June 24 was the second of three days of tournament play for the West Virginia Open Championship (WV Open), hosted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA) with presenting sponsor WVU Medicine, at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W. Va.

This is the day that saw the field of 132 qualifiers cut to the top 62 players for Friday’s final round.  After the first round of the 88th WV Open, amateurs  Nick Fleming of Cabins and Mason Williams of Bridgeport were tied for the lead starting the day at one under par, followed by amateur Christian Boyd of Charles Town and 11-time WV Open champion David Bradshaw of Harpers Ferry tied at par.

“The golf course has dried out significantly from the rains earlier in the week. The course is playing firm and fast, perfect conditions for this championship,” according to WVGA Executive Director Brad Ullman.  “The leaders began to separate themselves from the rest of the field today and will prove to be a great finish Friday.”

“The final round of the WV Open features a strong field with some familiar names and some new faces on a great golf course that really tests a golfer’s skill,” said WVGA President Philip A. Reale.  The WVGA staff, working hand in glove with the ownership and staff of Pete Dye Golf Club has orchestrated a great WV Open, again on just simply a wonderful course that is a true test of golf.  None of this would be possible without the support of our generous sponsors and especially WVU Medicine. We will be anxious to crown a champion.”

David Bradshaw finished Round 2 at -4 in advance of the championship round on Friday.

Among the 11 professional and 51 amateur golfers vying for the 2021 WV Open title will be professional golfer David Bradshaw of Harpers Ferry who topped the leader board at four under par.  Joining him will be Nick Fleming of Cabins, Chris Williams of Scott Depot, Matt Tashenberg of Morgantown, Mason Williams of Bridgeport, Kenneth Hess of Parkersburg, Woody Woodward of Bridgeport, Pat Carter of Huntington, Boyd Christian of Charles Town, Ryan Bilby of Follansbee, Samuel Berry of Morgantown, Jonathan Clark of Hurricane, Trent Tipton of Orient, Thaddeus Obecny II of Wheeling, Joseph Kalaskey of South Charleston, Noah Mullens of Milton, Bryan Myers of Wheeling, Todd Duncan of Daniels, Jess Ferrell of Fairmont, Cameron Jarvis of Barboursville, Trenton Roush of Point Pleasant, Marco Oliverio of Bridgeport, Davey Jude of Hurricane, Philip Reale of Hurricane, Brian Myers of Hurricane, Ty Roush of Mason, Kollin Hopwood of Elkins, Michael Gervais of Bridgeport, Ryan Bashour of Morgantown, Jackson Hill of Daniels, Mitch Hoffman of Poca, John Ross of Freeman, David Scragg of Poca, Trevor Hedges of Martinsburg; John D. Francisco of Shepherdstown, Jacon Nickell of Wheeling, Cole Darbyshire of Charleston, Josh Arbaugh of Morgantown, Cam Roamof Huntington, Alex Easthom of Ravenswood, Matthew Barrish, Isaiah Zaccheo of Beckley, Tad Tomblin of Alum Creek, Jeff McGraw of Princeton, Brandon Katzeff of Morgantown, Howie Peterson of Weirton, Daniel Morgret of Washington, Scott Davis of Hurricane, Jim Grimmett of Davin, Berkley Adwell of Lewisburg, Scott Smith of Morgantown, Ryan Mason of Morgantown, Jeremy Tucker of Letart, Cason Edwards of St. Marys, Cole Moore of Spencer, Christian McKisic of Buckhannon, JP Cochran of Benwood, Mike Keiffer of Scott Depot, Ben Knight of Harrisville, Jackson Woodburn of Scott Depot, Brian Anania of Hurricane and David Woodrum of Bluefield.

For those wishing to watch the action in person, the public is welcome Friday and there is no charge for admission.  To keep track of daily scores, visit wvga.org.

In addition to WVU Medicine and Coca Cola, other event sponsors include:  Advantage Occupational Medicine, Arsenal Resources, Buckhannon Toyota, Encova Insurance, Gray Griffith & Mays A.C., Joe Funderburk, Law Office of Philip A. Reale PLLC, Little General, Mon Health, Omega Commercial Interiors, Pro V Tree Services, PSIMed, Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Wincore Windows & Doors and Yes Chevrolet.

For more information please visit wvga.org.