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Murphy’s impact leads to Hall of Fame selection By Bob Sutton

my name with what I did and it was a great thing,” he said. His influence also spread in other ways outside the Triad. From 1995-99, ick Murphy’s expansive résumé includes many golf achievements. he mentored instructors and spearheaded grassroots youth programming He seems most pleased that he has for the Country Club of Bogota in assisted others in the business through Colombia. development and education for PGA Murphy’s academy in Greensboro members at local clubs. “What I wanted to do was help other has been a site for First Tee of the Triad. The venue also annually welcomes PGA members at their clubs improve Special Olympics activities, something their lives,” Murphy said. “And give that has taken place for almost two them a voice.” decades. Murphy’s profile has been glowing “For the last decade, Rick has and he has been selected as the 50th inductee into the Carolinas PGA Hall of allowed us to utilize his facility for spring, summer and fall classes and Fame. Induction is slated for Feb. 21 at camps,” said Mike Barber, president Greensboro Country Club. His influence has been evident in the and CEO of First Tee of the Triad. Barber said Murphy has been an Triad and around the globe. advocate and teacher in many ways, “When I first came to Greensboro including from a business aspect in the in 1983, The Cardinal Golf Club was ranked No. 2 in the state,” Murphy said. community. “We could not have grown and “I thought I had the job of my lifetime done the things we have done without at 20-some years old. I had to pinch Rick Murphy,” Barber said. “Rick has myself.” Greensboro-based Rick Murphy Golf never said ‘no.’ He was one of the first to say ‘yes’ as we began to grow.” Academy was formed in 1992. Murphy also holds sessions for his “When we built this, it was a stateacademy at Greensboro National Golf of-the art facility,” Murphy said, noting Club. Justin Malone, PGA professional through the years that about two dozen at Greensboro National, said Murphy’s golf pros have taught at the academy. involvement has been advantageous. This allowed Murphy the chance to “We have a great working relationinspire coaches and teachers, something ship with him,” Malone said. “It’s a he has taken pride in. collaborative effort. We’ve received very And his role with youth groups has positive feedback.” blossomed. Much of that began when While the youth endeavors have he was at The Cardinal Golf Club. He been rewarding, Murphy’s emphasis recalls the “Clubs for Kids Day” when 1,500 youngsters plus parents arrived for often connects to PGA members at local clubs. a day of activities. “I saw the need for education for By 1988, he was the first recipient of PGA members,” he said. “What can we the PGA of America Junior Golf Leader Award. “That got junior golf tagged with do to help? We need to give them tools


that make them more valuable.” His role within the PGA of America has brought numerous opportunities. He was on the national board of directors from 2013-16. That led to the inaugural PGA of America Youth & Family Golf Summit in 2014 in Orlando. He has remained chairman of this initiative. The time with PGA of America led to Murphy serving as an observer at Ryder Cups. He also handled golfer introductions at the first tee for PGA Championships. “It was a lot of fun to do that,” he said. For Murphy, perhaps the neatest part regarding the Hall of Fame recognition is that he becomes the 50th selection in the Carolinas chapter, which is the largest PGA Section. “Just looking at the history and to see those inducted before, names like Donald Ross, is awesome,” Murphy said. “It’s quite an honor. I hope this will inspire other young PGA members to work every day to achieve their goals.” Murphy said he continues to learn while there have been many twists and turns for an industry that has dealt with


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economic challenges and an aging clientele. He still enjoys the one-on-one interactions of instruction. He notes there’s science-based physics and geometry along with the mental aspect that factors into success for golfers. “There’s no one way to do things,” he said. “But the student has a way their body is going to move. You have to figure out how to bring that out.” Murphy, who has held PGA membership since 1981, has filled several leadership positions in the Carolinas Section, including president of the group in 2006. His impact in that role led a few years later to the Carolinas Section moving its headquarters from North Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Greensboro. Murphy, 64, said he has other yet-tobe-disclosed projects in the works and wants to maintain an active role in the industry. “I see no end,” he said of his involvement. “It’s helping other people and being engaged. I have an extremely full plate. It’s not the end of a career.”

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ike so many small towns scattered across North Carolina, the local country club was for decades a gathering place for executives from the furniture or textile industries. Life was good, and business was booming. Eden, situated in northern Rockingham County near the Virginia border, was no exception, with Fieldcrest Cannon as a flagship mill churning out bedding and blankets, and an Ellis Maples-designed golf course opened in 1958 as a key recreational piece. Between 1960 and 1970, the town’s population grew more than 350 percent to 15,871. But as changes and restructuring started affecting the textile industry throughout the South, companies began moving manufacturing operations to areas with cheaper labor, In 1997, Fieldcrest Cannon was sold to Pillowtex, which subsequently closed its Eden plants in 2003, laying off the last of 495 textile workers. As Eden’s population decreased, so did the golfers and members at the golf course known as Meadow Greens Country Club. In short, the club was in serious trouble, and eventually filed for bankruptcy as the recession of 2008 struck the country hard -- and in particular the golf course business. So, it was of little surprise when local developer Homer Wright, the brains behind the ultra successful St. James Plantation golfing community along the North Carolina coast, was the only one to show up at the courthouse in 2009 to potentially purchase the club that was now in disrepair. “Homer bought the club on the courthouse steps,” said David Tucker, who along with Wright’s son, Kenan Wright, purchased the club from the elder Wright in 2012. Kenan Wright and Tucker were boyhood friends that reconnected in later life while at the club. With local pride on the line, they were not about to let the “country club” die on the vine. “Our whole philosophy is that we knew we were probably never going to make any money off of this but we believed Eden needed this golf course,” Tucker said. “If we were ever going to attract industry again we needed to have a nice golf course. We wanted to make sure it was here for the community. If it went under it would have been just another dagger in the downfall of a small town, and we just didn’t want to see that happen.”

Oak Hills director of golf Mickey Westmoreland. “Any time you offer an alternative to people who are looking for recreation that’s important, in particular the youth of our area,” said co-owner Wright, who offers up the golf course to a Virginia high school and local Eden Morehead, a high school which is virtually a 9-iron from the first tee. “Growing golf with the kids is really important for athletics and important for the golf industry. You can play golf the rest of your life. And it can be good exercise. When people move to the area they are looking at what activities are available.” The first order of business a decade ago was to re-brand the course. The name was changed to Oak Hills -- in part because of the layout’s towering oak trees -- public play was now encouraged, and the methodical process began of capital investments to improve items like cart paths, irrigation, and the course’s most recent project – new Bermuda greens. “It was in terrible shape,” Wright said of the course when his father purchased the Maples design. “It has been a work in progress over the last 10 years. It just wasn’t the 2008 downturn that hurt the course, but a lack of maintenance over the years. These rural golf clubs that were membership driven have been on a spiral downturn as mill executives either left and area or started

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aging out. That had been the lifeblood for country club membership pricing. “Listen, if you are breaking even and one member drops out that very next day you’re running a small deficit, so you have to raise the price and when you raise the price somebody else drops out,” added Wright. “At the same time they were cutting expenses, cutting services, and it continued to spiral down. Areas of the golf course were not being maintained; the bent greens that had been there for over 50 years were beginning to see more and more encroachment of the surrounding Bermuda.” Fast forward to today. Oak Hills is now open after being closed for 63 days for the new greens project, which had consultation expertise from renowned Greensboro architect Kris Spence. The 6,413-yard course is in pristine shape. “There are a lot of Ellis Maples golf courses off the beaten path, he did so many of these smaller market clubs, and there is just a lot of real high quality architecture, and Oak Hills is one of those courses,” Spence said. “In my opinion, Ellis Maples is one of the most under-rated architects out there.” “Ellis Maples did a great job here,” added Tucker. “Every time I play it there are holes that make you feel like you’re in the mountains and holes that make you feel like you are at the beach;

we have doglegs left, doglegs right, we’ve got long par-3s and short par-3s. My feeling is we have something for just about everybody’s game. Every time I go play somebody else’s golf course I come back to this one and say ‘This one is so pretty, so many things that make it nice.’” The owners estimate they’ve invested more than $1 million into the golf course over the last decade between new cart paths, a new irrigation system and new greens. Wright’s connection to St. James Plantation has helped along the way. “The biggest advantage was the resources, of having that group down there that I can go to and ask questions,” Wright said. “And we had the good fortune of being able to buy some of their used equipment early on. More than anything the connection with people down there that knew golf. It’s all about who you know and partnering and communicating with people in the golf business because you can’t know it all.” Don’t be surprised if you play a round at one of the state’s true saved golfing treasures that you’ll pass Wright or Tucker, or both owners in their mid 60s, pitching in to help elevate the golf experience. “I can’t begin to tell you how much it impresses me seeing the owners out here putting in the time to try to make the place as good as it can be,” said director of golf Mickey Westmoreland. “The undulation of the greens is the exciting part of this course and all the hills. I would describe a round here as ‘an experience.’ It’s one of the prettiest golf courses in North Carolina with a lot of wildlife.” Wright said Oak Hills, which also features a restaurant, an event center and pool, is no longer just “hanging on.” “We used to joke that the cart paths were so rough they would just ‘beat you to death,”’ Wright said. “All the work that has been done has been a process, and yes David and I enjoy getting out there and continuing to work on it some ourselves, to take some of these little areas that were not in good shape and gradually get grass to grow back in. “The golf course is in the best shape as it has ever been. The end game is to make sure there is a sustainable golf course in the community that people enjoy playing. There is a lot of excitement around the course now, which is so nice to see.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • SEPTEMBER 2020



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Wyndham Championship shines despite COVID challenges By Brad King


ith no paying spectators, nor TV towers or grandstands lining the greens and fairways of Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club, the 81st Wyndham Championship was a visibly different affair. Yet in many ways, the 2020 COVID-19 edition of the Triad’s longrunning PGA Tour stop ranks among its most memorable. Start with one of the tournament’s most formidable fields in years. Four former World No. 1s — including Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth, 10


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who between them own seven major championships in the past five years — along with plenty of impressive international talent arrived for the final week of the PGA Tour’s regular season. As always, there was lots of local representation. Three North Carolina natives — 2011 Wyndham champion Webb Simpson, up-and-coming talent Doc Redman and fan favorite Harold Varner III — all were in the mix late Sunday afternoon. As for Sedgefield, the golf course never looked better than it did on TV.

