Vet Voices

Teams Notice The Difference Between Courses At Oglebay

Countdown to the 4th of July
July 04 2021 08:00 pm

WHEELING,W.Va. (WTRF) – Two days are in the books at the NCAA Division III men’s golf national championship at the Speidel golf club at Oglebay. For anyone who frequently golfs there, they notice the difference in the challenge between its two courses. The distinction has been noticed from the more than 35 teams competing as well.

The Speidel Golf Club features two different courses known as the Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones respectively. Robert Trent Jones is nearly thirty years older.

“The Jones built and opened in 1970″, said Danny Ackerman, General Manager of Oglebay golf operations. ” A lot of the drainage goes with the lay of the land and the slope of the land and the Greens are what we call Pia Anna and bent grass so the greens have quite a bit of slope to them so they’re pretty tricky.”

The discrepancy between the two courses was noticed by a team like the West Minster Titans who not only planned accordingly but also advanced to the second round of competition for its first time.

” There was a lot of tricky pins on the Jones Course” , said Westminster’s Michael Bell. “The Palmer Course was still tricky but the pins were a lot easier probably today an the wind was just completely different. It was howling on the Jones Course yesterday and then on the Palmer course it kind of died down for us.”

Illinois Wesleyan is your overall team leader at plus 12 they have a five stroke lead over Methodist heading into round three.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sports Video

More Sports Videos


More Video




College Scoreboard

Barnesville High School

Beallsville High School

Beaver Local High School

Bellaire High School

Bridgeport High School

Brooke High School

Buckeye Local High School

Buckeye Trail High School

Caldwell High School

Cambridge High School

Cameron High School

Clay-Battelle High School

Conotton Valley High School

East Liverpool High School

Edison High School

Fort Frye High School

Harrison Central High School

Hundred High School

Indian Creek High School

John Marshall High School

Linsly High School

Magnolia High School

Martins Ferry High School

Meadowbrook High School

Monroe Central High School

Morgantown High School

Oak Glen High School

Paden City High School

Parkersburg High School

Parkersburg Catholic High School

Parkersburg South High School

River High School

St. Clairsville High School

Shadyside High School

Shenandoah High School

Steubenville High School

Steubenville Catholic Central High School

Toronto High School

Tyler Consolidated High School

Union Local High School

University High School

Valley High School

Weir High School

Weirton Madonna High School

Wellsville High School

Wheeling Central High School

Wheeling Park High School

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter

12SportsZone Twitter