Six-time West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw and Barboursville amateur Bruce Wetherholt both fell short Monday in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.Bradshaw, playing in Daly City, Calif., shot a 2-under 142, which was not going to make the top seven who qualified in the 130-man field. Wetherholt shot a 5-over 145 at Springfield, Ohio, in a sectional that qualified two out of 44.nn
MINNICH HONORED: Shepherd first baseman Nathan Minnich was selected as the winner of the Tino Martinez Award as the most outstanding player in Division II college baseball.
Minnich, who was a Tino Martinez Award finalist last season and finished eighth in the voting, was a runaway winner this season. He received the first place vote on over half of the ballots cast and captured the Internet fan vote.nn
W.VA. OPEN: Pete Kurelac III led the West Virginia Open qualifer at Moundsville Country Club, shooting a 76.Marshall Hone and Travis Hamrick also qualified, shooting 79 and winning a three-man playoff for two spots.Calvin Dearborn, the odd man out, will be the first alternate, while Benjamin Hernly is the second alternate. The Open is scheduled June 20-22 at Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville.nn
JUNIOR GOLF: The Top Flite Junior Tour resumed at Bridgeport Country Club Monday, where Adam Jeffries of St. Clairsville, Ohio, had the low round of the day. The golfer also won the 17-18 year-old age division with his score of 74. Elizabeth's Adeena Shears won the girls division with a round of 84.Playoffs were needed in each of the age divisions. In the 12 & under group as Wellsburg's Michael Spitak defeated Huntington's Andy Michael, while Charleston's Harrison Basile defeated l in one hole. In the 13-14 year-old division Buckhannon's Christian McKisic.Morgantown's Cale Wheeler won the 15-16 year-old division after his playoff against Wheeling's Cole Hand. In the playoff for second place in the 17-18 year old division, Hurricane's Logan Williams defeated Corey Arthur after two holes.nn
HALL OF FAME GOLF: The West Virginia Sports Museum and Hall of Fame will host a golf outing June 15 at Little Creek Golf Course. For more information, contact Gerald Burgy at 304-610-3547.
YOUTH FOOTBALL: The Chemical Valley Youth Football League is gearing up for tregistration over the next two months. League play is open to boys and girls, ages 5-12. Players are encouraged to sign up in the area in which they reside. For more information, contact Paul Gilmer at (304) 389-1982.nn
OFF-ROAD JAMBOREE: The 3rd annual Thrills in the Hills off-road jamboree will be held June 15-17 at Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park in Sophia. For more information, call 877-683-9240.