Tri-County Junior Golf League produce close contests

POMEROY, Ohio — If you mix a warm, sunny morning with a large group of enthusiastic young men and women and a lush, green golf course in very good condition, you have all the ingredients that made up the second round of the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League.

The tournament was held on Monday at the Meigs County Golf Course. Almost all of the age groups had scores that were very close. In fact, ties for either first or second place were produced in two of the age groups. The results show that the race for the winner of each age group, both men and ladies, may be very close at the end.

Zack Morris was, for the second week in a row, the only player in the 18-19 year old age group. This means Zack wins the first place trophy again and gains a commanding lead for this group’s championship.

Bryce Tayengco from Point Pleasant shot the days low round in the 15-17 year old age group turning in a fine 39. Levi Chapman and Jonah Hoback both completed their rounds with a 44 to tie for second place. Curtis Haner and Bryce Swatzel also broke 50 for the day shooting 47 and 49 respectively. Tristan Davis improved his score from last week by seven strokes scoring 55 for the day.

The ladies division of this age group was most competitive. Allie Grueser shot a 53 to be the winner for the second straight week. Katelyn Edwards was second with a 57 with Mesadies Markins finishing third with a 60. Kaitlyn Hawk was just one stroke further back with a 61.

The 13-14 year old age group also produced a very close race in the men’s division. Colby Martin, last week’s winner and Wyatt Nicholson both shot 46 to tie for the first place trophy. Wyatt was returning to the scene of his outstanding shot from last year when he scored a hole-in-one on a par 4 hole.

Carl Sayre was only two strokes behind the winners turning in a 48 to finish in third place. Primo Averion was fourth with a 52 followed by Garrett Rees with a 57, Brayden Bush with a 58, Nicholas Durst with a 59 and Brayden Ervin with a 68.

Dylan Tayengco, Bryce’s younger brother, also brought home a first place trophy by shooting a 45 to win the men’s division in the 11-12 year old grouping. Brad Hawk was second with Jay Sayre taking third.

Easter Swain won her second first place trophy in the ladies division of this group.

The young men and ladies in the 10 and under age group also provided close competition. In the men’s division, a tie developed for first with Grant Roush and Landon McGee both turning in a score of 49. Joseph Milhoan, playing in his initial golf competition, finished third only one stroke behind the winners.

Noah Leachman, Sam Arnold and Carlo Averion also played in this group.

Lindsey Martin, another member of the golfing Martin family, turned in a score of 55 to win the ladies division in this group. Ali Norris, last weeks winner, was second with a score of 68.

Next Monday will find the tour visiting Riverside Golf Course in Mason, W.Va. Play is open to all area youth. There is a $10 fee which includes the golf and a small lunch afterwards. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with play starting at 9 a.m.

Questions can be answered by calling either of the following: Jan Haddox ( 304 ) 675-3388, Jeff Slone (740 ) 256-6160 or Bob Blessing (304 ) 675-6135.