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ust how popular has Pinehurst No. 4 become in just a few weeks since reopening under the design of red-hot golf course architect Gil Hanse? Well, in November and December, the course was sold out 23 days … and filling up quickly as word of the “new” Pinehurst Resort layout spreads across the international golfing community. Hanse, who also recently created The Cradle short course at the resort, was the fifth famous architect to massage the land where No. 4 sits. The others included Donald Ross, whose work dates to the original 1919 design, Robert Trent Jones, Rees Jones and Tom Fazio. “I am not going to make a big deal about it,” Hanse said. “I appreciate that the resort feels it’s a good thing to have my name associated with No. 4. One of our guys brought me a ball maker from in the pro shop and it had all 10 courses on there and to see my name alongside Donald Ross and Tom Fazio and Rees Jones – the best modern architects and certainly Ross from a classical standpoint – I would be lying if I didn’t say it really touched me. I am getting emotional right now talking about it. It’s a really cool thing that I will always treasure.” Hanse took No. 4 to a bigger and bolder look, creating sweeping sandy areas that look ultra intimidating from the tee box, but wide fairways offset the potential hazards that await golfers.
“Even Ross declared that (the No. 4 land) was one of the best sites at Pinehurst, some really nice elevation changes and it’s great scale-wise,” Hanse said. “There is no better validation than that.” The Philadelphia native spent last winter in the house where Ross once lived on Pinehurst No. 2, spending hundreds of hours himself bulldozing his way around No. 4, listening to the Grateful Dead or Dave Matthews. “The fact that we were able to live in Pinehurst for four months made me be on site more often than I am on other projects, but it’s a standard we like to set and it’s the fun part of the job … and I don’t like to miss out on the fun,” he said. The series of par-3s Hanse and partner Jim Wagner designed are arguably the best this side of Pinehurst No. 2. And a massive cross bunker on the ninth hole – 100 yards deep – is as unique as it gets. “What we were trying to do was wipe the slate clean,” Hanse said. “The instructions to our shapers were ‘forget about golf, put all the land forms back.’ We wanted to put the ridges back where the ridges were, the valleys back where the valleys
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Dual state crowns for Reagan Raiders Campbell-bound Sasha Hayes captures individual title
By DAVID DROSCHAK asha Hayes was a multi-sport star growing up in the Triad area, with figure skating and golf emerging as her competitive loves as she entered her teen years. Then it was time for another life altering decision – breaking away from home schooling to enter the public school arena. Hayes enrolled at Reagan High School two years ago with the idea of playing on the women’s golf team and not pursuing a skating career. With a state championship medal and a golf scholarship to Campbell now secured, it’s clear Hayes made the right choice. “I was pretty good at skating and I miss it sometimes, but I love golf,” said Hayes, fresh off her 4-A state individual and team championship at Pinehurst Resort. “With figure skating you kind of burn out when you are 19 or 20, so I just really saw myself having a future in golf.” Maria Atwood, a freshman from Holly Springs, shot a 72 for a twostroke lead on Hayes and three other golfers after the first round, but couldn’t find her game on day two at Pinehurst No. 3, shooting an 81 that included a quadruple 8 on the 9th hole. Despite a poor final 18 holes, Atwood was still able to finish tied for fourth, nine shots off the pace. But with Atwood faltering, the door was left open for the senior Hayes to close out her brief but successful prep golfing career in style. “Trailing by two shots fired me up a little bit,” said Hayes, whose finalround 70 was the best score of the championship. “I wasn’t nervous, but I really wanted to win my senior year and not lose to a freshman. It gave me more incentive to do better and push myself and not worry about bad shots … and fight all the way to the end.” Hayes, who had a top 10 finish last season at the state championship, was the top scorer for a Reagan squad that gave coach Jay Allred his first title in 6
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his 12th season at the Pfafftown school outside of Winston-Salem. “We’ve won 10 straight conference championships; we’ve won six regional titles, of which four are in a row, yet we had no state championship,” Allred said. “It is really good to get that monkey off our back. It was more a relief for me than elation.” Allred had coached a state champion in the past – his oldest daughter Victoria – who won the 4-A individual crown in 2011. “When Victoria won it individually it was interesting because I was disappointed we came in second place as a team,” Allred said. “I am a big believer that high school golf is all about team golf. This year was just fantastic.” Hayes shot 65 to win the 4-A West Regional in leading the Raiders to a 225 and a 20-shot victory over Ardrey Kell entering the state championship, where Reagan overcame a two-stroke first-round deficit to beat Pinecrest by six shots. Green Hope came in third, while Cardinal Gibbons tied for fourth with Jack Britt. “A lot of high school female golfers can hit the fairways and hit the greens, but Sasha can throw darts at pins,” Allred said. “When we need strokes she can push on the accelerator. I wanted her to be aggressive and fire at pins. And she did. That was kind of the difference. I had to keep the other players calm and just playing solid golf. Sasha was the one we could use to attack with.” Hayes, who shot an openinground 74, defeated Pinecrest’s Mara Hirtle by six shots while Reagan’s Morgan Ketchum (74-80), a freshman, placed sixth. “Morgan played 33 holes of great golf, if she had parred the other three holes she would have shot 71-74. The renovation to Pinehurst No. 3 made the course very challenging and one mistake can cost you several strokes,” Allred said. Reagan senior Mary Slade White (86-74) settled down and was clutch
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on the final day to tie for 13th. “We had confidence Mary Slade could go low; we just needed her to believe it as well,” Allred said. “I sent the assistant coach Mary Kate Bowman-Choat out with her to help keep her pumped up all day.” “We were very loose coming into day two,” added Allred. “I think
some of that had to do with how Bowman-Choat and I approached things differently this year. We got away from the typical practice of putting all the time and doing drills. We just put them up on the golf course and made them play every day at practice and concentrate practicing their techniques on their own. I kind of felt they needed to know their swings and it was their responsibility to know their swings. And that elusive state title came despite giving away five shots on the opening hole of the 36-hole championship. “I thought we had a great team coming into the year and felt we had enough weapons to be able to pull it off this year,” Allred said. “Although we lose several seniors we have seven girls coming back next year so we look forward
Reagan senior Mary Slade White fired a 74 in the final round to help secure the victory.
to another championship run.” In addition to the state title, Reagan also set the North Carolina women’s prep record with the bestever nine-hole score of 101 on Aug. 29 during a regular-season match. “Being home schooled Sasha was a little tentative and hadn’t come out of her bubble yet when I first met her two years ago,” Allred said. “She has a lot of personality. It is amazing how much her personality has blossomed this last year being at Reagan. And she has a great opportunity there at Campbell, it being a top 30 program in the nation.” White has been nominated for the Morehead Scholarship and is entertaining playing college golf. Hayes said she will study business at Campbell and attempt to get a master’s degree. Allred is the Publisher of Triad Golf Today and Triangle Golf Today newspapers. In addition, he is an advocate for College Athlete Protections and was successful in the creation of the N.C. Legislature’s Commission for the Fair Treatment of College Athletes.
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Rockingham County ties state record with fourth straight 3-A championship
By EDDIE SOUTHARDS new addition to the team and clutch scoring in the final round led the Rockingham County women to their fourth straight 3-A state golf championship. “It's an outstanding accomplishment,” said Rockingham County coach Mike Williams. “I've just been lucky the last four years to have a bunch of girls who go at golf like it's a business.” The four straight titles tied a state high school record in women’s prep golf. The only other school to accomplish the feat was Salisbury in the 1-A/2-A classification from 2011-2014. Junior Riley Hamilton, a transfer student, paced the Cougars in scoring at Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines. She shot 76-74 – 150 and finished third in the individual scoring. Hamilton transferred to Rockingham County this year from a private school in Virginia. “It feels so cool,” she said of the victory. “It's so great to be a part of something like this. We've gotten incredible support from the school.” The Cougars broke out of a tight three-team race after the first round to win by 13 shots. They shot 248 in the first round to trail Cox Mill of Concord by two shots. Northern Guilford, a conference rival, was right behind at 249. But Rockingham County shot 245 in the final round for a 493 total. Cox Mill and Northern Guilford tied for second place at 506. “I told them we had to putt better and just stay in the moment,” Williams said of his advice after the first round. “We had a bad day putting the first day. We had a sevenshot lead after the first nine holes but we had a terrible back nine. We kind of let everybody else back into it.” The other two scorers for the Cougars were junior Victoria Cook (79-82 – 161) and freshman Elli Flinchum (93-89 – 182). “Our our goal was to keep the legacy going,” Cook said. 10
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Rockingham County Hamilton said she transferred to Rockingham County for both academic and athletic reasons. “I wanted to get different credits and I wanted to play different golf,” she said. “I had to play in the men’s division in Virginia. It was a different situation but I was willing to try it. I'm glad I did.” Williams said his players' dedication to golf has been a key to the four-year title run. “A lot of girls in high school put their clubs up and don't play in the offseason,” he said. “We've been lucky to have a lot of good players who take it seriously. They aspire to play college golf so they play tournaments year-round. When you go at it as hard as they do, you're going to have some success. “They're tournament golfers. It makes a difference when you come (to the state tournament) with those types of kids.”
Northern Guilford finished second for the second straight year. The Nighthawks were hoping to end Rockingham County's streak after defeating the Cougars in the conference final and the Central Regional this year. “Rockingham has always been a tough team to beat,” said Northern Guilford coach Ted Bonham. Williams said having the Nighthawks push his team during the season made the Cougars better. “I'd like to have it the other way around, where he's pushing us,” Bonham laughed. “We've had some real dogfights and it's been a very fun, interesting conference.” Junior Siana Wong led the Nighthawks with rounds of 83 and 80. Senior Kayla Smith of Burlington Williams finished second in the individual standings for the third straight year. She shot 75-73 to finish four shots behind winner Ana Tsiros of Asheville. Tsiros shot the only under-
par round of the tournament, a 70 on the opening day, and never relinquished the lead. She followed with a 74 for an even-par total of 144. “I'm a little disappointed I couldn't come out on top but I'm glad I was steady and solid overall,” Smith said. “My goal was to win it but Ana made it a little bit difficult to do that. I tried to come back but she is just very steady and never really gave me an open door to jump on.” Smith and Tsiros are two of the top ranked junior players in North Carolina. Smith came in ranked sixth in the state and Tsiros was 10th. They also are good friends, getting to know each other through junior golf tournaments, and played together in the final round. Smith's 75 in the first round was a great score considering how she started. She hit two balls out of bounds on the first tee and made a quadruple Continued on page 11 www.triadgolf.com
3-A from page 10 bogey eight. Then she played the final 17 holes in 1 under par. “After that hole, I honestly had no idea how I was going to play that day or the rest of the tournament. I'm glad I was able to recover,” Smith said. First-year Williams coach Jim Pappas said about Smith finishing second again, “I'm sure there's a little disappointment but she has a great attitude. She's a class act.” East Chapel Hill was the only Triangle-area school to make the 3-A title field and finished well back tied for 10th. Meanwhile, the future for Rockingham County could be a record fifth straight state title next year. The top three players plus two freshmen return for the Cougars. “We'll have the same team back next year,” Williams said. “It's exciting times. The future is still bright. For a rural school to have a good program like us … we're just lucky to get a lot of good golfers.”
