EYEWITNESS SPORTSState Am Continues In White Sulphur Springs
from Eyewitness News Online
June 12, 2014
HOLMES HOLDS 36-HOLE LEAD AT 95TH WEST VIRGINIA AMATEUR
The Old White, TPC Show It’s Teeth Allowing Just One Round Under Par
(White Sulphur Springs) As severe weather rolled in during the overnight hours it looked as if there was going to be a good chance it was going to play a major part in today’s second round of the 95th West Virginia Amateur Championship. Luckily the storm clouds stayed east and players were greeted with blue skies and sunshine for the duration of their second round, which was contested on The Old White, TPC. The C.B. McDonald designed course, which will play host to The Greenbrier Classic in just a few weeks, gave the players all they could handle as only one player was able to post an under par round for the day. Playing a full stroke harder than yesterday’s opening round on The Meadows Course, The Old White, TPC was the perfect setting for today’s sprint to make the cut of the low forty players plus ties that will continue play over the next two days of competition.
Wake Forest sophomore, Woody Woodward, found himself sleeping on the lead heading into today’s second round. A two-time State Four-Ball Champion with his brother Jay, Woodward is no stranger to holding that position. On a day that saw many players struggling to hold their position atop the leaderboard, Woodward’s steady play and ability to avoid the big number kept him atop the leaderboard until a costly double-bogey on the par-3 eighteenth placed him in a tie for second with Madison’s, Harry Howell, posting a two-day total of two over par 142. Howell, who began the day one shot back, also played well and never got himself into too much trouble. After an opening nine of three over-par, 37, Howell played steady and finished with a second round total of 74 giving him a two-day total of 142.
Taking charge and firing the only under par round of the day was Huntington’s, Josh Holmes. On a day when many players struggled to find birdies Holmes found five of them, three of which came on his closing nine holes en route to a second round 69. Holmes’ one under-par round was the only sub par round of the day and jolted him up the leaderboard with a two-day total of one over-par, 141. Holmes will now carry a one-stroke lead heading into tomorrow’s third round, which finds exactly forty players advancing through the cut which was made at thirteen over-par, 153. Sitting alone in fourth place is Thadd Obecny II from Wheeling who posted a two-day total of three over-par, 143.
Tomorrow’s third round is set to begin at 8:00AM back on The Meadows Course with the leaders expected to begin around 10:00AM. In addition to claiming the Greenbrier trophy the 2014 Amateur Champion will also receive an exemption into the 2014 Greenbrier Classic. This incredible opportunity is The Greenbrier Classic and Tournament Chairmen (Mr. Justice) commitment to amateur golf in the state of West Virginia. For more information on the 95th West Virginia Amateur please visit us online at www.wvga.org and see results below.
95th West Virginia Amateur
The Greenbrier Resort - The Old White, TPC
Round 2 Results
Josh Holmes, Huntington - 72-69--141
Woody Woodward, Bridgeport - 67-75--142
Harry Howell, Madison - 68-74--142
Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling - 69-74--143
Philip Reale II, South Charleston - 74-70--144
Brian Anania, Hurricane - 72-72--144
Michael Mays, Beckley - 70-74--144
Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon - 70-74--144
Nick Dent, White Sulphur Springs - 70-74--144
Will Evans, Charleston - 74-71--145
Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek - 73-72--145
Harold Payne, Hurricane - 73-72--145
Evan Muscari, Pineville - 72-73--145
Michael Veres, Chapmanville - 72-73--145
Joey Seabright, Wheeling - 70-75--145
Ian Patrick, Huntington - 74-72--146
Todd Branham, Charleston - 73-73--146
Jess Ferrell, Fairmont - 75-72--147
Tyler Boulware, Morgantown - 74-73--147
Pat Carter, Huntington - 71-76--147
Trent Roush, Mason - 73-75--148
Brandon Waters, Summersville - 71-77--148
Sam O'Dell, Hurricane - 73-76--149
Chris Williams, Scott Depot - 73-76--149
Adam Yeager, Huntington - 76-74--150
Michael DeMarco, Charleston - 75-75--150
Steve Fox, Huntington - 75-75--150
Austin Root, Williamstown - 72-78--150
Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill - 72-78--150
Bosten Miller, Charleston - 72-78--150
Alasdair Forsythe, Elkins - 71-79--150
Mitch Roush, Mason - 76-75--151
Cory Hoshor, Buffalo - 76-75--151
Matt Moore, Elizabeth - 74-77--151
Kyle Wensel, Wheeling - 72-79--151
Jay Woodward, Bridgeport - 79-73--152
Blake Davis, White Sulphur Springs - 75-77--152
John Duty, Sr., Hurricane - 73-79--152
Davey Jude, Kermit - 76-77--153
Alex Schreckengost, Mineral Wells - 75-78--153
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