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Area Old North State celebrating Insider 25th anniversary – by David Droschak
ld North State Club in New London is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Recognized by Golf Digest as the “Best New Private Course in America” runnerup following its debut, Old North State Club has remained home to one of North Carolina’s finest courses. Created by Tom Fazio along a 2.5-mile-long peninsula on Badin Lake, ONSC consistently ranks in the state’s top-five layouts according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. During its first quarter-century, ONSC has witnessed some incredible moments and director of golf Tom Ducey has been there since the beginning. He remembers back in the early 1990s driving to the Stanly County Airport to pick up Fazio, when the golf course architect was starting the process of building what would become Old North State Club. At the course’s grand opening in July 1992, Ducey struck the ceremonial opening tee shot along with Fazio and famed Golf Digest instructor Dick Altman. “We kind of came out of nowhere,” Ducey
said. “It was fun to be part of all that -- a cool indoctrination to the big time.” Soon thereafter, Ducey helped convince the Atlantic Coast Conference to come to Old North State Club. Soon after its grand opening, ONSC served as the host site for the ACC Women’s Golf Championship and the league was so impressed that in 1995 it awarded the men’s golf championship to Old North State — where it has remained for all but four of the years since. “Hosting the Men and Women’s ACC Championship for 20-plus years has been a historic trip,” says Ducey. “Watching college golfers who played here develop into world-class touring pros has been very exciting over the years.” The list of stars that battled in the ACC Championships at ONSC is a long one. It’s even more inspiring to consider the major tour winners, like Webb Simpson, Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink, who began their careers walking this tract in college. Among these are also 2008 Wyndham Champion Carl Pettersson and
the 2011 FedEx Cup Champion Bill Haas. With a beautiful lake, a great golf course, five-star lodging and five-star dining, it’s not surprising that so many keep coming back to this destination property. The Uwharrie Point community maintains a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere that transcends to its social hub at the clubhouse. Meals are often enjoyed on the patio and catching up with friends occurs between Adirondack chairs with sweeping views of Badin Lake. “McConnell Golf is making a really big impact here,” Ducey said of the owners. “We’ve got members I’ve known for 20-plus years. We’ve watched each other, I hate to say it, get old together. I’ve grown up with them and all of a sudden we’re old. But to have that type relationship with your membership is pretty special.”
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Ross is also well-represented with outstanding private courses, but they are not included in the book, which was published by Roman & Littlefield and retails for $50. Autographed copies are available at the Country Book Shop in Southern Pines, NC. To learn more about the book and Ross log on to www.donaldrossgolfcourses.com.
Uly Grisette shot a final round 69 at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club to win the 70th Forsyth Invitational. See complete leaderboard on page 31. Photo by Jay Allred
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Former junior star Widener comes full circle at Wyndham Championship
By BRAD KING
rowing up in Greensboro as golf’s can't-miss kid, Jason Widener always assumed the PGA Tour would be a big part of his future. Little did he know it would take nearly three decades to turn his dream into reality. When he signed to play golf at Duke University, Widener was the No. 1-ranked junior in the country, having won nearly every title imaginable, including the USGA’s Junior Amateur national championship in 1988. As a freshman with the Blue Devils he won medalist honors at the ACC Championship and was selected AllACC three times during his college career. He later competed on the Nike Tour and the PGA European Tour, but Widener never reached the heights he and many others assumed he would. “I took some technical advice partway through my freshman year in college that didn’t work out for me,” Widener said. “I had been a very natural player — a ‘feel’ player you might say — never really had much instruction. When I took the advice, I lost my way. I lost my feel. And I never really got back to the level where I had played until I was 19.” Instead of competing, Widener began teaching the game. He served as the men’s golf coach at UNCWilmington for five years following three seasons as a men’s and women’s assistant coach at his alma mater. As a teacher, Widener’s clientele is located around the state and runs the gamut from good amateur golfers; up-andcoming junior golfers who want to play in college, college golfers and young professionals. About a year ago, the 46-year-old Widener decided to start focusing on his own game. “I had figured some things out a while ago, but I hadn’t had any desire to play,” he said. “The main reason I started practicing again was really to be a better coach. I realized with some of my junior golfers and college players that the range work was important, but I really needed to get out on the 6
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golf course with them. I felt inspired to work on my own game so that I could do a good job for them.” Slowly wading back into competition, Widener experienced mixed results. He missed making it to the Greenbrier qualifier and narrowly missed in a U.S. Open qualifier at Pinewild Country Club, finishing as first alternate. Then Widener headed north, and after missing the cut at the New Hampshire Open by a single shot, he tied for fifth at the Vermont Open and tied for eighth at the Greater Bangor Open. All of which set the stage for the Wyndham Championship pre-qualifier at Bermuda Run Country Club’s East Course. Widener shot 68 there to play his way into the Monday qualifier, where he fired a 66 and secured a spot in the annual PGA Tour event in the city where Widener grew up. “Getting to play in the Wyndham
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was pretty special,” he said. When it came time to pick a caddie, Widener turned to John Calarco, a former captain of the UNC-W golf team, who Widener has known for years and even coached for a while. “John has been a really good friend and we have a great relationship,” Widener said. “He’s just a wonderful person.” Calarco said Widener’s round in Wyndham’s Monday qualifier was, “by far, the best ball-striking round of golf I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”“My only job was reading the grain on the greens and reading putts,” Calarco said. “He didn’t need my help. He’s such an elite player and ball striker. His precision is just amazing. It’s really like a machine. And his short game is just as good, if not better. Every element of his game is so impressive from the driver to the putter. There’s not an area of weakness in there at all.” Widener said he felt comfortable,
relatively relaxed and ready to play golf heading into his opening round of the Wyndham Championship. Former collegiate competitors Bob Estes and Dicky Pride warmly greeted him on the driving range. Widener had been an assistant coach at Duke when Kevin Streelman was a senior and he also helped recruit Ryan Baum, so he was able to catch up with both of those competitors. Widener and Padraig Harrington were rookies together in Europe. “It was nice to say hello,” Widener said. “I probably hadn’t seen him since 1996. “I wouldn’t say (the tournament atmosphere) was overwhelming in any way,” he said. “I felt good.” Calarco felt like his man was ready to compete, noting that the only perceptible difference between Widener and the other Tour pros on the range was that Widener might have been even more consistent. “Jason was in beautiful rhythm heading into the first round,” Calarco said. “It was fun to see him put into play and practice what I had heard about for all those years.“I would say his ball striking is just as good if not better than a lot of players I saw on the driving range. I knew there was no doubt in my mind he could compete at that level.” In Thursday’s opening-round, battling oppressive heat and humidity — not to mention numerous tour regulars who were battling to reach the FedEx Cup playoffs — Widener grinded through the day, not swinging the club his best and not making many putts. Nevertheless, he stepped to the 18th tee box at even par, before his worst swing of the week sailed out of bounds right, the miss-fire eventually resulting in a triple bogey. In Friday’s second round, Widener was swinging more in rhythm and despite Sedgefield Country Club greens that were firmer and faster than the day before, he managed a 2-under 68. Even though he missed the cut in his first PGA Tour event, Widener took solace knowing that — had he avoided the triple bogey on Thursday and managed one more birdie — he might have been playing on the weekend. “It was still a great experience,” he said. “All things considered I was happy with my performance.” Widener, who lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Hannah, and their two teenage daughters, grew up playing Continued on page 7 www.triadgolf.com
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The Cardinal (now Sedgefield CC Dye Course) in Greensboro and his mother even worked at Sedgefield for a while, so Widener was encouraged by the wide support of the Greensboro community throughout the week. “One of the coolest things was seeing so many old friends who came out to see me play, not to mention the tournament staff and volunteers,” he said. “I saw old classmates from Northwest Guilford (where he graduated in 1989) and even back to Colfax Elementary School. A marshal on the 15th hole told me he had officiated some of my matches in high school and had followed my career. All of that was really neat.” Calarco, who caddied in the 2005 U.S. Open in Pinehurst for a former college teammate, said he doesn’t know what the future holds for Widener, but added that whatever Widener decides to do moving forward he’ll always consider him a champion. “Our relationship has been really, really special,” Calarco said. “He’s been an incredible mentor to me. I’ve learned so much about golf, and the swing and how the game is played and all these different approaches to it, but I’ve learned more about life and being a caring and compassionate person, and how important it is to continue to maintain good, healthy relationships with people. He’s just an amazing person. Our friendship is very much a blessing to me.” Widener — who dove into martial arts when he stopped travelling and competing years ago, and through the years has practiced and taught college courses in both Aikido and Tai Chi — has stayed physically fit. He said he plans to continue to consult with his coach, Larry George, the director of golf at River Landing in Wallace, while he decides what steps to take next in his rejuvenated playing career. “The exact plans I’m still working on,” he said. “I feel like my game is in a good place right now. Larry and I will continue trying to figure out what the best, next step is on this path. I’m planning to continue to compete and keep getting better — see what I can do with it.”
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Up to the Challenge:
New greens just a start
By STEVE HUFFMAN
avid Crowder heads a group of mostly senior golfers who get together once a week to play a variety of Triad-area courses. The group has no official name. Some refer to it as “David Crowder’s Gang.” Crowder prefers, “The Challenge Senior Traveling Group.” That latter comes from the fact that members typically play The Challenge Golf Club in Graham twice a month. Crowder lives in a house that borders the course and is a member of the club, thus his role as leader of the group. Usually, when members get together, their number totals about 40. When they played The Challenge in early August, there were 74 golfers teeing off. Crowder said the increase stemmed from the fact that members were playing The Challenge for the first time since the course closed in mid-May for the start of some overdue renovations. Reopening was the first week of August. “Everyone wanted to get back out here 10
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and see what they’ve done,” Crowder said. “They’re excited about all the improvements. The people here, they’ve really done a lot to bring the course back to where it was.” The Challenge has been through a great deal since it opened two decades ago. There was a time it received a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine. But the course has seen its share of pitfalls, including numerous changes in ownership and a bankruptcy. Over the years, the quality has slipped. As director of golf Todd Smith puts it: “Everybody loved the layout, but there have been issues with just about everything else.” Smith was hired in January by Ritchie Belton, who purchased the course a little more than two years ago. Belton brought in Smith with the intention of returning The Challenge to its former glory. That explains the recent 10-week closing. The amount of labor that went into the first – and most intense – phase of a threestage refurbishing was extensive. Greens and sand traps were reworked, and significant improvements made to the
fairways. The red clay that golfers said was too common around the course is no more, either planted in grass or covered in mulch. The bentgrass greens were replaced with Champion bermudagrass, allowing for truer and faster putts. The greens on holes No. 4 and No. 10 were expanded. About 20 percent of the sand traps were edged and cleaned. Several tee boxes were leveled, reshaped and given new life. Some work remains, everyone at the course agrees, but Smith said feedback has been nothing but positive. “We’ve had a lot of people bragging about the course,” he said. “The difference between now and May is significant.” Smith said the weather this summer was conducive to completing the work. A good amount of rain fell to help the bermudagrass greens take hold. Smith said this summer’s work involved “pretty much everything inside the cart paths.” That’s a lot of ground to cover. “We tried to add more character to the course,” Smith said. “The new look is very clean, very defined.”
