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pressure us to go in either direction, but they were a little relieved that this was the answer because the COVID-19 numbers have been getting worse and worse, and we were watching our bigger sponsors say ‘our industries are really not even allowed to entertain right now, nobody is allowed – by David Droschak to fly different places,’ so we were catching some of that. At some point, we thought to ore than 100,000 fans converge ourselves ‘does this even financially make on the Triad, and in particular sense, to run this business this way this Sedgefield Country Club, for a year?’ It is probably the right call. There was no upside to being a hero in this thing big party every August. and going at it alone (by having fans).” Not this time. The way things unfolded, Brazil had The Wyndham Championship, a staple ample time to plan more than some other of the area for more than eight decades and one of the PGA Tour’s longest running tournaments, so no infrastructure that won’t be used was built, nor did events, will follow suit with the rest Brazil order any apparel or merof play so far in this crazy COVIDchandise. 19 sporting season and compete Still, the financial hit Aug. 13-16 with no fans. with no fans lining the lush “We all think about it Donald-Ross designed fairevery day,” said longtime ways will be substantial. Wyndham Championship “It is going to be a big tournament director Mark number, but something that Brazil. “The PGA Tour has a some of our reserves, and the pretty good product out there title sponsors and the PGA and we have the tournaments Tour will help us figure that running, but I know I speak on out,” Brazil said. “If we don’t behalf of all the tournament direcmake the host organization whole tors that this is heartbreaking, not having fans and sponsors out here because we’ll be in a good enough spot with a decent next year that we’ll be able to overwe know how each of these communities come it. I am confident (financially), but I love these tournaments, they just eat it up. can tell you it’s not perfect.” “Our event has become an annual Brazil would normally be traveling to party, an annual tradition that is really unlike anything we have here in the Triad,” PGA Tour events trying to recruit the best field possible, but he has been relegated to Brazil added. “This is the 81st year of a phone calls, emails and an occasional facemajor league sporting event here, so that to-face meeting with player agents who part will eat at you a little bit.” The no-fan tournament format hits closer may be passing through town. “There is no less pressure (getting a to home for the Wyndham Championship, good field),” Brazil said. “I look at it five since the hospitality and travel industries times a day. I’m trying to build the best have been particularly impacted by the field we can, the most interesting field we worldwide spread of the virus. “I have to give Wyndham a lot of cred- can. I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it because the field it,” Brazil said. “They have been increddrives TV ratings and that is important ibly supportive. They did not force us or
to Wyndham. And it drives pride in this region and across North Carolina. A lot of North Carolinians watch this tournament.” Brazil won’t even be able to show off the tournament’s new short-game area, which was supposed to be a showcase for fans getting off shuttles and entering the gate. “Here we poured a bunch of money into that short game area and nobody gets to see it or gets to visit it,” he said. “It’s just tough timing, but there are a lot of people out there in the world that have way bigger problems than we do, so we’re OK.” The beach will be there on the 15th hole, just no sun worshiping golf fans this time around. “We’ll figure out some funs things to do with the beach,” Brazil said. Brazil and his staff have been brainstorming about ways to make sponsors “whole,” including fall and spring 2021 golf events at Sedgefield that may include lessons from a PGA Tour player, or golf outings at such locations as Pinehurst Resort, Eagle Point or Old North State Club. “The best part about these tournaments is watching little kids come out for the first time and freak out about getting autographs, that’s going to stink not seeing that,” Brazil said. “And not seeing the fans have a big time.”
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eith Robertson has a hard time letting go of a distressed hemlock tree on the 4th hole. You see, it’s personal to him and his family. Hemlock Golf Club in rural Stokes County was built by his father Orel Robertson after he purchased the property from his father, who secured the 80 or so acres following the Great Depression. Orel was in the construction business and had never played a hole of golf in his life, but was talked into designing the course in the late 1960s by one of his work hands. “He did very well for what he had to work with and not knowing anything about the game,” Keith Robertson said about his father’s design. “If you would have seen this place before it was built you would have never thought my dad would have gotten a course in here. He took six months just to grade the front side.” Opened in 1969, Hemlock Golf Club was named after that lone hemlock tree on No. 4, although there are hundreds of hemlocks across from the course that line the hillside and banks along the scenic Dan River, which provides a splendid view off in the distance while teeing off on the downhill 163-yard 4th hole. “We’ve had some trees come crashing down on that hemlock tree and we’ve had to prune it, but I am saving two branches,” Keith Robertson says with a chuckle. “We’re hanging on to it. They wanted me to cut it down and I just wouldn’t do it.” Hemlock Golf Club plays at just 5,692 yards from the tips, but with more than 100 feet of elevation change, at least four drivable par-4s that measure less than 300 yards each, and small greens, it’s undoubtedly one of central North Carolina’s most unique golfing experiences. Brian Alley, the course’s former “cart boy” who is now the director of recreation at Primland Resort in Virginia, recalls the day 2002 North Carolina Amateur champ Derek Brown of Walnut Cove carded the course record of 54, or 16-under-par. “It was a pretty big deal to have that N.C. amateur trophy at Hemlock for a summer,” Alley recalled. “Derek was getting the ball in the hole that day and he was a guy who just knew how to play the game of golf. We were playing a little match with some older guys and they were getting upset because they are just getting drubbed by him, so they stopped playing after nine holes. But I was playing well so I continued on with Derek. Well, I shot a 64 and got beat by 10 strokes. Can you believe that? That scorecard is still hanging on the wall.” Orel Robertson passed away a few years ago, but Keith and his wife Cindy have kept the family golf tradition truckwww.triadgolf.com
Cindy and Keith Robertson ing along at a course that you can still get a burger for $3 and a beer for two bucks. You’ll find Keith and his son and teenage grandson working on the course seven days a week, while Cindy manages the facility, along with running the snack bar. The two say golfers from every state in the union except Alaska and Hawaii have teed it up at Hemlock over the years, as well as players from Canada, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia. And with the COVID-19 outbreak this summer, even more golfers are discovering the benefits of the sport as a recreational vehicle. “Would you believe we’ve got walkers who have started coming back,” Cindy Robertson said. “They just love the hills, they love the hollows; they love the site, the scenery. One guy even brought his wife with him just to walk.” The Robertsons say the course is on
pace for its most rounds since the 1980s. Keith Robertson says Hemlock Golf Club has undergone what he calls subtle changes over the years, including a new irrigation system that includes eight miles of pipe, 300 sprinkler heads and 100 valves. “It’s an old-fashioned system where we have to turn on the valves by hand but we finally have irrigation – all the fairways, all the tees, all the greens,” he said. The course was originally built with one set of tees, but there are now multiple sets of tees for seniors, females and juniors. And some of the holes, including Nos. 1 and 9, have been lengthened over the years to add more of a challenge. One not so subtle addition to the course can be seen on the third hole and a green complex ringed by a series of stacked rocks that sort of mirrors a prehistoric monument in England.
“The third hole was narrow and people were driving the green all the time so we wanted to cut a swale out in front to keep people from driving it as much, and when we started taking the sides down on the fairway we got into some rock,” Keith Robertson said. “As I was grading with the dozer I didn’t know what to do with these rocks and I got to thinking that I’ll just stack these things,” he added “Kind of reminds you of Stonehenge, doesn’t it?” Hemlock’s unique and short design, with two par-5s along the Dan River and a total of just three bunkers, is also priced right. You can walk nine holes during the week for just $11 and $14 on the weekends. Alley recalls how his North Stokes prep golf team had a tremendous “homefield advantage” playing its matches at Hemlock. “Hemlock is a course where if you know how to chip and putt, and know where you are hitting it you can shoot a 32, or you can shoot 52, too,” Alley said. “It taught us how to play golf starting at the hole and working our way out. “If you want to hit hero shots you have to pull them off,” added Alley. Cindy Robertson laughs when recalling her husband telling her if she marries him that she’s also marrying the golf course. “That’s has certainly been true,” she said. “It’s all challenging to me,” Keith Robertson added about the golf business. “But I’m the type that I’m not going to let it beat me. I am going to fix it to the best of my ability anytime I do anything.” That includes trying to save that lone hemlock tree as long as possible.
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Asheboro native Brian Kearns keeps Primland Resort pristine By DAVID DROSCHAK
egendary English architect Donald Steel has designed just four golf courses in the United States, so he tends to keep a close eye on his layouts and how well they are accepted by the golfing public. Steel rests easy across The Pond knowing his most recognized and honored layout in the U.S. – The Highland Course about 20 minutes north of Mount Airy in the Virginia mountains – will be in prime shape year-round thanks to Asheboro native and N.C. State graduate Brian Kearns. Kearns, 46, worked as an assistant golf course superintendent at Raleigh Country Club for eight years before heading to Meadows of the Dan, Va., in 2004 to help grow in The Highland Course, which has consistently been ranked among the top 100 courses you can play in America for more than a decade. “Results speak for themselves,” Steel said of the work Kearns has done since the course opened in 2006. “Architects are heavily dependent on the skills of greenkeepers and Primland’s condition has been one of its appeals. To an architect living 3,500 miles away it is of enormous comfort.” Kearns is affectionately called “The Mayor” by the golf staff at Primland Resort. He has earned that reputation by being in charge but still delegating responsibilities, keeping morale and productivity up, and holding his crew to a high standard Kearns also meets. Continued on page 11 Photos by David Droschak
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Primland from page 10 “How he manages his staff and how he gets the most out of his people are two of his strengths,” said Brian Alley, the director of golf and recreation at Primland Resort. “He runs a tight ship. There are no questions about that. You don’t see that at every golf course you go to. At some places Jim or Joe will call in and say they are going to be 15 minutes late, well not on Brian’s crew. And he is here on Saturdays, too. It would be easy for him not to be here every Saturday because he has such a good crew and it’s just a mow-andgo for them. But for him to make the 50-minute trip up the mountain it shows his dedication.” Kearns has settled in the rural Virginia town of Stuart, which has a population of less than 1,500. His first reaction to the area when applying for the job was like most who first make the trip up the picturesque mountain, past the Lover’s Leap overlook and to the Primland entrance. “Coming from Raleigh it was a culture shock,” he said. “There are two stop lights, a Hardees and a Subway in Stuart. But I’ve grown to love it. I met my wife here in Patrick County.” The Highland Course sits at an elevation of more than 3,000 feet, with stunning views of sharp peaks and even sharper drop offs to the Dan River below. Steel’s layout is a remarkable blend of challenge and playability despite the topography’s twists and turns. The award-winning layout features huge greens – 5 ½ acres in all – which is about twice as much as a normal golf course layout. There is an additional 4 ½ acres of sharply mowed surrounding green contours. “We have five guys on the crew that walk mow the greens every day or roll them,” Kearns said. “But our biggest challenge with labor is the surrounding green contours. You can’t really use a riding mower on them because there is so much movement to them, so we send out six people 2-3 days a week to walk mow those. That’s two people that would normally be riding versus six pushing mowers on the green surrounds.” Kearns and his crew often execute checkerboard fairways to add a touch not seen at many courses, and keep the course’s many native grass areas trimmed and “popping” with color at different times of the year.
