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Bradshaw Takes 3-Shot Lead at W.Va. Open

June 21, 2013
The Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

VIENNA, W.Va. - David Bradshaw shot his second straight 3-under-par 69 Thursday to open up a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the West Virginia Open at Parkersburg Country Club.

The six-time Open champion was tied at the top after Wednesday's first round with Ian Patrick. But while the birdies kept coming for Bradshaw in the second round, Patrick faltered. The Huntington amateur shot 5-over 77 to drop eight strokes back.

The day's best round belonged to Bridgeport amateur Woody Woodward. A 5-under 67 put him alone in second place at 3 under. Woodward's only other Open appearance came in 2011, when he finished 24th.

Hurricane amateur Sam O'Dell started on the back nine and made three birdies before a rollercoaster of two bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies. He was alone in third at 2 under after finishing with a 71.

Two-time Open champion John Ross, Vienna amateur Scott Bibbee and Morgantown pro Bob Friend were five shots behind Bradshaw at 1 under, and Charleston's Christian Brand was six back.

Five of Bradshaw's eight birdies this week have come on par 5s. He birdied the 539-yard 10th hole to start his round Thursday and added another on the 515-yard 18th.

Fact Box

Thursday

West Virginia Open

Second-round scores

at Parkersburg Country Club Course

David Bradshaw, Harpers Ferry 69-69-138

Woody Woodward, Bridgeport 74-67-141

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane 71-71-142

Scott Bibbee, Vienna 72-71-143

Bob Friend, Pittsburgh 70-73-143

John Ross, Bramwell 71-72-143

Christian Brand, Charleston 73-71-144

Kenneth Hess, Parkersburg 72-73-145

Philip Reale II, Charleston 72-73-145

Alan H Cooke, Vienna 73-72-145

Brian Anania, Hurricane 75-70-145

Bosten Miller, Charleston 75-70-145

Chris McGinnis, Waynesburg 70-75-145

Ken Lacy, Man 73-72-145

Ian Patrick, Huntington 69-77-146

Scott Davis, Hurricane 70-76-146

Trent Roush, Mason 72-74-146

Duke Erwin, Charleston 76-71-147

Tad Tomblin, Alum Creek 75-73-148

Cole Hand, Wheeling 72-76-148

Josh Webb, Washington 77-71-148

Jason Martin, Wheeling 74-74-148

Hunter O'Neal, Bluefield 74-74-148

Jess Ferrell, Fairmont 74-75-149

Brad Westfall, Grafton 74-75-149

Jay Woodward, Fairmont 77-72-149

George Hamrick, Red House 76-73-149

Bryan Myers, Wheeling 75-74-149

Chris Barlament, Vienna 74-75-149

Justin Caroli, Stonewood 78-71-149

Rick Ellison, Huntington 75-74-149

Jeremy Rogers, Buckhannon 74-76-150

Jason Robinson, Charles Town 76-74-150

Mitch Roush, Mason 77-73-150

John Kingora, Morgantown 76-74-150

Robert Jones, St Albans 75-76-151

Pete Kurelac III, Moundsville 76-75-151

Steve Ross, Huntington 79-72-151

Matthew Moore, Elizabeth 76-75-151

Joey Seabright, Wheeling 73-78-151

Ryan Dean, Morgantown 76-75-151

Tyler Boulware, Morgantown 77-74-151

Cory Hoshor, Buffalo 78-73-151

Jeff Bryant, St Albans 78-74-152

Mike Keiffer, Scott Depot 79-73-152

Carl Roncaglione, Charleston 75-77-152

Grant Humphrey, Poca 77-75-152

Brandon Tinney, Hurricane78-74-152

Brian McPherson, Belpre 77-75-152

Tyler D Franklin, Charleston 79-73-152

Evan Muscari, Pineville 78-74-152

Winston Canada, Beckley 79-73-152

Steve Fox, Huntington 77-75-152

Steve Hussey, Washington 76-76-152

Phillip Butcher, Chesapeake 80-72-152

Chris Williams, Scott Depot 78-75-153

Ty Roush, Mason 79-74-153

Steve Thacker, Huntington 77-76-153

Will Evans, Charleston 76-77-153

Mike Rogers, Buckhannon 78-75-153

Joshua Wolfe, Elkview 78-75-153

Alasdair Forsythe, Elkins 77-76-153

His second bogey of the week came on the par-3 second hole, and he finished with two more birdies on the par-5 sixth and short par-4 seventh holes.

Ten golfers broke par Thursday, compared with seven on Wednesday, and it's likely going to require just that to overtake Bradshaw, who has a streak of seven straight under-par rounds at the Open.

The mini-tour regular and Harpers Ferry native is looking for his seventh championship in 10 years. Only Sam Snead with 17 has more Open titles.

A year ago Bradshaw finished second, six strokes behind Jonathan Clark, who isn't at the tournament this year. Clark and 2008 Open champion Barry Evans are competing in the PGA Professional National Championship next week in Sunriver, Ore.

Like Bradshaw, Woodward started his round on the back nine and he birdied the 10th and 18th holes. His only bogey came on the 608-yard 13th hole. Woodward got hot on his final nine holes, making four birdies in a five-hole stretch.

 
 

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