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Christian Brand

Christian Brand holds the 2022 WV Open trophies.

So let’s go back a few years to 2005; while an employee at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, I helped conduct a media day for that season’s West Virginia Open state golf championship. I received a list of participating golfers from Ken Tackett of the West Virginia Golf Association that included a Capitol High School golfer by the name of Christian Brand.

I admit, I questioned Tackett about inviting a high school player to play with members of the media a few weeks before one of the state’s largest tournaments that was going to be held that year at the Raven Golf Course at Snowshoe Mountain. I remember Tackett telling me Brand was a great kid and we will be just fine.

Joe Stevens lives in Scott Depot with his wife Angie, son Christian and their two cats Oriole and Mustache.

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