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allory Fobes of Forbush shot a final-round 69 to finish runner-up to Katherine Schuster of First Flight School in the 1A/2A state women’s high school championship for the second straight season. Schuster recorded five birdies at the Foxfire Resort Grey Course on the first day to shoot 68, and then carded a 71 on day two for a 5-under total to defeat Fobes by four shots. Schuster beat Fobes by 10 shots to win the 2017 title. Those two golfers were the only players to finish under par this time. Fobes carded a 79 to finish second in the Central Regional to advance to the state championship as an individual. Alyssa Cox of Mount Airy, who beat Fobes in the regional, finished tied for fifth after a pair of 80s. Meanwhile, Gray Stone Day won the team title by 10 shots over Raleigh Charter, after holding a three-shot lead after the opening 18 holes. Oak Grove in Davidson County finished third, two shots behind Raleigh Charter.
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By BRAD KING hen it comes to receiving gifts at the holidays, golfers aren’t a picky lot. They’ll enjoy anything … as long as it is nice or fun or helps quickly and drastically improve their game. With that in mind and the holiday season upon us, here is a wide range of gift recommendations sure to please your favorite golfer.
GOLF BEER MUG
From duffers to pros, there is no shortage of unique golf gifts out there. But, until now, there has never been one that combines the sport with the allure of the 19th hole in such a unique fashion as the Golf Beer Mug. Exactly what it sounds like, this is the world’s only beer mug in the shape of a golf bag. Able to hold a full pint, dishwasher safe and guaranteed against breakage for a year, the Golf Beer Mug is the perfect present for anyone who holds a putter. The Golf Beer Mug costs $15.95 and can be purchased online at GolfBeerMug.com.
REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE
Along with plenty of outstanding resort golf, the “Ultimate Sporting Grounds Experience” offers your favorite sportsman a chance to discover the world-class shooting sports playground at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., midway between Atlanta and Augusta. Designed by international shooting champion Justin Jones, the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds is the perfect place to sharpen one’s outdoor skills or be introduced to an array of fun and challenging A variety of luxury accommodation choices are available, from a fourbedroom National Club Cottage to either a three- or two-bedroom Lake Club condominium. Package pricing begins at $509 per person/per night for the “Ultimate Sporting Grounds Experience.” Additional activities and instruction are available at additional costs. For details, call (800) 901-1204 or visit www.reynoldslakeoconee.com
SWIFTWICK PURSUIT PERFORMANCE SOCK
As the leader in performance socks turns 10 years old, Swiftwick has launched a refresh of an old favorite. The performance sock company with the “best socks you will ever wear guarantee,” Swiftwick has announced a new lineup, including an entirely rebuilt PURSUIT performance sock line. The rebuilt line has a new reinforced heel and toe, along with and extended heel pocket for better durability. Made with U.S.sourced merino wool, the sock wicks moisture to keep you dry and comfortable year-round, and it combines its latest technology with a channeled upper for ventilation and breathability. A seamless toe eliminates friction in the toe box, and half-density weave in the flex zones prevents bunching. The PURSUIT comes in six cuff heights with medium cushion and moderate compression, and is made for golf, running, cycling and snow sports. Sustainability remains a core initiative in all Swiftwick products — they are durable, made in the USA to reduce garment miles, and knit with fibers that minimize waste and energy consumption. Swiftwick socks range in price starting at $12.99 per pair and can be purchased online at Swiftwick.com.
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Calling all “golfoholics,” help your favorite golfer look good on the golf course … even when standing over your fourth putt. The AHEAD performance cap features the Golfoholics® logo and text embroidered on front center. There is a Velcro tab for adjustable fit and it’s available in four colors: red, khaki, white and light blue. The AHEAD performance cap costs $28 and can be purchased online at AheadWeb.com Continued on page 13 www.triadgolf.com
Gift guide from page 6 VILLA DEL PALMAR RESORT AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO AND TPC DANZANTE BAY
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto transports guests back to historic Mexico. Flanked by the rugged Sierra de La Giganta Mountains and the Sea of Cortez, the resort occupies a sprawling stretch of quiet beaches, scenic vistas, and astounding natural habitat. Offering every modern amenity and exceptional service, Villa del Palmar is the perfect getaway for families, friends, couples, golf explorers and many others. The “Golf or Spa Package” includes a round on the resort’s stunning TPC Danzante Bay on the eastern side of the Baja Peninsula. Not only will guests get to enjoy this highly acclaimed Rees Jones’ design, but they also will receive a $25 spa credit to use toward a treatment at the property’s deluxe Sabila Spa. For those wanting to pass on golf, one of the following activities is available: one 50-minute spa treatment and 25-minute facial, an 80-minute massage, or 25-minute massage, 25-minute facial, and a 25-minute pedicure Prices vary seasonally, so check the Resort’s web site for availability and pricing. www.villadelpalmarloreto.com. Learn about the golf course at www.tpcdanzantebay.com
CLUB CHAMPION CUSTOM FITTING
On your favorite golfer’s bucket list at the holidays is surely a club fitting. Club Champion, the nation’s leading custom club fitting and building company, has recently announced a multi-year agreement with three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. Through the partnership, Spieth will educate golfers on the benefits of playing with properly fit equipment and the value of custom club fitting for players of all skill levels. While golfers could benefit from many avenues of fitting, Spieth aligned himself with Club Champion because of their ability to fit and build equipment to professional-level standards. “I’m fortunate to have the Titleist Tour Van out on the road, so I know how important it is to have properly fitted equipment,” the PGA Tour star said. “I’m excited to partner with Club Champion because they really do provide a true tour-level experience that I am confident will help golfers improve their game and ultimately have more fun on the course.” Club Champion bills itself as the nation’s finest club fitter, builder, and retailer of the best brands in golf, offering nearly every brand of equipment on the market. Currently, they have 39 fitting studios across the United States, with 23 additional locations opening by early spring 2019. For more information about Club Champion, visit clubchampiongolf.com or call 888-340- 7820. www.triadgolf.com
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KINONA WOMEN’S GOLF APPAREL
Your favorite golfer of the fairer sex will love KINONA, a new collection of modern women’s golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women’s golf. KINONA tops, bottoms and dresses offer UPF 50+ protection and include shapeflattering details to ensure a comfortable and breathable fit which transitions seamlessly from the 18th green to real life. Not to mention, free shipping for purchases more than $140. For additional information call 844.4KINONA (844.454.6662) or visit KinonaSport.com.
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Preserving Sapona under a new name
By STEVE HUFFMAN
apona Ridge Country Club in Lexington has been sold for the second time in less than a month, this time purchased by a local group whose members plan to reopen the facility, including its golf course. Members of Sapona Ridge Acquisition LLC purchased the property Nov. 2 from Mark D. Moore, an aviation expert with the ride-sharing service, Uber. He had only bought the property in early October from NASCAR owner Richard Childress. The most-recent sale was for $1.59 million. Moore had purchased the 172acre course for $1.2 million. According to members, Sapona Ridge Acquisition LLC was formed to facilitate the purchase of the country club from Moore. They said the LLC is made up of 75 individuals, including homeowners, former club members and community members who wanted to preserve Sapona Ridge for the community. Members of the LLC purchased member-interest shares at $10,000 per share, with the money going to buy back the country club. The most recent purchase was made in cash, according to Jason Barney, one of six member-managers of the LLC. There is no mortgage on the property. 14
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“The money would not have been raised if people didn’t really want the club back,” Barney said. He said shares are still available to interested parties. In addition to the 172 acres, the purchase includes the clubhouse and adjoining swimming pool, as well as all equipment and buildings. Barney said tentative plans are to reopen the course Nov. 15 as a semi-private facility. Memberships will be sold, but the course will also be open to the public. Barney said the facility will be operated much as it was prior to Childress’
purchase in 2012. From 1986 to 2012, the course was owned by Sapona Country Club Inc., and open to both members and the public. The facility had fallen into hard times prior to Childress’ purchase, with NewBridge Bank owning a note on the property and giving the club’s board of directors a deadline to find a buyer or face foreclosure. Prior to the recent purchases, the course was technically the property of Three R Holdings, which is owned by Childress, a NASCAR team owner and Davidson County resident. In a letter to Sapona Ridge mem-
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bers at the time of the sale to Moore, Childress wrote: “I was hopeful that reinvesting significant capital and continued operational funding in the club would create the necessary growth to support the business. While we have certainly seen business improvement from the initial purchase year and made many ongoing capital improvements, the club has not been profitable in any single year since my purchase in 2012.” In published reports following the October sale, Moore said he closed the course for renovations, but hoped to reopen and, if not, to protect the land through a conservation easement. Barney said Moore was initially interested in selling the golf course back to the LLC, but wanted to keep the clubhouse for his personal residence or for conversion to use as a bed and breakfast. “We didn’t feel that was a viable option,” Barney said. Moore did not return calls from Triad Golf Today seeking comment. Barney said that in the month since Moore’s purchase, the course has continued to be maintained, with four groundskeepers working as if the facility was open. He said members of the LLC will be interviewing to hire a general manager and golf professional in the coming weeks. The course will also operate under a new name, Barney said, though that has yet to be decided.
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Ralph James: A source of golfing inspiration
By STEVE HUFFMAN
alph James will occasionally be golfing with someone he’s just met, not one of his longtime partners. They’ll play a few holes, with James smacking his 240-yard drives down the center of the fairway, with his chipping and putting games little short of superb. Before long, the newcomer will have seen enough. “Exactly how old are you?” the individual will ask. James laughs as he shares the story. For the record, he’s 82. Playing partners will sometimes jokingly demand to see his driver’s license as proof of such. “The good thing about growing older,” James says “is that it gets easier to shoot your age.” It’s an accomplishment that James, a resident of Bermuda Village Retirement Center in Bermuda Run, has accomplished more than 100 times. His handicap is a mere 7.6. James and his wife, Mary Lou, are both natives of Asheville. James got his bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest in 1958. He was a member of the college’s ACC-winning golf teams in 1957 and 1958. James majored in English at Wake Forest, then earned graduate and doctoral degrees at Drew University in Madison, N.J. Those were followed
by a divinity degree at Emory University in Atlanta. James taught philosophy and religion for nine years at N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, but spent most of his career working in management consulting. He’s been retired since he was 65. Golf has been the one constant throughout James’ life. “I play frequently,” he says. “I enjoy the game as much as ever.” James’ home course is Bermuda Run Country Club. He’s a seven-time N.C. Senior Games gold medalist, last accomplishing the feat in 2017. He’s won the National Senior Games twice,
was runner-up once, and has already qualified for the 2018 National Senior Games to be played in Albuquerque, N.M., next June. In late November, James and his playing partner, Frank Boone, will be competing in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior 4 Ball 70-and-over Tournament of Champions at Barefoot Landing Resort & Golf in Myrtle Beach. They’ll be trying to recapture a title they won in 2015. Locally, statewide and nationally, James has won more tournaments and titles than we’ve got room here to list. He said he enjoys playing at the senior level, though he laughs as he also notes, “I have to play against those 70-year-old kids.” One of those is Greg Dunn who heads the Oak Valley Men’s Golf Association at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance. James is one of the regulars there. “I told him that when Continued on page 19
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Course? No, but it just seems that way. The course reopened Oct. 20 after a fivemonth renovation project and four players scored holes-in-one in the first three weeks of play. Read on for details of the Tanglewood perfect shots along with others reported to Triad Golf Today since our fall issue.
