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It’s been a great couple of weeks for Brian Anania. The Marshall University graduate started off his 2014 championship season with a victory at the State Four-Ball Championship with partner Chris Williams just a few short weeks ago.

Now, after finishing runner-up in last year’s Amateur Championship, Anania finds himself hoisting up the coveted Greenbrier trophy as the 95th West Virginia Amateur Champion as well as staring at an exemption into this year’s Greenbrier Classic. In what was a back and forth day atop the leaderboard, Anania’s steady play paid off as he was able to hold on to a two-stroke victory over Pineville’s Evan Muscari. After yet another gorgeous day at The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White, TPC once again challenged players as it held players to a final round scoring average of 75.1.

Brian Anania entered the final round with a two-stroke lead over Bridgeport’s Woody Woodward. After making a bogey on the par-3 third hole, Anania erased it with a birdie on the following. He added to his birdie total after carding a birdie, three, on the par-4 ninth and added another on the par-5, twelfth.

His closing round of even par, 70, included three bogeys and three birdies and was all that was needed to secure the title of West Virginia Amateur champion.

Evan Muscari of Pineville found himself taking runner-up honors after posting a final round, 69, giving him a tournament total of three over-par, 283. Muscari, who recently took medalist honors at U.S. Open Local Qualifying, has also had a great month of tournament play but came up just short in his bid for the Amateur Title.

Rounding out the top three was Wake Forest sophomore, Woody Woodward. Woodward started his final round on The Old White, TPC finding birdies in a hurry. His opening nine, 32, included three birdies and just one lone bogey which put him in a tie for the lead heading for the stretch.

Unfortunately, a costly double-bogey on the thirteenth hole halted his momentum and Woodward found himself struggling to catch Anania during the final holes. Woodward’s final round of 72 gave him a three day total of 285, good enough for solo third. In a tie for fourth was Tad Tamblin of Alum Creek and defending Amateur champion, Sam O’Dell, of Hurricane. Both players finished with tournament totals of seven over-par, 287.

Madison’s Harry Howell finished in 15th place. He has a three-day total of 294.

Howell was in the top three for the two rounds and remains in the top 20. He attends the University of Charleston and is a former Scott High School Skyhawk’s golfer.

For more information on the 95th West Virginia Amateur please visit online at www.wvga.org

Final results:

Brian Anania, Hurricane - 72-72-67-70—281

Evan Muscari, Pineville - 72-73-69-69—283

Woody Woodward, Bridgeport - 67-75-71-72—285

Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek - 73-72-72-70—287

Sam O’Dell, Hurricane - 73-76-67-71—287

Trent Roush, Mason - 73-75-71-70—289

Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling - 69-74-73-73—289

Jess Ferrell, Fairmont - 75-72-68-74—289

Davey Jude, Kermit - 76-77-71-67—291

Joey Seabright, Wheeling - 70-75-73-73—291

Pat Carter, Huntington - 71-76-68-76—291

Alasdair Forsythe, Elkins - 71-79-73-70—293

Harold Payne, Hurricane - 73-72-75-73—293

Chris Williams, Scott Depot - 73-76-67-77—293

Harry Howell, Madison - 68-74-79-73—294

Nick Dent, White Sulphur Springs - 70-74-76-74—294

Josh Holmes, Huntington - 72-69-78-75—294

Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon - 70-74-73-77—294

Will Evans, Charleston - 74-71-71-78—294

Bosten Miller, Charleston - 72-78-74-71—295

Michael Mays, Beckley - 70-74-77-74—295

Philip Reale II, South Charleston - 74-70-74-77—295

Michael Veres, Chapmanville - 72-73-75-76—296

Todd Branham, Charleston - 73-73-75-77—298

Ian Patrick, Huntington - 74-72-75-77—298

Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill - 72-78-70-79—299

Steve Fox, Huntington - 75-75-75-75—300

Blake Davis, White Sulphur Springs - 75-77-73-76—301

Jay Woodward, Bridgeport - 79-73-75-75—302

Mitch Roush, Mason - 76-75-73-78—302

Brandon Waters, Summersville - 71-77-73-81—302

Adam Yeager, Huntington - 76-74-76-77—303

John Duty, Sr., Hurricane - 73-79-76-76—304

Tyler Boulware, Morgantown - 74-73-78-81—306

Austin Root, Williamstown - 72-78-82-75—307

Alex Schreckengost, Mineral Wells - 75-78-74-81—308

Cory Hoshor, Buffalo - 76-75-76-81—308

Kyle Wensel, Wheeling - 72-79-74-84—309

Matt Moore, Elizabeth - 74-77-86-75—312

Michael DeMarco, Charleston - 75-75-85-78—313

95th West Virginia Amateur:

The Greenbrier - The Meadows Course

Round 3 Results

Brian Anania, Hurricane - 72-72-67—211

Woody Woodward, Bridgeport - 67-75-71—213

Evan Muscari, Pineville - 72-73-69—214

Pat Carter, Huntington - 71-76-68—215

Jess Ferrell, Fairmont - 75-72-68—215

Sam O’Dell, Hurricane - 73-76-67—216

Chris Williams, Scott Depot - 73-76-67—216

Will Evans, Charleston - 74-71-71—216

Thadd Obecny II, Wheeling - 69-74-73—216

Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek - 73-72-72—217

Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon - 70-74-73—217

Joey Seabright, Wheeling - 70-75-73—218

Philip Reale II, South Charleston - 74-70-74—218

Trent Roush, Mason - 73-75-71—219

Josh Holmes, Huntington - 72-69-78—219

Nathaniel Begley, Oak Hill - 72-78-70—220

Michael Veres, Chapmanville - 72-73-75—220

Harold Payne, Hurricane - 73-72-75—220

Nick Dent, White Sulphur Springs - 70-74-76—220

Brandon Waters, Summersville - 71-77-73—221

Ian Patrick, Huntington - 74-72-75—221

Todd Branham, Charleston - 73-73-75—221

Michael Mays, Beckley - 70-74-77—221

Harry Howell, Madison - 68-74-79—221

Alasdair Forsythe, Elkins - 71-79-73—223

Davey Jude, Kermit - 76-77-71—224

Mitch Roush, Mason - 76-75-73—224

Bosten Miller, Charleston - 72-78-74—224

Blake Davis, White Sulphur Springs - 75-77-73—225

Kyle Wensel, Wheeling - 72-79-74—225

Steve Fox, Huntington - 75-75-75—225

Tyler Boulware, Morgantown - 74-73-78—225

Adam Yeager, Huntington - 76-74-76—226

Alex Schreckengost, Mineral Wells - 75-78-74—227

Jay Woodward, Bridgeport - 79-73-75—227

Cory Hoshor, Buffalo - 76-75-76—227

John Duty, Sr., Hurricane - 73-79-76—228

Austin Root, Williamstown - 72-78-82—232

Michael DeMarco, Charleston - 75-75-85—235

Matt Moore, Elizabeth - 74-77-86—237

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