Across the board, players raved about the club’s 1926 Donald Ross gem — and its brand-new short-game practice area — even while heavy, humid rainstorms during the week kept officials scrambling. In the end, the 2020 Wyndham Championship teed up one of the most exciting duels in recent tournament memory. The dark-horse journeyman, a 42-year-old former club pro named Jim Herman — previously best known as a semi-regular playing partner of President Donald Trump — held off

familiar Wyndham contender Billy Horschel and a host of others down the stretch in a thrill-a-minute finish. Herman and Horschel traded momentum swings throughout a gripping afternoon. Herman backed up a career-best 61 on Saturday with a final round 7-under 63. His weekend total of 124 matched the lowest final 36-hole score by a winner in PGA Tour history. Horschel closed with a 65 — the 23rd consecutive round of par or better at Sedgefield for the 2014 FedEx Continued on page 11

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highest ranked competitor, loves the Wyndham so much he named one of his daughters after the event. Cup champion. The tournament wasn’t decided “I love the holes,” Simpson said of Ross’s olduntil Horschel’s final chance to tie on the 72nd hole, school, rolling parkland layout. “I love the shot an 8-foot birdie putt, slid left of the cup. shapes.” His come-from-behind victory catapulted “Greensboro will always be a special place to Herman from No. 192 to 52nd in the FedEx points me,” echoed two-time Wyndham champ Brandt race, guaranteeing him a spot in the first two Snedeker. “I think that’s why most of the guys love events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, as well as a spot coming here because it rewards good tee balls and in the 2021 Masters for his second trip to Augusta gives you the opportunity to make birdies.” National. Sedgefield’s normally lightning-fast greens were A Palm City, Fla., resident and former assistant dampened by occasional heavy rain storms throughprofessional at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey, out the week. Thanks to some nimble footwork by Herman called his third PGA Tour victory noththe tour and the tournament staff, play remained ing short of shocking. A “season of resiliency,” as continuous. The competitors enjoyed preferred he described it, has seen Herman overcome injulies — playing “ball in hand” — all week due to the ries and occasional lapses where he called himself, course’s soggy condition. “mentally deficient.” Despite the lack of fans, the Wyndham delivAfter falling outside the top 300 in the world ered plenty of thrills, as it always does. On ranking, Herman arrived in Greensboro having Saturday morning, Kim took an early lead by acing made just seven of 18 cuts for the season. He was Sedgefield’s 161-yard third hole. He came inches packing zero top-25 finishes. “I was definitely off away from a second hole-in-one on the par-3 12th. the radar,” he said. “This game On Sunday, C.T. Pan aced Sedgefield’s 16th will beat you down, you do hole, earning a combined one million Wyndham it long enough, and you get a Rewards points for four local charities focused on little nagging foot injury, a hip helping feed families throughout the Triad. The that’s starting to hurt more each week and four charities — Backpack Beginnings, Forsyth you think it might be coming to an end.” Backpacks, Out of the Garden Project and United Herman found himself a shot outside the Way of Greater High Point — are a part of Birdies cutline Friday afternoon with just four holes to Fore Backpacks, a key charitable initiative of play, before rattling off three straight birdies to Wyndham Championship Fore! Good, the signamake the weekend. He played his final 24 holes ture philanthropic platform of the Wyndham in 12 under. “There was nowhere else to go but Championship. deep — 4 under wasn’t going to “I hit a perfect shot, 174 yards, hit a cut do it (Sunday),” Herman said, 7-iron, just kept drifting,” Pan said. “It was after moving back into the a perfect line, wind was left-to-right, and World Top 100. “Best golf it just landed a yard short and dropped I’ve played in my life, obviin. I was pumped. I’m happy to help ously.” and just really grateful for Wyndham Third-round leader Rewards for helping make sociSi Woo Kim shot 70 to tie ety better and for helping kids for third at 18 under with out there.” Simpson (65), Redman (68) If there’s any tournament and Kevin Kisner (64). on the PGA Tour calendar More than anyone, where prize money takes a Herman took advantage back seat, it’s the Wyndham. of Sedgefield’s flawless As the schedule’s final regularBermuda greens, which season event, players aren’t as have become among the concerned about picking up a few most popular on Tour. extra grand coming down the Sunday He drained 444 feet of stretch. Instead, they’re thinking about putts for the week, which earning a few additional FedEx Cup equates to making a points in order to creep higher up the stand6-footer on every hole. ings. “The greens were perThere’s also the $10 million Wyndham fect,” he said. “They’re Rewards payout awaiting the FedExCup Top 10 perfect here every year.” following the Wyndham Championship. This Herman wasn’t alone year, Justin Thomas had already claimed the $2 in his high praise of million top payout. Sedgefield, the Wyndham Simpson suggests a scheduling tweak for Championship and the the Tour to consider that could further bolster Triad in general. the Wyndham Championship’s future. “I’ve Simpson, the 2011 been pushing for maybe we take a week off champion and this year’s after the Wyndham before the (FedEx Cup) Photos courtesy of Wyndham Championship/PGA Tour.

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Billy Horschel playoffs because most every sport they get a week off,” he said. “I think that would bring more guys here. And the (Wyndham) Rewards might be more exciting if they knew that next week they get off. “Guys who are in the top-10, who could improve their position, aren’t here due to the schedule,” Simpson said. “This is such an elite golf course, a great tournament and Wyndham does such a good job, so I wish we could see kind of more of the top-10 here.” Of course, cashing a big check is a nice bonus, too. The overall Wyndham Championship purse is $6.4 million. During a subdued post-tournament trophy presentation, tournament director Mark Brazil presented Herman with a winner’s check totaling $1.152 million. Herman joined Tiger Woods as players over the age of 40 to win on the PGA Tour this season. “This is a young man’s game now,” Herman said. “Outside of a few wins by the old guys in their 40s, it’s a young man’s game, so it’s nice to compete and show you can do it. I don’t even know what to say anymore other than you’ve got to be mentally stronger Thursday or Friday every week, you’ve got to play like everything’s on the line or you’re in the mix all the time. “To overcome it all and get here for a third (win) is pretty amazing. I guess a better positive attitude can lead to better golf.” TRIAD GOLF TODAY • SEPTEMBER 2020






A Philanthropic Play G Greensboro architect’s donated design still attracting iron players By David Droschak

reensboro golf course architect Kris Spence was approached during the height of a thriving career renovating Donald Ross layouts about designing a par-3 golf course on 35 acres in Summerfield. Brothers Rick and Steve Carter grew up at Sedgefield Country Club and were interested in incorporating Ross features into the proposed 18-hole short course. They were also fascinated with Spence after hearing of his extensive work surrounding the legendary Scottish architect. Remember, this was in 2004, long before par-3 courses became vogue at venues like Pinehurst Resort, Bandon Dunes and other resorts and clubs. Spence bought into the idea of the Carters in more ways than one. He decided to donate his design fee to build IronPlay Golf Course. “My thought process was hoping to help be a driving force to introduce kids to the game, and I think it definitely has had an impact,” Spence said. “My mindset was that I wanted to give back to the game.” When IronPlay was sold in 2016 by the Carters, it opened Spence’s eyes yet again, and what kind of impact the short course has had on the Triad area. “The biggest surprise happened when people thought maybe IronPlay was going to close; I got several emails from senior golfers -- and I’m talking about guys in their mid and upper 80s -- thanking me for building IronPlay because it had extended their golf lives,” Spence said. “They said they could no longer play the big course and IronPlay gave them someplace to come and continue to play and get a little exercise. It really floored me because I had never thought about that, I had always thought about kids playing there.” IronPlay can best be described as rustic and affordable golf for all ages, with 18 holes ranging from 85 yards to 150 yards. There are 16 bunkers and the 4th hole would be considered the layout’s signature design, with players having to navigate a ravine with a stone wall guarding the green complex. “The Kris Spence design means something, it’s not like they just threw a golf course in a horse pasture, there was some thought behind it,” said Tim Landwehrmann, a former maintenance worker at Grandfather Mountain Golf & Country Club who has run IronPlay for the last four years. “We all know that Kris is a big Donald Ross fan and this course has a lot of Donald Ross features with the mounding and the bunkers and green complexes.” “There are not many of these types of courses around where there are 18 holes,” he added. “You are isolated on the front nine and then it opens up on the back nine. It gives you two different characteristics. You don’t get bored out here. Nothing is the same.” Spence estimates that the course was built for less than $500,000 as he called in industry favors, including securing an old pump station from Sedgefield that is still in use at IronPlay today. “It was a very simple, practical construction; we just moved the dirt for the greens and scooped out a few Continued on page 15



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bunkers with some low profile tees,” Spence said. “We built a golf course with a lot of variety but it never had a lot of money to drive the maintenance to a high level, so it has been kept kind of rustic.” Spence admits he had a blast designing the green complexes. “We built the greens sort of the old fashioned way, driving in five stakes with the middle stake being the green stake, the front two stakes being A and the back two stakes being B,” Spence said. “Ross would say ‘fill in one foot at A stake and fill 3 feet at B stake.’ We decided to build some of those greens using that method. We said, ‘Let’s draw some little sketches, and we’re going to build them exactly like that.’ It was very educational in some ways, and they turned out very rustic in an old-school way. They look just like an old 1920s Ross green, with some of the little lifted holes and then we shaped some with a little more of a modern smoothness to them. It really turned out well.” Steve Carter recalls finding the property for sale in a newspaper ad, and then approaching Spence out of the blue, having never met before. It was a perfect piece of property with almost 25 acres already cleared, along with a horse barn that would serve as IronPlay’s maintenance shed and a house that would become the clubhouse. “We had a lot of things going our way on the project but the first one was finding out about Kris,” Steve Carter said. “Kris was just great to work with. He did help us a lot. I can’t say enough great things about Kris. My dad always said when you work with someone it’s easy to find out what kind of person they are, what kind of character they have, and it was obvious real quick that Kris was honest and was a great guy. We were so fortunate to find him.” The Triad golfing community is also fortunate to have a unique place to polish one’s short game play. “When we look back it’s the people that we met, the relationships we had with the folks who came out to play, our regular customers,” Steve Carter said of owning IronPlay for more than a decade. “Heck, we had kids grow up out there, and on our last day some of them came home from college just to show up and play and see us off. We do have a lot of great memories. We’re excited to still see so many golfers enjoying IronPlay.”

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ake Forest has produced some of the most accomplished golfers in the history of the game, including Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, Billy Joe Patton, Webb Simpson and Lanny Wadkins, just to name a few. Is Will Zalatoris poised to join that illustrious list? Zalatoris, a former ACC player of the year who holds the school’s alltime record for career low scoring, sits atop the Korn Ferry Tour money list heading into September with a remarkable string of golf. As of late August, Zalatoris had made all 15 cuts on the PGA Tour feeder circuit with a 68.47 scoring average, and shot under par in 17 straight tournaments dating to the end of the 2019 season. Zalatoris was hot out of the gate when pro golf restarted on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, carding five straight top 6 finishes, including his first victory on July 4. During that stretch, Zalatoris was a combined 77-under-par. The remarkable display of golf included a 77 in the first round after his win, only to be followed by rounds of 67, 66 and 67 to tie for fifth. “So far this year even though I’ve made every cut I’ve had to birdie the last hole four times to make the cut on the number on Friday,” Zalatoris said. “That’s basically the reason I’m No. 1 on the money list. The high finishes are great, but it’s grinding out those cuts that are key.” Although Zalatoris is primed to secure his PGA Tour card for the next two years, his golfing path hasn’t always been as clear. He grew up around golfing royalty of sorts outside of Dallas, hanging out with the Wadkins family and Lanny’s sons Travis and Tucker. Zalatoris won the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, and at the time was one of just seven players to compete in five of those events. He also won the Antigua National High School Tournament in 2013 and was co-medalist with Jordan Spieth at the 2011 Champions Invitational. Zalatoris was dreaming of playing collegiate golf at Stanford, but grew 13 inches over a 2 ½ year period between 7th grade and his sophomore year of high school, sending his golf game into a downward spiral. “I was growing physically and going through a rough path,” he said.

