POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Frank Capehart Tri-County Junior Golf league held its final tournament of 2013 on Monday morning at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Mason County.
The weather cooperated completely and the golf course was green and lush for the large number of players that showed up ready and anxious to play. It would have been difficult to find a better day for the season finale.
The format for todays action was different. All previous tournaments were based entirely on stroke play results without hansicaps. In this event, all players who had participated in a minimum of 2 tournaments (including Monday) were assigned handicaps based on their previous scores. The purpose, of course, was to level the playing field. And, for the most part, it worked. Not one of the league’s age group champions finished first in todays play.
The following is a recap of todays net scores within each age group :
Age 10-and-under : Dylan Tayengco-38, Laith Hamid-42, Jay Sayre played in this group, but did not have an established handicap.
Age 11-12 Boys Division: Colby Martin-33, Gabe Gilmore-38, Jasiah Brewer-39, Carl Sayre-40, Nicholas Durst-44, Wyatt Nicholson-49.
Girls Division : Morgan Miller-35.
Age13-14: Matthew Martin & Grant Gilmore-37, Colton Blakeman-40, Jonah Hoback-43, Jacob Ratliff-44, Grant Gilmore-46, Bryce Tayengco also played in this group but without an established handicap.
Age 15-17 : Nathan Redman-36, Gus Slone-37, Dakota Sisk & Chris Brumfield-38, Logan Rosier & Michael MacKnight-39, Jordan Howell & Jacob Brewer-40, Cuyler Mills-41, Nolan Pierce-42, Jacob Hoback-44.
Age 18-19 : Seth Jarrell-38.
Before the championship plaques were distributed, all of the participants were served a lunch of pizza, chips and water/soft drinks. Also, to everyone’s delight, several of the parents contributed some wonderful cookies and cupcakes.
Also each individual playing in the tournament was presented with various prizes with each receiving one or more of the following: hats, golf balls, tees, divot repair tools, ball-markers and golf towels.
Championship plaques were then presented to Laith Hamid, Jasiah Brewer, Morgan Miller, Jonah Hoback, Caitlyn Vanscoy, and Dakota Sisk.
Of course, none of todays celebration would have been possible without the support and cooperation of many people and area businesses. Appreciation goes to the area golf courses that permitted these young men and women to use their facilities.
The owners and employees of Hidden Valley Golf Course, Meigs County Golf Course, Cliffside Golf Club and Riverside Golf Club are to be commended for their efforts on behalf on junior golf in the tri-county area.