Women’s Golf News


Blackmoor Ladies Monday Night Golf League play Aug. 19 with Linda Caputo the winner of the game.

Yuko Atwell had low putts.

Lori Defallo had closest to the pin in the second shot on hole No. 15. Lucky Karran had longest drive on hole No. 14. Chips-ins were Janice Whitaker on hole No. 10 and Tammy Cox on hole No. 16.

Birdies went to Lori Defallo on holes No.16 and No. 12; Lucy Karran, hole No. 13; Linda Caputo, hole No. 11; and Tammy Cox, hole No. 16.


The Cadiz Women’s Golf Association members played an interesting game on Aug, 21 – the Oldsters vs. the Youngsters.

The winner was the Oldster team consisting of Nep Rowland, Betty Thompson, Peg Buchanan, Ginny Ferrell and Nancy Beckert.

Putts of the Field pot was won by Rowland and Buchanan. Beckert had a chip-in on hole No. 13. Hostess was Ann Milleson.


Winners for the low net game at the Dyer Ladies League on Aug. 20 were:

A flight: Paula Hope

B flight: Teri Barkley

C flight: Annie Eroshevich

50/50 Drawing: Vickie Grant

Proximity: Kathy Sapp

Chip-In: Ruth Lamantia


Spring Hills Ladies Golf Leauge played low gross on Aug. 15. The winners were:

A flight, Cindy Montgomery

B flight, Sharon Colman

C flight, Brenda Mc Closky

Long drive winners on hole No. 17 were:

A flight, Claudia Norris

B flight, Sharon Colman

C flight, Brenda McClosy

Closest to the pin in 2 on hole No, 14 winners were:

A flight, Marge Alpino

B flight, Vickie Grant

C flight, Tammy Cox

Janet Orler had a chip in, and Lee Ann Grimes had low putts with 13 putts for the night’s play.

Neysa McCart was the 50/50 winner.


After a two-week competition featuring 36 holes of stroke play, Marilyn Kenny won the club championship of the Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association. Kenny came into the final round of the tournament with a three-stroke lead and won by one stroke in a close match over YangJa Koh, who was runner-up for the championship.

The final 18-hole round had carts of spectators following the match as it progressed and a gallery at the 18 hole, where the match was decided, applauding their outstanding play. This championship marks the fifth for Kenny, who was club champion in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2010.

The tournament also featured a winner and runner-up in two flights for the 18 holers and a nine-hole championship.

Golf professional John Denholm directed the tournament and announced the following winners: First flight:

Koh, champion, Kim Criss, runner-up; Second flight: Dianna Adams, champion, Renee Morelli, runner-up.

Dotty Tegano took the nine-hole championship with Shannon Irvin winning the runner-up spot.

Following play, a luncheon celebration was held in the clubhouse grill room with Denholm offering a champagne toast to the champions. Special awards for the championship will be presented at the closing day luncheon in September.

In addition to the club championship a weekly gross, net and putts game in flights was played with Criss as chairman.

Winners were: First flight: Koh, low gross; Kenny, low net and putts. Second flight: Adams, low gross; Theresa Metcalf, low net; Metcalf and Morelli tied for putts. Criss recorded a chip-in birdie on hole No. 3 to take the money cup. In the nine-hole group, Irvin won low gross with Tegano taking low net.

This week’s event will be a 3-3-3 tournament with Criss as chairman. Eighteen-hole golfers are asked to check-in at the pro shop at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. tee time, and nine-hole golfers will report at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. start.


Town and Country Women Golf League had a medal play Aug. 15 at Red Oaks Golf Course. Winners for the away day were:

Low gross for A flight, Wanda Retzer; B flight, Kathy Antinone; and C flight, Sondra Hyde.

Low net A flight, Jeannie Dowden; B flight, Jane Myers; C flight, Shirley Guida.

Long drive No. 3 : A flight, Dowden; B flight, Rose Kazmarek; C flight, Guida.

Long drive No. 7: A flight, Lucy Karaan.

Closest to pin hole No. 6: A flight, Karaan; B flight, Kazmarek; C flight, Betty Teaff.

Helen D’Andrea had the lowest putts.


The Williams Ladies Golf Association held the first week of the club championship tourney Aug. 20 and had “Team Low Net’s” within.

