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orest Oaks Country Club, the former home of the Greensboro stop on the PGA Tour, is now Forest Oaks Golf Club. Dornoch Holdings took over operations of the club June 1, rebranding the name while signing a five-year lease with three five-year options with club owner Tadashi Hattori. The club has had multiple management teams in the last decade. Douglas White, a partner in Resort Development Partners (RDP), the parent company of Dornoch Holdings, said his management team will focus on golf and hospitality. “We’ve minimized the rest of the operation,” White told Triad Golf Today. “The challenge is overcoming the years of the club’s (poor) reputation and the transitions of management. But if anyone comes back out to the golf course you will see that our initial focus was to get the golf course to where we needed it to be and to the best level we could. I believe we’ve accomplished that. We just need to get the word out that Forest Oaks is stable and our focus is on the golf course and the golf experience.” RDP takes over for OB Sports Golf Management, a firm based in Arizona that took over the management of Forest Oaks in June 2017. Forest Oaks once was private and had 670 members. Today it is a public golf course with just 110. “We also see the upside that Forest Oaks sits in the middle of a community of well over 1,000 people and the club should be a component or an amenity for

the development,” White said. “We think there is tremendous opportunity to work with the community and let Forest Oaks Golf Club compliment the value of being a resident of Forest Oaks.” Part of RDP’s lease involves contributing capital “so we’re also investing in the property and cart paths are one of our priorities,” White said. RDP also manages Hidden Valley Country Club in Roanoke, Va., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with golf courses in Florida and Indiana.

olfers flying into the Pinehurst area don’t have to wait long to warm-up their putting strokes prior to heading off to some of the world’s most renowned golf resorts. A practice putting green has opened outside the front door of Moore County Regional Airport. The green was designed by Dan Maples, an accomplished golf course designer who has built courses worldwide. The purpose of the project is to provide the first symbol of the Home of American Golf when visitors fly into the destination, which also becomes the lasting image they have before departing, said Claire Berggren, the director of marketing for the Pinehurst/ Southern Pines/Aberdeen CVB. Berggren also said the artificial surface putting green honors the relationship between the history of Donald Ross, beginning in 1900 when he arrived in Pinehurst and began designing golf courses throughout America, and air travel, which has made it easier for golfers to expand their golf trip opportunities. This relationship began when the Wright Brothers tested their flying machine at Kill Devil Hills and the airplane was born. Over the next three decades Ross would design hundreds of golf courses and the airplane became an integral asset to

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Favorite Son

Harold Varner returns to Wyndham Championship hoping to continue his bourgeoning success By Brad King

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f Harold Varner III needed validation that he has become one of North Carolina’s favorite sons, he earned it during the final round of last year’s Wyndham Championship. On a hot and humid Sunday afternoon at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club, the mantle was passed to Varner from his playing partner, Davis Love III, a three-time Wyndham champion, World Golf Hall of Famer and beloved Tar Heel. By the time Varner made consecutive birdies on the fifth and sixth holes, the duo’s gallery had swelled to hundreds of rabid fans — many clad in East Carolina University purple and gold, shouting “Go Pirates!” They erupted again after he tacked on another birdie at Sedgefield’s par-4 ninth and Varner high-fived his supporters along the ropes. “(The crowd was) pretty wild,” Varner said. “They got super excited. You could tell they were rooting as hard as they could.” For Varner, last year’s final round carried major ramifications. Eight months earlier, the Gastonia native and East Carolina grad captured the Australian PGA Championship — shooting a final-round 65 to hold off a group that included former World No. 1 Adam Scott — but his first professional victory didn't help Varner’s domestic standing. Arriving in Greensboro packing a No. 138 ranking in FedEx Cup points, Varner needed a solid boost to land in the top 125 for a spot in the playoffs that started the following week. Varner opened at Sedgefield with a 7-under 63 — his lowest round of the season. On Saturday, Varner fired a 66 to get to 13 under. He was one of seven players within three shots of third-round leader Henrik Stenson. On his final Sunday nine, however, Varner encountered adversity. After consecutive bogeys on 10 and 11, he found himself back on the bubble for a spot in the top 125. “I started off making birdies, it was easy,” he said. “You don’t start thinking about it until you start hitting shots you don’t want to.” With tension palpable, Varner followed a birdie on 15 with a bogey on 16. Fortunately, gritty pars on Sedgefield’s closing holes were enough to get him in the playoffs. Varner ended up with a final-round 69 and finished 14-under for the weekend, tied for 10th and up to No. 123 in the points standings. www.triadgolf.com

“That was a grind,” Varner said. “I don’t wish it upon anyone.” Varner finished tied for 20th at the Northern Trust the weekend following the Wyndham and moved onto the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Dell Technologies Championship, where he finished tied for 47th as his season came to an end. He finished 90th in the final point standings. This year Varner, who turns 28 on Aug. 15, aims to join a quartet of North Carolinians who have won the

Varner’s everyman appeal has quickly made him a fan favorite — and not just around North Carolina. Compact, barrel chested and powerfully athletic, Varner stalks the golf course more than he walks it. Despite his diminutive size, he is one of the Tour’s longest hitters. He wears his emotions more than many of his contemporaries and most of the time seems to genuinely be having a good time out there — keeping it all ”in perspective” as Varner frequently likes to say. Varner is active, candid and funny on social media. He says he dreams of one day pounding the drum at a Carolina Panthers game. “I’m fun, genuine, honest, little crazy sometimes,” Varner says.

Wyndham, including his playing partner on last year’s final round, Love, and 2011 champion Webb Simpson. “It’s tough playing at home in some ways,” Varner said. “But it definitely helped (last year).” Varner turned professional in 2012 after graduating from ECU, where he was the first player in school history to be named Conference USA Player of the Year. After kicking around the minitours for a few years, in 2015 he became the first African-American to earn his PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour regular season.

“That’s my son,” says his mother, Patricia Carter. “He’s always been like that all his life. He’s just gotten older.” Following his fifth-place finish at the Greenbrier in July, Varner tweeted a photo of him mowing his parent’s yard at 7 a.m. on Monday morning that quickly went viral. “I think you should always take care of your parents,” he said. “I mean, without them I wouldn't be here, so those are the little things. You can never repay your parents I don't think.” Varner was born in Akron, Ohio, in the same hospital as his favorite athlete, LeBron James. When he was 6 years old,

Varner’s father, Harold Jr. — “Deuce” to those who know him — moved the family to Gastonia, where he is a car salesman. An avid golfer, Deuce gave his son Fisher-Price golf clubs when he was 2 years old. A few years later, on his way to work, Deuce began dropping Harold off at Gastonia Municipal, where he could play unlimited golf for $100 during the summer months. The majority of Varner’s teammates at Forestview High School belonged to Gaston Country Club. Varner wanted to practice with them throughout the summer but his family didn’t have the money for a membership. So Varner did the only thing he could think of — he started working at the club. It was there that Varner met pro emeritus Bruce Sudderth, who taught the up-and-coming star all types of fundamentals. “(Sudderth) has been my guy since I was 15. I love him to death,” Varner said. “When I went to him I had never had a lesson. He just took me under his wing and taught me things about life. I still talk to him all the time.” A simple life growing up in Gastonia (“Gas Town,” as Varner lovingly calls it) molded not only the player, but also the man he is today. “Whatever you do, you have to keep golf fun,” Varner said. “I always look forward to playing with my boys (in Gastonia). They don’t care that I’m on Tour; they just want to beat me as bad as they can. There’s plenty of trash talk to go around as well, but it’s all in good fun.” Varner bought his own home earlier this year, but in his downtime he still goes to hang out with his father at work. “He’s my buddy,” says Deuce of his son. “He’s a spirit and he knows I’m a spirit. When two spirits get together, that’s pretty cool. When he comes home he gets his battery charged. Everybody here is a cheerleader. When he comes around they get the pom-poms out.” Varner has earned more than $3 million on the PGA Tour in a relatively short period of time, but he still seeks his first victory. “I think about it all the time,” he said. “I think if you don't think about it, you're not doing what you're supposed to be doing. That’s why we play. You play to win the game.” An inaugural win at the Wyndham Championship would certainly make Varner happy. But it would make his rapidly expanding fan base — near and far — even more ecstatic. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • AUGUST 2018

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Inside the Wyndham Championship with Mark Brazil

he 79th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 14-19 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil answered some questions about the tournament for Triad Golf Today. We had a big announcement in High Point recently; fill us in on the news. When we look for our honorary chairman, we always look for leaders in the region that are doing a lot for their community, the region and the state, and we hit a home run with High Point University president Nido Qubein for 2018 and ‘19 tournaments. We had a fun announcement at High Point University, and if you haven’t been out on the HPU campus in the last couple of years you need to check it out. That leads us to something new this year. What is University Row, and how did it come about? It’s an area to the players’ right of 10 green. We’ve always wanted to engage some of the local universities to attract their alumni. We approached their athletic and alumni departments to see if they had any interest in participating in a unique program to entertain alumni and donors. High Point University, NC A&T University, UNCG and Appalachian State University are participating. They each have their own viewing box with food and beverage behind the viewing areas. It’ll be an all-inclusive experience that should be a lot of fun. I think it’ll be a great opportunity for executives, alumni and donors from each school to mix and mingle while they all learn a little more about the Wyndham Championship. Harris Teeter is supporting several different areas of the tournament. Where will we see them? Harris Teeter wanted to get more involved on the grounds from an exposure standpoint. They’re the main sponsor of our volunteers. Fans will have an opportunity to spin the Harris

