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Brian Anania leads West Virginia Amateur by 2

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm •  Published: June 12, 2014

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane's Brian Anania shot a 3-under-par 67 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead entering the final round of the West Virginia Amateur at The Greenbrier resort.

Anania avoided the front-nine problems that tripped him up in the first round on the Meadows Course in White Sulphur Springs. He birdied the first and fourth holes Thursday before making 13 straight pars. He birdied the par-4 18th hole and is at 1-over 211 after three rounds.

Wake Forest golfer Woody Woodward was in second place after shooting 71.

Pineville's Evan Muscari shot 69 and was third at 4 over. Thirteen-time champion Pat Carter and Fairmont's Jess Ferrell are tied for fourth at 5 over. Both shot 68.

Second-round leader Josh Holmes double-bogeyed the par-3 second hole and faded to a 78.