Jack Michael of Huntington first-day leader with a two-under-par 68
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With chilly, rainy weather more typical of March than late May, The Greenbrier saw 120 players tee off Sunday on the Meadows Course during Round One of the 104th WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston, sponsored by United Bank and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA).
Round two started today at 8 a.m.
Jack Michael of Huntington topped the first-day leader board with a two-under-par 68.
Following Michael, the next 29 players were within five strokes of each other.
Four players tied for second at even par 70: Woody Woodward of Bridgeport’ Cameron Jarvis of Barboursville; Clayton Thomas of Proctorville, Ohio; and Chad Baldwin of Greenbank. Cam Roan of Huntington and Jackson Hill of Daniels tied for sixth at one over par 71. Tied for eighth at two over par 72 were: Brian Anania of Scott Depot; Tad Tomblin of Alum Creek; Bryson Beaver of Elkview; Jonathan Clark of Hurricane; and Sam O’Dell of Hurricane. Five players tied for 13th at three over par 73 and 14 players tied for 18th at four over par 74.
Five players each scored five birdies: Woody Woodward of Bridgeport; Chad Baldwin of Greenbank; Tommy Evans of Charles Town; Bryson Beaver of Elkview; and defending champion Noah Mullens of Milton.
“Astorg Auto is proud to thank Mercedes-Benz and United Bank for their continued participation and support of the growth of golf in West Virginia through the 104th West Virginia Amateur Golf Championship at The Greenbrier Resort,” said Astorg Auto General Manager Tyler Astorg.
“The West Virginia Amateur is off to a great start, beginning on the challenging Meadows Course. With tight holes and stacked side bunkers, strategy becomes an issue,” said The Greenbrier’s Head Golf Professional Hill Herrick. “The Greenbrier looks forward to providing a challenging but fair test for these talented competitors throughout the remainder of the week.”
Over 400 golfers from West Virginia competed to qualify for 120 spots in this year’s Amateur Championship during seven events, including six past champions.
The opening round concluded with a player dinner and reception at The Schoolhouse Hotel sponsored by United Bank. Over 150 attended the opening dinner ceremonies of the 104th West Virginia Amateur Championship.
The 104th West Virginia Amateur will continue through May 31st at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 96 of the past 104 years.
Be sure to follow live scoring at wvga.org as well as on all WVGA social media channels.
About the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA): Founded in 1913, the West Virginia Golf Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving the game of golf in West Virginia. It is our privilege to protect and share the rich history of golf in West Virginia through the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame. We serve as a central source of information for our Member Clubs and generally represent the United States Golf Association (USGA) through administering the USGA Handicap System and Course/Slope Rating System, conducting qualifying rounds and overseeing amateur status matters. We introduce elementary school children to golf and safety, core values and healthy habits through the First Tee of West Virginia and develop young players through our Callaway Junior Rookie League and Callaway Junior Tour events for boys and girls under 18. We host one-day events and tournaments, which highlight the best amateur and professional golfers in the state, throughout the season for men, women, juniors and seniors. We encourage people of all ages to pursue and benefit from the opportunities for competition, camaraderie and health offered by the sport of golf. Our membership consists of 85 Member Clubs and over 11,000 individual golfers throughout the state of West Virginia. For more information, please visit wvga.org.