Yearly Archives: 2017


Harold Payne Wins 56th WV Senior Amateur Championship

Canaan Valley, WV – The 56th playing of the West Virginia Senior Amateur Championship concluded on Friday at Canaan Valley Resort. Wind and rain swept through the valley for the majority of the day making conditions difficult for the remaining players who have survived their respective match play brackets. The first match off at 8:00

O’Dell Repeats as WV Mid-Amateur Champion

As dense fog welcomed the players on the final day of the 14th WV Mid-Amateur Championship which began Monday at Pete Dye Golf Club. Four players were all that was left entering this morning’s semifinal matches as Ryan Mason of Bridgeport faced off against South Charleston’s Philip Reale II and Hurricane’s Sam O’Dell battled Bridgeport’s

Adeena Shears Wins Her Third WV Women’s Amateur Title

Heading into her sophomore year at Ohio State University, Adeena Shears of Parkersburg seems to have her game exactly where she wants it. Amateur Champion in 2014 and 2015, Shears looked to close out a wire-to-wire victory today in the 94th WV Women’s Amateur Championship which was held at Guyan Golf & Country Club in

Ian Patrick Archer & Mason Williams Claim 2017 WV Four-Ball Championship

Ian Patrick Archer is no stranger to WVGA State Championships as he entered the 38th WV Four-Ball Championship looking to compete in his 22nd state championship. His partner, 17 year old, Mason Williams may be young but he is no stranger either as Williams boasts a decorated junior career which includes two state titles in

David Bradshaw Claims His 9th WV Open Title

Battling through heat and humidity for the third straight day, sixty-two players entered today’s final round of the 84th WV Open at Edgewood Country Club looking to give them self a chance at hoisting the Joe Taylor trophy in victory. In order to do that, they all had to focus their sights on second round

Mason Williams Wins 2017 WV Junior Amateur

The 2017 West Virginia Junior Amateur Championship concluded today at Canaan Valley Resort where the weather conditions were much better for the final round after opening round high winds greeted the players. Mason Williams of Bridgeport and Fuzzy Vance of Huntington became the Boys and Girls 2017 WV Junior Amateur Champions after defeating Jacob Nickell

Karen Kinnett Claims 44th WV Women’s Senior Amateur

Terra Alta, WV – The 44th WV Women’s Senior Amateur came to a close on Wednesday at Alpine Lakes Resort as seventy-one ladies tee’d it up looking to claim the first of two women’s state titles of the year. Welcoming the players was 4,999 yard Ron Forse designed course that prides itself on some of

Sam O’Dell Wins the 98th WV Amateur presented by Mercedes-Benz

O’Dell Joins Eight Other Players In the History of the WV Amateur To Claim Three WV Amateur Titles Story by Richard L. Stevens, Jr. Grinding is a slang golf term that refers to a player rallying to save shots, typically accompanied by unrelenting pressure. What is unbearable to some, is embraceable to Sam O’Dell. The