Morgan County hosts disc golf tournaments

Disc golfers competed in the Magnolia area of Morgan County last weekend in the West Virginia Open Driven By Innova (AM) tournament. Organizers said 85 amateur contestants from the Mid-Atlantic region challenged the “brutal 4.5-mile long layout in searing temperatures” through the two-day tournament on August 27 and 28. Trophies and prizes were awarded in six divisions. According to organizers, the top two women players tied after 54 holes at 236 strokes resulting in a sudden life two-hole playoff. Danielle Clements of Alexandria,Va. bested Alicia Knox of Virginia Beach on the second hole with a perfect drive, approach across a pond and a putt to card a 3 and win the handmade wooden trophy on the difficult 10th hole of the Old Course. In the top men’s division, Andrew Greenslade of Canonsburg, Pa,. took the trophy by one shot with a three-round total of 192. Two lesser division winners were Josh Brown (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Micheal Sevachko (Burke, Va.). The old man divisions, 40+ and 50+, were won by Darren Hoppert, of Laurel, Md., and Wes Landfear of Norfolk, Va. This coming weekend, the Professional Disc Golf Association will host 120 professional disc golfers at the courses known as The Woodshed and Whippin’ Post in the Magnolia area.