George Frye of Champion Turf Farms of Bay City, Texas, was the man responsible for the conversion of the greens. The company, in business more than 50 years, is known for its no-till sprigging brand of green conversion. The process allows for changing the grass variety on a putting green without reconstructing the existing surface. The result of the process is that the green contours remain as they were before, but with a uniform stand of Champion bermudagrass. Champion Turf Farms has previously converted the greens at Pinehurst No. 2, as well as at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. “It’s gone better than anticipated,” Belton said of the renovations. “From our longtime players, everything I’m hearing is positive. The guys when they’re finishing one round, they’re already making reservations for the next.” Belton, who also owns Mebane’s Quaker Creek Golf Course, said the thing he’s proudest of involving the work at The Challenge is the new greens, though he
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The Challenge from page 10 said much more was accomplished during the closing, noting the revamped tee boxes and work on the sand traps. “There’s lots of things people can’t put their fingers on,” Belton said. “But they tell me they like it.” This summer’s closing and work was the beginning of a multi-year plan to revitalize The Challenge. Course officials are referring to the work that’s been completed as Phase 1. Phase 2 consists of improving drainage at the course, new sand for all the traps, replacing the existing railroad ties and bringing the fringes up to standards. Phase 3 is, as a flyer posted at the course reads, “All the little things that add up to a unique golf experience.” “We’re excited, our members are excited,” Belton said. Smith came to The Challenge after spending five years in a similar capacity at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Whitsett. He’s been involved in the management of golf courses for the better part of 30 years. “This is the most enjoyable job I’ve had in my career,” Smith said. “The Beltons -we think a lot alike.”
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Lynrock, Chatmoss, Danville clubs have new greens
By STEVE WILLIAMS fter a dormant summer, three more golf courses in the Piedmont are back in business with new bermudagrass
greens. Lynrock Golf Club, a public course in Eden, and Chatmoss Country Club in Martinsville have been busy with golfers since unveiling the new putting surfaces in mid August. Danville Golf Club is scheduled to reopen on Labor Day weekend. Champion Turf Farms of Bay City, Texas, sprigged the Lynrock Greens in mid June and the course reopened Aug. 14. The rest of the work has been done by the staff. “So far, so good,” said Marcus Wilson, Lynrock’s golf course superintendent. “We had a little bit of a setback. After three weeks they had to come back and re-sprig some of the holes. Even those re-sprigged spots are 95 percent cov-
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ven in a sport that relies entirely on statistics to define achievement, Akshay Bhatia's recent exploits on the golf course need additional context. Bhatia won the 42nd Boys Junior PGA Championship at The Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.) in early August, shattering the four-round tournament record by five strokes. Here is some more perspective: His second-round 61 was the lowest in tournament history, one stroke better than the mark held by three-time majors champion Jordan Spieth and five others. But if you want to fully understand what the kid accomplished, consider his age. Bhatia is 15 years old. He won't turn 16 until Jan. 31. “Right after I won, I thought, ‘wow, I just broke Jordan Speith's record, Pat Perez, Chris Couch – all these guys' records that have been held for 10-15 years,”’ he says. “To have the low round of my career on that big of a stage is pretty cool.”
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Chang heading to Southern Cal sooner than later
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atching up with Jenny Chang after a putting session was an accomplishment in itself, considering she spent exactly five days over a five-week period in North Carolina, having traveled to New Jersey, California, Kansas and Missouri for tournaments during her flourishing junior career. After the chat, she was then off to California again for the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amateur and to Iowa for the PING Junior Solheim Cup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know; crazy, right?â&#x20AC;? she said of her hectic summer, cross-country golf trek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives me an idea of what LPGA Tour life is like. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tiring. The traveling is just awful.â&#x20AC;? The golf was not. Chang, a senior at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh who will be gunning for a state record
fourth straight 4-A championship this fall, had a fantastic few months, finishing runner-up in the U.S. Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Junior Championship to propel her to 10th in the World Junior Golf Rankings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jenny has made great strides in her short game,â&#x20AC;? said Ben Hynson, Changâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instructor at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hours weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent working on this part of the game are starting to pay huge dividends. Her ability to play different shots around the greens is starting to make her a more complete player.
the East Coast?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But when I found out USC was interested my eyes were just locked on them. They have a great golf
She is holing out more clutch putts and when she gets ahead in a match, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a question of far ahead she wants to get ahead.â&#x20AC;? Chang also plans to get ahead when it comes to college. She will graduate early this winter from Athens Drive and enroll at Southern Cal in January, joining the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team for the spring semester competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people ask me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why go to the West Coast because there are a lot of great schools in
program and I like the nice weather in California â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no humidity.â&#x20AC;? The Trojans are a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf power, but lost three seniors so Chang, who turns 18 in October, may have an opportunity to step into the starting lineup immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was planning to graduate early and then spend the whole next semester not going to school, just practicing golf and playing in the summer, but I talked to coach (Andrea) Gaston and she gave me the option of going to school early. I talked to my parents about it and they thought it was the best thing to do. Instead of just golfing all the time why not get a head start in school?â&#x20AC;? Chang and her parents have also hired mental game coach Dr. Mathew Park, who also works for NASA in Huntsville, Ala., to help the Southern Cal signee become an even more accomplished golfer. Chang began a series of onehour phone sessions with Park prior to her runner-up finish in the U.S. Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Junior Championship in Continued on page 21
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the cut, and to get to the finals after that I have no words to describe that. It was such an amazing experience. I shot 76 and 69. You just never know.â&#x20AC;? Chang has learned to pace herself after a hectic summer on the links. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tire myself out, grind all day during tournament season,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried to keep my practices simple and efficient.â&#x20AC;? And with dad Yong hard at work in North Carolina, mom Eunok is often behind the wheel, making 12-hour trips in the car with her talented daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After my tournaments we talk about what I could have done better, and talk about the good and the bad, and then after that we try to stay away from golf because it always seems to be about golf, golf, golf,â&#x20AC;? Chang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to take a break way from golf. We talk for about an hour and then I sleep the whole way back.â&#x20AC;? As Chang walked off the putting green at Lochmere after draining of series of long ones, she was greeted by a classmate. I asked if the team was starting to practice every day for the upcoming season. Chang just chuckled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh no, most of them arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as serious about golf as I am.â&#x20AC;? Chang has the miles to prove it.
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mily Hawkins seemed destined to play golf, if only because she could see the course from her backyard. Her parents, Tom and Cathy, live near the 16th hole at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, where they are members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started playing when I was 9 or 10,â&#x20AC;? Hawkins says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad and my older brother got me into it. They kind of convinced me to try. So when I went out there and hit some balls, I really liked it.â&#x20AC;? Before long, it was clear she had a knack for the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember if I was that good at first,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I kept at it and it came naturally, as far as the progress of getting better and better.â&#x20AC;? Over the past 12 months, the Triadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 ranked junior girl has won three
tournaments, including the Big â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;? National Championship in Madison, Miss., in early August. She shot 3-under 141 (70-71) for a five-stroke margin of victory in the rain-shortened event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely one of the bigger wins of my career,â&#x20AC;? Hawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew if I played how I wanted I would have a chance to win it. I hit my irons well and putted well. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always the thing for me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if I can putt well. I hit some irons close and gave myself some closer looks than I had in some other tournaments.â&#x20AC;? For most junior golfers, wins translate to trophies. But Emily has found a way to cash in for cats. When she was 14, her parents promised her a kitten if she won a tournament, so she quickly found her way to the top of the leaderboard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I won a Peggy Kirk Bell event, and I got a cat for that,â&#x20AC;? Hawkins said. Continued on page 23
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Hawkins from page 22 Then last summer, she won the PKB Order of Merit championship, based on points standings. That accomplishment secured another cat. “Thor and Bella,” she said. No golf-related names? “We thought about it, but decided not to,” Hawkins said with a laugh. The Hawkins cats are capped at two for now, leaving Emily to focus on the golf hardware. Playing a heavy tournament schedule, she has finished in the top three in nine events since August 2016. Her run of success includes winning the AJGA Girls’ Championship last September with three straight rounds of 2-under 70. “That was one of my first bigger ones and it really boosted my confidence,” she said. “It set the stage to win some other ones.” Her tournament scores are remarkably consistent, in the low-to-mid 70s, suggesting she has found a knack for competition golf. “I think I’ve just gotten a little more experience,” she said. “I didn’t start playing tournaments seriously until I was 12. (Playing a lot) has really helped.
That’s a big part of seeing the scores go down.” The third oldest among eight children, Hawkins is home schooled and beginning her senior year. She plays for the Forsyth Home Educators high school team, but it is her tournament play that attracted the attention of Campbell University. She has earned a scholarship to play on the women’s golf team next fall in Buies Creek. “It is exciting,” she said. “Obviously it will be a little different because you have the whole team aspect, which you don’t have in junior golf, where you just go off and play for yourself. I think that will be cool. I’m looking forward to it.” In the meantime, Hawkins will finish out her junior career and her senior year. Despite her busy tournament schedule, she doesn’t spend all her free time on the course. Golf has its place, along side of reading and just “hanging out.” “I play a lot of nine-hole when I’m not playing a tournaments, just because it’s a little shorter and I can hit balls and putt like I want to,” she said. “I like to go to the range and work on my short game.” It’s all great preparation to win herself some more kittens.
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Redman’s month of August one for the ages North Carolina star wins U.S. Amateur, takes runner-up at Western Am
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ore times than college coaches would like to admit, they set out to recruit a player or two at a junior tournament, and somebody else turns their head. Such was the case at the Carolinas Junior championship at Willow Creek in High Point as Doc Redman was heading into the 10th grade. Clemson coach Larry Penley had several players on his radar at the event – the young Redman was not one of them. “I was actually there recruiting two other players and Doc ends up winning,” Penley said. “I just started watch-
ing him from a distance, but he got everybody’s attention when he won that tournament. “I watched him a couple other times, and then I got real lucky because the summer of his junior year and Carolinas Am was in Greenville, S.C., and Doc was on the leaderboard every day and he played great. After the tournament I was able to get him on campus for a visit and he committed to us right after that, which was fantastic.” Little did Penley realize what a star he had in the making. “You really don’t ever know, but you can sort of tell by their make-up,” Penley said. “If you sit down and talk to Doc for
about a half hour he wears you out, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. He wants so much info, he wants to be coached, it’s such a pleasant change. You can’t give him enough information. That’s just the way his mind works, just the way he was raised.” After a recordsetting All-
American freshman season with the Tigers, Redman turned in quite an August in 2017,
winning the U.S. Amateur and finishing runner-up at the Western Amateur within a three-week span. Redman’s U.S. Amateur run in California started with a 13-man playoff just to get into match play, then he reeled off six consecutive match wins to capture the 117th edition of the prestigious USGA event in dramatic fashion, forcing a playoff with an eagle and birdie over the final two holes of the 36-hole final, and then defeated Texas senior Doug Ghim on the first extra hole. “Not even a little bit,” Penley said when asked if Redman’s late rally caught him off guard. “He maybe surprises me when he plays average. He never surprises me when he plays great.” The seeds of Redman’s golfing successes the last five years are scattered all over golf courses in North Carolina and South Carolina, but his determination this time around at the U.S. Amateur was cemented a year earlier when he lost 5 and 4 in the second round to Sam Horsfield of the University of Florida. Continued on page 25
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oriented. He never, ever would have let Augusta interfere with his performance – at no time.” Hamilton was partaking in some R&R at Pawley’s Island the weekend of the U.S. Amateur, but made it a point to get back to the room to watch his pupil. “I just sat there transfixed, watching these two guys go head-to-head. It was incredible golf,” Hamilton said. “When Doc made that putt on 17 I think I jumped as high as I ever jumped. And I’ve watched Doc stand out on the putting green at Wildwood in all kind of
weather making that putt that he made on the 36th hole. I’m sure he was able to just go back and draw on all of that … and he just poured that sucker right in.” Hamilton said Wildwood Green members are abuzz by the recent success of Redman and Murray. “We all like to think of ourselves as part of the village. I made the comment that there is something cooking up here at Wildwood Green and a bunch of people are getting their tummy full,” Hamilton said. “It has been really fun to see. The membership is stoked.”
