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Salem Glen adds indoor teaching center

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By Steve Huffman

he recently opened Coaching Cabin at Salem Glen Country Club represents something of a dream come true for Jimmy McMullen. “It’s an awesome place,” he said. McMullen is the director of the Salem Glen Golf Academy. He has been a PGA professional for 22 years and said it has long been his wish to open a facility like the Coaching Cabin. The Cabin is an 800-square-foot building utilized for golf instruction and coaching, club fitting, yardage calibration, simulator play and putting analysis. It’s located on the grounds of Salem Glen, situated near the driving range. The Coaching Cabin has all the amenities it needs to be functional year-round – everything from heat and air conditioning to restroom facilities. It also has a garage door that can be opened so that when it’s raining, golfers can stay inside and remain dry, watching the balls they hit escape to the driving range beyond. For parents waiting for their children to complete lessons, there’s a sitting area where they can watch all that transpires. But McMullen said the most interesting part of the cabin just might be the TrackMan 4, a launch monitor that allows golfers to play through simulation at a variety of the world’s most famous courses without ever leaving Salem Glen. It’s also a great teaching tool. A launch monitor is a piece of equipment that provides precise analytics on what happens to a golf ball when it’s struck by a club. TrackMan 4 is touted as the best, measuring and displaying the trajectory of any shot, from 6-foot pitches to 350-yard drives. In addition to providing golfers an opportunity to play some of the world’s best courses, the launch monitor is also a great teaching tool, recording intricacies like ball and club speed as well as carry distance and overall distance. McMullen said TrackMan 4 is already proving popular at the Coaching Cabin, and expects its popularity to increase once a grand opening of the facility is held April 28. “This is the future of golf,” McMullen said. “It’s just a fun way to play, out of the elements.”

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Sapona’s new direction

Newton gives Lexington club energy, vision By STEVE HUFFMAN

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had Newton is ecstatic to be back at Sapona Golf, Swim and Tennis Club, and wants to see the facility flourish under his guidance. “I have a deep appreciation of Sapona and understand its value to the local community and the City of Lexington,” Newton said. “I want to raise the level of service to Sapona’s members and guests while at the same time maintaining its fun, friendly, family environment.” Newton, 43, was named Sapona’s general manager and director of golf in January. He’s an award-winning golf professional and served a stint as an assistant pro at Sapona in 1999. Newton has more than 20 years in the business, starting at Wilson Country Club where he was an assistant professional. His first job as a head professional was at Bermuda Run Country Club before moving to Asheboro’s Pinewood Country Club, where he was head pro and director of golf for 11 years. For the past four years, Newton has been part owner of Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale. “We are greatly encouraged about the future of Sapona,” said Jason Barney, the club’s spokesman. “Since acquiring the organization late last year, we’ve embarked on an ambitious strategic planning process that included finding a topnotch executive for Sapona. Chad comes to us with a stellar background of leadership, a breath of new energy and innovative ideas that align with our vision of the club’s future.” Newton is a past president of the Carolinas PGA, which is the largest section of the PGA of America and served 10 years on its board of directors. He was the PGA of America golf professional of the year in 2013 and has received several other prestigious PGA honors, including

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being the winner of the PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award, PGA Horton Smith Award and PGA Player Development Award. Newton is a graduate of East Carolina University. He was born and raised in WinstonSalem, where he currently lives with his two children. Newton said he’s been a fan of Sapona, its members, and the community since working there as an assistant pro. “This made the decision easy when the offer was made to come back 20 years later and take the management reins of the entire facility,” he said. “I feel like I’m finally back home, and I am ecstatic to work with such a respected and firstclass club. I look forward to moving Sapona successfully into the future.” Those affiliated with Sapona’s management hope Newton’s hiring brings stability to a course that has gone through numerous changes in the past year. Last fall, the course was sold twice in less than a month, first to Mark D. Moore, an

aviation expert with the ride-sharing service, Uber. He bought the property in October from NASCAR owner Richard Childress, who had owned the facility since 2012. In November, Moore sold the former country club to members of Sapona Ridge Acquisition LLC, a group formed to facilitate the purchase. According to its members, the LLC is made up of 75 individuals, including homeowners, former club members and community members who wanted to preserve Sapona for the community. The most-recent sale was for $1.59 million. Moore had purchased the 172-acre course for $1.2 million. Barney, one of six member-managers of the LLC, said the facility will be operated much as it was prior to Childress’ purchase in 2012. From 1986 to 2012, the course was owned by Sapona Country Club Inc., and open to both members and the public. The facility had fallen into hard times prior to Childress’ purchase, with NewBridge Bank owning a note on the property and giving the club’s board of directors a deadline to find a buyer or face foreclosure. Prior to the recent purchases, the course was technically the property of Three R Holdings, which is owned by Childress, a NASCAR team owner and Davidson County resident. The Sapona property includes 172 acres, a clubhouse, adjoining swimming pool and tennis courts, plus additional equipment and buildings. Sapona currently offers public play, as well as a range of tiered memberships designed to serve the diverse age groups in the community and surrounding Triad area. The club currently is accepting new members. A celebration of the new Sapona Golf, Swim and Tennis Club is planned for later this year. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • APRIL 2019

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Open Season The Cardinal by Pete Dye now accepting public play

By BRAD KING

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ne of the Triad’s most renowned, challenging — and formerly private — golf experiences is now accessible by the public. At the beginning of March, owner McConnell Golf announced that it would be transitioning the Sedgefield Country Club Dye Course near Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro into a semi-private facility. McConnell Golf also restored the course’s original name, The Cardinal by Pete Dye. McConnell Golf Triad Membership Director Chad Flowers said that by opening a limited number of daily tee times for the public to enjoy the Dye-designed layout, McConnell Golf is able to accomplish two of its ongoing goals: growing the game of golf in the community, and continuing to provide an outstanding private club experience and value for its members. “By allowing limited public play, many casual golfers will now have the opportunity to experience one of the truly unique designs in the Triad, while our members continue to enjoy many member-only perks such as league and tournament play, club events and also 14-day, advanced tee times,” Flowers said. “It is truly a win-win for everyone involved.” This is not McConnell Golf’s first foray into non-private golf. The Raleighbased company owns a dozen 18-hole, private golf courses, one semi-private and one nine-hole course throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell Golf also manages the Grande Dunes Members Club and Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach for LStar Ventures.

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In 2016, McConnell Golf signed a 10-year lease to operate the 27-hole Raleigh Golf Association (RGA) course. At The Cardinal, as it does at RGA, McConnell Golf will bring its customer service model to the semi-private market to help separate them from the competition. The original concept of “The Cardinal” was to be an 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse that would serve as a “men-only” facility, with women and children utilizing a nine-hole golf course known as The Azalea. As often happens with such grandiose plans, however, The Azalea nine never came to pass, and The Cardinal became a family country club replete with everything from a swimming pool to tennis courts. One plan that didn’t change was the golf course achieving its broadshouldered, championship status, as evidenced by the club hosting a number of high-profile events during the years, including the North Carolina Open (1983, 1984) and North Carolina Amateur Championship (1981, 1982), along with the North Carolinas Women's State Open Championship (1993, 1998), the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (1988), and a host of regional and national junior championships. The renowned Cardinal Amateur Championship was played there from 1978 until 2017. Yet despite the outstanding reputation of the golf course, money difficulties hounded the club. In the spring of 1977, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company acquired ownership of The Cardinal Golf Club. Eight years later, the club was bought back by its members; but two decades following its member

takeover, The Cardinal found itself facing a watershed moment: The irrigation system had gotten old, the greens were in bad shape, the membership numbers were down and the golf course in general needed an expensive facelift. Enter McConnell Golf. In 2006, McConnell paid $1.7 million for the cash-strapped Cardinal and poured in nearly $5 million in renovations to the clubhouse and golf course, most notably hiring Dye to return and fully restore his original design. “The Cardinal was at the bottom when I bought it,” said McConnell Golf founder and CEO John McConnell. “The golf course was worn out, many of the members had left and the clubhouse was very dated. There had not been any real investment in that facility in several years.” Construction on the golf course began in the summer of 2006 and continued for 13 months. Bunkers were added or repositioned further down fairways. Green complexes that were once slow and bumpy became heavily contoured, smooth and slick, thanks to a new irrigation system. The best example was the par-3 12th, which originally measured 160 yards across a lake. This time, Dye moved the tee box around the lake and stretched the hole to 220 yards, with water still coming into play the entire length of the hole and behind the narrow green, and earning high praise from the man who designed the treacherous par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass. “I really think (No. 12 at The Cardinal) is my hardest par-3 ever,” Dye said. “You can't ignore the water. It's everywhere you look.” Says McConnell of The Cardinal: “I think it's one of the toughest, fairest courses in the state.”

In 2013, McConnell Golf streamlined operations with the merger of The Cardinal and Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club, which McConnell Golf has owned since 2011 and which annually hosts the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship. As a result of the merger, McConnell Golf did experience some improvement to its bottom line. Yet, McConnell Golf still found itself with an underutilized golf course and a need for further improvement to the financial position of the property. They found that the current level of golf members did not generate enough rounds to sustain operations. With its recent announcement, McConnell Golf opens up The Cardinal tee sheet for non-member play. McConnell Golf also announced that all members would have preferred access to the tee sheet, allowing them to secure the same prime times to which they are accustomed. McConnell Golf will continue to sell Dye Family Golf memberships for The Cardinal. In addition, head pro Chris Terry and his team will continue to offer a full calendar of golf tournaments, events, and programs throughout the year that are available exclusively to members — including Full Golf members who have access to all McConnell Golf properties, existing Dye Family Golf members and any new Cardinal memberships. These programs will not be open to non-members. “We are excited about this change and look forward to increased rounds and activity on the golf course,” said McConnell Golf Triad Regional Director Beverly Marler. “Rest assured membership will still have its privileges.”

