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Inside the Wyndham Championship with Mark Brazil

he Wyndham Championship celebrates its 80th anniversary July 30-Aug. 4 at Sedgefield Country Club. Tournament Director Mark Brazil talks about the upcoming PGA event in the Q&A below:

Q: A:

The Wyndham Championship is almost here, but first, let’s revisit last month’s AJGA Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T. We had a great event; the golf course was in the best shape ever for our AJGA event, and that’s a big deal because we want the kids to remember how great Sedgefield is. Course condition is a big deal.Brett’s (2019 Wyndham Invitational champion Brett Roberts) obviously is a great player; he really showed how good he is in the final round when he had to make that putt at 18 to win the tournament. We had some other great players near the top of the leaderboard like defending champion Karl Vilips who’s going to Stanford next year. This win was Brett’s first in an AJGA Invitational, and it’ll do wonders for his game – especially when he gets down to Florida State next year.

Q: A:

With 86 Wyndham Invitational alumni now on TOUR, I guess it’s safe to say we’ll see these AJGA guys again. There’s no doubt we’ll see a lot of these kids again. There will be 20-30, maybe a third or half of the field, who will make it to professional golf whether that’s overseas, the PGA TOUR or the Tour. Our strength of field continues to improve each year, and it’s probably one of the strongest two or three junior tournaments in the world.


Now let’s talk about strength of field for the Wyndham Championship. We’ve been talking a lot about the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. It’ll be interesting to see how that’ll play out, but we’re getting to the point where our field will start coming together soon. How do you see it happening at this point? I’ve been doing a lot of recruiting lately, visiting tournaments, and there’s a lot of chatter. There’s a lot of players trying to figure out their schedules because there’s a lot of money out there – not only in the FedExCup playoffs but also at the Wyndham Championship with the new $10


million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 where the regular season points leader will take home an extra $2 million with $1.5 million going to second place all the way down to $500,000 for 10th place. It’s a new incentive and new money for these guys to play for. I think we’ll have 6-10 players who come play us but probably wouldn’t have without the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, but I’m even more optimistic about years two and three because the first year, there’s always a little bit of a learning curve while people learn it and understand it. Congratulations to Gary Woodland on the incredible golf he played at the U.S. Open in winning his first Major. That was a gritty performance, and he’ll be a great champion. This will be a very popular win with all the pros. He’s such a good guy!

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And with that in mind, you’ve also given a couple of sponsor’s exemptions; who got them? Two of the best young players in the world who just turned professional -- Matthew Wolff and Victor Hovland. They both played for Oklahoma State. Victor was low amateur at the Masters this year and was in the Butler Cabin with Jim Nance and Tiger Woods; he also won the US Amateur last year. Matthews Wolff is probably the biggest young superstar in golf – he won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding Division I college golfer and NCAA individual title this year,

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What’s new at the Wyndham this year? It’s not new, but we’re very excited to have Margaritaville back again this year because it’s become such a great part of our tournament. Wyndham is doing a lot of things with the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. You’ll see a little bit more attention given to “Carolina Core” and the knowledge corridor of our universities, from Wake Forest over to East Carolina, including Elon, North Carolina A&T, High Point all the way over to North Carolina, N.C. State and Duke, which is second-to-none. We’ll be promoting those at our tournament. Sunbrella has increased its involvement; we’ll have to wait a bit to announce that, but we appreciate their increased support. BB&T is also giving us some additional support which is fantastic, and the Monday Pro-Am is now the BB&T Monday Pro-Am; our earlier tournament week doesn’t work for Kevin Harvick because of the NASCAR schedule, so BB&T took over that event. With the new houses, we’ve expanded our hospitality reach on the 18th hole and have basically doubled our hospitality size, including a new luxury suite. We’ve also grown on holes 15 and 17. Limited corporate hospitality options remain available; please visit: For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit


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Players must go low to contend at Wyndham Championship By BRAD KING


hat will it take to win this year’s Wyndham Championship? You’ve got to go low. Real low. Four rounds in the 60s are practically a must at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club, which — playing as a par 70 measuring slightly more than 7,100 yards during the Wyndham Championship — is considered a short layout by today’s PGA TOUR standards. Firing … or at least scaring … a course record won’t hurt your cause, either. Last year, Brandt Snedeker bogeyed his first hole of the week, the par-4 10th, before making four birdies and turning at 3-under par. Snedeker then blistered Sedgefield’s front side, navigating nine holes in 27 strokes – 8-under par — to open the Wyndham with a course-record 59 and become just the 10th golfer in PGA TOUR history to post a sub-60 score. Snedeker tied a bow on his 72nd hole on Sunday by rolling in a 20-footer for another birdie to get to 21 under for the week. With his three-stroke victory, the 2007 champion became the 10th multiple winner and the ninth wireto-wire winner in Wyndham Championship history. “I found something there for a few days and was able to put the ball 6


where I wanted to and make some putts,” Snedeker said. “I was so excited about that, because the (Sedgefield) greens are so good. Luckily, it kind of clicked. All of a sudden, everything starts feeling better.” Snedeker was able to fend off 2011 Wyndham champion Webb Simpson, who shot an eight-under 62 at Sedgefield in last year’s final round and finished tied for second. Two years ago, Henrik Stenson fired 62 in the first round, only to find himself trailing Matt Every by a stroke. The second round featured another 61, this one by Ryan Armour. Stenson, the No. 3-ranked golfer in the world at the time, went on to set the Wyndham Championship scoring mark at 22 under. “This golf course gives you a lot of 8, 9 irons, wedges into these greens and they’re pretty receptive,” Stenson said. “It’s a nice golf course — a lowscoring golf course. Not the longest, but you still have to keep it in play and be accurate with second shots. I try to put myself in position and try to stay out of that Bermuda rough. If you do that, you’ve got pretty short clubs and you can be accurate with your second shots.” Si Woo Kim won in 2016 by matching the former tournament record mark

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Wyndham from page 6 of 21 under. Following a ho-hum 68 in the first round, Kim catapulted up the leaderboard with a then-course-record 60 to lead by two headed into the weekend, before cruising to a five-stroke cakewalk. In 2014, Camilo Villegas bookended 63s in the opening and final rounds at Sedgefield to eke out a one-stroke victory over Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson. Contestants across the board praise Sedgefield’s classic, Donald Ross layout — which was restored to its original design in 2007, while also being modernized for today’s PGA Tour players. Following the $3-million restoration process, led by Ross course expert and Greensboro resident Kris Spence, tournament officials elected to move the tournament from Forest Oaks Country Club back to Sedgefield. North Carolina State alumnus Carl Pettersson dominated that 2008 return by posting four rounds in the 60s — including a then-Sedgefield course record 61 in Friday’s second round — while also setting the 72-hole tournament-record score of 259, 21-under-par. “This course, you can make a lot of birdies, but it’s quite easy to have a few bogeys in there, too,” said Pettersson, who also fired a third-round 60 en route to winning the 2010 RBC Canadian Open. “The courses (on the PGA TOUR) are set up hard, so it’s a nice change to be really aggressive. (Sedgefield) suits

my style. I try to play really aggressive all the time.” Two years later, champion Arjun Atwal tied Pettersson’s two-year-old Wyndham course record with a firstround 61. In the 11 events contested since the Wyndham Championship returned to Sedgefield, the winning score has averaged 18.5 under par. “I’d like to say players go low at Sedgefield because the conditions are so good, but they see conditions similar to ours about every week,” said Michael Shoun, director of agronomy for Raleigh-based McConnell Golf, which owns Sedgefield Country Club. “I will say, the players always tell us we have some of the best greens of any of the events they play all season.” Shoun pointed to Sedgefield’s two par-5s, holes No. 5 and 15, which, with a good drive, most players are able to play as long par-4s. “Most years, the winner of the tournament is 8 to 10 under for just those two holes,” Shoun said. The low scoring at Sedgefield is not atypical on the PGA TOUR, where fans have grown accustomed to 20-under totals. The average winning score in 46 individual stroke-play TOUR events last season was 16.56 under par. Twelve of those events were captured with at least 20 under par and 41 were won with a double-digit total. There’s a reason the PGA TOUR tag line reads: “These guys are good.” To go deep in the red digits, golfers

must strike the ball and putt significantly better than they typically do. In other words, to go uber-low both ball striking and putting must be clicking all week. And, of course, there’s that all-important distance between a golfer’s ears. “To really go low, to shatter that scoring barrier you thought you never would, you've got to think less about the club and more about your mental approach,” said Rickie Fowler. “I play my best when I focus on staying in a good place mentally and keep the technique simple.” Other factors exist, as well. Technology has helped create the type of equipment that past generations could only imagine. And it’s not just the clubs and balls that perform so consistently. Building the perfect swing has never been easier, thanks to the plethora of data available through devices such as the TrackMan launch monitor, along with access to coaches, trainers and sports psychologists. Of course, the ability of today’s breed of athletes to push each other has contributed greatly to the scoring assault. “When I first came out in 2006, I remember some of the cut lines were plus 1, and plus 2,” said former World No. 1 Jason Day. “Now, most of the cut lines are under par. It just goes to show how stiff the competition has gotten over the years that I’ve been out here. On top of that, the guys are just younger and stronger and fitter and

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Brandt Snedeker (-21) Henrik Stenson (-22) Si Woo Kim (-21) Davis Love III (-17) Camilo Villegas (-17) Patrick Reed (-14) Sergio Garcia (-18) Webb Simpson (-18) Arjun Atwal (-19) Ryan Moore (-16) Carl Pettersson (-21)

faster, and they are just long out there. The competition is really, really tough right now. If you don’t stay one step ahead of the young guys, it’s easy to get left behind.” All of which adds up to a realistic likelihood that the world’s best golfers will continue dismantling scoring marks. While 22 under for four rounds of golf at Sedgefield is impressive, its shelf life may be short-lived. “The competition gets harder and harder every year,” Stenson said. “The younger players, they come out on TOUR, they’re better than the ones before them. I think it’s just a natural progression in any sport for players to be better than the ones before them. I’m sure we’re going to see more records broken in the future. Absolutely.”



