The West Virginia Junior Amateur Championship, for players under 18 and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), wound up Tuesday at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.
Bryson Beaver of Elkview held onto his opening day lead in the boys’ championship division to with the Boys’ Championship with a one under par 143, edging out Bobby Kincaid of Nampa, Idaho, by one stroke.
In a battle that was closely fought all day, Savannah Hawkins of Hurricane, took the lead with just a few holes to go to win the Girls’ Championship. Hawkins edged out Kerri-Anne Cook of Oceana by one stroke and first-round leader Taylor Sargent of Milton by three strokes.
“This is awesome to win my last junior event,” Beaver said. “I didn’t putt very well but did enough to win, I guess.” “I’m super excited to win at my home course,” Hawkins said. “It was really fun to compete with Taylor and Kerri Anne.”
“We’ve got some good juniors who play here and Savannah Hawkins showed that strength today,” said Sleepy Hollow Head Golf Professional Jimmy Harrison. “The chance to support youth golf by hosting the WVGA Junior Amateur Championship excited us all here.”
“Sleepy Hollow was a great host for the 47th junior amateur championship. The staff was awesome allowing us the opportunity to play through some rough conditions in round one, so I can’t thank them enough,” said WVGA Director of Rules and Competition Chris Slack. “Congratulations to Bryson for winning his second WVGA championship this year and to Savannah for winning the Junior Amateur here at Sleepy, where she plays golf.”
Other division leaders after the first day are:
- Boys 12 and under: Wyatt Maynard of Barboursville;
- Boys 13-14: Tommy Evans of Charles Town; and
- Girls 10-14: Audrey Kerr of Bridgeport.
Click here for a complete list of today’s final scores.
For more information, please visit wvga.org.