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Teeter wheel to win hospitality in the Harris Teeter Charity Box on the 17th hole and other prizes like tickets to the Legends Club presented by Matthews Mobile Media, and then they’ll have some hats and other trinkets for prizes. They’re also the sponsor of the Kids Zone and the overall kids experience. New this year, we’ll have a putting area and a place where kids can get a lesson from First Tee of the Triad coaches. Kids 15 and under will get in free as usual. But new this year, they’ll all get a voucher at the entrance for free lunch courtesy of Harris Teeter, and the first 500 kids that come through the gates Thursday through Sunday will get a free T-shirt. And as we’ve been doing for several years now, buy one, get one “good-any-day tickets” are available at all Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations with a VIC card. It’s the bestpriced tickets we have. What’s the big fan amenity news? Margaritaville at the Wyndham is back this year after a one-year layoff; having them back is huge. They’re part of the fabric of this tournament, and it’s a great spot to hang out. It’s really cool that Margaritaville has such a strong relationship with Wyndham Destinations, so that’s a great tie-in for us. What can you say about this year’s field? Unfortunately, the field takes shape late, but fortunately, I’m projecting that we’ll get some fairly big names – quite a few huge names might need to play, and some of our usual guys are playing really well right now. Our 2007 champion, Brandt Snedeker just had a really good Greenbrier, and he’ll be back. Webb Simpson’s our 2011 champion; he’s having a huge year with a bunch of top 10s with a win at the PLAYERS Championship, and he’s top-10 in FedEx Cup and top 20 in the world. Webb is a huge draw – sometimes our biggest draw since he is a North Carolina kid who went to Wake Forest. Henrik Stenson, the Iceman, will defend his championship. Henrik

’s a true gentleman and obviously a fantastic player so we look forward to having him back. Harold Varner III has had a really nice run in these last few weeks, and he’s full of energy and excitement. He’s a fan favorite, that’s for sure. He’s an ECU kid, and we’re pretty pumped up that he’s returning. What about sponsor’s exemptions? We have a kid from Wake Forest, Will Zalatoris, playing on an exemption. We’ve given one to 2008 champion Carl Pettersson; it’s the first time he’s needed it. Carl’s been on our board; he’s a huge fan of this tournament and has been very loyal to us so that was an easy one. Joaquin Niemann, the 19-yearold from Chile; he’s already earned his card for next year, but we gave

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him a spot earlier this year. We also have Norman Xiong, who won the Nicklaus and Haskins awards as the top college player this past year, Doug Ghim, low amateur at the Masters this year, and when he turned pro, he was the No. 1 amateur in the world. We’re holding one for Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington in case either of them needs one. Furyk is a Major champion and the Ryder Cup Captain this year, and Padraig’s a three-time Major champion. These guys are easily among the top five to seven players in the world over the last 15 years so that’s big for us. And if someone wants to purchase some last-minute hospitality, what are their options? Sponsorship sales continue to do very well. We still have some space in the Champions Club, which is a great deal that has clubhouse access with food and beverage as well as five viewing platforms around the course with open bars. We have a little space on 16, but 15, 17, 18 and both pro-ams are sold out so we’re in pretty good shape, but it would be nice to get that Champions Club filled up in these last couple of weeks.

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Schlottman reading more than putts these days

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By DAVID DROSCHAK

en Schlottman’s remarkable freshman year at Auburn in 2015 didn’t come without consequences. The SEC freshman of the year was rolling along in recordsetting fashion, but looking back now the former Forsyth Country Day star really didn’t know why he was piling up sub-par round after sub-par round against excellent college competition. “I didn’t understand how my golf swing worked, what I needed to do to fix the main problems I had,” Schlottman said on the heels of his runaway victory in this summer’s 118th Men’s North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort. “Every golfer has natural tendencies and just over the years a lot of us practice the wrong way, and it gets ingrained in us. I didn’t understand how to fix my bad tendencies and I was just skilled enough to hit it decently my freshman year and have a good short game. But then when you lose confidence and don’t know what to turn to it can spiral in a downward direction really fast, which it did.” Over this next two years of college golf, Schlottman became just another player, nothing special that would lead you to believe he would have a pro future. “Coming out of North Carolina you are a big fish in a small pond and when you go to Auburn you realize just how good everybody is,” he said. Yearning to regain his winning formula as he watched his stroke average continue to climb, Schlottman turned to his Auburn coach for help, any help. “When I was really struggling I asked coach (Nick) Clinard if he had any recommendations, and he gave me a few book recommendations that I started reading,” Schlottman said. “When you read mental coach books they quote other people so it leads you down a rabbit hole where you just end up reading a lot of other books.” Near the end of his junior season and on into his senior year Schlottman began to read more and understand he needed to rotate his hips and that the mental side of the game was as important or maybe more important than his immense physical tools. 10

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“I have worked incredibly hard in college on my mental game,” he said. “I know it has paid off and will continue to pay off. I like to read a lot about great athletes and how they think and how they perform. Actually LeBron James had a real interesting quote in the Eastern Conference Finals, saying ‘I want everyone to know I love playing basketball and I love doing this, and no matter the outcome I’m going to enjoy this game.’ That’s kind of the way I think on the golf course.” Pro golf is back on the radar now for Schlottman, whose talent already includes a career-low 59. In addition to winning the prestigious North & South title, Schlottman’s summer schedule includes the Porter Cup, the Western Amateur, the Canadian Amateur, the U.S. Amateur and then Q-School. “I am ready to go, it’s just another tournament and it’s going to be my first pro event so it will be a blast,” Schlottman said of the PGA Tour qualifying school experience. “I know the nerves will be up but I’ve trained so much that it’s just another golf tournament that you’re trying to go out and win. “Nowadays you don’t play golf just

to be an amateur golfer. You want to be a great pro golfer and I’ve always dreamed of that and I look forward to the opportunity to make that come true.” Schlottman grew up at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, taking lessons for 11 years from award-winning teacher Anne Marie Goslak, who knew from the age of 7 that her young pupil had star power. “The odd thing is I’ve had three dreams over the years – all the same one,” she said. “One was when he was 7, one when he was 13 and one before he left for college that he was going to play at Augusta and that he was going to win the Masters. They were very, very graphic dreams that I could see in my head. “He is just God-gifted and it was a thrill to work with him that long,” Goslak added. “It’s certainly heartbreaking to lose a kid when he goes to college and opts to work with someone else but 11 years is a pretty good run. And I believe he’s just destined to do great things. And I still believe the dream and vision I saw and I will be celebrating one day when he wins The Masters and puts the green jacket on. You heard it here first.”

Goslak is not surprised that Schlottman rebounded from a few rough patches in college. “He’s a gamer,” she said. “He’s mentally tough and when we used to work together on match play it was amazing how he just always found a way to win. When I met Ben it was clear he was really special individual and was a true talent.” Schlottman still credits Goslak with his desire to excel. “She kind of ignited the spark in me and pointed me in the right direction, and from there I just had a passion for golf,” he said. “I remember starting to play when I could walk. My parents said I was walking around the house with a soup ladle and a ping pong ball hitting balls around in the back room.” And for now, Schlottman wants to enjoy his final summer months as an amateur golfer and not get too far ahead of himself. “I don’t really believe in goals, I’m just trying to get better in each event leading up to Q-School,” he said. “The courses in amateur golf are so vastly different that it is good to see what you need to work on moving forward.” www.triadgolf.com


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randon Einstein will soon be off to college, but he’s not letting the summer months slip away without squeezing a few more memories out of his current golf era. The 18-year-old from Clemmons has qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach on Aug. 13-18. That achievement came just weeks after Einstein capped off his junior career by winning the 51st North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club in Winston-Salem in June. Einstein survived a four-way playoff at the U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance to earn one of five spots. After carding a 71-66 after 36 holes, he birdied the first playoff hole to secure his position. He reached the 10th green in regulation, then holed a 25-foot putt dead center. He called his second-round 66 the best tournament round he has ever played. “Under the pressure, yes, for sure,” he said. “I kept it in play and I think I hit 16 greens.” Now it’s off to Pebble Beach, where he will see how he measures up against the best amateur golfers in the country. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime type of thing,” Einstein said. “It’s definitely going to be a test, to show how everything has paid off the last couple of years.” Prior to the U.S. Amateur qualifier, Einstein was already riding high following his performance in the North Carolina Juniors. After a stroke play qualifier, Einstein won six matches over three days to secure the win. The title helped validate his belief that he

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could play against top competition. “I feel like - I don’t know if ‘burden’ is the right word - but just being able to break through and finally do it is lifted off your shoulder,” he said. His timing couldn’t be better. Einstein will enroll at High Point University this summer. He considered UNC-Wilmington and N.C. State before accepting a scholarship offer from the Panthers. “I had a good feeling about High Point because I loved the coach,” he said. “Brady Gregor is a younger guy, we see eye-to-eye. It’s going to be a lot of fun the next four years.”

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Einstein’s college career is starting a year earlier than he anticipated. After three years at West Forsyth High School, he transferred Forsyth Country Day, dropping back from the class of 2018 to the class of 2019 in order to accept an offer from High Point next year. But in January, Gregor told Einstein that a player was leaving the golf program, opening the door to join the program in 2018. He juggled a couple classes to meet his senior requirements and graduate with the class of 2018. “So I don’t have to spend another year in high school,” he said. “The (high school) was kind of iffy about it at first, but after telling them what High Point wanted to do, they were all for it. I was all for it, too. That sounded awesome.” But even with the excitement of college looming, Einstein is determined to make some more memories. In July, he finished tied for fourth (72-71-72-71-286) at the 104th Carolinas Amateur at the Country Club of Carolina in Pinehurst, a result as noteworthy for its consistency as for its overall performance.

“It was honestly just staying focused because the greens were so fast that, if you were off your game for even one shot, you would easily drop a shot,” he said. In the final days of his junior career, Einstein will pack in a few more tournaments. At the same time, he will indulge another favorite pastime - one that doesn’t require leaving Bermuda Run Country Club. After Brandon puts in a round of golf, he grabs a fishing pole. “At six or seven o’clock, I go out and fish for a few hours,” he said. “I really enjoy that. I’ve been going out there with some friends. I played No. 15 earlier, I might as well go fish it, get some good mojo on it.” Putting a line in the water helps Einstein get to a good place mentally, which is always a benefit for a golfer. “My ball striking right now is really good, but I would say the biggest thing is my mental game right now,” he said. “I’m in a good place with my game right now and I have the confidence to just go out and play. I’ve always been told that golf is 90 percent mental. If you don’t have that, it’s tough to play.”

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Madison resident nets first two aces in less than a month’s span

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hen Bob Scott reaches the 12th hole at Deep Springs Country Club and the pin is placed in the right corner of the green, he doesn’t need a range finder. Pulling the 9-iron is automatic. After going 50 years without making an ace, Scott scored two within a month -- same hole, same club from 128 yards. “It’s a funny feeling when I get to that hole,” Scott said. “I try to hit the same knockdown shot.” A downhill setting with a lake fronting the green makes the 12th one of Deep Springs’ most photogenic holes. It’s no doubt Scott’s signature hole. The Madison resident’s first ace was June 8 and the second came July 2. Gray Johnson, Tim Eaves and Bob Martin were witnesses to the second one and Martin was also on hand for Scott’s first. It was a turn-about of sorts. Martin, with Scott in his group, had scored his fifth ace June 4, just four days before Scott’s first.