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Hawkins, Einstein impact freshmen in Big South

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year ago, Emily Hawkins and Brandon Einstein were wrapping up their high school days while being ranked among the top junior golfers in North Carolina. The transition to collegiate play has been seamless for the talented Triad pair as they lead their respective teams in scoring heading into the Big South conference tournaments. Hawkins, of Lexington, has been Campbell’s medalist in four of eight events and has a collegiate victory on her freshman resume when she fired a final-round 67 to climb into a share first place in the Palmetto Intercollegiate last October. After two more top 5 finishes in March tournaments, where she posted four rounds of 69 or better, Hawkins is now averaging a team-best 71.2. The Camels have finished no worse than fourth as a team in any of their eight events with a pair of seconds and two thirds this spring. Upcoming April 12-14 is the Big South Conference Championship at The Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six, S.C. Campbell has won the event the last three years and five out of the last seven. An automatic berth to the NCAA Regional goes to the winner. Meanwhile, High Point’s men finished third in the Big South a year ago despite a medalist performance by Brendan MacDougall. With Einstein now in the lineup with the junior MacDougall, the Panthers will be looking to move up from their third-place finish a year ago. Liberty and Campbell are the league’s top-ranked teams. The men will also play The Patriot Golf Club, teeing it up a week after the women. Einstein, of Clemmons, won the North Carolina Junior last summer but also was a force against the state’s best men. He finished second at the North Carolina Amateur and tied for fourth in the Carolinas Amateur. At High Point, Einstein has posted nine rounds of par or better while averaging 72.4. He notched his best finish at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate in late February as he placed second in the 95-player field with 2-under-par 213. He began the final round in seventh place but fired a 68, cashing in four birdies over his final seven holes. He ended just one shot off the pace of Brad Bawden of Memphis. 14

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Tyler Mulkey Catawba

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Logan Shuping East Carolina

Emilee Wenmoth Mars Hill

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School

Position Field

Scores

Tournament (Date)

Parker Chavis, China Grove

Cape Fear CC

T-1

44

75-71

Mars Hill University Invitational (Feb. 25-26)

Brandon Einstein, Clemmons

High Point

2nd

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71-74-68

Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb. 25-26)

Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury

Catawba

2nd

50

77-68

NGU Invitational (March 18-19)

Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove

Catawba

T-4

61

72-72

Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 4-5)

Alex Burris, Greensboro

Appalachian

T-5

51

77-72-72

Cape Fear National Intercollegiate (March 17-18)

Dawson Daniels, High Point

Elon

T-7

100

71-74-68

Loyola Intercollegiate (Feb. 23-25)

Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove

Catawba

T-8

50

74-75

NGU Invitational (March 18-19)

Scott Campbell, Kernersville

Greensboro College

T-9

90

72-75

Savannah Harbor Classic (March 4-5)

Thomas Walsh, High Point

Virginia

T-10

88

68-69-74

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational (March 11-12)

Parker Chavis, China Grove

Cape Fear CC

T-12

61

74-74

Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 4-5)

Nicholas Gunnell, Hamptonville

Appalachian

T-15

51

78-79-75

Cape Fear National Intercollegiate (March 17-18)

Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury

Catawba

17th

61

75-76

Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 4-5)

Dawson Daniels, High Point

Elon

T-24

84

71-78-73

USF Invitational (March 11-12)

Logan Shuping, Salisbury

East Carolina

T-24

70

77-77-73

ECU Intercollegiate (March 4-5)

Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury

UNCG

T-26

87

69-74-74

Linger Longer Invitational (March 15-17)

Basil Boyd, Martinsville

Sewanee

T-27

90

78-74

Savannah Harbor Classic (March 4-5)

Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va.

UVA Wise

T-27

67

82-74

Tusculum Invitational (March 16-17)

Thomas Walsh, High Point

Virginia

T-30

87

76-70-72

Linger Longer Invitational (March 15-17)

A.J. Boyd, Walnut Cove

Catawba

T-30

61

86-71

Richard Rendleman Invitational (March 4-5)

Alex Burris, Greensboro

Appalachian

T-31

79

77-71-75

Bash at the Beach (March 11-12)

Scott Campbell, Kernersville

Greensboro College

T38

150

76-68-77

Jekyll Island Collegiate (March 15-17)

Woodson Smith, Martinsville

Sewanee

T-38

90

75-79

Savannah Harbor Classic (March 4-5)

Charlie Tate, Greensboro

Presbyterian

T-39

88

69-74-77

Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational (March 11-12)

Zachary Caudill, Wilkesboro

Western Carolina

T-41

88

75-78-76

Jackrabbit Invitational (March 8-9)

Basil Boyd, Martinsville

Sewanee

T-44

150

76-69-77

Jekyll Island Collegiate (March 15-17)

Joseph Gesell, Greensboro

Shenandoah

T-48

105

81-77-78

adidas Intercollegiate (March 11-12)

Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield

UNC Wilmington

T-49

107

78-73-77

Brandon Dunes Championship (March 10-12)

Position

Field

WOMEN

School

Scores

Tournament (Date)

Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons

Mars Hill

3rd

21

82-87

Mars Hill University Invitational (Feb. 25-26)

Emily Hawkins, Lexington

Campbell

T-4

93

69-69-75

Briar’s Creek Invitational (March 18-19)

Joliana Elias, Jamestown

Appalachian

T-4

34

74-77

Bucknell Spring Break Intercollegiate (March 11-12)

Olivia Templeton, Greensboro

Pfeiffer

T-4

21

88-86

Mars Hill University Invitational (Feb. 25-26)

Emily Hawkins, Lexington

Campbell

5th

75

69-68-71

Florida Gators Invitational (March 9-10)

Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis

UNC Pembroke

T-7

59

76-77

Low Country Invitational (March 4-5

Joliana Elias, Jamestown

Appalachian

T-9

93

77-74

Low Country Intercollegiate (March 16-17)

Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro

Catawba

T-15

59

81-76

Low Country Invitational (March 4-5)

Alivia Daniels, King

Montreat

T-15

30

96-90

Cavalier Spring Invitational (March 4-5)

Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons

Mars Hill

T-17

56

84-89

Pfeiffer Invitational (March 4-5)

Madison Harriman, High Point

N.C. A&T

T-23

84

80-80

Lonnie Barton Invitational (March 4-5)

Grace Yatawara, Salisbury

East Carolina

T-24

75

70-74-72

Florida Gators Invitational (March 9-10)

Grace Yatawara, Salisbury

East Carolina

T-26

93

68-79-75

Briar’s Creek Invitational (March 18-19)

Madison Harriman, High Point

N.C. A&T

T-29

84

78-78-76

LadyCat Invitational (March 7-8)

Olivia John, Summerfeld

High Point

T-31

72

85-79-78

Jackrabbit Invitational (March 11-12)

Jocelyn Andrews, Haw River

N.C. A&T

T-33

84

78-76-79

LadyCat Invitational (March 7-8)

Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis

UNC Pembroke

T-35

86

78-74-80

Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational (March 11-12)

Carley Cox, China Grove

East Carolina

T-36

93

75-74-75

Briar’s Creek Invitational (March 18-19)

Autumn Senter, Dobson

Belmont Abbey

37th

81

85-80

Coker Invitational (March 18-19)

Lexi Kershaw, Winston-Salem

UNCG

T-38

254

73-77-72

Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Feb. 24-26)

Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield

UNCG

T-120

254

72-79-80

Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Feb. 24-26)

This chart lists players from the Triad Golf Today coverage area who finished in the top half of a field in collegiate events of at least two rounds played Feb. 21-March 21.

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ake Forest is hoping that some March momentum will help end the ACC Championship drought for both the men’s and women’s programs. It has been 30 years since the men claimed the title and nine for the women. The women’s team put together a dominating, record-breaking performance while winning the Tar Heel Classic at Casa de Campo in midMarch. The Demon Deacons took a bite out of the Teeth of the Dog course in the Dominican Republic with final-round 14-under-par 274 that was the best in school history and allowed Wake Forest to shatter the program’s 54-hole record as well. The 274 followed rounds of 282 and 285 for a 23-under-par, eclipsing the previous mark of 13-under. It was the first win of the year for first-year coach Kim Lewellen. "Throughout the year, this team has shown a lot of talent," Lewellen said. "At this tournament they all came together and made Wake Forest history." The Demon Deacons have one more tournament – the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park March 29-31 – before turning their focus to the ACC Tourney at Sedgefield Country Club April 18-20. Wake Forest hasn’t won the conference title since 2010 and finished fifth last year. But with 2018 NCAA champ Jennifer Kupcho leading the way the Demon Deacons will be a team to watch. Kupcho won the Casa de Campo event (her eighth career title) by nine shots. Her 14-under-par 66-69-67 tally was just a shot off her school record. The 15-team tournament was a ACC preview of sorts with Virginia taking second, North Carolina fourth, N.C. State fifth, Virginia Tech ninth and Louisville 11th. Duke, the top ranked team in the country, is defending ACC champ. Meanwhile, Wake Forest’s men also gained some momentum in March by claiming the Valspar Collegiate, a 15-team event in Florida that included 14 of the top 35 teams nationally. "It was a good team effort all around

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The Franz Footprint

Upstart architect stars in the Sandhills By DAVID DROSCHAK

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t 28 years old and the golf world still reeling from the Great Recession, fresh-faced architect Kyle Franz made a bold prediction after having a hand in the bunkering work at Pinehurst No. 2. “I did an interview in the summer of 2010 right after we finished Pinehurst No. 2 and one of the last questions was related to the business and where did I want my career to go with the Great Recession on, and wasn’t it really hard to imagine being able to break through and be a practicing day-to-day architect,” Franz said. “I just made the prediction that there may not be a better time than right now for a younger guy like myself, that there were a lot of these younger guys that can shape and can build and finish because the wing of the business was shifting back toward restoration. “I remember saying that and then thinking that maybe I had lost my mind and it was the most presumptuous thing that I could ever say,” he added. “Maybe I just had a feeling.” Feeling or talent, or both, Franz had come to Pinehurst from Oregon, having worked under Tom Doak at Pacific Dunes, to help Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw with the sandy areas on the legendary design of Donald Ross, preparing the course for what was a new look for the 2014 U.S. Opens. While in town for weeks on end, Franz found his way to the Tufts Archives to study the works of Ross. He poured over dozens and dozens of drawings,

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reading as many stories as he could of how Ross worked the land and poured his heart and soul into his designs, coming up with unparalleled strategies for golfers of all skill levels. During his time in the Sandhills, Franz met Kelly Miller, president of Pine Needles and Mid Pines resorts. The sister courses are both iconic Ross designs in their own rights, and Franz got in the ear of Miller and vice-versa during a golf outing. One thing lead to another and the young Franz was hired to renovate Mid Pines. Miller tells the story of eating dinner with renowned architect Gil Hanse at Pine Valley and asking him about Franz and his potential, and whether he would be a good hire for the Mid Pines job. “Gil said, ‘If you called me up to come do your golf course all I would do is send Kyle, why don’t you give the kid a chance?”’ Miller said Hanse told him. Franz was hired and Mid Pines was awarded by Golf Magazine with the Best U.S. Resort Renovation in 2013. The “kid” is no longer a young pup. Franz is now 37 and his impressive resume is growing by each passing year. He joined Hanse in helping build the 2016 Olympics Course in Rio de Janeiro, and is completing his renovation work at Pine Needles for his friend Miller, whose course will host the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open. Franz has recently worked on another USGA site, the Country Club of Charleston, which will host this year’s U.S. Women’s Open. “Kyle has always impressed me with being such a student of architecture. He strikes me as the type of guy who pores over things laboriously,” said Matt Sawicki, director of U.S. Women's and Senior Women's Open Championships.” “Enthusiasm just oozes from him when he gets to talk about his craft and architecture in general,” added said Shannon Rouillard, USGA senior director of championships. “He loves classic architecture; he adores Donald Ross and his designs. The fact that he has an opportunity to have his hand on this Pine Needles restoration gets him really excited. He lives for those intricate details. When I was talking to him about the changes in the green complexes it was in subtle terms of a bed knife, not a bulldozer.”

