Brian Anania of Hurricane birdied the final hole of a 12-hole playoff at Williams Country Club in Weirton Monday to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Anania, a junior with the Marshall men's golf team, shot rounds of 69-69 to force the playoff. The U.S. Amateur will be held Aug, 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
Jay Woodward of Bridgeport also qualified for the amateur championship at the Pete Dye Golf Club in a four-hole playoff last weekend.
LOCAL GOLF: The last of six West Virginia Amateur qualifiers was completed Monday today at Parkersburg Country Club, where Triadelphia's Larry Vallar was the medalist with a 74.
Eleven other players qualified for the Amateur, including Carl Childers, Mike Lewis, Michael Koreski, Michael DeMarco, John Monroe, Brian Lamp, John Fanta, Matthew Moore, Alex Schreckengost, Chris Barlament and Cole Waybright.
The first alternate is Cole Hand of Wheeling and Trae Sprague of Parkersburg is the second alternate.
The West Virginia Amateur will be held July 30-Aug. 2 at The Greenbrier.
Rainel Lansang shot a 79 to claim the 13-14 division while Christian Casingal, Craig Buckhannan and Tyler Collett each shot a 72 to tie in the 15-16 division. Chris Williams posted a 3-under 69 to win the 17-18 group.
Bill Butcher Jr. of Falling Waters and Jim Carpenter of Martinsburg tied with a 73 in the Silver Division, with Butcher winning in a card-off. Beckley's Ira Lee took first in the Gold Division with a 75.
The Senior Series will remain in the Eastern Panhandle this week, continuing today at Cacapon State Park.
Craig Berner and Bill Farrell, both of Edgewood, finished tied for 22nd (74) and tied for 27th (75), respectively. Barry Evans of Berry Hills shot a 75 for a 27th-place finish. Jonathan Clark of Sleepy Hollow finished 31st (76).