“I really wasn’t hitting it that great and I wasn’t putting well either so a lot of (college) coaches when they saw me shooting in the 80s they were like ‘well, forget it, this kid is losing interest or whatever.’” It was Wadkins who suggested Zalatoris take a visit to Wake Forest. “Lanny kept telling me about this kid who really wanted to go to Stanford but they didn’t give him the time of day because they thought he had the putting yips,” said longtime Wake Forest coach Jerry Haas. “I watched him and I said to myself, ‘Man, I’ve never seen a kid hit a ball like this guy.’ I’ve always felt that was 90 percent of the game was being able to hit the ball. People can say all they want about the mental part of the game, but physically if you can’t play you can’t play.” “I absolutely loved the campus and coach Haas offered me the Arnold Palmer scholarship so my decision was kind of made for me at that point,” Zalatoris said. “How could I turn that down – along with a top 30 institution academically on top of one of the most storied golf programs in NCAA history? Coach Haas saw how driven I was and took a chance on me and I would like to say it paid off.” It didn’t take Zalatoris long to start turning heads in Winston-Salem. “When he got to Wake and he was shooting 64s and 65s every day. It was incredible golf to watch,” Haas said. “You can always tell a lot when a kid comes in and averages under par right away as a freshman; that means they’re not afraid, it’s not too big a moment for them. And look at him now, the kid is right there every week. He is shooting some great scores – 15 or 20 under almost every week.” Haas has been impressed by Zalatoris’ ability to rebound. His firstround 77 in San Antonio came after a bout with food poisoning. “He shot 5-over and then he shot 6 under the next day to make the cut

on the nose, and then he had a chance to win the last day,” Haas said. “That is an unbelievable sign as a professional golfer, that you can start in 140th place and work your way back to almost winning. He can hit a 4-iron about 245 yards and land it like a sand wedge. He is really that good.” Zalatoris, who is scheduled to play in his second U.S. Open in September, averages about 315-320 yards off the tee, which is above average, but agreed with his former coach that his iron play gives him a decided advantage over other competitors. “I hit my irons very far, which makes a big difference,” said Zalatoris, whose 9-iron averages a whopping 167 yards. “Most guys are coming into greens with 6-irons and I’m coming in with an 8-iron, so over time that wears on people.” His success on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020 didn’t come without some adversity last season, when he didn’t have playing status and had to

hit the Monday qualifier circuit. “The Monday qualifiers are more of a perseverance thing,” Zalatoris said. “You can go shoot 66 and hop on a plane and go home. I had a stretch where I shot no worse than 67 for four weeks and got into just one event. It’s tough to stay patient and think that ‘hey I’m close, I’m playing good.’ It’s tough not to get discouraged about it.” When Zalatoris did qualify for events, he produced. A top 25 finish on the Korn Ferry Tour secures entry into the next event. His play secured him for full status on the circuit this season. Zalatoris works with renowned golf instructors Josh Gregory and Troy Denton when he returns home to Texas. “A lot of my success this year has to do with my day-to-day preparation. I have really found a good routine when I am at home in terms of how to practice,” Zalatoris said. “Josh and Troy have done a really nice job of teaching me about my own game, how I can fix something on the golf course when it starts going wrong. Even though people say, ‘Wow, you have been so consistent this year’ internally I feel like I’ve been all over the place. I just know how to fix myself now. I understand that if I see misses with my golf swing or bad habits with my putting I just know how to fix it opposed to having to spend 2-3 weeks at home to try to figure it out.” Zalatoris said his recent success hasn’t been too hard to keep in proper perspective as his lifelong dream of playing on the PGA Tour awaits in a few months. “The part that is keeping me steady is that I am in prime position to get my card but the way I can get to the PGA Tour sooner is to go win two more Korn Ferry Tour tournaments,” he said. “The beauty of it is every single week is ‘win or let’s figure something out of what I’ve learned this week.’ “It’s a really exciting time and I’m playing some of the freest golf I’ve ever played in my life, so it’s a lot of fun,” Zalatoris added. “It feels like the junior golf days with no fans out there, but obviously we’re getting paid a little bit more.” In Zalatoris’ case, a whole lot more. TRIAD GOLF TODAY • SEPTEMBER 2020


Off the fairway Colleges put pause on fall competitions By BOB SUTTON


here won’t be formal fall golf for teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and many other college teams across North Carolina this year. For top-notch programs like those at Wake Forest, that might only heighten the quest to be sharper on the course when the collegiate action resumes. “(Golfers) are still going to play,” Wake Forest men’s coach Jerry Haas said. “We have to be ready when all this shakes out.” The ACC, in announcing numerous changes to the fall sports, cancelled fall golf seasons. Golfers can compete in open tournaments as unattached or unaffiliated participants. Some other conferences have made similar decisions, while others might offer fall golf in a regular fashion. “All the coaches in the conference were very disappointed with that decision,” Haas said. “We have the one sport that you can social distance. But I get it. I understand where they’re coming from.” The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread changes across college athletics. Haas and Wake Forest women’s coach Kim Lewellen said the message from athletics director John Currie has been clear: “It’s not what we can’t do. It’s what we can do.” Wake Forest’s women were ranked No. 1 in the country in March when the season came to a halt. The Demon Deacons, who were the 2019 NCAA runners-up to Duke, were coming off a team title in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The championship mentality is bound to be a motivator during the unusual autumn. “I know my team, they have a taste for it and they want it and I think that’s driving them,” Lewellen said. Now, there’s a reset of sorts. “You’ve got to be agile,” Lewellen said of the ability to adjust plans. “You have to be quick and effective. As we’ve all been through this whole thing, we’re taking it day-by-day.” Coaches are monitoring the ongoing developments, some suggesting there are more questions than answers as golfers return to campuses. 20


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“For our players, yes, they’re disappointed. We all train for certain things,” North Carolina State women’s coach Page Marsh said. “We’re all having to re-adjust.” Typically, ACC teams play in four to six tournaments during the fall semester. Those make up about half the entire schedule, with the other half in the spring semester. The Golf Coaches Association of America is forming fall amateur tournaments that will provide opportunities for college golfers. The GCAA series includes two-day, 54-hole events. Already listed are tournaments Sept. 26-27 at Pinehurst No. 6 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at N.C. State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. “We don’t get to watch our players (in those events),” Haas said. “But here, we’ll have a team match play. We will be competing at home with each other.” The uncertainty is bound to be a distraction at times for college golfers. “It’s like sitting on a tarmac and waiting to take off,” said Elon men’s coach Don Hill. The Colonial Athletic Association called off fall sports activities, but left options for individual schools. A few weeks later, Elon set aside plans to forge ahead with fall activities. Elon’s men played two 2020 events

before the season was abruptly halted. Now the 2020-21 season will be abbreviated in some fashion. “That’s a lot of golf (we didn’t play in 2020),” Hill said. “That has made it tough. Golf gets put in the gray area because you play part in the fall and part in the spring.” Hill praised the availability of events set up by the GCAA. He said the opportunity for golfers to gain exposure without a multi-month lapse will be comforting for some of the college athletes during the pandemic. “Golf is one of the sports that has proven you can play,” Hill said. “It’s hard training every day if you’re not playing. These guys, they love competing.” On the surface, the elimination of the fall college season means schools in the state will miss out on several area tournaments. Duke’s men hold the Rod Myers Invitational in September at Duke University Golf Club. N.C. State’s men put on the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, which is a fall event at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. In October, the North Carolina women usually are host to the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at UNC Finley Golf Course. Golf often involves extensive travel for major-college programs, but sched-

ules might look vastly different when they’re eventually revealed. Usually, the ACC teams have their fall and spring schedules set by the summer, but those announcements were put on hold. Even events not hosted by ACC schools have gone by the wayside. The Landfill Tradition, a women’s event hosted by UNC Wilmington, and Elon’s Phoenix Invitational for men have been called off. Lewellen’s squad received a boost with the announcement that Swing Liu will take advantage of the option of repeating a senior season, so the Wake Forest roster stays intact. Lewellen said the golfers -- even those returning internationally and required to go through a 14-day quarantine – have opted to be on campus for the fall semester. This is going to offer different types of opportunities for the program. “They feel they can get better here,” Lewellen said. “I’m going to look at it as a preseason. We’ve never really had a preseason. We would be getting ready for tournaments. I’m curious to see what a preseason will be like.” It will amount to about three months of having the Demon Deacons together. Lewellen said she looks forward to teambuilding functions and new paths for community service and other outreach endeavors “that can benefit our team and our program and our community.” Among the possibilities on the course, Lewellen said, are team match play rounds along with competitions that include the school’s men’s golfers with the women’s golfers. “Just being creative,” Lewellen said of the keys for the fall. “Let’s think out of the box.” Wake Forest has golfers looking to stay sharp. Emilia Migliaccio will play in the rescheduled U.S. Women’s Open in December. Migliaccio and Rachel Kuehn are on the roster for the Arnold Palmer Cup, which was postponed from July until Dec. 21-23 and the venue shifted to Palmer’s Bay Hill course in Bay Hill, Fla. While golf championships at the conference and national levels are decided in the spring, the fall season has importance. Fall events factor toward the 24 regular-season competition dates permitted, and ratings for individuals are based on the combined fall and spring results. “These all count,” Haas said, pointing out Northern-based schools might be at more of a disadvantage because they typically make use of fall events when conditions are better for them.

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Unique barrancas, a Spanish word for ravine, will now wind their way through holes at Raleigh Country Club.



f the 142,000-square-feet of sand bunkering isn’t enough to grab your attention, then maybe the serpentine barrancas will turn your head, or the dozens of new pin placements that add abundant angles and aiming points to refurbished greens that would make Donald Ross proud. And then there is the clearing of 600 trees for a whole new “open feel” to venerable Raleigh Country Club, the flagship course of McConnell Golf and the last design of Ross before he passed away in 1948. “When you are on the back deck the whole golf course opens up right in front of you now,” said Brian Kittler, the longtime vice president of golf operations for McConnell Golf, which also owns Sedgefield Country Club, The Cardinal 22


by Pete Dye and Old North State Club in the Triad area. “There definitely is a wow factor at the 19th hole and the golf shop, overlooking the property. You can see at least 10-12 holes from the high point of the property where before because of all the trees that just wasn’t possible.” With a virtual grinding halt to new golf course construction across North Carolina over the last decade, most of the architectural handy work has been confined to restorations and renovations. And no one has been better at it than architect Kyle Franz, who started his Tar Heel career by helping shape bunkers at Pinehurst No. 2 for Coore and Crenshaw a decade ago before taking off on his own with award-winning restorations at Mid Pines and then sister course Pine Needles Resort. Franz, a Ross historian junkie, has been tackling a redo of Raleigh Country Club since February, with a target re-

opening date slated for sometime in October. The private course will now measure close to 7,400 yards and blend bunkering designs patterned after Ross hazards at Pinehurst No. 2 in the North Carolina Sandhills and Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia. Franz visited Aronimink before he started working on Raleigh Country Club and realized Ross broke up bunkers into little clusters, a feature he brought to RCC, pushing the course’s sand from around 38,500 square feet to 142,000 square feet with 96 total bunkers dotting the landscape. Michael Shoun, McConnell Golf VP and Director of Agronomy, estimates RCC will have to hire an additional eight workers just to maintain all of the bunkers, with an annual cost between $250,000-$280,000. The largest bunker measures a whopping 7,000 square feet, cutting a

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large swatch of real estate in front of the 13th green. “The biggest Ross bunker I could find is at Essex Country Club in Massachusetts,” Franz said. “It is more 15,000 square feet. They would probably kill me if I created something that big because it is really expensive to build, so instead of having one that was 15,000 square feet I tried to create one that looks like it is 15,000 square feet. It is a very slender one but it is so big and wide it looks like it is in that format.” “The bunker on No. 13 is going to be an eye catcher because it’s kind of like putting the green out on a peninsula,” added Kittler. Another unique design feature that Franz added was the use of barrancas, which is a Spanish term for gulley or ravine. Barrancas are normally seen on desert courses or ones along the Pacific Continued on page 23

McConnell from page 22 Coast, but he added them to the RCC landscape partly for additional drainage and partly to throw another curve at golfers. When asked for a lesson on how to play out of the ditches, Kittler laughed and said “just stay away from them is my best advice.” “We plan to keep them at fairway cut or a courtesy cut,” Kittler said. “When the golf course opens we’ll have to see about a playing standpoint and the heights to keep them.” “I wanted to do something that would look cool in this landscape in the Ross style,” Franz said of the barrancas. If you manage to stay out of the sand for the majority of your round, the final few holes will test your golfing skills even further. “With the holes down the stretch you’ll notice a sharp uptick in the size and scaling of the bunkers, right out of the wheelhouse of a course line Pinehurst No. 2,” Franz said. “The biggest bunkers on that great golf course are on the last three holes and we tried to do the same thing here.” The work being accomplished by Franz and his growing reputation as the best young architect in the business, spread quickly as the docket is now full at Raleigh Country Club. “We’ve added a record amount of members to the club, so during the course being closed and the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve added so many members that now we’re on a waiting list,” Kittler said. “RCC has some great enthusiasm and vibe going. To see where the club has come in the last 16 years since John McConnell saved it is tremendous. Our plan is to cap it at 20,000 rounds and that way access to the course and tee sheet is what the members want. That’s pretty exciting.”