Like his idol Ross, Franz has made quite a name for himself with a hand in three of the most iconic Ross designs (Pinehurst No. 2, Mid Pines and Pines Needles) in the Sandhills. And like Ross, who lived off of a fairway at Pinehurst No. 2, Franz had moved to North Carolina and is in a house off the 18th tee at Pine Needles. “There is not a day that I don’t go out on the golf courses at some point. I am always looking at things and seeing how we can improve it,” he said. Ever sleepwalk? “Now that hasn’t happened yet but I’ve been out there in the dark,” Franz said, laughing. Franz is humbled by all his success in the Sandhills. “I just loved being here when I worked on Pinehurst No. 2,” Franz said. “Moving here from Oregon was never really planned but it all made so much sense; now I have a hard time ever seeing myself wanting to leave the area. Maybe one day I’ll make enough money and find a cool place up north for the summer time as another option just like Ross did.” Miller looks back and is thrilled he gave the young architect an opportunity that has turned into quite a business relationship – and friendship. “He is very, very talented,” Miller said. “And then you can combine the talent with a great gift of just tremendous passion, and very detailed and willing to listen. Just a gifted architect – and he started at a young age and worked for some great people.” Franz and his team of shapers tried to do something a little bit different on each of the Sandhills projects. “Pinehurst No. 2 was just a real standard, true restoration of Ross work,” he said. “At Mid Pines, we tried a completely different period with the 1935 bunkers that have big sand flashes, and then with Pine Needles we tried to do more grass and less native, and just more roll-over and mellow bunkers, and with more of the 1920s style with these Pine Valley landscape little things in front of the tee. We isolated different periods of Ross work to make it interesting and cool all around.” In the end, all of the Sandhills work by Franz came back to his premonition of almost a decade ago. “It really made sense for any given client that had a great golf course to spend a little bit of money in some really good places,” he said. “The business had gotten so big I think everybody’s focus was just scattered. A lot of time the busiest architects were doing five or six projects and weren’t able to put their heartand-soul into one like us young guys, where one project was a career make-or-break for us.” And quite a career it has become. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • APRIL 2019

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outhwick Golf Course in Graham debuted in 1969 as a nine-hole layout designed and carved along the meandering banks of the Haw River by owner Elmo Cobb. Hoping to appeal to golfers who might moonlight as Civil War buffs, Cobb named his creation Confederate Acres Golf Course. Five years later, he opened a back nine. Cobb ran the operation with his wife, Shirley, who became legendary through the years for the tasty hot dogs she served to golfers at the turn. Eventually, the Cobb’s would sell Confederate Acres, and go on to design and operate Sourwood Forest 22

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in Snow Camp. Elmo later designed Quaker Creek GC in Mebane. Now in his 90s, Elmo Cobb continues to tee it up with a senior group several times a week and regularly breaks 80. Also, an avid golfer, Shirley participated in ladies golf associations at several area courses. A true competitor, she made three holes-in-one and was still able to break 100 at age 82. She passed away in 2013. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, their original Alamance County golf complex still bears certain similarities to the early days, but many things have changed, as well. Burlington businessman Jim Smith purchased Confederate Acres in 1987 and changed the name to Southwick. In 1998, he oversaw a renovation that

included an upgrade of the bermudagrass fairways and the irrigation system, along with the construction of additional bunkers and tee boxes. In 2007, the ownership group tore down the old clubhouse and maintenance facility and built condominiums around the 18th hole. Now, a modular home serves as the Southwick clubhouse. At the beginning of 2015, longtime Alamance golfer Tony Byerly, who was managing Brookwood Golf Course in Whitsett, took over management operations of Southwick Golf Course after the former operator relinquished control. Seeking to cut down on expenses, Byerly assumed the same general manager title at Southwick that he holds at Brookwood. Mike Noah

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doubles as the course superintendent at Southwick and Brookwood, while Willie Noah serves as Byerly’s business partner and spends most of his time running Brookwood. Byerly, 44, grew up in Gibsonville and played high school golf at Western Alamance. Following graduation, he began playing professionally on a variety of mini-tours. He was on the staff at Brookwood off and on from 1995-2006. He spent from 2006-08 at Quarry Hills and from 2008-11 at Southwick. “They should have made a ‘Haw River Golf Trail’ with the number of golf courses that go right through the Haw River,” he says of the number of area golf courses. Through the years, Byerly has

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Southwick from page 22 captured more than 150 regional, two and three-day tournaments. Last November, he won the seventh annual Graham City Amateur at Southwick for the sixth time with rounds of 69 and 62. Byerly has shot 59 at Brookwood several times and has fired a 60 at Southwick “more times than I can remember.” He said he has arrived at Southwick’s final hole with a chance to shoot 59 a half-dozen times. “I can hit a 3-wood to the middle of the green on the 18th (at Southwick), which is a par-4,” he said. “Thinking about shooting 59 is a lot tougher than actually playing in a tournament and shooting a score.” Byerly said Southwick’s small and undulating, manicured bentgrass green complexes bring to mind the designs of Donald Ross. New tee boxes allow Southwick to play nearly 6,000 yards from the back tees and about 5,500 from the whites. Southwick’s dramatic elevation changes, winding creeks and towering forests allow for some spectacular views while navigating this par-71 layout. Southwick’s most recognizable hole is No. 14, a par 5 that double doglegs to the left, with the Haw River hugging the entire right side. However, the hole lost one signature hazard — a large tree on the right

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side of the fairway — during a storm in 2013. “Since we took over, I’ve put back about 10 bunkers,” Byerly said. “I put another bunker back down there (on No. 14), but it’s not the same without the tree.” Through the years, Southwick has become a prominent state destina-

tion for golfers. Numerous regular groups enjoy Southwick throughout the week, and the course plays host to plenty of area high school matches. Located just a few short turns off I-40 exit 147, Southwick also lures golfers from Chapel Hill and Durham, as well. As Elmo Cobb originally designed

it, Southwick is a short course and senior friendly — a hidden gem that can be enjoyed by any level golfer. “If you’ve got a good short game and can putt, that definitely helps out,” Byerly said. “It’s a fun golf course to play and has been for 50 years now. It’s got a good legacy in the area.”

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Border crossing: Danville pro looking forward to Carolinas competition Flippen set for first year in CPGA after success in Mid-Atlantic Section

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he Middle Atlantic PGA Section’s loss is the Carolinas Section’s gain. Jimmy Flippen of Danville, one of the most successful players in the section that includes Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is now a member of Carolinas Section after joining the professional staff at Greensboro National Golf Club last fall. Now he’s looking ahead to a first year competing in the Carolinas Section events which began with the CPGA Players Championship March 25-26 at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C. The event was a qualifier for the RBC Heritage PGA Tour event. The Carolinas Section is one of the largest and most competitive in

the nation and Flippen feels he’s up to the challenge. He received a small sample of the competition by playing in the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship last November where he and fellow Greensboro National pro Justin Malone tied for 10th among 135 teams. “Each section has a wealth of talent and very strong players,� he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how my game measures up to the competition in this section like I did when I was starting out in the Mid-Atlantic. Several of these guys I played against in my mini-tour days. I’m excited and looking forward to competing against them again on this level.� Flippen ran into some of his former Middle Atlantic (MAPGA) competitors at the PGA show in Orlando earlier this year, joking that they were glad to see him gone, saying “they wouldn’t have Continued on page 27

Jimmy Flippen competes in the 2018 PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, Calif. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America

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seventh in the section player of the year standings. to worry about competing against me His best year was 2016, when anymore.” he ran away with player of the year There’s a second trip to Bluffton on honors after winning three of the the spring schedule and it’s for an even MAPGA’s majors. He won the Section bigger prize. The major tournament of Championship, the Head Professional the year for club professionals around Championship and the Players’ Cup. the country is the PGA Professional The first two of those wins came in Championship and Flippen will be in playoffs. the 312-player field for the fourth He’s maintained his competitive time in the last five years. The edge since then and believes tournament, in its 52nd the state of his current game year, will be played at is solid. Belfair, one of the most “I’ve been practicacclaimed destinations ing hard at Greensboro in South Carolina. The National,” Flippen said. goal there a top-20 “And I make regular finish, which earns trips to see my swing an invitation to the coach (Patrick McGuire PGA Championship of Raspberry Golf at Bethpage Black in Academy in Leesburg, Farmingdale, NY, on May Va.). It’s one of those 16-19. things where I feel like my He came close a year ago game is getting better.” at Seaside, Calif. Flippen will be one of three “Last year, after shooting a secondplayers with Triad ties in the tournaround 69, I found myself tied for 11th,” ment formerly known as the PGA Club he said. “Not only was I in a spot to Professional Championship. contend for one of the top 20, but also The others are both residents of to contend for the title. Unfortunately, Winston-Salem: Steve Scott of the I wasn’t able to keep it going the next Outpost Club and Jerry Haas, golf two rounds.” coach at Wake Forest University. He eventually finished tied for 56th They earned their invitations at the at 296 (75-69-76-76) and ended five Carolinas Section PGA Professional shots out of the top 20. Championship last August in Hilton “When I left the championship last Head where they battled for the title. year, I had a strong sense of accomScott claimed first place by one shot plishment because I felt I had proven over Haas, who tied for second with to myself that I could not only compete three others. but could possibly even win the event. The national field is made up of Each year, I’ve gained more confidence qualifiers from the 41 PGA Section of getting closer to the prize.” Championships along with past chamFlippen, 46, has been a great player pions, who were exempt from the for a long time. After a standout career qualifying. at the University of Virginia in the early Belfair features the East and West 1990s, he turned to the professional courses both designed by Tom Fazio. ranks and was a multiple winner on The West Course will be used all four various mini tours. rounds and the East Course for the first A couple of attempts at Q-school two rounds. came up short in the first stage. The “The PGA of America is excitclosest he came to playing in the big ed to take the PGA Professional time was on the Nike Tour (now web. Championship to Belfair, which is an com Tour) where he Monday qualified outstanding location to showcase our for three events and made one cut and finest playing PGA Professionals,” PGA tied for 52nd in the 1998 Dominion President Paul Levy said last year when Open. the venue was announced. “Belfair feaBut his greatest achievements came tures the elements we look for in this in the Middle Atlantic Section. Last national championship - challenging September, he tied for seventh in the courses, inviting facilities and a staff MAPGA Professional Championship to that embraces an exceptional field.” punch his ticket to the nationals. Points The tournament will be televised by earned at that event helped him finish The Golf Channel. www.triadgolf.com

