The first day of play in the 2022 Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by Pikewood Energy and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Monday at Williams Country Club in Weirton.  The field of 54 started the day with stroke play, then a round of match play between 32 players to reduce the second day of play to 16 golfers.

Woody Woodward of Bridgeport fired a six under par 66 to lead the field after stroke play.  There was a four-way playoff to determine the 31st and 32nd seeds.  After a three-hole playoff, Stephen Eckert of Falling Waters and Ryan Rokisky of Weirton won the right to be the final two seeds in Tuesday’s match play.

“We are excited to be here in the Northern Panhandle to conduct this championship,” said WVGA Executive Director Brad Ullman.  “We’re very thankful for Williams Country Club being this year’s host as well as Pikewood Energy for once again being our presenting sponsor.”

Williams’ Head Golf Pro Brian Grogan said, “Today was cool and breezy, even windy, but the course is in good shape and th e greens are firm and fast.”

The following players will make up Tuesday’s Sweet 16, which starts on the first hole:

8:00 a.m.         (1) Woody Woodward of Bridgeport v. (16) Nick Alex of Bridgeport;

8:08 a.m.         (8) Cam Roam of Huntington v. (24) Ben Ramsey of Bluefield, VA;

8:16 a.m.         (4) Ryan Crabtree of Falling Waters v. (13) Jess Ferrell of Fairmont;

8:24 a.m.         (5) Philip Reale of Hurricane v. (12) Cory Hoshor of Scott Depot;

8:32 a.m.         (2) Sam O’Dell of Hurricane v. (15) Jonathan Clark of Hurricane;

8:40 a.m.         (26) Andrew Strope of Rayland, OH v. (10) Davey Jude of Kermit;

8:48 a.m.         (3) Josh Arbaugh of Morgantown v. (19) Trenton Roush of Point Pleasant; and

8:56 a.m.         (6) Ryan Mason of Morgantown v. (22) Ryan Bashour of Morgantown.

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