The first of five statewide qualifiers for the 98th West Virginia Amateur presented by Mercedes-Benz took place on Monday at Bridgeport Country Club. The field of fifty-six players were looking to claim one of the  twenty-three qualifying spots into the championship to be contested June 12th-15th at The Resort at Glade Springs. A cool morning drizzle met the players, but quickly ceased as winds and mostly cloudy skies dominated the weather for the day.

Jess Ferrell of Fairmont posted a 5-under, 67, to win medalist honors. His respective nine totals of 33 and 34 included seven birdies and two bogeys, which was enough to hold off Chris Stansberry of Morgantown and his late charge of two eagles and a birdie on his last six holes of play. Stansberry’s round of 3-under, 69, was good enough for runner-up and cleared the nearest competitor by three shots. A playoff for the last two qualifying spots and two alternates ensued after the final putt dropped. Marco Oliviero, Zach Gower, Trent McPherson, and Jon David all finished at 79 and headed to the first hole to begin the playoff. Oliviero made birdie and Gower made par to secure the final two spots into the field, while McPherson made bogey and David made double-bogey to finish as first and second alternates respectively.

The West Virginia Amateur is proud to again be presented by Mercedes-Benz and all of the great dealers here in West Virginia: Astorg Auto of Charleston, Astorg Auto of Parkersburg, and Mercedes-Benz of Morgantown. The next qualifier for the 98th West Virginia Amateur presented by Mercedes-Benz is this Friday, May 26th at Greenhills Country Club. For more information please visit and follow the WVGA on its various social media platforms.

98th West Virginia Amateur presented by

Mercedes Benz – Bridgeport CC Qualifying 

Jess Ferrell, Fairmont, 33-34–67

Chris Stansberry, Morgantown, 33-36–69

Todd Westfall, Bridgeport, 33-39–72

Kollin Hopwood, Elkins, 34-40–74

Christian Boyd, Charles Town, 36-38–74

Michael Koreski, Parkersburg, 38-37–75

Christian McKisic, Buckhannon, 32-43–75

Caleb Lee, Worthington, 36-39–75

Benjamin Paul Knight, Harrisville , 40-35–75

Ryan Bashour, Morgantown, 35-40–75

Tyler Kondo, Morgantown, 39-36–75

Chase Voithofer, Morgantown, 35-41–76

Brett Shreve, Elkins, 36-40–76

Chris Boyd, Charles town, 36-40–76

Nick Fleming, Cabins, 37-39–76

Christian Marsh, Bridgeport, 39-38–77

Jason Vass, Fairmont, 39-38–77

Andrew Chlon, Morgantown, 38-39–77

Matt Pellillo, Fairmont, 37-40–77

Joshua Arbaugh, Morgantown, 37-41–78

Scott Barnicle, Morgantown, 36-42–78

Marco Oliverio, Bridgeport, 40-39–79

Zach Gower, Clarksburg , 37-42—79


Trenton McPherson, Morgantown, 36-43—79 (1st Alternate)

Jon David, Bridgeport, 37-42—79 (2nd Alternate)

Brian Bailey, Bridgeport, 39-41–80

Michael Koty Mitchell, Morgantown, 38-42–80

Tyler Hartzell, Fairmont, 38-42–80

Bryson Karp, Weston, 42-38–80

Nicky Moroose, Fairmont, 42-38–80

Michael Henderson, Morgantown, 43-37–80

Hank Middlemas, Fairmont, 39-41–80

Josh Cenate, Charles Town, 37-44–81

Isaiah Simon, Morgantown, 37-44–81

Josiah Laulis, Montrose, 40-41–81

Tanner Williams, Tallmansville, 40-42–82

Aaron Yost, Fairmont, 38-44–82

Austin Williams, Bridgeport, 43-40–83

Ayden Wyckoff, Clarksburg, 41-42–83

Patrick Plivelich, Hepzibah, 39-44–83

Jordan Lake, Morgantown, 44-40–84

Elijah Knight, Clarksburg, 41-43–84

Austin Skinner, Weston, 40-44–84

Jacob Wood, Morgantown , 42-42–84

Matthew Saab, Morgantown, 45-39–84

Mason Kidwell, Charles town , 38-46–84

Clark Craig, Fairmont, 42-43–85

Buck Gower, Grafton, 41-44–85

Richard Henderson, Nutterfort, 42-44–86

Matthew Aman, Bridgeport, 43-44–87

Doug Garrett, Clarksburg , 40-47–87

Glenn Scheuvront, West milford, 43-46–89

Drew Pingley, Elkins, 49-41–90

Travis Cottrill, Stonewood , 48-42–90

Alex Dunn, Morgantown, 46-49–95

Todd Williams, Grafton, WD-WD—WD