GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Many young golfers from both Ohio and West Virginia took part in the sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside held on Thursday, July 10, at the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.
In the featured 16-18 year-old division, young Logan Holbrook of Logan — the reigning SEOAL player of the year — broke the course record by firing an even par 72, but still finished second overall in the division. Gallia Academy junior Dares Hamid won the event after the 16 year-old set a new record with a 3-under par round of 69.
Hamid — who also broke Rob Canady’s previous record of 73 in the 2012 event — has now won his age group five of the six years playing in the Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside. Hamid also owns the 11-12 tournament record with a 37 from the red tees.
Bruce Moreaux — also 16 of Gallia Academy — placed third overall in the division with a 78 while Logan Sheets of River Valley was fourth with an 81.
In the 13-15 division, Taae Hamid won for the third time in five career outings after firing a 42 from the blue tees — edging out fellow Blue Devil Kaden Thomas and his 46.
Cooper Davis of GAMS won the 11-12 age group after firing a 57 from the red tees. R.J. Huffman — also from GAMS — was second overall with a 63.
Leith Hamid continued a family tradition as the nine year-old carded a 38 to win the 10-and-under division. Caden McComas of Cabell-Midland was the 10-and-under runner-up with a 46, while Landon Roberts of Fairland placed third with a 49.
Next year’s Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside tournament will be held on Thursday, July 9.