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By Steve Huffman alem Glen has entered a partnership with Winston-Salem’s Five Points restaurant to offer dining at the country club in western Forsyth County. Five Points at Salem Glen is open for dinner from Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The hours of operation and more will expand in coming months. “It was definitely a missing part for us,” said Darren Mangus, who bought Salem Glen in Clemmons a little more than a year ago and has been working to improve the club’s amenities. He noted Salem Glen has a fine golf course, and said its golf academy and swimming pool are among the best. “But we didn’t have nicer dining,” Mangus said. “We do now.” Five Points is a popular Winston-Salem eatery known for a wide variety of menu items. Its restaurant on South Stratford Road won’t be affected by the addition of Five Points at Salem Glen, the hours of operation there remaining the same. But Mangus said the addition of the restaurant to Salem Glen will do much to improve the country club. He referred to its introduction in March as a “soft opening,” with news of the restaurant advertised solely by word of mouth.
Its first customers have been primarily those who live in the surrounding neighborhood. “The initial go has been very successful,” Mangus said. “We were looking for the right restaurant and we think we’ve found it.” Jack Welker and his wife, Pam, are managing partners with Five Points. Welker said he felt Salem Glen was a good fit for Five Points, noting the restaurant has been doing catering work there for years. “We decided the time was right,” Welker said. “We’ve been opening gradually, making sure we do things right. There’s no need to rush things.” He said Five Points at Salem Glen will offer basically the same menu items as the South Stratford Road eatery. Welker described the menu as “cuisine Southern regional,” Five Points offering everything from hamburger to filet mignon. The restaurant also advertises a lobster avocado salad, Reuben sandwiches and crab cakes. The more upscale restaurant won’t be the only thing Five Points is opening at Salem Glen. The Welkers are also operating Jack’s Bar & Grille, which offers sandwiches, salads and “turn food” for golfers who work up an appetite during the middle of a round. It’s all in a sports bar setting. The grill will soon be opened seven days a week and offer a Sunday brunch. All the dining facilities are open to the public, not just golfers.
Wake Forest rallies to finish third at ACC Championship
ake Forest finished third at the 2017 ACC Championship at Musgrove Mill Golf Club in South Carolina. The Demon Deacons jumped three positions from sixth place in the team standings as the final 36 holes were contested on the same day due to the forecast of inclement weather. Duke won the title, shooting 14-under over the three rounds. Clemson was the runner-up at 2-under, followed by the
Demon Deacons at 3-over, highlighted by a third round 286, the lowest round of the 18 holes contested in the afternoon. Paul McBride shot a second-round 71 before a final round 3-under 69 to finish in a four-way tie for first place at 5-under for the tournament. In the playoff to decide the individual title, Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger birdied the first hole of competition to win the championship. North Carolina’s Ben Griffin was also in the playoff after opening the tournament with a 67.
“I was so proud of Paul and how he competed,” said head coach Jerry Haas. “He made some big shots and put himself in position to win an ACC championship. Obviously third place isn’t what we wanted, but these guys played hard.” Will Zalatoris posted his fifth top-five finish of the season, tying for fifth place at 4-under, one shot out of the playoff. He shot the low round of the second round with a 4-under 68 before ending the day with a 71.
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he “Home of American Golf” is getting a facelift. After making history in 2014 by hosting both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens on its legendary No. 2 course, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is continuing a master plan to further restore the original character and spirit to the Pinehurst golf experience. Pinehurst Owner and CEO Bob Dedman said it was the overwhelmingly positive feedback the resort received for the work on No. 2 prior to the back-to-back U.S. Opens that encouraged his team to explore options that would represent a continuation of that effort. Ben Crenshaw and his architect-partner Bill Coore restored No. 2 in 2011, regaining many of the elements that had been altered over the years from the original Donald Ross design. Now, architect Gil Hanse, who was chosen over many of the world’s most renowned designers to craft The Olympic Golf Course in Brazil, has been tapped to redesign Pinehurst No. 4 and build a short course. Unfolding in several stages over the next few years, the plan also includes restoring Ross’s original characteristics to Pinehurst No. 1 and No. 5, while enhancing its driving range — “Maniac Hill” as the country’s first practice area is affectionately referred — and “Thistle Dhu,” Pinehurst’s 18-hole putting course currently adjacent to the range and short-game practice area. “We think this is a thoughtful approach to the evolution of golf at Pinehurst, and we think Gil Hanse, with his timeless and natural design philosophy, is the right person for the project,” Dedman said. “There’s a unique character at Pinehurst because of the landscape Donald Ross found when he arrived in 1900. Back then, he may have been a minimalist by necessity, but we’re making a choice to present our historic golf courses in a natural state similar to that era.” Pinehurst consists of nine courses, with Nos. 1 through 5 surrounding the main clubhouse, while Nos. 6 through 9 are a short shuttle ride away. “The restoration of No. 2 was the game-changer," said Pinehurst President Tom Pashley, who was vice president six years ago when the Donald Ross original was restored. “When it became what it is, we started looking at everything differently.” The No. 4 project is scheduled to begin this fall, with the course reopening in the fall of 2018. Hanse’s design and routing, which seeks to create a landscape reminiscent of Pinehurst No. 2, will include exposed sand and native wire grass, wider fairways, natural topography and Ultradwarf Bermuda greens. “We think this approach will create a more authentic, visually interesting golf course and one that feels in tune with its unique surrounds,” Hanse said. “When you look at No. 4, you look at the scale, and the topography on it is really stunning. It’s more dramatic than what Bill (Coore) and Ben (Crenshaw) and Donald Ross had to work with on No. 2. We think as you look through the great vistas that come about there — there’s a beautiful lake in the center of the property — and there’s a lot more undulation to it. If we reintroduce these characteristics — the sandy, scrubby nature
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Pinehurst from page 6 — on a scale that fits this piece of property, I think the potential is really pretty exciting.” Hanse said there were plenty of ways to incorporate Ross’s original spirit into No. 4. “(No. 4) is a golf course that’s been changed and altered. There’s no way to take it back to the original Ross design; a lot of those holes are gone,” Hanse said. “But looking at the Ross designs, his plans, were there elements of that that we could bring back into it that will make the course truly feel a lot more like Ross? So, some crosshazards, some more diagonal bunkering, looking at the green complexes and getting them to sit softly into the landscape, maybe some slight elevation changes as he did on No. 2.” The original Ross design of No. 4 opened in 1919. Robert Trent Jones Sr., made changes in the late 1950s and his son, Rees Jones, did the same in the early 1980s. Tom Fazio made significant alterations in 1999. “It’s just going back in and reimagining the look of it to fit in with what Bill and Ben did on No. 2 — that whole Pinehurst feel to it,” Hanse said. “As with any projects, if you’ve got sand underneath, we’re excited, so we’re excited to be playing in that sand.” Meanwhile, the new short course will be routed on 10 acres of property formerly occupied by the first holes of Pinehurst Nos. 3 and 5. Both of the greens from the original holes will remain in the short course routing. Hanse has sketched nine holes ranging in distances from 65 to 117 yards and featuring many of the elements players face on the restored Pinehurst No. 2, integrating the native sandscape and wiregrass commonly found at Pinehurst during Ross’s era. The short course’s greens will blend
into the landscape with tightly mown runoffs in the surrounds. Some of the greens will feature subtle contours while others will have a plateau style. The bunkers will have the rough-hewn nature of the original Ross bunkers and will also blend seamlessly with the exposed sand surrounds. Play on the short course will be easily viewed from the historic South Veranda of the Pinehurst clubhouse. “Pinehurst’s short course is designed to be enjoyed by all golfers, including regular players, beginners, friends on a buddy trip and families out to enjoy the game in a relaxed setting,” Hanse said. “The course will be a fun alternative or addition to a round while at the same time honoring the heritage and traditions of golf at Pinehurst.” Last December, Pinehurst closed No.
3 and began making changes to several holes before reopening in April as a par68 course. The former second hole of No. 3 was reversed and will become the first hole of No. 5. In addition, No. 1 and No. 5 will eventually undergo restoration work designed to return elements of Ross’s original designs. As for Maniac Hill, Pinehurst is planning to incorporate more native characteristics that will allow the range to seamlessly blend with the surroundings of No. 2 and the redesigned No. 4. Due to Thistle Dhu’s popularity and the work planned on No. 4, the 18-hole putting course will be enlarged and moved closer to the clubhouse. “We believe the beauty of the short course and Thistle Dhu will provide a magnificent front yard for Pinehurst,” Hanse said.
Last summer, the Pinehurst clubhouse debuted “The Deuce,” a new bar and grill that overlooks No. 2’s 18th green. Already, The Deuce is beginning to garner honors. Golf Inc. magazine recently revealed its annual Golden Fork Awards for some of the best dining options in all of golf and honored The Deuce with first place among new restaurants in golf. While the view overlooking the 18th green of No. 2 is perhaps the obvious selling point, Golf Inc. credited The Deuce’s tantalizing menu, specialty cocktails and craft beer selection for raising the bar for restaurants in golf. “The Deuce is adorned with vintage photographs and other memorabilia from Pinehurst No. 2,” the magazine wrote. “The historic resort went all out to bring the facility’s heritage to life.”
