The sixth of seven state-wide qualifiers for the 89th West Virginia Open Championship took place Monday at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane.  A field of 43 golfers started the day hoping to obtain one of 17 spots available today leading to the final field of the West Virginia Open which will take place at Stonewall Resort later this month.

Earning Medalist Honors was Christian McKisic of Buckhannon who finished with two birdies and one eagle on his way to a one under par 71.

“We’re glad we get to host a qualifier for the WVOPEN or WV Amateur every year,” said Sleepy Hollow’s Head Golf Professional Jimmy Harrison.  “This was a good test before the Championship.”

Other qualifiers were:

  • Tyler Shamblin of Elkview, (E) 72;
  • Clayton Thomas of Proctorville, Ohio, (+1) 73;
  • Will Evans of Charleston, (+1) 73;
  • Zach Chapman of Culloden, (+1) 73;
  • Kollin Hopwood of Elkins, (+5) 77;
  • Jack Michael of Huntington, (+5) 77;
  • Chase Wolfe of Charleston, (+5) 77;
  • Cameron Grobe of Proctorville, Ohio, (+5) 77;
  • Alex Kagan of Lewisburg, (+6) 78;
  • Jared Nelson of Charleston, (+6) 78;
  • Andrew Miller of Scott Depot, (+6) 78;
  • Ben Palmer of Parkersburg, (+6) 78;
  • Brett Barber of Hurricane, (+7) 79;
  • Jason McClanahan of Charleston, (+7) 79;
  • Felix Roncaglione of Charleston, (+7) 79; and
  • Alex Toler of Barboursville, (+7) 79.

The WVOPEN Championship has a rich 88-year history. Legendary professional golfer Sam Snead holds the record for the most WV OPEN victories at 17. The defending champion is 12-time winner David Bradshaw.  The WV OPEN features the best amateur and professional golfers in West Virginia, competing for over $30,000 in prizes.

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