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Forest Oaks forges forward New ownership group pumping new life into former PGA Tour stop By DAVID DROSCHAK




hy this time? Why, after eight management firms since the Wyndham Championship left in 2007, is Forest Oaks Country Club ready to become a major player again in the Triad golf market? For starters, there is a new ownership group after nearly three decades. In late August, Guilford Development Group purchased the club from longtime course owner Tadashi Hattori of Tokyo-based Nisshin Corp for $1.2 million. That in itself gives the club a local voice in decisions and more skin in the game. “When the professional tournament moved the interest from the ownership was no longer there. And they were vocal about it, too. They asked for the club to be closed multiple times,” said Geoff Dail of the new management team of Dail Miller Golf LLC. Dail, grew up a wedge away from the Forest Oaks clubhouse and whose parents still live in the neighborhood, has a background in turf and began working at the club as a high school teenager. Meanwhile, Anthony Miller has served as the head golf pro and also a stint as general manager at Forest Oaks since 2005. Once again, they have skin in the game. “We’ve both been through all of these other management companies,” Miller said. “The new ownership group did their homework and had heard about us. It just seemed to make sense that instead of having another company come in and manage it again that we’ve really the boots on the ground, that we’ve been the ones who have actually been managing it and had been through and ins-and-outs of all of them. Geoff and I thought, ‘Why don’t we do this instead of working for someone else?’” So Dail Miller Golf was formed. The new firm also has local courses Meadowlands and Oak Valley as golf agronomic management clients. “I don’t want to stain anyone who has been at Forest Oaks and tried to make it work but I guess the way I would put it is some of these (management) companies that came in just thought that a PGA Tour event was here for 30 years that surely the place can work, and they got in and they found out the struggle of the business,” Miller said. “The members started losing interest when things started deteriorating and from there it got tough,” he added. “To say we were working on a shoestring budget – yeah – and a lot of times it was nothing.” After the sale, a meeting at the outdated clubhouse, in which all existing members and those living in the expansive Forest Oaks community were invited to hear of plans to jump start the club, was in a word, humbling. “We have had monumental support from the community and the golfing industry,” Dail said. “I can’t even think of a single negative comment that I’ve heard from the whole transition. We had a membership meeting the week after the acquisition was closed and about 400 people showed up. We held it in the ball room and it was packed, and I mean packed. There was just raving, positive responses. It was just amazing. Members from decades ago that we didn’t even know were still in the community came.”

The Forest Oaks wall of fame shows the former winners of the historic GGO. Just words that night … but a lot of action since. Winter is coming, but the pool and its surrounding area, which has been closed for two years, will reopen spring 2020. There are new tennis courts and pickleball courts, a new fleet of golf carts, renovated bunkers with new sand, new meeting space … and on and on. “Their vision is to restore the facilities, which really had just been run into the ground,” Miller said of the new owners. “There has been nothing put back into them since 2005. The downstairs, since the last management group was here, basically was mothballed. It was just closed off, the locker rooms, the golf shop, everything was just moved up top. “They have basically revitalized everything. All electrical, HVAC, the snack shop is completely redone, the parking lot repaved, pool drained and cleaned and ready to go, tennis courts completely redone,” he added. And all has occurred over a two-month period. “And there are ongoing investments. It is substantial,” Dail said, including two Full Swing golf simulators that are being installed for some winter fun. Designed by noted architect Ellis Maples, Forest Oaks opened in 1962 to rave reviews. It was already known as one of the best tests in North Carolina when it was rated as a favorite PGA Tour stop by players. As the golf course matured, alterations to the course were necessary, and in 2002 the job of restoring the course was assigned to Davis Love III’s Love Design Group. During this renovation, the fairways were resprigged with TifSport Bermudagrass, a strain that handles the extremes of summer heat and winter wetness better than the old local strains. As a result, the fairways are able to be cut lower and smoother than ever before. The greens were planted with a mix of A4

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and A1 bentgrass, which offers a faster and truer surface than the old Penn Links variety. Now, with new equipment in place, Dail said Forest Oaks will be able to complete with any semiprivate course in the Triad and beyond. The course is about an hour’s drive from thriving western Wake County communities such as Apex and Holly Springs. “It’s simple,” Dail said. “We are going to be one of the top golf courses in the state as we were once. We have fantastic greens, and the overall condition of the golf course is greatly improved. We’ve renovated a number of bunkers on the golf course and tightened up the agronomic program.” More than 100 new members have joined since the sale, Miller said, and the golf course itself will remain open for public play. A full family member is $275 per month, with an individual membership $200 and a social membership $100. Any initiation fees will be waived until Jan. 1. “Our membership structure has been simplified,” Miller said. “It was very complex with the last group that was here. There were so many different variations of what was offered it was so hard to explain, you had to have a cheat sheet.” Unlike the last decade, the path forward for Forest Oaks appears clear … and promising. “The best way to describe the past scenario was you had an existing property asset business that had a golden history, and you had an ownership group that was not local that had very little interest in operations, actually no interest in operations at all, so there was tremendous turnover in management companies,” Dail said. “The new owners are former members who have raised families here and been raised here and lived here their entire lives, so they want Forest Oaks Country Club to be what is can be. And it is also a business investment they feel very strongly is going to be successful.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • HOLIDAY 2020




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The Great Debate Is overseeding or turf paint best for winter conditions?

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here are a few certainties in life – death, taxes and frost – turning the bermudagrass fairways of North Carolina’s wonderful golf courses a sad shade of tan every winter. When I first came to the Tar Heel state from the Great White North I wondered why “all the grass had died.” Growing up on bentgrass fairways and bluegrass rough, I quickly learned the bermudagrass cycle of dormant and then emerging turf each spring. However, some resorts and private club fairways and tees were indeed green in December and January. Why, I asked? The old terminology of “winter rye” had been applied to these courses for flowing green grass fairways against a backdrop of dormant rough. It was truly eye-popping appeal. But looks can be deceiving, according to golf course superintendents, who over the last decade have embraced the use of colorants, or painting fairways, tees and greens, noting that it can be more beneficial to playing conditions in the long run across central and eastern North Carolina. And less costly. When colorants and pigments first arrived on the golf scene the products put off a blue hue some of the time, creating an unappealing look. But like most technology over the last decade, the painting products from such firms as BASF and Geoponics have been perfected and are now used more widely than rye grasses across the portion of the state that uses bermudagrasses and not bent. “Painting fairways is really an art, literally,” said Bob Farren, Pinehurst’s director of golf course maintenance. “In fact, our new service center manager that we just hired to come in, part of his expertise as a superintendent down on the coast was working with spraying and droplet size to enhance painting. “The key to painting is you want to start with a really good product. And the other is painting an even application just like you would take a roller and paint the walls in your house. It’s not any different making sure you get a good application on. We’ve gotten to where we’re painting later and later into the season because our growing season in the Sandhills just seems to go on longer and longer.” With Pinehurst Resort play tapering off in mid November into December, Farren says he won’t paint the fairways on courses Nos. 2, 4, 8 and 9 until early January, hoping to just apply one more application or spot treatments before the emergence of the bermudagrass in mid March. Farren, who last seeded one of his resort courses in 2009, and others say the cost of painting grass is 7-10 times cheaper than overseeding, however almost all superintendents argue they paint because of better turf conditions come spring, and not necessarily because it’s less expensive. But less than 10 minutes down the road in Southern Pines, another iconic resort -- Pine Continued on page 11

Great Debate from page 10 Needles and sister course Mid Pines -still overseeds each winter season. “When we get a beautiful day we have all the people in the surrounding area try to come and play our two courses because they are overseeded and look so beautiful,” said longtime Pine Needles superintendent David Fruchte. Fruchte did admit that discussions have been held about painting and what the best option will be for Pine Needles next winter when the USGA returns for the U.S. Women’s Open in the spring of 2022. “Our clientele expects us to overseed with the rye grass,” he said. “We have a lot of customers in the spring time coming from the North and they like to play on green grass, so we try to give it to them that way. “There was one year in the last 30 years that I have been here when we skipped overseeding fairways after we changed the grass over from common bermudagrass to 419,” Fruchte added. “We did overseed the rough but not the fairways and we got a lot of flak for that.” There are arguments that rye grass impedes the bermudagrass from reemerging in the spring, and that more specific and expensive herbicides are needed to control weeds that often get

tracked on to putting surfaces. “The two grasses will compete with the rye grass canopy shading out the bermudagrass, because bermudagrass requires a lot of sunlight,” said Lonnie Poole Golf Club superintendent Brian Green. “We only overseed the driving range tee now, which is common at a lot of golf courses in the Triangle. And the first place you will see poa annua at courses is on the putting green or if people overseed the pars 3 tees those greens will have more poa annua.” When Green first got to Lonnie Poole seven years ago they did overseed the tee boxes, then went to overseeding just the tees on the par 3s. Now they use mats on the pars 3s in the winter months. “I was over in Scotland and played St. Andrews and they had mats on their par 3s, so I thought that if it was good enough for St. Andrews it was good enough for Lonnie Poole,” he said. Lonnie Poole’s 15th fairway was used as a testing ground for overseeding a few years ago. And while that was happening, Green decided to paint the second potion of the fairway to compare and contrast the look. And maybe entice his boss to give painting a try. “With the resort type of courses you can certainly justify the added expense of painting, and possibly overseeding for increased revenues,” Green said. “In

our case and with most public courses, there is no case to justify adding a $16,000 expense in the winter.” The added expense with putting down rye comes from a variety of levels, including adding mowing and labor, water, herbicides and the increasing cost of seed. “It took some guts not to overseed any more,” Farren said. “But this fall we had only one rain event in 8 weeks. If we would have had rye grass out there we would have been watering and watering and watering and it would have been mud balls. And you have cart restrictions too when you’re trying to water your rye grass. The subject never comes up any more.”

There is another benefit to using colorants. “We start mowing bermudagrass here the first week of April in Raleigh, so painting would help speed that process up,” Green said. “It’s just like pavement; black pavement is hotter so with painting you have a darker surface that increases the soil temperatures a little bit.” The negative side of painting? “You do run into situations in February and early March with cart traffic and all those things that it becomes unsightly and you don’t have much tissue to paint on; you are painting on dirt or sand turf, and it doesn’t work as well,” Farren said. An art form, indeed.