“It now becomes one of the top golf courses in the state of North Carolina,” added Shoun. “The old Ross layout is still here but now every shot you have to think about. You can’t stand up there and just hit it anymore. Even on No. 1 if I hit it too far into that barranca you’re in trouble, so maybe you’re thinking it’s best to lay back a little bit on the par-5 tee shot. Every hole you have to think before you hit a shot. It used to be at Raleigh CC that’s the way it was around the greens and hitting into the greens, but a lot of times on the tee ball you just got up there and whaled away. That ain’t going to happen anymore. You better figure it out before you hit your driver.” Franz is humbled by the faith McConnell Golf placed in his hands. “In terms of my solo career this is heads-and-tails above what we’ve ever done,” he said. “We rebuilt all the greens from scratch; we’re redoing all the bunkers. We really wanted to show it off in the light that I think Mr. Ross would want the golf course to look today if he would see it. This has been a lot of fun.” “From Day 1 the one thing that always attracted me to Kyle is when you talk to him about golf course architecture and design you can just tell he loves what he does and his passion is contagious,” Kittler said. “The guy is half architect and half artist in my opinion; what he’s done at Raleigh Country Club is nothing short of first class. I don’t see why this course can’t be inside the top 10 in any of the North Carolina rankings. It’s just going to be that good, it really is.” “With all of my projects I work really, really hard to try to make the golf feel the way Ross intended, even if we add something it’s to get that blood-pumping shot in there that he truly intended,” added Franz. Mission accomplished.

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Tiger missing in action. Has anybody noticed? By DAVID DROSCHAK


eading into the FedEx Cup playoffs Tiger Woods had played in just two tournaments since mid February. Has anyone even noticed Bets? Tiger’s appearances came in the Memorial and PGA Championship, and both finishes were well off the pace. At age 44, few athletes, even elite ones such as Woods, can virtually take six months off and expect to contend. It seems like moons ago that Woods won the 2019 Masters and Tigermania returned -- at least briefly. Any potential momentum from his 15th career major has now evaporated, as has his assault on Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 18 major titles. One thing is certain Bets, the lack of Woods on the course has expanded the TV coverage during COVID-19 to include many more players, and we’re seeing the amazing depth of the great young talent unfold right before our eyes in the summer of 2020. Woods’ aura of invincibility has been gone for a few years now, and even more so now. Having qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs as a middle of the road point

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producer, Woods showed no interest in By BETSEY MITCHELL appearing at the Wyndham Championship to try to improve his overall standing. It s far as I can tell, the only mirrored his lack of passion to play during people who notice when Tiger the protocols set in place by the PGA Tour is missing in action are the TV during the pandemic. commentators and the advertisers. Not appearing in Greensboro was The current field of players connothing new for Tiger. Triad golf fans only tinues to reap the benefits of Tiger’s got to see Woods once (2015) at Sedgefield past achievements. The purse for the during his nearly quarter century PGA Wyndham was $6.4 million. The guys Tour career. That should who made the cut earned not be allowed to happen, a minimum of $13,500; but that subject is ripe for the top 10 walked away another column at a future with a minimum of date. $168,000 and Jim Herman But I will tackle stommade over $1 million aching Woods participatdollars. ing in the FedEx Cup Jack never had that playoffs. I’m not disputing DUELING DIVOTS kind of impact on the he has enough points to bottom line. Nor Faldo, qualify, but what I am mystified by is how nor Norman. this system allows for a player to qualify It will be interesting to see if the by golfing in just two events over a sixPGA purses will start to decline as month span and not finishing higher than Tiger’s name continues to fade from the 37th in either one? conversation. Woods’ new golf course in Missouri There are plenty of great players will have a 19th hole to settle wagers. Any in the game. There were just as many takers we’ll see much more of golf’s great- when Tiger hit the links, it’s just that est golfer of the last 30 years logging many he had the killer combo of freaky good more rounds in 2020? golf, svelte body, handsome smile and


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a tough interview adding to the mystique. It took months of Tiger not being in the field to get the TV commentators to stop saying his name. It’s like that guy who constantly tells his new girlfriend about his long lost love -- kind of sad. It’s good to know the gang on the microphones is starting to heal. Then again, as soon as Tiger’s name is back on the tee sheet we will hear, “What are the odds Tiger wins it all this week?” Eye-roll. I still don’t get the FedEx Cup. Then again, I don’t have to get it. As long as the advertisers are willing to buy into the gig and the players take home the whopping big checks, who am I to argue? While I carry on about all the money paid out in golf, I would like to see the PGA start a program where they skim off a percentage of the funds available for payout to revise or establish a municipal course in every town or city in the vicinity of each championship. There is still not enough being done to grow the game. I would love to hear more stories like the one told by Harold Varner III in this month’s Golf Digest.

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Shaking off the rustiness, Kimmich goes back to back By STEVE WILLIAMS


usty Kimmich doesn’t let a little time off – whether it be a few years or a couple of weeks – affect his golf game. He played a lot of golf and made five holes-in-one before putting his clubs away for about 15 years at age 37. “It just wasn’t fun anymore,” he said. At age 52, he got the bug again, kicked off the rust and now – at age 57 – he plays almost every weekend. On July 19 at Oak Valley Golf Club, he scored his sixth hole-in-one with a 137-yard shot on the eighth hole with a 9-iron. He took a couple weeks off to visit friends at the beach and do a little fishing before returning to Oak Valley on Aug. 1 for his next round. The eighth hole was playing 128 yards this time so he pulled out his pitching wedge and aced the hole again. I guess you could call it back-to-back. “I had not played anywhere in between,” Kimmich said. Chris Russell, one of his regular playing partners, was witness to both aces, while Michael Hawkins was in the group for the first one and Steve Phillips was witness to the second one. “You can’t see the green but you can see the flagstick, so I knew they were going to be close,” Kimmich said of the well-struck shots. Kimmich, a resident of Pfafftown with an 8 handicap, scored his first ace in 1996 at Grandview, a course in Pfafftown that closed in 2007. He made three more in a four-month span in 1997 – those coming at Gordon Trent Golf Club in Stuart, Va., Darlington Golf Club and on a par-4 hole at Plantation Golf Club in Reidsville. His other hole-in-one was recorded at Greensboro National, so these two 2020 aces – giving him seven total – were his first two at Oak Valley, the course he calls home most of the time. Russell, the ace witness, said Kimmich is a good ball-striker, especially with his irons. “He has a good ball flight.”

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Russell is still looking for his first ace. “I’ve been playing since I was 9 years old and I just turned 58,” he said. “I’ve never had one but I have had a double eagle on Oak Valley’s No. 2. That’s my only claim to fame.” There’s one double eagle in this listing of great shots reported to Triad Golf Today since our August issue along with 19 holes-in-one (including two by Kimmich).

Double Eagle Barry Blackard of Burlington, Aug. 11, Southwick GC. No. 7, 411 yards, driver, then 28-hybrid. Playing partners: Jimmie Childress, Jim Mayfield. His first albatross.

Par-3 Aces Emma Latham of High Point, Aug. 18, Iron Play Golf Links. No. 9, 85 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Carson Latham. Her first ace. Michael Minter of Martinsville, Aug. 13, Forest Park CC. No. 8, 191 yards, 5-iron. Playing partners: Clay Henson, John Gibbs, Sam Suite, John Asbury. His first ace. Randy Spry of Midway, Aug. 11, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 110 yards, 9-iron. Playing partner: Harvey Carter. His first ace. David Sain of Mocksville, Aug. 5, Pudding Ridge GC. No. 12, 115 yards, gap wedge. Playing partners: Art Spillman, Don Roland, Brad Allen. His first ace. Bryant Strader, Aug. 5, Legacy Golf Links. No. 11. Nick Anders of Graham, Aug. 2, Quaker Creek GC, No. 3, 134 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Colt Robertson, Dylan Brown, Lee Haithcock. His first ace. Clyde Fulp of East Bend, Aug. 2, Silo Run GC. No. 5, 90 yards, gap

wedge. Playing partner: Marty Vanhoy. His second ace. Tim Smith of Dobson, July 30, Silo Run GC. No. 3, 140 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Wilbur Shinault, Steve Masoncup. His seond ace. Marc Poor of Greensboro, July 30, Monroeton GC. No. 5, 135 yards, 7-iron. Playing partners: Alan Monaghan, C.J. McMaster, Bernie Macomber. His first ace. Zach Reavis of Greensboro, July 30, Greensboro National GC. No. 4, 150 yards, 6-iron. Playing partners: Tommy Nelson, Art Newnam. His second ace. Dave Wilcox of Mocksville, July 29, Lexington GC. No. 3, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Buddy Sink, Daniel Qualls, Garry Duggins. His second ace came on his birthday. Terry Cheek of Burlington, July 29, Indian Valley GC. No. 8, 148 yards, 7-iron. Playing partner: Gerald Fain. His first ace.

Bob Laine of Brown Summit, July 28, Crooked Tree GC. No. 13, 125 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Steve Russo, Ed Kinard. His fourth ace. Steve Hillman of Greensboro, July 27, Greensboro National GC. No. 16, 153 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Dale Priddy, Lori Priddy, Bob Ward, Meirong Lu. His third ace. Kenny Lee Aker of Indian Trail, July 26, Tot Hill Farm GC. No. 13, 122 yards, 8-iron. Playing partners: Larry Reeves, Ken Aker. His first ace. Harold Bost of Mebane, July 25, Mill Creek GC. No. 4, 130 yards, pitching wedge. Playing partners: Michael Bost II, Michael Bost III. His second ace. Doug Causey of Greensboro, July 20, Lynrock GC. No. 17, 109 yards, 9-iron. Playing partners: Mark Boley, Jim Smothers. His first ace.

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59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Heritage GC, Wake Forest (par 72) Aug. 25 Triad Area Qualifiers (top 21 of 41) 3. Charlie Parks, Asheboro! 72 5. Craig Cathey, Burlington! 73 12. Eric Taylor, Greensboro! 75 17. Hugh Quinn, Lewisville! 76 Note: Qualifiers advance to Carolinas Senior Amateur at Ballantyne CC, Charlotte, Sept. 9-11. 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Coharie CC, Clinton (par 72) Aug. 26 Triad Area Qualifiers (top 8 of 28) 1. Korky Kemp, Greensboro! 69 Notes: Korky Kemp was co-medalist with Brandon Mader of Greenville, NC. Qualifiers advance to North Carolina MidAmateur Championship at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, Sept. 25-27.

