Bob Blessing Special to OVP
July 1, 2014
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League found its way to Cliffside Golf Course on Monday as part of the third leg of the league’s tour of area golf courses.
It was a somewhat cloudy day, but the course was green and lush. Rain threaten but did not make an appearance. The clouds actually helped the youthful golfers by keeping the temperatures cooler than expected.
The large turn out of golfers played some excellent golf. Only one of the age groups has a leader that cannot be caught within the remaining events scheduled.
C.J. Angel has assured himself of victory in the 10 and under boys age group. C.J. won for the third week in a row giving him a total of 30 points. Sam Arnold, who missed the first weeks action has locked up second place. Lindsey Martin won for the second week assuring herself of winning the girls division of this age group.
The competition in the 11-12 year old age group is outstanding. Currently, there are 3 young men tied for the lead with an accumulated total of 20 points each. Colby Martin’s win on Monday gives him 20 points for the season. Nicholas Durst and Cooper Davis have also gathered 20 points each. The following young men in this age group and their point totals are as follows : Weston Baer (12), Cole Arnott (10), Jay Sayre (8), Brant Rocchi and Landon Acree have accumulated 2 points each.
The 13-14 year old age group is another race too soon to call after the third round. Levi Chapman won Monday’s tournament posting a score of 45. Colton Blakeman finished second with a score of 48. There was a 3 way tie for third place with Wyatt Nicholson, Jonah Hoback and Jasiah Brewer all shooting 49. Blakeman’s total of 24 points leads this group while Nicholson is second with 20 points and Chapman is third with 18 points. Other players and their accumulated scores are : Jonah Hobach ( 14 ), Carl Sayre ( 12 ). Calab Stanley and Primo Averion each have 2 points for the year.
In the girls 13-14 year old group, Kaitlyn Hawk finished first on Monday and now has a total of 20 points placing her well ahead of her group.
Nathan Redman shot a 41 Monday to win first place in the 15-17 year old age group. Matthew Martin and Evan George tied for second place with both posting a score of 47. Jacob Hoback was third with a score of 49. The winner in this group has yet to be determined. Nathan Redman has 28 total points and Mathew Martin is second with 18 points.
Third place currently belongs to Jacob Hoback and David Davis with 10 points each. Other scorers and their totals are Evan George ( 8 ), Zack Morris ( 8 ), Jacob Brewer and Grant Gilmore with 6 points each. Cliff Chapman has 4 points and Tristan Davis has 2 .In the girls division of this age group, Allie Gruser shot a 62 for a 5 shot win over Katelin Edwards on Monday. Allie has victory wrapped up in this division with 20 accumulated points.
Alyssa Creameans won the ladies 18-19 year old competition on Monday with a score of 47. This assures Alyssa of winning this competition for the year.
The fourth leg of the Tri-County Junior Golf League will take place on Monday, July 7, at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, W.Va. Play is open to all area youth. There is a fee of $10 which includes the golf and a small lunch afterwards. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with play starting at 9 a.m. Questions can be answered by calling either of the following : Jan Haddox (304) 675-3388, Jeff Slone (740) 256-6160 or Bob Blessing (304) 675-6135.