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Old course finds buyer

Oakhurst Links in Charleston, W.Va., one of the nation’s oldest golf courses, sold for $410,000 on Saturday, an auction house said. Auctioneer Tommy Garten wouldn’t reveal the winning bidder until bank financing is completed. Owner Lewis Keller Sr. says it’s his understanding that the bidder, a Wheeling, W.Va, businessman, will keep the nine-hole course and its old-style equipment intact and playable. But Keller was disheartened by the winning bid and a lack of interest, especially from the golfing industry. He said the participating bidders were private individuals. “I felt like it was worth more to the world of golf than it is,” Keller, 89, said. “It showed this morning. That is disappointing.” – Associated Press

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