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‘Last Chance’ Qualifier for 103rd WV Amateur Championship a full day

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Last Chance” qualifier for the 103rd WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place July 27 at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood, with a full day of excitement.

Tanner Elliott of Charles Town was the Medalist for the day and led the field of six qualifiers with a two under par 70.

The day included a four and a half hour rain delay and the largest playoff in WVGA history at the end of the day, when 10 players vied for the final two spots. Gavin Goodrich of Wheeling and Kyle Bird of Charleston faced eight other golfers in the playoff, and both scored birdies on the first playoff hole to advance.

Throughout the day, Zachary Null of Clendenin scored six birdies, while Tanner Elliott of Charles Town and three other players scored five birdies.

“I told them to plays their hearts out since this is their last chance at the Las Chance Qualifier,” said Greenhills’ General Manager Lisa Fox. “Even with the irritating rain and delay today, the course stayed in good shape.

Over 400 golfers from West Virginia have registered to qualify for this year’s Amateur Championship at The Greenbrier. There were 52 players starting the day and the other qualifying players from Wednesday were:

  • Ethan Hefner of Hurricane, (E) 72;
  • Matt Stollings of Chapmanville, (E) 72;
  • Joel Suder of Vienna, (+1) 73;
  • Gavin Goodrich of Wheeling, (+2), 74; and
  • Kyle Bird of Charleston, (+2), 74. The West Virginia Amateur Championship will take place July 31 – August 3 at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 95 of the past 102 years.

Click here for today’s leaderboard – 103rd WV Amateur Qualifier – Greenhills.

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.

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