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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 99th Playing of the West Virginia Women’s Amateur, presented by Kalaskey Orthodontics and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), crowned the 2022 champion July 12 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston.
The second round leader, Susan Glasby of Chesapeake, Ohio, became Champion of the 99th West Virginia Women’s Amateur with a final score of (+5) 215 for the three-day event.
“Savannah played great this week and she was a joy to compete against,” Glasby said. “I’m excited for the win and thankful for all those involved with the event.”
Glasby got off to a rocky start in the final round with a triple bogey on the first hole while Savannah Hawkins made par, turning a 2-shot lead from overnight into a deficit of one behind Hawkins with 17 holes to play. Glasby and Hawkins would battle back and forth all day, but with a string of bogeys in the middle of Hawkins’ round, Glasby prevailed as the winner of the 99th West Virginia Women’s Amateur Championship.
“I wanted the women to have the same experiences that the men do in the West Virginia Amateur, and that’s why I sponsored it, to give them kind of the same feeling as the men have,” said Dr. Larry Kalaskey. “My daughter, of course, plays in this and I wanted to help out all the women in golf in West Virginia.” 2022 marks the third year of Kalaskey Orthodontics as the title sponsor of this event.
“Congratulations to all the winners and the top ten. It was really cool to see some excellent golf over the last three days,” Berry Hills’ Head Golf Professional Barry Evans said.
“Glasby got off to a rocky start in the final round with a triple bogey on the first hole while Savannah Hawkins made par, turning a 2-shot lead from overnight into a deficit of one behind Hawkins with 17 holes to play,” recounted WVGA Executive Director Brad Ullman. “Glasby and Hawkins would battle back and forth all day, but with a string of bogeys in the middle of Hawkins’ round, Glasby prevailed as the winner of the 99th West Virginia Women’s Amateur Championship.”
Other top finishers after the second day include:
- Savannah Hawkins of Hurricane, (+8) 218;
- Stormy Randazzo of Charles Town, (+8) 218;
- Torren Kalaskey of South Charleston, (+10) 220;
- Taylor Sargent of Milton, (+11) 221;
- Emily McLatchey of Winter Park, Fl., (+12) 222;
- Kerri-Anne Cook of Oceana, (+15) 225;
- Hanna Shrout of Proctorville, Ohio, (+15) 225;
- Cathleen Wong of Parkersburg, (+17) 227; and
- Emily Holzopfel of Rayland, Ohio, (+20) 230. Other competition winners were:
- Overall Net: Taylor Sargent of Milton;
- First Flight Gross: Sara Veara of Berkeley Springs;
- Second Flight Gross: Allison Ballard of Charleston; and
- Third Flight Gross: Lauren Ramsey of Clarksburg.
For more information please visit wvga.org. -30- 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 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.