POMEROY, Ohio — The Meigs County Golf Course provided an excellent conditioned Golf Course as well as beautiful weather for the young men and women who participated in Monday’s second round of the Frank Capehart Tri County Junior Golf League.
A total of 42 players played the course attempting to gain or cement their places in the race for the championship in the various age groups. Even though this was only the second week, you can see that some serious competition is developing among both the men and women.
The men’s division in the 18-19 year old age group contained only two competitors. Bradley McCoy has played in both events this season, finishing first last week and second in this most current tournament. His point total for the two weeks is now 18.
Veteran high school player, Nathan Redman, picked up the 10 points for this week’s victory. This was Nathan’s first appearance on the Tour this season and his score of 41 now gives him second place.
The largest group of the day took part in the 15-17 year old age group. The young men had 15 players and four young ladies took part in the women’s division.
Past champion Levi Chapman shot a fine 37 to win this group for the second straight week. Levi has now a total of 20 points for the season. However, the championship is still up for grabs. Kalob Honaker shot a 41 in his first action this year to finish second and acquire 8 points for his efforts.
Wyatt Nicholson and Jensen Anderson shared third place with a score of 42 each for the day. Wyatt now has nine points accumulated while Jensen’s total is seven points. Long time tour player, Brice Tayengco , finished fifth for the day shooting a solid 43. Brice now has nine points for the year.
Curtis Haner, Jarett Hupp and Carson Fox earned two points each with their scores of 45. Josh Davis turned in a 46 and has now earned nine points for the season. Jeremy Brumfield, Dalton Dangerfield, Brice Swatzel, Ryan Harbour, Gage Smith and Calob Stanley all earned 2 points apiece for their scores.
The best score of the day for the ladies was 49 by Haley Pierson. This was Haley’s second win of the year and gives her a total of 20 points for the season. Kaitlyn Hawk. playing in her initial event this year, shot a 54 for second place and eight points. Sarah Bunce and Mersadies Markins shared third place with scores of 57. Sarah’s point total is now 13 while Marsadies has 11.
Another very competitive age group is the 13-14 year old boys. Colby Martin continued his fine play this year shooting a 37 to tie for first place for the day. The tie earns Colby 9 point and gives him 19 for the season.
However, another long time tour player, Dylan Tayengco, made his first appearance of the year and tied Colby by shooting 37. Dylan gained nine points for his score keeping him within striking distance of the lead. Brayden Ervin score of 48 gave him third place for the day. Dawson Justice finished fourth with his score of 51. Both Brayden and Dawson remain in the hunt with a total of 12 points each for the year.
The only girl in the age group was Caroline Roush who shot a 64. Her win gives her a total of 18 points for the year.
Two young men played in the 11-12 year old group. Brennen Sang won with his score of 59. Brennen has accumulated 16 points for the season. Brayden Williamson was second today with his score of 67 and his point total for the year is now 10.
Three ladies played in this age group. Tessa Coates won for the second time this season. Her score of 56 earned her an additional 10 points to give her 20 for the year.
Maddie Ohlinger’s score of 60 gave her second place for the second week in a row. Her point total is now 16 and still very much in the running for first. Isabella Sang, playing in her initial golf competition, held her own by turning in a 66 for the day. That also earned her six points.
The 10 and under age group is a very competitive and exciting division for both the boys and girls. Landon McGee played in his first tournament this year and promptly won with a fine score of 40 earning him 10 points for the day. Joe Milhoan shot 46 to finish second this week. Joe has accumulated 14 points for the season.
Grant Roush, who won last week, played well again and his 47 gave him third place. His accumulated total of 16 points places him in first place for the year by two points. Noah Leachman and Sam Arnold tied for fourth with their scores of 53. Noah’s point total for the season is now 11 while Sam has totaled five points for his two outings.
Caleb Pierson shot a 57 for the day as did Elijah Grady. Both point totals are now 4 for the young season. Zayben Tolliver playing in his first tournament of the year earned two points with his score of 63.
Ali Norris won her second first place trophy this year by shooting 58 upping her point total to 19 for the year. Lindsey Martin shot a 64 in her first tournament play this year. The second place finish earned her eight points. Andrea Mahn, because of a previous commitment, could not finish her play, but still earned two points for her efforts.
The Tour moves to the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, W.Va., next Monday, June 27, for the third tournament of the season. Registration begins at 8:30 with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
All area youth are invited to play. The fee is $10 which includes the 9-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.