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Scott didn’t hit all the great shots this summer. Others reported to Triad Golf Today since our July issue follow.

Double Eagle Greg Hanks of Reidsville, June 26, Wolf Creek GC. No. 6, 390 yards, second shot with 7-wood. Playing partners: Philip Lanier, Tony Henderson. His first double eagle to go with one ace.

Par-4 Ace Anthony Bowman of Walkertown, July 7, Hemlock GC. No. 1, 351 yards, driver. Playing partner: Austin Coley. His first ace.

Par-3 Aces John Carter, July 18, Holly Ridge GL. No. 11, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Cleo Barker, Cecil Overby,

Harold Linear. His first ace; has been playing 63 years. Larry Heath of Greensboro, July 18, Forest Oaks GC. No. 8, 146 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Jim Hart, John Edson, Dave Bumgarner. His second ace. Chad Lea, July 17, Tanglewood Reynolds Course. No. 12, 142 yards. Playing partners: Ron Higdon, Bobb Key, Dave Velten. His third ace. Thomas Lantz of Kernersville, July 16, Country Club of Whispering Pines. No. 2, 141 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: David Harrison. His first ace. Parker Shelton of Advance, July 16, Oak Valley GC. No. 16, 175 yards, 5-iron. Playing partner: Jack Coates. Jerry Wimbush of Martinsville, July 15, Oak Hills GC. No. 6, 141 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Adam Pyrtle, Pete Caveman. His fourth ace. Tanner Bibey of Walnut Cove, July 12, Hemlock GC. No. 4, 163 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Wesley Lineberry. His second ace. Mark Vanderheyden of Greensboro, July 11, Crooked Tree GC. No. 13, 146 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Kim Davis. His first ace.

Donnie Smith of Farmington, July 11, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 7, 105 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Poogie Allen, Buck Cleary. His third ace, including two this year. Jeremiah Negron of Winston Salem, July 8, Oak Valley GC. No. 11, 168 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Mark Burney. Michael S. Rose of Hillsborough, July 8, Southwick GC. No. 8, 142 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: JR Clark, Barry Crabtree, Dwight Phillips. His second ace. Jay Bailey of Winston-Salem, July 6, Stone Mountain GC, Traphill, N.C. No. 13, 181 yards, 3-wood. Playing partners: Fred Bazemore, Basil Martin. His first ace. Stan Pullen of Oak Ridge, July 5, Blair Park GC. No. 17, 153 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: David Wade, Larry Townsend. His first ace. Roger Lockhart of Archdale, June 30, Cedar Rock CC, Lenior. No. 15, 128 yards, 8-iron. Playing partner: Mike Welch. His first ace. Jonathan Huntley of Madison, June 29, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 3, 163 yards. Playing partners: Alan Westmorland, Continued on page 15

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Aces from page 14 Kenneth Westmorland, Tommy Mabe. His first ace. Bernard Taranto of Mooresville, June 28, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 12, 120 yards, 5-rescue. Playing partners: George Rondinelli, Ray MacDonald. Tom Bagby of Bermuda Run, June 28, Bermuda Run CC. No. 3, 135 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Ronnie Grubbs, Brian Bremer, Sonny Driggars. His fourth ace. Susan Small of Winston-Salem, June 27, Mount Mitchell GC. No. 11, 7-hybrid. Playing partners: Chris Small, Steve Dietz, Belinda Dietz. Randall Morgan, June 25, Holly Ridge GL. No. 8, 135 yards, 7-iron. W.A. Johnson of Winston-Salem, June 25, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 120 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Wayne Johnson, Ronnie Johnson. A.J. Rose, June 25, Pine Knolls GC. No. 18, 119 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Garland Kinney, Jim Haygood. Allen Snider of Advance, June 24, Oak Valley GC. No. 8, 130 yards, pitching wedge. Todd Madren of Reidsville, June 24, Pennrose Park CC. No. 7, 156 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Doug Marrs, Alex Marrs, Jimmy Teague. His first ace. John Gatto, June 24, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 15, 139 yards. Billy Marlette, June 23, Southwick GC. No. 4, 155 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Joel Braxton, L.C. Lloyd, John Herring. Curtis Hunter of Elamsville, Va., June 6, Gordon Trent GC. No. 3, 91 yards, wedge, Playing partners: Fred Hulse, Eugene Aldridge. His second ace. Steve McSwain of Archdale, June 16, Holly Ridge GL. No. 11, 150 yards, 8-iron. His first ace; has been playing 51 years. Don Mann of Kernersville, June 5, Pine Knolls GC. No. 3, 132 yards, 9-iron. Jenny Branch of Asheboro, June 8, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 3, 90 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Carson Robinson, Charlie Miller. Brian Johnson of McLeansville, May 23, Stoney Creek GC. No. 14, 165 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Chris Kiser, Patrick Allred. His fifth ace, including one on each of the par-3s at Stoney Creek. Vicki Hancock of Pinehurst, May 18, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 6, 86 yards, Playing partner: Phil Cartum. Chris Hicks of Stoneville, Oct. 6, 2017, Gordon Trent GC. No. 16, 131 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Kenny Martin, Wade Dodson, Jaime Dodson. His first ace. www.triadgolf.com

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Equipment Room The world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips has called North Carolina home since 1969

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ost golf professionals will tell you that the grip is the foundation for a golfer’s swing. North Carolina-based Golf Pride Grips is recognized globally as the No. 1 choice in grips among touring and club professionals, recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers — such as Callaway, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, etc. — and club repairmen. More than 80 percent of tour professionals choose to play Golf Pride grips and not one is paid to do so — a strong endorsement in an age of multi-million-dollar endorsement deals. Today, Golf Pride has laid claim to more major victories than any other grip company in history. For nearly seven decades, Golf Pride has been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, from the invention of the slip-on grip to groundbreaking advancements in cord with its Brushed Cotton Technology (BCT) to the introduction of the hybrid category of grips in the brand’s popular MCC family. Since 2010, Golf Pride has been headquartered inconspicuously in Southern Pines. But the company is preparing to trade its Southern Pines presence for a significantly higher profile one just inside the gates of the Pinehurst No. 8 golf course. In February, Golf Pride broke ground on the new Pinehurst facility, with company occupancy forecasted in the first part of 2019. The campus will also house a consumer grip fitting studio and testing/demo lab, both of which should open to the public around the second half of next year. “As the ‘Home of American Golf’ and host to major tournaments since 1936, the Southern Pines, Pinehurst and Aberdeen area is an ideal location for Golf Pride,” said Golf Pride President Jamie Ledford. Golf Pride currently employs 40 full-time employees in its North Carolina facilities. Golf Pride was founded in 1949 by Thomas L. Fawick, an industrialist and inventor from

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Cleveland, Ohio, who also happened to be a golf enthusiast. Fawick, inventor of the pneumatic clutch and brake, came upon the notion — quite by coincidence — that rubber might be a superior alternative to leather for golf grips, by providing a more secure and durable gripping surface. The big breakthrough came in 1953, with the introduction of the first slip-on grip. The impact of the slip-on

grip on Golf Pride was significant and lasting, but it was no less profound on golf club manufacturers. Convenience of the new slip-on grip immediately changed the lead-time and economics in manufacturing golf clubs. It also made grip replacement a staple service in golf shops, as a quick and inexpensive way for golfers to update their equipment. By the 1960s, the slip-on rubber grip had proven itself at every level of usage, on the club assembly floor, in the club repair shop, at Tour and other competitive golf events, and among golfers in general.

In 1969, Golf Pride relocated to Laurinburg and the company has called North Carolina home ever since. Now, Golf Pride’s revolutionary Align technology — a high-tech upgrade to a secret idea tour players have been using on their grips for

years — is moving into the model grip most played on tour. Tour leadership is always a big pillar of the Golf Pride storytelling and the Tour Velvet Align is the industry’s hot new product right now. “The Tour Velvet is the de facto gold standard, there’s no question about it,” said Golf Pride retail product manager Bruce Miller. “If you go to an event with 154 players, literally half the field will be playing Tour Velvet. “We started to look at the data. One of three players on the PGA Tour plays a grip that has a traditional reminder behind it. The best players in the world realize how important that is when you set up to the shot. They were telling us that reminder didn’t feel big enough. We created a technology that allowed them to have the ultimate reminder rib on the back, which they totally can feel and it’s within the rules of golf. But it allows them to put their hands there consistently every time. It was a logical step for us.” The Tour Velvet Align ($9 per grip, $9.50 for Midsize) joins last year’s MCC Align and MCC Plus4 Align as Golf Pride expands the technology of placing a channel in the back of the grip to promote proper placement of the hands. The Align feature, which is activated on the grip when it’s installed, uses a slightly raised ridge on the back of the grip with a firmer texture and diamond pattern to help players return their hands to the same place more consistently. The Align idea grew out of the old-school idea of grips that had an internal reminder rib that gave players a similar sensation. “We received incredible feedback from TOUR players and amateurs last year about our MCC ALIGN and MCC Plus4 ALIGN grips,” said Jonathan Neal, Golf Pride’s global head of marketing. “We even saw a major victory in the first week the technology was put in play on the Champions Tour.” www.triadgolf.com


