VIENNA -Parkersburg High School golfer Alan Cooke scorched the Parkersburg Country Club twice on Saturday to advance to this morning's semifinal round of the 2012 West Virginia Junior Match Play Championship.
Cooke, who entered the 16-person competition as the No. 11 seed, rolled to a pair of 7-and-5 wins over No. 6 seed David Coram and No. 3 Dylan Wojcik, both of Wheeling.
He will now meet No. 7 William Evans of Charleston at 7:40 a.m. today.
In the other semifinal, top-seeded Thadd Obency II of Wheeling will take on No. 4 Chris Williams of Scott Depot.
The two semifinal winners will tee off at 1 p.m. in an 18-hole match for the state championship.
Wood County's other two entries were eliminated in close opening-round matches.
2012 West Virginia Junior Match Play Championship
at Parkersburg Country Club
Round of 16
No.1 Thadd Obecny II defeated No. 16 Thomas Frazier - 3 & 2
No. 9 Matt Walters defated No. 8 Tyler Cardenas - 2 & 1
No. 4 Chris Williams defated No. 13 Grant Humphrey - 4 & 3
No. 5 Alex Hambel defated Hunter Woods - 5 & 3
No. 15 Cole Hand defeated No. 2 George Hamrick - 2 & 1
No. 7 William Evans defated No. 10 Austin Root - 2 & 1
No. 3 Dylan Wojcik defeated No. 14 Craig Buchanan - 2 & 1
No. 11 Alan Cooke defeated No. 6 David Coram -7 & 5
No. 1 Obceny II defeated No. 9 Walters - 20 holes
No. 4 Williams defeated No. 5 Hambel - 7 & 6
No. 7 Evans defeated No. 15 Hand - 1 up
No. 11 Cooke defeated No. 3 Wojcik - 7 and 5
Semifinal Matches - Today
No. 1 Obecny II vs. No. 4 Williams - 7:30 a.m. tee time
No. 7 Evans vs. No. 11 Cooke - 7:40 a.m. tee time
- Championship match tees off at 1 p.m.
No. 8 seed Tyler Cardenas of Parkersburg Catholic was defeated by No. 9 Matt Walters of Berkeley Springs, 2 and 1, while No. 10 Austin Root of Williamstown lost by the same score to Evans.