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A Grand Partnership

Wyndham Championship and Grandover Resort enjoy “perfect” relationship



he Wyndham Championship returned to Sedgefield Country Club in 2008. Explaining the move back after more than three decades at Forest Oaks Country Club, southeast of Greensboro, tournament officials cited several key factors: the appeal of Sedgefield’s freshly restored, Donald Ross-designed golf course and its location closer to the center of the Piedmont Triad. The other significant consideration was Sedgefield’s closer proximity to the Grandover Resort & Conference Center, where many players and sponsors stay during the Wyndham Championship. Originally called the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO) and now the PGA TOUR’s third-oldest event, the tournament was originally con-



tested at Sedgefield — a private facility that opened in 1926. In its early years, the tournament was played on the courses at both Sedgefield and Starmount Forest Country Clubs — both in Greensboro. There have been other title sponsors and other host sites over the years. But since 2008, the Piedmont Triad’s flagship sporting event has been the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield. While tournament operations are stationed at Sedgefield, the headquarters for title sponsor Wyndham Rewards is at neighboring Grandover Resort. Grandover’s practice range also serves in that capacity for the ProAm participants during tournament week, so the relationship between Sedgefield and the resort is a tight one. “I would call it perfect,’’ said Mark Brazil, tournament director

of the Wyndham Championship. “They’ve got two great golf courses over there (at Grandover) and all the space for our activities, plus a beautiful hotel. It almost feels like we’re their third course because we’re so close. We couldn’t have a better marriage with them.’’ Brazil directs the only PGA TOUR event played annually on a Donald Ross-designed course, and he appreciates the partnership with Grandover. Wyndham Week this year is July 30-August 4, two weeks earlier than usual, and the $6.2-million event holds a key place on the PGA Tour schedule. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2019, the Wyndham will be the last tournament prior to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, representing the last chance for players to establish a strong position going into golf’s lucrative postseason. Only the top 125 in the FedEx standings will tee

off in the first of the three playoff events. And that’s not all. For the first time, the $10-million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 bonus pool will be in effect, offering bonus money — including a winner’s pot of $2 million – to the top 10 finishers in the FedEx Cup point standings entering the playoffs. While the birdies and bogeys are crucial at Sedgefield, about 40 members of the Wyndham Championship field will be staying at Grandover. So will a bulk of the tourney’s sponsors and Wyndham’s guests, and they will have some enjoyable golf to play that week, too. Grandover’s two 18-hole courses were designed by architect Gary Panks, with the help of player consultant David Graham, an Australian who won the 1979 PGA Continued on page 11

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Championship and the 1981 U.S. Open. He also had top-five finishes in both the British Open and Masters. Like many top stars in his playing days, Graham got involved in course design as a sidelight venture. Panks did most of his design work in Arizona. The Grandover courses are his only creations in North Carolina. Panks started doing courses on his own in 1978 and teamed up with Graham from 1988 until 1997 under the banner Graham & Panks International. They designed 10 courses together and the Grandover courses represented one of their final projects together. Graham & Panks was able to break into the North Carolina course design market – one then dominated by state resident Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer – because Graham had a friend who was close to Joe Koury, the founder of Grandover. Koury passed away in 1998, shortly after the resort opened, but Grandover remains family owned. The resort, celebrating its 20th year in full operation, was built on 1,500 acres of oak, pine and dogwoodcovered hills. The designers filled the courses with a wide variety of holes, most all of them with undulating greens. The courses have been used

for Tour events and top collegiate competitions. An NCAA Division I regional and three Division III national championships have been played at Grandover. For leisure travelers, these courses are an attractive deal, as the top

greens fee is only $75, there is no competition with members for tee times and the lodging is not only pleasantly upscale, but in close proximity to the golf, as well. Grandover has undergone an extensive, $10-million renovation of

the entire property over the last two years and more money is being spent to complete several indoor projects this year. Work began on the exterior of the resort late in 2016 and required six months to complete. In 2017, all 244 guest rooms were remodeled and in 2018 the bars and restaurants received the same attention. All parts of the property were rebranded, the style changing from Old World European to a tribute honoring the rich history of the area. A fire pit lounge overlooking the courses has been added this year. Around tournament time, Grandover understandably still surrenders top billing to Sedgefield. But Grandover has 36 holes of memorable golf — all open to the public — and is an easy stopover for players heading to either of the golf destinations of Pinehurst or Myrtle Beach, S.C. Enjoying Grandover is especially easy for North Carolina residents, thanks to the formation of the Griffin Club. For $20 members can get reduced greens fees and other year-around benefits when they visit Grandover. More than 2,500 have already signed up. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • JULY 2019




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Longtime friends Todd Mitchell (left) and Scott Harvey (right) captured the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

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cott Harvey isn’t the kind of guy who goes about ranking his golfing accomplishments, this above that. One reason, there’s too darn many. Harvey, 41, of Kernersville, has done everything from represent the United States in the 2015 Walker Cup Match to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open. He has won more individual titles and trophies than you can shake a pitching wedge at. But press him a bit, and Harvey, a property manager by trade, will admit

that winning the 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship in Bandon, Ore., last month places near the top of his golfing thrills. Harvey accomplished the feat at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s Old Macdonald course. His playing partner was Todd Mitchell. “Any USGA championship is really hard to come by,” Harvey said. “This one, you get to share, which is very unique in golf. To share with a friend is really special.” This year marked the fifth time that Harvey and Mitchell, 40, of Bloomington, Ill., have competed as a team in the USGA Amateur Four-Ball

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Championship. They’ve been forces to be reckoned with each time, including a semifinal showing in 2015, the event’s inaugural year. This time around, Harvey and Mitchell defeated Logan Shuping, 21, of Salisbury, and Blake Taylor, 21, of Wilmington, 2 and 1 in the 18-hole championship match. Shuping and Taylor are both rising seniors at East Carolina University. Harvey said it wasn’t until he approached the first tee of the championship match that he realized three of the four players were residents of North Carolina. “I remember thinking, ‘That’s great,’” Harvey said. “That speaks volumes as to the quality of golf that’s being played in North Carolina.” Harvey was impressed with the play and manners of Shuping and Taylor, who had their fathers serve as their caddies. “They were extremely nice young men,” Harvey said of the opponents that he and Mitchell faced. “Somebody’s got to win and somebody’s got to lose, that’s just the way it is. But these guys couldn’t have been more gracious. And they’re very talented. They’ve got great golf careers ahead of them.”

Mitchell and Harvey grabbed an early 2-up lead in the final, thanks to consecutive birdies on Nos. 5 and 6. But Shuping and Taylor responded, Taylor holing a 3-foot birdie putt on the seventh. The match turned even when Taylor holed another birdie on No. 10. Shuping and Taylor took their only lead when they each hit approach shots within 5 feet on No. 14. Meanwhile, Harvey and Mitchell both flew the green and registered only their second bogey of the 116-hole championship. Shuping and Taylor appeared ready to up their lead on the 14th hole, a 285-yard par 4. Shuping drove the green, but three-putted. Mitchell made an up-and-down birdie from below the green to tie the championship. “That was the shot of the match,” Harvey said. “Then when (Shuping) three-putted, everything went in our direction. Yeah, I felt like 14 was the match.” Mitchell, a former minor league baseball player who spent a season with the Greensboro Hornets, birdied the par-5 15th hole to put him and Harvey 1 up. On the par-4 16th hole, Mitchell hit a 155-yard shot to within 4

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feet to set up another birdie. The match concluded on the 17th hole, with the teams making matching pars. Harvey met Mitchell through golf, the two through the years playing as teammates and competitors in numerous events. A bond grew between them. “We just developed a friendship,” Harvey said. Mitchell takes it a step further. “I mean, we live, I don’t know, 800 miles away, and we talk every day; every single day,” he said. “There’s not a day that goes by unless he’s on vacation somewhere that we don’t talk. And to share this with him means everything.” Asked if he and Mitchell would be back to defend their championship at the 6th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship scheduled for next May at the Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Harvey replied, “Oh, yeah.” For winning the championship, Harvey and Mitchell get custody of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball trophy for one year and receive gold medals. Their names will be inscribed on a USGA trophy and be forever immortalized inside the USGA Golf Museum’s Hall of Champions. They also earn a 10-year exemption into the championship, provided their team remains intact. Shuping and Taylor received silver medals and a three-year exemption from qualifying. As well as Harvey continues to play, he said he “scaled it way back” a year ago in terms of how much time he devotes to golf. He and his wife, Kim, had a son, Gavin, born last October. The couple also have a 9-year-old son, Cameron. Harvey spends much of the time he used to devote to playing golf helping coach ball teams on which his oldest son plays. “I’m having fun coaching,” he said. “It’s all about family now.” Family is one of the big reasons Harvey has gone as far as he has in golf. His father, Bill Harvey, who died in 2013, owned Sedgefield Driving Range on High Point Road. Scott basically grew up at the facility. “I got off the school bus there, that was pretty much my whole life,” he said. “My father, he taught me everything about the game. A lot of character building went on at that place.”

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Dan Brooks leads Duke women to seventh national title By DAVID DROSCHAK


t least a small piece of Duke’s seven national titles in women’s golf under coach Dan Brooks can be attributed by Lyman Gallup. Who the heck is Lyman Gallup, you may ask? You won’t find Gallup in any women’s golf media guides nor is he the father of any of the stars that have dotted the team’s roster over the last two decades. In fact, there is no record at all of Gallup on the Durham campus. For the record, Gallup is the former men’s golf coach at Boise State in the 1980s, who informed an assistant pro at Crane Creek Country Club in Idaho who was interested in teaching about the Duke women’s golf coaching vacancy. That 25-year-old was none other than Dan Brooks. Seven national championships later, Brooks still laughs about his response to Gallup prodding him to apply for the Duke coaching position. “I said, ‘Well I don’t think I want to move to Texas,”’ Brooks remembers saying at the time. “He said, ‘Good, you won’t have to because Duke is actually in North Carolina.’ I don’t know what I had against Texas but I didn’t want to move there, but I was OK with North Carolina. Still, I had no idea where Duke was.” Brooks, a former star golfer at Oregon State and a self-proclaimed West Coast guy, flew to the East Coast, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and drove to Durham to meet with then athletic director Tom Butters and men’s golf coach Rod Myers. The two B boys – Brooks and Butters – hit it off. “I said to myself on the interview, ‘Man, I could work for this guy.’ I really liked Tom Butters,” Brooks said. “I thought Duke was beautiful. I grew up in Baker City, Ore., and spent three years in Boise so I had never seen anything like Duke, or had 18


even been to the East Coast. There was a real culture difference but Duke really sold itself. There was no question in my mind that I wanted to work there once I visited.” Brooks was hired to lead the Duke women’s golf team, along with assistant coaching duties with Myers on the men’s side. The two golf coaches also ran the golf course operations. “I wore a lot of hats and spent a lot of hours out there,” Brooks said of Duke University Golf Club. At 25, Brooks wasn’t sure he could coach, or become a good teacher for that matter, saying he “hedged his bets” by taking the coaching job. “I figured I would be at a university in case I wanted to go back to school and do something else, so it seemed liked a smart move to get on a campus; I could explore the teaching golf aspect of it, stay in the PGA and I could explore things and maybe shift careers if I had to,” Brooks said. “But then I realized I really liked this coaching thing, the fact that coaching made me a better teacher because if you are not teaching well your team is not going to win. It really holds your feet to the fire and makes you better. You can’t just spout off ‘wiseisms,’ you have to know what you’re talking about because you are really going to tournaments and having to perform as a team.” Brooks quickly learned the college coaching ropes. “I had to make a choice – I had to either get involved with their games and their swings, or I was just going to be a van driver,” he said. “There were times when I just said ‘I don’t know exactly what I’m doing here but I’m going to jump in.’ I wasn’t going to be a coach that wasn’t going to get involved. That was a very important decision.” Continued on page 19

Dan’s Dynasty from page 18 And a second coaching philosophy soon took hold for Brooks. “You don’t want to just run around and tell them their swing looks good, believe in it, it’s great, if you don’t really believe it,” he said. “If you are telling them it looks good and it’s not really working within the laws of physics and you’re just trying to boost their confidence they are not going to believe you. Once you do that and make that mistake then you are done, they are not going to believe you when you say it looks good. Now you have killed the whole thing. You have to figure out a way to be honest with them and at the same time do your best to encourage them. “It’s one of the great challenges of this coaching thing. How are you honest with them but at the same time keep their confidence up and boost their morale? It was especially a challenge when I didn’t have that much experience as a teacher.” Brooks found his way in an age where theories ruled, winning the first of his handful of NCAA titles in 1999. “There are a lot of numbers now, but 35 years ago when I started I was 25 so you lack some credibility right there because you are young, and you also didn’t have the TrackMan numbers and the video, and there were as bunch of different ideas flying around,” Brooks said. “Everybody had a theory, so all of

those things were working against me as a young coach. Now, I’ve got more experienced and I’ve got the numbers and I’ve got the video and the teaching world has honed things in with some very important principles that make a whole lot more sense. There are fewer wild ideas flying around, so coaching is a whole lot of fun now because you have validation. I can validate everything that I’m telling somebody with numbers and with video and with what other great teachers are teaching. I had a lot of things working against me back in the day.” More than three decades later, Brooks has a resume no one can match in women’s golf. His seven NCAA titles have all come in a remarkable 20-year span. He also has 20 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and 136 team wins – the most of any division I women’s golf coach. “Coach Brooks is definitely a veteran at this,” said freshman star Gina Kim of Chapel Hill. “He has a great amount of knowledge on how to compete, how the team atmosphere should be, how he should lead a team, so being able to play under a coach like him is definitely something I am honored to be a part of. I feel grateful to him welcoming me into the Duke women’s golf team and helping me develop as a person and a player.” Brooks has coached countless AllAmericans and sent dozens of players to the LPGA Tour, including 2002 LPGA rookie of the year Beth Bauer, 2016 U.S.

Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang, and current star Yu Liu. Brooks’ most recent national title came in dramatic fashion in May when the Blue Devils edged ACC-rival Wake Forest on a difficult layout in Arkansas. “It was a close team; they were united,” Brooks said. “They had great perspective on what we were doing and were really passionate about it, but at the same time they kept each other loose and had a lot of humor. They were just a lot of fun to be around. “They worked hard in all directions – they worked hard with the golf part of it but they also just killed it in the weight room day-after-day, so that helped them because by the time we got out to that course in Arkansas we needed mental and physical toughness and we had it,” he added. Brooks has learned to craft what he calls “a package” for each of his players, a sort of customized game plan of how to attack all of Duke’s unique challenges. “I am going to see them play a lot of holes of golf, I’m going to see them hit a lot of golf balls so to pretend that they don’t need a little bit of attention along the way is crazy,” he said. “So, I decided to put a package together for each player that includes their performance coach, and it might include a psychologist, it might include my involvement with either a very small amount or a great amount, whatever is the best package for that player. My job is to figure out the best package and build

a team around each kid that is going to make them the best person and the best player they can be by the time they graduate. That’s the fun of it. Sometimes I’m highly involved and sometimes I’m not involved much at all.” Chris Kennedy, Duke’s senior deputy director of athletics, has been at the school since 1977 and first met Brooks as an academic liaison with his players. The two have become close friends and gone on numerous Iron Duke golfing trips that included Scotland and Ireland. Kennedy can’t say enough great things about his friend. “I think ‘remarkable’ is the word for what Dan has accomplished here,” Kennedy said. “Sure, there are the generic challenges of coaching college golf -- having the teacher and the team dynamic in an individual sport and all of that -- but that is compounded at a place like Duke because there is so much academic pressure. The golfers who are good enough to play here have a real potential to play beyond college, so that is very, very important to them, but they have to survive and thrive in this academic environment. “It’s a whole different level of challenge to keep those kids balanced and to concentrate on the things they need to concentrate on and succeeding – that’s really tough – and Dan has figured that out pretty well.”

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he entrance of GlobalGolf looks like something out of a “Men in Black” movie set – a stark and sterile lobby with a large silver logo and one TV that can be mesmerizing. Looks can be deceiving. On the TV screen is a running tally of GlobalGolf’s business day. When I left the company’s headquarters just before noon with founder Ed Bynam to check out the “guts” of the operation at the nearby warehouse, the firm specializing in online trade-ins of used golf clubs had sales of more than $33,000 and counting with customers doing business in 18 different countries while tracking brands selling the best. Remember, that was just by noon that day. “On the Internet, it’s relatively easy to sell hundreds-and-hundreds of the same product, but to sell hundreds-ofthousands of unique items, now that’s hard,” Bynam said. “That’s really what a pre-owned club is. Everyone is different, even if it’s the same model. It may have a different condition, a different shaft, a different grip. Each one is its own individual entity. Our platform had to be built to be able to accommodate that, which is very different from what normal E-commerce retailers who are selling new products do.” Founded in a small office in 2001, GlobalGolf now has 100,000 square foot of warehouse space in the Triangle, Salt Lake City and outside of Toronto that houses hundreds of thousands of used clubs, along with new golf apparel such as balls, shoes, gloves, apparel – you name it. Bynam, 68, grew up in New York and was a pretty good prep golfer and college golfer, going to two NCAA tournaments while playing for the University of Connecticut after dreaming of teeing it up for the Tar Heels or Blue Devils. After moving to Colorado, he was lured to compete in a few tournaments in Mexico and actually won the Mexican Open, playing in a group with Lee Trevino. The victory brought a series of exemptions in tournaments around the world, but not so much at home. Bynam likes to tell a funny story about writing to the Masters after the Mexican Open victory. “I told them I won the Mexican Open and they said if I was Mexican I would have gotten in to the Masters,” he said. “I felt that win was the launching of a great career, right? It turned out as I look back Continued on page 25

GlobalGolf from page 24 with some perspective that was my career highlight. But I got to see the world and I finally qualified for the PGA Tour.” Bynam logged time on the Tour from 1978-80. “I had a few moments, but I just didn’t feel I could win consistently out there. So I came back to Raleigh and one of my Tour friends told me that Etonic was looking for a rep there. So I got the gig and Cobra came on the back of that six months later so I started a sales agency and had several different lines in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 20 years I had a really nice run.” In 1994, Bynam, who said he has always had “an entrepreneurial bug” in him went to a computer show in Chicago where everyone was talking about a thing called the Internet. “I said, ‘What the hell is that?’ So I got turned on to the Internet and became familiar with it maybe before a lot of people did,” Bynam said. “Then in my sales job I would talk to the pros about clubs and see all these used clubs in the corner of the shops. I thought about the clubs and the Internet and put those two ideas together, which I did and that was the birth of Global Golf E-commerce. Well, sort of. Bynam started selling on eBay and then got the break he was looking for in the golf business, although he and others never dreamed the E-commerce sale of golf clubs would grow to monumental proportions. A local Raleigh company was sold and wanted to move employees to the West Coast. Many did not want to leave, so Bynam scooped up a group of the firm’s senior developers. “They got us into our own proprietary site,” he said. “They did the whole super structure, the back end, all of that stuff was designed and built and we were off and running.” More like sprinting with GlobalGolf. com, as a value guide was created to help golfers figure out what their used clubs were worth and what they could trade for. The concept caught fire. “The whole value guide sort of brought structure and stability to the preowned marketplace because in Florida they would be selling a particular club for X and in California it would be sold for Y, so we brought this structure to it,” Bynam said. “And we supported trade-in programs from places such as Golf Galaxy and Dick’s. And I would visit with all the pros and they jumped on board, and so

Bynam has taken the next step with a platform launched last March called U-try. For a nominal fee, golfers can order new clubs off the site and try them out for a two-week period. did all the manufacturers with consumer doesn’t drop at the sheer volume of golf trial products. We told them, ‘Hey, sell items, you likely don’t have a pulse. it to us; we’ll get rid of it for you.’ Every Merchandise is stacked as high and as far year of our existence we’ve grown. as you can see. That’s phenomenal in this environment. Why the growth? Why the popularThink about what the golf industry went ity? through in 2008 and 2009.” “Well, certainly there is a value propSales for 2018 were north of $60 milosition associated with pre-owned prodlion with Bynam expecting more than uct,” Bynam said. “You can get some400,000 orders to be shipped this year. thing that was launched and came out in The company now has 130 employees. February and we may start getting those “The scale is just nuts,” he said. “I clubs in April or May, and it’s 25 percent can remember the early days when we less than new. They are demos, they are shipped 1,000 items and we thought that rentals, and all of our sites take trades was a big deal.” from consumers. So, the value proposiIf you walk into the fulfillment tion is one thing but we sell brand name, warehouse of GlobalGolf and your jaw high performance golf clubs that are pre-

owned. It’s not out of a garage and is a bunch of junky junk. Once people saw the quality of the product they were getting, and the value proposition -- and we were going through some tough economic times -- that sort of played into it being very attractive to a lot of golfers. And then we became really good retailers.” GlobalGolf has now taken the next step with a platform launched last March called U-try. For a nominal fee, golfers can order new clubs off the site and try them out for a two-week period. For example, a driver costs $25 to test. “You get to try the club at your leisure, at your home course, using the golf ball you normally use, in an environment that is comfortable,” Bynam said. “You are on that third hole and you know you always hit it just a little short of that bunker and with the new club you hit it 5 yards past the bunker so that’s immediate feedback. Now, all of sudden that guy can feel it, touch it, and spend some time with it. If he feels like he plays better with it, he can keep that club and purchase that exact same club. If he doesn’t think he plays better with it stick it in the box and slap the return label on the box and send it back.” “We think we’ve overcome that last hurdle of people buying new clubs in the online environment,” he added. “We feel we have two nice franchises out there – one being pre-owned and one being this U-try experience. Nobody else has the back end to do it. If you get half the new clubs back what do you do with them? You have to sell them in a pre-owned environment. We are very uniquely positioned to be able to do that.” And on a grand scale for sure.

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ayla Smith graduated from Burlington Williams High School in mid-June. Yet, before heading east to Ocean Isle for a beach week with her friends, Smith had business to attend to in the western part of the state. Three days after receiving her high school diploma, Smith became one of a trio of Triad golfers — Zach Brown of Bermuda Run and Nicholas Mathews of Mebane were the others — to qualify for the prestigious U.S. Junior Championship in July. Smith, 18, fired a 2-under-par 70 on June 17 to earn medalist honors in the sectional qualifier at Blowing Rock Country Club. She advances to the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on July 22-27 at SentryWorld in Wisconsin, where she’ll be one of 156 competitors at the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course. “I’ve been running around a lot the last couple of weeks,” Smith said. “But I knew if I qualified, it’d be worth it.” Brown, an incoming freshman at High Point University and Reynolds High School grad, and Mathews, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, who has verbally committed to play at North Carolina State, both shot 68 to advance out of sectional qualifying at Salisbury Country Club. Charlotte’s Drew Hackett, who will play golf at UNC-Wilmington, also shot 68 to advance. They will compete in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on July 15-20 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Smith said she had barely thought about beach week until a nearly two-hour rain delay stopped qualifier play late in the day. At the time, she was 1-over through 10 holes. While Smith waited in the clubhouse for the rain to pass, her friends texted her with a few photos from sunny Ocean Isle. Properly motivated and taking advantage of Blowing Rock’s softened greens, Smith came back to the course firing darts. After busting her drive on the 14th hole — an uphill par 5 that doglegs slightly right — she hit a 7 iron from 165 yards into a blind green for a tap-in eagle. “When it came off my club, I knew it was going to be good,” she said. “It was right on line with where I was aiming.” “There was really a momentum shift for me after the rain delay, which obviously helped in my favor,” Smith said. “I was 28


Drew Hackett (L to R) of Charlotte, Zach Brown of Bermuda Run, Nicholas Mathews of Mebane, qualified for the U.S. Junior Boys with rounds of three-under par 68. able to get some spin on the ball, which goes. I’ve never been to Wisconsin, so it’s Challenge Symetra Qualifier on the Peggy really helped.” nice to get to travel a little.” Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour at the Links at Another tap-in birdie on the finishing Smith was the 3-A individual state Stoney Point in Greenwood, S.C. The vichole earned Smith a spot in her first USGA runner-up three times during her high tory qualified her for a sponsor exemption national championship. “I’m not trying school career. Last year, she had a top-5 to compete in an LPGA Symetra Tour to have a lot of expectations heading into finish in the North & South Women’s event — the Women’s Health Classic last it,” she said. “Obviously just stick to my Amateur Championship in Pinehurst. May, where Smith was the only amateur game and when I get there get a feel for Most significantly, she also captured in the field. the course and my game. We’ll see how it the Women’s Health Classic Junior Continued on page 29