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obert Linville knows the highs and lows of competitive golf better than most. An All-American golfer at Guilford College, where he won All-Carolinas Conference recognition four times and All-NAIA District 26 honors three times, Linville moved to Florida following graduation with his sights on the PGA Tour. Battling on the minitours weekly, Linville found himself regularly in contention. He won an event at Spruce Creek, near Daytona Beach, Fla., shooting 65-68 during the weekend, and recorded numerous top10 finishes. While still competing, he and his young family returned to Greensboro in 1984, when Linville was named co-head professional at Forest Oaks Country Club, which at the time was the site of the PGA Tour’s Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. In 1986, during the final stage of the PGA Tour’s grueling qualifying school, Linville birdied the final hole to make the four-round cut. There, he faced John Inman and David Thore — fellow Triad products — and the trio were tied after 72 holes. “David and I went out and shot 76,” Linville said. “John shot 66 and got his tour card. We just went back to work.” His on-course playing experience is a big part of the reason Linville — who was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame this fall — has carved a niche as one of the state’s most successful instructors. Linville went on to coach Greensboro College to its first NCAA title in any sport. Today, he instructs a wide range of golfers around the state including Champions Tour player Mike Goodes, LPGA player Katherine Perry, and decorated amateurs Scott Harvey and Josh Nichols, as well as numerous high school and collegiate golfers. “Robert’s selection to the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame simply identifies him as one of the truly remarkable athletes and coaches in the history of sports in this area,” said Kim Strable, who served 14 TRIAD GOLF TODAY • HOLIDAY 2020

as athletic director at Greensboro College during Linville’s tenure as golf coach, and is now the deputy director of the Greensboro Sports Foundation. Linville, who founded both Precision Golf School in Greensboro and the bourgeoning Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour, joined an esteemed class that also included Inman’s older brother, Joe, an All-American at Wake Forest. In 1995, Strable tapped Linville to serve as the head men’s golf coach at Greensboro College. Creating one of the most successful programs in the country, the Pride won the 2000 NCAA Division III championship — defeating perennial powerhouse Methodist College by a single stroke — and finished in the top five for six consecutive seasons, including a pair of runner-up finishes. Linville was named NCAA national coach of the year in 1999 and 2000, and USA South Athletic Conference coach of the year four times. In addition, he coached a USA national collegiate team to victories over Japan in 2000 and 2006. When he was athletic director at Greensboro College, Strable recalls numerous instances following the golf team around the course during the NCAA national championships. Strable got a first-hand view of Linville’s keen sense of knowing when a player needed him — and when they preferred to be left alone. “He expected a lot of his team leaders in particular and (the player’s) body language more times than not told the story,” Strable said. “Robert had a real eye for talent,” added Strable. “He has an easy-going nature coupled with a strong commitment to excellence. This allowed Robert to attract players who wanted the quality teaching as well as the ‘be your best’ type of inspiration.” Linville has earned the praise of his peers as one of the most respected instructors in the Southeast. In 1993, the members of the Carolinas PGA recognized him as the teacher of the year, and in 2008 Golf Digest selected Linville as one of the “Top 10 instructors in North Carolina.”

Three-time Guilford College AllAmerican Chris Haarlow has partnered with Linville at Precision Golf School for the past two decades. Together, they founded the Triad Youth Golf Foundation in 2000. “Robert is humble and soft spoken, but he’s very competitive,” Haarlow said. “He wants to win at what he does. He’s true, he’s honest and he’s gracious. But he does not like to lose. That’s who he is. He takes utmost pride in his teaching and his coaching. You look up the word ‘coach’ in the dictionary and there should be a picture of Robert. He knows when to pat a player on the back and when to tell them they’re not doing what they should do.” Combined, Linville and Haarlow have instructed more than 60 high school state champions, while more than 200 of their students have gone on to play college golf — which

translates to north of $12 million in college scholarships. “We’re more like an old married couple. We probably spend more time together across the (teaching) bays than not,” said Haarlow, who remains one of the most accomplished players in the Carolinas PGA. “Robert’s best students mirror and model themselves after him. You talk to Mike Goodes and he’s going to deflect how good he is. You talk to Scott Harvey and he’s going to deflect how good he is. And that’s what Robert has been to me, too.” Linville also founded the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Tour in 2007, along with director Mike Parker, after realizing that there weren’t enough quality opportunities for junior girls looking to play competitive golf. Now in its second decade of existence, the PKB tour schedule has grown to nearly 100 events from Florida to Pennsylvania, and more than 1,000 yearly participants and counting — while a large number of the former PKB members have gone on to play college golf. “The PKB Girls’ Golf Tour is a huge reason why I’ve been able to reach my dreams of playing professional golf,” said Perry, a Cary native who went on to star at the University of North Carolina. “Robert is an incredible instructor, but he’s also a great person.” Perry started working with Linville about 12 years ago, after she went through a brief slump while competing on the PKB Tour. “He’s been helping me grow as a golfer and a person ever since,” she said. “What I remember most from my first lessons is laughing a lot and having fun trying to improve. Robert has always placed a bigger emphasis on the process of improvement rather than just results. That’s helped me try to focus on each event being an opportunity to improve. I would not have gone to UNC or made it to the LPGA without him.” Perry decided before the 2016 LPGA qualifying school that she would quit golf if she didn’t retain her Tour card. So, she called Linville to caddie for her during the final stage. Years of encouragement, gentle pushing and swing improvements came down to the final hole of qualifying, where Perry had a 15-foot birdie putt to finish inside the top 20 and earn her card. “He read the putt perfectly, I made it, and we knew that I had just made it to the Continued on page 15

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LPGA,” she said. “The excitement of that moment is hard to describe.” Perry has earned four top 20s and one top 10, along with making two U.S. Open appearances in her professional career. She said Linville has been there for nearly all of her most memorable moments. “When Robert is coaching, you know he cares more about the person than the scores they’re producing,” Perry said. “He takes time out of his incredibly busy schedule to come to events, and watch and cheer you on.” Linville, who stays on the cutting edge of golf technology and constantly studies statistics, describes his job as “golf performance coaching.” He estimates spending 75 to 80 days a year on the road, watching various players compete. “Just seeing what I can pick up from patterns and consistencies,” he said. “Seeing what they do, whether it’s body language or specific things that they do in tournaments that they’re not aware of. There’s a correlation between how they do in practice and how they do in competition. It boils down to how you prepare as much as anything.” “To me, everything is about ‘why?”’ he added. “I’m always asking tournament golfers, ‘What’s your why?’ From a coaching standpoint, if I’m going to suggest a change or we need to do something, I need to have my why, of why are we going to do this. Not just because I want it to look a certain way or you hit a specific shot, I want to know why we’re doing this.” While many of his family and friends were on hand for Linville’s most recent Hall of Fame induction, two of his favorite coaches were at the forefront of his thoughts. His coach at Guilford, Jack Jensen, a member of the Golf Coaches’ Association of America Hall of Fame, passed away in 2010. His mother, Ruth Linville, passed away in June 2018 at the age of 101. During her 37 years as a teacher, mostly at Kernersville and East Forsyth High Schools, Ruth coached all sports — “she even coached football one year,” Robert said — but was most noted for her four state championship titles in basketball. “I was fortunate to play for Coach Jensen at Guilford,” Linville said. “He was great with people. He didn’t know anything about golf, but he knew people. I was real young when my mother was coaching. I’m sure what I got from her was patience and keeping people focused on doing the best we can do.”

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t was hard for Jaclyn Kenzel to imagine winning the 4-A women’s high school golf championship two months ago. Kenzel and her family had just returned from a two-week vacation to the Cayman Islands and the future college biomedical engineering major was focused on academics heading into the school year. The Pinecrest High School senior had not picked up a golf club in a few weeks, and quite frankly, her game was a mess. “It was really rough for me; I was shooting 41 and 42 for nine holes,� a smiling Kenzel said moments after capturing the 4-A individual championship at Pinehurst No. 5 with a pair of 1-under rounds of 71 for a one-shot victory over Megan Morris of Panther Creek. “Coach came to me and pulled me aside and gave me some great words of encouragement and told me I was still able to do it and to pull myself together.�

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In addition to the words of wisdom from coach Lynne Beechler, Kenzel also got a push from fellow senior Mara Hirtle, who with an average nine-hole score of 33.6 set the all-time conference record – for both men and women – this season. Hirtle finished third at the state tournament, two strokes behind Kenzel to spark Pinecrest to its second crown in four seasons. “We joke around about our rivalry, it goes back-and-forth a lot but neither of us thinks we’re better than the other one,� Hirtle said. Both golfers were also an integral part of the 2016 title team – the first year for Beechler, who now has two state titles and two runner-up finishes in her first four seasons leading the Patriots. “I can’t complain,� Beechler said. “I am so happy, but it’s really all the girls. We do everything we can to make them successful, whatever it takes for them to feel comfortable out there on the course Continued on page 19

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Pinecrest from page 18 and to feel confident and keep a steady pace about them. I always tell them ‘if you make a bogey, Ok let’s move on.’ We want them centered; their core to be solid. We tell them not to dwell on things because there is always a next hole.” “Coach really pushes us a lot,” Hirtle added. “If we aren’t doing so well on say chipping she will stay out there with us and toss the balls back to us until we get it right. She is really supportive. She has been a great coach the last few years. She is not like a mom, she’s like a coach, and she really pushes us to our limits to make sure we’re doing what we need to do. She is definitely stern … in a good way.” Pinecrest took an eight-stroke lead into the final day and ended up finishing five shots better than New Bern. Cardinal Gibbons came in third. Last year’s state champion – Reagan – finished sixth. Becca Connolly of Winston-Salem Reynolds matched Morris for the low round of the tournament with a finalround 69 to finish fourth, three shots off the pace. Hirtle came in 17th as a freshman in 2016, while Kenzel was 28th. Part of their job this season was to teach this year’s

Becca Conley qualifying freshman Kitson O’Neal, who came in 34th, what it takes to be a champion. “Every win is different with different girls and different circumstances and different things you are working on,” Beechler said. “Having two seniors and one freshman is a different dichotomy, so it was our job to teach Kitson what the

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By STEVE HUFFMAN fter the first day of the 1-A/2-A golf championship, Oak Grove girls coach Vaughn Black knew his team was capable of playing better, he just

knew it. The Grizzlies hadn’t played terribly on the first day of the tournament, held in late October at Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, and were tied with Mount Pleasant for the top spot. But Black thought his players were better than the 263stroke total they put up that first day. He called them together and issued a challenge. “Go out,” Black said, “and play like you’ve played all year long.” The Grizzlies did just that, bettering their first-round score by 14 shots with a closing-day 249 for a two-day total of 512. Oak Grove walked away with the championship, defeating second-place finisher Mount Pleasant by 19 strokes. Ledford finished third at 553. “They knew they could shoot a lot better,” Black said of his team’s improvement from one day to the next. “They sort of motivated themselves.” The win is the first state title for a team from Oak Grove, a Davidson County school in just its third year of existence. Oak Grove’s Karli Jump showed the most improvement of any Grizzly golfer from round one to round two. Jump, a senior and Oak Grove’s No. 1 golfer, shot an unheard-of-for-her opening round 88. After that score, Jump told her coach and teammates she was capable of shooting 10 strokes better on the second day. That’s exactly what she did, coming back in the tournament’s closing round with a 78.

