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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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