O'Dell Leads WV Amateur Golf Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sam O’Dell now has a special place in West Virginia golf’s history books, as he won the 94th West Virginia Amateur Championship today. The Hurricane native went 68-66-69-76 to win the Championship at 5-under-par.

After the first round concluded, it was evident O’Dell was out to claim the victory, shooting a 68 on the Old White TPC’s par 70 course. He was the only player to post an under-par score that day. As the field moved to The Greenbrier’s Greenbrier course for the second round, he scored two strokes better than the day before. Staying on the Greenbrier course the third day, he shot 3-under 69. For his final round today, he slacked off a bit, posting a 4-over-par score, but was still able to seal the Championship by six strokes. O’Dell defeated Fairmont’s Woody Woodward and Hurricane’s Brian Anania, who tied for second at 1-over-par 285.

Earlier in the week, three-time Champion, Tim Fisher was disqualified from the Championship under rule 15-3, playing a wrong ball. This was the first event Fisher had played in since his three-year suspension in 2010.

Five-time Champion, Harold Payne, picked up the low senior award, nabbing two-time Champion, Steve Fox by one. Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny won the low junior award.

Next year, the West Virginia Amateur will move up a couple months to June 2-5, 2014.

WV Amateur Final Leaderboard

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane, W.Va. - 68-66-69-76--279
Woody Woodward, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 73-75-70-67--285
Brian Anania, Hurricane, W.Va. - 73-72-70-70--285
David Dent, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. - 73-71-69-74--287
Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling, W.Va. - 70-71-76-72--289
Alan Cooke, Vienna, W.Va. - 71-67-74-78--290
Bosten Miller, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-79-67-73--292
Philip Reale II, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-75-73-72--293
Harold Howell, Madison, W.Va. - 76-70-71-76--293
Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon, W.Va. - 71-74-77-73--295
Ian Patrick, Huntington, W.Va. - 73-81-67-77--298
Jess Ferrell, Fairmont, W.Va. - 73-73-73-79--298
Will Evans, Charleston, W.Va. - 74-75-73-77--299
Trent Roush, Mason, W.Va. - 74-74-75-77--300
Davey Jude, Kermit, W.Va. - 75-78-75-73--301
Bryan Myers, Wheeling, W.Va. - 76-77-74-74--301
Josh Boswell, Alderson, W.Va. - 72-78-76-75--301
Harold Payne, Hurricane, W.Va. - 73-79-74-76--302
Thomas Knight, II, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 80-75-71-76--302
Christopher Eckhardt, Morgantown, W.Va. - 74-75-77-76--302
Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek, West Virgi - 78-71-77-76--302
Todd Branham, Charleston, W.Va. - 76-78-77-72--303
Thomas Frazier, Huntington, W.Va. - 79-76-74-74--303
Steve Fox, Huntington, W.Va. - 77-76-76-74--303
Camden Moore, Spencer, W.Va. - 79-70-75-80--304
Will Johnson, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-80-82-70--305
Eric Wirth, Morgantown, W.Va. - 81-73-72-79--305
Jeff Bryant, St Albans, W.Va. - 73-82-73-78--306
Duke Erwin, Hurricane, W.Va. - 76-69-81-80--306
Joshua Arbaugh *, Morgantown, W.Va. - 80-75-79-73--307
Ryan Mumaw, Charles Town, W.Va. - 72-79-76-80--307
Chris Williams, Scott Depot, W.Va. - 77-73-75-82--307
Michael DeMarco, Charleston, W.Va. - 75-77-77-79--308
Jeff Harper, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 72-76-81-80--309
Aaron Boggs, Madison, W.Va. - 73-78-85-74--310
John Duty Sr., Hurricane, W.Va. - 74-79-80-77--310
Rico Simonetti, Wheeling, West Virgi - 76-77-82-77--312
Matthew Moore, Elizabeth, W.Va. - 77-78-76-81--312
Mark Pinti, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 73-80-77-83--313
Aaron Barna, Hurricane, W.Va. - 75-80-78-81--314
Jason King, New Haven, W.Va. - 78-76-81-83--318
Michael Stewart, Clarksburg, W.Va. - 78-75-77-88--318
Aaron Persily, Charleston, W.Va. - 80-74-83-85--322

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Sam O’Dell is out to win the 2013 WV Amateur Championship.

This year looks like it’s turning out to be O’Dell’s best; first winning the WV Mid-Amateur earlier this year, a runner-up and low amateur performance at the WV Open, and now he sits a 8-under-par for the Amateur.

The Hurricane dentist was the only player during yesterday’s round to shoot an under-par score on The Greenbrier’s Old White TPC. As the contestants moved on to the resort’s Greenbrier course today, O’Dell set his sights on shooting a 65, just missing it by one with a 66.

