Women’s Golf News


The Cadiz Women’s Golf Association play of the day winners on Sept. 25 were:

A flight, longest drive, Nep Rowland; B flight, longest drive, Marcia Bedway; and C flight, longest drive, Joanne Watson.

Billie Stanwick took the honors on a putting contest on the chipping green.

Team winners were first place, Theresa Stotler, Donna Griffin and Ann Milleson and second place, Nep Rowland, Kathy Smith and Joanne Watson.

Summer season awards included:

Club champions: A flight, Theresa Stotler; B flight, Bonnie Beetham; and C flight, Ginny Ferrell.

The most improved player was Theresa Stotler (down to an 8 handicap).

A flight birdies, Theresa Stotler, Chipmunks; A flight, Theresa Stotler, B flight, Peg Buchanan, with 9; C flight-Ginny Ferrell.

Ringers: A flight, Theresa Stotler; B flight, Peg Buchanan; and C flight, Ginny Ferrell. Stotler had two eagles.


The Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association celebrated the conclusion of its successful 2013 golf season with a Jungle Safari Tournament followed by an awards luncheon and business meeting in the clubhouse dining room.

Awards chairman Kim Criss presented engraved crystal gifts to winners of major tournaments. Club Champion Marilyn Kenny received an engraved crystal clock with other winners getting crystal pitchers and bowls. These winners were: YangJa Koh, championship runner-up and first flight champion; Kim Criss, first flight runner-up; Dianna Adams, second flight champion; Renee Morelli, second flight runner-up; Dotty Tegano, nine-hole champion; and Shannon Irvin, nine hole runner-up.

The President’s Cup is a four-week tournament held in May and June with the winner being the golfer with the best three out of four net scores.

The President’s Cup co-champions for the 18-hole golfers were Theresa Metcalf and Dianna Adams, with the nine-hole co-champions being Tegano and DeeDee Scugoza. Criss presented them with golf towels embossed with President’s Cup Winner. This marked the first year in which there were co-champions for this highly regarded tournament.

Ringer and birdie winners received silver bracelets/purse holders. Morelli was the ringer winner for the 18-holegolfers with a net score of 49 while Koh took the birdie prize with a total of 15 birdies. Nine-hole winners were Tegano, ringers, and Shirley Guida, birdies.

Charlene Freshwater was recognized as the most improved golfer for the season.

The Jungle Safari Tournament was the event for the day, and the unusual format challenged the shotmaking ability of all the participants. Kenny and Adams planned the tourney which produced the following results: Kenny, Metcalf, Morelli and Irvin, first place; Criss, Shelle Pentes, Adams and Tegano, second place; Koh, Scugoza and Guida, third place. All winners received golf balls. The money cup was shared by Koh who recorded two chip-ins and Metcalf and Morelli who each had one chip-in.

Adams presided for the business meeting, and officers’ reports were given by Metcalf, secretary, and Carol Oklok, treasurer.

Irvin and Scugoza reported on the success of the junior long drive contest which was held as part of the club’s Fourth of July Celebration. The Women’s Golf Association directs the event and provides trophies for the children.

Morelli announced that the annual Rally for the Cure Tournament raised $500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer. Natalie Straus and Denholm assisted Morelli in directing the tournament.

Pentes and Scugoza were thanked for arranging the Grill Room floral centerpieces which are paid for by the Women’s Golf Association and changed weekly throughout the golf season. Metcalf was recognized for her weekly reporting of golf events.

Adams reported that the 2014 East Central Tournament will be hosted by Steubenville on July 31 and Aug. 1 with herself and Kenny as co-chairmen. She also announced that the present officers will serve again next year with herself and Kenny as co-chairmen, Metcalf as secretary and Oklok as treasurer.

The tables for the luncheon were decorated with potted mums which were given as door prizes to Tegano, Criss, Guida, Irvin, Morelli and Koh.


Town and Country Golf League played Medal at Spring Hills Golf Course on Sept. 19.

The winners were:

Low gross, Laura Froehlich.

