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wo North Carolina golfing legends will be honored in the next few weeks. The late Peggy Kirk Bell will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019 in early June to help kick off the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, while Davis Love III will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in early May. Bell, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 95, took up the game as a teenager, making a name for herself as an amateur star. She went on to become a charter member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950 after winning the 1949 Titleholders Championship and participating on the winning 1950 Curtis Cup team. She received the PGA of America’s First Lady of Golf Award in 2007 and was an avid supporter of the game as a top 100 golf instructor at Pine Needles Resort, becoming the first woman selected into Golf Magazine’s World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Love was born in Charlotte and played college golf at the University of North Carolina, where he was a threetime All-American before moving on to a great professional career. Love’s 21 wins on the PGA Tour include the 1997 PGA Championship and he was in the top 10 of the official World Golf rankings for over 450 weeks. He captained the U.S. Ryder Cup teams twice and joined the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. Love is just the second golfer inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame since 2010. Donna Andrews was honored by the hall last year.

A nemesis no longer


massive oak tree guarding the left side of the tee box of the 13th hole on Tanglewood Park’s Championship Course was one of more than a dozen large trees lost on the layout during an Easter weekend storm. Few who play the course on a regular basis are shedding a tear, though. “That huge oak probably had close to 1 million ball marks in it since it has been here,” said Tanglewood Park director of golf Mike Wilcox. “I know the people who like to start the ball off to the left and bring it back to the right will be happy. It was kind of a goalpost shot off the tee. “Losing that tree will actually make that hole play better, but it was an iconic tree because it had been there so long and hit by so many people, with so many stories

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Jennifer Kupcho From shyness to stardom By BRAD KING

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ennifer Kupcho arrived in Winston-Salem four years ago a shy, introverted Wake Forest freshman far from her hometown of Denver, Colo. She departs in a few weeks with her name etched in women’s golf history. The world’s No. 1 amateur and the reigning NCAA champion, Kupcho carved out her place on golf’s most storied venue during the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in early April, a week before the Masters. Kupcho and her good friend, Arkansas senior Maria Fassi — the only two players in the field to have deferred their LPGA Tour qualification until after their senior seasons in college — dueled head-to-head on that Saturday’s final pairing. Their play and sportsmanship provided an unforgettable exclamation point to a groundbreaking week for women’s golf. Trailing by two shots midway through Augusta National’s famed “Amen Corner,” Kupcho struck the shot of the tournament. On the par-5 13th, her slinging draw from 211 yards over the creek finished 5 feet from the hole. Kupcho coolly drained the eagle putt to move to 7-under and into a tie with Fassi — the only eagle of the day on the course. “I would say that’s probably one of the best shots I’ve ever hit,” Kupcho said. “At that point, since I was two back, I knew I needed to make a big move. I was kind of scared because (the shot) was more right than I wanted, so I just hoped it got there and covered the water. It was really amazing.” Fassi retook the lead with a long birdie putt on No. 14, but Kupcho answered with a birdie on No. 15. On the par-3 16th, Kupcho hit her shot to 6 feet and made birdie, while Fassi three-putted for bogey to give Kupcho a two-shot cushion. Kupcho capped off the fireworks by burying a 30-foot birdie putt on the finishing hole for a fourstroke victory. Her 67 was the day’s low round. Only eight of the 30 players at Augusta National shot under par. In addition to Kupcho and Fassi, four other players finished the three-day event under par. “Coming out with Maria in the final group with me, I think both of us kind of just wanted to send the message that golf is about having friends, and that we were cheering each other on. That’s kind of how golf is supposed to be,” Kupcho said. “So, to make it look that way for everyone watching, I hope it encourages people to pick up a club and go play.” At 10-under par, Kupcho became Augusta National’s first female champion. Her six-hole, 5-under finishing stretch hearkened back to none less than fellow Wake Forest legend, Arnold Palmer and the game’s greatest champion, Jack Nicklaus. “To be compared to them is absolutely unreal,” Kupcho said. “That’s one of the things I admire and respect most about her; she’s not afraid of going for it,” Fassi said. “She’s not afraid to be great, and that’s what makes her great. I’m extremely happy that she got that win. Of course, I would have liked that to be me, but I’m extremely happy that it was her. She deserves it so much.”

Kupcho believed the two players who deferred turning professional set the proper tone for an event designed to inspire young women to play golf. “Walking up the 18th hole, the crowds were 25-30 people deep,” she said. “Just to get that kind of support for women’s golf is something I’ve never been a part of. I think that’s a huge start to our future — just an unbelievable feeling. It’s a great, exciting time for women’s golf.” On the 18th green, Fassi wrapped Kupcho in a lengthy embrace and whispered how proud she was of her performance. “I said, ‘You need to get used to this because we’re going to be doing it a lot in the future on the LPGA Tour,’” Fassi said. “I think that is what women’s golf should look like every Sunday on the last group. It’s the players’ responsibility for it to be like that.” The tournament has been called the most important event in the history of women’s golf. “It was a Masters like Sunday, even though it was on Saturday, but it certainly had that feel,” said Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley. “It was an exciting celebration, exciting golf, elite athletes showing what they can do. “I was very proud to hear so many members who came up to me and said how proud they are, to say that they have never been prouder to be a member of Augusta National.” For Kupcho, a media frenzy began almost as soon as her final putt found the bottom of the cup. First, she was asked to return to Augusta National the following day to hand out trophies to the female champions at the Drive, Chip & Putt finals, along with defending Masters winner Patrick Reed and two-time champion Bubba Watson. “They’re all normal people just like I am,” Kupcho said. “It’s pretty cool to see famous people like that cheering us on in the women’s game.” From Augusta, Kupcho and Fassi headed to New York City to film Monday appearances on The Today Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Kupcho admitted the bright lights of national TV caused her some anxiety. But she welcomed the opportunity to wave the flag for women’s golf.

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“I’m way more comfortable with a golf club in my hand, for sure,” she said. “It’s an honor to be able to be on those kind of shows, just to represent everyone in women’s golf, Wake Forest, as well as Colorado. It’s an honor to be able to show the type of people we are and the type of person I try to represent.” The following morning, Kupcho was back on the Wake Forest campus taking a music class, where her professor surprised her with celebratory donuts. She received hundreds of congratulatory messages on her phone and through social media. “You’ve got to get back to reality at some point,” Kupcho said with a laugh. As a junior, Kupcho capped the best season in Wake Forest history with her victory at the NCAA Championship. She became the first player to win an individual title the year after a runner-up finish since Arizona’s Susan Slaughter in 1989-’90, and also became the third player in school history named a multipletime first-team All-American. Kupcho said she has never regretted returning for her senior year at Wake Forest. “My freshman year, I liked to keep to myself,” she said. “I think being at Wake and making so many friends, people have really been able to see who I am. This was clearly my best choice for all the things I wanted: facility on campus, small school, great weather, and great program. It’s unreal. “With all the media and all the attention I’ve gotten, it has really helped to make me more outspoken and really be myself as quickly as I can when I meet people.” Now, given her world ranking, NCAA success and historic victory at Augusta National, Kupcho departs Wake Forest as the next great American hope on an Asian-dominated LPGA Tour. “I don’t look at that as pressure,” she said. “That has always been my goal. It’s hard for the American golfers on the LPGA Tour. I’ve always wanted to be that person.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2019


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Rediscovering the Maverick The unique style of Mike Strantz

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olf course architect Mike Strantz left behind a tragically short legacy. Originally a golf course superintendent, Strantz’s decade-long tutelage shaping courses for legendary architect Tom Fazio led to a solo career that consisted of just seven widely heralded original designs prior to Strantz’s untimely death from cancer at the age of 50. Most of his creations are located within driving distance of the architect’s longtime home in Charleston, S.C. He designed two layouts in South Carolina and a pair in Virginia — his solo debut was Caledonia (1994) followed by neighboring True Blue (1998) south of Myrtle Beach in Litchfield, SC, along with Royal New Kent (1996) and Stonehouse (1996) near Williamsburg — before putting his stamp on North Carolina. In 1998, Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford opened to wide acclaim, followed two years later by Tot Hill Farm 10


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Golf Club in Asheboro. Tobacco Road celebrated its 20th anniversary last year while Tot Hill Farm will do the same in 2020. When Tobacco Road was little more than a walking path through an expended sand quarry, Strantz said he, “knew immediately it could be something not only spectacular, but also unique.” He was right. Under Strantz’s revolutionary eye, Tobacco Road was constructed on land tended by the weatherworn hands of tobacco farmers, later shaped and moved through mining and sand excavation before finally being crafted and molded by an artist’s imagination. “It’s the best project I've worked on,” Strantz said. After completing Tobacco Road, Strantz created Tot Hill Farm, a mesmerizing gem set against the base of the Uwharrie Mountains. Winding

through a maze of magnificent rock formations and creeks, “The Hill” provides its players with a vast array of heart-pounding shots and breathtaking views, and has been rated one of the “Toughest Courses in America” by Golf Digest. A rugged, commanding figure standing 6-foot-2, with shoulder-length hair and a bushy handlebar mustache, Strantz relished his reputation as a maverick in the architecture industry. Yet in reality, the visionary golf course designer was more of a Renaissance man: a gifted artist and golf purist, gourmet cook, music collector, college hockey player, lover of cats, dogs and horses — and most of all, a devoted family man. At home and on site, he was often on horseback. He named his firm Maverick Golf Course Design partly for his love of animals, but also because he

relished doing things his own way. Strantz was renowned for creating hand-drawn sketches that served as the blueprints for his dramatic golfing landscapes. Fellow architects and critics referred to his courses using terms such as “sensory overload.” Yet, Strantz’s course-building technique was more of a throwback to the low-tech days of his idol, Alister MacKenzie, who designed renowned gems Cypress Point and Augusta National. In 1988, Strantz was named architect of the year by Golf World, which later also called him the “most indemand course designer in the U.S.” In 2000, the praise reached a crescendo when Golfweek named Strantz among the magazine’s “Top 10 Greatest Golf Architects of All Time.” Virginia-based Royal New Kent and Stonehouse were named Golf Digest’s “Best New Course” in back-toback years — the first time an architect had ever received such an honor in consecutive years. Continued on page 11

Mike Stranz from page 10

In 2002, Strantz unveiled his last East Coast design, Bulls Bay near Charleston, and that same year he performed a redo of the private Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif. His final job came in 2003, when Strantz renovated the private Shore Course at California’s Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Now, after closing briefly, one of his most well-known designs has received a total makeover. Located midway between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., along the gateway to Coastal Virginia and the Outer Banks, Royal New Kent was widely hailed as a masterpiece when it originally debuted. Consistently rated as one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s finest layouts, Royal New Kent is a Virginia original sprinkled with Irish seasoning. Strantz paid tribute to the fabled seaside links of the Emerald Isle, with an emphasis on the character and feel of two of the architect’s favorites — Ireland’s Royal County Down and Ballybunion. But during the past decade, Royal New Kent began to lose its luster. In mid-2018, Wingfield Golf Management purchased Royal New Kent for an undisclosed sum. The Greenville, S.C.-based firm immediately began performing a total overhaul on the entire golf complex, including an improved clubhouse, rebuilt greens, bunkers and an updated irrigation system for better course drainage. “At Royal New Kent Golf Club we

Royal New Kent are celebrating the dawn of a new day,” said new general manager and director of golf Chip Sullivan — a popular PGA professional and one of the country’s most accomplished players. To thoughtfully return Royal New Kent to the club’s original grandeur, Wingfield Golf partnered with local resident and golf enthusiast Willie Downs.