Jeremiah Randall of Winston-Salem, Sept. 29, Old Beau GC. No. 13, 490 yards, driver then 5-wood. Playing partners: Brock Randell, J.D. Brooks, Duncan Manner. His first double eagle. Arthur Tynes of Greensboro, Sept. 23, Bryan Park Players Course. No. 2, 418 yards. Driver, then 6-iron from 165 yards. Playing partners: David Coolidge, Gary Smith, Gary Caudill. His first double eagle to go with two aces.
Tom Long of Clemmons, Nov. 8, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 11, 143 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Brian Sainz, Todd Southard, Windell Southard. His first ace. Ed Gunn of Danville, Nov. 8, Caswell Pines GC. No. 6, 157 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Doug Littlejohn, Al Puryear. His third ace. Ray Denny of Reidsville, Nov. 8, Monroeton GC. No. 5, 100 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Mark Poor, Allen Duggins, Stan Houston. His fourth ace. Roger Green of Greensboro, Nov. 7, Monroeton GC. No. 14, 112 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Wilson Ross, Ray Denny. His third ace. Mark Lowder of Advance, Nov. 4, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 3, 182 yards, 4-iron. Playing partners: Mike Lanning, Mark Breeden, Kevin Snider. His first ace. Bill Tate of Winston-Salem, Oct. 31, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 3, 132 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Jon Lesage. His first ace. Lynne Poppe of Advance, Oct. 31, Oak Valley GC. No. 8, 127 yards, 11-wood. Playing
Ralph James from page 18 I grow up, I want to be like him,” Dunn says. He says on average, members of the Men’s Golf Association gather at Oak Valley to play twice a week, and everyone enjoys being paired with James. “He’s phenomenal,” Dunn says, “just a delight to play with.” James’ son, Randall, says when he was growing up, his father traveled www.triadgolf.com
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partners: Kelly Evans, Lanny Bracken, W.W. Johnson. Billy Williams of Burlington, Oct. 29, Brookwood GC. No. 13, 140 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Joe Ray, Roger Hodge, Kenny Hodge. His second ace. Chip Baker of Clemmons, Oct. 21, Tangwood Championship Course. No. 16, 178 yards, 25-degree hybrid. Playing partners: Mark Hartson, David Phillips. His third career ace came in the Tanglewood club championship tournament. Gary Koppenheffer, Oct. 20, Oak Valley GC. No. 8, 117 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Mitch Miller. Phillip Wright of Raleigh, Oct. 20, Tanglewood Reynolds. No. 12, 125 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Phillip Matthews, Mark Gregory, Nick Johnson. His second ace. Martha Hollady, Oct. 19, Jamestown Park GC. No. 17, 88 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Eva Gustafsson, Bonnie Montgomery. Her first ace. Wayne Whitfield of Creedmoor, Oct. 8, Southwick GC. No. 17, 121 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Bobby Carter. His fourth ace. Eugene Hyjek of Brown Summit, Oct. 7, Stoney Creek GC. No. 4, 152 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Phil Lowdermilk, Brian Johnson, Jimmy Sturm. His second ace. Bhaskara Penumalli of Greensboro, Oct. 4, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 152 yards, driver. Playing partner: G.B. Reddy. Vickie Oakes of Danville, Oct. 4, Caswell Pines GC. No. 17, 120 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Bonnie Oakes, Erna Valbergsdottir, Terry Henderson. Her second ace. Ron Gregory of High Point, Oct. 4, Pine Knolls GC. No. 3, 118 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Adam Gregory, Tim Gordon, Orlyn Lund. His first ace, age 76. Dan Cougar of Greensboro, Sept. 29, Deep Springs CC. No. 4, 183 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Chuck Sumner, Greg Gibson, Stuart Hunt. His third ace.
quite a bit and didn’t get to play as much golf as he might have liked. But when he returned home, it was like he’d been playing every day. “He’d come home, go out and shoot a 66,” Randall James recalls “He’d play once a month and just tear it up.” Randall James says his father remains a source of inspiration for other golfers. “Everybody can’t believe a guy his age hits the ball the way he does,” he says.
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Golf Travel USA More than one million rounds of golf are played on Hilton Head each year
By BRAD KING
ilton Head Island, a crown jewel of the hauntingly picturesque Lowcountry of South Carolina, continues to generate impressive headlines. For the third year in a row, Travel + Leisure magazine ranked Hilton Head as the “No. 1 Island in the Continental United States.” Meanwhile, Condé Nast Traveler proclaimed Hilton Head its top choice in the 2018 Readers’ Choice “Best Islands in the U.S.” poll for the second consecutive year. Hilton Head outranked four Hawaiian Islands — Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island. Kiawah was the only other South Carolina Island that made the list, coming in at No. 3. Condé Nast editors raved about Hilton Head, saying the island feels “a world apart” from the South Carolina mainland, offering something for every type of traveler — from golfers to foodies to beach bums and everything in between. They noted
Hilton Head’s restaurants serve up the type of cuisine that competes with major cities. “These awards, which are becoming annual occurrences, certainly validate what we see every day on Hilton Head Island,” said Brad Marra, VP of Resort Operations for Hilton Head’s venerable Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. “Hilton Head is one of the great getaways anywhere, particularly for families. There is truly something for everyone here, the weather is incredible and Hilton Head’s beauty is unforgettable.” The first eco-planned vacation destination in the United States, Hilton Head is the largest barrier island off the Atlantic Ocean coast between Long Island and the Bahamas, covering 42 square miles — 12 miles long and 5 miles wide at its widest point. The local population of Hilton Head hovers around 38,000. But with more than 2.5 million visitors a year, the island never feels small. With limitless things to do and a delightfully perennial climate beckoning to be savored throughout the seasons, Hilton
Head is a natural magnet for a spectrum of sports, recreation and outdoor leisure. Boasting nearly two-dozen golf courses on the island alone, Hilton Head offers something for everyone — and every budget. More than a million rounds of golf are played on Hilton Head annually — more golf per capita than any place in the country. While some of its top courses are private, Hilton Head has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest golf destinations, primarily due to its outstanding public and resort courses that will satisfy the palate of even the most selective golfer. Snuggled between Savannah and Charleston, Hilton Head is shaped like a boot, and the island’s real estate and resort developments are known as plantations. Sea Pines Resort, home of Harbour Town Golf Links and two other storied layouts, is located at the “toe” or the south end of the island. Located at the “heel” — meaning mid-island and north end -- are Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort with its Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills courses, and Port Royal Resort with 54 holes designed by Pete Dye, George Cobb and Willard Byrd.
Nearly every renowned golf course architect of this generation has representative work on the island. Along with the names above, add the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Rees Jones, Davis Love III and Robert Cupp. In late 1960, Hilton Head golf debuted in The Sea Pines Resort. Spanning the southern third of Hilton Head and located along 5,000 oceanfront acres, Sea Pines offers an array of outdoor activities for individuals, families and groups, including five miles of sandy beach shoreline and a 15-mile network of manicured bike and walking paths. All are within a short distance of a variety of accommodations and Hilton Head Island’s premier hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town. Today, Harbour Town Golf Links remains a lasting monument to southern coastal golf. Every hole at Harbour Town has its own unique flavor and the finishing trio is one of the most breathtakingly challenging anywhere. The home hole with its view of the candy-cane lighthouse is the most famous, but the 185-yard, par-3 17th, which overlooks Calibogue Sound and across to neighboring Daufuskie Island, conjures up the perfect Lowcountry ambience. The PGA Tour makes its only South Carolina stop at Harbour Town each April for the RBC Heritage of Golf. Continued on page 21
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Golf Travel USA from page 20 Meanwhile, the Golf Course Owners Association recently named Sea Pines Resort’s new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III “National Course of the Year.” Atlantic Dunes is a complete reconstruction of Sea Pines Resort’s historic Ocean Course. Not to be outdone, Sea Pines Resort’s original Sea Marsh Golf Course received a multimillion-dollar transformation in 2007 and is now called Heron Point by Pete Dye. The Sea Pines Resort recently unveiled the “Pete Dye Room” at the Harbour Town Clubhouse, celebrating the life and times of one of the all-time best designers. In one of the most comprehensive golf course architecture museums in the world, three videos offer insight into Dye’s philosophy and work ethic: In one, professional golfers and friends discuss their favorite Dye holes and courses; another relives the magic of the most famous shots on his courses; and a mini-documentary looks deeply into the creation of Harbour Town Golf Links, and how Dye’s process as a builder revolutionized course design and play. “When the economy tanked (in 2008) our owners said: ‘Let’s improve things and up the quality here,’” said Sea Pines Resort’s longtime director of golf John Farrell. “We are focused on three things: green speed, pace of play and quality of food.” Just a smooth 9-iron from Sea Pines on Hilton Head’s south end is Shipyard Plantation, which offers 27 holes designed by Cobb and Byrd that can be played in a trio of 18-hole combinations. Anchoring Hilton Head’s mid-island and bounded by three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers a storied history of unparalleled golf experiences for guests from all corners of the globe. Named No. 3 “Best Resort in the South” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards and to the top 25 World’s Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure, the Palmetto Dunes features vacation home and villa rentals, three worldclass golf courses, an award-winning tennis and pickle ball center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks and fishing. The trio of golf courses at Palmetto Dunes has each been honored with South Carolina’s “Golf Course of the Year” award in the past 15 years. On Hilton Head Island’s northwestern point is Port Royal Resort — home to the www.triadgolf.com
Harbour Town original landing site of William Hilton, the explorer for whom the island is named. Within reach of approximately 12 miles of beach where Port Royal Sound joins the Atlantic Ocean, Port Royal offers a trio of distinctly different 18-hole golf courses. Robber’s Row was designed in 1967 by Cobb and Byrd, and was redesigned in 1994 by Dye. Located on the scenic marsh side of the Port Royal Plantation atop former Civil War grounds and featuring historical markers throughout, the layout winds through beautiful strands of magnolia and live oaks. The Barony Course opened in 1963 and was one of Hilton Head’s first courses. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but as golfers approach the recently resurfaced Bermuda greens, the challenge becomes clear. Port Royal’s youngest course is Planter’s Row, which Byrd designed in 1983. Offering a different feel from its sister courses, with water on 10 of 18 holes, Planter’s Row is a great challenge due to its narrow, tree-lined fairways and small, undulating greens.
Like Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal is also renowned for its worldclass tennis center and other outstanding amenities, including the luxurious Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa. Several miles north of Port Royal is Hilton Head Plantation, the second-oldest private gated community on the island occupying almost 4,000 acres. Hilton Head Plantation offers a wide variety of golf with a quartet of gorgeous layouts: Oyster Reef Golf Club, Country Club of Hilton Head and Bear Creek Golf Club —all designed by Rees Jones — along with Dolphin Head, designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby.
Oyster Reef Golf Club opened in 1983 and was immediately lauded as one of the country’s best new resort courses. Carved out of 190 acres of breathtaking Lowcountry terrain, Oyster Reef is home to one of the most spectacular golf holes on the entire island — the par-3 sixth hole plays 192 yards from the championship tees to a green that is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Port Royal Sound. Winding lagoons, lush vegetation and scenic views of the island surround Oyster Reef’s spectacular layout. Also on the north end of the island, Indigo Run Plantation boasts a pair of courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Nicklaus II. The public access Golden Bear Golf Club puts a premium on strategy and finesse, rather than sheer power. Opened in 1992, Golden Bear flawlessly winds through forests of pine and oak and along freshwater lowlands. A new website – www. HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com -- has been launched for information, while United Airlines recently announced it will open three new nonstop flights from Hilton Head Island Airport to Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Newark N.J., beginning in late March 2019. With all the recent changes, the legend of Hilton Head Island continues to flourish. “There are so many amazing things taking place right now on Hilton Head,” said Cary Corbitt, vice president of sports and operations at The Sea Pines Resort for nearly four decades and president of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. “In all my years here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the island as vibrant as it is today.”