Low net, Irene Vaja.

Closest to the pin: A flight, Janice Haisley; B flight, Edie Higgins; C flight, Vaja.

Long drive hole No. 2, A flight, Haisley; B flight, Higgins; C flight,Vaja.

Long drive hole No. 6, A flight, Signa Findlay; B flight, Higgins; C flight, Shirley Guida.

Lucy Karaan got the lowest putts.

Higgins had a chip in on hole No. 7.


The William’s Ladies Golf Association held a “Field Day” in which each member could invite guests for a fun day of golf with lunch and prizes to be held in the newly decorated presidents dining room.

Golf Professional Dean DiBerardino and Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich explained the play of the day along with the skill prizes and set up the teams.

Skill prize on hole No. 1 was the longest putt made by a member and was taken by Maribeth Arlia, with winner for the guest being Anne Holmes.

Longest member putt on hole No. 7 was Erikka Buracchio, with Joanne Letcher taking the guest putt.

On hole No. 11, the member putt went to Arlia and the guest putt was Letcher.

The “Pot of Gold” carry-over from the previous week went to Buracchio for a chip-in on hole No. 2 and to Jerry Chambers for her chip-in on hole No. 7.

President Linda Staffilino thanked the members and their guests for attending the event.

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The Dyer Ladies League held its annual awards banquet Sept. 17 at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton.

Mary Alice Meyer led the evening with a prayer.

President Mary Arehart presented awards, and a brief meeting was held to discuss the 2014 season and the upcoming Oktoberfest Scramble, which is now full.

An “attendance drawing” was held and won by Mishal Hawthorne.

Photo books of the 2013 season were given to each league member. Mums were given as door prizes.

George and Cookie Fisher were welcomed as guests.

2013 season winners were:


A Flight: Mishal Hawthorne (Birdies & Eagle); Paula Hope

B Flight: Ruth Lamantia, Teri Barkley


The whole league had multiple birdies and were rewarded accordingly.


A Flight: Debbie Phillippi (improved 13 strokes)

B Flight: Teri Barkley (improved 19 strokes)

C Flight: (Tie) Mary Arehart, Arlene Owens (improved 17 strokes)


A Flight: Gross: Mishal Hawthorne; Net: Kathy Sapp

B Flight: Gross: Vickie Grant; Net: Signa Findlay

C Flight: Gross: Mary Arehart; Net: Ann Eroshevich

Dyer Ladies Association Tournament Winners:


1st Low Net: Ruth Lamantia; 2nd Low Net: Vickie Grant


Gross: Ruth Lamantia; Low Net: Mary Arehart


A Flight: First place: Cindy Montgomery; 2nd place: Paula Hope

B Flight: First place: Vickie Grant; 2nd place: Mary Arehart


The Blackmoor Monday Night Ladies League played a “Blind Draw” on Sept. 16, and the winners were Cheryl Black, Lori Defallo and Tammy Cox.

Linda Caputo had putts.

The winner of closest to the pin on the second shot for hole No. 8 was Lori Defallo.

There was a long drive on hole No. 1, the winner being Yuko Atwell. The next event is scheduled for Monday. All women are welcome.


Joanne Watson was hostess for play on Sept. 18 for the Cadiz Country Club Women’s Golf Association,

The game was “Odds to the End,” with players scoring only odd numbered holes using half their handicaps for net totals. The winner was Nep Rowland.

The low putt pot was split between Nancy Beckert and Peg Buchanan.

Wednesday will be the final day for organization play with the starting tee-off time at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation of annual awards.



Monday evening’s women’s nine-hole golf league had its annual end-of-the-year scramble and awards banquet on Sept. 14.