Many of the course’s most devoted fans provided original photographs that assisted in the renovation. Strantz’s vision was captured in hand-drawn sketches that served as blueprints for his dramatic golfing landscape. Wingfield even brought back two of Strantz’s shapers who constructed the course to help oversee the restoration.

Tot Hill Farm Photo credit Impact Golf Marketing

“All that information allowed us to get us back to Mike Strantz’s vision and what he designed,” Sullivan said. “Royal New Kent’s ‘wow factor’ is off the charts again.” During the restoration, Royal New Kent’s green complexes were converted from bentgrass to the more heat-tolerant Champion Bermudagrass. Wingfield Golf trucked in 2,300 tons of new sand to reconstruct the Royal New Kent bunkers, making the golf course more playable and easier to maintain. The upgrades to the irrigation system include a new pump station, and all 120 inlets were rebuilt for better drainage. Meanwhile, substantial clubhouse upgrades were also performed. “Mike Strantz was a tremendously talented and gifted architect whose career was, unfortunately, cut short,” said Wingfield Golf CEO Barton Tuck. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to take one of his best back to what he originally designed and get it back in tip-top shape.” Strantz lost his courageous, threeyear battle with cancer in June 2005. His wife Heidi, and daughters, Andrea and Dana, survived him. “We are pleased and honored to play a part in preserving Mike Strantz’s legacy for golfers to enjoy for many years to come,” Sullivan said. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2019






Learning the game one step at a time



att Reagan jokes that it’s only taken him and his business partner, Ryan Dailey, the better part of 10 years to develop a new concept in changing how young people learn to play golf. “We’re an overnight success,” Reagan said, laughing as he spoke. Reagan and Daily, both PGA professionals, are the developers of Operation 36, a coaching program now used at 445 locations across the world. That number includes three in Greensboro, another three in Winston-Salem and a total of 31 in North Carolina. It’s a program that’s relatively simple, but making a big difference in the way beginners are learning the game of golf. Operation 36 is basically a challenge course where golfers begin 25 yards from the hole on the green and each time they score 36 on nine holes they move back closer to the tee. The program, Reagan said, grew out of the iGrow Golf Academy that he and

Precision Golf Instructor Peter Campbell utilizes Operation 36 which is now used at 445 locations. Dailey started in 2010 at Keith Hills Golf Club south of Raleigh. They were working, Reagan said, to change junior golf education.

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“What we came up with,” he said, “was a way to get better faster and feel better about it.” Golf, Reagan noted, can be a frustrating game for even the best players, and especially challenging for those just starting out. It’s easy, he said, to give up. But allowing players to start closer to the hole and move back as they improve is an idea supported by many professional golfers, and an idea proven to keep young golfers more interested in the game. Along the way, Operation 36 provides curriculum, support and challenges. The program has six levels and to move from one to the next, players must shoot par or better. After shooting par or better from 25 yards to the hole, they move back 50 yards for the second level.

Each time a golfer plays par golf for nine holes, they move back an additional 50 yards. The eventual goal is to have the golfer play from a course’s regular tees. “We’re trying to do a better job of helping people develop a quality coaching program,” Reagan said. Mobile and web apps help players track their progress and make the game more fun to play. For instance, GPS technology tells a golfer where to drop his ball once he’s stepped back an additional 50 yards. A player’s scores are transmitted to his or her coach via a mobile app. If it all sounds like modern-day, 21st century golf, well, it is. Rest assured, this ain’t how your grandfather learned the game.

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Reagan and Dailey now sell Operation 36 technology to golf clubs. The facilities are provided full access to the program, which includes the curriculum with lesson plans, marketing materials and free access to the apps. The golf pros at each individual course then use the technology to run their own Operation 36 program. But once a club has purchased the software, it’s not left on its own to run the program. Reagan said of the five Operation 36 team-members, two are committed to advising facilities that have purchased the program. “We’re trying to be the best connection for young golfers to get into the game,” Reagan said. With the success of Operation 36, Reagan has assumed the role of the program’s CEO. Dailey is now CEO of iGrow Golf. But Reagan said the two have equal roles in both aspects of the company. The Operation 36 program was only introduced April 1 at Robert Linville’s Precision Golf School at Bryan Park in Greensboro. Already it’s proving a success. “You can measure the child to see how they’re doing,” said Peter Campbell, junior development instructor for Precision Golf School. “You can see what skills they’ve passed. It provides a clear path for improvement.” He and Chris Haarlow, Precision Golf School’s director of instruction, said the facility’s junior program has been in existence 21 years. During that time, their students have won more than 60 state championships and been awarded millions of dollars in golf scholarships to colleges and universities. But Haarlow said the reaction to Operation 36 has been little short of phenomenal. “It has been fantastic, just unbelievable,” he said. “Kids who didn’t want to practice have come out now. It has made all the difference in the world. And it provides a distinct map for parents to chart the progress of their children.” Haarlow said the summer youth golf camps at Precision Golf School will be modeled on the Operation 36 program. Reagan said he’s not surprised his Operation 36 has been so well-received at Precision Golf School. “They were doing such a good job there with their junior golf program, we knew this would just help make them that much better,” he said.

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Centennial Celebration

Golf turning 100 years old in Salisbury By DAVID DROSCHAK

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ounded in 1753, Salisbury is noted for its preservation, with 10 National Register Historic Districts dotting the Rowan County landscape. And then there is one special iconic golf course, which if stories are accurate was started here in 1919 with six tomato cans as cups along the old racetrack and fairgrounds. Soon, legendary architect Donald Ross found his way here and The Country Club of Salisbury was born, a private club which is beginning its centennial celebration this summer with a major membership drive. It’s quite the understatement to say the Ross layout is a sense of pride to a community 45 minutes northeast of Charlotte where Cheerwine was born and Food Lion calls home. “What makes our club special is it’s multigenerational,” said head golf pro Chad Campbell. “And it’s not just 10 members. We have 100 members who are multi-generational. That’s the neat side of us approaching 100 years because it means so much to the members.” “When you look back at the members who play here now that are my age in their 70s, their dads and granddads were involved here and now their children, so this is a legacy club and the legacy they pass down is the great Donald Ross course,” added longtime member Dave Roueche. “Sure, there are cultural amenities in Salisbury, but the course is something that has been discussed, talked about and played within family dinners, lunches, so many different ways. The enjoyment is you can come out here and you can remember playing with your dad or your dad can tell you when he played with his dad.” Campbell came to Salisbury in 2015, lured by the Ross

mystique in which he soaked up while spending more than 20 years at Pinehurst Resort in a number of capacities, including director of club operations and director of golf. “You can’t spend that much time at Pinehurst playing those golf courses without appreciating all the subtle things that a Donald Ross golf course brings,” Campbell said. “It doesn’t slap you in the mouth and say ‘I’m a great golf course.’ But there are just so few level lies. You have to do a shot evaluation every time. Where do I need this ball to be off the tee? Where is this tee box pointing me? You have to pay attention on a Donald Ross course. You have to pay attention at Salisbury Country Club.” Salisbury has added 250 or so yards to the par 71 layout over the last decade, but the course still measures less than 6,800 yards from the tips. It however offers plenty of challenges as golfers weave their way around Grants Creek, up-and-down significant topography and around some magnificent towering trees. The course’s par-3s are also some of the best in the area. “I can go out there and if I hit the ball well I can shoot 66, but if I don’t hit the ball very well I can shoot 80 real quick,” Campbell said. “You don’t have to hit it a whole lot different, either. Not all golf courses are going to be 7,500 yards and host U.S. Opens. The cool thing about here is if you do play well you are rewarded. And you can play OK and run up a pretty good bar tab or get on the bogey train and you may not get off until you are in Charleston.” With some of his best work scattered across the state of North Carolina, the debate rages among golf experts as to which Ross courses are the best. Of course, Pinehurst No. 2 and Pine Needles get much of the attention, but Salisbury’s strategy gives Ross enthusiasts a treat that’s hard to match.

“We have to be one of the top Donald Ross golf courses in the country period, only because of its sustainability,” Roueche said. “The footprint has changed very minimal. If you were to resurrect Donald Ross and bring him back and ask him about his vision he would say the layout of the course was his vision.” A common thread of a Ross design is tricky greens. Salisbury has them in spades. “Coming here I knew a lot about Donald Ross greens, but it still took me a good two years where I really felt like I knew the greens a little bit,” Campbell said. “And the wind blows different directions here, too. We don’t have a predominate one-direction wind, and I think that has a lot to do with our proximity to Grants Creek, High Rock Lake and Lake Norman and how the weather patterns come through here. We don’t get just one type of weather, which makes it even more interesting when you go out there and play.” The Country Club of Salisbury also has been a hotbed for developing golfing talent over the years, including professionals Tripp Isenhour, Elliot Gealy and Will Collins. “The golf course certainly holds its own and is known for grooming great talents,” Campbell said. “Our handicap ledger is amazing; we probably have less than five golfers with handicaps over 20 in the entire club.” Having managed 375,000 rounds of golf a year at Pinehurst and played all over the world, Campbell is often asked to name is favorite golf courses. “I’ve got different answers depending on what we’re talking about,” he said. “Are we talking about the onetime play, my bucket list, or are we talking about a golf course I have to play every day for the rest of my life? Salisbury Country Club is one of those golf courses you could play every day for the rest of your life because you’re not going to get bored. That is where you evaluate if a golf course stands up to the test of time. You are not going to get tired of this golf course. “Being a small community we only have a certain pool of people to pull from,” added Campbell. “But as Charlotte grows we’re in a great position because we have the No. 1 and No. 2 best assets – we have good employees and we have a great golf course. That’s at the heart of everything that happens here.”