The first-place team ended in a tie with Maribeth Arlia, Rita Kohn, Phyllis Phillips and the team of Erikka Buracchio, Alicia Myers and Vi Stein, both coming in with a score of 230.

The second-place team consisted of Priscilla Mavrich, Linda Staffilino and Toni Vosseler with a score of 237.

The “Pot of Gold” went to Kay Mascio when she chipped in from the sand-trap on hole No. 17. Assistant Pro Jason Smoljanovich set up the teams and figured the winners while also assigning tee times” for continued play this week.

Championship players and the regular weekly players will gather in the main dining room to toast the winners. Players who did not attend this past week are asked to phone the pro shop to be listed for play in the weekly event.

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Blackmoor Ladies League played a game called “Nose,” where players can only count the holes that have the letters in it that spells nose.

The winner of the event was Lori Defallo. Neysa McCart has closest to the pin on hole No. 4. Yuko Atwell was the winner of the longest putt on hole No. 8. Lucy Karran had the low putts.

All women are welcome to play every Monday at 5 p.m. Call (740) 765-5502 to sign up.


Winners of the Dyer Ladies Golf Association 18-hole club championship held on Aug. 3 were:

A flight:

First place: Cindy Montgomery

Second place: Paula Hope

B flight:

First place: Vickie Grant

Second place: Mary Arehart

Winners at the Dyer Ladies League, “Throw Out Two Worst Holes” event on Aug. 13 were:

A flight: Paula Hope

B flight: Teri Barkley

C flight: Mary Arehart

Proximity: Paula Hope

Chip-In: Teri Barkley

50/50 drawing: Mary Alice Meyer


Aug. 12

Game: Scramble

First-place team: Teri Barkley, Erikka Burracchio, Holly Kisner and Kristin McFadden

Second-place team: Kathi Moore, Patty Gerlando, Susan Mazzocco and Pam Walters

Third-place team: Ginger Green, Clondell Barkley, Pat Carey and Judy Sorrenti

50/50: Kristin McFadden

Chip-Ins: Signa Findlay and Kristin McFadden, both on hole No. 15.

Aug. 5

Game: Low Gross

First place: Mary Ann Bainbride

Secon place: Kathi Moore

Third place: Signa Findlay

50/50: Sharon Coleman

Chip-ins: Peg Barber on No. 1 and Signa Findlay on No. 5

Birdies: Signa Findlay on No. 5

July 29

Game: Even Hole Count

First place: Mary Ann Bainbridge

Second place: Teri Barkley

Third place: Dorothy Baier

50/50: Susan Mazzocco

July 15

Game: Low Net

First place: Holly Kisner

Second place: Peg Barber

Third place: Erikka Burracchio

Chip-ins: Peg Barber on No. 14 and Susan Mazzocco on No.16

Birdies: Peg Barber on No. 14


On Aug. 8, the game was the “Cha Cha game” which was played as one best ball for odd holes and two best balls on even holes.

Tie for 1st Place: Elaine Minda, Janet Stukins and Linda Wade and Holly Kisner, Kathi Moore and Cathy Ralston

Chip-in: Elaine Minda

Birdie: Elaine Minda

50/50: Linda Wade


The Pleasant Valley Ladies’ Golf Association of Ponderosa Golf Course held its monthly meeting after play on Aug. 7 at the course restaurant. Linda Wade, tournament director, announced the July winners:

July 3

Event: Throw Out Three Holes

Winners: First place, Karen Heinz; second place, Kay Mortimer

Birdies: Linda Wade and Kay Mortimer

50/50: Barb Williams

July 17

Event: Throw Out Three Holes

Winners: First place, Betty Patterson; second place, Terry Viskovicz

50/50: Karen Pannett

July 24

Event: Back Nine Doubled

Winners: First place, Terry Viskovicz

Birdies: Terry Viskovicz

50/50: Barb Williams

July 31

Event: Two Best Ball

Winners: Team, Linda Wade, Glenda Virtue, Diane Kessler and Janet Backel

50/50: Glenda Virtue


Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield was “invaded” by red, white and blue as 100 women attended the God Bless America Invitational held there on Aug. 1.

As the players entered the complex decorated with flags and banners, they were greeted by helpers Dave Galbreath, Bob Alpino, Bob Syzmanek and Dave Leaduers – an effort coordinated by Lori Szymanek.

After check-in, the women were treated to a continental breakfast furnished by the ladies league and coordinated by Tammy Cox and Vickie Grant.

