HOJGA hands out scholarships
Heart of Ohio Junior Golf Association honored Sarah Wensinger Caserta, guest speaker, junior members and volunteers at the 26th Year-End Awards Banquet held at Kings Mill Thursday.
Caserta, representing the Wensinger Family, which will continue the David J. Wensinger Player of the Year and Second Runner-up to the Player of the Year scholarships annually in memory of David, was honored in appreciation.
Michael Powers of Wynford was presented the David J. Wensinger Player of the Year $1500 scholarship award and rotating trophy. He scored 121 points to top the 16–18 division and his low-scoring average of 73.6 entitled him to the Low-Scoring Average rotating trophy. Art Clouse presented the Knights of Columbus Sportsmanship $500 scholarship award to Powers, who was chosen by his division for this honor.
Chris Grady of Marysville was runner-up to Powers with 117 points and the Fifth Third Bank’s Michael Tway presented him the Player of the Year Runner-up $1000 scholarship.
Dennis Jesse presented to Mitchell Cook of Colonel Crawford (who earned 86 points) the Ross Carley Memorial $1000 scholarship. Gilead Christian’s Jason Zeigler, with 80 points, received the Wensinger Family Second Runner-up $500 award presented by Caserta.
Josh Gibson of Harding was honored by the HOJGA Three-Year Accumulative Point $500 scholarship and Tyler Forry of Ridgedale received the NUCOR Steel Marion “Most Improved” $500 scholarship award by Terry Garver of NUCOR.
Grady was second in the 16–18 low-scoring average with 74.6; Cook and Zeigler tied for third with 77.4 and Daniel Newell of Upper Sandusky was fifth at 77.6.
Kyle Gose of Big Walnut had 97 points to top the 13–15 group to receive the HOJGA 13–15 Player of the Year. He also won the low-scoring rotating trophy with his average of 80.
Colin Chapman of River Valley was second in points at 87, followed by Austin Woodruff, also of River Valley, with 75 points. Woodruff was second in low-scoring average with 82.2, Chapman was third at 83.2.
Anthony McKee of Kenton was fourth with 68 points and Alexis Reichardt of River Valley was fifth with 56. McKee and Reichardt tied with low-scoring averages of 87.2.
Other Sportsmanship winners were Colin Chapman of River Valley (13–15) and Brett Montgomery of Upper Sandusky (12-and-under). All winners received plaques.
Eagle Club plaque honorees were Cook (two), Grady, Clayton Kendall, Eric Powell of Galion and Zeigler. Jonathan Culler of River Valley and Reichardt received awards in the 13–15 group.
Most birdie plaque honorees were Powers in 16–18 with 24; Chapman with 11 in the 13–15 age group and Kameron Hall of Grant with five in the 12-and-under group. Max McCloy of Pleasant was honored with the most pars (17) in the youngest group.
Braytton Krock of Kenton sold 121 raffle tickets and won $100, Alexis Reichardt was second with 76 and David Chapman was third in sales with 75.
The winner of the raffle prize — a complete set of TaylorMade Burner Plus Irons was won by Linda Conti of Bucyrus. Seller of the ticket was Reece Zeigler.