“A lot of people think these native areas are low maintenance and they are really not,” Kearns said. “We do some manual weed control in these areas and try to keep them golden and that’s a huge challenge but we like to accomplish that completely to give the course ‘that look’ we’re trying to achieve.” “Unlike most other courses in Virginia and the Carolinas, Primland’s elevation meant that the dominant grasses were bent and fescues,” added Steel. “Brian was quick in adjusting to their needs. He is not a shouter from the rooftops but happy, too, to be judged by results. Unexpected happenings are many in his trade but his calmness under pressure accounts for his speed in spotting problems and making them right.” Alley sums up the quality Kearns brings to his post as “attention to detail.” “It’s those little things that separate Primland Resort from other courses. Very rarely in Brian’s line of work do little things fix themselves, they always become big things. He jumps on items pretty early,” Alley said. “I’ve been to Primland Resort several times,” added McConnell Golf director of agronomy Michael Shoun, Kearns’ former boss at Raleigh Country Club. “The golf course is always in perfect condition and Brian does a great job on a very, very difficult piece of property.” Shoun remembers Kearns standing out as one of his best assistant superintendents at historic Raleigh CC, one of North Carolina’s top private layouts. “He could see things that other people could not, and that’s the making of a good
superintendent,” Shoun said. “You don’t have to tell him things to do all the time, a lot of times he would come back and say ‘Hey, I see some things on the golf course that we need to do.’ Brian was that kind of guy. And he noticed things that didn’t necessarily cost a lot of money or take a lot of time, but it would be a fix that would really stand out and things that the members would notice. And Brian was willing to do whatever it took. There were many times if I told him we had to spray some insecticide in the late afternoon after play he would say ‘no problem let’s get it done.’ That’s the kind of attitude you want.” Kearns deals with everything from high winds, to afternoon dew removal on the bent grass fairways to chopping firewood for the Primland Resort lodge during the winter season. His crew was even in charge of clearing hiking trails this summer as more and more resort guests took to the outdoor paths because of COVID-19. “We do things a lot of maintenance staffs don’t do because Primland is such a big property,” Kearns said of the 12,000acre resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains. ”We help a lot of other departments and some of them help us because we’re a big team here. We maintain the 5 miles of hiking trails around the golf course, a 5 ½-mile trail called the Old Appalachian Trail, the disc golf course and we even built a new bike trail last year. We all take ownership in it. Some on our crew have gone through a naturalist program at Virginia Tech. We even have a guy we call The Nature Boy.” A round of golf at The Highland Course costs $245, a price it can demand because of its scenic beauty, course conditions and stunning layout. That steep cost is not lost on Kearns. “We’re seeing more and more golf in November and even in March now,” Kearns said of a resort course that approaches 9,500 rounds a year. “If you
are open in November and still charging a pretty good rate you feel obligated to treat the course for one person as you would treat it for 100 golfers. The first thing I tell a new hire is people are paying $245 per round to play here, and housekeepers should know people are paying $500 a night to stay here in a room. That’s where you feel some of the pressure, but if I didn’t like that type of pressure I would be somewhere else.” It can be easy to take the beauty of The Highland Course for granted after working on site for 16 years now, Kearns said. “But it could be your friend’s first time ever playing here and you’ve told him it’s special and we all know you’re told him it’s special,” Kearns said. Steel recalls the early days when ownership required a grow-in period for an entire year – mostly unheard of in the business – which allowed for one of the most pristine openings of a golf course in recent times. “Brian Kearns has been a doughty pillar of strength for Primland’s entire existence,” Steel said. “He joined the staff during the construction and grow-in period so he knows where everything is. Like all good superintendents, he uses his eyes and feet, precious qualities even in this highly mechanised and computerised age. Every day, powers of observation are necessary in spotting something that may have occurred overnight. Soles of the feet also tell you more about green surfaces than sophisticated measuring gadgets.” Kearns often has time to think as he winds his way up the mountain for work. “You have to pinch yourself coming in here every day,” he said. “It’s just such a beautiful place to work. You have to think about how much you would miss a place when you’re gone and I would miss this place tremendously if I were to go somewhere else.”
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Tournament Dominance Old Town’s Tommy Gibson continues club’s CPGA winning tradition By BRAD KING
ess than 20 minutes into his final round at the 2020 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship, Tommy Gibson was forced to change his mind set. Gibson, 31, an assistant professional at WinstonSalem’s Old Town Club, had played rock-steady golf during the prestigious tournament’s first two rounds. He posted a pair of even-par 72s at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., which left him entering the final round in a three-way tie for seventh place, just three shots behind the leader. Yet, after a rare double bogey on the first hole of his final round, Gibson said he had to quickly rethink his strategy. He knew that only the top nine finishers at the event would qualify for next April’s PGA Professional Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and from there a chance to qualify for the 2021 PGA Championship. “So, I start with a double, so my focus probably shifted a little bit from trying to win the golf tournament,” he said. “Now, I’m just trying to play smart, so I can finish in the top nine to qualify for the National Club Pro. (I’m thinking) maybe I just need to back off a little bit, just make sure I’m hitting some greens, giving myself chances for birdie and not putting more pressure on myself.” Reducing the pressure seemed to do the trick as Gibson proceeded to reel off four birdies during the next 13 holes. “I’m not a big scoreboard watcher, so I never looked at the leaderboard one time during the final round, just because I’ve always felt looking at the board just causes more stress,” Gibson said. After lipping out an 8-footer for birdie on the final hole, Gibson received a surprise from his playing partner. “Aaron Black looked at me and said, ‘Man, that (putt) was to take the lead,’” Gibson said. “I said, ‘Take the lead for what?’ He said, ‘For the tournament.’ I said, ‘You’re kidding me.’ He said, ‘Haven’t you been watching the leaderboard?’ I said, ‘No, I’m just trying to make birdies the last few holes, you know?’” Gibson then began a tantalizing, half-hour wait for the final three groups to finish. He and one other competitor, Ray Franz, a professional at Daniel Island, were the leaders in the clubhouse at 1-under. “Most of these guys coming in are 1-under,” Gibson said. “I think five or six guys. Everybody’s hitting it up there to, you know, 10, 12 feet, missing; 10, 12 feet, missing. I started thinking, ‘I’m going to be a playoff. I gotta go the putting green. So, I ran to the putting green and hit about 30 or 40 putts.” By the end of the round, Gibson and Franz were joined by three others — former PGA Tour win14
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ner Neal Lancaster, The Reserve Golf Club’s Ryan Tyndall and Matt Bova from the Country Club of Charleston — in a sudden-death playoff to determine the champion. “All of them are great players,” Gibson said. “We went to the 18th tee and we all hit pretty decent drives at the par-5, where it’s not really worth going for it in two. So, everybody laid up. I was the last one to hit. I think I had 82 yards and hit it to like a quarter of an inch from the hole.” After tapping in for birdie and watching Lancaster and Bova miss their birdie attempts, Gibson said he caught the eye of tournament director Mike Whitenack. “Mike says to me, ‘How special would it be if you won this thing?’ I said, ‘I first started playing golf at 3 years old. My dad was a club pro. He still is today. He played in the Honda Classic two years in a row, taught (LPGA standout) Cristie Kerr how to play golf,” Gibson said. “’Just to be able to play in a (PGA) Tour event would be unbelievably humbling and special for our family.’” Of course, there was one player still alive. Franz was the final member the fivesome to putt — and he calmly drained an 18-footer for birdie, sending the remaining two competitors back to the 18th tee box. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,’” Gibson said, with a chuckle. “I’ve played professional
golf for about 8 or 9 years and I’ve come so close to making it so many times. Billy Mayfair knocked me out (of qualifying for the Wells Fargo Championship) at Quail Hollow one year. I missed the U.S. Open by two shots one year -- just one thing after another — just so close. Then to see it starting to crumble away again, you know you get that feeling like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is not going to happen again.’” Replaying the 18th hole for the third time in less than an hour, Franz and Gibson once again had good looks at birdie — Franz from 15 feet and Gibson from 8. Franz missed on his attempt. “I had this calm sensation and tingling all over my body,” Gibson said. “I was like, ‘You know, it’s all in your hands now. This is what you practice for. I’ve practiced these short putts for so long, for this moment.’ “I just went to my routine, got over it, looked at the hole one time, looked back and hit it. It got about 4 feet from the hole and my eyes just started watering, because I knew it was going to go dead center,” he said. “And it did. So that was pretty cool.” Along with a winner’s check for $8,500 and a spot in the 2021 PGA Professional Championship, Gibson also earned a spot in next April’s RBC Continued on page 15 www.triadgolf.com
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Heritage Classic on Hilton Head Island, which will be his first PGA Tour appearance. “In 2012, I won on the Hooters Tour,” Gibson said. “There were 180 guys in the field and I won just under $15,000. It took 17-under to win a three-day event. But at that point, you don’t really get anything but a check. At this event, you get a pretty decent check and you get into a (PGA) Tour event. I would say this one might be my biggest win, because this one has better perks.” Gibson feels confident about his chances at next year’s PGA Professional Championship, to be contested April 25-28, 2021 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. “Fun fact about that golf course — that’s about 20 minutes south of where I used to work in Vero Beach, so I played in multiple mini tour events out there,” he said. “I know that golf course like the back of my hand. It’s pretty comforting to go somewhere that you know so well.” Gibson’s victory at the CPGA Professional Championship also continued Old Town Club’s stranglehold on the event. Wake Forest men’s golf coach Jerry Haas, an Old Town member, won the tournament in 2014. In 2017, Old Town head pro Charles Frost — who is Gibson’s swing coach — won the championship, followed in 2018 by another Old Town member, Steve Scott, who is most famous for his runner-up finish to Tiger Woods at the 1996 U.S. Amateur. “Old Town is the place to be right now, it really is,” Gibson said. “It’s very wide open off the tee, so it’s very friendly to someone who’s not a great driver of the golf ball, but you never have a flat lie on your second shot — the ball’s either below your feet or you’re tilting to a left or tilting to the right. And then there’s a ton of undulation on the greens. “When you add up the difficulty of the lies and the creativity you’ve got to have to play the golf course, I think that’s a big part of it. When you leave Old Town and you go to other places, it just makes other places seem so easy. It’s definitely a players’ club.”
