WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA.— Team West Virginia fell short this weekend on home turf at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The 30th WV-VA Team Matches, a yearly event with a rich history, has been played since 1949, where the states vie for the coveted “Ye Ole’ Feudin’ Stick”. West Virginia last won the Team Matches in 2009 at Pete Dye Golf Club.
Virginia came out on top this weekend, 53 ½ - 30 ½. Although the Mountain State team made a more positive showing during singles matches, it wasn’t enough to pull out a win.
During singles today, Hurricane’s Sam O’Dell, Huntington’s Pat Carter and Parkersburg’s Scott Bibbee were the only players to come out victorious; while six other players halved their matches. During Four-ball and Foursomes matches yesterday, just four teams earned points, halving the matches.Points standings following yesterday’s round were 30 ½ - 11 ½.
The formats of this weekend’s matches included four-ball, foursomes and singles matches.
The WV-VA Team Matches first began in 1949, with a few years where the tournament was not played. Team West Virginia suffered a devastating loss year, and has not won the “Ye Ole’ Feudin Stick” since 2009. Last year was the first time Team West Virginia had ever held a lead on Virginia soil, as they gained a first round lead at Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke.
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