“Karli played like she’s capable of playing the second day,” Black said. In the final round, Jump’s 78 was the lowest of the Grizzlies’ three scores. As far as individual honors are concerned, she finished in a three-way tie for 11th with Ainslee Conrad of West Davidson and Jala Stamey of Hayesville. Jump said her opening-round 88 was due to a duck hook she somehow developed on the driving range just before teeing off. “I couldn’t hit it straight,” Jump said. “I just couldn’t hit it straight.” So, after the round was through, accompanied by her father, Jerry, Jump spent an hour on the range, figuring out where the hook came from and, more importantly, how to get rid of it. “I knew I could play much better than I played,” she said. The closing-round 78 proved as much. Jump will be attending Catawba College in Salisbury next year, the recipient of a scholarship that rewards both her athletic

and scholastic accomplishments. But Jump was hardly the only Oak Grove player to contribute to the team’s championship. The Grizzlies were the only team at the championship to qualify five players – Jump, Sarah Stewart and Kaitlyn McDonnell as a team, and Emma Maddock and Ashley Longbottom as individuals. All five golfers contributed rounds that counted toward the state championship, an accomplishment of which Black said he’s especially proud. “We were the only team to qualify all five girls from the regional to the state,” he said. “That says something about our program, about the work the girls put into it.” Other than Jump, Longbottom is the only senior on the team. She finished 29thof the 78 players competing in the championship. Maddock, a junior, finished 22nd. Stewart and McDonnell, also juniors, finished 24th and 30th, respectively. Despite being such a new school, Oak Grove has enjoyed remarkable success in girls golf. The team won the Central Carolina 2-A Conference’s regular season and tournament titles each of its first two years of existence. A year ago, the Grizzlies finished third in the state tournament. Jump said that before this season began, Black had all the Grizzlies list five individual goals and five team goals they hoped to accomplish. Winning a state championship was something everyone on the team said they were working for. “We knew we had a really good shot at winning it,” Jump said. Black said because the Grizzlies have so many returning players, the belief is they’ll contend for another state title next year. “We certainly hope so,” he said. “We’ve got a good group coming back.”

Rockingham County comes up short in bid for fifth straight 3-A crown


By EDDIE SOUTHARDS ockingham County was thwarted in its bid to win a fifth straight state title in the women's 3-A tournament by a red-hot Cox Mill team from Concord. The Cougars were consistent shooting 240-241 for a 481 total at Foxfire Resort & Golf Club to finish in second place. Their score was 12 strokes better than in 2018 when they won their fourth title in a row to tie a state record. But Cox Mill, the second-place finisher last year, shot 237-230 for 467 to win by 14 shots. “We've been real fortunate to win four years in a row,” said Rockingham coach Mike Williams. “But your hat has to go off to Cox Mill. They played a great (final) round. I'm happy for them.



“We didn't give it away, they took it. My girls played good and we had a good year. We won the conference, the conference tournament and our regional. We just got beat.” The Cougars trailed Cox Mill by only three shots after the opening round. “After the first round, I told them they had to play the golf course,” Williams said. “Don't get into a match play situation (with Cox Mill). Just play to the best of their ability and we'll see how things come out. I think they did a good job of that. I'm real proud of them. We don't have anything to be ashamed of.” The Cougars were led by seniors Riley Hamilton and Victoria Cook. Hamilton shot 79-76 for 155 to tie for fifth place in the individual standings. Cook shot 80-76 for 156 to finish seventh.

“We're losing two great seniors,” Williams said. “It's going to be a big loss. I feel bad for them. I know they are disappointed. They always treated golf like a business and it helped our program. I'll always be grateful for that.” Both players will play college golf next year – Hamilton at East Carolina and Cook at UNC Greensboro. “They will be an asset to those programs,” Williams said. “I look forward to seeing what they do in the future. But I will miss Riley and Victoria. Riley transferred in last year and helped us win another title, and she played good this year. Victoria got better every year in the state tournament. I appreciate all their hard work. I couldn't ask any more out of them.” Sophomore Elli Flinchum shot 81-89 – 170 for Rockingham's other team score. Sophomore Olivia

Peterson shot 186. “We've got those two sophomores coming back and we have a couple of kids coming from the middle school,” Williams said. “We'll have a very good team next year and, hopefully, make it back to the state tournament again.” Cox Mill was led by junior Elizabeth Lohbauer who shot 73-70 – 143 to win the individual title. Bursting onto the scene at the state tournament was freshman Emily Mathews of Eastern Alamance. She shot 77-70 – 147 to finish second in the state. “I didn't really have any expectations,” she said. “I just wanted to have fun and whatever happens, happens.” Her play this year has impressed her coach, Robbie Wood. Continued on page 27



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Field 77 28 96 90 54 59 47 47 102 91 52 120 75 58 96 77 47 87 75 93 59 47 72 120 58 102 79 100 87 87 77 98 98 79 96 76 78 102 98 98

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WOMEN Lydia Randell, Winston-Salem Lydia Randell, Winston-Salem Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Hailey Joy, Reidsville Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Emily Hawkins, Lexington Kayla Smith, Burlington Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Grace Yatawara, Salisbury Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Samantha DeBusk, Lexington Victoria Ladd, Greensboro Hailey Joy, Reidsville C.C. Ganim, Greensboro Hailey Barajas, Winston-Salem Lauren Denhard, Salisbury Olivia John, Summerfeld C.C. Ganim, Greensboro Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Emily Hawkins, Lexington Hailey Joy, Reidsville Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield Mallory Fobes, East Bend Kayla Smith, Burlington Hailey Joy, Reidsville Emily Hawkins, Lexington

School St. Andrews St. Andrews Western Carolina Western Carolina UNCG Belmont Abbey UNCG Western Carolina Campbell North Carolina Catawba East Carolina Pfeiffer UNC Pembroke Western Carolina UNCG Appalachian Catawba Belmont Abbey High Point Appalachian Western Carolina Campbell UNCG UNCG UNC Wilmington North Carolina UNCG Campbell

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Field 23 70 35 50 55 37 55 52 82 81 80 48 36 80 52 48 52 89 80 73 50 88 96 88 88 90 96 112 94

Scores 78-81 76-75 73-75 75-74-75 73-73-77 87-76 75-76-75 76-73 72-71-69 73-70-74 77-73 77-76-73 95-85 74-80 78-75 75-78-76 76-78 75-77 77-79 76-75-77 74-72-80 78-76-76 73-79-68 82-77-74 82-77-75 72-79-77 73-70-77 76-73-74 75-77-77

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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. 21-Nov. 5.


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So golf etiquette isn’t dead after all, is it? A growing lack of civility is distressing


most of us on a daily basis. Why take By BETSEY MITCHELL this headache to the golf course in the y favorite holiday charac- first place? o, Mr. Grinch, I understand all I love some private clubs that ban ter is the Grinch. I know you are saying, but as we wind cell phones from the course. Drop it this is quite a surprise down 2019, I’ve decided to Bets, however can’t you see a little bit off in the basket in the locker room spend this time on the good news in of me in that green guy – crusty on the and pick it up before heading to the golf. 19th hole. Now that’s what I CALL a outside but with a warm heart? Think about the growth of The relaxing round. Even the Grinch, as nasty as he First Tee and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. By all indications, was, didn’t shoot the bird to the kids The end of October in the fictional town of Whoville. I bet Kim is a nice guy who brought the LPGA Q doesn’t really have he wanted to, though. Series to Pinehurst. It is a “middle finger” The middle finger became a hot thrilling to see so many past. And Kim isn’t a topic on the links when golfer Bio American flags, espenobody. He was leadKim was suspended for three years cially high up on the ing the Korean Tour from the Korean Tour for his gesture DUELING DIVOTS leaderboard. toward the crowd at an event he even- money list when his Our state is famous livelihood was quickly tually won. Apparently someone had for our golf volunteers. Area club golf stripped from him for more than distracted Kim in his backswing by associations are run by volunteers 1,000 days by one poor outburst. taking a photo with a cell phone. handling games, scoring and special Don’t get me started on cell phones Could you imagine the PGA Tour events. We had three USGA champidocking Tiger Woods during his on the golf course or cell phones in onships in NC this year with over 900 general. Best invention in the last two prime for cussing up a storm on open volunteers just for the US Amateur. decades and also the worst invention. microphones? The CGA has a legion of volunteer Would never happen, correct? Add in the constant emails and photo rules officials and course raters. The Maybe it should have. bombs and it’s a complete mess for First Tee and US Girls couldn’t func-


tion and grow without its faithful volunteers. So much for good news and yet the growing lack of civility from both spectator and player is distressing. Can you imagine Bobby Jones’ expression? Bio Kim’s story gave me a glimmer of hope when he accepted his punishment and knelt before his country and apologized. All those embracing the “Free Bio” products, take a moment to think about how that shames Bio further. Should we be applying our lax behavior on his country? To all the spectators screaming ridiculous phrases and thinking a picture is more important than the experience, please stay away until you have thought it through. And because it is my duty to the title of this column, this “dueler” happily points out that I have never heard a woman scream “Go in the Hole!” nano-seconds from the ball leaving the club face… just sayin.’


