Green Hills cutline

Jim Martin watches his tee shot during the Green Hills-Homer Delovich Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday. Martin won the fifth flight with a two-day score of 180.

Entering the final round of the Green Hills-Homer Delovich Memorial Golf Tournament Sunday, Micah Morrison found himself seven shots out of the lead.

Scott Pagliaro torched the Green Hills Country Club course on Saturday for a 7-under-par 63, which was five shots better than defending champion Bill Capelety, who fired a 2-under 68.

Turns out, Morrison was in perfect position to make a move. And he did.

The Fairmont State senior-to-be golf member was the only player to score in red numbers Sunday. Morrison’s 1-under 69 (33-36) coupled with Saturday’s even-par 70 allowed the Fighting Falcon to win the tournament by three strokes.

Pagliaro, the first-round leader, shot 16 strokes worse Sunday for a final-round 79. He still finished second with a two-day total of 142. Capelety followed up his 68 with a 5-over 75 to place third at 143.

Club pro Mark Welton and John Kingora each registered a 144. Dewey Delovich and Martin Hall both carded a 145, and Phil Farcin shot a 146 to round out the championship flight.

Also, Ryan Korner won the first flight with a 144 (73-71). Zach Rudy, a former three-time state qualifier at West Fairmont, took the second flight with a 150 (78-72). Dave Metheny was the third flight champion with a 162 (84-78). Dave Hamond won the fourth flight at 169 (92-77), Jim Martin the fifth flight at 180 (93-87) and Gerald Heater the sixth flight at 190 (98-92).

Notes: Brendan Murphy hit a hole-in-one on the par-3, 170-yard ninth hole with a 6-iron. ... West Fairmont’s Matt Pellillo shot another 83 to finish with a 166 and four shots out of first in the second flight. Fairmont State men’s golf coach Reid Amos tied for second in the first flight with a 148 (78-70). ... There were 157 players who competed in this weekend’s annual tournament, which was the largest turnout ever.

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