Round Two of the 102nd WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston, sponsored by United Bank and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), teed off this morning on The Old White course at The Greenbrier.
The Old White proved to be a challenging test for the state’s best 120 amateur golfers today. Wind speeds continued to pick up throughout the day making the 7000-yard course show its teeth. The course did not surrender a single round under par. Chris Williams of Morgantown and Alex Easthom of Ravenswood are tied for the lead after two rounds. Jeff McGraw and Ryan Mason shared low rounds of the day with even par 70s. Making the cut with a 36-hole stroke total of 148 was Barboursville’s Steve Fox, who is playing in his record-setting 54th and final West Virginia Amateur Championship.
The cutline for the field of 120 was 12 over par, with 45 making the final two days of play at The Greenbrier.
The 17th green on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier featured cutting-edge technology today. “We’re very excited to bring the TrackMan 4 launch monitor technology to this Championship,” said WVGA Executive Director Brad Ullman. “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.”
“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 Director of Golf Instruction at The Greenbrier, Billy Winters. “This technology will capture club head speed, ball speed, spin rate, carry distance and total distance.”
“We wish to thank the other sponsors joining Astorg Auto, specifically Mercedes-Benz and United Bank, for their continued partnership in helping enhance this exciting tournament through innovations such as the TrackMan 4 technology,” said Astorg Auto CEO Paul Astorg.
The 102nd West Virginia Amateur will continue through August 4st at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 94 of the past 101 years.
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