Tri-County golfers end regular season at Riverside

Staff Report

June 28, 2013

MASON, W.Va. — The Riverside Golf Course hosted the final regular season Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League tournament Thursday morning. Mother Nature, for the second day in a row, threaten the young men and woman with showers. However, the showers stopped before play started and basically stayed away for the entire round.

A large contingent of players took part in the contest shooting for the “champion” status in most of the age groups.

Laith Hamid needed to play a decent round to secure his first place position in the 10-and-under age group. He did just that posting a 42 for the day to win eight points, bringing his grand total for the year to 27. Dylan Tayengco won the 10 available points for the day by shooting a fine 39. Even though Dylan had been ill for the season’s first two tournaments, he was still able to finish in second place in the final standings.

The 11-12 year old age group continued to be dominated by Jasiah Brewer. His score of 44 gave him his fourth tournament victory in a row as well as the title of champion in this age group.

And, once again, for the fourth consecutive tournament, Wyatt Nicholson finished second to Jasiah to win the day’s second place trophy. Gabe Gilmore finished in third place for the day and in the race for the championship. Colby Martin and Nicholas Durst also played in this age group.

Morgan Miller walked away with the championship in the girls division of the age group. Her score of 41 for the day was her best of the season and gave her a combined four-week point total of 40 for the year.

Matthew Martin, following a two-week absence, returned to shoot a 46 and win the first place position for the day and a total of 20 points for the year which was good for an overall third place finish in the championship.

Jonah Hoback was only a shot behind Matthew and the eight points he earned gave him the tournament championship. Grant Gilmore finished in third place for the fourth week in a row. However, his consistency gave him 24 points for the year and a final standing of second place in the championship race.

Colton Blaken, Jacob Ratliff and Conner Wolfe also participated in the days play.

The girls division was won by Caitlyn Vanscoy. Becka Groves played in her initial tournament of the year and finished in second place. Caitlyn’s victory also won her the title of champion in the division.

The popular 15-17 year old age group had 14 players attempting to win the day’s first place trophy with many of those players still in the running for the championship.

Michael MacKnight improved his score from Wednesday by 11 strokes to shoot a very good 37 for the day to claim the first place trophy. Nathan Redman’s score of 42 not only earned him second place for the day, but also jumped him into second place in the championship race.

Nolan Pierce posted a score of 43, which was his best score of the season and earned him the third place trophy. However, none of the above was enough to dislodge Dakota Sisk from his first place position in the quest for the title of champion. Even though Dakota struggled a bit for the day, his point total of 24 points won him the coveted title. Third place in the title race was shared by Jacob Hoback and Jordan Howell.

Also playing in this age group at Riverside was Ryan Schenkelberg, Logan Rosier, Cuyler Mills, Benjamin Foreman, Chris Brumfield, Cliff Chapman, Jacob Brewer, and Howard Metts.

The final tournament of the season will be held Monday, July 1, at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Point Pleasant, WV.

Handicaps for the season’s play will be calculated and used to determine the best net score for the day. Prizes will be issued to all who participate. Trophies for both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s play will be issued as well as the Championship plaques for each age group.

Lunch will be served to all players. It is not necessary to have played in any of the previous events to take part in Monday’s final outing of the year. A small fee is charged to each player. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with play getting under way at 9 a.m.