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Chewing up the competition Maple Chase “rediscovered” with unique iron beavers
By DAVID DROSCHAK
ark Slawter often wondered the purpose of his brief stint away from the game of golf. Now he knows. “I worked for St. Lawrence Homes in Raleigh for four years as an on-site agent for a neighborhood in Wake Forest and I watched these machines clear lots for about a week,” said the former N.C. State All-American golfer. “I saw how fast they did it, how efficient it was, and what blew my mind was it was just one guy on a machine and nothing had to be hauled away.” Now, years later, as the general manager of Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, Slawter’s task has been to resurrect a club that was once named Pinebrook, and was in such financial disaster that it conducted a logging exercise in 2008 in the middle of the course to get some hard, fast cash. When hired 3 ½ years ago, Slawter faced a bevy of potential improvement projects. Where would he spend his money? And on what? Constantly floating around in his mind were those fabulous mulching machines, dubbed by some as iron beavers, and an idea of how they could improve the historic Ellis Maples layout. Slawter began doing his homework and eventually traced down Mark Lee of ML Hydrocut in the Johnston
County town of Clayton. Billed as North Carolina's Commercial Land Clearing, Brush Cutting & Mulching Innovator, Slawter floated his idea of clearing out some overgrown areas and received a quote. “We committed to five days,” Slawter said. “About three days into those five days I knew that it was really working well and that we were going to want more than the five days.” New owner Lynn Murphy was out of the country so Slawter had to think fast. “I had to figure out quickly how I was going to keep them around and pay for it,” Slawter said. “So, I can up with a glorified pre-paid cart plan campaign that I had about 12 or so members sign up for it. That helped fund the next week.” The 10-day project, on several holes on the back nine, turned into a sideshow for Maple Chase’s membership. “The members would come from work and jump in a cart and ride out and all congregate wherever they were working and just watch these guys work and just see these vistas opening up slowly. We were all trying to imagine what it was ultimately going to look like. It was a really cool two weeks,” Slawter said. “I am not going to lie to you, I was pretty nervous because I struck my neck out a long ways on this one,” he added of the $50,000 project completed in early March. “I wasn’t sure what the end result was going
to be, but seeing the member reaction was amazing. I remember we were about halfway through the project and we were up on the 14th tee, and by this time you could see the majority of the front nine from the 14th tee, and in the past you couldn’t see anything from the 14th hole -- it was lined with trees. One of my current members whose father was a member here for many, many years and has since passed away was sitting on a cart and said something like ‘Man, I wish my dad could see this.’ That really did it for me, once I heard that it took all the anxiety out of me and worry and I thought ‘We’re doing the right thing here, this is going to be good.’ We just kind of ran with it from there.” The real test, though, would be the return of the big boss, Mr. Murphy. “He was pretty much gone the whole time. I was very eagerly awaiting his reaction. He was blown away, he loved it.” Lee’s machines virtually grind everything in their path, producing a mulched area that can eventually be grassed and then mowed. In addition to trees, stumps, small bushes and weeds, Lee’s crew ran into their fair share of lot golf balls, too. “There were golf balls galore,” said Maple Chase superintendent Len Fawcett. “There were places where literally you could not walk in there and look for your ball,” added Slawter. “I didn’t like that from an ascetic standpoint, from a turfgrass standpoint; it just didn’t sit well with me. And it was bad from a pace-of-play standpoint. We’re very proud of our golf course in a sense that our average round for a foursome, even walking, is well under 4 hours. I can only think this will enhance it now. There is very little ball hunting that has to be done now.” Continued on page 11
The strategic removal of underlying bushes and trees created vistas stretching across the entire course similar to what Ellis Maples saw over 60 years ago. Photo Credit: Jay Allred
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Fawcett says the clearing work has created even somewhat of a links look to Maple Chase. “The sight lines are just so much better now with these trees gone. I can now stand on No. 13 green and see No. 2 green,” Fawcett said. “It’s views, it’s air flow, it’s sunlight – it just feels better, it just feels more inviting, it really showcases just how good a piece of property this is,” added Slawter. “It’s kind of like ripping and bandages off after all these years and finding out probably what Ellis Maples saw back when he created it.” The job took approximately 180200 hours of machine work, Lee said. “We loved doing it,” Lee said of the clearing and mulching work. “Golf courses are well manicured places so that’s where we like to put on a show and shine as far as doing very good quality work.” “My wife says I’m OCD, but I take a lot of pride in what we do and so do my guys in making the customers happy,” he added. “Each job has its own hurdles and we try to work with them on those hurdles.” The reviews of the clearing work done by Lee and his crew have been over the top. “Anytime you can do a capital improvement it’s sort of like ‘OK, we’re going to spend X amount of dollars how big an impact can X amount of dollars have?”’ Slawter said. “With this project, I can’t imagine getting more bang for my buck for what we spent over two weeks and the amount of reaction and chatter that has come from it. “We also did some cart path work over the winter and it looks great but it’s one of those things that needed to be done, just a like a new roof. The tree stuff is something the members are going to tell five of their friends about. They are not going to tell five friends about new cart paths. As far as having an impact on the energy of Maple Chase I can’t think of anything we can do in that short of period of time without having to close the golf course that has that big of an impact.” And Slawter hinted that more clearing may be on the way this winter.
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Summerfield firm’s high quality golf canopies producing bottom line results
By DAVID DROSCHAK
fter a long career in the technical textile market supplying products to the consumer products and automobile industry, Michael Ambler was looking for a change, something that would keep him closer to home with an enjoyable environment and friendly customer base. Ambler had always wanted to own his own business and was intrigued in 2016 when he met the owners of what is now called CoverShots Mobile Canopies International. “I liked the product, I saw the potential and liked what it stood for,” Ambler said of the golf canopies company. And Ambler’s family had a common thread with the original owner – skin cancer. “The original owner was a golfer and developed skin cancer on his forearms and wanted to continue to enjoy hitting balls, and also saw this as a need in the market place,” Ambler said. “The first units were sold in 1998 and it started very small. “I have a parent and my wife has a parent that has had skin cancer due to sun exposure, and I enjoy the outdoors and just liked everything about the product. It is a high quality item and I wanted to continue that process.” Ambler’s clients run golf’s gamut – from high-end private clubs to muni tracks to resorts to test facilities and universities. His international clients include an Army base in Germany, a resort club in Singapore, and Middle East golf courses in Israel and Abu Dhabi. On the day I caught up with Ambler on the phone he was in the car driving to Georgia, on his way to see another potential client or two – a man on a mission to sell, sell, sell out of his Summerfield headquarters, which opened last March.
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“I love golf, used to play a lot and I quit when I started traveling around the world because any free time I had was spent with my family,” he said. “So, I really didn’t play for 10-11 years. I’ve really enjoyed this past year getting back into that environment. My assessment when I bought the company was there was a lot of market that was still there.” He was correct. “I’ve been spending a lot of time in the marketplace with the customers. It is a niche market, so what we will eventually want to do is expand it into other markets. Right now we’re just trying to service our customer base in the golf industry and grow that business and getting it out to more customers.” One of those “expansion” markets has included a CoverShots unit purchased by the Mesa, Ariz., Police Department for their gun range. Ambler is also tapping into the university market, recently signing on the University of South Carolina. He also has units at the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon and Tiger’s alma mater, Stanford. However, the wheelhouse for CoverShots is driving ranges or practice facilities, many seeing as much as a 30 percent increase in business after purchasing one of the canopy units.
“They don’t want cancellations, people not coming out because it’s too hot or it is raining,” Ambler said. “Ranges want to see a return on their investment. “When I go to see a potential client, I ask them what do you want to accomplish. How big is your range? Do you want it to generate revenue or accommodate member needs? Do you want it to make you a more competitive club, which it automatically does if you have one?” CoverShots supplies two options – a PTC (Professional Teaching Canopy) designed for up to three golfers and an instructor, while an Eclipse unit has coverage from 41 feet up to 104 feet, protecting up to 11 hitting stations. All units are custom build to client specifications. “We offer a lot of different options, like a retractable top vs. a fixed top, motorized vs. non-motorized, or painted vs. non-painted,” Ambler said. “All of our units are hot-dipped galvanized steel, which means they will not rust or corrode. Our units are intended to last 20-plus years. It is not an item you turn over every 3 years and have to replace. “We respect that our customers are making an investment so we are always looking for ways to help support the purchase. One way we are doing this is working with semi-private, daily fee, and commercial range clients on a concept to sell very nice looking logo space on the canopies, which is a perfect billboard and generates upfront revenue from businesses in the area who would like to advertise,” Ambler said. “Clients can then change the tarp out and have an ongoing revenue stream. We’ve already made an install that has six logos on it.” Ambler’s private club lists includes Congressional, Westchester and Trump International. That’s some pretty heady company. “We’re very proud of our client base and it brings some instant credibility to people who might be an international customer and a club that benchmarks itself against some of those people,” Ambler said. “We are in some really, really exclusive high-end clubs that don’t even want us to say, but at the same time we have a mission and a passion to get this product into clubs that service the local communities or to business owners with a commercial driving range or the teaching profession, who needs comfort in his so-called office. We don’t want that revenue from lessons to be interrupted.”
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he reputation of Wilmington’s Eagle Point Golf Club and some of the club’s prominent members were the deciding factors in the PGA Tour tapping the prestigious private enclave as a one-year replacement venue for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Three years ago, during the same press conference that Wells Fargo announced it had extended its contract as title sponsor of the popular PGA Tour event through 2019, Tour officials announced the tournament would be contested at Eagle Point. The event’s regular venue, Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club, is preparing to host this summer’s PGA Championship — one of the tour’s four major championships. Nestled a serene country mile from the Figure 8 Island security bridge that transports the rich and famous to the tranquil splendor of the state’s most vogue coastal getaway, Eagle Point was the brainchild of the late textile magnate Billy Armfield and a select group of founding members that included former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack.
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During its near two decades of existence, Eagle Point has forged a reputation as the closest thing to Augusta National around the Southeast. Renowned modern-day golf course architect Tom Fazio designed Eagle Point just a few years following his impressive redesign work at Quail Hollow. The Tour’s one-year move demonstrated the PGA Tour’s faith in a pair of Eagle Point members: Bobby Long, the club’s current president — who also serves as chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of Directors and oversees the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in his hometown of Greensboro — and Johnny Harris, also an Eagle Point member and longtime president of Quail Hollow, which has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003. The 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, played May 1-7, received an added boost when world No. 1 Dustin Johnson committed to play in his first event since withdrawing from the Masters with a back injury. The winner of 15 career PGA Tour titles, Johnson returns to the Wells Fargo Championship for the
first time since 2011. A South Carolina native, Johnson’s best finish at the Wells Fargo Championship was a tie for 29th in 2010. In his two other starts, he missed the cut both times. “We are glad that Dustin is OK and will be returning to the PGA Tour,” said Wells Fargo Championship executive director Kym Hougham. “Local fans who have followed his career since he was an amateur player in this area are in for a real treat. He leads a group of players, currently in the field, who are among golf’s most dynamic and talented players in the world today.” Along with Johnson, there were six players among the top-20 in the world scheduled to compete at Eagle Point, including No. 11 Adam Scott, No. 12 Alex Noren, No. 13 Jon Rahm, No. 14 Patrick Reed, No. 20 Phil Mickelson, Hall of Famer Ernie Els and recent RBC Heritage champion Wesley Bryan. Previous Wells Fargo champions include two-time winner Rory McIlroy (2010, 2015), Rickie Fowler (2012), Tiger Woods (2007) and Jim Furyk (2006). In last year’s tournament at Quail Hollow, James Hahn held off McIlroy, Fowler, Mickelson and Justin Rose before
defeating Roberto Castro in a playoff for the title. This month’s event at Eagle Point represents the first time a PGA Tour event has been played in Wilmington since the Azalea Open was held at Cape Fear Country Club in 1971. Former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said for him the event at Eagle Point would represent one of life’s cycles. “When I was 8 years old, I attended my first professional golf tourney in Wilmington with my grandfather,” Finchem said. “I got to see Arnold Palmer for the first time live. I'm doubly excited.” Event organizers forecast about 30,000 spectators at Eagle Point during the four-day tournament, and estimate a minimum of $30 million will be injected into the local economy along with millions of dollars in charitable donations. "Over 940 million households and [more than] 200 countries will be watching Wilmington, North Carolina," Long said. “We get the chance to showcase Wilmington to the whole world. To have that kind of exposure is priceless. I don't know you can put a value on it, other than to say it is extreme.” www.triadgolf.com
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Amateur tours were labor of love for Bruce Hallenbeck By STEVE WILLIAMS Ready golf, ready golf, ready golf. Those words became the battle cry of Bruce Hallenbeck just before 100 or so players were sent out to their respective holes for the shotgun start in that week’s Senior Amateur Tour or Golfweek Amateur Tour event. It was that way for 19 years from February-October. Hallenbeck didn’t need a microphone. His booming voice was enough. That voice grew silent in 2016 when cancer sent Hallenbeck to the sidelines. His last welcome at a tour event came in early April that year. A little more than a year later, his courageous battle with the disease ended on April 15. He was 68. Hallenbeck, a native of New York and a resident of Randleman, was the driving force for the Central Carolina tours, making the section one of the largest in the country. His events were well organized and the fact that he greeted every player by name when they checked in for a tournament was part of the success story. The tour regulars knew it was a labor of love. “I live a dream life,” Hallenbeck said in a 2010 interview with Triad Golf Today. “To do this for a living is the greatest
thing. I never lose sight of that, and I owe it all to every member of the tours.” Tom Kubla played in many of Hallenbeck’s events and became his assistant for 11 years before stepping in early in 2016 to keep the tours going. “I try to do everything the way he did after watching him 13 years,” said Kubla, who is now director of the senior tour. “But I can never fill those shoes.” The amateur tour was the brainchild of Dennis McCormac. He started it in Charlotte in 1995 and branched out to other areas a couple years later. There are now 45 Golfweek Tours in the country. Hallenbeck answered a newspaper ad to start tours in the Triad, Triangle and Sandhills. “He was my go-to guy when I was just starting out,” McCormac said.
