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33rd WVGA Parent-Child Tournament winners boast 20 birdies

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 33rd WV Parent/Child Championship, conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), concluded Sunday at The Resort at Glade Springs. Saturday’s three-way tie for the championship title changed into one winning team and two tied for second. The father-daughter team of Larry and Savannah Hawkins of Hurricane finished at 20 under par 124, including 10 birdies apiece today.

Tied for second at 18 under par 126 were the father-son team of Chris and Nathan Daniels of Beckley, each of whom scored nine birdies today, and the father-son team of Tony and Jared Bryant of Bridgeport, with Tony scoring seven birdies and an eagle.

“This win is very special,” said Larry Hawkins. “It’s the first real tournament I’ve won and to do it with my daughter is so awesome.”

“Savannah is the first female to be a part of the winning overall team in event history,” said WVGA Director of Rules and Competition Chris Slack.

Other top finishers today were:
1st Flight: Scott Archer and Ian Patrick of Huntington, (-12) 132;
2nd Flight: Tommy and Timmy Kirk of Morgantown, (-8) 136;
3rd Flight: Scott and Corey Bodden of Charleston, (-10) 134;
4th Flight: Nick and Steve Newberry of Peterstown, (-5) 139;
5th Flight: Kelly and Ethan Bowman of Beaver, (-2), 142;
6th Flight: Frank and Matthew Watkins of Lewisburg, (+4) 148;
Mother-Child: Linda and Jared Taylor of Bluefield, (-13) 131; and
Extended Family: Mark Cross of Huntington and Clayton Thomas of Proctorville, Ohio, (-18) 126.

“It was great to see the level of competitive golf we had this weekend on both of our courses,” said Assistant Golf Pro Jared Porter.

For more information please visit wvga.org.

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. We encourage families and people of all ages, especially our senior women and men, to pursue and benefit from the opportunities for competition, camaraderie and health offered by the sport of golf. 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 throughout the season for men, women, juniors and seniors. Our membership consists of 85 Member Clubs and over 11,000 individual golfers throughout the state of West Virginia. In addition, 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. It is also our privilege to protect and share the rich history of golf in West Virginia through the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame.

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