Locals enjoy success on Callaway Jr. Tour

Courtesy photo Chance Weihl, of Little Hocking, holds up his hardware after winning the Callaway Junior Golf Tour event on June 14 at Bel Meadow Golf Club in Clarksburg, W.Va.

The Callaway Junior Tour is slated to wrap up Monday in the Tour Championship at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna.

Several golfers in Washington County competed on the tour (formerly the Top-Flite Junior Tour), which got underway at The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb) May 29 and concluded at the Riverside Golf Club Wednesday. In all, there were 17 scheduled matches.

Warren was represented by Chance Weihl, Austin Barta, Hannah Jankauskas, and Nick Ward, who played in three of the tournaments. Weihl, Barta and Jankauskas are expected to lead the Nathan Evans-coached Warriors on the links this upcoming season.

On the Callaway circuit this summer, Weihl was in the 13-14 boys age group, and carded a first-place 81 at the Bel Meadow Golf Club June 14. He also had a second-place 73 and 82 at the Moundsville Country Club (June 20) and Sleepy Hollow Golf Club (July 9), respectively.

Barta was in five Callaway competitions and shot a 78 at the Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood July 11.

Jankauskas golfed in two competitions this summer.

Ward, a 2018 Warrior grad, will be playing collegiately at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania next school semester.

Marietta High’s Gage Herb, also a spring grad, who will be attending The Ohio State University, competed in two Callaway tourneys. Last fall, he was an individual state qualifier.

Kenzie Dietz, a 2018 Waterford grad, who will be golfing at the University of Charleston next season, had a good summer on the Callaway links.

Dietz, competing in the girls 15-18 age group, was first at Canaan Valley Resort with a 78; first at Big Bend Golf Club with a 77; and first at Riverside Golf Club with a 78.

Dietz helped lead the Cris Baker-led Wildcats to three straight state appearances on the golf course.

She was also a player on four consecutive Waterford girls basketball state tournament teams.

This fall, Ashley Offenberger is expected to be the featured golfer at Waterford High. During the Callaway tour, she was runner-up in three matches and third in another.

In the six competitions she entered, she carded an 84 in three of them.

Offenberger’s best round was an 81 at Grandview Country Club May 31.