“And he was a mentor to a lot of the guys who have been with me 10 or 15 years.” McCormac credited Hallenbeck for getting the Senior Amateur Tour going three years after the regular tour was launched. “Without him I wouldn’t have started the senior tour,” he said. “He and I basically started the senior tour together. That first year, I had about 50 guys (in Charlotte) and he had about 50 or 60. After that, it just took off.” There are now 15 seniors tours in the country. Hallenbeck’s enthusiasm was quickly evident when a prospective new member inquired. “The players knew what to expect from Bruce day in and day out,” McCormac said. “He made sure you had a great time when you were out there. It was just incred-
ible the way he treated all his players. By the time you played two of his events, he knew you, where you were from and what you did for a living.” Hallenbeck also had a way of making awards presentations special. “He announced just about all of my national championships,” McCormac said. “He would take his time on every one of them. He didn’t just announce the name of the winner; he would have a story about it.” Two of Hallenbeck’s loves were competing on the golf course and playing cards. “He had an uncanny way of stringing more cuss words together than you’ve ever heard,” McCormac remembered of golf rounds with his friend. “And they would make sense. “He also holed out more shots than anybody I ever saw. He’d be playing a hole terrible and he’d hole out for par.” There wasn’t a national championship that didn’t include Bruce being the bank in the poker game. “He was one of a kind,” McCormac added. “He broke the mold. There will never be one like him ever again.”
Pinehurst gearing up for unique USGA championship in May
By David Droschak inehurst Resort & Country Club begins an impressive run of United States Golf Association events in late May, hosting the third annual U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on courses Nos. 2 and 8. In addition to the Four-Ball championship, Pinehurst will host the U.S. Amateur in 2019 and the U.S. Open in 2024. Those events will bring the total number of USGA championships hosted by the resort to 11 dating back to the 1962. “The memories of our last two historic championships in 2014 are still fresh in our minds, and walking down the hallway here is such a treat every day, getting to relive those memories and all the USGA championships,” said 22
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Pinehurst Resort president Tom Pashley. “After 2014 we were always asked, ‘What is the next big championship at Pinehurst?’’’ added Pashley. “At the time we didn’t have that next big answer. Now we have three future USGA championships on our calendar, allowing us to anticipate and have something to look forward to. None of us here take any of this for granted. It requires great effort and teamwork.” The Triad area has four of the 14 players in the 256-player field from the Tar Heel state, led by highly-decorated amateur Scott Harvey of Greensboro. In addition, Anthony Baker of Walkertown, Bryan Colquitt of High Point and Greg Earnhardt of Greensboro (the 2015 runner-up with playing partner Sherrill Britt) will compete in the championship.
North Carolina has also settled into quite a proving ground for USGA golf. In addition to the Pinehurst championships, the state will also hold the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Charlotte Country Club, the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles in Southern Pines and the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham just in the next few years. The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is a new event for the USGA but has already gained immense popularity among the best amateurs in the world, and has been played at some of golf’s iconic courses – The Olympic Club in 2015, Winged Foot in 2016 and now Pinehurst No. 2 on May 27-31. The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship is open to teams (or sides) of amateurs with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. Partners comprising teams (or sides) do not have age restrictions and are not required to be from the same club, state or country. What is the difference between fourball and foursomes?
In four-ball, matches are played in pairs (a player and a partner, called a side, against another player and partner), with each golfer playing his or her own ball on each hole. At the end of each hole, the player with the lowest score wins that hole for the side. Meanwhile, foursomes matches are also played in pairs (one side against another side), but each pair only plays with one ball, with each player taking turns hitting the ball from the teeing grounds and during play of each hole. “This new championship showcases amateur golf, but not only amateur golf but the type of amateur golf that is played at Pinehurst every day,” Pashley said. “That’s the vibe that lives at Pinehurst every day. We love the inclusiveness and the variety represented in the field of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. There are so many interesting players, interesting teams and interesting storylines.” Admission is free and no tickets are required to attend. www.triadgolf.com
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untingdon College senior Addison Lambeth will be entering the NCAA Division III nationals with high team and individual championship goals. The former Marine from Greensboro is ranked No. 1 in the country in D-3 as is his team. That’s despite a third-place finish in the conference tournament. Fourth-ranked Methodist won the USA South Conference Tournament by seven shots over 10th-ranked Greensboro with favored Huntingdon taking third, 12 shots off the pace. Methodist earned the automatic bid to the NCAA D-3 championship at Mission Inn Resort in Florida on May 16-19 and Huntington will no doubt receive an at-large bid. It would be surprising if Greensboro didn’t also get an invitation when the field is set May 8. Lambeth settled for a tie for 13th in the conference tournament after coming off back-to-back championships in his previous two events. A back-nine 29 – featuring seven birdies – capped off a 64 in the final round of the Emory Spring Invitational in early April. He had shot back-to-back 67s a week earlier in the Wynlakes Invitational and has averaged 71.1 in 23 rounds this season. He has posted par-or-better scores in 14 rounds with seven rounds in the 60s. Huntingdon has won five tournaments this season. Last spring, Lambeth tied for first in the national championship but lost in a sudden death playoff. As a team, Huntingdon placed second. ❖❖❖ Lydia Randell is headed to the NAIA nationals. A sophomore at St. Andrews, Randell used a 70 in the first round to highlight her tie for first in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Direct Qualifier. She followed with a 77 and tied with Milligan’s Cassidy Gibson, who was the winning team. Randell, a graduate of Calvary Christian School, will be playing in the championship event as an individual qualifier May 23-26 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 24 TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2017
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Ben Schlottman Auburn School
Lydia Randell, Walnut Cove Mary Frances Hall, State Road Jolianna Elias, Jamestown Meghan Holbrooks, Winston-Salem Isabella Rusher, Salisbury Katie Pritchett, Dry Fork, Va. Lydia Randell, Walnut Cove Ashlii Thompson, Brown Summit Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem Rebecca Farley, Collinsville, Va. Ashlii Thompson, Brown Summit Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem Alexandra Bare, Kannapolis Madison Moore, Westfield Jolianna Elias, Jamestown Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem Victoria Hedrick, Lexington Isabella Rusher, Salisbury
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Matt Nelson another first-time winner of T of C
By STEVE WILLIAMS
ith three former champions in the final foursome, odds were that the Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions would have its first two-time winner since the year 2000. It didn’t happen. Instead, Matt Nelson of Winston-Salem became the 17th consecutive first-time champion of the 21st annual event. Nelson’s consistent play at Greensboro National Golf Club in the final round March 26 enabled him to move past Tony Byerly (the 2007 champ), Bret Kinney (2006) and Jeremy Ray (2016), who shared the firstround lead with 71s. Nelson shot 72-73 and emerged with a two-shot margin over Byerly and Ray. “I tried to stay focused and not bring any big numbers into play,” said Nelson, who has won the Pine Knolls club championship the last two years, and also won the 2016 Bud Kivett Memorial. “It was just a lot of twoputting and a lot of pars -- nothing really too exciting. I just stayed solid.” Meanwhile, big numbers early on the back nine ruined the hopes of Byerly and Kinney. Byerly had a one-shot lead until a series of mistakes on the par-4 12th derailed his chances. Kinney was within one shot at the turn but started bogey-bogey-double on the back. Ray, who won by two shots a year ago, had his big number on the front nine – a triple bogey on No. 5. Byerly, who had never previously played with Nelson, was impressed with his game. “He didn’t make any mistakes. Just straight down the middle,” Byerly said. “He didn’t do anything stupid or anything spectacular.” Byerly held the lead until his breakdown on the 12th. “I doubled 2 and tripled 12. That pretty much gave it away right there.” Still, he remained in contention and after Nelson bogeyed the par-3 16th, the margin was just one. But Nelson clinched it with a birdie-par finish. “I made a good birdie there,” Nelson said of his birdie at the par-4 17th. “I had about a 7-footer straight up the hill and it was one of few that I read correctly.” Dane Robertson, club champ at Dan Valley, finished fourth after posting the best round of the tournament, a second-round 70 for a major rebound from an opening 80. A 33 on the front nine keyed Robertson’s surge.
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Nelson, who played high school golf at South Stokes, was a club champ at Hemlock Golf Club before he turned 20 and he played some collegiate golf at Guilford. Now at the age of 33, he’s hoping to play a lot more tournament golf, having fully recovered from a nagging wrist injury. Nelson’s play also helped Pine Knolls take the Interclub title, which was played in conjunction with the T of C. He teamed with Arlis Pike and Kyle Stockton. “It’s a great group of guys and there’s a lot of good competition there,” Nelson said of the Pine Knolls men’s association. “Arlis and Kyle were great teammates to have.” It was Pine Knolls’ second title in the last three years. In 2015, with a different scoring format, Pike and Stockton teamed up with Jake Lowder, Randy Beeson and Brandon Berrier on the winning fivesome. Sedgefield Country Club won the Interclub title three times (2008, 2010 and 2013) and Pine Knolls now joins Pennrose Park, Forest Oaks and Brookwood as twotime winners. Ten three-man teams competed, each counting the best two of three nine-hole scores each day. That method was modeled from the USGA’s State Team Championship. It was tight throughout before Pine Knolls emerged with a two-shot margin over Southwick and Reynolds Park. Southwick, led by Byerly and interclub medalist Tanner Gross along with a contribution from Scott Trent, held a one-shot lead after the first round and expanded it with a 70 on the front nine Sunday. A 78 on the final nine allowed Pine Knolls, which posted a closing 71, to make up seven shots. Pike and Nelson both birdied the 17th hole and that proved to be the margin. Gross carded 75-72 and ran away to a five-shot victory in the Interclub individual race with Pine Knolls’ Stockton taking second with 78-74. Mike Roland won the senior division with a pair of 73s. Reynolds Park teammate Jim Kemerling shot 74-74 and tied for second with Pike, who posted 76-72. Dennis Cooley, who provided a firstround 75, teamed with Roland and Kemerling on the all-senior Reynolds Park team. The senior division was added to the tournament mix in 2012 and Roland won that year. He became the first two-time winner in the age 55-over competition. Meanwhile, Chris Logan still stands as the only repeat winner in the main event. He won three in a row beginning in 1998.
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9th Carolinas Super Senior Championship Fort Mill GC, Fort Mill, SC (par 72) • April 19-20 1. Paul Simson, Raleigh! 70-69--139 2. Russ Perry, Winston-Salem! 69-71--140 3. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 71-70--141 4. Evan Long, Charlotte! 70-72--142 5. Terry Rathman, Gastonia! 72-71--143 Selected others 10. Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 74-74--148 15. Brad Burris, High Point! 77-73--150 15. Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington! 74-76--150 21. Gene Grubb, Greensboro! 77-74--151 23. Mark Stephens, Troutman! 76-77--153 38. David Millis, High Point! 79-77--156 Notes: Simson’s ﬁrst Super Senior championship and 32nd CGA championship.
