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– by David Droschak
e’ve all endured sacrifices in 2020 surrounding COVID-19. It was hard not to feel selfish when bemoaning what could have been. And while those of us at Triad Golf Today and Triangle Golf Today are beyond thankful the sport of golf was able to blossom in the state of North Carolina during the pandemic, there are stories I truly missed this year. I am not alone. I can’t help but think of all the high school golfers whose seasons were washed away. I began the year featuring Blake Brantley of Winston-Salem Reynolds and his future college trek to Yale. Brantley and his mom couldn’t hide their excitement and pride during the interview at Forsyth Country Club, and with good reason. At that time back in early April, COVID-19 was changing our lives daily, and there was still hope among the Brantley crew that Blake would be able to compete in the upcoming state 4-A championship and head north to play golf in the Ivy League this fall. Neither occurred, and Brantley, and hundreds of teenagers just like him from Murphy to Manteo, were left with a void that was difficult to fill. Having won a state baseball championship in 1978 I can speak from experience, and just how much that piece of sports history helped shape me as not only an athlete but a person.
That sense of accomplishment can’t be matched, and for those prep stars who missed out having medals placed over their heads and those teams were unable to raise that state title trophy, I feel so very sad for all of you. I also feel bad for many of your parents, who along with you have sacrificed greatly in order for you to succeed. Trust me, you have no bigger fans than your parents. You’ll understand when you have kids someday. And while I’ve interviewed hundreds of elite professional athletes and coaches over my nearly four decades in journalism -- from Michael Jordan to Tiger Woods to Dean Smith to Bobby Bowden -- my favorite events to cover are the NCHSAA state golf championships in Pinehurst. Who doesn’t like going to Pinehurst? But it’s not necessarily the area that piques my interest each spring and fall. For me, it’s the height of sports purity, the emotional battles of athletic skill and mental challenges that prep golfers embrace as they try to go low. Most don’t succeed at a very high level, some shooting in the mid 80s to high 90s, but that’s not really the point, is it? It’s about competing, getting the best out of your game as puberty gives way to pars, as team camaraderie forges forever friendships. Yes, these 2020 memories are gone. But none of us should be defined by a single year in time. Teenagers are the sponges of les-
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sons learned, so absorbing one positive piece out of all the rubble is this: Every time you place that tee in the ground, sink that 10-foot birdie putt or spend time on the links with your par-
ents or friends, cherish the moment, cherish the opportunity, and cherish the game that will live on in all of our lives. On to 2021!
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Home Grown UNC-Greensboro builds winning program with North Carolina talent
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ne could argue that North Carolina-bred talent on the PGA Tour has never been deeper with the likes of Webb Simpson, Brendon Todd, Harold Varner III, J.T. Poston, Doc Redman and Chesson Hadley. That fact is not lost on UNCGreensboro men’s golf coach Terrance Stewart, whose 10-man roster is filled exclusively with home-grown talent from the Tar Heel state. Stewart has built a competitive NCAA Division I program against the likes of ACC schools Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State without an out-ofstate golfer since 2008. “It’s not that we don’t look out of 6
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state, or we don’t follow up on players from Virginia, Texas or England, but there are just so many quality studentathletes right here in our own state that I just have not seen the need at all to sign somebody who is not from here,” Stewart said. “This is just such a golfrich state; it’s not like its Iowa or someplace like that.” Stewart chuckles when asked about his recruiting budget. “We’re only spending about $2,000 a year total and most of it is on gas money and meal money and maybe a couple of hotel stays,” he said. “We’re not flying kids in here and we’re not hopping on a plane to go all over the country to watch these players play. Our program is an athletic director’s dream. “I would be willing to bet that we
are the highest ranked team in the country every year for what we spend to recruit our squad here,” Stewart added. “There are schools, like Kansas for an example, that doesn’t even have a budget, they can go anywhere in the world to look at players. We have beaten Kansas plenty of times at golf. And we’ve beaten every single ACC team in the state multiple times. We don’t have another sport at UNCG that plays the same type of ACC/SEC schedule on a daily basis, and doing it and competing very well with our very own, homegrown student-athletes.” It’s not as if Stewart gets all of the major golf program leftovers, so to speak. He has recruited the state’s top player a half dozen times over his 19 years with the Spartans. However, most
times Stewart began targeting those players well before they rose in the rankings. “We really get on them before they become superstar players,” Stewart said. “We’ve only signed that No. 1 player in the state once when that player was already ranked No. 1 and that was Andy Knox. The other times those guys were ranked 5-to-20 in the state and then they got better their last 18 months of junior golf.” Case in point is two-time all-Southern Conference star Nick Lyerly of Salisbury. “I got a phone call about Nick from one of the area golf pros who said he had this kid who was an elite student who was going to graduate as the Continued on page 7 www.triadgolf.com
Home grown from page 6 valedictorian of his high school who was a very nice player but just wasn’t on the radar yet,” Stewart said. “I went out and watched Nick play once and I said ‘Oh my God, this kid is really good.’ He could hit every shot -- he could chip, he could putt, he could work the golf ball. He was not long at all though, probably hitting it 260 yards at the time. But I fell in love with him.” Stewart offered Lyerly a scholarship before he won the 2016 North Carolina Amateur, becoming the youngest golfer to accomplish that feat. “But he still wasn’t getting many schools to watch him play because he was not one of these big, strong, strapping athletic types where you watch him pound balls like he’s Brooks Koepka,” Stewart said. “Coaches don’t want to pony up a lot of scholarship money for someone who has a little below-average length and just straight off the tee, but there was just something about Nick. Talking to him, talking to his parents, getting to know him personally I really felt like we wanted to make a very good offer for him to come here. We were absolutely thrilled for him to come to us. He just got better and better and has gotten long and has been a coaches’ dream.” Lyerly has a 3.9 GPA and is majoring in biology, and is working towards his master’s degree. He is the typical golfer that Stewart has targeted – good player, good student and good people. “The fact that we recruit so close to home, the fact that we can call all these golf professionals, call the CGA, call the junior tournament directors, and the fact that all my players know each other so well, it gives us a lot of evidence that we’ve got the right person joining the team,” Stewart said. “They have to be real students. I have never used an admissions exception to get somebody into UNCG. If you can’t get in based on your own merits I’m not going to bring you in, even if you are some great player. That way we have good people, and real students, which odds are those guys are going to be in school four years, they aren’t going flunk out, they aren’t going to be doing stupid stuff that we have to get rid of them. And third, even if you are not some great player as long as you have a passion to practice and play and work at it properly that’s what we are really trying to bring in.” Stewart’s network of contacts across the state serves him well, as does his dedication and ability to check out in-state golfers multiple times, meaning very few players “fall through the cracks.” One such player is Jack Marcotte of Apex. Stewart’s first time watching the Middle Creek High School golfer at the state high school championships at Pinehurst No. 6 did not go well. “He was hitting houses off the tee,” Stewart recalled. “Look, it was not good, and frankly I just kind of wrote him off -- guilty as charged.” A month later at the N.C. Junior Championship, the UNC-G coach was following another player in Marcotte’s group but it was Marcotte who kept catching his eye. “And there was one shot he hit that really gave www.triadgolf.com
Jack Marcotte of Apex being congratulated by Coach Terrance Stewart after a well struck shot on a par 3. me goose bumps,” Stewart said. “He was on a par-3, about 220-225 yards, and I was close enough to be able to see what he was hitting, and it was a 5-iron. He hit a moon shot, an absolutely towering shot. The sound of the ball coming off the clubface was straight off the PGA Tour. It never left the flag and landed about 10 feet away. That was an absolutely PGA Tour shot right there. Then I followed him the rest of the tournament, maybe three matches. When it was over I said, ‘You know what, I’m going to take a chance on this kid because he went from being so bad in that high school state championship to being an athletic beast.”’ Marcotte, a sophomore, is now one of the team’s starters. “I had no idea about UNCG,” Marcotte said of the recruiting process. “It was kind of cool to learn from the beginning because other people’s opinions can persuade you a little bit, so I got to form my own. I had no idea who they were or anybody on the team.” His excitement level increased when he took a visit to Greensboro. “I think it’s really cool and we have such a good team with only North Carolina kids,” he added. “When you arrive on campus on day one the chemistry is already there. You grew up playing against these kids and now you want them to play good. Our team is so close because we all have bonds from North Carolina.” While recruiting is not an exact science – far from it – Stewart finds himself making fewer mistakes with more information on the local kids. “This is really a two-way street,” Stewart said. “They are able to find out everything about us – the good, the bad and also the ugly – and I can find out the same things about them. So, the fact they can get
so much information on us, and I can get so much information on them, it really allows both sides to make a really well-informed decision. A lot of my guys have already played 20-30 rounds of junior golf together; a lot of the parents have spent time walking down the fairways together. So, it really allows our program to have a lot of different voices trying to recruit players to come to UNCG to where if you had a team from all over the world, or all over the country those families are just not going to know each other. “It is really easy for somebody in any part of the state of North Carolina to pick up the phone since they already know one of our parents and call them and say ‘Hey, tell us about the program, tell us about coach Stewart.’ It really lends itself to allowing families to making a very informed strategic decision. When people do visit schools you do have a lot of coaches and a lot of programs that will put their best foot forward but is that the way it really is day-in and day-out there.” With a roster of North Carolina talent, UNCG is the two-time defending Southern Conference champion and has four NCAA appearances since 2016. “It sounds good to say you play golf at an ACC school but we play a great schedule, so we’re playing the top teams in the country, too,” Lyerly said. “One reason I came to UNCG was I knew I would have a better chance to start right away and play all four years. If you go to an ACC or SEC school there is a lot better competition on that team and you may be a really good player but sitting out a couple of tournaments. Here, we still have a lot of good players but it’s a little easier to get a chance to play more often. I didn’t just want to sit the bench or sit at home while the team was at a tournament, I wanted to play.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • HOLIDAY 2021
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Rolex player of the year headed to Duke men’s golf program By BRAD KING
fter listening to current Ohio State freshman golfer Maxwell Moldovan deliver his 2019 Rolex Player of the Year acceptance speech late last year, Duke University men’s golf commit Kelly Chinn turned to his father, Colin. “I want to be the guy making that speech next year,” Chinn told his dad. The senior at Langley High School in Great Falls, Va., proceeded to do just that, earning All-America first-team honors for the first time in 2020 and ending the season No. 1 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) rankings, making him the boys “Rolex Junior Player of the Year.” Chinn joins an historic list of previous winners including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth. Country Club of North Carolina member Jackson Van Paris enjoyed his fourth year being honored as a Rolex All-American. Verbally committed to Vanderbilt, the junior from Pinehurst won the 2020 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in March by two shots, along with the Sea Pines Junior Heritage in February. On the girl’s side, Alexsandra Lapple of Pinehurst earned 2020 Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention honors, as did Amanda Sambach of Davidson. For Chinn, the season was highlighted by consistently competitive, high-level play. He teed off his campaign with a 7-under-par 65 in the first round of the 2019 Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the most prominent events on the junior circuit, at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. An even-par second round 71 diminished his lead. But following a bogey-free third round, Chinn went on to capture his first AJGA victory by four shots. Then, in October, rounding out the AJGA season at The PING Invitational in Oklahoma, Chinn was again the lone player to post three rounds under par. Despite beginning the final round with a four-stroke lead, Chinn struggled on the front nine. After a bogey on the par-3 No. 11, he flipped the switch to battle head-to-head with three-time Rolex Junior All-American Gordon Sargent – who was on his way to his own bogeyfree round. Chinn posted six birdies in the last seven holes to seal the victory by three strokes. “To start the year, my No. 1 goal was to win Rolex Junior Player of the Continued on page 11
