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Oak Valley pro honored as one of nation’s best instructors


nne Marie Goslak of Oak Valley Country Club in Advance has been named to the inaugural list of the 50 best LPGA teachers by Women's Golf Journal. Goslak, a former Wake Forest University golfer, was recognized from more than 1,700 LPGA certified professionals worldwide. “I am honored to be part of this elite group of golf professionals and thank the LPGA and Women’s Golf Journal for creating this award,” Goslak said. Goslak has been an active member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals since 2003 and in 2015 she won the LPGA Southeastern Teacher of the Year award. She has also been nominated by Golf Digest for the Best in State for teaching professionals. Women's Golf Journal is a national magazine dedicated to celebrating the lifestyle of golfing women everywhere. "The depth of teaching expertise in the LPGA is astounding," said Women's Golf Journal publisher Matthew Squire. "We're honored to celebrate the teaching expertise of these coaches, and are delighted that these incredible women are finally beginning to receive the recognition and the credit they so richly deserve."

eather Angell of Winston Salem tied for third place at the 2017 LPGA National Championship at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines. The 54-hole event was divided into three divisions: the Championship division, the Challenge division, and the Senior division for ladies over 45 years of age. Wendy Doolan, a 17-year veteran of the LPGA from Lakeland, Fla., won the tournament with a three-day score of 212, beating runner-up Joanna Coe of Baltimore and third place finishers Angell and Karen Paolozzi of Atlanta. The top eight finishers in the Championship Division earned a spot in the 2018 KPMG PGA Women’s Championship, a LPGA major tournament,

Pike Wins CGA Senior Event


rlis Pike of Kernersville celebrated his 70th birthday in style, winning the North Carolina Super Senior Championship by one shot over Paul Simson of Raleigh. Pike started the day at Hendersonville Country Club two shots off the lead but was able to come from behind using an eagle and two birdies for a second round 68. Pike’s two day total of 137 was enough for him to win his sixth Carolinas Golf Association Championship. “I love playing in these, but I really play to win,” said Pike. Simson at 2-under was the only other golfer to finish under par. First-round leader Ron Carpenter of Creedmoor placed third. In his first Super Senior Championship, Lawrence Hicks of Greensboro finished alone in fourth with a two-day total of 143. Meanwhile, Mike Sprout of Hickory came from behind with a second-round 67 to win the 70+ Division. Sprouts used a bogey-free card with three birdies to propel him to the victory. His two day total of 1-under was one shot clear of Rick Kline of Davidson.

Bill Harvey Memorial Junior created


ill Harvey left a lasting mark on golf in the Carolinas during his long and distinguished amateur career. Now the golfing community can celebrate his life with the TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial Junior Open in late October. The inaugural tournament is scheduled for Oct. 28-29 at Bryan Park in Brown Summit and will be conducted by the TYGA Triad Chapter and Precision Golf. Harvey spent more than 40 years playing tournament golf, earning places in both the Carolinas Golf and Guilford County Sports halls of fame. Harvey won eight CGA championships and played in 18 U.S. Amateur Championships.

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at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on June 26- July 1, 2018. Pinehurst local, Charlaine Hirst, won the Challenge Division with a score of 230, beating runner up and fellow North Carolinian Joellyn Crooks of Fuquay-Varina. Another North Carolinian, Cathy Johnson-Forbes from Kitty Hawk, shot 214 to take home the Senior Division trophy over Sherry Andonian-Smith of Colorado. The top five senior finishers qualified for a spot in the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship in October 2018. The LPGA National Championship, held since 1983 when LPGA legend, Peggy Kirk Bell won the Senior Division in the inaugural event, will be hosted by the Pinehurst Resort’s No. 8 course next year.

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NEXT ISSUE: November 15 On the Cover: Pinehurst’s Clubhouse is a spectacular backdrop for the resort’s new 9-hole short course.

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Pinehurst Resort rock’n golf with opening of The Cradle



inehurst Resort’s new 9-hole short course – measuring a total of 789 yards -- has opened. Designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, The Cradle features holes ranging from 56 to 127 yards each. Mere steps from the resort clubhouse, it is the same area where, in 1898, Dr. Leroy Culver carved the first nine holes out of the sand at Pinehurst. Over the next century, Pinehurst came to be referred to as the Cradle of American Golf. “Pinehurst’s place in golf goes back almost as far as the time the game was first introduced in America,” says Pinehurst CEO Bob Dedman Jr. “As we embark on the latest era at Pinehurst, it’s symbolic that our newest course sits on the same ground as the original first holes of golf at Pinehurst. We look forward to watching players of all ages and all abilities enjoy golf at The Cradle.” For those familiar with U.S. Open golf at Pinehurst, the new 9-hole course, opened Sept. 30, will occupy the space that the pros use for the driving range. Hanse’s design incorporates the native sandscape and wiregrass common to the original courses of Pinehurst. With holes that meander along the rolling terrain, The Cradle’s greens subtly blend into the surrounding landscape and are protected by rough-hewn bunkers, all features that have long been hallmarks of Pinehurst golf. “The beauty of golf at Pinehurst is that it is very natural, traditional and classic, especially architecturally,” says Hanse, who designed The Olympic Golf Course in Brazil. “That Pinehurst character, we believe, permeates through The Cradle. These nine little golf holes are on a historic piece of land, and we feel like each hole has its own identity that fosters the creativity golfers have enjoyed here for more than a century.” Greens fees for The Cradle are $50 this fall, and will vary seasonably. Kids 17 and under play free when accompanied by a paying adult, and resort guests may book tee times in advance. Public tee times are available 24 hours in advance. Tee times can be made by calling 1-800-ITS-GOLF. “Like the Putter Boy, who now overlooks play on The Cradle, the Golf Lad has been a lasting symbol of the genuine joy and passion for golf at Pinehurst since the game arrived,” said Pinehurst president Tom Pashley. “We hope golfers will share those same feelings on a short course designed to be fun and challenging while at the same time inspiring others to take up the game we all love.” The opening of The Cradle and expansion of Thistle Dhu, the resort’s putting course, are two elements of a multiyear plan Pinehurst unveiled in November 2016. Following the successful opening of the Deuce, a new tavern overlooking the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst announced it hired Hanse to build the short course and begin a redesign of Pinehurst No. 4. Hanse will break ground on the No. 4 redesign in October.

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By BRAD KING olf course architect Gil Hanse and partner Jim Wagner are performing design work at Pinehurst No. 4, along with the resort’s new short course, which opened Sept. 30. Hanse’s firm was selected in 2011 to design the golf course in Brazil that hosted the return of golf in last summer’s Olympic Games. Since then, the duo has built Mossy Oak in West Point, Miss., and Streamsong Black in Bowling Green, Fla., among others. They've made restorations to Los Angeles Country Club, Merion Golf Club in Philadelphia and Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. A native New Yorker, the 53-year-old Hanse has lived for most of his professional career in the Philadelphia area, where he and his wife, Tracey, raised three children. Triad Golf Today sat down with Hanse to talk about his work at Pinehurst and some of the other highlights of his career. TGT: I’m guessing that when a place known as the “Home of American Golf” asks you to perform a significant task that will bear your name, that’s got to be pretty exciting … and maybe a little daunting as well?

HANSE: Probably a little bit of both. It’s first and foremost an honor. We look at it that way. Whenever your name is mentioned alongside a place where Donald Ross obviously set the stage in such a great way and more recently the work Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw did to restore course No. 2 and then to be given the opportunity to put our work right next door to course No. 2 on that beautiful piece of ground — it’s a great opportunity. TGT: How does it feel to be added to the list of legendary golf course architects who have made names for themselves at Pinehurst?

HANSE: That may be the most daunting part because you don’t want to let the side down, if you know what I mean. My partner Jim Wagner and I just want to make sure it’s up

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to the best we can do and certainly hopefully that’s good enough to be up to the high standard that’s already been set by Pinehurst. TGT: How much time have you spent around Pinehurst during the years? Has it been a place you visited regularly? HANSE: I had been there a couple of times obviously to study and look, and once with the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and I’ve come to the Tufts Archives a handful of times to do research for other Donald Ross projects. It’s a place where I’ve spent a decent amount of time but not a dramatic amount. I have a general feeling and understanding of the area. I’m looking forward to becoming more educated by spending quite a bit of time there as we’re building No. 4.

TGT: What did it mean to you and your firm to be selected ahead of many of the world’s most legendary golf course architects to design the Olympic Course in Rio? How did that rate among your most important career milestones?

HANSE: It has to be right up there, if not the most important. Within the golf industry I think we were a known commodity but I think to the general public our name didn’t come to the tip of your tongue when you talked about modern golf course architects. I think now when people mention architects who are busy and have done good work, our name gets mentioned along with all the others. But I think ultimately it gave us a chance to put on display on a pretty big stage our thoughts about golf course architecture and how we feel a golf course should be presented,

being very natural and very rustic, with character, lot of strategy, lot of thought.

TGT: You’ve had some other plum assignments during the years … Brookline, Winged Foot, LA Country Club, Merion Golf Club and Oakland Hills all come to mind. Where does the Pinehurst project rank among the most important assignments thus far in your career?