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Standing the test of time High Meadows getting facelift this spring

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or more than a half century, High Meadows Golf & Country Club has remained untouched, standing the test of time as one of the more playable and serene settings in the North Carolina mountains. Few courses these days – especially with all of the advances in grasses, golf course technology and increased length of players off the tee – can say it remains virtually as it was when George Cobb designed the layout in glorious Roaring Gap in 1964. After contemplating some updates to the private club for a few years, a storm that dumped 15 inches of rain on the area last August, coupled with two hurricanes last fall, was enough for club management to pull the trigger on a bunker and tee renovation. “I guess we can say the storms kind of called our hand,” said High Meadows general manager Mike West. “It is very unusual for a club that old to have had no work at all done,” added Atlanta-based golf course architect Bill Bergin, who will begin the renovation project in late March. “It has hung in there nicely. But this bunker renovation is really going to enhance it, yet it will still be honoring its roots.” As the course stands now, it measures 6,625 yards with just one par-5 measuring over 500 yards. And there are just 19 bunkers. When Bergin is finished in about 2 ½ months, High Meadows will be slightly longer and have 25 bunkers, better drainage and additional angles into par-3s from more strategic tee boxes.

“I love mountain golf – I like the smell, I like the feel, I like the freshness of the air, I like the color of the grass – all of that is what stands out to me at High Meadows,” Bergin said. “What I saw when I first visited was a solid golf course, but the bunkering was pretty basic and in desperate need of renovation. The job of bunkers is to highlight the golf course, to show it off, not dominate it, not overwhelm it, not distract from the key to the golf course – which are the greens and fairways. I call the bunkers sort of the supporting cast.

They are a very important supporting cast but they are not the star. At High Meadows they were almost a bad actor because they were not in good shape and not necessarily positioned well or distributed very well.” For example, four of the course’s 19 existing bunkers surround the 10th green. “Why would you have 20 percent of your bunkers on one hole?” Bergin said. “We are looking at how we can balance out the golf course, how we can make it work really well mechanically. We want to provide the membership with consistency day-in and day-out and beauty, because what’s better than white sand, green grass and blue sky? Man, that’s a great color combination.” Bergin played college golf at Auburn and competed against West while he was playing golf at the University of North Carolina. Bergin went on to the PGA Tour in the 1980s, playing in three U.S. Opens and two British Opens. The two met up again more than 35 years after college when Bergin was one of several architects who interviewed for the renovation job. West said it was a natural fit since Begin had done work on various other George Cobb original designs, including some in the North Carolina mountains. “Bill is really a proponent of having playable, enjoyable golf courses for all levels, and High Meadows is already a really fantastic member’s golf course, the kind of golf course you can play every day and it doesn’t beat you up,” West said. “Twenty-five bunkers are probably on the low side by today’s standards, and there is not a lot of water on the golf course, but the challenge is you don’t get a lot of level lies being Continued on page 29

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High Meadows from page 28 a mountain golf course, and the greens tend to have some slopes. It is the kind of golf course you can go out and play every day and you aren’t going to lose a halfdozen golf balls and be in bunkers all day long. It’s a course everybody really enjoys playing.� Unlike some Tar Heel-based architects who have studied the works of legendary architect Donald Ross and set out to tackle some of his course’s renovations as a career builder, Bergin said his connection to working on several Cobb courses over the last 12 years is merely coincidental. “George Cobb courses are typically at that age that they need to be redone, and he did a lot of work, so there is opportunity there,� Bergin said. High Meadows has 200 members that West said is split equally between Florida residents who spend the summer in Roaring Gap, weekenders from the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte markets, and folks who live on property full time. “We’re one of the closest mountain golf courses to those three metropolitan areas,� he said. “It’s all interstate highway the whole way up there until you start up the mountain.� Bergin and West said the course will remain open while work is being completed, with a hole or two at a time being closed or altered while construction and bentgrass sod is placed on new tee boxes and around bunkers. The entire project, pending any weather delays, should last between 60-75 days. “A bunker renovation like this is actually more than

bunkers, because we’re adding chipping areas and we’re shifting bunkers, making the green complexes play and look differently than they do now,� Bergin said. “And the golf course will feel like it got a little bigger, like there is a little bit more room to be successful without changing putting surfaces. “The nice thing is when the members start coming

back as the weather is getting nice in May they are going to see the new bunkers and adjusted golf course, and that will be very exciting for them,� he added. “This is a painless project compared to many of them and very easy to manage, and will provide big benefits for the club.�

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No mystery in Migliaccio’s golf game Wake Forest star embarks on writing career

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milia Migliaccio is riding a charter bus with her Wake Forest teammates, heading to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. While the rest of the team relaxes ahead of a flight to the Dominican Republic for a tournament, she is chatting away on her cell phone. “At least the bus is kind of loud,” Migliaccio says a bit self-consciously. “So it’s not like my voice is overpowering everyone.” Maybe not her voice, but her golf game is another story. The 19-year-old sophomore from Cary made quite an impression in her freshman year. Migliaccio earned second-team all-America honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, was named ACC Freshman of the Year and made the Academic All-ACC Team -- not that she noticed right away. “I had to send someone a link to my bio, and then I read it,” she says. “I was like, ‘wow, I got a lot of things last year.”’ It’s no accident that Migliaccio was unaware of the outside recognition. “It’s definitely something I get excited about, and I am honored to have received them, but at the same time, it’s making sure you don’t put your worth in the awards,” she says. “My mom has always told me not to focus on awards, so I didn’t know about all these things.” Her mother would know. Ulrika (Johansson) Migliaccio was on the Swedish national golf team before playing at the University of Arizona (1991-1995) with World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam. She works with her daughter on developing her mental approach to the game. “At this point, she’s technically very sound, just understanding the difficulty of the sport, the patience, the process” says Ulrika Migliaccio, who also earned AllAmerica status as a freshman. “We really focus on the process and not the outcome. We try to take all the noise from the rankings and the tournaments and not focus on that. We focus on staying in the present.” That’s never a problem for Migliaccio, who embraces the demands of the game. “I love travelling. The thought of playing week in and week out, it just makes me so excited. I just love the grind and the difficulty. The satisfaction of doing well is so high. It’s so addicting, you just want to keep doing it.” As her game hits new heights, her travel schedule only gets more hectic. For the second year in a row, she will play in the Arnold Palmer Cup, a collegiate matchplay event between the United States and an international team. This year’s event will be at The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. Last year, the event was held in Evian-lesBains, France. “You look to your right and you see Geneva. It looks like a painting. The water is so still,” she said. “Team events are my favorite. You have to make a putt and everyone is watching around the green. It was such a cool experience.” 30

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Although she is immersed in golf most of the year, Migliaccio makes time for another passion. She recently published her first work of fiction, Just an Illusion, a 487page mystery about a young woman who can’t outrun her troubled past. The novel grew from a creative writing class at Athens Drive High School, where she had to describe what happened when she entered an empty building, only to find a troubled person inside. “Once I started writing about this mysterious person, I thought I could turn this into a book. Those instructions that he gave us roughly follow in my book.” She hardly considers herself an accomplished writer, but like golf, she’s willing to put in the work. “I don’t know all the ins-and-outs (of writing),” she says. “I’m just doing it because I’m passionate about it. But I definitely plan it. As soon as you think it’s getting dry, something happens that’s suspenseful. Some of it is kind of sad, but I have to write it because it’s what the characters are doing.” She already has a follow-up in the works. “When we were flying to California for our first tournament, the Wi-Fi didn’t work, so I couldn’t do homework,” she explains. “So I wrote the entire outline to the sequel.” Migliaccio is a communications major with a double minor in English and journalism. She is determined to be a good student at a rigorous academic university. “It was a big adjustment because it was easier to get an A in high school than it is in college,” she says. “You want to make sure you establish a good relationship with your professors so they’re understanding when you miss a lot of class for your sport.” With so much time devoted to golf and academics, Migliaccio has precious few hours for the traditional college experience. Most of her independence and social life has to fit into the remaining hours. “A lot of it revolves around

golf,” she says. “We have to make sure we schedule things properly. If you don’t, you can’t even breath. You’re just running from class to practice to studying to tournaments. It can get really overwhelming.” But somehow, she always finds just enough free time. “I definitely have time for social events and hanging out with my team. We have so much fun together. I definitely still have time to be a kid.” When her Wake Forest career is over, Migliaccio wants to play on the LPGA Tour. A lot can happen along the way to a career as a touring pro, but her track record suggests she is trending toward the top of women’s golf. Last fall she won the Tar Heel Invitational in a field of 96 golfers. At the recent tournament at Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic, she tied for third place among 75, shooting a final-round 67. “Honestly, college is the best way to prepare you for professional golf. All the best kids play,” says Migliaccio, who played in the U.S. Women’s Open in 2018. “If you can dominate in college golf, then it’s a really good indication that you can dominate the pro circuit.” Her mother thinks Emilia has game and the makeup to make the dream come true. “I really do,” Ulrika Migliacco says. “She’s very well-rounded. She’s very strong mentally and technically. She’s had the opportunity to play with some great players. If you can hang with them, you’re probably doing OK. But we always believe in our own journey and just try to improve ourselves, versus comparing ourselves to other people.” As she has passed through the ranks of junior golf to collegiate competition, Migliaccio has come to appreciate the difficulty of her goal. “Now that I’m getting older, I’ve finally reflected that this is not going to be easy,” she says. “I’m not just going to go out there and start winning and start getting a bunch of money. It’s going to be really hard. But it makes me want to work even harder to finish in the top of the money list.” In the meantime, she’s grateful for these college years -- and all of the traveling and grinding seasons that have come before. “If I didn’t play golf, I wouldn’t even travel to other places in the United States,” she says. “Now I have a reason to go places because I’m playing college golf and one day it will be my job. I definitely spend time reflecting on it and just remember how grateful I am that my parents gave me this opportunity to play golf. It’s really special.” www.triadgolf.com


