Washington, Winfield, and Wheeling Central Take the Lead on Day 1 of the WVSSAC State Golf Tournament
The WVSSAC State Golf Tournament kicked off at Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort on Tuesday, and it was a day of impressive performances. Washington, Winfield, and Wheeling Central emerged as the frontrunners after the first day of competition. With their outstanding play, these teams have established themselves as the ones to beat in their respective classes.
In the Class AAA team competition, Washington took the lead with a score of +21, just one stroke ahead of Hurricane (+22). Cabell Midland is not far behind at +26, while Morgantown sits eight shots off the pace at +29. With a narrow margin at the top, the battle for the Class AAA title promises to be intense in the final round.
Leading the way in the individual competition and the entire state tournament field is Washington’s Tommy Evans. Evans fired an impressive even-par round of 71, demonstrating his skill and composure under pressure. He possesses a two-shot lead over Hurricane senior Savannah Hawkins, who sits at +2. Cabell Midland’s Jack Michael is currently in third place at +3, followed closely by Morgantown’s Solas Chinn-Krenier at +5. The Class AAA individuals are showcasing their talent and setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to the tournament.
In the Class AA competition, Winfield has taken a commanding lead with a score of +27. They are 13 shots ahead of second-place Fairmont Senior (+40) and 24 shots clear of third-place Shady Spring (+51). Winfield’s strong performance on Day 1 puts them in an excellent position to secure the Class AA championship.
Leading the individual competition in Class AA is Westside’s Kerri-Anne Cook. Cook shot a solid 5-over-par round of 76, giving her a considerable lead of 7 shots over Stephen McDavid from Winfield, who sits in second place at +7. Andrew Johnson from Winfield and Caleb Young from Fairmont Senior are tied for third place at +9. Winfield’s dominance is further exemplified by Jackson Woodburn at sixth place (+11) and Gavin Martin at seventh place (+12). The Winfield team has shown depth in their lineup, making them a force to be reckoned with.
In Class A, defending champion Wheeling Central Catholic looks to repeat their success. They currently hold a four-stroke lead over Summers County and Wahama, who are tied for second place at +44. St. Marys trails in fourth place at +53. Wheeling Central Catholic hopes to maintain their advantage in the final round and secure back-to-back championships.
Leading the individual competition in Class A is Wahama’s Grant Roush. Roush’s impressive round of +1 puts him five shots ahead of Wheeling Central Catholic’s Luke Tiu, who currently sits in second place at +6. Roush’s strong performance gives him the confidence and momentum heading into the final round.
As the WVSSAC State Golf Tournament enters its final day of competition, the race for the team and individual titles is heating up. Washington, Winfield, and Wheeling Central have established themselves as the front-runners, but their challengers are not far behind. With the pressure mounting, the final round promises to be filled with excitement and drama. Golf fans eagerly await the conclusion of this prestigious tournament and the crowning of the state champions in each class.