HANSE:It’s giving us a chance to put our work alongside the works of arguably the greatest golf course architect of all time in Donald Ross and the guys that we respect the most in the business -- Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw -- and to hopefully forever have our name associated with the great resort at Pinehurst. We take a restorative view. And if, at the end of the day, that’s successful, we’re really excited about it. TRIAD GOLF TODAY •FALL 2017


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Long-hitting Love became complete player at UNC helped him any time he wanted it but Davis was like most golfers, he was pretty head strong. He would say ‘Nah, I got this.’ His competitive nature brought him to where he is today and I knew once he learned how to score the golf ball he would be dangerous.” Although Love didn’t have a national reputation as a prep golfer, he quickly gained status at UNC as the longest hitter in collegiate golf. By DAVID DROSCHAK “Davis loved to hit golf shots,” Ibarguen said. “He would take a very large bucket of balls and start hitith a resume of 21 PGA Tour victories, ting them on customer side of the UNC Finley Golf including a PGA Championship, Players Course. That was long before the golf team building Championship and a dozen Ryder Cup was built on the opposite side of the range. By the and Presidents Cup team competitions, it’s easy to time he moved to his 5-iron people would stop hitting assume Davis Love III arrived on the University of their buckets and just watch him strike the ball. His North Carolina campus in the early 1980s as a highlyiron shots sounded like a small gun going off. His recruited and polished player. very impressive ball flight was penetrating, but still Nothing could have been further from stayed in the air forever.” the truth as Love gets ready to celebrate And Love’s driving was prodigious by any stanhis sport’s highest honor in late dards of the day. September by entering the World “Simply put, he could ‘rip it’ long before John Golf Hall of Fame. Daily got to the Tour and made that saying famous,” “I wasn’t a top prospect out of Ibarguen said. high school,” Love said. “A few placInman lost to Love in the 1984 North es I wanted to go to didn’t even pay & South Championship at Pinehurst any attention to me, like the University No. 2, recalling Love’s driving abilof Texas, so I crossed that one off the list.” ity. Love grew up a Tar Heel fan since “He could hit it well over his mom’s family was from North 300 yards in college,” Inman Carolina, so he made the natural prosaid. “The 10th hole is over gression to Chapel Hill to play college 600 yards and I’m trying golf. to get around the corner “I really wanted to come to Carolina of the fairway to hit my to watch basketball,” admitted Love, who third shot to the green his freshman year became close friends with and Davis hit a driver eventual basketball superstar Michael Jordan. and 1-iron over the “Surprisingly, Davis wasn’t as highly recruitcorner of the trees ed as you might expect,” said Duke University to pin high in two. Golf Club general manager Ed Ibarguen, who at I mean, it’s a 600the time was a pro at UNC’s Finley Golf Club. yard hole. On the “His ball striking was exceptional but his abilfourth hole, another par-5, ity to score, particularly putting, was initially his I hit a driver, 3-wood and weak link.” rolled it up just short of the John Inman, a UNC junior at the time and one green and Davis hit driver, of the nation’s best college golfers, roomed with 7-iron. He would hit it 100 yards Love when he first arrived on campus. Inman was past me if he wanted to.” of diminutive stature who excelled around and on Three decades ago, there the greens, while Love was a lanky 6-foot-3 golfer were often “driving contests” at who could bomb it out of sight, but do little else. each college tournament. Love “When I first played with him and I saw would dominate. him putt and chip it was just terrible,” said “It was a big thing back Inman, who won the 1984 NCAA title, then,” Inman said of the driving became a PGA winner and is now on contests. “Davis would always the Champions Tour. “He was just sign up for last. He could just inconsistent. One day Davis would smooth one out there longer than be putting split grip and one day anybody, and then he would realit was cross-handed -- you just ly go after one. But he could win it didn’t know what he was going at 75 percent, it didn’t matter who to do. He was just searching. it was. He was definitely hitting the Davis was taught to swing hard ball as far as anyone that I had ever Photo provided by and he always had a long arc. I UNC Athletics seen.”

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For Ibarguan, who became a golf pro at Finley in 1979, the arrival of Love in Chapel Hill meant so much more. “I remember being very excited to hear that Davis Love III was coming in as a freshman, not because I knew a lot about his game,” Ibarguen said. “I was pumped that his dad, Davis Love Jr. would certainly be spending time at UNC Finley watching his son. He was one of the lead instructors in the Golf Digest Golf School’s and in my opinion perhaps the greatest golf teacher of all time. I had the opportunity to watch and learn from Davis Love Jr. during his visits. I consider him a great mentor for me in my teaching during that period.” With brother Mark soon joining Davis at UNC, Love Jr. would often hand write letters to his sons on yellow legal pads, and send them the latest and greatest pieces of golf equipment. “I remember Davis had the first ball compression gauge I’d ever seen,” Ibarguen said. “That was very cool and I remember we tested all the different balls in the golf shop at the time. As I recall, he mostly played PING irons in those days but his Dad would funnel new things for his experimentation. Truth be told, the times I played with Davis he could have played with a broomstick and played great. He always kicked my butt and helped me realize that I needed to focus on becoming as good a teacher as I could be!” As Love progressed through UNC under the direction of coach Devon Brouse, it became clear with each passing tournament that pro golf was right around the corner. “How did UNC shape me? It showed me that I probably wasn’t a good enough student to be at the University of North Carolina, so after three years I was a better player than my grade point average,” said Love, who left college early for the pros. “My dad was really good every year telling me what I needed to work on and after my third year of school he told me that I would probably make it on the PGA Tour, and that my second year I would prob

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ably win a tournament. I said, ‘OK, I’m gone, I’ll turn pro.’ And he was exactly right. I kept my tour card my first year and then I won in my second year and I never really struggled to keep my card after that first year.” Love was a three-time All-ACC and All-American golfer at UNC, winning five college titles, including the 1984 ACC Championship, and is a member of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. “I played tons of tournaments when I was at Carolina, every one of them for three years,” Love said. “I played against the best players in the world – guys who are still out there playing on the Champions Tour – so it was a great three years for me. I grew up a lot.” Love also matured as a player under Brouse. “Coach was big on goal setting and practice routines,” Love said. “And we had Dr. Richard Coop, a great sports psychologist, at our disposal. All of it showed me the basics of what it was going to take to be a professional golfer, for sure.” Few have been more consistent on the PGA Tour than Love, nicknamed DL3 during the social media age. He is the only player to win on the PGA Tour in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. “It really makes me happy that he has achieved the greatest accolade you can get in this game,” Inman said. “He hasn’t done it with smoke and mirrors; he has done it with a lot of hard work. “The thing that really makes me smile the most is he has won five times at Harbourtown (the MCI Heritage) on a golf course that is my favorite tournament golf course because it was really tight and you had to place it here-and-there. To me, it is one of the golfing anomalies of all anomalies that Davis won so many times there. That just shows how much he progressed from a youngster up to college, and when he got out there on Tour he had the pedal to the metal. He carried that big stick; everybody knew about him when he got out there. He already had that reputation and it served him well. Power is where the game went … and my brother always told me a good big man will always beat a good little man any day.”

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Harvey’s list of accomplishments keeps growing Kernersville golfer ties father with 8th CGA title



cott Harvey was playing a practice round at the 2017 U.S. Open with Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker when he was reminded exactly what he is – an amateur golfer from North Carolina with a full time job. As the co-owner of the property management firm S & K Triad Properties with wife Kim, Harvey’s magical foursome in the sun was interrupted by a slight problem that had nothing to do with a wayward drive or three-putt. “I started getting messages about water leaking in a rental property so I spent two holes on the phone trying to get things lined up for repairs and straightened out,” he said laughing. “But for the most part the good outweighs the bad.” Harvey, who will turn 40 in May, is generally regarded as one of the top mid amateur golfers in the world. His list of accomplishments in just the last three years still has him shaking his head. 12


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“I wanted to win a USGA event and I did that; I wanted to play in the Walker Cup and I did that; I wanted to play in The Masters and U.S. Open and I did that,” he said. “You put those things out there (as goals) and it all seems so unrealistic, and honestly when I think about it I can’t believe I’ve done those things. “So now, I don’t even know where to go with golf. I thought I would struggle finding motivation, but what I’ve learned is I just love the game so much there is nothing that can ever stop me from playing and being into the game of golf.” His motivation prior to all of his recent success came from his hero – father Bill Harvey, who himself was a North Carolina golfing legend. Bill Harvey passed away in October 2013 after a long battle with cancer, having won eight Carolinas Golf Association championships and played in 18 U.S. Amateur Championships. His CGA titles spanned four decades with his Carolinas Senior Amateur victory in 1990 his last title.

When Scott Harvey was passed over this year for the Walker Cup team, he quickly entered the North Carolina Mid Amateur in September and won the event by a whopping nine shots. He was the only player under par. The victory was a milestone of sorts as Harvey matched his father’s CGA victory total of eight with still plenty of golf in the tank. “I could talk for three days about stuff with my dad, but honestly it’s not one story that sticks out. He was everything to me,” Harvey said. “Scott is very much like his dad in that he is honest and straightforward,” said CGA executive director Jack Nance. “He and his dad’s loyalty to the CGA are deep. Scott will always have opportunities to play at the highest level internationally, but he is diligent to check in with us to make sure we know where his heart is. I always encourage him to compete at the highest level possible because when he succeeds we all succeed. But unlike other national players, Scott makes it a point

to compete in CGA events somehow and some way during the year.” Bill Harvey missed out of seeing his son hoist the 2014 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship trophy, or Scott taking home the 2015 South American Amateur in Peru, or strolling the fairways at Augusta. However, the elder Harvey was around to see his son take quite an unorthodox path in golf. Scott Harvey was a college golfer at High Point University before joining the professional mini tour circuit – essentially the minor leagues of golf. Scott more than held his own, winning some, staying afloat financially (which is no easy task) and hanging out with guys like Bubba Watson. “I didn’t like the lifestyle and how serious everybody was -- like it was a life or death situation -- nobody seemed like they were having fun,” Harvey said. “It just wasn’t for me – period. Bubba and I were roommates and we had fun playing putt-putt and goofing off after golf, but everybody Continued on page 13

Scott Harvey from page 12 was just so serious. Amateur golf is just totally different.” After the mini tour experience, Harvey returned to Greensboro to take over his father’s driving range on High Point Road. When the city stuck a road through the range, Harvey started his own property management firm – and regained his amateur status as he was about to turn 30. “No, leaving pro golf wasn’t a hard decision,” he said. “It’s like having a bad job, you feel like all the people around you are miserable so it’s not that hard to get away from it.” For the first time in awhile, Harvey was having fun playing golf again. “That kind of got my flame lit again and I started playing some,” he said. “In 2007 was the first time I tried to

qualify for the U.S. Amateur and I had never considered it before. I made it to the Olympic Club, which was neat.” Then in 2008, a buddy threw out a suggestion to Harvey. “He said, ‘You should try the U.S. Mid Am’ and I said ‘What the hell is a Mid Am?’ That’s 100 percent the truth. So, I tried that and I qualified for that and the rest is history.” Mid amateur golf is competition among golfers 30 years and older. With just one CGA tournament this year – even though it was a victory – Harvey will likely see his six-year reign as CGA Player of the Year end in 2018 with Clemson sophomore and Raleigh native Doc Redman winning the U.S. Amateur and finishing second in the Western Amateur. Like most things, the laid back Harvey is OK with that.