SUPER SPECIALS! Doc Redman at the 2016 4-A state championship. Redman’s golf instructor at Wildwood Green Golf Club in North Raleigh, 61-year-old Jimmy Hamilton, caddied for his student at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills. Hamilton watched as Redman was 3-under through nine holes yet was three down to a red-shot Horsfield. Redman ended up leaving the course dejected. “We talked on the way home and I said to him, ‘You know, if you ever had any doubts about yourself being at the top level of competition in this country you can put that aside right now because you are in the conversation of being amongst the very best, you have nothing to be ashamed of,”’ Hamilton said. “I do think if we didn’t get that draw in 2016 Doc would have gone deep last year too. He was playing that well. I told him he was going to take all of his confidence down to Clemson.” Redman did just that for Penley, leading Clemson in stroke average at 70.77 -- second best in Clemson history. “Doc is a different kind of kid,” Penley said. “There is not one ounce of give-up in this child – ever.” As Redman grew up in Raleigh he was the youngest of a quartet of talented juniors that played and practiced together at Wildwood Green, including current PGA Tour player and recent winner Grayson Murray, Web.com Tour player Carter Jenkins and former Winthrop golfer Zach Seabolt. As the crew moved up through the ranks Hamilton and fellow instructor John Budwine (who taught Redman until moving on to Deep Springs Golf and Country Club) would quietly talk about Redman’s talent. “We both felt Doc would be the one that would possibly go the furthest www.triadgolf.com
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because he has a very cool and calm demeanor,” Hamilton said. “He is a sponge, he is receptive, if he has a question he’ll ask it, but he understands what you’re trying to do and help him with.” “His best asset is the 6 inches between his ears,” Hamilton added. “He has an incredible head on his shoulders – just stays in the moment. He doesn’t think too far ahead. And he’s the finest young man you would ever want to meet. He is the kind of kid that if I had a daughter his age I would love for her to be able to hook up with him. That’s the kind of kid he is.” Redman is majoring in Mathematical Sciences at Clemson, an interest that Penley believes spills over onto the golf course with his sophomore star. “There are no short-cuts in math, so Doc doesn’t think he’s going to bypass anything to get to the next step,” Penley said. “You have to take it one step at a time, and you’ve got to be extremely patient and very thorough, cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s and that’s what he does. “There is nothing that Doc approaches that doesn’t have a plan, even just daily things. It’s daily victories with Doc, it’s like ‘let’s go learn a little something today.’ His mindset is simple in the fact that if he can improve 1 percent every day just think how good he’s going to be, and that’s how he approaches things.” Penley said he had to chuckle when a reporter asked Redman prior to his U.S. Am championship match a question about The Masters. “He kind of looked at her with this bewildered look, and I promise you it never entered his mind,” Penley said. “He is that mentally tough, he is process
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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ringerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; score proves surprising
By HOWARD WARD
K, Bets, get your thinking cap on because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna throw you a big curve ball. Have you ever heard of a Ringer score? Maybe you have, but I doubt it. When you get so old that you no longer have a game to take to the course, you look for other outlets to keep you involved in the sport. So, I sat down one day and came up with my ringer score for Gates Four Golf and Country Club, where I was a member since 1970. If you play golf regularly you get in a lot of rounds in 40 years and you might be surprised at what your ringer score would produce. Enough beating around the bush, a ringer score is taking the best score you have ever had on each hole of a course and arriving at a total. I actually came up with the idea from something I read in a golf book several years ago. It was a lot of fun recalling my best score on each hole
and was really quite surprising. By BETSEY MITCHELL For instance, I knew I had birdied ot so fast, Buster. Mr. Ward, I every hole at Gates Four, so I was will have you know that I know already at 18 under par. I had eagled exactly what a Ringer score is. all of the par 5s so that got me to 22 In fact, my womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league plays it under. I have had two holes-in-one every year. And just so you knowâ&#x20AC;¦.. I and that gets me to 24 under. And never win. probably the most startling stat was Knowing how to do a thing doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that I have eagled six of the par 4s. count much toward actually doing a That adds up to a 30 under 42, thing. which actually left me This is going to come amazed. I had no idea across all braggy, but the that it was anywhere last time I could keep near that. track of a lifetime Ringer So, if you are sitting was when we lived in around the house on Ohio. In those days, I a rainy day and have played one course almost nothing else to do, you times a week during DUELING DIVOTS four might try figuring up the golf season. I never had an eagle there. Little your ringer score on your favorite Turtle was one of Pete Dyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earliest course. designs. It looked easy, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very Sometimes mental golf can be as long, but it was wicked hard. much fun as the real thing. They hosted a U.S. Open Qualifier one year. The young bucks came to the first tee full of swagger, ready to make mincemeat of the 6,500 yards. The only guy to shoot par was a member, Rod Spittle. You may recognize
him from the Champions Tour. He went pro after he hit 50 and has done pretty well for himself. As for me, after seven years of battling the Turtle I never did birdie the first or 17th holes. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll blame the first hole on not being awake that early in the round. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll blame the 17th on Dye. I never did figure out that green. I even took a lesson on just how to play that darn holeâ&#x20AC;¦ didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help. When we moved to North Carolina, our first membership was at a club with four courses. Now, my membership includes nine. Frankly, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played too many courses over too many years to remember my best scores. Heck, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even remember what my best full-round scores were. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember the course layouts â&#x20AC;¦ let alone what my Ringer scores might be. Then again, some unkind fellow columnist might be so bold as to suggest that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember because my brain is melting. My game is totally mental and not in a good way. Congrats on the 42, Annika would be proud.
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Ace goes for naught in gangsome event
By STEVE WILLIAMS
If you make a Hole-In-One or Double Eagle we want to know!
lmost every course has a late-afEmail, fax, call or go online ternoon, 9-hole choose-up game to www.triadgolf.com & click on Hole-In-One of some sort. Rules are often to submit a form with all the details! amended to make sure each player helps We will report your great shot in our next issue! the team effort. email: email@example.com • call: 336-280-3722 One popular rule is “each player must As it turned out, the team needed the ace contribute at least two tee shots.” With two holes to play in the captain’s they couldn’t count. They scored a par on the hole and ended a shot out of a playoff. choice event at Gordon Trent Golf Course Other aces reported: on Aug. 2, a foursome was left with Jason Vipperman and Mike Eggleston as the only Vernon Jones of Advance, Aug. 21, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 2, 120 yards, 7-iron. Playing remaining options. partners: Monica Solis, Keiner Solis. His first ace. Teammate Jeff Turner of Patrick John Kiem of High Point, Aug. 20, Oak Hollow Springs, Va., didn’t need to tee off on the GC. No. 16, 125 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Larry Vowell, Rick Fuhrman, Mike par-3 16th hole but wanted to try his luck Allred. His third ace. anyway. He perfectly struck a 5-iron from Alex Btink of Mebane, Aug. 19, Mill Creek 169 yards and it became a hole-in-one that GC. No. 13, 107 yards, gap wedge. Playing couldn’t be used in the team score. partners: Tom Catlin, Herb Taylor, Gregg “Jeff said he had been working on a Lassiter. His second ace. Michael Mullis of Elkin, Aug. 18, Rock Creek swing change and wanted to see if it was GC. No. 11, 115 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: working even though they couldn’t use Ryan Mullis. His second ace. his shot,” said Gordon Trent professional Neil Debien, Aug. 18, Southwick GC. No. 8, 120 Dewey Hinnant. “I think the swing change yards, 8-iron. His first ace. is a keeper.” Gene Young of Lexington, Aug. 17, Salem Glen CC. No. 3, 115 yards, pitching wedge. Playing Adam Horsley was also in the fourpartners: Ray Brown, John Vernon, Steve some to witness Turner’s third career ace. Mann. His first ace.
Tim Hunter, Aug. 15, Holly Ridge GL. No. 16, 150 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Kevin Haggerty, Bob LaDew, George Gates. His second ace. Joey Montgomery of Reidsville, Aug. 13, Pennrose Park CC. No. 4, 145 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Jay Donecker, Jim Lurz, Steve Money. His second ace. Monica R. Solis of Mocksville, Aug. 12, Tanglewood Championship Course. No. 3, 181 yards, 6-hybrid. Playing partner: Keiner Solis. Her first ace. Carol Vance, Aug. 10, Wilshire GC. No. 17, 110 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Carolyn Mabe. Sam Baber of Reidsville, Aug. 6, Pennrose Park CC. No. 4, 145 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Rick Baber, Carolyn Baber, Zach Baber. First career ace came in club parentchild tournament while playing with his parents and brother. Steven Evans of Blanch, Aug. 6, Caswell Pines GC. No. 17, 147 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Gary Vernon, Jane Pratt, Ed Pratt. His first ace. Roger Cheney of Greensboro, Aug. 3, Jamestown Park GC. No. 17, 115 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Gary Pettit, John Craven, Ed Bradshaw. Note: Roger played 50 years without an ace but now has two in the last 10 months. David O’Bryant of Reidsville, Aug. 1, Monroeton GC. No. 18, 75 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Trey French, John O’Bryant. His second ace. Terry Logan of Blairs, Va., July 31, Caswell
Pines GC. No. 17, 147 yards, 8-iron. Playing partner: Jeff Edmunds. His second ace. Tommy Manuel of Pilot Mountain, July 30, Pilot Knob Park GC. No. 11, 125 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Brent Long, Stan Watson, Kevin Shinault. His fifth ace. Alex Pirro of Clemmons, July 29, Tanglewood Reynolds Course. No. 8, 140 yards, 8-iron. His first ace. Toppy Kearns of Asheboro, July 27, Asheboro Municipal GC. No. 5, 110 yards, 5-wood. Playing partner: Joe Kearns. Her first ace. Pete Cunningham of Eden, July 26, Monroeton GC. No. 14, 136 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Gene Warren, David Barksdale. His first ace in 58 years. Jimmy Hendrix of Reidsville, July 25, Pennrose Park CC. No. 13, 135 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Neil Hendrix, Mike Merrick. His first ace. Michael Faircloth of Greensboro, July 20, Olde Homeplace GC. No. 12, 151 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Gilbert Haile, Ryan Newnam, David Newnam. His second ace. Sean Ray of Staunton, Va., July 7, Beaver Hill GC. No. 8, 105 yards, driver. Playing partner: Bill Ray. First ace for 12-year old Sean. Kelly Howard of Salisbury, June 18, McCanless GC. No. 3, 145 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Walt Kincaid, Sharon Lee. His first ace. Darryl L. Parris of Eden, June 14, Wolf Creek GC. No. 5, 130 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Doug Settles, Vernon Motley, Thurman Thomas. His first ace. David Smith of Patrick Springs, Va., April 30, Gordon Trent GC. No. 3, 114 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partner: Noah Jessup. First ace for 12-year old David.
