Harpers Ferry’s David Bradshaw won his seventh West Virginia Open title last week, shooting 11-under-par for the championship. With his victory, the pro will receive a $6,000 cut of the $30,000 purse. Bradshaw last won the Open when it was hosted by The Pines Country Club in 2011.
Amateur golfer Sam O’Dell made quite a run, moving up the ladder to finish second on the par-72, 6,895-yard course. The 2013 WV Mid-Amateur Champion shot 5-under-par on the final day to bump himself up to a runner-up and low amateur finish.
During the final round, Bradshaw shot 67, with one eagle, four birdies and just one bogey (on hole number five). He made just three bogeys the entire week.
Vienna’s Scott Bibbee, who was in the next-to-last pairing group on the final day, won the Low Senior award.
Winston Canada, a former Oak Hill High golfer who lives in Beckley, registered a three-day total of 79-73-78—230.
For more information on the 2013 West Virginia Open, including complete results, course statistics, hole-by-hole scores and more, visit www.wvga.org.
The 2013 The First Tee of WV Greenbrier Classic Luncheon will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 11:45 a.m. at The Greenbrier. Tables are $1,000, which includes eight seats at the luncheon and two weekly badges for The 2013 Greenbrier Classic.
Call The First Tee of WV at 304-550-8547 for reservations.
This summer, free golf lessons are being offered at Hawks Nest Golf Course near Gauley Bridge.
Children ages 7 to 12 are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Children ages 13 to 17 are taught on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sign up at the golf course or via phone at 304-632-1361.
Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost.
The Concord University women’s basketball program will host the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16.
The camp is under the direction of Concord University head women’s basketball coach Kenny Osborne, who was the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012. For more information about the camps, contact Osborne by phone at 304-384-5344 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The popular instructional camp for girls ages 8-18 costs $200 for residential campers and $170 for commuters, which includes meals.
Concord University men’s basketball head coach Kent McBride has announced plans to hold an instructional basketball camp for boys ages 8-18 July 17-20 at the Carter Center.
The camp will feature thorough instruction on the fundamentals of basketball as well as team play (up to eight players on a team) according to age and individual experience level.
Attendees will have the option to stay in the Concord University dorms or commute to and from the camp each day.
Cost of the camp is $220 for resident campers, which covers camp fees, all meals and the cost of their room. A camper planning to stay overnight should bring casual summer clothes, swim wear, complete practice outfits, socks, tennis shoes, towels, toiletries, pillow, linens for a twin bed, a blanket and spending money.
Those wishing to commute will pay $180. The price includes camp costs as well as meal tickets for lunch and dinner.
Campers should plan to arrive on the first day of camp at noon. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Carter Center between 12 and 1 p.m. The first session will begin at 2 p.m.
For questions or to secure a registration form, contact McBride by phone (304-384-5330) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A state record skipjack was caught by Zachary Hankins of Chesapeake, Ohio on May 7. Hankins caught the 19.21-inch, 2.64-pound fish on a crappie jig while fishing from a boat below the R.C. Byrd Lock and Dam tailwater on the Ohio River in Mason County.
Hankins’ skipjack establishes a West Virginia record for length and weight, exceeding the 19.1-inch skipjack that Howard Neal Craig caught last year on the Ohio River. The record also exceeded a 2.61-pound fish caught by Steve Skeens from the Kanawha River in 2002.
Anglers who believe that they have caught a state record fish should check the record listing in the 2013 fishing regulations brochure. The brochure also outlines the procedure to follow for reporting their catch. This information also is available online at www.wvdnr.gov.