OFF THE TEE: St. C.’s Vannoy claims age group crown

VIENNA – St. Clairsville’s Seth Vannoy earned his third age group triumph of the season earlier this week when the Callaway Junior Tour stopped at Parkersburg Country Club.

Vannoy, who’s planning to join the program at Alderson-Broaddus in the fall, captured the 17-18 Division with an even par 73.

”It just seemed to be pars all the way around,” Vannoy told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel. ”I had a couple of birdies, and when I seemed to make a mess of things, it wasn’t that and made bogey at worse.”

Vannoy, a former golfer at Marietta High School, returned to his former course at Marietta Country Club on Tuesday and finished third in his age group with a 74, tied for third. He now has two wins and a two fifth-place finishes this season.

Vannoy edged Stollings’ Chase Preston and Buffalo’s Logan Lojszczyk by a stroke to win Monday.

In the Boys’ 13-14 group, Wintersville’s Paul Mastros fired a 97, while in the age 15-16 grouping, Martins Ferry’s Joel Shane carded a 95, along with Waterford’s Jordan Welch.

Hannibal’s MiKayla Newman scored 118 in the Girls’ 15-18 Division.

Only one golfer broke par – winner Cole Moore, of Spencer, who carded a 72.

Locals Fare Well

A handful of local products turned in solid showings at Monday’s stop on the First National Bank Junior Golf Tour at Millersburg’s Fire Ridge Golf Club (par 72).

Buckeye Trail’s Jed Burg carded an 83 in the Boys’ 16-18 Division, while teammate Will Davis had a 96. Harrison Central’s Bryce Walrath carded a 92.

Martins Ferry’s Luke Krol had a 44 in the Boys’ 12-U Division that played nine holes.

Barnesville Represented

Four Barnesville golfers competed in the Wildfire Junior Golf Tournament on Monday at Wildfire Golf Club (par 71).

Raenah Norris (94), Claro Bauman (105) and Paige Hayes (132) all competed in the Boys’ 16-18 Division.

Davey Wells fired a 112 in the Boys’ 14-15 Division.

Wheeling Park Golf Club

The duo of Jim Ennis and Bob Green emerged victorious this week in weekly Medal play at the Wheeling Park Golf Club, sponsored by Patty Hoffman Memorial.

Ennis and Green carded a 61, along with Gary Mercer and Chris Bommer. Bill Caldwell and Bob Doran fired a 68, along with Orie Robinson and Jerry Yuhase. The tandems of Paul Alig Jr. and Paul Alig Sr. and Pete Barton and Dave Slonaker both scored 70.

Two duos fired 58s in Handicap play – Art Lightner and Mike Crow and Stan Traylor and Joe Kosar. Jim Kupfer and Ron Heatherly carded a 60, along with Ted Koski and Bob Hicks. Russ Travis and Dennis Porter had 61.


  • Dan Shay fired a hole-in-one on the 203-yard, Hole No. 7 at Belmont Hills Country Club using a 3-wood. Chuck Poindexter and Larry Gertscher witnessed the shot.
  • Glen Dale’s John Cochran also used a 3-wood to earn his ace on the 180-yard, No. 6 hole at Clair-Mark Golf Course in Powhatan Point. George Oliver and John Cochran Jr. were witnesses.


The Belmont Hills Country Club Junior Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 28th with divisions available for 17-18, 15-16 and 13-14 years old for the boys. The girls’ divisions are 16-18 and 13-15.

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each division.

The entry fee is $30 and it includes lunch for all participants and the lunch will be available for purchase for the spectators.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start and the deadline for entry is Monday, July 14.

For more information, contact Nicholas Bauman at 740-827-2794.


  • The Annual John Marshall Softball Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 16th at the Moundsville Country Club. The four-person scramble begins at 2 p.m., with registration at 1 p.m.

Entry fee is $70 per person or $280 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, food & beverages. Cash prizes will be presented to the top two teams, and there will also be individual awards.

For more information, please contact Ed West at 304-845-1651, or email

  • THE BELLAIRE American Legion Post #52 will host its fourth annual Tom Donahue Memorial Classic Golf Scramble on Saturday 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 19th Annual B-MAC?Scramble will be held on Thursday, July 24th at Bec-Wood Hills Golf Course.

All Mountaineer fans are invited to participate. The $60 fee ($240 per team) includes 18 holes of golf, half cart, beverages on the course, prizes, and a steak fry following catered by Undo’s.

Prizes include Closet to Pin and Longest Drive. There will also be a Corporate Cup competition.

Tee times are available from 10 a.m. through noon.

Bec-Wood has played host to the event since it began. The venerable layout was founded by Martins Ferry’s own Charlie Becca, a 1949 WVU graduate.

Individual and corporate sponsors are available.

A drawing will take place for two tickets for WVU’s games against TCU (Nov. 1) and Kansas State (Nov. 20). Tickets are $10 each.

Rain date for the golf event is Thursday, July 31.

For more information, contact Marshall at (740) 695-4262 or, or Budinscak at (740) 695-2944. Today is the final day to register.