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Kelly Chinn from page 10 Year,” said Chinn, who became the first Virginian to receive the honor. “That helped me want to be the best and that mindset helped me work all year toward that goal. I’ve really worked hard for the past year to get my game where it is now. My coach and I have worked swing-wise to get it more consistent. Everything from the swing to the putting to the short game, even to the mental side of the game, everything was so consistent this year.” Chinn was born in California. With his father serving in the Navy, he also lived in Hawaii and now Virginia. He took up golf at age 5, playing with his grandfather, who is an avid golfer. “My mom always told me from the start that I had a pretty good swing and was able to get the ball around,” Chinn said. “They seemed to think there was some potential from the beginning. I’ve worked really hard to get to this point.” “Kelly’s got a very supportive family, which is awesome,” said his coach, Daniel Neben, who has been working with Chinn since 2016. “That’s very helpful in terms of his development.” Neben has coached numerous Korn Ferry Tour players and elite-level junior golfers. Two years ago, while watching his star pupil practice, Neben turned to Chinn’s mother, Eiko, and told her that, “his ball striking is about as close to a professional level as I’ve ever seen.” “He’s got this grit and this desire to win on every shot that you don’t see a lot of junior golfers have,” Neben said. “It’s something a lot of Tour players have. He’s good about setting realistic goals. And when he sets that goal, he’s got like a game plan to achieve it and he works his butt off to get there.” Along with his bookend victories, Chinn’s season was impressive from start to finish. At the Jones Cup Junior Invitational in late 2019, he put together a runner-up finish at Sea Island Golf Club to close out the calendar year. In one of the final events before the competitive golf season was suspended in March because of COVID-19, Chinn competed at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. He finished in the top 10, in a five-way tie for sixth at 5-under-par 211. Chinn had a solo sixth-place finish in the AJGA’s return to play at the AJGA Invitational at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club. He finished the tournament with three of four rounds under par and a final-round 68, despite two bogeys and a double. www.triadgolf.com
Among Chinn’s most convincing triumphs was at the 54-hole Virginia State Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship in late July at James River Country Club. He overpowered the course to fire a tournament-record of 16-underpar 194, eclipsing the previous mark by eight shots at the par-70 layout and finishing five strokes ahead of Chase Nevins, a teammate at Langley High School. Chinn has also helped his high school squad capture three straight championships since joining the team as a freshman. Chinn advanced to the round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur championship in August at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where he lost to eventual champion Tyler Strafaci, 4 and 2. He had secured a spot in match play by making birdie on his final three holes of the final round of stroke play. Chinn also qualified for match play and made it to the Round of 32 at the North & South Amateur. At The Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, an event modeled after THE PLAYERS Championship, Chinn shot three rounds of 71. In a back-and-forth closing round, he was in a tight race to win. He carded four birdies and three bogeys to end in a four-way tie for second, two strokes off the pace. Chinn won the 54-hole Middle Atlantic Amateur by four strokes at Bethesda Country Club. “He’s always been pretty good mechanically,” Neben said. “Initially, we made some large changes to create better pivot. As he progressed, we started working a lot on his short game and a lot on his ball striking.
“At the end of last year, right after the Junior Amateur we made a big change to go from a hard-right club path. He was swinging a little bit too far from the inside to being a little bit more on plane and getting has getting his ball flight a little bit straighter. He took that this year and he ran with it. He’s throwing darts now.” Neben describes Chinn as being, “very charismatic, very talkative away from the golf course -- always joking around with his buddies.” Standing a lean 5-9, 150 pounds with a frame that could gain some muscle, Chinn still averages nearly 300 yards off the tee. Yet, Neben sees room for improvement. “He’ll come back from his first year of college and I suspect I’ll see about another 20 pounds on him,” he said. “Once he gets that muscle, he’ll have the potential to swing maybe another 5-7 mph faster. He’s already reaching close to about 110 miles an hour clubhead speed with his driver. For a 150-pound guy, he’s not short.” Chinn committed to the Blue Devils nearly two years ago, but before he arrives in Durham in the fall, he has high school golf, AJGA events and amateur events still to play. “I’m really excited about college,” Chinn said. “It’s been a while since I made my decision. Obviously, the coaches there are great, the facilities, the campus, I just loved everything about Duke. I’m really excited to get there and work with the coaches. Obviously, my main goal is to get better.” Neben firmly believes Chinn will take college golf by storm. “It’ll take
him probably a tournament or two to adjust,” he said. “But after that I suspect he’s going to roll all over the college scene. He’s got better stuff than most of the young kids out there. He’s got so much amateur golf experience. I suspect that we’ll probably see his name up there in the top 15 in the college golf rankings within a year of him starting at Duke.” Chinn and the rest of the 2020 Rolex Junior All-America Teams will be honored virtually through a Rolex Junior All-America Awards celebration on Dec. 4 that the AJGA dubs “The Greatest Night in Junior Golf.” Prior to the digital event, Rolex Junior All-Americans and a field of top players in the Rolex AJGA Rankings will compete at the Rolex Tournament of Champions, Nov. 23-28 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Ultimately, Chinn hopes to reach the same levels as a Woods or Mickelson. “My dream is to be on the PGA Tour, to be successful,” Chinn said. “It’s really cool and encouraging to see those names on the award. It’s shown me that I’m on the right track. I’ve just got to keep working hard and getting better every day. Hopefully one day, I can be in the same spot they are now.”
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Hitting Home Professional golfer learning new trade in offseason
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By DAVID DROSCHAK
ori Beth Adams took quite an unconventional break from the game during the COVID-19 outbreak that halted women’s professional golf for close to five months. The former University of North CarolinaWilmington star golfer returned to her home in Burlington and helped a family friend from church flip a house in rural Alamance County. Once the season ended in early November, Adams returned to her “flipping” apprenticeship as the aged wooden structure neared inside completion. On the day I visited with Adams, she was set to learn how to lay some tile in a bathroom. “I am learning a lot for the future, whenever I buy my own house,” she said. “It has been really fun. It’s something to pass the time and learn a new hobby. And it gets me out of the house.” At 28, Adams still lives with her parents, having yet to hit the big time on the Symetra Tour, the minor leagues of women’s professional golf. Adams did earn her LPGA Tour card in 2019, but failed to make five cuts and has pocketed a little 14
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more than a combined $100,000 in winnings heading into her fifth year of pro golf in 2021. “I am ready to move out, but financially it’s not working,” she said. “People tell me to stay at home as long as I can but I am ready to leave. I want to get a house and a puppy.” Adams loves to hunt and fish, and would be best described as easy-going. She admitted she had a difficult time adjusting to the pandemic restrictions put in place by the professional tour while players were on the road, not recording a top 20 finish in eight events in 2020. Adams shot a combined 37 over par in her final two tournaments and embraced a return to rural Alamance County to regroup for a fresh start to 2021 season. “There have been ups and downs so far in my career; it’s a journey and you have to enjoy it no matter what, enjoy the process,” Adams said. “I’ve had some good years but this year wasn’t too good to me. Next year, I am going to hit it hard with my putting and short game and wedges, and hit it hard in the gym and let’s see how it goes.” Adams, who does have a second place finish on the Symetra Tour in 2018 but has yet to win a tour-
nament, didn’t quite say she’s at a crossroads in her career, but the writing is on the wall if she doesn’t soon start shooting better scores soon. “I am pretty close. It’s a couple of inches of going on to the next level,” a confident Adams said of her game. “I’m really going to work on my mental game and give it a couple more years and then go into college coaching. We’ll see where the Lord puts me, I’ve been praying to him. It is his plan, not mine. We’ll see.” “My ball striking is there, but my putting fell back a bit,” she added. “I switched putters a week before these last two tournaments so I’ll be working on that part of my game this winter. And from 100 yards and in I need improvement. I also need to play more aggressive and have a better game plan going into the week.” Adams’ new putter is a TaylorMade Spider. “My trouble has mainly been with the short birdie putts,” Adams said. “My mind is like ‘it’s ok if I get a par if I miss it.’ It’s training your mind to bear down. It’s all about playing mind tricks out there. Your mind is such a powerful muscle.” Adams, who likes comedy movies and going Continued on page 15 www.triadgolf.com
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hen John Elmore presented his vision to create a competitive golf academy he had a simple goal in mind -- develop an academy that combines superior academics, worldclass golf training, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning, comprehensive sports psychology coupled with one of the finest golf facilities in the Sandhills area. That vision from the head of the O’Neal School in Southern Pines has become a reality with the formation of Traditions Golf Academy at Forest Creek Golf Club, which is less than a mile from the private school. The elite academy, the first in the Pinehurst area to partner exceptional class-room with golf training, was designed for students in 8th through 12th grades who aspire to play collegiate and potentially professional golf. A maximum limit of 20 golfers will attend academic classes at the top-rated O’Neal School and receive golf instruction by world-renowned golf and swing coach Nick Bradley. Traditions Golf Academy’s training curriculum and approach is based on individual development. Instruction focuses on the technical, physical, psychological and cerebral management of each student. Academy students will grow in all areas, becoming stronger, resilient and capable of competing at the highest levels of golf. “We are excited to introduce Traditions Golf Academy at the ‘Home of American Golf,’” said O’Neal School director of athletics James Franklin, who is also the director for Traditions Golf Academy. “Bringing three crucial forces together, including excellence in education, elite golf instruction and an unparalleled golf facility, will provide a foundation for what we hope will be one of the best academy experiences in the world.” Bradley brings a remarkable resume to the Sandhills with over 25 years of coaching, mentoring and developing golfers, from ambitious junior golfers to major champions. Originally from London, England, Bradley has an impressive coaching pedigree, including instructing winners on every major professional tour and teaching over 200 PGA and European Tour golf professionals. He was selected by Golf Digest as the top male teacher in North Carolina www.triadgolf.com
Nick Bradley and has been a frequent swing analyzer/commentator for Sky Golf and NBC’s Golf Channel. His innovative approach to molding elite junior golfers will propel the academy students to be top collegiate golf performers. “I am thrilled to have the ability to redefine the landscape of junior golf development,” Bradley said. “Traditions Golf Academy at Forest
Creek will give us the perfect vehicle to develop the best thinking, the best competing and the most technically proficient juniors globally. Our unique ability to limit our class size will allow the academy to dedicate more one-on-one time for each young golfer and prepare them for elite colleges.” Finding the right instructor and partnering with the best golf facility for Traditions Golf Academy took some time. “Selecting one of the world’s best golf coaches, Nick Bradley, to lead our instruction, hosted at the exclusive Forest Creek Golf Club should assure success for this program from Day One,” Elmore said. Founded in 1971, The O’Neal School is an independent, co-educational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. O’Neal’s selective admissions policy and college preparatory curriculum serve students from over 20 towns in and around Moore County. The school is ranked No. 1 by the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) for 2-A division athletics. “The O’Neal School is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character and physical well-being of our students,” Franklin said. “The introduction of
Traditions Golf Academy will provide the opportunity to further our mission and to allow the academy students to advance to the collegiate golf level and beyond.” The 1,250-acre Forest Creek Golf Club, founded in 1996, will provide a challenging and true playing foundation for Traditions Golf Academy. Forest Creek features two award-winning private Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, an expansive practice facility and is located minutes away from the famed Pinehurst Resort. Traditions Golf Academy has begun accepting applications for the first class in August 2021. The academy offers non-residential and residential with host family options for students. A typical day will include 5 1/2 hours of academic instruction at The O’Neal School, physical training and conditioning in partnership with Sandhills Sports Performance and a minimum of 3 1/2 hours of handson golf academy training. On-course instruction and play, in addition to participation in scheduled golf tournaments within the region, will also be included. For additional information contact Katie Novak, director of Golf Academy admissions at info@ traditionsgolfacademy.com or Nick Bradley, director of instruction at nickbradley@traditionsgolfacademy. com 910-725-GOLF (4653).
