Off the Tee: Barnesville Athletic Scramble held

The annual Barnesville Athletic Department scramble was held last weekend at the Cambridge Country Club.

Winning by one shot was the team of Denny Huntsman, Ryan Powell, Jeff Hunkler and Dylan McMilan. That squad finished at 12-under, 60.

Tying for second with a round of 61 were the teams of Jon Woodfin, Jeff Lyon, Lane Lyon and Chase Fuller along with A.J. Corder, Jamie Carpenter, Justin Little and Josh Stephen.

There was a three-way tie for fourth between the squads of Shawn Thompson, Jesse Wilson, Shane Skinner and Craig Carpenter; Jason Perkins, C.J. Burghy, Derek Swallie and Eric Kemp and Johnny Hines, Tony Humphrey, Matt Stephen and Dave Stack. Those three teams all posted a 10-under par round.


The club held its second tournament of the season at Speidel last Sunday with an impressive field of 124 players taking part.

Mike Wetzel won the title with a round of 68. He was seven shots better than Bryan Myers, Bob Clark, Sean McFarland and George Templin.

Joe Ernst checked in with a 76, while Brooke Garrison seventh with a 77. Mike Wilson, Chris Girouard and Jay Davis each posted a round of 78.

In the handicap scoring portion of the event, Mike Anthony finished with a 70. McKenzie O’Brien also had a 70. John Monto (71), Mack Maguire (71), Jonathon Kreiter (72), Zack Hood (72), Dave Angalich (73), Tom Gaudino (73), Doug Richards (73) and Joe Hartman (73) rounded out the top 10.

The closest to the pin prizes went to Bob Clark (No. 4), Joe Ernst (No. 7), John Monto (No. 11) and Tom Gaudino (No. 15).

Roger Waialae recorded a birdie on the 18th for the only skin of the event and Paul Kurtz rolled in the longest putt on No. 9.


The club returned to action with the Wharton’s Auto Service medal and handicap scoring event on April 25.

Roger Kupfer won the event with a round of 70. He was a shot better than Nick Klamut and two shots better than Art Lightner. Mike DeSantis posted a 76 and Steve Usenick and Ron Heatherly each had a 77.

In the handicap scoring portion, Rich Colley had a 64 for the victory. Jim Druschel was second with a 64, while Josh Green was third with a round of 66.

The Rich & Shirley’s Quickprint event was held on Wednesday afternoon. Mark Maguire fired a round of 36 to earn the victory. Lightner finished second with a 36 and Rick Humphrey also had a 36 en route to third place. Rounding out the top five were Melnik (37) and Brickner (37).

Mike Mazure was the winner of the handicap scoring portion of the event with a round of 31. Logan Ingram posted a 32. Jim Wade was third with a 32. Dave Stauver and Bob Green both shot a 34 to round out the top five.


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


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

THE BEALLSVILLE Lady Devils Basketball Boosters will hold a golf scramble on Saturday, May 15 at Switzerland of Ohio Country Club. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.. The first 18 registered teams will be accepted. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. The entry fee includes skins, chicken dinner, which will be made by the First and Goal Club. Beverages and hot dogs will also be provided. For more information, contact Tori Lang at 740-213-1031.

A BELMONT County golf scramble to benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is being planned for Friday, May 28 at Belmont Hills Country Club.

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, drinks on the course, door prizes, and skill contests. The cost to enter a four-person team is $500. There are varying levels of sponsorships available, too. They range from platinum sponsor for $2,500 to hole sponsor for $150. The deadline to register is May 7. More information on the event can be found at unitedwayuov.org


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