Women’s golf results

BLACKMOOR

Blackmoor Ladies Monday evening league participants played a three-gal scramble on Aug. 25.

First-place winners were Yuko Atwell, Lori Defallo and Denise Augustine. Second-place winners were Cheryl Black, Christina Rock and Renee Morelli.

Third place went to Tammy Cox, Linda Caputo and Lucy Karaan. Tammy Cox had long drive on hole No. 8, and Yuko Atwell had closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 4.

CADIZ

Cadiz Women’s Golf Association play of the day on Aug. 27 was “No Ifs, Ands or Putts” where members subtract their total putts from their gross score.

Hostess Ann Milleson announced the winners as Nep Rowland in A flight, Kathy Smith in B flight and Donna Griffin in C flight. Winners of the low putt pot were Peg Buchanan and Ann Milleson.

The club championship tournament was played on Aug. 6 and 13 with winners being A flight, Billie Stanwick and runner-up, Nep Rowland. Winner in B flight was Kathy Smith, and the C flight winner was Glenda Sensel. Their awards will be presented at the season closing dinner on Sept. 24.

The hostess for Wednesday will be Peg Buchanan.

STEUBENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB

After a two-week competition featuring 36 holes of stroke play, Kim Criss won the 2014 club championship of the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association.

Criss came into the second week of the tournament two strokes back and played a steady final round to win by one stroke over past champion YangJa Koh.

The final 18-hole round saw several carts of spectators following the close match between Criss and Koh. Criss had a one-stroke lead coming into the final hole and held on to capture her first club championship with a 36-hole total of 178.

The championship tournament also featured a winner and runner-up in flights. Club professional John Denholm directed the event and announced the following winners – First flight: Koh, winner, and Marilyn Kenny, runner-up; second flight: Charlene Freshwater, winner, and Theresa Metcalf, runner-up.

Following play, a celebration was held in the clubhouse grill room featuring a champagne toast to Criss and the flight winners. They will receive special recognition at the closing day awards luncheon in September.

Prior to play, club manager Amanda Smathers presented each golfer with a Starbucks iced coffee beverage and a gift bag containing chips, an energy bar, hand sanitizer and moisturizer. At the luncheon, each golfer received from Smathers a chocolate bar in a Steubenville Country Club logo wrapper.

In addition to the club championship, a gross and net game in flights was the weekly event. Winners were: First flight, Criss, low gross and putts, and Kenny, low net; and second flight: Freshwater, low gross and putts, and Metcalf, low net.

On Aug. 27 a 3-3-3 tournament was the weekly event for the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association with Marilyn Kenny as hostess. After play, the women chose three par 3s, three par 4s and three par 5s for scoring, and one-half handicap was used to determine the winners.

In the first flight, Kenny won first prize and putts with Kim Criss taking second place. Shelle Pentes took first place in the second flight, while Charlene Freshwater and Theresa Metcalf tied for second place. Pentes, Freshwater and Metcalf all tied for the putting prize.

Chip-ins were recorded by Freshwater and Metcalf on the second hole and YangJa Koh on the fifth hole. They shared the money cup which had carried over from the previous week.

Nine-hole winners were Carole Peterson, low gross and putts and Dotty Tegano, low net.

This week’s game will be a team event. Players are asked to report to the pro shop at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start.

TOWN AND COUNTRY

The Town and Country Women Golf League had its annual Away Day. played at Highland Springs Golf Course, Wellsburg, on Aug. 14.

The low gross winners for each flight were: A, Laura Froehlich; B, Patty Saccoccia; and C, Irene Vaja. Long drive on hole No. 2 were: A, Froehlich; B, Edie Higgins; and C, no winner. Long drive on hole No 9 were: A, Froehlich; B, Saccoccia; and C, Vaja. Closest to the pin on hole No. 5 were: A, Wanda Retzer; B, Saccoccia; and C, Vaja.

On Aug. 21, Town and Country Women’s Golf League had a medal game at Spring Hills Golf Course.

The winners were: Low gross: A, Laura Froehlich and Wanda Retzer; B, Pat Zorne; and C, Jane Myers. Lowest putts: A, Froehlich; B, Patty Saccoccia and Zorne; and C, Jane Myers. Long drive on hole No. 2: A, no winner; B, Edie Higgins; and C, Irene Vaja. Longest drive on hole No. 5: A, Laura Froehlich; B, Kathy Antinone; and C, Rose Kaczmarek. Closest to the pin on hole No. 4: A, Retzer; B, Zorne; and C, Kaczmarek.

WILLIAMS

The Williams Ladies Golf Association held the annual “Ladies Club Championship,” which is a two-week grueling competition, especially in what was high humidity the last two weeks.