Junior Amateur from page 28 games together. It has been my dream to go there, so it’s awesome that’s happening. I love the Carolina coaches. They’ve been very supportive.” Meanwhile, at the boy’s sectional qualifying at Salisbury CC, Brown said he could not have gotten off to a worse start after his opening drive found what is called the course’s “death bunker.” “I hit it straight in it, had to chip out and make bogey,” Brown said. “On the next tee, I told myself, ‘you only have one more shot at the U.S. Junior. Just try to make as many birdies as possible.”’ Brown, who was an alternate for the 2015 U.S. Junior during the summer after his eighth grade, proceeded to reel off three consecutive birdies to right the ship. Mathews, 17, said he was able to take advantage of some local knowledge at Salisbury CC. “I was excited that the qualifier was being played there,” he said. “I had played there a couple of years ago and was fortunate to go watch my sister play at an event there a couple of weeks prior, which allowed me to refresh myself with some course knowledge.” Mathews recorded an eagle on the par-5 third hole by chipping in. He then birdied the par-4 11th hole after capital-

izing on an approach shot to 10 feet. Another birdie was recorded on the par-5 15th after getting up-and-down from a green side bunker. His card was clean with the exception of a lone bogey. “Just a lot of solid golf,” Mathews said. “I was hitting really solid golf shots to my targets and placing the ball really well. I made a few key putts throughout the round.” In March, Mathews gained entry through a five-man playoff into one of the top amateur golf events for high school students in the country, the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship. He also earned a top-5 finish at the Donald Ross Junior Championship in Pinehurst in late 2018. “I feel good about my game,” Mathews said. “Since summer started, I’ve been working really, really hard on improving

all facets of my game. I felt like I was at a good place with my game, as well as mentally going into the event.” Mathews said he is excited about the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship next month. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and a great experience,” he said. “The way I feel about my game right now, I’d love to make it a good performance. “I want to continue playing in junior events, as well as some amateur events, and keep preparing for college golf and keep moving up in the rankings.” For Brown, July is shaping up to be a particularly busy month. He turned around two days after the U.S. Junior qualifier and captured the 2019 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship at The Club at Irish Creek to qualify for the National PGA Junior Championship at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Conn., on July 30-August 2.

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Brown shot 68-67 to finish at 135 (-7) for the championship. Sai (Aaron) Pha of Bluffton, S.C., finished tied with Brown to claim the two qualifying spots. After two playoff holes, Brown came out on top to claim the Boys Carolinas Junior PGA Championship title. After struggling with his putting the past two years, Brown was steered to an arm-lock method of putting -- similar to the style used by Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar -- following the state high school championship. “Since then, I’ve played awesome,” he said. Brown committed to the University of Georgia in 2015, when he was 14 years old, but changed direction after being offered a scholarship by High Point University coach Brady Gregor. “I’m a homebody,” Brown said. “(UGA) would have been too far. I’m much happier going to High Point. I’m best friends with (rising HPU sophomore) Brandon Einstein. He’s a great player and has been like a big brother to me.” Brown said his new college coach has pushed the right buttons and helped motivate him to his recent success. “He’s a great coach and he believes in me,” Brown said of Gregor. “He gives me a pep talk, it seems like, before every tournament round. I guess that’s working.”



Chang looks to the future


By DAVID DROSCHAK ormer North Carolina prep star Jenny Chang, who set a state record with four straight 4-A individual titles, is well on her way to accomplishing her goal of playing professional golf. The sophomore at Southern Cal, one of college golf’s powerhouse programs, was once again named a firstteam All-American and recently made the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open and played on the U.S. team at the prestigious Arnold Palmer Cup. Chang is now ranked 16th in the world among female amateurs – her highest mark ever. “That’s crazy,” Chang told Triangle Golf Today on the back deck of Lochmere Golf Club during one of her rare idle moments in June. “I try not to focus on it too much but when I do see it it’s like, ‘Oh wow. I’m ranked pretty high let’s keep it going.’ I am just out there to play golf and enjoy myself.” This year’s trip to the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, S.C., was a little less hectic than last spring when Chang was an alternate and received a call Sunday that she was in the field. Chang was tubing on a river with friends at the time and had to rush home and drive to Alabama for the competition. She missed the cut. This time she shot 75-70-72-76 to tie for 62nd, playing a practice round with Open runner-up Lexi Thompson and her third round with former Duke star Brittany Lang. “Their ball striking is unreal and they don’t miss putts

inside of 6 feet so I know what part of the game I need to work at,” Chang said. “It helps to see that and compare myself to them.” Chang finished first in the Washington state NCAA regional before playing in the NCAA medal play, where she finished a disappointing 36th. Since graduating early from Athens Drive High School and entering college in the spring of 2018, Chang has won three times and has an additional 10 top 10 finishes. “There were some expectations going to a school like Southern Cal with such a great golf program, but I just knew I had to play my game and practice the way I’ve always practiced, and by doing that it has allowed me to free myself up in tournaments and be more comfortable,” she said. “Winning college tournaments just shows I can compete out there at that level, for sure,” Chang added. “After my first win in my first semester it was definitely a confidence booster because I wasn’t expecting much since I had just graduated from high school.” Still only 19, Chang can’t believe in a few months she’ll start her junior season with the Trojans – which may be her last.

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“It is just crazy how fast it has gone,” she said. “It is pretty common for women to turn pro early but I am not quite sure yet. Going to Southern Cal has definitely built that resume for me to get noticed, but there are parts of my game I still need to work on.” Chang said she was too busy when she first arrived on the West Coast to be homesick, and it helps that her dad’s brothers lives about 45 minutes from the Southern Cal campus. But Chang does miss one thing in North Carolina. “As soon as I got home I went straight to BoJangles,” Chang said. “They definitely need a BoJangles in L.A.”

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Oneal Joyce of Mayodan, May 24, Riverview GC. No. 4. 430 yards. Driver, then 5-hybrid from 179 yards. Playing partners: Roger Nance, Larry Holt, Randy Bullins. His third double eagle along with five aces. Larry Easterwood of Greensboro, May 23, Crooked Tree GC. No. 9, 374 yards, holed 136yard 9-iron. Playing partner: Gerald Ogburn.

Par-3 Aces Larry Cantley of Winston-Salem, June 17, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 120 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Steve Showalter, Mark Hess, Mike Sink. Ed Shugart of Winston-Salem, June 16, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 3, 107 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Wade Taylor, Richard Dunnington, Graham Pervier. His third ace. Shane Hamlett of Hillsborough, June 17, Southwick GC. No. 4, 163 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Alex George, John Collins, Adam Hamlett. His second ace.

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Chris Wiles of Lynchburg, Va., June 17, Caswell Pines GC. No. 17, 142 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Buzz McFaden. His second ace. Keith Downing of Martinsville, June 15, Forest Park CC. No. 4, 167 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: David Collins, John Trent, Sam Roberson. His third ace. Harlan Frye of Greensboro, June 15, Oak Hollow GC. No. 4, 165 yards, 4-hybrid. His first ace. Jeff Hall of Winston-Salem, June 15, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 16, 165 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Todd Auten, John Nelson, Bill Cameron.His first ace. Dennis Lutes of Burlington, June 14, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 7-wood. Playing partners: Steve Wood, Chris Nolan, Charles Nolan. Note: Lutes aced the same hole with the same club on April 19. His third career ace. Allen Sweeney of Durham, June 11, Mill Creek GC. No. 17, 95 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Mike Brown, Glenn Wright, Ted Carver. His third ace. Tom Fink of Advance, June 10, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 17, 119 yards, 9-iron. Playing

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partners: Art Spillman, Don Roland, Bobby Luffman. First ace for Tom, age 87. Trevor Butcher, June 10, Southwick GC. No. 17, 103 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Richard Neal, Jim Mayfield. His third ace. Matt Roberts of Cedar Grove, June 8, Goodyear GC. No. 6, 158 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Barry Roberts, Gary Garrett, Lyle Garrett. Note: Ace came in the first round of the Goodyear Invitational. Greg Meredith of High Point, June 4, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 12, 165 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: David Taylor, Jake Johnson, Steve Smith. His second ace. Archie Boswell of Danville, June 4, Tuscarora CC. No. 6, 130 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Carrol Arnn, Jimmy Jefferson. His sixth ace, including five at Tuscarora. J. Mark Aheron of Gibsonville, June 3, Country Hills GC. No. 16, 125 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Rick Clark, Steve Loy, Bruce Baker. His second ace. Seth Ryan Hyatt of Julian, June 1, Monroeton GC. No. 14, 126 yards, sand wedge. Playing partners: Tony Owen. His first ace. Ralph Barnes of Winston-Salem, May 27, Heather Hills GC. No. 5, 140 yards, 8-iron. His first ace. Joe Lopez of Greensboro, May 30, Greensboro National GC. No. 4, 131 yards, 5-hybrid. Playing partners: Al Franz, Adam Britner, Carlos Valencia. His second ace. David Lane of Advance, May 24, Oak Valley GC. No. 6, 146 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners:

Buz Moser, Myron Mitchell, John Lindebauer. George Kasey of Martinsville, May 24, Forest Park CC. No. 4, 167 yards, 3-hybrid. Playing partners: Scott Shytle, Bob Becker. His first ace. Gary McLean of Winston-Salem, May 23, Caswell Pines GC. No. 10, 169 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Petra McLean, Bob Carroll. His third ace. Perry Dixon of Graham, May 21, Tidewater GC, North Myrtle Beach. No. 3, 128 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Jim Rubright, Steve Teague, Randy Walker. His first ace; has been playing 53 years. David Frye of Winston-Salem, May 20, Country Club of Asheville. No. 3, 158 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Richard Lyle, Andy Phelps, Andrew Reeves. His first ace. Sue Haszler of Jamestown, May 17, Jamestown Park GC. No. 13, 132 yards, driver. Playing partners: Playing partners: Martha Holladay, Martha Ore. Her first ace. Greg Edwards of Wilkesboro, May 16, Oakwoods CC. No. 8, 170 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Ron Pearson. His first ace; has been playing almost 50 years. W.G. Kimmer of Yadkinville, May 15, Silo Run GC. No. 7, 140 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Sharon Hudson, Ron Vestal, Steve Gilbuena. Rhodes Williams of Greensboro, April 28, Keith Hills GC. No. 8, 149 yards, driver. Playing partner: Simon Hall. His first hole-inone came in a U.S. Kids Sandhills Local Tour event and was the key to his round of 37 and a one-shot victory in the 6-under age division. Donnie Trantham of Fieldale, Va., March 10, Beaver Hill GC. No. 8, 123 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: James Collins, Jerry Lemons, Tracy Harris. His first ace.

