Shadyside’s Stupak wins CJRT Tour Championship
Shadyside High product Adam Stupak captured the CJRT Tour Championship event held at the Pete Dye Golf Club last weekend.
Stupak fired a round of 75 and won in a playoff against Craig Buchanan of Oak Hill, W.Va. Stupak carded a 39 on the front nine and 36 on the back nine for his score.
St. Clairsville’s Seth Vannoy finished third in the 17-18 year old division with a round of 77.
Martins Ferry product Kaitlyn Bliss was third in the 15-18 girls’ division with a round of 96.
MORE JUNIOR GOLF
It was a highly productive week of competitive play for Vannoy. He finished third in the Crystal Springs Junior Golf Tournament held last Tuesday.
Vannoy fired a round of 2-over 73, which was four shots back.
Martins Ferry’s Joel Shane was sixth in the 13-15 division with a round of 84.
WHEELING PARK GOLF CLUB
The President Cup Championships were held last weekend. Dan Willming won the 18-hole event with a score of 130. His score was two shots better than Mike Brickner. Bob McLaughlin finished third with a score of 143. Bob Green was fourth with a 144.
Jim Ennis won the handicap portion of the event with a score of 133. Mike Perring fired a 134 and Chris Bommer shot a 136.
The team of Brickner and Roger Kupfer shot a 123 to win the best ball event by 11 shots over Gary Mercer and Bommer.
The weekly Senecaville Senior League play resumed and Pat St. Clair had the closest to the pin, while Bob Farrar posted the closest to the pin on the second shot. The low gross for the week went to Modock and Schultice with a round of 36. Low net for the week went to the same duo with a score of 32.
Another weekend of play in the Ohio Valley Golf League didn’t alter the standings too much in terms of the player of the year chase.
Bryan Myers is still leading the way with a score of 170, while Wheeling Park senior-to-be Thadd Obecny is second at 150.
Rob Cimarolli, who won the John Rasz Memorial last weekend with a two-day score of 140, moved into fourth with 80 points, which is 40 back of Larry Lis Jr. for third.
Other winners during last weekend’s Rasz Memorial event were: Myers and Rico Simonetti (best ball, 130); Doug Addis (senior flight, 140), Addis and Ken Russell (senior flight best ball 131); Larry Blake (150, first flight), Dick Antil and Greg Humienny (146) first flight best ball and Howie Peterson (151) won the junior tournament.
The OVGA takes most of this month off as club championships are held around the Ohio Valley. It resumes on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 for the Bella Via Amateur at Wheeling Park Golf Club.
The OVGA leaderboard looks like this after five events:
Championship Division: Bryan Myers (170); Thadd Obecny II (150); Larry Lis Jr. (120); Rob Cimarolli (80) Mike Wilson (65)
Senior Division: Mike Wilson (90); Gary Schrickel (83); Dave Clarke (73); John Zitovic (73); John Bailey (66); Jeff Sparks (66)
Junior Division: Thadd Obecny II (1300); Kyle Wensel (840); Mike Spitak (735); Elizabeth Douglas (600); Kaitlynn Bliss (520).
WHEELING PARK head wrestling coach Jack Doyle aced the 174-yard 2nd hole at Oglebay’s Crispin Course this past Tuesday. Doyle used a 6-iron for his shot, which was witnessed by Wheeling Jesuit head wrestling coach Sean Doyle.
MARTY LAWSON of Toronto recorded an ace on the 145-yard 16th hole at BecWood Hills Golf Course. Lawson used a 7-iron for his feat, which was witnessed by Jay Crofford, W. Dawson and Chuck Cross.
Most of you are probably expecting me to go with Tiger Woods, especially after the way he’s simply dominated the field this week in Akron at the Bridgestone Invitational.
However, I read some comments about Tiger’s unhappiness with the green readings on the stimp meter during a practice round he played at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester. When Tiger can’t get a hold of the greens, he struggles. It’s been that simple.
I don’t foresee any of the previous major champions from this year prevailing either.
I am going with Zach Johnson to capture his second major championship.
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