CHARLESTON — An ominous start for the final round of Tuesday’s West Virginia Women’s Amateur Championship didn’t deter Susan Glasby.
The golfer from Chesapeake, Ohio, triple-bogeyed the first hole at Berry Hills Country Club and allowed Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins to take over the lead.
The two women exchanged places throughout the next 17 holes, but a string of bogeys during the middle Hawkins’ round enabled Glasby to capture the title with a three-day total of 5-over 215.
“Savannah played great this week and she was a joy to compete against,” Glasby said. “I’m excited for the win and thankful for all those involved with the event.”
Glasby played the final 15 holes at 2-over par and finished with round of 5-over 75. Hawkins (5-over 76) settled for a share of second place with Charles Town’s Stormy Randazzo (1-over 71) at 218.
Local golfers also competing in the final round included Parkersburg’s Cathleen Wong (7-over 77) placing seventh at 227 and Vienna’s Molly McLean (18-over 88) placing 13th at 244.
In the first flight, Vienna’s Nicole Lincicome (10-over 80) placed runner-up at 246 and three strokes back of first flight champion Sara Vears of Berkeley Springs. Vears turned in the low round of the first flight with a 7-over 77. Daneen Shears of Elizabeth posted a round of 86 and placed fifth in the first flight at 250.
One local golfer competed in the second flight. Parkersburg’s Anna Earl place fourth at 276 after closing out the tournament with an 88.
Completing the field in the third flight was Diana Watkins of Elizabeth, who tied for third place at 291 after shooting a 99 in the final round.
“Congratulations to all the winners and the top 10,” Berry Hills Country Club head golf professional Barry Evans said. “It was really cool to see some excellent golf over the last three days.”