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Sibling Success The Mathews teens a dominating duo By DAVID DROSCHAK
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ick and Emily Mathews often remind those writing about their accolades that the last name is spelled with just one “t” but there is no mistaking the prowess of these two when it comes to teeing it up. Nick is the top-ranked male junior in the Triad, according to the Tarheel Youth Golf Association’s most recent rankings, while little sister Emily is ranked second, fresh off her first victory at the prestigious Dogwood State Junior. The two teenagers from Mebane are arguably the best brother-sister golfing combo in the state. And while it’s common for older brothers to try to ditch their little sisters, these two are seemingly joined at the golfing hip. “It’s rare to find a brother and sister that are so motivated to help each other improve on their golf games and be each other’s biggest fans,” said Indian Valley golf pro Jonathan Dudley, who watched the siblings grow up while he was a pro at Mill Creek Golf Club. “These two pull for each other all the time and will literally practice for at least eight hours a day together. During COVID-19, I literally thought I was going to have to tell them to just take up fishing so that they would get off the golf course at some point.” Emily was in the driver’s seat at the 2019 Dogwood State Junior, taking a fiveshot lead into the final round with brother Nick on the bag. However, she was unable to close the deal, blowing a four-stroke lead on the back nine. Last month, the rising sophomore at Eastern Alamance High School rallied from a five-shot deficit to win by two strokes. Nick was unable to caddie because of virus restrictions, but was a cheering spectator for his little sister. “I just got caught up too much in the score last year; I didn’t stay in my own bubble. It was 99 percent mental,” Emily said. “Although I didn’t get the job done last year the Dogwood was probably my biggest golfing moment to date because I learned so much from it and it helped me win this year. It was awesome having Nick there to support me and keep my confidence up. I learned a lot from him in that 2019 tournament that helped me this year.” Mother Michelle Mathews and dad Jon Mathews met in the military in Texas and moved North Carolina in 2007. The couple then settled at Mill Creek Golf Club about six years ago with Emily and Nick. Jon is a recreational golfer who started taking Nick to the golf course when he was about six years old. “We found out that Nick had a talent for golf and patience for it early on,” Michelle said. “We got him started playing tournaments at around 8 or 9 years old. www.triadgolf.com
And we got Emily going when she was about 5 or 6 years old.” The two have been pounding balls ever since. “I guess they could be doing worse things, right?” Michelle said. “We’re extremely thankful for our parents, they have put us here and given us the resources and always support us,” Nick said. “Mill Creek also helps us out a ton; they are super helpful, super supportive. Before we lived out here my dad would have to leave work, drive me to a course and we would play just nine holes. If we weren’t doing that we were out chipping foam balls around the house. We are grateful and lucky to have this place to practice at. You can just improve your game at a much quicker rate.” Nick is left-handed, while Emily swings from the right side. “It’s cool that her and her brother can practice literally side-by-side because one is right-handed and one is left-handed, and they’ll just watch each other hit golf balls and critique each other,” Dudley said. “Nick is definitely the mechanics guy and Emily is definitely the one who has the mind for the game,” added Dudley. “They are both super hard workers and very impressive, but Emily definitely has a knack for getting around the golf course. I was always hard-pressed to get her to say a whole lot as she is very quiet and just goes about her business.” Nick was named the North Carolina Junior Golfer of the Year last year, and signed to play collegiate golf at North Carolina State this fall. In the 23 junior events Mathews played in 2019, he finished in the top ten 11 times and had a scoring average of 73.58. “Nick is a tremendous worker” said N.C. State coach Press McPhaul. “He has great love for the game. He is technically sound with great instruction. I have been consistently impressed by Nick’s game, work ethic and character as I have gotten the chance to know him. I am proud to have him at N.C. State.” Emily and Nick relish the routine of practicing and playing – and then repeating the method to the madness day-after-day. “We just love the process of improvement,” Nick said of the long hours he and his sister log on the range, course and putting green. “That ultimately is what it comes down to, trying to get better every day. We have very similar goals and the kind of things we’re striving for so it’s nice to have someone as ambitious as you are; we both push each other every day. “It’s cool, there is camaraderie, but there is also some competition,” added Nick. “We’ll go out and play and just the other day she was beating me in match
play. It’s a lot of fun and it pushes you to keep getting better and to stay sharp. You can’t get content practicing with someone as hard working as her – she is always trying to kick my butt. It keeps it interesting and it keeps it fun.” The two have been taking instruction from Raleigh’s Chase Duncan, who has given lessons to some of North Carolina’s best players, including professional golfer Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest star Emilia Migliaccio and former ACC golfer of the year Stephen Franken. “We saw some solid players that we know of and heard of that were working with him and what we heard from everybody was Chase was a phenomenal coach,” Nick said of the choice of swing instructors. “It has been great. He wants the best for us.” “We’ve been gradually improving my swing for the two years we’ve been working together,” added Emily of Duncan. “He has helped me become more comfortable and more confident with my swing. I thank him for that because I’ve not always been super confident with my swing and it has gotten better and better. When I need it, we’ll execute certain tweaks just to improve it.” Nick will be leaving his little sister behind in a few weeks, exiting the junior ranks for college golf. He’s looking forward to the challenge, but will miss his loyal practice partner. “I have been gearing toward college
golf my whole junior career,” Nick said. “The resources I am going to have and the next level of competition is just really exciting. I am going to learn so much about myself and grow so much as a player. That’s all you can really ask for at each stage. Sure, I would love to play professional golf, but my goal right now is to just stay in the moment. “Golf has brought my family together so much,” he added. “When you are an athletic family you are always going to events and pulling for each other. They have held my phone, taking thousands of swing videos for me or throwing me back balls on the chipping range. The one thing I really love about the game it has brought us together a bunch.” There is no telling with two talented junior golfers just how many hours Michelle and Jon have also logged on the green grasses across North Carolina and beyond over the last decade – rooting for sibling success. “It pays off 100 percent seeing Emily winning, seeing Nick going to the school he wanted to go to,” Michelle said. “As a sport parent you want it as much if not more for your kid than they want it for themselves. To see her rally and come back like that at the Dogwood was this huge sense of joy and victory. You see them working so hard and to see it pay off is everything you want for your kid.”
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An ace for the ages: Asheboro golfer scores first ace at age 80 By STEVE WILLIAMS
wen Deese has been playing golf for 60 years and he never gave up hope of making a hole-in-one. The wait ended on Father’s Day, June 21, when he holed out his tee shot on Asheboro Municipal’s fifth hole. “I started playing when I was about 20,” said Deese, who is now 80. “I’ve come close a couple of times. I’ve hit it within an inch or so a couple of times but you know aces are sort of luck. I’ll take it.” Regular playing partner Harold Stallings watched Deese sink his ace using a 7-iron from 112 yards. “It’s about 110 yards so it wasn’t a big shot,” Deese said. “It took me a 7-iron. I’ve lost a lot of distance.” Deese, who doesn’t recall ever seeing one of his playing partners make a hole-in-one, was able to watch his shot find the cup. “I didn’t really get that excited, but I was glad to make it of course.
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It hit on the front of the green and rolled in. That green had a little break to the right and it rolled right in.” The next goal for Deese is to shoot his age, but he is realistic. “I shot 87 that day,” said Deese, who had an 8 handicap index at one time. “I play bogey golf now. I play par-4s personally as par-5s because I can’t reach them in two. If I do, the ground has to be really hard.” Golfers who have never made a hole-in-one shouldn’t give up. Deese is a perfect example. Other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our July issue follow:
Par-4 Ace Doug Singleton, July 10, Wolf Creek GC. No. 4, 275 yards, driver. Playing partners: Alex Dandison, James Floyd. His first ace.
Solomon Park of Martinsville, May, Forest Park CC. No. 2, par 5, 3-wood from 235 pards. Playing partners: Rusty Sizemore, Ezra Park, John Keim.
George Troxler of Burlington, July 20, Southwick GC. No. 4, 108 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Alex George, Waverly Epes, Rick Spect, Jim Mayfield. His second ace. Dwayne Ward of Statesville, July 20, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 95 yards, pitching wedge. His first ace. Everette Brown, July 19, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Billy Reneger, Allen Reece. His first ace. John Quakenbush of Greensboro, July 18, Monroeton GC. No. 5, 135 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Brian Richeddly, Jeremy Poo, Logan White. His first ace. Mike Christley of Eden, July 15, Iron Play Golf Links. No. 5, 84 yards, wedge. Playing partners: Earl Waddell, Bob Rogg. His second ace. Larry Kennett of Penhook, Va., July 14, Lynrock GC. No. 2, 134 yards, 8-iron. His first ace. Chad Shelton, July 11, Greensboro National GC. No. 4, 150 yards. Playing partners: Matt Johnson, Jeff Bray, Nick Vias. Christos Katsoudas of Whitsett, July 7, Indian Valley GC. No. 8, 170 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Deano Katsoudas. His first ace.
Curtis Marshall of High Point, July 2, Oak Hollow GC. No. 16, 147 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Dwain Waddell. His first ace. Eddie Talley of Burlington, July 1, Indian Valley GC. No. 13, 126 yards, 9-iron. Nick Severt of High Point, June 28, Greensboro National GC, No. 16, 148 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Eric Straub, Luke Swintosky, Adam Swintosky. His first ace. Tim Bowes of Roxboro, June 28, Goodyear GC. No. 7, 157 yards, 8-iron. His first ace. Jordan Peters of Lewisville, June 27, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 7, 203 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Austin Barber, Cory Losselylong. His second ace. Rick Lawrence of Chatham, Va., June 26, Goodyear GC. No. 10, 167 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Kevin Snow, Patrick Snow, Khris Law. His third ace. Stephen Spencer of Asheboro, June 25, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 7, 160 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Luke Brady, Todd Spencer. His second ace. William Walwik of Winston-Salem, June 14, Salem Glen CC. No. 12, 144 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: MIke Rizzi, Eric Olsen, Pat Jordan. His second ace. Roger Allred of Yadkinville, June 3, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 85 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: J.R. Sparks, Jerry Adams, Milo James. His seventh ace.
