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85th West Virginia Open Championship          

Date: July 25-27, 2018
Host Club: The Resort at Glade Springs
Address: 255 Resort Drive, Daniels, WV 25832
Phone: (304) 763-2050
Entries Open: March 1 @ 12:00PM
Entries Close: June 20 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: Qualifying – $75
Exempt Amateur – $200
Exempt Pro – $300
Exempt Non-Section Pro – $400
Entry Form: CLICK HERE

Pro-Am Registration – TBD    Lunch – TBD    Pro-Am Shotgun Start – TBD


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 20th.

Qualifying Dates and Sites

June 27 – Moundsville Country Club – 8 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking 1 & 7 (Pairings)
June 28 – The Pines Country Club – 17 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking 3 & 9 (Pairings)
July 9 – The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb) – 21 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking 4 & 10 (Pairings)
July 10 – Berry Hills Country Club – 10 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking  2 & 8 (Pairings)
July 12 – Locust Hill Golf Course – 4 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking 6 & 12 (Pairings)
July 16 – Sleepy Hollow Golf Club – 25 Qualifying Spots / 2 AlternatesAlternate Ranking 5 & 11 (Pairings)

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

Successful Qualifiers – Pay Additional Fee ($125) – CLICK HERE


Past Champions

Top 40 from 2017 West Virginia Open Championship: David Bradshaw, Davey Jude, Pat Carter, Philip Reale II, Woody Woodward, Thomas Frazier, Chris Williams, Scott Davis, Alan Cooke, Nick Biesecker, Steve Fox, Kenneth Hess, Brian Anania, Ben Ramsey, Trent Roush, Joshua Arbaugh, Ben Palmer, Isaac Prine, Christian Casingal, Tad Tomblin, Will Evans, John Ross, Josef Dransfeld, Jonathan Clark, Jason Robinson, Christian McKisic, Landon Perry, Aaron Gizzi, Jeff McGraw, Swanson Smith, Ty Roush, Matt Felber, Kyle Wensel, Christian Boyd, Cam Roam, Craig Berner, Jess Ferrell, Mason Williams, Sam O’Dell, Todd Westfall

Top 15 from 2018 West Virginia Amateur Championship: Sam O’Dell, Pat Carter, Nick Biesecker, Nick Dent, Mason Williams, Christian Boyd, Mark Johnson, Cam Roam, Philip Reale II, Jess Ferrell, Brian Anania, Chris Williams, Harold Payne, Alasdair Forsythe, Thomas Frazier, Trent Roush

Two (2) Special WVGA Exemptions: TBD

Host Club Exemption: Kyle Long

2018 Junior Match Play Champion: Mason Williams

2018 Senior Open Champion: John Ross

2017 Mid-Amateur Champion: Sam O’Dell

2018 Junior Amateur Champion: Alex Easthom

2017 Senior Amateur Champion: Harold Payne

2017 Senior Amateur Stroke Play Champion: Tim Mount

2017 Senior Series Gross Champion: Tim Mount

2018 Wendy’s Amateur Tour State POY Points Gross Champion: Cam Roam

West Virginia PGA Special Exemptions: TBD

2018 Coke Shootout Participants:

Professionals: David Bradshaw, Davey Jude, Woody Woodward, Scott Davis, Kenny Hess, Kyle Long

Amateurs: Pat Carter, Philip Reale II, Thomas Frazier, Chris Williams, Steve Fox, Nick Biesecker

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 132 Players

Practice Round: The designated practice round date it Tuesday, July 24th. The practice round fee of $50 will be payable directly to the host club.

Championship Yardage: Approximately 7,000 yards.

Player Registration: Player registration will be held on Tuesday, July 24th, 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 $25 directly to The Resort at Glade Springs 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 20th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information that will be emailed to each player by Friday, July 20th.

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: The Resort at Glade Springs has extended a discounted rate of $109/night to participants of the WV Open. Subject to availability.

West Virginia Open Championship Schedule of Events:

Monday, July 23, 2018
11:00AM – Pro-Am Team Registration & Lunch
12:45PM – Player Announcements
1:00PM – Shotgun Start for Pro-Am

Following Golf – Pro-Am Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Contestant Practice Rounds
3:30PM – Coca-Cola Shootout (Front Nine – Cobb Course)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Round 1 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Round 2 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees
Cut to low 60 players and ties

Friday, July 27, 2018
Final Round – Starting at 8:00AM off #1 tee
Awards Ceremony following play