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Bradshaw Wins W.Va. Open

Golfer earns seventh Open title in 10 yrs.

June 22, 2013
The Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) - Starting the final round with a three-shot lead at the West Virginia Open on Friday, David Bradshaw gave the rest of the field little chance to catch him.

Bradshaw shot a 5-under-par 67 to beat Hurricane amateur Sam O'Dell by four strokes at Parkersburg Country Club.

Bradshaw finished at 11 under, pulling away with birdies on three of the final four holes.

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David Brashaw holds his trophy for winning the West Virginia Open.

O'Dell also shot 67 and finished at 7 under. Charleston pro Christian Brand and Morgantown pro Bob Friend tied for third at 3 under. Brand shot 69 and Friend had a 70 Friday.

Bradshaw earned his seventh Open championship in 10 years. The late Sam Snead is the standard bearer with 17 state Open victories.

Bradshaw put up his sixth consecutive under-par round in the Open. The Harpers Ferry native had three bogeys during the tournament.

Fact Box

at Parkersburg Country Club

David Bradshaw69-69-67-205

Sam O'Dell71-71-67-209

Bob Friend70-73-70-213

Christian Brand73-71-69-213

Kenneth Hess72-73-69-214

Bosten Miller75-70-69-214

Philip Reale II72-73-70-215

Woody Woodward74-67-75-216

Bryan Myers75-74-68-217

Brian Anania75-70-73-218

Scott Bibbee72-71-75-218

Duke Erwin76-71-71-218

Justin Caroli78-71-70-219

John Ross71-72-76-219

Ken Lacy73-72-74-219

Jason Martin74-74-72-220

Tad Tomblin75-73-73-221

Trent Roush72-74-75-221

Jeremy Rogers74-76-72-222

Alan H. Cooke73-72-77-222

Josh Webb77-71-74-222

Christopher McGinnis70-75-77-222

Chris Barlament74-75-73-222

Jess Ferrell74-75-74-223

Brad Westfall74-75-74-223

Matthew Moore76-75-72-223

Cory Hoshor78-73-72-223

John Kingora76-74-74-224

Rick Ellison75-74-75-224

Jay Woodward77-72-76-225

Scott Davis70-76-79-225

Brian McPherson77-75-73-225

Jason Robinson76-74-75-225

Steve Ross79-72-74-225

Joey Seabright73-78-74-225

Hunter O'Neal74-74-77-225

Mike Keiffer79-73-74-226

Mitch Roush77-73-76-226

Cole Hand72-76-78-226

Steve Fox77-75-74-226

Grant Humphrey77-75-75-227

Pete Kurelac III76-75-76-227

Steve Hussey76-76-75-227

Alasdair Forsythe77-76-74-227

Evan Muscari78-74-76-228

Mike Rogers78-75-75-228

Ty Roush79-74-76-229

Will Evans76-77-76-229

Tyler Boulware77-74-78-229

Jeff Bryant78-74-78-230

George Hamrick76-73-81-230

Winston Canada79-73-78-230

Ryan Dean76-75-79-230

Joshua Wolfe78-75-77-230

Carl Roncaglione75-77-80-232

Chris Williams78-75-80-233

Brandon Tinney78-74-82-234

Tyler D. Franklin79-73-83-235

Ian Patrick69-77-90-236

Steve Thacker77-76-83-236

Robert Jones75-76-86-237

Phillip Butcher80-72-86-238

It was both his best ever finishing score in relation to par at the Open and his largest victory margin. All of Bradshaw's six previous wins either were by one stroke or came in a playoff.

O'Dell, who was in the final group with Woodward and Bradshaw, made back-to-back birdies while Bradshaw bogeyed the fifth hole, and suddenly the lead was reduced to one stroke.

Bradshaw regained momentum with an eagle at the par-5 sixth and a birdie at No. 9 to move to 8 under. The lead stayed at two strokes or better on the back nine.

Parkersburg's Kenneth Hess and Charleston's Bosten Miller tied for fifth at 2 under. Charleston's Philip Reale was seventh at 1 under.

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