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Junior Golf Scoreboard AJGA Harold Varner III Foundation Junior Tanglewood Park GC - Championship Clemmons, NC June 29-July 2, 2020 Boys Division - 6545 1 Will Baker, Statham, GA 65-67-70--202 2 Chapman Barnett, Duluth, GA 65-72-68--205 2 Frank Kennedy, Tequesta, FL 71-64-70--205 Selected Others 38 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 76-71-79--226 45 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 81-74-78--233
CGA Carolinas Girls’ The CC of Asheville, Asheville, NC July 21-23, 2020 Girls Division - 5975 1 Hyo Joon Jang, Seoul 66-70-66--202 2 Alexia Siehl, Fort Mill, SC 73-76-66--215 3 Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, SC 74-71-75--220 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 72-75-73--220 5 McKenzie Daffin, Fort Bragg 73-72-76--221 Selected Others 7 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 76-75-73--224 11 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 78-74-76--228 24 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 74-78-84--236 27 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 80-78-79--237
Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship River Landing GC - Landing, Wallace, NC July 20-22, 2020 Boys Division - 7079 1 Garrett Risner, Apex 66-65-75--206 2 Walker Isley, Oak Island 73-72-66--211 3 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 70-73-71--214 3 Matias La Grutta, Cary 68-72-74--214 3 Owen Kose, Holly Springs 72-69-73--214 Selected Others 8 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 73-73-72--218 15 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem 73-73-74--220 15 Caden Baker, Mebane 73-73-74--220 15 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 75-73-72--220 21 Jake Clayton, Burlington 69-74-78--221 27 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 71-75-76--222 35 Brodie Perry, Trinity 75-73-76--224 35 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 72-73-79--224 41 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 77-75-73--225 41 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-77-74--225 46 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 71-80-75--226 46 Davis DeLille, High Point 74-78-74--226 46 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 70-76-80--226 54 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 76-75-77--228
Dogwood State Junior Girls’ Championship Ironwood Golf & CC, Greenville, NC July 14-16, 2020 Girls Division - 6049 1 Emily Mathews, Mebane 73-72-70--215 2 McKenzie Daffin, Fort Bragg 72-68-77--217 3 Alexsandra Lapple, Pinehurst 69-78-72--219 4 Kiera Bartholomew, Wake Forest 75-74-72--221 5 Grace Ridenour, Cary 73-78-73--224 Selected Others 7 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 74-79-74--227 8 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 78-78-72--228 10 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 79-73-77--229 13 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 82-77-74--233 13 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 79-76-78--233
PKBGT Wolfpack Classic Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount, NC July 11-12, 2020 Futures National - 5184 1 Garland Gould, Raleigh 70-75--145 2 Justine Pennycooke, Cary 76-76--152 3 Caroline Hawkins, Columbia SC 76-77--153 Selected Others 10 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 81-84--165 20 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem 93-91--184
Gate City Classic Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC June 29-30, 2020 Prep North Carolina - 5727 1 Yedam Lee, Lawrenceville GA 70-73--143 2 Ava Lucas, Raleigh 71-73--144 3 Vileska Gelpi, Markleton PA 74-76--150 Selected Others 9 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 77-85--162 Futures North Carolina - 4980 1 Terra Schmitt, Raleigh 78-74--152
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2 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 3 Caroline Gilreath, Roanoke VA Selected Others 4 Adamma Anukwuem, Salisbury 8 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield 9 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem 21 Peyton Hiller, Clemmons 24 Ana Calderon, Lewisville 25 Makayla Martinez, Burlington
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TYGA Sandhills One-Day Talamore GC, Southern Pines July 22, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6534 1 Caden Hodges, Dunn 1 Will Hunsucker, Monroe 1 Alex Martin, Thomasville 1 Supanat Rujiranan, Pinehurst Boys 14-15 Division - 6534 1 Matthew McDougall, Waxhaw 1 Drew O’Neal, Wilson 3 Nathan O’Neal, Wilson Selected Others 10 Ben Kremer, Greensboro Girls 12-15 Division - 5470 1 Boonyanant Rujiranan, Pinehurst 2 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 3 Lindley Cox, Hampstead Selected Others 6 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury
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Triad One-Day Asheboro Municipal, Asheboro, NC July 21, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6148 1 Ethan Moore, Graham 2 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 3 Drew Walker, Advance 3 Harrison Kuehl, Raleigh Selected Others 7 Hoke Ayers, Lexington Boys 14-15 Division - 6148 1 Ryan Dunn, Waxhaw 2 Connor Carter, Asheboro 3 Rich Wills, Cramerton Selected Others 4 Kenneth Lanier, Lexington 6 Ben Kremer, Greensboro Boys 12-13 Division - 5682 1 Jackson Bryce, Cary 2 Stephen Ryan Marshall, Sophia 3 William Floyd, Lexington Selected Others 4 Cameron Crumpler, Archdale Girls Division - 5682 1 Salem Lee, Asheboro 2 Morgan Heilig, Liberty 3 Sarina Horner, Lewisviile
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47 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 73-80--153 49 Cooper Diaz, Winston-Salem 74-80--154 49 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 73-81--154 53 Zach Kupiec, Greensboro 75-80--155 57 John Shepperson, Greensboro 77-79--156 60 Alex Martin, Thomasville 78-79--157 60 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 82-75--157 60 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 78-79--157 66 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 77-81--158 69 Connor Carter, Asheboro 76-84--160 70 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 86-76--162 70 Nick Hughes, Thomasville 84-78--162 72 Seth Moore, Stokesdale 79-84--163 76 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 83-83--166 79 Connor Massey, Burlington 79-88--167 79 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 80-87--167 Boys 12-13 Division - 6009 1 Mack Edwards, Charlotte 72-71--143 2 Will Guthrie, Charlotte 75-72- 147 3 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 76-73--149 3 Lincoln Newton, Wallburg 76-73--149 Selected Others 7 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 84-77--161 Girls Division - 5737 1 Ella Kue, Kings Mountain 81-75--156 2 Madison Myers, Cary 81-84--165 3 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 80-91--171 4 Catherine Vivongsy, Wake Forest 88-84--172 5 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 88-92--180
Sandhills One-Day Southern Pines CC, Southern Pines, NC July 15, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6351 1 Hunter Baker, Lenoir 73 1 Chase Cheatham, Lincolnton 73 3 Watcharakan Chankarn, Pinehurst 74 Selected Others 5 Benjamin Fowler, Winston-Salem 77 Boys 12-13 Division - 5724 1 Warren Fesperman, Salisbury 76 2 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 77 3 Evan Suddreth, Morrisville 79 Girls 12-14 Division - 5724 1 Megan Fiorini, Pinehurst 76 2 Elizabeth Pritchard, Charlotte 86 3 Sarah Peters, Pinehurst 100 4 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury 101
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High Point Junior Blair Park GC, High Point, NC July 15-16, 2020 Boys 14-18 Division - 6009 1 Carter Busse, Davidson 68-71--139 2 Maddox Whittington, Lenoir 68-71--139 3 Tyler Jones, Jacksonville 70-70--140 Selected Others 4 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 69-73--142 8 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 71-72--143 8 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 74-69--143 10 Bradley Davis, Pilot Mountain 73-71--144 10 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 69-75--144 14 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 74-71--145 16 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 72-74--146 16 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 75-71--146 16 Davis DeLille, High Point 72-74--146 19 Caden Baker, Mebane 79-68--147 19 Luke Nelson, Thomasville 75-72--147 27 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 73-75--148 27 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 74-74--148 27 Jack Dockrill, Elon 76-72--148 27 Jack Burris, Greensboro 74-74--148 27 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 73-75--148 34 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain 75-74--149 34 Dalton Pike, Kernersville 78-71--149 34 Ethan Wooten, High Point 70-79--149 34 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 72-77--149 40 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem 75-75--150 40 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-76--150 44 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 73-78--151 45 Brodie Perry, Trinity 73-79--152
Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem, NC July 13, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6439 1 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 2 Jaxson Morgan, Thomasville 2 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons Selected Others 4 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 4 Drew Walker, Advance 6 Jared Waterer, Winston-Salem 6 Alex Gould, Greensboro 6 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 9 Will Farrell, Greensboro 10 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run 13 Michael Morris, Winston-Salem 13 Garrett Bowers, Thomasville 16 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain Boys 14-15 Division - 6439 1 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 2 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 3 Braden Gay, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 5 Ethan Wooten, High Point 5 Larsen Gallimore, Walnut Cove 7 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 8 Connor Key, Pilot Mountain 10 Cody Stephens, Summerfield 11 Ryder Wilmouth, Reidsville 12 Tucker Settle, Elkin Boys 12-13 Division - 5232 1 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 2 Stephen Ryan Marshall, Sophia 3 Lincoln Newton, Wallburg Selected Others 4 Todd Wooten, Oak Ridge 7 Cameron Crumpler, Archdale 8 William Floyd, Lexington 9 Cooper Cavanaugh, High Point 10 Jefferson Spires, Winston-Salem 11 William McKenzie, High Point
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12 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Girls 16-18 Division - 5232 1 Olivia Renville, Cary 2 Sidney Renville, Cary 3 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville Selected Others 4 Kaitlyn McDonell, Winston-Salem 6 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem 7 Caroline Bliss, Advance 8 Delaney Potts, Lewisville Girls 14-15 Division - 5232 1 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 2 Madelyn Linares, Cary 3 Paige Sidney, Clemmons Selected Others 4 Catherine DeSiena, Oak Ridge 4 Madison Cook, Mcleansville 6 Ella Reed, Winston-Salem 7 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury Girls 12-13 Division - 5232 1 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 2 Hillary Gong, Pfafftown 3 Katherine Perdue, Clemmons 4 Chloe French, Durham
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Tots One-Day High Point CC, High Point, NC July 11, 2020 Boys 12 Division - 2200 1 Brendan Queen, Greensboro 2 Zachary Prescott, Greensboro 3 Tyler Hutchens, Yadkinvlle Selected Others 4 Fen Coyne, Greensboro 5 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Boys 10-11 Division - 2200 1 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 1 Cameron Harvey, Kernersville 3 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville Selected Others 4 Jackson Freeman, Greensboro Boys 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Cooper Tomlin, High Point 2 Dominik Slovak, Jamestown 3 Rhodes Williams, Greensboro Selected Others 4 Ryan Hiatt, Pinnacle 6 Jackson Meister, Greensboro 7 Zack Hunsucker, Asheboro 7 Parker Freeman, Greensboro Girls 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Minyan Ou, Shelby 2 Gabriella Moorehead, Burlington 3 Reese Merrell, Rockwell Selected Others 6 Sophia Perdue, Clemmons Girls 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Ira Joshi, Charlotte 2 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem 3 Elyn Aldrich, Charlotte Selected Others 5 Ava Milks, Greensboro 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Minlin Ou, Shelby 2 Kenan Turner, Randleman 3 Bennett Byrd, High Point 4 Brantley Auman, Asheboro