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better idea, how about a new rule that By BETSEY MITCHELL requires all of us to check our cell phones into a charging station at the pro shop, to heck that mirror again. I think looked in the mirror recently Bets and be picked up after our round. Now that’s you might have seen Wilford I didn’t like what I saw. And I’m not progress. Brimley. At least you are carrying referring to my Tom Selleck-like musI know I’m not alone, having many a on like a grumpy old man. tache that is more salt than pepper these round ruined when I couldn’t resist checkBlame the ridiculous quantity of rainy days. ing my emails 15 minutes into the round, days followed by soggy fairways for the I’m talking about reflection here girl, reduction in play days. That coupled with reflection in terms of my golf game. And not worrying the next 17 holes about getting a failure to give your game a little more the quality of it, since I’m still a 12-handicap the task done. It’s also a sick feeling when you don’t priority in your life. I know because I (I think), but my frequency in regards to teecheck your emails on your have been guilty of the ing it up for 18 holes with buddies. phone over a five-hour same thing. My golf rounds are down 95 percent period, knowing for sure When a regular schedover the last five years, and like most of when the round is over ule is disrupted by huryou who read this publication, I’m a “golf more than 100 messages ricanes, relentless bands guy.” I have played one round – of course will be waiting. We’re of showers, and 38° morna Captain’s Choice event – since October. stuck in the technology ings it is easy to settle What the hell is wrong with me Bets? I am turnbuckle, aren’t we Bets? DUELING DIVOTS into a new pattern. My truly ashamed. Not really. How often handicap has shot up five I think I was able to figure it out have we heard that golf is way more menstrokes and I have posted only six rounds recently researching a story on the state of tal than physical? So it’s time to get menthis year. golf ranges (excuse me, practice facilities) tally tough the next time we all pull into I’m just now starting to feel the itch to across the country. Technology has taken the parking lot for a round of golf. Open get back on the course. over that part of the game too, and it has That gray mustache is blocking your taken over my life, robbing me of the game the glove box, turn the phone off, and close the door. techno brain. Smart phones are the reality I love – golf. Spring time is for smelling the roses, of today. Learn to use it to your advanDon’t let it happen to you guys. not stressing over cells. I hope you will all tage. I cringed when I recently got a press join me for a relaxing round of golf. I know Put off those email messages with release for a cell phone holder that fits I’m long overdue. Auto-reply. You get to choose; out of the into the cup holder of golf carts. I have a

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office, on the golf course, out to lunch, go away I don’t want to talk to you. Smart phones are so much a part of today’s golf that the Carolinas Golf Association encourages players to post scores while playing using the application Golf Genius. More players are listening to music or live sports. Note to these folks… keep the volume down, others in your group will not like a backswing accented with a Miley Cyrus scream, Yeah-Ya. A true gift of smart phones is giving players of a certain age the freedom to be on the golf course while staying in touch with a partner struggling with health issues. Countless times I have been with a player who checked in mid-round. The news allowed her to play on with confidence or to make the choice to step away. Either way, she was granted a couple hours to recharge. There was a time when she would have been housebound all day. So, take your phone to the golf course. Mute the ringer, set the autoreply, log into scoring software or Rules of Golf or your personal playlist. It’s your life, your game, put golf on your calendar and get out there.

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Junior Golf Scoreboard TYGA 3rd Archdale-Trinity Chamber Junior Open Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale, NC March 16-17, 2019 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,579 1 Jack Heath, Charlotte 70-70--140 2 Haracz Kassidy, Pinehurst 71-72--143 3 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 77-68--145 3 Eston Lee, Four Oaks 76-69--145 Selected Others 5 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 77-70--147 7 Adam Budd, Winston-Salem 74-74--148 10 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-75--149 10 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 76-73--149 18 Garrett Clark, Burlington 75-77--152 23 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 78-76--154 31 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 85-71--156 31 Grady Newton, High Point 78-78--156 31 Jack Dockrill, Elon 78-78--156 35 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 85-72--157 37 Zach Green, Asheboro 82-76--158 44 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 84-80--164 45 Jack Slomkowski, Colfax 86-79--165 46 Bobby Gold, High Point 85-81--166 50 Jacob Pendry, Lexington 92-82--174 53 Isaiah Trollinger, Winston-Salem 103-97--200 Boys 13-15 Division - 6,579 1 Jackson Bode, Pinehurst 73-74--147 2 Haracz Kassidy, Pinehurst 78-70--148 2 Owen Kose, Holly Springs 73-75--148 Selected Others 8 Caden Baker, Mebane 78-78--156 16 Luke Crouse, Reidsville 86-75--161 17 Garret Hauk, Burlington 86-79--165 22 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 83-90--173 22 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 89-84--173 24 Colby Moore, Advance 88-87--175 25 Brodie Perry, Trinity 86-90--176 26 Noah Snyder, Greensboro 93-84--177 27 Ayden Jersey, Summerfield 93-86--179 29 Colby Gunter, Greensboro 93-99--192 Girls 16-18 Division - 5,727 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 72-75--147 2 Mara Hirtle , Pinehurst 78-73--151 3 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 80-72--152 Selected Others 10 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 81-85--166 12 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 84-86--170 14 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 88-84--172 16 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 81-92--173 17 Karli Jump, Winston-Salem 91-83--174 18 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 88-91--179 19 Siana Wong, Summerfield 91-89--180 20 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 91-92--183 22 Ashley Longbottom, 99-104--203 Winston-Salem 23 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville 105-105--210 Girls 13-15 Division - 5,727 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 80-79--159 2 Megan Morris, Cary 80-80--160 3 Emily Mathews, Mebane 81-81--162 Selected Others 4 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance 84-81--165 5 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 83-83--166 7 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 86-82--168 10 Monica Solis, Mocksville 110-101--211

TYGA Tots One Day The Cradle Pinehurst, NC March 16, 2019 Boys 10-11 Division - 789 1 Stephen Eastman, Raleigh 2 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 2 Owen Setters, Pinehurst Selected Others 7 Jackson Farmer, Pfafftown Boys 8-9 Division - 789 1 Sebastian Balbin, Pinehurst 2 Jake Brady, New Bern 3 Clint Bailey, Cary Selected Others 8 Levi Rossman, High Point 12 Cooper Tomlin, High Point

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TYGA One Day Pinewild CC (Holly) Pinehurst, NC Feb. 24, 2019 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,388 1 Justin Guilford, Davidson 2 Casey Osiecki, New Bern 3 Todd Moyer, Cornelius Selected Others 8 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 9 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 14 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 17 Will Harrington, Summerfield Boys 14-15 Division - 6,388 1 Ryan Macri, Wake Forest 2 Branden Boyce, Spring Lake 3 Andrew Gallagher, Grimesland 3 Chris Ha, Fayetteville 3 Benjamin Hays, Cary Selected Others 7 Brodie Perry, Trinity 8 Mark Smith III, Thomasville Boys 12-13 Division - 5,341 1 Landon Merrell, Salisbury 2 Alex Bock, Morganton 3 Will Tharin, Rocky Mount Selected Others 5 Rhodes Baker, Winston-Salem 8 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro Girls 16-18 Division - 5,341 1 Katelyn Kenthack, Southern Pines 2 Toni Blackwell, Fayetteville 2 Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly Selected Others 4 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 5 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville

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Prep Preview - 5650 1 Lexi Schulman, Vernon Hills IL 2 Macy Pate, Boone 3 Megan Morris, Cary 3 Sydney Hackett, Ashburn VA Selected Others 8 Emily Mathews, Mebane 15 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 17 Anna Howerton, Kernersville Futures National - 5100 1 Elizabeth Tucci, New Market MD 2 Mary Sears Brown, Wake Forest 2 Josephine Nguyen, Springfield VA Selected Others 6 Ellen Yu, High Point 9 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance

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Winternational Series Event 8 Pinehurst, NC Pinehurst #5 March 2-3, 2019 Junior/Senior Division - 6,617 1 Harrison Wierse, Wilmington 73-74--147 2 Robert Dudeck III, Williamsburg, VA 77-79--156 3 Columb Knight, Raleigh 78-79--157 Selected Others 9 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 82-82--164 11 Thomas Robins, Salisbury 90-78--168 Freshman/Sophomore Division - 6,617 1 Benjamin Bailey, Huntersville 79-73--152 1 Colin Dutton, Foxfire 75-77--152 1 Rohan Saxena , Ashburn, VA 78 - 74 - - 152 Selected Others 9 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 89-82--171 10 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 92-80--172 Girls Division - 5,685 1 Jaclyn Kenzel, Southern Pines 76-78--154 1 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 79-75--154 3 Angelique Seymour, Fayetteville 84-75--159 Selected Others 5 Mallory Fobes, East Bend 84-80--164 8 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro 94-89--183

Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 2 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 3 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 4 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry, 2020) 5 Noah Connor, Reidsville (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 6 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 7 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 8 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 9 Christopher Wooten, Winston-Salem (Mt. Tabor, 2019) 10 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 2 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 3 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 4 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 5 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 6 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro (Northern Guilford HS, 2019) 7 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 8 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 9 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 10 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 3/19

