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Wheeling Park, Keyser & Wheeling Central setting the pace at the WVSSAC Golf Championships

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wheeling Park, Keyser and Wheeling Central are halfway home to collecting team titles in the WVSSAC Golf Championship at Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort.

Wheeling Park (+26) has built a sizable lead on the rest of the Class AAA field. The Patriots lead Hurricane by eight strokes heading into Wednesday’s final round. Cabell Midland (+38) stands third. Wheeling Park’s Gavin Goodrich opened the tournament with a round of 76 to lead the way. His teammate Campbell Koegler and Cabell Midland’s Jack Michael are each one stroke back. Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins and Parkersburg South’s Parker Vannoy (+7) are tied for fourth.

In Class AA, the Golden Tornado of Keyser have built a four-stroke lead on the their next closet competitors. KHS (+34) leads Winfield (+38) and defending champion Herbert Hoover (+40). Keyser’s Noah Broadwater had the low round of the day across all classes, shooting a 4-over-par 75. Tanner Vest of Shady Spring shot 78. Herbert Hoover’s Max Bowen and Winfield’s Stephen McDavid (+10) are tied for third.

In Class A, Wheeling Central Catholic leads the field with a team total of 42-over. Defending champion St. Marys (+46) is four strokes back and Wahama (+50) stands third. Competing as an individual, Parkersburg Catholic’s Blake Lewis leads after shooting an opening-round 82. Five golfers — Summers County’s Sean Cooper, Wahama’s Grant Roush, Wheeling Central’s Justin Doerr, Charleston Catholic’s Will Gruse and Petersburg’s Lucas Riggleman — each stand one shot off the lead.

Golfers will tee off on the No. 1 and No. 10 tees Wednesday, starting at 8:30 a.m. Greg Carey will have final round coverage from Wheeling on Wednesday. High School Sportsline will welcome an individual winner on the broadcast Wednesday evening.

Round 1 results/Round 2 tee time info

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