The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 19, 2013

Patrick, Bradshaw take early lead at W.Va. Open


The Associated Press

PARKERSBURG —  Ian Patrick and six-time West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw each shot a 3-under-par 69 to share the first-round lead Wednesday at Parkersburg Country Club.

They have a one-stroke lead over four-time champion Scott Davis, perennial contender Bob Friend and Christopher McGinnis of Waynesburg, Pa.

Bradshaw made three birdies on his first eight holes, then had a birdie and bogey the rest of the round along with eight pars. The mini-tour regular and Eastern Panhandle native is looking for his seventh championship in 10 years. Only Sam Snead with 17 has more Open titles.

Patrick birdied five holes over a nine-hole stretch to move to 4 under before going bogey-birdie-bogey midway through the back nine.

It marked the first time that Patrick had broken par in a round at either the Open or the West Virginia Amateur. The Huntington golfer has never held the lead in either tournament. His best finish was a tie for 13th at the 2011 state Amateur.

Davis' last Open win came in 1998. Friend has never won the tournament. He had seven straight top 10 finishes in the Open before slipping to 22nd last year. Friend is director of golf operations at Morgantown's Pikewood National Golf Club while McGinnis is Pikewood's golf pro.

Hurricane's Sam O'Dell and two-time winner John Ross were two shots back at 1 under. O'Dell won Sunday's prelude to the Open — the Coca-Cola Shootout. That winner has never won the Open in the same year.

South Charleston's Christian Brand, who finished tied for second last year, shot 73.

The field is missing a few of the state's best golfers this week. Absent are defending champion Jonathan Clark, 13-time West Virginia Amateur winner Pat Carter and 2008 Open champion Barry Evans.

Clark and Evans are competing in the PGA Professional National Championship next week in Sunriver, Ore. Carter will undergo eye surgery soon and hopes to return for the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic next month. He earned the Greenbrier exemption after winning the 2012 state Amateur.

It marks the fourth time the Open has been held at Parkersburg Country Club. The last visit was in 1983.

Results from the first round of the West Virginia Open Championship at Parkersburg Country Club (Par 72, 6,895 yards).

