MASON, W.Va. — The third round of the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League was played on Monday, June 18, at the Riverside Golf Course. Even though there was rain all around the area, the weather stayed dry the entire round. The competition heated up with only one more tournament to be played in the regular season.
The winner for the year has been determined in the 10-and-under age group. Dylan Tayengco from Point Pleasant cannot be caught and is the winner in this group. He has accumulated 20 points. This is still a real contest for second place. Both Cade Roberts of Gallipolis and Maddux Camden from Rio Grande have each obtained eight points for the season. Dylan’s score of 43 on Monday was his best of the year. Maddux’s score earned him the second place trophy for the week.
Bryce Tayengco, Dylan’s older brother, posted a score of 48 to win the 11-12 age group on Monday. Bryce now has 20 points for the year. Jonah Hoback, who was on vacation and did not play this week, remains in second place with 10 points. Theoretically, Jonah could tie for first if he wins the tournament next week and Bryce is unable to play for some reason. Otherwise, both of the Tayengco brothers will win their age groups.
Sydney Cleland of Racine has played in only one tournament, but continues to lead the girls division in the 11-12 age group.
The 13-14 year old age group has developed into a tight race. Jared Parissi of Gallipolis won the 10 points available on Monday with a score of 48. Jared has now earned 16 points for the year. Newcomer Nathan Redman from Mason finished second on Monday to pick up eight points. Neither Jacob Hoback of Racine or Logan Sheets of Bidwell played on Monday and have accumulated 18 and 10 points, respectively.The season winner is still wide open and should be determined this coming Monday.
The 15-17 year old age boys division is another group where the winner may not be determined until the final putt is completed next Monday.
Gus Slone from Crown City shot an excellent 38 at Riverside to win the weekly first place trophy. Gus now has 28 points for the year and is leading this group by four points over Seth Jarrell of Crown City. Seth’s score of 52 earned him six points for the week and a total of 24 for the year.
Second place on Monday went to Ethan Swain, also from Crown City, who shot his best score of the year with a 42. Ethan received eight points for the week and his yearly total is now 17 points.
Cuyler Mills of Crown City finished fourth on Monday and has accumulated eight points for the season. Jordan Howell of Gallipolis, Zach Morris of Vinton, and Ryan Schenkelberg of Syracuse all missed Monday’s action with their point totals not changing.
The girls division in the age group had its first players on Monday. Alyssa Cremeans from Meigs County posted a 49 for the day thereby winning the available 10 points. Kylie Haislop from Crown City finished second to give her eight points for the day.
David Michael of Crown City secured the winners plaque for the 18-19 year old age group by finishing second on Monday with a score of 45. His season total of 28 points cannot be matched.
Adam Pape from Racine won 10 points for shooting the best score of the day in this group, a 42. Another newcomer, Hunter Johnson from Racine shot a 47 on Monday to gain third place and earn six points.
Andy Welch of Crown City finished fourth to bring his yearly total to 12 points. The contest for second in this age group may provide some excitement next week.