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Raleigh Country Club re-opens with expansive views By DAVID DROSCHAK
ohn McConnell has spent upwards of $100 million over the years compiling one of the nation’s most impressive private club portfolios. A good portion of that cash has been spent on the company’s anchor facility – Raleigh Country Club – from its $7 million rescue from bankruptcy in 2003 to a bunker and greens renovation to one of the state’s most impressive practice and short-game areas. The latest “re-imagining” by architect Kyle Franz of the final layout of designer Donald Ross has come with a $5.5 million price tag and plenty of worthy fanfare that could catapult the course into the state’s top 10 rankings. It’s just that good. As McConnell gazed from the club’s veranda, eyeing his latest successful capital improvement project, he admitted the new open look was quite stunning. “It’s very interesting when I bought this club I couldn’t stand the openness because I would see people on every green, so we made a major investment in shrubs and ornamental trees and grasses to try to keep the vision on each hole,” said McConnell, the founder of Raleigh-based McConnell Golf. “Now, I’m saying ‘Man, I was wrong on that. I should have come in here and cut down more trees on the front end.’ This really opens up the view, you see the whole course, see places now on every hole that in the past you have not seen, especially with the new sand traps, which really pop.” Franz, whose renovations have included Mid Pines and Pine Needles resorts in the Sandhills, removed hundreds of trees to create an expansive, open feel. You can see upwards of a dozen holes now from the clubhouse, which is the highest point of the property in Southeast Raleigh. On the greens, McConnell Golf elected not to use bermudagrass but a new variety of bentgrass called Pure Eclipse, which allows improved heat tolerance from previous varieties. RCC has become the first course in the world to seed this grass on all 18 holes. “The color of the greens looks better than Crenshaw bentgrass, which was previously the grass of choice both here and at Treyburn Country Club north of Durham,” McConnell said. “These greens look better to me. We’ll see if we’ll be visionaries or will be changing our philosophy. It won’t take long to figure that out.” McConnell Golf VP of Agronomy Michael Shoun and his team scouted out the new grass at Pure Seed Testing and took dozens of trips to the Rolesville sod farm in order to pick a bentgrass that would hold up in the summer heat of central North Carolina. Shoun and RCC superintendent Billy Cole formed a tight relationship with Pure Seed Testing bentgrass guru Dr. Melodee Fraser early on in the renovation process. “Billy and I would take the 15-20 minute ride and go up there and look at what turned out to be Pure Eclipse in the spring, in the summer, just to Continued on page 23
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New Look from page 22 look at the different grasses,” Shoun said. “A lot of times Dr. Fraser would not tell us what we were looking at. She would say, ‘You go pick out which one you think is the best.’ There are so many different plots, all in 4-by-4 squares, and she may have Pure Eclipse in 5-6 different places. Every time we went up there the Pure Eclipse plots always seemed to look the best, color-wise, and handled the mowing. “She told us flat out that she has been doing this for 38 years and she had never had a bentgrass of this quality,” Shoun added. “Coming from somebody who is that much of a specialist it meant a lot to us.” Alamance Country Club, which undertook a greens renovation project this summer, has also settled on Pure Eclipse and will be the second course in the world to open with all 18 holes featuring the new bent, Fraser said. “New varieties of grasses always get a lot of interest, but that interest takes off once somebody does plant it,” Fraser said. “That was the thing about Raleigh Country Club, I always had the idea from them that they weren’t concerned about being the first to do something. If they felt like it was the best grass they were going with it. It is kind of a big step for somebody to be the first to plant this, especially when you’re talking about your greens. But that didn’t concern them; they just wanted what they felt like would perform best for them.” “When they come up here enough times they started to gravitate toward one grass,” she added. “And Pure Eclipse hasn’t just performed well here, it has been in national tests so it has been evaluated all over the country and has done well. Yes, RCC is taking the plunge.” Of course, foot traffic will be one of the key tests with the new bent early on, but so far Shoun has been extremely pleased with the grow in. “We felt like we could give John (McConnell) the best putting surface with bentgrass,” Shoun said. “Not that Bermuda is not a great surface, but to me bent just seems to roll better, especially when you are looking at older greens -- like Ross greens -- the bent seems to be truer when it comes to the breaks. It was a great decision, and we believe we’ll be able to supply some of the best greens in the area like we always have.” In addition, the focus of the Raleigh Country Club project was to produce an improved course for all levels of players — retaining the integrity of the layout that Ross first designed and built, but allowing more challenges for today’s long-hitting www.triadgolf.com
players. Among RCC’s numerous enhancements: • An entirely new irrigation system was installed. New technology is one of the major benefits in improving bunkers and turf conditions, while creating less erosion and eliminating bare spots near the tree lines. • Green complexes have been enlarged for more pin locations and improved, strategic shot making. • New tee boxes have been constructed on certain holes that have extended the course yardage to nearly 7,400 yards, while also benefiting female, junior and senior golfers. RCC’s rolling hills make the course play even longer. • New bunkers have been constructed that provide greater visuals and improved play for golfers, as well as much improved drainage with the material used in the traps. “We’ve tried to vary out the scale of the bunkers quite a bit, to where it’s reflective of the best stuff of Ross that I really like here in North Carolina,” Franz said. • Approximately 500 trees were removed to improve air movement and turf quality. • The new irrigation system allows for native grasses to be planted during the next few years that will give the course a very dramatic look. Many of the natural drainage areas across fairways have been changed, to help the course better absorb rainfall and create more strategic shot making opportunities. • Some of the cart paths were rerouted or removed substantially on certain holes to give the course an even more natural feeling as to how the land lies. McConnell Golf is the first to utilize a new process called soil stabilization. “A machine tills whatever is existing -be it old path, soil, roots -- and incorporates cement and water to create a soil surface,” Shoun said. “The final product is 8 to 10 inches of a soil surface that takes on the natural look of the material tilled. It’s call ‘natural path’ — not meant to be a perfectly smooth surface, more like a hard soil path.” After being closed for more than six months, RCC opened to its members and guests the first weekend of November. “It has been neat to see Kyle’s vision take shape,” said McConnell VP of Golf Operations Brian Kittler. “The golf course is definitely going to be a bit more challenging. The fairway corridors are a bit wider; greens are a bit bigger and members will have an opportunity to hit to other pin locations that previously were not available. With all the trees gone, it gives the holes much better views and better pin locations on some holes. It’s got a good vibe going.”
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Bizarre golf year comes to a close By DAVID DROSCHAK
ourses in 2020 used noodles so golf balls stayed out of the hole instead of ringing the bottom of the cup, unraked footprints dotted sand traps daily, a nod served as a post-round handshake, the azaleas and dogwoods bloomed without the Masters in April, and the PGA Tour was staged without fans. All of this occurred while golf rounds across North Carolina averaged a one-year increase of more than 25 percent across the board. Say what? Up was down and down was up for sure as COVID-19 served up a major obstacle that the game of golf -- quite frankly – was more than up to the challenge. Kudos to all the North Carolina golf course owners, general manager and golf professionals for constantly fitting together all the moving pieces -- which back in March, April and May -- were occurring sometimes on an hourly basis. So what did we learn about golf in 2020? Well, the game can thrive under adverse health and economic conditions when given a spotlight ahead of other sports. It appears cash not spent in restau-
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rants and bars, bowling alleys or movie By BETSEY MITCHELL theaters, at football games or hockey arenas, spilled into Tar Heel pro shops. No ecessity, yes it’s true, is the change shortage here. mother of invention. And there Human interaction on the fairways, is no question that COVID-19 greens and driving range is a real, tangible has generated a bunch of great transforand positive experience we may have all mations for golf. taken for granted in years past. A round The best thing to happen at my club or two of golf each month in 2020 helped is finally permitting push carts, pull carts, save, and at times, energize my soul. I bet trolleys. Whatever we call them, it is a it did for you too, Bets. good thing. Rules are kind of It proves that we actuimportant, but not really. ally play faster when not For 99.9 percent of us, golf sharing a golf cart. Your is exercise, a social outlet game improves when there and somewhat a competiis time alone to release that tive adventure. Last time last shot and begin planI looked we’re not on the ning the next rather than PGA Tour, so while leaving exchanging small talk with the flag alone or not raking DUELING DIVOTS your cart partner. traps took a few rounds to Pine Needles & Mid get used to it didn’t tarnish the goal – which Pines now offer golf scooters and they in the end is to have fun, right? continue to grow in popularity. They are And while single-rider carts did fade fun and are easier on the golf course than after a few months, many of us walked at one person in a regular golf cart. least one round in the spring for the first I wish I could say that I have enjoyed time in years because of the social distancthe respite from the everyday with a ing mandate. Let’s make that more of a round of golf now and then. It’s hard habit than a necessity heading into the (really hard) to play when your right future. hand can barely hold a pen, let alone a
golf club. I’m working on it and hope to be back at it soon. Some traditional golfers continue to resist the concept of Ready Golf. If you are not competing in Match Play, then the question, “Am I away?” is not necessary. If you are ready to play and nobody else has begun their pre-shot routine, then play away. Honor on the tee is a lovely concept, but if there are two holes open in front of you, step lively. Continuous putting, please. Marking a short putt undermines pace of play and makes maintaining appropriate social distancing more difficult. This is what I’ve learned…. well, actually already knew but this year is proof. Golf is the best game ever played. The vast majority of golfers are kind, considerate, and mad as cats. There is nothing funnier than watching a skilled player whiff. I miss playing more than I thought I would. And as we close out this unusual year, I give thanks for the health of my friends and family. And I wish you all the same. Mask up people, that virus isn’t done with us.
