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Local golfers in contention for West Virginia Jr. Amateur Championship after Day 1

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DANIELS, W.Va. (WVVA) - The WVGA returned to Glade Springs this week for the 2020 Junior Amateur Championship.

Tuesday brought cloudy skies, and even a few showers in Raleigh County, but it didn't bother the golfers much.

"It made the greens a little slower, but it didn't have too big of an effect, I didn't think." Oceana native Kerri-Anne Cook said.

"The rain last week got me -- that's like the hardest rain I've ever played in, so I knew it couldn't be worse than that," Daniels native Todd Duncan added.

The weather certainly didn't seem to shake Duncan's game, as he shot a four-under 68 to take a two-shot lead after the first round.

"I was more consistent, hit more greens and I didn't hit, really, any bad shots," Duncan said. "My bad shots were still greens, just farther away when I hit it good. Hitting it better was a big help."

As for the girls, Oceana's Kerr-Anne Cook shot a strong eight-over 80, and is solidly in second.

"I felt really comfortable on this course -- greens are good -- felt comfortable with my swing today," Cook said. "Overall, it felt good."

Duncan has a chance to win back-to-back Junior Amateur Championships when the tournament concludes on Wednesday.

A full look at the leaderboards for all age groups can be found here.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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