“It has gotten kind of ridiculous anyway,” he said. “I am even tired of seeing me.” Harvey is the salt of the earth, having learned work ethic as a youngster, picking up golf ball after golf ball at his father’s driving range. “From the time I could carry a 5-gallon bucket around we hand-picked balls every single night,” Harvey said. “If it got dark your butt better be at the range. If I was late or was playing basketball with buddies my dad didn’t cut me any slack. We had a 5-gallon bucket in one hand and half a broom stick with a coffee can bolted to end of it. It was crazy. I don’t even know how to guess how many millions of golf balls I picked up.” About as crazy as Harvey’s trek through golf’s “fun zone.” “My whole existence was hanging

out there with my dad, playing golf on the weekend with him and his cronies and hearing all the stories,” Harvey said. “He was so supportive; never really tried to push me into the game, he sort of let it be and kept it fun for me, kept it in perspective. When it came to golf it was like ‘it’s available if you want it.’ And I wanted it. My dad was an extremely good golfer and did so many things, and I always put pressure on myself to do things that he had done – to be as good as him. He used to tell me ‘I’ve played golf my whole life and I know you can do it.’ He always believed in me and kept my confidence going. If not for him I definitely would not have done anything that I’ve done up until today.” “Scott has proven he is the real deal both on and off the golf course,” added Nance.



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ith more than 650 courses scattered across 100 counties from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, the competition among North Carolina golf layouts can be intense. Any private, public or resort course that claims “they don’t care” about being ranked among the state’s best is, well, lying. Rankings from national and statewide golf publications have always been a big deal, with such notoriety leading to increased memberships for private clubs, more rounds for daily fee courses and additional prestige for resorts among the golf traveling public. That’s what makes the recent moves up the rankings by Old Town Club in Winston-Salem noteworthy. A classic 1939 Perry Maxwell design, the private club located within a 9-iron of the Wake Forest University campus began garnering attention from raters after a 2013 renovation from the architectural firm Coore & Crenshaw. The most recent accolade for the club came in September when Old Town was ranked No. 59 in the United States by GOLF Magazine. The only other North Carolina courses ranked in the top 100 were Pinehurst No. 2 (10th) and Wade Hampton (58th). In April, Old Town was also ranked 23rd in Golfweek Magazine’s Classic list – that was good for second in the state behind Pinehurst No. 2 (14th). “Both Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have long hailed Perry Maxwell among their favorite classic architects,” said Dunlop White III, the longtime golf chairman of Old Town. “For one, Coore grew up playing Old Town at Wake Forest University, while Crenshaw grew up playing Austin Country Club, another Maxwell design in Texas. Given their early exposure to Maxwell, both have long revered their predecessor. So naturally, when you layer two of the best designers today on top of one of the best architects of the Golden Age genre, you have the foundation for something unique and again very special.” The physical size and artistic detail of the restored design features help set Old Town apart. The layout possesses 80-acres of fairway — almost three times more fairway than the average course, and nearly twice as much as 36-hole complexes nearby. Today, in more old-school tradition, one single swath of fairway connects holes 4, 7, 17, 8, 9 and 18 successively without interruption of rough or vegetation. “There’s nothing else like it around here,” White said. Coore & Crenshaw also exposed the drama of the setting with the removal of thousands of trees and overgrown vegetation. “The visual transformation is mind-boggling as breathtaking panoramas have been recaptured 18


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across the heart of the golf course in every direction, reclaiming its big-boned presence and linkslike feel,” White said. “At places, golfers have rediscovered interior views measuring nearly one mile long.” Maxwell’s naturalistic bunker style, containing jagged-laced edges, have been restored, and the club made a decision to return to native riverbed sand in lieu of white commercial selections to complement a more natural rugged appearance. “While our pre-restoration bunkers were buffered by turf maintained at rough height, our restored bunkers are buffered by closely-cropped turf at fairway height,” White said. “The tight mowing pattern lures golf balls like a magnet, and as a result these bunkers play exponentially larger than ever before. Few courses outside Melbourne’s Sand-belt and the British Isles maintain their bunkers in this fashion. Again, unique and special!” In addition, the signature Maxwell green contours are always a draw, including Old Town’s double green, which has been doubled in size to more closely resemble its original source of inspiration at The Old Course at St. Andrews, home of seven double greens. “Besides our green undulations, what distinguishes us the most is our tilting fairways that produce a variety of stances and hanging lies,” said Phil Thomas, Old Town’s next club president. “And when we’re lucky enough to play it firm and fast, the fairways literally come to life, generating a variety of bounces that help make the course so fun

and entirely different from one day to the next.” Joe Passov, architecture editor for GOLF Magazine, just released an hour long podcast about the importance of design variety ( He claims that nothing stimulates interest in golf courses more than design variety. Toughness and length alone no longer equate to greatest, he says. As for trends in the rankings, coastal links courses and inland courses with sandy soils that play firm and fast are carrying the day in the rankings. In addition, tradition and heritage are also relevant as classic golf course courses restorations are soaring up the charts. “The new buzzwords in golf design today are variety, memorability, character, mystery, interest, fun, quirk and charm. Coore & Crenshaw has reinvigorated our golf course with many of these elements,” White said. “The (2013) restoration has really moved the needle for us in all the national rankings and has also proven to be a big time game changer in attracting new members from around the state and region,” added White. “It has enabled us to develop a strong national membership as well. Our Maxwell golf course has always been an attraction, but when paired with a Coore & Crenshaw restoration, it has culminated in widespread interest and appeal -- far greater than we could have ever imagined.”

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UNC coach Andrew DiBitetto: Attaching the learning curve


By KURT DUSTERBERG ndrew DiBitetto is in an unlikely situation, coaching a major Division I golf program at the

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age of 31. He's on the young side, but he's well prepared to be the head coach at University of North Carolina, a position he earned in July after the dismissal of Andrew Sapp. He may not have all the coaching boxes checked yet, but he's working on the list. “With anything in life, there's a learning curve,� DiBitetto said. “You're out recruiting with and against so many of the other top coaches. Coaches across the country are fantastic. You can walk down the cart path or be on the tee box with another coach and you can pick their brains: ‘What is your philosophy? How do you do qualifying?’ I try to be a sponge and learn from anyone who is willing to share information.� DiBitetto has a leg up on that learning curve. He spent the previous six years as the Tar Heels' assistant coach, the final three as associate head coach.

“To be at a place like this, you're able to provide these young people with a firstclass education and combine that with a first-class athletic experience,� he said. “There are only so many schools in the country that can truly say that, and it's something I do not take lightly.� DiBitetto has practiced what he preaches when it comes to excelling in both academics and athletics. At UNC-Charlotte, he graduated cum laude with a degree in business management. On the course, DiBitetto was an honorable mention AllAmerican, leading the 49ers to a tie for third place at the NCAA Championships his junior year. As a senior, he led the team to a consensus No. 1 ranking during the season before they won a third straight Atlantic 10 title. “The guys know I've been there and done that,� said DiBitetto, who was an assistant at Charlotte after he graduated. “Now, I didn't win a national championship, but to take a program like UNCCharlotte that far it's something that's special to me, and I get to learn from that. It's not about what I did and what my teammates did, but it's an understanding

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UNC coach from page 20 that we all need to realize what it takes to get to a certain level.” DiBitetto is now focused on the kind of coach he wants to be. The dynamics of leading a golf program are different from team sports, where coaches evaluate how players' skills work with teammates. In golf, a coach relies on a unique set of tools. During tournaments, for example, he follows his players around the course to provide support – while trying not to be a distraction or a burden. “I love to be with one of our guys for 18 complete holes,” he says. “I believe in rhythm and flow. Sometimes when you're bouncing in and out, it can positively affect it. But if a guy is 5 or 6 under par, and you jump in, you can rattle him a little bit. "It depends on the situation. I try to take my coaching hat off and put my caddie hat on. You really have to know your guys. You know you can say something in a moment and it's going to help him. One guy you might need to make a joke to kind of lighten the mood. Another guy, you might need to get in his face a little bit. Each guy is different.” Like most high-level coaches, DiBitetto has a firm grip on what it takes to be successful. He takes over a North Carolina squad that finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in 2017 following a 10-year absence for the program. But even with three returning seniors, the coach cautions that success will not come easily. “Every team in the country, in their first team meeting, is going to talk about

winning a national championship, but only a select few are going to do the things it takes to win a national championship,” he said. “We need to make sure we are one of those teams that are willing to do the work day in and day out.” North Carolina expects to be a strong squad this year with seniors Ben Griffin and William Register, who begin their senior seasons tied for second in UNC career stroke average. “We’re deep and we're talented, but I don't think that's enough,” DiBitetto said. “To be one of the best teams in the country there's a whole lot of small details that will mean a lot to us: having high golf IQs, having proper attitudes, being resilient. We have to be competitive at practice and in qualifying on a daily basis. We're going to go to work on the small details every day that are going to make a difference.” And DiBitetto will work on his own finer points, the ones that will determine his success as the leader of UNC's golf program. He knows he's in the right setting, working with a team. The only time he ever felt like an individual athlete was after college when he played on a pro development tour and at PGA qualifying school. “My entire life, I've been a team guy,” he said. “I grew up playing hockey. I was always the captain on those teams. For the first time in my life, I was out there (competing) on my own. I was still motivated and driven, but I felt different, almost selfish in a way. I just got more joy and satisfaction being around young people and helping them.”



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McPhaul gearing up for success as new N.C. State coach


By TIM PEELER ress McPhaul remembers the end of his freshman season at North Carolina State, and not fondly. His confidence was shot. His golf game was crap. He just wanted to go home to Sanford and not come back. A bit disconsolate, McPhaul stopped by head coach Richard Sykes’ office late in the spring of 1991, not completely convinced he would come back to Raleigh that next fall. Before he ever got those words out of his mouth, however, Sykes pulled out a closet full of Wolfpack golf gear. Back then, it was rare for starters in the program to receive more than a couple of logoed golf shirts and some matching pants. If you weren’t among the top five players -- and McPhaul hadn’t been all year -- you generally got nothing. Sykes was trying to subtly let McPhaul know that he was in the program’s plans. “I wanted to give him a signal that he was going to be a part of my team,� Sykes says. “I gave him some gear hoping he would realize I thought he had a future. He read it exactly the way I intended it. It made him feel like he was going to be a big part of what we did while he was here.� And, as it turns out, not just the immediate future as a player in the program: This summer, following Sykes’ retirement after 46 years as the Wolfpack men’s golf coach, McPhaul was hired as his replacement following seven years as head coach at Vanderbilt (2000-06) and 11 years as the head coach at East Carolina (2007-17). For McPhaul, 44, it’s hard not to think of that as the seminal moment of his playing career and professional life.

