White Sulphur Springs, WV (WOAY) – The 100th West Virginia Amateur Championship was always going to be historic, and Friday’s final round proved to be one that will be remembered for a long time.
Four different golfers had the solo lead on the Meadows Course, and three would advance to a three-hole playoff after finishing -2 for the championship.
In the playoff, Mason Williams made the only birdie on #17 to win the title, as Philip Reale and Woody Woodward finished tied for second. Williams, a Bridgeport native who will begin his sophomore year at Georgia Southern this fall, has qualified for this year’s edition of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.
Among area golfers, Patrick Smith of Beckley finished tied for 10th at +9; the Wyoming East graduate qualifies for next year’s Amateur. Todd Duncan of Daniels finished tied for 13th, sharing low junior honors with Charles Town’s Christian Boyd. Four area golfers – Nick Dent, Brett Laxton, Jeff McGraw, and Landon Perry – also finished in the top 25.