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Women’s Golf News

September 29, 2013
The Herald-Star


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.

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WINNERS — Winners of major tournaments were recognized with special prizes at the closing luncheon of the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association. They include, seated, from left, Dotty Tegano, Club Champion Marilyn Kenny, YangJa Koh and Dianna Adams; and standing, Kim Criss, Shannon Irvin, Renee Morelli, Theresa Metcalf and Shirley Guida. DeeDee Scugoza and Charlene Freshwater also were recognized.
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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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