Crinkey, Kelly win Oglebay GC Best Ball Event | News, sports, jobs

  Crinkey, Kelly win Oglebay GC Best Ball Event |  News, sports, jobs

Oglebay Park Men’s Golf Club resumed last Sunday and held its seventh tournament of the season.

The duo of Marty Crinkey and Chris Kelly won the main prize at the Michelob Ultra Two-Man Best Ball Event, which was sponsored by Carenbauer Distributing.

They won a scorecard playoff against Mike Voellinger and Joe Key and Shawn Schwertfeger and Dave Scollick.

The teams of Zach Hood and Jonathan Kreiter, Mike Ricci and Grant Van Laar, Mike Wetzel and Fred Wetzel, Jim Dailer and Bill Glitch all reached a round of 63.

Numerous skill awards were presented during the event, which attracted 86 golfers.

The Skill Prize winners were Rich Humphrey (near the pin at number 2), Chris Kelly (long drive at number 4), Jay Davis (closest to the pin at number 5); Zach Hood (closest to pin at # 7); Jim Dailer approaches the # 10 pin; Mark Feiszli (long putt on # 11), Mike Neal (long drive on # 12), Penn Kurtz (closer to pin to No. 13) and Rich Humphrey (closest to pin to No. 16).


Last Sunday the event took place in the Wakims Bar.

Mike Brickner was the winner with a score of 65. He was nine strokes better than Ron Heatherly and ten strokes ahead of Tony Coppa, Roger Kupfer and Art Lightner.

Nick Klamut won the handicap ranking with a 63rd lap. Gary Mercer finished second with a 63rd. Joe Haught (64), Bob Green (64) and Josh Green (68) rounded off the top 5.

The Heavenly Monuments Event took place on June 25th. Rich Humphrey prevailed with a round of 32. He was three strokes better than Mike Brickner and Mike Mazure. Dave Yeager and Gary Beighley each finished a round of 39.

Robbie Evans won the handicap with a 29. He was four times better than Joe Wurtzbacher and five strokes ahead of Steve Usenick, Jim Ennis and Tony Campbell.


The Buckeye Local Football Alumni Club held its annual golf scramble last Saturday at Paradise Hills Golf Course in Yorkville.

The team of Chris Leoni, Jason Lucarelli, Bob Mayhugh and Ed Leonard finished the race 15 under par and won the event by three strokes from four other teams.

One of the highlights of the round was on the 15th hole when Austin Anderson played an ace.



The tour made its only stop in Belmont County last Monday when the event was held at the Belmont Hills Country Club.

Barnesville-based budding Carter Wells, playing on his home court, fired a round of 3-over, 75 to win the medal ceremony. He was many times better than Shad Kenily.

Nathan Cline finished fourth and St. Clairsville’s Saul Crist finished fourth with an 82. Aidan Allen, John Paul Birong and Jacob Hanner shared fifth with an 83.

In the 13-15 year division, Chatum Courson fired an 86 for the win. Owen Lutz finished second with an 85 and Andrew Abel and Brodi Foster tied with an 86 lap.

Gavin Gress and Colton Gress both scored rounds of 38 in the 12U division, but Gress was the winner in the playoff. Brady Evans finished third at 43.

Susan Thompson won the 16-18 year old girls’ class crown with 89 points. He was nine strokes better than Riley Schie.

In the 13-15 year league, Olivia Baker won with a round of 44 with a shot against Olivia Poziviak. Addy Burris and Hannah Steiner both scored 49.


The St. Clairsville Golf Program will host a junior tournament at Belmont Hills Country Club on Monday, July 19. The event is open to boys and girls ages 12 through college. There will be separate age groups. The boys at 12U and the girls at 13U play a 9-hole event. Boys 13-15, 16-18, girls 14-15 and 16-18, and college age 18 players will play. There will also be different discounts for different age groups.

Entry fee is USD 35 for the 9-hole event and entry fee is USD 45 for boys 13 and over and girls 14 and over. For more information, please contact Michele Merritt at 740-391-5678.



The first Nick Gaudino Memorial Junior Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, July 20th, on the Crispin Course in Oglebay Park. It will be a nine-hole tournament with six divisions and the first group is scheduled to tee off at 12:45 p.m.

The tournament will be divided into separate boys and girls classes for grades 10 through 12, grades 8 and 9, and grades 7 and below. The top three in each class, both boys and girls, will receive a trophy. Pizza and pop will be provided for each participant after the event. The entrance fee is $ 8. Seventh grade players and below can ride a cart with their parents, but other players must walk and carry their clubs or use a pull cart.

According to a press release, Gaudino was a resident of Triadelphia and played the Wheeling Park Golf Course in his teenage years. He was drafted to serve in the Army during World War II and made four amphibious landings in the South Pacific.

On his fourth landing, he was badly wounded, resulting in multiple disabilities for the rest of his life. He spent nearly four years recovering in an army hospital. After his discharge from hospital and duty, he played golf (mostly one-handed) for more than 30 years as a member of Wheeling Park and Oglebay Golf Club.


Off The Tee is back and features weekly in The Times Leader. Readers are encouraged to submit tournament results, league results, upcoming events, scrambles, aces and information on local products that shine in the golf world. Basically everything about golf is welcome here. Please send me an email with information at


THE BARNESVILLE Bowling Golf Scramble takes place on Saturday July 10th at Salt Fork State Park. The entry fee is $ 300 per team and prizes will be awarded for all five par 3s closest to the pin. Also included are lunch, drinks and a cart. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Barnesville bowling teams. For more information or to purchase a $ 100 hole sponsorship, please contact AJ at 740-238-9072 or Nick at 740-310-4980.

THE 11th Annual Vance Deihl Memorial Scholarship Scramble takes place on Saturday July 17th at the Cadiz Country Club. Entry fee is $ 75 per player with checks payable to the Vance Deihl Memorial Scholarship Fund. For registration and tee times, please call 740-635-2069. The fee includes on-court refreshments, lunch on first move, post-tournament dinner, and prizes.

Deihl was a teacher, trainer and sports coach at Martins Ferry High School for 30 years. All proceeds go to Martins Ferry High School Seniors Scholarships. For more information and to register a team, please contact Susann Deihl at 740-635-2069. Checks payable to the Vance Deihl Scholarship Fund can be mailed to Susann Deihl, 67262 Charles Street, Bridgeport, Ohio 43912.

The OHIO Valley Wrestling Officials Association will hold their annual golf scramble at the Cadiz Country Club on Saturday, August 14th. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. with a shotgun and dinner is scheduled to be served around 6:00 p.m. Entry fee is $ 260 per team of four and includes golf, prizes, fur game, dinner, and drinks.

There are prizes for the longest drive, longest putt and next pin on selected par 3 holes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, including a $ 500 lead sponsor that includes entry for a team.

There’s also $ 100 Honor Roll Sponsorship and $ 50 Hole Sponsorship. Proceeds from the event will benefit OVAC Wrestling and local scholarships. For more information or to register, please contact Shane Kildow at 740-391-5928 or Paul Coffland at 740-491-0786.

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