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here are 72 teams heading to the NCAA women’s golf regionals May 6-8 and 10 of them are from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Top-ranked Duke along with ACC champ and third-ranked Wake Forest are among the NCAA favorites. They’ll be joined by eight of the other 12 conference members that field women’s golf teams. Florida State, which finished second in the ACC, figures to be another strong contender. There are four 18-team regionals in the country. The top six finishers from



each regional, along with three individuals not on qualifying teams, will then gather May 17-22 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., for the NCAA Championship Tournament. Duke is the top seed in the Auburn Regional and will be joined by ACC members Florida State, Virginia and Clemson. Wake Forest is the second seed in the Norman, Okla., Regional and will see familiar foes in Virginia Tech and N.C. State. At the East Lansing, Mich., Regional, the ACC will be represented by North Carolina and Louisville while Miami is the only league team in the Regional field at Cle Elum, Wash. In all, there will be 384 players in

regional competition with 132 advancing to the NCAA finals. Of the 72 teams, 27 earned automatic bids by winning conference championships. Big South Conference champion Campbell is the sixth seed at East Lansing and Colonial Athletic Association winner UNC Wilmington is listed 16th at Norman. Both of those schools have some Triad ties. Emily Hawkins, a freshman from Lexington, is the No. 1 player at Campbell. The Big South Player and Rookie of the Year has averaged 71.7 in 28 rounds. She has finished no worse than sixth in her last four tournaments. Two of UNCW’s starting five

are from the Triad. Rachel Mast, a sophomore from Lexington, has averaged 76.9 in 21 rounds while Madison Isaacson, a freshman from Greensboro, averaged 79.7 in 20 rounds. East Carolina, which placed fourth in the American Athletic Conference, claimed an at-large invitation and is seeded 14th at Auburn. Carley Cox, a senior from China Grove, has a 74.6 average and has played in all 30 of ECU’s rounds this season. Grace Yatawara, a junior from Salisbury, has played in 19 rounds for the Pirates and has averaged 76.3. She was in the ECU lineup for the conference tournament.



Poor first round sinks Wake Forest ACC title hopes High Point native Walsh finishes fifth for Virginia after winning individual crown last year



ake Forest came into this year’s ACC men’s golf championship ranked third in the country and on a roll. However, the Demon Deacons left Old North State Club without any hardware yet again. After winning five of six tournaments dating to last fall, the Demon Deacons shot a 2-over first round and were dead last in the field before rallying to finish third behind champion Georgia Tech and Virginia, which edged Wake Forest by three shots for second. “One bad round in this league is trouble since we’ve got eight teams in

the top 30 in the country,” said Wake Forest coach Jerry Haas. Georgia Tech tied Wake Forest with its 18th team title, rolling to a 30-under par total through a 36-hole first day before finishing a remarkable 37-under. The Yellow Jackets were on cruise control over the final round, with the Cavaliers pulling no closer than 10 shots during a day in which winds gusted to more than 25 mph off Badin Lake. Poor weather forecasts for that Saturday forced the long day of golf Thursday in which the Yellow Jackets could do no wrong. “It was a little unnerving because our lead was so big,” Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler said of the final round mindset of his team. “If you’ve

ever been in a situation where all you can do is screw up, it’s kind of tough. But once we got to the back nine our older guys got some birdies and we finished the way we wanted to.” The Yellow Jackets have won 10 of the last 14 ACC titles, including 12 at Old North State Club since 1999. “Some people came to see (athletic director) Homer Rice in 1982 and we were 18 (championships) behind Wake Forest and now we’ve caught up,” Heppler said. “Some guys at the school wanted to have a great golf team and they’ve supported us financially and given us everything we’ve needed.” For Wake Forest, it was another frustrating ACC championship, having last won a team title in 1989. This

time around, the Demon Deacons had to go without injured star Eric Bae, who missed the event with a strained oblique muscle. “It’s a bummer not to win but I don’t think it takes away anything we’ve accomplished this spring because we’ve played some great golf and won a bunch of times,” said senior Cameron Young, who tied for 24th. “I don’t expect anything different at regionals.” Bae, who leads the team with a scoring average of 69.97, is expected back for the NCAAs in mid May. “In my 22 years we’ve had our best season ever,” Haas said. “We have eight guys who average between 69 and 71.50, so I’ve got a very deep, hardworking team, some very impressive young guys and some older guys who have stepped up. “We still have about nine meaning Continued on page 25

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Inside the Wyndham Championship with Mark Brazil

he Wyndham Championship, which celebrates its 80th anniversary July 30-Aug. 4 at Sedgefield Country Club, begins a new chapter in its rich history this summer with the debut of the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. Tournament Director Mark Brazil explains this exciting new program in the Q&A below: The Wyndham Championship will be a whole new ballgame this year with the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. How does it work? For the first time ever, the PGA TOUR has created a $10 million bonus pool for the top 10 players in the FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship, called the Wyndham Rewards Top 10. First place wins a $2 million bonus, second makes $1.5 million, third makes $1 million and on down to $500,000 for the player who finishes the regular season 10th in points. We now have a major incentive for golfers to think a lot about the end of the year, making the Wyndham Championship that much more relevant. I

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ACC Men from page 24 ful rounds left to make this a really great season,” Haas added. “I told people a couple of years ago the next 3-5 years should be pretty good and so far I’ve been right. Knock on wood that the kids keep developing and keep pushing each other. They do a great job of playing against each other and competing against each other. It’s hard to get a spot in the lineup. If you get in the lineup you better play well or you won’t get in it again.” John Pak, a Florida State sophomore, captured the individual title, winning for the fourth time this season. Pak shot a pair of 67s and a final-round 69 to edge Georgia Tech’s Andy Ogletree by one shot. Ogletree was the only golfer to finish in the top 15 to shoot over par in the final round, carding a 73. “Andy hadn’t led in a long time and John is a phenomenal player and has won a bunch, so I think one guy was hoping to try to figure out how to win and John knew how to win,” Heppler said.

truly believe it’ll be good the first year, better the second and even better the third. I believe it will take a little time to develop. I’ve talked to a lot of players who are really excited about it and believe it will be a big deal for our tournament. We worked hard to be in this position, and really appreciate Wyndham Rewards and the PGA TOUR for making the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 happen. What have some of the players said? I spoke to five or six at Augusta and one top 10 player who I’ve known forever went on-and-on about what a big deal this will be. The players are excited that there’s a regular season bonus. If somebody plays really well all season, they’ll be rewarded for that now, and that’s why the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 was created. Phil Mickelson and Justin Thomas had great things to say right after it was announced. Paul Casey, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker are all very bullish about this program helping our tournament in a

big way. As I visit tournaments between the Wells Fargo Championship and the Wyndham, I’ll be hearing more about it, and the public will be hearing more about it especially as we get closer to the Wyndham. Why do you think it may take a couple of years for it to reach its potential? When the FedExCup was introduced in 2007, it took a couple years for the players to understand. We, as a tournament, benefitted from it, but we benefitted more as the years went by and players understood and realized they needed to play here. That’s still the case because now, there are only three playoff events after the Wyndham Championship instead of four so that puts a bigger premium on being highly ranked coming out of the Wyndham Championship to do well in the playoffs. The FedExCup champion now earns $15 million instead of $10 million - it’s a race to get into the top 30 to make the TOUR Championship and have a shot at the grand prize.

Pak three-putted the 15th hole, but helped seal his victory with a 12-foot birdie putt on the next hole. “One of the things John has a tendency to do is to ask about other players and what everybody else is doing on the course, so his goal in the final round was just go play the golf course,” said FSU coach Trey Jones. “He hit 14 fairways and 18 greens so he couldn’t have played a better round than he did and kept pressure on the golf course. “John has earned it; he works so hard every day and is disciplined in what he does,” Jones added. “He beat a lot of really good players this week. I don’t know how he’s not one of the Walker Cup guys right now, he’s one of the best amateurs in the United States, he’s ranked in the top 10 in both collegiate polls and he’s won four times. His last 10 rounds are in the 60s on great

courses and against great competition. The great thing is he just keeps getting better.”

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How do you see it affecting the field, hypothetically? We looked back at the last three or four tournaments to determine how it would have worked out if this had been in place. For example, if a player ranked between 25th and 30th wins the Wyndham and its 500 FedExCup points, he could move into the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 and earned an extra $500,000 or $600,000 on top of the $1.16 million he would have earned for winning the Wyndham Championship. If a player is around 12-15th in points, he could have jumped into the top five or six and made an addition $800,000 to $900,000. What could get really interesting is if No. 1 is 200 points ahead of No. 2 and 300 points ahead of No. 3. Does No. 1 play to protect his lead? Does No. 2 play to try to jump to first and take an additional $500,000, and does No. 3 play to try to jump to first and earn an extra million? There are all kinds of scenarios that could happen so we’ll have to see how it develops. The 80th anniversary Wyndham Championship is July 30 – Aug. 4. Corporate hospitality options remain available; please visit: For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Last year’s individual champion Thomas Walsh of Virginia, a Triad-area prep product, finished fifth after a finalround 68. “I didn’t have it this week; I just pieced it together,” Walsh said. “Nineunder is not terrible but it’s not what I came here to get done.” Walsh said it’s hard to believe his college career is coming to a close. “People say that it goes crazy fast and you don’t believe them, but it has gone crazy fast,” he said. “It was everything I could have asked for. I would do it all over again. I’ve enjoyed every minute at UVa.” After the NCAAs, Walsh plans to play professional golf on the Canadian Tour. “I don’t think you can ever get your short game too good,” he said. “I putt better than the PGA Tour average, but I don’t think your chipping and wedges are ever good enough, so I just have to put in the hours. As long as I stay optimistic I should be fine.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • MAY 2019


UNCG repeats in Southern Conference




NC-Greensboro’s final-round 276 in the Southern Conference Championships not only put a lock on the tournament title for the second straight year, it gave the Spartans some momentum as they look ahead to the postseason. After posting 283-294 the first two days at Pinehurst No. 9, UNCG was nursing just a four-shot lead over East Tennessee State with an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals on the line with 18 holes to go. But Nick Lyerly and Zack Swanson fired 67s and Grant Powell came through with a 70 to help the Spartans pull away to a comfortable 12-shot margin. The 276 was the lowest in the tournament since 2001. Lyerly, a sophomore from Salisbury, was denied his second straight individual conference title when East Tennessee’s Shiso Go, a sophomore from Japan, outlasted him in a playoff. Lyerly birdied the 16th and 18th holes – his sixth and seventh birdies of the day – to catch Go at 11-under. Both players birdied the first playoff hole but Go took advantage of a rare mistake by Lyerly to prevail on the second extra hole. Lyerly had opened with pair of 69s, but other than a first-round 68 by Swanson, the Spartans didn’t have an under-par score until the final round. Powell found his stroke just in time. After struggling to 79-78 and taking bogyes on his first two holes of round three, the junior from Colfax put together a stretch of five birdies in seven holes. Swanson, a sophomore, ended third in the tournament, senior Bryce Hendrix tied for sixth and junior Jonathan Brightwell tied for 10th. This year’s six regionals take place May 13-15. UNC-Wilmington also earned an automatic bid to the regionals by winning the Colonial Athletic Association championship at Pinehurst No. 8. Former Rockingham County High School standout Tripp Summerlin, in his first semester at UNCW after transferring from Appalachian State, provided a 72 in the second round to help the Seahawks rally. UNCW trailed both College of Charleston and James Madison and was tied with Elon after the first round, but cut the deficit in round two and closed with a tournament-best 281 for a six-shot cushion. 26


