WHEELING, W.Va. – There was a familiar look to the teams during this year’s awards ceremony at the Friends of Coal West Virginia High School Golf Championships as Wheeling Park, Roane County and Charleston Catholic all repeated as state champions.
With a combined score of 462, Wheeling Park claimed its second Class AAA state championship in as many seasons, topping second-place finisher George Washington by 27 strokes.Following George Washington’s score of 489 were Cabell Midland (494), Washington (498), University (507), Huntington (523), Greenbrier East (530) and Buckhannon-Upshur (540).
Roane County (480) won its third straight Class AA state championship, with Bridgeport (485) and Westside (490) in second and third places.
Charleston Catholic (488) won its fourth straight Class A title, with Madonna (507) and St. Marys’s (517) in second and third places.
Representing the tournament sponsors, the Friends of Coal, W.Va. Delegate Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio County) was at Oglebay Resort’s Robert Trent Jones Course, Oct. 8, to present the state championship trophies and recognize Wheeling Park’s Dylan Wojcik as the tournament’s low-score medalist with a 149.
The West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association based in Charleston, W.Va. It represents approximately 98 percent of the state’s coal production. Founded in 1915, the West Virginia Coal Association is the largest state coal association in the nation.