Group pictures were taken by Claudia Norris prior to play with players transformed into Miss America or Mrs. America complete with flowers and tiaras. Each member received a photo as an invitational keepsake.

Ann Eroshevich, president, welcomed the players, thanking them for their participation and thanked Spring Hills members who helped with the planning and preparation, especially owner Charlie Corder and Dan Stacy, golf pro. She also explained the hole sponsorship program enabling a donation to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center. There were 29 holes sponsored by Tri-State businesses and individuals.

Clubs represented included Beaver Meadows, Horsehoe Bend, Crispin, Ponderosa, Woodview, Oglebay, Dyer, Williams, Cadiz, Spring Hill, Blackmoor, Red Oaks, Mountaineer and Steubenville.

Mary Alice Meyer offered a prayer before the start of play. Each cart was adorned with red, white and blue pendants. Food at the turn featured a picnic-style fare with help from Suzie Rousey, Phyllis Bee and Charlotte Antil. A lunch was prepared by Connie’s Corner.

Winners in the invitational were:

First place, low gross, team of Sharon Coleman, Susan Mazzocco, Teri Barkley and Cindy Vidus.

There was a tie for second place, broken by the score on the No. 1 handicap hole. Second-place low gross was the team of Sheryl Chewing, Betty Patterson, Deb Provenzano and Terry Viskovic.

Third-place low gross was the team of Priscilla Mavrich, Elaine Minda, Mishal Hawthorne and Mary Ann Bainbridge.

Low net winners were the first-place team of Denise Augustine, Linda Caputo, Cheryl Black and Renee Morelli. Second-place winner was Vicki McDonald, Sally Stello, Mary Ann Mowrey and Pat Meneilly. The third-place team was Nardis Hardi, Pat Urbanic, Linda Valek and Criss Jolly.

Proximity winners were: longest putt made on hole No. 17, Kathy Nubrun; closest to pin in two on hole No. 4 was a tie between Susan Mazzacco and Karen Faby; long drive on hole No. 15 was Mishal Hawthorne and No. 6 was Janice Cook.

Many door prizes were presented, including the Share the Wealth, which was a drawing of three tickets for women in attendance who shared the pot of wealth.


The Spring Hills Ladies Golf League played a two-lady best ball on Aug. 8 with the following winners:

A flight, team of Mary DiMichael and Claudia Norris with a 38; B flight, team of Linda Caputo and Jay Reisner with a 42; and C flight, team of Brenda McClosky and Mary Alice Meyer with a 46.

Long drive on No. 3 winners were Cindy Montgomery, Teri Barkley and Peggy Wang.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 2 were Teri Barkley, Ruth Lamantia and Susan Mazzacco.



The Steubenville Country Club Women’s Golf Association played the first round of its club championship with golf professional John Denholm directing play. The championship is a 36-hole stroke play event, and Denholm gave each playing group the rules for play before tee-off. After the first round, two past champions were in close contention with Marilyn Kenny, who shot an 83, holding a three-stroke lead over YangJa Koh.

The weekly event was a gross and net tournament with Kim Criss as chairman. Winners in the first flight were: Kenny, low gross; Koh, low net; and Kenny and Koh tied for putts. Koh recorded three birdies during play with Kenny and Criss having one birdie each.

Second flight winners were: Dianna Adams, low gross and putts, and Renee Morelli, low net.

The nine-hole golfers also played the first round of their championship with Dotty Tegano in the lead going into this week’s final round. Winners in their weekly event were Tegano, low gross, Shannon Irvin, low net, and Shirley Guida, putts.

This week will see the conclusion of the championship, and a celebratory luncheon will be held in the grill room following play.




The Cadiz Ladies Golf Association Club Championship was held with the play of the day being the best score on front nine minus handicap.

Winners were as follows:

A Flight – Nep Rowland

B Flight – Bonnie Beetham

C Flight – Donna Giffen

Putting winners were Billie Stanwick, Joann Watson and Nep Rowland

Chip In: Peg Buchanan and Nancy Beckert

Club Champions were:

A Flight Champion, Theresa Stotler

B Flight Champion, Bonnie Beetham

C Flight Champion, Ginny Ferrell


William’s Ladies Golf Association along with the Pro Shop held an open “Rally for a Cure” on Aug. 10 to incorporate more participation this year. “Rally for a Cure” is the Susan G. Komen Foundation, dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and a search for a cure. It is the most known and best funded breast cancer organization in the United States mostly identified by the “pink ribbon” symbol.