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body else. That's hitting it. She's amazing.” “As a freshman, she's the best I've Wood said Mathews' dedication to ever seen,” he said. “She's got the practice has paid off. game. You need to keep an eye on her “She works hard by going out the next three years.” every morning to the driving range Mathews shot a 70 in the second before she goes to school,” he said. round despite making double bogey “When she gets home in the afteron the 10th hole when she thinned a noon, she is on the range again. When tee shot and got into trouble. we finish a match, she is on the prac“I played really solid,” she tice green putting some more. And said. “I was 2-under on the front. you couldn't ask for a better kid. She Unfortunately, I made the double on has a good head on her.” 10 but I got it back to 2-under to finMathews' home course is Mill ish.” Creek Golf Club but her swing coach Mathews made five birdies in the is Chase Duncan at Lonnie Poole Golf final round. She showed uncommon Course in Raleigh. poise for a 14-year-old playing in the “He has helped me improve my state tournament for the first time. mental game a lot,” said Mathews, “I was nervous off the first tee but who has been working with Duncan that's every tournament,” she said. for nearly two years. “My swing has “I turn the nerves into excitement. changed a lot with him. It is more Coming down the 18th hole, there was consistent. I'm just really excited to a fairly big crowd so that gave me a keep progressing. I want to come little pressure but I liked it.” back next year and, hopefully, win.” Wood is impressed with her disMathews led Eastern Alamance tance, especially for someone so young to a sixth-place finish in the state with a slight build. He said Mathews team standings. Her teammates were hits it more than 300 yards off the tee senior Riley Beck who shot 88-87 – and can hit her 4-iron 215 yards. 175 and junior Chandler Bryant who “I don't know if I can put into shot 101-95 – 196. words how good she can strike the Siana Wong of Northern Guilford ball,” Wood said. “She won a long competed as an individual and tied driving contest recently. Off the tee, for 8th place with rounds of 79-78 for she is 50 to 60 yards in front of everya 157 total.




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SECOND STAGE Brooksville, Fla • Nov. 5-8 Medalist: 265 • Score needed to advance: 278 T18. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem! 71-67-71-69--278 Dothan, Ala. • Nov. 5-8 Medalist: 272 • Score needed to advance: 284 T11. Thomas Walsh, High Point! 66-73-72-72--283 T28. Will Collins, Charlottesville, Va.! 76-71-69-71--287 T38. Alex Smalley, Greensboro! 71-76-70-72--289 56. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro! 71-75-73-76--295 Murrieta, Calif. • Nov. 5-8 Medalist: 271 • Score needed to advance: 288 T52. David Mathis, Wake Forest! 79-69-71-77--296 Top finishers from second stage events, including Ryan Sullivan and Thomas Walsh, advance to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Dec. 12-15 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla. FIRST STAGE Nebraska City, Neb. • Oct. 1-4 Medalist: 273 • Score needed to advance: 283 T3. Thomas Walsh, High Point! 72-67-69-66--274 Savannah, Ga.. • Oct. 1-4 Medalist: 266 • Score needed to advance: 277 T14. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro! 69-67-67-72--275 The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis • Oct. 1-4 Medalist: 261 • Score needed to advance: 273 T4. Alex Smalley, Greensboro! 64-67-68-68--267 T7. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem! 66-68-65-71--270 Triad area players eliminated in First Stage: Adam Webb, Greensboro William Register, Burlington Ryan Parrish, Greensboro Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro Frank Adams, Salisbury Jonathan DiIanni, Charlotte

Carolinas Golf Association

8th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship Country Club of Wakefield Plantation • Oct. 8-9 1. Don Detweiler-Paul Simson, Raleigh! 63-62--125 2. Russ Perry, W-S - Gary Hull, Statesville! 67-68--135 2. Brad Burris, High Point-Logan Jackson, W-S! 69-66--135 4. Charlie Parks,Asheboro-Doug Owens, Albemarle! 68-68--136 Selected others from field of 32 7. Dickie Brewer, W-S-Todd Turner, West End! 67-72--139 9. J Lawson-Jim Morgan, Greensboro! 73-67--140 12. Dick Hogan, Burlington-George Leight, Apex! 73-69--142 18. Jim Carmichael-David Millis, High Point! 71-73--144 20. Wayne Pyrtle-Ray Womack, Burlington! 76-69--145 Age 70+ Division 1. Larry Boswell, High Point-Ernie Newton, W-S! 64-66--130 2. Ricky Luzar, Pinehurst-Don Slater, Durham! 66-71--137 2. William Boles,Wilson-Robert Desjardins,Matthews!69-68--137 2. Bernie Schultz-Chuck Wunsch, Pinehurst! 68-69--137 24th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship Country Club of Landfall (Dye Course), Wilmington Oct. 4-6 1. Trey Howell-Neil Wilkinson, Wilmington! 65-70-63--198 2. Davis Womble-Dan Walters, W-S! 63-68-68--199 3. J.D. McNeill, Raleigh-Jerry Richardson,Cary! 66-68-69--203 Selected others from field of 83 teams 7. Jon Jackson, Siler City-Matt Crenshaw, Burl.! 68-67-73--208 7. Eston Lee, FourOaks-Caden Baker, Mebane!68-67-73--208 7. Alex Nianouris, Raleigh-D.Sargent, Cornelius!71-69-68--208 19. Dustin Moore, Burl.-Greg Earnhardt, Gboro! 65-73-73--211 21st Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur Gaston CC, Gastonia • Oct. 1-2 Championship Division 1. Jayne Pardus, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 76-70--146 2. Brenda Kuehn, Asheville! 72-74--146 Selected others from field of 37 16. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 79-79--158 25. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro! 83-84--167 26. Lisa Mooneyham, Graham! 79-89--168 29. Katherine DeVore, High Point! 84-87--171 33. Charlotte Koh, Greensboro! 92-82--174 Pardus won on first playoff hole Carolinas Division 1. Murrie Ives, Charlotte! 75-73--148 2. Carole Jones, Hillsborough! 73-80--153 2. June Lee, Durham! 73-80--153 4. Barbara Munnett, Winston-Salem! 77-79--156 Selected others from field of 37 13. Mary Hill, Winston-Salem! 84-81--165 18. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 87-85--172 20. Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! 94-79--173 21. Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro! 81-94--175 74th Captain’s Putter Matches (CGA vs. Virginias) Greensboro CC (Farm) • Oct. 18-19 Team ! Four-Ball Foursomes Singles = Total Carolinas! 9.50 6.0 15.5 = 31.0 Virginias ! 2.50 6.0 8.5 = 17.0 Highlights for Triad area players: Chad Wilfong was one of four Carolinas players to go undefeated (2-0-1) in the three matches ... In four-ball matches, Scott Harvey teamed with Thomas Owen for a 3-and-2 win, Chris Cassetta teamed with Timothy Driver for a 4-and-3 win, Russ Perry teamed with Tim Pope for a 2-and-1 win and Patrick Brady teamed with Steve Harwell for a 4-and-3 win as the Carolinas team opened a 9.5 to



2.5 lead ... In alternate shot play, Harvey and Owen won 1 up and Wilfong teamed with Stephen Woodard for a 2-and-1 win as the Carolinas and Virginias tied 6-6 ... in singles play, Triad area winners were Wilfong (4 and 3) and Cassetta (3 and 2) as the Carolinas team wrapped up the title with a 15.5 to 8.5 margin ... The Carolinas team, captained by Lawrence Hicks, used the win to increase the all-time lead in the series to 51-22-1. 58th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship Mimosa Hils G&CC, Morganton • Sept. 30-Oct. 2 1. Steve Harwell, Mooresville! 65-66-67--198 2. Pat Thompson, Asheville! 65-69-74--208 2. Linley Tate, Greensboro! 70-69-69--208 4. Dale Fuller, Raleigh! 70-67-72--209 4. Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, SC! 73-66-70--209 4. Lionel Sutton, LaGrange! 71-70-68--209 7. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem! 69-67-74--210 7. Todd Hendley, Columbus! 69-70-71--211 Selected others from field of 124 16. Patrick Brady, Reidsville! 71-74-69--214 26. Mike Bivins, High Point! 74-74-70--218 32. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 71-75-74--220 32. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 74-75-71--220 44. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 72-76-75--223 44. Brad Buxton, Greensboro! 74-73-76--223 47. Don White, Winston-Salem! 73-76-75--224

Carolinas PGA

CPGA Professional Championship Treyburn CC, Durham • Sept. 24-26 1. Matt Vick, Pinehurst, $9,000! 70-65-71--206 2. Scooter Buhrman, Etowah, $5,280! 68-68-72--208 Selected others from field of 114 5. Steve Scott, Winston-Salem, $3,230! 67-72-72--211 6. Josh Webb, High Point, $2,785! 71-72-71--214 6. Jimmy Flippen, Danville, Va., $2,785! 68-74-72--214 8. Mitch Adams, Asheboro, $2,195! 73-69-73--215 12. Tommy Gibson, Mt. Airy, $1,790! 72-71-73--216 21. Savio Nazareth, Kernersville, $954! 73-71-75--219 34. John Faidley, Winston-Salem, $545! 73-75-75--223 Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Belfair East, Bluffton, SC • Oct. 8 1. Scott Hunter-Paul Klasing, Wexford GC! Selected others from field of 35 6. Ben Miller-Dan Outlaw, Colonial CC! 6. Craig Adolff-Toby Leasure, The Cardinal by Pete Dye! 26. Sam Randazzo-Brent Long, Pilot Knob GC!

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First Responders Pro-Am Greensboro National GC, Summerfield • Oct. 7 1. Jimmy Flippen Jr., Danville, Va., $2,000! 66 2. Mitch Adams, Asheboro, $1,200! 67 2. John Faidley, Winston-Salem, $1,200! 67 4. Justin Malone, Greensboro, $925! 69 4. Jason Akel, Hickory, $925! 69 Notes: Savio Nazareth, Jeff Guernier, Jeff Cargnel and Jeff Burgham teamed up to win the pro-am competition with a 33under-par score.

GPro Tour

Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC • Sept. 16-18 1. Keenan Huskey, Greenville, SC, $10,000! 73-64-65--202 2. Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, $4,675! 69-69-66--204 2. Matt Atkins, N.Augusta, SC $4,675! 73-66-65--204 Selected others from field of 69 14. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $1,075! 71-71-67--209

SwingThought Tour

Summer Grove, Newnan, Ga. • Oct. 16-18 1. Barrett Waters, Villa Rica, Ga., $10,000! 68-65-70--203 2. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $5,000! 73-66-65--204 Selected others from field of 51 9. Chandler White, Clemmons, $1,157! 69-71-70--210

CGA One-Day Four-Ball

Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Treyburn CC, Durham • Nov. 5 Tournament 55+ (13 entries) 3. Jeffrey Petry, Elon-Craig Cathey, Burlington! 4. Jeff Jensen, Greensboro-Steve Citty, Reidsville! Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 1. Jack Stanley, Summerfield-Wilson Shelton, Madison! 2. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-David Lane, Advance! Super Senior 70+ Flight A (9 entries) 2. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston Salem! Super Senior 70+ Flight B (9 entries) 1. David R Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 2. Dave Robinson,Burlington-Herbert Niparts,New London! MacGregor Downs CC, Cary • Nov. 4 Tournament 55+ Flight B (10 entries) 1. Billy Sawyers, West End-Tim Peele, Pilot Mountain! 5. Todd Auten, Greensboro-Clif Moore, Raleigh! Super Senior 65+ (15 entries) 5. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-David Lane, Advance! 7. Steven Snow, Mt Airy-Don Moore, Raleigh!

