WHITE SULPHUR, WV (WVNS)– 53 golfers teed off at 7:30 a.m. August 2 on the Meadows Course at The Greenbrier. The winner of the 100th West Virginia Amateur earns a spot in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in September.
Executive Director of the West Virginia Golf Association Brad Ullman said it is a great way to give players the chance to compete against the pros.
“So that’s an unbelievable experience and also an unbelievable opportunity for the association to be able to have the champion get an exemption into A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier,” Ullman said. “You know it has been that way for the last many years and its very special not a lot of other golf associations in the country can say that.”
This year marks the 100th year of the WV Amateur Tournament. Cam Huffman, Director of Public Relations with the Greenbrier, said it is great to be able to host so many talented golfers.
“Well its great. The players are fantastic and they respect the property and respect the course and really act the right way out here and we’re glad to have them,” Huffman said. “It’s a chance for the best golfers from around the state to come here and play on the best courses of the state.”
At the end of the day, Mason Williams from Bridgeport earned a spot to tee off against the pros in September. Williams defeated Phillip Reale and Woody Woodward in a playoff to secure the win.