The fourth qualifier for the 103rd WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place July 18 at Bridgeport Country Club.
Matt Gissy of Weston led the field of 17 qualifiers with six birdies to score a four under par 68. “Four birdies on the front 9 put me in great shape after 9 holes,” Gissy said. “I was able to offset bogies on 14 and 16 with two big birdies on 11 and 15 on the back nine to keep me in red numbers.”
“We’re always happy to have these great golfers on our course,” said Bridgeport’s Assistant Golf Professional Randy Hernly. “We wish the weather had been sunnier, without the 90-minute rain delay, but we got the round completed.”
Over 400 golfers from West Virginia have registered to qualify for this year’s Amateur Championship at The Greenbrier. There were 62 players competing for 17 qualifying and two alternate spots in the Championship. The other qualifying players from Monday were:
- Josh Arbaugh of Morgantown, (-3) 69;
- Buck Gower of Grafton, (-3) 69;
- Ryan Cool of Arbright, (+1), 73;
- Clark Craig of Fairmont, (+2) 74;
- Marco Oliverio of Bridgeport, (+2) 74;
- Matt Pellillo of Fairmont, (+3) 75;
- John Kingora of Morgantown, (+3) 75;
- Case Tolliver of Bluefield, (+3) 75;
- Jared Taylor of Bluefield, (+3) 75;
- Tyler Hardy of Charles Town, (+4) 76;
- Blake Kiger of Clarksburg, (+4) 76;
- Adam Ware of Grafton, (+4) 76;
- Ian Hogue of Clarksburg, (+4) 76;
- Bryson Karp of Weston, (+5) 77;
- Nick Alex of Bridgeport, (+5) 77;
- Alternate Jeremy Wilmoth of Bridgeport, (+5) 77; and
- Alternaate Christian Marsh of Bridgeport, (+6) 78.
The remaining qualifying dates and locations are:
July 21st at Locust Hill Golf Course, Charles Town;
July 25th at Guyan Golf and Country Club, Huntington; and
July 27th “Last Chance Qualifier” at Greenhills Country Club, Ravenswood.
The Amateur Championship will take place July 31 – August 3 at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 95 of the past 102 years.
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