NC One-Day Series Longleaf GC Pinehurst, NC March 16, 2019 Prep NC - 5,549 1 Lydia Swan, North East PA 2 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 3 McKenzie Daffin, Fayetteville 3 Halynn Lee, Cary Future Division - 5,026 1 Abbie Daquila, Mt. Pleasant 2 Madison Srinivasa, Raleigh 2 Georgia Chapman, Davidson Selected Others 11 Madison Dial, High Point 14 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 28 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield 34 Sally Toalson, Clemmons Discovery Division - 1,775 1 Ashnoor Kaur, Draper VA 2 Riley Grimm, High Point 3 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 3 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem Selected Others 7 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 11 Gabriella Moorehead, Burlington 15 Sarah Walden, Archdale

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Amateur winners of 2018 club championships and other tournaments are invited to enter the 36-hole medal play tournament. Print Advertising Digital are Marketing Also senior|champions invited to enter the age 55-over division. CGA Ranking Points awarded to the top finishers in both the men and senior divisions. 2013 Triad Media Kit.indd 1 Entries must be members of clubs on the Triad Golf Today map or reside in that area. T of C Winners

2018 Chris Cassetta 2017 Matt Nelson 2016 Jeremy Ray 2015 Caleb Keck 2014 Brant Stovall 2013 Ryan Sharpe 2012 Ben Pinkleton 2011 Ryan Sullivan 2010 Casey Wilmoth 2009 Scott Harvey

2008 Rocky Manning 2007 Tony Byerly 2006 Bret Kinney 2005 Andrew Smith 2004 Dustin Hussey 2003 Garland Yates 2002 Todd Chadwick 2001 Richard Shackleford 2000 Chris Logan 1999 Chris Logan 1998 Chris Logan 1997 Mike Roshelli

Senior Champions (Added in 2012)

2018 Harrison Rutter 2017 Mike Roland 2016 Tom Fagerli 2015 Marc Cox 2014 Arlis Pike 2013 Ken Chester 2012 Mike Roland

INTERCLUB CHALLENGE

Every club or association on the Triad Golf Today map is invited a assemble a foursome of members to compete in the team www.TriadGolf.com championship. The format is bestball, counting the best two of four scores on each hole. Team members – including seniors – not eligible for the Tournament of Champions in their 10/24/12 play 10:06 AM own separate individual divisions. Team Champions

2018 Maple Chase 2017 Pine Knolls 2016 Greensboro National 2015 Pine Knolls 2014 Deep Springs 2013 Sedgefield 2012 Tanglewood 2011 Cross Creek 2010 Sedgefield 2009 Southwick 2008 Sedgefield

2007 Brookwood 2006 Pennrose Park 2005 Pennrose Park 2004 Alamance CC 2003 Forest Oaks 2002 Forest Oaks 2001 Cardinal 2000 High Point CC 1999 Brookwood 1998 Grandview 1997 Colonial

Entry fee $150 per player Entry form available at triadgolf.com or by contacting Tournament Director Steve Williams 336-280-3722 or triadgolf@mac.com www.triadgolf.com

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CALENDAR All listings are based on submissions by clubs and correspondence. To list your tournament free email your information to jay@triadgolf.com or call 336-924-1619.

Carolinas PGA Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com April 8-9 – Senior Spring Classic, Greensboro CC (Farm and Irving Park). June 4-6 – 55th North Carolina Open, Trump National GC, Mooresville. June 24-25 – Pro-Assistant Championship, River Landing (Landing), Wallace. July 9-11 – 68th South Carolina Open, Grande Dunes Resort, Myrtle Beach. July 16-17 – Senior Sandhills Open, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines. July 22-23 – Senior Professional Championship, Camden CC, SC. Aug. 13-15 – 95th Carolinas Open, Greensboro CC (Farm). Aug. 19-20 – Senior Challenge, Chapel Hill CC. Aug. 26-27 – Assistants Championship, Surf Club, North Myrtle Beach. Sept. 24-26 – Professional Championship, Treyburn CCC, Durham. Oct. 30-31 – Senior Fall Finals, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis. Dec. 3-5 – Pro-Pro Championship, Talamore, Mid South, Forest Creek and Pinehurst No. 4.

Carolinas Golf Association Selected events; complete schedule at carolinasgolf.org • 910-673-1000

Men/Women USGA Qualifying April 24 – U.S. Senior Women’s Open, CC of Salisbury. April 29 – U.S. Women’s Open, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. May 1 – U.S. Open Local, River Landing, Wallace. May 8 – U.S. Open Local, Duke University GC, Durham. May 13 – U.S. Open Local, Pinewild CC (Magnolia), Pinehurst. July 2 – U.S. Women’s Amateur, Bermuda Run CC. July 16 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill. July 17 – U.S Senior Women’s Amateur, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 15 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, High Point CC (Willow Creek). Sept. 28 – U.S. Women’s Four-Ball for 2020, Pinewood CC, Asheboro. Oct. 10 – U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional for 2020, Sedgefield CC (Dye).

CGA Seniors April 15-17 – Carolinas Senior Four-Ball, Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike), Dataw Island, SC. May 7-9 – 34th North Carolina Senior Amateur, Bermuda Run CC. Selected qualifying sites: Salem Glen CC, Clemmons (April 23); Lochmere GC, Cary (April 29). June 7-8 – 11th Carolinas Super Senior, Green Vally CC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 8-10 – 19th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. Sept. 9-10 – 12th North Carolina Super Senior, Croasdaile CC, Durham. Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – 58th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Mimosa Hills G&CC, Morganton. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 29); Umtead Pines GC, Durham.

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Oct. 8-9 – 8th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball, TPC Wakefield, Raleigh.

CGA Men April 1-2 –25th Tar Heel Cup Matches, River Landing, Wallace. April 5-7 – 39th Carolinas Mid-Amateur, The Reserve Club, Pawleys Island, SC. Selected qualifying sites: Bendtwinds G&CC, FuquayVarina (March 11); Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett (March 18). May 3-6 – 68th Carolinas Four-Ball, Camden CC, SC. May 17-19 – 4th Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek. June 13-16 – 59th North Carolina Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Selected qualifying sites: High Point CC Willow Creek (May 23); Mimosa Hills G&CC (May 29); GC at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (June 4); Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek (June 12). July 11-14 – 105th Carolinas Amateur, Governors Club, Chapel Hill. Selected qualifying sites: Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1). July 31-Aug. 4 – 10th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton. Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1). Sept. 20-22 – North Carolina Mid-Amateur, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 28); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Sept. 4); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen. Oct. 4-6 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, CC of Landfall, Wilmington. Oct. 14 – 42nd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC (Ross course), Greensboro. Oct, 18-19 – 74th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Greensboro CC (Farm course).

CGA Mixed Events July 19 – 53rd Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses. July 19 – 21st Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. Aug. 17-19 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point. Nov. 9-10 – 9th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.

CGA Women April 29-30 – 16th North Carolina Senior Women’s Amatuer, Chapel Hill CC. June 19-21 – 93rd Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Ballantyne CC, Charlotte. July 8-10 – 64th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, WV. July 23-25 – 22nd Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Furman University GC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 5-6 – 42nd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC. Oct. 1-2 – 21st Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Oct. 29-31 – 3rd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro.

Captain’s Choice or Texas Scramble April 11 – The Carlisle Cup, Chatmoss Country Club, Martinsville, Virginia, 12pm shotgun start. www.carlisleschool.org/give or call 276-6327288 ext. 231. April 12 – 21st Annual Eden Rotary and YMCA Charity Golf Tournament , Oak Hills GC, Eden, 336-623-6381.

April 26 – Randy Parker Memorial Golf Tournament, Ironwood CC, Greenville, Contact randyparkermemorialgolftourney@gmail.com. April 27 – Front & Back 9 Junior Golf Academy and 92.1 Choice FM Radio Annual Golf Tournament, Hedingham Golf Course, Raleigh, Contact www.frontback9.com or 919-280-2640. May 2 – 13th Annual Rescue Mission Charity Golf Tournament, Maple Chase, WinstonSalem. Rob Hillmer 336-723-1848 ext. 123. May 5 –7th Annual Golf Day for MDA, Zebulon Country Club, Zebulon, $60 per player. Contact Ron 919-333-6442. May 6 – FCA/Taylor Memoria Golf Classic benefiting Eastern NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brook Valley CC, Greenville. Contact Dave Wall dwall@fca.org. May 9 – Young Life of the Foothills, Pilot Knob Park GC, Pilot Mountain, Contact foothillsyounglife@gmail.com. May 18 – 2nd Annual Aaron Kovac Memorial Golf Tournament, 2 Man Texas Scramble, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Contact Chis Clark clarkchris488@gmail.com or 276-632-1711. May 20 – Setzer Wide Open benefiting the Dr. Barclay I. Setzer Fund, Forsyth CC, WinstonSalem, Contact setzerwideopen@gmail.com. May 25 – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Golf Tournament, Oak Hills Golf Club, Eden, 8am start. Contact Anthony Pass 336-5890492 or Wayne Moore 276-732-2379. May 31 – 26th Kernersville Civitan Golf Classic, Pine Knolls, Kernersville 1pm start. Contact Bob Berrier 336-345-2653

Amateur Individual April 6-7 – 32nd annual Southwick Amateur, Southwick GC, Graham. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-227-2582. April 27-28 – 23rd annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. By invitation only to 2018 club champions and other tournament winners. Also, senior division for champions of events for ages 55-over. Steve Williams 336280-3722. April 27-28 – Bud Kivett Memorial, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3260. May 18-19 – High Point Memorial, Blair Park GC, High Point. Medal play in flights. 336-883-3497. May 25-26 – Durham Amateur, Hillandale GC, Durham. Medal play in flights. 919-286-4211. May 31-June 1-2 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336625-4158. June 7-9 – Alamance County Open Amateur, Indian Valley GC, Brookwood GC and Southwick GC. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Alamance residents. 336-584-7871 or 336-227-2582. June 8-9 – Bob Howerton Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. June  22-23 – Chair City Open, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. Medal play in flights. 336475-5580. June 22-23 – Wake County Amateur, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton. Medal play in flights. Not restricted to Wake County residents. 919-5534554. July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 20-21 – N.C. Players Championship, Tanglewood (Championship). Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.

For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments July 27-28 – 33rd Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights.  336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. July 27-28 – 58th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 3-4 – 51st annual Tech Authority Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163. Aug. 3-4 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 3. 336-861-4653. Aug. 9-11 – 72nd Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 24-25 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Sept. 28-29 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158.

