Area roundup: 14 qualify for State Open at Edgewood

KENNY KEMP | Gazette
Jonathan Bartlett puts on the 14th green at the West Virginia Open qualifier Monday at Edgewood.

Charleston golfers Jonathan Bartlett, Will Johnson and Carl Roncaglione each shot a 73 to lead the field in a qualifying round for the West Virginia Open Monday at Edgewood Country Club.

Eleven other players from the field of 64 entrants also qualified for the 81st State Open, scheduled for July 21-25 at Glade Springs Resort: Charleston’s Brian Myers, Wheeling’s Dylan Wojcik and Washington’s Trent McCutcheon, who each shot 74; Huntington’s Caleb Copley and Charleston’s Todd Branham and Harry Basile (75); Charleston’s Kris Webster, Huntington’s Cam Roam and Madison’s Sterling Chafin (76); and Red House’s George Hamrick and Hurricane’s James Snavley (77).

The final two qualifiers will be held today at Glade Springs and Wednesday at Moundsville Country Club.

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JUNIOR TOUR: Colin Bowles of Oceana shot a 69 and captured the low round of the day along with the title in the 13-14 age division in the Callaway Junior Tour stop Monday at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington.

Sammy White of Hurricane won the 12-and-under division (79) and Isabel Vance captured the 10-14 girls title (92). In the 15-16 age division, Kyle Wensel of Wheeling won with an even-par 71 and Samuel Corns won the 17-18 group with a score of 75. Lizzy Douglas of Wheeling won the 15-18 girls division with an 87.

GREENBRIER TENNIS: Ryan Harrison will replace Tommy Haas, who has had to withdraw due to a recent shoulder injury, in the roster for the third annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic Sept. 20-21.

The event will feature Tennis Hall of Fame legends Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, who will compete for their third straight year, alongside Harrison and U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick in their inaugural matches at The Greenbrier Tennis Center.

Singles matches pitting Sampras vs. McEnroe and Harrison vs. Roddick will be played Sept. 20, then a doubles match (Sampras and McEnroe vs. Harrison and Roddick).

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TENNIS CARNIVAL: The Charleston Area Tennis Association will be holding a 10-and-under tennis carnival beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the club.

There will be face painting, ball art and plenty of tennis, all free to the public.

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