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Triad One-Day Catawba Springs, Hickory, NC July 10, 2020 Boys 14-15 Division - 6610 1 Ryan Dunn, Waxhaw 2 Brady Bowen, Cornelius 3 Owen Dougherty, Charlotte 3 Ian Scott, Winston-Salem Selected Others 7 Tucker Settle, Elkin 8 Carter Huffman, North Wilkesboro Boys 12-13 Division - 5481 1 Hamilton Coleman, Huntersville 2 Alex Bock, Morganton 3 Hank Johnson, Morganton Selected Others 10 William Floyd, Lexington 12 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Girls 16-18 Division - 5481 1 Albany Bock, Morganton 1 Camryn Lamp, Conover 1 Christina Fisher, Morganton Selected Others
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Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 3 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 4 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 5 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 6 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem (Forsyth Country Day, 2023) 7 Ben Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022) 8 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity (Wheatmore HS, 2020) 9 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry HS, 2020) 10 Garrett Hauk, Burlington (Williams HS, 2021) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 2 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2023) 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 4 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 5 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 6 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham Co. HS, 2020) 7 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham Co. HS, 2020) 8 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 9 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026) 10 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem (Reynolds HS, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 7/1/20
5 Ruth Asbill, Lewisville 6 Caroline Bliss, Advance
Triad One-Day Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC July 9, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6313 1 Josh Buxbaum, Wake Forest 2 Jaxson Morgan, Thomasville 3 Mason Beshears, Lewisville Selected Others 5 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 6 Nick Hughes, Thomasville 7 Hoke Ayers, Lexington 11 Garrett Bowers, Thomasville Boys 14-15 Division - 6313 1 Daniel Boone, Fuquay Varina 2 Anderson Levine, Wake Forest 3 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 3 David Elliott, Asheboro Selected Others 9 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 11 Christos Katsoudas, Whitsett 13 Cody Stephens, Summerfield Boys 12-13 Division - 5672 1 Hamilton Coleman, Huntersville 2 Brooks Simmons, Dallas, TX 3 Evan Suddreth, Morrisville Selected Others 5 John McCoy, Salisbury 6 William Floyd, Lexington Girls 16-18 Division - 5672 1 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 2 Isabella McNeill, Wake Forest 2 Emma Goodson, Belmont 2 Delaney Potts, Lewisville Girls 14-15 Division - 5672 1 Salem Lee, Asheboro 2 Madison Cook, Mcleansville Girls 12-13 Division - 5672 1 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 2 Madison Dial, High Point 3 Madison Myers, Cary 4 Sarah Walden, Archdale 5 Hillary Gong, Pfafftown
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JUNIOR SCOREBOARD Sandhills One-Day Seven Lakes CC, West End, NC July 8, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6552 1 Supanat Rujiranan, Pinehurst 2 Liam Harris, Wake Forest 3 Blake Pooley, Clayton Selected Others 5 Alex Martin, Thomasville 6 Ben McGuire, Advance
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Triad Tots Pine Knolls, Kernersville, NC July 8, 2020 10-11 Division - 2200 1 Minyan Ou, Shelby 2 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 2 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons Selected Others 4 Cameron Harvey, Kernersville 5 Grant Stewart, Clemmons 6 Jackson Freeman, Greensboro 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Jack Strickland, Greensboro 1 Dominik Slovak, Jamestown 1 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Ryan Hiatt, Pinnacle 5 Jackson Meister, Greensboro 6 Ava Milks, Greensboro 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Minlin Ou, Shelb 2 Blake Berrier, Kernersville 3 Cooper Forsyth, Kernersville Selected Others 4 William Upchurch, Stokesdale 5 Kenan Turner, Randleman
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Triad One-Day Lexington GC, Lexington, NC July 6, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6116 1 Will Hunsucker, Monroe 2 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 3 Ramsey Coltrane, Lincolnton 3 Davis DeLille, High Point Selected Others 6 Jacob Pendry, Lexington 8 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 9 Hoke Ayers, Lexington 10 Brincent Mitchell, Kernersville 10 Ben McGuire, Advance Boys 14-15 Division - 6116 1 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 2 Rich Wills, Cramerton 3 Matteo Blanchfield, Mooresville Selected Others 7 Braden Gay, Winston-Salem Boys 12-13 Division - 5661 1 David Gee, Hickory 2 Nolan Bates, Charlotte 3 Davis Flynn, Raleigh 3 Talan Harrison, Concord Selected Others 5 William Floyd, Lexington 6 William McKenzie, High Point Girls 16-18 Division - 5661 1 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem 1 Gigi Nagy, Black Mountain 3 Ashton Gupton, Smithfield Selected Others 5 Kaitlyn McDonell, Winston-Salem 7 Delaney Potts, Lewisville Girls 14-15 Division - 5661 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 2 Ella Reed, Winston-Salem 3 Sondra Uon, Newton Selected Others 4 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury 5 Camille Lambert, Lexington Girls 12-13 Division - 5661 1 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 2 Emma Stamey, Clemmons
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Tin Whistles Tots Midland CC, Pinehurst, NC July 6, 2020 Boys 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Mark DeVault, Cary 2 Sebastian Balbin, Pinehurst 3 Jack DeVault, Cary Selected Others 6 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 8-9 Division - 1700
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1 Jacob Hodgkins, Morrisville 2 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem 3 Suvir Bedi, Charlotte 4 Ava Milks, Greensboro 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Minlin Ou, Shelby 2 Kenan Turner, Randleman 3 Brantley Auman, Asheboro 4 Parker Stiles, Pinehurst
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Jack Ratz Jr. Memorial Junior Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, NC July 2, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6500 1 Justin Nagy, Apex 1 Andrew Gallagher, Grimesland 3 Liam Harris, Wake Forest Selected Others 8 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain
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Sandhills One-Day Gates Four, Fayetteville, NC July 1, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6433 1 Branden Boyce, Spring Lake 2 John Cole, Hope Mills 2 Caden Hodges, Dunn 2 Supanat Rujiranan, Pinehurst Selected Others 7 Ethan Moore, Graham Boys 14-15 Division - 6433 1 Ethan Paschal, Fayetteville 2 Alexander Murphy, Monroe 3 Matthew McDougall, Waxhaw Selected Others 9 Ben Kremer, Greensboro
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Coastal Plains Junior Greenville CC, Greenville, NC June 30-July 1, 2020 Boys 14-18 Division - 6257 1 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 2 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 3 Tyler DeChellis, Clayton 4 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 4 Eston Lee, Four Oaks Selected Others 6 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 12 Jake Clayton, Burlington
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Big bopper Bryson turning heads with tee bombs By DAVID DROSCHAK
Golf’s magic is not laced in long drives
Tiger started the modern fitness craze By BETSEY MITCHELL in golf, and it has been continued by top players such as Dustin Johnson and K, I admire the skill required to guess we’ve always had a fascination Brooks Koepka, just to name a few. The hit a long drive to the middle of with the long ball, Bets. But golf has latest to “bulk up” during the COVID-19 the fairway, but that’s about as been a game for the “common man” lockdown was Bryson DeChambeau. far as I will go on that. for more than a century, hasn’t it? You With an increased club speed The arching red tracer lines are the don’t necessarily have to be 6-foot-2, 200 approaching 200 mph and 20 more least interesting thing about golf coverpounds to succeed in the professional pounds added to his frame, DeChambeau age, well, unless we get to watch it track ranks. is averaging 323.8 yards off the tee, which off a tree into O.B. or into a placid pond. Are those days numbered? is more than 21 yards DeChambeau’s Tiger Woods never led the PGA Tour longer than his 2019 motives are not clear to in driving distance, but is arguably the driving stats. He is on me. I’ll acknowledge the best player of all time. You can argue that pace to break the Tour’s commitment, but was John Daly is as recognizable as Tiger, and it done for better scorwhile yes, Daly did win two majors, Long single-season record of ing, more press, another John is more known for his prowess off the 321.4 yards, set by Hank sponsor, or another manitee, leading the Tour in driving distance 11 Kuehne in 2003. The longest measured of his unusual times in a 12-year span. DUELING DIVOTS festation drive in PGA Tour hisapproach to the game? In 1997, Daly became the first PGA tory, technically, is a If this publication Tour player to average more than 300 787-yard drive hit in the 1992 Texas Open reaches South Africa, I’m pretty sure the yards. His length propelled him to folk by Carl Cooper. His tee shot hit a downBlack Knight would object to giving Tiger hero status, much like home run champ ward-sloping concrete cart path way right first billing on the fitness craze. Gary Babe Ruth in baseball. Player brought power and fitness to the Through the Memorial Tournament in of the fairway and took off at Oak Hills Country Club. Cooper needed another game decades before and managed to do mid July, a whopping 71 players on the three shots to get back to the green, then it without blowing out his back. PGA Tour were averaging 300 or more two-putted for a double bogey. Besides, the magic of Tiger’s game is yards off the tee. Can that pace continue I don’t remember Carl Cooper, do you not how far he could hit a golf ball; it was for the next few months? My bet is yes, Bets? But will DeChambeau’s record chase shaped shots and miracle putts. Ditto Phil, since summer months often bring harder be memorable for future golf generations? ditto Bubba. Come to think of it, when and faster course conditions.
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was the last time the “shot of the day” was a replay of a tee shot on a par 5? Failing to rein in the equipment has been the ruin of so many fine golf courses. I’m wearing a hole in the linoleum dragging out this soap box. I wish every course’s basic layout had been left alone. Torture the player with doglegs; make players learn to move the ball as the layout demands. It’s a bit off topic, but there has been another sport ruined by worshiping the long ball – baseball. Praising the “the walk-off homer” over the strategy of the game was how America’s pastime became passé. I used to love watching baseball. Richie Ashburn was funny and he knew what he was talking about. The producers showed the whole game, not just the catcher’s crotch and the pitcher’s face. Back to golf. I am giddy that Fox gave up coverage. And imagine how much better golf broadcasts would be if they skipped almost all of the tee shots and switched to showing 100 percent more the golfers’ approach shots, especially the bad ones. Who doesn’t like a good blooper reel?