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Madison Isaacson Nicholas Lyerly UNC Wilmington UNCG Field Scores Tournament (Date)

Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Hunter Shelton, Dry Fork, Va. Thomas Walsh, High Point Thomas Walsh, High Point Hardin Councill, High Point Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Michael Allen, Greensboro Brandon Einstein, Clemmons Andrew Moon, Danville, Va. Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Brantley Phillips, Greensboro Basil Boyd, Martinsville Joseph Gesell, Greensboro Tanner Bibey, Walnut Cove Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield Brandon Einstein, Clemmons Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury Basil Boyd, Martinsville Thomas Walsh, High Point Andrew Moon, Danville, Va. Addison Manring, Stoneville Joseph Gesell, Greensboro Scott Campbell, Kernersville Scott Campbell, Kernersville Bryce Varner, Bassett, Va. Grant Powell, Colfax Avery Papalia, Kernersville Tyler Mulkey, Salisbury Charlie Tate, Greensboro

UNCG Ferrum Virginia Virginia Georgetown Catawba Averett High Point Fayetteville State UVA Wise Catawba UNCG UNC Wilmington Methodist Sewanee Shenandoah Catawba UNC Wilmington High Point UNCG Sewanee Virginia Fayetteville State Guilford Shenandoah Greensboro College Greensboro College UVA Wise UNC Greensboro St. Francis Catawba Presbyterian

2nd 5th 5th T-7 7th T-8 T-9 T-11 T-11 T-11 T-16 T-17 T-16 T-18 T-20 T-20 T-21 T-21 T-22 T-22 T-22 T-22 T-23 T-24 T-27 T-29 T-30 30th T-34 T-40 T-41 T-50

40 68 60 81 75 55 65 50 40 31 110 84 81 85 82 65 103 45 96 96 85 75 68 82 68 82 82 61 96 93 110 118

69-69-67 69-79-65 69-70-69 73-68-65 69-71-68 69-76-72 77-80 76-74-69 79-78 76-75 70-78-68 75-71-72 70-70-70 74-76 75-74-74 81-81 76-72 78-72-74 72-73-68 71-71-71 73-72-73 71-73-71 73-80-76 74-76-74 74-85-71 77-75 76-77-72 75-79 72-72-71 78-76 71-78-73 74-72-76

Southern Conference Championship (April 21-23) Camp Lejeune Scarlet Consolation (April 5-7) ACC Championship (April 18-20) Clemson Invitational (April 5-7) Princeton Invitational (April 6-7) SAC Championship (April 14-16) Glenn Heath Memorial (April 15-16) Big South Conference Championship (April 17-19) CIAA Championship (April 18-19) Pioneer Classic (March 23-24) Bearcat Golf Classic (March 25-26) Tar Heel Intercollegiate (March 23-24) Clemson Invitational (April 5-7) Navy Spring Invitational (April 19-20) Discover Dekalb Emery Invitational (April 20-21) Glenn Heath Memorial (April 15-16) Tennessee River Rumble (April 1-2) CAA Conference Championship (April 19-21) Irish Creek Intercollegiate (April 6-7) Irish Creek Intercollegiate (April 6-7) Rhodes College Spring Classic (April 15-16) Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 24-26) Camp Lejeune Scarlet Consolation (April 5-7) Discover Dekalb Emery Invitational (April 20-21) Camp Lejeune Scarlet Consolation (April 5-7) Wynlakes Intercollegiate (April 1-2) Discover Dekalb Emery Invitational (April 20-21) MEC Spring Classic (April 7-8) Irish Creek Intercollegiate (April 6-7) Towson Spring Invitational (April 6-7) Bearcat Golf Classic (March 25-26) Furman Intercollegiate (March 22-24)






Tournament (Date)

Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis Emily Hawkins, Lexington Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Joliana Elias, Jamestown Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis Emily Hawkins, Lexington Hailey Barajas, Winston-Salem Madison Isaacson, Greensboro Rachel Mast, Lexington Alexandria Bare, Kannapolis Lexi Kershaw, Winston-Salem Olivia Templeton, Greensboro Olivia John, Summerfeld Carley Cox, China Grove Sarah Coltrane, Asheboro Joliana Elias, Jamestown Joliana Elias, Jamestown Carley Cox, China Grove Hailey Barajas, Winston-Salem Grace Yatawara, Salisbury

UNC Pembroke Campbell Catawba Appalachian UNC Pembroke Campbell Catawba UNC Wilmington UNC Wilmington UNC Pembroke UNCG Pfeiffer High Point East Carolina Catawba Appalachian Appalachian East Carolina Catawba East Carolina

T-2 T-3 3rd T-5 5th T-6 T-10 12th 14th T-14 T-15 T-16 19th T-21 T-25 T-28 31st T-37 T-36 T-40

76 53 34 52 30 60 34 40 40 31 45 40 53 49 76 61 89 96 76 96

72-72-76 77-65-76 73-74 79-74 77-77-77 69-76-79 82-79 78-78-78 82-78-76 80-79 77-74-79 83-86 77-77-77 75-77-72 76-76-81 84-76 85-73-76 74-77-74 75-78-85 78-72-76

Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic (March 25-26) Big South Conference Championship (April 12-14) Agnes McAmis Memorial (April 1-2) Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate (April 7-8) Peach Belt Conference Championship (April 19-21) LSU Tiger Golf Classic (March 29-31) Agnes McAmis Memorial (April 1-2) CAA Championship (April 12-14) CAA Championship (April 12-14) Bash at the Beach (April 6-7) Southern Conference Championship (April 14-16) Piedmont College Spring Invitational (April 1-2) Big South Conference Championship (April 12-14) The American Championship (April 14-16) Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic (March 25-26) French Broad Collegiate Invitational (March 25-26) John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate (March 31-April 2) Bryan National Collegiate (March 29-31) Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic (March 25-26) Bryan National Collegiate (March 29-31)

Andrew Moon Fayetteville State

Brantley Phillips Methodist

Olivia John High Point

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t was a twice-as-nice day for Al Stewart of Greensboro when he teed it up at Forest Oaks Golf Club on March 23. His old college roommate Reid Gaines drove up from Clinton to join Stewart for a full day of golf that turned out to be quite eventful. “We teed off around 9 in the morning and our goal was to play two rounds if we could, depending on how well the flow of the golf was,” Gaines said. It was near the end of round one when Stewart selected a 6-iron for the 175-yard 17th hole. “It landed 3 or 4 feet in front of the cup – that’s where the ball mark was because I couldn’t see in go in. But it found the bottom of the cup,” Stewart said. It was Stewart’s fourth career hole-inone. He had made his first ace at Indian Valley in the late 80s, added one while on vacation at Pearl West in Calabash and then claimed his third at Primland Resort eight years ago. The wait for ace No. 5 didn’t take quite as long. “We proceeded to start our next 18 and

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No. 3 was playing about 177 yards and I hit the 6-iron again,” Stewart said. “About the same thing – it hit about 4 feet in front of the pin and released right at it and disappeared. So within five holes there, a pair of 6-irons went down from a very similar yardage.” Stewart, a 5-handicapper, posted 79-78 on the day. “It (the two aces) didn’t have quite the impact I would have liked but they did help me break 80 twice I guess.” He said he wasn’t thinking a third ace when he came around to No. 17 again. “It probably didn’t cross my mind that way,” he said. “I took the same club and slightly tugged it pin high about 20 feet.” Two putts later he had a boring par, relatively speaking at least. Stewart didn’t hit all the great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our April issue. Details of the others follow.

Double Eagles Darryl Saunders of Danville, April 16, Wolf Creek GC. No. 6, 390 yards. Playing partners: Glen Watson, Cookie Meyers. His first double eagle. Howard Thompson of Ringgold, Va., April 4, Ringgold GC. No. 8, 475 yards, driver and driver again from 200 yards. Playing partner: Martin Owen. His first double eagle.

Par-3 Aces Ryan Pearce of Randleman, April 24, Winding Creek GC. No. 16, 161 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Jeff Gillam, Casey Pearce. His first ace. Durrell Freeman of McLeansville, April 23, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 152 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Larry Ford. His second ace. Michael Cook of Marion, April 23, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 167 yards, 3-wood. Playing partner: Thomas White. His first ace. Bennett Brown of Gibsonville, April 23, Lexington GC. No. 3, 144 yards, 8-iron. Playing partner: Johnny Franklin. His sixth ace. Perry Fox of Eden, April 22, Crooked Tree GC No. 7, 157 yards, 5-wood. Playing partners: Lloyd Stanton, Charles Alvis. His first ace. Harrison Hamlet of Martinsville, April 20, Chatmoss CC. No. 15, 125 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Jack Johnston, Dean Johnston, Danny Dallas. His first ace.

Gary Barnette of Lexington, April 17, Winding Creek GC. No. 8, 138 yards, A-wedge. Playing partners: Jerry Davey, Gene Edwards. His seventh ace. Cliff Meadows of Winston-Salem, April 10, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 7, 102 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Wayne Bullard, Tom Russell. Rich Pettorini of Advance, Aril 9, Oak Valley GC. No. 16, 140 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jim Powers, Buz Moser, Tom Odom, Greg Dunn. Joey Paschal of Reidsville, April 9, Monroeton GC. No. 5, 135 yards. His first ace. Eddie Waitman, April 8, Holly Ridge GL. No. 16, 135 yards, 6-iron. Jack Burcin of Advance, March 28, Tanglewood Reynolds. No. 3, 130 yards. Playing partner: Bob Kisal. Dennis Lutes of Burlington, April 4, Country Hills GC. No. 9, 133 yards, 7-wood. Playing partners: Gene Murrell, John Cottone. His second ace. Carolyn Williams of Mebane, April 3, Southwick GC. No. 8, 104 yards, 6-iron. Playing partner: Hal Williams. Her first ace. Marshall Shank of Greensboro, March 27, Bryan Park Champions Course. No. 14, 172 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Chris Eubanks, Luke Grogan. His fifth ace, including four at Bryan Park. Chris Stanley of Advance, March 23, Oak Valley GC. No. 16, 165 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Greg Dunn, Steve Showalter.

