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Student leads WV women's amateur

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

DANIELS, W.Va. -- High school golfer Sydney Snodgrass from Harrisville, W.Va., leads the West Virginia Women's Amateur Championship after one round.

Snodgrass, a senior at Ritchie County High School, matched par Tuesday with a 72 on the Stonehaven Course at The Resort at Glade Springs and has a two-stroke advantage.

The 54-hole tournament also has rounds Wednesday and Thursday.

Snodgrass won the West Virginia Junior Amateur girls title July 15-16 at Locust Hill Golf Club in Charles Town, W.Va.

Adeena Shears from Elizabeth, W.Va., sits alone in second place after carding a 2-over-par 74.

Defending champion Brooke Bellomy leads a quintet tied at 75 that includes three-time winner Nicolle Flood-Sawczysyn of Morgantown, Natalie Cooke of Vienna, W.Va., 2012 runner-up Kimberly Eaton from Shepherdstown and former West Liberty University golfer Haygen Mowder of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Lauryn Davidson of Vienna, W.Va., is alone at 76.

Sydney Snodgrass carded an even round with three birdies and three bogeys.

Shears made an eagle-3 on the No. 10 hole, a 399-yard, par-5, had birdies on Nos. 1 and 3 and gave some it back with a double-bogey on No. 8, a 329-yard, par-4.

Bellomy's 3-over round included birdies on the 265-yard, par-4 13th hole and the 445-yard, par-5 16th hole. The Campbell University player bogeyed Nos. 1, 4 and 15 while making a double-bogey on No. 3, a 288-yard, par-4.

Wednesday tee times for 34 players are from 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.