Roundup: Evans wins State Junior Amateur golf title
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston's Will Evans won his first West Virginia Junior Amateur championship Tuesday at Locust Hill Golf Club in Charles Town.
The incoming freshman at Marshall University shot a two-round total of 146 to finish at 2 over par. Finishing one stroke back were Winfield's Chris Williams and Charleston Catholic's Christian Casingal, who both came in at 147. (See results, Page 2B.)
Sam White of Hurricane (167) won the 12-and-under division, while Josef Dransfeld of Huntington won the 13-14 bracket with a 150. Mineral Wells' Alex Schreckengost posted a 151 to win the 15-16 division and Sydney Snodgrass took the girls 15-18 bracket, shooting a 152.
Evans shot a two-round total of 143, tying him with John Abner of Allegheny Country Club. Kevin Shields of The Club at Nevillewood won the event, recording a 6-under-par 138.
Brad Westfall of Tygart Lake Golf Course finished tied for 15th (148) and Jonathan Clark of Sleepy Hollow Golf Club earned a tie for 24th (151).
HERD FOOTBALL: Marshall junior wide receiver Tommy Shuler was named to the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced Tuesday.
Shuler finished the 2012 season snaring 9.17 passes per game, an average that led the nation. His 110 catches set a school record, and Shuler became just the fifth Conference USA student-athlete to record 100-plus single-season catches and the first underclassman to accomplish the feat.
The Biletnikoff Award will be presented live on Dec. 12 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be telecast from 7-9 p.m. on ESPN.
POWER MOVES: West Virginia pitcher Will Kendall has been activated from the disabled list and transferred to Jamestown.
GENO SIGNING: New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be meeting with fans from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Collectibles, Etc., in Cross Lanes. Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling 304-776-0020.