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Ellis Maples: Accomplished architect

wore every hat in golf

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n the world of golf course architecture, Ellis Maples may not be as prolific or renowned as fellow North Carolinians Donald Ross or Tom Fazio. But Maples is unquestionably the centerpiece of North Carolina’s first family of golf course design, construction and maintenance. Maples was born in Pinehurst in 1909. His father, Frank, was a longtime construction superintendent for Ross, and served as Pinehurst’s director of grounds and maintenance until his death in 1949. Frank supervised the construction of four golf courses at Pinehurst Country Club -including No. 2 -- as well as those at Pine Needles, Mid Pines and Southern Pines Country Club. The patriarch of the family was Ellis’s grandfather, James Maples Jr., who was born in Pinehurst in 1856. Three of James’s nine children — Frank and his brothers, Walter and Angus — made at least part of their living in golf course construction and maintenance, and would also spawn sons and grandchil-

dren who have continued the family tradition. Ellis‘s brother, Henson, served as course superintendent at Pinehurst for three decades. At the age of 14, Ellis began working as his father’s assistant greenskeeper at Mid Pines and Pine Needles, where he stayed until his late 20s. His father and Ross instilled upon Ellis most of the lessons that would allow him to later wear nearly every hat in the golf industry — professional, construction project manager, superintendent — until he discovered his true calling and became a leading architect of his era. Ellis served as the pro-manager at New Bern Country Club, where he supervised the redesign of the golf course in 1947. The following year, he moved to Raleigh to oversee construction of Raleigh Country Club, which became the last course Ross would design prior to his death in 1948. Maples held the dual position of head professional and superintendent at Raleigh CC until 1953, when he entered private practice as a golf course architect. His mentor, Ross, not only taught Maples how design a golf course, but

how to live life. In a letter dated May 24, 1927, Ross wrote to Maples: "Give consideration to others, do some good, however small, every day of your life. Act as a gentleman under all circumstances. However humble our work may be we all have our little niche in this world’s work." Maples approached golf course architecture mindful of the same basic tenets as Ross. He believed that it was the designer’s job to incorporate the most interesting terrain available and uncover the golf course that resided in the land’s structure. His philosophy was to design member-friendly layouts that could be constructed and maintained on a club’s small-town budget. Strategically off the tee and into the greens, Ross’s influence in Maples decision-making process is apparent. However, Maples’ aesthetic style of dramatic, flash-face bunkers differed from Ross and Maples also utilized modern construction equipment — moving considerably more earth in his work especially under the greens.

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Maples from page 20

The greens at the Ellis Maples designed Deep Springs Country Club near Madison were recently converted to bermudagrass.

Known as an excellent router of holes, Maples’ strategic school of bunkering provided a degree of favored angles into his typically subtle green complexes. Maples once described his process: "I first consider how a man has to walk a course to play it. You consider the desirability of the location and make it a point to eliminate blind par-3 holes. Make them so you play a 3-iron and up and with slightly sloping greens that hold a shot. I try to make my par 5s sufficiently difficult, tight fairways with bunkers." Pinehurst-based golf architect and historian Richard Mandell is an expert on the work of Ross. His book “Pinehurst: Home of American Golf” was named International Network Golf Book of the Year in 2007. Mandell originally trained with Ellis’s son, Dan — who took over his father’s design business — and Mandell has renovated several Ellis Maplesdesigned courses around the state. “(Ellis) Maples routed golf holes from high point to high point to high point,” Mandell said. “He preferred subtlety and simplicity that took advantage of the natural landscape and helped minimize construction and daily maintenance costs as well. He always believed the customer was right, too. He didn't try to impose his thoughts on his clients. Instead, he gave them what they wanted.” Said Mandell: “Maples’ ‘less is more’ www.triadgolf.com

philosophy led to a proliferation of simple, yet timeless golf course routings.” Maples’ design firm eventually oversaw some 70 course design projects in six different states, most of them in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and the Mid-Atlantic. His most well-known designs in the Tar Heel State are Linville’s Grandfather Golf and Country Club and The Dogwood course at Pinehurst’s Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) — both perennially

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ranked among the state’s Top 20 — along with Pinehurst No. 5, Greensboro’s Forest Oaks, Bermuda Run in Clemmons and Brook Valley in Greenville. Among his numerous talents, Maples was also an expert agronomist. He was the first to plant the less heattolerant bentgrass on green complexes in North Carolina east of the mountains at Pine Brook Country Club in WinstonSalem, now called Maple Chase Golf and Country Club.

Maples nickname was “Rooster” for the way he would strut around the fairways. “He was one tough little nut,” said the late Ed Seay, a Maples design associate who later joined forces with Arnold Palmer golf course design. “He was small physically, but he loomed large in life and in the golf business. He was quite a talent. I’ve never known anyone who could figure out a layout and grade the site in his mind at the same time.” Maples, who Seay described as “a remarkable man,” could play, too. He once fired a 62 at Raleigh Country Club. “Ellis never got the credit he deserves,” said the late Peggy Kirk Bell, who owned Pine Needles Resort for decades. “Not only was he a great designer, he was also a very good player and teacher of the game.” Indeed, if Ross was the king of North Carolina golf course architects, Maples was his worthy heir. And his family lineage dating back to the mid19th century continues today. Following Ellis’ death in 1984, son Dan took over the family design business. Dan is a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Another son, Joe, is the retired head professional and superintendent at Boone Golf Club — an Ellis Maples creation — while his other two sons, David and Don, both work in course construction for brother Dan’s company. “I guess golf has just been in our family’s blood,” Dan Maples told noted golf writer Lee Pace. “But with golf in the family and growing up in Pinehurst, I guess that’s about what you’d expect.”

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Junior Golf Scoreboard North & South 40th Junior North & South Championship

Pinehurst No. 5, 6, 8, Pinehurst, NC July 2-4, 2018 Boys Division - 6,750 1 Tyler Jones, Westerville, OH 70-71-72--213 2 Holden Grigg, Myrtle Beach, SC 68-74-72--214 2 Tianyu Wu, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 72-71-71--214 4 Deon Germishuys, South Africa 69-74-73--216 4 Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville 72-69-75--216 Selected Others 39 Rob Salisbury, Winston-Salem 74-75-79--228 46 Noah Connor, Reidsville 79-77-74--230 53 Zach Brown, Bermuda Run 71-75-85--231 58 Charlie Tate, Greensboro 76-80-76--232 65 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 74-83-76--233 72 Bennett Wooten, Winston-Salem 75-87-74--236 82 Michael Blair, Kernersville 80-76-85--241 Girls Division - 5,800 1 Presley Baggett, Canton, MS 75-67-71--213 2 Aneka Seumanutafa, 76-68-73—217 Emmitsburg, MD 3 Chloe Schiavone, Jacksonville, FL 78-72-70--220 4 Nicole Adam, Pinehurst 74-76-71--221 4 Kayla Smith, Burlington 75-69-77--221 4 Rylea Marcum, Georgetown, KY 78-71-72--221 4 Georgia Ruffolo, Tampa, FL 74-75-72--221 Selected Others 10 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 79-76-69--224 34 Olivia John, Summerfield 80-77-81--238 34 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 85-78-75--238 34 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 84-82-72--238

AJGA Amino VITAL Junior Championship

Treyburn Country Club, Durham, NC Jul 10 - 13, 2018 Boys 15-18 Division - 6980 1 Ian Siebers, Bellevue, WA 68-69-71--208 2 Andy Mao, Johns Creek, GA 70-72-71--213 3 Kenan Poole, Raleigh 69-75-70--214 4 Anthony Burnham, 71-74-72--217 Scarborough, ME 4 Jake Griffin, Kensington, MD 73-72-72--217 Selected Others 24 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 75-77-74--226 24 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 71-79-76--226 45 Charlie Barr, Salisbury 84-78-71--233 Girls 15-18 Division - 5997 1 Ahra Ko, Suwanee, GA 71-71-74--216 2 Greer Valaquenta, Bradenton, FL 72-74-76--222 2 Rebecca DiNunzio, Norfolk, VA 73-73-76--222 2 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 73-76-73--222 5 Amanda Levy, Bethesda, MD 76-73-75--224 Selected Others 9 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 76-76-78--230 18 Emily Mathews, Mebane 83-85-78--246

TYGA TYGA Roy Jones Junior Invitational

Kinston Country Club, Kinston, NC July 18-19, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,373 1 Casey Osiecki, New Bern 70-71--141 2 Pierce Robinson, Kings Mountain 72-70--142 3 James Carlin, Raleigh 76-67--143 Selected Others 27 Zane Ector, Burlington 78-78--156 Boys 14-15 Division - 6,373 1 Caden Baker, Mebane 74-75--149 2 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 77-72--149 3 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 78-73--151 Selected Others 9 Jack Dockrill, Elon 81-76--157

High Point Junior Championship

Blair Park GC & Oak Hollow GC High Point, NC July 11-12, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6449 1 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 65-71--136 2 Justin Guilford, Davidson 71-70--141 2 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 69-72--141 Selected Others 6 Bo Bolick, High Point 66-78--144 14 Logan Fant, Winston-Salem 73-75--148 14 Bennett Fant, Winston-Salem 73-75--148 14 Zach Green, Asheboro 73-75--148 18 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 74-76--150 19 Quin Foster, Lexington 76-75--151 19 Bobby Gold, High Point 72-79--151 22 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro 76-76--152 Boys 14-15 Division - 6449 1 Minor Hinson III, Charlotte 71-72--143 1 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 69-74--143 3 Nicholas Song, Waxhaw 71-76--147 Selected Others 4 Caden Baker, Mebane 75-74--149 6 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 75-76--151 6 Jack Dockrill, Elon 73-78--151

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6 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 73-78--151 10 Jack Burris, Greensboro 79-75--154 12 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 75-80--155 13 Connor Lineberry, Randleman 73-83--156 16 Seth Moore, Stokesdale 79-79--158 Boys 12-13 Division - 5737 1 Ethan Wooten, High Point 69-73--142 2 Holland Giles, Pinehurst 75-76--151 3 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 78-77--155 4 Albert Kang, Kernersville 81-87--168 Girls 16-18 Division - 5737 1 Kathryn Elliott, Coats 90-78--168 2 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 89-81--170 2 Sabrina Martin, Jamestown 80-90--170 4 Ainslee Conrad, Lexington 86-85--171 Girls 12-15 Division - 5737 1 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 95-76--171 2 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 95-87--182 3 Catherine Vivongsy, Wake Forest 93-90--183 4 Monica Solis, Mocksville 104-109--213

