Mason, Baugh claim Sands Electric tourney title

A couple of weeks ago, I declared that Off the Tee was finished for the season. Well, officially it was, but a lot of recent golf tournaments came across my desk, so here we are.

One of the longest running area tournaments was held earlier this month at Belmont Hills Country Club. The 34th annual Sands Electric Company Golf Classic was staged.

The event returned after being washed out in 2018 due to Hurricane Gordon. It attracted a field of 24 players.

The format the tournament utilizes is two-man, best ball/scramble.

Firing a round of 1-under, 71 to claim the title was the team of Mike Mason and Chris Baugh. They were a shot better than Bill Glitch and Roy Heidelbach and two hots clear of Jim Baugh Jr. and Bob Yazrombek; Mike Egri and Jim Dailer; Bill Mumley and Ted Ducker.

Finishing with a round of 74 were Rick Leach and John Pokas.

There were also prizes for closes to the pins and those went to Bob Yazrombeck (2), Jim Dailer and Bill Glitch.

The skins’ games winners were all-OVAC Hall of Fame team of Roy Glitch and Mike Snively; Tom Kellas and Craig Boman (2), Bill Mumley and Ducker, Jim Baugh Jr. and Yazrombek as well as the tournament’s champions.

Best dressed went to Jim Baugh Jr. and the runnerup was Joe Klempa.


The annual Bordas & Bordass 3-Man Mix was held last weekend at Oglebay Park. The trio of Bill Glitch, Bernie Marcellus and Paul Alig teamed for a 135 to win by three shots over Bob Custer, Chuck Neuman and B.J. Widmer.

Finishing third were Bill Mumley, Todd Nickoles and Hunter Travis with a 138. Mike Pietranton, Rob Druschel and Doug Reynolds also fired a 138 to finish fourth. Fifth place went to George Templin, Noah Sievertson and Seivertson.

The closest to the pins went to George Templin (No. 2), Bob Custer (No. 5), Tony Coppa (No. 7), Zack Hood (No. 10) and Ruster Fonner (No. 13).

The longest drive in the event for those 50 and over was posted by Jay Salva, while Noah Sievertsonw as the winner of the 50 and under long drive.

Closest to the pin on the second shot was won by Bill Glitch and Ray Hornick sank the longest putt.

Skins were won by LaFlam, McGlumphy and Williams on No. 2; Humphrey, Mazure and Pelley on No. 3; Clark, Kurtz and Wailaie on No. 9; Neal, Stakem and Tennant on No. 14 and Himrod, Miller and Yahn on No. 18.



The 76th annual event was held late last month at Wheeling Country Club.

The overall crown went to Larry Blake, who shot a round of 75. He won by virtue of a scorecard playoff with Vic Porreca, who also posted a 75.

The low round put forth by a respective area country club went to the foursome of Vic Porreca, Chuck Bizzari Dan Daily and Doug Johnson. That group, repressenting the Cadiz Country Club, fired a 309, which was two shots better than the Belmont Hills team.

Closest to the pin prizes went to Ted Showalter (50-59), Dave Yonak (60-64); Curtis Crawshaw (65-69), Ben Exley IV (70-74), Fred Brunner (75-79) and Po Peterson (80 and over).

Phil Patta once again served as the tournament director.

The results of the respective age groups were as follows:


Medal — Larry Blake, 75; Martin Howarth, 84.

Handicap — Ted Showalter, 78; Robert Griffin, 79.


Medal — Vic Porreca, 75; Bill Finnical, 81.

Handicap — Mark Morelli, 66; Eric Exley, 73.


Medal — Chuck Bizzari, 76; Dan Daily, 77.

Handicap — Chuck Poindexter, 64; Rennie Minor, 66.


Medal — Doug Molnar, 86; Jerry Capers, 87.

Handicap — Marlin Harper, 76; Ben Exley IV, 77.


Medal — Chuck Dimmick, 86; Jerry Linger, 96.

80 and over

Medal — Po Peterson, 81; Jim Salter, 84.

Handicap — John Irvin, 68; Roger Isla, 68.


The inaugural Fellowship Fall Golf Classic will be held to support the Upper Ohio Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The first event will be staged on Friday, Sept. 27 at Wheeling Park’s 9-hole Course. The 2-man scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and is for players 65 and older. The entry fee is $35.

The second event at Wheeling Park on Sept. 27 is a women’s 2-person scramble, which is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Robert Trent Jones Course will host a 4-man scramble and it’s limited to only 10 teams and costs $82 per person.

On Sunday, at the Oglebay Par 3 course, a 2-man scramble, utilizing alternating shot will be held, starting at 1 p.m. The cost to enter is $25.

Every golfer will will receive a $200 Warrior Custom Golf gift certificate that is good for a custom hybrid and/or custom wedge.

For more information, or to enter, please call Don Chamberlain at 304-281-7220.


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