POMEROY, Ohio — Much to the pleasant surprise of many junior golfers in the area, weather did not affect the play of the second round of the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League, that was played Monday at the Meigs County Golf Course. Cloudy and rainy skies left the area just in time for the initial tee times to commence. The wet conditions may have created a few problems for some of the golfers, but, overall, play was certainly acceptable and even excellent at times.
It is too soon in the 4 week point race to determine many favorites, but a direction is forming in several of the age groups.
The 18-19 year old group had only one player each in both the boys and ladies divisions. Hayden James continued his fine play from last week shooting a one over par round of 35. Taylor Boggs was the winner for the second straight week for the girls. That means both Hayden and Taylor have accumulated 20 points which is a substantial lead at this point.
The popular 15-17 year old group was once again led by Levi Chapman who shot a 3-over par 37. Levi’s point total is now 20 for the two weeks in the record book. Jensen Anderson played well shooting 39 and has now 14 accumulated points. Jonah Hoback finished third with a score of 40 for the day. Justin Vogt’s 41 was only a stroke behind Jonah. Jarrett Hupp and Wyatt Nicholson were next with scores of 46 and 47 respectively. Andrew Vogt, Caleb Stanley, Theo McElroy and Gus Kennedy also participated in the group.
The ladies in this age group were led by Kylee Tolliver with a score of 46. Kaitlyn Hawk was second with her score of 53, while Sarah Bunce finished third with a 55.
T.J. Vogt turned in the best score of 51 in the 13-14 year old age group. This was the second week that T.J. has led the boys in this group. Second was Matthew Morris with a score of 56. Third place was won with a total of 58 shot by Trenton Peacock. Zack King turned in a 60 while Casey Greer added a 66 for the day.
Mattie Ohlinger playing in her first tournament this year shot a 57, to edge Caitlin Cotterill by 2 shots in the ladies division of this group.
The boys section of the 11-12 year old group was won by Conner Ingles 44 for the day. Brennen Sang, playing in his initial tournament this season, was second with a score of 52. Landon McGee was third with his score of 55. Conner has now accumulated 19 points thus far while Landon has totaled 15. Kaden McCutcheon’s score of 56 earned him a fourth place finish. A tie for fifth place went to Caleb Pierson and Ethan Roberts with their scores of 62.
A tight race appears to be developing in both the boys and ladies divisions in the 10 and under age group. Mason Morris picked up 10 points today by winning the boys section with a score of 52. Riley Cotterill and Elijah Grady split 14 points by tying for second with a score of 53. Alex Conway was fourth with a score of 57. Zayden Tolliver and Ben Supple also played in this group. Riley has a total of 11 points while Grant Roush and Mason Morris have 10 points each.
A single point stands between Marlo Norris and Alli Norris. Marlo shot 62 today to earn 8 points for a total of 18 for the year while Alli shot 58 today to earn 10 points giving her a total of 17 for the young season. Bailey Smith has 7 points for the year while Teagan Conway shot 68 today to earn 6 points.
The next few weeks should be interesting to watch, as the point totals increase by each individual.
Next week, the Tri-County Tour will be at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, West Virginia. Play is open to all area youth 19 years old and younger. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m with play starting at 9:00. The fee is $10.00 per player and that includes a small lunch after play is completed.
Much appreciation is extended to all the volunteers that help each week. Without their cooperation, it would be almost impossible to hold these tournaments.