The 99th Playing of the West Virginia Women’s Amateur, presented by Kalaskey Orthodontics and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), ended the first day of play of the three-day championship at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston with a four-way tie for the lead.
This championship features 31 of the best female golfers from West Virginia from 15 to 68.
The first round of play saw these four players tied for the lead at two over par 72: Susan Glasby of Chesapeake, Ohio; Stormy Randazzo of Charles Town; Hanna Shrout of Proctorville, Ohio; and Savannah Hawkins of Hurricane.
Other top finishers on the first day include:
- Taylor Sargent of Milton, (+3) 73;
- Torren Kalaskey of South Charleston, (+6) 76;
- Emily McLatchey of Winter Park, Fl., (+6) 76;
- Kerri-Anne Cook of Oceana, (+6) 76;
- Cathleen Wong of Parkersburg, (+7) 77;
- Emily Holzopfel of Rayland, Ohio, (+7) 77;
- Molly McLean of Vienna, (+7) 77; and
- Daneen Shears of Elizabeth, (+7) 77.
2022 marks the third year of Kalaskey Orthodontics as the title sponsor of this event. “This is a great event, and it is awesome to have such a strong field up here at Berry Hills this year,” said Dr. Larry Kalaskey. “The talent is very, very impressive this year.”
“The West Virginia Women’s Amateur Championship is particularly special to us because Dr. Kalaskey, who is a member here, sponsors it. Torren, his daughter, is a member here and I’ve taught her for years,” Berry Hills’ Head Golf Professional Barry Evans said. “We love hosting these events. We love to see the good players come to Berry Hills and see how Berry Hills holds up. Course condition wise, we’ve had four inches of rain since Tuesday. Our greens are pretty good because we have drainage under all of them, but the fairways are very wet and we chose to play winter rules, meaning carts on cart paths only.”
Notables in the field:
- Daneen Shears – 2022 WV Women’s Senior Amateur Champion
- Kerri-Anne Cook – 2022 Junior Match Play Champion
- Savannah Hawkins – 2020 Girls Junior Amateur Champion
- Karen Rainey – 2018 WV Women’s Senior Amateur Champion
- Torren Kalaskey – 2018 Girls Junior Amateur Champion
- Candy Rollyson – 2012 WV Women’s Senior Amateur Champion
- Kimberly Eaton – 2007 Girls Junior Amateur Champion
Click here for today’s leaderboard; 99th WV Women’s Amateur – Day One.
For more information please visit wvga.org.