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McPhaul from page 22 “You know, he gave me a big pile of stuff,” McPhaul says. “It was just clothes, but I got the feeling that he was trying to tell me that he still believed in me, that I was still part of it all. “I can tangibly and vividly remember, ‘I want to produce for that man.’ My confidence started to shift that day.” The decision by athletic director Debbie Yow and deputy athletics director for external relations Chris Boyer to hire McPhaul couldn’t have made Sykes happier, even though he was purposely not involved in the process. It was a move that was overwhelmingly well-received in the Wolfpack community. “Press will do a great job,” says former teammate and fellow cocaptain Mark Slawter. “These young men will have a tremendous leader and role model for years to come. The men’s golf program is in good hands.” Why, though?

Sykes says it’s not just because he’s a product of the school and the program. “The thing about Press is that he is a player’s coach,” Sykes says. “He cares about people. He takes a special interest in each person, which is not something that’s easy to do. He has a gift for it. He inspires other people. That was pretty easy to spot in him.” It’s something that Sykes saw long before McPhaul did. As a player for the Wolfpack, McPhaul helped the team advance to three NCAA Championship appearances, including an 8th place finish in 1995, matching the highest in school history. As a senior, he was named team co-captain and helped the Wolfpack win the 1996 NCAA East Regional. “After I graduated, he encouraged me to enter the profession, which is not something I thought I wanted to do,” McPhaul says. “I was just biding time to turn pro. Then I really started to sense that my skills were more suited to relationships than they were getting the ball in the hole. “Richard was a big part of encouraging me at each step. I tell him that

most days of the year I have him to thank for this.” Sykes hired McPhaul as an assistant coach in 1998, and McPhaul helped re-start the Wolfpack’s women’s program with head coach Page Marsh in 1999. In 2000, former N.C. State athletic director Todd Turner hired McPhaul at Vanderbilt at the tender age of 27, beginning his head coaching career. He took the Commodores to their first NCAA Championship appearance in 2003 and three regional appearances. He took East Carolina to the NCAA regionals four times and their first NCAA championship appearance in 2012. After two previous head coaching jobs, he believes he’s matured as a coach, especially in his abilities to develop talent. And he couldn’t be more thrilled to have the facilities of Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse and the Short-Game Practice Facility near the University Club, none of which was at N.C. State when he was a player. “The only place we had to hit balls was in the parking lots of

Carter-Finley Stadium,” McPhaul says. “And then we had to go pick up our own balls. To be honest, that was a good thing. It made us be more concise with the targets we were selecting and then when you were picking them up, you could see your dispersion pattern. “What we have to do now is make sure with all of the great facilities we have that we don’t stifle creativity or focus. We have to find ways to create competitiveness and make each other better.” McPhaul has already won a tournament at his new home, coaching East Carolina to the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate championship there last October. He also started his Wolfpack career with a bang, taking the team title at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Iowa in late September in just his second tournament as the Wolfpack coach. Sykes has no doubts that his protégé will bring home more titles in the future. “He’ll take the program further than it’s ever been,” Sykes says.



Dramatic ace seals Tanglewood title



ark Nieters held a two-shot lead when the Tanglewood club championship reached the treacherous 16th hole of the final round Aug. 27. But some 243 yards later, Nieters’ lead doubled to four strokes with an ace. Greg Howard, the closest contender, made par on the hole but ended up losing two strokes. “I knew I striped it as soon as I made contact. It was one of those perfect-balance swings. The ball never left the flag … no curve at all,” Nieters said of shot hit with a 19-degree hybrid. Nieters wasn’t convinced until he actually saw his ball in the cup, even after looking through a rangefinder and not seeing his ball on the green. Playing partners Lee Ross, Kenny Davis and Howard were pretty sure, though. “You could clearly see the ball mark about 3 or 4 feet short but directly in line with the pin and there was nothing else visible,” Nieters said. “But I kept thinking there’s no way it went in.” Pars on the final two holes wrapped up

the round and a five-shot margin of victory for Nieters’ first Tanglewood championship. His previous claims to fame were back-to-back club titles at Salem Glen in 2004 and 2005, and earlier this year with a victory the North Carolina Players Championship. Plenty of other great shots have been reported to Triad Golf Today since our September issue. Here’s the recap: Par-4 Ace

Andrew McGee of Winston-Salem, Sept. 9, Wilshire GC. No. 15, 265 yards, driver. Playing partner: Sam McGee.

Par-3 Aces

John Chamblin of Greensboro, Sept. 26, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 7, 155 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Ben Landreth. George Troxler of Burlington, Sept. 25, Southwick GC. No. 17, 110 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Mike Ward, Ed Whitmire, Gene Hill. His first ace. Eli Ccojak, Sept. 24, Pine Knolls GC. No. 11, 176 yards, 6-iron. Partners: Keith Shields, Don Slenker, Joey Weaver. His first ace. Michael Choros of High Point, Sept. 23, Jamestown Park. No. 8, 173 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Jimmy Jensen, Mike Powell, Patrick Scott. His first ace. Ed Sweetman of Greensboro, Sept. 22, Pleasant Ridge GC. No. 6, 80 yards, 8-iron. Playing partner: Bruce Bailer. His third ace.

Lawrence Metcalfe of High Point, Sept. 21, Oak Hollow GC. No. 13, 164 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Jason Stell. His first ace; has been playing 45 years. Joe Lindsly of Lewisville, Sept. 20, Oak Valley GC. No. 8, 117 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Frank James, Bill Neal Hil Cassell. His first ace. Keith Swift of Reidsville, Sept. 19, Wolf Creek GC. No. 11, 150 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Rex Owens, Jett Cross, Jimmy Cobb. His third ace. Andy Oakley of Gibsonville, Sept. 17, Shamrock GC. No. 11, 130 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: John Holder, David Faircloth, Dean Greeson. His second ace. Joe Burchette of Advance, Sept. 17, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 17, 160 yards, 9-iron. Partners: Billy Hicks, Michael Spillman, Robin Benson, John Landen, Micah Helms. His second ace. Bill Gwaltney of Madison, Sept. 16, Dan Valley GC. No. 18, 177 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Art Gwaltney. His first ace. Elmer Lawrence of Reidsville, Sept. 10, Wolf Creek GC. No. 11, 135 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Johnny Somers, Bob Hyler. His 13th ace. Zach Palmer of Lexington, Sept. 3, Lexington GC. No. 12, 160 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Brandon Havens, Joe Patterson. His first ace. Pete Rainey of Burlington, Aug. 29, Shamrock GC. No. 8, 136 yards, 7-wood. Playing partners: Tyler Rainey, Jimmy Maines. His first ace.

Ronnie Ellington of Reidsville, Aug. 28, Crooked Tree GC. No. 7, 184 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: B. Stephon Brown, Alton Ellison, Joe Ewing. His first ace. Fred Smith of Staley, Aug. 27, Siler City CC. No. 7, 160 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jerry Kidd, Cal Brewer, Andy Moody. His second ace. Todd Carter, Aug. 27, Wilshire GC. No. 9, 192 yards, 3-iron. Playing partners: Jim Venable, Kent Weaver, Steve King, Tony Michael. His first ace. Wallace Estes of Greensboro, Aug. 26, Shamrock GC. No. 2, 153 yards, 7-wood. Playing partners: Mike Mayfield, Rod Gilmore, Walt Anderson. Larry Brown of Burlington, Aug. 24, Crooked Tree GC. No. 11, 127 yards, sand wedge. Playing partners: R. Enoch, D. Curtis, R. Moore. His second ace. Troy Flinchum of Eden, Aug. 22, Oak Hills GC. No. 15, 73 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Paul Thacker, Johnny Keaton. His third ace. Tom Corrigan of Greensboro, Aug. 22, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 3, 125 yards. Partners: Bob Pitts, John Robinson. His first ace. John Henry of Greensboro, Aug. 17, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 6, 130 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Shane Pegram. His first ace. Terry Logan of Blairs, Va., July 31, Caswell Pines GC. No. 6, 171 yards, 5-iron Playing partner: Jeff Edmunds. His second ace. Richard Flournoy of Denton, July 31, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 9, 90 yards, sand wedge. Playing partner: Nancy Flournoy. His first ace. Rick Wells of Greensboro, July 17, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 9, 95 yards, sand wedge. Playing partner: Tim Land. His first ace.

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By DAVID DROSCHAK he Duke University Golf Club, which hosted the 1962 NCAA men’s golf championship and was designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., turns 60 years old on Sept. 26. A golf course at the university was first envisioned in the early 1930s by coaches Wallace Wade and Eddie Cameron, and President William Preston. By 1941, actual plans were drawn up by the renowned architect, Perry Maxwell, on a site that is now the location of the Duke Faculty Club. The original golf course construction was planned to begin prior to World War II, but when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the plans were put on hold by Wade, then Duke’s athletic director. At the conclusion of the war, the plans resurfaced and the present site of 120 acres was selected. The property was carefully chosen for its unique blend of unusual elevation changes throughout its mildly rolling terrain. This site would be worthy of major championships and was planned to have its fairways free from the suffocation of surrounding home sites. It typified the Piedmont of North Carolina

at its best, sprinkled with meandering streams and blessed with a variety of hardwoods, towering pines, and beautiful shrubbery. Duke University sought out Jones Sr., whose golf course design work was widely respected. Dumpy Hagler, Duke golf coach (1933-1973), put it simply: “He was one of the best designers in the whole world.” On Sept. 26, 1957, Duke University Golf Club opened to the public. Records indicate that the Board of Trustees viewed the ceremonial dedication with much interest. The Duke course was immediately labeled as one of the top university golf facilities in the nation. The attention was great enough to attract the1962 men’s NCAA Golf Championship. Ironically, there was a soon to be famous golf course architect playing in that NCAA field from Yale University. His name was Rees Jones, eldest son of the Duke golf course designer. In 1988, Duke athletic director Tom Butters recognized that the golf course desperately needed restoration. The passing years had been more than unkind to the once incomparable Duke layout. The compacted greens and fairways were struggling to grow grass,

its tees were badly worn, and the sand bunkers were in need of repair. While no one denied the magnificent routing of its holes, the condition of the course had become unacceptable by Duke University standards. The Board of Trustees approved an endowment program that was conceived and developed by Butters for the purpose of funding the restoration of the Duke course to the position it had once held. The five-year plan necessary to achieve this goal was put in place, with the final major construction to begin in June 1993 and be completed by April 1994. Rees Jones, now a master architect in his own right, was chosen for the redesign. Rees had completed renovations for several U.S. Open venues such as Brookline, Hazeltine, Baltusrol, and Congressional. Throughout the redesign, Rees scrutinized every shot possibility, observed and considered every angle so as to insure that each nuance of the golf course would be subtle, yet perfectly placed. In Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s words, “(Duke’s)golf holes were on the ground, just lying there, waiting to be grassed over.”