TYGA One Day

Salem Glen Country Club, Clemmons, NC July 9, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6297 1 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 70 73 2 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 3 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 74 3 Bennett Fant, Winston-Salem 74 Selected Others 7 Logan Fant, Winston-Salem 78 8 James Potter, Reidsville 79 8 Sean Bryant, Greensboro 79 10 Nick McNeill, High Point 80 10 Brooks Kennedy, Winston-Salem 80 12 Deagon Chandler, Winston-Salem 85 Boys 14-15 Division - 6297 1 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem 71 2 Cecil R Leftwich Jr., Pfafftown 77 3 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 78 Selected Others 4 Hogan Kohl, Greensboro 80 5 Jack Burris, Greensboro 81 5 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 81 5 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 81 8 Ford Morrow, Winston-Salem 83 9 Hunter Stanley Crump, 85 Winston-Salem 11 Carter Stainback, Greensboro 93 Boys 12-13 Division - 5835 1 Connor Warren, Spruce Pine 76 2 Ethan Wooten, High Point 77 3 Noah Snyder, Greensboro 79 Selected Others 4 Colby Moore, Advance 80 5 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 86 6 Albert Kang, Kernersville 89 8 Aden Castor, Salisbury 99 9 Jack Fischer, Greensboro 115 Girls 12-16 Division - 5835 1 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 85 2 Darby Reeder, Smithfield 86 3 Mary-Paige King, Clemmons 92

TYGA One Day

Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro, NC July 5, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6116 1 Stephen Spencer, Asheboro 2 Brantley Phillips, Locust 3 Andrew Wood, Greensboro Selected Others 7 Michael Link, Colfax 10 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 11 Nick McNeill, High Point 11 James Potter, Reidsville 14 Isaiah Trollinger, Winston-Salem 15 Camden Walker, Asheboro Boys 14-15 Division - 6116 1 Nicholas Song, Waxhaw 2 Pruthvi Chauhan, Cary 3 Luke Nelson, High Point Selected Others 5 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 6 Alex Gould, Greensboro 7 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem 7 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 9 John Shepperson III, Greensboro 10 Drew Walker, Advance Boys 12-13 Division - 5661 1 Connor Carter, Asheboro 2 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 2 James Jefferson Owings, State Road Selected Others 5 Luke Payne, Asheboro Girls 12-18 Division - 5661 1 Emily Mathews, Mebane 2 Rayne Trent, Pleasant Garden

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Lexington Golf Club, Lexington, NC July 2, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6166 1 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 2 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 3 Sean Bryant, Greensboro Selected Others 4 Michael Link, Colfax 4 Luke Michael, Trinity 6 Deagon Chandler, Winston-Salem 6 Bryce J Schamay, Clemmons 8 Isaiah Trollinger, Winston-Salem 8 James Potter, Reidsville Boys 14-15 Division - 6166 1 Luke Nelson, High Point 1 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 3 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Alex Gould, Greensboro 5 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 6 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 7 Charles Graeber, Salisbury 8 Hunt Jardina, High Point Boys 12-13 Division - 5661 1 Connor Basinger, Jackson Springs 1 Matthew Cline, Laurinburg 3 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville Selected Others 5 Dawson Gregory Coley, Lexington 7 Jack Fischer, Greensboro Girls 12-18 Division - 5661 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 2 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 3 Mary-Paige King, Clemmons 4 Makayla Ward, Lexington 11 and Under 1 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem 2 Jackson Farmer, Pfafftown

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Greenville CC, Greenville, NC June 28-29, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,234 1 Randall Hudson, New Bern 68-66--134 2 Eston Lee, Four Oaks 69-71--140 3 Carter Boulia, Cary 70-71--141 Selected Others 13 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 77-72--149 37 Nolan Parrish, Salisbury 93-81--174

TYGA One Day

Gillespie Park, Greensboro, NC June 25, 2018 Boys 16-18 Division - 6445 1 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro 2 Nick McNeill, High Point 3 Stephen Spencer, Asheboro Selected Others 4 Nick Hughes, Thomasville 4 Noah Hooper, Burlington 6 Bryce J Schamay, Clemmons Boys 14-15 Division - 6445 1 Ashwath Kapilavai, Cary 1 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem 3 Luke Crouse, Reidsville Selected Others 4 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 5 Hogan Kohl, Greensboro 5 Andrew Poole, Greensboro 7 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 8 Arman Azlan, Greensboro Boys 12-13 Division - 5100 1 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 2 Connor Warren, Spruce Pine 3 Jack Wiley, Wake Forest Selected Others 4 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 5 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 6 Tucker Settle, Elkin 7 Aden Castor, Salisbury Girls 14-18 Division - 5100 1 Catherine Vivongsy, Wake Forest 2 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 3 Rayne Trent, Pleasant Garden 11 and Under 1 Luke Tisdale, Winston-Salem 2 Madison Dial, High Point 2 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem

CGA 22nd NC Junior Boys’ 13 & Under Championship Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, NC July 16-17, 2018

Finals Will Spicer d. Parks Helms 2 and 1 Semifinal Will Spicer d. Kareem Elkassem 2 and 1 Parks Helms d. Hudson Schulze 2 and 1 Quarterfinal Will Spicer d. Landon Hawley 1 up Kareem Elkassem d. Holland Giles 2 and 1 Parks Helms d. Fisher Kennedy 2 and 1 Hudson Schulze d. Jaces Butcher 1 up

12TH Carolinas Girls 15 & Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines (Pines) Whispering Pines, NC July (8) 9-10, 2018 Championship Division - 5,701 1 Mia Gray, Conway, SC 69-78--147 2 Molly Hardwick, Lexington, SC 77-72--149 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 78-74--152 Selected Others 16 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro 84-78--162 20 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 84-81--165 21 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 84-82--166 27 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 84-89--173 Junior Division - 5,324 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 84-80--164 2 Grace Ridenour, Cary 84-85--169 3 Ayana Dailey, Jacksonville 88-84--172 4 Madelyn Vogan, New Bern 88-94--182 5 Kaitlyn Rand, Raleigh 94-90--184 Sub-Junior Division - 2,474 1 Mackenzie Crossman, Pittsboro 52-46--98 2 Mia Carles, Clinton, SC 51-54--105 2 Sanaa Carter, Jacksonville 56-49--105 4 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield 57-49--106 5 Gabi Carles, Clinton, SC 57-53--110

62nd Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship

Croasdaile Country Club Durham, NC June 25-27, 2018 Championship Division - 6,020 1 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 73-74-70--217 2 Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte 71-76-72--219 3 Abigail Schimpf, Daniel Island, SC 73-71-76--220 3 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills 75-71-74--220 Selected Others 5 Kayla Smith, Burlington 74-74-74--222 8 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 78-80-69--227 10 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 70-79-79--228 15 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 76-80-76--232 23 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 77-82-77--236 36 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 79-82-80--241 36 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 83-78-80--241 39 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 79-87-77--243

51st NC Junior Boys’ Championship

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Pine Island CC, Charlotte, NC June 19-22, 2018 Finals Brandon Einstein d. Lansdon Robbins 7 and 5

Semifinal Brandon Einstein d. Michael Childress 2 and 1 Lansdon Robbins d. Drew Hackett 3 and 2 Quarterfinal Lansdon Robbins d. Connor Jones 4 and 3 Drew Hackett d. Noah Connor 1 up Michael Childress d. Thomas Deal 4 and 3 Brandon Einstein d. Andrew Wilmoth 2 and 1

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Greensboro, NC, Forest Oaks CC June 30-July 1, 2018 Prep North Carolina - 5727 1 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 74-70--144 2 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 74-74--148 3 Mara Hirtle, Pinehurst 76-74--150 Selected Others 4 Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy 77-75--152 5 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro 75-78--153 10 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 81-77--158 11 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 79-80--159 22 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 85-88--173 24 Evin Flinchum, Summerfield 83-92--175 Futures North Carolina - 5007 1 Heather Appelson, Wake Forest 71-76--147 2 Macy Pate, Boone 76-73--149 3 Regan Clifford, Mount Pleasant SC 72-78--150 Selected Others 4 Ainslee Conrad, Lexington 77-76--153 8 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 81-80--161 10 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance 84-80--164 11 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 83-85--168 14 Camilla Rivas, Summerfield 93-89--182 15 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 96-91--187 17 Monica R Solis, Mocksville 98-104--202

Precision JR Girls Championships

Greensboro, NC, Bryan Park June 20-21, 2018 Bell National - 6065 1 Amanda Sambach, Davidson 1 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 3 Kendall Turner, Chesapeake VA 3 Skylar Sload, Ashburn VA Selected Others 8 Olivia John, Summerfield 13 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 15 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 24 Kayla Dowell, Mebane Futures National - 5395 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 2 Isabella Adkins, Bristol TN 3 Noelia Adkins, Bristol TN 3 Ella Kue, King Mountain Selected Others 11 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 13 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 16 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 21 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 24 Mackensi Hall, Graham

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77-68--145 70-75--145 75-74--149 78-71--149 76-79--155 76-81--157 77-82--159 91-83--174 75-72--147 77-74--151 79-73--152 74-78--152 82-83--165 79-87--166 81-87--168 91-83--174 94-89--183

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Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Brandon Einstein, Clemmons (Forsyth Country Day, 2018) 2 Michael Childress, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2018) 3 Charlie Tate, Greensboro (Grimsley HS,2018) 4 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 5 Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro (Wilkes Central, 2019) 6 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 7 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS,2020) 8 Dawson Daniels, Greensboro (High Point Christian Academy, 2018) 9 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 10 Carson Castelli, Greensboro (Westchester Country Day, 2018)

Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Emily Hawkins, Lexington (Home School, 2018) 2 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 3 Hailey Joy, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2018) 4 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 5 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (Ragsdale, 2018) 6 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Carlisle, 2020) 7 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 8 Olivia John, Summerfield (Rockingham County, 2018) 9 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 10 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro (Northern Guilford, 2019)

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Homestead Resort stands the test of time By David Droschak

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ath County in Virginia has virtually stood still for years, where doors are left unlocked and you fish, hunt or play golf – and wake up the next day and do it all over again. Legendary touring pro Sam Snead was born and died here, but early in his pro career made it across the mountainous border to work as head pro at rival Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia. “But locally, everybody knows he’s from here,” says nephew and three-time Ryder Cup member J.C. Snead. “I’ve had arguments with people that say ‘no, he’s from West Virginia.’ One guy got really belligerent and I thought I was going to have to smack him.” While the elder Snead has been gone now for 15 years, those around these parts are still protective

of the native son’s legacy they all followed into flat stick fame. “You would be surprised that some people even think he’s from North Carolina, from Greensboro; they get Greensboro and the Greenbrier mixed up since he won eight times in Greensboro,” said Don Ryder, who served as director of golf at the Homestead Resort for 42 years. “He played a lot at The Homestead in his later life; he was up on the driving range almost every day.” Mark Fry can attest to that. The current head professional was in charge of running the resort’s golf schools back then and would marvel at Snead’s mass appeal. “There was this mystique when he would show up with that hat on,” Fry said. “My golf school would just stop. He was cordial to take pictures

and sign autographs. He had a reputation of being hard to approach, but you have to remember when he was in his prime he was in his office when he was on the golf course. There are a lot of times I don’t want somebody to barge into my office uninvited when I’m busy … and he was busy on the golf course. “I can still see him hitting balls up there,” Fry added. “Later in life he couldn’t see how far they were going, but he would look over at me and say: ‘It just hit the ground, didn’t it?’ So, he knew how long it was in the air -- just amazing.” Can you imagine the social media explosion that would occur if Snead were still alive and he was walking around the Homestead in his unassuming down-home fashion? Continued on page 25 Photos provided by Homestead Resort.

