Roam takes down past champs to win West Virginia Mid-Am
Cam Roam (West Virginia Golf Association/Twitter photo)
Cam Roam walked away as the winner at the West Virginia Mid-Amateur after navigating one round of stroke play then five rounds of match play at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va.
Roam took the No. 9 seed on the bracket after finishing as part of a tie for eighth with Nick Biesecker in the stroke-play qualifying round. From there, Roam began a path to the final that included a few key breaks. It began quickly enough with a 6-and-5 defeat of No. 25-seeded Jeff Harper in the opening round, but that set up a Round-of-16 match with five-time champion Sam O’Dell.
After five holes, the match with O’Dell ended in a forfeit. In the quarterfinals, top-seeded Pat Carter awaited, but Roam slipped past him by a 5-and-3 margin. Carter has won this event seven times dating to 2004.
Close wins over Jess Ferrell and Woody Woodward in the final two match-ups left Roam with the title.
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ABOUT THE West Virginia Mid-Amateur
Entries are open to male amateur golfers with an
active GHIN Handicap index through a WVGA
Club, and who are 25 years of age or older by the
round of Championship. The championship will be 18
holes of stroke play qualifying followed by match
with the field being cut to the low 32 players.
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