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Ballantyne CC, Charlotte • Oct. 29 Tournament 55+ Flight A (10 entries) 3. Stanley Randall-Johnny Miller, Mocksville! Super Senior 65+ Flight A (9 entries) 1. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! Super Senior 65+ Flight B (9 entries) 3. Gary Littell, Pfafftown-Jim Guill, Lancaster, SC!

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Cowan’s Ford, Lake Norman • Oct. 22 Tournament 55+ (15 entries) 3. Jim Christy-Jimmy Hubbard, China Grove! Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 3. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls!


Catawba CC, Newton • Oct. 21 Tournament 55+ Flight (9 entries) 2. Stanley Randall-Barry Whittaker, Mocksville! 4. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 6. Norman Davis, Charlotte-Bob Oswald, Winston Salem!

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Rock Barn Golf & Spa (Jones), Conover • Oct. 8 Tournament 55+ Flight B (12 entries) 6. Tim Snow-Dale White, Dobson! 80 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (9 entries) 4. David Lane, Advance-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 74 Super Senior 65+ Flight B (9 entries) 1. Gary Littell, Pfafftown-Jim Guill, Lancaster, SC! 75 Rock Barn Golf & Spa (Jackson) • Oct. 7 Tournament 55+ Flight A (10 entries) 2. Randy Beeson, Colfax-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 5. Brian Sainz, Advance-Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! Tournament 55+ Flight B (10 entries) 5. Craig Covington, Pinnacle-Steven Snow, Mt Airy! Super Senior 70+ (10 entries) 2. Richard Addis, Shelby-Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! Legacy GL, Aberdeen • Oct. 1 Tournament 55+ Flight (9 entries) 2. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! 4. Richard Lyle, Pfafftown-David Frye, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 65+ (14 entries) 2. Rickey Luzar, Pinehurst-Kim Mansfield, High Point! Pinewild CC (Holly), Pinehurst • Sept. 30 Tournament 55+ Flight B (10 entries) 1. Dale Slate, Advance-Herb Whitesell, Granite Falls! Super Senior 70+ (14 entries) 1. Douglas Dean-Mike Sprouts, Winston-Salem! 4. Ben Payne, Greensboro-Travis Jones, Greensboro! 7. David R. Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill • Oct. 28 Men Long Tees Flight 1 (9 entries) 4. Garrett Smith-Brady Moran, Greensboro! 4. Anthony Hiatt, Pinnacle-Joey Perkins, King! Men Long Tees Flight 2 (10 entries) 1. Mitch Mabe, Mt Airy-James Williams, Galax, Va.! Men Regular Tees Flight 1 (10 entries) 2. Mark Henline, Whitsett-Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 5. Rickey Frye-Danny Frye, Winston-Salem! Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 2. Bobby Jarrett, Greensboro-Eddie Streetman, Lexington! Mixed and Women (10 entries) 4. Tricia Hull-Stan Hull, Greensboro!

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Foundation Four-Ball at Grandfather G&CC • Oct. 21 Men Long Tees Flight 1 (9 entries) 2. Chris Williams, Concord-Michael Swaringen, Salisbury! 67 4. Kyle Carroll, Germanton-Erik Martin, Snead’s Ferry! 72 Men Long Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 2. Linley Tate, Greensboro-Dave Davis, Pine Level! 69 3. Mitch Mabe, Mt Airy-James Williams, Galax, Va.! 71 4. Brooks Roberts, Winston Salem-Jon Hill, Lexington! 72 Men Long Tees Flight 3 (9 entries) 1. Bret Kinney, Reidsville-James Austin, Asheville! 72 Men Regular Tees Flight 1 (10 entries) 1. Anthony Baker, Carolina Shores-Scotty Odell, Greensboro! 67 Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 3. Ryan Greene, Raleigh-Raymond Greene, Greensboro! 76 Country Club of Salisbury • Oct. 14 Men Long Tees (14 entries) 1. Joe Wood-William Beshears, Elkin! 66 1. Chris Williams, Concord-Michael Swaringen, Salisbury! 66 4. Corey Basinger-Hank Robins, Salisbury! 67 5. Aubrey Ramseur, LexingtonNathan Barker, Clemmons! 69 Men Regular Tees (15 entries) 1. Anthony Baker, Carolina Shores-Scotty Odell,Greensboro! 71 3. David Wall, Madison-Johnny Kallam, Stoneville! 73 3. Brian Hayes, High Point-Jason Beeson, Winston-Salem! 73 3. Anthony Cook, Pilot Mountain-Scott Goins, Huntersville! 73 3. Matt Wilmoth, Dobson-Steven Snow, Mt Airy! 73 Men Short Tees (11 entries) 1. David Harrison, Yadkinville-Larry Hamby, Hamptonville! 67 2. Huston Shaw-Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 69 3. Billy Sawyers, West End-Tim Peele, Pilot Mountain! 70 4. John Kyger-Robert Wallace, Salisbury! 71 4. Lee Noble, Walkertown-Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 71 Mixed and Women (6 entries) 1. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown-Vincent Avera, Gboro! 73 3. Mark Smith-Melissa Smith, Advance! 76

LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Country Club of Salisbury • Nov. 5 First Flight (11 entries) 2. Lisa Mooneyham, Graham-Kathy Binkley, Cornelius! 3. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-June Lee, Durham! 4. Nancy Cooper, Burlington-Cindy Shetter, Graham!

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Old North State Club, New London • Nov. 4 First Flight (13 entries) 4. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-June Lee, Durham! Second Flight (13 entries) 1. Lisa Milligan, Greensboro-Pamela Finlen, Reidsville! 3. Nancy Cooper, Burlington-Cindy Shetter, Graham! 6. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown-Carmen Andia,Whitsett! Fourth Flight (13 entries) 5. Debbie Tilley, Kernersville-Martha Hollady, Jamestown!


Greensboro National Fall Classic Greensboro National GC, Summerfield (par 72) • Nov. 2-3 Championship Flight Scott Trent-Tony Byerly! 63-69--132 Danny Hopkins-Mark Collins! 67-67--134 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Barron Walker-Wayne Pyrtle! 66-70--136 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Coston Fogelman-Wiley Fogelman! 65-72--137 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Jamie Gilley-Robert Keck! 67-70--137 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Bob Williams-Michael Christley! 67-72--139 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Anthony Gammon-Jim Gammon! 67-75--142 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU First Flight UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Bobby Cadieux-Mike Bayes! 68-66--134 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Drew Crawford-Jason Fulp! 68-66--134 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Bret Kinney-Erik Williams! 68-67--135 Gary Pugh-Nick Cromer! 68-69--137 Brady Moran-Patrick Ponce! 68-70--138 Second Flight Logan Thornton-Randy Clayton! 69-67--136 Brad Helms-Russ Patterson! 69-71--140 John Hopkins-Mike Sigmon! 69-71--140 Barry Dodson-James Goin! 69-72--141 Robert Trent-Steven Trent! 70-71--141 Third Flight Charlie Roberson-Courtland Brewer! 74-67--141 Brian Reynolds-Brian Robinette! 72-71--143 Matt Mann-Scott Shackleford! 74-69--143 Brett Stell-Dean Harrison! 72-72--144 Mark Dill-Rand Stinson! 73-71--144 Fourth Flight Billy Hutcherson-Chuck Jenkins! 78-71--149 David Hord-Joe Adkins! 75-76--151 Chad Shields-Steve Nowack! 78-77--155 Fifth Flight Bruce Newsome-Walt Byerly! 79-76--155 Brandon Smith-Chad Shelton! 82-76--158 Dennis Talavera-Zo Polomo! 79-79--158 Jim Williams-Mark Hartson! 81-77--158 36th annual Lexington Barbecue Festival 2-Man Lexington GC, Oct. 23-24 Championship Flight (top 7 of 14) Justin Lefler-Doug McDonald! 63-62--125 Mike Swaringen-Chris Williams! 62-63--125 Andrew Morgan-Blake Wray! 66-64--130 Kelly Leonhardt-Doyle Wyant! 63-68--131 Casey Wilmoth-Scott Carter! 65-67--132 Jay Baity-Paul Baity! 64-69--133 Jamie Gilley-Brant Stovall! 65-68--133 First Flight (top 5 of 13) Kerry Cooke-Taylor Zimmerman! 68-64--132 Jamie Caudill-Greg Childress! 70-63--133 Josh Smith-Jason Thomas! 68-67--135 Derek Paschal-Seth Correll! 71-66--137 Kevin Veach-Jordan Ramsey! 71-67--138 Second Flight (top 5 of 14) Dane Robertson-Matt Robertson! 71-68--139 Mike Helms-Michael Spillman! 72-68--140 Matt Boone-Jimmy Avery! 73-68--141 Nick Mayo-Brian Hayes! 74-68--142 Kevin Mininni-Matt Mininni! 72-70--142 Third Flight (top 4 of 14) Rush Folger-Matt Wilmoth! 76-73--139 Christian Hodge-Anthony Akins! 76-77--153 Terry Mulkey-Rick Ridenhour! 79-75--154 Jeff Mitchell-Joey Stone! 77-77--154 Elmo Cobb 2-Man Championship Southwick GC, Graham (par 72) • Oct. 26-27 Championship Flight Tony Byerly-Melvin Barnes! 62-62--124 Shane Hamlett-Adam Hamlett! 65-64--129 Willie Noah-Kevin Burns! 65-64--129 First Flight Brady Moran-Rob Bouchillion! 70-65--135 Robert Trent-Barry Joyce! 70-67--137 Derrick Holbrook-Bruce Newsome! 70-68--138 Senior Championship Flight Chester Thorpe-Mike Smith! 63-65--128 Jerry Joyce-Dale Bryant! 63-66--129 Steve Bigham-Randy Clayton! 65-67--132 Senior First Flight Garland Yates-Sam Patterson! 70-67--137 Mike Ward-Tommy Childress! 74-68--142