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Wellness products helping golfers focus By BRAD KING
olfers around the Triad area and beyond seeking to improve the quality of their game by feeling better physically or sharper mentally are more often turning to “wellness” products, which have become one of the game’s fastest growing sectors. Many of these feel-good gamechangers include “CBD.” An acronym for “cannabidiol,” CBD is a compound found in industrial hemp. CBD is promoted to bolster sleep, emotional regulation and stress reduction. For golfers, this can mean optimizing focus and mental state, and in turn — hopefully — lowering their strokes per round. And while golf isn’t a contact sport, long days pounding buckets of balls on the driving range can produce overuse injuries throughout the body. Golfers are also attracted to the touted benefits of CBD that include reduction of inflammation, which helps promote injury recovery. Several golf outlets carry CBD products including Golf Galaxy, which has a large display of Myaderm CBD Cream in three sizes, a twopack for $5.99, a 1.7-ounce bottle of advanced therapy cream for $49.99 and a double strength cream for $79.99. Golf Galaxy employees say it sells well with a certain demographic, including older athletes, who use it for pain relief. The Brightfield Group, a cannabis and CBD market research company, predicts CBD products will soon be a $22 billion industry. Yet for many, there is still confusion about CBD — and whether it’s even legal. Both marijuana and hemp come from the same Cannabis sativa plant; the main distinguishing trait between the two is their levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), the cannabinoid responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana. Industrial hemp has 0.3 percent THC and is therefore federally legal. Conversely, marijuana is bred to have higher THC concentrations and is federally illegal. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the growth, production and manufacturing of hemp became federally
legalized — allowing hemp-derived products such as CBD oil to become more readily available. And with that, a formerly taboo topic that golfers were reluctant to discuss has suddenly become a bourgeoning industry. In 2019, there were six CBD-based companies displaying their wares at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. At this year’s PGA Show in January, that number had more than tripled. Although the professional tours and the FDA have yet to endorse or regulate its use, CBD has found plenty of converts in the world of golf. Some golfers turn to the CBD pain relief roll-on, cream and gummies. For others, CBD is ingested orally, with vaping being the quickest and CBD edibles lasting the longest. CBD by itself is still not an approved treatment for any mood disorder. But early studies suggest that it can help people manage stressful situations, such as the first-tee jitters. Several tour professionals have reportedly added CBD oil to their regular health routine. Popular Champions Tour player Scott McCarron partnered with a Coloradobased CBD company to regularly improve his sleep and focus on the course. PGA Tour pros Charley Hoffman, Lucas Glover and Morgan Hoffmann endorse a brand called Medterra.
One North Carolina company with a major presence on the floor in Orlando was Charlotte-based cbdMD, a “seed-to-shelf” brand that has been breaking down barriers in the cannabis industry since its inception in 2015. With their U.S. headquarters in Charlotte and an international office in Northern Ireland, cbdMD does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations. Their products are grown and produced domestically, and available exclusively online. Before finding the perfect location to plant its roots, cbdMD visited three continents, 14 countries and eight states. The company says that with unique soil composition, a near-perfect climate for year-round growing and strict growing standards, domestically sourced hemp is superior in quality. cbdMD carries a wide variety of organic, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free CBD products including tinctures, topicals, vaping oil, capsules, bath bombs, gummies and even pet products. The company, which offers programs for veterans as well as people with disabilities, stands out in the market for its high-quality product at an affordable price. Amongst many “firsts” – including, the first CBD company to join the New York Stock Exchange and the official founder of National CBD Day, cbdMD was the first CBD company to advertise in Times Square on the
famous Digital Billboard on New Year’s Eve. “As a whole, we’ve been denied advertising in many realms for a long time,” said Caryn Dunayer, president of cbdMD. “The Farm Bill and the general interest in CBD by the masses have allowed us to explore these types of mainstream marketing opportunities, not only for cbdMD, but for the entire industry.” Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson announced a partnership with cbdMD during last year’s PGA Championship and displays the company’s logo on both sides of his visor in tournament play. His sponsorship deal also includes a host of additional marketing and promotion for the growing brand. “We’re looking forward to the continued success of Bubba, while educating the public on the many benefits of hemp-derived CBD,” Dunayer said. “By joining forces with one of the biggest names in the sport, we’re excited to see how the golf community embraces the newfound popularity of CBD.” “I’ve personally felt the benefits of cbdMD’s products,” Watson said. Watson joined a stable of athletes promoting cbdMD from a wide range of sports, including track and field, beach volleyball, MMA fighting and more. Jonathan Stewart and Steve Smith Sr., two of the Carolina Panthers’ all-time great football players, join Watson as Team cbdMD athletes. “Those closest to me have seen what CBD can do firsthand,” Smith said. Smith hopes the partnership will help make the public more aware of CBD’s variety of properties and uses. Since signing the agreement, he has taken his message to the airwaves, most notably during the Freddie and Fitzsimmons Show on ESPN Radio. For Stewart, cbdMD products have allowed the former running back to live more comfortably in retirement — including his time on the golf course. “After the constant contact and injuries my body endured throughout my career in the NFL, cbdMD has been able to help me live a better quality of life during retirement, stay competitive with my golf game, and keep up with my little girl day in and day out,” Stewart said. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • AUGUST 2020
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120th Men’s North & South Amateur Pinehurst No. 2 Championship Match - July 4 Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla., def. William Holcomb V, Huntsville, Texas, 3&1 Notes: Strafaci is a senior at Georgia Tech ... Nick Lyerly of Salisbury, a junior at UNCG, qualiﬁed for match play and won in the round of 32 over Kiersan Vincent, 4 and 3, before being eliminated in the next round by Cooper Dorsey of Austin, Texas, on the 19th hole. Lyerly tied for 9th in the medal play qualifying with 68 at Pinehurst No. 2 and 69 at Pinehurst No. 4. 118th Women’s North & South Amateur Pinehurst No. 2 Championship Match - July 18 Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, def. Allisen Corpuz, Kapolei,HI, 19 holes. Note: Keuhn is a sophomore at Wake Forest while Corpuz is a senior at Southern Cal.
Tobacco Road GC, Sanford • July 22 Men A (32 entries) 1. Joe Burns, Greensboro! 69 4. Nathan Barker, Clemmons! 73 4. Paul Yamane, Winston-Salem! 73 7. Ryan Moore, Elon! 74 Senior (7 entries) 1. Harold Leonard, Winston-Salem! 85 Super Senior (15 entries) 1. Al Smith, Ararat! 70 6. Allan Hilliard, Greensboro! 75 Women (2 entries) 1. Tricia Hull, Greensboro! 86
Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational Tuscarora CC, Danville, Va. (par 72) July 25-26 First Flight Joe Poplin-Addison Manring! 125 Lee Lovelace-Hunter Shelton! 137 Eric Squier-Mike Bayes! 138 Second Flight Sam Mantiply-Brent Gammon! 139 Randy Gibson-Bill Gibson! 143 Layne Mills-Mark Foster! 147 Third Flight Kevin Kiser-Vance Kiser! 148 Sam Patterson-Johnny Hopkins! 151 Adam Moore-Jason Miller! 153 Fourth Flight Jacob Daniel-Ryan Motley! 161 Ronnie Dix-Fletcher McCann! 163 Taylor Paschal-Jared McCann! 166
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Joe Wood Memorial Championship Cedarbrook CC, Elkin (par 72) July 11-12 Championship Flight Garrett Clark ! 65-72--137 Nick Gunnell ! 70-69--139 Matt Renegar ! 69-71--140 Colby Green! 70-72--142 James St. Cyr! 71-72--143 Grayson Cheek! 71-73--144 First Flight Forrest Blevins ! 73-68--141 Kerry Cooke ! 73-73--146 Matt Garris ! 72-75--147 Rush Folger ! 73-74--147 Second Flight Jamie Caudill ! 74-74--148 Annika Wood ! 75-73--148 Dewayne Blakely ! 74-76--150 Third Flight Blake Lyon ! 76-72--148 Van Shore ! 77-75--152 Tanner Somers ! 77-75--152 Fourth Flight Scott Hutcherson ! 80-74--154 Harrison Hall ! 78-77--155 Corey Wiles ! 78-77--155 Chris Kennedy ! 78-77--155 Fifth Flight Mike Johnson ! 81-81--162 David Lamm ! 84-80--164 Bo Miller ! 83-81--164 Sixth Flight Austin Beshears ! 89-77--166
Mason Absher ! 88-81--169 Jeff Blevins ! 86-84--170 Larry Lunsford ! 86-84--170 Seventh Flight David Lofgren ! 90-88--178 Greg Absher ! 93-88--181 Mark Byrd ! 89-93--182 Senior Championship Flight Tim Thompson ! 71-76--147 Garland Yates ! 76-73--149 Mike Hall ! 77-73--150 Senior First Flight Steve Muncus ! 80-78--158 David Camadine ! 79-80--159 Riley Fillingame ! 80-82--162 Senior Second Flight Ros Folger ! 85-81--166 Eddie Shipman ! 87-80--167 Jim Byrd ! 86-86--172 Danville Invitational Danville GC, Danville, Va. (par 70) July 11-12 Championship Flight (top 7 of 11) John Hatcher Ferguson! 69-64--133 Bryce Johnson! 69-68--137 Blake Carter! 67-72--139 Cyrus Stewart! 66-74--140 Branson Terrell! 69-72--141 Bill Marlowe! 72-71--143 Alex Rubino! 72-72--144 Woodson Smith! 72-72--144 Matthew Younts! 71-73--144 Lower Championship (top 7 of 11) Stephen Helton! 73-72--145 Allen Clarke! 73-73--146 Jerel Whiting! 73-73--146 Bruce Stouffer! 74-73--147 Jack Adkins! 73-74--147 Brandon Grogan! 75-74--149 Dustin Hussey! 74-76--150 Second Flight (top 7 of 11) Trevor Elliott! 76-69--145 Wes Smith! 77-73--150 Ben Potter! 76-76--152 Lee Lovelace! 78-76--154 Brian Carson! 78-77--155 Kevin Womack! 77-78--155 Harrison Black! 76-79--155 Third Flight (top 5 of 13) Michael Tweedy! 80-73--153 Jared Kania! 80-74--154 Rand Gibson! 80-81--161 Harrison Fleming! 86-76--162 Brady Gregory! 83-79--162 Senior Championship (top 9 of 14) Rich Buckner! 69-66--135 Patrick Brady! 71-73--144 Greg Bales! 73-74--147 Derek Edmonds! 70-77--147 John Zampedro! 78-70--148 Layne Mills! 74-75--149 Jeff Adkins! 77-76--153 Bill Long! 75-79--154 Phillip Mahone! 79-76--155 Senior First Flight (top 5 of 11) Ben Clayborn! 82-74--156 Frankie Jones! 81-75--156 Bill Sibbick! 80-77--157 Johnny Hopkins! 82-76--158 Chuck Jenkins! 80-78--158 Super Senior Champ (top 6 of 10) Mike Sigmon! 72-71--143 Jack Allara! 75-68--143 Ray Womack! 74-70--144 Van McCarter! 73-74--147 Rick Bendall! 79-71--150 Bill Nunnenkamp! 75-76--151 Super Senior First Flight (top 4 of 9) John Casstevens! 83-75--158 Donald Meyer! 90-78--168 83-88--171 Sam Patterson! Monte Holley! 88-83--171 23rd annual Brookwood Amateur Brookwood GC, Whitsett (par 72) June 27-28 Championship Flight Tony Byerly! 66-63--129 Scott Trent! 68-67--135 Dylan Isley! 67-70--137 Christian Hodge! 71-69--140 Randy Clayton! 68-72--140 First Flight Kevin Burns! 72-67--139 Dewayne Blakely! 72-72--144 Wesley Perry! 73-72--145 Barron Walker! 74-73--147 Shane Hamlett! 75-74--149
Second Flight Steve Bigham! 76-70--146 Adam Hamlett! 76-72--148 Alex George! 76-74--150 Art Benton! 77-75--152 Sam Patterson! 76-76--152 Third Flight Tr i a d Robert Trent! 78-69--147 Stephen Barnes! 80-68--148 Tracy Wheeler! 78-71--149 Jeff Hodge! 79-74--153 Jerry Joyce! 80-73--153 Preﬂighted Monte Isley! 80-77--157 Craig Abendschein! 81-80--161 Dean Gerner! 79-84--163 Zane Jones! 81-84--165 Wayne Beckwith! 78-88--168 Note: Tony Byerly won the Brookwood Amateur for the 13th time. It was his third win this year; he also won the Graham City Amateur and the Southwick Amateur.
