OFF THE TEE: Junior tours heating up for summer

With schools out for summer vacation, focus in the high school sports world can start to shift to fall sports.

Area prep golfers are making use of their time outside of the classroom to work on their games. Junior tours are heating up all over the tri-state area.

Last Monday, the Callaway Junior Tour made its stop at Oglebay Park’s Jones Course and the First National Bank Junior Tour was at River Greens.

David Coram of Wheeling was the top area finisher on the Callaway Tour’s 17 and 18 year old division. He shot a 79, which was four shots back of the overall medalist.

St. Clairsville graduate Seth Vannoy, who is heading to Alderson-Broaddus University – finished in a tie for fifth with a round of 84.

Wheeling’s Lizzy Douglas won the girls’ 15-18 year old division with a 97. She was 10 shots ahead of Kailey Pettit of Moundsville.

In the 15-16 year old division, Peyton Moore won the title with a round of 74. Wheeling’s Freddie Fitzsimmons was third at 76 and Drew Wells of Belmont was fourth with a 79.

Follansbee’s Evan Cuomo won the 13-14 year old division with a 79. He was 11 shots back of Oceana’s Colin Bowles.

Martins Ferry’s Luke Krol shot a 110 to finish fourth in the 12 and under division.

AT RIVER GREENS, Buckeye Trail’s Jed Burga was the top area finisher. He posted a round of 82, which was tied for fifth overall in the 16-18 year old division.

Cambridge’s Ben Bruner and Will Davis were the next area finishers. Both posted rounds of 88.

Harrison Central’s Clint Heavilin fired a round of 98 in the 13-15 year old division.


The annual Bridgeport Boys Basketball Scramble was held at Paradise Hills Golf Course last Saturday. The proceeds of the event benefit the program’s trip to a team camp this summer.

The title went to the trio of Anthony Reasbeck, Sean Zeakes and Rodney Gentile. The Martins Ferry baseball coaching staff posted a score of 12-under and then defeated Bailey McGrath, Jon Kreiter and Zach Hernik in a playoff for the victory.

Kriether one the long drive of the day and Bulldogs’ A.D. Greg Harkness won the closest to the pin.


The Timbergrobe Construction four-man scramble was held last Sunday. The team of Lightner, Geyer, Foose and Morrison prevailed with a score of 55. That was a shot better than Kupfer, Younkins, Pinkerton and Hicks.

Finishing third in the event was the team of DeSantis, Ennis, Traylor and Wakin at 61. The squad of Green, Doran, Beck and Porter posted a 61 and were fourth overall.

In the handicap scoring, Barton, Campbell, Fatagati and Carmichael shot a 45 to win that portion of the event. Heatherly, Crow, Kosar and Koski were second at 48.

In third place was the foursome of Alig Sr., Daugherty, Hoffman and Schwertfeger at 48. Klamut, McLaughlin, Travis and Bryan finished fourth in handicap scoring at 51.


  • The 7th Annual Heather Miller Memorial Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 at the Crispen Golf Center Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV. We are looking for sponsors as well as golfers. For more information please contact Joe McGlumphy at 740-391-6001.
  • The second annual Oil and Gas Outing will be held at Belmont Hills Country Club on Monday, June 30.

The event is held to “show appreciation and awareness to the oil and gas industry.”

The event will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start and registration gets under way at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $675 a team, which includes golf, lunch, dinner, beverages on the course, prizes, special events and an open bar at the completion of play.

The event will benefit the Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center, which works to strengthen the community’s response to child abuse.

The golf portion of the event will also feature skins, mulligans and raffles. Sponsorships are also available for the event.

For more information, or to register a team, please contact Ron Baker at Belmont Hills CC at 695-2263.

  • The Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Program enjoyed a solid first season of competition this past winter. The Cardinals’ program is continuing to grow and is looking to add on to its existing wrestling room.

The Circus Saints & Sinners Club will hold its 14th annual Charity Golf Scramble on Friday, June 27 at Wheeling Country Club with the proceeds of the event going to WJU’s wrestling program.

The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the event is $100 and tee sponsorships are also available for $100. Lunch and dinner will be included as well as beverages on the course. For more information, please contact Justin Ferrell via email at or call 304-243-9071.

  • THE ANNUAL Buckeye Local Touchdown Club Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 12 at Paradise Hills Golf Course.

The event is a 3-person scramble and the cost is $150 per team with all proceeds benefitting the Buckeye Local Football program. To register your team, please either contact Johnny O at (740) 391-0723, Tom Figurski (740) 424-6300 or Paradise Hills at (740) 859-5028. You can also register your team at the course.

  • THE BELLAIRE American Legion Post #52 will host its fourth annual Tom Donahue Memorial Classic Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 19 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course in Armstrong Mills with a shotgun start planned for 9 a.m..

The cost is $50 per player or $200 per team and registration is due by July 12. The cost includes cart, green fees, food, refreshments, prizes and door prizes. There will be an optional skins game for $5. The scramble is open to the public. For more information, please contact Bill Wilson (391-9841), Buzz Donahue (676-4110) and Dick Johnson (359-2301).

  • THE BELLAIRE Touchdown Club is sponsoring its eighth annual golf scramble on Saturday, June 28 at Fairway River Links. The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team of four. Entry forms are available at Gulla’s and Frizzi’s Market in Bellaire and at the Fairway River Links.

For more information, please call Norm at 699-0313, Jay at 359-7037 or Bob at 676-5490.

For more information, please contact Norm via email at

  • A SCRAMBLE to benefit Jeff Masloski, known as “Tee’D Off at Cancer” will be held at Castle Shannon on Saturday, June 7.

The event will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Jeff is a husband, father and caring friend and a well-respected member of the Adena community.

He is a member of the Adena Chamber of Commerce. He was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, and family and friends are

rallying behind him to tackle it head on. The cost to enter the scramble is $65 per golfer, 4-man teams.

To secure a spot, call Ken Patterson 740-769-2038. There are also 50/50 tickets for sale at $1 each or 6 for $5. All funds raised will go directly to the Jeff Masloski benefit fund to help defray the significant medical expenses. Additional donations can be sent to Peoples National Bank of Mt. Pleasant in care of the Jeff Masloski Golf Benefit For more information call Georgie Hopkins 740-312-9108 or Doug Utter at 740-314-2029.

  • THE 15th annual Sons of Italy Bellaire Lodge #754 will hold its annual golf scramble to benefit Alzheimers & Cooley’s Anemia Charities on Monday, June 9 at Oglebay Park’s Crispin Course.

The scramble costs $200 per team and includes green fees, cart, refreshments on the course and dinner after the round. The tournament, which will award prizes to the top three placing teams, is limited to 36 teams.

The prizes will for winning is $400, the second place team will receive $200 and the third place team receives $100.

For more information or to register a team, please contact Phil Pata at 695-0691.

  • A SCRAMBLE to benefit the Powhatan American Legion Auxiliary will be held in the “memory of Marvin Brown” on July 26 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course on Armstrong Mills. The event will begin wit a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The entry fee is $200 per team, which includes carts, food and refreshments. Teams are encouraged to pre-register to ensure team entry due to limited entries.

Cash prizes will be awarded. There will also be door prizes, raffles and other events. For more information and to register call Pat Binni at 795-5944 or Dian Baker at 795-5396.