23rd annual Tar Heel Cup Matches River Landing (River Course), Wallace • April 3-4 Team Scores! Four-Ball Singles Total Carolinas PGA! 4.0 5.5 9.5 Carolinas Golf Association! 0.0 2.5 2.5 Singles Matches - April 4 Cory Schneider (CPGA) def. Uly Grisette, 2 and 1 Savio Nazareth (CPGA) halved with Scott Harvey (CGA) Chris Haarlow (CPGA) halved with David Gies (CGA) Larry George (CPGA) def. David Sargent, 2 and 1 Scooter Buhrman (CPGA) halved with Lionel Sutton (CGA) Josh Nichols (CGA) def. Nick Jacobi, 1 up Matt Vick (CPGA) def. Dustin Moore, 1 up Michael Hutcheon (CPGA) def. Paul Tucker, 1 up Four-Ball Matches - April 3 Burhman-Nazareth (CPGA) def. Nichols-Sargent, 3 and 2 Haarlow-Hutcheon (CPGA) def. Grisette-Sutton, 4 and 3 George-Schneider (CPGA) def. Gies-Moore, 4 and 2 Jacobi-Vick (CPGA) def. Harvey-Tucker, 1 up Notes: The CPGA team won the Tar Heel Cup for the ﬁrst time since 2009 and now leads the series 14-6-3. Michael Hutcheon of Jamestown won in both singles and four-ball to lead the pros. Josh Nichols of Kernersville won the only full point for the amateurs.
Age 70-over Division 1. Garrett Garland, Huntersville! 2. Mike Weiner, Kiawah Island, SC! 3. Mo York, Mt. Pleasant, SC! 4. Arnold Edwards, Charlotte! 4. Buck Leigh, Columbia, SC! 6. Frank Morris, Winston-Salem! Selected others from ﬁeld of 37 15. Gary Pettit, Greensboro! 31. Rob Beasley, Greensboro!
Carolinas Golf Association
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1st North Carolina Super Senior Four-Ball Championship Greensboro Country Club Farm Course (par 72) March 29-30 Championship Division • 6090 yards 1. Russ Perry, W-S-Mark Stephens, Troutman! 66-67--133 2. Butch English, Crnlius-Wayne Pyrtle, Burlngtn! 66-67--133 3. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 68-66--134 3. Charles Woody, Durham-Logan Jackson, W-S! 67-67--134 5. Ernie Newton, W-S-Bill Boles, Wilson! 67-68--135 6. Dick Hogan, Burlngtn-Mark Wagner, Statesville! 66-70--136 6. George Leight-Apex-John DeLuise, Raleigh! 69-67--136 6. Gene Grubb, Greensboro-Rick Wesley, W-S! 68-68--136 Selected others from ﬁeld of 47 10. James Brown-David Millis, High Point! 68-70--138 10. Brad Dorsett-George Snyder, Mt. Airy! 69-69--138 10. Bill Burling-J.D. Lawson, Greensboro! 68-70--138 15. Larry White, Trinity-Wiley Barrett, S. Pines! 71-69--140 20. Vance Whicker, Summerﬂd-Bob Klug, Pnehrst! 72-69--141
37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship Providence CC, Charlotte (par 72) • April 21-23 1. John Eades, Charlotte! 73-70-71--214 2. Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro! 70-72-74--216 2. Brett Boner, Charlotte! 70-74-72--216 4. Sherrill Britt, West End! 74-70-73--217 5. Thomas Todd, Laurens, SC! 69-68-82--219 Selected others 16. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 75-77-72--224 25. Chris Cassetta, Kernersville! 73-74-81--228 41. Dustin Moore, Greensboro! 76-78-78--232 45. Preston Yates, Winston-Salem! 79-74-81--234 51. Brad Dawson, Mebane! 78-73-83--236 Notes: Johns Eades overcame a six shot deﬁcit in driving rain and wind to earn his ﬁrst CGA title. Thee 34-year-old former Maryland Terrapin’s 1-under 71 was the only ﬁnal round under par. Greensboro’s Greg Earnhardt, the reigning N.C. Mid-Am champ, tied for second, two shots off the pace.
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Triad Amateur Golf Classic
at Willow Creek Golf Course of High Point Country Club
Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 Men and Senior Divisions
Friday, July 28 - Practice Round ($25 for cart & range balls) Saturday, July 29 - Round 1 with tee times beginning at 9:30 am Sunday, July 30 - Final round with tee times beginning at 9:30 am Lunch served Saturday & Sunday between 11 & 3 p.m.
$175 per player Includes: ✸ Green fees for three rounds ✸ Cart fee for two tournament rounds ✸ Range balls for two tournament rounds ✸ Lunch Saturday and Sunday
COMPETITIONS Men’s Open - ages 16 and over Tournament is a 1 multiplier for the Men’s Division in the CGA rankings. Senior Men - ages 55 and over Based on age as of July 29, 2017. There must be at least 6 entries to hold a division.
✸ Tee gift ✸ Locker room use ✸ Bag storage ✸ Prizes (gift certificates to top 25% of field in each division and trophies to winner of each division
Mail entry fee of $175 payable to High Point Country Club: Triad Amateur Golf Classic, High Point CC, 916 Abbots Creek Church Road, High Point, NC 27265 Include name, address, email address, handicap index, age as of July 29, 2017, and division entered. For more info: 336-869-2416 or firstname.lastname@example.org 28
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24. Tom Thorpe-Jim Gress, Clemmons! 71-71--142 31. Todd Turner, West End-Dickie Brewer, W-S! 73-70--143 34. Frank Cheney-Russ Hunt, Greensboro! 73-71--144 42. Mike Judkins, W-S-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 73-75--148 44. Steve Williams-Steve Manley, Reidsville! 75-74--149 44. Tony Ingle, Gboro-Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge! 79-70--149 46. George Kennon, Gboro-Jay Gardner, Jamstwn!74-76--150 47. Bill Schuch, Gboro-Frank Dodge, Randleman! 78-74--152 Note: Mark Stephens rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the ﬁrst extra hole to break the tie. Stephens and playing partner Russ Perry birdied four of the ﬁnal six holes to force the sudden death playoff. Stephens and Perry previously won the 2016 Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball. Age 70+ Division • 5670 yards 1. Gary Strickfaden,S.Pines-Larry Boswell,Jmstwn! 69-65--134 2. Steve Spiegler-Dave Moser, Charlotte! 67-68--135 Selected others from ﬁeld of 12 4. Don Smith-Jerry Highsmith, Greensboro ! 71-69--140 5. James Stephens-Barry Briggs, High Point! 72-70--142 9. Gary Pettit, Gboro-Dave Robinson, Burlington! 75-72--147 9. Mike Bell-Butch Clark, Winston-Salem! 74-73--147
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14th North Carolina Senior Women’s Amateur Wilson CC (par 72) • April 18-19 Championship Division (9 entries) 1. Pat Brogden, Garner! 74-68--142 2. Patty Moore, Charlotte! 77-79--156 Championship 2nd Flight (8 entries) - Triad players listed 3. Katherine DeVore, High Point! 88-91--179 6. Maria Malone, Greensboro! 92-96--188 Carolinas Div. 1st Flight (11 entries) - Triad players listed 2. Carole Jones, Hillsborough! 82-77--159 4. Barbara Munnett, Winston-Salem! 84-81--165 8. Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 84-87--171 11. Carmen Andia, Whitsett! 85-91--176 Carolinas Div. 2nd Flight (12 entries) - Triad players listed 3. Mary Rhodes, Greensboro! 83-91--174 6. Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro! 94-92--186
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Colonial CC, Thomasville (par 71) • April 19-21 Vaita Guillaume, Lillington, $6,565! 64-67-69--200 Thomas Bass, Holly Springs, $3,961! 65-67-68--200 Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, $3,211! 69-66-68--203 Zach Edmondson, Morrisville, $2,411! 68-67-69--204
CGA 1-Day Individual
Listing Triad ﬁnishers from top half Bermuda Run April 9 Men A (21 entries) 1. James Gammon, Eden! 76 4. Logan Thornton, Burlington! 79 6. Scott Newnam, Gibsonville! 81 7. James Moore, Kernersville! 82 Men B (17 entries) 1. Henry Garcia, Burlington! 77 2. Jimmy Pearson, Greensboro! 81 3. Mike Gesell, Greensboro! 82 4. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 84 6. Bob Ring, Mebane! 88 7. William Cheek, Asheboro! 90 8. Joshua Jenkins, Pleasant Garden! 92 Senior Men A (8 entries) 1. Mike Utt, Advance! 74 2. Buck Hall, Thomasville! 75 Senior Men B (7 entries) 1. Mark Marion, Winston-Salem! 84 1. Ray Copeland, Whitsett! 84 3. Charles Hill, Greensboro! 89 Super Senior Men (9 entries) 2. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 83 3. Donnie Hatcher, Stoneville! 84 4. Gene McCarthy, Winston-Salem! 89 4. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 89
Senior Amateur Tour
High Point CC (Willow Creek) • April 13 Championship Flight (6 entries) 1. Brad Rinella, Jonesborough,Tenn.! 77 Selected others 4. Joey Mofﬁtt, High Point! 84 A Flight (11 entries) 1. Mike Crawford, Summerﬁeld! 78 Selected others 6. David Frye, Winston-Salem! 85 B Flight (20 entries) 1. Mike Wallace, Fayetteville! 83 2. Jim Shermer, Lewisville ! 83 Selected others 3. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 84 3. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 84 3. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 84 3. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 84 9. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 86 C Flight (23 entries) 1. Mark Denton, Mocksville! 88
4. a-Scott Harvey, Greensboro! 4. T.J. Howe, Oaceola, Penn., $2,411! 7. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $1,653! 7. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va.,, $1,653 ! 7. Miller Capps, Denver, $1,652! Selected others from ﬁeld of 54 14. Mark Kriston, Winston-Salem, $998!
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Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC (par 72) 1. Dykes Harbin, Augusta, Ga., $7,500! 2. Ryan Cornﬁeld, Duncan, SC, $4,250! 2. Brad Schneider, Valrico, Fla., $4,250! Selected others from ﬁeld of 84 22. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $950! 22. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $950! 28. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $121! 28. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $121!
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1. Drew Weaver, Atlanta, $4,200! 68-72--140 2. T.J. Howe, Oaceola, Penn., $2,175! 68-73--141 2. Zach Edmondson, Morrisville, $2,175! 72-69--141 2. Brendan Todd, Watkinsville, Ga., $2,175! 73-68--141 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Selected other from ﬁeld of 50 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 14. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $408! 70-76--146 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 14. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $408! 70-76--146 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Adams Professional Tour
Hebert Open, Ellendale CC, Houma, La. (par 72) • April 5-8 1. Michael Arnaud, Covington, La., $27,000! 67-72-69-66--274 Selected others from ﬁeld of 156 7. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $3,925! 67-69-72-71--279 51. Troy Beaver, Salisbury, $595! 70-71-76-79--296 Victoria Open, Victoria CC,. (par 71) • March 29-April 1 1. Brian Rowell, Broussard, La., $27,500! 68-67-69-71--275 Selected others from ﬁeld of 156 43. Jonathan DiIanni, Charlotte, $775! 68-70-74-76--288
2. Rus Rilling, Madison! 3. David Davis, Martinsville, Va.! 3. Travis Jones, Greensboro! 3. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! Selected others 7. Jim Hayden, Whitsett! 9. Dwight Davis, Pittsboro! 9. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 9. Rudy Binder, Greensboro!
