GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — After giving the players in the Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf League a bit of a scare about an hour before tee times began, Mother Nature changed her mind and allowed play to be completed without any delays Wednesday morning at Cliffside Golf Club.
Dares Hamid shot an outstanding even par round of 36 to win the popular 15-17 year old age group. This score, of course, also gave Dares honors for the day as well as the 10 first place points.
Also shooting a very good round in this age group and winning eight points was Logan Sheets who posted a 39 for the day. A pair of 42’s by Jacob Hoback and Nathan Redman resulted in a tie for the third place position. These latter two young men spilt the third and fourth place points, giving each five points for the day.
With only one regular season tournament remaining on the schedule, the final standing are still undecided.
Dakota Sisk has accumulated 22 points to lead all players. Jordan Howell is currently in second place with 17 points. Third place belongs to Nathan Redman with 14 points while Jacob Hoback is only one point behind Nathan.
Both Logan Sheets and Dares Hamid still have an outside shot of finishing in the top-3. In addition to all of the above mentioned players, the following young men participated in the action at Cliffside : Ryan Schenkelberg. Michael MacKnight, Nolan Pierce, Logan Rosier, Cuyler Mills, Jacob Brewer, Chris Brumfield, Benjamin Foreman, Cliff Chapman and Marcus Moore.
The 10-and-under age group had only two players, but it was a very competitive match that resulted in a tie for first place. Both Laith Hamid and Dylan Tayengco shot identical scores of 46.
The first and second place points were split between the pair with each earning nine points for the day. The current point leader in this group is Laith with 19 points. Dylan’s nine points place him in second, two points ahead of Landon and Logan McGee — who have seven points each.
Jasiah Brewer and Wyatt Nicholson continued their fight for first place in the men’s 11-12 age group. Jasiah shot a 47 to win the 10 first place points. Wyatt’s 52 earned him eight points for second place. Gabe Gilmore posted a 60 to win the six third place points, while Nicholas Durst earned 4 points with his score of 65.
Jasiah now has a six-point lead over Wyatt, with Gabe’s total of 14 points giving him third place. Nicholas could move up with a good score in the final tournament on Thursday at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, WV.
Morgan Miller now has the girls division of this age group secured. Her score of 50 gave her another 10 points for an accumulated total of 30 for the season.
Jonah Hoback, in the 13-14 age group, won his second straight tournament with a score of 49. Jonah now has a total of 28 points for the year giving him a commanding lead.
Still in the running is Grant Gilmore whose third place finish gives him a total of 18 points. Colten Blaken’s score of 53 earned him eight points at Cliffside giving him 11 points for the year. Aaron Carr won four points for his fourth place finish giving him nine accumulated points.
The 18-19 year old age group had only one participant on Wednesday. Seth Jarrell shot a 50 to earn the available 10 points.
With many positions still undecided, Thursday’s tournament at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, WV. should be most competitive.
The season’s final get together will be on Monday, July 1, at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Point Pleasant. This will be a handicap tournament with many prizes available to all the players.
Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with play getting under way at 9 a.m. All area youth are welcome to play even if they have not played previously. There is a fee involved to play and lunch will be served at the conclusion of the event.