HISTORY MADE: Westside’s Cook Becomes First Girl To Win Individual West Virginia State Golf Championship

Westside’s Kerri-Anne Cook shot two rounds of 76 for a final score of 10-over to capture the WVSSAC Class AA State Golf Championship on the Jones Course at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling on Wednesday. With the win, Cook becomes the first girl to capture an individual state golf championship in West Virginia history.

Cook into the day with a two stroke lead over Winfield’s Stephen McDavid after her Tuesday round of 76. Cook posted another round of 76 on Wednesday, which was good enough for the second best round of the day and gave her the best score overall at 10-over.

Finishing second was Winfield’s Andrew Johnson, who had the best final round score of a 3-over 74, but he had a 9-over 80 on the first day to finish at 12-over. McDavid faded on the final day to finish third at 16-over. Chapmanville’s Justus Mann also competed in the tournament and finished 24th.

Cook was able to pick up more birdies than anyone in the tournament with 7. The next closest competitors only had 4. She also held a 1-stroke advantage over the field on Par 5 holes.

Photos Courtesy of WVSSAC

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