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Winston-Salem golfer follows first albatross with first ace By STEVE WILLIAMS
eith Vereen is like a lot of avid golfers. You play for many years but never beat the odds and get a holein-one or – with even greater odds – score a double eagle. The Winston-Salem resident accomplished both in the same month at Reynolds Park Golf Course. Vereen’s rare feat began Oct. 7 with one of the luckiest bounces ever seen at Reynolds Park. After hitting his drive on the 503-yard first hole, Vereen was just hoping his second shot with a 5-wood would leave him with a short third. “I just wanted to get it to about 100 yards, pitch on and putt for birdie,” Vereen admitted. But he pushed his shot a little to the right, the ball hit the cart path, bounded over a sand bunker and rolled down a slope and into the cup. “It wasn’t a real good shot,” said playing partner Greg Bradsher. “But it was just the way it hit the cart path. On any given day, it would probably hit the cart path and bounce right and into the woods. But it had enough momentum to go forward and bounce up high enough to have enough speed coming down. It was something to behold.” “It wasn’t my greatest shot at all, but I could see it go in from where I was standing,” Vereen said. “I was totally shocked.” A little more than two weeks later, on Oct. 26, Vareen used the same 5-wood on the 175-yard 16th hole and this time he struck it perfectly. “It was a straight shot all the way,” he said. “Right at the pin. It took one hop and right into the cup.” Bradsher, who scored his only ace on the same hole a couple years ago, was witness to Vareen’s ace as were Tim Smith and Stephon Kee. Vareen has been playing golf about 20 years and usually shoots in the high 80s or low 90s. He shot 90 the day of his albatross, losing the 3-under start not many holes later. He can’t be blamed for losing focus. “The rest of the round, I kept thinking about that shot.” Other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our fall issue are detailed as follows:
Par-4 Ace Corey Vaden of Stoneville, Sept. 11, Eagle Hills GC. No. 7, 275 yards, driver. Playing partners: Joseph Hill, Fawn Slaughter, Levi Vaden. His first ace. www.triadgolf.com
Garland Amick of Randleman, Nov. 8, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 5, 163 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Ted Smith, Ethan Smith. His first ace. Tommy Dang of Greensboro, Nov. 6, Stoney Creek GC. No. 4, 163 yards, 3-hybrid. Playing partners: David Dang, Walter Laney, Luke Yuan. His first ace. Ronnie Robertson of Greensboro, Nov. 4, Country Hills GC. No. 16, 112 yards, sand wedge. Playing partners: Steve Casdult, Bob Patterson. His fifth ace. Gary Venable, Nov. 4, Silo Run GC. No. 17, 180 yards, utility iron. Witness: Tim Sapp. Rick Walker of Reidsville, Nov. 3, Pennrose Park CC. No. 7, 157 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Steve Williams, Steve Money, Steve Manley. His eighth ace. Kameron Winburn of Hillsborough, Oct. 31, Southwick GC. No. 8, 109 yards, 56 wedge. Playing partners: Dylan Isley, Tyler Flynn, Dustin Bateman. His first ace. Patrick Brady of Reidsville, Oct. 27, Old North State Club. No. 14, 167 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Steve Lassiter, Roger Plott. His eighth ace came in the N.C. Senior Open. Randy Higgins of Boonville, Oct. 27, Myrtlewood GC (Pine Hills Course), No. 11, 142 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Tim Smitherman, Marc Russell. His first ace. Keith Gordon of Bermuda Run, Oct. 21, Bermuda Run (East Course). No. 3, 120 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Pandora Gordon. His fourth ace. Casey Kepley Jr. of Winston-Salem, Oct. 21, Wilshire GC. No. 6, 144 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Andrew Danley, Brady Danley, Greg Hamm, Jason Hamm. His first ace. Alan Burgess of Greensboro, Oct. 14, IronPlay. No. 4, 76 yards, sand wedge. Playing partners: Carl Payne, Bill Stone. His third ace. Derrick Ross of Sanford, Oct. 3, Lexington GC. No. 12, 152 yards, 7-iron. Witnesses: Garland Swiney, Mike Lanier, Daniel Qualls. His first. Tilden Reed of Oak Ridge, Oct. 1, Sapona GC. No. 7, 110 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Pat Manahan, Ken Mabe. His third ace. Joe St. Clair of Stoneville, Sept. 30, Eagle Hills GC. No. 3, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Lisa St. Clair. His first ace. Stewart Redden of Kernersville, Sept. 23, IronPlay Par-3 Links. No. 17, 115 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Doug Johnson , Phil Curtis, Dennis Creamer. His third ace. Gary Brown of Ridgeway, Va., Sept. 21, Deep Springs CC. No. 7, 150 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dan Moore, Tommy Smith, Dave Coatta, Phil Harger. His third ace, including two this year at Deep Springs. The other came June 1 on No. 7 (175 yards. 6-hybrid). Don Wilson of Madison, Sept. 3, Deep Springs CC. No. 12, 140 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Gary Brown, Dan Moore, Ron Strickland, Bill Cassidy. David Masters of Greensboro, Sept. 3, Monroeton GC. No. 18, 165 yards, 3-hybrid. Playing partner: Mark Lambeth. His first ace. Ben Payne of Greensboro, July 17, Forest Oaks CC. No. 17, 179 yards, 4-hybrid. Playing partners: David Seel, Ron Merson, Dave Bumgarner. His fourth ace.
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40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship Country Club of Salisbury (par 71) Oct. 30-31 (ﬁnal round canceled; course unplayable) 1. Cyrus Stewart, Raleigh! 70-60--130 2. Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 69-68--137 3. Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 70-69--139 4. Jeff Boyan, Winston-Salem! 73-67--140 Selected others from ﬁeld of 109 12. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 72-72--144 18. Alex Nianouris, Raleigh! 73-72--145 25. Brett Barry, Winston-Salem! 75-72--147 25. Michael Swaringen, Salisbury! 73-74--147 25. William Buchanan, Greensboro! 71-76--147 31. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 74-74--148 39. Paul Slomkowski, Colfax! 70-79--149 49. Jeffrey Lankford, Mocksville! 74-77--151 52. Dustin Moore, Burlington! 77-75--152 52. Thomas Bonney, Greensboro! 76-76--152 60. John Nieters, Bermuda Run! 76-78--154 Note: Former Wake Forest golfer posted an eagle and nine birdies on a 30-30 card that gave him come-from-behind win ... Stewart was declared the winner when the ﬁnal round was canceled due to wet course conditions due to overnight rain. 25th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro (par 72) The Cardinal by Pete Dye (par 71) Oct. 9-10 Third round, scheduled for Oct. 11 canceled 1. James Mishoe, Cary-Louis Lambert, Charlotte! 64-62--126 2. Dan Walters-Davis Womble, Winston-Salem! 62-65--127 3. Matthew Younts, Gboro-Nate Cook, Raleigh! 62-66--128 4. Ben Woodruff, Can-Carson Ownbey, Hntersville! 64-66--130 4. Stephen Carroll-Walker Cress, Concord! 67-63--130 4. C.J. Deberg-Will Dull, Charlotte! 64-66--130 7. Jeremy Ray,Pffftown-Joseph Cansler, Clemmns! 66-65--131 7. Blake Brantley, W-S-Brandon Einstein,Clemmns!68-63--131 7. Parker Truesdale, Canton-Tommy Lamb, Cary! 68-63--131 Selected others from ﬁeld of 140 13. Matt Crenshaw,Burl.-Jonathan Jackson,SlrCty! 67-66--133 13. Preston Dembowiak-Scott Harvey,Kernersville! 67-66--133 13. Noah Connor,Reidsville-Randall Hudson,NBern!68-65--133 19. Jerry Richardson, Cary-J.D. McNeill, Raleigh! 68-66--134 24. Caden Baker, Mebane-Jake Herring, Wilson! 69-66--135 29. Dustin Moore, Burl-Tom Monahan, Mebane! 66-70--136 29. Joe Burns, Greensboro-Nick Johnson, Burl.! 67-69--136 36. Chris Cassetta,HiPoint-Thomas Bonney,Gboro!67-70--137 36. Korky Kemp, Grboro-Andrew Sapp, Greenville! 71-66--137 36. Don Hill, Burlington-Phillip Chauncey, Durham! 69-68--137 Notes: James Mishoe and Louis Lambert, members of the golf team at Guilford College, led by one after the second round and were declared champions when the ﬁnal round was canceled by unplayable wet conditions at The Cardinal by Pete Dye ... One round played at Forest Oaks and one at Cardinal. 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Mount Vintage Golf Club (Independent and Vintage) North Augusta, SC • Oct. 6-7 65+ Division 1. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Doug Owens, Albmrle! 66-63--129 2. Donald Detweiler-Paul Simson, Raleigh! 65-65--130 3. Cliff Seastrunk-Lennie Barton, Raleigh! 68-65--133 4. Bob Edens, SC-Steve Horton, Columbia! 63-72--135 5. Ed Donlin, Concord-Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 67-70--137 5. Dennis Helms-Mike Judkins, N.Myrtle Beach! 66-71--137 Selected others from ﬁeld of 32 16. Ben Yeager,Krnersville-Pete Howard,Clmmons!71-72--143 70+ Division (17 entries) 1. Robert Desjardins,Mtthws-William Boles,Wilson! 68-63--131 2. Ernie Newton, W-S-Larry Boswell, High Point! 69-69--138 3. Bob Rickman,Orangeburg-Bob Varn, Florence! 69-70--139 3. Jerry Hartsell,Mtthws-Vardaman Banks,Midland! 66-73--139 Notes: Charlie Parks and Doug Owens posted the low round of the tournament (30-33) to rally from a third-place tie after the ﬁrst round. It was the ﬁrst CGA title for both players. 43rd Carolinas Club Championship Sedgeﬁeld CC, Greensboro (par 71) Oct. 19 1. Tommy Miller-John Cornett, Boone GC! 2. Joseph Cansler-Marcy Newton, Jamestown Golf Assoc.! 2. Chris Cassetta-Thomas Boney, Sedgeﬁeld CC! 4. Matthew Crews-Nicholas Jacobi, Monroe CC! Selected others from ﬁeld of 52 8. Matthew Crenshaw-Dustin Moore, Alamance CC! 13. Joe Wood-Nicholas Gunnell, Cedarbrook CC! 21. Jim Brotherton-Curtis Brotherton, High Point CC! 28. Kerney Black-Mallory Fobes, Maple Chase G&CC! 43rd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship Senior Division Catawba CC, Newton (par 72) Nov. 10 (weather shortened to 18 holes) 1. Angela Stewart, Greenville-Pat Brogden, Garner! 2. Patty Moore-Toni Natoro, Pinehurst! Selected others from ﬁeld of 14 4. Leigh Armentrout, Gboro-Linda Daniel, Huntersville! 8. Mary Rhodes, Greensboro-Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City! 10. Katherine DeVore, High Pt-Robin Gallagher, Hillsbrgh!
