Seventy-three players from 15 high school golf teams hit the fairway today for the Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston.
"It's going to be a really competitive tournament," said George Washington coach B.J. Calabrese. "We've got some strong teams coming and it should make for a fun day."
Teams participating include GW, Capital, Riverside, Hurricane, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Winfield, Parkersburg, Ripley, Cabell Midland, Spring Valley, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and Huntington.
GW and Winfield are favorites to win the team title. The Patriots and Generals faced off last week at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Hurricane and both teams finished with a 160. Even the medalists of the event, Chris Webster of GW and Josh Bumgarner of Winfield, finished tied with a 39.
The MSAC tournament begins at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start.
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia University junior Frances Silva was named the Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week Monday. Silva scored the winning goal as the Mountaineers upset No. 1 Stanford in a women's soccer matchup Sunday at the Penn State Invitational.