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ppalachian State’s players had to wait five months to erase the memory of a last-place finish in the Sun Belt Conference championship in April. Mission accomplished for the Mountaineers. Led by sophomore Tripp Summerlin’s individual title, Appalachian opened the fall schedule with a victory in the 16-team Patriot Intercollegiate hosted by George Mason University in late September. Summerlin had four top-25 finishes as a freshman but tied for 47th in the Sun Belt tournament, ending the year with an average of 74.5. His best tournament mark was a tie for 12th. But the former Rockingham County star came out strong at Chantilly National Golf Club to begin the fall campaign. He fired an openinground 67 and went wireto-wire for a four-shot victory. His first round included an eagle and five birdies and he went on to lead the tournament with 14 birdies. Summerlin added a 72 in the afternoon round of the opening day and closed with a 70. Appalachian, in claiming its first team tournament win since the fall of 2014, rallied from five-shot deficit by closing with a 290 and passing 36-hole leader Delaware, which tied for second with Florida Gulf Coast, three shots back of the Mountaineers. Junior Alex Burris of Greensboro was second for App State despite opening with 79. His 70-71 finish enabled him to climb into a tie for 17th in the 95-player field. NOTES: Former Ledford standout Meghan Holbrooks, whose championship of the Conference Carolinas Tournament last spring was one of five top-10s in 201617, began her senior season at Pfeiffer by winning the Converse Fall Invitational by seven shots ... Holbrooks followed up a week later with a tie for third in the King University Invitational ... Grant Powell earned co-medalist honors in Greensboro College’s fall opener, posting a 6-underpar 138 (70-68) in the Transylvania Fall Invitational. Powell, a sophomore from Northwest Guilford, was medalist in the same tournament a year ago.

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Tournament (Date)

Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Carley Cox, China Grove Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Isabella Rusher, Salisbury Mary Frances Hall, State Road Emilee Wenmouth, Lexington Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem Allison Killette, Whitsett Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Allison Killette, Whitsett Joliana Elias, Jamestown Carley Cox, China Grove Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Isabella Rusher, Salisbury Cecily Overbey, High Point Grace Yatawara, Salisbury Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem

Pfeiffer East Carolina Pfeiffer Richmond Washington & Lee Mars Hill UNC Asheville Greensboro UVA-Wise Greensboro Appalachian East Carolina Pfeiffer UNC Greensboro UVA-Wise Richmond N.C. State East Carolina UNC Asheville

1st T-3 3rd T-4 5th 7th 8th 9th T-12 T-14 T-15 T-19 T-20 T-26 T-26 T-34 T-40 T-41 T-45

52 90 44 71 77 35 81 42 44 54 90 78 44 84 52 87 86 90 90

74-73 71-75-72 75-76 76-73-75 80-71 81-78 78-75-76 83-87 78-81 85-81 76-73-74 73-70-72 79-84 73-71-78 92-81 78-74-81 80-70-71 76-78-79 76-81-77

Converse Invite (Sept. 18-19) Pirate Collegiate Classic (Sept. 25-26) King University Invitational (Sept. 25-26) Navy Fall Invitational (Sept. 16-17) DIII Preview (Sept. 17-18) Tusculum Bob Dibble Classic (Sept. 25-26) NKU Fall Classic (Sept. 10-12) Shenandoah Invite (Sept. 16-17) King University Invitational (Sept. 25-26) Bridgewater Fall Invitational (Sept. 23-24) Pirate Collegiate Classic (Sept. 25-26) Minnesota Invitational (Sept. 11-12) King University Invitational (Sept. 25-26) Col Wollenberg Ram Classic (Sept. 17-19) Converse Invite (Sept. 18-19) Boston College Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25) Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate (Sept. 18-19) Pirate Collegiate Classic (Sept. 25-26) Pirate Collegiate Classic (Sept. 25-26)



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Tournament (Date)

Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Grant Powell, Colfax Basil Boyd, Martinsville Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Thomas Walsh, High Point Eric Edwards, Salisbury Bradley Calloway, Asheboro Basil Boyd, Martinsville Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury Damien Beasley, Stuart, Va. Brantley Phillips, Greensboro Matt McDonagh, Winston-Salem Harrison Frye, High Point Andrew Cheek, Wilkesboro Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Alex Burris, Greensboro Matt McDonagh, Winston-Salem Alex Burris, Greensboro Jake Kennedy, Mt. Ulla Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Harrison Frye, High Point Wes Cline, Thomasville William Register, Burlington Davis Richards, China Grove Hardin Councill, High Point Damien Beasley, Stuart, Va. Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Harrison Frye, High Point Wes Cline, Thomasville Scott Campbell, Kernersville

Appalachian Greensboro Sewanee Appalachian Virginia George Mason Guilford Sewanee Catawba Ferrum Methodist Randolph-Macon Guilford Cape Fear CC Western Carolina UVA Wise Appalachian Randolph-Macon Appalachian Gardner Webb UNC Greensboro Guilford Catawba North Carolina N.C. State Georgetown Ferrum Lenoir-Rhyne Ferrum Guilford Catawba Greensboro College

1st T-1 T-3 3rd T-4 T-6 7th T-10 T-11 T-12 T-12 T-14 T-15 15th T-16 T-16 T-17 T-18 T-19 T-19 T-21 22nd T-22 T-23 T-23 T-24 T-25 T-26 T-33 T-33 T-44 T-44

67-72-70 70-68 71-72 73-72 68-74-67 71-72-74 73-69 71-76-73 74-69 80-69 72-73 74-76 71-76 71-76 83-74-70 76-75 79-70-71 74-74 75-77 75-77 74-71-71 72-75-75 75-71 72-69-74 77-75 69-73-79 75-75 71-76-72 80-73 72-78 74-75-75 72-78-78

Patriot Intercollegiate (Sept. 25-26) Transylvania Fall Invitational (Sept. 2-3) SAA Golf Preview (Sept. 10-11) Bridgestone Invitational (Sept. 19) Northern Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25) Patriot Intercollegiate (Sept. 25-26) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 11) Tournament Town Preview (Sept. 24-25) King University Invitational (Sept. 25-26) Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 17-18) NCWC Don Scalf Invitational (Sept. 24-25) Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 17-18) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 11) NCWC Don Scalf Invitational (Sept. 24-25) Turning Stone Tiger Collegiate (Sept. 2-4) Shenandoah Invitational (Sept. 17-18) Patriot Intercollegiate (Sept. 25-26) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 11) Bridgestone Invitational (Sept. 19) Bridgestone Invitational (Sept. 19) Rod Myers Invitational (Sept. 16-17) Tournament Town Preview (Sept. 24-25) King University Invitational (Sept. 25-26) Fightling Illini Invite (Sept. 15-17) NCWC Don Scalf Invitational (Sept. 24-25) Memphis Intercollegiate (Sept. 17-19) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 11) Queens Invitational (Sept. 18-19) Tom Kinder Memorial (Sept. 11) Transylvania Fall Invitational (Sept. 2-3) Queens Invitational (Sept. 18-19) Tournament Town Preview (Sept. 24-25)

95 80 69 44 72 95 83 90 50 77 46 77 83 46 87 77 95 83 44 44 75 90 50 77 46 75 83 91 83 80 91 90

This chart lists players from the Triad Golf Today coverage area who finished in the top half of a field in collegiate events of at least two rounds played Sept. 1-28.

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SENIORS Men School Damien Beasley, Stuart, Va. Ferrum Tanner Brooks, Reidsville Ferrum Joseph Cansler, Clemmons UNC Greensboro Wes Cline, Thomasville Catawba Eric Edwards, Salisbury George Mason Harrison Frye, High Point Guilford Jake Kennedy, Mt. Ulla Gardner Webb Matt McDonagh, Winston-Salem Randolph-Macon Eric Mitchell, Winston-Salem Princeton Jacob Neal, Brown Summit Greensboro College Tanner Owen, High Point Wake Forest Aaron Purviance, Winston-Salem Methodist William Register, Burlington North Carolina

Ben Schlottman, Advance Jordan Taylor, Troy Gray Townsend, Winston-Salem Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain

Auburn Catawba SMU Lenoir-Rhyne

Women School Rebecca Farley, Collinsville, Va. UVA Wise Mary Frances Hall, State Road Washington & Lee Victoria Hedrick, Lexington Catawba Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Pfeiffer Lexi Kershaw, Winston-Salem UNC Greensboro Allison Killette, Whitsett Greensboro Cecily Overbey, High Point N.C. State Annika Winebarger, State Road Appalachian

JUNIORS Men School Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis UNC Pembroke Alex Burris, Greensboro Appalachian Kevin Carlock, Greensboro Davidson Austin Coble, Greensboro Greensboro College Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro Maryland Ross Jackson, Walnut Cove Averett Mark Johnston, Lewisville UNC Greensboro Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury Catawba Davis Richards, China Grove N.C. State

Thomas Walsh, High Point Austin Withrow, Asheboro Women Carley Cox, China Grove Alivia Daniels, King Joliana Elias, Jamestown Madison Moore, Westfield Lydia Randell, Walnut Cove Isabella Rusher, Salisbury