CGA One-Day

Wildwood Green GC, Raleigh (par 70) Aug. 15 Men A (19 entries) 2. Benjamin Peters, Winston-Salem! 74 9. Richard Youden, Winston-Salem! 79

Amateur Individual

Forest Park Invitational Forest Park CC, Martinsville (par 72) Aug. 22-23 Championship Flight Jerel Whiting ! 66-72--138 Brandon Grogan ! 71-71--142 Wes Smith ! 73-70--143 Jack Adkins ! 72-71--143 Solomon Park! 70-75--145 Adam Horsley! 70-77--147

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First Flight

71-80--151 71-81--152

Second Flight Steven Green ! 82-76--158 Ryan Green ! 83-76--159 Jeff Thomas ! 83-76--159 Third Flight Chris Walker ! 84-79--163 Shane Trent ! 84-80--164 Matt Jacobson ! 86-80--166 Fourth Flight Jimmy Pearson ! 92-80--172 Joe Hopkins ! 92-82--172 93-83--176 Arron Tripp ! Fifth Flight 96-87--183 Jeff Shanberg ! Chris Doss ! 95-88--183 Joe Tomaszewski ! 95-89--184

Chris Clark ! 76-73--149 Cody Lissner ! 75-75--150 Jeff Adkins ! 78-73--151 Kevin Harms ! 76-75--151 Second Flight Scott Shytle ! 78-75--153 Colt Simpson ! 78-78--156 Jake Arnold ! 79-80--159 Third Flight Ezra Park ! 83-76--159 Barry Scott ! 83-78--161 Andy Gray ! 80-82--162 Fourth Flight Patrick Francisco! 88-81--169 Wayne Hankins! 88-84--172 Patrick Martin! 86-87--173 Fifth Flight Chris Young! 94 89--183 Matt Spencer! 96-93--189 Senior Championship Terry Carter! 70-74--144 Bill Teegan! 75-78--153 George Kasey! 83-74--157 Senior First Flight Johnny Edens! 86-85--171 Bob Moore! 86-86--172 Super Senior Flight Bob Becker! 78-73--151 Bill Frazier! 81-81--162

22nd Holly Ridge Charity Classic Holly Ridge GC, Archdale (par 72) Aug. 8-9 Championship Flight (top 10 of 13) Ryan Sharpe! 65-69--134 Justin Emmons! 65-69--134 Forrest Blevins! 68-70--138 Sam Davidson! 70-68--138 Jake Clodfelter! 69-70--139 Ryan Hodges! 72-68--140 Josh Spell! 71-69--140 Bryan Colquitt! 70-71--141 Gary Pugh! 72-69--141 Connell Maynor! 71-72--143 Ryan Sharpe birdied the 2nd playoff hole

Crooked Tree Amateur Crooked Tree GC, Brown Summit (par 72) • Aug. 15-16 Championship Flight Addison Lambeth ! 66-67--133 Kris Copeland ! 72-84--156 David Patton ! 74-85--159 First Flight Luke Lambeth ! 77-72--149 Ray Copeland ! 80-75--155 Ron Lambert ! 78-77--155

First Flight (top 11 of 20) Anthony Baker! 73-69--142 Dane Robertson! 74-69--143 Bradley Caloway! 76-68--144 Nick Cromer! 74-70--144 Michael Cross! 73-72--145 Colton Sapp! 76-70--146 Mark Absher! 75-72--147 Brett Sides! 73-75--148 Brodie Perry! 75-73--148 Nick Welshons! 75-76--151 Darin Bell! 73-78--151

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Second Flight (top 7 of 17) Garrett Smith! 77-73--150 Sean Bryant! 80-71--151 Korry Rich! 78-73--151 Brady Moran! 78-74--152 Mike Brewer! 79-74--153 Travis Haskins! 79-75--154 Zach Arms! 80-75--155 Third Flight (top 13 of 25) Shannon White! 82-73--155 Dustin Gaster! 81-75--156 Kevin Pennala! 81-76--157 Kyle Daniels! 81-77--158 Brad Guyn! 81-77--158 Mark Marion! 81-77--158 Nick Lewis! 81-78--159 Dawson Daniels! 81-78--159 Ren Hean! 82-79--161 Mark Boley! 83-78--161 Jimmy Miller! 81-80--161 Pearson Parks! 81-80--161 Justin Holton! 83-78--161 Fourth Flight (top 8 of 22) Todd Hunsucker! 85-73--158 Jeff Eddins! 85-78--163 Craig Cox! 85-79--164 Ricky Zachary! 85-80--165 Chris Martin! 84-82--166 Austin Rickard! 84-83--167 Justin Stanley! 84-83--167 James Bryant! 84-83--167 Fifth Flight (top 7 of 23) Austin Moyer! 91-76--167 Darren Foster! 91-78--169 Preston Steele! 90-81--171 Jason Collett! 90-83--173 Paul Walker! 89-84--173 Derrick Welch! 91-83--174 Steve Johnson! 92-82--174 Senior Championship (top 4 of 4) Steve Sharpe! 68-72--140 Buck Hall! 74-73--147 Eric Taylor! 75-76--151 Spanky Goodyear! 74-80--154 Senior First Flight (top 5 of 8) Mike Brown! 80-77--157 Grant Hoffman! 77-82--159 Dan Paugh! 78-82--160 Michael Kindley! 84-78--162 Tim Williams! 82-80--162 Senior Second Flight (top 8 of 19) Larry Miller! 86-77--163 Keith Rich! 87-79--166 Barry Briggs! 85-83--168 Tony Moore! 93-78--171 David Simmons! 88-84--172 Erik Rasmussen! 86-86--172 Mark Columbo! 87-86--173 Rogber Lewis! 85-89--174

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Forsyth Invitational Reynolds Park GC, W-S • Aug. 7 Pine Knolls GC, Kernersville • Aug. 8 Tanglewood Championship, Clemmons • Aug. 9 Brandon Einstein! 65-66-67--198 Blake Brantley! 70-68-69--207 Chris Logan! 68-69-72--209 Avery Papalia! 70-71-68--209 Jeremy Ray! 71-68-71--210 Justin Lang! 67-73-71--211 Brian Hayes! 71-72-71--214 Zack Griffith! 71-71-75--217 Kenny Flynn! 68-77-72--217 John Hodges! 70-72-77--219 Brad Helms! 74-70-75--219 Greg Einstein! 73-72-74--219 Arlis Pike! 74-72-73--219 Michael Robb! 73-74-72--219 Tyler Morgan! 73-78-68--219 Ben Burkhalter! 75-75-70--220 Kevin Logan! 72-73-76--221 Michael Jones! 75-73-73--221 Jason Fulp! 74-75-73--222 Tate Coleman! 76-74-72--222 Tom Coleman ! 74-75-74--223 Robert Quick! 73-72-79--224 Kevin Veach! 77-74-73--224 Sonny Kiger! 75-77-72--224 Randy Beeson! 75-75-75--225 Joel Stiles! 75-78-72--225 Kerney Black! 78-75-72--225 Trevor Blevins! 73-78-75--226 Colt Buckner! 78-75-76--229 Russ Patterson! 80-74-77--231 Shad Chrismon! 75-77-80--232 Bill Jackson! 76-78-78--232 Matt Bostic! 75-80-77--232 Phillip Clifton! 77-79-76--232 78-81-73--232 Lance Link!

Dewayne Blakely! Terrance Newsome! Brian Ingram! Rodney Norman! John Hampton! Justin Fulp!

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Senior Am Tour

Listing Triad area players in top half Bryan Park (Champions) Brown Summit • Aug. 27 Championship Flight (8 entries) 3. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 77 A Flight (18 entries) 2. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem! 77 4. Don Tabat, Lexington! 81 B Flight (18 entries) 3. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 81 4. Terry Lunsford, Winston-Salem! 82 5. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 84 7. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 86 C Flight (12 entries) 6. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 92 6. Rus Rilling, Madison! 92

59th Chatmoss Invitational Chatmoss CC, Martinsville, Va. (par 72) • Aug. 1-2 Mens Overall (top 12 of 20) Jerel Whiting! 71-68--139 Keith Decker! 70-70--140 Jack Adkins! 70-70--140 Woodson Smith! 68-74--142 Blake Carter! 68-74--142 Wesley Smith! 76-71--147 Brandon Grogan! 74-74--148 Jerry Wood! 75-73--148 Quail Ridge GC, Sanford • Aug. 20 Ronnie Fultz! 74-75--149 Championship Flight (5 entries) Travis Plaster! 75-75--150 2. Dan Anthony, Thomasville! 76 Solomon Park! 72-78--150 3. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 77 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Damian Beasley! 74-78--152 A Flight (20 entries) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Dustin Hussey! 76-76--152 4. 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Rus Rilling, Madison! 84 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Jon Hurst! 72-70--142 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 2. Bobby Hutchison, Walnut Cove! 85 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Jon Zampedro! 72-71--143 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• High Point CC (Willow Creek) • Aug. 13 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Layne Mills! 73-72--145 Championship Flight (8 entries) Cam Young! 75-72--147 4. Joey Moffitt, High Point! 80 Patrick Brady! 78-70--148 A Flight (12 entries) Bill Teegen! 70-79--149 4. Howard Nemenz, Winston-Salem Curtis Niblett! 77-72--149 B Flight (15 entries) Mike Krulich! 74-75--149 3. Mark Robinson, Winston-Salem! 84 David Swisher! 71-78--149 3. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 84 Mel Burns! 71-79--150 5. Ken White, High Point! 85 Jeff Adkins! 73-79--152 6. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 87 Harry Thomas! 76-76--152 7. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 89 Bobby Cadieux! 75-77--152 C Flight (14 entries) Russell Bolden! 77-76--153 3. Will Anderson, Pfafftown! 89 Gordon Shelton! 78-75--153 4. Kelly Brown, Kernersville! 90 Gus Barber! 77-77--154 5. Don Michaux, Greensboro! 93 Bill Sibbick! 78-76--154 6. Shane Kilby, Winston-Salem! 94 Michael Pickett! 77-77--154 Note: Patrick Brady won first flight and Carolina Trace (Creek), Sanford • Aug. 6 Curtis Niblett was second. Championship Flight (8 entries) Senior Second Flight 1. Dave LeVeque, Greensboro! 75 John Collins! 81-76--157 B Flight (15 entries) Buzzy Hodges! 83-75--158 2. Rob Geilhausen, Linwood! 85 Steve Edgerton! 82-80--162 4. Mark Harper, Winston-Salem! 88 6. Terry Lunsford, Winston-Salem! 89 Triad Amateur Golf Classic 6. Edward McNally, Graham! 89 High Point CC - Willow Creek (par 72) 6. A.C. Guarino, Pfafftown! 89 July 25-26 Open Division 1. Austin Duncan! 66-68--134 2. Carter Boulia! 72-68--140 MEN 2. Viraj Garewal! 69-71--140 Pnnrose Park CC • Aug. 15-16 4. Grady Newton! 72-69--141 Tony Nichols! 72-76--148 4. Joseph Cansler! 72-69--141 Patrick Brady! 77-71--148 6. Jeremy Ray! 72-70--142 Steve Citty! 71-82--153 6. Justin Morgan! 71-71--142 Tab Haigler! 77-79--156 6. Paul Slomkowski! 70-72--142 Nichols birdied first playoff hole 6. Jake Scruggs! 71-71--142 Lexington GC • Aug. 8-9 6. Dean Naime! 70-72--142 Chris Gooch! 67-73--140 11. Alex Campbell! 71-72--143 Kaleb Staker! 69-72--141 12. Adam Hooker! 72-72--144 John Beck! 73-68--141 12. Alex Rubino! 71-73--144 72-71--143 Mike Helms! Selected others from field of 62 14. Matthew Younts! 71-74--145 Cardinal by Pete Dye • July 11-12 21. Matt Wilson! 75-74--149 Rob Beasley! 73-71--144 21. Zach Brown! 73-76--149 Thomas Bonney! 76-73--149 25. Davis Delille! 74-76--150 Brad Raczenski! 78-73--151 30. Wes Keever! 78-74--152 John Nulty! 77-77--154 30. Richard Youden! 79-73--152 LADIES 34. Ryan Wilson! 76-77--153 Cardinal by Pete Dye • July 11-12 34. Tyler Partee! 75-78--153 Julie Streng! 75-73--148 34. Joel Basalaine! 73-80--153 Amanda D’Ostroph! 76-76--152 Senior Division (18 entries) 1. Steve Sharpe! 73-68--141 SENIORS 2. Ernie Newton! 73-73--146 Lexington GC • Aug. 8-9 3. Andre Robinson! 74-74--148 Don Tabat! 71-74--145 4. Chris Ingram! 75-74--149 Roger Lohr! 73-76--149 5. Brad Helms! 75-75--150 Mike Nance! 77-74--151 5. Leslie Simmons! 76-74--150 Will Hill! 75-78--153 5. Mike Bivins! 75-75--150 Hal Gooch! 79-74--153 5. Moore Councill! 74-76--150 Cardinal by Pete Dye • July 11-12 9. Brad Burris! 78-76--154 David Crowley! 73-75--148 10. Garland Yates! 77-78--155 Jeff Burcham! 74-74--148 Robert Heavner! 81-74--155 15th annual Otis Cup Vince Credle! 80-77--157 Deep Springs CC, Stoneville (par 72) Crowley won on 2nd playoff hole Aug. 1 Legends Ken Jenkins, Greensboro! 75 Gil Happel! 76-70--146 Steve Williams, Reidsville! 76 Rod Patefield! 77-79--156 Ben Gentry, Reidsville! 80 Ed Moore! 77-80--157 Charlie Gaydos, Kernersville! 82 Arnold Neal! 84-75--159