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11th annual Steve Welch Fall Classic Asheboro Municipal GC (par 70) Sept. 28-29 Championship Flight Anthony Baker! 65-77--142 Rob Elliott! 71-71--142 Baker birdied first playoff hole First Flight Forest Blevins! 77-71--148 Todd Spencer! 77-72--149 Second Flight Ricky Moran! 84-76--160 Mark Delk! 86-77--162 Third Flight Carl Byrd! 92-77--171 Bob Gilliam! 90-82--172 Super Senior Flight Keith Rich! 72-72--144 Chuck Brown! 76-78--154 BS Open Sept. 28 -- Southwick GC, Graham Sept. 29 -- Brookwod GC, Whitsett Championship Flight Tony Byerly ! 66-65--133 Kevin Burns "" ! 71-66--137 Logan Thornton "" ! 69-69--138 Willie Noah "" ! 67-71--138 First Flight Bruce Newsome "" ! 72-69--141 Shane Hamlett "" ! 72-73--145 Perry Lowe "" ! 74-73--147 Scott Hutchinson "" ! 72-76--148 Mike Ward "" ! 73-80--153 Second Flight Steve Bigham "" ! 76-69--145 Bryson Dickens "" ! 75-72--147 Barry Joyce "" ! 75-73--148 Adam Hamlett "" ! 77-73--150 Barron Walker "" ! 76-74--150 Dameon Thacker "" ! 76-75--151 Robert Trent " " "" ! 75-76--151 Third Flight Stephen Barnes "" ! 82-72--154 Walt Byerly "" ! 79-78--157 Craig Abendschein "" ! 81-77--158 Tommy Childress "" ! 82-78--160 Derrick Holbrook "" ! 86-76--162 Jim Mayfield "" ! 83-81--164

CGA One-Day

Listing Triad area players in top half Cedar Rock CC, Lenoir • Oct. 6 Men A (15 entries) 1. Dylan Ray, Yadkinville! 69 3. Scott Newnam, Gibsonville! 73 7. Timothy Bryant, Burlington! 79 Senior B (8 entries) 3. Robert Ring, Haw River! 85 4. Steven Snow, Mount Airy! 86 Super Senior (8 entries) 2. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 74 4. David Harrison, Yadkinville! 77 Women (3 entries) 1. Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem! 69

Laidback Tour

Bryan Park Players Course (par 72) Nov. 4 A Flight (6 entries) 1. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 76 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 78 3. David Turner, Kernersville! 79 3. Mark Dill, Pelham! 79 B Flight (8 entries) 1. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 78 2. Keith Whitten, Forest , Va.! 79 3. Dan Morgan, Danville, Va.! 82 C Flight (8 entries) 1. Mike Asbury, Callands, Va.! 84 2. Dave Voss, Greensboro! 86 3. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 87 Caswell Pines GC (par 72) Oct. 24 A Flight (4 entries) 1. David Turner, Kernersville! 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! B Flight (5 entries) 1. Dan Morgan, Danville, Va.! 2. Jim White, Lynchburg! C Flight (5 entries) 1. Bart Truesdell, Huddleston, Va.! 2. Dave Voss, Geensboro! D Flight (5 entries) 1. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.!

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Greensboro National GC (par 72) Oct. 8 A Flight (4 entries) 1. David Turner, Kernersville! 76 2. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 81 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 81 B Flight (9 entries) 1. Jeff Shumate, South Boston, Va.! 81 2. Jim White, Lynchburg! 81 3. Tom Simmons, Reidsville! 83 3. Keith Whitten, Forest, Va.! 83 C Flight (5 entries) 1. Dave Voss, Geensboro! 87 2. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 92 D Flight (6 entries) 1. Bart Truesdell, Huddleston, Va.! 87 2. Eric Minter, Ruffin! 91 Deep Springs CC (par 72) Sept. 24 A Flight (6 entries) 1. Rick Walker, Reidsville! 2. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 3. Steve Willliams, Reidsville! 3. David Turner, Kernersville! B Flight (6 entries) 1. Michael Reynolds, Blairs, Va.! 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! C Flight (6 entries) 1. Larry Barefoot, Reidsville! 2. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 2. Mike Asbury, Vallads, Va.! D Flight (7 entries) 1. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.! 2. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 3. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.!

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Club Championships

MEN Wolf Creek GC • Oct. 26-27 Scott Trent " " " " "" ! 67-64--131 Steve Cummings " ! 71-71--142 Steven Trent " " " "" ! 74-69--143 Johnny Hopkins " " ! 72-71--143 Holly Ridge GL • Oct. 19-20 Nick Cromer! 68-73--141 Colton Sapp! 73-73--146 Josh Spell! 73-74--147 Olde Homeplace • Oct. 19 Chase McLaughlin!


Greensboro CC • Oct. 11-13 Billy Buchanan! 66-73-77--216 73-73-74--220 Craig Sanders! Jace Strandberg! 71-75-77--223 Jay Kirkpatrick! 74-76-73--223 Forest Oaks GC • Oct. 12-13 Steve Sharpe! 74-72--146 Mike Osborne! 76-70--146 Robert Bouchillon! 76-70--146 Sharpe won 4-hole aggregate playoff Maple Chase G&CC • Oct. 5-6 Kerney Black! 76-72--148 Kevin Logan! 77-77--154 Lance Link! 81-74--155 Ron Reagan! 78-81--159 Tanglewood GC Sept. 28 - Reynolds Course (par 72) Sept. 29 - Champions Course (par 70) Mark Absher ! 76-68--144 Mark Nieters ! 75-76--151 David Brown ! 77-77--154 Mark Harper Jr. ! 82-75--157 Stephen Dunn ! 78-79--157 Hemlock GC • Sept. 21-22 Mike James! 65-72--137 Larry Southern! 66-74--140 Kris Kiser! 67-74--141 Scotty Mounce! 70-75--145 Wilshire GC • Sept. 21-22 Kurt Veach! 68-64--132 Derek Ward! 64-73--137 Ronnie Hooper! 69-70--139 Kevin Veach! 73-67--140 Joel Rayfield! 68-72--140 Pine Knolls GC • Sept. 14-15 Arlis Pike""""""""""""" ! 69-65-68--202 John Hodges """"""""! 68-70-74--212 Randy Beeson """"! 70-75-76--221 John Hampton"""" ! 77-69-76--222 Sedgefield CC • Sept. 14-15 Chris Cassetta ! 72-69--141 Rob Beasley ! 69-72--141 Thomas Bonney ! 72--72-144 Cassetta won on first playoff hole

Reynolds Park • Sept. 7-8 Kenny Flynn! 72-71--143 Drew Crawford! 70-74--144 John Fairchild! 75-70--145 Mark Marion ! 74-71--145 Salem Glen GC • Sept. 7-8 Dave Koster! 70-76--146 John Kostak! 74-72--146 Koster won on 2nd playoff hole Silo Run GC • Sept. 7 Quinton Caudle"! 70 Dylan Ray ! 70 Cameron Brown ! 71 Caudle won playoff on fourth hole Tot Hill Farm • Sept. 7-8 Kirby Cockman ! 79-86--165 Colonial CC • Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Nathan Kohl! 74-73-76--223 Webb Grubb! 76-78-76--230 Chip Stroup! 81-69-85--235 Bermuda Run CC • Aug. 23-25 Ben Firebaugh! 72-74-81--227 Nick Luffman! 75-75-78--228 Mariano Leyva! 77-77-76--230 Stephen Goodridge! 72-73-85--230 Forsyth CC • Aug. 23-25 Santford Garner! 68-75-70--213 Robert Wooten! 72-68-75--215 Chandler White! 72-72-73--217 Old Town Club • Aug. 23-25 Preston Yates! Kris Keiser Jr.! Pat McConville! Russ Perry!

139 140 142 146

Cedarbrook CC • Aug. 24-25 Matt Renegar! 70-71--141 Kerry Cooke! 72-70--142 High Point CC (Willow Creek) • Aug. 23-25 Conner Sock! 65-70-70--205 Matt Cromer! 73-81-70--224 Wes Keever! 72-74-78--224 Curtis Brotherton! 69-79-76--224 Match Play Championship Sept. 21-22 Curtis Brotherton def. Tyler Partee Emerywood Championship • July 20 Conner Sock! 60 Curtis Brotherton! 67 Patrick Heery! 71 Jamie Collins! 72 Cross Creek CC • July 17-18 Scottie Payne! 73-74--147 James Williams! 74-74--148 Rick Marion! 77-73--150 Travis Hall! 72-78--150

Super Seniors Moe Moriarty! 74-77–151 Billy Hodges! 78-79--157 The Cardinal • Oct. 5-6 Robert Heavner! 75-71--146 David Crowley! 79-69--148 Super Seniors Bob Beasley! 84-75--159 Maple Chase G&CC • Oct. 5-6 Phill Hunt! 79-77--156 Jim Blaylock! 80-80--160 Frank Peplowski! 79-82--161 Ted Corvey! 83-81--164 Super Seniors Jake Gardner! 84-76--160 Tom Mory! 86-80--166

Forsyth CC • Aug. 23-24 Matt Lievens! 73-80--153 Don Vanderbeck! 77-77--154 Joe Dillon! 77-79--156 High Point CC (Willow Creek) • Aug. 24-25 Brad Burris! 76-75--151 Moore Councill! 76-76--152 Mike Bivins! 75-79--154 Barry Sikes! 83-75--158 Kyle Klawetter! 82-76--158 Legends James ‘Bugsy’ Brown! 40-77--117 Charles Myers! 44-82--126 Willie Foley! 43-87--130 Jene Jordan! 45-86--131

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Tanglewood GC Oct. 5 - Reynolds Course (par 72) Oct. 6 - Champions Course (par 70) Todd Southard ! 74-73--147 Steve Wessels ! 77-73--150 Scott Wearn ! 78-75--153 Greg Howard ! 79-76--155 Wilshire GC • Sept. 21-22 George Tsiolkas! 66-68--134 Richard Giles! 70-68--138 Cedarbrook CC • Sept. 6-7 Allen Grit! 74-74--148 Mike Hall! 81-74--155 Reynolds Park • Sept. 7-8 Mike Roland! 73-66--139 Tom Rasmussen! 73-79--152 Mike Kindley! 74-78--152 Red Simmons! 80-73--153 Silo Run GC • Sept. 7 David Harrison ! David Hutchins ! David Moxley ! Super Seniors Bud Kiger ! Sam Crawley !

