POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Monday brought a conclusion to the 2012 edition of the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League. The competition was held at the Hidden Valley Golf Course and play was conduced using a handicap system based on the participants scores from previous tournaments. This allowed for the age groups to be tossed out the window so that all players were competing against one another.
The weatherman cooperated providing a cloud cover and slightly cooler temperatures than the local area experienced in recent days. The handicap system allowed for some keen competition with only nine strokes separating the lowest net score from the highest. Any net score ties were broken by reference to the players gross score for the day.
All participants received a golf related prize at the conclusion of play along with a lunch consisting of pizza, chips, soft drinks and a choice of some excellent home make cakes.
The overall net score winner was Maddux Camden with a score of 35. Bryce Tayengco and Jacob Hoback tied for second with net scores of 36. The comparison of gross scores gave Bryce second place with Jacob awarded third place for the day.
A three-way tie developed for fourth place between David Michael, Dylan Tayengco and Gus Slone with net scores of 37. Gus edged Dylan by one stroke in their total gross scores to finish fourth and Dylan finished fifth, with David claiming the sixth position.
Seventh place was won by R.J. Huffman with a net score of 38. Seth Jarrell posted a net score of 39 for eighth place. Both Ethan Swain and Jordan Howell shot a net score of 40 to tie for the nine position. Seth’s 2-stroke advantage in the gross scores gave him ninth place while Jordan finished 10th overall.
Carl Sayre’s net score of 44 gave him the 11th position. Matthew Martin, playing in his first tournament of the year was awarded 12th place even though he did not have an established handicap.
Plaques were given to the winners of the various age groups based on their points accumulated throughout the season. Dylan Tayengco won the 10 and under age group with Maddux Camden finishing second.
The 11-12 age group plaques were awarded to Bryce Tayengco for 1st place with Jonah Hoback winning second place. The 13-14 age group was won by Jacob Hoback with Jared Parissi in second place and Logan Sheets third.
The 15-17 age group also had 3 winners with Seth Jarrell winning first and Gus Slone second with Ethan Swain third. The first place plaque winner in the 18-19 age group was awarded to David Michael with Andy Welch claiming the second place plaque.
At the conclusion of the day’s activities, the administrators of the league thanked the sponsors. Without their support, the league could not exist. Also, sincere thanks were given to the owners of the participating golf courses including Frank and Linda Capehart of Hidden Valley, Jake and Heather Hall from the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallipolis, and also Gary Roush and his family from the Riverside Golf Course in Mason.
Overall, the league had a successful season and next year is already in the planning stage.