Senior Individual April 22 – Greater Greensboro Senior Games, Country Hills GC, Gibsonville. Age divisions for men and women, beginning at age 50. For Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth, Alamance and Randolph county residents. Qualifiers advance to State Senior Games. 336-373-7567. May 15-16 – Alamance Senior Amateur (not restricted to Alamance residents), Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flights and age divisions beginning at age 50. 336-584-7871. May 20-21 – 10th annual Sport Durst Durham Senior Amateur Championship (Seniors 55-over, Super Seniors 65-over and Legends 70-over), Croasdaile CC, Durham. 919-3832517 or 919-699-9681. May 30-31 – 58th Forsyth Seniors, Winston Lake GC and Reynolds Park GC. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior division also, depending on entries. 434-792-7225. July 27-28 – 8th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights.  336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Oct. 8-10 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.

Ladies Individual/Team May 22 – 30th annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Browns Summit. 336-375-2200. June 13 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211.

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CALENDAR June 15 – Kinderton Ladies Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Aug. 24-25 – 53rd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.

Oct. 19-20 – 36th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 19-20 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Nov. 2-3 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.

Amateur Team

Laid-Back Golfers Tour

April 13-14 – Lexington Spring Two Ball, Lexington Golf Club, Lexington. 336-248-3950. April 27-28 – 23rd annual Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Teams consist of four players, either regulars or seniors 55-over. Best two scores on each hole. Steve Williams 336-2803722. June 1-2 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 336-883-3260. June 8-9 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. June 22-23 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. July 6-7 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 20-21 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man bestball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871. Aug. 10-11 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 17-18 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights.  434-792-7225. Aug. 24-25 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822.

434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula April 8 – Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit April 23 – Ivy Hills GC, Lynchburg May 8 – Oak Hills GC, Eden May 15 – London Downs GC, Forest, Va. May 30 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 11 – Southern Hills GC, Danville June 25 – Olde Mill Resort, Laurel Fork, Va. July 9 – Plantation GC, Reidsville July 23 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 6 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 21 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Sept. 10 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Sept. 24 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 8 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 22 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Nov. 4 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 18 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville

Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 April 6 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett April 13 – Greensboro National, Summerfield April 27 – Little River, Carthage May 4 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro

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May 11 – Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro May 18 -- Anderson Creek, Spring Lake June 8 -- Colonial CC, Thomasville June 15 – The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill June 29 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane July 6 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem July 13 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford July 20-21 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Cougar Point and Ocean Course July 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 3 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 10 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro Aug. 17 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 24 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 30-31 -- Grand Strand Classic at Myrtle Beach National and Grande Dunes Sept. 14 – Longleaf GC, Southern Pines Sept. 28-29 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (both courses), Brown Summit

Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 April 11 -- Wildwood Green, Raleigh April 18 -- Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro April 25 -- Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro May 9 -- Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit May 16 -- Anderson Creek GC, Spring Lake May 30 -- Colonial CC, Thomasville June 6 -- Quaker Cree GC, Mebane June 13 – Umstead Pines GC, Durham June 27 – Mill Creek, Mebane July 11 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford July 18 – Challenge GC, Graham July 25 – River Ridge GC, Raleigh Aug. 1 – Quail Ridge, Sanford

Aug. 5-6 -- Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 15 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 22 -- Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek Sept. 5 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Sept. 12 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett Sept. 19 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit

USGA Junior Qualifying June 17 – U.S. Junior Sectional, CC of Salisbury.

CGA Junior Boys April 13-14 – 11th Jimmy Anderson Invitational, Jacksonville CC, NC. Qualifying Site: Siler City CC (April 6). June 25-28 – 52nd North Carolina Junior, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. July 1-2 – 23rd North Carolina Junior 13-under, Asheboro Municipal GC. July 23-25 – 70th Carolinas Junior, River Landing CC (River), Wallace. July 30-Aug. 1 – 15th Dogwood State Junior, River Run CC, Davidson. Qualifying site: Sapona GC, Lexington. Aug. 10-11 – 37th Carolinas-Virginias Team Matches, Boonesboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. Aug. 13-15 – Hope Valley Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham.

CGA Junior Girls May 11-12 – 14th Vicki DiSantis Junior, Pine Island CC, Charlotte. June 11-14 – North Carolina Junior, Wilson CC. June 26-27 – Twin States Junior, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe.

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Danish delight: Averett student scores first ace at Caswell Pines

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ver dream of playing golf overseas and making your first hole-in-one in Europe? Maybe it works both ways. Such was the case for Jorgen Buskbjerg of Aulum, Denmark. A sophomore member of the golf team at Averett University in Danville, Buskbjerg was out for a practice round on March 6 at Caswell Pines Golf Club in Yanceyville when he holed a 197-yard shot on the sixth hole. Read on for more details of Buskbjerg’s ace and others reported to Triad Golf Today since our March issue.

CALENDAR July 9-11 – 15th Dogwood State Junior, Salem Glen CC, Clemmons. July 15-16 – 13th Carolinas Girls 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines (Pines). July 30-Aug 1 – 63rd Carolinas Junior, Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC. Aug. 10-11 – 18th Girls Mid-Atlantic Challenge Matches, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, NC. Aug. 13-15 – Hope Valley Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham. Oct. 5-6 –10th Jimmy Anderson Invitational, Jacksonville CC, NC.

TYGA Boys/Girls Selected events; complete schedule at tygajuniorgolf.org • 910-673-1000 April 8 – N.C. High School Invitational, Treyburn CC, Durham. April 25 – Pinehurst High School Invitational, Pinehurst No. 8. April 27 – Tots One-Day, TPC Wakefield, Raleigh. April 27-28 – Sapona Junior Open, Sapona GC, Lexington. May 18 – Tots One Day, High Point CC (Emerywood). June 2 – One-Day, Bryan Park (Players). June 11-12 – Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. June 12 – One-Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines. June 20 – One-Day, Foxfire Resort. June 21 – One Day, CC of Whispering Pines (Pines). June 24 – One-Day, Chapel Hill CC.

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and everyone contributed to this victory," said head coach Jerry Haas. "We took on the best teams in the country in this event and to shoot 25-under and come home with a trophy will give us a lot of confidence moving forward." Wake Forest is one of three ACC teams ranked in the top 10 along with Duke and Georgia Tech. Defending ACC champ Georgia 38

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If you make a Hole-In-One or Double Eagle we want to know! Email, call or go online to www.triadgolf.com & click on Hole-In-One to submit a form with all the details! We will report your great shot in our next issue! email: triadgolf@mac.com • call: 336-280-3722

Buz Moser of Advance, March 20, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 144 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Tom Odom, Mike Cassell, Jack Daniels. Rick Schloss of McLeansville, March 19, Country Hills GC. No. 7, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jerry Kidd, Mike Lafon. His first ace. Bryant Strader of Reidsville, March 18, Monroeton GC. No. 14, 136 yards, June 24 – One-Day, Gillespie Park, Greensboro. June 24 – One-Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville. June 27 – One-Day, Colonial CC, Thomasville. June 28 – One-Day, Wendell CC. July 1 – One-Day, Lexington GC. July 8 – One-Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen. July 9 – Jack Ratz Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh. July 10-11 – High Point Junior, Blair Park and Oak Hollow. July 16 – One-Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. July 18 – One-Day, Salem Glen CC, Clemmons. July 22 – One-Day, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines. July 22 – One-Day, Asheboro Municipal. July 25 – One-Day, Sanford GC. July 30-31 – Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC. Aug. 3 – Tots One-Day, Asheboro Municipal GC. Aug. 5 – SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary. Aug. 5 – One-Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown. Aug. 7 – One-Day, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Aug. 19 – One-Day, Pinehurst No. 6. Aug. 24 – Tots One-Day, Gillespie Park GC, Greensboro. Sept. 14-15 – TYGA State Championship, Southern Wayne CC, Mt. Olive. Oct. 12-13 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Oct. 20 – Tots State Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines. Oct. 26-27 – Bill Harvey Junior, Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit. Nov. 27 – One-Day Turkey Shoot, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines.

Tech stumbled to 12th place at the Valspar tourney, its worst finish of the season. Wake Forest, now with three tourney titles in 2018-19, has two more events before traveling to Old North State Club for the ACC Championship April 18-20. The last of the Demon Deacons’ 18 ACC championships came in 1989. They were third the last two years after placing second in 2016.

7-iron. Playing partners: J.B. McCollum, Harold Tate. His first ace. Lewis Long of Mebane, March 15, Mill Creek GC. No. 8, 140 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Dan Breuce, Steve Forsyth, Scott Mullens. His fifth ace. Ed Wall of Winston-Salem, March 12, Maple Chase G&CC. No. 15, 147 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Randy Snyder, Chester Davis, Dick St. Clair. His first ace. Dewey White of Walnut Cove, March 10, Hemlock GC. No. 15, 143 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Ricky Slate, Tony Brown, Rayvon Smith. His first ace. Jerry Hopkins of Greensboro, March 7, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 5, 105 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Dave Coolidge. His third ace.

Jorgen Buskbjerg of Denmark, March 6, Caswell Pines GC. No. 6, 197 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Victor Hole, Simon Levinsson. First ace for Buskbjerg, a member of the golf team at Averett University. Eugene Hyjek of Brown Summit, March 2, Stoney Creek GC. No. 12, 148 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Tommy Martin, Joe Burns, Brian Johnson. Eric Helsabeck of Asheboro, Feb. 4, Pinewood CC. No. 17, 118 yards, 8-iron Playing partners: Roland Cox, Don Helmes, Jim Kinlaw. Tim Hudgins of King, Nov. 21, Pine Needles GC. No. 5, 171 yards, 5-iron. Playing partner: Joshua Hudgins. His first ace.

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Majors and Selected Triad and Triangle Events Complete listing at pkbgt.org • 336-347-8537 April 6-7 – PKBGT Masters, Greenville CC, NC. April 13-14 – Mid-Atlantic Championship, Bulle Rock GC, Harve De Grace, Md. April 27-18 – Carolinas Classic, Carolina Trace CC (Lake), Sanford. May 18-19 – Gate City Classic, Forest Oaks GC, Greensboro. May 25-27 – PKBGT Open Championship, CC of Salisbury. June 8 – Sapona GC, Lexington. June 21 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit. June 24 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane. July 5 – Pinewood CC, Asheboro. July 9-10 – NOVA Championship Hidden Creek CC, Reston, Va. July 19-20 – Precision Championship, Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit. July 27-28 – Wolfpack Classic, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Aug. 3 – Bermuda Run (West). Aug. 10-11 – Chapel Hill Classic, Finley GC, Chapel Hill. Aug. 17-18 – Tour Championship, Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines. Aug. 25 – Pinehurst No. 3. Sept. 21-22 – N.C. Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville.

