OFF THE TEE: Lee Ann Scramble set for next Sunday at Belmont Hills CC

One of the area’s newest golf scrambles is also one of the most successful will be held .

The fifth annual Lee Ann Scramble, which benefits the Lee Ann Foundation, which was started in memory of Lee Ann Schambach, who passed away from cancer at the age of 54, will be held next Sunday at Belmont Hills Country Club.

The foundation was started by Lee Ann’s widow, Brian, and has helped numerous people in the last three-and-a-half years.

Actually, the foundation has reached $100,000, which according to Schambach is a “combined total of previous gifting and current holding.”

The funds of the foundation are administered through the Community Foundation and distributed by the Wheeling Health Right.

The chief fundraiser for the foundation, which helps people residing in Belmont, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties, is the aforementioned golf scramble, which is held at Belmont Hills Country Club in August.

According to Brian’s brother Todd, who is the scramble director, the 2013 goal of the golf outing is more than $10,000.

For more information about either the foundation or the golf scramble or to make a donation, visit or call 304-242-3144.

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Dan Willming and Roger Kupfer tied for the medal title as both carded 69s. Willming shot 33 and 36, while Kupfer was just the opposite at 36-33.

David Coram finished third at 70, while Art Lightner was fourth (71) and Chris Bommer fifth (72).

Taking the top spot in the handicap division was Paul Alig, Sr. with a 63. That was four shots better than the trio of Dick Moore, Nick Klamut and Ron Heatherly. Jim Druschel and Bob Hicks tied for fifth with 68s.

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Bob Green fired a 32 to easily capture the medal division.

Taking second was Tony Coppa with a 36, which was one shot better than Rich Colley. Chris Bommer and Mike Perring carded 38s.

David Coram, Brian Syrylo, Bob Hoffman and Jim Ennis all carded 33s in the handicap division.

Rick Diefenbaugh was fifth with a 34.

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Bud Lucas and Greg Clapper has closest to the pins. Low gross went to the teams of Stavroff/Maberry, St. Clair/St. Clair and Bodner/McGee with 36s. Low net went to the same teams.

Results: Stevens/Hartley 2, Peters/Hartley 0; Pontius/Harr 2, Williams/Ruppel 0; Trott/Kapolka 2, Koegler/Robinson 0; St. Clair/St. Clair 2, Bickford/Coblentz 0; Bonder/McGee 2/Schultice/Modock 0; Wheeler/Arnold 2, Gander/Wickham 0; Millhone/Ullmann 2, Allender/Davis 0; Clapper/Magers 2, Lucas/Samida 0; Stavroff/Maberry 2, Spratt/Christman 0


Martins Ferry’s Gary Orban aced the 320-yard No. 17 hole Wednesday at Fairway River Links Golf Course. Witnesses were Travis Comer, Stanley Krol and Licas Krol.

Brian McCulley, of Benwood, used a pitching wedge to ace the No. 13, 182-yard hole at Crispin Friday. His witnesses were K.C. Carter, Chris Criswell and Patrick Massey.

Upcoming Scrambles

The second annual Saints Scramble will be held Saturday with a shot gun start at 7 a.m. at Fairway River Links Golf Course.

The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. The fee includes golf, cart fee and a pasta dinner. Additional dinners may be purchased for $15.

Hole and green sponsorships are available for $100.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Taylor at (304) 232-2587 or Debbie Brown at (304) 281-2068.

THE BELMONT Mountaineer Athletic Club scramble will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Bec-Wood Hills Golf Course. The event benefits scholarships for local athletes at West Virginia University. The cost of the scramble is $50, which includes golf, cart, prizes, beverages and a picnic following the round. For more information, or to enter a team, please contact John S. Marshall at (740) 695-4262.

Marshall said this week that the defending champion team of Joe Dudek has said they will be back looking for a repeat.