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Tiger’s flair can’t be denied


father wanted more out of life and headed By BETSEY MITCHELL to night school for seven years before landing a job as a chemical engineer for Gulf ometimes it’s best not to fuss about s I head into the twilight of my Oil. My father never had four back surgerthe who and just bathe in the wonjournalism career, I didn’t envidrous what that was the final nine sion writing another story on Tiger ies like Woods, but had four kids, which surely was as equally taxing for him as he holes of the 2019 Masters. Woods, let alone a comeback column. tried to make ends meet. How could anybody not be captivated But here we are Bets – Tiger Part Deux After the steel mills died, Pittsburgh by this sporting drama? The best golfers in – after Woods captured his fifth Masters in also received a second chance as a city, and the world were pushing and pulling to get mid-April. to the finish line. is now regarded as one of the best places His next stop is likely New York for My take away is that to live in the country. the PGA Championship. God help us all; golf is seldom about the So, are we ready to I’m not sure the sports world, or Bethpage power of the body but is all again declare Woods one for that matter, is ready for what’s about to about the fortitude of spirit. of the best golfers in the transpire with the second coming of Woods. Never mind the wind. world as the social media Once again, full disclose here. I have Finau and Mollinari caved circles that didn’t exist for never been a Woods fan and likely never under the pressure. They Nicklaus or Palmer heat will be, although it appears on the surface were bewildered by the up the hype? It’s not like that Tiger is a changed man on the golf D UELING D IVOTS energy of the spectators. course, actually slapping a few “high-fives” Woods fired a final-round Tiger was in his natural 64 to blow away the field. with fans as he made his way to sign his habitat. He was on that familiar path that I want to caution you Bets -and all scorecard. And like most, I did shed a tear was denied to him until a brave surgeon those Tiger fans as Woods attempts to or two as Tiger celebrated his unlikely and a desperate patient found a solution. claw his way past the major championship return to a major winner’s circle. If he had shot 64 on the final day the record of Jack Nicklaus – very few sequels Growing up in the late 1960s and early whole Sunday experience would have been have ever been as good as the first movie. ‘70s in Pittsburgh I know a little bit about ruined. Woods declared that the green jacket redemption, perseverance and second I don’t care if he never does it again. “fit” in the Butler Cabin. We’ll see how chances. And now so does Woods. I’m probably alone on that score. Part of long Woods can stay fit enough to mount My dad’s father toiled for decades in me thinks it would make a better ending if the blast furnaces of Edgar Thompson Steel yet another charge. he retired now and spent the rest of his life Works and so did his older brother, but my


enjoying his family and putting his millions to good use. But that’s not Tiger. Bethpage is going to be over-run with fans. They will probably run out of beer. The cash registers will be jammed with 20s. The vendors will build the pools they always wanted. Ain’t America grand! I have never been annoyed or overly excited by Tiger Woods. My problem with the collective experience of his tenure in golf is how the media portrays him. It’s not his fault that the headline features his name, win or lose. It’s not his fault that the TV coverage ignores every other player. He is not editing the broadcast. What cannot be denied is his talent. What cannot be denied is that when healthy he must be reckoned with on the course. The same was true with Jack… but ya’ gotta admit, Tiger does it with a lot more flair than Jack ever did… maybe that’s the part that bugs you. When the round was over, the new and improved Tiger was obvious. His time away from golf healed his body and gave him humility. More than breaking Jack’s record, I hope Tiger will be able to lift his child for a good long while. Part of me thinks Tiger would agree.



Brotherton becomes 19th consecutive first-time Triad Golf T of C winner


Brotherton went out in 39 and Nieto, with 36, and Younts, with 35, drew even. It became a two-way race on the back nine when Younts played a fourhole stretch in 5-over. Brotherton took the lead when Nieto bogeyed the 12th hole and the two players parred their way in until the par-5 18th. Nieto was over the green in two but pitched to within 8 feet and sank the birdie putt. Brotherton was on the fringe and had to decide between chipping or putting. “I putted it two and a half feet behind it and nervously knocked it in.” Brotherton was a four-year starter at High Point University where he won a pair of tournaments. He later was an assistant coach at James Madison University and is now a volunteer assistant at his alma mater while working full time as an insurance adjuster. “Since I’ve moved back, I bought a house in High Point and I’m playing at Willow Creek. I’m looking more toward local events. With my work schedule, I haven’t been able to do a lot of the Carolinas (CGA) tournaments.”

separated by six shots) after the opening round and for a while it looked like it was going to become a runaway on day two. Bryan Park doubled up with erseverance paid off for Curtis Brotherton two birdies on the first, third, eighth and 10th holes when he captured the 23rd annual Triad to build a substantial margin. But they managed Golf Today Tournament of Champions only two more the rest of the way and even had at Greensboro National Golf Club. to count a bogey on the par-4 17th. They ended at The High Point resident refused to 16-under-par 272. become frustrated when he couldn’t cash It proved to be just enough to hold off Maple in on numerous birdie chances. He was Chase’s final nine rally. steadfast when a couple of players in The Winston-Salem team had six birdies over his group made a run at him and he the final nine and made up three shots over that steadied his nerves long enough stretch. to sink a short but testy birdie Chris Logan matched Elder’s second-day putt on the final green for a low score with a 70 and one-shot victory. got help from all of his Brotherton’s second-round Maple Chase mates for a 75 followed an opening 73 14-under-par 274. Drew that produced a three-shot lead Davis, the only returnee when low scores were at a prefrom last year’s interclub mium as steady, shifting breezes championship foursome, added a degree of difficulty. shot 73-77, senior club Elon University student champ Lance Link fired Marco Nieto, the club champ a second-round 72 and at Stoney Creek, also had his Kerney Black was a key chances but settled for second, man in the first round one shot back. Matthew Younts with a 75. made a charge on the front nine Pennrose Park but found some trouble on the placed third at 277, Pine back nine and eventually settled Knolls had 278 and and Elder, Cathey lead Interclub for a tie for fourth. Wolf Creek 279. victory for Bryan Park Tanglewood champ Mark Elder finished four Nieters ended third after a day Interclub medalist Brock Elder and senior shots ahead of John when he made 16 pars, one champ Craig Cathey teamed with the fatherNieters on the interclub bogey and one double. son duo of Andy Younts and Matthew Younts individual leaderboard. Brotherton, who qualified to give Bryan Park the championship of the Nieters, playing out of for the T of C by winning the Interclub Challenge, which is played in conBermuda Run, shot 73-74 and High Point Memorial, became junction with the Tournament of Champions. was second on the combined the 19th consecutive first-time Elder posted the lowest score in the T of C/Interclub standings and winner of the tournament. tournament and earned 75 Carolinas Golf earned 50 CGA points. Defending champion Chris Association ranking points. He didn’t make a Robert Trent of Wolf Creek Cassetta was unable to particibirdie until the 18th hole to close out an openwas third with a pair of 74s and pate due to a schedule conflict. ing-round 73, but got his putter rolling on day Alamance’s Doug Massey, who “I hadn’t played in a tourtwo with five birdies on his 34-36 – 70 card. closed with a 71, placed fourth. nament in a while other than an Cathey, the reigning Bryan Park Senior Cathey’s 70 opened a six-shot interclub match so my mental Association champ, did most his work in the lead in the Senior Division and T of C champion first round as he was the only player in the game wasn’t the best starting remained comfortably ahead until a Curtis Brotherton 46-player field to break par. He notched five out,” Brotherton said. “I made quad on the par-3 16th hole allowed a couple bad swings early and birdies on the first 10 holes and went on to the rest of the field to close the gap. pretty much used up my lead pretty quickly.” shoot a 2-under-par 70. Pine Knolls’ Randy Beeson, Senior winner He saved a bogey with a nice putt at the par-5 Each of the 10 foursomes in the 10 shots back when the day Craig Cathey third but doubled the par-3 fourth when he took interclub competition counted the began, fired a 1-under-par 71 four putts. best two scores on each hole so the to get within two. He shared “I changed my focus after that and hit a lot of event pretty much became a birdie shootout. second with Hugh Quinn of really good golf shots,” he said. “But I didn’t get Bryan Park held only a one-shot lead on Tanglewood (76-75) and Steve the ball in the hole.” a tightly-bunched leaderboard (eight teams Crouse of Pennrose Park (77-74).




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Junior Golf Scoreboard AJGA AJGA Preview Pinewood Asheboro, NC April 12-14, 2019 Boys Division - 6649 1 Justin Hastings, George Town 2 Nathan Franks, Roebuck, SC 2 Nolan Haynes, Barberton, OH 4 Noah Wingart, Powell, OH 5 Justin LaRue, Chesterfield, VA Selected Others 12 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 12 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 12 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 12 Zach Green, Asheboro 24 Evan Mendyk, Summerfield Girls Division - 5672 1 Jordan Hamelsky, Newton, MA 2 Kaylin Yeoh, Clarksburg, MD 3 Julie Shin, Brambleton, VA 3 McKenzie Mages, Marrietta, GA 5 Isabel Bae, Bristow, VA Selected Others 8 Emily Mathews, Mebane 15 Gabriela Cruz, High Point

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TYGA Sapona Junior Open Sapona GC Lexington, NC April 27-28, 2019 Boys Division – 6,620 1 Alex Heffner, Harrisburg 2 Casey Osiecki, New Bern 2 Columb Knight, Raleigh 2 Daniel Boone, Fuquay Varina Selected Others 10 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 10 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 13 Mack Pearsall, Greensboro 14 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 18 Cole Rouse, Kernersville

71-66--137 73-70--143 73-70--143 72-71--143 78-73--151 74-77--151 78-74--152 74-79--153 77-78--155

19 Adam Budd, Winston-Salem 78-78--156 19 Jack Dockrill, Elon 77-79--156 24 Bradley Davis, Jr., Pilot Mountain 79-78--157 27 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 83-75--158 27 Jake Clodfelter, Trinity 76-82--158 31 Bobby Gold, High Point 82-77--159 33 Will Fowler, Salisbury 79-81--160 34 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 82-79--161 34 Luke Nelson, Thomasville 82-79--161 34 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 79-82--161 37 Hank Robins, Salisbury 81-81--162 39 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 82-81--163 41 Jacob Pendry, Lexington 87-79--166 45 Caden Young, Winston-Salem 83-84--167 46 Quin Foster, Lexington 85-85--170 47 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 88-83--171 51 Albert Kang, Kernersville 83-89--172 52 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro 87-86--173 54 Alex Gould, Greensboro 92-86--178 55 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 89-90--179 56 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 89-93--182 57 Connor Key, Pilot Mountain 92-91--183 58 Mark Smith III, Thomasville 100-84--184 59 Michael Skeen, High Point 96-89--185 59 Mitchell Smith, Thomasville 97-88--185 Girls Division - 5,750 1 Ella Kue, King Mountain 76-79--155 2 Napat Rattanaprakarn, Kenly 79-78--157 3 Layla Meric, Wesley Chapel 85-78--163 Selected Others 4 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance 86-78--164 7 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 88-83--171 10 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville 106-102--208 11 Kaitlyn McDonell, Winston-Salem 110-100--210 12 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem 113-115--228

