Pat Carter of Huntington is putting for one of the five birdies to take the lead after the first day’s action at Parkersburg Country Club.

The West Virginia Senior Open, hosted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), has three players under par after the first day at the Parkersburg Country Club.

Pat Carter, of Huntington, leads the field with a three under par 70, scoring five birdies along the way.  Ty Roush of Mason is one behind, followed by John Ross of Freeman in third place at the end of the first day’s play.

Ty Roush of Mason is sitting one shot off the lead after the first day of the West Virginia Senior Open.

Scott Bibbee of Vienna is leading the Senior Division with a one under par 72.

“We’re excited to host this championship for this first time, and it adds to a long list of WVGA championships we’ve hosted,” said Parkersburg’s Head Golf Pro Scott Davidson.  “We’re glad for the golfers to see our layout and have an opportunity to test their skills.

“We’re thrilled to host this championship at Parkersburg Country Club,” said WVGA Director of Operations and Tournaments Chris Slack.  “The course conditions are incredible and we’re looking forward to the final round on Monday.”

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