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10th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship Prestwick Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC • Nov.7-8 Scores are Net Women Flight 2 (3 entries) 1. Tricia Hull, Greensboro! 78-82--160 Super Senior Women (3 entries) 1. Maggie Collins, Greensboro! 75-74--149 Men Flight 1 (17 entries) 4. Vincent Avera, Greensboro! 73-79--152 Senior Men Flight 2 (11 entries) 5. Kevin Malone, Greensboro! 83-83--166 5. Billy Jones, Archdale! 86-80--166 Super Senior Men Flight 1 (10 entries) 4. Hugh Quinn, Lewisville! 81-78--159
CGA One-Day Four-Ball
Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Cape Fear CC, Wilmington • Nov. 9 Men Long Tees (12 entries) 3. Ryan Moore, Elon-Joe Burns, Greensboro! 69 4. Taylor Zimmerman, Joe Wood, Elkin! 70 Men Short Tees and Mixed (12 entries) 1. Matthew Younts-Jessica Younts, Greensboro! 68 Chapel Hill CC • Nov. 2 Men Regular Tees (10 entries) 3. Gary Eubanks-Doug Talley, Greensboro! 5. Harold Leonard-Scott Neely, Winston-Salem! Mixed and Women (10 entries) 3. Mark Walker-Paige Walker, Greensboro! 4. Mary-Frances Hall, State Road-John Hall Jr., Elkin! 5. Brian Sparrow-Kathy Sparrow, Gibsonville! 5. Vincent Avera, Gboro-Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! Country Club of Salisbury • Oct. 19 Men Long Tees (7 entries) 1. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons-Charlie Barr, Salisbury! 2. Corey Basinger,Salisbury-Justin Leﬂer, Mt. Ulla! 3. Nathan Barker, Clemmons-Aubrey Ramseur, Lexington! Men Regular Tees (14 entries) 2. Steven Snow, Mt Airy-Matt Wilmoth, Dobson! 3. Brian Hayes-Jason Beeson, Winston Salem! 6. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! Men Short Tees (11 entries) 1. Eddie Streetman, Lexington-Bobby Jarrett, Greensboro! 2. Parker Whitt-Huston Shaw, Winston Salem! 3. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Doug Todd, Matthews! 5. Lee Noble, Walkertown- Michael Kindley, Win-Salem! 5. Don Rich-Jim Gress, Clemmons! Mixed (6 entries) 1. Mark Walker-Paige Walker, Greensboro! 2. Kris Flynt, Greensboro-Lee Ross, Winston-Salem! 2. Sara Thomas, Cornelius-Christian Beatty, Win-Salem!
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Hasentree Club, Wake Forest • Oct. 5 Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (10 entries) 4. Christopher Jones, Wake Forest-Mark Jones, Burlington! 76 Mixed and Women (8 entries) 4. William Gipe, China Grove-Lynda Sholar, Mooresville! 76 Women (4 entries) 1. Maria Malone-Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro! 79 SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Seabrook Island Club (Crooked Oaks) • Nov. 10 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (10 entries) 2. John Dorsett-George Snyder, Mount Airy! 72 Treyburn CC, Durham • Nov. 3 Tournament Flight A (9 entries) 1. Danny Hopkins, Mayodan-Mark Arrington, Chapel Hill! 2. Jeff Burcham-Jeffrey Guernier, Greensboro! 3. Keith Hiller, Clemmons-Carl Hiller, Raleigh! Super Senior 65+ Flight B (8 entries) 1. Donnie Holt, Kernersville-Benny Murrill, Winston-Salem! MacGregor Downs CC, Cary • Nov. 2 Tournament Flight A (8 entries) 2. Jeff Jensen, Greensboro-Bill Lindsey, Reidsville! Super Senior 70+ Flight B (x entries) 1. Ralph James, Advance-Al Makila, Raleigh!
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Cramer Mountain Club • Oct. 27 Tournament Flight B (10 entries) 2. Eugene Hyjek, Brown Summit-Jim Sturm, Whitsett! 2. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Doug Todd, Matthews! Super Senior 65+ (10 entries) 1. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls!
Gaston CC • Oct. 26 Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 3. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! Super Senior 70+ Flight A (8 entries) 1. Jack Huss, Rutherfordton-Sam Crawley, Yadkinville!
Rock Barn CC (Jackson) • Oct. 14 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 2. Jeff Ferguson, Waynesville-Glenn Collins, Greensboro! 68 Super Senior 65+ (13 entries) 4. Sam Keziah, Southport-Jim Morgan, Greensboro! 72 5. Dennis Joyce-James Warden, Wilkesboro! 77
Rock Barn CC (Jones) • Oct. 13 Tournament Flight A (10 entries) 2. Jeff Ferguson, Waynesville-Glenn Collins, Greensboro! 70 Super Senior 65+ (11 entries) 1. Don Moore, Raleigh-Steven Snow, Mt Airy! 70 5. Terry Johnson, N.Wilksbro-James Warden, Wilkesboro! 78 LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Old North State Club • Nov. 9 First Flight (13 entries) 1. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Terrie Allemang, SC! Second Flight (13 entries) 2. Barbara Munnett, Win-Salem-Kim Jones, Greensboro! 3. Melissa Smith-Gina Bagby, Advance! Third Flight (13 entries) 3. Cindy Nuckols, Gboro-Deborah Lovell, Summerﬁeld! 6. Tricia Hull-Christine Marti, Greensboro!
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Rumbling Bald Resort (Bald Mountain) • Oct. 27 First Flight (12 entries) 1. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro-Linda Daniel, Huntersville!71 Rumbling Bald Resort (Apple Valley) • Oct. 28 Reduced to 9 holes due to inclement weather First Flight (12 entries) 1. Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro-Linda Daniel,Huntersville! 36
75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches The Greenbrier Old White Course White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia • Oct. 23-24 Team! Four-ball - Foursome - Singles -- Total Virginias! 6.5 5.5 12.5 -- 24.5 Carolinas! 5.5 6.5 11.5 -- 23.5 Notes: The Winston-Salem team of Davis Womble and Dan Walters teamed up for a 3 and 2 win in four-ball while Chad Wilfong, formerly of Thomasville, and Scott Harvey of Greensboro were also part of winning four-ball teams as the Carolinas got off to a one-point lead ... Womble and Walters also won in the foursome competition, also by a 3-and-2 count but the Virginias got even 12-12 going into the singles ... Virginia got a point from Martinsville’s Blake Carter with a 3-and-1 win while Wilfong and Walters won their matches for the Carolinas ... The Carolinas team won 10 singles matches while the Virginias won 11 and three matches ended all square ... Walters and Wilfong each ﬁnished with 3-0 records ... Despite the loss the Carolinas lead the all-time series 51-23-1.
Virginia State Golf Association Mid Senior Amateur Championship Salisbury CC, Midlothian, Va. Championship Match Oct. 7 Keith Decker, Martinsville, d. Kent Erdahl, Williamsburg, 4 and 3. Semiﬁnal Match Oct. 6 Decker d. David Partridge, Manakin, 4 and 3 Notes: It was Decker's 31st VSGA title ... he joined Partridge as the only golfers to ever win the VSGA Amateur, VSGA MidAmateur, VSGA Senior Amateur and VSGA Mid-Senior Amateur in their careers. 44th Virginia State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Bayville GC, Virginia Beach, Va. • Sept. 25-27 1. Blake Carter, Martinsville, Va.! 68-71-63--202 2. Mikey Moyers, Standardsville, Va.! 68-67-71--206 Selected others from ﬁeld of 96 10. Nicholas Biesecker, Staunton, Va.! 71-73-68--212 19. Keith Decker, Martinsville, Va.! 74-71-73--218 Note: Carter, who plays out of Chatmoss CC, tied the competitive course record at Bayville GC with his ﬁnal round 63 that allowed him to overcome a four-shot deﬁcit after 36 holes ... An eagle on the par-5 fourth hole highlighted a front-nine 32 and he then birdied ﬁve of the ﬁrst six holes on the back to close with a 31. 35th Virginia State Golf Assoc. Super Senior Championship Danville GC, Danville, Va. • Sept. 2-3 75+ Division (10 entries) 1. Harry Lea, Danville, Va.! 72-72--144 2. Donald Meyer, Reston, Va.! 78-73--151 3. George Owens, Virginia Beach, Va.! 75-78--153 4. Wright Garrett, Danville, Va.! 75-81--156
North Carolina Senior Open Old North State Club, New London (par 72) • Oct. 26-27 1. Gus Ulrich, Whispering Pines, $950! 71-34--105 2. a-Dale Fuller, Raleigh! 69-36--105 3. a-Scott Park, Charlotte! 73-33--106 4. a-Sherrill Britt, West End! 72-35--107 4. a-John Obrien, Columbia, SC! 72-35--107 6. a-Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 75-33--108 6. John Inman, Durham, $775! 72-36--108 8. a-Dale Ring, Carthage! 71-38--109 9. a-Steve Harwell, Mooresville! 75-35--110 9. Rick Morton, Jacksonville, $650! 74-36--110 Selected others from ﬁeld of 85 11. Micheal Hutcheon, High Point, $495! 75-36--111
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2nd Annual First Responders of the Triad Pro-Am Greensboro National GC, Summerﬁeld • Oct. 5 1. Justin Malone, Greensboro National! 67 2. Derek Watson, Carolina Golf Sales! 69 3. Drew Younts, Starmount Forest! 71 4. Jimmy Flippen Jr., Greensboro National! 72 5. Matt Vick, Sandhills rentals! 73 5. Brad Luebchow, Maple Chase! 73 5. Craig Gunn, Danville Golf Club! 73 5. Chris Haarlow, Precision Golf! 73 10. Steve Nixon, Tuscarora! 74 10. Mike Hutcheon, Sapona GC! 74 10. Nick Beecroft, Elk River! 74 10. Phil Smiley, Northwestern Mutual! 74 10. Ryan Winfree, Pine Knolls! 74 Note: Matt Vick teamed with Ted Bullock, Justin Windsor and Matt Tanner to win the Texas Scramble with 113, two better than Justin Malone, Adir Sayani, Mark Harms and Scott Brown.
Mimosa CC, Morganton - (par 70) • Oct. 13-15 1. Gregory Eason, Kissimmee, Fla., $10,000! 64-65-66--195 2. Luke Schniederjans, Ga., $5.450! 71-59-65--195 Selected others from ﬁeld of 77 20. Ryan Sullivan, Advance, $1,038! 67-65-74--206
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Amateur Series Lonnie Poole GC (par 71) • Raleigh • Oct. 5-6 1. Benjamin Shipp, Deluth, Ga.! 69-66-75--210 2. Nick Lyerly, Salisbury! 71-68-72--211 2. Max Steinlechner, Raleigh! 74-70-67--211 Selectec others from ﬁeld of 63 19. Nicholas Mathews, Mebane! 74-70-76--220 Kingsmill Resort River Course (par 71) Williamsburg, Va. • Oct. 5-6 1. Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville! 69-68-70--207 2. Austin Greaser, Vandalia, Ohio! 66-71-70--207 Selectec others from ﬁeld of 51 12. Noah Connor, Reidsville! 76-71-72--219 Oxendine won playoff
Senior Am Tour
National Tour Championship Various Courses at Hilton Head Island, SC Oct. 28-29 Championship Flight (51 entries) Palmetto Hall (Cupp)-Oyster Reef 1. Michael Dennis, Michigan! 69-71--140 Selected others 11. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 74-76--150 26. David LeVeque, Greensboro! 76-80--156 43. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 84-82--166 B Flight (120 entries) Palmetto Dunes (Jones)-Dolphin Head CC 24. Greg Martin, Whitsett! 87-82--169 C Flight (103 entries) Dolphin Head-Palmetto Dunes (Hills) 12. Ed McNally, Graham! 90-91--181 27. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 93-92--185
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Tanglewood (Championship), Clemmons • Nov. 7 Men A (17 entries) 1. Ben Burkhalter, Winston-Salem! 3. Jason Fulp, Germanton! 8. Ty Scott, Winston-Salem! Men B (17 entries) 4. William Cheek, Asheboro! 8. William Butler, High Point! Senior A (14 entries) 5. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! Senior B (9 entries) 1. Harold Leonard, Winston-Salem! 2. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 4. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! Super Senior (9 entries) 1. Ray Copeland, Gibsonville! 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! Women (6 entries) 1. Michaela Cox, Greensboro! Cedar Rock CC, Lenoir Oct. 4 Men A (11 entries) 1. Dylan Ray, Yadkinville! Men B (10 entries) 2. William Cheek, Asheboro! 3. David Marsh, Ararat! Senior B (8 entries) 1. Steven Snow, Mt. Airy! 3. Gary Williams, Mt. Airy!