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PKBGT Carolina’s Classic Sanford, NC Carolina Trace CC April 27-28, 2019 Bell National - 5972 1 Deborah Spair, Raleigh 77-76--153 2 Caroline Crumrine, Wilmington 75-80--155 3 Paris Fieldings, Suffolk, VA 77-79--156 Selected Others 4 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 74-83--157 11 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 82-84--166 15 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 80-88--168 Futures National - 5273 1 Ellen Yu, High Point 76-80--156 1 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 80-76--156 3 McKenzie Daffin, Fayetteville 73-85--158 Selected Others 18 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 87-91--178 27 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 117-98--215

PKBGT Masters Greenville, NC Greenville CC April 6-7, 2019 Bell National - 6020 1 Amanda Sambach, Davidson 67-67-71--205 2 Kendall Turner, Chesapeake VA 81-73-69--223 3 Adrian Anderson, Murrels Inlet SC 77-77-76--230

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Cape Fear Classic Wilmington, NC CC of Landfall at UNCW March 23-24, 2019 Bell National - 5824 1 Kendall Turner, Chesapeake VA 75-72--147 2 Caroline Crumrine, Wilmington 79-79--158 3 Megan Kanaby, Chapel Hill 86-76--162 Selected Others 8 Emelia Pack, Browns Summit 88-81--169 10 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 91-80--171 Futures National - 5168 1 Regan Clifford, Mount Pleasant SC 75-78--153 2 Paige Warren, Baltimore MD 83-74--157 3 Faith Garcia, Suffolk VA 81-77--158 Selected Others 31 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 107-97--204

TRIAD’S TOP 10 JUNIOR GOLFERS Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 2 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 3 Garrett Clark, Burlington (Williams HS, 2020) 4 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry, 2020) 5 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 6 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 7 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem (RJ Reynolds HS, 2020) 8 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 9 Christopher Wooten, Winston-Salem (Mt. Tabor, 2019) 10 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021)

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

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CGA Seniors May 7-9 – 34th North Carolina Senior Amateur, Bermuda Run CC. Selected qualifying sites: Salem Glen CC, Clemmons (April 23); Lochmere GC, Cary (April 29). June 7-8 – 11th Carolinas Super Senior, Green Vally CC, Greenville, SC.

CGA Men May 3-6 – 68th Carolinas Four-Ball, Camden CC, SC. May 17-19 – 4th Carolinian Amateur, Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek. June 13-16 – 59th North Carolina Amateur, Gaston CC, Gastonia. Selected qualifying sites: High Point CC Willow Creek (May 23); Mimosa Hills G&CC (May 29); GC at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro (June 4); Keith Hills Club, Buies Creek (June 12). July 11-14 – 105th Carolinas Amateur, Governors Club, Chapel Hill. Selected qualifying sites: Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1). July 31-Aug. 4 – 10th North Carolina Amateur Match Play, Catawba CC, Newton. Selected qualifying sites: Pinewood CC, Asheboro (June 20); Brier Creek CC, Raleigh (July 1).

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Captain’s Choice or Texas Scramble May 2 – 13th Annual Rescue Mission Charity Golf Tournament, Maple Chase, Winston-Salem. Rob Hillmer 336-723-1848 ext. 123. May 4 – 4th Annual Team Golf Challenge to benefit the Western Guilford Boosters, Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit. Contact Jerry Speight: or 336-706-9600. May 5 –7th Annual Golf Day for MDA, Zebulon Country Club, Zebulon, $60 per player. Contact Ron 919-333-6442. May 6 – FCA/Taylor Memoria Golf Classic benefiting Eastern NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brook Valley CC, Greenville. Contact Dave Wall May 9 – Young Life of the Foothills, Pilot Knob Park GC, Pilot Mountain, Contact May 18 – 2nd Annual Aaron Kovac Memorial Golf Tournament, 2 Man Texas Scramble, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, Contact Chis Clark or 276-632-1711. May 18 – Lutherans on the Links, Lexington Golf Club, Lexington, Contact Joe Carrol at 336-813-3857 May 20 – Setzer Wide Open benefiting the Dr. Barclay I. Setzer Fund, Forsyth CC, WinstonSalem, Contact May 25 – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Golf Tournament, Oak Hills Golf Club, Eden, 8am start. Contact Anthony Pass 336-589-0492 or Wayne Moore 276-732-2379. May 31 – 26th Kernersville Civitan Golf Classic, Pine Knolls, Kernersville 1pm start. Contact Don Berrier 336-345-2653 June 21 – Masonic Charity Golf Event, Meadowlands, Winston-Salem. Contact Chris Pearman 336-601-5444.

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Ladies Individual/Team May 22 – 30th annual Kathleen Bryan Championship, Bryan Park, Browns Summit. 336-375-2200.

For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to then click on Tournaments June 13 – Crooked Tree Ladies Invitational, Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit. 336-656-3211. June 15 – Kinderton Ladies Invitational, Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 434-374-8822. Aug. 24-25 – 53rd annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Beth Smith 336-442-7589.

Amateur Team May 4 – Texas Two Ball, Mill Creek, Mebane. 919-563-4653. June 1-2 – Oak Hollow 2-Man Open, Oak Hollow GC, High Point. 336-883-3260. June 8-9 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. June 22-23 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. July 6-7 – Tuscarora Two-Man Invitational, Tuscarora CC, Danville. Medal play in flights. 434-724-4191. July 20-21 – Indian Valley Classic 2-man best ball. Indian Valley GC, Burlington. Flighted medal play. 336-584-7871.

Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula May 8 – Oak Hills GC, Eden May 15 – London Downs GC, Forest, Va. May 30 – Stoney Creek GC, Whitsett June 11 – Southern Hills GC, Danville June 25 – Olde Mill Resort, Laurel Fork, Va. July 9 – Plantation GC, Reidsville July 23 – Country Hills, Gibsonville Aug. 6 – Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. Aug. 21 – Forest Oaks GC, Gibsonville

Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 May 4 – Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro May 11 – Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro May 18 – Anderson Creek, Spring Lake June 8 – Colonial CC, Thomasville June 15 – The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill June 29 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane July 6 – Meadowlands GC, Winston-Salem July 13 – Carolina Trace (Lake), Sanford July 20-21 – Southern Regional at Kiawah Island Cougar Point and Ocean Course July 27 – Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit

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CALENDAR Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547 May 9 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit May 16 – Anderson Creek GC, Spring Lake May 30 – Colonial CC, Thomasville June 6 – Quaker Cree GC, Mebane June 13 – Umstead Pines GC, Durham June 27 – Mill Creek, Mebane July 11 – Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford July 18 – Challenge GC, Graham July 25 – River Ridge GC, Raleigh

USGA Junior Qualifying June 17 – U.S. Junior Sectional, CC of Salisbury.

CGA Junior Boys June 25-28 – 52nd North Carolina Junior, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. July 1-2 – 23rd North Carolina Junior 13-under, Asheboro Municipal GC. July 23-25 – 70th Carolinas Junior, River Landing CC (River), Wallace. July 30-Aug. 1 – 15th Dogwood State Junior, River Run CC, Davidson. Qualifying site: Sapona GC, Lexington. Aug. 10-11 – 37th Carolinas-Virginias Team Matches, Boonesboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. Aug. 13-15 – Hope Valley Invitational, Hope Valley CC, Durham.

CGA Junior Girls May 11-12 – 14th Vicki DiSantis Junior, Pine Island CC, Charlotte. June 11-14 – North Carolina Junior, Wilson CC. June 26-27 – Twin States Junior, Rolling Hills CC, Monroe.

July 9-11 – 15th Dogwood State Junior, Salem Glen CC, Clemmons. July 15-16 – 13th Carolinas Girls 15 & Under, CC of Whispering Pines (Pines). July 30-Aug 1 – 63rd Carolinas Junior, Columbia CC, Blythewood, SC. Aug. 10-11 – 18th Girls Mid-Atlantic Challenge Matches, Brook Valley CC, Greenville, NC.

TYGA Boys/Girls Selected events; complete schedule at 910-673-1000 May 18 – Tots One Day, High Point CC (Emerywood). June 2 – One-Day, Bryan Park (Players). June 11-12 – Maple Chase Junior, Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. June 12 – One-Day, Talamore GC, Southern Pines. June 20 – One-Day, Foxfire Resort. June 21 – One Day, CC of Whispering Pines (Pines). June 24 – One-Day, Chapel Hill CC. June 24 – One-Day, Gillespie Park, Greensboro. June 24 – One-Day, Gates Four CC, Fayetteville. June 27 – One-Day, Colonial CC, Thomasville. June 28 – One-Day, Wendell CC. July 1 – One-Day, Lexington GC. July 8 – One-Day, Legacy GL, Aberdeen. July 9 – Jack Ratz Jr. Memorial, Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh. July 10-11 – High Point Junior, Blair Park and Oak Hollow. July 16 – One-Day, Cedarbrook CC, Elkin. July 18 – One-Day, Salem Glen CC, Clemmons. July 22 – One-Day, Mid Pines GC, Southern Pines. July 22 – One-Day, Asheboro Municipal. July 25 – One-Day, Sanford GC. July 30-31 – Roy Jones Junior, Kinston CC.

Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Tour Majors and Selected Triad and Triangle Events Complete listing at • 336-347-8537 May 18-19 – Gate City Classic, Forest Oaks GC, Greensboro. May 25-27 – PKBGT Open Championship, CC of Salisbury. June 8 – Sapona GC, Lexington. June 21 – Bryan Park (Players), Brown Summit. June 24 – Mill Creek GC, Mebane. July 5 – Pinewood CC, Asheboro. July 9-10 – NOVA Championship Hidden Creek CC, Reston, Va. July 19-20 – Precision Championship, Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit. July 27-28 – Wolfpack Classic, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Aug. 3 – Bermuda Run (West). Aug. 10-11 – Chapel Hill Classic, Finley GC, Chapel Hill. Aug. 17-18 – Tour Championship, Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines.

Tarheel Golf Foundation Tour Boys Grades 1-12 • 919-291-5813 May 11-12 – Players Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. May 26-27 – Golf Pride Championship, Pine Needles GC, Southern Pines. July 15-16 – Sedgefield Junior, Sedgefield CC (Dye), Greensboro.