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Junior Golf Scoreboard HJGT College Prep Series at Duke University Duke University Golf Club, Durham, NC August 2-3, 2017 Boys Division - 6741 1 George Duangmanee, Fairfax, VA 76-70--146 2 Kase Diehl, Charlotte 69-78--147 2 Tianyu Wu, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 73-74--147 4 Connor Murphy, Land O’’ Lakes, FL 72-76--148 5 Woodson Smith, Martinsville, VA 73-76--149 Selected Others 6 Adam Budd , Winston-Salem 79-76--155 12 Zach Green, Asheboro 76-84--160
Danville Junior Golf Tour July 23, 2017 Boys 19:U 1st place – Hunter Shelton 2nd place – Chase Grubbs 3rd place - Mark Mitchell Boys 17: U 1st place – Patrick Dodson 2nd place – Justin Rogers 3rd place - Lane Ashworth Boys 15:U 1st place - Matthew Arnold 2nd place - Will Gardner 3rd place - Erwin Dixon Boys 13:U 1st place - Miles Milligan 2nd place - Zachery Aherron 3rd place - Cole Deboe Boys 11:U 1st place - Isiah Valdez 2nd place - Luke Gardner Boys 9:U 1st place - Parker Thompson 2nd place - Mason Krzywicki Girls 17:U 1st place - Madi Barker Girls 13:U 1st place - Sydney Witcher 2nd place - Sadie Gunn 3rd place - Taylor Grace Dodson Girls 9:U 1st place - Allyson Pruitt
Meadowlands GC Winston-Salem, NC July 25, 2017 Boys 16-18 Division - 6507 1 Jais Norman, Thurmond 2 Will Pruthi, Durham 3 Clayton Kolls, Davidson 4 Carson Yates, Winston-Salem Boys 12-13 Division - 6238 1 Luke Crouse, Reidsville 2 Alexander Gould, Greensboro 3 Cameron Witherspoon, Pfafftown 4 Joshua Bare, Concord Boys 8-9 Division - 1869 1 Griffin Williams, Summerfield 1 Sawyer Slate, Walnut Cove
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Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship Barefoot Resort - Norman Course North Myrtle Beach, SC August 7-10, 2017 Boys Division - 6949 1 Connor Burgess, Lynchburg, VA 70-70-71--211 2 William Wann, Birmingham, AL 73-71-67--211 3 Jonathan Yaun, Minneola, FL 75-69-71--215 4 Cameron Moore, Glen Allen, VA 75-70-72--217 4 Lorenzo Elbert, East Point, GA 73-73-71--217 Selected Others 6 Noah Connor, Reidsville 72-69-79--220
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AJGA Junior All-Star at Irish Creek The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, NC August 14-17, 2017 Boys Division - 6882 1 Carson Bacha, York, PA 69-67-69--205 2 Michael Brennan, Leesburg, VA 70-68-70--208 3 Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA 70-70-72--212 3 George Duangmanee, Fairfax, VA 70-73-69--212 5 Jonathan Griz, Hilton Head, SC 73-69-71--213 Selected Others 6 Charlie Barr, Salisbury 69-74-74--217 23 Nick Mathews, Mebane 78-74-73--225 34 Whit Edwards, Greensboro 77-76-76--229 36 Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem 81-74-76--231 46 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 77-76-83--236
Bermuda Run West NC Tour Bermuda Run GC, Bermuda Run, NC August 15, 2017 Boys 16-18 Division - 6625 1 Matthew Song, Mathews 2 Austin Brooks, Charlotte 3 Chris Poor, Chapel Hill Selected Others 5 Brandon Sheng, Winston-Salem Boys 14-15 Division - 6625 1 Nicholas Song, Matthews 2 Collin Welborn, Waxhaw 2 Jackson Steiner, Charlotte Selected Others 6 Dominic Sutton, Advance Boys 12-13 Division - 5597 1 Cayden Bryner, Winston-Salem 2 Colby Moore, Advance 3 Owen Pearce, Winston-Salem
Selected Others 4 Devyn Sutton, Advance 5 Gavin Deibler, Winston-Salem 7 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons Boys 10-11 Division - 4862 1 Will Bland, Winston-Salem 2 Cooper Diaz, Winston-Salem 2 Garrison Welborn, Waxhaw Selected Others 5 Tyler Pesavento, Advance 6 Luke Tisdale, Winston-Salem Boys 8-9 Division - 1612 1 Sawyer Slate, Walnut Cove 2 Wills Eller, Wilkesboro 3 Ryan Brookshire, Lewisville Girls 13-18 Division - 5597 1 Hunter Tharpe, Roaring River 2 Kyleigh Harnsberger, Advance
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Mid-Pines Inn & GC Southern Pines GC, Southern Pines, NC July 28-29, 2017 Boys’ Division 1 Noah Connor, Reidsville 72-70--142 2 Mariano Leyva, Lewisville 72-71--143 3 Riley Smith, Concord 73-71--144 Selected Others 5 Kameron Jones, Mebane 73-75--148 10 Caden Baker, Mebane 80-75--155 13 Zane Ector, Burlington 81-77--158 20 Bo Bolick, High Point 77-84--161 22 Issac Childrey, Reidsville 81-83--164
5 Graham Chase, Charlotte Selected Others 7 Dawson Daniels, Greensboro 8 Carson Castelli, Greensboro 17 Mariano Leyva, Lewisville 18 Garrett Clark, Burlington 18 Noah Connor, Reidsville 26 Charlie Tate, Greensboro 28 Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro
78-71-67--216 71-75-72--218 76-74-69--219 76-78-69--223 78-75-71--224 72-75-77--224 76-77-73--226 73-79-75--227
61st Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship CC of South Carolina Florence, SC August 1-3, 2017 Championship Division - 6006 1 Gracyn Burgess, Lexington, S.C. 74-69-70--213 2 Elle Johnson, Inman, S.C. 77-69-71--217 2 Jodee Tindal, Rock Hill, S.C. 71-72-74--217 4 Carly Lyvers, Simpsonville, S.C. 67-76-76--219 4 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 73-70-76--219 Selected Others 11 Rachael Mast, Lexington 74-76-76--226 12 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 72-80-75--227 Second Flight - 6006 1 Siana Wong, Summerfield 83-83-79--245 2 Jayla Rogers, Wilmington 85-80-81--246 3 Olivia Erwin, Charleston, S.C. 84-85-80--249 4 Angelique Seymour, Fayetteville 83-82-85--250 5 Caroline Isaacson, Greensboro 90-80-82--252 Selected Others 11 Anna Hillman, Summerfield 93-85-86--264
68th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Cabarrus CC Concord, NC July 25-27, 2017 Boys Division - 6900 1 Michael Sanders, Davidson 70-70-67--207 2 Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. 69-73-68--210 3 Quinn Riley, Raleigh 70-72-69--211 3 Jack Massei, Cary 69-71-71--211 3 Fulton Smith, Pinehurst 70-69-72--211 Selected Others 20 Charlie Tate, Greensboro 75-72-70--217 20 Jacob Rutter, Winston-Salem 70-75-72--217 20 Quinton Metz, Wilkesboro 73-71-73--217 27 Michael Childress, Salisbury 71-77-71--219 27 Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro 72-70-77--219 36 Noah Connor, Reidsville 70-79-72--221
NC One-Day Series Event Bermuda Run GC (West), Bermuda Run, NC July 29, 2017 Prep - 5735 1 Sasha Hayes, Winston Salem 78 2 Mackensi Hall, Graham 79 3 Nicole Kramer, Charlotte 80 Selected Others 4 Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons 82 4 Michaela Cox, Greensboro 82 6 Emma Reid, Flat Rock 83 8 Anna Bonifay, Pfafftown 86 Futures - 4919 1 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 77 2 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 78 3 Hannah Lindemann, Charlotte 84 Selected Others 5 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 86 7 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 88 7 Haylie Paulin, Winston-Salem 88 10 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 92 Discovery - 2785 (9 holes) 1 Madison Dial, High Point 48 2 Sally Toalson, Advance 59
NC One-Day Series Event Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, NC July 24, 2017 Prep - 5800 1 Emelia Pack, Browns Summit 2 Ryann Sinclair, Mooresville 3 Kayla Ward, Raleigh Selected Others 4 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 7 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 7 Michaela Cox, Greensboro 10 Brookelynn Sornig, Advance 10 Anna Hillman, Summerfield Futures - 5260 1 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 2 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 2 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem
Selected Others 5 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 7 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 9 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 10 Emily Mathews, Mebane Discovery – 4591 (9 holes) 1 Madison Dial, High Point 2 Ella Yu, High Point 3 Ellen Yu, High Point 4 Brooke Tyler, Greensboro
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TYGA 2017 SAS Junior Championship Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC August 10, 2017 Boys’ Division - 6500 1 Benjamin Hays, Cary 2 Quinlan Polin, Cary 3 David Schoening Jr, Raleigh 3 Carter Massengill, Cary Selected Others 11 Garrett Hauk, Burlington 11 Grayson Butler, Burlington 33 Andrew Baker, Greensboro 43 Coston Fogleman, Hillsborough 64 Luke Crouse, Reidsville
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2017 TYGA One Day 71 71 74 75 77 77 80 80 77 78 78
Wilmington Municipal, Wilmington, NC August 1, 2017 Boys’ 14-15 - 6709 1 Josh Newman, Sapphire 2 Casey Osiecki, New Bern 3 Houston Brabble, New Bern 3 Tanner Huff, Pinehurst Selected Others 7 Will Farrell, Greensboro 9 Coleman Falk, Greensboro Boys’ 12-13 - 5567 1 Joe Stott, Wilmington 2 Chris Ha, Fayetteville 3 Ryan Jahr, Ocean Isle Beach Selected Others 10 Keelan Robertson, Walnut Cove