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Junior Golf Scoreboard CGA 7th Creed Junior Boys' Championship Camden CC, Camden, NC May 25-26, 2019 Boys Division - 6,358 1 Zachary Reuland, Rock Hill, SC 69-69--138 2 Alex Heffner, Harrisburg 73-68--141 2 Keegan Vaugh, Myrtle Beach, SC 71-70--141 4 Carlos Garre, Myrtle Beach, SC 69-73--142 Selected Others 11 Garrett Clark, Burlington 72-74--146 57 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain 83-75--158 67 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 84-77--161 77 Alex Gould, Greensboro 90-92--182

TYGA Maple Chase Junior Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, NC June 11-12, 2019 Boys 14-18 Division - 6701 1 Grady Newton, Winston-Salem 70-70--140 2 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 75-66--141 3 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 73-74--147 Selected Others 4 Bradley Davis, Pilot Mountain 77-71--148 5 Noah Hooper, Burlington 75-75--150 6 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 75-77--152 6 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 79-73--152 6 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield 77-75--152 10 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 75-78--153 11 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 79-75--154 16 Bobby Gold, High Point 78-77--155 17 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 81-75--156 18 Davis Delille, High Point 80-77--157 20 Adam Budd, Winston-Salem 82-77--159 20 Samuel Haggas, Winston-Salem 79-80--159 24 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain 79-81--160 24 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 78-82--160 28 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 83-78--161 28 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 86-75--161 31 Albert Kang, Kernersville 80-82--162 31 Drew Walker, Advance 78-84--162 31 Jack Burris, Greensboro 88-74--162 31 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 83-79--162 36 Ethan Wooten, High Point 81-83--164 37 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 85-81--166 37 Caden Young, Winston-Salem 85-81--166 41 Brodie Perry, Trinity 82-86--168 41 Will Fowler, Salisbury 80-88--168 43 John Shepperson, Greensboro 86-83--169 44 Brandon Gold, High Point 85-85--170 44 Zachary Groce, Germanton 85-85--170 49 Mason Absher, North Wilkesboro 97-84--181 51 Connor Key, Pilot Mountain 97-91--188 52 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 101-89--190 53 Keelan Robertson, Walnut Cove 97-103--200 Girls 13-18 Division - 5362 1 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 72-70--142 2 Amber Capote, Waxhaw 82-78--160 2 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 73-87--160 Selected Others 6 Mary Paige King, Clemmons 97-88--185 7 Delaney Potts, Lewisville 98-95--193 8 Elizabeth Holland, Advance 106-93--199 9 Monica Solis, Mocksville 97-103--200 10 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 109-94--203 11 Ella Reed, Winston Salem 112-92--204 12 Ruth Asbill, Lewisville 120-121--241 Boys 12-13 Division - 5362 72-67--139 1 Preston Howe, Winston-Salem 2 Hudson Schulze, Charlotte 72-71--143 3 Landon Hawley, Charlotte 72-73--145 Selected Others 4 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 72-77--149 4 Evan Owen, Winston-Salem 76-73--149 6 Landon Merrell, Salisbury 77-74--151 7 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 86-70--156 13 Hayden Craver, Winston Salem 101-90--191 14 Julian Wilson, Lewisville 104-96--200 16 Brett Blevins, Kernersville 108-103--211 17 Fletcher Gibson, Pinnacle 117-103--220

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Boys 16-18 Division - 6526 1 Jerrod Gervasi, Charlotte 2 Harrison Hilliard, McLeansville 3 Jacob Pendry, Lexington Selected Others 5 Will Fowler, Salisbury 5 Nick Hughes, Thomasville 5 Bryson Collins, Greensboro 8 Sukhman Sandhu, Greensboro 8 Carter Stainback, Greensboro 10 Will Harrington, Summerfield 11 Mark Smith III, Thomasville 12 Joshua Garner, Greensboro Boys 14-15 Division - 6526 1 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 1 Alex Gould, Greensboro 3 Davis Delille, High Point 3 Jack Boyer, Greensboro Selected Others 5 Connor Carter, Asheboro 7 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 7 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 7 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 10 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 11 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 11 Blaine Cayton, Summerfield 13 Clayton Jake, Burlington 15 Colby Gunter, Reidsville 15 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 19 Ethan Wooten, High Point 21 Caden Young, Winston-Salem 22 Albert Kang, Kernersville 23 Mitchell Smith, Thomasville 25 Michael Skeen, High Point 27 Hunt Jardina, High Point 28 Jack Fischer, Greensboro Boys 12-13 Division - 5500 1 Jack LaPiana, Charlotte 2 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 3 Will Choplin, Conover Selected Others 4 Andrew Bartlett, Greensboro 6 Luke Payne, Asheboro 6 Will Jordan, Greensboro 8 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro 11 Brendan Wright, Winston-Salem 15 Brett Blevins, Kernersville Girls 16-18 Division - 5500 1 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 2 Olivia Renville, Cary 3 Trinity Ahing, New Bern 3 Harper Shepherd, Greensboro Selected Others 5 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 6 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 7 Karli Jump, Winston-Salem 9 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 10 Kyleigh Whittemore, Graham 11 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville Girls 13-15 Division - 5000 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 2 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville 3 Olivia Tolbert, Greensboro Selected Others 9 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 10 Mary Paige King, Clemmons

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TYGA Tots One Day Salem Glen CC, Clemmons, NC June 2, 2019 Boys 10-11 Division - 2000 1 Xan Pitt, Wake Forest 2 Jack Halloran, Pinehurst 3 Jake Warren, Boone Selected Others 4 Jackson Freeman, Greensboro 4 Cooper Cavanaugh, High Point 6 Hampton Cogdill, Pfafftown 8 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Boys 8-9 Division - 1600 1 Levi Rossman, High Point 2 Collier Sloan, Winston-Salem 3 Elijah Hodges, Rougemont 3 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville Selected Others 8 Preston Smith, Thomasville

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Girls 10-11 Division - 2000 1 Hillary Gong, Pfafftown 2 Sarah Walden, Archdale 3 Katherine Lockamy, High Point Selected Others 4 Alyssa Coleman, Clemmons Girls 8-9 Division - 1600 1 Minyan Ou, Shelby 2 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem 3 Makenzie Aaron, Browns Summit

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Bojangles Junior Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, NC June 1-2, 2019 Boys Division - 6963 1 Garrett Risner, Apex 70-71--141 2 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro 66-75--141 3 Caleb Kimbrough, New Bern 77-68--145 3 Luke Edwards, Chapel Hill 72-73--145 Selected Others 7 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem 74-73--147 13 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 78-73--151 33 Andrew Wood, Greensboro 76-79--155 40 Jack Dockrill, Elon 78-79--157 55 Brooks Olin, Greensboro 81-81--162 58 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 84-79--163 79 Jonathan Rich, Rockingham 87-84--171 91 Colby Moore, Advance 90-104--194

PKBGT Valley Junior Girls Salem, VA Hidden Valley CC June 15-16, 2019 Bell National - 5800 1 Sue Lee, Lorton VA 2 Madie Smithco, Cranberry Township PA 2 Melissa Meng, Blacksburg VA Selected Others 11 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance Futures National - 5275 1 Kathryn Ha, Roanoke VA 2 Ellen Yu, High Point 3 Amelia Cho, Ashburn VA

Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 2 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 3 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 4 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 5 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 6 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry, 2020) 7 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 8 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 9 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 10 Q uinton Metz, Wilkesboro (Wilkes Central HS, 2019)

Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 2 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 4 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 5 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2020) 6 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 7 V ictoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 8 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro (Northern Guilford HS, 2019) 9 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 10 Gabriela Cruz, High Point (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021)

Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 7/1/19

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Coastal Carolina Classic Myrtle Beach, SC, Hackler GC June 1-2, 2019 Bell National - 5721 1 Adrian Anderson, Murrels Inlet SC 71-71--142 2 Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly 71-75--146 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 75-73--148 Selected Others 6 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 79-72--151 Futures National - 5287 1 McKenzie Daffin, Fayetteville 71-71--142 2 Hannah Altman, Lake City SC 79-73--152 2 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 80-72--152 2 Sophie Lauture, Raleigh 77-75--152 Selected Others 9 Leah Edwards, Greensboro 77-86--163 24 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 95-102--197

PKBGT Open Championship Salisbury, NC, CC of Salisbury May 25-27, 2019 Bell National - 6009 1 Kendall Turner, Chesapeake VA 70-70-67--207 2 Kara Carter, Kingsport TN 73-73-67--213 3 Vynie Chen, Centreville VA 73-73-72--218 3 Emily Dunlap, Greenville SC 74-73-71--218 Selected Others 18 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 82-74-73--229 18 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 73-77-79--229 24 Emily Mathews, Mebane 80-76-77--233 Futures National - 5305 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 71-75-75--221 2 Madison Messimer, Myrtle Beach 75-76-74--225 3 Grace Ridenour, Cary 70-75-81--226 Selected Others 7 Becca Connolly, Winston-Salem 76-75-83--234 8 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 78-76-81--235 14 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 75-81-87--243 17 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 81-81-89--251


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More golfers, not more golf courses


Tar Heel state was opened in June 2016 By BETSEY MITCHELL -- Compass Pointe in Leland. That’s still hard for me to believe with eally, Dro? We need more than 600 sat up straight in my chair recently the influx of population growth here. Can golf courses in North Carolina? So Bets when an email headline popped you imagine no new restaurants or cofmany struggle to stay in business. up on my computer that read: Eagle fee shops opening last year in Charlotte, Did it occur to you while being wined Landing set to open July 4. Greensboro, Raleigh or Wilmington? The and dined at another opening that this I couldn’t wait to open the press foodies would certainly put up a fight. could be the “one too many?” release to read about a new golf course I understand restaurants don’t cost Here in Moore County, The Carolina, coming to North Carolina. $10 million to build and another $1 mila fine Arnold Palmer design, has been Much to my dismay the corresponlion to maintain each plowed under for housing. dence instead detailed the opening of a Anyone looking to habitat for two flightless bald eagles at the year, but it’s sad to see 2-by-4s overtaking twoget into the golf course state aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. business has plenty of Nothing against America’s first bird in putts in many of our big-city bedroom commufloundering properties to flight, but I would rather see some eagles nities where condos are save. Many of them are on a golf course. king and prime real estate fine tracks in need of some I’m a sucker for “new stuff” Bets, so is being used to house, I was in golfing heaven back in the early DUELING DIVOTS serious cash infusion. not hole out. We don’t need more days of the North Carolina Golf Panel My adopted hometown of Apex has golf courses, we need more golfers. when more than a dozen new courses dotIt’s difficult for golf nuts to grasp the ted the landscape on a yearly basis. I recall been voted one of the best places to live in America, yet we have no 18-hole golf reasons for not picking up this game guarone season when 19 new courses opened course to call our own. anteed to frustrate and amuse. across the Tar Heel state -- and all were Where is the balance? Who sits on Over and over we hear about not jockeying for that marketing nugget of these planning boards? Why is golf no having enough time, not having enough “Best New Course in North Carolina.” longer considered a viable investment money. I suspect many of these same folks Panel members were wined and chew up four hours on a Saturday afterdined. Unfortunately, those days are gone. option? The answers are as complicated and complex as the golf swing itself. noon playing video games or slumped in Only 12 golf courses opened across the All I know Bets is I miss my wine and front of a TV. entire United States in 2018, and none in The prices of all the gadgets and subNorth Carolina. The last new course in the dine.


scriptions probably come close to one round of golf a week. Many courses offer golf for $35 and sometimes less. And while some may not be in pristine condition, that should never be a factor for a game invented in a pasture. Golf was not meant to be perfect. Television has convinced the recent generations that the only way to enjoy the game is to be Wie styled, Koepka buff and on a lush carpet with magnificent views. Each current player can help keep the game alive and available to all who want to play. Hate six-hour rounds? One practice swing, pick up when the hole falls apart and move on to the next… do all this and we can be home in time for soccer practice. Better yet, take the kid with you even if she is just looking at the flowers. The day may come when she wants to hit a golf ball… imagine the places she will go. And it doesn’t have to be on a new golf course. By the way, I looked on the map; there are at least six golf courses within 20 minutes of Apex. All I know Dro is you have plenty of whine.

