Fourteen players qualified for the West Virginia Amateur at Tuesday's qualifier at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood. Mineral Wells' Alex Schreckengost, a Callaway Junior Tour member, won the tournament after shooting a 2-under-par 70.
Williamstown's Austin Root finished in second with an even-par 72 and Spencer's Camden Moore finished in third at 1 over par. Both Root and Moore are also Callaway Junior Tour members.
Jason King from New Haven and Charleston's Michael DeMarco also turned in 1-over-par 73s. Parkersburg's Dexter Hughes fired a 74 while David Corbin from Cross Lanes and Vienna's John Fanta scored 75s.
Seven players were in a tie at 76 for the final six spots, while Ripley's Derek Lathey moved on to the first alternate spot, which is also the first overall to get into the State Am. Four more players played off for the second alternate position, with Charleston's David Reed, II claiming the spot.
The 94th West Virginia Amateur is slated for Aug. 5-8, where the field will play The Greenbrier's Old White TPC and Greenbrier courses. One-hundred players will play in the tournament. The next qualifier will be played today at Lewisburg Elks Country Club.
YOUTH GOLF: Cole Hand of Wheeling fired a even-par 70 for the low round Tuesday during the Callaway Junior Tour's stop at Moundsville Country Club.
Hand won the 15-16 age division.
Adam Jeffries of St. Clairsville, Ohio, took home the title in 17-18 with a 2-over 72. Kyle Wensel of Wheeling turned in a 2-over 72 to win the 13-14 while Oceana's Caleb Cook took the 12-and-under division with an 80. Lauryn Davidson of Vienna shot a 76 to claim the top spot among girls.
Pete Dye Golf Club hosts the season-ending championship next week. The top 12 in the 12-and-under, the top four in each girls division and the top 24 in the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 divisions in the season-long points standings will compete.