Maribeth Alia is the new ladies champion this year and a first-time winner for the club championship. Arlia eagled hole No. 9 during the competition and made a clutch putt on hole No. 18 to unseat the longtime previous champion, Priscilla Mavrich, who lost by one stroke. Mavrich became the club championship runner-up, also quite a fete.

The second flight championship winner was Erikka Buracchio with a two-week low gross score, and Rita Kohn took the second flight winner’s seat in low net.

In the first week “Game With-In the Championship,” the winner of low net in first flight was Jennie Epifano with a score of 68, and second place was Linda Staffilino coming in with a 75.

Second flight winner was a tie with Erikka Buracchio and Phyllis Phillips with a score of 73.

Third flight winner in first place was Rita Wickham with a low net of 78 and Kay Mascio taking second place with a score of 80.

Three women shared the “Pot of Gold” with Alicia Myers chipping in on hole No. 1, Mascio with her chip-in on hole No. 5 and Wickham on hole No. 8. Second week low net winner in first place was Mavrich with a score of net 73 and a tie in second place with a net 76 was Arlia and Buracchio.

Second-place low net winner was Wickham with a net score of 84.

Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich set up and figured the tee-off times and winners for both weeks of play.

Regular play resumes this week at 9 a.m. Players are asked to call the pro shop to sign up.

WOODVIEW WOMEN’S 18-HOLE ASSOCIATION

The Woodview Women’s 18-Hole Association along with the men’s association hosted a mixed scramble on Aug. 14. There were 52 participants playing in this event.

Finishing in first place was the team of Charlotte McCoy, Tom Cooper, Manny Barkhurst and Bob Wade. There was a tie for second place which was determined by a scorecard playoff resulting in the team of Erin Ankrum, Gary Virtue, Joe McFarland and Frank Hanselman placing second, and finishing in third place was the team of Janice Whitaker, Dave Ferrari, Dave Nixon and Mike Konnovitch.

Closest to the pin prize winners were Andy Gulish on No. 5, Jim Torrance on No. 8, Dave Ferrari on No.15 and Dave Nixon on No. 17. There were five good team skins won by Chuck Lehman’s team on No. 4 and No. 18; Tom Cooper’s team on No. 5; Dave Ferrari’s team with an eagle on No. 11; and Clark Steven’s team with an eagle on No. 16.

Winner of the 50/50 was Yangja Koh.

After the scramble, a picnic luncheon was held with the men’s association providing the main entree and the women’s association providing the side dishes, desserts and drinks. Janice and Jim Torrance were the main coordinators of the event.

Women’s golf results

Women’s golf results

Women’s golf results

BLACKMOOR

Blackmoor Monday Ladies Golf participants played a “Throw Out Your Worst Hole” event on Aug. 18.

The event winner was Lori Defallo.

Cheryl Black took low putts for the day. Lucy Karran had a chip-in on hole No. 4 and also took closest to the pin on the second shot on hole No. 8.

Denise Augustine took long drive on hole No. 4.

Christina Rock and Yuko Atwell both took the mystery prize.

Everyone is welcome to play on Mondays at 5 p.m.

DYER

Winners of the low gross game in flights at the Dyer Ladies League for Aug. 19:

A flight: Debbie Phillippio

B flight: Teri Barkley

C flight:Mary Arehart

Proximity: Teri Barkley

50-50 drawing: Patty Filak

Upcoming league events include:

–Aug. 26: Nine-hole league tournament;

— Sept. 2: Closing day scramble;

— Sept. 16: Awards banquet

— Sept. 27: Oktoberfest scramble.

Women’s golf results

WILLIAMS COUNTRY CLUB

The annual Williams Country Club “Rally for a Cure” charity golf event was held with more participants than the previous years, therefore earning more dollars for charities. Rally for a Cure started off as an annual event to raise money for awareness and research for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer fund basically with the women’s golf associations. For years it remained a “ladies-only” event, until it was discovered this was not only a disease for women, this also affected the male population, so why not have the men participate.

At first some of the women balked at letting the men of the membership join in the rally and refused to play if it would be a mixed group. The senior men of the club decided to donate and join the little group and then found they had a great “fun day of golf” with the ladies, and could also win great prizes with a tasty lunch. The rallies became more successful, and, with that, more money was generated for “Cure for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness.”

Soon Dean DiBerardino, Williams golf professional, said he would like to have the entire golf membership participate to be able to donate even more to the cause. Ladies Association President Linda Staffilino turned it into a Saturday event, which DiBerardino suggested, along with her committee, Co-Chairman Priscilla Mavrich and Priscilla Phillips, and incorporated the entire area. A portion of the proceeds go to a local Weirton charity, Athena’s Closet. Staffilino, Mavrich and Phillips work nearly all year preparing for prize donations and sponsors to make this a successful event.

Weirton Medical Center Breast Care Team provided all prize money, along with the guest speakers, Dr. Carol Slomski, breast surgeon, and Dr. Daniel Moore, an OB-GYN, to open the send-off of all participants.

