The wet 6th annual Bordas & Bordas Amateur Golf Classic at Crispin Golf Club could not make history. Howie Peterson IV of Weirton wanted to win three consecutive titles.
Bryan Myers of Shadyside defeated Peterson IV 130-131 for his third title, his first since 2013. Myers won the longest east coast amateur competition. He led Peterson after Saturday’s first round, 66-65, and both players shot 65 on Sunday.
It was fun. Howie and I golf often. “We’ve fought for years,” Myers added. “I guess third time was a charm.”
Last year, Myers fell to Peterson IV after five bridesmaid finishes.
Myers said Sunday’s front nine was crucial.
“I had two shots early in the first round. I shot 4-under, he 1-under. “I played well on the back nine,” he stated. ”
Myers, who won in 2010, had eight birdies and no bogeys Sunday.
“Rain didn’t bother me. The course was hard, quick, and had superb greens.”
Sunday’s back nine saw Weirton Madonna’s Peterson IV come close but fall short. To maintain pressure on No. 16, he made a 25-foot putt for a superb up-and-down.
“It was fun but I didn’t get the start I wanted,” Peterson IV said. “I was even par after seven or eight holes. I went back 1-under after birdieing the eighth. You must be 1 or 2 under then. I birdied four of the final five holes but missed a short putt on 17.
Bryan performed well all day. He won.”
Myers won the W.Va. Seniors Championship at The Greenbrier.
Bob Clark won his eighth consecutive Senior Flight title with a 139 (69-70) four strokes better than Jay Davis (73-70). 148 tied three players for third.
Winning never tires Clark. I appreciate Bordas & Bordas supporting such a great competition. Their sponsorship is a blessing.”
Marshall junior-to-be Ryan Bilby finished third. Sunday’s 65 wasn’t enough to overcome Saturday’s 70.
However, he and Fairmont State golfer Cole Tegano, from Steubenville Catholic, repeated as best-ball champions with a two-day total of 123 (61-62) to edge off Myers and Jay Davis (62-62).
“We really ham-and-egged it today. “We both played poorly today,” Bilby stated.
“Ryan carried me today,” Tegano said.
Howie (Trey) Peterson III and Peterson IV tied for third at 127.
Kaleb Evans won the First Flight title with 145, one shot better than Hunter Frye.
The Senior Best-Ball winners, Clark and Roger Waialae, lost to Mitch Miracle and Brad Schnarr, 131-132.
Campbell Koegler won the Junior Division again with a 142, including a 68 on Sunday. Defeating Adam Gill by three strokes.
Campbell and Jayson Koegler won First Flight Best-Ball with 137 over two days. Four teams scored 139.