76 77 78 76 77

Mill Creek GC • Sept. 7-8 Kayla Dowell! 81-73--154 Janice Ward! 90-84--174 Super Seniors Carolyn Clayton! 84-89--173 Robin Harris! 84-89--173 Clayton won first playoff hole


Joe Riddle! Johnny Marion!

80-75--155 79-80--159

Kathy DeVore! Tess Kirkman!

77-80--157 85-76--161




Siler City CC • Aug. 17-18 Jenna Davis! 86-86--172 The Cardinal • July 13-14 Amanda D’Ostroph ! 72-75--147 Other Ladies Champions Beth Heinzelman! Greensboro CC Teresa Nematzadeh! Stoney Creek

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The Cardinal • July 13-14 Thomas Bonney! 70-68--138 Lex Depp! 73-73--146 Rob Beasley! 72-74--146 Other Men Champions Joe Burns! Stoney Creek Anthony Gammon! Oak Hills Michael Moore! Oak Valley SENIORS Sedgefield CC • Oct. 26-27 David Crowley ! 76-68--144 Vince Credle! 69-75--144 Page Riley ! 72-74--146 Crowley won on 2nd playoff hole Super Seniors Bob Landsberger ! 78-77--155 Rick Smith ! 78-82--160 Holly Ridge • Oct. 19-20 Marc Cox! 70-72--142 Spanky Goodyear! 72-76--148 Grant Hoffman! 71-80--151 Olde Homeplace • Oct. 19 Randy Gardner!


Forest Oaks GC • Oct. 12-13 Steve Sharpe (won playoff)! 74-72--146 Mike Osborne! 76-70--146 Super Seniors Mike Conroy! 73-76--149 Joe Elekes! 77-79--156 Bryan Park Senior Association Oct. 8 - Players Course Oct. 10 - Champions Course Craig Cathey! 71-78–149 Dave Coolidge! 74-75–149 Dave Leveque! 75-75–150 Cathey won playoff on first extra hole

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Junior Golf Scoreboard NCHSAA 4A Women’s Golf State Championship Pinehurst #5 Pinehurst, NC Oct. 28-29, 2019 Team Division 1 Pinecrest 224-226--450 2 New Bern 232-223--455 3 Cardinal Gibbons 233-232--465 4 Ardrey Kell 240-232--472 5 Green Hope 235-242--477 6 Reagan 239-244--483 7 Heritage 255-239--494 8 Hickory Ridge 260-258--518 9 Leesville Road 263-265--528 10 Wake Forest 283-257--540 11 Holly Springs 286-267--553 Individual Division – 5,454 1 Jaclyn Kenzel, Pinecrest 71-71--142 2 Megan Morris, Panther Creek 74-69--143 3 Mara Hirtle, Pinecrest 70-74--144 Selected Others 4 Becca Connolly, R.J. Reynolds 76-69--145 8 Morgan Ketchum, Reagan 75-75--150 12 Anna Howerton, Reagan 73-79--152 19 Trinity Muthomi, East Forsyth 76-81--157 30 Caroline Isaacson, Ragsdale 84-79--163 34 Harper Shepherd, Page 85-79--164 44 Mary-Paige King, West Forsyth 87-84--171 46 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Davie 91-81--172 51 Mary Kathryn Hederick, 88-86--174 Wake Forest 51 Merrick Semans, R.J. Reynolds 86-88--174 61 Substitute Potts/Trout, Reagan 91-90--181 68 Hailey Miller, Richmond Sr. 93-94--187 72 Kate Hunter, Page 95-94--189 78 Ambur Howerton, West Forsyth 106-103--209

3A Women’s Golf State Championship Foxfire Resort & Golf (Red) Jackson Springs, NC Oct. 28-29, 2019 Team Division 1 Cox Mill 237-230--467 2 Rockingham County 240-241--481 3 Charlotte Catholic 248-251--499 4 Marvin Ridge 257-246--503 5 Weddington, 251-253--504 6 Eastern Alamance 266-252--518 7 Topsail 266-262--528 8 Cape Fear 274-255--529 9 Southeast Guilford 282-277--559 10 Cleveland 280-280--560 11 Asheboro 282-301--583 12 South Johnston 295-292--587 13 Clayton 329-310--639 Individual Division – 5,208 1 Elizabeth Lohbauer, Cox Mill 73-70--143 2 Emily Mathews, Eastern Alamance 77-70--147 3 Toni Blackwell, Cape Fear 80-69--149 Selected Others 5 Riley Hamilton, Rockingham County 79-76--155 7 Victoria Cook, Rockingham County 80-76--156 8 Siana Wong, Northern Guilford 79-78--157 16 Caroline Wright, 87-80--167 Southeast Guilford 18 Elli Flinchum, Rockingham County 81-89--170 26 Riley Beck, Eastern Alamance 88-87--175 29 Kyleigh Whittemore, 91-86--177 Southern Alamance 32 Abigail May, Western Alamance 88-91--179 39 Olivia Peterson, 95-91--186 Rockingham County 42 Hailee Cagle, 95-93--188 Southwestern Randolph 48 Chloe Crane, Southeast Guilford 96-95--191 48 Emma Haywood, Asheboro 89-102--191 51 Ashlyn Strickland, 99-93--192 Northern Guilford 51 Salem Lee, Asheboro 91-101--192 55 Carlee Patterson, East Rowan 98-96--194 59 Chandler Bryant, 101-95--196 Eastern Alamance



65 Riley Hammer, Asheboro 66 Jenna Lothakoun, Southeast Guilford

102-98--200 99-102--201

1A/2A Women’s Golf State Championship Longleaf G&FC Southern Pines, NC Oct. 28-29, 2019 Team Division 1 Oak Grove 263-249--512 2 Mount Pleasant 263-268--531 3 Ledford 278-275--553 4 Hendersonville 273-293--566 5 Avery County 288-280--568 6 West Lincoln 288-295--583 7 Highland Tech 305-313--618 8 NCSSM 315-309--624 9 North Johnston 328-309--637 10 Carrboro 347-339--686 Individual Division – 5,215 1 Katherine Schuster, First Flight 74-71--145 2 Katelyn Griggs, Gray Stone Day 79-74--153 3 Camryn Lamp, Newton-Conover 79-76--155 3 Maci Beaver, Roanoke Rapids 77-78--155 Selected Others 9 Kirstyn Page, West Stokes 83-81--164 10 Laney Wessels, 87-78--165 Bishop McGuinness 11 Ainslee Conrad, West Davidson 83-83--166 11 Karli Jump, Oak Grove 88-78--166 14 Lauren Hackler, Ledford 83-84--167 19 Ava Tharpe, East Wilkes 86-85--171 22 Emma Maddock, Oak Grove 90-85--175 24 Sarah Stewart, Oak Grove 86-90--176 25 Eliza Ofsanko, 87-90--177 Bishop McGuinness 28 Rachel Fenner, South Stokes 87-91--178 29 Ashley Longbottom, Oak Grove 93-86--179 30 Kaitlyn McDonell, Oak Grove 89-91--180 46 Madi Flynt, Ledford 96-96--192 49 Lexie Clontz, West Davidson 103-91--194 49 Ashley Limbacher, Ledford 99-95--194 54 Kelsie Conner, North Davidson 99-98--197 55 Kylee Wenmoth, North Davidson 104-94--198

TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial Junior Bryan Park GC Brown Summit, NC Oct. 26-27, 2019 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,580 1 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 66-71--137 2 Alex Heffner, Harrisburg 66-73--139 3 Caden Baker, Mebane 64-76--140 3 Clayson Good, Durham 70-70--140 3 Tyler DeChellis, Clayton 71-69--140 Selected Others 8 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 72-71--143 14 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 77-70--147 18 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 77-71--148 23 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 75-78--153 23 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 76-77--153 26 Jack Dockrill, Elon 77-77--154 27 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 77-78--155 29 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 74-82--156 29 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 78-78--156 36 Jack Slomkowski, Colfax 79-78--157 38 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 77-81--158 42 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 77-82--159 42 Will Harrington, Summerfield 80-79--159 45 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 75-85--160 45 Sam Buttonow, Summerfield 75-85--160 45 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 77-83--160 50 Carter Stainback, Greensboro 82-80--162 53 Brincent Mitchell, Kernersville 82-86--168 Boys 14-15 Division - 6,580 1 Kareem Elkassem, Raleigh 70-76--146 2 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 73-75--148 3 Bradley Davis, Jr., Pilot Mountain 76-74--150 3 Samuel Mace, Connelly Springs 73-77--150 3 Will Dalton, Cornelius 75-75--150 Selected Others 9 Jake Clayton, Burlington 82-73--155

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14 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 74-87--161 17 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 82-80--162 19 Ethan Wooten, High Point 81-83--164 20 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 81-84--165 20 Brad Grajzar, Elon 77-88--165 20 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 85-80--165 25 Colby Moore, Advance 77-92--169 27 Connor Massey, Burlington 85-86--171 28 Andrew Bartlett, Greensboro 84-90--174 31 Henry Andrews, Winston-Salem 86-92--178 33 Zach Kupiec, Greensboro 92-91--183 36 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 96-91--187 36 Jared Trindel, Summerfield 92-95--187 39 Tucker Settle, Elkin 99-92--191 Boys 12-13 Division - 5,600 1 Bizzell Pate, Pinehurst 70-72--142 2 Isar Joshi, Charlotte 78-72--150 3 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 81-74--155 4 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 78-78--156 Selected Others 6 Will Jordan, Greensboro 80-79--159 7 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 85-82--167 8 Alex Jones, Greensboro 86-83--169 9 Charlie Plate, Greensboro 84-86--170 10 Tatum North, King 111-94--205

TYGA Tots State Championship Longleaf G&FC Southern Pines, NC Oct. 20, 2019 Boys 10-12 Division - 2100 1 Owen Setters, Pinehurst 2 Xan Pitt, Wake Forest 3 Chris Andrew Etters, Kure Beach Selected Others 4 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 9 Noah Yeary, Greensboro 18 Drew Gearren, Winston-Salem Boys 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Gabe Parkin, Four Oaks 2 Liam King, Wake Forest 3 Ryan Baker, Chapel Hill Selected Others 5 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 5 Cooper Tomlin, High Point 11 Collier Sloan, Winston-Salem Boys 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Hudson Brady, New Bern 2 Carson Fair, Cary 3 Rhodes Williams, Greensboro Selected Others 4 Brantley Auman, Asheboro Girls 10-12 Division - 2100 1 Sanaa Carter, Jacksonville 2 Hallie Wilson, Lewisville 3 Landry Hamm, Charlotte 3 Riley Bush, Burlington Selected Others 8 Gabriella Moorehead, Burlington 11 Sarah Walden, Archdale Girls 6-9 Division - 1700 1 Ashley Lee, Raeford 2 Minyan Ou, Shelby 3 Emilee Miller, Fuquay Varina Selected Others 4 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem