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beaten path Stokes County disc golf course a must play
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o hear Hunter McCulloch talk you could swear he was describing a diabolical Pete Dye layout, Amen Corner or the church pews at Oakmont. “The elevation changes are very critical and this course will punish you if you miss your line,” McCulloch said. McCulloch and fellow Durham resident James Everette are into a different kind of golf these days, having taken up disc golf a few years ago. The two made the two-hour trip to the North Carolina foothills to tackle The Rock at Stonewall Disc Course in which holes are measured in feet (nearly 13,000) and not yards. The object is to get the disc in a metal basket in as few throws as possible. “We’re heard a lot about this course in the disc golf community – it’s a pretty famous course,” McCulloch said. While most disc golf courses are at parks and confined to less than 20 acres, the disc golf course at Stonewall in rural Stokes County is unusual since it is spread out over the 5,222-yard golf course layout as “ball golfers” and “disc golfers” co-exist on the same turf. Each corresponding golf hole has a disc basket associated with it off to the side of each green. Stonewall Golf Course owner Rick Regan opened the disc golf layout in the fall of 2016. “We started it for a combination of reasons,” Regan said. “We were trying to build the business because we saw there weren’t as many youngsters going into ball golf and a lot of them were getting involved in disc golf. I really didn’t expect it to take off as good as it has.” Regan says the ball golfers have accepted the disc golfers on the course just fine. “It flows smoothly along with every single hole that the ball golf course has,” he said. “Our course is so very hilly so both use carts. I never realized that disc golf was as popular as it was but I started looking around and just about every municipal park in the state and many other states have disc golf courses. Horizons Park Disc Golf Course in
nearby northern Forsyth County was opened in 1981 and is home to the oldest permanent disc golf course in the state. Both Horizons and Stonewall were designed by Tom Monroe. “The reason we tried the disc golf here is because of all of the elevation changes and people are just astonished at how far they can throw a disc when you are throwing it from 150 to 250 feet above the landing area on some of these fairways,” Regan said. “I am from Pinehurst so I grew up playing real golf all my life,” McCulloch said. “But with disc golf you normally get to use a smaller slate of land so you get to reconnect with nature and really take a break from society. This is our yoga.” Stonewall now hosts a disc golf pro-am every year and drone footage of the course can be called up on YouTube. The course record on the par-70 Rock at Stonewall Disc Course is a 56 by High Point native David Wiggins Jr., who has thrown a disc more than 1,100 ft in his career to set the world record. “David came out here and he shot a 56 without ever seeing the course,” Regan said. “The guy has a cannon for an arm and he’s not a very big guy. It’s a lot like golf; there is a lot of technique involved. When you see some of these people come out with their bags of discs they have 40-50 discs in the bag and every single disc has a different motion. They have putters, drivers, fairway discs, ones that go high, ones that go low, ones that go to the right, and ones that go to the left. It is amazing. “It’s a real talent; they have to be able to maneuver discs around trees,” Regan added. “It just blows my mind. They can curve the disc and shape it just like Tiger Woods does with a golf ball.” The cost to play disc golf at Stonewall is $16 on weekdays and $21 on weekend. That includes the hole-in-one participation pot of $1,000 on No. 13. “It’s a challenge and one of the biggest courses I’ve ever played,” Everette said. “It’s a lot of work but it’s really rewarding when you get the right lines.” And worth the drive. www.triadgolf.com
U.S. Mid-Amateur title scrambles O’Connell’s future
By STUART HALL
nly a few days had passed since Kevin O’Connell won the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in late September. The transition from euphoria to what next was already underway. “It’s a little daunting,” said the 30-year-old O’Connell of Cary. “I’m not going to lie.” For defeating Brett Boner 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final of the 38th U.S. MidAmateur just down the road at Charlotte Country Club, O’Connell received more than a gold medal and his name engraved at the base of the ornately curvaceous silver trophy. The former University of North Carolina golfer received exemptions into the next 10 U.S. Mid-Amateurs, the next two U.S. Amateurs — including next year at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club — and next year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Also, around Christmas, he will likely receive an invitation to next year’s Masters.
O’Connell, ranked No. 20 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) heading into November, also elbowed his way into the U.S. Walker Cup team discussion. The Yanks will visit Great Britain & Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake next September. In March, the reinstated amateur had a solid plan in place. O’Connell was going to leave his job as a PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) club fitter and focus solely on his game with the intended hope of attending European Tour Qualifying School in early October. In seven WAGR events after leaving his job, O’Connell totaled five top-six finishes, including a mid-June win at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y. With his game in a good place, O’Connell arrived in Charlotte for the U.S. MidAmateur with every intention of leaving for Q-School the next week. “I felt like the year progressed well enough to give myself that shot,” said O’Connell. [Going to Europe was] something I was really looking forward to, but winning the Mid-Am has a way of changing a lot of plans.” Photo credit to USGA
O’Connell recently confirmed he would take a year off from work and play in as many top-shelf amateur events as possible. Such a schedule should not be all that unfamiliar to O’Connell. After a standout prep career at Cary’s Green Hope High School and earning Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year honors at UNC, O’Connell graduated college in 2011. He played a few years on the eGolf Professional Tour, a regional developmental mini-tour. During his days as a standout junior, O’Connell was afforded the opportunity to play against top-level peers, many who have become household names on the PGA Tour. So when O’Connell began to toil on the mini-tour and hover around the cut line at qualifying school, he began to have a “gradual realization” about his professional career. “I was shooting all of these scores that were right around par and that was good enough to survive in the sense that I was earning my money back, but I wasn’t progressing,” said O’Connell. “Every fall, Q-School would come around and I would shoot something that seemed to miss out by a shot or two. When that happens, you can look at it one of two ways. You can say, ‘Hey, if I can improve just a little bit, because I’m close here …,’ but in my opinion, if I wanted to be the successful player that I wanted to be, I should be competing more to win those stages instead of just squeaking through.” O’Connell pivoted and moved to a business career. He applied for and was granted amateur reinstatement around the turn of 2015.
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Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Brandon Einstein, Clemmons Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Carson Castelli, Greensboro Jacob Sowers, Bassett, Va. Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Parker Chavis, China Grove Evan Marion, Mt. Airy Scott Campbell, Kernersville Soloman Park, Martinsville, Va. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons Addison Manring, Stoneville Thomas Walsh, High Point Andrew Johnson, Millers Creek Hardin Councill, High Point Scott Campbell, Kernersville Spencer Hayes, Wilkesboro Noah Hill, Elkin Alex Burris, Greensboro Scott Campbell, Kernersville Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Thomas Walsh, High Point Michael Childress, Salisbury Grant Powell, Colfax Grant Powell, Colfax Hardin Councill, High Point Michael Allen, Greensboro Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury A.J. Boyd, Walnut Cove Michael Allen, Greensboro Parker Chavis, China Grove Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem Alex Burris, Greensboro Charlie Tate, Greensboro Carson Castelli, Greensboro Brantley Phillips, Greensboro Avery Papalia, Kernersville Hardin Councill, High Point Woodson Smith, Martinsville Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury Dustin Blank, Elon Brandon Einstein, Clemmons Davis Richards, China Grove
Appalachian High Point UNC Greensboro Christopher Newport Patrick Henry CC UNC Greensboro Cape Fear CC Surry CC Greensboro College Patrick Henry CC High Point Guilford Virginia Surry CC Georgetown Greensboro College William Peace Surry CC Appalachian Greensboro College Catawba Virginia Richmond UNC Greensboro UNC Greensboro Georgetown Averett UNC Greensboro Catawba Averett Cape Fear CC Wofford Appalachian Presbyterian Christopher Newport Methodist St. Francis Pa. Georgetown Sewanee Catawba Elon High Point N.C. State
T-1 T-2 2nd 4th 5th T-6 T-6 6th T-7 T-7 T-8 T-8 T-10 T-11 T-12 T-14 14th T-14 T-15 T-16 17th T-18 T-19 T-19 T-20 T-20 T-25 T-27 T-28 T-28 T-28 T-30 T-30 T-31 T-32 T-33 T-36 T-37 T-40 T-40 T-40 T-40 T-40
43 92 84 93 29 90 58 29 60 29 117 96 75 29 92 101 55 29 43 96 98 81 75 75 84 43 55 75 98 93 75 92 84 117 96 90 95 78 101 92 92 90 90
72-71-72 70-67-67 68-68-77 72-74 75-78 73-67-68 70-77-72 78-76 74-77-69 80-75 75-74-68 71-74 70-74-68 78-79 71-72-71 73-72 74-77 76-83 73-72-75 69-78 69-72-72 70-70-72 75-70-68 68-74-71 72-74-77 76-71-74 80-77 69-72-74 73-76-70 77-80 76-74 74-72-70 72-75-78 74-76-73 69-82 75-72-73 71-77 77-76-77 78-72 76-76-71 71-76-70 77-69-72 73-71-74
Villanova Wildcat Invitational (Sept. 28-30) Elon Phoenix Invitational (Oct. 15-16) UNCG/Grandover Collegiate (Oct. 27-28) VSGA Intercollegiate Championship (Oct. 15-16) DCCC Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7) NJCAA DI National Preview (Oct. 8-9) DCCC Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Tartan Invitational (Oct. 8-9) DCCC Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah (Nov. 4-6) The O’Briant-Jensen (Oct. 22-23) Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (Oct. 19-21) DCCC Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Old Dominion/OBX Collegiate (Oct. 21-23) Royal Lakes Fall Invitational (Oct. 1-2) Ted Keller Memorial (Oct. 8-9) DCCC Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Villanova Wildcat Invitational (Sept. 28-30) The O’Briant-Jensen (Oct. 22-23) Donald Ross Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16) Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (Oct. 12-14) Autotrader Collegiate Classic (Oct. 16-17) Autotrader Collegiate Classic (Oct. 16-17) UNCG/Grandover Collegiate (Oct. 27-28) Villanova Wildcat Invitational (Sept. 28-30) Ted Keller Memorial (Oct. 8-9) Autotrader Collegiate Classic (Oct. 16-17) Donald Ross Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16) VSGA Intercollegiate Championship (Oct. 15-16) Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate (Oct. 1-2) Elon Phoenix Invitational (Oct. 15-16) UNCG/Grandover Collegiate (Oct. 27-28) East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah (Nov. 4-6) The O’Briant-Jensen (Oct. 22-23) Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational (Oct. 14-16) Bucknell Fall Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Royal Lakes Fall Invitational (Oct. 1-2) Donald Ross Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16) Elon Phoenix Invitational (Oct. 15-16) Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7) Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7)
Emily Hawkins, Lexington Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis Emily Hawkins, Lexington Joliana Elias, Jamestown Madison Harriman, High Point Madison Harriman, High Point Joliana Elias, Jamestown Joliana Elias, Jamestown Jocelyn Andrews, Haw River Carley Cox, China Grove Jocelyn Andrews, Haw River Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Olivia John, Summerfeld Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis Joliana Elias, Jamestown Alexis Kershaw, Winston-Salem Autumn Senter, Dobson Hailey Joy, Reidsville Hailey Joy, Reidsville Olivia John, Summerfeld
Campbell UNC Pembroke Campbell Appalachian N.C. A&T N.C. A&T Appalachian Appalachian N.C. A&T East Carolina N.C. A&T Catawba UNC Greensboro Catawba High Point UNC Greensboro UNC Pembroke Appalachian UNC Greensboro Belmont Abbey UNC Greensboro UNC Greensboro High Point
T-1 2nd T-3 T-4 T-4 5th T-6 T-8 8th T-10 11th 13th T-14 T-19 T-23 T-24 T-29 T-30 T-31 T-34 T-34 T-37 T-42
93 90 71 87 37 25 90 35 25 64 37 90 87 81 71 93 61 70 92 70 93 87 87
72-73-67 71-70 69-71-68 75-71-73 87-78 78-74-79 74-77 78-81 82-82-80 74-72-77 85-86 72-76 78-72-73 76-77 79-74-76 75-76-72 75-84-79 77-78 76-76-75 83-80 75-76-75 75-79-80 79-79-77
Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-13) Patsy Rendleman Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Princes Anne Invitational (Oct. 5-7) Starmount Fall Classic (Oct. 1-2) Gulf Shores Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-23) SSU Tiger Fall Invitational (Oct.29-30) Terrier Intercollegiate (Oct. 29-30) Hound Ears Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-23) SSU Tiger Fall Invitational (Oct.29-30) Alexa Stirling Intercollegiate (Oct. 26-28) Gulf Shores Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-23) Patsy Rendleman Invitational (Oct. 8-9) Starmount Fall Classic (Oct. 1-2) LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Oct. 15-16) UD Lady Blue Hen Invitational (Oct. 20-21) Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-13) Lady Flames Regional Preview (Oct. 1-2) Brown Bear Invitational (Oct. 14-15) Pinehurst Challenge (Oct. 8-9) Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate (Oct. 1-2) Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 21-13) Starmount Fall Classic (Oct. 1-2) Starmount Fall Classic (Oct. 1-2)
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. 27-Nov. 6.
