BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The last six qualifiers for the 94th State Amateur will be contested today at the Bridgeport Country Club.
The low 14 players from today's event will fill out the roster for the State Amateur, Aug. 5-8 at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.
The field includes Trent McPherson, who helped lead University to the Class AAA state high school championship last fall, and Cole Hand, who was the medalist at the state championships. Each has played in the Amateur once, with Hand missing the cut last year and McPherson missing it in 2009. They tee off with Michael Spitak at 8:27 a.m.
Callaway Junior Tour championship today
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- While the final qualifier for the 94th State Amateur will be taking place across town at the Bridgeport Country Club, the Pete Dye Golf Club will be playing host to the Callaway Junior Tour Championship.
A total of 92 players in six divisions from around the state will converge on the challenging par 72 layout with undulating greens and many elevated tees on a reclaimed coal mine.
This is the first year for the Tour under its new name. Callaway took kover sponsorship of the state's junior golf tour, formerly known as the Top-Flite Junior Tour.
Each player was permitted to compete in up to 11 events during the 23-tourney season. Three tournaments were cancelled because of inclement weather.
Ramsey duo wins W.Va. Father-Child title
DANIELS, W.Va. -- Bluefield's Bob and Ben Ramsey won their first West Virginia Father-Child Championship at the Resort at Glade Springs.
Each team played the resort's Cobb and Stonehaven courses, alternating each day.
Going into the final round today, the Ramsey's were just one stroke behind the leaders, knowing they could make a push to the top-and that they did. They ended the tournament at 17under-par, making Bill & Chris Ward the runners-up, just two strokes back. The Moore's were next in line, finishing tied for third with Millard and Tad Tomblin.