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Bordas & Bordas Golf Classic set for June 12-13

One of the area’s premier amateur golf tournaments is moving back to its original spot on the calendar.

The annual Bordas & Bordas Golf Classic will be held on June 12 and 13 at Olgebay Park’s Crispin Course. The 2020 event was held in September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the change in the schedule, last year’s event still drew 162 players and tournament director Dan Tennant expects a larger field this year.

The defending champion is Linsly golf coach Joey Seabright. A two-time winner of the event, Seabright fired rounds of 63 and 64 to win by three shots.

Along with Seabright, other former winners of the event, who are expected to return, include Larry Lis Jr., Bryan Myers, Jacob Nickel and Bobby Clark, who is looking for his third straight senior title.

The event is a 36-hole tournament, which features medal and best-ball tournaments, and includes a $10,000 purse in the championship, senior and junior divisions.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Oglebay Foundation and its Access to the Parks Project, which allows underprivileged kids a chance to use both Oglebay and Wheeling Park for free.

“We are certainly proud to have our law firm’s name on this event.” Scott Blass, a partner at Bordas & Bordas, said in a release. “To be able to raise money for the Oglebay Foundation is something we’re happy to do. It’s a tournament many look forward to each year, which is evident by most of the same players coming back each year. Crispin is a very player-friendly golf course and scores are low. You better go low if you want to win”

For more information, or to register, please visit bordaslaw.com/golfclassic. Anyone registered prior to May 12 receives $30 off the entry fee.

OGLEBAY PARK

GOLF CLUB

The club held its first tournament of the 2021 season last Sunday.

The annual Allen Kage Memorial Snowbird event drew a large field of 124 players, taking part in a stroke-play event.

Bryan Myers fired an impressive round of 60 to win the medal division. He was six shots clear of Miek Wetzel and nine shots better than Mike Wilson, Adam Stupak and Richard Humphrey.

Checking in with rounds of 71 were Mike Pietranton, Bob Clark and George Templin. Jay Davis and Brooke Garrison rounded out the top 10 with 72s.

In the handicap scoring division, Dave Sims prevailed with a 66. He was three shots better than Grant Van Laar and Jake Pennybacker. Duane Lescalet and James Wallace both signed for a round of 69. Roger Waialae — fresh off leading West Liberty to a football win at Glenville the day prior — shot a round of 70. Dave Slonaker and Mark Maguire each had a 70 as well. Jason Grob and Jay Grob posted a 71.

Along with the divisional winners, closest to the pin prizes went to Bill “Tice” Glitch (No. 2), Greg Gaudino (No. 5), Andrew Pennybacker (No. 7), Rod Lydick (No. 10) and Van Laar (No. 13).

Pietranton recorded the tournament’s only skin with an eagle on No. 8.

WHEELING PARK

GOLF CLUB

The Undo’s Medal and Handicap event was held on Sunday, April 11 at Wheeling Park.

Roger Kupfer shot a 67 to win the event’s medal division by four shots over Art Lightner. Mel Hand posted a 77, while Rick Richmond and Logan Ingram shot rounds of 79 and 80, respectively.

In the handicap scoring, Bill Kerns prevailed with a 67 over Josh Green. Steve Usenick (73), Ron Heatherly (74) and Joe Wurtzbacher (76) rounded out the top five.

The Miklas Meat Market Medal and Handicap event was held last Wednesday.

Rich Humphrey prevailed with a round of 34. Mike Brickner, Dave Slonaker and Art Lightner each had a 36, while George Melnik and Mark Maguire finished with a 38 in a tie for fifth.

Steve Usenick was the winner of the handicap scoring with a round of 34. Jim Ennis (35), Matt DeSantis (35), Rodney Eikey (35) and Robbie Evans (35) rounded out the top five.

COLLEGE GOLF

Former John Marshall standout Kailey Pettit won the Mr. Bee Intercollegiate event at Green Hills Golf Club in Ravenswood over the weekend. She shot back-to-back rounds of 9-over, 81 to win the event by two shots.

OFF THE TEE

After a year’s hiatus, Off The Tee is back and is expected to run weekly in The Times Leader. Readers are encouraged to submit tournament results, league results, upcoming events, scrambles, aces, information about local products shining in the golf world. Basically, anything about golf is welcomed here. Please email me with information at sstaskey@timesleaderonline.com

UPCOMING SCRAMBLES

The annual Soup Kitchen Scramble has renamed its event the Lindsey Ashworth High Memorial Golf Scramble after a board member who died. The event will be held Friday, May 7 at Crispin Golf Course at Oglebay Park. Five different levels of sponsorship are available. The event is open to the general public, too. The entry fee is $85 per player or $75 if paid by April 28. The event includes golf, lunch, awards reception, 50-50 raffle, prizes and more. For more information, please call 304-233-2992.

THE RIVER Lady Pilots volleyball team will hold a scramble on Saturday, May 22 at Riverside Golf Course in Sardis. The entry fee is $200 for a team of four players. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and all day food and beverages will be available. There will be a BBQ dinner after the round. For more information, contact Perry Raper at 740-213-4359 or Beth Raper at 740-213-1883 or Judi Curtis at 304-771-5868.

THE INAUGURAL Special Wish Foundation Golf Scramble, sponsored by Trinity Health System, will be held on Saturday, May 22 at Fairway River Links in Rayland. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. The entry fee is $300 per team and it includes golf, cart, snacks, beverages, lunch and awards. Cash prizes will be given to the top three teams and various prizes and raffles will be also be held. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Annmarie O’Grady at aogrady@spwishov.com

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