Senior Am Tour
Listing Triad area players in top half Sandhills Regional Mid Pines Resort, Southern Pines July 14-15 Championship Flight (19 entries) 1. Scott Patnode, Charlotte! 71-70--141 8. Dave LeVeque, Gboro! 77-74--151 A Flight (36 entries) 17. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 79-85--164 17. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 84-80--164 B Flight (41 entries) 2. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 79-79--158 9. Tony Willard, Win-Salem! 84-80--164 16. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 84-85--169 C Flight (37 entries) 7. Bobby Hutchison,Wal.Cove!86-92--178 12. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 89-90--179 Pine Needles, Southern Pines July 9 Championship Flight (13 entries) 1. Scott Kennedy! 72 6. Joey Mofﬁtt, High Point! 77 A Flight (32 entries) 5. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 79 B Flight (21 entries) 4. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 83 8. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 86 C Flight (18 entries) 6. Wayne Bishop, Brown Summit! 91 8. Shane Kilby, Winston-Salem! 96 Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit June 25 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Ben Yeager, New London! 75 2. Grant Hoffman, Asheboro! 76 4.Gary Roberson, Burlington! 79 4. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 79 4. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 79 A Flight (20 entries) 2. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 74 8. Moe Moriarty, High Point! 78 B Flight (18 entries) 1. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 76 3. Tony Willard, Winston-Salem! 78 3. Greg Groce, Germanton! 78 3. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 78 3. John Lindsay, Lexington! 78 C Flight (15 entries) 6. Rus Rilling, Madison! 88
Leaders and Triad in top 15 on July 27 Men Name ! Points 1. Todd White, Roebuck, SC! 710.0 7. Scott Harvey, Kernersville! 523.0 15. Nick Lyerly, Salisbury! 445.5 Senior Men (Age 55+) Name! Points 1. Steve Harwell, Mooresville! 1409.5 12. Linley Tate, Greensboro! 391.0 Super Senior Men (age 65+) Name ! Points 1. Paul Simson, Raleigh! 911.0 3. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 460.0 15. Logan Jackson, W-S! 203.0 Women Name ! Points 1. Anna Morgan, Spartanburg, SC! 765.0 3. Emily Hawkins, Lexington! 591.0 10. Morgan Ketchum, W-S! 285.0 15. Mallory Fobes, East Bend! 242.0
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Carolinas PGA Professional Championship Daniel Island Club (Ralston), Charleston, SC • July 13-15 1. Tommy Gibson (Old Town Club), $8,500! 72-72-71--215 2. Ray Franz (Daniel Island), $4,162! 73-70-72--215 2. Ryan Tyndall (The Reserve), $4,162! 71-71-73--215 2. Neal Lancaster, Smithﬁeld, $4,162! 72-71-72--215 2. Matt Bova (CC of Charleston), $4,162! 72-69-74--215 Selected others from ﬁeld of 125 23. Jimmy Flippen (Greensboro National) $872! 73-75-74--222 27. Steve Scott (Outpost Club), $739! 73-77-73--223 27. Jerry Haas (Wake Forest U), $739! 72-75-76--223 36. Drew Younts (Starmount CC), $470! 75-71-80--226 Note: Gibson won a 5-man playoff that lasted two holes. CPGA South Carolina Senior Open Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, SC • July 20-21 Senior (50+) Division 1. Mark Tomedolskey, Yemassee, SC! 71-67--138 2. Derek Sanders, Whispering Pines! 66-72--138 Selected others from ﬁeld of 101 21. Chris Haarlow, Greensboro! 78-70--148 21. David Thore, Wilmington! 75-73--148 24. Michael Hutcheon, High Point! 74-75--149 24. a-Patrick Brady, Reidsville! 74-75--149 27. a-Steven Kidd, Liberty! 75-75--150 27. a-Craig Cathey, Burlington! 74-76--150 35. Mitch Adams, Asheboro! 80-71--151 Tomedolskey birdied ﬁrst playoff hole Super Seniors (65+) Division 1. a-Roger Newsome, Pawley's Island, SC! 70-74--144 Selected others from ﬁeld of 20 6. a-Kim Mansﬁeld, High Point! 78-74--152 6. a-Ernie Newton, Winston-Salem! 74-78--152 10. a-John Stratton, Greensboro! 78-76--154
G Pro Tour
Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis (par 71) • July 7-9 1. Mookie DeMoss, St. Simons Isl, Ga., $10,000!67-61-62--190 2. Patrick Cover, Davidson, $5,950! 65-65-62--192 Selected others from ﬁeld of 94 5. Alex Smalley, Greensboro, $2,662! 69-64-66--199 21. Benjamin Schlottman, Advance, $1,225! 68-67-69--204
Carolinas Golf Association
106th Carolinas Amateur Championship Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington (par 72) • July 9-12 1. Lansdon Robbins, Davidson! 65-71-68-67--271 2. Peter Fountain, Raleigh! 66-68-68-70--272 2. Walker Jones, Sumter, SC! 67-70-66-69--272 4. Blake Taylor, Atkinson! 70-67-70-68--275 5. Davis Womble, Winston-Salem! 69-66-70-71--276 Selected others from ﬁeld of 118 15. Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 72-70-71-70--283 19. Michael Childress, Salisbury! 67-72-71-75--285 39. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 73-71-71-78--293 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship Catawba Country Club, Newton (par 72) • June 30-July 1 Championship Division (6,076 yards) 1. Jensen Castle, W.Colum-Rachel Kuehn, Asheville! 64-64--128 2. Emma Charles-Victoria Hall, SC! 68-66--134 2. Brooke Hutto--Napatthorn Paksanont, SC! 66-68--134 Selected others from ﬁeld of 26 6. Riley Hamilton,Reidsville-Deborah Spair,Raleigh! 68-68--136 10. Gabriela Cruz, Hi Point-Kayla Dowell, Mebane! 67-71--138 12. Hailey Joy-Victoria Cook, Reidsville! 69-70--139 14. Lotte Fox, Raleigh-Mallory Fobes, East Bend! 69-70--139 14. Madison Isaacson-Victoria Ladd, Greensboro! 71-69--140 54th Carolinas Father-Son Championship Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines • July 17 Championship Flight 1. Brian Westveer-Justin Westveer, Charlotte! 66 2. Harrison Rutter-JacobRutter, Winston-Salem! 67 Selected others from ﬁeld of 51 6. Scott Newton-Grady Newton, Wallburg! 69 10. Greg Einstein-Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 70 10. Coston Fogleman-Wiley Fogleman, Hillsborough! 70 14. Warren Straub, Elon-John Straub, Apex! 71 25. Jeff Childress-Michael Childress, Salisbury! 74 25. Bob Beasley-Robert Beasley, Greensboro! 74 Selected others in other ﬂights D Flight at Legacy Golf Links (19 entries) 3. Stephen Brown, Raleigh-Todd Brown, W-S! 71 3. Kurt Snyder-Noah Snyder, Greensboro! 71 3. Bryan Grifﬁn-John Grifﬁn, Greensboro! 71 7. Rod Connor-Noah Connor, Reidsville! 72
E Flight at Legacy Golf Links (17 entries) 5. Caden Baker-Todd Baker, Mebane! 72 5. Jeremy Musgrave, Trinity-Sam Musgrave, Jacksn Sprgs! 72 G Flight at CC of Whispering Pines (18 entries) 5. Arlis Pike-Bubba Pike, Kernersville! 77 H Flight at CC of Whispering Pines (16 entries) 6. Seth Cox, Booneville-Tim Neal, Winston-Salem! 80 8. John Derrick-Lee Derrick, Greensboro! 81 8. Anthony Pike-Dalton Pike, Kernersville! 81 I Flight at CC of Whispering Pines (14 entries) 7. Davis Palombo-Tom Palombo, Greensboro! 84 7. Ryan Lantz-Thomas Lantz, Kernersville! 84 J Flight at CC of Whispering Pines (12 entries) 2. Gary Moore, High Point-Chris Robert, Wilmington! 80 Super Senior at Foxﬁre Red (59 entries) 1. Dick Hogan, Burlington-Brian Hogan-Charlotte! 69 2. David Anderson, Aberdeen-David Anderson, High Point! 72 5. David Frye, W-S-Chad Frye, Kannapolis! 72 16. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte-Chuck Wilfong, Thomasville! 75 22. Arnold Harpe, Mocksville-Scott Cornatzer, Advance! 78 27. Doug Luckett, Advance-Justin Luckett, Raleigh! 79 13-under at Hyland GC (39 entries) 1. Nick Terry-Sam Terry, Thomasville! 63 2. Scott Harvey-Cameron Harvey, Kernersville! 66 3. Ernie Newton, Winston-Salem-Lincoln Newton, Wallburg! 68 9. Chris McCoy-John McCoy, Salisbury! 71 11. Alan Fesperman-Warren Fesperman, Salisbury! 72 14. Hayden Magnussen-Kelly Magnussen, Greensboro! 73 Pro-Am Division (19 entries) 1. Jerry Haas-Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem! 63 2. Andy Younts, Reidsville-Drew Younts, Greensboro! 65 4. Robert Haarlow-Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro! 65 6. Steve Isley Jr.-Walker Isley, Oak Island! 69
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CGA One-Day Four-Ball
Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs • July 13 Men Long Tees (14 entries) 4. Avery Papalia, Kernersville-Trevor Mitchell, Oak Ridge! 73 Men Regular Tees Flight 1 (13 entries) 5. Dylan Hoffman-Preston Russell, Asheboro! 72 Mixed and Women (8 entries) 2. Vincent Avera, Gboro-Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 78
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1. Paul Clark, Charlotte-Buck Hall, Thomasville! 2. Bill Piotti-Kirk Rothrock, Lexington! 4. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 5. Steve Kidd, Liberty-Patrick Brady, Reidsville! 6. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! Tournament Flight B (11 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 3. William Cheek-Bruce McPherson, Asheboro! Super Senior 65+ (9 entries) 1. Stephen Harris-Rick Hogan, Denton! 4. Keith Rich, Randleman-Doug Davis, Holly Springs! Super Senior 70+ (15 entries) 4. Bob Smith, Clemmons-John Crooks, Lillington! 7. Douglas Dean-Mike Sprouts, Winston-Salem!