Mary Ann Bainbridge was awarded low gross and champion for the yearly tournament. She was given a trophy, and her name was inscribed on the league plaque located in the clubhouse. Other awards are as follows:

First flight, low net: Signa Findlay

Second flight, low gross: Dorothy Baier

Second flight, low net: Holly Kisner

Third flight, low gross: Susan Mazzocco

Third flight, low net: Sheri Nuzum

Scramble winners:

First-place team: Mary Ann Bainbridge, Peg Barber, Susan Mazzocco, Sheri Nuzum

Second-place team: Patty Filak, Donna Burch, Holly Kisner, Sheila Robinson

Third-place team: Signa Findlay, Patty Gerlando and Pam Walters

Special Awards:

Longest drive:

First flight: Mary Ann Bainbridge on No. 5 and Patty Filak on No. 14

Second flight: Peg Barber on No. 5 and Holly Kisner on No. 14

Third flight: Janet Backel on No. 5 and Sheri Nuzum on No. 14

Closest to the Pin:

Holly Kisner on No. 5 and Patty Filak on No. 17

Longest Putt: Janet Backel on No. 13

Chip-in: Mary Ann Bainbridge

50/50s: Peg Barber and Susan Mazzocco

Officers for the year were Sheila Robinson, Signa Findlay, Erin Ankrum and Patty Filak.


The Pleasant Valley Ladies’ Golf League of Ponderosa Golf Course announced its August winners at a luncheon meeting on Sept. 4. Tournament Director Linda Wade announced the following:

Aug. 7

Event: N-O-S-E and low putts

Winners: First, Terry Viskovicz; second, Linda Wade

Low Putts: Tie between Terry Viskovicz and Diane Kessler

Chip-ins: Peggy Fiodorczyk, Diane Kessler, Mary Lou Recinella

50/50 winner: Linda Wade

Aug. 14

Event: T’s and F’s

Winners: First, Betty Patterson; Second, Karen Heinz

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz, Betty Patterson, Diane Kessler

Chip- ins: Barb Williams

50/50 winner: Diane Kessler

Aug.t 21

Event: Best Nine Doubled

Winners: First, Terry Viskovicz; Second, Karen Heinz

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz

Chip-ins: Terry Viskovicz

50/50 winner: Linda Wade


A Tin Cup Tournament was the weekly event for the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association with Marilyn Kenny and Dianna Adams as chairmen. Points were given for net eagles, birdies, pars and bogeys and were totaled to determine the winners.

In the first flight Kenny and Koh tied for first place with 36 points with Kenny winning low putts. Theresa Metcalf took first place in the second flight with 40 points. Adams came in second with 35 points, and she also won low putts.

The winners in the nine-hole golfers were Dotty Tegano, first place and putts, and DeeDee Scugoza, second place.

This week will be closing golf day with the traditional jungle tournament being played followed by an awards luncheon and business meeting in the clubhouse dining room. Winners of major tournaments throughout the golf season will be recognized. Golfers are asked to sign up in the ladies locker room.

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The Blackmoor Ladies Golf League played a low gross event on Sept. 9.

The winner was Lori Defallo.

Tammy Cox took low putts for the day.

Lucky “Lucy” Karran had closest to the pin on hole No. 10.

Denise Augustine had long drive on hole No. 16.

Karran had a hole-in-one on hole No. 12.


On Sept. 11, play of the day was Net of the Field for the Cadiz Women’s Golf Association. The winner was Nep Rowland. Least putts was won by Peg Buchanan. Nancy Beckert was hostess.

Chairman Marlene Holloway held a meeting following golf to plan the final day activities on Sept. 25. Tee-off time for a scramble will be 1 p.m., followed by a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Yearly prizes will be awarded.

A sign-up sheet is posted in the ladies locker room.

Joann Watson will be the hostess on Sept. 18, when tee-off time will be at 9 a.m.

Theresa Stotler was the hostess on Sept. 4 when the Cadiz Women’s Golf Association played “Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda” where players throw out one hole on each nine. The holes thrown out must be chosen prior to tee-off.

Theresa Stotler was the winner in the first flight, and Joann Watson was the winner in the second flight.

Putts of the field were won by Nep Rowland and Watson. Stotler had a birdie on hole No. 2, and Watson had a chip-in on hole No. 12.

The hostess for Sept. 11 play was Nancy Beckert.