Danville Junior Golf Tour 434-793-2582 June 15--Parent/Child Team Golf, Southern Hills Golf Course June 17--Goodyear Golf Club June 24--Ringgold Golf Club

June 25-28--Youth Golf Camp July 8--Caswell Pines Golf Club July 14--Tuscarora Country Club July 22--Danville Golf Club July 29--Southern Hills Golf Course Aug. 1--Awards Banquet @Southern Hills, 6pm

Drive, Chip and Putt Boys/Girls ages 7-15 • 336-398-2848. Selected Local Qualifying Sites June 1 – Methodist University GC, Fayetteville. June 8 – Pinewild CC, Pinehurst. June 12 – Bryan Park, Brown Summit. June 17 – Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem. June 19 – Hope Valley CC, Durham. June 27 – Finley GC, Chapel Hill. June 28 – Finley GC, Chapel Hill. Subregionals Aug. 10 – Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Aug. 17 – Duke University GC, Durham.

Other Junior Events May 6-7 – NCHSAA Boys Regionals at various sites. May 13-14 – NCHSAA Boys States at various sites. May 13-14 – NCISAA Boys States at various sites. June 18-19 – Surry County Junior Championship, Mt. Airy CC and Cedarbrook CC. Surry County boys and girls only. 336-835-2320 July 1-3 – North & South Junior, Pinehurst courses. Ages 15-18. 910-295-6811. July 9-11 – Forsyth Junior, Tanglewood Reynolds, Pine Knolls, Reynolds Park. Forsyth County Residents only Boys/Girls. Bobby Hege 336416-3289. Aug. 24-25 – HJGT Major Championship, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. Boys/Girls Ages 8-18. 407-614-2962.

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Triad Golf Today Interclub Challenge Greensboro National GC, Summerfield • April 27-28 Counting Best Two Balls of Four 1. Bryan Park Golf Club! 137-135--272 2. Maple Chase Goff &Country Club! 140-134--274 3. Pennrose Park Country Club! 143-134--277 4. Pine Knolls Golf Club! 142-136--278 5. Wolf Creek Golf Club! 140-139--279 6. Alamance Country Club! 142-140--282 6. Tanglewood Golf Club! 143-139--282 8. High Point Country Club! 138-147--285 9. Greensboro National Golf Club! 151-143--294 10. Greensboro National Seniors! 149-146--295

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Triad Golf Today Tournament of Champions Greensboro National GC, Summerfield • April 27-28 1. Curtis Brotherton, High Point! 73-75--148 2. Marco Nieto, Elon! 76-73--149 3. Mark Nieters, Clemmons! 78-75--153 4. Mike Spillman, Mocksville! 78-76--154 4. Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 77-77--154 6. Dustin Moore, Burlington! 76-79--155 7. Scott Trent, Reidsville! 78-78--156 7. Park Williams, Kernersville! 79-77--156 7. Bret Kinney, Reidsville! 81-75--156 10. Luke Crouse, Reidsville! 80-79--159 11. Stephen Kovacs, Durham! 82-78--160 Senior Championship (top 12 of 16) 1. Craig Cathey (Bryan Park)! 70-79--149 2. Randy Beeson (Pine Knolls)! 80-71--151 2. Hugh Quinn (Tanglewood)! 76-75--151 2. Steve Crouse (Pennrose Park)! 77-74--151 5. Rick Walker (Pennrose Park)! 77-76--153 5. Arlis Pike (Pine Knolls)! 77-76--153 7. Phil Huffman (Greensboro National)! 79-75--154 7. Patrick Brady (Pennrose Park)! 79-75--154 9. Lance Link (Maple Chase)! 83-72--155 10. Gregor Howard (Tanglewood)! 80-76--156 11. Robin Benson, Mocksville! 78-80--158 12. Donnie Trent (Wolf Creek)! 80-79--159 Interclub Division (top 12 of 19) 1. Brock Elder (Bryan Park)! 73-70--143 2. John Nieters (Bermuda Run)! 73-74--147 3. Robert Trent (Wolf Creek)! 74-74--148 4. Doug Massey (Alamance CC)! 78-71--149 5. Drew Davis (Maple Chase)! 73-77--150 6. Steven Trent (Wolf Creek)! 72-81--153 6. Chris Logan (Maple Chase)! 83-70--153 8. Kerney Black (Maple Chase)! 75-80--155 9. Andy Younts (Bryan Park)! 81-75--156 10. Connor Sock (High Point CC)! 77-81--158 10. Tim MacEldowney (GB National)! 79-79--158 10. Tom Monahan (Alamance CC)! 81-77--158

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39th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship The Reserve Club, Pawleys Island, SC (par 72) April 6-7 (weather-shortened to 36 holes) 1. Stephen Woodard, Charlotte! 69-70--139 2. Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst! 68-72--140 2. Thomas Owen, Fayetteville! 73-67--140 4. Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington! 73-68--141 5. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 69-73--142 5. Thomas Todd III, Laurens, SC! 68-74--142 5. Chris Eassy, Greer, SC! 71-71--142 Selected others from field of 125 11. Brock Elder, Randleman! 75-70--145 11. Chris Cassetta, High Point! 71-74--145 17. Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro! 71-75--146 17. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 73-73--146 17. Mitch Robinette, Greensboro! 75-71--146 27. Dustin Moore, Burlington! 75-72--147 31. Brian Hayes, High Point! 74-74--148 42. Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 76-74--150 70. Gary Pugh, Asheboro! 75-80--155 76. Patrick McConville, Winston-Salem! 77-79--156 76. Ryan Wybie, Oak Ridge! 78-78--156 80. Brad Dawson, Mebane! 81-76--157 89. Andy Bower, Greensboro! 80-79--159 89. Paul Slomkowski, Colfax! 82-77--159 3rd North Carolina Super Senior Four-Ball Championship Pinewild CC (Magnolia), Pinehurst (par 72) March 25-26 Championship Division 1. Don Detweiler-Paul Simson, Raleigh ! 65-72--137 2. Lawrence Hicks, Gboro-Alan Dirk, Pittsboro ! 68-72--140 2. David Mills-Kim Mansfield, High Point! 69-71--140 4. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Arlis Pike, Kernersville! 70-72--142 4. Ron Carpenter,Cmoor-Garrett Garland,Hntrsville!75-67--142 Selected others from field of 31 7. Russ Perry-Ed Battle, Winston-Salem! 74-70--144 11. Dick Hogan, Burlington-George Leight, Apex! 71-75--146 11. Bill Burling-J. Lawson, Greensboro! 73-73--146 21. Dickie Brewer, W-S-Todd Turner, West End! 75-77--152 25. Rick Chapman,GrFalls-Ron Shelton,OakRidge! 77-75--152

70-Plus Division 1. Chuck Wunsch-Bernie Schultz, Pinehurst! Selected others from field of 13 6. Gene Grubb, Greensboro-Rick Wesley, W-S! 11. Mike Sprouts-Douglas Dean, Winston-Salem! 12. Jerry Brown-Barry Briggs, High Point!

69-69--138 67-75--142 73-76--149 79-71--150

Tr i a d 51st Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike), Dataw Island, SC April 15-17 1. Patrick Brady, Reidsville and Steve Harwell, Mooresville! 71-67-66--204 2. Dean Channell-Preston Edmondson, Cary! 72-68-65--205 2. Stan Sill-Mike Gravley, SC! 72-66-67--205 2. Walter Todd, Laurens-Todd Hendley, SC! 65-69-71--205 Selected others from field of 60 teams 6. Don Detweiler-Paul Simson, Raleigh! 68-71-67--208 20. Tony Nichols, Reidsville and James Motsinger, Boomer! 71-70-74--215

CGA One-Day Four-Ball

Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Mimosa Hills, Morganton • April 2 Super Senior 65+ (10 entries) 3. Rick Chapman, Granite Falls-Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge! 74 Super Senior 70+ (12 entries) 3. Bobby Cornish-Virgil Strider, Advance! 74 3. John Lyda, Advance-Gordon Niblock, Bermuda Run! 74 Catawba Springs, Hickory • April 1 Tournament Flight B (10 entries) 1. Rick Chapman, Granite Falls-Ron Shelton, Oak Ridge! 2. Dale Slate, Advance-Herb Whitesell, Granite Falls! Super Senior 65+ (10 entries) 4. Steven Johnson, Jefferson-David Lane, Advance! Super Senior 70+ (12 entries) 1. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville-Richard Addis, Shelby!

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ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Brier Creek CC, Raleigh • April 22 Men Regular Tees (15 entries) 7. Brian Sparrow, Gibsonville-Mike Ellington, Whitsett! 80 Mixed and Women (10 entries) 4. Henry Garcia, Burlington-Dina Vandenberg,WakeForest! 85 5. Vickie Oakes-Bonnie Oakes, Blairs, Va.! 88 Greensboro CC (Irving Park) • April 15 Men Long Tees Flight 1 (12 entries) 1. Josh Nichols, Apex-Joseph Cansler, Clemmons! 69 5. Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown-Brad Coleman, Jamestown! 72 6. Colin Stainback-Devin Bradley, Greensboro! 73 Men Long Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 1. Ron Gburek, Saluda-Rob Geilhausen, Winston-Salem! 73 4. Gary Falk-Willy Brown, Greensboro! 78 4. Tommy Martin, Whitsett-Brian Johnson, Mcleansville! 78 Men Short Tees Flight 1 (9 entries) 1. Steve Crouse-Richard Crouse, Reidsville! 70 2. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 74 Men Short Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 1. Vincent Avera, Greensboro-Ronald Ramos, Kernersville! 78 2. Gary Eubanks-Doug Talley, Greensboro! 79 Mixed and Women (7 entries) 1. Lisa Milligan-Roberta Desevo, Greensboro! 83 2. Vickie Oakes, Blairs, Va.-Kathy Daniels, Stoneville! 84 Governors Club, Chapel Hill • April 1 Men Regular Tees Flight A (10 entries) 5. Jeffrey Bruce, Greensboro-Jeffrey Petry, Elon! Men Short Tees (13 entries) 3. Gary Eubanks-Danny Nunn, Greensboro! Mixed and Women (10 entries) 1. Larry Boswell, High Point-Lisa Milligan, Greensboro! 1. Vincent Avera, Gboro-Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown!

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GPro Tour

Greensboro Open The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro • April 17-19 1. Matt Short, Hudson, $10,000! 65-68-66--199 Selected others from field of 80 68-70-73--211 20. Mark Kriston, Winston-Salem, $952! 20. Jason Widener, Chapel Hill, $952! 68-73-70--211 Cabarrus Classic Cabarrus CC, Concord • April 9-11 1. Dykes Harbin, Augusta, Ga., $10,000! 67-64-67--198 2. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $6,150! 67-68-64--199 Selected others from field of 97 21. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $1,200! 67-70-71--108 30. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $875! 68-70-75--213 30. Chandler White, Sea Island, Ga., $875! 70-71-72--213

SwingThought Tour

Sapelo Hammock GC, Shellman Bluff, Ga. 1. Scott Wolfes, Shellman Bluff, Ga., $10,000! Selected others from field of 47 3. Ryan Sullivan, Winston-Salem, $2,892! 9. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $1,133! 15. Frank Adams, Salisbury, $1,027!