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MEN Sapona Club • Nov. 7-8 Doug McDonald! 76-67--143 Daniel Timberlake! 80-74--154 Jordan Hedrick! 77-76--153 John Beck! 74-81--155 Siler City CC • Nov. 7-8 Burton Wood! 73-71--144 Craig Wood! 76-73--149 Wolf Creek GC • Oct. 24-25 Scott Trent! 66-68--134 Steve Cummings! 72-69--141 Ray Carter! 69-74--143 Steven Trent! 70-77--147 Meadowlands GC • Oct. 24 Joel Sandman!
Forest Oaks • Oct. 17-18 Steve Sharpe! 77-70--147 Mike Osborne! 76-76--152 Jeremy Campbell! 75-77--152 Greensboro National • Oct. 17-18 Bret Kinney! 71-76--147 Matt Gdovin! 74-78--152 Bob Van Etten! 76-76--152 Gov Grigg! 86-82--168 Holly Ridge • Oct. 17-18 Jake Clodfelter! 70-68--138 Josh Spell! 68-73--141 Wes Tyner! 68-74--142 Patrick Olobo! 68-74--142 Greensboro CC • Oct. 10-11 Billy Buchanon ! 69-71--140 Ryan Gioffre ! 70-72--142 Jamestown Park • Oct. 3-4 Joe Cansler ! 74-73--147 Frank Landing ! 79-77--156 Brad Coleman ! 75-83--158 Bryan Park • Oct. 3-4 Paul Slomkowski ! 71-73--144 Linley Tate ! 68-76--144 Donald Moore ! 72-76--148 Kenton Robertson ! 75-75--150 John Rountree ! 72-78--150 Slomkowski won on ﬁrst playoff hole Pinewood CC • Sept. 19-20 David Watkins! 69-73–142 Josh Turner! 73-76–149 David Elliott! 76-83–159 Quinn Foscue! 81-85–166 Sedgeﬁeld CC • Sept. 19-20 Robert Beasley! 75-70--145 John Grimes! 74-71--145 Zack Grifﬁth! 76-73--149 Thomas Bonney! 73-76--149 Beasley birdied ﬁrst playoff hole
Hemlock • Sept. 12-13 Terry Mills! 71-67--138 Keith James! 70-69--139 Mike James! 68-72--140 Mike Smith! 68-72--140 Roger Joyce! 71-69--140 Deep Springs CC • Aug. 29-30 Dane Robertson! 80-72--152 Addison Manring! 77-75--152 Ryan Wyble! 77-78--155 Andrew Westmoreland! 77-80--157 Robertson won playoff on ﬁrst extra hole Old Town Club • Aug. 28-30 Wil Brown! 68-71-71--210 Jim Glenn! 72-69-72--213 Pat McConville! 71-73-71--215 Preston Yates! 71-74-72--217 Danville Golf Club • Aug. 22-23 Scott Blankenship! 74-75--149 Austin Harper! 74-81--155 Mark Dill! 81-81--162 Stoney Creek GC • Aug. 22-23 Marco Nieto! 71-70--141 Joe Burns! 72-70--142 Nathan Kohl! 72-76--148
Sedgeﬁeld CC • Sept. 19-20 Jeff Burcham! 73-69--142 David Crowley! 72-75--147 Brooks Barwick! 73-76--149 Don Troutman! 74-86--160 Super Seniors Bob Beasley! 86-85--171 Jack Stanley! 85-87--172 Bob Landsberger! 85-89--174 Ed Moore! 84-93--177 Jamestown Park • Sept. 9-10 Frank Landing ! 74-70--144 Rick Briley ! 77-68--145 David Hardison ! 76-75--151 Super Seniors Ronnie Hancock ! 78-76--154 George Kennon ! 78-85--163 Tom Tervo ! 89-82--171 Deep Springs CC • Aug. 29-30 Mark Stephens! 73-74--147 Jim Brown! 71-77--148 Mike Dalton! 84-81--165 Danville Golf Club • Aug. 22-23 Steve Helton! 77-76--153 Jeff Haley! 84-83--167
Starmount Forest • Aug. 8-9 Ryan Parrish! 63-69--132 Jack Burris! 70-71--141 Will Vanlandingham ! 74-73--147 Justin Napier ! 74-75--149
Stoney Creek GC • Aug. 22-23 Russ Craig! 75-80--155 Randy Ector! 78-78--156 Jeff Bruce! 80-77--157 Greg Kraemer! 78-82--160 Super Seniors Dwight Jefferson! 84-73--157 Lin Garner! 79-81--160 Andy Mangano! 84-82--166 Rick Joyce! 79-88--167
Cross Creek CC • July 18-19 Taylor Coalson! 71-69--140 Travis Sizemore! 75-76--151 James Williams! 75-77--152 Rick Marion! 75-78--153
Meadowlands GC • July 25-26 Richard Krapfel! 73-71--144 Kevin Hinman! 71-75--146 Super Senior (Oct. 24) Lawrence Forrester! 74
Other Club Champs Jim Borland! Salem Glen Craig Stroup! Colonial CC
Cross Creek CC • July 18-19 Alan Connolly! 70-76--146 Glen Tate! 82-68--150
Southern Hills GC • Aug. 15-16 Scott Shackleford! 70-75--145 Mariah Hopkins! 74-71--145 Shackleford won on 2nd playoff hole
SENIORS Sapona Club • Nov. 7-8 Daniel Timberlake! 80-74--154 Marc Frye! 80-81--161 Super Seniors Sonny Biesecker! 82-75--157 David Parsons! 86-84--170 Siler City CC • Nov. 7-8 Jimmy Brown! 77-85--162 Super Seniors John Ibsen! 74-80--154 Wolf Creek GC • Oct. 24-25 Steve Cummings! 72-69--141 Forest Oaks • Oct. 17-18 Steve Sharpe! 77-70--147 Super Seniors Joe Elekes! 74-83--157 Holly Ridge • Oct. 17-18 Gary Pugh! 73-70--143 Marc Cox! 72-72--144 Eric Taylor! 73-71--144
Starmount Forest • June 20-21 Barry Carpenter! 74-76--150 Glen Collins! 79-74--153 Bob Hendrix! 79-76 --155 Other Club Champs Jim Gress! Salem Glen
Dean Harrison Memorial Fall Classic Greensboro National GC (par 72) • Nov. 8-9 Championship Flight Mark Guenther-Brett Stell! 65-70--135 Tim Driver-Dustin Moore! 64-72--136 Calvin Biddix-Phillip Huffman! 64-73--137 Jonathan Clapp-Nick Margison! 64-73--137 Neal Long-Blake McSherry! 66-72--138 Seth Cayton-Tripp Summerlin! 65-77--142 Lower Championship Flight Tony Byerly-Scott Trent! 67-68--135 Eric Williams-Bret Kinney! 69-69--138 Matt Younts-Andy Younts! 68-72--140 Rush Folger-Casey Wilmoth! 67-73--140 Mike Crawford-Jessica Younts! 69-73--142 First Flight James Goin-Frank Ward! 70-67--137 Johnny Hopkins-Mike Sigmon! 71-69--140 Adam Moore-Keith Richardson! 71-70--141 Adam Hamlett-Shane Hamlett! 70-72--142 Tyler Strong-Andy Westmoreland! 71-75--146 Second Flight Kerry Cooke-Jeff Mitchell! 72-69--141 Barry Dodson-Scotty Mounce! 72-69--141 Wes Falkenbury-Scott Newnam! 72-71--143 Jamie Caudill-Greg Childress! 73-73--146 Adam Moore-Jason Nester! 73-75--148 Jonathan Frank-Eric Kessler! 72-76--148 Third Flight Dave Boersema-Michael Fogelman! 74-74--148 Mark Mitchell-Chandler Wilkins! 74-74--148 Bo Jordan-Eric Oakley! 74-77--151 Darren Carter-Matt Wilmouth! 74-79--153 Fourth Flight Adam Oates-Johnny Rollins! 76-72--148 Kevin Jones-John Robertson! 76-74--150 Sam Patterson-Garland Yates! 76-77--153 Gov Grigg-Denes John! 76-80--156 Fifth Flight Jeff Hinshaw-Russ Patterson! 77-71--148 Courtland Brewer-Charles Robertson! 78-75--153 Billy Hambrick-Butch Martin! 77-76--153 Brian Reynolds-Brian Robinette! 78-76--154
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LADIES Bryan Park • Sept. 9 and 23 Lisa Milligan ! 83-79--162 Bonnie Montgomery ! 80-86--166 Sook Hee Yang ! 80-88--168 June Lee ! 92-82--174 Greensboro CC • Oct. 9-10 Laura Norman ! Beth Heinzelmann !
Sixth Flight Rocky Manning-Rocky Manning! 79-76--155 Elmo Coleman-Jay Hazel! 80-76--156 Ryan Adams-Seth Adams! 80-79--159 Chad Shelton-Brandon Smith! 80-79--159 Seventh Flight Bill Comer-Brian Loye! 83-73--156 Jay Brannock-Jake Hinson! 83-80--163 Parker Rowe-Kyle or Ryan Smith! 81-83--164 Eighth Flight Kyle Holt-Chad Rumley! 84-75--159 Joe Adkins-Dave Hord! 85-84--169 Note: The ﬂight winners competed in a shootout and Dave Boersema-Michael Fogelman emerged with the victory after eliminations on ﬁve holes.
Old Town Club • Sept. 24 Match Play Championship Lloyd Ford def. Edie Murphy Pinewood CC • Sept. 19-20 Linda Poggenpohl!