School East Carolina Montreat Appalachian Catawba UNC Asheville Richmond

SOPHOMORES Men School Michael Allen, Greensboro Averett Scott Campbell, Kernersville Greensboro College Andrew Cheek, Wilkesboro Cape Fear CC Hardin Councill, High Point Georgetown Chris Dorsett, Mount Airy Surry CC Regan Erhardt, Greensboro UNC Greensboro Hudson Helms, Winston-Salem Cape Fear CC Parker Hughes, Archdale Guilford Brock Jessup, Pilot Mountain Surry CC Ryan Kelley, Reidsville Mid-Atlantic Christian Koby Markham, Asheboro Sandhills CC Brantley Phillips, Greensboro Methodist Grant Powell, Colfax Greensboro College Dylan Ray, East Bend Surry CC Logan Shuping, Salisbury East Carolina Jon Soloman, Mount Airy Surry CC

Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Chandler Wilkins, Danville, Va. Chance Yeatts, Reidsville

Appalachian Old Dominion Cape Fear CC

Women Jocelyn Andrews, Haw River Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Adison Collins, Faith Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Alexis Huffman, East Bend Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Emma Roberts, Burlington Autumn Senter, Dobson Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem Carleigh Ward, Lexington Grace Yatawara, Salisbury Jordan Young, Winston-Salem

School N.C. A&T Catawba Montreat UNC Greensboro Surry CC UVA Wise Montreat Belmont Abbey UNC Asheville Pfeiffer East Carolina Lenoir-Rhyne

School Catawba Elon Catawba Sewanee Western Carolina Guilford Pfeiffer Averett Catawba Catawba UNC Greensboro Mars Hill Richmond William Peace Patrick Henry CC UNC Greensboro Guilford Western Carolina Surry CC

Perry Norman, King Surry CC Bryce Roach, Bassett, Va. Patrick Henry CC Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Ferrum Matt Slack, Greensboro William Peace Patrick Street, China Grove Pfeiffer Tyler Stone, Patrick Springs, Va. Patrick Henry CC Austin Trent, Pleasant Garden N.C. A&T Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. UVA Wise Bradley Wallis, Bassett, Va. Patrick Henry CC Micah Woolard, Asheboro Montreat Women Anna Bonifay, Pfafftown Ashley Cano, Thomasville Michaela Cox, Greensboro Samantha DeBusk, Lexington Rachel Mast, Lexington Jessica May, Thomasville Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Emilee Wenmouth, Lexington





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button sound from your car. The bigBy HOWARD WARD ger problem is the deaf cannot hear it, Howard. This is especially troublesome ome on, Bets, are you trying to oward, remember when you when it is the deaf cart driver sitting age me? I’m still just a young first got your driver’s license? with the cart in reverse for the entire buck. No horse and buggy for Oh, wait, maybe not. You probtime he is talking to his buddy at the me. I’m an old farm boy who grew up ably started with a horse and buggy. driving range. driving a mule and wagon. My driving adventures began with a Many drivers have not fully compreI know exactly what you are talking learner’s permit and my brother; a torhended that paved golf carts are typicalabout when it comes to golf car drivers, turous adventure which probably left us ly wide enough to keep all four wheels though. For years, I waged a lonely battle both mentally scarred for life. I had to against violating cart pass a written test and a driving test with on the cart path. Based rules on a golf course. a cranky state policeman, whose icy stares on the quantity of dead grass on either side of a One of my favorite still wake me up at night. perfectly good cart path, I people and a guy I played There is no instruction provided would say more attention more rounds with than for driving a golf cart, and entirely too is required in this area. anyone else, the infamous much is assumed. The instructions might If your last shot into Dr. Putt, was probably include directions to the first tee and a the green was from 100 one of the worst violators mention of that vague rule of “cart path DUELING DIVOTS of cart etiquette. yards out, congratulaonly� or “we’re 90 degrees today.� To make it worse, The player nods, grabs the wheel, and tions. Now turn sharply toward the nearest section of cart path, Dr. Putt always had to drive the cart. everybody hopes for the best. even if it is 20 yards behind you. Do not He could not play if he wasn’t driving. For all the rookies and uninformed proceed at a 45-degree angle toward the But Dr. Putt did not understand golf cart golf cart drivers out there, here are the green and exit through that dirt patch paths. He obviously believed you were basics: that every other cart has used. It won’t supposed to drive with two wheels off When you put the cart in reverse, the save any time. the asphalt. Drove me crazy, but comcart emits a hateful squeal intended to Besides, someday you may miss the plaining made no impression. I loved the warn others that you are backing up. The green and end up on that dirt patch. I guy, but I hated the way he abused golf problem is that pedestrians ignore this suspect you will then complain about the courses. just as much as they ignore that panic lousy course conditions.


I can certainly relate to your gripe about the reverse signal on a cart. Mainly because I was one of the abusers of this with a hearing problem that doesn’t allow me to hear high-pitched sounds. Some of my favorite people in golf are course superintendents. I always enjoyed talking to those guys and appreciated the work they put in to give us such beautiful courses. I know that many of them felt cart abusers were one of the worst problems they had to deal with when it came to presenting a pristine course that all members demand. I fully understand that some golfers, because of age or other health related problems need to be able to ride closer to greens in order to play. Been there, done that, but I never abused the situation. One of my pet peeves was when you had two handicapped golfers in a foursome and instead of riding together they always split up so both carts could drive right up to the tees and greens with their flags flying. Oh well, enough griping. Let me grab my blue flag and head for the links.

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CALENDAR USGA Qualifiers Selected events (full list at Oct. 23 – 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifier, Pinewild, Pinehurst Oct. 24 – 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifier, Cedarwood, Charlotte

CGA Men Majors/Qualifiers Four-Ball Championships Oct. 13-15 – 22nd N.C. Four-Ball Championship, Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh

CGA Women Majors Nov. 11-12 – 7th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Pinehurst No. 3, Pinehurst.

CGA Other Oct. 25-26 – 2nd Carolinas Senior Interclub Final Four, Pinewild, Pinehurst. Nov. 12-13 – 7th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Pinehurst No. 3, Pinehurst. Nov 18-19 – 20th Carolinas Interclub Final Four, Dormie Club, Pinehurst, Pinehurst. TBA – Carolinas Young Amateur

Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula Oct. 11 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 25 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Nov. 8 – Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit Nov. 13 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 29 – Goodyear GC, Danville

Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 Oct. 20-22 -- National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC

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Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 Oct. 5 -- Stoney Creek GC Oct. 25-26 -- National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC

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Junior Golf Scoreboard TYGA 2017 TYGA State Championshp Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, NC Sept 23-24, 2017 Boys Division 6625 1 Joey Pritchard, Whispering Pines 72-72--144 2 Jake Herring, Wilson 70-76--146 3 Thomas Deal, Cornelius 74-73--147 Selected Others 4 Charlie Tate, Greensboro 72-76--148 12 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-79--153 15 Sam Nester, Mount Airy 78-76--154 15 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 75-79--154 18 Rob Salisbury, Winston-Salem 77-79--156 18 Charlie Barr, Salisbury 75-81--156 Girls Division - 5719 1 Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest 70-74--144 2 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 79-70--149 3 Michelle Harn, Charlotte 76-77--153 Selected Others 8 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro 83-83--166

NJGT 17th Annual National Championship @ Coastal Carolina Gen James Hackler GC at Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC Sep 3-4, 2017 Boys 16-18 Division - 6516 1 Chance Taylor, Gate City, VA 74-69--143 2 Jared Clontz, Nebo 74-72--146 2 Tyler Patterson, Tega Cay, SC 74-72--146 4 Kevin Burris, Conway, SC 77-70--147 5 Charlie Wike, Surfside Beach, SC 77-73--150 Selected Others 18 Chris Carr, Mocksville 87-83--170 18 Dylan Simpson, Elkin 83-87—170 Boys 14-15 Division - 6516 1 Caleb Henson, Lancaster, SC 74-74--148 1 Keegan Vaugh, Myrtle Beach, SC 74-74--148 3 Griffin Tarver, Tega Cay, SC 73-76--149 4 Mitchell Vance, Hartsville, SC 76-75--151 5 Connor Mccann, Mount Airy 75-80--155 Selected Others 12 Quin Foster, Lexington 80-80--160

20 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 84-88--172 Boys 12-13 Division - 5900 1 Tyler Jones, Jacksonville 76-77--153 2 Nolan Will, Fort Mill, SC 76-78--154 3 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 80-76--156 4 Peyton Spangler, Roanoke, VA 82-80--162 5 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 77-87--164 Selected Others 7 Gavin Deibler, Winston-Salem 98-95--193 Boys 10-11 Division - 5270 1 Mason Kucia, Indian Land, SC 82-80--162 2 Will Bland, Winston-Salem 93-82--175 Selected Others 5 Cooper Diaz, Winston Salem 98-84--182

Tarheel Golf Foundation 7th Annual ACC Southeastern Fall Classic Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, NC Sept. 16-17, 2017 High School Division 1 Logan Patrick, Dunn 69-74--143 2 Jake Herring, Wilson 71-75--146 2 Parker Smith, Raleigh 70-76--146 2 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 71-75--146 Selected Others 6 Noah Connor, Reidsville 76-71--147 20 Zach Green, Asheboro 80-73--153 21 Caden Baker, Mebane 74-80--154 21 Zane Ector, Burlington 77-77--154

HJGT HJGT North Carolina Summer Classic Bryan Park GC - Players, Brown Summit, NC Aug 26 - 27, 2017 Boys Division - 6732 1 Anthony Ford, Atlanta, GA 71-77--148 2 Ethan Lukes, Chapel Hill 80-72--152 2 Josiah Crews, Ninnekah, OK 77-75--152 4 Will Conway, Charlotte 79-77--156 5 Ryan O’’Neil, Waxhaw 76-83--159 Selected Others 10 Jack Dockrill, Elon 85-82--167 12 Adam Budd, Winston-Salem 84-85--169 12 Jason Moore, Pilot Mountain 82-87--169 14 Nicholas Janetta, Greensboro 87-91--178 14 William Harrington, Summerfield 95-89--184

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AJGA Girls Championship Furman University Golf Course Greenville, SC US Sep 1 - 4, 2017 Girls Division - 6215 1 Yealimi Noh, Pleasant Hill, CA 72-69-68--209 2 Gina Kim, Chapel Hill 74-67-72--213 3 Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, GA 71-75-68--214 4 Caroline Curtis, Glen Allen, VA 72-68-75--215 5 Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, FL 71-74-72--217 Selected Others 28 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 76-73-77--226