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Adams earns LPGA Tour card
By STEVE WILLIAMS trip into the zone has Lori Beth Adams on the road to the LPGA Tour. The former Western Alamance High School and UNC Wilmington star used an incredible 6-under-par 30 on the back nine of round seven in the LPGA Q-Series as the key to earning full status on the 2019 LPGA Tour. She was three shots off the magic number before the round and finished three shots to the good. The 30 capped a 65 on the memorable early November afternoon at Pinehurst No. 7 and she closed the deal with a 75 the following day. Adams secured a tie for 33rd in the event where only the top 45 passed the grade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just in a zone,â&#x20AC;? Adams said of the 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I had a putt longer than 15 feet all day.â&#x20AC;? The 144-hole marathon included four rounds at Pinehurst No. 6 in late October and another four rounds at No. 7. She posted 73-73-75-76 in the opening segment and started with 74-72 after switching courses. Then came round seven. Two early birdies provided an encouraging start but she bogeyed the par-3 ninth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All week every time I got a bogey it turned into another bogey and another bogey,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I just told my caddy itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to change that trend.â&#x20AC;? There were no more bogeys and the birdies came in bunches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10, 11, 13, 15 and 16. After a par at No. 17, she drove into the fairway bunker on the par-5 18th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to punch out and I had a 7-iron into the green. I stuffed it to 15 feet for a left-to-righter and I rolled it into the side for 7-under.â&#x20AC;? Adams turned pro in 2016 and played in a few Symetra Tour events before going full time on the LPGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developmental circuit in 2017 with limited success. It all came together in 2018 as she posted four top-10 finishes, highlighted by a tie for second in a June tournament a then a tie for third in the Tour Championship in early October. In all, she made 14 cuts in 18 events and earned $47,597 to place 15th on the money list. She ended about $13,000 short of the top-10, which
would have earned a LPGA Tour card without having to go through the Q-Series. In 51 Symetra rounds, she posted 15 scores in the 60s with a low of 65 and an average of 71.4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew all year on the Symetra Tour that I was playing with my back against the wall,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to know you can go low when you have to. I just need to learn how to go low all the time.â&#x20AC;? The LPGA Tour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with an ever-expanding international slate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t released its 2019 dates yet but it begins with the limited field Tournament of Champions Jan. 17-20 in Florida. The rest of schedule is still being ironed out, but Adams plans to be there when the first opportunity is available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course my goal is to win but I just want to go out there and have a good first year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to not go back on the Symetra Tour and just stay out there on the LPGA.â&#x20AC;?
Weaver makes web.com finals
Former High Point resident Drew Weaver was the only Triad area player to advance to the finals of the web. com Tour Q-School finals. Weaver, who has been chasing the dream since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2009, spent the year playing on the GPro Tour, mostly in his native North Carolina, and the McKenzie Tour-Canada. He had two third-place finishes up north and won just over $30,000 in six events. But the goal is to claim full status on the web.com Tour and Weaver put himself in position by shooting 68-7169-69 for an eighth-place tie in the second stage event Nov. 6-9 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll next tee it up at the Q-School finals Dec. 6-9 in Chandler, Ariz. Meanwhile, the second stage became the end of the road for Ryan Sullivan of Winston-Salem, William Register of Burlington, Salisbury native Will Collins and WinstonSalem native David Mathis. It was especially heartbreaking for Collins, who fell one shot short of advancing. Bruce Woodall of Yanceyville and Adam Webb of Ridgeway, Va., who made it to the Q-School finals in 2017, were eliminated in the first stage this year.
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By George, what took so long?
Cobb’s designs appeal to my eye and my game
he got his start in the business in a rather By BETSEY MITCHELL unceremonious way at Camp Lejeune. Because he was an avid golfer and ro, many years passed before I onald Ross was a diminutive landscape architect, Cobb was assigned to made a connection of my preferred man, but few would argue the construct a golf course on the base for use golf course experiences and the acclaimed architect cast a large in physical rehabilitation of injured GIs, architect. shadow on the golfing landscape across but he had no experience in course design. Since moving to North Carolina I have North Carolina. Cobb was permitted to hire architect Fred played so many difference courses that I And after the mid 1980s Tom Fazio Findlay to provide design assistance, and can now see the common elements that can received a lion’s share of the publicity in 1946 designed and built the course at the be attributed to each architect. Ross is obviin the Tar Heel state with such awardMarine Corps Air Station ous, unless another tried to winning designs as Old North State Club, Cherry Point on his own. “improve” it. Pinehurst No. 8 and Wade Hampton, as Cobb created six One of the other well as living and working out of an office courses, but was once designers that consistently in Hendersonville. appealed to my eye and Both are worthy of having their rightful again called to serve his country, this time in 1951 my game is George Cobb. place in the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame, in the Korean War. I didn’t know it at the time but Bets one name had been missing from The bulk of his work the list of golfing legends – George Cobb. DUELING DIVOTS I played them, but with his in North Carolina occurred nomination I looked up the That’s true until now. As a member of in the 1960s and ‘70s, and included list of courses in his resume. the Hall’s board and a voting committee Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club and Bald I thoroughly enjoyed playing them and member it warmed my heart to see Cobb Head Island. Cobb and John LaFoy teamed can sit here years later remembering many elected last month to the class of 2019. to design Linville Ridge in his final North of the courses even though some I played Cobb grew up in Savannah, Ga., and Carolina masterpiece in 1983. just once. maybe his most famous body of work is If you golf in North Carolina, you have I played Quail Hollow both before and located in Georgia – the Nine Hole Course after the modern adjustments. It’s a good at Augusta National Golf Club. But Cobb’s likely golfed on a George Cobb course. Cobb died in January 1986, so with example of my opinion about making influence across North Carolina is farVeteran’s Day fresh in the rear view mirror changes to accommodate the long ball hitreaching from the mountains to the coast. Bets I would like to stand up and salute ters. I liked it better the first time. Cobb designed close to 30 golf courses Surf Club in Myrtle Beach, conjures across North Carolina, starting in 1945 when Mr. Cobb for his service – to our country and the game of golf in North Carolina.
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up memories on giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss; Hound Ears in Boone, when I win the lottery I will summer there: Rolling Hills in Monroe, a course that is far better than you can imagine as driving by the entrance on a busy highway. Then there are the surprise discoveries. Glade Springs, played years ago while still living in Ohio and on my list to revisit some day; Bald Head Island continues to be a wonderful day trip to the east. I have seen August National’s Par 3. I didn’t think anything could be more lush than the land of the Masters. Perhaps I will get to play it in my next life. This year’s inductions also includes is Jim Hyler, Jr., past president of the USGA and great friend of golf in the Carolinas, and my personal favorite, Bob Farren, leading the immense task of maintaining the nine courses at Pinehurst Resort along with the grounds of all the Pinehurst properties -- and even taking care of all the vehicles on and off the golf courses. These are all deserving man and I congratulate them. However, nothing surpasses the fabulous news of Susie Whaley taking the helm of the PGA of America. I am looking forward with great anticipation about growing the game for women.
