84th West Virginia Open Championship          

Date: July 19-21, 2017
Host Club: Edgewood Country Club
Address: 2251 Derrick’s Creek  Sissonville, WV 25320
Phone: (304) 984-9207
Entries Open: February 14 @ 12:00AM
Entries Close: June 19 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: Qualifying – $75
Exempt Amateur – $200
Exempt Pro – $300
Exempt Non-Section Pro – $400
Entry Form: CLICK HERE

Pro-Am Registration – 11:00 AM     Lunch – 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM    Pro-Am Shotgun Start – 1:00 PM


Qualifying: Players who are not exempt must qualify at one of the six qualifying locations. Players are only permitted to attempt to qualify once, and may not change qualifying venues once the entry deadline has passed. Starting times and qualifying position allocations will be released upon the closing of entries. QUALIFYING ENTRY DEADLINE IS JUNE 19th.

Qualifying Dates and Sites

June 22 – Canaan Valley Resort                                          (9 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 2,8)                    Pairings/Results
June 26 – Parkersburg Country Club                                (10 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts – Alt Site 1,7)                  Pairings/Results
July 1 – Big Bend Golf Course (Saturday)                       (16 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts – Alt Site 5,11)                Pairings/Results
July 1 – Bel Meadow Golf Club (Saturday)                     (5 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts – Alt Site 3,9)                    Pairings/Results
July 10 – The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb)             (12 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts – Alt Site 6,12)                Pairings/Results
July 13 – The Pines Country Club                                    (8 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts – Alt Site 4,10)                   Pairings/Results

* Successful Qualifiers will be responsible for paying the additional entry fee amount to enter the Championship*


Past Champions

Top 40 from 2016 West Virginia Open Championship: David Bradshaw, Tad Tomblin, Garland Green, Sam O’Dell, Chris Williams, Harold Payne, Philip Reale II, Thadd Obecny II, Pat Carter, Christian Brand, Scott Davis, Davey Jude, Jonathan Clark, Alan Cooke, Swanson Smith, Logan Logadich, Sterling Chafin, Will Evans, Aaron Gizzi, Craig Berner, Steve Ross, Ian Hogue, Trent Roush, Owen Elliott, Cole Moore, Kenny Hess, Mark Johnson, Jason Robinson, Michael Gervais, Jess Ferrell, Mason Williams, Ben Ramsey, Jeff McGraw, Chris Johnson, Timothy Barto, Christian Casingal, Thomas Frazier, Aaron Persily, Ty Roush, Chris Daniels, Josh Arbaugh, Christopher Eckhardt

Top 15 from 2017 West Virginia Amateur Championship: Sam O’Dell, Chris Williams, Christian Boyd, Brian Anania, Philip Reale II, Will Evans, Joshua Arbaugh, Jeff McGraw, Thad Obecny II, Tyler Hillyer, Ben Palmer, Thomas Frazier, Todd Westfall, Tad Tomblin, Aaron Persily, Mark Johnson, Alan Cooke

Two (2) Special WVGA Exemptions: TBD

Host Club Exemption: Trip King

2017 Junior Match Play Champion: Mason Williams

2017 Senior Open Champion: Barry Evans

2016 Mid-Amateur Champion: Sam O’Dell

2017 Junior Amateur Champion: Mason Williams

2016 Senior Amateur Champion: Jeff Harper

2016 Senior Amateur Stroke Play Champion: Jeff Harper

2016 Senior Series Gross Champion: Rick Moore

2017 Wendy’s Amateur Tour State POY Points Gross Champion: Philip Reale II

West Virginia PGA Special Exemptions: TBD

2017 Coke Shootout Participants:

Professionals: David Bradshaw, Scott Davis, Swanson Smith, Davey Jude, Jonathan Clark, Craig Berner

Amateurs: Tad Tomblin, Chris Williams, Philip Reale II, Harold Payne, Sam O’Dell

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with an active GHIN Handicap Index of 8.0 or less through a WVGA Member Club and Professionals who are “Regular Members” of the West Virginia Golf Association. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details. (WVGA Policies & Procedures)

Format: The WV Open Championship is a 54-hole stroke play championship with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties at the completion of 36 holes.

Field Size: The maximum field size is 120 players.

Practice Round: The designated practice round date it Tuesday, July 18th. The practice round fee will be payable directly to the host club. Earlier practice round arrangements may be made by contacting the host club but will be subject a different rate.

Championship Yardage: Approximately 7,000 yards.

Player Registration: Player registration will be held on Tuesday, July 18th, between 10:00AM and 4:00PM directly outside the golf shop. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify the WVGA that he is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Cart Fees: Players will be required to pay a cart fee of $20 directly to Edgewood Country Club prior to each round of the championship.

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts will not be permitted during this championship with the exception of a spectator who can provide an issued and active Handicap Permit. Final decision will be made by the WVGA Executive Director and Senior Director of Rules & Competitions.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie. Caddies may ride in golf carts if it adheres to the WVGA cart policy and their is an available seat. * WVGA Cart Policy – there will be a maximum of 2 carts per group and 2 individuals per cart. *

Pairings: Pairings for Round 1 & 2 will be released and updated on the WVGA website by 5:00PM on Friday, July 14th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information that will be emailed to each player by Friday, July 14th.

Awards / Gift Certificates / Pro Purse: The champion will be awarded a trophy at the conclusion of play. Top amateur finishers will be awarded gift certificates and top professionals will be awarded cash.

POY Points: State Player of the Year points will  be awarded to the top 20 finishers. Points will be awarded immediately following the conclusion of the championship.

Electronic Measuring Devices: Electronic devices that measure distance only are permitted for this championship.

USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship each players score will be automatically posted as a “T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitve rounds as this will result in a double post.

Withdrawal Policy: In the event of a tournament withdraw; the player must notify the West Virginia Golf Association Office at 304-391-5000 no later than one week prior to the tournament. If withdraw is made prior to tournament deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason less a $20 administrative fee. For a withdraw made after the entry deadline, the player may receive a refund only if player has experienced a sudden illness or injury, and only if the West Virginia Golf Association is notified prior to the first round of the tournament. All refund request must be submitted in writing to the Senior Director of Rules & Competitions, Carter Page.

Host Hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West – $99/night, Discount Code: WVO – 304-744-4641
Wingate by Wyndham Charleston – $89/night, Discount Code: WVO – 304-744-4444
Hampton Inn Southridge – $109/night, Discount Code: WVO – 304-746-4646



West Virginia Open Championship Schedule of Events:

Monday, July 17, 2017
11:00AM – Pro-Am Team Registration
11:30PM – 1:00PM – Player Lunch
12:30PM – Player Announcements
1:00PM – Shotgun Start for Pro-Am

Following Golf – Pro-Am Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Contestant Practice Rounds
3:00PM – Coca-Cola Shootout (Back Nine)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Round 1 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Round 2 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees
Cut to low 60 players and ties

Friday, July 21, 2017
Final Round – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 tee
Awards Ceremony following play