Spring Hills Ladies played the last game of the regular season on Sept. 5 with a game of blind partners.

The winning teams with a score of 97 included the team of Lori Szymanek and Tammy Cox and the team of Ruth Lamantia and Patty Gerlando.

There also was a tie for second with a score of 98 between the team of Linda Caputo and Dru Fleishour and the team of Vickie Grant and LeeAnn Grimes.

Long drive winners were: A flight, Dru Fleishour; B flight, Ann Eroshevich; and C flight, Judy Sorrenti.

Closest to the pin: A flight, no winner; B flight, Linda Caputo; C flight, Eleanor Kindsvatter.

Low putts: Four players with 16 putts – Eleanor Kindsvatter, Susan Mazzacco, Jay Risner and Erin Mader.

The 50/50 winner was Lee Ann Grimes.

Following play, Ann Eroshovich, president, conducted a brief meeting with discussions held on the invitational for 2014, Play Day away and the banquet on Sept. 26 at Zalenski’s beginning at 6 p.m.

The nomination committee reported the officers will remain the same for the 2014 golf season with the exception that Lori Szymanek will assist Claudia Norris with some of the treasurer duties.

Eroshevich will continue as president; vice president is Tammy Cox, and Eleanor Kindsvatter is secretary.


The Town and Country Women Golf League members played their “Part 1 of 18 Holes Tournament” on Sept. 5 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

The winners were:

Low Gross: A flight, Laura Froehlich; B, Kathy Antinone and Patty Saccoccia; C, Sondra Hyde.

Low Net: A flight, Lillian Kestner; B, Jane Myers; C, Nancy Lellie.

Closest to the Pin on No. 4: A flight, Wanda Retzer; B, Edie Higgins; C, Irene Vaja.

Longest drive No. 3: A flight, Lucy Karaan; B, Antinone; C, Betty Teaff.

Longest drive No. 6: A flight, Retzer; B, Pat Zorne; C, Helen D’Andrea.

Saccoccia and Hyde had the lowest putts. Karaan had a birdie on No. 9. Part two of the 18 holes tournament was to have been held Sept. 12.


The William’s Ladies Golf Association held a “Low Gross & Low Net” event and shared the Ladies Day with the Oglebay Crispin Ladies 18-Hole League from the Wheeling area.

Jason Smoljanovich, assistant pro, figured and announced the winners for the day, with Flight One “Low Gross” going to Priscilla Mavrich with a score of 87, and Sue Sakara taking “Low Net” with a 76.

Flight Two “Low Gross” went to Alicia Myers with a score of 110 and Vi Stein taking “Low Net” with an 82.

Flight Three “Low Gross” winner was Maureen Dumbaugh with a score of 114 and Kay Mascio taking “Low Net” with an 80.

The skill prize for the members was longest putt on hole No. 9 and was taken by Jerry Chambers and on hole No. 18 was Rita Kohn.

Guest longest putt on hole No. 9 was taken by Janis Cook and on hole No. 18 by Angie Sapon.

Following play, the women met in the Grill Room for lunch.

President Linda Staffalino thanked the guests for attending and awarded special gifts to the winners.

Chris Muroski, president of the Crispin Ladies Group, thanked the ladies of Williams for a special golf day.

This week’s play will be a field day, and players can invite a guest for a day of golf and luncheon. All are asked to call the pro shop to list their guests prior to play for scheduling.

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Winners for the season-ending golf scramble held Sept. 3 for the Dyer Ladies League were:

First-place team:

Mishal Hawthorne

Vickie Grant

JoAnn Cicone (special guest)

Second-place team:

Paula Hope

Debbie Phillippi

Mary Alice Meyer

Chip-In: Mishal Hawthorne

Proximity: Cindy Montgomery

50-50 drawing: Mary Ann Bainbridge

The 2013 awards banquet will be held at Giovanni’s Restaurant on Sept. 17.

The Dyer Ladies League would like to thank its membership, all who participated and contributed to the league and special events held throughout the year.