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Homestead from page 24 Playing 36 holes in the center of the Alleghany Mountains is like opening up a history book and turning page-after-page, anxiously awaiting the next chapter. In 1899, William McKinley teed off on the Old Course at The Homestead Resort to become the first sitting president to play golf. Many more have followed suit here, including William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower and Gerald Ford. In fact, Wilson loved the golf so much he played a round every morning of his honeymoon while on site. Now that’s dedication to the game. The resort, now owned by Omni, celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2016 with birthday cake in the lobby each day and fireworks each night, but little has changed here over the years. The hotel’s architectural splendor still rockets into the sky and serves as the backdrop for the final hole of the Old Course, which boasts the oldest first tee in continuous use in the United States. Meanwhile, The Cascades was ranked the No. 1 course in Virginia for 82 consecutive years until recently and was a course Snead battled many times. “Few courses have stood the test of time like the Cascades,” Fry said.

“One of the most famous quotes there is the statue of Sam on the first tee, and it says ‘If you can shoot par or better at the Cascades you can play anywhere in the world.’ Of course, he traveled the world and did just that. He knew what a test that course was,” Ryder said. At just 6,667 yards from the tips, The Cascades course has lulled thousands of golfers into a false sense of comfort, security and downright frustration. The Old Course is even shorter at 6,099 yards, but I defy you to find a flat fairway lie or a straight putt. Heading up into the higher elevations of the resort property, the Old Course is a diabolical test of leftis-right, up-is-down … well, you get the blurry picture. “When I was playing on the PGA Tour I would hit driver on every hole at the Old Course for practice to make myself concentrate on hitting it in a certain place,” said J.C. Snead. “You can get every kind of lie you can think of in golf. You’ll play with people from the South where it’s not that hilly and they don’t have a clue how to play it.” But play the courses golfers did. The resort logged more than 53,000 rounds for more than a decade during the golf boom from 1993-2003.

“The Homestead and the Cascades course have been to amateur golf what Pinehurst has been to professional golf,” Ryder said. “We’ve hosted over 200 Virginia state championships, 8 USGA championships, an NCAA championship, you name it.

“Golf has been No. 1 in this county besides maybe eating for years and years and years,” Ryder added. “At one time, we had just golfers coming here. It is now promoted as more of a family business, but golf still plays a huge part.”

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CALENDAR

CGA Women Majors Aug. 4-5 – 41st Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach Aug. 18-19 – 13th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Pinehurst TBA, Pinehurst. Sept. 26-27 – 20th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Members Club at Wildewood, Columbia, SC Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 – 2nd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Mid Pines, Southern Pines Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC

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.

CGA Men Majors/Qualifiers Four-Ball Championships Sept. 28-30 – 23nd N.C. Four-Ball Championship, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs Aug. 1-5 – 9th N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship, Gaston CC, Gastonia N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship Aug. 22 – Qualifier, Holly Ridge, Archdale Aug. 25 – Qualifier, Beechwood CC, Ahoskie Aug. 27 – Qualifier, Cabarrus CC, Concord Aug. 29 – Qualifier, Carolina Trace, Sanford Sept. 7-9 – 25th N. C. Mid-Amateur, Ballantyne CC, Charlotte

CGA Other Aug. 18-19 – 13th Carolinas Mixed-Team Championship, Pinehurst TBA, Pinehurst. Oct. 19-20 – 73rd Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville Nov. 10-11 – 8th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach, SC. Nov. 10-11 – 21st Carolinas Interclub Final Four, Pinehurst #5, Pinehurst TBA– 10th Carolinas Young Amateur

CGA Senior Men Majors and Qualifiers Aug. 9-11 – 18th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship, Old Chatham GC, Durham Aug. 21 - Cobblestone Park, Blythewood, SC Aug. 23 - Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, NC Aug. 25 - Beechwood CC, Ahoskie, NC Aug. 28 - Cabarrus CC, Concord, NC Aug. 30 - Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford, NC Sept. 12-14 – 57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship, GC at Briar’s Creek, Johns Island, SC Sept. 25-26 - 11th North Carolina Super Senior Championship, Alamance CC, Burlington Oct. 8-9 – 7th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, CC of South Carolina, Florence TBA – 3rd Carolinas Senior Interclub Final Four

Captain’s Choice/Charity

Aug. 4 – Sigma Chi, Plantation G.C. 336-342-6191. Aug. 15 – Reidsville Chamber, Plantation G.C. 336-342-6191. Aug. 18—Relay for Life, Plantation G.C. 336-342-6191. August 25 – Psi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, Reynolds Park GC, Winston-Salem. Two-person teams. Donnie Holt 336-240-1036 or Benny Murrill 336-407-1848. Sept. 7 – Trauma Services Open, Bryan Park, TechAuthorityInvitationalTriadGolfLayout.qxp_Layout 1 7/12/18 PM Page 1 Brown Summit,4:27 www.conehealth.com/ts-open.

Sept. 20 – VHVH Golf Tournament benefiting Help our Homeless Veterans Restore Home, Health and Spirit, Reynolds Park GC, WinstonSalem. Robert Nixon 336-486-4393. Oct. 5 – 11th annual Hope for the Warriors Golf Tournament, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, contact Jack F. Masarie. Oct. 6 – 4th Annual Friends of Eden Animal Rescue, Oak Hills GC, Eden, Contact 336-912-1178. Oct. 12 – Camel City Classic, All entry fees benefiting Combat Warriors, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem. Contact Sutton Slawter at sutton@signaturespm.com or Sean Branagan at sean@maplechasecc.com .

Amateur Individual Aug. 3-5 – 71st Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Reynolds). Medal play in flights. Todd Barr 336-734-1212. Aug. 4-5 – 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. 11-12 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Aug. 25-26 – 50th annual Tech Authority Reidsville Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163.

Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula Aug. 7 – The Willows, Altavista, Va. Aug. 21 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va.

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Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 Aug. 4 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 11 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane Aug. 18 – Bryan Park (Championship), Brown Summit Aug. 31 – Barefoot Resort (Fazio), North Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 1 – Barefoot Resort (Dye), North Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 2 – Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC Sept. 29-30 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (both courses), Brown Summit Oct. 19-21 – National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC

Senior Individual Oct. 9-11 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.

Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 Aug. 9 – Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek

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August 14-15, 2018 ENTRY FEE: $100 Divisions for girls and boys age 11-18

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Sept. 4 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Sept. 18 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 1 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 16 – Forest Park CC, Martinsville Oct. 30 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 12 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville

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36 Holes Stroke Play Age Divisions 11-13, 14-15, 16-18 Girls Course Setup (approximate): 4,900 for age 11-13 division; 5,400 yards for ages 14-15 and 16-18 divisions. Boys Course Setup (approximate): 5,400 for age 11-13 division; 6,500 yards for ages 14-15 and 16-18 divisions.

Tee Gifts and Prizes: Each participant will receive a gift package when they register on-site. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places in each division. Ties for first place only in each age division will be determined by a sudden death play-off. All other ties will be determined by a scorecard playoff. Practice Rounds: Practice Rounds will be available on Monday August 13th beginning at 12 Noon at the Willow Creek Course. You may schedule your practice round by calling (336) 869-2416. For an entry form or more information contact: Triad Junior Golf Classic, c/o Jim Brotherton 916 Abbotts Creek Church Rd - High Point, NC 27265 Phone: (336) 869-2416 • Email: jbrotherton@hpcountryclub.com www.triadgolf.com


CALENDAR Aug. 16 – Legacy GL, Aberdeen Aug. 23 – Elks Club, Southern Pines Sept. 6 – Umstead Pines, Durham Sept. 13 – Challenge GC, Graham Sept. 20 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Sept. 27 – Beacon Ridge CC, West End Oct. 24-25 – National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC

Ladies Individual/Team Aug. 25-26 – 52nd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Elaine Schuermann 336-454-6360.

Amateur Team Aug. 11-12 – Madison Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336427-4654. Aug. 25-26 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Sept. 29-30 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. Oct. 6-7 -- Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113. Oct. 20-21 – 35th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 20-21 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648.

