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Apr. 10, 2013 @ 12:54 AM

Hurricane's Foust wins 1st Wendy's Tour event

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Michael Foust of Hurricane fired a 3-under-par 69 Monday at Pete Dye Golf Club to win the first event on the Wendy's Amateur Tour 2013 schedule.

This is year three for the tour and Monday's event had a full field. The course, which opened for the season just three days for the season, is undergoing several remodeling changes, but they didn't interfere with play that much.

Brandon Tinney of Hurricane and Bill Capelety of Fairmont each posted 71 to tie for second. In the women's division, Caroline Ramsey of Bridgeport and Candy Rollyson of Barboursville tied.

each shot 78 to tie for first. Ramsey got the low round in a card-off.

The next Wendy's event will be April 22 at Sleepy Hollow Club in Hurricane. Entry fee for each event is $60 and includes lunch. Players must be active member of the WVGA and have a USGA Handicap Index. Events have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. To register or for more information, visit www.wvga.org.

Huntington boxer on fight card in New York

HUNTINGTON -- One 304 Boxing Academy member is scheduled to fight this weekend in New York while seven others won bouts in the Tri-State Regional Golden Gloves tournament last weekend at the Kentucky National Guard Armory in Ashland.

Mike Wilmer of Huntington will meet Shawn Miller of Troy, N.Y., in a scheduled six-round pro light heavyweight bout Friday night at Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, N.Y.

Wilmer (4-4) last fought on Nov. 2. He lost to Shawn Laughery by split decision in a four-rounder at the West Virginia Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. This will be just Wilmer's second bout outside West Virginia. His first was his pro debut in December 2009 in Louisville.

Miller (9-1-1) is 7-0-1 in his last eight bouts. In his last fight, Miller beat Richard Stamino by unanimous decision in a four-rounder at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y.

304 winners in the Golden Gloves were Zack Bartrum, Shaden White, Caleb Caudill, Hunter Caudill, Juan Perez, Andrew Litteral and Justin Samson.

Open division winners at the regional advance to the national tournament in Salt Lake City.

304 Boxing now calls the old School of Hard Knocks gym its new home. The location is 715 7th Ave. Club director and coach Noah Kirk will have an open sparring session at 2 p.m. Sunday. Other 304 coaches are Terrance Kelly, Rob Townson and Kenny Litteral.

Anyone wishing to make a donation or box can contact Kirk at 606-923-1730.

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