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NC One-Day Series Event Asheboro Junior Amateur Mill Creek GC, Mebane, NC Asheboro Municipal GC August 11, 2017 August 12-13, 2017 Prep - 5711 Boys 14-18 1 Grace Holcomb, Wilmington 83 1 Zach Green 77-73--150 2 Carson Jenkins, Raleigh 85 2 Caleb Green 78-78--156 2 Cameron Wood, Waxhaw 85 2 Sam Davidson 71-85--156 Selected Others 4 Stephen Spencer 77-81--158 4 Evin Flinchum, Summerfield 87 5 Luke Michael 75-84--159 8 Mackensi Hall, Graham 94 Boys 10-13 Futures - 5147 1 David Elliott 40-45--85 1 Emily Mathews, Mebane 80 2 Conner Carter 44-47--91 2 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 83 3 Brett Breedlove 52-46--98 3 Megan Morris, Cary 85 4 Luke Payne 51-48--99 3 Elizabeth Tart, Holly Springs 85 Girls 12-17 Selected Others 1 Chloe Crane 78-82--160 9 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 90 2 Laney Wessels 85-84--169 11 Chloe Crane, Greensboro 94 3 Jithaya Lothakoun 96-97--193 12 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 97 Discovery - 2679 (9 holes) Carolinas Golf Association 1 Gracie Song, Monroe 39 13th Dogwood State Junior Girls’ Championship 2 Madison Dial, High Point 48 Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC 3 Brooke Tyler, Summerfield 52 August 8-10, 2017 Girls’ Division - 6028 Tour Championship 1 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 74-72-74--220 Clemmons, NC, Salem Glen G&CC 2 Sophie Holland, Cornelius 78-75-74--227 Aug. 4-6, 2017 3 Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte 78-79-74--231 Bell - 6052 4 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 82-77-74--233 1 Amanda Sambach, Davidson 73-73-74--220 Selected Others 2 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem 73-69-79--221 5 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 76-80-78--234 3 Skylar Sload, Ashburn VA 77-72-73--222 8 Kayla Smith, Burlington 73-78-86--237 Selected Others 8 Olivia John, Summerfield 79-76-82--237 6 Mallory Fobes, East Bend 79-75-74--228 14 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 84-80-77--241 8 Emelia Pack, Browns Summit 75-79-79--233 19 Victoria Ladd, Greensboro 79-82-85--246 16 Alyssa Cox, Mount Airy 82-84-78--244 24 Siana Wong, Summerfield 80-87-89--256 17 Michaela Cox, Greensboro 76-86-84--246 25 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 90-87-81--258 19 Emilee Wenmoth, Clemmons 86-84-83--253 Futures 5289 13th Dogwood State 1 Maria Atwood, Holly Springs 79-70-72--221 Junior Boys’ Championship 2 Emma Chen, Derwood MD 71-79-80--230 Bermuda Run CC, Bermuda Run, NC 3 Grayson Warren, Washington 76-81-75--232 August 1-3, 2017 Selected Others Boys’ Division - 7080 4 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 78-82-75--235 1 Fulton Smith, Pinehurst 72-71-68--211 9 Lauren Denhard, Salisbury 77-79-90--246 2 Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst 72-75-65--212 11 Victoria Cook, Reidsville 83-86-87--256 2 Brandon Einstein, Clemmons 71-67-74--212 12 Kayla Dowell, Mebane 86-92-84--262 4 Peter Fountain, Raleigh 68-71-74--213
Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury (East Rowan, 2017) 2 Michael Childress, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2018) 3 Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem (The Hill School in Pa., 2017) 4 Brandon Einstein, Clemmons (West Forsyth, 2018) 5 Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro (Wilkes Central HS, 2017) 6 Charlie Tate, Greensboro (Grimsley HS,2018) 7 Noah Connor (Rockingham County HS, 2019) 8 Zach Brown, Advance (R.J. Reynolds, 2019) 9 Jake Rutter, Winston-Salem (Mt. Tabor, 2017) 10 Davis Gilmore (R.J. Reynolds, 2018) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Emily Hawkins, Lexington (Home School, 2018) 2 Hailey Joy, Reidsville (Rockingham County, 2018) 3 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro (Ragsdale, 2018) 4 Olivia John, Summerfield (Rockingham County, 2018) 5 Kayla Smith, Burlington (Williams, 2019) 6 Mallory Fobes, East Bend (Forbush, 2019) 7 Rachael Mast, Lexington (West Davidson, 2017) 8 Sasha Hayes, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2019) 9 Emelia Pack, Greensboro (Page, 2019) 10 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville (Carlisle, 2020) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of August 1, 2017
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CGA Senior Men Majors/Qualifiers Sept. 6 – Carolinas Senior Amateur Qualifier, Mill Creek, Mebane Sept. 11 – Carolinas Senior Amateur Qualifier, Cabarrus CC, Concord Sept. 12-14 – 56th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship, Grandfather G&CC, Linville Sept. 25-26 - 10th North Carolina Super Senior Championship, Hendersonville CC, Hendersonville Oct. 2-3 – 6th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, Old Chatham GC, Durham
CGA Women Majors Sept. 26-27 – 19th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Greensboro CC (Irving Park), Greensboro. Nov. 11-12 – 7th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Pinehurst No. 3, Pinehurst.
CGA Other Nov. 12-13 – 7th Carolinas Net Amateur Championship, Pinehurst No. 3, Pinehurst. TBA – 2nd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, Pinewild, Pinehurst TBA – Carolinas Young Amateur
Amateur Individual Sept. 8-9 – 76th Annual Moore County Men’s Amateur Championship. Southern Pines GC, Southern Pines Dick Wilson 910-949-4675. Sept. 9-10 – 49th Annual Reidsville Invitational, Pennrose Park CC, Reidsville. Medal play in flights. 336-349-5163. Sept. 30-Oct. 1 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. 336-625-4158.
Laid-Back Golfers Tour 434-792-3728 • Men/Women All-Ages Flights pre-determined by handicap Tees determined by hdc/age formula Sept. 6 – Caswell Pines GC, Yanceyville Sept. 19 – Deep Springs CC, Stoneville Oct. 11 – Greensboro National, Summerfield Oct. 25 – Chatmoss CC, Martinsville Nov. 8 – Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit Nov. 13 – Danville GC, Danville Nov. 29 – Goodyear GC, Danville
Golfweek Amateur Tour 252-864-9161 Sept. 2 -- Pine Lakes CC, Myrtle Beach Sept. 3 -- Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach Sept. 9 -- Falls Village, Durham Sept 23-24 -- Local Finals at Bryan Park (both courses) Oct. 20-22 -- National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC
Senior Individual Oct. 10-12 – World Super Senior Championship. Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons. Ages 70-over, Kitty Visintine 336-703-6420.
Ridencgolf.com Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-329-3453 Sept. 14 – Holly Ridge, Archdale Oct. 19 – Stoney Creek, Whitsett
Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 910-964-1547
Sept. 21 -- Bryan Park (Championship), Brown Summit Sept. 28 -- Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro Oct. 5 -- Stoney Creek GC Oct. 25-26 -- National Championship at Hilton Head Island, SC
Ladies Individual/Team Sept. 9-10 – 51st annual Colonial Country Club Ladies Invitational, Colonial CC, Thomasville. Pre-flighted CGA ranking event. Elaine Schuermann 336-906-2064.
Amateur Team Sept. 9 — Iron Play 2-person captain’s choice series. Top three teams advance to championship on Oct. 7. 336-644-7991. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 – Lynrock Memorial Two-Man, Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. Oct. 14-15 – Jamestown Park Fall Classic, 2-man bestball. Jamestown Park GC. 336-454-4912. Oct. 21-22 – Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Nov. 4-5 -- Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.
Captain’s Choice Sept. 1 – Kadren Robertson Memorial benefiting Hospice, Hemlock GC, Walnut Cove. Call 336-591-7937. Sept. 8 – 4th Annual Trauma Services Open supporting trauma recovery, Bryan Park, Brown Summit. www.conehealth.com/ts-open Sept. 16 – Special Olympics N.C. Golf Classic, Lexington GC, Lexington. Det. Jeremy Parks 336-479-3331. Sept. 16 - Hooters, Plantation GC, Reidsville. Annette Mint 336-342-6191. Sept. 16 – The United Way Benefit Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. Doug Hanks 336-373-7739. Sept. 22 & 23 – 11th Annual Stogner Scholarship benefiting Children with Autism, Pudding Ridge GC, Mocksville. Contact Wendi@scholarshipforautism.org. Sept. 30 – 4th Annual Chameleon Classic, benefitting children with autism and intellectual disabilities. Sue Harvey 336-333-7065. Oct. 3 – SECCA Slam for Art, Salem Glen, Clemmons. Siobhan Olson 336-769-6365. Oct. 5 – House Majori’TEE, The Challenge Golf Club, Graham. Dennis Riddell 336-222-1303. Oct. 6 -- 48th Annual Exchange Family Center, The Crossings, Durham. Natalia Koch, email@example.com www.exchangefamilycenter.org . Oct. 7 – 5th Annual Brandon’s Buddies benefitting children with cancer, Bermuda Run West, Bermuda Run. Keith Koontz 336-909-2336. Oct. 13 – Camel City Classic benefiting Combat Warriors, Maple Chase GC, Winston-Salem, Golf shop 336-767-2941 ext. 2 Oct. 13 – Postal Customer Council Golf Tournament, The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Pittsboro. Eddie Goldberg 919-420-5161. Oct. 18 – 15th Annual Clemmons Masonic Lodge, Salem Glen, Clemmons. Richard Brewer 336-399-2278. Oct. 21 -- Psi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship, Reynolds Park, WinstonSalem. Donnie Holt:336-240-1036 Dholt85@ triad.rr.com or Benny Murrill: 336-407-1848 Murrilbl@bellsouth.net. Oct. 21 – Fifth Annual Driving 'Fore' a Cure for PH Tournament benefiting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Riverwood GC, Clayton. Jayna Wall 919-698-9162. www.drivingforeacureforph.com
For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to www.triadgolf.com then click on Tournaments Junior Golf Schedule CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-8684200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * HJGT 904-379-2697 Sept. 16-17 - PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale @ Statesville Country Club, Statesville, NC, Girls, Ages 9-18. Sept. 23-24 - TYGA State Championship, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Sept. 27 - TYGA-PKBGT North State Girls High School Challenge, TBD, Girls only, grades 9-12. Sept. 30 - TYGA NC Middle School Championship, TBD, Boys/Girls, Grades 6-8. Oct. 6-9 - AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational, Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA, Invitational. Oct. 7 – Junior Hickory Fall Classic, Wolf Creek, Reidsville. Learn to play with old hickory clubs. Seth Lomison firstname.lastname@example.org . Oct. 7-8 - CGA-PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, NC, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Nov. 11-13 - PKBGT INVITATIONAL (*) @ Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC, Girls, Ages 11-18. Dec. 2-3 - PKBGT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS @ Pinehurst #8, Pinehurst, NC, Girls, Ages 11-18. Dec. 9-10 - 28th Charles Tilghman Carolinas PGA Junior Championship, Surf Club, N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-18, 336-398-2742 Dec. 28-29 - Peggy Kirk Bell Junior @ Pine Needles, Southern Pines, NC, Girls, Ages 11-18.