Vienna’s Alan Cooke made a leap to second today, after shooting 5-under 67 on the course. The junior golfer made one eagle on a par five, 475-yard hole, as well as six birdies and three bogies. Cooke sits four strokes back from O’Dell for the third round, which will remain on the Greenbrier course.

Also a junior golfer, Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny, II is the only other player who is under par for the tournament and is also in the top three.

WV Golf Hall of Fame member and five-time Champion, Harold Payne, is currently low senior, shooting a 73 yesterday and a 79 for today’s round.

Following today’s round, the field will be cut to the low 40 and ties, which will be scores of 155 and lower.

Round Two Leaderboard

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane, W.Va. - 68-66--134
Alan Cooke, Vienna, W.Va. - 71-67--138
Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling, W.Va. - 70-71--141
David Dent, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. - 73-71--144
Duke Erwin, Hurricane, W.Va. - 76-69--145
Brian Anania, Hurricane, W.Va. - 73-72--145
Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon, W.Va. - 71-74--145
Harold Howell, Madison, W.Va. - 76-70--146
Jess Ferrell, Fairmont, W.Va. - 73-73--146
Trent Roush, Mason, W.Va. - 74-74--148
Woody Woodward, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 73-75--148
Philip Reale II, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-75--148
Jeff Harper, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 72-76--148
Camden Moore, Spencer, W.Va. - 79-70--149
Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek, West Virgi - 78-71--149
Will Evans, Charleston, W.Va. - 74-75--149
Christopher Eckhardt, Morgantown, W.Va. - 74-75--149
Chris Williams, Scott Depot, W.Va. - 77-73--150
Josh Boswell, Alderson, W.Va. - 72-78--150
Aaron Boggs, Madison, W.Va. - 73-78--151
Ryan Mumaw, Charles Town, W.Va. - 72-79--151
Michael DeMarco, Charleston, W.Va. - 75-77--152
Bosten Miller, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-79--152
Harold Payne, Hurricane, W.Va. - 73-79--152
Michael Stewart, Clarksburg, W.Va. - 78-75--153
Steve Fox, Huntington, W.Va. - 77-76--153
Rico Simonetti, Wheeling, West Virgi - 76-77--153
Bryan Myers, Wheeling, W.Va. - 76-77--153
Davey Jude, Kermit, W.Va. - 75-78--153
John Duty Sr., Hurricane, W.Va. - 74-79--153
Will Johnson, Charleston, W.Va. - 73-80--153
Mark Pinti, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 73-80--153
Eric Wirth, Morgantown, W.Va. - 81-73--154
Aaron Persily, Charleston, W.Va. - 80-74--154
Jason King, New Haven, W.Va. - 78-76--154
Todd Branham, Charleston, W.Va. - 76-78--154
Ian Patrick, Huntington, W.Va. - 73-81--154
Thomas Knight, II, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 80-75--155
Joshua Arbaugh *, Morgantown, W.Va. - 80-75--155
Thomas Frazier, Huntington, W.Va. - 79-76--155
Matthew Moore, Elizabeth, W.Va. - 77-78--155
Aaron Barna, Hurricane, W.Va. - 75-80--155
Jeff Bryant, St Albans, W.Va. - 73-82--155
Matt Stollings, Chapmanville, W.Va. - 81-75--156
Bobby Jones, Charles Town, W.Va. - 79-77--156
Brandon S Tinney, Hurricane, W.Va. - 79-77--156
Derek Brooks, Mullens, W.Va. - 78-78--156
Sterling Chafin, Madison, West Virgi - 78-78--156
John Kingora, Morgantown, W.Va. - 77-79--156
Joey Seabright, Wheeling, W.Va. - 76-80--156
Justin Windon, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 74-82--156
Michael Koreski, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 81-76--157
Winston Canada, Beckley, W.Va. - 78-79--157
Pete Kurelac III, Moundsville, W.Va. - 76-81--157
Chris Barlament, Vienna, W.Va. - 71-86--157
Joshua Wolfe, Elkview, W.Va. - 81-77--158
Trenton McPherson, Morgantown, West Virgi - 80-78--158
Steve Jackson, Williamstown, W.Va. - 79-79--158
Caleb Lee, Worthington, W.Va. - 78-80--158
Zachary Baldwin, Barboursville, W.Va. - 77-81--158
Austin Root, Williamstown, W.Va. - 85-74--159
Timothy Tedrick, Parkersburg, Va. - 81-78--159
Josef Dransfeld, Huntington, W.Va. - 80-79--159
Brandon Waters, Summersville, W.Va. - 77-82--159
Cory Hoshor, Buffalo, W.Va. - 76-83--159
Adam Dyer, Mt. Clare, W.Va. - 75-84--159
Chad Baldwin, Green Bank, W.Va. - 80-80--160
Patrick Guills, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 83-78--161
Chuck Workman, Marlinton, W.Va. - 83-78--161
Timothy Boggs, Beckley, W.Va. - 80-81--161
Jeff Estep, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 78-83--161
Matt Mann, Peterstown, W.Va. - 88-74--162
Alex Schreckengost, Mineral Wells , W.Va. - 80-82--162
Phillip Shrewsbury, Peterstown, W.Va. - 79-83--162
Joshua Arbaugh, Fisher, W.Va. - 77-85--162
Doug Wallace, Hurricane, W.Va. - 81-82--163
Roddy Stieger, Charleston, W.Va. - 80-83--163
John Fanta, Vienna, West Virgi - 77-86--163
Mike Keiffer, Scott Depot, W.Va. - 85-79--164
Chuck Henderson, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 81-83--164
James Scott, Beckley, W.Va. - 81-83--164
John Winkler, Daniels, W.Va. - 80-86--166
Wyatt Burgess, Hurricane, W.Va. - 80-86--166
Ike Judy, Lindside, W.Va. - 83-84--167
Doug Kirkpatrick, Grafton, W.Va. - 83-84--167
Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill, W.Va. - 81-86--167
Stephen Gretchen, Mcmechen, W.Va. - 79-88--167
Randy Rogers, Vienna, W.Va. - 77-90--167
Tyler Hartzell, Fairmont, W.Va. - 87-81--168
Colin Bowles, Oceana, W.Va. - 88-80--168
Tyler Cardenas, Vienna, W.Va. - 86-82--168
Thomas Motes, Ripley, W.Va. - 87-82--169
Dexter Hughes, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 78-91--169
Tanner Carroll, Wellsburg , W.Va. - 92-78--170
Landon Perry, Shady Spring, W.Va. - 82-88--170
Tom Spriggs, Cross Lanes, W.Va. - 89-82--171
David Corbin, Cross Lanes, W.Va. - 86-89--175
Jason Goad, Barboursville, West Virgi - 87-95--182
Ronald Waybright, Ripley, W.Va. - 103-97--200
Jay Woodward, Fairmont, W.Va. - 79-WD--WD