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Club Championships

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96th Carolinas Open Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem (par 71) • Aug. 18-19 1. Kelly Mitchum, Southern Pines, $3,100! 70-66--136 2. a-David Gies II, Pineville! 69-68--137 2. Kyle Akins, Fuquay-Varina, $2,100! 68-69--137 4. a-James Mishoe, Cary! 68-70--138 5. Aaron O'Callaghan, Pfafftown, $1,850! 69-70--139 5. a-Christian Castillo, Folsom! 68-71--139 7. a-Blake Brantley, Winston-Salem! 71-69--140 7. a-Brandon Einstein, Clemmons! 67-73--140 7. Preston Cole, Charlotte! 73-67--140 7. Spencer Lawson, Arden, $1,450! 71-69--140 7. Kieran Staunton, Hilton Head, SC! 70-70--140 Selected others from field of 144 12. a-Dan Walters, Winston-Salem! 72-69--141 12. Steve Scott, Winston-Salem! 70-71--141 18. Jerry Haas, Winston-Salem! 72-70--142 18. Tommy Gibson, Mount Airy! 69-73--142 18. Chris Haarlow, Greensboro! 70-72--142 40. Brad Luebchow, Lewisville! 72-74--146 40. Troy Spencer, Charlotte! 71-75--146 40. a-Dustin Moore, Burlington! 70-76--146 46. a-Chris Cassetta, High Point! 76-71--147 46. Savio Nazareth, Kernersville! 73-74--147 46. Drew Younts, Greensboro! 74-73--147 56. a-Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown! 71-77--148 56. Mitch Adams, Asheboro! 72-76--148 62. a-Joseph Cansler, Clemmons! 76-73--149 62. a-Matthew Younts, Greensboro! 75-74--149 71. a-Brock Elder, Randleman! 76-74--150 78. a-Brian Hayes, Winston-Salem! 77-74--151 a - amateur Notes: Kelly Mitchum captured the Carolinas Open for the third time, having also won in 2006 and 2009. After being in a tie for 11th after the first round, he rolled in 5 birdies on his next 8 holes to vault up the leaderboard. After taking bogeys at 10 and 13, he posted birdies at 15, 16 and 17 to move to the top of the leaderboard and held on despite a bogey on the final hole. CPGA Senior Professional Championship Pinehurst No. 7 • Aug. 10-11 1. Derek Sanders, Whispering Pines, $1,500! 65-69--134 2. Burke Cromer, Columbia, SC, $1,000! 67-71--138 3. Neal Lancaster, Smithfield, $762! 69-70--139 3. Gus Ulrich, Whispering Pines, $762! 69-70--139 5. Mitch Adams, Asheboro, $625! 69-71--140 5. Rick Morton, Jacksonville, $625! 69-71--140 Selected others from field of 72 9. Michael Hutcheon, High Point, $460! 75-68--143 10. Chris Haarlow, Greensboro, $362! 71-73--144 16. Jerry Haas, Winston-Salem, $300! 73-73--146 21. David Thore, Wilmington, $229! 76-72--148 28. John Faidley, Charlotte! 80-71--151 53. Jimmy McMullen, Clemmons! 80-81--161 56. Todd Smith, Graham! 80-84--164 61. Rick Murphy, Greensboro! 80-86--166 Notes: Top six earned spots in the 32nd Senior PGA Professional Championship, Oct. 15-18, 2020 at PGA Golf Club (Wannamaker & Ryder Courses) in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

GPro Tour

Cabarrus CC, Concord - Par 72 • Aug. 25-27 1. Zach Seabolt, Raleigh, $15,000! 67-68-67--202 2. Chase Parker, Augusta, Ga., $6,770! 68-69-66--203 2. Matt Short, Hudson, $6,770! 64-67-72--203 Selected others from field of 86 9. Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro, $1,945! 67-69-70--206 15. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $1,350! 69-71-68--208 15. Mark Kriston, Clemmons, $1,350! 69-70-69--208 High Point CC (Willow Creek) - Par 72 • Aug. 18-20 1. Zach Edmondson, Morrisville, $8,500! 68-66-65--199 2. Ben Schlottman, Advance, $4,795! 66-69-69--204 3. Alex Smalley, Greensboro, $3,295! 71-68-66--205 3. Emmanuel Kountakis, Augusta, Ga., $3,295! 71-68-66--205 Selected others from field of 53 6. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $1,782! 67-69-72--208 18. Mark Kriston, Clemmons, $1,055! 69-73-76--218

Swing Thought Tour

Mooresville GC, Mooresville - Par 72 • Aug. 17-19 1. Austin Morrison, Charlotte, $14,000! 65-66-64--195 2. Chase Parker, Augusta, Ga., $3,960! 69-67-63--199 Selected others from field of 69 7. William Register, Burlington, $713! 69-69-67--205

Carolina Mountain Pro Tour

Green Valley CC, Greenville, SC - Par 72 • Aug. 11 1. Corbin Mills, Greenville, SC, $1,000! 32-33--65 Selected others from field of 25 5. Tanner Gross, Archdale, $275! 36-35--71 Carolina CC, Spartanburg, SC - Par 72 • Aug. 4 1. Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro, $1,100! 36-32--68 Selected others from field of 30 4. Tanner Gross, Archdale, $356! 37-35--72

Columbia CC, Columbia, SC - Par 72 • July 28 1. Parker Dudley, John’s Island, SC, $1,100! 36-33--69 Selected others from field of 36 4. Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro, $425! 35-37--72 4. Stanhope Johnson, Greensboro, $425! 34-38--72 6. Tanner Gross, Archdale, $250! 36-37--73

Carolinas Golf Association

Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club (par 72) • Aug. 10-12 1.Johnny Elam,Charlotte-Kevin King,Bluffton,SC! 67-64-64--195 2. Geno Berchiatti-Eddie Hargett, SC! 65-64-68--197 2. Sherill Britt, West End-Lee Forbis, Aberdeen! 65-68-64--197 4. Walter Dodd, SC-Todd Hendley, Columbus! 69-67-64--200 Selected others from field of 88 teams 9. Steve Kidd, Liberty-Ryan Fox, West End! 68-67-68--203 9. Doug Owens, Albmrle-Charlie Parks, Ashbro! 71-67-65--203 14. Patrick Brady, Reidsville-Paul Jett, S.Pines! 67-67-71--205 14. Dave Davis, Pine Level-Linley Tate, Gboro! 71-67-67--205 25. David Waggoner-Mike Shoffner, Graham! 71-69-71--211 11th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship The Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs Championship Match • Aug. 2 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane, def. Tim Bunten, Concord, 2 & 1 Semifinals • Aug 1 Bunten def. Press McPhaul, Raleigh, 3 and 2 Mathews def. Alex Nianouris, Raleigh, 5 and 4 Quarterfinals • Aug. 1 McPhaul def Alex Heffner, Harrisburg, 6 and 4 Bunten def. Nic Brown, Wendell, 4 and 3 Mathews def. Walker Cress, Concord, 2 up Nianouris def. Stephen Abrams, Wilson, 1 up Round of 16 • July 31 McPhaul def. Dean Channell, Pinehurst, 2 up Heffner def. Drew Hackett, Charlotte, 1 up Bunten def. Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, 1 up Brown def. Bryson Boyette, Wilson, 2 and 1 Mathews def. Austin Bonfiglio, Holly Springs, 2 and 1 Cress def. George Baker, Holly Springs, 19 holes Nianouris def. Peter Fountain, Raleigh, 6 and 5 Abrams def. Jake Scruggs, Shelby, 2 up Round of 32 • July 31 Channell def. Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, 19 holes McPhaul def. Ben Woodruff, Huntersville, 19 holes Heffner def. Brandon Reece, Rolesville, 3 and 1 Hackett def. Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, 4 and 3 Bunten def. Garrett Risner, Holly Springs, 2 and 1 Driver def. Jay Roberts, Concord, 1 up Boyette def. Jimbo Stanley, Raleigh, 19 holes Brown def. Scott Park, Charlotte, 2 and 1 Bonfiglio def. Jacob Shamblin, Matthews, 4 and 3 Mathews def. Brandon Mader, Greenville, 5 and 4 Cress def. Chris Cassetta, High Point, 5 and 4 Baker def. Stephen Carroll, Concord, 3 and 1 Scruggs def. Attie Giles, Pinehurst, 1 up Abrams def. John Fahey, Charlotte, 2 up Fountain def. Matias La Grutta, Cary, 4 and 3 Nianouris def. George McNeely, Chapel Hill, 2 and 1 Notes: Nicholas Mathews tied for 12th in medal play qualifying with 73-73 to make the field of 32 for match play ... Mathews won his first-round match 5 and 4 and then eliminated qualifying co-medalist Austin Bonfiglio of Holly Springs by a 2and-1 margin to reach the quarterfinals ... The only other Triad area player to make the match play bracket was Chris Cassetta of High Point, who shot 75-73 to tie for 24th in the field of 96.

Senior Flight Mike Bayes-Bobby Cadieux! Steve Bingham-Chester Thorpe! Derek Edmonds-Layne Mills! Randy Clayton-Mike Smith! Super Senior Flight Rick Hawkins-Doug Kendrick! Gordon Martell-Chris Salmon! Sam Patterson-Garland Yates!

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44th annual Madison-Mayodan Rotary Four-Ball Invitational Deep Springs CC, Stoneville (par 72) • Aug. 8-9 Championship Flight David Schmidt-Bennett Early! 64-68--132 Keenan Denny-A.J. Boyd! 66-67--133 Keith James-Derek Ward! 69-65--134 Donnie Owens-Frank Ward! 65-69--134 Jessica Younts-Matthew Younts! 67-68--135 First Flight Park Williams-Todd Dauler! 71-68--139 Johnny Hopkins-Mike Sigmon! 72-68--140 James Brown-Brad Burris! 74-66--140 Second Flight Robbin Doss-Mike Doss! 76-75--151 Keith Nail-Brendan Nail! 77-76--153 Barry Dodson-Darryl McKinney! 77-76--153 Third Flight Gil Priddy-Jerry Rogers! 81-75--156 Danny Johnson-Walt Block! 85-75--160 Andy Wilson-Donnie Maness! 81-83--164

CGA One-Day Four-Ball

Selected finishers from Triad (top half of division) ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL TOURNAMENTS Prestwick CC, Myrtle Beach • Aug. 24 Men Short Tees (7 entries) 1. Mark Marion-Larry Kiger, Winston-Salem! 71 MacGregor Downs CC, Cary • Aug. 17 Men Long Tees (15 entries) 4. Taylor Zimmerman-Joe Wood, Elkin! 72 Men Regular and Short Tees Flight 2 (9 entries) 3. Gary Eubanks-Doug Talley, Greensboro ! 73 Mixed and Women (10 entries) 4. William Gipe, China Grove-Lynda Sholar, Mooresville!


