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May. 12, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

O'Dell beats Carter to win Mid-Am title

CHARLESTON -- Sam O'Dell is now a two-time Champion of the West Virginia Mid-Amateur.

After three tough days, the Hurricane native and former Marshall player posted a 3-2 win over defending champion Pat Carter of Huntington in the title match Sunday afternoon at Berry Hills Country Club.

This was the third time O'Dell and Carter, also a former Marshall golfer and latest inductee into the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame, met in the finals. O'Dell beat Carter in 19 holes at The Raven at Snowshoe Resort in 2011 for that first win.

O'Dell made an eagle on the par-5 ninth to win the hole and go 1 up at the turn. Carter won the par-4 10th with a par to even the match, then O'Dell's par on No. 11 gave him the lead for good. He closed out the match with a par on the par-4 15th hole.

In the semifinals Sunday morning, O'Dell beat Ian Patrick of Huntington, 3 and 2. Carter, reigning West Virginia Amateur champion, eliminated Jeff Harper of Parkersburg, 6 and 4.

The next event on the West Virginia Golf Association schedule is the first West Virginia Senior Open scheduled May 20-21 at Guyan Golf and Country Club.

Senior Softball League forming in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE -- The Senior Softball League for ages 55 and older is seeking players for the 2013 season. Games are played at the Chesapeake Senior Center field on Monday and Thursday evenings.

If interested, call Herm Zornes at (740) 533-1229 and Bill Karshiner at (740) 867-2723.

Allbright has ace on 14th hole at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. -- Eric Allbright made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 14th hole at Riverside Golf Course.

The Point Pleasant High School golf team member used a 6-iron on the 148-yard par 3.

His father, Rob, mother, Lisa, and sister, Kelsey, witnessed the ace. The ace is the fourth of the season at the club.

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