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17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount (6,456 yards • par 72) Aug. 9-11 1. Nolan Mills III-Robby Kirby, Charlotte! 65-66-69--200 2. Russ Perry, W-S-Mark Stephens, Troutman! 70-67-65--202 3. Ed Byman-Preston Edmondson, Raleigh! 67-69-67--203 4. Ernie Newton, W-S-Keith Waters, Raleigh! 67-69-68--204 5. Lennie Barton-Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh! 69-67-71--207 6. Steve Sharpe, Gboro-Johnny Elam, Char.! 68-70-70--208 Selected others from ﬁeld of 37 10. Kim Mansﬁeld-David Millis, High Point! 73-68-71--212 14. Garland Yates-Dave Davis, Asheboro! 70-72-73--215 17. Bob Yow, Clinton-Lawrence Hicks, Gboro! 72-74-72--218 22. Mike Bivins-David Tuttle, High Point! 77-73-72--222 12th Carolinas Mixed Team Championship Pinehurst No. 3 (par 68) • Aug. 19-20 Championship (11 entries) " 1. Caroline Ellington-Zak Laws, Raleigh! 66-65--131 2. Joliana Elias, Jamestown-Tom Hodges,Waxhaw! 61-71--132 3. Debbie Adams-Anthony Adams, Asheville! 62-71--133 4. Brian Hayes, High Point-Meghan Holbrooks,W-S! 63-71--134 4. Larry Almond-Rachel Tamaro, Albemarle! 64-70--134 Tournament Division (7 entries) " 1. Andrew Morgan, China Grove-Ginger Gibson! 64-69--133 8th N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship Treyburn CC, Durham (par 72) Championship Match - Aug. 6 Eric Bae, Pinehurst, def. Bryce Hendrix, Raleigh, 3 and 2 Semiﬁnals - Aug. 5 Hendrix def. John McFadyen, Fayetteville, 4 and 2 Bae def. Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, 2 up Quarterﬁnals - Aug. 5 Hendrix def. Will Minton, Raleigh, 2 up McFadyen def. Charlie Niland, Charlotte, 1 up Rhoades def. Will Stewart, Charlotte, 4 and 3 Bae def. Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, 3 and 2 Round of 16 - Aug. 4 Hendrix def. Blake McShea, Zebulon, 5 and 3 Minton def. Stephen Lavenets, Apex, 7 and 6 McFadyen def. Tim Myers, Durham, 3 and 1 Niland def. Davis Bateman, Charlotte, 4 and 3 Rhoades def. Austin Bonﬁglio, Holly Springs, 1 up Stewart def. Michael Baker, Concord, 1 up Bae def. Preston Ball, Raleigh, 4 and 3 Lyerly def. Brian Hicks, Cary, 6 and 5 Notes: Eric Bae, a sophomore at Wake Forest, drove the 275-yard par-4 14th hole and sank the 6-foot eagle putt to extend his lead to 3-up and held on to defeat Bryce Hendrix, a junior at UNC Greensboro. It was Bae’s third CGA title. 20th Carolinas Parent-Child Championship Pinewild CC, Pinehurst (par 72) Modiﬁed Alternate shot • July 21 Overall Championship 1. Tommy Jones-Rachel Jones, Asheboro! 2. Jeff Craver, Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem! 2. Jon Isaacson-Madison Isaacson, Greensboro! Selected others from ﬁeld of 50 7. Chuck Wilfong, Thomasville-Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 14. Jeff Burcham-Macie Burcham, Greensboro! 17. Jason Ofsanko-Eliza Ofsanko, Greensboro! 19. Scott Winebarger-Annika Winebarger, State Road! 19. Park Williams-Riley Williams, Kernersville! 25. Susan Wood, Chapel Hill-Adrian Wilkinson, W-S! 25. Ron Fobes-Mallory Fobes, East Bend!
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51st Carolinas Father-Son Championship Modiﬁed Alternate shot • July 21 Overall Championship Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines 1. Lee Bailey, Indian Trail-Jackson Bailey, Matthews! 68 2. Harrison Rutter-Jacob Rutter, Winston-Salem! 68 2. Russ Morrison-Davis Morrison, Charlotte! 68 4. Greg Einstein-Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 69 Baileys won with par on ﬁrst playoff hole Selected others from ﬁeld of 66 8. Robbie Fox-Chris Fox, Winston-Salem! 73 12. Charlie Tate-Chuck Tate, Greensboro! 74 18. Clement Erhardt-Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro! 75 25. Bob Beasley, Greensboro-Rob Beasley, Kernersville! 76 25. Lee Robinette, Charlotte-Mitch Robinette, Greensboro! 76 31. Scott Newton-Grady Newton, Winston-Salem! 77 31. Paul Slomkowski-Jack Slomkowski, Colfax! 77 Division D • Pinehurst No. 6 (23 entries) 1. Arlis Pike-Anthony Pike, Kernersville! 72 8. Mike Dempsey, Greensboro-Patrick Dempsey, Burlington!74 Division F • Pinehurst No. 6 (22 entries) 3. Charlie Stack, Oak Ridge-Steve Stack, Stokesdale! 77 4. Tim Neal, Winston-Salem-Seth Cox, Booneville! 78 4. Mark Diachenko, Yadkinville-John Diachenko, W-S! 78 7. Ryan Anderson, Laurinburg-David Anderson, Jamestown! 79 Division G • Pinehurst No. 6 (20 entries) 5. Robert Saunders-Rob Saunders, W-S! 76 10. Travis Hall-Zach Hall, Mt. Airy! 79 13-under A • CC of Whispering Pines (12 entries) 2. Steve Crouse-Luke Crouse, Reidsville! 75 2. Chris Owen-McGwire Owen, Mt. Ulla! 75
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Super Senior A • Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen (21 entries) 1. Dick Hogan, Burlington-Brian Hogan, San Antonio! 69 1. Brent Pridgen, Lewisville-Jim Pridgen, Jamestown! 69 4. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Lee Parks, Raleigh! 71 9. Andy Davis, Fletcher-Drew Davis, Pfafftown! 74 Super Senior B • Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen (20 entries) 3. Buck Hall, Thomasville-Elmer Hall, Stanleytown, Va.! 72 6. Arnie Harpe, Mocksville-Joe Harpe, Winston-Salem! 75 6. Sprunt Hill, Mount Olive-Donald Hill, Whitsett! 75 10. Todd Turner, West End-Andrew Donovan, Greensboro! 77 Super Senior C • Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen (19 entries) 5. Don Scott, Winston-Salem-Don Scott III, Elon! 81 Pro-Amateur Division • Pinewild Magnolia (12 entries) 1. Steve Isley-Walker Isley, Oak Island! 70 2. Drew Younts, Greensboro-Andy Younts, Reidsville! 71
U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualiﬁer High Point CC - Willow Creek (par 72) • Aug. 8 1. Garrett Kachellek, Charlotte! 36-32--68 1. Chad Wilfong, Charlotte! 35-33--68 3. Josh Nichols, Kernersville! 37-32--69 3. Sherrill Britt, West End! 35-34--69 Note: Top 4 from ﬁeld of 78 entries advance to US MidAmateur Championship Oct. 7-12 at Capital City Club in Atlanta. U.S. Senior Amateur Sectional Qualiﬁer Colonial CC, Thomasville (par 72) • Aug. 21 1. Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem! 34-33--67 2. Russ Perry, Winston Salem! 36-35--71 2. Larry Clark, Kingston, Ga.! 38-33--71 4. Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill, S.C.! 37-35--72 Note: Top 4 from ﬁeld of 65 entries advance to U.S. Senior Amateur Championship Aug. 26-31 at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minnensota.
93rd Carolinas Open Bryan Park (Champions), Brown Summit (par 72) Aug. 1-3 1. a-Josh Nichols, Kernersville! 70-70-68--208 2. a-Garett Reband, York, SC ! 71-68-69--208 3. a-Grant Powell, Colfax ! 69-67-74--210 4. John Thompson, Charlotte ! 69-73-69--211 4. Rohan Allwood, Blythewood, SC ! 69-71-71--211 6. a-Elliott Grayson, Shelby ! 67-74-71--212 Selected others from ﬁeld of 150 T17 Savio Nazareth, Kernersville! 72-73-70--215 T17 Tommy Gibson, Mount Airy ! 72-71-72--215 T22 Brad Luebchow, Winston Salem! 73-68-75--216 T26 Charles Frost, Winston Salem! 73-72-72--217 T30 Jonathan Dudley, Whitsett ! 69-74-75--218 T36 Troy Spencer, Charlotte ! 77-69-74--220 T36 a-Jake Rutter, Winston-Salem! 75-71-74--220 T36 a-Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro ! 70-76-74--220 T43 a-Scott Campbell, Greensboro ! 77-69-75--221 T43 a-Tripp Summerlin, Summerﬁeld! 73-74-74--221 T43 Chris Haarlow, Greensboro ! 73-71-77--221 T47 Adam McLaughlin, Greensboro ! 70-76-76--222 T52 John Faidley, Winston-Salem! 75-74-74--223 T55 a-Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro! 73-78-73--224 T63 Ben Burkhalter, Winston Salem! 73-78-79--230 Notes: Josh Nichols made a hard-breaking 51-foot birdie putt on the ﬁrst playoff hole to get past University of Oklahoma golf team member Garett Reband. Nichols had made a 25footer for bogey on the 18th hole of regulation to make it to the playoff. Amateurs took the top three spots in the tournament with Greensboro College sophomore Grant Powell of Colfax ﬁnishing two shots off the pace. The top-ﬁnishing pros were John Thompson of Charlotte and Rohan Allwood of Blythewood, SC, who ﬁnished three shots back.
12th Carolinas Pro-Junior Hope Valley CC, Durham (6,720 yards • par 70) Aug. 7 1. Christopher Wooten-John Faidley! 33-33--66 2. Walker Isley-Steve Isley Jr.! 33-35--68 Selected others from ﬁeld of 46 6. Nick Mathews-Jonathan Dudley! 34-36--70 6. Dawson Daniels-Clarence Rose! 32-38--70 9. Matthew Fary-Ben Miller! 37-34--71 20. Tyler Partee-Ben Burkhalter! 38-36--74
Professional Tours MACKENZIE TOUR CANADA
National Capital Open Ottowa, Ontario • Aug. 17-20 1. Mark Blakeﬁeld, Maysville, Ken., $31,500! 65-66-68-65–264 Selected others 19. Adam Webb, Ridgeway, Va., $1,912! 68-70-66-70–274
THE GPRO TOUR
Southern Charlotte Open Gaston CC, Gastonia (par 72) • Aug. 22-24 1. J.T. Grifﬁn, Wilson, $7,500! 65-69-64--198 2. Brinson Paolini, Virginia Beach, Va., $4,700! 65-64-69--198
Selected others from ﬁeld of 84 6. Jonathan DiIanni, Kernersville, $2,350! 65-67-68--200 14. Mark Kriston, Clemmons, $1,375! 64-72-67--203 20. Addison Lambeth, Brown Summit, $1,010! 69-66-70--205 Bryan Park Champions Course Bryan Park GC, Brown Summit (par 72) • Aug. 16-17 1. Barrett Kelpin, Kalamazoo, Mich., $4,400! 65-68--133 2. Thomas Bass, Wilmington, $2,900! 67-67--134 Selected others from ﬁeld of 49 7. Addison Lambeth, Brown Summit, $975! 70-71--141
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Lexington Open Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington (par 71) • Aug. 2-4 1. Michael Cromie, Cary, $6,525! 70-65-67--202 2. Stewart Jolly, Birmingham, Ala., $3,325! 67-67-71--205 2. Dykes Harbin, Augusta, Ga.,$3,325! 69-69-67--205 2. Fernando Mechereffe, Knoxville,$3,325! 66-71-68--205 Selected others from ﬁeld of 55 10. Mark Kriston, Clemmons, $1,131! 73-66-71--210 14. Addison Lambeth, Brown Summit, $856! 71-70-70--211
THE SWINGTHOUGHT TOUR
Brunswick CC, Brunswick, Ga. • Aug. 23-24 1. Masanori Kajiya, Japan, $2,912! 69-65--134 2. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $1,596! 67-68--135 Hampton Cove GC, Owens Crossroad, Ala. • Aug. 16-18 1. Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, $2,500! 65-66-67--198 2. Grant Leaver, Spring Hill, Tenn., $1,100! 74-66-70--210
CGA One-Day Four-Ball
Selected ﬁnishers from Triad (top half of division) ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Pinehurst No. 1 • Aug. 21 Men A-1 (8 entries) 4. Joe Wood, State Road-Taylor Zimmerman, Thurmond! 70 Men A-2 (8 entries) 4. Wilson Hicks, Raleigh-Richard Shore III, Winston-Salem! 70 Men B-2 (9 entries) 2. Bruce McPherson-William Cheek, Asheboro! 74 Mixed and Women (6 entries) 1. Melissa Smith-Mark Smith, Advance! 72 Northstone CC, Huntersville • July 31 Men A (11 entries) 1. Kevin Lentz, Rockwell-Phil Miller, China Grove! 5. Gary Roberson, Burlington-Robert Dowell, Mebane! 5. Todd Gardner, High Point-Rick Marion, Mount Airy! Men B (12 entries) 1. Joshua Hudgins, High Point-Tim Hudgins, King! 6. Blake Miller, Concord-Gary Eubanks, Greensboro!