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Men/Women USGA Qualifying July 2 – U.S. Women’s Amateur, Bermuda Run CC. July 16 – U.S. Amateur Sectional, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill. July 17 – U.S Senior Women’s Amateur, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. Aug. 15 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional, High Point CC (Willow Creek). Sept. 28 – U.S. Women’s Four-Ball for 2020, Pinewood CC, Asheboro. Oct. 10 – U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional for 2020, Sedgefield CC (Dye).

CGA Seniors June 7-8 – 11th Carolinas Super Senior, Green Vally CC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 8-10 – 19th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball, Mill Creek GC, Mebane. Sept. 9-10 – 12th North Carolina Super Senior, Croasdaile CC, Durham. Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – 58th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Mimosa Hills G&CC, Morganton. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 29); Umtead Pines GC, Durham. Oct. 8-9 – 8th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball, TPC Wakefield, Raleigh.

CGA Men June 13-16 – 59th North Carolina Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Selected qualifying sites: High Point CC Willow Creek (May 23); Mimosa Hills G&CC (May 29); GC at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (June 4); Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek (June 12). July 11-14 – 105th Carolinas Amateur, Governors Club, Chapel Hill. Selected qualifying sites: Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1). July 31-Aug. 4 – 10th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton. Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1).



Sept. 20-22 – North Carolina Mid-Amateur, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis. Selected qualifying sites: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons (Aug. 28); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Sept. 4); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen. Oct. 4-6 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, CC of Landfall, Wilmington. Oct. 14 – 42nd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC (Ross course), Greensboro. Oct, 18-19 – 74th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, Greensboro CC (Farm course).

CGA Mixed Events July 19 – 53rd Carolinas Father-Son, Pinehurst area courses. July 19 – 21st Carolinas Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. Aug. 17-19 – 14th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Kiawah Island Resort Cougar Point. Nov. 9-10 – 9th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.

CGA Women June 19-21 – 93rd Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Ballantyne CC, Charlotte. July 8-10 – 64th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, WV. July 23-25 – 22nd Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Furman University GC, Greenville, SC. Aug. 5-6 – 42nd Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC. Oct. 1-2 – 21st Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Oct. 29-31 – 3rd Carolinas Women’s Club Team, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro.

Captain’s Choice or Texas Scramble Aug. 24 – Psi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Scholarship Golf Tournament, Two-person captain’s choice, Reynolds Park, Winston-Salem Donny Hold 336-240-1036 Sept. 27 – T.S. Open Golf Tournament benefiting Trauma recovery and injury prevention, Bryan Park, Brown Summit, Oct. 4 – 12th Annual Military Charity Tournament benefiting veteran-related charities, Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Contact Jack Masarie 336-292-8883 or

Amateur Individual July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. July 20-21 – N.C. Players Championship, Tanglewood (Championship). Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. July 27-28 – 33rd Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. July 27-28 – 58th annual Chatmoss Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Aug. 3-4 – 51st annual Tech Authority Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163. Aug. 3-4 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 3. 336-861-4653. Aug. 9-11 – 72nd Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Pine Knolls GC, Tanglewood (Championship). Medal play in flights. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289.

Aug. 24-25 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211. Sept. 28-29 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158. Oct. 5-6 – Forest Oaks Amateur, Forest Oaks, Greensboro, flighted after the first round. 336-674-2241. Oct. 5-6 – Meadowlands Open, Meadowlands, Winston-Salem, flighted after the first round. 336-769-1011.

Senior Individual July 6-7 – Joe Wood Memorial, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. Medal play in flights ages 55-over. 336-835-2320. July 13-14 – Danville Invitational, Danville GC, Va.. Medal play in flights. Super Senior division also, depending on entries. 434-792-7225. July 20-21 – N.C. Players Championship, Tanglewood (Championship). Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. July 27-28 – 8th annual Davidson County Senior Amateur, Lexington GC. Ages 55-over. Medal play in flights. 336-248-3950. July 27-28 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Oct. 8-10 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.

Ladies Individual/Team Aug. 24-25 – 53rd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.

Amateur Team July 6-7 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 20-21 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man best ball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871. Aug. 3-4 – Inaugural Bob Roll 4-ball, Forest Oaks, Greensboro, flighted after the first round. 336-674-2241. Aug. 10-11 – Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-0950. Aug. 17-18 – Danville Two-Man Invitational, Danville GC, Va. Medal play in flights. 434-792-7225. Aug. 24-25 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Oct. 19-20 – 36th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 19-20 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Nov. 2-3 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.

Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula July 9 – Plantation GC, Reidsville July 23 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 6 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 21 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville Sept. 10 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Sept. 24 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 8 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 22 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville

For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to then click on Tournaments Nov. 4 – Bryan Park GC (Players), Brown Summit Nov. 18 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 27 – Goodyear GC, Danville

Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 July 6 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem July 13 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford July 20-21 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Cougar Point and Ocean Course July 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit Aug. 3 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Aug. 10 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro Aug. 17 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 24 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 30-31 – Grand Strand Classic at Myrtle Beach National and Grande Dunes Sept. 14 – Longleaf GC, Southern Pines Sept. 28-29 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (both courses), Brown Summit

Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 July 11 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford July 18 – Challenge GC, Graham July 25 – River Ridge GC, Raleigh Aug. 1 – Quail Ridge, Sanford Aug. 5-6 – Senior Open at Peninsula Club and Northstone CC, Charlotte Aug. 15 – Holly Ridge GL, Archdale Aug. 22 – Keith Hills CC, Buies Creek Sept. 5 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst Sept. 12 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett Sept. 19 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit

Other Junior Events June 20 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Foxfire Resort, Village of Foxfire, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 21 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 21 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bryan Park GC (Players), Greensboro, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 21 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Sifford GC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 22-23 – NJGA Myrtle Beach Junior Classic, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22-23 – NJGA Myrtle Beach Junior, True Blue GC, Pawley’s Island, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 22-23 – TGF Grandover Junior, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, Ages 9-18, Boys only June 24 – PKBGT One Day, Mill Creek GC, Mebane, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 24 – TYGA One-Day, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 24 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 24 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 June 24 – TYGA Triad One Day, Gillespie Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 June 24 – USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, DeBordieu Club, Georgetown, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 and Under June 24 – USGA Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Mt. Vintage GC, N. Augusta, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 and under June 25-28 – CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Boys only, Ages 18 and under

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CALENDAR June 25 – Drive, Chip and Putt, Meadowbrook GC, Rutherfordton, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 26-27 – CGA Twin States Girls’ Championship, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe, Girls only, Ages 18 & under June 27 – Drive, Chip and Putt, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 27 – TYGA Triad One Day, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 June 28 – Drive, Chip and Putt, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 June 28 – TYGA One-Day, Wendell CC, Wendell, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 June 29 – PKBGT One Day, Anderson Creek GC, Spring Lake, Girls only, Ages 8-19 June 29 – PKBGT Southeast Series, The Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 1 – CGACarolinas Boys’ Qualifying, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 1-2 – CGA NC Boys’ 13 & Under, Asheboro Municipal GC, Asheboro, Boys only, Ages 8-13 July 1-3 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 15-18, 910-295-6811 July 1-2 – PKBGT River Run Girls’ Classic, River Run CC, Davidson, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 1 – TYGA One-Day, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 1 – TYGA Triad One Day, Lexington GC, Lexington, Boys, Girls, Ages 12-18 July 2 – TYGA One Day, CC of Johnston County, Smithfield, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 5 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 6-7 – HJGT Charlotte Junior Open, Palisades CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 6-7 – HJGT Coastal Carolina Junior Open, Palmetto Dunes GC, Hilton Head, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

July 6 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Shenandoah Valley GC, Front Royal, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 6-7 – PKBGT Southeast Classic, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 8 – CGA Dogwood State Boys Qualifying, Sapona CC, Lexington, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 8 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, Two-Man Stableford July 8 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Midland CC, Pinehurst, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 July 9-11 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park. Forsyth County Residents only Boys/Girls. Bobby Hege 336-416-3289 July 9-11 – CGA Dogwood State Girls’ Championship, Salem Glen CC, Winston-Salem, Girls only, Ages 18 and under July 9-10 – PKBGT NOVA Championship, Hidden Creek CC, Reston, VA, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 9 – TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 10-11 – TYGA Triad High Point Junior, Blair Park GC & Oak Hollow GC, High Point, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18 July 11-14 – CGA Carolinas Amateur, Governor’s Club, Chapel Hill, Boys only, Ages 13 & up July 12 – CGA – Dogwood State Boys’ Qualifying, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 13 – PKBGT One Day, Cobb’s Glen CC, Anderson, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 13 – PKBGT One Day, Foxfire Resort, Foxfire Village, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 14-15 – NJGA Low Country Junior, River Towne CC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

July 14-15 – NJGA Low Country Junior, River Towne CC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 15-16 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 15 and Under July 15 – CGA Carolinas Junior Qualifying, Catawba CC, Newton, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 15 – Drive, Chip and Putt, CC of Landfall, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 July 15-16 – TGF, Cardinal Junior Amateur, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro, Ages 9-18, Boys only July 15 – TYGA One-Day, Gaston CC, Gastonia, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 16 – CGA Carolinas Junior Qualifying, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 16 – TYGA Triad One Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 17 – TYGA One-Day, Providence CC, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 18 – TYGA Triad One Day, Salem Glen CC, Winston-Salem, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 19 – CGA Father-Son Championship, Pinehurst area courses July 19 – CGA Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses July 19-20 – PKBGT Precision Girls’ Championship, Bryan Park, Greensboro, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 21-22 – NJGA Lake Lure Junior, Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 22 – CGA Carolinas Boys’ Qualifying, Cohariie CC, Clinton, Boys only, Ages 18 & Under July 22-23 – HJGT College Prep Series, Walker Course, Clemson, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 22 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

July 22 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Mid South Club, Southern Pines, Boy/ Girls, Ages 6-12 July 22 – TYGA Triad One Day, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 July 23-25 – CGA Carolinas Boys’ Championship, River Landing CC, Wallace, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 23-25 – CGA Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Furman GC, Greenville, SC, Girls only, Ages 13 & up July 23 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 8-19 July 25 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Sanford GC, Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 25 – TYGA Triad One Day, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls. Ages 12-18 July 26 – TYGA One Day, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 27-28 –PKBGT Wolfpack Classic, Lonnie Poole GC at NC State University, Raleigh, Girls only, Ages 11-19 July 27 – TYGA Tots, Brunswick Plantation, Calabash, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 July 28 – TYGA Tots, Carolina National GC, Bolivia, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 July 29 – Drive, Chip and Putt, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, Boys/Girls, Ages 7-15 July 30-Aug. 1 – CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship, Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC, Girls only, Ages 18 & under July 30-Aug. 1 – CGA Dogwood State Boys’ Championship, River Run CC, Davidson, Boys only, Ages 18 and under July 30-31 – TYGA Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC, Kinston, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 July 31-Aug 4 – CGA NC Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton, Boys only, Ages 13 & up

