13-time champ Pat Carter atop the leaderboard at WV Amateur

(Programming note: Pat Carter will be a guest on Citynet Statewide Sportsline tonight. The broadcast begins at 6:06)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A compact leaderboard has set the stage for what should be a compelling final round Friday at the 101st West Virginia Amateur Championship at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.

Huntington native and 13-time champion Pat Carter and Ravenswood native and West Liberty golfer Alex Easthom share the 54-hole lead at 3-under. At one point in his third round, Carter stood at 6-under, 3 shots clear of the field. But he gave 3 shots back to the field over the final 4 holes after a weather delay of nearly an hour.

Easthom and Carter are the only two players in the field to shoot par or better in all three tournament rounds. They will be paired with Jackson Hill of Daniels in Friday’s final group. Hill is 2-under for the tourney after shooting 67 Thursday on the Meadows course.

Poca native and University of Charleston golfer Mitch Hoffman is the only other player under par for the tournament. The opening-round leader stands at 1-under. Brooke High School rising senior and 2019 Class AAA state champion Ryan Bilby is in fifth place at even par.

Former WVU golfer Chris Williams posted the round of the day with a 4-under par 66. He has crept to within 5 shots of the lead. He is tied with second-round leader Noah Mullens, Cam Roam, four-time champion Sam O’Dell, Philip Reale and 67-year-old Steve Fox at 2-over.

Bridgeport native, Georgia Southern rising junior and defending champion Mason Williams fell off the pace after making a quadruple bogey on the Par 4 4th hole. Williams shot 73 and stands at 2-over for the tournament, 5 shots off the lead.

The leaders will tee off at 11:15 tomorrow morning on The Old White TPC course.

Third round results/Final round tee times

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