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Greensboro CC (Irving Park) • April 6 Championship Flight (5 entries) 1. Frank Bunn, Burlington! 79 2. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 83 3. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 84 A Flight (12 entries) 1. Sam Parker, Efﬂand! 79 2. Dave Turner, Kernersville! 81 Selected others 5. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 84 6. Darrell Albright, Burlington! 85 B Flight (13 entries) 1. Dexter Barbee, Burlington! 85 Selected others 4. Jim Shermer, Lewisville ! 88 C Flight (18 entries) 1. Dan Whalen, Greensboro! 90 2. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 93 2. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 93 2. David Davis, Martinsville, Va.! 93 Selected others 6. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 94 7. Rus Rilling, Madison! 95 9. Rudy Binder, Greensboro! 97
Laid-Back Golfers Tour
Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville • April 12 A Flight (4 entries) Fran Hensley, Ridgeway! 71 Todd Harris, Reidsville! 76 B Flight (3 entries) Tom Simmons, Reidsville! 74 Paul Grifﬁn, Greensboro! 76 C Flight (8 entries) Debbie Thompson, Gretna, Va.! 75 Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 77 E Flight (3 entries) Adam Thompson, Mebane! 85 Brian Alderson, Ringgold, Va.! 89
Tuscarora CC, Danville • March 29 A Flight (2 entries) Johnny Gauldin, Danville! 79
Fran Hensley, Ridgeway! B Flight (6 entries) Paul Grifﬁn, Greensboro! Bill Thompson, Gretna! Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! Wayne Thompson, Mebane! C Flight (6 entries) Greg Sayre, Reidsville! Eric Minter, Rufﬁn! Tony Burtt, Providence! Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! D Flight (6 entries) Willard Vicks, Danville! Bart Truesdell, Huddleston!
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HRGA 2-Man Match Play Holly Ridge GL, Archdale (par 72) April 1-2 Championship Match • Ralph Davis-Kevin Pennala def. Wes Tyner-Jeremy Walley, 1 up Semiﬁnals • Davis-Pennala def. Jason Dennis-Rudy Sells, 3 and 2 • Tyner-Walley def. Darin Bell-Colton Sapp, 2 up Quarterﬁnals • Davis-Pennala def. Barry Briggs-Eric Rasmussen, 5 and 3 • Tyner-Walley def. Chris Bundy-Kent Hancock, 2 up • Dennis-Sells def. Mark McNeil-John Vanleuvan, 2 and 1 • Bell-Sapp def. Jimmy Miller-Ronnie Hancock, 2 up Third Place Match • Bell-Sapp def. Dennis-Sells
B.S. Open Brookwood GC, Whitsett - March 18 Southwick GC, Graham - March 19 Championship Flight Tanner Gross! 67-70--137 Tony Byerly """""! 68-71--139 Parker Nash! 72-72--144 Chad Garris! 72-72--144 Robert Trent! 75-74--149 Senior Flight Perry Lowe! 75-72--147
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21st annual Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge Greensboro National GC, Summerﬁeld (par 72) March 25-26 Scoring Best Two of Three 9-hole scores each day Top 9 of 10 teams listed 1.Pine Knolls Golf Club! 75-73-73-71--292 Matt Nelson, Arlis Pike, Kyle Stockton 2. Reynolds Park Seniors! 74-73-73-74--294 Mike Roland, Jim Kemerling, Dennis Cooley 2. Southwick Golf Club! 72-74-70-78--294 Tony Byerly, Tanner Gross, Scott Trent 4. Dan Valley Golf Club! 72-82-70-75--299 Dane Robertson, Gil Priddy, Zach Arms 5. Reynolds Park Golf Club! 73-77-78-74--302 Jeremy Ray, Kenny Flynn, Scott Neely 6. Maple Chase Golf & Country Club! 76-74-77-79--306 Drew Davis, Tom Fagerli, Tim Bowman 7. Jamestown Park Golf Club! 81-76-74-78--309 Brad Speed, Frank Landing, Brad Coleman 8. Greensboro National Golf Club! 73-74-78-86--311 Bret Kinney, Tim MacEldowney, Matt Gdovin 9. Brookwood Golf Club! 81-84-79-78--322 Robert Trent, Cam Millwood, Perry Lowe
21st annual Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions Greensboro National GC, Summerﬁeld (par 72) March 25-26 Matt Nelson, Winston-Salem! 72-73--145 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown ! 71-76--147 Tony Byerly, Elon! 71-76--147 Dane Robertson, Madison! 80-70--150 Bret Kinney, Reidsville! 71-81--152 Drew Davis, Pfafftown! 74-78--152 Scott Trent, Reidsville! 77-77--154 Jacob Neal, Greensboro! 73-82--155 Brad Speed, High Point! 80-76--156 James Moore, Kernersville! 76-92--168 Senior Division Mike Roland (Reynolds Park)! 73-73--146 Arlis Pike (Pine Knolls)! 76-72--148 Jim Kemerling (Reynolds Park)! 74-74--148 Frank Landing (Jamestown Park)! 78-76--154 Dennis Cooley (Reynolds Park)! 75-80--155 Gil Priddy (Dan Valley)! 74-82--156 Tom Fagerli (Maple Chase)! 76-82--158 Tim Bowman (Maple Chase)! 81-78--159 Garland Yates, Asheboro! 84-79--163 Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 86-79--165 Interclub Individual Tanner Gross (Southwick)! 75-72--147 Kyle Stockton (Pine Knolls)! 78-74--152 Zach Arms (Dan Valley)! 83-75--158 Kenny Flynn (Reynolds Park)! 79-80--159 Brad Coleman (Jamestown Park)! 83-78--161 Tim MacEldowney (Greensboro National)! 82-83--165 Robert Trent (Brookwood)! 82-87--169 Cam Millwood (Brookwood)! 89-80--169 Scott Neely (Reynolds Park)! 84-87--171 Stephen Kovacs (Occoneechee)! 85-87--172 57th Chatmoss Invitational Chatmoss CC, Martinsville (par 72) April 1-2 Regular Championship Division 1. Adam Horton , Portsmouth, Va. ! 72-70--142 2. John Rosenstock, Va. Beach, Va. ! 74-69--143 3. Jon Hurst, Fredericksburg, Va. ! 75-69--144 4. Jerry Wood, Martinsville, Va. ! 77-68--145 4. Steve Liebler, Irmo, SC ! 73-72--145 6. Brandon Grogan, Martinsville, Va. ! 73-73--146 7. Keith Decker. Martinsville, Va. ! 75-73--148 7. Jerry Burton, Gordonsville, Va.! 74-74--148 Selected others 9. Wes Smith, Martinsville, Va. ! 77-72--149 11. Scott Trent, Reidsville! 77-74--151 14. Dustin Hussey, Martinsville, Va. ! 77-78--155 15. Basil Boyd, Martinsville, Va. ! 78-78--156 Senior Championship Division 1. Phil Mahone, Charlottesville, Va. ! 74-70--144 2. Rich Buckner, Centreville, Va. ! 75-69--144 4. Patrick Brady, Reidsville! 74-72--146 4. Gus Barber. Martinsville, Va. ! 78-68--146 4. Jim Wright, Roanoke, Va.! 73-73--146 Selected others 9. Bill Teegen, Martinsville, Va. ! 75-75--150 9. Layne Mills , Danville, Va. ! 75-75--150 Regular First Flight 1. Jimmy Delp, Arlington, Va. ! 82-75--157 2. Matt Bush, Richmond, Va. ! 79-78--157 3. Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. ! 81-78--159 4. Travis Plaster, Martinsville, Va. ! 82-78--160 Regular Second Flight 1. Glen Gentry, Forest, Va. ! 88-75--163 2. Brian Alley, Bassett, Va. ! 87-80--167 Senior First Flight 1. David Partridge, Manakin Sabot, Va.! 80-70--150 2. Frank Leyes, Boones Mill, Va.! 81-74--155
3. Randall Jones, Warrenton, Va.! 4. Harry Lea, Danville, Va. ! Senior Second Flight 1. Jim Farrell, Martinsville, Va. ! 2. Bob Moyers, New Market, Va. ! 3. Maynard Quesenberry, Blacksburg, Va. ! 4. John Favero, Collinsville, Va. !
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Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest March 27 Men A (14 entries) 3. Todd Gardner, High Point-Rick Marion, Mount Airy! 72 7. Joe Wood, State Road-Taylor Zimmerman, Thurmond! 75 Men B2 (13 entries) 6. Doug Keltner, Cary-Henry Garcia, Burlington! 79 SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton April 11 Tournament Division A (12 entries) 5. Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge-Rick Chapman, Granite Falls! 71 Super Senior 65+ A (10 entries) 1. Larry Southern, King-Mike Bell, Winston-Salem! 69 Super Senior 70+ (11 entries) 3. Gordon Niblock Jr., Advance-John W Lyda, Advance! 73 Catawba CC, Newton April 10 Tournament Division A (11 entries) 3. Steve Southern, Advance-Dennis Koser, Hickory! 4. Billy Potter, Carolina Beach-Tommy Jones, Asheboro! 4. Mark Marion, Win-Salem-James Kemerling, Lewisville! Tournament Division B (11 entries) 1. Bruce Wellmon, Gaffney, SC-William Hoyle, Clemmons! 2. Ron Gburek, Lewisville-Chan Martin, Charlotte! Super Senior 70+ (10 entries) 3. Gordon Niblock Jr., Advance-John W Lyda, Advance! Old North State Club April 3 Tournament Flight B (11 entries) 1. Stephen Harris-Rick Hogan, Denton! 2. Billy Potter, Carolina Beach-Tommy Jones, Asheboro! Super Senior 65+ (17 entries) 5. Bryce Beard-Bill Troxler, Salisbury! 5. Jay Gardner, Jamestown-Roger Taylor, Conover! 8. Larry Willett, High Point-David Williams, Cary! Super Senior 70+ (15 entries) 1. Wesley Brown, Roxboro-Richard Warren, Durham!
Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines March 27 First Flight (11 entries) 3. Barbara Munnett, W-S-Martha E. Ollett, Sanford! Second Flight (12 entries) 1. Jackie Edmunds-Maria Malone, Greensboro! 4. Ruth Baity, Yadkinville-Melissa Smith, Advance! 6. Linda Arnaud, Kernersville-Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! Third Flight (11 entries) 1. Christie Gooch, W-S-Sara Farthing, Liberty! Fourth Flight (10 entries) 5. Pam Ripsom-Chris Nickerson, Winston Salem!