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CALENDAR July 31-Aug 1 – HJGT College Pres Series, Duke GC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 3 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Bermuda Run CC (West), Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 3 – PKBGT Southeast Series, Spring Valley CC, Columbia, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 3 – TYGA Tots, Asheboro City GC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 5 – TYGA One-Day, Pine Valley CC, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 5 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, CC of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst, Boy/Girls, Ages 6-12 Aug. 5 – TYGA SAS Junior, Prestonwood CC, Cary, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 5 – TYGA Triad One Day, Jamestown Park GC, Jamestown, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 6 – TYGA Dan Dobson Junior, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 6 – TYGA One-Day, Wilmington Municipal GC, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 7 – TYGA One Day, River Ridge GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 7 – TYGA Triad One Day, Greensboro National GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, ages 12-18 Aug. 8 – TYGA One-Day, CC of Asheville, Asheville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 10-11 – CGA Virginias-Carolinas Junior Team Matches, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, VA, Boys only, Invitation only Aug. 10-11 – HJGT Major Championship, Bristow Manor GC, Bristow, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 10-11 – Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Matches, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, Girls only, Invitation only Aug. 10 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, The Hollows GC, Montpelier, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19

Aug. 10-11 – PKBGT NC Series Chapel Hill Classic, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 10-11 – TYGA Down East Junior, The Emerald GC, New Bern, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Aug. 13-15 – Hope Valley Junior Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham, Boys/Girls, Invitation only Aug. 15-16 – NJGA Glen Dornoch Junior, Glen Dornoch Waterway GL, Little River, SC, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 17-18 – PKBGT Tour Championship, Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Aug. 19 – CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 19 – TYGA Sandhills One Day, Pinehurst CC No. 6, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 19 – TYGA Sandhills Tots Hosted by The Tin Whistles, Pinewild CC (Azalea), Pinehurst, Boy/ Girls, Ages 6-12 Aug. 24-25 – HJGT Major Championship, Bryan Park GC, Browns Summit, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 24-25 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Bowling Green CC (South), Front Royal, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 24 – PKBGT Southeast Series, CC of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug. 24 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11 Aug. 25 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Pinehurst Resort No. 3, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Aug 31-Sept 1 – HJGT Low Country Junior, Eagles Pointe GC, Bluffton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug 31-Sept 1 – HJGT Virginia Open, Reston National GC, Reston, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Aug. 31 – NJGA Adult/Junior National Championship, Hackler Course at CCU, Conway, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18

Aug. 31 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Monroe CC, Monroe, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Sept. 1-2 – NJGA National Championship, Hackler Course at CCU, Conway, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Sept. 1-2 – TGF Mid Pines Junior, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines, Ages 9-18, Boys only Sept. 7 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standarsville, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 14-15 – Orange Jacket Junior Classic, Pickens CC, Pickens, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 864-878-6083 Sept. 14-15 – TGF ACC Southeastern Fall Classic, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh, Ages 9-18, Boys only Sept. 14-15 – TYGA State Championship, Southern Waye CC, Mt. Olive, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Sept. 14-15 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, Smithfield CC, Easely, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 7 – PKBGT NC Series, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 18 – TYGA/PKBGT Girls’ North State High School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12 Sept. 21-22 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Sept. 28-29 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, Girls only, Ages 8-19 Oct. 5-6 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 18 & under Oct. 12-13 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Colonial CC, Thomasville, NC Boys/Girls, Invitation only Oct. 19-20 – TGF Western Carolinas Junior, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Ages 9-18, Boys only Oct. 20 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11

Oct. 26-27 – TGF Pinewild Fall Junior, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, Ages 9-18, Boys only Oct. 26-27 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Junior, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18 Oct. 26-27 – PKBGT Prep & Futures Invitational, TBD, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Oct. 27 – PKBGT Invitational Last Chance Qualifier, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 9-10 – NJGA Charlotte Junior, Rocky River Club, Concord, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Nov. 9-10 – TGF Tarheel State Junior, UNC Finley GC, Chapel Hill, Ages 9-18, Boys only Nov. 9-11 – PKBGT Invitational, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Discovery Invitational, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 8-12 Nov. 16-17 – PKBGT Palmetto Dunes Resort Classic, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head, SC, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day, Longleaf GC, Southern Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Nov. 27 – TYGA One Day, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys only, Ages 12-18 Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 – TGF Bullet & Peggy Bell Holiday Classic, Mid Pines & Pine Needles, Southern Pines, Ages 9-18, Boys only Dec. 7-8 – NJGA Atlantic Dunes Junior, Atlantic Dunes GC, Hilton Head, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18 Dec. 7-8 – PKBGT Tournament of Champions, Pinehurst CC No. 8, Pinehurst, Girls only, Ages 11-19 Dec. 28-29 – Donald Ross Junior, Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18, 910-295-6811 Dec. 28-29 – PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior, Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines, Girls only, Ages 11-19

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93rd Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship Ballantyne CC,Charlotte, (par 72) • June 19-21 1. Jessica Spicer, Bahama! 71-71-74--216 2. Riley Smyth, Cary! 72-73-73--218 3. Alexandria Bare, Salisbury! 75-73-71--219 3. Emily Hawkins, Lexington! 73-73-73--219 Selected others from field of 69 7. Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro! 75-74-77--226 7. Madison Isaacson, Greensboro! 74-78-74--226 15. Grace Yatawara, Salisbury! 76-76-77--229 21. Rachel Mast, Lexington! 79-77-75--231 33. Michaela Cox, Greensboro! 79-82-76--237 40. Kayla Dowell, Mebane! 75-88-77--240 42. Macie Burcham, Greensboro! 79-82-80--241 47. Julie Streng, Greensboro! 80-83-81--244 Carolinas Division First Flight 1. Jayne Pardus, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 68-75-76--219 2. Patty Moore, Pinehurst! 70-77-73--220 Selected others from field of 13 8. Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! 83-79-79--241 Carolinas Division Second Flight 1. Katherine DeVore, High Point! 74-85-86--245 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship Gaston CC, Gastonia (par 70) • June 13-16 1. John Eades, Charlotte! 71-68-64-70--273 2. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 66-71-72-69--278 2. Blake Taylor, Atkinson! 75-70-64-69--278 4. Steven Dellinger, Gastonia! 71-66-71-71--279 5. Michael Childress, Salisbury! 70-70-71-69--280 Selected others from field of 142 20. Bradley Calloway, Asheboro! 71-69-73-75--288 24. Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 73-71-70-77--291 24. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 72-74-74-71--291 29. Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem! 72-76-70-74--292 29. Garrett Clark, Burlington! 77-69-72-74--292 34. Brock Elder, Randleman! 72-76-73-73--294 39. Dylan Ray, Yadkinville! 76-70-74-76--296 44. Charlie Tate, Greensboro! 77-71-73-77--298 53. Justin Emmons, Asheboro! 73-74-80-74--301

CGA One-Day Four-Ball

Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Rumbling Bald Resort (Apple Valley), Lake Lure • June 18 Super Senior 65+ Flight A (9 entries) 1. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! 69 Super Senior 70+ Flight B (8 entries) 4. Richard Addis, Shelby-Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 76

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Rumbling Bald Resort (Bald Mountain), Lake Lure • June 17 Tournament 55+ Flight A (9 entries) 3. John Rountree, Greensboro-Jim Mikutowicz, Inman, SC! 70 Tournament 55+ Flight B (8 entries) 2. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 77 Super Senior 70+ (14 entries) 2. Richard Addis, Shelby-Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 70 3. Jim Kinney-Darrell Parker, High Point! 71


Tobacco Road GC, Sanford • June 11 Tournament 55+ Flight A (10 entries) 2. Patrick Smithey-Russ Perry, Winston Salem! 5. Mark Marion, Win-Salem-James Kemerling, Lewisville! Tournament 55+ Flight B (11 entries) 1. Brian Nason, Lewisville-David Larmour, Winston-Salem! Super Senior 65+ (9 entries) 2. Dick Hogan, Burlington-George Leight, Apex!



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ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Carolina Trace (Lake) • June 15 Men Regular Tees (14 entries) 2. Charlie Gardner,Fayetteville-Randy McKinney,Reidsville! 76 6. Henry Garcia, Burlington-Doug Keltner, Cary! 79 Men Short Tees (4 entries) 2. Vincent Avera, Greensboro-Ronald Ramos, Kernersville! 75


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Chapel Hill CC • June 4 Men Long Tees (6 entries) 2. Chris Kepko-Mark Walker, Greensboro! Men Regular Tees Flight 1 (9 entries) 1. Brian Hayes, High Point-Jason Beeson, Winston-Salem! 1. Brian Sainz, Advance-Kenny Davis, East Bend! Men Regular Tees Flight 2 (8 entries) 3. Donnie Holt, Kernersville-Benny Murrill, Winston Salem! Men Short Tees (13 entries) 2. Gary Eubanks-Danny Nunn, Greensboro! 3. Parker Whitt-Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! Mixed and Women (5 entries) 1. Maria Malone-Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro!

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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS Talamore Golf Resort, Southern Pines • June 4 First Flight (13 entries) 2. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 73 6. Jackie Edmunds-Maria Malone, Greensboro! 76 Second Flight (13 entries) 4. Susan Wetzel-Tricia Hull, Greensboro! 81 Third Flight (13 entries) 6. Sandy Dixon-Nancy Cooper, Burlington! 84

Mid South Club, Southern Pines • June 3 First Flight (13 entries) 3. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 76 3. Lynn Roloff, Greensboro-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 76 Third Flight (13 entries) 1. Sandy Dixon-Nancy Cooper, Burlington! 77 !

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Mimosa Hills Country Club, Morganton • June 18-20 1. Matt Schall, Charlotte, $10,000! 65-61-72--198 2. Levi Grogan, Canton, $5,920! 64-65-69--198 Selected others from field of 85 17. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $1,195! 65-70-70--205 17. Will Collins, Salisbury, $1,195! 69-66-70--205 Schall won on the first hole of playoff Colonial Country Club, Thomasville • June 11-13 1. Gavin B. Hall, Palm Beach, Fla., $10,000! 64-65-72--201 Selected others from field of 75 16. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $1,009! 73-67-69--209 20. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $842! 69-70-71--210 23. Jonathan DiIanni, Kernersville, $810! 68-68-75--211 28. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $800! 70-70-75--215 Columbia Country Club, Blythewood, SC • June 4-6 1. Gavin B. Hall, Palm Beach, Fla., $10,000! 63-66-66--195 Selected others from field of 81 4. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $3,233! 67-67-67--201 7. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $2,233! 66-68-69--203 12. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $1,383! 67-70-70--207 Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit • May 29-30 1. Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, $4,300! 67-67--134 Selected others from field of 50 3. Ben Schlottman, Advance, $2,200! 67-70--137 7. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $1,075! 69-71--140 10. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $850! 73-68--141 10. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $850! 64-77--141 Sound GL at Albemarle Plantation, Hertford • May 23-25 1. Stewart Jolly, Birmingham, Ala., $15,000! 64-67-67--198 Selected others from field of 123 4.Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $5,108! 64-68-70--202 6. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $3,708! 68-65-71--204 24. David Mathis, Wake Forest, $1,358! 67-71-71--209 24. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $1,358! 72-67-70--209 45. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $850! 69-69-78--216 48. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $850! 69-70-78--216

