GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A total of 36 young men and women were greeted with considerable heat and humidity during the fourth round of the 2017 Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League held Wednesday at Cliffside Golf Course.
In spite of the temperature, the golfers were greeted by green and lush conditions. Age group champions were determined in eight divisions.
The very competitive boys division in the 10-and-under age group was not won until the last hole played. Joe Milhoan squeezed out a victory by one stroke after shooting a 50 for the day.
Noah Leachman and Caleb Pierson both finished with identical scores of 51 to tie for second place. Grant Roush, the group’s point leader at the start of the day, slipped just a bit and finished fourth with his score of 62. Ethan Roberts shot a 70 to finish fifth.
Joe Milhoan ended the four tournaments with a point total of 32 to win the Championship Plaque. The margin of victory was only two points ahead of Grant Roush and his 30.
Ali Norris once again won the 10-and-under girls division with her score of 65. Ali’s point total for the four weeks was 39 en route to winning the Championship Plaque.
Lindsey Martin score of 69 gave her second place for the day. Lindsey also finished second in the point race with 16.
The boys section of the 11-12 age group was won by Connor Ingels with a score of 57. Connor only played in three of the tournaments and produced a victory in each one, giving him 30 total points.
Brennen Sang shot a 63 today placing him in second place. Brennen played in all four events and finished first, third and second twice. This combination gave him a point total of 32, which led to the divisional Championship Plaque.
Brayden Williamson scored a 65 today to finish in third place. Brayden was also very competitive in the point race finishing with 26 for the four events. Casey Greer finished fourth today with his score of 71.
Tessa Coates either won or had a share of first in all four events, finishing in a tie for first Wednesday with a score of 68. Tessa’s four-event point total was 39, giving her the championship.
However, Tessa had competition from Mattie Ohlinger in each tournament. Mattie also tied for first at Cliffside with her own score of 68. Her point total for the four tournaments was 33.
Colby Martin shot a fine 42 to win the boys 13-14 age group. Colby either won or shared the lead in all four events. His victory Wednesday gave him a point total of 39 for the four weeks and won him a plaque for the Championship.
Brayden Ervin finished in second place today with a score of 63. He was also second in the point race with a total of 27. Brad Hawk finished third with a score of 68.
By winning two of the four events she played in, Caroline Roush won the girls 13-14 Championship Plaque with a total of 34 points. Her score of 70 also gave her the first place trophy from Cliffside.
Once again, the most popular age group of today’s tournament were the young men and ladies in the 15-17 year old class.
Levi Chapman returned to his winning ways by scoring an excellent 40 on the day. By winning three of the four events for the season, Levi brought his point total to 34 — giving him the Championship Plaque.
Douglas Workman was a close second today with a score of 41. Wyatt Nicholson was third with a 46, while Jeremy Brumfield and Ryan Harbour respectively fired a 47 and a 48.
Josh Davis and Kalob Honaker both finished with scores of 49. Aaron Burke shot a 50, while Jensen Anderson had a 51. Jarett Hupp scored a 53, Curtis Haner added a 54, Gage Smith shot 60 and Theo McElroy had a 63.
Taylor Boggs won her second straight 15-17 girls tournament with a 48. Her point total for the year was 20. However, Haley Pierson, who played in all four events, was second today with a 57.
The second place finish made Haley’s point total for the year reach 36, giving her the Championship Plaque. Katelyn Edwards was third today with her score of 58. Sarah Bunce and Kaitlyn Hawk tied for fourth with a pair of 63s, while Mersadies Markins shot a 65 to finish sixth.
The 18-19 year old group did not have any players today. None of the players in this event had enough appearances to qualify for the Championship Plaque.
The final tournament of the year will take place on Monday, July 11, at the Meigs County Golf Course near Pomeroy, Ohio.
The format for this event will be a bit different from the previous ones. All players will be given a handicap based on their previous scores and will have both a net score and a gross score winner.
The low gross scores will, in the order of their finish, have their choice of various golf related prizes. All participants will receive a prize.
In addition to the small lunch, it is anticipated that many parents and others will provide a dessert of various forms for everyone to enjoy.
All area youth are invited to play. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and play is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The fee is $10 for each player, which includes the lunch, etc.
For more information, contact Jan Haddox at 304-675-3388, Jeff Sloan at 740-256-6160, or Bob Blessing at 304-675-6135.