Boys (High School, graduation year)

Girls (High School, graduation year)

1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 3 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 4 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 5 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 6 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 7 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 8 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity (Wheatmore HS, 2020) 9 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro (Page HS, 2020) 10 B en Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022)

1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 2 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 3 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2023) 4 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 5 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 8 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 9 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem (Reynolds HS, 2020) 10 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026)

Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 11/1/19 33 37 38 39 43 55 34 39 41 47 47 51 41 44 47 54 39 42 43 43 47 53 38 42 45 48

TYGA Tournament of Champions Colonial CC Thomasville, NC Oct. 12-13, 2019 Boys 12-13 Division - 5,663 1 Preston Howe, Winston-Salem 69-72--141 2 Landon Morse, Indian Trail 75-75--150 3 Alex Bock, Morganton 71-80--151 Selected Others 5 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 76-79--155 9 Cooper Diaz, Winston-Salem 78-78--156 9 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 81-75--156 17 Landon Merrell, Salisbury 80-94--174 Girls 16-18 Division - 5,663 1 Grace Holcomb, Wilmington 74-36--110

2 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 75-38--113 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 76-38--114 Selected Others 9 Karli Jump, Winston-Salem 85-45--130 Girls 14-15 Division - 5,663 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 75-42--117 2 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 80-41--121 3 Kaitlyn Rand, Raleigh 83-42--125 Selected Others

Pinecrest Girls' HS Invitational Pinehurst #5 Pinehurst, NC Oct. 10, 2019 Team Championship 1 Cannon 2 Pinecrest HS 3 Green Hope HS 4 Cox Mill HS 5 Cardinal Gibbons HS 6 New Bern HS 7 Ardrey Kell HS 8 Reagan HS 9 Leesville Road HS 9 Hickory Ridge HS 11 Marvin Ridge HS 12 South Mecklenburg HS 12 Providence HS 14 Union Pines HS Individual Division - 5454 1 Amanda Sambach, Cannon 2 Katherine Schuster, First Flight HS 3 Sophie Holland, Cannon Selected Others 7 Anna Howerton, Reagan HS 8 Morgan Ketchum, Reagan HS 54 Blake Fuquay, Grimsley HS 54 Delaney Potts, Reagan HS 60 Riley Trout, Reagan HS 64 Kate Sprinkle, Reagan HS 68 Caroline Witte, Grimsley HS

222 230 237 241 242 244 251 253 267 267 272 274 274 352 65 68 69 77 78 98 98 101 108 115

PKBGT Prep & Futures Invitational Carolina National Bolivia, NC Oct. 26-27, 2019 Prep Preview - 5855 1 Cindy Song, Waxhaw 2 Melanie Walker, Burke VA 3 Alexsandra Lapple, Ridgefield CT

74-71--145 75-76--151 78-74--152

Selected Others 7 Ellen Yu, High Point 7 Kayla Dowell, Mebane

82-80--162 80-82--162

Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational Jacksonville CC Jacksonville, NC Oct. 5-6, 2019 Girls Division – 5,870 1 Cindy Song, Waxhaw 2 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 2 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills Selected Others 4 Emily Mathews, Mebane 10 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 14 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 22 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 30 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro

72-65--137 67-74--141 68-73--141 73-70--143 76-74--150 83-72--155 79-80--159 85-80--165

NC Series Finale Colonial CC Thomasville, NC Sept. 21-22, 2019 Prep North Carolina - 5703 1 Cindy Song, Waxhaw 71-67--138 2 Emily Mathews, Mebane 73-68--141 3 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 73-73--146 3 Halynn Lee, Cary 74-72--146 Selected Others 7 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 76-74--150 12 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 75-79--154 15 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 80-76--156 17 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 78-79--157 19 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 81-78--159 26 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 89-94--183 Futures North Carolina - 5003 1 Kathryn Ha, Roanoke VA 75-72--147 2 Saia Rampersaud, Durham 76-73--149 3 Emerson Dever, Durham 74-77--151 Selected Others 5 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 79-74--153 11 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 80-83--163 12 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 83-82--165 12 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 84-81--165 14 Madison Dial, High Point 84-82--166 20 Camilla Rivas, Summerfield 85-89--174 21 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem 95-82--177 22 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield 92-86--178 25 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 101-90--191

First-time acers abundant



he majority of players who appear in our monthly reports of great shots have recorded their first hole-in-one. And most will never get another. But there are major exceptions. Elmer Lawrence of Ruffin just scored his 14th and Billy Hodges of Yanceyville needs one more for double digits. Read on for all the details and note that of the 33 listed, 14 are first-timers.

Par 4 Ace Keelan Robertson of Walnut Cove, Sept. 22, Hemlock GC. No. 3, 262 yards, driver. Playing partner: Larson Gallimore. His first ace.

Double Eagle Scott Trent of Reidsville, Oct. 13, Wolf Creek GC. No. 6, 420 yards, 4-iron followed by 8-iron. His third double eagle.

Par-3 Aces Jack Gray of Cedar Falls, Nov. 2, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 7, 100 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Eddie Wright, Bill Welch, Steve Vuncannon. His fourth ace. Tom Catlin of Mebane, Oct. 26, Mill Creek GC. No. 13, 143 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jenny Johnson, Janice Ward, Andy McCorison. His first ace. Jerry Ross of King, Oct. 25, Pilot Knob Park GC. No. 11, 120 yards. Playing partners: Kenny Lane, Ron King, Dennis Tuttle. His second ace. Rodger Allred of Yadkinville, Oct. 23, Silo Run GC. No. 5, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Ronnie Vestal. His fifth ace. Alan Wagnon of Rocky Mount, Va., Oct. 21, Oak Hills GC. No. 6, 165 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Gary Hoffman. His second ace. Ray Carter of Reidsville, Oct. 19, Wolf Creek GC. No. 2, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Brandon Cook, Johnny Somers. His fourth ace. Elmer Lawrence of Ruffin, Oct. 19, Wolf Creek GC. No. 5, 130 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Bob Hyler, Roby Annas. His 14th ace. Christopher Miller of Greensboro, Oct. 15, Country Hills GC. No. 16, 147 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Maurice Pettiford, Jamaal Williamson. His first ace. Marvin Strickland of Hurdle Mills, Oct. 13, Goodyear GC. No. 17, 170 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dwayne Clayton, Garland Graves, Chad Chandler. His third ace. John Schaefer of Greensboro, Oct. 11, Country Hills GC. No. 12, 135 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dave Sipe, Joe Tomaszewski. His first ace. Jerry Thorne of Greensboro, Oct. 10, Bryan Park Champions. No. 7, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Dave Prevo, John Chellew, Mark Mirabile. His second ace came in the Bryan Park Senior Association tournament. Roger Redd of Stoneville, Oct. 10, Gordon Trent GC. No. 16, 122 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Mike Fulp, Davis Watkins, Roger Nance. His eighth ace. Tom Rasmussen of Lewisville, Oct. 8, Reynolds Park GC. No. 12, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: B.J. Smith, Chris Atchison, Sam Ray. His fourth ace. Willy Watson, Oct. 7, Gordon Trent GC. No. 3, 100 yards, lob wedge. Playing partners: Tony

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Comer, William Oakes, Danny Turner. His seventh ace. Randy Hoyle of Henderson, Oct. 4, Country Hills GC. No. 7, 127 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Brady Maddox, Ralph Newton, David Parott. His first ace. Gwen Torain of Sedalia, Oct. 2, Seven Lakes GC, West End. No. 10, 112 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Gail Moseley, Kathy Clark. Her first ace. Ronald Grubb of Jackson Creek, Sept. 28, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 7, 100 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Gary Grubb, Forest Blevin, Jeff Blevin. His first ace came in the Steve Welch Fall Classic. Vance Underwood of Axton, Va., Sept. 26, Eagle Hills GC. No. 9, 155 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Chris Walker, Johnny Lawson, Jerry Hairston. His third ace. Lucas Pulliam of Greensboro, Sept. 25, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 5, 90 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: David Bracey. His first ace. Robert Cestrone of Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 25, Mill Creek GC. No. 17, 142 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Tommy Sawyer, R. Geckler, M. Hendrick. His first ace. Claire Carman of Mebane, Sept. 24, Southwick GC. No. 4, 202 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Kurtis Banville. First ace. Freddie Hutchins, Sept. 23, Silo Run GC. No. 3, 120 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Martin Reece, Tommy Owens, Jerry Kidd. His first ace. Barry Whittaker of Mocksville, Sept. 22, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 7, 148 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Benny Randall, Johnny Green, Eddie McDaniel. His fifth ace. Nick Hunckler, Sept. 20, Tanglewood Reynolds. No. 3, 142 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: James Miller Anthony Hunckler. His first ace. Kevin Robinson of Winston-Salem, Sept. 17, Tanglewood Championship. No. 16, 220 yards, hybrid. Playing partner: Stephen Goodridge. His first ace. David Reynolds of Mebane, Sept. 12, Southwick GC. No. 17, 110 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Leonard King. His first ace. Billy Hodges of Yanceyville, Sept. 10, Bryan Park Champions. No. 12, 157 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners Peter Hand, Bob Bracey, Barry Whitesell. His ninth career ace came in a Bryan Park Senior Mens Association tournament. Waverly Epes of Mebane, Sept. 9, Southwick GC. No. 4, 155 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Trevor Butcher, Bill Hansen. His third ace. Franklin Hatcher of Stoneville, Sept. 9, Eagle Hills GC. No. 3, 122 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Wayne Cardwell, Ray Bullins. His third ace. Richard Vanhoy, Sept. 4, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 95 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Charles Vestal, Grant Adams. His fifth ace, including two on this hole. Bill Drake of Greensboro, Aug. 12, Iron Play GL. No. 11, 105 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Alex James, David Dickerson, Carter Davenport, Michael Corley. His second ace. Lynne Tingen-Cockman of Asheboro, July 8, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 15, 86 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner:Kirby Cockman. Her first ace.

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