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SENIOR ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS RiverTowne CC, Mt. Pleasant, SC • Aug. 22 Super Senior 65+ (8 entries) 4. Terry Glidewell, Greensboro-Van Joyce, Charleston, SC! 73 Brights Creek GC, Mill Spring • Aug. 15 Tournament Division B (9 entries) 1. Keith Hiller, Clemmons-William Hathaway, Marietta, SC! 69 Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington • Aug. 8 Tournament Division (10 entries) 1. Larry Kiger-Mark Marion, Winston Salem! 2. Gig Hilton-Eddie Streetman, Lexington! 3. Mark Hawley, Charlotte-Mike Twilley, Greensboro! 3. Richard Krapfel, W-S -Howell Nelson, Greensboro! 5. Gary Eubanks-Robert Pace, Greensboro! Super Senior 70+ (12 entries) 1. Ronald Grove Sr, Raleigh-Larry Boswell, Jamestown! 3. Melvin Dodson, Sandy Ridge-Larry Southern, King! 4. Dawson Strider, Advance-Bob Cornish, Bermuda Run! 5. Ken Hester, Clemmons-Mike Kite, Clemmons! 6. Don Corry, Lexington-Frank Hunter, Lexington!
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Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro • Aug. 7 Tournament Division A (12 entries) 1. Donnie Owens, Stoneville-Doug Owens, Albemarle! 67 2. Steve Judge, Siler City-Nick Picerno, West End! 68 2. Richard Krapfel, W-S -Howell Nelson, Greensboro! 68 5. Mike Twilley, Greensboro-Mark Hawley, Charlotte! 69 6. Bob Clukey, Mebane-Doug Glenn, Kannapolis! 70 Tournament Division B (12 entries) 1. Herb Whitesell, Granite Falls-Dale Slate, Advance! 74 3. Joe Crocker, Winston-Salem-Cornelious Flood, Colfax! 76 5. Richard Lyle, Pfafftown-David Frye Frye, Winston-Salem! 80 5. Steve McKinney, Reidsville-Steve Glass, Greensboro! 80 Super Senior 65+ (12 entries) 1. Charlie Parks, Asheboro-Dickie Brewer, Winston-Salem! 65 3. Donnie Hatcher-Johnny Kallam, Stoneville! 71 6. Bryce Beard-C. B. Mickle Jr, Salisbury! 74 Super Senior 70+ (15 entries) 1. Ronald Grove Sr, Raleigh-Larry Boswell, Jamestown! 64 5. Travis Jones-Ben Payne, Greensboro! 72 High Meadows CC, Roaring Gap • July 31 Tournament Division (15 entries) 2. Van Pernell, Hickory-Steve Southern, Advance! 68 4. Rodney Tuttle, Walkertown-Roger Joyce, Walnut Cove! 71
4. Thomas Rasmussen-James Kemerling, Lewisville! 7. Pete Howard, Kernersville-Joey Howard, Walkertown! Super Senior 65+ (16 entries) 1. David Brown, Clemmons-Steven Johnson, Jefferson! 1. Joe Riddle, Ararat-Johnny Marion, Claudville, Va.! 3. Mike Judkins-Bill Goodson III, Winston Salem! 4. Hank Spires-James Gunn, Mount Airy! Super Senior 70+ (8 entries) 1. Ray Novicki, Southern Pines-Larry Boswell, Jamestown! 2. Butch Clark-Bo Clary, Winston Salem! 4. Gary Dean, Winston-Salem-John Lyda, Bermuda Run!
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Croasdaile CC, Durham • Aug. 23 Division B First Flight (12 entries) 2. Lynn Roloff, Greensboro-Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown! 73 5. Carmen Andia, Whitsett-Bonnie Montgomery,Jamestown!74 6.UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Gigi Ash-Tess Kirkman, Greensboro! 75 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Division B Second Flight (12 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 5.UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Belinda Marley-Sue Lamm-Gurley, Burlington! 83 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Third Flight (11 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 2.UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Sandy Dixon-Nancy Cooper, Burlington! 83 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Sedgeﬁeld CC (Dye Course) (par 70) July 15-16 1. Jose Montano, Chapel Hill! 65-67-71--203 2. Jackson Spires, Fayetteville! 70-66-69--205 3. Jackson Lang, Lexington, Mass.! 69-70-67--206 3. Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro! 68-69-69--206 5. Luis Ruiz, Conway, SC! 68-67-73--208 6. Jonathan Keppler, Marietta, Ga.! 69-71-69--209 6. Keegan Hoff, Charlotte! 73-66-70--209 6. Marco Steyn, South Africa! 73-67-69--209 Selected others from ﬁeld of 82 18. Uly Grisette, Winston-Salem! 70-71-72--213 19. Davis Womble, Winston-Salem! 73-71-70--214 24. Grant Powell, Colfax! 71-73-72--216 29. Eric Edwards, Salisbury! 74-70-75--219 40. Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro! 74-73-75--222 40. Joseph Cansler, Clemmons! 76-71-75--222 44. Ty Palmer, Kernersville! 65-79-79--223 44. Rob Beasley, Greensboro! 76-75-72--223 49. Jordan Smith, Summerﬁeld! 73-75-76--224 65. Scott Campbell, Kernersville! 79-70-78--227 67. Logan Shuping, Salisbury! 86-71-72--229 72. Regan Erhardt, Greensboro! 77-78-76--231 76. Alex Burris, Greensboro! 78-83-73--234 77. Mitch Robinette, Greensboro! 83-79-75--237 78. Justin Emmons, Asheboro! 83-77-78--238
Madison Rotary Four-Ball Invitational Deep Springs CC, Stoneville (par 72) Aug. 12-13 Championship Flight Josh Ryals-Nick Cromer! 67-67--134 Donnie Owens-Doug Owens! 68-67--135 Tripp Summerlin-Grant Powell! 70-65--135 Jake Lowder-Kyle Stockton! 68-68--136 Addison Manring-Ryan Wilson! 66-71--137 Tony Byerly-Tanner Gross! 67-70--137 First Flight David Millis-Mike Bivins! 73-69--142 Gil Priddy-Jerry Rogers! 75-70--145 Brad Smith-Kevin Godeck! 72-73--145 Second Flight Donald Corns-Keith James! 78-71--149 Johnny Hopkins-Brian Carson! 78-73--151 Ron Paulin-Cameron Paulin! 77-74--151 Third Flight 82-75--157 Steve Aheron-Justice Aheron! Andy Wilson-David Prevo! 81-77--158 Todd Slaughter-Chris Walker! 81-78--159 5th annual Whitsett City Amateur Brookwood GC, Whitsett (par 72) Aug. 5-6 Championship Flight Willie Noah-Tyler Flynn""" ! Tony Byerly-Tim Clark""" ! Chester Thorpe-Steve Bigham""" ! Mike Smith-Mike Allison""" ! First Flight Bryce Barnes-John Robertson""" ! Butch Gates-Barron Walker""" ! Jason Crowe-Adam Lyons""" """ ! Shane Hamlett-Adam Hamlett""" ! Second Flight Jerry Joyce-Chad Marshall""" """ ! Tommy Chilldress-Bob Fox""" """ ! Walt Byerly-Jimmy Foster""" """ ! Lynn Gibson-Tommy Kenyon""" !
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Presented By Amateur Individual
Holly Ridge Charity Classic Holly Ridge GL, Archdale (par 72) Aug. 5-6 Championship Flight (top 10 of 13) Josh Turner! 66-69--135 Bryan Colquitt! 69-67--136 Nick Cromer! 71-67--138 Gary Pugh! 69-70--139 Zach Arms! 74-68--142 Colton Sapp! 69-73--142 Brock Elder! 71-72--143 Wes Creasey! 72-72--144 Neil Matthews! 71-73--144 Tanner Gross! 74-72--146 First Flight (top 12 of 22) Dylan Hoffman! 75-69--144 Chris Evans! 75-71--146 Ricky Zachary! 79-70--149 Andy Routh! 75-75--150 Austin Withrow! 75-76--151 Craig Stroup! 77-74--151 Adam Fox! 78-74--152 Jeff Jensen! 80-73--152 Wes Tyner! 80-74--154 Jimmy Miller ! 75-79--154 Brandon Kindley! 75-79--154 Justin Little! 78-76--154 Second Flight (top 6 of 21) Ian Eidy! 81-77--158 Lee Everhart! 81-78--159 Daniel Dykes ! 81-81--162 Travis Hundley! 83-80--162 Tyler Franklin! 83-80--163 Ren Hean! 82-81--163 Third Flight (top 4 of 11) Bill Clough! 93-84--177 Pat Cline! 88-91--179 Charles Sweatt! 87-92--179 Lowell Rhodes! 92-88--180 Fourth Flight (top 4 of 20) Jason Hayes! 97-86--183 Brian Green! 95-90--185 Dale Hedrick! 96-90--186 Steve Fausnet! 99-88--187 Senior Championship Flight (top 9 of 12) Dave Davis! 73-69--141 Kim Mansﬁeld! 75-69--144 Eric Taylor! 75-72--147 Michael Kindley! 73-75--148 Ralph Davis! 77-74--151 Tim Williams! 80-72--152 Mike Brown! 74-80--154 Garland Yates! 76-78--154 David Millis! 78-76--154 Senior First Flight (top 7 of 21) Floyd Evans! 82-73--155 Carl Varner! 81-83--164 Keith Rich! 86-81--167 Mike Springer! 85-82--167 Otis Garner! 83-86--169 Eric Rasmussen! 84-85--169 Chuck Holcombe! 85-84--169 Notes: Josh Turner birdied three of the ﬁnal ﬁve holes to hold off Bryan Colquitt by one shot and Nick Cromer by three shots. The key birdie came at No. 15 as it gave him a two-shot cushion after both Colquitt and Cromer had closed to within one. It was his 2nd Charity Classic title. 70th Forsyth Invitational Aug. 4 - Reynolds Park GC (par 72) Aug. 5 - Olde Homeplace GC (par 72) Aug. 6 - Maple Chase CC (par 72) Championship A (top 21 of 21) Uly Grisette ! 67-68-69--204 Brandon Einstein! 70-70-65--205 Jeremy Ray! 68-73-67--208 Josh Nichols ! 71-67-72--210 Harrison Rutter ! 69-74-68--211 Jason Craver ! 70-71-71--212 Davis Gilmore ! 73-70-70--213 John Major III ! 68-76-69--213 Michael Robb ! 70-68-76--214 Brandon Berrier! 72-69-75--216 Scott Campbell ! 75-70-71--216 Jake Rutter ! 75-72-69--216 Drew Crawford ! 70-76-71--217 Bob Gardner ! 78-69-71--218 Jason Fulp ! 74-73-72--219 Robert Quick ! 70-77-72--219 Chris Logan ! 69-73-78--220 Jim Kemerling ! 73-71-76--220 Lance Link ! 73-71-76--220 Dewayne Blakely ! 73-74-75--222 Richard Giles ! 71-76-78--225 Championship B (top 10 of 19) Joel Stiles ! 75-75-67--217
