Fincastle hosts first tournament since 2015

BLUEFIELD, VA (WOAY) – On Saturday, Fincastle teed up its first amateur tournament since 2015.

The course hosted the Pocahontas Amateur from 1970 to 2015, before discontinuing. Now, it’s reborn as the Appalachian Amateur with a field of hungry golfers both young and old.

After shooting a dazzling 63 on Saturday, Huntington’s Cam Roam leads the field at seven under.

The tournament holds sentimental value for many golfers, who grew up playing in the event. Hunter O’Neal, a former collegiate golfer at Milligan University and the son of course general manager John O’Neal, was instrumental in helping bring the tournament back.

“I just love the course and grew up playing it,” said Hunter. “It’s a great tournament, just fun to see the old friends I used to play with and get back and play the course again.”

The final round of the 36-hole event takes place Sunday.