This year part of the proceeds also will be shared with a local charity, “Athena’s Closset,” a Weirton charity started by friends of Athena Ameredes, who died following a long bout with cancer. The group lends financial assistance to cancer patients for items not covered by insurances, such as wigs, travel expenses and some medical bills.

All participants and golfers met in the main dining room for a luncheon and presentation by Kelli McCoy, director of communications at Weirton Medical Center, who introduced special guests Dr. Carol Slomski, Dr. Rachael Gilman and staff of WMC.

William’s Golf Professional Dean DiBerardino and assistant pros Jason Smoljanovich and Phil DiLorenzo announced the game of the day and the special “skill prizes” for both men and women, asking the group to meet on the practice green for the “ribbon” photo, wearing their special pink T-shirts provided by Phyllis Phillips.

Chef Marcus manned the outside grills for the dinner of steaks, salmon or chicken along with the side dishes and salads.

League President Linda Staffilino thanked all the participants and sponsors for a successful charity day.

DiBerardino announced winners for the day would receive $300 per team and runners-up would receive $140 per team, sponsored by Weirton Medical Center.

Women’s winners were Kathy Sembrat, Carol Pfaff, Linda Dimsho and Carol Bayer with a score of 181. Runners-up went to Terri Mattock, Dona Curry, Leslie Kernan and Claire Van Matre with a score of 185.

Co-ed winners were Jennie and Jim Epifano, Maribeth and Mike Arlia with a score of 171. Runners-up were Joanne Letcher, Scott Jones, Kathy Hale and George Berry with a score of 186.

Men’s winners were Adam Simich, Larry Kunzelman, John Tunanidas and Richard Lawton with a score of 207. Runners-up were P.J. Good, Mike Myers, Todd Martin and Tim Egyud with a score of 210.

Skill prizes in the “Longest Drive in Fairway for Women” was Priscilla Mavrich, and Ron Furbee for the men. “Longest Putt Made” for women was Bayer on hole No. 7 and on hole No. 9 Curry. For the men on hole No. 9 it was Berry, and hole No. 14, Mike Arlia. Each received $25.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 12 for women was Kernan and for the men hole No. 8 was Furbee, who each received a pair of golf shoes.

Closest to the Balloon in two shots for the women was Van Matre and for the men, Doug Dunn.

The women who reached the green on hole No. 12 received a rally golf ball were Linda Froehlich, Kernan, Debbie Phillippi, Signa Findlay, Sembrat, Pfaff, Linda Dimsho, Joyce Fazio, Susan Dunn, Susan Mazzocco, Arlia, Epifano, Nancy Snyder, Diane Becker and Diane Kessler.

The men who reached the green on hole No. 8 to receive a rally golf ball were Steinbock, Scott Jones, Adam Simich, Furbee and Bob Yuricic.

Committee members were Priscilla Mavrich, Phyllis Phillips and Staffilino. The photographer was Karen Edwards, and Ed Phillips for the aerial truck for photos. Ticket sellers were Jennie Epifano and Maribeth Arlia.


The William’s Ladies Golf Association held an “Odd Hole Tourney” using half of handicaps, with winners in three flights.

First flight Winner was Sue Sakara, with a score of 43, and runner-up was Jennie Epifano coming in with a 44.

Phyllis Phillips took the second flight win with a score of 44, and Erikka Buracchio was runner-up with a 51.

Third flight winner was Vi Stein with a score of 48. The runner-up ended in a tie score of 52 with both Jerry Chambers and Kay Mascio.

Skill prizes for the day was longest drive on hole No. 1. In flight one, Sakara was the winner; flight two missed the fairway; and flight three was taken by Stein.

Longest putt on hole No. 14 for the field was Epifano, who also was the “Pot of Gold” winner with a chip-in. This week’s play will start the club championships in a two-week event. Players must call the pro shop to be listed for tee times.



The Town and Country Women’s Leauge held its nine holes tournament on July 18 at Spring Hills Golf Course, which was sponsored by Wintersville Trophy Shop.

Winners were Rose Kazmarek, low net winner, and Signa Findlay, low gross winner.

Lucy Karaan was tournament chairman.