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Oglebay to host NCAA?Division II regional tourney

May 4, 2013
By SETH STASKEY - Times Leader Sports Editor ( , Times Leader

The college golf scene is heading toward tournament competition and some very talented players will be at Oglebay Park's Jones Course this week.

Oglebay Park is playing host to the Division II Atlantic/East Regional men's tournament onday through Wednesday. Players will actually be arriving into the Friendly City on Sunday and go through a practice round. More than 100 players are expected to be taking part in the 54-hole event that will tee off at 7:30 a.m. each day.

The top 10 teams in both the Atlantic and East Regionals are entered along with four individuals from each region.

The top three teams and the two individuals, not on qualifying teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II National Tournament scheduled May 20-24 in Hershey, Pa.


The Men's 6-6-6 tournament was held at Belmont Hills Country Club last weekend. The first flight was won by Larry Blake and Gary Young with a score of 66. Dan Ponzani and Dick Cope were second with a 68.

The duo of Alex Marshall and Bill Sokolowski shot a 69 to win the second flight. The runnersup were Terry Carson and Dr. Rob Looby with a 70.

Marshall and Sokolowski won the overall title, while Blake and Young finished second.

Looby and Larry Landtiser won prizes for closest to the pin.


The Bordas & Bordas 3-man mix event took place on April 28. The trio of Orie Robinson, David Coram and Kyle Wensel prevailed with a score of 66. Bob Green, Jim Ennis and Tony Coppa was second with a 72.

In the handicap division, Art Lightner, Gary Mercer and Chris Bommer posted a round of 65 to prevail. Finishing second was Joe Kosar, Steve Domyan and Justin Domyan with a 67.


The Wheeling Junior Golf Association will hold signups on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Par 3/Driving range building for its summer instructional golf program at Oglebay Park. The eight-week program begins June 3 and includes instruction at the driving range, rules, etiquette, safety, and on-course play for ages 7 through 17. Participants are also encouraged to play and practice on their own and are provided an identification card for discounted golf and driving range fees.


For more information, please contact Phil Pata at 695-0691.



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