The league also expresses gratitude to George, Cookie and Troy Fisher for their contributions as well.

The 2013 officers are:

President: Mary Arehart

Secretary: Ruth Lamantia

Treasurer: Vickie Grant

The league concludes after the Oktoberfest Scramble on Oct. 5 and resumes on May 6.

Contact any current member if interested in joining the league.


Spring Hills Ladies played “Sucker in a Bucket” on Aug 29.

The winners were the first-place team of Marge Alpino, Erin Mader and Tammy Cox, with a 44.

The second-place team with a 45 was Dru Fleishour, Mary Alice Myers, Mary Arehart and JoAnn Hardman and also with a 45 was the team of Loris Szymanek, Judy Hare and Brenda McClosky.

Low putts for the night with 15 putts was a three-way tie between Marge Alpino, Judy Hare and Dru Fleishour.

Chip-ins there were three chip-ins – Eleanor Kindsvatter, Mary Arehart and Marge Alpino.

Long drive A flight was Dru Fleishour and B flight, Judy Hare and C flight, Mary Arehart.

Closest to pin in 2 were A flight, Lori Szymanek; B flight, Erin Mader; and C flight, Susan Mazzocco.

Peggy Wang was the 50/50 winner.


The Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association played a 3-3-3 tournament as its weekly event with Marilyn Kenny and Dianna Adams as chairmen. Prior to tee-off, each player chose three par 3’s, three par 4’s and three par 5’s, which would count for scoring with one half handicap used to determine winners.

In the first flight YangJa Koh placed first with Kim Criss coming in second. Kenny won putts. Second flight winners were Shelle Pentes, first place, and Theresa Metcalf, second place. Metcalf took low putts and also recorded a chip-in on hole No. 17 to claim the money cup.

Nine-hole golfers chose one par 3, one par 4 and one par 5 for scoring. Dotty Tegano won first place with Natalie Straus taking second place and putts.

This week the back nine will be closed for aeration of greens and only the front nine will be available for play.


Town and Country Women Golf League had medal play on Aug. 29 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Winners for the day were:

Low gross: A flight, Laura Froehlich; B flight, Kathy Antinone; C flight, Rose Kazmarek.

Low net: A flight, Lillian Kestner; B flight, Pat Zorne; C flight, Irene Vaja.

Bobbie Mangan had a chip-in on hole No. 3.

Froehlich had a birdie on hole No. 7, and Mangan on hole No. 3.

Long drive on hole No. 6: A flight, Signa Findlay; B flight, Zorne; C flight, Sondra Hyde.

Long drive hole No. 7: A flight, Froehlich; B flight, Edie Higgins; C flight, Sondra Hyde.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 8: A flight, Lucy Karaan; B flight, Antinone; and C flight, Betty Teaff.

The monthly meeting followed in the golf course cafeteria.

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Blackmoor Ladies Monday Night Golf League played a two-gal scramble on Aug. 26.

Winners were Cheryl Black and Lucy Karran.

Linda Caputo and Renee Morelli had low putts.

Lori Defallo had long drive on hole No. 4.

Neysa McCart had long drive on hole No. 9.

Yuko Atwell had a chip-in on hole No. 2.


The Dyer Ladies League held its annual league championship tournament on Aug. 27.

Winners of the nine-hole event were:

A Flight:

Low gross: Mishal Hawthorne

Low net: Kathy Sapp

B Flight:

Low gross: Vickie Grant

Low net: Signa Findlay

C Flight:

Low gross: Mary Arehart

Low net: Ann Eroshevich

Birdies were recorded by: Ruth Lamantia, Mishal Hawthorne (2).

The season wraps up with a scramble on Sept. 3.

The Oktoberfest scramble (open tournament) is Oct. 5 at 1 p.m.


Spring Hills Ladies Golf League played Throw Out Two Worst Holes on Aug. 22 where the winers were:

A flight, Cindy Montgomery;

B flight, Linda Caputo; and

C flight, Brenda McClosky.