Peggy Kirk Bell Tour NC Series Finale Statesville, NC Statesville CC Sept. 16-17, 2017 Prep North Carolina - 5717 1 Kayla Smith, Burlington 68-72--140 2 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 76-72--148 2 Taylor Miano, Dobbs Ferry NY 74-74--148 Selected Others 12 Mary Slade White, Winston-Salem 82-75--157 19 Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy 79-81--160 23 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 77-84--161 25 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 82-83--165 30 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 89-82--171 Futures North Carolina - 5121 1 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 77-76--153 2 Annabelle Millard, Indian Trail 77-78--155 3 Katelyn Kenthack, Pinehurst 83-79--162 Selected Others 5 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 81-83--164 7 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 85-80--165 10 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 89-83--172 17 Camilla Rivas, Summerfield 94-93--187 18 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance 102-86--188 Discovery - 3750 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 77 2 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 84 3 Madison Dial, High Point 88 Selected Others 5 Ella Yu, High Point 91 6 Sally Toalson, Advance 107

Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Michael Childress, Salisbury ( Cannon School, 2018) 2 Brandon Einstein, Clemmons (West Forsyth, 2018) 3 Charlie Tate, Greensboro (Grimsley HS, 2018) 4 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 5 Carson Castelli, Greensboro (Home School, 2018) 6 Davis Gilmore, Winston-Salem (R.J. Reynolds ,2018) 7 Zach Brown, Advance (R.J. Reynolds, 2019) 8 Mariano Leyva, Lewisville (Forsyth Country Day, 2018) 9 Dawson Daniels, Greensboro (High Point Christian Acad., 2018) 10 Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro (Wilkes Central, 2019) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Emily Hawkins, Lexington (Home School, 2018) 2 Hailey Joy, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2018) 3 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (Ragsdale, 2018) 4 Olivia John, Summerfield (Rockingham County, 2018) 5 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 6 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 7 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 8 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 9 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Carlisle, 2020) 10 Alyssa Cox, Mt. Airy (Mt. Airy HS, 2018) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of September 1, 2017

Presented By Carolinas Golf Association

24th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship High Point CC - Willow Creek (par 72) • Sept. 8-10 1. Scott Harvey, Kernersville! 68-67-74--209 2. Ryan Sharpe, Greensboro! 73-70-75--218 2. Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst! 74-74-70--218 2. Justin Pennell, Lenoir! 68-78-72--218 5. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 70-76-74--220 5. John Pitt, Raleigh! 67-77-76--220 Selected others from field of 123 18. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 74-75-77--226 21. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem! 77-75-76--228 23. Jason Craver, Winston-Salem! 76-73-81--230 23. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 75-80-75--230 27. Wes Keever, High Point! 78-76-77--231 30. Skip Corneliussen, Summerfield! 81-73-78--232 30. Mark Absher, Winston-Salem! 75-79-78--232 42. Ernie Newton, Winston-Salem! 77-81-79--237 42. Dirk Fennie, Greensboro! 79-75-83--237 47. Phil Miller, China Grove! 77-79-82--238 47. John Nieters, Clemmons! 74-84-80--238 52. Patrick Hynes, Clemmons! 81-75-84--240 54. Kevin McCallister, Oak Ridge! 77-79-85--241 54. Bret Kinney, Reidsville! 77-80-84--241 56th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship Grandfather Golf & CC • Sept. 19-21 " 1. Preston Edmondson, Morrisville! 74-80-72--226 2. Robert Desjardins, Matthews! 82-72-74--228 2. Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill, SC! 73-78-77--228 4. James Pearson, Charlotte! 80-73-76--229 5. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem! 72-78-80--230 5. Kevin King, Bluffton, SC! 77-80-73--230 5. Walter Todd Sr., Laurens, SC! 74-77-79--230 5. Eddie Hargett, Blythewood, SC! 76-75-79--230 Selected others from field of 132 22. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 84-72-82--238 31. Jim Gress, Clemmons! 74-80-87--241 31. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 76-82-83--241 36. Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 77-84-82--243 42. Kim Mansfield, High Point! 80-81-84--245 47. Dave Davis, Asheboro! 88-71-88--247 52. Eric Taylor, Greensboro! 76-82-92--250 57. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville! 78-86-89--253 57. Hugh Quinn, Lewisville! 80-84-89--253



10th North Carolina Super Senior Championship Hendersonville CC (par 70) • Sept. 25-26 Championship Division 1. Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 69-68--137 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh! 68-70--138 3. Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor! 67-74--141 4. Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro! 72-71--143 Selected others from field of 59 5. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 71-75--146 9. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 71-76--147 16. Brad Dorsett, Mount Airy! 75-74--149 16. Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington! 75-74--149 24. Kim Mansfield, High Point! 73-79--152 31. Gene Grubb, Greensboro! 78-78--156 31. Garland Yates, Asheboro! 78-78--156 Age 70+ Division 1. Mike Sprouts, Hickory! 72-67--139 Selected others from field of 28 4. Doug Potter, Greensboro! 72-72--144 9. Bob Beasley, Greensboro! 72-75--147 Notes: Arlis Pike notched his sixth career CGA title on his 70th birthday as he held off Paul Simson, the CGA’s all-time winningest player, by a shot. An eagle on the par-5 fifth hole allowed Pike to overcome two bogeys on the front nine and he secured the win by playing the last six holes in 2-under par. 19th Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur Championship Greensboro CC Irving Park Course • Sept. 26-27 Selected Triad Players Championship First Flight (10 entries) 1. Pat Brogden, Garner! 72-73--145 2. Lea Anne Brown, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 75-80--155 Championship Second Flight (9 entries) 6. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro! 82-95--177 Carolinas First Flight (12 entries) 1. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 71-72--143 2. Donna Tanner, Pinehurst! 76-80--156 3. Nancy Cooper, Burlington! 81-76--157 4. Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! 80-79--159 5. Maria Malone, Greensboro! 82-79--161 6. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 79-83--162 7. Barbara Munnett, Winston Salem! 81-83--164 Carolinas Second Flight (12 entries) 1. Carmen Andia, Whitsett! 86-82--168 2. Mary Rhodes, Greensboro! 82-86--168 4. Candace Cummings, Greensboro! 92-90--182

USGA Championships

63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. Championship Match - Aug. 31 Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa., def. Paul Simson, Raleigh, 2 and 1 Semifinals - Aug. 30 Knapp def. Dave Ryan, Taylorville, Ill., 1 up Simson def. Frank Vana, Boxford, Mass., 5 and 3 Selected other matches Round • Aug. Trofi16a d29 John Pierce, San Antonio, def. Russ Perry, W-S, 4 and 3 Matt Sughrue, Arlington, Va., d. Keith Decker, Martinsville, 3 and 2 Round of 32 • Aug. 29 Perry def. Bob Royak, Alpharetta, Ga., 2 and 1 Decker def. Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1 up Round of 64 • Aug. 28 Perry def. Steve Golliher, Knoxville, 20 holes Decker def. George Marucci, Villanova., Pa., 1 up Frank Vanna, Boxford, Mass., def. Harrison Rutter, W-S, 1 up

Carolinas PGA

National Car Rental Assistant Championship Prestonwood CC Highlands Course, Cary (par 72) Aug. 28-29 1. Peter Skirpstas, Jacksonville, $1,800! 70-67--137 2. Ray Franz, Mount Pleasant, SC, $1,250! 68-70--138 3. Aaron Black, Charlotte, $1,100! 71-71--142 4. Savio Nazareth, Kernersville, $930! 70-73--143 5. Tommy Gibson, Mount Airy, $850! 71-73--144 Selected others from field of 88 9. Brad Luebchow, Winston-Salem, $550! 71-75--146 16. Drew Younts, Greensboro, $355! 77-71--148 21. Troy Spencer, Charlotte, $280! 75-75--150

Professional Tours THE GPRO TOUR

Cabarrus CC, Concord (par 72) • Sept. 19-21 1. Thomas Bass, Wilmington, $8,500! 67-65-67--199 2. Bobby MacWhinnie, Charlotte, $5,300! 68-67-65--200 Selected others from field of 118 7. Drew Weaver, High Point, $2,533! 71-66-66--203 18. Jonathan DiIanni, Kernersville, $1,281! 70-69-67--206 18. Addison Lambeth, Brown Summit, $1,281! 78-69-67--206 29. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $975! 70-69-69--208

Pinewood CC, Asheboro (par 71) • Sept. 13-14 1. Bo Andrews, Raleigh, $4,000! 69-67--136 Selected others 8. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $825! 72-68--140


Magnolia Grove GC, Mobile Ala. • Sept. 25-28 1. Grant Leaver, Spring Hill, Tenn., $3,600! 69-66-68-71--274 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Selected others U 2. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $2,067! 69-68-70-70--277 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Callaway Gardens, Ga. • Sept. 14-16 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U 1. Scott Strohmeyer, Auburn, Ala., $3,500! 68-68-63--199 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Selected others U UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 4. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $1,700! 72-68-67--207



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Presented By Amateur Individual

49th annual Tech Authority Reidsville Invitational Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville (par 72) Sept. 9-10 Championship Flight Mike Roshelli! 73-74--147 Alex Hooper! 78-69--147 Scott Trent! 77-74--151 Steven Trent! 79-78--157 Wayne Parrish! 80-82--162 Roshelli won on third playoff hole First Flight Steve Crouse! 82-80--162 Steve Manley! 84-79--163 Steve Williams! 82-81--163 Daniel Southard! 83-82--165 Second Flight Joey Montgomery! 90-85--175 Todd Madren! 90-88--178 Jon Jones! 93-88--181 Luke Eure! 90-91--181 Bulldog Invitational Farmstead GC - Sept. 8 Meadowlands GC - Sept. 9 Rivers Edge GC - Sept. 10 Championship Flight Tony Byerly! 74-68-74--216 Perry Lowe! 71-69-80--220 Robert Trent! 75-71-75--221 Senior Flight Perry Lowe! 71-69-80--220 Gilmer Hinshaw! 75-77-81--233 Super Seniors Bob Fox! 75-75-79--229 Walt Byerly! 76-77-82--235 Jerry Joyce! 78-74-83--235 Crooked Tree Amateur Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit (par 72) Aug. 26-27 Championship Flight Tony Byerly" " ! 68-73--141 Steve Doss" " ! 72-78--150 Jacob Neal" " ! 71-79--150 First Flight! !! Eugene Hyjek" ! 76-73--149 Steven Trent" " ! 77-73--150 Scott Trent " "" "! 76-75--151 Second Flight ! ! Matt Jacobson" ! " 78-79--157 Donny Trent " "" " ! 79-78--157 Wayne Troxler" " ! 81-78--159 Third Flight! !! Luke Lambeth" " ! 85-78--163 Hugh Smith " "" " ! 83-81--164 Billy Hutcherson" "! 84-85--169 Fourth Flight ! ! Broc Howerton" "! 87-77--164 Daniel Doss " "" "! 88-80--168 Tom Fuller " " " "" ! " 88-81--169