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LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Greensboro CC (Farm Course) April 10 Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) First Flight (10 entries) 4. Katherine DeVore, High Point-Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville! 77 5. Lynn Roloff, Greensboro-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 78 Second Flight (11 entries) 3. Linda Poggenpohl-Beth Smith, Archdale ! 79 3. Ann Hogan, Denton-Karen Brookshire, Asheboro ! 79 Third Flight (10 entries) 1. Dollie Watson, Lexington-Mary Rhodes, Greensboro! 79 2. Christie Gooch, W-S-Sara Farthing Farthing, Liberty ! 79 4. Janet Donahue-Judy Piper, Greensboro! 89 Fourth Flight (11 entries) 2. Trish Tippett-Deb Staub, Clemmons! 85 2. Kay Shores, State Road-Suellen Branon, East Bend ! 85 Fifth Flight (10 entries) 1. Betty Musser-Jean Sasser, Whitsett! 92 Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines March 28 Division B First Flight (12 entries) 3. Lynn Roloff, Greensboro-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 6. Barbara Munnett, W-S-Martha E. Ollett, Sanford! Division B Second Flight (13 entries) 1. Linda Arnaud, Kernersville-Kelly Whitley, Greensboro! Division B Third Flight (13 entries) 1. Kay Reardon, Greensboro-Chris Tolve, Cary! 3. Barbara Berry-Joanne Symborsky, Kernersville! 4. Cristeen Falls, Greensboro-Diane Chandler, Little River!
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Let’s hear it for Ser-gee-ohh
By HOWARD WARD
ell, Bets, they held another Masters and as usual it was one for the ages. It was gratifying to see Sergio Garcia finally break through the glass ceiling and win a major championship. It was only fitting that the long-awaited breakthrough would come at Augusta. After all, that’s the place where miracles happen. It had been far too long for Garcia. We’ve watched him mature from a wideeyed supposed-to-be phenom to a grizzled veteran who had almost accepted he would never win on the biggest stage. Well, no more. The monkey is off his back and it’s going to be interesting to see what happens now. Is it a breakthrough or just a phenomenon? Of course, everything on the PGA Tour seems to be larger than life these days. Every time you tune into a tournament there is some new guy who looks as if he is going to be the greatest thing since Ben Hogan. I don’t know where these guys keep coming from but players such as Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm seem destined for greatness. Hey, I’m still trying to figure out
Kudos to Garcia; where’s Christie?
where Jordan Spieth and Rory McElroy are By BETSEY MITCHELL in the big picture. It’s a never-ending parade of new ell, Howard, they’ve held faces, new names and new expectations. It another Masters and they still seems as if someone new is destined to be aren’t hosting a championship the next big star almost every week. for women. But that’s OK. New names and new Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly stars keep our old blood pumping. I can’t enjoyed Sergio getting to the finish line wait until next week to see who our new with the trophy. break-through player is going to be. The spirit of Seve Ballesteros had to But, back to Ser-Geeslap him upside the head Ohh! It’s almost fitting that a few times to keep that one of the worst drives round going. that Garcia hit turned out The save from the tree to be the deciding factor was a total Seve moment. in his win at Augusta. Garcia must have had his Making par after having tinfoil hat on when he taken an unplayable lie missed the final putt in was the thing that champi- DUELING DIVOTS regulation. ons are made of. That par The ghost of Seve took on 13 will go down as one of the legendary a different approach for the playoff. All he feats in Masters lore. had to do was shout in Justin’s backswing There have been a lot of heartbreaks and Sergio had clear sailing from then on. at Augusta: the Larry Mize chip-in in the No pressure for the winning putt made playoff against Greg Norman, Norman’s for an easy make. We all know that. collapse against Nick Faldo, and Scott All of it gave us a great final round and Hoch’s missed putt on the 18th hole come I’m glad Sergio came out on top. Now the to mind. media can describe somebody else as the This Masters is history, but expect player who has never won a major. another chapter in 2018.
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Why don’t they ever describe themselves as the talking head who has never won an Emmy or a Pulitzer? Don’t feel too badly for the ladies. Since they weren’t invited to Augusta, they had to go slumming in Oahu, Hawaii. There was excitement there, too, but as usual, it was pushed to the back pages of my favorite golf news sources. You would think that 20-year veteran Christie Kerr might make the cover over first-timer Wesley Bryan at the RBC Heritage. Especially since she shot 62-66 in the final two rounds to set a course record and beat today’s LPGA phenom -- Lydia Ko -by three strokes. Nope, four columns about the Heritage and one-half page based mostly on wire reports and a less than flattering picture of the Lotte Championship winner in Kerr. I seem to recall having a conversation with an old golf writer wearing a bad hat about why there is so little coverage of women’s golf. “Yeah, we need to do something about that”, said the guy wearing the new hat I bought him because that other hat just had to go. Sound familiar, Aitch?
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Fred Burchett, 84, scores his second ace this year
wo of Fred Burchett’s five holesin-one were made at Triad courses with names that are no longer on the map. Now, at age 84, he’s putting himself on the map yet again. It was Oct. 4, 1970, when Burchett scored his first ace at Piedmont Crescent Country Club. He saved a newspaper clipping that hails his hole-in-one on the 17th hole as the first ever at the new Alamance County course. Piedmont Crescent became Quarry Hills, Cedar Forest and Quarry Hills again before closing in 2015. His next ace came in the mid 1970s on the 17th hole at Bel-Aire, a course renamed Pleasant Ridge in 2004. He aced the same hole on July 11, 2006. After an 11-year hiatus, the Colfax resident was back on it March 20 this year when he found the cup on the third hole at Pine Knolls. Less than a month later, while playing at Olde Homeplace on April 17, he aced the third hole from 122 yards with an 8-iron. His teammates in the captain’s choice event – Ernie Horvath, Dick Drushal and Harry Denny – had watched Burchett chip in twice earlier in the round that began
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with a shotgun start on the 17th hole. Burchett plays three times a week with a group that is now named the Bill Lankford Seniors, in honor of the late Maple Leaf course owner. The group played at Maple Leaf until it closed after Lankford’s death last fall. “We have several players over 90 years old,” Burchett said. “A lot of them don’t hit all the shots but they still enjoy playing and they can still play captain’s choice.” Here’s the rundown on the other great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our April issue.
Alex Podobinski of Danville, March 26, Ringgold GC. No. 4, 448 yards, driver, then 4-wood. Playing partners: David Brandon, David Lampley, Ray Carson. His first double eagle.
Tony Hartley of Lexington, April 17, Lexington GC. No. 16, 139 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Jim Hill, Tommy Cox. His second ace. R. Dean Maynor of Greensboro, April 17, Country Hills GC. No. 7, 108 yards, 8-iron. Playing partner: Tari Brady. Rick Williams of Asheboro, April 14, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 7, 147 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Norman Nance, Steve VonCannon. His fifth ace. Dennis Lunsford of Greensboro, April 14, Monroeton GC. No. 5, 100 yards, wedge. Playing partners: Ed Kinard, Ted Triantis. His first ace. Bob Farne of Advance, April 13, Tanglewood GC. No. 8, 147 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Jack Burin, Bob Kisel, Gary Loesner. His seventh ace. Bob Kahrs of Greensboro, April 13, Meadowlands GC. No. 6, 117 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Chet Zukowski, Dave DeKraker. His first ace. Bobby Bolden of Reidsville, April 10, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 3, 115 yards, wedge. Playing partners: Charles Lambert, Carol Lambert, Sallie Harris. His second ace. Craig Mock of Pfafftown, April 8, Pinehurst No. 8. No. 13, 157 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Larry Hicks, Jeff Clark, Terry Snow. His first ace. Derek Church of Thomasville, April 8, Winding Creek GC. No. 16, 131 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Rick Church, Gary Swaim. His first ace. Anthony Barr of King, April 8, Hemlock GC. No. 12, 178 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Keith Tomlinson. His first ace.
Scott Plath of Winston-Salem, April 2, Meadowlands GC. No. 6, 147 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Mike Carter, Billy Oakley, Todd Templeton. His first ace. Don Pollock of Franklin County, Va., April 1, Gordon Trent GC. No. 9, 140 yards, wedge. Playing partners: Tony Weeks, John Martin, David Gregory. His first ace. Bob Martin of High Point, April 1, Jamestown Park GC. No. 4, 120 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Greg Demko, Jim Horney, Rick Millen. His first ace. Rob Walker of Roxboro, March 28, Southwick GC. No. 5, 141 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Tommy Johnson, Tracey Humpheries, Zack Wimbush. His first ace. Pete May of Asheboro, March 24, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 5, 100 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Barry Bunting, Kirby Yates, Buddy Powers. His fifth ace. Shane Whitman of Greensboro, March 24, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 16, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Brandon Hall. His first ace. Chick Barnes of Greensboro, March 22, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 9, 90 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Heath Efrid, Larry Skladanowski. His 19th ace. Charles Dalton of Stuart, Va., March 16, Gordon Trent GC. No. 3, 83 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: George Collins, Ken Mullins, John Bowman, Oneil Joyce. His seventh ace. Adam Martin of Greensboro, March 6, Iron Play Par-3 Links. No. 9, 90 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Patrick Martin. His third ace.
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Wake Forest golf teams head into NCAAs with confidence
By ROBERT KIMBALL
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his spring in Winston-Salem, the lights glowed a bit brighter inside the Haddock House. The 2016-2017 Wake Forest men’s and women’s golf programs both finished the regular season with top rankings; the men finishing 8th and the women 14th. Over the course of any competitive season, there are many different ebbs and flows the players and coaching staff must navigate. Injuries occur, putts don’t drop, swings become out of sorts. For this current group of student athletes, the good times have outnumbered the bad. What makes these Demon Deacons so good? It’s not a trick question. Great golfers, of course. But, in what is considered one of the most individualistic of sports, college golf relies just as much on teamwork and camaraderie as scoring and short game practice.
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Ask the professionals what they enjoy so much about playing in the Ryder, Presidents or Solheim Cups and, aside from the honor of playing for their country, they say the opportunity to be a part of a team is what makes it a special experience. Most reflect on the time spent in college golf when the game was not so much a grind, but companionship and fun. Will Zalatoris, a junior and semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, believes the men’s team is peaking at the perfect time of the season. The beginning of spring can be difficult as most of the golfers haven’t been playing much during the winter break, and it takes a while to get going and get back into peak shape. “We played really well in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (-11 as a team on the final day); that’s when I knew we were going to be good. Coming back like we did, and sneaking into a third-place finish was exciting.” Men’s head coach Jerry Haas con-
siders individual efforts as a catalyst to bring the team together. “Each day it’s someone different who is the low player,” Haas said. “When you have five guys who are all capable of winning the tournament or shooting the low round of the day, the others can play in 1 or 2 under; that allows us to shoot 4 or 5 under for the day. Combine that over three rounds and it is simple to figure out a way to win or place high on the leaderboard.” Haas takes pride in the team’s throw-out stroke average. This is the one round out of the five which doesn’t count towards the team score (only the top four are counted). “It’s nice to be able to throw out a 71 or 72. If all the guys are playing well, it takes a lot of pressure off the team result.” Zalatoris knows that team chemistry is a direct reflection of its leader. “I’ll tell you, when you have Coach Haas at the helm, you know it’s going Continued on page 33
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Wake Forest from page 32 to be fun. There’s never a dull moment with him.” Haas has a knack for making road trips less of a chore, and “the random stuff he does just makes us laugh and he tells stories we’ll always remember,” he said. No explanation on what exactly ‘random stuff’ can be; some things are best saved for the travel van. Another key for the team is eliminating wasted shots around the green. “As long as we spend time doing what we’re doing – chipping and putting, especially lag putting – just trying to save as many shots as we can, we will be okay,” Zalatoris said. Zalatoris leads the team with a scoring average of 69.92 with 26 rounds played. Paul McBride is second with 71.46. Last October, the women Demon Deacons found their stride, finishing third in the Cougar Classic and posting consecutive wins in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and Landfall Tradition. However, the women have been battling injuries over the spring semester, but head coach Dianne Dailey is proud of the way her team has hung on as they head into NCAA regionals. “We’ve had to play two tournaments with just individuals, and we were just barely getting the rounds in for qualification for the NCAAs,
which requires a minimum of eight rounds in the spring. So, now that we’ve met the criteria to play, we are focused,” Dailey said. The women struggled in the ACC Championship in Pawley’s Island, S.C., finishing 12th. Because of injuries to starters Antonia Eberhard and Sierra Brooks, a pair of walk-ons rounded out the lineup. Monica Schumacher, who recently joined the team in April, made her collegiate debut, while Anna Wears made her first ACC Championship appearance. Dailey appreciates the effort made by the women in this short-handed situation. “Coming into the tournament, Monica didn’t know anybody on the team before she went to South Carolina to play for Wake. The other teammates embraced her and made her feel welcome; they had fun and laughed a lot. I think that was a nice event, not for the score, but for the women to be together and come together as a team,” Dailey said. Sophomore Jennifer Kupcho leads the team with a 70.60 scoring average in 25 rounds played. Sierra Sims, a senior, follows with a 72.04 average. The men’s team won the opening event of the season last fall, the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, by 11 shots (-23 total). Two more wins in March and consecutive second-place finishes rounded out the regular season in April.