Amateur Team

Goodyear Two-Man Invitational Goodyear GC, Danville, Va. (par 71) • June 8-9 Championship Flight Grant Powell-Jack Marcotte! 61-63--124 Jake Hardy-Hunter Shelton! 65-61--126 Patrick Brady-Tony Nichols ! 65-62--127 Steve Bigham-Chester Thorpe! 65-65--130 Mike Bayes-Eric Squier! 67-66--133 Bobby Cadieux-Derek Edmonds! 63-70--133 Austin White-Tom Sabastiano! 67-66--133 Jordan Thompson-Jamie Gilley! 65-68--133 First Flight Scott Trent-Steven Trent! 70-60--130 Ronnie Fultz-Jerel Whiting! 68-64--132 Brian Robinette-Scott Shackleford! 68-67--135 Second Flight Jeff Petry-Phil Lowdermilk! 72-67--139 Jimmy Gammon-Anthony Gammon! 72-67--139 Scott Adkerson-Scott Whitt! 72-70--142 Third Flight Patrick Allred-Joe Burns! 74-69--143 Scott Rickard-Randy Ector! 74-70--144 Shane Brackin-Tracy Long! 75-70--145 Oak Hollow Open Two-Man Captain’s Choice Oak Hollow GC (par 72) • June 1-2 Championship Flight Ernie Newton-Kim Mansfield! 60-57--117 Thomas Bonney-Andrew Gates! 59-59--118 Andy Younts-Matthew Younts! 60-59--119 Aaron Abts-Kendall Dunn! 61-58--119 Harrison Frye-Ty Palmer! 58-62--120 First Flight Dewayne Blakely-Brad Helms! 64-60--124 Brian Skeen-John McKinnon! 65-60--125 Scott Newton-Grady Newton! 64-61--125 Tyler Strong-Jake Chominsky! 66-61--127 Mark Boley-Steve Sharpe! 66-61--127 Second Flight Jamie Gilley-Bill Wade! 68-61--129 Cody Hill-Rodney Hill! 68-63--131 Michael Lyons-Ken Nelson! 68-64--132 Brian Holt-Greg Holt ! 69-63--132 Brooks Brock-Hunter Brock! 69-63--132 Third Flight Rodney Kirby-Woody Cornwell! 71-62--133 Will Essick-Daniel Lawson! 70-65--135 Fourth Flight Adam Blackley-Kevin Veach! 74-65--139 Lee Hendrix-Morgan Arnder! 73-67--140

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U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Bandon, Ore. • May 25-29 Championship Match Scott Harvey, Kernersville, and Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill. def. Logan Shuping, Salisbury, and Blake Taylor, Wilmington, 2 and 1 Semifinal Matches Scott Harvey and Todd Mitchell def. Troy Vannucci and Vince Kwon, Marlton, N.J., 4 and 3 Logan Shuping and Blake Taylor def. Taylor Wood, Coto de Caza, Calif. & Andrew Medley, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2 up

CGA Qualifying

for Carolinas Am and N.C. Match Play Pinewood CC, Asheboro (par 72) June 20 1. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 69 1. Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 69 1. John Nieters, Clemmons! 69 Notes: Cassetta, Walters and Nieters were co-medalists ... A total of 26 players qualified for the 105th Carolinas Am at Governors Club in Chapel Hill on July 11-14 and 33 players advanced to the 10th N.C. Amateur Match Play at Catawba CC in Newton on July 31-Aug. 4.

CGA One-Day

Listing Triad area players in top half Hyland GC, Southern Pines • June 16 Men A (22 entries) 10. Richard Youden, Winston-Salem! 79 11. Patrick Lundy, Greensboro! 80 Men B (11 entries) 1. Brian Harpster, Reidsville! 79 3. William Cheek, Asheboro! 82 5. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 95 Senior B (12 entries) 2. Craig Prothero, Greensboro! 84 3. Ray Copeland, Gibsonville! 76 Super Senior (9 entries) 1. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 81 Pilot Knob Park GC, Pilot Mountain • May 25 Men A (9 entries) 1. Patrick Lundy, Greensboro! 1. Christopher Dorsett, Mount Airy! 4. Bryce Hedgecock, Thomasville! Men B (11 entries) 3. Jim Williams, Kernersville! Senior Men (9 entries) 1. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem!

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8th Graham City Amateur Brookwood GC • June 8 Southwick GC • June 9 Championship Flight Tony Byerly " " "" ! 69-64--134 Adam Hamlett "" ! 69-67--136 Willie Noah " " "" ! 65-71--136 Michael Isley " " " ! 67-69--136 Bruce Newsome "" ! 69-68--137 First Flight Robert Trent "" ! 72-66--138 Perry Lowe "" ! 71-68--139 Barron Walker "" ! 72-71--143 Art Benton " " "" ! 70-74--144 Derek Holbrook "" ! 73-75--148 Second Flight Jerry Joyce " " "" ! 78-69--147 Robbie Conklin "" ! 76-72--148 Dean Gerner " " "" ! 78-83--151 Tommy Childress "" ! 76-78--154 Walt Byerly " " "" ! 77-81--158 Third Flight Chad Marshall "" ! 80-73--153 Tommy Marshall "" ! 81-73--154 Butch Gates "" ! 80-76--156 Bob Fox ""! 80-76--156 Alex George "" ! 80-76--156 Fourth Flight Jimmy Foster "" ! 87-76--163 Dale Price "" ! 88-79--167 T.J. Beckwith "" ! 85-83--168 Jim Mayfield "" ! 84-84--168 Monte Isley "" ! 87-83--170 Senior Flight Bruce Newsome " " ""! 69-98--137 Perry Lowe " " " " " " ""! 71-68--139 Barron Walker " " "" ! 72-71--143 Robbie Conklin " " "" ! 76-72--148

Super Senior Flight Art Benton " " "" ! 70-74--144 Jimmy Foster "" ! 87-76--163 Dale Price "" ! 88-79--167 Jim Mayfield "" ! 84-84--168 Monte Isley "" ! 87-83--170 Asheboro City Amateur Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale Asheboro Municipal GC Pinewood CC, Asheboro Note: Players rotated Holly Ridge and Asheboro Municipal May 31 and June 1; final round played at Pinewood June 2. Championship Flight (top 11 of 21) Justin Emmons! 66-67-69--202 J.D. Bass! 66-72-66--204 Jordan Reeves! 69-71-66--206 Steve Kidd! 70-66-73--209 Gary Pugh! 71-68-70--209 Clint Smith! 71-76-68--215 Sam Davidson! 74-72-71--217 Josh Spell! 71-72-75--218 Zach Green! 75-72-71--218 Jeremy Campbell! 72-72-75--219 Josh Turner! 71-75-73--219 First Flight (top 6 of 23) Andy Routh! 76-77-73--226 Rob Elliott! 78-74-78--230 Luke Hollingsworth! 78-77-75--230 Tommy Robbins! 73-79-79--231 Andrew Routh! 77-74-81--232 Garland Yates ! 77-75-81--233 Second Flight (top 6 of 18) Chas Welch! 81-78-77--236 Shannon White! 80-79-78--237 Pearson Parks! 81-76-82--239 Joshua York! 74-85-81--240 Donny Johnson! 80-77-84--241 80-80-81--241 Mike Cox! Third Flight (top 6 of 20) Derrick Caudill! 88-78-73--239 Bob Wilson! 77-90-74--241 Derek Smith! 81-89-78--248 Mark Delk! 80-86-83--249 87-79-84--250 Eddie Wright! Gregory Hunt! 82-89-79--250 Fourth Flight (top 5 of 21) Roger Anderson! 89-84-84--257 Andy Moody! 86-87-84--257 Tim Campbell! 91-84-83--158 Rey Solarez! 87-85-89--261 Alex Elliott! 91-84-86--261 Super Senior Flight (top 4 of 9) Charlie Parks! 68-71-75--214 Daniel Higgins! 83-76-80--239 Wayne Hutchins! 82-73-85--240 Keith Rich! 86-75-79--240 58th Forsyth Senior Championship Winston Lake GC (par 71) • May 30 Pine Knolls GC (par 72) • May 31 Senior Division (age 50 and over) Top 20 of 39 John Nieters ! 67-67--134 Arlis Pike ! 70-64--134 Chris Ingram ! 70-71--141 Sonny Kiger ! 74-74--148 Joey Howard ! 75-73--148 Richard Giles ! 75-73--148 Brad Helms ! 74-75--149 Pete Howard ! 74-75--149 Sammy Evans ! 81-70--151 John Hampton ! 74-80--154 Larry Kiger ! 78-76--154 Dewayne Blakely ! 78-77--155 Ron Hailey ! 79-76--155 Randy Beeson ! 79-76--155 Dick McKaughn ! 82-73--155 John Eulberg ! 82-75--157 Tom Rasmussen ! 83-74--157 Jim Blaylock ! 84-75--159 Ralph Harkness ! 83-77--160 Larry Stephenson ! 85-77--162 Notes: John Nieters won on fourth playoff hole (Pine Knolls par-3 No. 18) with a 22-foot birdie putt birdie ... Arlis Pike had forced extra holes with a long birdie putt on the same hole. Super Senior (age 70 and older) Top 10 of 15 Carey Reece ! 73-70--143 Andy Smith ! 74-70--144 Robert Stoltz ! 72-74--146 Richard Thomas ! 74-75--149 Bob Sapp ! 76-77--153 Gordon Caviness ! 75-79--154 Robert Bethea ! 81-78--159 Randy Yates ! 85-75--160 Marty Woody ! 81-80--161 Tony McGuire ! 86-76--162

Senior Am Tour

Umstead Pines, Durham • June 13 Championship Flight (3 entries) 1. Eric Ardery, Chapel Hill! 72 A Flight (14 entries) 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 77 4. Ron Brady, McLeansville! Tr i a d79 4. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 79 LeVeque won playoff B Flight (21 entries) 1. Bill Hunt, Kernersville! 73 2. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 78 6. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 82 9. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 84 C Flight (12 entries) 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 85 Quaker Creek GC, • June 6 Championship Flight (7 entries) 1. Eric Ardery, Chapel Hill! 75 2. Chris Wilkes, Winston-Salem! 77 4. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 78 A Flight (9 entries) 2. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 75 5. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 81 5. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 81 B Flight (18 entries) 1. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 78 2. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 78 3. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 80 3. Terry Lunsford, Winston-Salem! 80 5. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 81 6. John Lindsay, Lexington! 84 6. James Floyd, Reidsville! 84 6. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 84 C Flight (11 entries) 4. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 87 6. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 92


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Colonial CC, Thomasville • May 30 Championship Flight (12 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 71 2. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville! 72 3. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 75 4. Chris Wilkes, Winston-Salem! 76 A Flight (14 entries) 1. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 77 2. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! 78 4. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 79 5. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 80 6. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 81 B Flight (26 entries) 2. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 77 5. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 80 5. Allen Kayler, Clemmons! 80 7. John Lindsay, Lexington! 81 9. James Floyd, Reidsville! 82 9. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 82 9. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 82 12. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 83 C Flight (16 entries) 1. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 79 2. Ed McNally, Graham! 82 4. David Davis, Martinsville, Va.! 87 8. Mike Robinson, Greensboro! 92

Laidback Tour

Southern Hills GC, Danville (par 72) June 11 A Flight (2 entries) 1. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 78 2. David Turner, Kernersville! 81 B Flight (6 entries) 1. Jeff Shumate, South Boston, Va.! 75 2. Phyllis Parrent, Axton, Va.! 79 3. Jeff Stone, Reidsville! 80 C Flight (6 entries) 1. Warner Dyke, Forest, Va.! 78 2. Mike Asbury, Callands, Va.! 85 3. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 88 D Flight (4 entries) 1. Brian Alderson, Keeling, Va.! 85 2. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 92 Stoney Creek GC (par 71) May 30 A Flight (4 entries) 1. David Turner, Kernersville! 2. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! B Flight (7 entries) 1. Mike Reynolds, Blairs, Va.! C Flight (7 entries) 1. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 2. Randy Kenyon, Hillsborough! 3. Dave Voss, Greensboro! D Flight (4 entries) 1. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 2. Willard Vicks, Danville, Va.!

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