Long drive winners were: A flight, Cindy Montgomery; B flight, Sharon Coleman; and C flight, Brenda Mccloskey,

Closest to pin, A flight, Mary DiMichele; B flight, Ruth Lamantia; and C flight, Tammy Cox.

Patty Gerland was the 50/50 winner.

Low putts for the night was Claudia Norris with 13 putts,

Following play, Ann Eroshovich, president, held a business meeting with discussion including the invitational that was held on Aug. 1. Eroshevich thanked all members for their help and support to make the event a success.

Sponsorship money will be donated to the Tony Termana Cancer Center.

Eroshevich thanked Mary DiMichael for all the work she did in obtaining so many sponsors for the cause. She also thanked all members and the community for its support of the league’s efforts. Letters have been sent out thanking them for the support of the cancer center.

This year’s banquet will be held at Zalinski’s. There will be more information to come and a sign-up sheet for those wanting to attend

Play day away will be held on Sept. 12 at Pleasant View Golf Course in Minerva. There will be special price for golf and breakfast.

Eroshevich asked Lori Szymanek and Judy Hare to be the committee for obtaining officers for next year. The meeting will be held Thursday. The food committee will be Marge Alpino, Brenda McClosky, Erin Mader and Patti Rothacher.

After the meeting, a luncheon was furnished by Judy Hare, Ruth Lamantia, Mary DiMichael and Jay Risner.


Town and Country Women’s Golf League played medal on Aug. 22 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Winners were:

Low gross, A flight, Laura Froehlich; B flight, Bobbie Mangan; C flight, Rose Kazmarek.

Low net, A flight, Lillian Kestner; B flight, Norma Henson; C flight, Sondra Hyde.

Signa Findlay and Janice Haisley had a chip in on hole No. 9, and Kazmarek on hole No. 5.

Froehlich had a birdie on No. 1 and Findlay on No. 9.

Long drive on No. 3, A flight, Froehlich; B flight, Kathy Antinone; C flight, Kazmareck.

Long drive on No. 6, A flight, Froehlich; B flight, Henson; C flight, Hyde.

Closest to pin on hole No. 4, A flight, Wanda Retzer; B flight, Antinone; and C flight, Hyde.


Priscilla Mavrich took her 10th win as the Williams’ Ladies Golf Association’s club champion. After a two-week grueling tournament, Mavrich took her win with a gross score of 174, avoiding a play-off when Maribeth Arlia missed her last putt, ending up with a 175.

Arlia took runner-up champion, and Jennie Epifano took low net first flight with a score of 155, playing the last hole in the rain.

Flight two low gross winner went to Sue Sakara with a score of 202 and Rita Kohn taking low net with a score of 149.

Flight three low gross winner was Erikka Buracchio coming in with a score of 214, and low net winner was Vi Stein with a score of 148.

Golf Professional Dean DiBerardino explained the “Rules of Golf” when a player signs an incorrect score card, even if it would be an error written in by a playing partner, the player would have to accept the score if he or she signed it.

Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich announced the winners for the championships and the weekly play.

Weekly play winners in a “Blind Draw” event in first place was the team of Arlia, Sakara and Epifano. Second-place team was Stein, Kohn and Phyllis Phillips.

The “Pot of Gold” was taken by Linda Staffilino with a chip-in on hole No. 16.

A champagne celebration” to toast the winners for the two weeks’ play was held in the Williams Room. Hospitality chairman was Kay Mascio.

Staffilino, president, called a brief meeting following the luncheon announcing play with the Crispin Ladies Golf Association to be held at Williams on the regular Tuesday event on Sept. 10, with a luncheon to follow.

Rita Wickham gave her treasurer’s report.

The West Virginia pin winner will be announced at the closing meeting and will be presented the award. This must be a player who resides and plays the championship in the state of West Virginia. It is presented annually.

The course will be closed for “Aerification” on Tuesday and Wednesday with no women’s golf scheduled. Members must sign up or call the Pro Shop to be listed for play on Sept. 10.