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Riverside GC pro Roush wins WV Senior Open

May 4, 2019

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Ty Roush, the head golf professional at Riverside Golf Club in Mason, West Virginia, came from behind Friday and won the West Virginia Senior Open Championship on the Arnold Palmer Signature Course (par-72) at Stonewall Resort.

Roush carded a 4-under round of 68 moved up from third place to win at 4-under 140.

His day included back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 to get into a tie for the lead with professional John Ross of Bramwell, West Virginia, and amateur Pat Carter from Huntington. After Ross made a double-bogey on the par-4 15th hole, Roush took a one-stroke lead to the end.

“It was one of the most nervous times I’ve had playing golf coming up No. 18 today knowing that I was playing against Pat Carter and John Ross,” Roush said.

Ross shot a 70 and was the runner-up at 141 followed by Carter whose round of 74 was good for third place at 143 and Low Amateur honors.

Amateurs Steve Fox from Barboursville and Chris Ward of Beaver, West Virginia finished in the top five at 149 and 150 respectively.

Silver Division (age 60-69) winner Jim Carpenter, an amateur from Martinsburg, West Virginia, came in at 153 and finished nine shots ahead of amateur John Cleavenger from Lumberport, West Virginia.