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(AP) - Hurricane's Sam O'Dell shot a 2-under-par 68 for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the West Virginia Amateur.

O'Dell made seven birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey at the Old White TPC Course in White Sulphur Springs. O'Dell finished second at the West Virginia Open in June.

Wheeling's Thadd Obecny shot even-par 70 on Monday and is alone in second place. Three others, including Vienna's Chris Barlament and Alan Cooke, are a stroke back at 1-over.

Parkersburg's Jeff Harper is in a group tied another shot back.

Attention on the tournament also is on who's not playing.

Defending champion Pat Carter isn't competing this year due to a family commitment.

And three-time champion Tim Fisher was disqualified Monday for playing the wrong ball on the 12th hole. Fisher was returning from a three-year suspension from West Virginia Golf Association events.

The tournament concludes Thursday.

WV Amateur Leaderboard

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane, W.Va. - 33-35--68
Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling, W.Va. - 34-36--70
Chris Barlament, Vienna, W.Va. - 35-36--71
Alan Cooke, Vienna, W.Va. - 36-35--71
Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon, W.Va. - 34-37--71
Ryan Mumaw, Charles Town, W.Va. - 36-36--72
Josh Boswell, Alderson, W.Va. - 38-34--72
Jeff Harper, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 36-36--72
Harold Payne, Hurricane, W.Va. - 37-36--73
Ian Patrick, Huntington, W.Va. - 36-37--73
Philip Reale II, Charleston, W.Va. - 37-36--73
Jeff Bryant, St Albans, W.Va. - 37-36--73
David Dent, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. - 36-37--73
Mark Pinti, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 37-36--73
Jess Ferrell, Fairmont, W.Va. - 37-36--73
Woody Woodward, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 35-38--73
Brian Anania, Hurricane, W.Va. - 34-39--73
Bosten Miller, Charleston, W.Va. - 35-38--73
Aaron Boggs, Madison, W.Va. - 37-36--73
Will Johnson, Charleston, W.Va. - 36-37--73
Christopher Eckhardt, Morgantown, W.Va. - 38-36--74
John Duty Sr., Hurricane, W.Va. - 36-38--74
Trent Roush, Mason, W.Va. - 37-37--74
Will Evans, Charleston, W.Va. - 37-37--74
Justin Windon, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 37-37--74
Davey Jude, Kermit, W.Va. - 38-37--75
Michael DeMarco, Charleston, W.Va. - 36-39--75
Aaron Barna, Hurricane, W.Va. - 40-35--75
Adam Dyer, Mt. Clare, W.Va. - 38-37--75
Todd Branham, Charleston, W.Va. - 37-39--76
Duke Erwin, Hurricane, W.Va. - 38-38--76
Joey Seabright, Wheeling, W.Va. - 36-40--76
Bryan Myers, Wheeling, W.Va. - 40-36--76
Pete Kurelac III, Moundsville, W.Va. - 40-36--76
Cory Hoshor, Buffalo, W.Va. - 39-37--76
Harold Howell, Madison, W.Va. - 39-37--76
Rico Simonetti, Wheeling, West Virgi - 35-41--76
Zachary Baldwin, Barboursville, W.Va. - 38-39--77
John Kingora, Morgantown, W.Va. - 36-41--77