Old Town Club • Sept. 26-27 Russ Perry! 73-67--140 Don White! 77-74--151 Jim Kluttz! 76-76--152 Jim Hardison! 77-79--156 Gil Becker! 80-76--156
Sedgeﬁeld CC • Sept. 19-20 Jackie King! 88-93--181
Greensboro CC • Aug. 1-2 Eric Anthony ! 74-70--144 73-74--147 Mark Rainosek ! Super Seniors (Oct. 14) Bill Burling ! 76 Steve Warren ! 85
Stoney Creek GC • Aug. 22-23 Michaela Cox! 71-76--147 Sherry Martin! 79-84--163 Marianne Alef! 92-91--183 Rhonda Joyce! 91-94--185
Deep Springs CC • Sept. 7-8 Beth Anne Aheron! 86-91--177 Pam Boerema! 95-89--184
Bryan Park Senior Association Oct. 6 - Players Course Oct. 8 - Champions Course Craig Cathey! 74-69--143 Steve Michael! 74-77--151 Mike Christley! 74-78--152 Moe Moriarty! 74-79--153
Starmount Forest • Aug. 8-9 Maria Malone! 81-81--161 Kelly Whitley! 83-83-166 Jackie Edmunds! 91-88--179 Alison Jones! 96-92--188 Senior (June 20-21) Kelly Whitley! 82-77--159 Maria Malone! 79-87--166
Pinewood CC • Sept. 19-20 Rick Prudgeon! 74-80–154 Emory Stiner! 78-83–161 Steve Harris! 79-82–161 Mark Delk! 80-81–161
Other Club Champs Mary-Paige King! Salem Glen Tammy Todd (senior)! Salem Glen Debbie Kitts! Cross Creek Sook Hee Yang! Colonial CC
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Walk This Way Fashionable shoemaker brings a slice of Italy to United States By DAVID DROSCHAK
uca Del Cosma, the pioneer of the spikeless golf shoe and regarded as a world trendsetter in fashion golf footwear for two decades, has been knocking on doors in the United States and across golf-rich states such as North Carolina and South Carolina. Now headquartered in The Netherlands, Duca Del Cosma entered the shoe market in the U.S. for the first time this year with its high-end Italian leather golf shoes, which retail between $190$230 a pair. “Walking was much, much greater this year with COVID-19, no question,” said Steve Gray, the company’s VP of sales in North America. “That has brought to light three factors for golfers that maybe didn’t walk before and are now walking more. They found out the shoes they had purchased at a low price point didn’t last very long; their shoes
weren’t as waterproof as they were told they were, and they really did not give them the stability and support over the round of golf they were looking for.” Gray makes no apologies for the steep price point for the Duca Del Cosma shoes, pointing to numerous handcrafted and technology advances that set his company’s shoes apart from any other competitor. “We’re much more green-grass country club driven, looking for that more sophisticated world traveler golfer,” Gray said. “We have nothing against the guy who plays 9 holes in a league on Tuesday night, but that isn’t our guy. “We’re still building our brand and knocking on doors in the United States. Obviously, launching during a year in which COVID-19 happened wasn’t necessarily ideal, but we want to sell resorts like Pinehurst or Harbourtown or Sedgefield or Raleigh Country Club – Continued on page 29
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Walk This Way from page 28 that really is where we want to be in the market place.” The Duca Del Cosma line of shoes is particularly attractive to females, who in the past have been overlooked when it comes to choices of golf shoes. “Women tend to be more fashion driven at the start of the selection process,” Gray said. “They want a shoe that looks unique because in general with other shoe companies their selections are boring. They are insulted by just having a pink shoe all the time. They are looking for shoes that match their outfit, that match their personality, that match their lifestyle. Then they look to performance -- and in their mind performance is comfort -- and then is the shoe waterproof.” On the male side, Duca Del Cosma’s target demographics range from ages 30 to 55 and then older “because they can afford them.” “But a lot of the older golfers may find some of our shoes a little too fashion forward,” Gray said. “However, we do have what we call ‘fashion classics’ which the older golfers just love. We’re really after golfers who are not so tied to tradition as they once were because the game has changed so much. A lot of golfers now didn’t grow up with balata balls and persimmon woods. They are looking for a shoe to perform.” And the invention of the lightweight spikeless shoe, Gray says, has allowed the firm to expand golfer’s perceptions over the years beyond just fairways and greens. “For us, the key ingredient, and this is true with every single one of our shoes, is you can put that shoe on with your best Sunday suit, and go to the best meeting in the world and nobody would know that’s a golf shoe,” he said. “All of our shoes are designed to be worn anywhere. Yes, they are performance golf shoes and that is the first criteria, but after that if you just want to wear it out and travel you can wear them. I wear mine on the plane all the time.” For more information log on to www.ducadelcosma.us. www.triadgolf.com
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2020 Junior Tournaments Nov. 15 – NJGA Mint Hill Junior, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, Charlotte, Boys/ Girls Ages 4-18. Nov. 21-22 – PKBGT Discovery Invitational, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-12. Nov. 21-22 – PKBGT Regional Tournament of Champions, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19. Nov. 25 – TYGA Turkey Shootout, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 28-29 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Nov. 28-29 – Winternationals Junior Series, Pinehurst CC No. 8, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12. Dec. 5 – USkids Raleigh Winter Tour; Indian Valley GC Burlington, Ages 5-18. 919-623-3352 Dec. 5-6 – PKBGT National Tournament of Champions, Forest Creek GC, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Dec. 12 – NJGA Glen Dornoch Junior, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links, Little River, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Dec. 12 – USkids Raleigh Winter Tour; Lochmere GC, Cary, Ages 5-18. 919-6233353. Dec. 12-13 – PKBGT River Landing Classic, River Landing (Landing), Wallace, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Dec. 12-13 – Winternationals Junior Series, Pinehurst CC No. 2 & No. 1, Pinehurst, Boys/ Girls, Grades 9-12. Dec. 12-13 – CPGA Kiawah Junior Classic, Cougar Point and Oak Point, Kiawah Island, SC, Boys/Girls. Ages 13-18. 336-398-2742. Dec. 19-20 – NJGA Holiday Junior, Tanglewood Golf Course (Championship Course), Clemmons, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Dec. 22 – TYGA Toys for Tots, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Dec. 28-29 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19. Jan. 16-18 – PKBGT Linville Cup @ Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines, Invitation Only.
2021 Junior Events CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 Jan. 2-3 – Winternational Junior Series, Pinehurst CC #4, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12. Jan. 9 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour; The Neuse GC, Clayton, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3354. Jan. 9-10 – PKBGT Kiawah Girls Classic, Kiawah Resort (Oak Point), Kiawah Island, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. Jan. 10 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour, Pine Hollow GC, Clayton, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3355.
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Jan. 16-17 – Winternational Junior Series, Pinehurst CC #5, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12. Jan. 16-18 – PKBGT Linville Cup, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, Girls, Ages 8-19. Jan. 18 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. Jan. 23-24 – HJGT Pinehurst Junior Open, Pinehurst CC #5, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Jan. 23-24 – PKBGT Sea Island Girls Classic, Sea Island Resort (Retreat), St. Simons Island, GA, Girls, Ages 11-19. Jan. 30-31 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Foundation Classic, Mid South Club, Pinehurst, Girls, Ages 11-19. Jan. 31 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour, MacGregor Downs CC, Cary, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3356 Feb. 6 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3357 Feb. 6-7 – PKBGT RocketTour PLAYERS, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Girls, Ages 11-19. Feb. 6-7 – Winternational Junior Series, Pinehurst CC #8 & #9, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12, 847-204-9890 Feb. 13-14 – Winternational Junior Series, Pinehurst CC #2 & #4, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12, 847-204-9891 Feb. 20-21 – PKBGT Cape Fear Classic, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, Girls, Ages 11-19. Feb. 20-21 – HJGT College Prep Series at Duke, Duke University Golf Club, Greensboro, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Feb. 21 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour, Hillandale GC, Durham, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3358 Feb. 27 – US Kids Raleigh Winter Tour, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Ages 5-18, 919-623-3359 Feb. 27-28 – PKBGT Orange Whip Classic, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 6-7 – Winternational Junior Series, Pinehurst CC #1, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 9-12, 847-204-9892 Mar. 6-7 – HJGT College Prep Series at NC State, Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Mar. 6-7 – PKBGT Campbell Classic, Keith Hills GC, Lillington, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 13-14 – PKBGT Tar Heel Classic, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 14 – TYGA Sandhills Flyers Junior Shootout, Pinewild CC (Holly), Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. Mar. 20-21 – PKBGT Commonwealth Classic, Lake Monticello GC, Charlottesville, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 20-21 – HJGT Monroe CC Junior Open, Monroe Country Club, Charlotte, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Mar. 20-21 – HJGT Laurel Hill Junior Open, Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton, VA, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Mar. 20-21 – PKBGT Imperial Girls Classic, Green Valley CC, Greenville, SC, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 27-28 – PKBGT Spring Invitational, Birdwood GC at Boars Head Resort, Charlottesville, VA, Girls, Ages 11-19. Mar. 27-28 – TYGA Lane Tree Junior, Lane Tree GC, Goldsboro, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. Apr. 3 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Qualifying, Southern Wayne CC, Mt. Olive, Boys only, Ages 12-18. Apr. 10-11 – CGA Jimmy Anderson Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, NC , Boys only, Ages 12-18.
Apr. 17-18 – HJGT Skybrook Junior Open, Skybrook Golf Club, Huntersville, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. Apr. 17-18 – PKBGT Masters (54 hole), Greenville CC, Greenville, Girls, Ages 11-19. Apr. 24-25 – PKBGT Carolina’s Classic, Carolina Trace CC, Sanford, Girls, Ages 11-19. May 1-2 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’, TBD, Girls’ only, Ages 12-18. May 8 – TYGA NC Middle School Championship, Longleaf G&FC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-8. May 15-16 – TYGA Down East Junior, TBD, Boys/Girls, Grades 8-12. May 15-16 – HJGT Raleigh Junior Open, River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. May 22 – TYGA Tots One Day Tournament, CC of Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, Boys/ Girls, Ages 6-12, 910-673-1000 May 29 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Methodist University GC in Fayetteville, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. May 29-31 – PKBGT Open Championship CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Girls, Ages 11-19. June 5-6 – TYGA Bojangles Junior, Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, Boys only, Grades 8-12. June 6 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 9 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Bryan Park GC in Browns Summit, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 11 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Wedgewood Golf Course in Wilson, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 12-13 – HJGT Pinehurst Summer Junior Open, Pinehurst CC #5, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. June 14-17 – CGA NC Junior Girls’ Championship, Catawba CC, Hickory, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 16 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 18 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course in Charlotte, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 21-22 – CGA Twin States Girls’ TBD, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt at the Links at Stoney Point GC in Greenwood, SC, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 22-25 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship, Roaring Gap Club, Roaring Gap, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. June 24 – Drive, Chip and Putt at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 28 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. June 28 – USGA US Junior Qualifying Forest Creek Club, Pinehurst, Boys only, Ages 18 & under, 908-234-2300 June 28-29 – TYGA Coastal Plains Junior, Greenville CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Grades 7-12. June 29-July 1 – CGA Dogwood State Junior Girls’ Championship, TBD, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 29 – TYGA One Day Tournament, River Bend YMCA GC, Shelby, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. June 30 – Hope Valley Junior Qualifying, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 5-7 – North and South Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 15-18, 910-295-6811 July 6-7 – CGA NC Junior Boys 14 & Under, Asheboro GC, Asheboro, Boys only, Ages 14 & Under.
