Alex Easthom wins 101st West Virginia Amateur

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WOAY) – There was another rain delay, but weather did not stop the 101st West Virginia Amateur from reaching a dramatic conclusion Friday at the Greenbrier.

Two golfers began the day tied for the lead, with others putting themselves in contention throughout the day. But when all was said and done, a par save from the left bunker secured the win for Ravenswood’s Alex Easthom.

Easthom, who began the day tied for the lead at -3, was even for his final round when the weather delay began shortly before 1:00 PM. Once play resumed, he saved par on the eighth and ninth holes, before recording eagle on #10 and birdie on #11. He would give several shots back but never relinquished the lead, finishing the round with his par save on #18.

Playing alongside Easthom in the final group was Daniels’ Jackson Hill, who would finish even for the week in fifth place, the top area golfer among five who made the cut. Hill was tied for the lead at multiple points throughout the week, and had an up-and-down front nine Friday on Old White TPC, but recovered to shoot one-under on the back nine.

Landon Perry of Shady Spring posted 69, the same score as Wednesday’s second round on Old White. Perry finished tied for 13th, automatically qualifying for next year’s Amateur.

Top five golfers in 2020 WV Amateur

Alex Easthom (Ravenswood): -4 (69-68-70-69)
Mason Williams (Bridgeport): -3 (68-71-73-65)
Chris Williams (Scott Depot): -3 (72-74-66-65)
Pat Carter (Huntington): -2 (70-69-68-71)
Jackson Hill (Daniels): Even (70-71-67-72)