Junior Golf Schedule CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 July 31-Aug 1 – CGA Twin States Girls' Championship, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 and under, 910-673-1008 July 31 – NJGT, Northstone C.C., Huntersville N.C.,Boys/Girls, Ages 6-18, 704-824-6548 July 31 – TYGA Triad One Day, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 1-2 – Carmel Junior, Carmel CC, Charlotte, Boys only, 704-945-3300 Aug. 1 – CGA Dogwood Boys' State Junior Qualifying, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys only, Ages 18 and under Aug. 1 – CGA Dogwood Boys' State Junior Qualifying, Walnut Creek CC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 and under Aug. 1-5 – CGA NC Men's Amateur Match Play, Gaston CC, Gastonia, Male only Aug. 1-2 – Carmel CC Junior Boys' Invitational, Carmel CC, Charlotte, Boys only, Ages 12-18, 704-945-3300 Aug. 1 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt Local, Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, (919) 489-6676 Not ranked Aug. 2 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston County, Smithfield, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 3-5 – PKBGT Tour Championship at Salem Glen, Advance, Girls, Ages 11-19 Aug. 6-9 – Trusted Choice Big I National, Daniel Island Club, Charleston, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 18 and under Aug. 6 – TYGA Jack Ratz Memorial, Wildwood Green, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

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Aug. 6-12 – USGA Women's Amateur, GC of Tennessee, Kingston Spring, TN, Women only, 908-234-2300 Aug. 6 – US Kids Local Tour- Lochmere GC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 5-14, 919-623-3352 Aug. 7-9 – CGA Dogwood Boys' State Junior, Duke GC, Durham, Boys only, Ages 18 and under Aug. 7-9 – CGA Dogwood Girls' State Junior, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Girls only, Ages 18 and under Aug. 11-12 – CGA Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches, CC of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst, Invitation only Aug. 11 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt SubRegional, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, 336-398-2742 Aug. 11 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 11 – US Kids Local Tour- Devils Ridge GC, Holly Springs, Boys/Girls, Ages 5-14 Aug. 13 – CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 18 and under Aug. 13 – Tin Whistle-First Tee Tour, Midland CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls Ages 6-11, twftjrtour. com Aug. 14-16 – AJGA Junior All-Star, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-15, 877-373-2542 Aug. 14-16 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only, 910-673-1000 Aug. 14 – NJGT, Bermuda Run West, Bermuda Run, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-18 Aug. 14-15 – Triad Junior Classis, High Point CC (Willow Creek), High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 336-869-2416 Aug. 14 – TYGA One Day, Wilmington Municipal, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 910-6731000 Aug. 18 – US Kids Local Tour- Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Boys/Girls, Ages 5-14 Aug. 18 – CPGA Drive, Chip and Putt SubRegional, Duke University GC, Durham, (919) 681-2288 Aug. 20-21 – Rowan Junior Open, Club at Irish Creek and Warrior GC, Kannapolis, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 704-856-0871 Aug. 21-22 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, The Neuse, Clayton, Boys/Girls, Invitation only Aug. 25 – TYGA Tots One Day, Gillespie Park, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 25-26 – HJGT - Major Championship at Bryan Park, Bryan Park Golf Club Championship Course, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 25-26 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, Wescott GC, Charleston, SC, Girls. Aug. 26 – US Kids Local Tour- Pine Hollow, Clayton, Boys/Girls, Ages 5-14. Sept. 8-9 – PKBGT IOA Golf Classic LPGA Symetra Tour Junior Qualifier, Alaqua CC, Jacksonville, FL Girls Invitational only. Sept. 15 – TYGA Tots, Northgreen CC, Rocky Mount, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11. Sept. 15-16 – PKBGT N.C. Series Final, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Girls. Sept. 15-16 – HJGT - Charlotte Junior Open, Red Bridge Golf & Country Club, Locust, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Sept. 22-23 – CGA Junior Collegiate, Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek, Boys only, Invitation only. Sept. 29 – TYGA NC Middle School Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Middle School.

Oct. 6-7 – PKBGT-CGA Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Oct. 6-7 – HJGT - Wilmington Junior Open, Course TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 407-614-2962. Oct. 13-14 – TYGA State Championship, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Oct. 13 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11. Oct. 15 – NCHSAA Girls' HS regionals, NC only. Oct. 22-23 – NCHSAA Girls' State Championships, NC only. Oct. 22-23 – NCISAA Girls' State Championship, NC only. Oct. 27-28 – NJGT College Prep Series Fall Classic, Rock Barn, Claremont, Ages 6-18. Oct. 27-28 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial Junior, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Oct. 28 – PKBGT Invitational Last Chance Qualifier, Girls, TBA. Nov. 10-12 – PKBGT Invitational, Grandover, Greensboro, Girls Invitational Only. Nov. 21 – TYGA One Day, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Dec. 1-2 – PKBGT Tournament of Champions, Pinehurst #8, Pinehurst, Girls Invitational Only. Dec. 28-29 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, Pine Needles, Southern Pines, Girls. Dec. 28-29 – Donald Ross Junior Championship, Pinehurst No. 1, No. 4 No. 5, No. 8, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 910-235-8140. Jan. 20-21 – PKBGT Linville Cup, Mid Pines, Southern Pines, Girls Invitational Only.

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I challenge PGA Tour to get more creative Show the viewers something else please!

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By DAVID DROSCHAK

ets, what can we glean from the release of the much-awaited PGA Tour schedule shake-up for the 2018-19 season? Well, the PGA Tour still doesn’t quite grasp why TV ratings are so low. For starters, there are 46 events out of 52 weeks in the PGA Tour calendar year – still way too many tournaments to keep the interest of even the most avid golf fans. The golfing season is longer than any other sport this side of NASCAR, and we’ve all seen what road auto racing is headed down. The FedEx Cup Playoffs was reduced from four weeks to three. Why not eliminate it period? The concept seemed like a plausible one when first floated, but in reality it has turned into boring TV. A golfer starting in 80th position doesn’t have a realistic chance to capture the top prize unlike a Wild Card team winning the World Series or the Super Bowl. Predictability here is more of a problem than scheduling. Golf has always had trouble thinking out of its traditional box and the new schedule is a perfect example. An effort to “get away” from college football or

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the NFL shouldn’t be the Tour’s sole focus. By BETSEY MITCHELL Variety should be. What am I talking about? For the most ousy TV ratings have more to do part, every tournament is the same. How with lousy coverage than the long about this one? Team competitions each season. The producers have been quarter where the No. 1 player in the world playing “focus on Tiger or the leader” for get to select his partner first and so on down so long that most have forgotten what fun the line for a weekend shootout of just 16 golf coverage was like. teams. The lesser golfers that we really don’t In the early days of television when care to watch anyway can have a weekend live coverage was next to impossible, we off with the kids. Would Dustin Johnson were treated to the “Wide World of Golf” pick Tiger Woods, Ricky that featured shot makFowler or Bubba Watson? ing and scoring battles Now I would watch that in rather than dealing with October over a New York the drudgery of watching Jets-Oakland Raiders game. Tiger spend two minutes We can debate trying to decide how to whether the Wyndham hit his next shot. [yawn] Championship in Today’s technology DUELING DIVOTS Greensboro was helped can still provide the kind or hurt by its move to the of thrills of early day coverage; they just last event before the playoffs. Those golfers have to decide to show the viewer somewith secure positions for the FedEx Cup thing else. will likely sit out, so my bet is it won’t benThe average hack would love to see efit the golf fans in the Triad much. regular coverage of terrible golf shots. Call me silly Bets, but bring back the These days I get bored with the sudden Silly Season, where a few golfers would cutaway to see the guy we seldom see --engage in competition at some cool place everybody knows it’s going to be a great or exotic island, where we could all at least golf shot. dream about a winter vacation in case the golf got boring.

We need some suspense. The original FedEx Cup was stupid, but it has gotten better. I’m still not certain that it is necessary, but with gambling thrown into the mix, things could get a bit more exciting. I’m with you on the Silly Season. New formats for sure. Mixed team four-ball is a great idea. If nothing else, it could dispel the rumor that women golfers don’t play as well as the men. I make a motion to have at least one tournament dedicated to country club games. The first round will be Bingo, Bango, Bongo; one point to first to the green, one point for closest to the hole, one point for first in the hole. The second round is Wolf (look it up). The third round is Stableford. Then the field is cut to the top 30 and scores are zeroed out. The final round is both Stableford and Bingo, Bango, Bongo with player funded skins on top. Every player has to ante up with $1,000 to get into the skins game. The one with the most points wins. The recent videos of tour players trying to hit hickory clubs give me another great idea. Nothing boring about that.

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104th Carolinas Amateur Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood) Par 72 (7,301 Yards) • July 12-15 1. Joshua Martin, Pinehurst! 71-66-70-73--280 2. Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville! 73-69-68-73--283 3. Preyer Fountain, Raleigh! 73-74-70-68--285 4. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 72-71-72-71--286 4. Ashton Poole Jr., Charlotte! 71-70-71-74--286 4. Avery Price, Gastonia! 72-72-75-67--286 4. Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte! 69-71-72-74--286 4. Jack Parrott, Columbia, SC! 74-72-71-69--286 4. Johnson Holliday Jr., Aynor, SC! 70-73-74-69--286 Selected others from field of 142 25. Eric Edwards, Salisbury! 73-77-70-73--293 42. Davis Womble, Winston-Salem! 73-76-76-73--298 60. Davis Richards, China Grove! 73-77-76-79--305

CGA One-Day Four-Ball

Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton • July 13 First Flight (12 entries) 3. Lynn Roloff, Greensboro-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! Fourth Flight (13 entries) 2. Patti Sink-Cass Johnson, Greensboro!

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SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Grandover Resort West Course July 9 / East Course July 10 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 1. Jim Kemerling, Lewisville-Flagge Stanfield,W-S! 69-69--138 2. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! 71-70--141 4. Trip Gentry-Brent Craft, Greensboro! 69-73--142 5. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 69-75--144 Tournament Flight B (9 entries) 1. Gary Littell, Pfafftown-Jim Guill, Charlotte! 76-75--151 4. Steve Neubeiser, SC-Bill Schuch, Greensboro! 83-75--158 Super Senior 65+ A Flight (9 entries) 1. Steve Johnson,Jffersn-David Brown,Clemmons! 66-65--131 Super Senior 70+ (15 entries) 1. Gene Grubb-Frank Cheney, Greensboro! 69-70--139 4. Wesley Brown, Rxboro-Richard Warren, Drhm! 72-77--149 4. Bob Cornish,BermudaRun-Dawson Strider,Adv.! 71-78--149

Rumbling Bald Resort (Bald Mountain) • June 26 Tournament Flight B (10 entries) 1. Stanley Randall-Benny Randall, Mocksville! 73 Super Senior 65+ Flight (15 entries) 4. Darrell Parker-Jim Kinney, High Point! 73 Rumbling Bald Resort (Apple Valley) • June 25 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 5. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston Salem! Super Senior 65+ Flight B (8 entries) 4. Darrell Parker-Jim Kinney, High Point! ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Country Club of Asheville • July 9 Men A, Flight 1 (13 entries) 2. Brett Waters, Taylorsville-Zach Swink, Mebane! 2. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown-Chris Cassetta, High Point! 4. Ryan Wilson, Greensboro-Matthew Head, Summerfield! 5. Mark Harper, W-S-Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! Men A, Flight 2 (14 entries) 6. Bret Kinney, Reidsville-James Austin, Asheville! Mixed and Women (15 entries) 2. Rick Hogan-Ann Hogan, Denton!

