muirfield in Scotland. The British Open is a great test because the players never know what the weather might be from hole to hole, let alone day to day. Plus, it’s on television bright and early in the morning and it, like the U.S. Open, is basically shown in its entirety.

Ernie Els is the defending Open Champion as he captialized on Adam Scott’s implosion on the back 9 on Sunday.

England marveled at Andy Murray winning Wimbledon last weekend and I think next weekend the country will be excited again. I am going with Ian Poulter. He was second in 2008.


THE UNION Local Touchdown Club Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 27 at Crooked Creek Golf Course. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Shane Kildow at 740-391-5928.

THE BELMONT Mountaineer Athletic Club scramble has changed its initial date. The event will now be held on Thursday, Aug. 29 at BecWood Hills Golf Course. The event benefits scholarships for local athletes at West Virginia University. The cost of the scramble is $50, which includes golf, cart, prizes, beverages and a picnic following the round. For more information, or to enter a team, please contact John S. Marshall at 740-695-4262.

THE?ANNUAL Jeffrey Showalter Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on Aug. 14 and will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $600 per team ($150 per man) and each team will have a celebrity playing with it.

The scramble is the chief fundraiser for the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers. The group benefits local Ohio Valley causes. The Christian Soldiers have raised more than $240,000 in their eight-year history.

To donate, inquire about membership or to sponsor the golf outing, call the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers at (740) 699-2468.

The Adena Sons of the Legion 2013 Golf Scramble will be holding a four-man scramble for scholarships on July 27 at Castle Shannon Golf Course in Hopedale. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $65 per person or $260 per foursome. The cost includes: skins game, cart and green fees, food and beverages at the turn and a steak dinner following the winner. There will also be a door prize for every player. The top team will receive $500, second place will receive $300 and third place will receive $200. For more information, or to register, please contact George Bomboris at 740-546-4665 or Castle Shannon at 740-937-2373.

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