Wheeling ­– The 2021 Bordas & Bordas Amateur Golf Classic, thought-about the oldest beginner occasion within the Tri-State space, returns June 12-13 on the Crispin Golf Course at Oglebay Park that includes a really sturdy subject.

“Pretty much everyone is returning who placed in the top five in each division last year,” stated event director Dan Tennant.

Once once more, a $10,000 purse is up for grabs for the occasion and a portion of the event proceeds from profit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks scholarship program.

“Access to the parks allows local children who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to the park access to enjoy many activities throughout the summer months,” stated Bordas & Bordas accomplice Scott Blass. “Bordas & Bordas took over the tournament four years ago and we are proud that it allows us to witness great talent on the course and give back to the community.”

Returning to compete within the Championship Flight is 2020 winner Joey Seabright of Wheeling. Seabright, a instructor and coach at The Linsly School, shot a two-day complete of 127 final September. That was only one shot off the all-time two-day complete of 126 shot by Thadd Obecny II in 2015. Seabright’s brother Scott may even be Joey’s accomplice within the occasion. The 2019 champion, Jacob Nickell, is additionally returning this yr.

Meanwhile, Wheeling’s Bobby Clark of the Oglebay Park Golf Club is again to defend his Senior Flight championship after capturing 132 final yr. Scott Jackson is again to try to match his First Flight title.

“We’re going to play preferred lies in the fairway,” Tennant stated. “Hitting the fairways will be at a premium. Even when the rough is dry at Crispin, they cut the rough at two inches. It’s pretty harsh. Those golfers that hit the fairway will have the advantage.”

Tennant stated 18 juniors have signed up. Ohio Valley highschool golf groups set to be represented embrace Wheeling Park, Central Catholic, John Marshall, The Linsly School and Barnesville. Upper St. Clair High School in Pennsylvania may even be represented.

Tennant stated among the many nice options of this Bordas & Bordas occasion are plenty of father-son mixtures in addition to highschool women entered within the event. He added that extra golfers are snug coming into after the latest pandemic.

“Last year we postponed the tournament from June until the Labor Day weekend,” Tennant stated.

“That helped us get numbers because the pandemic had waned a bit. But we did have some folks not play because of the pandemic. We hope now we’re turning the corner and people are getting out and back to normal. It’s nice to get back to normal.”

The variety of entries, Tennant stated, illustrate that.

“We had 152 in 2020 and should have at least that again,” Tennant stated. “All champions in all divisions are returning, along with several past champions. It should be another fun Bordas & Bordas Classic.”

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