McPherson, a senior and 2011 qualifier for the U.S. Amateur, spent his first three years of varsity golf in Pennsylvania before returning to the Mountain State. He moved to Venetia, Pa., after his eighth grade year at Charleston's John Adams Middle School.
McPherson, Evans and Obecny finished first, second and fifth respectively at the Stonewall Resort Challenge back on Aug. 8.
Eric Wirth finished 18th at states last year and Cale Wheeler, then a sophomore, was 22nd for the Hawks.
Wheeler played in the State Amateur this year. Senior John Matheny also played in the State Tournament last year and rounds out University's roster.
Obecny and teammate Cole Hand finished first and second, respectively, last year to help Wheeling Park win by 27 strokes over second-place Bridgeport. The Indians, who dropped to Class AA this year, failed to qualify after playing in the event eight consecutive seasons in Class AAA (2004-11).
Cabell Midland is making its sixth consecutive appearance and is led by Kinker, sophomore Mark Wilcox and senior Jacob Beahrs.
Washington, making its second consecutive appearance, finished seventh last year but has Ryan Mumaw back. Mumaw finished seventh last year.
Shady Spring, a Class AAA newcomer, finished second in Region 3. The Tigers have three players back - Ryan Albaugh, Landon Perry and Drew Green - who were in the Class AA field in 2011.
Making his second career appearance is Winfield's Chris Williams. Williams won the Webb Simpson Junior Championship Aug. 13-16 and returns to Wheeling for the first time since his sophomore season (2010).
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