Senior Amateur Tour

Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro • Sept. 28 Championship Flight (9 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 67 Selected others 5. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 73 A Flight (11 entries) 1. Bill Berry, Garner! 74 2. Mike Johnson, Clayton! 74 Selected others 5. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 78 B Flight (15 entries) 1. Dick Schuler, Pittsboro! 78 Selected others 5. Rus Rilling, Madison! 81 C Flight (17 entries) 1."Jim Hayden, Whitsett! 83 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 84 Selected others" 8. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 87 Bryan Park (Champions) • Sept. 21 Championship Flight (10 entries) 1. John East, Rockingham! 74 Selected others 3. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 77 A Flight (14 entries) 1. Lee Bentsen, Greensboro! 78 Selected others 3. Paul Nance, Graham! 79 B Flight (15 entries) 1. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 77 2. Rus Rilling, Madison! 79 Selected others 4. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 81 5. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 82

C Flight (25 entries) 1."Jeff Stevens, Greensboro! Selected others 3. Louis Bergman, Greensboro! 8. Richard Farrington, Graham! 8. Mike Reid, Greensboro!

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Anderson Creek, Spring Lake • Aug. 24 Championship Flight (7 entries) 1. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 73 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 74 2. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 74 A Flight (10 entries) 1. Ben Wheaton, Southern Pines! 73 5. Paul Nance, Graham! 82 B Flight (16 entries) 1. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 72 2. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 75 Selected others 6. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 81 8. Rus Rilling, Madison! 86 C Flight (21 entries) 1."Marty Carpenter, Southern Pines! 83 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 86 Selected others 5. David Davis, Martinsville, Va.! 88 7. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 90 9. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 94

Laid-Back Golfers Tour

Deep Springs CC, Stoneville • Sept. 19 A Flight (3 entries) 1. Steve Williams, Reidsville! 82 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 82 Williams won on 2nd playoff hole B Flight (7 entries) 1. Wayne Thompson, Mebane! 80 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 85 3. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 87 C Flight (6 entries) 1. Eric Minter, Ruffin! 85 2. Robert Foyle, Yanceyville! 86 3. Bill Thompson, Gretna, Va.! 87

Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville • Sept. 7 A Flight (4 entries) 1. Steve Williams, Reidsville! 76 1. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 76 B Flight (6 entries) 1. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 80 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 87 3. Wayne Thompson, Mebane! 90 C Flight (8 entries) 82 1. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.! 2. Robert Foyle, Yanceyville! 84 3. Eric Minter, Ruffin! 86

Club Championships MEN

Wilshire GC • Sept. 23-24 Kurt Veach! 71-69--140 Jason Craver! 72-69--141 Kevin Veach! 72-72--144 Chandler White! 75-70--145 Salem Glen CC • Sept. 16-17 Jim Gress! 75-82--157 Laurence Chambers! 83-78--161 Dave Koster! 83-78--161 Ryan Turley! 82-79--161 Meadowlands GC • Sept. 9-10 Joe Lynch! 77-76--153 Richard Krapfel! 78-76--154 Nick Hughes! 76-85--161 Matt Wilson! 79-82--161 Jason Carey! 82-79--161 Mill Creek GC • Sept. 9-10 Kyle Austin! 76-75--151 Robert Dowell! 76-77--153 Brad Deal! 77-77--154 Kameron Jones! 77-80--157 Jamestown Park GC • Sept. 9-10 Brad Speed! 78-76--154 Randall Harper! 80-81--161 Frank Landing! 79-84--163 James Bryant! 94-85--179 Pine Knolls GC • Sept. 9-10 Matt Nelson! 72-70-70--212 Arlis Pike! 71-73-72--216 Brandon Buchanan! 70-69-77--216 Lane Smith! 76-75-70--221 Reynolds Park GC • Sept. 9-10 Red Simmons! 71-70--141 Jim Kemerling! 74-71--145 Grayson Compton! 74-73--147 Mark Robinson! 70-78--148

Sapona Ridge CC • Sept. 9-10 Justin Clement! 70-70--140 Quin Foster! 76-80--156 Tommy Manning! 80-77--157 Jordan Hedrick! 81-80--161 High Point CC • Sept. 2-4 Chris Cassetta! 65-71-73--209 Conner Sock! 73-69-70--212 Curtis Brotherton! 72-71-74--217 Ryan Wilson! 76-77-76--229 Steve Fuquay! 79-77-73--229 Bermuda Run CC • Aug. 25-27 Jimmy Eggers! 69-73-73--215 John Nieters! 79-69-77--225 Paul Tomlinson! 73-77-76--226 Stephen Goodridge! 77-77-75--229 Pennrose Park CC • Aug. 26-27 Tony Nichols! 73-76--149 Patrick Brady! 72-77--149 Alex Hooper! 76-75--151 Steve Crouse! 73-78--151 John Morrison! 72-79--151 Nichols won on first playoff hole Tanglewood Park • Aug. 26 - Reynolds Course Aug. 27 - Championship Course Mark Nieters! 75-74--149 Greg Howard! 75-79--154 Dave Brown! 79-75--154 Lee Ross! 74-81--155 John Kennedy! 78-77--155 Colonial CC • Aug. 19-20 Jeremy Musgrave! 74-70--144 Bryan Fary! 73-78--151 Brian Barrett! 75-76--151 Collins Fulcher! 74-80--154 Siler City CC • Aug. 5-6 Craig Wood! 71-72--143 Jeremy Dixon! 76-74--150 Burton Wood! 76-76--152

Colonial CC • Aug. 19-20 Sook Hee Yang! 77-77--154 Beth Smith! 84-85--169 Siler City CC • Aug. 5-6 Kim Cockman! 80-79--159 Jenna Davis! 77-83--160

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to or 336-280-3722. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U Tr i a d UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Jamestown Park GC • Sept. 9-10 High Point CC • Aug. 19-20 U John Maynard! 80-78--158 Barry Sikes! 74-74--148 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SENIORS U David Renigar! 81-77--158 Mike Bivins! 77-73--150 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Wilshire GC • Sept. 23-24 Steve Gigliotti! 80-79--159 Jordan Reece! 77-76--153 U Larry Kiger! 74-70--144 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Dan Turner! 80-80--160 Moore Councill! 74-81--155 U Huston Shaw! 70-77--147 Super Seniors Legends (age 70-up) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Tom Eustice! 73-75--148 U Larry Boswell! 73-75--148 Charles Myers! 87-82--169 Other women club champions Cindy Shetter! Challenge GC Emelia Pack! Starmount Forest Maria Malone! Starmount Sr. women

Bobby Malloy!


Alamance CC • Sept. 9-10 Wayne Pyrtle! 66-69--135 Dwight Jefferson! 69-77--146 Dwight Ledbetter! 74-78--152 Jim Brannock! 80-74--154 Ronnie Wall! 73-81--154 Reynolds Park GC • Sept. 9-10 70-74--144 Mike Roland! Tom Rasmussen! 74-76--150 Bo Clary! 76-77--153 Mike Kindley! 77-76--153 Sapona Ridge CC • Sept. 9-10 Bill Piotti! 70-83--153 Sonny Biesecker! 81-77--158 Karl Bolstad! 78-82--160 Guy Smith! 82-81--163 Tanglewood Park • Sept. 9 - Reynolds Course Sept. 10 - Championship Course Lee Ross! 69-77--146 Greg Howard! 75-75--150 Tom Birrittieri! 73-77--150 Hugh Quinn! 80-72--152 Steve Wessels! 82-70--152

George Kennon! Glenn Meredith! Jay Gardner!

78-75--153 80-83--163 82-84--166

Willie Foley! Wayne Rutherford! Ken Kochekian!

82-89--171 94-86--180 96-97--193


Cross Creek CC • July 15-16 David Summers! 71-70--141 Rick Marion! 72-69--141 James Goin! 74-74--145 Ron Ferguson! 73-76--149 Summers won on first playoff hole Southwick GC • July 8-9 Tony Byerly! 65-64--129 Scott Trent! 68-64--132 Willie Noah! 70-71--141 Bryce Barnes! 73-74--147 Parker Nash! 77-70--147 Brookwood GC • June 10-11 Scott Trent! 67-66--133 Tony Byerly! 70-68--138 Willie Noah! 72-70--142 Cam Millwood! 73-64--142 Other men club champions Alex Burris! Starmount Forest Matt Renegar! Cedarbrook


Salem Glen CC • Sept. 16-17 Madison Clinard! 86-81--167 Erica Clinard! 89-87--176 Mill Creek GC • Sept. 9-10 Lisa Mooneyham! 79-87--166 Judy Baskette! 83-87--170 Kathy Cho! 89-88--177 Jean Catlin! 95-91--186 Sapona Ridge CC • Sept. 9-10 Olivia Sharpe! 72-75--147 Ainslee Conrad! 95-97--192

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Bermuda Run CC • Aug. 26-27 Sonja Southern! 21-17--38 Stableford pts Robin Whitley! 11-17--28 Stableford pts

MON-THURS: Regular Rate: $35 | Senior (60+): $30 | After 2PM: $30 FRI-SAT/HOLIDAYS: Regular Rate: $45 | After 2PM: $35 | Senior (Fri only til 12PM): $32

Pennrose Park CC • Aug. 27 Riley Hamilton! 73 Carol Boles! 105

This pass entitles bearer and 3 additional guests to access the Golf Course and Clubhouse Dining at Sapona Ridge CC. Includes Greens Fee, Cart Fee & Tax. Must Present Pass for Access to Club Facilities. Other Restrictions May Apply. Expires 11/30/17, not valid on holidays.

High Point CC • Aug. 19-20 Gina Gilchrist! 94-95--189 Donna Moose! 96-93--189 Tucker Crawford! 98-95--193 Ann Weiland! 98-96--194 Gilchrist won on first playoff hole


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