Hurricane's Harold Payne shot an even-par 71 to post the low round of the day and capture the Senior Division for ages 50-59 in the season-opening event of the West Virginia Senior Series at the par-71 Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville.Beckley's Sam Corey won the Silver Division (60-69) at 7 over par while St. Albans' Joe Wotring took the Gold Division (70 and up) with the same score. The Senior Series will remain in the Kanawha Valley at Berry Hills Country Club for its next event April 22.The Edgewood Country Club contingent of Craig Berner, Pat Parker, Todd Branham and Travis McGrath combined for a 136 to finish fourth in the Opening Day Pro-3 Amateur at the par-72 Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.
Berry Hills Country Club won the event with a 122 while Tygart Lake was third (134) and Lakeview Resort fifth (138). Brad Westfall of Tygart Lake tied for third in the professional division, carding a 76, while Aaron Gizzi of Lakeview Resort tied for sixth with an 80.
WVU SPORTS: The West Virginia baseball team plays host to Marshall tonight at 6 at Hawley Field in Morgantown.
The game will be the second of three games against the Thundering Herd this season. The Mountaineers were blanked by the Thundering Herd 8-0 on March 19 at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston.West Virginia women's track runner Jordan Hamric has been named the WVU Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week for her performance at the Stanford Invitational last weekend. Hamric shattered the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placed seventh in section two of the event with a time of 10:17.58. Hamric broke the previous school record of 10:25.93 set by Susan Davis in 2006 by eight seconds.nn
FISHING RODEO: Kanawha County Parks and Recreation will host its annual fishing rodeo for youth ages 3-10 Saturday at Hersher Lake adjacent to the Coonskin Park Family Center. The competition begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call (304) 341-8000.nn
RUNNING WORKSHOP: A beginners trail running workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kanawha State Forest. This two-part trail-running clinic will teach the important aspects of trail running and offer a course preview. Register at active.com or visit wvruncoach.com for more information. The cost is $30 per individual or $60 per family.