David Bradshaw, Harpers Ferry    33-36 — 69

Ian Patrick, Huntington    34-35 — 69

Scott Davis, Hurricane    35-35 — 70

Christopher McGinnis, Waynesburg, Pa.    34-36 — 70

Bob Friend, Pittsburgh, Pa.    34-36 — 70

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane    35-36 — 71

John Ross, Bramwell    36-35 — 71

Kenneth Hess, Parkersburg    35-37 — 72

Philip Reale II, Charleston    36-36 — 72

Scott Bibbee, Vienna    36-36 — 72

Trent Roush, Mason    38-34 — 72

Cole Hand, Wheeling    36-36 — 72

Alan Cooke, Vienna    36-37 — 73

Joey Seabright, Wheeling    38-35 — 73

Christian Brand, Charleston    38-35 — 73

Ken Lacy, Man    34-39 — 73

Jess Ferrell, Fairmont    39-35 — 74

Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon    38-36 — 74

Brad Westfall, Grafton    41-33 — 74

Woody Woodward, Bridgeport    36-38 — 74

Joshua Arbaugh, Morgantown    39-35 — 74

Jim Grimmett, Davin    38-36 — 74

Davey Jude, Kermit    38-36 — 74

Chris Barlament, Vienna    40-34 — 74

Jason Martin, Wheeling     37-37 — 74

Hunter O'Neal, Bluefield, Va    37-37 — 74

Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek    36-39 — 75

Robert Jones, St Albans    36-39 — 75

Carl Roncaglione, Charleston    37-38 — 75

Brian Anania, Hurricane    38-37 — 75

Bosten Miller, Charleston    39-36 — 75

Bryan Myers, Wheeling    38-37 — 75

Rick Ellison, Huntington    36-39 — 75

Michael Foust, Hurricane    36-39 — 75

George Hamrick, Red House    38-38 — 76

Will Johnson, Charleston    38-38 — 76

Pete Kurelac III, Moundsville    36-40 — 76

Jason Robinson, Charles Town    38-38 — 76

Matthew Moore, Elizabeth    39-37 — 76

Will Evans, Charleston    39-37 — 76

Duke Erwin, Charleston    36-40 — 76

Ryan Dean, Morgantown    36-40 — 76

John Kingora, Morgantown    37-39 — 76

Steve Hussey, Washington    37-39 — 76

Kyle Hill, Moundsville    39-37 — 76

Grant Humphrey, Poca    36-41 — 77

Jay Woodward, Fairmont    41-36 — 77

Brian McPherson, Belpre, Ohio     36-41 — 77

Mitch Roush, Mason    39-38 — 77

Joe Gossett, Evans    37-40 — 77

Josh Goodnight, Parkersburg    41-36 — 77

Josh Webb, Washington    38-39 — 77

Steve Thacker, Huntington    38-39 — 77

Aaron Gizzi, Morgantown    41-36 — 77

Chad Baldwin, Green Bank    37-40 — 77

Steve Fox, Huntington    40-37 — 77

Tyler Boulware, Morgantown    38-39 — 77

Alasdair Forsythe, Elkins    37-40 — 77

Zachary Baldwin, Barboursville    40-37 — 77

Chris Williams, Scott Depot    40-38 — 78

Jeff Bryant, St Albans    39-39 — 78

Brandon Tinney, Hurricane    39-39 — 78

Steve Jackson, Williamstown    38-40 — 78

Michael Koreski, Parkersburg    39-39 — 78

Evan Muscari, Pineville    41-37 — 78

Justin Caroli, Stonewood    40-38 — 78

Cory Hoshor, Buffalo    41-37 — 78

Eric Wirth, Morgantown    40-38 — 78

Mike Rogers, Buckhannon    41-37 — 78

Joshua Wolfe, Elkview    39-39 — 78

Todd Branham, Charleston    38-40 — 78

Mike Keiffer, Scott Depot    38-41 — 79

Cale Wheeler, Morgantown    39-40 — 79

Ty Roush, Mason    39-40 — 79

Trent McPherson, Morgantown    39-40 — 79

Tyler D Franklin, Charleston    40-39 — 79

Steve Ross, Huntington    41-38 — 79

Jeff Hutchinson, Charleston    38-41 — 79

Dave Wentz, Charleston    42-37 — 79

Winston Canada, Beckley    37-42 — 79

Kyle Wensel, Wheeling    39-40 — 79

Scott Rowsey, Huntington    39-40 — 79

Steve Superick, Uniontown, Pa.    38-41 — 79

Vince Guice, Parkersburg    41-38 — 79

Harold Payne, Hurricane    41-39 — 80

Adam Sholes, Charleston    36-44 — 80

Tony Dugan, Rutland, Ohio    43-37 — 80

Adam Kaminski, Shady Spring    43-37 — 80

Austin Davis, Vienna    41-39 — 80

Travis Mcgrath, Cross Lanes    38-42 — 80

Phillip Butcher, Chesapeake, Ohio    40-40 — 80

Thad Tofaute, Parkersburg    39-41 — 80

Christopher Brady, Buckhannon    40-40 — 80

Monte Chittum, St. Albans    40-41 — 81

Brian Bailey, Morgantown    38-43 — 81

Steven Nutter, Webster Springs    39-42 — 81

Austin Root, Williamstown    41-40 — 81

Kris Webster, Charleston    43-38 — 81

Tyler Collet, Cross Lanes    42-39 — 81

Barry Fleming, Hilton Head Island, S.C.    40-41 — 81

Mark Pinti, Bridgeport    42-39 — 81

Warren Root, Williamstown    40-41 — 81

Stuart Wiley, Huntington    39-42 — 81

Scott Davidson, Vienna    42-40 — 82

Christian Hitt, Bridgeport    42-40 — 82

Camden Moore, Spencer    43-40 — 83

Don Jones II, Daniels    40-43 — 83

Lee Cassis, Charleston    43-41 — 84

Andrew Skeens, Charleston    43-41 — 84

Pat Parker, Charleston    42-42 — 84

Aaron Boggs, Madison    38-46 — 84

Thomas Krpicak, Morgantown    42-42 — 84

Jess Allen, Wheeling    41-43 — 84

Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill    42-43 — 85

Matt Walters, Berkeley Springs    44-43 — 87

Mike Lewis, Parkersburg    44-43 — 87

Larry Hodges, Hurricane     40-47 — 87

Matt Felber, Bradley    41-47 — 88

David Cassis, Fayetteville    49-41 — 90

Steven Han, Charleston    44-47 — 91