Off the Tee: Wheeling Elks Junior Tourney champs crowned

The annual Wheeling Elks Junior Golf Tournament drew a solid collection of male and female players at the annual event held last Wednesday.

Champions were crowned in four boys and girls divisions.

Winning the 16-18 year old boys division was Martins Ferry’s Luke Krol, who shot a round of 73. Lucas Hutson (76) and Matt Mazur (78) finished third.

In the 13-15 year old boys division, Gavin Goodrich prevailed with a 75. Saul Crist (82) and Justin Doerr (84) finished second and third, resectively.

In the 10-12 year old boys division, Gavin Gress posted a 73 to win by 12 shots over Andrew Pennybacker. Anthony Long was third with a 9.

In the 7-9 year old division, which was held on the par 3 course, Colton Gress prevailed with a 39. He was three shots better than Mason Hastings and five clear of Aiden McCroskey.

Winning the female crown in the 16-18 year old division was Lakyn Parker. In the 13-15 year old division, Brooke Chamberlain, a St. Clairsville High player, was the winner by 13 shots over Grace Green and 15 better than Breanna Flood.

In the 10-12 year old division, Maddie Potts won in a playoff over McKenzie Armstrong.

Samantha Pike claimed the 7-9 year old division with a round of 49 at the Par 3.


The Oglebay Park Golf Club returned to its tournament schedule last weekend with the annual Michelob Ultra Two-Man Best Ball, which was sponsored by Carenbauer Distributing. The tournament is the seventh of the season on the schedule.

Frank Bland and Greg Woodfin teamed for the victory with a score of 57. They werre one shot better than Floyd Shuler and Mike Neal. Finishing tied for third with a round of 59 were George Melnik and Terry Younkins along with James Wallace and Gary Kiedaisch. Finishing fifth was the duo of Hunter Travis and Joe Ernst with a 59.

Checking in with 60s were Jim Bittengle and Dave Sims as well as Jay Davis and Mike Bogers. Dan and Dave Angalich also posted a 60.

Closest to the pins went to Phil DeMailo (No. 5), Dan Janovich (No. 7) and Ray Smith (No. 13). The longest putt titles went to Joe McGlumphy (No. 2) and Tom Miller (No. 16).

Skins were recorded by Kiedaisch and Wallace (No. 5), Chappelear and Chappelear (No. 7), Angalich and Angalich (No. 12), Shuler and Neal (No. 16).


The annual BHCC Scotch Twosome event was held last Saturday. Jason Newton and Dave Diosi teamed for the victory with a round of 66. There was a tie for second between Bruce Thompson and Mark Wilson along with Larry Landtiser and Rennie Minor.

Winning the second flight were Bill Finical and Dave Hissom who posted a 62 to edge Jack Matkovich and Chuck Poindexter by three shots. Newton and Diosi were the overall winners.

The closest to the pin prizes went to Mark Wilson and Marlin Harper.



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.


THE BELLAIRE Touchdown Club is sponsoring its 13th Annual Golf Scramble on June 29 at the Fairway River Links. The entry fee is $60 per per person or $240 per team. The cost includes cart, lunch, beverages and a dinner after the scramble. Entry forms can be picked up at Denny’s Blue Angel, Gulla’s Lunch, Around The World Gourmet Marketplace (formerly Frizzi’s Market) and the Quick Stop in Neffs. For more information call Bob at 740-676-5490, or Norm at 740-699-0313.

THE 24TH annual BMAC Golf Classic will be held at Moundsville Country Club on July 18. The event will have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with a meal following play. The entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team. There will once again be competitions for the open and corporate cups. The entry fee includes golf, cart, beverages and food. The event will also feature a new addition with the Belmont Savings Bank Chamber Challenge, which will be a putting contest. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are also available, including cart sponsor ($500), $250 prize or registration sponsors and $100 hole sponsors.

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.