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Roundup: Barry Evans wins West Virginia Senior Open in playoff

By From staff reports

Barry Evans shot the best round of the day, a 2-under-par 69, to win the West Virginia Senior Open in a three-hole playoff Thursday at the Pines Country Club in Morgantown.

Evans, the Berry Hills Country Club head professional, shot a 76 in the opening round but came on the strong in the final round, ending the tournament with a 3 over par.

In the playoff, Evans sank a par putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Scott Davis of Hurricane and Ty Roush of Mason. Martinsburg’s Jim Carpenter won the Silver Division and Leo Galang of Mineral Wells won the Gold Division.

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AREA TENNIS: Patrick Donaghey of Elkview was named the United States Tennis Assocation/Midwest Section Wheelchair Performance Award winner.

The award recognizes a volunteer, wheelchair player, tennis professional or coach who has made outstanding contributions and has demonstrated excellence in the sport of wheelchair tennis. Donaghey, a volunteer at the Charleston Family YMCA, finished third in the nation in the Men’s A Division Doubles in 2016.

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WVU RIFLE: Mountaineer All-Americans Ginny Thrasher and Milica Babic will compete for the United States and Serbia, respectively, at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Munich starting Friday at the Olympic Shooting Range in Hochbruck, Germany.

More than 750 athletes will complete at the five-day competition. The WVU standouts will compete Friday in the women’s 10m air rifle qualification and final and on Monday om the women’s 3 positions qualification and final.

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WVU VOLLEYBALL: The Mountaineers played the Croatian national team and gave them a test before dropping a 3-1 match by scores of 14-25, 20-25, 25-11 and 21-25 at the Dras Center in Maribor, Slovenia.

Gianna Gotterba had a team-best 20 digs for WVU, which will play the Australian national team Friday.

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MARSHALL TRACK: The Herd will send three members of its team to the NCAA East Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Alexis Montes, Heidi Heiniger, and Antonique Butler will represent Marshall at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, May 25.

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YOUTH GOLF: Registration for the First Tee of West Virginia for youth golfers ages 5-18 will begin on Monday. Divisions include Little General Juniors (ages 5-7), PLAYer (ages 8 and up), Par (ages 9 and up) and Birdie (ages 11 and up) at the Brier Patch Golf Links, Coonskin Park, Locust Hill Golf Course and White Oak Country Club. For more information, contact Ashley Hamilton at or 304-391-5000, extension 205.

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YOUTH AND ADULT SPORTS: Registration is ongoing for youth summer camps and Corporate Cup at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley. For more information, contact Chris Wade at or 304-340-3527, extension 1152.

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