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CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Jack Michael of Huntington was one of four qualifiers and Nick Sorkin of Moundsville was one of two alternates to further advance into US OPEN qualifying from Monday’s event at the Parkersburg Country Club.
Cory Martin of North Myrtle Beach, SC, took medalist honors with a five under par 68. He was followed at three under par 70 by Michael, Zachary Potter of Cocoa Beach, Fl. And Matt Nagy of Tazewell, Ga. To round out the four qualifying spots. Sorkin was joined as an alternate at two under par 71 by Jacob Scott of Strongsville, Ohio.
The West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), in support and collaboration with the United States Golf Association (USGA), conducted the US OPEN qualifier. In addition to 13 West Virginia golfers, the field of 61 featured players from Massachusetts to Oregon and 16 states in between, plus one from Thailand and one from England.
“This is a great experience for us, our members and our crew. Superintendent Pat Maher and his staff have done a great job with the course,” said Parkersburg’s Head Golf Professional Adam Chestnut. “It’s such a neat experience to be part of this event and to be a steppingstone to a major tournament.”
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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 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. 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.