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WVWC Women's Golf Team Opens Annual John Barbour Invitational at Stonewall Resort

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A local college helped open in the golf season at Stonewall Resort Monday.

The West Virginia Wesleyan women's golf team opened the third annual John Barbour invitational Monday morning.

The event is named for the former Wesleyan golf coach. The match included seen teams from across the state.

Organizers said they can't imagine a better tribute for Barbour than an event like this.

"He was another father, he was such a mentor to us all and he did so much for us all, so this is the least we can do to give it back to him and celebrate his life," said Callie Witkosky, WVWC golf coach.

The tournament will wrap up Tuesday.

Witkosky said she's looking forward to seeing it grow over the next several years.