Bradshaw leads W.Va. Open by three

June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013


VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — David Bradshaw shot his second straight 3-under-par 69 Thursday to open up a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the West Virginia Open at Parkersburg Country Club.

The six-time Open champion was tied at the top after Wednesday’s first round with Ian Patrick. But while the birdies kept coming for Bradshaw in the second round, Patrick faltered. The Huntington amateur shot 5-over 77 to drop eight strokes back.

The day’s best round belonged to Bridgeport amateur Woody Woodward. A 5-under 67 put him alone in second place at 3 under. Woodward’s only other Open appearance came in 2011, when he finished 24th.

Hurricane amateur Sam O’Dell started on the back nine and made three birdies before a rollercoaster of two bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies. He was alone in third at 2 under after finishing with a 71.

Two-time Open champion John Ross, Vienna amateur Scott Bibbee and Morgantown pro Bob Friend were five shots behind Bradshaw at 1 under, and Charleston’s Christian Brand was six back.

Five of Bradshaw’s eight birdies this week have come on par 5s. He birdied the 539-yard 10th hole to start his round Thursday and added another on the 515-yard 18th.

His second bogey of the week came on the par-3 second hole, and he finished with two more birdies on the par-5 sixth and short par-4 seventh holes.

Ten golfers broke par Thursday, compared with seven on Wednesday, and it’s likely going to require just that to overtake Bradshaw, who has a streak of seven straight under-par rounds at the Open.

The mini-tour regular and Harpers Ferry native is looking for his seventh championship in 10 years. Only Sam Snead with 17 has more Open titles.

A year ago Bradshaw finished second, six strokes behind Jonathan Clark, who isn’t at the tournament this year. Clark and 2008 Open champion Barry Evans are competing in the PGA Professional National Championship next week in Sunriver, Ore.

Like Bradshaw, Woodward started his round on the back nine and he birdied the 10th and 18th holes. His only bogey came on the 608-yard 13th hole. Woodward got hot on his final nine holes, making four birdies in a five-hole stretch.


Chambersburg’s Ryan earns Gatorade honor

Chamberburg’s Marshay Ryan was named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

As a senior, Ryan won PIAA Class AAA state titles in both the long and triple jumps, after winning state titles in both jumps indoors. She also owns Tri-State area records in both events — 19 feet, 10 inches in the long jump, and 42 feet, 2 3/4 inches in the triple.

Ryan has signed with Auburn University.


Team Maryland splits pair

MOORE, Okla. — Team Maryland went 1-1 in its games Thursday at the Heartland Baseball Classic.

Maryland lost to Ohio 10-4 in its first game, giving up five runs in the bottom of the first on just one hit, three walks, a hit batsman and an error.

North Hagerstown’s Andrew Yacyk went 1-for-4, while Catoctin pitchers Seth Schubert and Alex Kennedy pitched well in relief, giving up just one run in four combined innings.

Maryland beat Colorado in the second game, 10-4. Yacyk went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Dave Bloom (Riverdale Baptist) and Zack Correa (St. Michael’s) combined on a three-hitter with eight strikeouts, while Justin Morris (DeMatha) had a home run, two doubles and four RBIs.

Maryland (3-3) is in fourth place and will play either Georgia or Oklahoma on Friday in the single-elimination portion of the tournament.


Goretti Summer League

Gettysburg 67, Greencastle 48

Gettysburg: Trey Thomas 19.

Greencastle: Casey Hoover 14.

Oakdale 73, N. Hagerstown 30

Oakdale: Zach Thomas 19.

North: Isaiah Stubbs 12.

Goretti 61, Thomas Johnson 48

Goretti: Zach Phelan 19.

TJ: Jacolby Lott 19.

S. Hagerstown 71, Middletown 46

South: Kevin Henson 18.

Middletown: Matt Considine 12.


Hagerstown PONY League

Redmen 19, Eagles 9

Redmen: Levi Taylor 2 hits, grand slam, 7 Ks; Robert Carr 3 hits, 2 RBIs; Brooks Keller 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Hunter Ostrum 2 RBIs; Darian Bryan 2 hits.

Eagles: Bryce Ruppenthal 3 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Gage Kyler 2 HRs, 4 RBIs.

United Bank 8, Susquehanna Bank 5

United: Josh Tibbs 2-run HR; Isaac Schlotterbeck HR;

Susquehanna: Mitch Wilson 11 Ks.


Martinsburg 2, Hagerstown 0

The Hagerstown Braves were held to just two hits in a Blue Ridge Adult League loss to Martinsburg.

Tanner Partlow took the loss for the Braves, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings. RJ Smith and Chris Partlow had the only hits for Hagerstown.

The game was scoreless until Martinsburg opened the bottom of the sixth with a double, a single and another double to plate their two runs.


Washington Co. Senior League

FOP 8, Family Heritage 6

FOP: Dwayne Draper, Rick Short 2 hits each.

Funkstown Tavern 11, Creekside 10

Funkstown Tavern: Ron Gentile, Wayne Shank 3 hits, game-winning RBI.

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