Morgantown's Christopher Eckhardt shot a 3-under-par 69 to earn the low round of the day and a spot in the West Virginia Amateur as the tournament's last qualifier was held Monday at Bridgeport Country Club.
Fourteen players qualified on Monday to round out the 100-player field.
Other qualifiers from Bridgeport were Michael Stewart, Clarksburg (70); Pete Kurelac III, Moundsville (73); Adam Dyer, Mount Clare (74); Caleb Lee, Worthington (74); Joshua Arbaugh, Morgantown (75); Tyler Hartzell, Fairmont (75); Doug Kirkpatrick, Grafton (76); Jeff Estep, Bridgeport (76); Stephen Gretchen, McMechen (76) Josef Dransfeld, Huntington (76); Rico Simonetti, Wheeling (77); Trenton McPherson, Morgantown (77); and Tannor Carroll, Wellsburg (88).
Wheeling's Cole Hand will serve as the first alternate and Travis Woodford of Glenville as the second. (For results, see Page 2B.)
Other players of the year were Spencer's Alston Spears (17-18), Martinsburg's Sam Romine (15-16), Vienna's Lauryn Davidson (girls 15-18) and Vienna's Whitney Milhoun (girls 10-14). (For results, see Page 2B.)
MARSHALL BASKETBALL: Eight new teams highlight Marshall's upcoming Conference USA men's basketball schedule, which was released Monday.
The Thundering Herd will open the league portion of the 2013-14 schedule with a trip to the University of Texas-San Antonio on Jan. 9. Marshall will play at UTEP on Jan. 11 as the conference introduces a new Thursday-Saturday format for easier travel.
Marshall opens C-USA play at home against North Texas on Jan. 16. The other league newcomers the Herd will face are Louisiana Tech (away, Jan. 25), Florida International (home, Jan. 30), Florida Atlantic (home, Feb. 1), Charlotte (away, Feb. 15), Middle Tennessee (home, Feb. 22) and Old Dominion (away, Feb. 27).
YOUTH BASKETALL: The West Virginia Rising Stars, a boys AAU 14-and-under basketball team based in Charleston, captured the Big Shots Richmond East Coast Duel Gold Division championship Monday in Richmond, Va.
West Virginia Rising Stars edged River City Reign of Virginia 59-57 in the title game. West Virginia downed the Virginia Hustle 52-40 in the semifinals earlier Monday.