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24th annual BMAC Golf Classic is Thursday

MOUNDSVILLE — Golfers from throughout the area will converge on Moundsville Country Club this Thursday for the 24th annual BMAC (Belmont-Mountaineer Athletic Club) Golf Classic.

The event, which tees off with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, is one of the largest fundraisers for the organization, which supports West Virginia University athletics with its BMAC scholarship.

“Things are coming together vey well,” said John S. Marshall, longtime head of BMAC. “The sponosrships are going very well. The door prizes are going vey well. We just hope the weather holds up and we’ll have a beautiful day.”

The Belmont Savings Bank Chamber Challenge is an addition this year. The challenge will take place on the practice putting green near the 18th hole.

“We’re always trying to enhance the tournament as much as possible and keep it a fun experience for all the golfers, in addition to raising money for the BMAC scholarship.”

Greens fees are $300 per team or $75 per player. For more information, contact Marshall at (740) 695-2944.

Wheeling Park Golf Club

The Bordas & Bordas 3-man Mix event was held on June 30. The trio of Wurtzbacher, Usenick and Wetzel prevailed by 7 shots over Lightner, Kupfer and Decrease.

Finishing third was Stauver, Moore and Colley with a 140, while Ennis, Green and Klamut were fourth with a 150.

In the handicap scoring, the team of Kosar, Domyan and Willming posted a 127 to win by six shots over Mitchell, Bommer and Mercer. Haught, Demailo and Piccard were third with a 136. Eikey, Eikey and Eiler finished with a 150.

The Gabe Benson & Joe Figaretti Memorial was held on June 26. George Melnik won with a 34, while Jay Davis also signed for a 34. Ron Heatherly was third with a 37, while Mike Brickner was fourth with a 37 and Larry Goodnight rounded out the top five.

Steve Usenick was the handicap scoring champion with a 32, while Rodney Eikey shot a 33 to finish second. Jim Ennis was third with a 34, while Doug Miller (35) and Robbie Evans (35) rounded out the top five.

Belmont Hills Junior Tournament

The annual event will be held on Monday, July 22 at Belmont Hills and feature three age groups (17-18, 14-16 and 12-13) for boys and two age groups (15-18 and 12-14) for girls. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in all boys and girls divisions. The entry fee is $30 and checks can be made payable to Barnesville Golf Parents. Lunch will be provided to all competitors and is available for purchase to spectators.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and the deadline for entry is Monday, July 15.

For more information, call Nick Bauman at 740-827-2794 or via email at nbauman740@gmail.com

Free Junior Tourney at Moundsville CC

Honeywell International, Inc. is sponsoring a free tourmnament for youngsters ages 8-18 on Monday, July 29 at Moundsville Country Club.

The field is limited to 108 players. There will be four flights — 12U, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. Anyone who is 18 must not have reached their 19th birthday by July 29. The 18-hole stroke event, will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration will take place from 7-8 a.m.

Trophies will be awarded to the top juniors in each division. Hot dogs, chips and beverage will be provided to each participant at no charge.

There is a dress code. Tank tops, shirts without sleeves, T-shirts, sweat suits, tennis shorts and metal spikes aren’t permitted.

Entry forms are available at the MCC pro shop or by callintg the pro shop at (304) 845-2153.

UPCOMING SCRAMBLES

THE NINTH annual Vance Deihl Memorial Scholarship Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 20 at Cadiz Country Club. The entry fee is $65 per player and a shotgun start is planned for 8 a.m. The cost includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, lunch at the turn, dinner and prizes. Deihl was a teacher, coach and athletic trainer at Martins Ferry High School for 30 years. All proceeds from the event benefit a scholarship for a Martins Ferry senior. For more information, or to register a team, please contact Susann Deihl at 740-635-2069.

THE ST. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 inaugural golf tournament and pig roast will be held on July 21 at Cadiz Country. The cost of the golf tournament is $360 for per team or $90 per player. This includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages and pig roast. There will be skill contests held, too. Sponsorships are also available. If a person desires to attend the pig roast only, he or she can pay $30. More informatio can be attained by contacting the St. Clairsville American Legion.

THE ANNUAL Tom Donahue Memorial Classic Golf Scramble will be held at BecWood Hills on Saturday, July 27. The entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team. The cost includes cart, golf, food, refreshments, prizes and door prizes. Signup is at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Bill Wilson at 740-391-9841, Buzz Donahue at 740-676-4110 or Dick Johnson at 740-359-2301.

THE SHAMROCK Bowling Golf Scramble will be held on July 27th at Salt Fork State Park. The event will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. The top two teams will receive prizes. There will be door prizes and raffles, too. For more information, contact Nick Saffield at

THE BARNESVILLE Hospital Scramble will be played on Aug. 2 at Belmont Hills Country Club. A shotgun start will be held at 10 a.m. and awards and dinner are slated for 3 p.m. The 17th annual event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the hospital auxiliary.

The cost to enter is $120 per player and it includes golf, lunch, dinner, prizes and refreshments on the course. There are also four levels of sponsorships available.

THE 37TH annual St. Joseph, Tiltonsville, Holy Name Society Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at Fairway River Links. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and the entry fee is $50 per player, which includes golf, cart, continuous food and beverages. Hole sponsorships are also available for $25. For more information, contact 740-859-9304 or at 740-859-2698.

THE FOURTH annual Bridgeport Wrestling Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Paradise Hills Golf Course in Yorkville. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and costs $60 per player or $240 a team. Players will receive golf, cart, food, beverages and door prizes. Hole sponsorships for $50 are also available. For more information, please contact head coach David Nelson at 614-638-7326 or Dom Vinci at 740-296-8418.

THE ANNUAL Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Outing will be held at Cumberland Trail Golf Course in Pataskala on Saturday, Oct. 12. Ducker is a 1978 Bridgeport High School graduate, who passed away in December of 2017 after a bout with cancer. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the Ohio State Medical Center. The entry fee for the tournament, which will begin with a noon shotgun start, is set at $75 per player. After the round, dinner, entertainment and prizes will be awarded. For more information, or to register a team, please visit RonDuckerMemorial.com.

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