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Good turnout for Dave Couch Golf tourney

Photo by Ron Johnston The winners of flight A of the 19th annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament Friday at Parkersburg Country Club, from left to right, were Eric Moore, Kyle Bowles, Brian McPherson and Brett Fluharty.

VIENNA — Don Fosselman had open heart surgery a little over a year ago.

On Friday at the Parkersburg Country Club, the long-time Parkersburg Big Reds boys’ soccer coach was swinging away in the 19th annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament To Benefit ALS (Amyhthropic Lateral Sclerosis).

“I just had my yearly checkup, and the doctor said he didn’t want to see me anymore,” said Fossleman, smiling. “So, that’s good.”

Fosselman’s foursome also included PHS athletic director Chris Way, PHS boys’ assistant soccer coach Doug Swearingen, and Jerry Steele. The group carded an 86 in flight B, which was won by Richard Adams, Mac McClinton, Butch Shaver, and Hap Esbenshade.

“We had fun,” said Fosselman, who will be coaching his 32nd season of Big Reds boys’ soccer this upcoming fall. “We had some good shots, and we had some bad shots.”

Fosselman was one of 144 golfers competing at the Dave Couch tourney.

“I’ve played here once or twice before, and never won anything,” Fosselman said. “I love playing here at the Country Club.”

In flight A, Eric Moore, Kyle Bowles, Brian McPherson, and Brett Fluharty shot a tournament-best 71 with a 34 on the front 9 and a 37 on the back.

“This is the second year we’ve been together,” said Moore, whose team of four fired a 74 a year ago in the Dave Couch event. “Last year, we finished tied for second.

“We all played well together today.”

Fluharty said they had eagles on No. 6 and 13.

Moore and Bowles are PHS grads, while Fluharty and McPherson attended Parkersburg South and Federal Hocking, respectively.

The foursome of Jason Perrine, Dexter Hughes, Mike Napier, and Vasanth Ananth and the group of Doug Nelson, Scott Parsons, Chuck Henderson, and Phi Chen each carded a 72.

Jim Murphy, Justin McCarter, Tim Fisher, and Rod Harris had a 73 as did Dan Garber, Nathan Fluharty, Brian Lamp, and Gary Brightwell.

In flight B, Adams, McClinton, Shaver, and Esbenshade shot a 77. Mike Williams, Todd Nestor, Rob Richards, and Fred Davis scored a 78 while Sean Smith, Dave McClure, Chris Childress, and Kyle Pierson had a 79.

Blair Couch, son of the event’s namesake, teamed up with Randy Rogers, Jimmy Clinton, and Dave Rossana to shoot an 83.

At Parkersburg Country Club

The Annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament

Flight A

Luke Nicely, Floyd Shuler, Scott Bibbee, Brad Ullman: 37-38=75

David Roach, Stormy See, Alex Roach, Andrew Cowan: 35-40=75

Denny Harton, Mike Koreski, Steve Hussey, Jeff Devol: 42-44=86

Tyler Hickerson, Kirk Frazzee, Nick Salsgiver, Matt Evans: 38-46=84

Eric Moore, Kyle Bowles, Brian McPherson, Brett Fluhary: 34-37=71

Jake Gold, Chris Barlament, Rob Bailey, Adam Farnsworth: 38-39=77

Jason Perrine, Dexter Hughes, Mike Napier, Vasanth Ananth: 36-36=72

Dave Mendenhall, Robert Feldmeier, Larry Devol, Rick Rhoades: 37-40=77

Frank Northrup, Bart Scott, Casey Lang, Rich Sheridan 39-41=80

Blair Couch, Randy Rogers, Jimmy Clinton, Dave Rossana: 40-43=83

Harold Manner, Wayne Novak, Mark Tatterson, Mike Lewis: 37-40=77

Bruce Valentine, Roy Altop, Terry Jones, Billy Dotson: 41-37=78

Danny Garber, Nathan Fluharty, Brian Lamp, Gary Brightwell: 36-37=73

Aaron Stone, John Thomas, Paul Umpleby, Doug Thorpe: 41-46=87

John Fanta, Ben Poling, Clark Ferrell, Tim Northrup: 41-45=86

Doug Nelson, Scott Parsons, Chuck Henderson, Phi Chen: 36-36=72

Jim Murphy, Justin McCarter, Tim Fisher, Rod Harris: 36-37=73

Bobby Stephens, Josh Stephens, Tom Lilly, Mike Dowler: 37-42=79

Flight B

Richard Adams, Mac McClinton, Butch ShaverHap Esbenshade: 38-39=77

Ray Fanta, Joe Weaver, John Coffman, Paul Ferrell: 43-45=88

Mike Williams, Todd Nestor, Rob Richards, Fred Davis: 39-39=78

Chad Mildren, Harry Hornish, Patrick Bryan, Rick Adams: 39-45=84

Dave Cyrus, Dean Schwartz, Danny Ash, Rick Dipasquate: 41-42=83

Bob Boone, Bob Stephens, Dave Boone, Randy Stephens: 41-45=86

T.R. Hathaway, Tommy Hathaway, Tony Hapeny, Jeremy Chalfant: 43-47=90

Tom Whaling, E.K. Sleeth, Jim Bennett, Geoff Christian: 43-45=88

J.T. Thomas, Jason Lewis, Bob Gribben, Gribben: 40-43=83

Steve McCord, John Carvillano, Skip Draber, Rick Davis: 42-39=81

Bob Bays, Chris Nahley, Brett Piersol, Chip Ferrell: 45-50=95

Doug Swearinger, Chris Way, Jerry Steele, Don Fosselman: 39-47=86

Sean Smith, Dave McClure, Chris Childress, Kyle Pierson: 39-40=79

Dick Propst, Chris Baker, Mike Williams, Keith Haul: 41-46=87

Jay Golden, Fred Earley, Scot Swartz, Tom Joyce: 44-46=90

Mike Reger, Russ Tracewell, J.B. Abicht, Brenda Stauffer: 41-42=83

Phil Parsons, Dave Pitcher, Ross Snyder, Mike Murphy: 40-49=89

Chad Nemesek, Todd Nemesek, Pat Minnite, Chris Campbell: 43-42=85

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