The second day of the 103rd WV Amateur Championship on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston, sponsored by United Bank and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), saw a change in leadership from the first round.
Ryan Bilby of Follansbee and Noah Mullens of Milton are tied for the lead with a five under par 135 after two days of play. Bilby scored five birdies in the second round, while Mullens scored seven. Davey Jude of Kermit also scored seven birdies. Kyle Wensel of Wheeling, round one’s leader, is in sole possession of third place with a four under par 136.
“We are honored to represent Astorg Auto and Mercedes-Benz in sponsoring the 103rd West Virginia Amateur Golf Championship at The Greenbrier Resort,” said Astorg Auto General Sales Manager Tyler Astorg. “With the assistance of United Bank, we’re helping to elevate the game of golf, even for some of the best players in West Virginia.”
The 17th green on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier featured cutting-edge technology Monday. The TrackMan 4 launch monitor technology captures club head speed, ball speed, spin rate, carry distance and total distance, information valuable to players throughout the remainder of the Championship.
“Much like you see on the PGA Tour telecasts, the TrackMan 4 launch monitor technology will trace the ball flight in the air, as well as capturing crucial data points for the players,” said Billy Winters, director of golf instruction at The Greenbrier. “The players are looking forward to their elevated experience at this year’s Amateur and we appreciate the willingness of United Bank to make this possible.”
After two rounds of play, 53 players are moving on to the final two days of the tournament, with a cut-off score at eleven over par 151.
The 103rd West Virginia Amateur will continue through August 3rd at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 95 of the past 103 years.
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