POMEROY, Ohio — The Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League faced some wet weather before play was completed Monday during the 2017 Fun Day finale at the Meigs County Golf Course.
Mother Nature let both the players and spectators know that she can play a role in a tournament at any time. The rain did not come down too long, just long enough and hard enough to make everyone a little miserable for a short period of time.
However, play was completed through the downpour without being stopped.
Monday’s tournament was played under a format not used at any other time during the year. All players were given a handicap based on their previous scores from the initial four tournaments. Age divisions did not exist and the boys played against the girls.
All in all, it turned out to be a fun day, enjoyed by everyone at the course. The weather did manage to keep the number of participants to a season low, as only 34 players took part in the action.
Joe Milhoan, a player from the 11-12 year old age group, ended up with the lowest net score of the day — posting a 33 after handicap with an effort of 50 over nine holes.
This was not an easy victory for Joe as he just edged Laith Hamid, Alec Conway and Bailey Smith by a single shot. All three of these players shot a net score of 34.
Taylor Boggs shot a net score of 35 giving her the fifth best score of the day, while Landon Roberts, Landon McGee and Haley Pierson each turned in a net score of 36.
The next best net scores were a 37s from Jensen Anderson, Whitley Byrd, Bronson Shepard, Sarah Bunce and Zayden Tolliver. Wyatt Nicholson, Conner Ingles, Andrew Vogt, Alli Norris and Brooklyn Smith all netted scores of 38.
Grant Roush, Justin Vogt, Marlo Norris, Kaden McCutcheon and Ethan Roberts all had net scores of 39, while T.J. Vogt, Jay Sayre, Gus Kennedy, Caleb Pierson and Teagan Conway each had net rounds of 40.
Jonah Hoback was the only golfer with a net score of 41. Zack King followed with a net score of 43. Both Trenton Peacock and Casey Greer shot net scores of 44. Logan Colburn netted a 46 while Riley Cotterill followed with a net of 47.
The best gross score of the day was a 38 by Laith Hamid, followed by Jensen Anderson with a 41. Taylor Boggs shot a 42 and Grant Roush posted a 43. Whitley Byrd and Jonah Hoback also added identical rounds of 44.
Prior to giving prizes to the various handicap winners, plaques were awarded to the individual age group champions. Grant Roush and Marlo Norris won the 10-and-under age group. Conner Ingles was the victor in the 11-12 year old boys group.
T.J. Vogt was the boys winner in the 13-14 year old group, while Mattie Ohlinger won the girls championship. Jensen Anderson won the boys championship in the 15-17 year old group and Kaitlyn Hawk was champ in the girls division.
Taylor Boggs was the clear winner of the 18-19 year old girls division while Hayden James picked up the boys section of this group.
Each player on Monday received a prize for their efforts. Prizes were related to golf in some way ranging from golf balls, tees, ball divot repair tools, ball marking pens, a new putter, putting aides, golf towels, golf gloves, golf hats and practice golf balls.
The directors of the league — Jan Haddox, Jeff Slone and Bob Blessing — are looking forward to continuing the league for many years to come.