GLENVILLE - Wirt County High School graduate and current Glenville State College junior Sammi Moore is enjoying her time on the golf course a lot these days.
Last week, the Pioneer golfer finished off defending her Wendy's Amateur Tour crown by shooting an 84 at The Resort at Glade Springs to once again win the women's portion of the event.
During the season, golfers can compete in as many as 11 events. Moore, a business management major, participated in nine events and won each one of them. That allowed her to top runner-up Candy Rollyson of Bridgeport in the final standings during the second season of the Wendy's Amateur Tour.
"If I would've came in third or fourth in a couple of the tournaments I would not have had a chance to win," stated Moore, who earlier this spring became the first GSC Pioneer women's golfer to earn all-West Virginia Conference honors.
"To win the title you pretty much have to play in a majority of the events and get either first or second."
A year ago, Moore said the WAT only had 10 events and she managed to win the title by playing in half of them.
Moore didn't play in the West Virginia Golf Association's Women's Amateur this season and thus she's not going to earn enough points to have a shot at being the WVGA Women's Player of the Year.
The ex-Tiger, who was runner-up her senior year at the Little Kanawha Conference tournament, said capturing back-to-back WAT titles and being named all-conference are definitely among the top highlights of her career. Also of note, Moore is a member of Mingo Bottom Golf Club in Elizabeth and has been the women's club champion for each of the past three years.
"I was pretty excited about that," Moore said of earning all-WVIAC accolades. "They kind of made a big deal about it around here (in Glenville). I could've played better, but it was just so cold.
"I didn't play really well last year in hardly any event we played in, but I did manage to make all-conference. I was really shocked about that one. I didn't think I had a chance."
Currently, Moore is preparing for Glenville State's next tournament, which is slated for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Moundsville Country Club for the WVIAC Northern Regional.
"I'd like to be part of the all-conference team again," Moore said about the goals for her junior season.
While Moore admits she's actually hitting the ball pretty good right now, her biggest downfall has been "having issues with my putting."
"Honestly, this is the most summer competition and just regular play, too, that I've played," Moore added. "I've been much more dedicated this year than I have the past few years."