WV Amateur Championship sees 2011 champion Christian Brand extend lead at the Greenbrier

By Diane Slaughter,

The third day of the 105th WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston, sponsored by United Bank and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA) saw 2011 champion Christian Brand of Scott Depot extend his lead to 12 stokes at 18 under par 192.

Round Three on the Meadows featured a partly sunny day with great temperatures for the field of 54 golfers going into Wednesday’s final round.

Rounding out the top five after three rounds of play were Nick Dent of White Sulphur Springs at six under par 204, Ryan Bilby of Follansbee at four under par 206 and Bryson Beaver of Elkview and Woody Woodward of Bridgeport tied for fourth at even par 210.

Birdies and eagles remain popular after three rounds of play with Brand accumulating 19 birdies, Mitch Hoffman of Hurricane with 14 birdies and an eagle, Beaver with 13 birdies and Bilby and Dent each with 12 birdies.

“The Greenbrier is truly a special place for the game of golf, and we are honored to be a part of such a wonderful event each year,” said Astorg Auto General Manager Tyler Astorg. “We wish the players the best of luck as they compete throughout the week.”

“It is always a pleasure to work with WVGA Executive Director Chris Slack and his team,” said The Greenbrier’s Head Golf Professional Hill Herrick.  “They do a great job for the players.”

The 105th West Virginia Amateur will continue through May 29th at The Greenbrier, which has hosted the event 97 of the past 105 years, with tee times from 8:00 a.m. to 10:42 a.m. Wednesday on the Old White Course.

Click here for the day’s leaderboard. Be sure to follow live scoring at wvga.org as well as on all WVGA social media channels.

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