Matt Sisson of Sissonville knocks a shot onto the 18th green during a Monday qualifier at Sleepy Hollow for the West Virginia Amateur. Sisson finished with a round of 77 to become one of the qualifiers for State Am, set for July 30-Aug. 2 at The Greenbrier.
Eighteen golfers qualified for the 93rd West Virginia Amateur Monday afternoon at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Hurricane.Vincent Burgess and Grant Humphrey tied for the top spot on the leaderboard after each shot a 1-under-par 71.Josh Holmes finished his round with an even-par 72, followed by Todd Branham (74), Jeff Bryant (74), Larry Hodges (75) and George Hamrick (75).David Bumgarner and Michael Foust tied at 76, while Matthew Sisson, Davey Lawrence and Wyatt Burgess all shot 77.
Eight players who shot 78 were forced into a playoff for six remaining qualifying spots.The six players advancing from the playoff include Brandon Tinney, Samuel Booth, Alex Hambel, Mark Queen, Caleb Copley and Mike Keiffer.Michael George will be first alternate, while Tom Spriggs earned second alternate status.The 93rd West Virginia Amateur will be July 30-August 2 at The Greenbrier.nn
MU SPORTS: Marshall's Aaron Dobson has been selected to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) wide receiver watch list.This is the second preseason honor for Dobson, as Blue Ribbon announced that he was a first-team preseason All-Conference USA pick in late June.Dobson, a senior from Dunbar who tied for second in the league with 12 touchdown catches last season, had 49 receptions for 668 yards in 2011 and was named the Most Valuable Player in the Herd's 20-10 victory over Florida International in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.Two former Marshall softball players, Rachel Folden and Amanda Williams are both playing in the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF) this summer.
Folden, a former four-time All-American at Marshall, is currently batting a team high .409 with four home runs while driving in 10 runs for the Carolina Diamondbacks.Williams is batting .286 this season for the Chicago Bandits, a career high for the former four-year starter for the Herd.nn
YOUTH GOLF: Buffalo's Cory Hoshor dominated Monday's Top Flite Junior Tour event at Guyan Golf & Country Club, shooting a 69 to win the boys low round of the day.Elizabeth's Adeena Shears won the girls low round of the day with a 74.
Oceana's Colin Bowles took first place in the 12 and under division with a 72, while Shears also took first place in the 13-14 division and Hoshor won the 15-16 division.In a three-way playoff in the 17-18 division between Scott Depot's Chris Williams, Kermit's Davey Jude and Charleston's Thomas O'Neil, who all finished at 74, Jude took first.