WOAY – Milton native and Marshall senior Noah Mullens is the leader at the halfway point of the 101st West Virginia Amateur, following a second-round 67 on the Greenbrier’s Old White TPC course.
Mullens did bogey the opening hole of Wednesday’s round, but did not let that or another bogey on 11 get in the way of an otherwise consistent round, posting five birdies to take his tally to eight for the week.
Poca’s Mitch Hoffman, who led after Tuesday’s first round, birdied the 18th hole to post a 69 on Wednesday and move to -4. He’s tied for second with Philip Reale, who was in a three-man playoff last year and opened 2020 with consecutive rounds of 68.
Jackson Hill of Daniels and Shady Spring’s Landon Perry are the top area golfers through 36 holes, both at +1. Both golfers birdied four of their first five holes Wednesday, with Hill briefly tying Reale for the lead at -4. However, both would run into several obstacles later in the round, with Hill posting 71; Perry would record a one-under 69.
52 golfers made the cut at +11, five of them coming from Southern West Virginia. The third round is Thursday on the Meadows course, with golfers returning to the Old White TPC Friday for the final round.
Top golfers overall after second round
1. Noah Mullens: -5
T2. Philip Reale: -4
T2. Mitch Hoffman: -4
4. Alex Easthom: -3
T5. Three-way tie: -1
Area golfers who made the cut
Landon Perry (Shady Spring), Jackson Hill (Daniels), Todd Duncan (Daniels), Chris Daniels (Beckley), Justin Estep (Grassy Meadows)