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WVGA Senior Amateur Championship tees off at Canaan Valley

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mike Chapman of Athens, Ohio, outscored the field by two strokes in the Championship Division of the West Virginia Senior Amateur Championship, sponsored by Little General Stores and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis. Chapman scored a total of four birdies, three on consecutive holes, leading to a three under par 69. The Senior Division was tied at the top between Scott Bibbee and Jim Carpenter, both shooting eve par 72.

The first round of 18-hole stroke play was a qualifier to set the seeding for the remainder of the tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We’re thrilled to have the West Virginia Golf Association’s Senior Amateur taking place at the Geoffrey Cornish-designed Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course,” said Matt Baker, general manager at Canaan Valley Resort.

Top finishers in the Championship Division on Monday, including ties, were:

  • Mike Chapman of Athens, Ohio, (-3) 69;
  • Jim Grimmett of Davin, (-1) 71;
  • Todd Westfall of Bridgeport, (+1) 73;
  • Bob Clark of Wheeling, (+1) 73;
  • Jay Davis of St. Clairsville, Ohio, (+2) 74;
  • Cal Wood of Athens, Ohio, (+2) 74;
  • John Bumgarner of Hurricane, (+2) 74;
  • Jeff Harper of Coolville, Ohio, (+2) 74;
  • Van Stemple of Shepherdstown; (+2) 74;

Top finishers in the Senior Division on Monday were:

  • Scott Bibbee of Vienna, even par 72;
  • Jim Carpenter of Martinsburg, even par 72;
  • Bill Boyle of Vienna, (+2) 74;
  • Tony Bryant of Bridgeport, (+2) 74;
  • Joe Crislip of Parkersburg, (+2) 74;
  • Jim Freeman of Barboursville, (+2) 74;
  • David Eller of Barboursville, (+3) 75;
  • Hunter Hurt of White Sulphur Springs, (+3) 75; and
  • Richard Carder of Fort Ashby, (+3) 75.

Click here for the event leaderboard: Senior Amateur Championship – Round One.

The Senior Amateur Championship continues Tuesday and Wednesday.

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 men and women, 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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