Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 10, 2014

McGraw in contention at WV Amateur

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Princeton golfer Jeff McGraw, a Bluefield State alumnus, was four strokes back of leader Woody Woodward on Tuesday after the first round of the 95th West Virginia Amateur Championship on the Meadows Course at The Greenbrier Resort.

McGraw’s 71 was good for a four-way tie for eighth place.

Evan Muscari, a Concord graduate, was one shot further back at 72. Evan Smith of Bluefield had a 76, Princeton’s Patrick Terry was at 81, and Matt Mann of Peterstown at 82.

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Woody Woodward shot a 3-under-par 67 Tuesday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the West Virginia Amateur.

The Bridgeport native had seven birdies and four bogeys on The Meadows course at The Greenbrier resort.

Woodward, who will be a sophomore on the Wake Forest golf team in the fall, finished tied for second in last year’s state Amateur and was eighth in the West Virginia Open.

Madison’s Harry Howell was in second place after shooting a 2-under 68. Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny was another stroke back at 1 under and four golfers were at even par.

Thirteen-time winner Pat Carter is among a group of golfers at 1-over 71. Defending champion Sam O’Dell of Hurricane shot 73, including a pair of double bogeys.

Vienna’s Alan Cooke shot 68 but was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. He signed for a par when he actually had a bogey on the final hole.

Wednesday’s second round will be played on the par-70 Old White TPC Course.

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