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments July 8 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 12 –TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. July 12-13 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 15 & under. July 13 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Legends Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 13-16 – CGA SC Junior Match Play Championship, Lancaster GC, Lancaster, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 18 & under. July 14-15 – TYGA Triad High Point Junior, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. July 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Wescott Golf Club in Summerville, SC, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 17 – TYGA Tots One Day Tournament, Brunswick Plantation Resort, Calabash, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12, 910-673-1000 July 18 – TYGA Tots One Day Tournament, Brunswick Plantation Resort, Calabash, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-12, 910-673-1000 July 19 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Maple Chase G&CC in Winston-Salem, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 19 – CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior, Providence CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 18 & under, 910-673-1000 July 19-23 – USGA US Junior Amateur, CC of North Carolinas, Pinehurst, Age 18 & under, 908-234-2300. July 20-22 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship, Cherokee National GC, Gaffney, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. July 22 – TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. July 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt at Willow Creek GC in Greer, SC, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 23 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. July 26 – Drive, Chip and Putt at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, Boys/ Girls Ages: 7-15. July 27-29 – CGA Carolinas Boys’ Championship, TBD, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. Aug. 2 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. Aug. 2 – TYGA One Day Tournament, Warrior GC, China Grove, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-12. Aug. 3-4 – TYGA Triad Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/ Girls, Grades 8-12. Aug. 3-5 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Invitation only. Aug. 7-8 – CGA Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Challenge Matches, Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount, Invitation only, 910-673-1000 Aug. 10-12 – CGA Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship, Statesville CC, Statesville, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. Aug. 28-29 – Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 18-19 – CGA Creed Boys’ Invitational, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Invitation only. Sept. 25-26 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. www.triadgolf.com
Junior Golf Scoreboard HJGT Greensboro Junior Open Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield, NC OCT 17 - 18, 2020 Boys Division - 6732 1 Ethan Lukes, Chapel Hill 75-72--147 1 R.J. Cupelli, Fairfax, VA 72-75--147 3 Cort Benner, Bend, OR 75-75--150 Selected Others 12 Josh Fisher, Greensboro 78-83--161 16 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 81-81--162 21 Chase Daly, Summerfield 83-87--170 23 Jack Fischer, Greensboro 95-90--185 24 Patrick Daly, Summerfield 97-89--186
TYGA Bill Harvey Junior Bryan Park GC - Champions Brown Summit, NC OCT 24 - 25, 2020 Boys 14-18 Division - 6516 1 Jake Herring, Wilson 66-71--137 2 Max Cranford, Hickory 67-72--139 3 Ayush Bodhale, Cornelius 70-71--141 Selected Others 7 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem 70-73--143 9 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 71-73--144 14 Jake Clayton, Burlington 71-75--146 16 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 72-75--147 19 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 75-73--148 22 Davis DeLille, High Point 71-79--150 22 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 73-77--150 32 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 77-74--151 32 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 73-78--151 43 Brodie Perry, Trinity 77-76--153 43 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 76-77--153 43 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 78-75--153 49 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 73-81--154 49 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 76-78--154 49 Colby Moore, Advance 78-76--154 55 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 76-79--155 55 John Shepperson, Greensboro 77-78--155 55 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 79-76--155 59 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 80-76--156 59 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 75-81--156 66 Connor Massey, Burlington 79-79--158 66 Ethan Wooten, High Point 81-77--158 66 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 78-80--158 66 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 82-76--158 75 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 80-81--161 79 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 77-86--163 79 Josh Fisher, Greensboro 77-86--163 83 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 85-81--166 83 Zach Kupiec, Greensboro 80-86--166 87 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 81-88--169 92 Andrew Bartlett, Greensboro 81-92--173 92 Charlie Plate, Greensboro 87-86--173 92 Ethan Moore, Graham 84-89--173 95 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 87-87--174 95 Jack Fischer, Greensboro 91-83--174 95 Patrick Daly, Summerfield 92-82--174
100 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 77-102--179 100 Ben Kremer, Greensboro 88-91--179 103 Brendan Wright, Winston-Salem 88-107--195 104 Michael Skeen, High Point 96-102--198 Boys 12-13 Division - 5610 1 Luke Mueller, Wake Forest 70-68--138 2 Sam Terry, Thomasville 69-71--140 3 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 73-72--145 Selected Others 11 Logan Eddy, Greensboro 100-98--198 Girls Division - 5610 1 Gracie Song, Waxhaw 71-80--151 2 Alicia Fang, Waxhaw 76-75--151 3 Kaitlyn Rand, Raleigh 72-80--152 Selected Others 8 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 86-87--173 9 Catherine DeSiena, Stokesdale 86-88--174 10 Emma Niebauer, High Point 84-91--175 11 Ashlyn Strickland, Greensboro 88-91--179 14 Lily Smith, Winston-Salem 93-99--192
Todd Kinlaw Memorial Junior Brook Valley CC Greenville, NC October 17, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,482 1 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 2 Cameron Hardison, Greenville 3 Simon Burgos, Raleigh Selected Others 7 Ethan Moore, Graham 10 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 18 Austin Rickard, Archdale
71 75 80 85 86 96
Archdale-Trinity Chamber Junior Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale, NC OCT 03 - 04, 2020 Boys Division - 6526 1 Caden Baker, Mebane 2 Gray Mitchum, Winterville 3 Will Tharin, Rocky Mount 4 Hampton Roberts, Cary Selected Others 5 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 9 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 9 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem 19 Brodie Perry, Trinity 19 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 30 Davis DeLille, High Point 30 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 36 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 41 Alex Martin, Thomasville 41 Ford Morrow, Winston-Salem 41 Jack Burris, Greensboro 45 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 47 Cooper Diaz, Winston-Salem 47 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 53 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 53 Ethan Wooten, High Point 53 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 60 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 60 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain
71-69--140 71-69--140 73-68--141 71-71--142 69-74--143 72-74--146 73-73--146 76-72--148 73-75--148 77-72--149 76-73--149 79-71--150 80-71--151 73-78--151 79-72--151 79-73--152 76-77--153 76-77--153 80-74--154 79-75--154 78-76--154 78-77--155 79-76--155
60 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 74-81--155 68 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 83-73--156 68 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 77-79--156 72 Benjamin Peters, Winston-Salem 79-78--157 75 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 82-77--159 75 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 78-81--159 75 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run 83-76--159 84 Brad Grajzar, Elon 81-79--160 84 David Elliott, Asheboro 81-79--160 84 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 83-77--160 88 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 81-80--161 88 Connor Carter, Asheboro 77-84--161 93 Braden Gay, Winston-Salem 84-78--162 93 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro 80-82--162 99 Hunter Master, Oak Ridge 81-82--163 106 Josh Fisher, Greensboro 84-82--166 108 Will Jordan, Greensboro 88-82--170 109 Colby Moore, Advance 86-85--171 111 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 85-89--174 Girls Division - 5727 1 Ella Kue, Kings Mountain 75-75--150 2 Camryn Lamp, Conover 82-85--167 3 Madison Dial, High Point 87-84--171 Selected Others 4 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 92-82--174 9 Lily Smith, Winston-Salem 97-100--197 10 Madi Flynt, High Point 99-107--206 Boys 12 Division 1 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 37-35--72 2 Owen Setters, Pinehurst 36-39--75 2 JJ Short, Winston-Salem 37-38--75 4 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 38-44--82 Selected Others 5 Zachary Prescott, Greensboro 39-46--85 6 Ryan Dailey, Winston-Salem 40-48--88 7 Logan Eddy, Greensboro 45-46--91 Boys 10-11 Division 1 Randal West, Goldsboro 34-36--70 2 Neel Ladde, Charlotte 38-35--73 3 Ameya Vathanan, Charlotte 35-41--76 Selected Others 9 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 51-46--97 Boys 8-9 Division 1 Jake Brady, New Bern 40-33--73 2 Jack Strickland, Greensboro 39-40--79 3 Dominik Slovak, Jamestown 43-42--85 4 Ryan Hiatt, Pinnacle 44-42--86 Selected Others 6 Rhodes Williams, Greensboro 43-47--90 8 Landon Thompson, Oak Ridge 56-49--105 10 Brantley Auman, Asheboro 56-58--114 11 Kellen Giddings, Summerfield 60-59--119 Girls 12 Division 1 Xinyan Li, Waxhaw 42-40--82 2 Sarah Walden, Archdale 39-45--84 3 Katelyn Cox, Hampstead 44-44--88 4 Riley Bush, Burlington 45-51--96 Girls 10-11 Division 1 Hallie Wilson, Lewisville 39-41--80 2 Minyan Ou, Shelby 40-45--85 3 Landry Hamm, Charlotte 42-46--88
3 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem Girls 8-9 Division 1 Ira Joshi, Charlotte 2 Adelyn Rosado, Cary 2 Audrey Lee, Waxhaw Selected Others 4 Makenzie Aaron, Browns Summit 5 Sloan McKinney, Stanley 6-7 Division 1 Minlin Ou, Shelby 2 Bennett Byrd, High Point 3 Kenan Turner, Randleman
41-47--88 36-38--74 41-40--81 40-41--81 45-46--91 53-46--99 38-38--76 48-48--96 54-53--107
Sandhills One-Day Aberdeen, NC Pinehurst No. 6 October 4, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6,300 1 Quinlan Polin, Cary 1 Connor Basinger, Jackson Springs 3 Collin Welborn, Waxhaw Selected Others 7 Ethan Moore, Graham 15 Ethan Brown, Rockingham Girls 16-18 Division - 5,300 1 Ashlyn Strickland, Greensboro 2 Mary-Paige King, Clemmons 3 Gabrielle Pace, Raleigh Selected Others 7 Kaitlyn Guild, Kernersville Boys 12 Division - 2,200 1 Hank Bradley, Clyde 2 George Lawson, Winston-Salem 3 Gray Hudspeth, Southern Shores Boys 10-11 Division - 2,200 1 Miken Williams, Fayetteville 2 Collyn Smith, Goldsboro 3 Matthew Koo, Chapel Hill 3 Colt Williams, Sanford Selected Others 6 Owen Patterson, Winston-Salem 8-9 Division - 1,700 1 Owen Anderson, Burlington 2 Suvir Bedi, Charlotte
77 77 81 85 102 83 84 86 101 41 43 45 40 47 51 51 56 41 49
CGA Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational Jacksonville CC Jacksonville, NC OCT 03 - 04, 2020 Girls Division - 5821 1 Sydney Roberts, Chesnee, SC 2 Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, SC 3 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 4 Grace Ridenour, Cary Selected Others 8 Ellen Yu, High Point 12 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 18 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 20 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington 20 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 33 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 39 Gabriela Cruz, High Point
Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance, 2021) 2 Ben Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022) 3 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page ,2021) 4 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 5 Jack Boyer, Greensboro (Ragsdale, 2022) 6 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem (Forsyth Country Day, 2023) 7 Jake Clayton, Burlington (Western Alamance, 2022) 8 Bradley Davis Jr., Pilot Mountain (East Surry, 2022) 9 Benjamin Peters, Winston-Salem (N/A, 2021) 10 Tyler Partee, Thomasville (Ledford, 2021) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan, 2022) 2 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 3 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance, 2023) 4 Macy Pate, Winston-Salem (Reagan, 2023) 5 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem (Reagan, 2023) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Leah Edwards, Greensboro (N/A, 2025) 8 Ellen Yu, High Point (N/A, 2026) 9 Gabriela Cruz, High Point (Wesleyan Christian, 2021) 10 Katelyn Griggs, Lexington (Gray Stone Day’s, 2022) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 11/1/20
67 Ava Gutshall, Winston-Salem 79 Monica Solis, Clemmons
PKBGT REGIONAL INVITATIONAL 70-68--138 71-69--140 72-72--144 72-73--145 75-74--149 72-78--150 78-74--152 77-76--153 76-77--153 83-75--158 79-81--160
Fords Colony CC - Marsh Hawk Williamsburg, VA OCT 31 - NOV 01, 2020 Prep Division - 5760 1 Garland Gould, Raleigh 76-39--115 2 Mary Grace Dunigan, 75-41--116 Kennett Square, PA 3 Emerson Dever, Durham 78-39--117 3 Kayla Maletto, Sinking Spring, PA 76-41--117 Selected Others 16 Mary Paige King, Clemmons 86-42--128 29 Monica Solis, Clemmons 108-48--156
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