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sphere of the tournament,” Fobes said. “The girls were really nice and the parents weren’t involved. I liked the freedom of that.” When she is not playing tournaments, she likes to get on the course with her parents, Abby and Ron, at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club in Winston-Salem. Fobes is a 4 handicap and she’s long off the tee. That’s a pretty good start toward reaching her goal of winning the North Carolina high school state championship. Photo Credit: Carolinas
allory Fobes has grown accustomed to going it alone on the golf course. She is the only member of the girls golf team at Forbush High School, a 2-A school in East Bend. While that sounds like a losing proposition in a team format, the sophomore quickly found out she could carry an imaginary squad. “You need three on the team,” Fobes said. Golf Association “So they would add two max scores onto my score. It Honors: Player of the Year in the Winternational Junior would either be a 63 or 64 with the triple-bogey rule.” Series at Pinehurst. Fobes can’t always find girls to challenge her 2017 Victories: Peggy Kirk Bell Foundation Classic at Mid game, but she found an easy solution. Pines Inn and Golf Club in January. PKB Tiger Classic in “I prefer playing with guys because they are a litthe prep group at Clemson in February. tle more competitive,” she said. “If I would out-drive Best Round: She shot 74 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in them, they would go out-drive me on the next hole.” Raleigh last summer. “I shot 94 the day before. I had to tell Fobes began playing sports in third grade, trying myself that that round was over.” volleyball, softball and basketball. But she took up Magic Moment: Fobes made a late run in the 15-andgolf in her sixth grade summer after learning that under Carolinas Golf Association event at Longleaf Golf her middle school had a co-ed team. Her dad felt and Country Club in Southern Pines last summer. “The last she had a natural swing, and Mallory quickly realhole was a par-5 and I had to make up two strokes. I got ized she loved the game. second place by one stroke.” But it wasn’t until after playing in middle school Goals: “My first goal would be to get on the pro tour. If that she realized she wanted to try tournament golf. that doesn’t work out, I would like to be a golf instructor “Once I played in my first tournament, I loved because I love to help kids with golf.” the people I played with and met, and the atmo-
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USGA Qualifiers Selected events (full list at Carolinasgolf.org) June 12 – U.S. Women’s Open Championship Qualifying, Governors Club, Chapel Hill June 12 – U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifier, Starmount Forest, Greensboro June 12 – U.S. Junior Boys’ Qualifying, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury June 14 – U.S. Junior Boys’ Qualifying, TBA June 19 – U.S. Junior Girls’ Qualifying, Raintree CC, Charlotte June 19 - U.S. Junior Boys’ Qualifying, Prestonwood CC (Highlands), Cary July 6 – U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Qualifying, Bermuda Run, Advance July 6-7 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Carolina Trace, Sanford July 10 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Monroe CC, Monroe July 24 – U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Benvenue, Rocky Mount Aug. 2 - U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Qualifying, Members Club at Woodcreek Elgin Aug. 8 – U.S. Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, High Point CC (Willow Creek), High Point Aug. 21 – U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, Colonial CC, Thomasville Aug. 30 – U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier, CCNC, Pinehurst
CGA Men Majors/Qualifiers Four-Ball Championships May 3-7 - 66th Carolinas Four-Ball Championship, Camden, Camden, SC Oct. 13-15 – 22nd N.C. Four-Ball Championship, Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh N.C. Amateur May 20 - Qualifier, Timberlake GC, Clinton May 22 - Qualifier, North Shore, Sneads Ferry May 24 - Qualifier, Oak Hollow, High Point May 25 - Qualifier, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis June 5 - Qualifier, Brier Creek CC, Raleigh June 7 - Qualifier, Mimosa Hills, Morganton June 15-18 – 57th N.C. Amateur Championship, River Run CC, Davidson Carolinas Amateur June 7 - Qualifier, Mimosa Hills CC, Morganton June 21 - Qualifier, Mill Creek, Mebane June 26 - Qualifier, Cabarrus CC, Concord June 2 - Qualifier, Wilmington Muni, Wilmington July 6 - Qualifier, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs July 14-17 – 103rd Carolinas Amateur Championship, Golf Club at Briar’s Creek, Johns Island, S.C. N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship June 26 – Qualifier, Cabarrus CC, Concord July 6 – Qualifier, 12 Oaks, Holly Springs July 18 – Qualifier, Pinewood, Asheboro July 25 – Qualifier, Compass Pointe, Leland Aug. 2-6 – 8th N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship, Treyburn CC, Durham N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship Aug. 19 – Qualifier, Monroe CC, Monroe Aug. 24 – Qualifier, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville Aug. 29 – Qualifier, Bermuda Run, Advance Aug. 30 – Qualifier, Carolina Trace, Sanford
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CGA Senior Men Majors/Qualifiers May 4 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro May 8 – N.C. Senior Amateur Qualifier, River Ridge GC, Raleigh May 16-18 – N.C. Senior Amateur Championship, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury June 7-9 – 49th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship, Seabrook Island (Ocean Winds), Johns Island, SC Aug. 9-11 – 17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship, Benvenue CC, Rocky Mount Aug. 31 – Carolinas Senior Amateur Qualifier, Carolina Trace, Sanford
CGA Women Majors May 23-24 – 40th Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball, Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines June 2-4 – 91st Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship, Porter’s Neck, Wilmington. June 20-22 – NCWGA Amateur Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte. July 25-27 – 20th Carolinas Women’s Match Play, Rock Hill CC, Rock Hill, SC. July 17-19 – 61st Carolinas-Virginia Women’s Team Matches, Spring Creek GC, Gordonsville, VA. Aug. 19-20 – 12th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship, Pinehurst No. 5, Pinehurst.
CGA Other May 19-21 – 2nd Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills Country Club, Buies Creek July 21 – 51st Carolinas Father-Son Championship, Pinehurst Area Courses, Pinehurst. July 21 – 20th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship, Pinehurst Area Courses, Pinehurst. Aug. 19-20 – 12th Carolinas Mixed-Team Championship, Pinehurst No. 5, Pinehurst. Aug. 7 – Carolinas Pro-Junior Championship, Hope Valley CC, Durham TBA – 72nd Captain’s Putter Team Matches
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second and third rounds, Clemmons. Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420. July 15-16 – Max Thore Memorial, Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville. Individual tournament (championship flight only) combined with two-man flighted bestball. 336-349-7660. July 21-23 – Cardinal Amateur, Sedgefield CC (Pete Dye Course), Greensboro. July 29-30 – Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur, Lexington GC. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 336-248-3950. July 29-30 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 16-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416. Aug. 5-6 – Holly Ridge Charity Classic in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale. Medal play in flights. Optional shootout on Aug. 4. 336-861-4653. Aug. 4-6 – 70th Forsyth County Amateur Invitational, Reynolds Park GC, Olde Homeplace GC, Maple Chase G&CC. Medal play in flights. Todd Barr 336-734-1212. Aug. 26-27 – Crooked Tree Amateur, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. Medal play in flights. 336-656-3211.
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Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 May 6 -- The Neuse, Clayton May 13 -- CC of Whispering Pines (West) May 20 -- Mill Creek, Mebane June 10 -- Little River, Carthage June 17 -- Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford June 24 -- Bentwinds CC, Fuquay-Varina July 1 -- Bryan Park (Championship), Brown Summit July 8 -- Sedgefield CC (Dye), Greensboro July 22 -- Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst July 29 -- Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill
Senior Individual May 17-18 – Alamance Senior Amateur (not restricted to Alamance residents), Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flights and age divisions beginning at age 50. 336-584-7871. May 22-23 – 8th annual Sport Durst Durham Senior Amateur Championship (Seniors 55-over, Super Seniors 65-over and Legends 70-over), Croasdaile CC, Durham. 919-383-2517 or 919-699-9681. June 1-2 – 56th Forsyth Seniors, Pine Knolls GC and Tanglewood Reynolds Course. Limited to Forsyth County residents 50-over with play in age divisions. Todd Barr 336-734-1212. July 29-30 – The Triad Amateur Golf Classic, 36 holes stroke play. Ages 55-over, also super senior division for ages 65-over. High Point CC Willow Creek course. 336-869-2416.
Ridencgolf.com Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-329-3453 May 25 – Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro July 21 – Forest Oaks, Greensboro
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 May 11 -- The Neuse GC, Cltyton May 18 -- Mill Creek, Mebane
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments June 8 -- Little River, Carthage June 15 -- Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford June 22 -- Tot Hill Farm, Asheboro June 29 -- Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill July 13 -- Southern Pines GC July 20 -- CC of Whispering Pines (Pines) July 27 -- Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro
Ladies Individual/Team May 10 – 28th annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Browns Summit. 336-375-2200. May 28-29 – Bargray Apparel Four-Ball, PKBGT Collegiate, Salisbury CC, Salisbury. Open to all current collegiate players in addition to PKBGT Alumni 25 years of age or younger. Current junior golfers are not eligible. 336-347-8537. June 15 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211. June 17 – Kinderton Ladies Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. July 15-16 – 2GG Apparel Four-Ball, PKBGT Collegiate, Coastal Carolina U., Myrtle Beach, SC. Open to all current collegiate players in addition to PKBGT Alumni 25 years of age or younger. Current junior golfers are not eligible. 336-347-8537. July 24-25 – Moore County Women's Amateur, Pinehurst No. 9. Not restricted to Moore County residents. Aug 5-6 – PKBGT Collegiate Amateur, Salem Glen GC, Clemmons. Open to all current collegiate players in addition to PKBGT Alumni 25 years of age or younger. Current junior golfers are not eligible. 336-347-8537.
Amateur Team May 13 – Iron Play 2-person captain’s choice series. Other dates are June 10, July 7, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Top three teams advance to championship on Oct. 7. 336-644-7991. June 3-4 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 336-883-3260. June 10-11 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man Bestball, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. July 8-9 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 15-16 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man bestball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871. July 15-16 – Max Thore Memorial, Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville. Two-man flighted bestball combined with optional individual championship flight. 336-349-7660. Aug. 12-13 – Madison Rotary Four-Ball Invitational, Deep Springs CC, Madison. 336-427-4654. Aug. 26-27 – Marvin Crowder 2-Ball, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822.
