Wheeling’s Obecny third at W.Va. Am

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Woody Woodward shot a 3-under-par 67 Tuesday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the West Virginia Amateur at The Greenbrier resort.

Madison’s Harry Howell is in second place after shooting a 2-under 68. Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny was another one stroke back at 1 under.

Thirteen-time winner Pat Carter is among a group of golfers at 1-over 71. Defending champion Sam O’Dell of Hurricane shot 73.

Wednesday’s second round will be played on the par-70 Old White TPC Course.

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