Age division titles for Schreckengost, Snodgrass

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -A pair of local golfers won their respective age divisions during Wednesday’s final round of the West Virginia Junior Amateur at Locust Hill Golf Club.

In the 15-16 age division, Parkersburg South’s Alex Schreckengost posted a three-shot margin of victory over runner-up Thomas Frazier of Huntington after shooting rounds of 76 and 75 for a two-day total of 151.

In the girls 15-18 age division, Ritchie County’s Sydney Snodgrass trailed first-round leader Adeena Shears of Parkersburg South by one stroke entering yesterday’s round but turned in a 77 on Wednesday to claim the title by five strokes. Shears placed runner-up at 74-83-157, while Parkersburg High School’s Lauryn Davidson finished third at 82-88-170.

Capturing the overall championship was Charleston’s Will Evans, who erased a two-stroke deficit in the final seven holes. Evans, who will be attending Marshall University in the fall, trailed first-round leader Christian Casingal of Charleston by three strokes after the first round but carded rounds of 74 and 72 for a two-day total of 146.

Casingal and Chris Williams of Scott Depot tied for second place at 147.

“These last couple of days were the hottest I’ve played in a long time, but I kept grinding,” Evans said.

With his first Junior Amateur title, Evans receives an exemption into the 2013 West Virginia Amateur Championship, the 2014 West Virginia Open Championship and two exemptions into any AJGA tournaments of his choice.