Heat and rain delay couldn’t deter the field in final round.
With 90-plus-degree temperatures proving as challenging as the Berry Hills Country Club course, as well as an afternoon rain delay, Ryan Bilby of Follansbee continued his third day at the top of the leader board to win the 90th West Virginia Open Championship. He finished at 10 under par 200 for the three-day event.
Golf professional Mason Williams (p) of Bridgeport finished two strokes back at eight under par 202, while defending champion Christian Brand of Scott Depot finished in third at two under 208. Pat Carter of Huntington and Will Evans (p) of Charleston tied for fourth at even par 210.
Pat Carter of Huntington took low senior honors and Jack Michael of Huntington took low junior honors. Other highlights of the day included six birdies each for Bryan T. Myers of Wheeling, Cameron Jarvis of Barboursville and Tad Tomblin of Alum Creek and five birdies for Cory Hoshor of Scott Depot.
Other top finishers were:
Tied for 6th at (+1) 211
Cory Hoshor of Scott Depot
Cam Roam of Huntington
Jess Ferrell of Fairmont
David Bradshaw (p) of Harpers Ferry
Tied for 10th at (+2) 212
Jonathan Clark of Hurricane
Kenny Hess (p) of Parkersburg
“Berry Hills seems to be winning again, like whenever we have State Opens. It’s just an old, short golf course. It’s very, very difficult. Yesterday was maybe as hard as I’ve ever seen it play. Today, the hole placements are awesome. Everybody’s got to be really, really careful,” said Berry Hills’ Head Golf Professional Barry Evans. “I was rooting for everyone to finish second behind my son Will.”
“It’s been a great week at Berry Hills Country Club. I can’t thank the membership here, the staff here, Barry Evans and Russ Stewart on grounds. The golf course has been great and the guys have thoroughly enjoyed the week. We were really looking forward to today’s finish. A true champion will be crowned at the end of today,” said WVGA Interim Executive Director Chris Slack. “We couldn’t have done this without our sponsors from WVU Medicine and Coca-Cola.”
The Championship Round will begin Friday morning at 8:00 with all starts from hole #10.
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