Wheeling, WV: On a warm and muggy day at Oglebay Park and Resort, the Arnold Palmer Designed course played host to the 2018 Oglebay Classic. A day that saw 10 players go into red figures, it was Nevillewood’s Kevin Shields that would Birdie his the 18th hole to get into a playoff with Joe Boros from Treesdale and then defeat him in the playoff afterward.
Joe Boros was leading in the clubhouse at 5-under after carding 7 birdies on the day including five birdies in a row running from the 10th hole through the 14th. That string of Birdies had Joe at 6-under but a bogey on 16 brought him back to five.
Kevin Shields on the other hand would play a clean round with no bogeys and five birdies including going 3-under on the front. It was a birdie on 18 that would get him into the playoff where he would later prevail.
Devin Gee and Rob McClellan would both finish a stroke back. Both players birdied the 18th hole to give them separation from the group tied at 3-under. That group includes Frank Blazewick, Jason Robinson, and Justin Collins. For Robinson, the Pro at Wheeling Country Club, this was basically a home match for him.
Oglebay’s Palmer Course is the most recent addition to the Resort, and the shorter of the two Championship Courses. Although it plays just 6500 yards, the course uses its natural terrain and strategic bunkering to add to the difficulty while also giving the average golfer a chance to score.
For more information about all the courses at Oglebay you can use the Oglebay App which is available on Itunes and Android devices. The app is also used for GPS while you play which is useful for the player that struggles playing from within the shortgrass. For tee times, you can Click HERE or call the Pro Shop Directly at 304-243-4050.