Roundup: 14 qualify for State Am at Greenhills
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.
HERD BASEBALL: Marshall baseball coach Jeff Waggoner announced Tuesday the dates and locations for the team's summer showcase sessions.
The sessions are open to any players between the ages of 14 and 18 and will consist of a pro-style workout followed by a game. Participants will have the opportunity to perform in front of the Marshall coaching staff as well as other colleges in the area.
The first session will be held July 31 in Florence, Ky. The showcase will then travel to Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 17, followed by a session Aug. 24. at Bennett Stump Field in Parkersburg. The final session is scheduled for Aug. 25 in Lexington, Ky.
The cost is $55 per entry and checks are to be made out to Jeff Waggoner. To register, complete the registration form found at http://www.herdzone.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/072313aaa.html. For more information, call assistant coach Brian Karlet at 502-767-4829.
AREA WIFFLEBALL: The Huntington Wiffle League will host a five-week fall ball season on Monday nights starting Aug. 26 at Little Creek Park in South Charleston. Games will start at 5:30 p.m. each night and are free to play. Players must be at least 18 years old with both men and women encouraged to participate. For more information, visit www.charlestonwiffle.blogspot.com or the Charleston Wiffle League Facebook page.
YOUTH TRACK & FIELD: The Capital City Striders national qualifying members have begun competing at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
Several Striders warmed up for the championships by competing at the Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational July 19 in Durham, N.C. Charleston's Milika Houston took the gold medal in the girls age 15-16 long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 6 inches while Nate Barham medaled with a fourth-place finish in the boys ages 11-12 400-meter run. Troy Fischer of Roane County finished in sixth in the boys 17-18 800 with a personal-best time of 2:00.60.
The championships began on Monday and will continue through Saturday.