• March 27-29 68-68-66--202 72-70-63--205 75-69-66--210 72-73-68--213

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Senior Spring Classic Greensboro CC (Farm) - April 8 Greensboro CC (Irving Park) - April 9 Professional 1. Michael Hutcheon, $525! 68-68--136 1. Steve Larick, $525! 69-67--136 3. Bud Taylor, $362! 71-69--140 3. Gus Ulrich, $362! 71-69--140 5. Derek Sanders, $275! 68-73--141 Selected others from field of 25 6. Mitch Adams, $212! 69-74--143 14. James McMullen! 73-76--149 15. Walter Hall! 76-75--151 15. David Thore! 74-77--151 23. Rick Murphy! 75-83--158 Amateur Champions Division Selected Players from field of 27 5. Dirk Fennie! 74-69--143 15. Brad Helms! 76-78--154 Super Senior Division Selected Players from field of 21 1. Russ Perry! 71-69--138 4. Dickie Brewer! 68-79--147 7. Kim Mansfield! 76-73--150 9. Garland Yates! 76-77--153 Legends Division Selected Players from field of 26 1. Ernie Newton! 69-70--139 4. Charles Parks! 74-72--146 6. Mike Sprouts! 77-71--148 7. Bill Burling! 72-77--149 12. Gene Grubb! 76-77--153


25th Tar Heel Cup Matches River Landing CC (Landing), Wallace April 1 Team! Four-Ball Singles -- Total CGA Amateurs! 2 5 -- 7 Carolinas PGA! 2 3 -- 5 Four-Ball Samuel Echikson-Thomas Owen (CGA) def. Matt Vick-Steve Isley, 3 and 2 John Faidley-Steve Scott (CPGA) def. Scott Harvey-Ryan Nagy, 5 and 4 Larry George-Cory Schneider (CPGA) def. Sherrill Britt-Daniel Neveu, 2 and 1 Chris Cassetta-Clay Holland (CGA) def. Chris Haarlow-Michael Hutcheon, 4 and 2 Singles Harvey (CGA) def. Faidley, 3 and 2 Scott (CPGA) def. Nagy, 2 and 1 Echikson (CGA) def. Isley, 1 up Cassetta (CGA) def. Haarlow, 2 and 1 Owen (CGA) def. Vick, 3 and 1 Schneider (CPGA) def. Neveu, 1 up Holland (CGA) def. Hutcheon, 1 up George (CPGA) def. Britt, 3 and 2 Notes: Chris Cassetta of High Point teamed up with Clay Holland of Greensboro to win in four-ball and both also won in singles to help the CGA retain the Tar Heel Cup. The amateurs have won seven of the last eight years but still trail 14-8-3 in the all-time series.

CGA Qualifying

N.C. Senior Amateur Sectional Salem Glen CC, Clemmons (par 71) April 23 1. Robert Heavner, Greensboro! 70 2. Patrick Brady, Reidsville! 72 3. Keith Hiller, Clemmons! 73 3. Bob Wilson, Archdale! 73 3. Kim Mansfield, High Point! 73 3. Benjamin Yeager, Clemmons! 73 7. Ray Womack, Burlington! 74 7. Trip Gentry, Greensboro! 74 7. Vince Credle, Summerfield! 74 Selected others from field of 62 10. Bradley Helms, Winston-Salem! 75 10. Dale King, Winston-Salem! 75 10. Stephen Neely, Winston-Salem! 75 14. Dickie Brewer, Winston-Salem! 76 14. Glenn Sexton, Greensboro! 76 14. Randy Beeson, Colfax! 76 14. Mike Bivins, High Point! 76 19. Marc Cox, Greensboro! 77 19. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 77 19. Bill Burling, Greensboro! 77 19. Tommy Jones, Asheboro! 77 23. Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro! 78 23. Brad Buxton, Greensboro! 78 27. Bill Piotti, Lexington! 79 29. Don White, Winston-Salem! 80 29. Eric Taylor, Greensboro! 80

29. Michael Christley, Brown Summit! 80 29. Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville! 80 34. Gene Queen, Advance! 81 34. Gregor Howard, Winston-Salem! 81 34. John Frazier, Burlington! 81 34. Patrick Smithey, Winston-Salem! 81 34. Philip Bell, Clemmons! 81 Note: 40 players advance to the N.C. Senior Amateur Championship at Bermuda Run GC May 7-9. N.C. Senior Amateur Sectional Jacksonville CC (par 71) April 25 1. Penn Compton, Wilmington! 72 1. William Banta, Jacksonville! 72 Selected others from field of 20 6. Mike Shoffner, Graham! 78 Note: 12 players advance to the N.C. Senior Amateur Championship at Bermuda Run GC May 7-9.

CGA One-Day

Listing Triad area players in top half Bermuda Run (West) • April 7 Men A (27 entries) 1. Marco Nieto, Elon! 71 3. John Nieters, Clemmons! 73 6. Patrick Lundy, Greensboro! 76 9. Richard Youden, Winston-Salem! 77 10. Brad Landschoot, Winston-Salem! 78 Men B (15 entries) 1. Henry Garcia, Burlington! 81 3. Vincent Avera, Greensboro! 89 4. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 93 5. Randy Little, Greensboro! 96 5. Eric Minter, Ruffin! 96 Senior B (10 entries) 2. Ray Copeland, Gibsonville! 85 Super Senior (10 entries) 1. Hugh Quinn, Lewisville! 76 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 78 5. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 84

Senior Am Tour

Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro • April 25 Championship Flight (9 entries) 1. Steve Lassiter, Pinehurst! 71 3. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 75 A Flight (22 entries) 5. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 75 8. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 77 B Flight (21 entries) 3. James Floyd, Reidsville! 80 6. Rodney Wilson, Reidsville! 82 10. John Lindsay, Lexington! 84 C Flight (22 entries) 5. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 86 5. Terry Lunsford, Winston-Salem! 86 7. Richard Hartley, High Point! 88 7. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 88 Forest Oaks GC, Greensboro • April 18 Championship Flight (8 entries) 1. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 72 2. Eric Ardery, Chapel Hill! 72 3. Heath Allison, Graham! 74 Sturdivant won playoff A Flight (21 entries) 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 74 5. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 78 9. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 80 9. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 80 B Flight (24 entries) 1. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 75 2. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 80 3. James Floyd, Reidsville! 81 4. John Lindsay, Lexington! 82 4. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 82 7. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 84 7. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 84 7. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 84 C Flight (22 entries) 2. Richard Hartley, High Point! 86 2. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 86 7. David Davis, Martinsville, Va.! 88 10. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 91 11. Mike Robinson, Greensboro! 92 Wildwood Green, Raleigh • April 11 Championship Flight (6 entries) 3. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 76 4. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 77 A Flight (22 entries) 2. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 74 7. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 78 8. Lee Bentsen, Greensboro! 81 9. Jack Stanley, Summerfield! 82 9. Jim Blaylock, Winston-Salem! 82

B Flight (19 entries) 1. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 79 2. John Welch, Lewisville! 81 4. John Lindsay, Lexington! 82 8. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 84 C Flight (14 entries) 1. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! Tr i a d89 6. Frank Recchiuti, Advance! 95 High Point CC (Willow Creek) March 28 Championship Flight (7 entries) 1. Casey Alexander, Charlotte! 76 2. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 76 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 76 2. Craig Sturdivant, Sanford! 76 Alexander birdied first playoff hole A Flight (27 entries) 1. Scott Lambeth, Clemmons! 77 2. Michael Kindley, Winston-Salem! 78 7. Gerald Lewis, Greensboro! 81 7. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 81 9. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 82 9. Ron Brady, McLeansville! 82 12. David Frye, Winston-Salem! 83 B Flight (21 entries) 1. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 77 3. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 79 4. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 80 6. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 84 6. John Lindsay, Lexington! 84 8. Allen Kayler, Clemmons! 86 C Flight (14 entries) 1. Richard Hartley, High Point! 87 2. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 91 4. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 94 4. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 94 7. Donald Brown, Kernersville! 97


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Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit April 16 A Flight (5 entries) 1. Rick Walker, Reidsville! 74 2. Steve Williams, Reidsville! 75 3. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 79 B Flight (7 entries) 1. Jeff Stone, Reidsville! 81 2. Tom Simmons, Reidsville! 82 3. Danny Daniel, Dry Fork, Va.! 85 C Flight (5 entries) 1. Randy Kenyon, Hillsborough! 87 2. Willard Vicks, Danville! 91 D Flight (4 entries) 1. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 93 2. Glenn Hudson, Danville, Va.! 95 Wolf Creek GC, Reidsville (par 70) April 3 A Flight (5 entries) 1. David Turner, Kernersville! 71 2. Steve Cummings, Wentworth! 75 3. Fran Hensley, Ridgeway, Va.! 76 B Flight (4 entries) 1. Tom Simmons, Reidsville! 77 2. Jim White, Lynchburg, Va.! 78 C Flight (4 entries) 1. Randy McCann, Greensboro! 81 2. Dave Voss, Greensboro! 84 D Flight (3 entries) 1. Kenny Powell, Danville, Va.! 84

Amateur Team

5th annual Battle at the Chase Maple Chase G&CC, Winston-Salem March 23-24 Two-Man Captain’s Choice Flight 1 (eight entries) Harrison Rutter-Jake Rutter! 63-60--123 Conner Sock-Jake Colley! 65-61--126 Chris Logan-Drew Davis! 61-65--126 Jeremy Ray-Kenny Flynn! 67-64--131 Marty Griffin-Uly Grisette! 65-66--131 JeremyRuddock-Sutton Slawter!65-67--132 Flight 2 (eight entries) Drew Whicker-Lance Link! 65-68--133 GregTimmerman-Matt Everhart!67-67--134 Russ Carroll-Shawn Sleep! 67-68--135 David Sanders-Kerney Black!67-69--136 Flight 3 (eight entries) Kenny Davis-Tom Vickers! 68-70--138 Kevin McDonagh-Ron Reagan!70-70--140 Kelly Livengood-Ron Reed! 72-70--142 John Harris-Thomas Heyden! 68-74--142 Flight 4 (eight entries) Jay Bravinder-Michael Booth! 75-73--148 Brent Etchison-Tom Luebchow! 74-75--149 Clay Friel-MasonBranon! 76-76--152 Jay Williams-Joe Crocker! 77-75--152

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