Chris Williams, Scott Depot, W.Va. - 37-40--77
Joshua Arbaugh, Fisher, W.Va. - 40-37--77
Steve Fox, Huntington, W.Va. - 36-41--77
Matthew Moore, Elizabeth, W.Va. - 38-39--77
John Fanta, Vienna, West Virgi - 39-38--77
Randy Rogers, Vienna, W.Va. - 39-38--77
Brandon Waters, Summersville, W.Va. - 38-39--77
Jeff Estep, Bridgeport, W.Va. - 38-40--78
Sterling Chafin, Madison, West Virgi - 39-39--78
Dexter Hughes, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 39-39--78
Caleb Lee, Worthington, W.Va. - 39-39--78
Winston Canada, Beckley, W.Va. - 41-37--78
Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek, West Virgi - 38-40--78
Derek Brooks, Mullens, W.Va. - 39-39--78
Michael Stewart, Clarksburg, W.Va. - 37-41--78
Jason King, New Haven, W.Va. - 40-38--78
Thomas Frazier, Huntington, W.Va. - 36-43--79
Stephen Gretchen, Mcmechen, W.Va. - 36-43--79
Jay Woodward, Fairmont, W.Va. - 39-40--79
Steve Jackson, Williamstown, W.Va. - 39-40--79
Camden Moore, Spencer, W.Va. - 37-42--79
Bobby Jones, Charles Town, W.Va. - 39-40--79
Phillip Shrewsbury, Peterstown, W.Va. - 34-45--79
Brandon S Tinney, Hurricane, W.Va. - 42-37--79
Roddy Stieger, Charleston, W.Va. - 39-41--80
Wyatt Burgess, Hurricane, W.Va. - 37-43--80
Chad Baldwin, Green Bank, W.Va. - 40-40--80
John Winkler, Daniels, W.Va. - 39-41--80
Timothy Boggs, Beckley, W.Va. - 37-43--80
Joshua Arbaugh *, Morgantown, W.Va. - 38-42--80
Alex Schreckengost, Mineral Wells , W.Va. - 40-40--80
Josef Dransfeld, Huntington, W.Va. - 42-38--80
Trenton McPherson, Morgantown, West Virgi - 36-44--80
Aaron Persily, Charleston, W.Va. - 42-38--80
Thomas Knight, II, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 41-39--80
James Scott, Beckley, W.Va. - 38-43--81
Doug Wallace, Hurricane, W.Va. - 41-40--81
Michael Koreski, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 37-44--81
Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill, W.Va. - 41-40--81
Timothy Tedrick, Parkersburg, Va. - 42-39--81
Chuck Henderson, Parkersburg, W.Va. - 39-42--81
Joshua Wolfe, Elkview, W.Va. - 40-41--81
Matt Stollings, Chapmanville, W.Va. - 41-40--81
Eric Wirth, Morgantown, W.Va. - 39-42--81
Landon Perry, Shady Spring, W.Va. - 42-40--82
Patrick Guills, Lewisburg, W.Va. - 40-43--83
Doug Kirkpatrick, Grafton, W.Va. - 40-43--83
Chuck Workman, Marlinton, W.Va. - 39-44--83
Ike Judy, Lindside, W.Va. - 42-41--83
Austin Root, Williamstown, W.Va. - 42-43--85
Mike Keiffer, Scott Depot, W.Va. - 47-38--85
Tyler Cardenas, Vienna, W.Va. - 40-46--86
David Corbin, Cross Lanes, W.Va. - 41-45--86
Jason Goad, Barboursville, West Virgi - 41-46--87
Tyler Hartzell, Fairmont, W.Va. - 43-44--87
Thomas Motes, Ripley, W.Va. - 41-46--87
Colin Bowles, Oceana, W.Va. - 47-41--88
Matt Mann, Peterstown, W.Va. - 44-44--88
Tom Spriggs, Cross Lanes, W.Va. - 45-44--89
Tanner Carroll, Wellsburg , W.Va. - 40-52--92
Ronald Waybright, Ripley, W.Va. - 51-52--103
Tim Fisher, Sandyville, W.Va. - DQ-DQ--DQ

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