Tarheel Golf Foundation Tour Boys Grades 1-12 tarheelgolf.org • 919-291-5813 April 6-7 – Wolfpack Junior Amateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. April 19-20 – ACC Junior Amateur, Finley GC, Chapel Hill. May 11-12 – Players Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. May 26-27 – Golf Pride Championship, Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines. July 15-16 – Sedgefield Junior, Sedgefield CC (Dye), Greensboro. Sept. 1-2 – Mid-Pines Junior, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines. Oct. 19-20 – Western Carolinas Junior, CC of Salisbury. Nov. 9-10 – Tarheel State Junior, Finley GC, Chapel Hill.

434-793-2582 June 15--Parent/Child Team Golf, Southern Hills Golf Course June 17--Goodyear Golf Club June 24--Ringgold Golf Club June 25-28--Youth Golf Camp July 8--Caswell Pines Golf Club July 14--Tuscarora Country Club July 22--Danville Golf Club July 29--Southern Hills Golf Course Aug. 1--Awards Banquet @Southern Hills, 6pm

Drive, Chip and Putt Boys/Girls ages 7-15 • 336-398-2848. Selected Local Qualifying Sites June 1 – Methodist University GC, Fayetteville. June 8 – Pinewild CC, Pinehurst. June 12 – Bryan Park, Brown Summit. June 17 – Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. June 19 – Hope Valley CC, Durham. June 27 – Finley GC, Chapel Hill. June 28 – Finley GC, Chapel Hill. Subregionals Aug. 10 – Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Aug. 17 – Duke University GC, Durham.

Other Junior Events April 20-21 – HJGT Raleigh Junior, The Neuse GC, Clayton. Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. 407-614-2962. May 6-7 – NCHSAA Boys Regionals at various sites. May 13-14 – NCHSAA Boys States at various sites. May 13-14 – NCISAA Boys States at various sites. June 18-19 – Surry County Junior Championship, Mt. Airy CC and Cedarbrook CC. Surry County boys and girls only. 336-835-2320 July 1-3 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst courses. Ages 15-18. 910-295-6811. July 9-11 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park. Forsyth County Residents only Boys/Girls. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 24-25 – HJGT Major Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. 407-614-2962. Dec. 28-29 – Donald Ross Junior, Pinehurst CC. Boys/Girls ages 8-18. 910-295-6811.

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Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines • March 13 First Flight (13 entries) 3. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-June Lee, Durham! 6. Pamela Finlen, Reidsville-Lisa Milligan, Greensboro! Second Flight (13 entries) 5. Sara Farthing, Liberty-Christie Gooch, Winston-Salem! SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro • March 19 Tournament Flight A (12 entries) 2. Kim Mansfield, High Point-Dale Bouguennec, Pinehurst! 3. John Stratton-Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro! 4. Randy Beeson, Colfax-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 5. Richard Krapfel, W-S-Howell Nelson, Greensboro! 5. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! Tournament Flight B (11 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 65+ Flight A (12 entries) 1. David Brown, Clemmons-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 6. Todd Turner, West End-Dickie Brewer, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 70+ Flight A (8 entries) 1. Gene Grubb-Frank Cheney, Greensboro! 3. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 70+ Flight B (9 entries) 3. Bobby Cornish-Virgil Strider, Advance! Grandover Resort (West), Greensboro • March 18 Tournament Flight A (8 entries) 1. Richard Krapfel, W-S-Howell Nelson, Greensboro! 3. Randy Beeson, Colfax-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 4. Jim Christy-Jimmy Hubbard, China Grove! Tournament Flight B (9 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 65+ (15 entries) 4. David Brown, Clemmons-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 4. David Frye, Winston-Salem-Mark Lewis, Clemmons! 7. Sam Crawley-David Baity, Yadkinville! Super Senior 70+ Flight A (8 entries) 2. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston-Salem! 3. Gene Grubb-Frank Cheney, Greensboro! Super Senior 70+ Flight B (9 entries) 3. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 4. Bobby Cornish-Virgil Strider, Advance! Pinehurst No. 5 • March 12 Tournament Flight A (9 entries) 2. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville-Mike Fields, Southern Pines! 3. Donald Moore-John Rountree, Greensboro! Tournament Flight B (9 entries) 1. Gary Eubanks-Doug Talley, Greensboro! 3. William Cheek-Bruce McPherson, Asheboro! 3. Dale Slate, Advance-Herb Whitesell, Granite Falls! Super Senior 70+ Flight A (8 entries) 4. Gene Grubb-Don Smith, Greensboro! Super Senior 70+ Flight B (9 entries) 2. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point!

CGA Qualifying

Carolinas Mid-Amateur Sectional Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett (par 71) 1. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 71 1. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 71 3. Simon Boteler, Raleigh! 73 3. Terrain Gill, Charlotte! 73 5. Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 74 5. Mitch Robinette, Greensboro! 74 5. Andy Bower, Greensboro! 74 8. Brian Hayes, High Point! 75 Selected others from field of 50 12. Brock Elder, Randleman! 77 16. Ryan Wyble, Oak Ridge! 79 16. Brad Dawson, Mebane! 79 16. Brian Sanders, Greensboro! 79 Note: Top 16 plus ties qualified for the 39th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at The Reserve Club in Pawleys Island, SC, April 5-7. The Stoney Creek event was one of six qualifiers held in the Carolinas between March 11-25.

CGA One-Day

Listing Triad area players in top half Salem Glen CC, Clemmons • March 10 Men A (20 entries) 4. Richard Youden, Winston-Salem! 77 5. Kerney Black, Rural Hall! 78 7. Brad Landschoot, Winston-Salem! 79 Men B (12 entries) 1. Henry Garcia, Burlington! 79 2. William Bryner, Winston-Salem! 84 3. Ryan Lantz, Kernersville! 88

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Pinewild CC (Magnolia) • March 11 Tournament 55+ (14 entries) 4. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 74 6. Stanley Randall-Johnny Miller, Mocksville! 75 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (10 entries) 4. Todd Turner, West End-Dickie Brewer, Winston Salem! 72 Super Senior 65+ Flight B (10 entries) Tr i a d 4. Terry Glidewell, Greensboro-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 76 Super Senior 70+ Flight A (9 entries) 2. Gene Grubb-Don Smith, Greensboro! 71 Super Senior 70+ Flight B (9 entries) 3. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 77 ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis • March 18 Men Long Tees Flight 1 (10 entries) 4. Taylor Zimmerman-Joe Wood, Elkin! 5. Brady Gregor, Winst-Salem-Jason Payne, Charleston! Men Regular & Short Tees (8 entries) 4. Paul Victor, King-Robby Howerton, Clemmons! Mixed and Women (6 entries) 1. Vincent Avera, Gboro-Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! Duke University GC, Durham • March 4 Men Long Tees Flight 1 (10 entries) 1. Taylor Zimmerman-Joe Wood, Elkin! Men Regular Tees Flight 1 (10 entries) 3. Eric Apple-Gary Falk, Greensboro! 3. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (11 entries) 5. Lee Noble, Walkertown-Larry Noble, Yadkinville! Men Short Tees (8 entries) 2. Gary Eubanks, Greensboro-Steve Eubanks, Reidsville! Mixed and Women (5 entries) 1. June Lee, Durham-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown!

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GPro Tour

The Club at Savannah Quarters, Savannah, Ga. March 20-21 1. David Sanchez, Cornelius, $5,500! 65-68--133 2. Bradford Curren, Canada, $3,150! 67-68--135 Selected others from field of 80 10. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $1,325! 70-69--139 27. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $100! 70-74--144 34. William Register, Burlington! 72-73--145

SwingThought Tour

Southern Hills GC, Brooksville, Fla. • March 4-5 1. Jay McLuen, Forsyth, Ga., $10,000! 64-66--130 Selected others from field of 30 10. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $1,115! 68-71--139 Sanctuary GC, Waverly, Ga. • Feb. 27-28 1. Bryce Ledford, Chattanooga, Tenn., $10,000! 64-66--130 Selected others from field of 55 5. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $1,840! 65-69--134 21. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $334! 71-68--139

Senior A (5 entries) 1. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville! 2. Mark Henline, Whitsett! Senior B (6 entries) 1. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! 2. Ray Copeland, Gibsonville! 3. Joe Crocker, Winston-Salem! Super Senior (8 entries) 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 3. Gary Pettit, Greensboro! 4. Mike Sprouts, Winston-Salem!

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Pinewood CC, Asheboro • March 21 Championship Flight (7 entries) 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 78 4. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 80 A Flight (21 entries) 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 78 3. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 80 7. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 83 9. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 84 10. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 85 B Flight (20 entries) 1. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 83 2. Ken White, High Point! 86 3. John Lindsay, Lexington! 88 8. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 90 C Flight (16 entries) 1. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 90 3. Ed McNally, Graham! 93 6. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 96 7. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 98 8. Frank Recchiuti, Advance! 99 8. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 99

Devils Ridge GC, Holly Ridge • March 14 Championship Flight (9 entries) 5. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 79 A Flight (21 entries) 1. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 74 B Flight (15 entries) 1. Tony Mooneyham! 80 C Flight (20 entries) 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 88 4. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 90 7. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 93 10. Frank Recchiuti, Advance! 95

Laidback Tour

Tuscarora CC, Danville (par 72) March 12 A Flight (6 entries) 1. Mark Dill, Pelham! 78 2. David Turner, Kernersville! 84 3. Mike Reynolds, Blairs, Va.! 87 4. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 89 B Flight (5 entries) 1. Tom Simmons, Reidsville! 86 2. Bob Foyle, Yanceyville! 87 3. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 91 C Flight (5 entries) 1. Dan Morgan, Danville, Va.! 86 2. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.! 92 3. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 96 D Flight (7 entries) 1. Randy Kenyon, Hillsborough! 94 1. John Horton, Huddleston, Va. ! 94 3. Bart Truesdell, Huddleston, Va.! 98 3. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 98

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