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Junior Golf Scoreboard NCHSAA 4A Women's Golf State Championship Pinehurst CC No. 3 Pinehurst, NC Oct. 22-23, 2018 Team Division 1. Reagan HS 2. Pinecrest HS 3. Green Hope HS 4. Cardinal Gibbons 4. Jack Britt HS Individual Division 1 Sasha Hayes, Reagan 2 Mara Hirtle, Pinecrest 3 Jaclyn Kenzel, Pinecrest Selected Others 6 Morgan Ketchum, Reagan 13 Mary Slade White, Reagan 18 Emelia Pack, Page 29 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Davie County 29 Harper Shepherd, Page 33 Sarah Young, Reagan 34 Caroline Isaacson, Ragsdale 48 Becca Connolly, R.J. Reynolds 48 Haylie Jane Paulin, Reagan 58 Tatum Neff, Page 67 Kaitlin Idol, Glenn 72 Caroline Bliss, Davie County 74 Alyssa Price, West Forsyth 77 Annika McDaniel, Davie County
1A/2A Women's State Golf Championship 234-224--458 232-232--464 244-243--487 250-240--490 246-244--490 74-70--144 74-76--150 74-77--151 74-80--154 86-74--160 82-82--164 86-85--171 85-86--171 88-84--172 90-83--173 99-84--183 95-88--183 102-88--190 103-98--201 115-99--214 118-98--216 117-105--222
3A Women's State Golf Championship Longleaf G&FC Southern Pines, NC Oct. 22-23, 2018 Team Division 1 Rockingham County HS 248-245--493 2 Northern Guilford HS 249-257--506 2 Cox Mill HS 246-260--506 4 Marvin Ridge HS 263-263--526 Individual Division 1 Ana Tsiros, Asheville 70-74--144 2 Kayla Smith, Williams 75-73--148 3 Riley Hamilton, Rockingham County 76-74--150 Selected Others 6 Courtney Britt, Southern Alamance 79-81--160 9 Victoria Cook, Rockingham County 79-82--161 13 Siana Wong, Northern Guilford 83-80--163 18 Victoria Ladd, Northern Guilford 81-85--166 27 Olivia Tolbert, Northern Guilford 85-92--177 30 Chloe Crane, Southeast Guilford 97-81--178 34 Elli Flinchum, Rockingham County 93-89--182 38 Carmen Fraley, East Rowan 94-91--185 48 Cami Rivas, Northern Guilford 94-96--190 51 Camryn Corriher, East Rowan 96-98--194 54 Lana Klein, Triton 103-96--199 56 Olivia Peterson, 100-100--200 Rockingham County 107-97--204 59 Rachael Murray, Southern Alamance
67 Erin Stephens, 114-97--211 Rockingham County 73 Hailey Fesperman, East Rowan 105-116--221 Foxfire Resort (Grey Fox) Foxfire Village, NC Oct. 22-23, 2018 Team Division 1 Gray Stone Day 278-276--554 2 Raleigh Charter 275-289--564 3 Oak Grove 290-276--566 292-290--572 4 Lake Norman Charter Individual Division 1 Katherine Schuster, First Flight 68-71--139 2 Mallory Fobes, Forbush 74-69--143 3 Bailee Twiford, Currituck 77-76--153 Selected Others 5 Alyssa Cox, Mt. Airy 80-80--160 84-83--167 9 Lauren Hackler, Ledford 12 Ava Tharpe, East Wilkes 84-87--171 17 Karli-Ann Jump, Oak Grove 92-85--177 21 Ainslee Conrad, West Davidson 90-89--179 23 Rachel Fenner, South Stokes 88-93--181 96-92--188 30 Ashley Longbottom, Oak Grove 38 Makayla Ward, Central Davidson 95-105--200 39 Kaitlyn McDonell, Oak Grove 102-99--201 101-100--201 39 Mattie Noonkester, Mt. Airy 39 Maddie Hunt, Providence Grove 95-106--201 47 Kylee Wenmoth, North Davidson 105-100--205 58 Savanah Atkins, Surry Central 108-105--213 70 Haley Lowe, West Davidson 117-114--231 72 Brooke Hege, East Surry 117-124--241
TYGA TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial Junior Bryan Park GC Greensboro, NC Oct. 27-28, 2018 Boys 14-18 Division - 6,516 1 Symon Balbin, Pinehurst 71-67--138 2 Eston Lee, Four Oaks 68-73--141 3 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane 74-71--145 Selected Others 9 Caden Baker, Mebane 75-73--148 13 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 75-75--150 22 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 76-78--154 22 Jack Slomkowski, Colfax 74-80--154 24 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem 73-82--155 27 Carter Busse, Davidson 74-82--156 27 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 79-77--156 31 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 73-85--158 31 Bo Bolick, High Point 74-84--158 34 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 76-83--159 34 Adam Budd, Winston-Salem 82-77--159 78-83--161 38 Garrett Clark, Burlington 43 Luke Crouse, Reidsville 80-83--163 49 Alex Gould, Greensboro 81-84--165 49 Sam Buttonow, Summerfield 81-84--165 53 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 87-80--167 54 Kieren Smith, Kernersville 81-87--168 54 Sean Bryant, Greensboro 83-85--168
58 Zane Ector, Burlington 87-82--169 61 Nicholas Janetta, Greensboro 81-92--173 82-91--173 61 Luis Benitez, Greensboro 64 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 83-93--176 87-90--177 65 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 68 Wesley Patterson, Eden 84-94--178 69 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 91-89--180 91-89--180 69 Brad Grajzar, Elon 72 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 89-92--181 98-93--191 77 Bryson Collins, Greensboro 93-98--191 77 William Twilla, Eden 79 Brett Williams, Summerfield 98-95--193 80 Fletcher Grubbs, Winston-Salem 92-103--195 81 Michael Skeen, High Point 95-105--200 97-105--202 82 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 83 Joshua Garner, Greensboro 95-115--210 Boys 12-13 Division - 5,600 1 Will Spicer, Kings Mountain 67-78--145 2 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 74-75--149 77-76--153 3 Andrew Bartlett, Greensboro 4 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 75-83--158 Selected Others 5 Ethan Wooten, High Point 75-86--161 6 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 81-83--164 85-80--165 7 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro 8 Patrick Daly, Greensboro 83-84--167 9 Colby Gunter, Reidsville 87-88--175 10 Albert Kang, Kernersville 87-89--176 12 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 85-96--181 13 Charlie Plate, Greensboro 99-85--184 15 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 91-103--194 16 Cody Stephens, Summerfiled 102-100--202 Girls 12-18 Division - 5,600 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 73-82--155 2 Ella Kue, King Mountain 76-80--156 3 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 77-80--157 4 Emily Mathews, Mebane 77-81--158 Selected Others 5 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 79-82--161 6 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 80-84--164 11 and Under Division 1 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 36-38--74 2 Ella June Hannant, Pikeville 38-41--79 3 Chase Daly, Greensboro 39-44--83 4 Jackson Gillispie, Greensboro 46-52--98
TYGA State Championship Colonial CC Thomasville, NC Oct 13-14, 2018 Boys Division - 6,809 1 Jack Heath, Charlotte 2 Todd Moyer, Cornelius 3 Kareem Elkassem, Raleigh 3 Luke Perrino, Mooresville 3 Jackson Brimfield, Chapel Hill Selected Others 7 Zach Gilbert, Davidson 14 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 19 Bo Bolick, High Point 19 Caden Baker, Mebane
73-72--145 72-73--145 73-73--146 75-71--146 74-72--146 73-75--148 75-74--149 75-76--151 78-73--151
23 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem 78-75--153 23 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 74-79--153 29 Bennett Fant, Winston-Salem 81-74--155 80-76--156 31 Zach Green, Asheboro 32 Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem 82-75--157 79-79--158 35 Jack Burris, Greensboro 35 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 80-78--158 35 Luke Michael, Trinity 82-76--158 38 Bradley Davis, Jr., Pilot Mountain 81-78--159 40 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 79-81--160 83-77--160 40 Jacob Pendry, Lexington 43 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 82-79--161 45 Sam Nester, Mount Airy 81-81--162 82-81--163 46 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 48 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 86-78--164 86-78--164 48 Logan Fant, Winston-Salem 52 Alex Gould, Greensboro 90-75--165 53 Grayson Kirkman, Winston-Salem 79-87--166 83-83--166 53 Hogan Kohl, Greensboro 55 Davis DeLille, High Point 90-79--169 88-82--170 58 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 59 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 88-86--174 60 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 81-94--175 89-90--179 64 Nicholas Janetta, Greensboro 65 Colby Gunter, Reidsville 100-85--185 105-98--203 70 Michael Skeen, High Point Girls Division - 5,669 1 Kelley Topiwala, Charlotte 78-67--145 2 Muskan Uppal, Cornelius 74-74--148
Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 2 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry, 2020) 3 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 4 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 5 Christopher Wooten, Winston-Salem (Mt. Tabor, 2019) 6 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 7 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 8 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 9 Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro (Wilkes Central HS, 2019) 10 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS, 2021)
3 Macy Pate, Boone Selected Others 5 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 6 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem
76-80--156 79-85--164 85-81--166
TYGA N.C. Middle School Championship Longleaf Golf & Family Club Southern Pines, NC September 29, 2018 Individual Division - 5510 1 Kareem Elkassem, Durant Middle* 66 2 Hampton Roberts, Mills Park Middle* 70 3 Macy Pate, Watauga Middle* 72 Selected Others 4 Fisher Kennedy, Hanes Magnet* 73 77 6 Freddy Ortmann, Caldwell Academy 83 14 Tanner Cadieux, Caldwell Academy 20 Rafe Davison, 86 Community School of Davidson 22 Tobby Rivers, 88 Community School of Davidson 25 Zachary Kupiec, Caldwell Academy 89 25 Albert Kang, Northwest Guilford Middle* 89 93 28 Charlie Plate, Mendenhall Middle* 28 Madison Dial, Westchester Country Day* 93 102 34 Luke McRorie, Community School of Davidson 35 Leah Edwards, Kernodle Middle* 103 41 Logan Lee, Community School of Davidson 123
Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 2 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 3 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 4 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 5 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 6 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 7 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro (Northern Guilford HS, 2019) 8 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 8 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 10 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022)
Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 11/1/18
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57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship Golf Club at Briar's Creek, Johns Island, SC Oct. 31-Nov. 2 1. Todd Hendley, Columbus, SC! 71-70-69--210 2. Paul Simson, Raleigh! 64-73-75--212 3. Walter Todd Sr., Laurens, SC! 72-71-71--214 4. Macon Moye, Pinehurst! 70-77-68--215 Selected others from ﬁeld of 113 10. Kevin King, Bluffton, SC! 75-75-72--222 14. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem! 73-78-76--227 18. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 69-81-78--228 27. Dave Davis, Asheboro! 72-78-80--230 32. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 78-79-75--232 51. Bob Wllson, Archdale! 77-82-79--238 7th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C. (par 70) Oct. 8-9 1. Paul Simson-Don Detweiler, Raleigh! 64-65--129 2. Jim Burgess, M. Inlet-Frank Ford, Charleston! 68-63--131 3. Wayne Howle,Darlington-John Welker,Florence! 65-67--132 4. Wayne Pyrtle-Ray Womack, Burlington! 65-68--133 4. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Arlis Pike,Kernersville! 68-65--133 6. Lawrence Hicks, Gboro-Alan Dirk, Pittsboro! 66-69--134 Selected others from ﬁeld of 34 27. Jim Gress-Tom Thorpe, Clemmons! 73-71--144 33. Garland Yates,Ashboro-Sam Patterson,Gboro! 81-72--153 73rd Captain’s Putter Matches Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville, Va. Oct. 18-19 Team! FourBall-Foursome-Singles = Total Carolinas ! 5.5 - 9.0 14.5 = 29.0 Virginias ! 6.5 - 3.0 9.5 = 19.0 Notes: Regulars Chris Cassetta of High Point and Clayton Holland of Greensboro and super senior Russ Perry of WinstonSalem were the Triad’s members on the 24-player team representing North and South Carolina ... The Carolinas seniors and super seniors played a huge role in the victory by scoring 10! out of a possible 16 points ... Perry was one of two Carolinas players to win all three of his matches ... Holland and Cassetta both were on winning teams in the four-ball matches and were involved in halved matches in foursomes ... The Carolinas lead the all-time series 50-22-1.
3rd Carolinas Senior Interclub Championship Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines • Oct 25 Championship Contest Oct. 25 Tanglewood 18, Verdict Ridge 6 Tanglewood Points: Mark Robson-Dickie Brewer 6, Jim Williams-Bobby Cornish 5, Gregor Howard-G. Edenﬁeld 4, Mark Hartson-Maurice Banks 3. Semiﬁnal Contest Oct. 24 Tanglewood 12, Crossings GC 12 Tanglewood won sudden death playoff Tanglewood Points: Jim Williams-Maurice Banks 6, Bobby Cornish-Tom Birrittieri 5, Art Vanderlip-Mark Hartson 1. Notes: The format of the championship was four-ball net match play for men ages 55 and older ... Eight players from each team competed in four matches with six total points awarded in each match (two for front nine, two for back nine, two for the overall match) ... In the semiﬁnals, after Tanglewood and Crossings tied, the anchor group from each team competed in a sudden death playoff where Tangewood’s Bobby Cornish won with a par ... Tanglewood ﬁnished the season undefeated at 11-0 ... 21 different seniors represented Tanglewood during the season ... This was the third season of the Carolinas Senior Interclub and 83 teams – the most ever – competed. 2nd Carolinas Womens Team Championship Mid Pines Inn and GC, Southern Pines Oct. 30 - Captain’s Choice • Oct. 31 - Four-Ball Nov. 1 - Pinehurst alternate shot Two scores each day Championship Division 1. Pinehurst Country Club ! 68-71-75-76-76-76--442 Note: Colonial CC won the second ﬂight of the Carolinas Net Division. The team included Sook Hee Yang, Tess Kirkman, Gigi Ash and Mary Rhodes.
