Suzanne Higgins Published

West Virginia Teens Play At Greenbrier Classic


Cole Hand and Alston Spears, two West Virginia junior golfers, will participate alongside professional golfers at this year’s Greenbrier Classic, which began Monday.

Hand and Spears were invited to play in the practice rounds and Pro-Am of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup event at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

Both are junior golf members of the West Virginia Golf Association.

Hand is a resident of Wheeling and attends Wheeling Park High School.  He’s a  straight-A student, captain of the school golf team and a Class AAA State Medalist.

Spears is a resident of Spencer and is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School. He’ll attend West Liberty University in the fall where he’ll be a member of the Hilltopper Golf Team.

The official PGA Tour FedEx Cup runs through Sunday with a field of 156 world-renowned golfers vying for a $6.5 million purse.