Governors Club, Chapel Hill • Aug. 10 Men Long Tees (14 entries) 1. Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, Josh Nichols, Apex! 4. Drew Haywood, Chapel Hill-Richard Youden, W-S! Men Short Tees Flight (12 entries) 6. Gary Eubanks-Danny Nunn, Greensboro! Mixed and Women (9 entries) 1. Rick Hogan-Ann Hogan, Denton! 2. Vincent Avera, Gboro-Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown! 4. Pamela Finlen, Reidsville-Lisa Milligan, Greensboro!

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1. Jeff Ferguson, Waynesville-Glenn Collins, Greensboro! 70 TPC of Myrtle Beach • July 28 Tournament Flight B (10 entries) 2. Jeff Jensen, Greensboro-Steve Citty, Reidsville! 72 Super Senior 70+ (10 entries) 2. David Lane, Advance-Mike Judkins, Winston Salem! 72 LADIES ONE-DAY FOUR-BALL PLAY DAYS MacGregor Downs CC, Cary • August 10 First Flight (11 entries) 2. Donna Sisson-Sydney Crane, Durham! 6. Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown-June Lee, Durham! Second Flight (11 entries) 3. Sue Lamm-Gurley-Belinda Marley, Burlington!

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Danville Golf Club 2-Man Invitational Danville GC, Danville, Va. (par 70) • Aug. 15-16 Upper Championship Flight Blake Carter-Brandon Grogan! 63-64--127 Chad Anderson-Donald Murphy! 63-67--130 Mark Long-Chris Vlahos! 66-67--133 John H. Ferguson-Dustin Hussey! 63-70--133 Jack Adkins-Wes Smith! 66-67--133 Jake Arnold-Jerel Whiting! 66-69--135 Lower Championship Flight Tony Byerly-Wesley Perry! 70-66-136 Dirk Finnie-Terrence Stewart! 68-69--137 Lee Lovelace-Wilson Walden! 68-71--139 Matt Gammon-Donnie Scearce! 70-70--140 Matt Clay-Paul Daly! 69-71--140 First Flight Hunter Shelton-Chandler Wilkins! 71-65--136 Ronnie Fultz-Saheem Moore! 71-68--139 Greg McQuaid-Matt Pisenti! 73-69--142 Shane Brackin-Corey Moore! 71-72--143 Second Flight Alan Stovall-Gil Stovall! 76-72--148 John Watlington-Stuart Watlington! 74-75--149 Josh Byner-Tracey Long! 75-79--154

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Junior Golf Scoreboard TYGA TYGA Tots Pinewood CC, Asheboro, NC Aug. 16, 2020 Boys 12 Division - 2200 1 Brendan Queen, Greensboro 2 JJ Short, Winston-Salem 3 Karson Tudor, Angier Boys 10-11 Division - 2200 1 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 1 Jack DeVault, Cary 3 Sebastian Balbin, Pinehurst Selected Others 11 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville Boys 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Jack Strickland, Greensboro 2 Triton Helmer, Chapel Hill 3 Jake Brady, New Bern Selected Others 4 Dominik Slovak, Jamestown 4 Landon Thompson, Oak Ridge 7 Brantley Auman, Asheboro 8 Rhodes Williams, Greensboro Girls 10-12 Division - 2200 1 Xinyan Li, Waxhaw 2 Kennedy Kite, Mint Hill 3 Kiona Baker, West End Selected Others 4 Sophia Perdue, Clemmons Girls 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Audrey Lee, Waxhaw 2 Elyn Aldrich, Charlotte 3 Ava Milks, Greensboro 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Kellen Giddings, Summerfield 2 Kolton Tudor, Angier 3 Kenan Turner, Randleman

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TYGA State Championship Mill Creek GC, Mebane, NC Aug. 12-13 Boys 14-18 Division - 6325 1 Branden Boyce, Spring Lake 69-68--137 2 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 69-68--137 2 Kenny Walter, Concord 67-70--137 Selected Others 5 Bradley Davis, Pilot Mountain 71-71--142 9 Caden Baker, Mebane 72-72--144 9 Davis DeLille, High Point 76-68--144 9 Tyler Partee, Thomasville 72-72--144 19 Jack Dockrill, Elon 68-78--146 22 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 76-71--147 22 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 74-73--147 26 Brodie Perry, Trinity 74-74--148 26 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 74-74--148 26 Zach Kupiec, Greensboro 74-74--148 30 Connor Massey, Burlington 70-79--149 33 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 77-73--150 33 Jake Clayton, Burlington 73-77--150 38 Ethan Wooten, High Point 75-77--152 41 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 78-75--153 41 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington 74-79--153 41 Landon Merrell, Salisbury 78-75--153 50 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 74-81--155 50 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain 84-71--155 52 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 79-77--156 Boys 12-13 Division - 5638 1 Mack Edwards, Charlotte 69-68--137 2 Sam Terry, Thomasville 71-71--142 3 Smith Summerlin, Raleigh 69-74--143 Selected Others 5 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 67-78--145 7 Chase Daly, Summerfield 72-76--148 8 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 77-72--149 Girls Division - 5638 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 76-72--148 2 Julie Fiedler, New Bern 74-81--155 3 Camryn Lamp, Conover 77-79--156 Selected Others 6 Madison Dial, High Point 81-84--165 7 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 86-82--168 9 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem 84-89--173 10 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 100-87--187

Triad One-Day Jamestown Park, Jamestown, NC Aug. 10, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6450 1 Jack Burris, Greensboro 2 Brodie Perry, Trinity 3 Connor Massey, Burlington


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Selected Others 4 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 5 Jaxson Morgan, Thomasville 6 Kenneth Lanier, Lexington 7 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 7 Cameron Lutterloh, Whitsett 9 Trey Benson, Winston-Salem 10 Sukhman Sandhu, Greensboro 12 Hoke Ayers, Lexington Boys 14-15 Division - 6450 1 Isar Joshi, Charlotte 2 Christos Katsoudas, Whitsett 3 Oliver Tobin, Charlotte Selected Others 4 Ethan White, Greensboro 5 Matthew Yetter, Browns Summit 6 Jack Fischer, Greensboro 7 Grant Prevatt, Jamestown 9 Javon Comer, Thomasville Boys 12-13 Division - 5300 1 Lincoln Newton, Wallburg 2 Brendan Queen, Greensboro 3 Stephen Ryan Marshall, Sophia Selected Others 4 Cooper Cavanaugh, High Point 4 Cameron Crumpler, Archdale 6 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Girls 15-18 Division - 5300 1 Macie Burcham, Greensboro 2 Ashlyn Strickland, Greensboro 3 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Emma Niebauer, High Point 5 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville 6 Madi Flynt, High Point Girls 12-14 Division - 5300 1 Paige Sidney, Clemmons 2 Sarah Walden, Archdale 3 Catherine DeSiena, Oak Ridge Selected Others 4 Mary Alice Massey, Burlington 5 Jerina Hill, Greensboro

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Triad One-Day Salem Glen CC, Clemmons, NC Aug. 6, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6275 1 Hunter Baker, Lenoir 2 Jared Waterer, Winston Salem 2 Alex Gould, Greensboro Selected Others 4 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 4 John Shepperson, Greensboro 4 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 7 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run 8 Darren Lee, Greensboro Boys 14-15 Division - 6275 1 David Elliott, Asheboro 2 Kenneth Lanier, Lexington 2 Matteo Blanchfield, Mooresville Selected Others 4 Chase McLaughlin, Kernersville 4 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 8 Colby Moore, Advance 8 Larsen Gallimore, Walnut Cove 10 Braden Gay, Winston-Salem Boys 12-13 Division - 5414 1 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 2 Alex Stewart, Clemmons 3 Cameron Crumpler, Archdale Selected Others 5 Jefferson Spires, Winston-Salem 6 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield Girls 16-18 Division - 5414 1 Mary-Paige King, Clemmons 2 Sarah Stewart, Kernersville 2 Monica Solis, Clemmons Selected Others 4 Ashlyn Strickland, Greensboro 5 Kaitlyn McDonell, Winston-Salem 6 Emma Maddock, Winston-Salem 6 Delaney Potts, Lewisville Girls 14-15 Division - 5414 1 Paige Sidney, Clemmons 2 Catherine DeSiena, Oak Ridge 3 Ella Reed, Winston-Salem Selected Others 4 Camille Lambert, Lexington 5 Hannah Waddell, Salisbury 6 Kylie Eskew, Clemmons

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Girls 12-13 Division - 5414 1 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 2 Hillary Gong, Pfafftown 3 Katherine Perdue, Clemmons

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Hope Valley Junior Invitational Hope Valley CC, Durham, NC Aug. 4-6, 2020 Boys Division - 6720 1 Nicholas Gross, Downingtown, PA 6 9-67-71--207 2 Caden Baker, Mebane 68-69-71--208 3 Bryan Fang, Raleigh 72-70-68--210 Selected Others 9 Ben Jordan, Greensboro 70-67-79--216 9 Charlie Barr, Salisbury 72-71-73--216 22 Andrew Plate, Greensboro 74-69-76--219 26 Sam Davidson, Asheboro 75-75-70--220 43 Fisher Kennedy, Winston-Salem 76-75-74--225 43 Jack Boyer, Greensboro 72-75-78--225 Girls Division - 5936 1 Hyo Joon Jang, Seoul 73-70-71--214 2 Nicole Adam, Pinehurst 74-69-75--218 3 Adrian Anderson, Murrells Inlet, SC 74-74-71--219 Selected Others 6 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem 74-73-79--226 9 Anna Howerton, Kernersville 79-78-74--231

Sandhills One-Day Pinehurst #7, Pinehurst, NC Aug. 5, 2020 Boys 16-18 Division - 6347 1 Watcharakan Chankarn, Pinehurst 1 Supanat Rujiranan, Pinehurst 3 Alex Martin, Thomasville Selected Others 21 William Morris, Kernersville 23 Ethan Brown, Rockingham Boys 14-15 Division - 6347 1 Nathan O’Neal, Wilson 1 Freddy Ortmann, Greensboro 3 Drew O’Neal, Wilson Selected Others 9 Matthew Yetter, Browns Summit 11 Cody Stephens, Summerfield 12 Jack Fischer, Greensboro Boys 12-13 Division - 5709 1 Garrison Welborn, Waxhaw 2 Evan Suddreth, Morrisville 3 Stephen Ryan Marshall, Sophia Selected Others 4 Todd Wooten, Oak Ridge Girls 16-18 Division - 5709 1 Ava Heaton, Cary 2 Allison Robinson, Pinehurst 3 Kyleigh Whittemore, Graham

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Maple Chase Junior Maple Chase CC, Winston-Salem, NC Aug. 4-5, 2020 Boys 14-18 Division - 6701 1 Kenny Walter, Concord 66-67--133 2 Ben Peters, Winston-Salem 70-68--138 3 Isar Joshi, Charlotte 71-70--141 Selected Others 6 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 72-72--144 6 Sean Finan, Winston-Salem 72-72--144 9 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 74-71--145 13 Davis DeLille, High Point 78-70--148 19 Anderson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 77-73--150 19 Tanner Cadieux, Greensboro 78-72--150 22 Landon Merrell, Salisbury 77-74--151 25 Chase Harris, Pilot Mountain 74-78--152 25 Mason Beshears, Lewisville 77-75--152 25 Zach Kupiec, Greensboro 78-74--152 29 Christos Katsoudas, Whitsett 75-78--153 31 Daniel Jones, Greensboro 73-81--154 31 Ethan Wooten, High Point 78-76--154 33 Andrew Haarlow, Greensboro 77-78--155 33 Arman Azlan, Greensboro 77-78--155 33 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 77-78--155 38 Cole Rouse, Kernersville 82-74--156 38 Jared Waterer, Winston-Salem 78-78--156 38 Zachary Groce, Germanton 79-77--156 41 Larsen Gallimore, Walnut Cove 81-77--158 41 Michael Kramer, Kernersville 76-82--158 43 Colby Moore, Advance 79-80--159 43 Zachary Liu, Clemmons 83-76--159 45 Charlie Plate, Greensboro 80-80--160 45 Drew Walker, Advance 79-81--160 45 Jack McCarthy, Bermuda Run 82-78--160 48 Christian Muthomi, Kernersville 82-79--161 48 Evan Owen, Winston-Salem 80-81--161

