Nine more golfers qualified for the 94th West Virginia Amateur on Wednesday at Lewisburg Elks Country Club. Anderson's Josh Boswell was the medalist, firing a 3-under-par 67. Thomas Knight II of Lewisburg finished in second with a 1-under-par 69.Thirteen-year-old Colin Bowles from Oceana was among the other seven players who qualified with an even-par 70. Green Bank's Chad Baldwin, Peterstown's Matt Mann, Marlinton's Chuck Workman, Kermit's Davey Jude and Lewisburg's Justin Windon and Patrick Guills rounded out the list of qualifiers.Logan Kaptis from Caldwell and Steven Nutter from Webster Springs qualified as alternates at 1 over par.The next qualifier will be today at Grandview Golf Club in Beckley, followed by Bridgeport Country Club Monday. The State Amateur will be played at The Greenbrier Resort's Old White TPC and Greenbrier courses Aug. 5-8.
AREA GOLF: Eight of the state's top junior golfers will represent West Virginia at today's Mid-Atlantic Junior Invitational at Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville.The event pits junior golfers from West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland against one another. The West Virginia team consists of Scott Depot's Chris Williams, Buffalo's Cory Hoshor, Charleston's Christian Casingal and Kris Webster, Wheeling's Cole Hand, Mineral Wells' Alex Schreckengost, Poca's Grant Humphrey and Spencer's Cam Moore. West Virginia Golf Association executive committee member Kirk Waldeck will represent the team as its captain.
Huntington's Ian Patrick defeated Mason's Trent Roush in a card-off to win low round of the day at Wednesday's Wendy's Amateur Tour event at Sandy Brae Golf Course. Patrick and Roush both fired a 3-under-par 68 while Fairmont's Jess Ferrell turned in a 1-under-par 70 to finish in third place.
The lone female, Barboursville's Candy Rollyson, gave the men a challenge, shooting a better score than half the field with an 81.The Wendy's Amateur Tour will take a break for the West Virginia Amateur and resume on Aug. 10 at Riverside Golf Club in Mason.nn
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE: The Mountain East Conference office will be located in Bridgeport, Commissioner Reid Amos and Bridgeport city officials announced Wednesday.The conference office will be located at 600 Marketplace Ave. in Bridgeport, less than half a mile off Exit 124 of Interstate 79.The MEC will begin its inaugural season as the NCAA's 25th Division II conference in September. The all-sports league will sponsor championship competition in 16 men's and women's sports during the 2013-14 academic year.nn
A-B BASKETBALL: Alderson-Broaddus University's men's basketball team added junior forward Alton Tanner to the roster on Wednesday.The 6-foot-8 transfer from Division I University of Missouri-Kansas City played in 16 contests last season, started three games and averaged 13 minutes for the Roos. He tallied a season-high 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting versus Western Illinois.Tanner was the No. 82-ranked recruit in Texas by Rivals.com and No. 8 at his position in Houston out of high school.nn
YOUTH SOFTBALL: The West Virginia Dusters 13-and-under travel team will hold tryouts at noon Aug. 10 at Huntington High School. For more information, call Rick Adkins at 304-544-5195.nn
POWER ADDITION: The West Virginia Power has promoted infielder Jacoby Jones from Jamestown and placed him on the disabled list. Power outfielder Walker Gourley has also been shifted to the infield.