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Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Hendersonville CC • Oct. 2 Third Flight (13 entries) 1. Nancy Cooper-Sandy Dixon, Burlington! 83 Fourth Flight (12 entries) 2. Martha Hollady, Jamestown-Debbie Tilley, Kernersville! 91 6. Betty Musser-Jean Sasser, Whitsett! 95
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Country Club of Asheville • Oct. 1 Third Flight (5 entries) 1. Nancy Cooper-Sandy Dixon, Burlington! 70 Fourth Flight (5 entries) 2. Martha Hollady, Jamestown-Debbie Tilley, Kernersville! 85 SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Treyburn CC, Durham • Nov. 6 Tournament Flight A (9 entries) 2. Bill Long, Southern Pines-Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville! Tournament Flight B (8 entries) 1. Jack Stanley, Summerﬁeld-Wilson Shelton, Madison! Super Senior 65+ Flight (14 entries) 1. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-Terry Glidewell, Greensboro! Super Senior 70+ (11 entries) 3. Richard Warren, Durham-Wesley Brown, Roxboro! 4. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point!
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McGregor Downs, Cary • Nov. 5 Tournament Flight (14 entries) 1. Cliff Seastrunk-Lennie Barton, Raleigh! Super Senior 65+ Flight (15 entries) 3. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-Terry Glidewell, Greensboro! Super Senior 70+ (12 entries) 3. Richard Warren, Durham-Wesley Brown, Roxboro! 6. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte • Oct. 30 Super Senior 65+ A Flight (12 entries) 3. Doug Luckett, Advance-Gregg Cregan, Lewisville! 6. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls!
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Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett • Oct. 16 Tournament Flight (10 entries) 1. Mallory McDaniel,Kannplis-Jimmy Hubbard,China Grove! 68 3. Mark Henline, Whitsett-Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 71 4. Doug Glenn, Kannapolis-Bob Clukey, Mebane! 73 4. Jim Christy-John Derhodes, China Grove! 73 Super Senior 65+ A Flight (9 entries) 1. Greg Powell, Charlotte-Peter Pearce, Greensboro! 67 Super Senior 70+ (10 entries) 2. Gene Grubb-Don Smith, Greensboro! 70 2. Wesley Brown, Roxboro-Richard Warren, Durham! 70 5. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 74 Colonial CC, Thomasville • Oct. 15 Tournament Flight (11 entries) 3. Mike Utt, Advance-Barry Sikes, Winston Salem! 5. Gary Eubanks-Benjie Nunn, Greensboro! 5. Mark Marion-Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 65+ (12 entries) 1. James Gunn-Alan Connolly, Mount Airy! 2. Greg Powell, Charlotte-John Barlow, Summerﬁeld! 4. Gig Hilton-Guy Smith, Lexington! Super Senior 70+ (6 entries) 1. David Williams, Cary-Larry Willett, High Point! 1. Gene Grubb-Don Smith, Greensboro!
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Salem Glen CC, Clemmons • Oct. 1 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 1. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Champman, Granite Falls! 65 2. Steve Southern, Advance-Van Pernell, Hickory! 66 3. Richard Krapfel, W-S - Howell Nelson, Greensboro! 70 3. James Kemerling, Lewisville-Mark Robinson, W-S! 70 5. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville-Bill Long, Southern Pines! 71 Tournament Flight B (10 entries) 1. David Frye-Rick Taylor, Winston Salem! 73 3. Stanley Randall-Benny Randall, Mocksville! 75 5. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem-David Boaz, Denver! 77 Super Senior 65+ (7 entries) 1. James Gunn-Alan Connolly, Mount Airy! 71 3. Steve Ashworth-Frank Murphy, Winston-Salem! 76 Super Senior 70+ (5 entries) 1. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston Salem! 67 2. Allen Makila, Raleigh-Ralph James, Advance! 69 ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Finley GC, Chapel Hill • Oct. 29 Men A (11 entries) 1. Justin Lang-Jacob Rutter, Winston Salem! Men C (6 entries) 1. Michael Burdick, McLeansville-Mark Henline, Whitsett!
CPGA Senior Fall Finals Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown • Oct. 29-30 Professional Division (5 entries) 1. Derek Sanders, Whispering Pines! 72-69--141 2. Michael Hutcheon, High Point! 73-72--145 Champions Amateur Division (9 entries) 1. Steve Harwell, Mooresville! 73-72--145 4. Marcus Gray, Colfax! 80-78--158 5. Steven Kidd, Liberty! 78-82--160 Super Senior Amateur Division (8 entries) 1. Jim Hunsuck, Statesville! 72-78--150 5. Garland Yates, Asheboro! 81-82--163 Legends Amateur Division (11 entries) 1. Larry Boswell, High Point! 73-71--144 3. Gene Grubb, Greensboro! 80-76--156
CPGA Pro-Ofﬁcial Championship Eagle Point GC, Wilmington • Oct. 29 1. Brian Joyce-Cecil Worley, Eagle Point! 2. Larry George-Terry Tate, River Landing! Selected others from ﬁeld of 61 3. John Kolls-Lee McAlister, Stoney Creek! 11. Chris Terry-Clay Britt, Sedgeﬁeld Dye! 11. Savio Nazareth-Brian Dancy, Starmount Forest! 27. Kyle Kolls-David Taylor, Bryan Park! 37. Jason Gentel-Mike Crawford, Winding Creek! 37. Paul Allen-Mark Slawter, Maple Chase!
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Greensboro National Fall Classic Greensboro National GC, Summerﬁeld (par 72) • Nov. 4-5 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Championship Flight UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Jamie Gilley-Caleb Keck! 67-64--131 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 69-64--133 Steven Trent-Scott Trent! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Randy Clayton-Logan Thornton! 65-69--134 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Matt Gdovin-Brooks Roberts! 68-72--140 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU John Hopkins-Mike Sigmon! 69-71--140 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Don Charles Flight UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Blake McSherry-Neal Long! 72-69--141 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 73-69--142 Mitchell Swaringen-Trey Swaringen! Scott Shackelford-Brian Robinette! 72-73--145 Brian Carson-Chuck Jenkins! 73-73--146 Steve Green-Ryan Green! 75-74--149 Mitch Mikonis-Dan Cross! 75-74--149 Mark Gagnon-Jeff Cunningham! 75-74--149 Mark Charles Flight Kenneth Allen-Mike Allen! 80-72--152 Calvin Biddix-Phillip Huffman! 76-78--154 Sam Patterson-Garland Yates! 76-81--157 Eugene Hyjek-Jim Sturm! 83-74--157 Chatmoss Invitational Two-Man Bestball Chatmoss CC, Martinsville, Va. • Oct. 20-21 Championship Flight Jerry Wood-Dustin Hussey! 65-68--133 Ronnie Fultz-Jerel Whiting! 66-71--137 Brandon Grogan-Andrew Tilley! 68-72--140 Danny Woodson-Michael Bayes! 69-73--142 Bobby Cadieux-Derek Edmonds! 67-75--142 First Flight Bill Sibbick-John Bruce! 71-72--143 Mark Foster-Layne Mills! 73-71--144 Tony Nichols-Patrick Brady! 73-71--144 Carson Nease-Kevin Harms! 71-73--144 Second Flight Mike Yuhas-Dickie Huff! 76-72--148 Dave Davis-Jimmy Gillie! 77-72--149 Brad Wade-Rene Rodrique! 75-76--151 Mike Sigmon-Johnny Hopkins! 75-76--151 Brian Carson-Chuck Jenkins! 78-73--151 Third Flight John Collins-David Collins! 81-76--157 Brad Stewart-Scott Johnson! 83-75--158 Tuscarora 2-Man Invitational Tuscarora CC, Danville • Sept. 28-29 Championship Flight Andrew Tilley-Joe Poplin! 69-67--136 Layne Mills-Bobby Cadieux! 67-70--137 Brent Gammon-Sam Mantiply! 68-69--137 Danny Woodson-Donald Murphy! 68-72--140 Drew Arnold-Jacob Hardy! 71-70--141 Kris Kiser-Mike Kilgore! 71-70--141 First Flight Randy Gibson-Rand Gibson! 72-70--142 R.J. Weaver-Donnie Scearce! 74-68--142 Ray Pruitt-Brian Robinette ! 72-71--143 Second Flight Doug Rhodes-Scott Shackleford! 146 Third Flight Sam Patterson-Johnny Hopkins! 156
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National Tour Championship • Oct. 24-25 Hilton Head courses - listing Triad players in top half Championship Flight (29 entries) 14. Dan Anthony,Thomasville! 79-76--155 A Flight (73 entries) 33. David Frye, Winston-Salem! 86-79--165 33. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 78-87--165 B Flight (73 entries) 1. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 81-82--163 14. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 86-86--172 19. Ken White, High Point! 92-82--174 29. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 88-88--176 36. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 87-91--178 36. John Lindsay, Lexington! 85-93--178 C Flight (64 entries) 11. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 98-83--181
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Listing Triad area players in top half Compass Pointe GC, Leland Nov. 4 Men A (15 entries) 3. Timothy Bryant, Burlington! 77 Men B (9 entries) 2. Henry Garcia, Burlington! 85 Longleaf GC, Southern Pines Oct. 21 Men A (22 entries) 4. Seth Hall, Greensboro! Men B (14 entries) 3. Ryan Lantz, Kernersville! Senior Men (10 entries) 1. Kevin Morton, Winston-Salem! 3. Vincent Avera, Greensboro! Women (5 entries) 2. Cynthia Remington, Lexington! Foxﬁre GC, Foxﬁre Village Oct. 20 Men A (12 entries) 1. Nicholas Mathews, Mebane! 6. Seth Hall, Greensboro! Men B (10 entries) 2. Henry Garcia, Burlington! Senior Men (9 entries) 4. Kevin Morton, Winston-Salem! Super Senior Men (4 entries) 1. Larry Wise, Clemmons! Cedar Rock CC, Lenior Sept. 30 Men A (10 entries) 2. Jason Baity, Lexington!
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7th Annual Graham City Amateur Southwick GC, Graham • Nov. 10-11 Championship Flight Tony Byerly ! 69-62--131 Tanner Gross ! 70-68--138 Kyle Moffett ! 68-74--142 First Flight Scott Trent ! 76-67--143 Michael Isley ! 74-70--144 Second Flight Art Benton ! 77-75--152 Barron Walker ! 80-73--153 Third Flight Chad Marshall ! 84-72--156 Kevin Burns ! 85-75--160 Alex George ! 82-78--160 Bulldog Invitational Tigers Eye and Panthers Run Sept. 29-30 Championship Flight Tony Byerly! 67-72--139 Adam Hamlett! 73-70--143 Seniors 50+ Barron Walker! 74-74--148 Seniors 68+ Dale Bryant! 70-72--142
Bryan Park (Players) • Oct. 30 A Flight (7 entries) 1. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 2. Mike Reynolds, Blairs, Va.! 3. Tony Santoro, Reidsville! 3. Steve Manley, Reidsville! B Flight (6 entries) 1. Tom Simmons, Wentworth! 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 2. David Wilson, Fayetteville! C Flight (6 entries) 1. Mike Pritchett, Danville, Va.! 2. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 3. Dan Morgan, Danville, Va.! D Flight (5 entries) 1. Glenn Hudson, Danville, Va.! 2. Curtis Smith, Greensboro!