Captain’s Choice April 29-30 - Spring Round-Up, Oak Hills, Eden. Entry fee $100. Howard Tate 276-3408830 or Mickey Westmoreland 336-613-1148. May 5 – 9th Annual Bethal AME Church, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit, Michael Walker 336-337-0018 or Church Office 336-273-5268. May 6 - Reidsville Christian Church, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191.
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CALENDAR May 6 – 12 Annual Reagan High School Golf Tournament, Meadowlands, Walburg. Terry Rhoades 336-782-6605. May 6 – Mocksville First Baptist Church, Pudding Ridge GC, Mocksville. Jacob Lambert 336-462-5693. May 13 - Shriners, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. May 20 - Zion Baptist Church, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. June 2 – 2nd Annual Miles 4 Vets Charity Golf Tournament, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. Brooks Jones 276-632-6442. June 2 – Ricky Proehl Celebrity Golf Classic, Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Powerofplay.org. June 2 – 24th Civitan Golf Tournament, Meadowlands GC, Walburg. Don Berrier 336-345-2653 June 3 - Hooter's, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. June 3 – Benefit Golf Tournament for the Kendrick Family, Hemlock GC, Walnut Cove. $60 per player. Katie Joyce 336-486-7581. June 9 – Ringers for RiteCare, Meadowlands GC, Walburg. Chris Pearman 336-601-5444 June 12 – American Lung Association Golf Outing, MacGregor Downs, Cary. $125 person. Melissa Forde 919-792-1641 June 17 - 3rd Annual Father’s Day Classic, Country Hills GC, Gibsonville. Jereme Goode at 336-312-4388. June 17 – Iron Men Ministry, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. June 24 - United Christian Ministry, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. June 24 – Oasis of Greensboro 37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Diabetes and Breast Cancer. Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit. Nick Garner 336-988-5706 July 22 Backpack for Kids, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. Aug 5 - Sigma Chi, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. th
Junior Golf Schedule CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 May 13-14 - CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 12-18. May 13-14 - PKBGT Carolina's Classic @ Carolina Trace CC, Sanford, Girls, Ages, 11-18. May-17 - TYGA One Day Series, Bradford Creek GC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. May-17 - TYGA Tots One Day Event, Emerywood GC, High Point, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-11. May-17 - PKBGT Middle Atlantic One-Day Series @ Augustine Golf Club, Stafford, VA, Girls, Ages 9-18. May-17 - PKBGT South Carolina One-Day Series @ The Windemere Club, Blythewood, SC, Girls, Ages 9-18. May 19-21 - Scott Robertson Memorial, Roanoke CC, Roanoke, VA, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18, 540-529-3176 May 20-21 - NJGT-IMG Academy World Championship Qualifier, Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, Boys/Girls, Ages 4-17. May 20-21 - TGF "3rd Annual Players Championship At Bryan Park," Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys 9-18 Only . May-17 - CGA Creed Boys' qualifying, TBD, boys only, ages 18 & under.
May-17 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day @ Monroe CC, Monroe, Girls, Ages 9-18, 336-347-8537 May 27-28 - CGA Creed Boys' Invitational, Camden CC, Camden, SC, Boys only, ages 12-18. May 27-29 - PKBGT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (*) @ CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, Girls, Ages 11-18. May 28-29 - TGF " 7th. Annual "Golf Pride' Tour Championship, Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resort, Southern Pines, NC Boys 9-18 . June 3-4 - TYGA Bojangles Junior Open, Cutter Creek GC, Snow Hill, Boys only, ages 12-18. June 3-4 - PKBGT Hampton Roads Classic @ Cahoon Plantation, Chesapeake, VA, Girls, Ages 11-18. June 9 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, Girls, Ages 9-18. June 10 - CGA NC Junior Boys qualifying, Wedgewood CC, Wilson, Boys only, ages 18 and under. June 10 - PKBGT South Carolina One-Day Series @ Mid Carolina Club, Prosperity, SC, Girls, Ages 9-18. June 11-14 - CGA NC Junior Girls' Championship, Bermuda Run, Girls only, Ages 18 & under. June 12-13 - Upstate Junior Classic, Smithfields CC, Easley, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 864859-9545 June 12-15 - Judie Oppenheimer Memorial Junior, Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie, Boys/ Girls, Ages 12-19. June 12-16 - AJGA Haas Family Invitational, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro, Invitational. June 12 - TYGA One Day Series, Pine Valley CC, Wilimington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 12 - USGA Junior Am qualifying, CC of Salisbury, Salisbury, boys only, ages 18 & under, 908-234-2300 June 13 - TYGA One Day Series, Echo Farms, Wilmington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 13 - TYGA One Day Series, Siler City CC, Siler City, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 14 - CGA NC Junior Boys qualifying, Statesville CC, Statesville, NC boys only, ages 18 and under. June 15 - TYGA One Day Series, CC of Whispering Pines (Pines), Whispering Pines, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 16 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 17 - PKBGT South Carolina One-Day Series @ Woodside Plantation Country Club, Aiken, SC, Girls, Ages 9-18. June 19 - TYGA One Day Series, Monore CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 19 - USGA Junior Am qualifying, Prestonwood CC (Highlands), Cary, Boys only, Ages 18 & under, 908-234-2300 June 19 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Alamance CC, Burlington, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 19 - NJGT, NC West District Optimist Qualifier, Catawba CC, Newton, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-19. June 19 - USGA Junior Girls' Qualifying, Raintree CC, Charlotte, Girls, Ages 18 & below June 20 - TYGA One Day Series, Lincoln CC, Lincolnton, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 20 - TYGA One Day Series, Reedy Creek GC, Four Oaks, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 21-22 - PKBGT PRECISION JR GIRLS (*) @ Bryan Park GC (Champions), Greensboro, Girls, Ages 11-18. June 21- TYGA Jack Ratz Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18.
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CALENDAR June 22-23 - TYGA Coastal Plains Junior, Bradford Creek GC, Greenville, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 24-25 - Carolinas Junior PGA Championship, Hackler Course, Myrtle Beach, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18, 336-398-2742 June 24 - NJGT Adult/Junior, Monroe CC, Monroe, Boys/Girls, Ages 6-19. June 26 - TYGA One Day Series, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 26 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Gillespie Park, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 26 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Chapel Hill Country Club, Chapel Hill, Girls, Ages 9-18. June 26-27 – Andrew Haley Memorial Junior hosted by the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club. Waterfront CC and Mariners Landing CC, Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Boys/Girls 10-18. http://haileylionsjrgolf.com . June 27-28 - CGA Twin States Girls' Championship, Starmount Forest CC, Greeensboro, Girls only, Ages 8-18. June 27-30 - CGA NC Junior Boys Championship, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Boys only, ages 18 and under. June 27 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Asheboro Municipal, Asheboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. June 27-28 — T-Ville Junior, Winding Creek GC, Thomasville. 336-475-5580. June 29 - TYGA One Day Series, Sanford GC, Sanford, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 1-2 - PKBGT Wolfpack Classic @ NC State University, Raleigh, NC, Girls, Ages 11-18.
July 3 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Lexington GC, Lexington, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 5 - TYGA One Day Series, Cabarrus CC, Concord, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 6-8 - LPGA-USGA GIRLS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP presented by PKBGT, Braselton, GA, Girls, Ages 11-18. July 6 - TYGA One Day Series, Whispering Wood GC, Whispering Pines, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 6 - USGA Junior Girls' Qualifying, MidCarolina CC, Prosperity, SC, Girls, Ages 18 & below July 7 - TYGA One DaySeries, Goldsboro GC, Goldsboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 10-11 - CGA Carolinas Girls' 15 and Under Championship, CC of Whispering Pines, Whispering Pines, NC, Girls only, Ages 8-15. July 10-11 - CGA NC Boys 13 and Under Championship, Asheboro GC, Asheboro, NC, boys only, ages 13 and under. July 10 - TYGA One Day Series, Chapel Hill CC, Chapel Hill, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 10 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Salem Glen Golf & CC, Clemmons, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 11-13 – Forsyth County Junior, Maple Chase G&CC, Olde Homeplace GC, Reynolds Park GC. Forsyth County Residents. Todd Barr 336-734-1212. July 12-13 - TYGA High Point Junior, Blair Park & Oak Hollow GC, High Point, NC, Ages 8-18. July 15-16 - PKBGT 2GG APPAREL CHAMPIONSHIP (*) @ Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC, Girls, Ages 11-18. July 15-16 - NC Big I Girls State Tournament, Pine Needles, Southern Pines, NC, Girls, Ages 10-18.
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Aug. 1 - TYGA One Day Series, Wilmington Muni GC, Wilmington, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Aug. 1 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Aug. 2 - TYGA One Day Series, Coharie CC, Clinton, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Aug. 3 - TYGA One Day Series, CC of Johnston County, Smithfield, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Aug. 4-6 - PKBGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (*) @ Salem Glen G&CC, Advance, NC, Girls, Ages 11-18. Aug. 7 - CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior, Hope Valley CC, Durham, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Aug. 8-10 - CGA Dogwood State Girls' Junior, Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC girls only, ages 18 and under. Aug. 11 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane, NC, Girls, Ages 9-18. Aug. 12-13 - CGA Virginias-Carolinas Boys Team Matches, Boonesboro CC, Lynchburg, VA, invitation only. Aug. 14-17 - AJGA Junior All-Star at Irish Creek, Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-15. Aug. 15-16 - TYGA Tournament of Champions, River Ridge GC, Raleigh, NC, Invitation only. Aug. 26-27 - HJGT North Carolina Summer Classic, Bryan Park-Players, Greensboro, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18. Aug. 26-27 - PKBGT Southeast Finale @ Cobbs Glen CC, Spartanburg, SC, Girls, Ages 9-18. Aug. 26 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst, NC, Girls, Ages 9-18.
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July 15-16 - NC Big I Boys State Tournament, Mid Pines Inn, Southern Pines, NC, Boys, Ages 10-18. July 17-20 - AJGA Amino VITAL Junior Championship, Treyburn CC, Durham, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-19. July 18-19 - TYGA Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC, Kinston, NC, Boys/GirlsAges 8-18. July 18 - TYGA One Day Series, Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs), Hickory, NC, Boys/ Girls, Ages 8-18. July 18 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, NC, Girls, Ages 9-18. July 21 - CGA Father-Son Championship, Pinehurst area courses. July 21 - CGA Parent-Child, Pinehurst area courses. July 24 - TYGA One Day Series, Prestonwood CC (Highlands), Cary, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 24 - TYGA Triad One Day Event, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, NC, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. July 24 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Bryan Park Golf Club (Players), Greensboro, NC, Girls Ages 9-18. July 25-27 - CGA Carolinas Boys' Championship, Cabarrus CC, Concord, NC, Boys only, Ages 18 & under. July 29 - PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series @ Bermuda Run Country Club (West), Bermuda Run, NC, Girls, Ages 9-18. Aug. 1-3 - CGA Carolinas Girls' Championship, CC of South Carolina, Florence, girls only, ages 18 and under. Aug. 1-3 - CGA Dogwood State Boys' Junior, Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, NC, NC boys only, Ages 8-18.
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