The 2023 West Virginia Mixed Championship, hosted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), opened Saturday at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs. At the end of the first of two days of competition, the team of Karen Rainey and Andrew Thymius, both of Daniels, had a one stroke lead with a five under par 67.
The teams of Matthew Moore and Cimmie Shahan, both of Morgantown, finished one stroke behind at four under par 68. Rounding out the top five were the teams of Jared Shank and Kiara Shank, both of Charles Town, and Lisa Younis and Tom Downey, both of Shepherdstown, at three under par 69 and John Stroud and Linda Stroud, both of Daniels, at even par 72. There were 11 teams in the competition.
“We have a new course superintendent, Tyler Brunk, who has come in and changed everything,” said Cacapon’s Head Golf Professional Monty Goff. “The course is in the best shape it’s seen in the last few years.”
Today’s format was: Scramble on the front nine, where both golfers hit each shot, then select the best shot until the ball is holed. Shamble rules applied to the back nine. Players select the best tee shot of the two and play their own ball from that point until the ball is holed. The ball may be placed within one club-length, but no closer to the hole, and must stay in the same cut of turf. The lowest score of the two is the team score for the hole.
Play begins Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. The format for tomorrow’s final round will be shamble on the front nine and scramble on the back nine. Click here to see today’s leaderboard.
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