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CALENDAR All listings are based on submissions by clubs and correspondence. To list your tournament free email your information to email@example.com or call 336-924-1619.
Carolinas PGA Selected events; complete schedule at carolinas.pga.com Aug. 10-11 – Senior Professional Championship, Pinehurst No. 7. Aug. 18-20 – 96th Carolinas Open, Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Assistants Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 9 – Pro-Official Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 21 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. Oct. 20 – Women’s Pro-Pro Championship, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, SC. Oct. 20-21 – Match Play Championship, Linville GC. Dec. 1-3 – Pro-Pro Championship, Pinehurst area courses.
Carolinas Golf Association Selected events; complete schedule at carolinasgolf.org • 910-673-1000
Men/Women USGA Qualifying Aug. 17 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, Carolina CC, Raleigh.
CGA Seniors/Super Seniors Aug. 10-12 – 20th North Carolina Senior FourBall, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines. Sept. 1-2 – 13th North Carolina Super Senior, Kinston CC. Sept. 9-11 – 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 18); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Aug. 25); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Aug. 31). Oct. 6-7 – 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball, Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, SC.
CGA Men/Mid-Am July 29-Aug. 2 – 11th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs. Selected qualifying sites: Bryan Park Champions Course, Brown Summit (June 23), Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (June 29). Sept. 25-27 – 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 19); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Sept. 1); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen (Sept. 12); Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill (Sept. 15). Oct. 9-11 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro. Oct. 19 – 43rd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro.
CGA Mixed Events Aug. 15-16 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point and Oak Point. Nov. 7-8 – 10th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.
CGA Women Sept. 21-22 – 22nd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Dataw Island Club, Beaufort, SC. www.triadgolf.com
Oct. 13-15 – 4th Carolinas Women’s Club Team, River Landing, Wallace.
CGA Team Events Oct. 16-17 – 75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV. Nov. 21-22 – 23rd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, course TBA.
Amateur Individual Aug. 1-2 – 59th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 7-9 – 73rd Forsyth Championships, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Limited to Forsyth County residents. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 8-9 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 7. 336-861-4653. Aug. 15-16 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Aug 22-23 – Forest Park CC Invitational Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. Flighted, Individual and Senior Division. 276-632-1711. Aug 28-30 – Asheboro City Amateur, Asheboro Municipal, Holly Ridge GL, Pinewood CC. (Randolph County residents only). 336-625-4158. Sept. 26-27 – Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158. Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – 24th annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. By invitation only to 2019 club champions and other tournament winners. Also, senior (55+) and super senior (65+) divisions. CGA Points to top finishers in all divisions. Steve Williams 336-280-3722.
Senior Individual Aug 22-23 – Forest Park CC Invitational Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. Flighted, Individual and Senior Division. 276-632-1711. Aug. 27-28 – 59th Forsyth Seniors, Pine Knolls GC and Maple Chase G&CC. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289.
Amateur Team Aug. 3-4 – 3rd annual Davidson County Senior 4-Ball. Ages 60-over. 2-person bestball, flighted after first round. Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Aug. 8-9 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 15-16 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. Aug. 22-23 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Sept. 19-20 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. Sept. 26-27 - Forest Park CC Fall 4 ball, Forest Park CC. Martinsville. 276.632.1711 Oct. 17-18 – 37th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 24-25 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648.
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – 24th annual Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Teams consist of four players: any combination of regulars, seniors 55-over or super seniors 65-over. Best two scores on each hole. Steve Williams 336-280-3722. Nov. 7-8 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.
Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 Aug. 1 – Sapona GC, Lexington Aug. 8 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 15 – Legacy GL, Aberdeen Aug. 22 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 29 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Sept. 4 – Skins Game at World Tour GL, Myrtle Beach Sept. 5-6 – Regional, World Tour GL and Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach Sept. 19-20 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (Players and Champions), Brown Summit
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-303-6737 Aug. 3-4 – Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 6 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford Aug. 13 – High Point CC (Willow Creek) Aug. 20 – Pine Hollow GC, Clayton Aug. 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Sept. 10 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) Sept. 14 – 12 Oaks CC, Holly Springs Sept. 24 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst
Captain’s Choice Aug. 22 – Boley Invitational Charity Golf Tournament (Proceeds To Parkinson’s Foundation), Goodyear GC, Danville, Virginia, Mark Boley firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 4 - Night Golf, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. 9 holes, food included. 276-632-1711 Sept. 11 – Miles 4 Vets Fundraising, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. 276-632-1711 or email@example.com Sept. 19 – 10th Annual Mitch Turner Drive away Cancer Classic benfiting American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition, Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain, Contact Steve Turner at jturner91@triad. rr.com or clubhouse at 336-368-2828. Sept. 25 – Randy Parker Memorial Tournament benefiting ECU Economics Students, Ironwood GC, Greenville, Joey Cuellar 919-601-2740. Oct. 16 – The Pirate Cup benefiting ECU Ricks Management and Insurance Program, Neuse Golf Club, Clayton, Jonathan Nations 336-248-2007.
Consolidated Junior Events 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 29 – TYGA Triad Tots, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. July 30 – TYGA Triad One Day, High Point CC (Willow Creek), High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. July 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 1 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19.
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments Aug. 3 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 3 – TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whislters TOTS, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 3 – TYGA Tin Whistles Tots, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12. Aug. 4 – TYGA One Day, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-5 – TYGA Triad Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/ Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 4-6 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only, Ages 18 & under. Aug. 5 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Pinehurst CC #6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 5-6 – TGF River Landing Junior Amateur, River landing CC, Wallace Boys only, Ages 12-18. Aug. 6 – TYGA Triad One Day, Salem Glen GC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 8 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Duke University, Durham, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Tiger Classic, Clemson University Walker GC, Clemson, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 8-9 – HJGT Charlotte Spring Junior Open, Monroe CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Aug. 8-9 – Carolinas-Virginias Boys Team Matches, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, Boys only, Invitation only. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Classic, Bowling Green CC, Front Royal, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 8-9 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Chapel Hill Classic, UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 9-10 – Notah Begay – Jr. National Golf Championship Regional, Pinehurst CC (No. 1), Pinehurst, NC Boys/Girls Ages 10-18, 407-675-4567 Aug. 10 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 10 – TYGA Triad One Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 11-13 – SCJGA-Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, CC of Charleston, Ages 13-18, Boys/ Girls, 803-732-9311 Aug 11- 13 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park, Boys/ Girls Forsyth County Residents, Bobby Hege 336-416-3289. Aug. 12-13 – TYGA State Championship, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Aug. 14-16 – PKBGT Tour Championship Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Aug. 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Grandover, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 15 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro Municipal, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12.
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Aug. 16 – TYGA Tots, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Aug. 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional, Fort Jackson GC, Columbia, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15. (only participants who make it to the next round) Aug. 23 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Sapona Golf Club, Lexington, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Hidden Creek CC, Reston, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29 – PKBGT Southeast Series, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Aug. 29-30 – NCJGF UNC Junior Championship, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Grades 6-12, 910-858-6400 Aug. 29-30 – CGA Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational (54-holes), Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. A G 27 YE RS OF PU BL TIN ISH RA Sept. 5-7 – NJGA 20th Annual National EB IN EL Championship, True Blue GC, Pawleys T RIAD Island, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Sept. 6-7 – TGF Mid-Pines Junior Amateur, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines Boys only, Ages 12-18. Sept. 12 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standardsville, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12-13 – Orange Jacket Junior, Boscobel GC, Pendleton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 864-646-3991 Sept. 19 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Amateur winners of 2019 and 2020 club championships and other Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series tournaments are invited to enter the 36-hole medal play Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls, Ages tournament. Also Senior and Super Senior 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, champions are invited to enter the age 55-over CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls, and 65-over divisions. 2013 Triad Media Kit.indd 1 Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – TYGA Tournament of CGA Ranking Points awarded to the top finishers Champions, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, in regular, senior and super senior divisions. Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 23 – TYGA/PKBGT North State High Entries must be members of clubs on the School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Triad Golf Today map or reside in that area. Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12. Sept. 26-27 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series T of C Winners Senior Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, 2019 Curtis Brotherton 2007 Tony Byerly Champions Girls, Ages 8-19. (Added in 2012) Sept. 26-27 – The Henry Transou Memorial 2006 Bret Kinney 2018 Chris Cassetta Junior, Cherokee National GC, Gaffney, SC, 2019 Craig Cathey 2005 Andrew Smith 2017 Matt Nelson Boys/Girls, 864-489-9417 2018 Harrison Rutter 2004 Dustin Hussey 2016 Jeremy Ray Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Triad Archdale-Trinity Junior, 2017 Mike Roland 2003 Garland Yates 2015 Caleb Keck Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, Boys/Girls, Ages 2016 Tom Fagerli 2002 Todd Chadwick 2014 Brant Stovall 13-15. 2015 Marc Cox Oct. 3-4 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ 2001 Richard 2013 Ryan Sharpe Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, 2014 Arlis Pike Shackleford 2012 Ben Pinkleton Girls only, Ages 12-18. 2013 Ken Chester 2000 Chris Logan 2011 Ryan Sullivan Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Tots State Championship, 2012 Mike Roland 1999 Chris Logan 2010 Casey Wilmoth Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale, NC Boys/ 1998 Chris Logan 2009 Scott Harvey Girls Ages 6-12. Oct. 24-25 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial, 2008 Rocky Manning 1997 Mike Roshelli Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Nov. 25 – TYGA Turkey Shootout, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 28-29 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Dec. 22 – TYGA Toys for Tots, TBD, Boys/ Girls, Ages 12-18.
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INTERCLUB CHALLENGE Every club or association on the www.TriadGolf.com Triad Golf Today map is invited a assemble a foursome of members to compete in the team championship. The format is bestball, counting the best two of four scores on each hole.
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Team members – including seniors and super seniors – not eligible for the Tournament of Champions play in their own separate individual divisions. Team Champions 2019 Bryan Park 2018 Maple Chase 2017 Pine Knolls 2016 Greensboro National 2015 Pine Knolls 2014 Deep Springs 2013 Sedgefield 2012 Tanglewood 2011 Cross Creek 2010 Sedgefield 2009 Southwick
2008 Sedgefield 2007 Brookwood 2006 Pennrose Park 2005 Pennrose Park 2004 Alamance CC 2003 Forest Oaks 2002 Forest Oaks 2001 Cardinal 2000 High Point CC 1999 Brookwood 1998 Grandview 1997 Colonial
Entry fee $150 per player Entry form available at triadgolf.com or by contacting Tournament Director Steve Williams 336-280-3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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