This year the team rallied to contact 27 businesses from the Tri-State Area to donate and sponsor a “golf hole” with their business name advertised, also helping to earn more dollars for the cause.

Twenty-five merchants donated prizes of dinners, golf rounds, groceries, wine, beer and special merchandise from their businesses. Many others gave cash donations.

DiBerardino, along with Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich, figured and awarded all prizes and money to the teams.

Women’s team winners were Linda Staffilino, Diane Becker, Debbie Phillippi and Lyne Kaufman. Women’s team runners-up went to Elaine Minda, Mary Anne Bainbridge, Patty Gerlando and Judy Sorrenti.

Mixed team winners were Betty McGillen, Bob Berezansky, Brett Smith and Sandy Smith. Mixed team runners-up were Terry Mattock, Vince Gurrera, Leslie Kernan and John Capp.

Men’s team winners consisted of Dave Harsh, Tom McDonald, Bob Harsch and Ron Costanza. Men’s runners-up team went to Gary Little, Bucky Schultz, Bucky Isleman and Charlie Lemasters.

Skill prizes for longest drive in the fairway for women on hole No. 14 went to Michelle Klein, and No. 18 for the men went to Brett Smith.

Longest putt made on hole No. 7 for women went to Vivian Tustin; also hole No. 9 went to Terri Mattock; men’s prize on hole No. 9 long putt went to Charlie Lemasters; and hole No. 14 to Adam Simich.

Closest to the line for women was on hole No. 10 for women going to Diane Becker.

Closest to the pin for men on hole No. 6 went to Brett Smith. Closest to the balloon in two shots for women on hole No. 3 went to Maribeth Arlia and to P. J. Good for the men.

Closest to the pin challenge for rally on hole No. 12 for women went to Patty Gerland. It was hole No. 8 for the men and went to Vince Gurrera, where he had a hole in one to win the prize of the day.

Thanks was expressed to the photographer, Karen Edwards; and the ticket sellers for drawings, Jennie Epifano and Maribeth Arlia; and committee member Phillips for providing pink travel cups to all women participants and green travel cups to all males.

Nick Cosenza provided his tow truck named “Pinky” for the day to have the participants climb the bed of the truck to have photos taken and is donating all year a portion of towing fees in his campaign of “Towing for Ta-Ta’s” in memory of a family member who died of cancer.

SPRING HILLS

Spring Hills Ladies Golf played quota points on Aug 14.

The winner was Lori Szymanek in A flight; Patty Gerlando in B flight; and Brenda McClosky in C flight.

Winners in longest drive were: A flight, Cindy Montgomery; B flight; Patty Gerolando; and C flight, Mary Alice Myers

Closest to the pin winners were: A flight, Mary DiMichele; B flight, Judy Galbraith; and C flight, Eleanor Kindsvatter.

The 50/50 winner was Cindy Montgomery.

Low putts for the night was Claudia Norris with 16 putts. She also had a chip-in.

“I Love Sports” was the theme of the Spring Hills Ladies Golf League Invitational held Aug. 7 at the Spring Hills Golf Course, where members and guests were encouraged to wear team colors or shorts representing their favorite team.

Those included the Steelers, West Virginia University, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State and Pirates. The shelter sported banners, pictures, shirts and decorations to represent different sports and teams.

Guests arriving at the course were greeted by Tammy Cox and Brenda McCoskey.

Assisting as “bag boys” were Dave Galbraith, Bob Alpino, Bob Symanek and Dave Gribon who placed the golf bags on assigned carts decorated in a sports theme and sporting two whistles in the shapes of footballs, baseballs, volleyballs and soccer balls. The whistles were to be blown whenever a team got a birdie or better.

Players received a goody bag containing balls, tees, candy, magnet ball markers commemorating the invitational and a special pair of golf socks donated by Charlie Corder, course owner.

Mary DiMichael and Jay Risnear worked the registration table. Players enjoyed a continental breakfast and had an opportunity to participate in the Chinese auction featuring a variety of baskets of donated items. They also could buy mulligans and tickets for Share the Wealth in which two winners would split the pot.

League President Ann Eroshevich greeted guests, expressing appreciation for their participation in what was the largest event yet with 28 teams. Dan Stacy, club pro, explained rules for the day.

Mary Alice Myers offered a prayer before play.

Sports food fare was served at the turn by Phyllis Bee and Charlotte Antil.

Following play, guests entered the shelter to find tables decorated with green table clothes to resemble grass and a centerpiece featuring a decorated jar of popcorn and trail mix for them to take home. The summer menu was handled by Bonnie Ault and Barbara Merryman.

Eroshevich announced the following winners:

Proximity winners were closest to rope hole No. 6, Carmella Wallace; closest to pin hole No. 14. Meribeth Arilia; longest drive in fairway hole No. 17, Bernie Cherenko; and longest putt made on hole No. 19, Terry Viskovicz.

