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90th West Virginia Open men’s qualifier beats the weather at Riverside Golf Club

WV Women’s Amateur Championship was called due to rain; play resumes today

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The second of six state-wide qualifiers for the 90th West Virginia Open Championship beat the thunderstorm Sunday in Mason at Riverside Golf Club.

Hoping to qualify for one of 19 spots in the Championship later this month, 55 golfers teed off this morning. The three-way playoff for the final qualifying spot beat the thunder and lightning in time to set the field.

“The course is ready and we’re honored to host this event,” said Riverside’s Bob Greene.

The WV Women’s Amateur Championship was called due to rain, thunder and lightning.  The Championship will be compressed into Monday and Tuesday at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston.

Earning Medalist Honors at Riverside with even par 70 are:

  • Jason King of New Haven;
  • Alex Easthom of Ravenswood;
  • Logan Lagodich of South Charleston;
  • John Ridenour of Long Bottom, Ohio;
  • Ben Kunselman of Parkersburg; and
  • Noah Mitchell of Charleston.

Other qualifiers were:

  • Cole Kiley of Huntington;
  • Sterling Shields of Mason;
  • Jeremy V allet of Logan;
  • Mitchell Roush of Mason;
  • Kaleb Smith of St. Albans;
  • Brett Mayo of Milton;
  • Josh Stephenson of Huntington;
  • Chris Sauvageot of Tornado;
  • Tyler Patterson of Charleston;
  • Mark Warden of Vincent, Ohio;
  • Jacob Workman of Chapmanville;
  • Grant Roush of Mason;
  • Davis Haynes of Ripley.

Alternates are Sammy Shy of Huntington and Joshua Martin of Poca.

For today’s leaderboard, visit WV Open Qualifier – Riverside Golf Club.

Qualifying continues Monday, July 10, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane.

For more information, please visit wvga.org.

About the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA):

Founded in 1913, the West Virginia Golf Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving the game of golf in West Virginia. It is our privilege to protect and share the rich history of golf in West Virginia through the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame. We serve as a central source of information for our Member Clubs and generally represent the United States Golf Association (USGA) through administering the USGA Handicap System and Course/Slope Rating System, conducting qualifying rounds and overseeing amateur status matters. We introduce elementary school children to golf and safety, core values and healthy habits through the First Tee of West Virginia and develop young players through our Callaway Junior Rookie League and Callaway Junior Tour events for boys and girls under 18. We host one-day events and tournaments, which highlight the best amateur and professional golfers in the state, throughout the season for men, women, juniors and seniors. We encourage people of all ages to pursue and benefit from the opportunities for competition, camaraderie and health offered by the sport of golf. Our membership consists of 85 Member Clubs and over 11,000 individual golfers throughout the state of West Virginia.