Kenny Flynn ! 69-79-72--220 Brandon Buchanan ! 73-77-70--220 Grayson Compton ! 74-76-71--221 Greg Einstein! 72-76-74--222 Gerald Carter ! 71-78-75--224 Kevin Veach ! 76-73-75--224 Bobby Pledger ! 73-77-74--224 Justin Lang ! 70-78-78--226 Randy Beeson ! 78-71-78--227 Championship Flight C (top 7 of 18) Chris Blankenship! 80-73-73--226 Keith McElrath ! 75-79-73--227 Matt Bostic ! 75-78-75--228 Pete Howard ! 75-78-75--228 Drew Manley ! 79-76-75--230 Flagge Stanﬁeld ! 78-79-74--231 Hugh Quinn ! 74-81-78--233 First Flight A (top 7 of 16) Tom Coleman ! 77-75-75--227 Sonny Kiger ! 74-74-79--227 Shad Chrismon ! 73-75-80--228 Mark Robinson ! 73-75-82--230 Derrick Sechrist ! 79-72-79--230 Jim Blaylock! 75-79-76--230 Sammy Evans ! 79-74-78--231 First Flight B (top 5 of 19) Zach Sheets ! 81-79-76--236 Greg Talley ! 80-79-80--239 Wyatt Joyner ! 81-81-77--239 Mark Robson ! 82-77-81--240 Ron Hailey ! 79-84-78--241 First Flight C (top 5 of 19) Curtis Brant ! 85-85-76--246 Dwayne Hamm ! 85-86-77--248 William Pulliam ! 88-82-83--253 David Teague ! 86-86-90--262 Anthony Santiago ! 89-86-87--262 Notes: Uly Grisette ﬁred a ﬁnal round 3under-par 69 at Maple Chase to hold off West Forsyth senior Brandon Einstein, who charged into contention with a 65. Grisette hit a 205-yard 5-iron shot on the par-5 18th to within 15 feet and twoputted for a closing birdie. Einstein had earlier missed a 20-foot eagle putt that could have forced Grisette to also eagle to avoid a playoff. It was Grisette’s third Forsyth title and his ﬁrst since going back to back in 2008 and 2009. 5th annual Whitsett City Amateur Brookwood GC, Whitsett (par 72) Aug. 5-6 Championship Flight Mike Smith""" """ ! 69-67--136 Chester Thorpe""" ! 66-71--137 Kevin Burns""" """ ! 69-69--138 Randy Clayton""" ! 68-70--138 71-67--138 Steve Bigham""" """ ! 71-67--138 Jason Crowe""" """ ! First Flight Willie Noah""" """ ! 72-67--139 Logan Thornton""" ! 72-68--140 Tony Byerly""" """ ! 73-68--141 Adam Hamlett""" """ ! 72-69--141 Shane Hamlet""" """ ! 73-70--143 Second Flight Parker Nash""" """ ! 77-67--144 Jerry Joyce""" """! 77-72--149 Gilmer Hinshaw""" ! 78-73--151 Dwayne Moize"""! 80-71--151 Chris Johnson""" """ ! 79-76--155 Third Flight Adam Lyons""" """ ! 81-75--156 Tommy Childress""" ! 82-74--156 Jeff Wilson""" """ ! 81-78--158 Walt Byerly""" """! 81-79--160 Dustin Gilstrap""" ! 82-79--161 31st annual Dugan Aycock Davidson County Amateur Lexington GC (par 70) July 29-30 Championship Flight Jason Craver! 64-74--138 J.D. Bass! 69-69--138 Michael Swaringen! 69-72--141 Taylor Zimmerman! 71-70--141 Justin Leﬂer! 66-76--142 Rodney Thomas! 70-72--142 Mitchell Swaringen! 68-75--143 Kerry Cooke! 68-75--143 Brian Hayes! 69-74--143 Scott Shaw! 72-71--143 Daniel Brantley! 72-72--144 Deke Carrick! 70-75--145 Jordan Hedrick! 71-74--145 First Flight Chad Frye! 73-70--143 Kevin Veach! 75-72--147 Mike Helms! 76-71--147
Ryan Burke! Bob Gardner! Jordan Fritts!
75-75--150 73-78--151 75-76--151
Second Flight Austin Stout! 78-73--151 Daniel Temberlake! 80-74--154 Brad Helms! 77-78--155 Kaleb Staker! 77-78--155 Bennie Ward! 77-79--156 Trey Swaringen! 79-78--157 Lanny Hedrick! 83-74--157 Third Flight Jason Beck! 83-79--162 David Frye! 84-78--162 Dewayne Blakley! 84-80--164 Steve Nowack! 85-79--164 Jimmy Avery! 85-81--166 Senior Championship Richard Giles! 66-67--132 Gerald Carter! 70-69--139 Don Puckett! 68-72--140 Buck Hall! 69-71--140 Garland Yates! 69-73--142 Eddie Streetman! 73-69--142 Herb Lohr! 67-76--143 Senior First Flight Steve King! 75-78--153 Jimmy Freeman! 75-79--154 Michael Kindley! 74-81--155 Craig Smith! 75-82--157 Joel Hartley! 75-84--159 Gig Hilton! 78-82--160 Triad Amateur High Point CC (Willow Creek) par 72 July 29-30 Regular Division (Field of 43) Josh Nichols! 70-72--142 Hardin Councill! 73-70--143 Daniel Neveu! 73-70--143 Conner Sock! 72-72--144 Jake Rutter! 69-75--144 Joe Jaspers! 70-74--144 Curtis Brotherton! 74-71--145 Chris Cassetta! 73-74--147 Clay Holland! 72-75--147 Candler Rice! 77-71--148 R.J. Bartolomucci! 77-72--149 Dustin Moore! 75-74--149 Patrick Hynes! 74-75--149 Colton Sapp! 78-72--150 Harrison Rutter! 76-74--150 Brady Eckard! 76-74--150 Blair Bowland! 72-78--150 Ryan Sharpe! 74-77--151 Senior Division (Field of 25) Steve Sharpe! 70-72--142 James Grainger! 75-71--146 Jeff Tedder! 73-73--146 David Millis! 77-76--153 Arlis Pike! 74-79--153 Moore Councill! 75-78--153 Kim Mansﬁeld! 73-80--153 Tom Hull! 79-76--155 Gary Roberson! 76-79--155 Tom Fagerli! 76-80--156 Mike Bivins! 76-80--156
Senior Amateur Tour
Whispering Woods GC • Aug. 17 Championship Flight (5 entries) 1. Eric Ardery, Durham! 71 2. John East, Rockingham! 75 3. Joey Mofﬁtt, High Point! 76 A Flight (9 entries) 1. Don Tabat, Lexington! 73 2. Ben Wheaton, Southern Pines! 79 2. Paul Nance, Graham! 79 B Flight (14 entries) 3. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 85 5. Rus Rilling, Madison! 86 C Flight (12 entries) 1."Marty Carpenter, Southern Pines! 84 Selected others 4. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 94
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Finley GC, Chapel Hill • Aug. 10 Championship Flight (7 entries) 1. Steve Lassiter, Pinehurst! 70 2. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 75 2. Eric Ardery, Durham! 75 4. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 76 A Flight (9 entries) 1. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 76 B Flight (17 entries) 1."Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 76 2. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 78 2. Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 78 4. Fred Dodge, Randleman! 80 Selected others 8. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 82 8. Russ Riling, Madison! 82 C Flight (23 entries) 1."Marty Young, Pittsboro! 82 Selected others 4. Mike Charles, Winston-Salem! 86 6. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 87 7. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! 88 7. Lewis Burgman, Greensboro! 88 9. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 90 9. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 90 9. Rudy Binder, Greensboro! 90 9. Mike Reid, Greensboro! 90
Pinewild CC (Holly) • Aug. 3 Selected others Championship Flight (6 entries) 6. Dan Whalen, Greensboro! 83 1. Eric Ardery, Durham! 70 7, Jim Hayden, Whitsett! 84 2. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 73 8. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 86 3. Grant Hoffman, Asheboro! 75 9. Mike Hunter, Greensboro! 87 A Flight (11 entries) 1. Paul Nance, Graham! 79 Selected others Kinderton CC, Clarksville, Va. 4. Preston Jones, Salisbury! 80 Aug. 22 B Flight (20 entries) A Flight (2 entries) 1."Jerry Thorne, Greensboro! 78 1. Johnny Gauldin, Danville! 76 2. Parker Whitt, Winston-Salem! 79 B Flight (5 entries) 3. Ron Tapscott, Walkertown! 80 1. Wayne Thompson, Mebane! 79 Selected others C Flight (6 entries) 6. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 83 1. Debbie Thompson, Gretna, Va.! 82 8. Jim Shermer, Lewisville! 84 D Flight (2 entries) C Flight (20 entries) 1. Kenny Powell, Danville! 89 1."Russ Riling, Madison! 84 Selected others Greens Folly, South Boston, Va. 4. Richard Farrington, Graham! 89 Aug. 9 6. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 94 B Flight (5 entries) 7. Barry Whitesell, Greensboro! 95 1. Paul Grifﬁn, Greensboro! 78 7. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 95 C Flight (5 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 84 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro • July 27 1. Adam Thompson, Mebane! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU D Flight (4 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Championship Flight (10 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 1. Kenny Powell, Danville! 86 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 1. Joey Mofﬁtt, High Point! 70
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UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Selected others Poplar Grove GC, Amherst, Va. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 3. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 75 July 25 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 3. Grant Hoffman, Asheboro! 75 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU B Flight (5 entries) UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 5. Greg Mabe, High Point! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 76 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 1. Wayne Ferrell, Danville! 82 UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU 5. Frank Bunn, Burlington! 76 C Flight (5 entries) A Flight (19 entries) 1. Red Thompson, Ringgold, Va.! 90 1. Brad Rinella, Jonesborough, Tenn.! 72 D Flight (7 entries) 2. Wilson Shelton, Madison! 72 1. Don LaFlamme, Keeling! 92 Selected others 4. Jack Stanley, Summerﬁeld! 75 9. Jim Blaylock, Winston-Salem! 79 Rinella won playoff MEN B Flight (17 entries) Pudding Ridge • Aug. 19-20 1."Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 73 Danny Shore "! 69-70--139 Selected others Billy Hicks! 70-69--139 3. Huston Shaw, Winston-Salem! 78 Michael Spillman "! 70-72--142 5. Tim Ward, Greensboro! 79 John Landen "! 72-71--143 C Flight (25 entries) Shore birdied ﬁrst playoff hole 1."Richard Farrington, Graham! 79
CGA 1-Day Individual
Listing Triad ﬁnishers from top half Mill Creek GC, Mebane Aug. 6 Men A (26 entries) 1. Phil Miller, China Grove! 71 2. Paul Slomkowski, Colfax! 72 9. David Miller, China Grove! 78 9. Tyler Swann, Reidsville! 78 Men B (11 entries) 1. Mark Henline, Whitsett! 76 1. Jimmy Pearson, Greensboro! 76 5. Jim Williams, Kernersville! 83 Senior Men A (9 entries) 1. Blake McSherry, Semora! 71 2. Michael Burdick, McLeansville! 74 Senior Men B (13 entries) 1. Ray Copeland, Whitsett! 80 5. Rick Beebe, Brown Summit! 83 Super Senior Men (21 entries) 3. George Kennon, Greensboro! 73 6. Mark Hartson, Winston-Salem! 80 9. Sam Crawley, Yadkinville! 81 Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen July 23 Men A (26 entries) 1. Jason Baity, Lexington! 6. Scott Newnam, Gibsonville! Men B (14 entries) 2. Robert Ring, Mebane! 3. James Bryant, Greensboro!
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