Low gross first-place winners were the team of Theresa Stolter, Billie Stanwick, Cathy Shepherd and Nep Rowland. Second- and third-place was a tie between the teams of Kathi Moore, Pat Carey, Carmella Wallace and MaryBeth Arlia, and the team of Elaine Minda, Mishal Hawthorne, Priscilla Marrich and Mary Ann Bainbridge.

Low net winners first place was the team of Ann Eroshevich, Judy Galbraith, Eleanor Kindsvatter and Tammy Cox.

Second and third place again was a tie between the teams of Linda Caputo, Denise Augustine, Cheryl Black and Renee Morelli, and the team of Ann Fusco, Donna Richey, Suzy Poloy and Betty Stewart.

Before departing, each member of every team received a team picture to commemorate the day, courtesy of Claudia Norris.

Women’s golf results

DYER

Winners of the Dyer Ladies League on Aug. 13 were:

Game: Throw Out One High/One Low Score

A Flight: Cindy Montgomery

B Flight: Patty Filak

C Flight: Arlene Owens

50-50 drawing: Cindy Montgomery

Winners of the Dyer Ladies League game for Aug. 5 combined low net team game were:

First place: Mary Arehart and Signa Findlay.

Second place: Teri Barkley and Cindy Montgomery.

Chip-in: Signa Findlay.

Proximity: Cindy Montgomery.

Play chairmen: Deb Phillippi and Cindy Montgomery

PLEASANT VALLEY

The Pleasant Valley Ladies’ Golf League of Ponderosa Golf Course announced its July winners during a luncheon meeting held Aug. 6 at the course restaurant. Tournament Director Terry Viskovicz announced the following winners:

July 2

Event: Even Holes

Winner: Terry Viskovicz.

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz and Betty Patterson.

Chip-Ins: Barb Williams and Janet Backel.

50/50 Winner: Terry Viskovicz.

July 9

Event: Two Best Ball/100 percent HCP

Winners: Tie-Team: Mary Lou Recinella, Karen Heinz, Barb Williams and Terry Wiskovicz.

Team: Karen Pannett, Glenda Virtue, Linda Wade and Betty Patterson.

Birdies: Barb Williams.

50/50 Winner: Terry Wiskovicz.

July 16

Event: Odd Holes/Half HCP

Winner: Karen Heinz.

50/50 Winner: Linda Wade.

July 23

Event: Best Nine/Half HCP

Winners: Tie – Kay Mortimer and Glenda Virtue.

Birdies: Karen Heinz.

50/50 Winner: Kay Mortimer.

SPRING HILLS

Spring Hill Ladies Golf League played a Texas scramble on July 31.

The winners were the team consisting of Cindy Montgomery, Mary Alice Myers, Linda Caputo and Eleanor Kindsvatter with a 35.

The second-place team was consisted of Marge Alpino, Judy Galbraith, Brenda McClosky,and Dru Fleishour with a 37.

Long drive were: A flight, Terri Barkley; B flight, Linda Caputo; and C flight, Cindy Montgonery.

The 50/50 winner was Cindy Montgomery.

A meeting followed

The members sold 50/50 tickets for the drawing to be done July 31. Dan Stacey, club pro, pulled the winning number, and the winner was Charlie Corder, who donated the money back to the league.

STEUBENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB

The Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association played the first round of the club championship which is a 36-hole stroke play tournament. This week will see the crowning of a club champion, runner-up and winners in two flights. After the first round, the scores are close enough to provide a thrilling finish to the tournament.

Along with the championship, a gross and net event in flights was played with Marilyn Kenny and Dianna Adams as chairmen. They announced the following winners at lunch following golf.

In the first flight, YangJa Koh took low gross and putts with Kim Criss winning low net. Second flight winners were Charlene Freshwater, low gross, and Theresa Metcalf, low net. Renee Morelli won putts in the second flight. Koh recorded a chip-in par on the first hole to take the money cup.

This week’s tee times will start at 9 a.m. Following play, a luncheon will be held in the clubhouse grill room to congratulate the winners and to celebrate the conclusion of a successful championship tournament.

TOWN AND COUNTRY

Town and Country played medal on Aug. 5 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Signa Findlay won low gross as well as lowest putts.

Winners of longest drive on Hole No. 3 were: A flight, Findlay; B flight, Pat Zorne; and C flight, Shirley Guida.

winners of longest drive on Hole No. 7 were: A flight, Lucy Karaan; B flight, no winner; and C flight, Rose Kaczmarek.

Closest to the pin on Hole No. 8 were: A flight, Karaan; B flight, Edie Higgins; and C flight, Kaczmarek.

Wanda Retzer had a birdie on Hole No. 9.