Davey Jude wins first 2023 WV Golf Association tournament at Guyan
Davey Jude of Kermit took top honors in the first 2023 West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA) tournament. The West Virginia Tri-State PGA Classic took place at Guyan Golf & Country Club. Jude, the 2022 Men’s Player of the Year, Davey Jude of Kermit, dropped three strokes from yesterday’s score to finish with a four under par 138 for the two-day event. Clayton Thomas of Proctorville, Ohio, and Christian Boyd of Charles Town tied for second at even par.
In the Professional Division, Ty Roush, head golf professional at Riverside Golf Club, won the division by a stroke with a total of three over par for the championship.
“I’m happy with how I played, since this is only like my fourth round of the year, so I was very pleased with my early form,” Jude said. “I got a few more putts to drop today so I think that was the biggest difference from yesterday.”
Birdies were once again the shot of the day, led by Ryan Bilby of Follansbee with six, followed by Thomas and professional golfer Michael Gervais of Bridgeport each with five.
“We had a second day of beautiful weather for this first event of the WVGA season,” said Guyan’s General Manager Allan Thrasher. “The roughs weren’t quite perfect this early in the season, but it was great to see all these golfers out on the course.”
“We’d like to thank the Tri-State PGA organization for their support. Our special thanks go to Steve Superick and Puma Golf for their sponsorship,” said WVGA’s Director of Rules and Competition Chris Slack. “We’d like to thank Guyan Golf & Country Club for making our first event of 2023 so much fun.”
Final scores can be found at wvga.org.
First day of 2023 WV Golf Association season opens at Guyan
The first day of the 2023 West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA) season saw a tie for the lead after day one of the West Virginia Tri-State PGA Classic at Guyan Golf & Country Club. The 2022 Men’s Player of the Year, Davey Jude of Kermit, tied with Cam Roam of Huntington for the lead in the starting field of 50 players. The 2022 Women’s Player of the Year, Susan Glasby of Chesapeake, OH, is tied for 12th.
Birdies were the shot of the day, with five players each scoring four birdies, including Christian Boyd of Charlestown, Christian Brand of Scott Depot, Pat Carter of Hurricane, Noah Mullens of Milton and Cam Roam.
“We’re happy to have the first event of the WVGA season,” said Guyan’s General Manager Allan Thrasher. “We were pleased to have such a beautiful day to start the Classic.”
WVGA’s Director of Rules and Competition, Chris Slack, said, “We’d like to thank the Tri-State PGA organization for their support and Guyan Golf & Country Club for hosting this great event.”
Play resumes Tuesday and you can click here to follow live scoring.