Six-time West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw and Barboursville amateur Bruce Wetherholt both fell short Monday in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Bradshaw, playing in Daly City, Calif., shot a 2-under 142, which was not going to make the top seven who qualified in the 130-man field. Wetherholt shot a 5-over 145 at Springfield, Ohio, in a sectional that qualified two out of 44.
MINNICH HONORED: Shepherd first baseman Nathan Minnich was selected as the winner of the Tino Martinez Award as the most outstanding player in Division II college baseball.
Minnich, who was a Tino Martinez Award finalist last season and finished eighth in the voting, was a runaway winner this season. He received the first place vote on over half of the ballots cast and captured the Internet fan vote.
W.VA. OPEN: Pete Kurelac III led the West Virginia Open qualifer at Moundsville Country Club, shooting a 76.
Marshall Hone and Travis Hamrick also qualified, shooting 79 and winning a three-man playoff for two spots.
Calvin Dearborn, the odd man out, will be the first alternate, while Benjamin Hernly is the second alternate. The Open is scheduled June 20-22 at Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville.