Obecny leads after WV Open second round

DANIELS, WV (WOAY) – Thaddeus Obecny II is the 36-hole leader of the 2020 West Virginia Open, taking a three-shot lead into the final round at the Resort at Glade Springs.

The Wheeling native is the only golfer to post subpar rounds both Tuesday and Wednesday, recording a two-under 70 in the second round to complement his opening-round 71. Wednesday’s round included an eagle on the par-5 12th hole.

Obecny was one of multiple players to have the solo lead Wednesday; 18-hole leader Kenneth Hess would post 75 to move back to even par. Christian Brand, who started on the back nine, was bogey-free until his 12th hole of the day, followed by a 9 on the par-4 4th hole; he is tied for seventh at +2. Four-time defending champion David Bradshaw shot 73 and is seven strokes behind Obecny at +4.

Among area golfers, Shady Spring’s Landon Perry is tied for seventh after an even round of 72 keeps him at +2 overall. Daniels’ Todd Duncan, who won the WV Junior Match Play last week, is tied for 21st at +5.

64 golfers made the cut (+12) to play in the final round Thursday, including eight southern West Virginia natives. Also qualifying is Concord University senior Noah Clark, a native of Pearisburg, Virginia.

Tee times for Thursday’s final round begin at 7:45 AM on the Cobb course’s first tee. Obecny, Hess, and reigning WV Amateur champion Mason Williams will be in the final group at 11:10 AM.

Top golfers overall after second round

1. Thaddeus Obecny II: -3 (71-70)
T2. Mason Williams: Even (72-72)
T2. Kenneth Hess: Even (69-75)
T2. Cole Moore: Even (72-72)
T2. Nick Fleming: Even (71-73)

Area golfers who made the cut

Landon Perry (Shady Spring), Todd Duncan (Daniels), Patrick Smith (Beckley), Jackson Hill (Daniels), Billy Winters (Lewisburg), Chris Daniels (Beckley), Isaiah Zaccheo (Beckley), Brett Laxton (Pineville)