Day one is in the books at the West Virginia Golf Association’s (WVGA) Four-Ball Championship at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W. Va. Out to a quick two stroke-lead is the team of reigning West Virginia Amateur Champion Philip Reale of Hurricane and 2022 West Virginia Mid-Amateur Champion Jess Ferrell of Fairmont. They fired an opening around seven under par 65 to hold a two-stroke lead going in to tomorrow’s final round, helped by Ferrell’s birdies on holes 16, 17 and 18.
Four teams are tied for second at the end of today’s first round. Trailing Reale and Ferrell by two strokes is the current Two-Person Scramble Champion team of Cory Hoshor of Scott Depot and Jeremy Vallett of Logan. Also currently in second place are the two-time West Virginia Four-Ball Champions Pat Carter and Sam O’Dell, both of Hurricane. In addition, the team of Chris Daniels of Beckley and Jackson Hill of Daniels and the team of Hunter Lunsford of Coeburn and Jacoby Smith of Strasburg, Va. are also tied for second.
“It was a perfect day to play golf in West Virginia today at The Resort at Glade Springs,” said WVGA Executive Director Brad Ullman. “We have a sold-out field of 52 teams this weekend.”
Keith Honaker, director of golf at Glade Springs, said, “We want to present a good test for these golfers with the fastest greens possible.”
The Championship concludes Sunday, June 5. Click here for today’s leaderboard: 2022 WV Four-Ball – Four Ball Stroke Play Leaderboard | West Virginia Golf A (bluegolf.com). Live scoring for the final round will be available on http://twitter.com/WVGA.
For more information please visit wvga.org.