POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Mother Nature thought about spoiling the day for the young men and woman scheduled to play in the Frank Capehart Tri County Junior Golf League’s final tournament of the year at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Point Pleasant, WV. However, after seeing the enthusiasm on the faces of the players, the rains held off just long enough for play to be completed.
The play provide some good competition and set the stage for the awards and prizes distributed afterwards. The winners in the season long race for age group champions were named with each winner receiving a handsome plaque.
CJ Angel won a narrow 4 point decision over Sam Arnold in the 10 and under boys division. Lindsey Martin won the girl’s division of this age group.
The 11-12 year old boy’s division was a 3 way battle most of the season. Colby Martin managed a 2 point victory over Cooper Davis. Nicholas Durst was in the hunt most of the season and ended up in third place. Other participants in this age group included Jay Sayre, Cole Arnott, Weston Baer, Landon Acree, Ty Bartrum and Brant Rocchi.
The Champion Golfer in the boys 13-14 year old age group was Colton Blakeman who won by 4 points over Levi Chapman. Wyatt Nicholson finished in third place and also had a hole-in-one to his credit. Jasiah Brewer, Carl Sayre, Jonah Hoback, Calab Stanley and Primo Averion also played in this age group. The girl’s division Championship Plaque in the age group was won by Kaitlyn Hawk.
Competition among the boys in the 15-17 year old age group was intense the entire season. Nathan Redman finally came away with the Championship Plaque winning by 2 points over Matthew Martin. Jacob Hoback was also in the mix finishing a close third. Other competitors in this division. included David Davis, Jacob Brewer, Grant Gilmore, Evan George, Zack Morris, Cliff Chapman, Jared Parissi, Michel Metts and Tristin Davis. Allie Gruser earned the Championship Plaque in the girl’s section of this age group defeating Victoria Walker and Katelin Edwards.
Alyssa Cremeans was the Champ in the girl’s division in the 18-19 year old age group.
Handicaps, based on previous weeks scores, were used to determine winners in each age group in the final day’s play. The low gross score was used to determine each player’s position in selecting prizes providing by the sponsors. Prizes ranged from golf balls, hats, tees, and many other golf related items. Each golfer, regardless of their age, went home with several nice prizes. A drawing was even held for a very nice, brand new Taylor Made putter .
Pizza and soft drinks were provided for lunch to all golfers. Several parents provided items for dessert including a wonderful cake that was decorated to look like a golf hole complete with a water hazard and sand trap. Cookies and Brownies were plentiful.
Everything considered it was a very successful season for the league. Each of sponsors, Home National Bank, Farmers Bank, Peoples Bank, John Sang Ford , and Smith Buick all help to make this league possible. Parent volunteers also play a major role in each week’s activities. And, the local golf courses gift of their time and facilities allow and encourage the young men and woman to participate. Because of all this cooperation, young men and woman are learning the game. It is a game they can enjoy for many, many years to follow.
The directors of the league, Jan Haddox, Jeff Slone and Bob Blessing are looking forward to continuing this league for many years.