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Chatmoss CC, Martinsville • Oct. 16 A Flight (5 entries) 1. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 79 2. Mark Reynolds, Blairs, Va. ! 79 3. Steve Manley, Reidsville! 80 3. Mike Crawford, Summerﬁeld! 80 Hensley won playoff on 2nd hole B Flight (8 entries) 1. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 78 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 80 2. Phyllis Parrent, Axton, Va.! 80 C Flight (3 entries) 1. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 86 3. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 90
D Flight (4 entries) 1. Curtis Smith, Greensboro! 2. Jody Myers, Danville, Va.! Greensboro National • Oct. 1 A Flight (5 entries) 1. Mark Dill, Pelham! 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 2. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! B Flight (8 entries) 1. Tom Simmons, Wentworth! 2. David Wilson, Fayetteville! 3. Wayne Ferrell, Danville, Va.! C Flight (7 entries) 1. Debbie Thompson, Gretna, Va.! 2. Lee Lemons, Greensboro!
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Holly Ridge GL • Oct. 20-21 Bryan Colquitt! 69-75--144 Wes Tyner! 70-75--145 Nick Cromer! 74-72--146 Nick Lewis! 72-75--147 Forsyth CC • Oct. 12-14 David Fowler! 69-82-71--222 Santford Garner! 72-79-74--225 Robert Wooten! 77-74-77--228 Gray Hinkle! 77-79-84--240 Olde Homeplace • Oct. 12 Paul Miller!
Sedgeﬁeld CC (Ross) • Oct. 6-7 Todd Topolka! 66-78--144 Ben Pinkleton! 71-75--146 Page Riley! 78-71--149 Trip Gentry! 79-70--149
Stoney Creek GC • Oct. 27-28 Sherry Martin! 78-75--153
Wilshire GC • Oct. 6-7 Chandler White! 64-62--126 Kurt Veach! 66-68--134 Mark Kirston! 68-68--136 Kevin Veach! 67-72--139
LADIES Pinewood CC • Oct. 27-28 Linda Poggenpohl! 92-92--184
Tanglewood LGA • Oct. 23 - Reynolds Course Oct. 24 - Championship Course Debbie Triplett! 90-91--181 Senior Judy Goodson! 98-102--200 Alamance CC • Oct. 20-21 Ryoko Berkowitch!
CC of Salisbury • Oct. 20-21 Susan Morris! 85-97--182 Greensboro CC Sept. 28 - Irving Park Course Sept. 29 - Farm Course Peggy Flynn-Cook! 83-81–164 Beth Heinzelmann! 84-83–167 Cedarbrook CC Senior • Sept. 7-8 Kay Shores! 89-91--180 Vicki Harvey! 86-100--186 Barbie Anderson! 98-92--190 Linda Shores! 106-96--202 Old Town Club • Aug. 24 Match Play Final Lloyd Ford def. Edie Murphy Tuscarora CC • Aug. 25-26 Mary Alice Moore! 103-112--215 Siler City CC • Aug. 25-26 Kim Cockman! 84-79--163 Other Ladies Champions (scores not available) Ruth Ann Baity! Oak Valley GC Mary Ray Hill! Forsyth CC Margaret Arrington! Wilshire GC Bonnie Montgomery! Deep Springs CC MEN Bryan Park GC Players Course - Nov. 10 Champions Course - Nov. 11 Paul Slomkowski! 74-77--151 Travis Haskins! 70-83--153 John Wolfe! 76-80--156 Brock Elder! 75-83--158 Andy Younts! 80-79--159 Pinewood CC • Oct. 27-28 Doug Owens! 77-76--153 Bradley Calloway! 80-74--154 Stoney Creek GC • Oct. 27-28 Marco Nieto! 76-75--151 Tanglewood • Oct. 20-21 Mark Nieters! 79-80--159 Chris Blankenship! 83-76--159 Greg Howard! 78-84--162 Lee Ross! 81-81--162 Challenge GC • Oct. 20-21 Scott Newnam! 77-76--153 Wes Faulkenbury! 81-76--157 Alamance CC • Oct. 20-21 Dustin Moore! 70-76--146 Tom Monahan! 147 Ben Selkin! 152 CC of Salisbury • Oct. 20-21 Stephen Bullock! 76-75--151 Forest Oaks CC • Oct. 20-21 Steve Sharpe! 74-73--147 Mike Stout! 75-80--155 Mark Walker! 77-78--155
Caswell Pines • Oct. 6-7 Adam Taylor ! 70-75--145 Robbie Greear" ! 81-83--164 Lexington GC • Oct. 6-7 Kaleb Staker! 65-72--237 Chris Gooch! 66-73--139 Bennie Ward! 69-70--139 Maple Chase G&CC • Oct. 6-7 Jeremy Rudock! 75-72--147 Harrison Rutter! 73-75--148 Drew Davis! 77-73--150 Kevin Logan! 77-73--150 Greensboro CC Sept. 28 and 30 - Farm Course (par 72) Sept. 29 - Irving Park Course (par 71) Dean Norman Jr. ! 72-71-72–215 B.J. Szafran! 75-71-71–217 Pine Knolls GC • Sept. 8-9 Weather-shortened/27 holes (par 108) Arlis Pike! 108 Brannon Berrier! 110 Jason Wilkes! 111 Randy Beeson! 113
SENIORS Sedgeﬁeld CC (Ross) • Nov. 3-4 Page Riley! 74-71--145 Ken Ridings! 73-78--151 Vince Credle! 77-78--155 Brooks Barwick! 82-75--157 Super Seniors Bob Landsberger! 86-79--165 Richard Miller! 84-83--167
Hemlock GC • Sept. 8-9 Roger Joyce! 66-69--135 Mike James! 68-72--140 Old Town Club • Sept. 20-21 Russ Perry! 71-70--141 Logan Jackson! 73-73--146 Alamance CC • Sept. 8-9 Wayne Pyrtle! 142 Super Senior -Oct. 20-21 Jim Brannock! 153
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Greensboro National SMGA Average of best 8 scores - April-Nov. Ron Shelton! 74.5 Commie Johnson! 76.9 Steve Williams! 77.5 Moe Morairty! 78.5 Pinewood CC Charlie Parks! Ted Potts!
Tanglewood • Oct. 13-14 Reynolds Course Gregor Howard! 75-73--148 Glenn Levine! 75-76--151 Brian Sainz! 76-81--157 Dave Larmour! 79-78--157 Lee Ross! 77-80--157 Super Seniors Tom Birrittieri! 76-83--159 Gene Cox! 79-86--165 Rodie Marovich! 80-87--167 Rob Heﬂin! 83-94--177
Stoney Creek GC • Oct. 27-28 Mike Ford! 75-73--148 Super Seniors Ron Fuhrman! 89-77--166 Challenge GC • Oct. 20-21 Kendall Porterﬁeld! 83-84--167 Mark Hocutt! 86-88--174 CC of Salisbury • Oct. 20-21 Andre Resner! 80-76--156 Super Senior Victor Wallace! 78-76--154 Forest Oaks CC • Oct. 20-21 Steve Sharpe! 74-73--147 Mike Stout! 75-80--155 Mark Walker! 77-78--155 Kurt Snyder! 82-79--161 Super Senior Joe Elekes! 81-85--166 Eddie Forward! 86-84--170 Holly Ridge GL • Oct. 20-21 Eric Taylor! 70-77--147 Kim Mansﬁeld! 77-73--150 Michael Kindley! 74-83--157 Floyd Evans! 73-85--158
Dave Coolidge! Chris Salmon! Bob Handy ! David Boger! Mike Christly!
69-76–145 Scott Winebarger! 75-76--151 78-76–154 David Renegar! 77-77--154 80-77–157 77-80–157 Siler City CC • Aug. 25-26 82-75–157 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Steve Judge! 73-73--146 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Forsyth CC • Oct.UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 12-13 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Pine Knolls GC • Aug. 18-19 Gray Hinkle! 77-79--156 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Arlis Pike! 64-62--126 Jack Ritchie ! 82-78--160 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 81-82--163 Joe Dillon! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Mike Clark! 88-91--179 Danville Golf Club • Aug. 18-19 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Super Seniors Scott Blankenship! 73-79--152 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Frank Murphy! 83-88--171 Super Senior UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Doug Kendrick! 76-76--152 Wilshire GC • Oct. 6-7 Mike Kindley! 68-76--144 Pilot Knob Park GC • Aug. 4-5 Tom Eustice! 72-73--145 Don Love! 76-74--150 Gordan Jones! 81-84--165 Caswell Pines • Oct. 6-7 Super Senior Billy Hodges" (won playoff)! 78-80--158 Mike Lawson! 73-79--152 Mike Seamster" ! 79-79--158 Ron King! 75-78--153 Lexington GC • Oct. 6-7 Other Senior Men Champions Will Hill! 68-66--134 (scores not available) Hal Gooch! 74-76--150 Steve Eubanks! Deep Springs CC Super Senior Dave Rosenblatt! Bermuda Run CC Richard Cross! 85-81--166 Other Super Senior Men Champions (scores not available) Tuscarora CC • Aug. 25-26 Keith Gordon! Bermuda Run CC Jim Gillie! 73-74--147
Hemlock GC • Sept. 8-9 Kris Kiser! 65-67--132 Caleb Marash! 75-63--138 Wesley Lineberry! 68-70--138 Reynolds Park GC • Sept. 8-9 Jim Kemerling! 72-70--142 Mark Robinson! 71-73--144 Dennis Cooley! 72-74--146 Kenny Flynn! 72-75--147 Old Town Club • Aug. 24-26 Charles Spry! 72-68-73--213 Jay Brockhoff! 75-70-71--216 Jim Kluttz Jr.! 74-71-72--217 Preston Yates! 75-69-73--217 Cedarbrook CC • Aug. 25-26 Jamie Caudill! 68-75--143 Kerry Cooke! 70-74--144 Siler City CC • Aug. 25-26 Craig Wood! 68-77--145 Burton Wood! 73-77--150 Twig Wood! 74-78--152 Neill Lindley! 77-79--156 Tuscarora CC • Aug. 25-26 Ridge Gibson! 72-68--140 Hunter Shelton! 76-68--144 Randy Gibson! 73-73--146 Jake Hardy! 75-72--147
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Danville Golf Club • Aug. 18-19 Mark Foster! 75-73--148
Oak Hollow GC • Aug. 11-12 Troy Blamer! 71-71--142 Brett Sides! 80-75--155 Kyle Rush! 79-78--157 Todd Hilliard! 82-76--158 Pilot Knob Park GC • Aug. 4-5 Mark Brooks! 69-73--142 Dustin Strickland! 73-70--143 Joey Perkins! 69-76--145 Other Men Champions (scores not available) Park Williams! Deep Springs CC Brandon Einstein! Bermuda Run CC Ken Nurse! Oak Valley GC
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