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Lynrock Memorial Two-Man Lynrock GC, Eden (par 70) • June 23-34 Championship Flight Lee Lovelace-Derek Edmonds! 65-64--129 Steven Trent-Scott Trent! 62-67--129 Terry Carter-Blake Carter! 63-69--132 Ron Hodges-Johnny Kellam! 66-66--132 Caleb Keck-Andrew Tilley! 65-68--133 Jerel Whiting-Jake Arnold! 67-66--133 Jerry Wilkins-James Goin! 67-67--134 Neil Phelps-Elvis Phelps! 69-67--136 Anthony Gammon-Chase Brown! 67-70--137 Matthew Younts-Andy Younts! 68-70--138 Mike Pickett-Nelson Redd! 65-74--139 Terry Dunn-Mike Fulp! 67-73--140 Josh Eanes-Scott Martin! 69-72--141 Sam Mantiply-Brent Gammon! 69-72--141 Lovelace-Edmonds won with birdie on first playoff hole First Flight Jake Hardy-Bobby Cadieux! 70-65--135 Scott Shackleford-Mike Bayes! 70-66--136

Jeff Bennett-Mike Redwood! Mike Sigmon-Chuck Jenkins! Marcus Wilson-Jeff Dishmon! Second Flight Frank Ward-Hunter Ward! Steven Green-Ryan Green! Jerry Rogers-Gil Priddy! Kris Kiser-Mark Williams! Tyler Merrick-Brian Whitt! Butch Martin-Billy Shumate! Third Flight Mark Wilson-Steve Cummings! Bradd Crews-Phillip Gardner! Matt Cox-Byron Hunt! Jerry Cruise-John Cruise! Randy Savage-Chris Gleason!

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Selected others from field of 78 teams 9. Savio Nazareth-Drew Younts, $924! 66-68--134 19. Ryan O’Mahoney-Troy Spencer, $517! 69-68--137 19. Tommy Gibson-Garrett Hill, $517! 69-68--137 27. John Carter-Whitt Jefferson! 69-70--139 35. Steve Isley-Briana Sweeny! 70-70--140 Adam McLaughlin birdied first playoff hole

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Carolinas Senior PGA Professional Championship Mimosa Hills G&CC, Morganton (par 72) • June 25-26 1. Jim Felner, Little River, SC, $1,750! 67-69--136 2. Rick Morton, Jacksonville, $1,022! 67-70--137 2. Neal Lancaster, Smithfield, $1,022! 66-71--137 2. Mike Lawrence, Anderson, SC, $1,022! 66-71--137 Selected others from field of 57 7. John Faidley, Winston-Salem, $615! 68-71--139 10. David Thore, Wilmington, $458! 73-68--141 10. Mitch Adams, Asheboro, $458! 71-70--141 Note: John Faidley (Forsyth CC) was among eight players to qualify for the Senior PGA Professional Championship Oct. 25-28 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying Oak Valley GC, Advance (par 72) July 17-18 1. William Gordon, Davidson! 63-68--131 2. Jake McGlone, Charlotte! 65-70--135 3. B. Einstein, Clemmons! 71-66--137 3. J. Van Parris, Pinehurst! 71-66--137 3. Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury! 73-64--137 Selected others who missed cut Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 69-72--141 Noah Connor, Reidsville! 73-71--144 Davis Womble, High Point! 69-75--144 Mark Johnston, Lewisville! 72-74--146 Christopher Wooten, W-S! 76-71--147 Michael Childress, Salisbury! 74-73--147 Scott Campbell, Greensboro! 72-76--148 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 75-73--148 Peter Hinnant, W-S! 71-78--149 Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove! 70-79--149 Avery Papalia, W-S! 75-74--149 Notes: Top 5 advance to U.S. Amateur Aug.13-18 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California ... Brandon Einstein and Nicholas Lyerly survived a 4-for-3 playoff to advance ... Einstein, who will be a freshman at High Point University, birdied three of the last four holes of regulation, then birdied the first playoff hole ... Lyerly, a rising sophomore at UNC Greensboro, notched eight birdies on his 33-31 card with his 64 being the low score in the second round. He survived the playoff with two pars.

CGA One-Day

Listing Triad finishers in the top half Duke University GC • June 25 Men A (23 entries) 2. Seth Hall, Greensboro! 75 Men B (11 entries) 5. William Cheek, Asheboro! 90 Senior A (11 entries) 3. Mark Henline, Whitsett! 79 4. Jeffrey Petry, Elon! 80 Senior B (12 entries) 4. Mark Jones, Burlington! 91 6. Steven Snow, Mt. Airy! 93 Super Senior (23 entries) 4. Hugh Quinn, Lewisville! 76 10. Miguel Rivera, Burlington! 83 Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh • June 23 Men A (15 entries) 4. Patrick Lundy, Greensboro! 80

Amateur Individual

Danville Golf Invitational Danville Golf Club (par 70) July 14-15 Championship Flight (15 entries) Harrison Rutter! 70-64--134 Steve Liebler! 69-75--144 Scott Blankenship! 68-78--146 Brandon Grogan! 73-74--147 Zeke Shen! 70-77--147 Mike Roshelli! 72-76--148 Kevin Womack! 71-77--148 Chandler Wilkins! 73-76--149 Dustin Hussey! 74-76--150 Hunter Shelton! 74-76--150 Brandon Terrell! 74-77--151 First Flight (13 entries) Matthew Younts! 76-66--142 Drew Davis! 76-71--147 Sam Mantiply! 76-73--149 Andrew Tilley! 75-75--150 Lee Fisher! 78-73--151 Mark Dill! 78-75--153 Ben Potter! 76-77--153 Second Flight (16 entries) Randy Chun! 83-73--156 Michael Allen! 81-76--157 Patrick Emery! 84-74--158 Nicholas Mrdutt! 81-80--161 Nathan Payne! 81-81--162 Senior Championship Flight (15 entries) Mike Bayes! 72-72--144 Frankie Jones! 70-75--145 Gary Cicatiello! 73-72--145 Patrick Brady! 75-71--146 Mark Funderburke! 74-73--147 Senior First Flight (13 entries) Mark Collins! 81-71--152 Keith Myers! 81-73--154 Layne Mills! 81-76--157 Scott Richards! 82-76--158 Mark Foster! 82-78--160 Super Senior Championship (8 entries) James Angel! 73-69--142

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Bill Nunnenkamp! 73-70--143 Ray Womack! 72-71--143 Doug Kendrick! 72-76--148 Super Senior First Flight (6 entries) Wright Garrett! 87-78--165 Chris Salmon! 84-81--165 Vince Kania! 86-80--166 Joe Wood Memorial Cedarbrook CC, Elkin (par 72) July 7-8 Championship Flight Blake Childers ! 69-71--140 Matt Renegar ! 67-75--142 Dylan Ray ! 72-73--145 Scott Carter ! 68-77--145 McKinley Johnson ! 73-74--147 First Flight Nick Gunnell ! 76-69--145 Keenan Denny ! 76-72--148 Dylon Wooten! 77-76--153 Kenneth St. John ! 75-79--154 Steve Lassiter ! 76-81--157 Second Flight Andrew Johnson ! 78-75--153 David Lamm ! 79-76--155 Ryan Atkins ! 78-77--155 Grayson Cheek! 78-78--156 Russ Patterson ! 78-79--157 Third Flight Michael Spillman ! 81-74--155 Brad Helms ! 80-76--156 Jamie Caudill ! 80-78--158 Dewayne Blakley ! 80-78--158 Chip Mastin ! 81-80--161 Fourth Flight Jordan Ramsey ! 82-76--158 Joe Burchette ! 88-76--164 Dwayne Burchette ! 82-82--164 Chris Calloway ! 88-76--164 Lewis Brooks ! 88-79--167 Fifth Flight! Stevie Blankenship ! 90-84--174 Aaron Speer ! 91-85--176 Shane Hall ! 91-88--179 Kendell Jackson ! 93-90--183 Steve Nowack ! 93-92--185 Troy McCloud! 95-90--185 Senior Championship Flight Robin Benson ! 73-76--149 Mike Hall ! 73-79--152 David Renegar ! 78-76--154 Tom Fagerli ! 72-85--157 Steve Muncus ! 79-82--161 Senior First Flight Chris Mahon ! 80-77--157 David Camadine ! 80-77--157 Bob Hudson ! 83-81--164 Tim Driver ! 83-85--168 Allen Grit ! 82-87--169 Senior Second Flight Jeff Mitchell ! 84-82--166 Ron Hudson ! 89-85--174 Baker Norris ! 93-84--177 Tommy Denny ! 98-98--196 13th annual Otis Cup Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville (par 70) July 14 Ben Gentry! 72 Steve Manley! 74 78 Steve Williams! Bob Gentry! 79

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Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington • July 19 Championship Flight (6 entries) 1. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 72 4. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 79 A Flight (17 entries) 1. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 74 3. David Frye, Winston-Salem! 77 5. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 80 5. Dexter Barbee, Burlington! 80 8. Zebulon Lewis, Clemmons! 81 8. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 81 B Flight (19 entries) 1. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 78 2. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 79 4. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 83 7. Mark Hagerty, Sophia! 84 9. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 85 C Flight (x entries) 2. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 87 4. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! 91 Foxfire (Grey), Foxfire Village • July 12 Championship Flight (6 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 73 2. Steve Lassiter, Pinehurst! 73

3. Bill Phillips, Charlotte! 74 4. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 75 Sturdivant won playoff A Flight (12 entries) 1. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 75 3. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 79 6. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 82 Tr i a d B Flight (15 entries) 1. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 79 4. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 81 7. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 83 C Flight (15 entries) 1. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 80 2. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! 85 5. Mike Reid, Greensboro! 88 Little River GC, Carthage • June 28 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 72 2. Johnny Adams, Cary! 73 A Flight (17 entries) 1. Cecil Lockley, Creedmoor! 77 2. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 77 3. Rob Andrews, Jamestown! 78 4. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 78 5. Dexter Barbee, Burlington! 80 Lockley won on 1st playoff hole B Flight (17 entries) 1. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 80 6. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 85 7. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 86 C Flight (21 entries) 1. Marty Carpenter, Southern Pines! 82 4. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 87 8. Jeff Stevens, Greensboro! 89 9. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! 91 9. Ed McNally, Graham! 91

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