POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The 2014 Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf league officially opened the season Monday with the first round of the five-week tour at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Mason County.
The golf course was green and the weather was warm and humid and the young golfers were ready. Play was most competitive with results showing that there will probably be several close races for the age group champions as well as the player of the year.
C.J. Angel from Gallia County was the only male competitor in the 10 and under age group. His score of 51 would have been difficult to beat. Lindsey Martin of Leon, W.Va. won the girls division with a score of 71.
The results from 11-12 year old age group were about as close as possible. Only 2 strokes separated the first three positions. Colby Martin, one of Lindsey’s older brothers, shot a 52 to edge Nicholas Durst from Pomeroy by one shot and Cooper Davis of Gallia County by two strokes. Weston Baer from Eastern, Landon Acree of Meigs and Jay Sayre of Letart also played in this age group.
Morgan Miller from Point Pleasant was the lone girl competitor in this age group. A previous commitment kept Morgan from completing her round.
Colton Blakeman from Piketon was the winner in the 13-14 year old age group with a score of 47 for the nine holes. Jonah Hoback of Southern was second shooting a 53. Carl Sayre from Letart was third with a score of 59. Wyatt Nicholson from Meigs also played in this group.
The 15-17 year old age group was also very competitive. Matthew Martin, the oldest Martin Sibling came away with the 1st place trophy with a fine score of 40. Nathan Redman from Mason was a close second with his score of 42. Jacob Hoback, Jonah’s older brother, was third with his score of 52. Grant Gilmore and Cliff Chapman, both from Gallia County, along with Tristin Davis from South Gallia also took part in this age group.
The next stop on the tour will be at the Meigs County Golf Course in Pomeroy, Ohio. Please note that this particular tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 24, instead of the usual Monday date for all the other tournaments.
The Tri-County Junior Golf League is open to all area youth. Each tournament has a fee of $10 that includes the golf and small lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with play starting at 9 a.m. Questions can be answered by either of the following : Jan Haddox (304) 675-3388, Jeff Slone (740) 256-6160 or Bob Blessing (304) 675-6135.