MASON, W. Va. — The Riverside Golf Course in Mason, W. Va. was the host for the third round of the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League on Monday.
Although the weather ended up cooperating, it was a very hot and humid day for the 42 young men and woman participating.
The humidity threatened rain at just about any time, but the moisture stayed away for the entire round.
This was the second consecutive week that the tour attracted exactly 42 players.
The competition remained fierce in almost all of the age groups, and only two of the races have been decided.
The fourth tournament, to be held at Cliffside Golf Club in Gallipolis, will be exciting as the champion golfer for each group will be decided unless a tie develops.
In that case, the results of the fifth and final tournament will determine the final outcomes.
The 18 and 19-year-old age group once again featured only two golfers.
Bradley McCoy shot a 44 to win his second tournament this year, and has now accumulated 28 points for the season.
Nathan Redman’s score of 50 gave him second-place for the day, and his total-point score for the three completed tournaments is 18.
Fourteen young men signed up to play in the very popular 15-to-17 age group.
This is a most competitive group, as only four strokes separated the top four scores.
Brice Tayencgo shot the day’s best score, turning in an excellent 39.
With the win, Bryce has now accumulated 19 points.
There was a tie for second-place in this group — with both Carson Fox and Jeremy Brumfield shooting a fine 42.
Their respective total points for the season are nine and 11.
Levi Chapman, the winner in the year’s first two events, finished fourth Monday with his score of 43 earning four points.
Chapman still leads this group with a grand total of 24 points.
Josh Davis scored 46 for the day, earning two points to bring his total to 11.
Jensen Anderson, Ryan Harbour and Douglas Workman had identical scores of 47 for their efforts.
Jarett Hupp also broke 50 for the day — with his 49 total strokes.
Wyatt Nicholson was a shot behind Hupp with a 50, as Nicholson has accumulated 11 points for the year.
Kalop Honaker shot 55 and now has 10 total points.
Carl Sayre shot a 60 for the day, while Theo McElroy and Anthony Ortiz both completed the round with 62.
A newcomer to the league, Taylor Boggs, won the ladies’ division of this age group with a very good score of 41.
Haley Pierson finished in second-place with a 52.
However, Pierson’s accumulated total is now 28 points — and she cannot be caught even if she was unable to play in next week’s tournament.
Mersadies Markins finished third on Monday and has now accumulated 17 points for the year.
For the third week in a row, in the 13-and-14 year-old age group, Colby Martin finished with at least a share of first-place.
His winning score on Monday was a solid 42, and has now accumulated 29 points for the season.
As long as Martin makes an appearance in next week’s tournament, he will claim the championship plaque.
There was a tie for second-place between Brayden Ervin and Dawson Justice — with each young man shooting identical scores of 56.
Both of these young men have accumulated 19 points thus far.
Jay Sayre finished in fourth place with a score of 57, and Bobby Musser turned in a 65 for his efforts.
The ladies’ group in this age group was won by first-time player Maikyla Radcliffe with a score of 57, which also won her 10 points.
Mary Roush finished second with her score of 62, giving her an accumulated total of 18 points.
Caroline Roush shot a 65 to finish in third-place, as she has a combined total of 24 points to lead in this category.
Connor Ingels, returning after a week off for medical reasons, resumed his winning ways with a score of 46 in the 11-and-12 year-old age group.
Ingels now has 20 points for the year.
Brennen Sang is the point leader in this group with 24 points, after finishing second with his score of 57.
Brayden Williamson shot a 67 to finish in third-place, and has now accumulated 16 points for the year.
Casey Greer completed his round with a 70 to finish in fourth place.
Once again, Tessa Coates was the winning young lady in this group.
Her score of 65 was one stroke better than the second-place score of Mattie Ohlinger, as Coates leads the point total with 30 points while Ohlinger is a close second with 24 points.
The 10-and-under age group remains highly competitive, as Monday’s event was won by Grant Roush with his score of 43.
Roush has accumulated 26 points for the year to hold a four-point lead over Joe Milhoan, as he turned in a 46 and earned eight points for a yearly total of 22.
Landon McGee shot a 48 to earn six points for a total point score of 16.
Noah Leachman was fourth with his score of 52, as Leachman’s combined total points is now 15.
Caleb Pierson was only a shot behind Leachman with his score of 53, while Wyatt Smith shot a 61 and Ethan Roberts and Conner Ervin each turned in a score of 62.
Ali Norris wrapped up her championship plaque with a score of 65, giving her a point total of 29 for the year.
Norris was the only young lady competitor in this group.
Next week, the tour moves to Cliffside Golf Club in Gallipolis.
Please note that this tournament will take place on Wednesday, July 6.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
All area youth are invited to play.
The fee is $10 which includes the nine-hole tournament and a small lunch provided after play is completed.
Questions regarding play can be directed to Jan Haddox at (304) 675-3388, Jeff Sloan at (740) 256-6160 or Bob Blessing at (304) 675-6135.