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Sam O’Dell repeats at WV Amateur, Wins 4th Overall
Sam O'Dell <br>(WCGA Photo)
Sam O'Dell
(WCGA Photo)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (June 7, 2018) - For the second straight year and the fourth time overall Sam O'Dell has won the West Virginia Amateur.

Leading late at The Greenbrier Course, O'Dell lost his tee shot on No. 16 into the water and eventually signed for a double-bogey to fall back into tie with Pat Carter with just two holes remaining. However, on the ensuing hole O'Dell showed his championship mettle. Following the double-bogey O'Dell headed to the par-5 17th and promptly birdied the hole and when Carter bogeyed it the lead was instantly back to two-strokes with only a single hole remaining.

On the par-4 18th O'Dell took the easy way home signing for a closing par. O'Dell has won all four of his West Virginia Amateur titles since 2013, he has also won three of the last four.

Beginning the week with a 2-over 72, O'Dell played his best round during Tuesday's second round when he fired a 3-under 67. He followed that up with an even-par 70 in the third round before carding a 3-over 73 on Thursday that put him at 2-over for the tournament.

Carter had two rounds of 3-under 67 over the course of the first three days, however a second round 7-over 77 meant he had to climb up hill much of the week. Carter began his round with with what proved to be his only birdie of the round on the second. All that followed were four bogeys that resulted in a 3-over 75 and a 4-over second place finish.

Nick Biesecker was third at 5-over, Nick Dent took fourth at 10-over while Mason Williams and Christian Boyd were 12-over in fifth.

ABOUT THE West Virginia Amateur

Must be a WVGA member, players who are not exempt must qualify at one of the six qualifying locations in May. Format is 72-holes of stroke play championship with the field cut to the low 48 players and ties at the completion of 36 holes.

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