51 Daniel Stamey, Clemmons 83-80--163 54 Seth Moore, Stokesdale 78-88--166 Boys 12-13 Division - 5362 1 Pennson Badgett, Pilot Mountain 71-73--144 2 Hayden Magnussen, Greensboro 71-73--144 3 Sawyer Slate, Walnut Cove 84-72--156 4 Tatum North, King 85-90--175 5 Aiden Thigpen, Summerfield 100-103--203 Girls Division - 5362 1 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 81-72--153 2 Ella Kue, Kings Mountain 77-77--154 3 Lauren Hackler, Thomasville 82-81--163 3 Madison Dial, High Point 81-82--163 Selected Others 5 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 85-85--170 6 Sadie Mecham, Winston-Salem 89-89--178 7 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 91-90--181 8 Ruth Asbill, Lewisville 92-90--182 9 Caroline Bliss, Advance 93-92--185 10 Delaney Potts, Lewisville 96-91--187 10 Madi Flynt, High Point 92-95--187

Tin Whistles Tots Pinewild - Back 9 of Magnolia, Pinehurst, NC Aug. 3, 2020 Boys 10-12 Division - 1300 1 Kevin Zhang, Clemmons 36 2 Sebastian Balbin, Pinehurst 37 3 Collyn Smith, Goldsboro 38 Selected Others 9 Peyton Wyatt, Kernersville 48 Girls 8-9 Division - 1700 1 Reece Hart, Winston-Salem 35 2 Ava Milks, Greensboro 58 3 Ella Spence, Waxhaw 63 6-7 Division - 1300 1 Bennett Byrd, High Point 48 2 Parker Stiles, Pinehurst 55 3 Camden Smith, Archdale 60

Down East Junior Emerald Golf Club New Bern, NC Aug. 1-2, 2020 Boys Division - 6483 1 Will Tharin, Rocky Mount 2 Tyler Jones, Jacksonville 3 Drew Greene, Greenville 3 Ethan Boyette, Wilson 3 Nick Perry, Fayetteville Selected Others 27 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 47 John Shepperson, Greensboro 63 Will Fowler, Salisbury

Boys (High School, graduation year) 1 Caden Baker, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2021) 2 Andrew Plate, Greensboro (Page HS ,2021) 3 Sam Davidson, Asheboro (Asheboro HS, 2020) 4 Nicholas Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2020) 5 Charlie Barr, Salisbury (Cannon School, 2021) 6 Ben Jordan, Greensboro (Greensboro Day, 2022) 7 Grady Newton, High Point (Oak Grove HS, 2020) 8 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem (Forsyth Country Day, 2023) 9 Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain (East Surry HS, 2020) 10 Jake Clayton, Burlington (Western Alamance HS, 2022) Girls (High School, graduation year) 1 Emily Mathews, Mebane (Eastern Alamance HS, 2023) 2 Morgan Ketchum, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2022) 3 Macie Burcham, Greensboro (Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2021) 4 Anna Howerton, Kernersville (Reagan HS, 2023) 5 Macy Pate, Winston-Salem (Reagan HS, 2024) 6 Kayla Dowell, Mebane (Alamance Christian, 2021) 7 Victoria Cook, Reidsville (Rockingham HS, 2020) 8 Gabriela Cruz, High Point (Wesleyan Christian, 2021) 9 Trinity Muthomi, Kernersville (East Forsyth HS, 2022) 10 Leah Edwards, Greensboro (N/A, 2025) Source: Tarheel Youth Golf Association as of 8/1/20

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HJGT Bryan Park Junior Open Bryan Park GC - Champions, Brown Summit, NC Aug. 22-23, 2020 Boys Division - 6804 1 Jeremy Edmunds, Charlotte 75-74--149 2 Gavin Austin, Bristol, VA 74-77--151 2 Sam Haggas, Winston-Salem 75-76--151 Selected Others 9 William Harrington, Summerfield 83-82--165 10 Ayden Jersey, Greensboro 87-80--167 12 Josh Fisher, Greensboro 81-87--168 Girls Division - 5734 1 Isabella Adkins, Bristol, TN 73-79--152 2 Noelia Adkins, Bristol, TN 76-77--153 3 Gabriela Cruz, High Point 83-74--157

AJGA AJGA Visit Sanford Preview Carolina Trace CC - Creek, Sanford, NC Aug. 20-21, 2020 Boys Division - 6653 1 Keenan Royalty, Raleigh 74-76--150 2 Daniel Goode, Wytheville, VA 78-73--151 2 Jack Stamato, Severna Park, MD 73-78--151 Selected Others 6 Robert Gefaell, Winston-Salem 76-78--154 30 Henry Andrews, Kernersville 82-83--165 45 Gavin Deibler, Winston-Salem 95-82--177

AJGA Junior at 12 Oaks The Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs, NC Aug. 18-20, 2020 Boys Division - 7027 1 Anmol Jhangra, Lawrenceville, GA 72-68-76--216 2 Michael LaSasso, Raleigh 75-68-76--219 3 Ryan Macri, Wake Forest 74-68-79--221

Selected Others 34 Kyle Haas, Winston-Salem 39 Jack Boyer, Greensboro

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AJGA Visit Sanford Junior Open Carolina Trace CC - Lake Sanford, NC Aug. 18-20, 2020 Boys Division - 7003 1 Wil Griffin, Hot Springs, AR 2 Cooper Tate, Winter Garden, FL 2 Luke Coyle, Campbellsville, KY 2 Mehrbaan Singh, Ashburn, VA Selected Others 40 Calvin Hawkins, Lexington

71-74--145 73-72--145 72-73--145 73-72--145 77-85--162

PKBGT Tour Championship Southern Pines, Pine Needles Lodge & GC Aug. 14-16, 2020 Bell National - 6050 1 Hyo Joon Jang, Bluffton SC 68-75-68--211 2 Kiera Bartholomew, Wake Forest 75-73-74--222 3 Sarah Lydic, Ocean View DE 72-73-79--224 Selected Others 6 Anna Howerton, Winston-Salem 75-73-78--226 16 Ellen Yu, Greensboro 75-78-81--234

NC Series Campbell Classic Keith Hills GC, Lillington, NC Aug. 8-9, 2020 Prep North Carolina - 5795 1 Tyler Spriggs, Cary 77-78--155 2 Justine Pennycooke, Cary 85-75--160 2 Sophia Martone, Holly Springs 80-80--160 Selected Others 17 Elli Flinchum, Summerfield 90-88--178 21 Caroline Wright, Greensboro 91-90--181 22 Olivia Peterson, Summerfield 89-104--193 Futures North Carolina - 5269 1 Ellie Acrey, Winston-Salem 78-77--155 2 Madison Myers, Cary 79-77--156 3 Macy Johnson, Salem VA 85-73--158 Selected Others 16 Monica R Solis, Clemmons 91-94--185 17 Sally Toalson, Clemmons 98-96--194 19 Kendall Tyler, Summerfield 104-92--196

CALENDAR All listings are based on submissions by clubs and correspondence. To list your tournament free email your information to or call 336-924-1619.

Carolinas PGA

Selected events; complete schedule at Sept. 9 – Pro-Official Championship, CC of North Carolina Dogwood course, Pinehurst. Sept. 21 – Assistants Association Pro-Pro, Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro. Oct. 20 – Women’s Pro-Pro Championship, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, SC. Oct. 20-21 – Match Play Championship, Linville GC. Dec. 1-3 – Pro-Pro Championship, Pinehurst area courses.

Carolinas Golf Association Selected events; complete schedule at • 910-673-1000

CGA Seniors/Super Seniors Sept. 1-2 – 13th North Carolina Super Senior, Kinston CC. Sept. 9-11 – 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte. Selected qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 18); Heritage GC, Wake Forest (Aug. 25); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Aug. 31). Oct. 6-7 – 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball, Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, SC.

CGA Men/Mid-Am Sept. 25-27 – 27th North Carolina MidAmateur, Lonnie Poole GC, Raleigh. Selected

qualifying sites: Rock Barn Jones Course, Conover (Aug. 19); Colonial CC, Thomasville (Sept. 1); Deercroft GC, Aberdeen (Sept. 12); Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Hill (Sept. 15). Oct. 9-11 – 25th North Carolina Four-Ball, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro. Oct. 19 – 43rd Carolinas Club Championship, Sedgefield CC Ross Course, Greensboro.

CGA Mixed Events Nov. 7-8 – 10th Carolinas Net Amateur, CC of Whispering Pines.

CGA Women Sept. 21-22 – 22nd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur, Dataw Island Club, Beaufort, SC. Oct. 13-15 – 4th Carolinas Women’s Club Team, River Landing, Wallace.

CGA Team Events Oct. 16-17 – 75th Captain’s Putter Team Matches, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV. Nov. 21-22 – 23rd Carolinas Interclub Final Four, course TBA.

Amateur Individual Sept. 26-27 — Steve Welch Fall Classic, Asheboro Municipal GC. Medal play in flights. Also super senior division for ages 65-over. 336-625-4158.

Amateur Team Sept. 12-13 — Lynrock Invitational, 2-man bestball. Lynrock GC, Eden. 336-623-6110. Sept. 19-20 – Goodyear Invitational Two-Man, Goodyear GC, Danville. 434-797-1909. Sept. 26-27 - Forest Park CC Fall 4 ball, Forest Park CC. Martinsville. 276.632.1711

For the latest tournament schedule, now updated daily, go to then click on Tournaments Oct. 17-18 – 37th annual Lexington BBQ Festival 2-person teams, Lexington GC. 336-248-3950. Oct. 24-25 – Chatmoss Two-Man Invitational, Chatmoss CC, Martinsville. Medal play in flights. Also senior division. 276-638-7648. Nov. 7-8 – Greensboro National Fall Classic, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield. 2-man bestball. 336-342-1113.

Goodyear Two-Man Invitational

at Goodyear Golf Club, Danville, Va.

Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 Two-Man Bestball

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252-864-9161 Sept. 4 – Skins Game at World Tour GL, Myrtle Beach Sept. 5-6 – Regional, World Tour GL and Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach Sept. 19-20 – Local Finals, Bryan Park (Players and Champions), Brown Summit

Senior Amateur Tour (ages 50-over) 336-303-6737 Sept. 10 – Southern Pines (Elks Club) Sept. 14 – 12 Oaks CC, Holly Springs Sept. 24 – Pinewild (Holly), Pinehurst

Captain’s Choice Sept. 4 – Night Golf, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. 9 holes, food included. 276-632-1711 Sept. 11 – Miles 4 Vets Fundraising, Forest Park CC, Martinsville, VA. 276-632-1711 or

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per player or $300 team Entry Fee covers:

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Flights determined after 1st round. Five flights based on full field of 60 teams. Mail entry fee with player names, address & phone to:

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1901 Goodyear Blvd., Danville, Va. 24541

Questions? Call 434-797-1909



The best golfing value ın the Triad! • Restored and reshaped greens • Improved tee boxes and sight lines • Refurbished cart paths

Ride & Play NOW OPEN!

$20 Mon.-Fri. $25 Weekends

Open daily 7:30 a.m. - dusk

CALENDAR Sept. 19 – 10th Annual Mitch Turner Drive away Cancer Classic benfiting American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Coalition, Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain, Contact Steve Turner at or clubhouse at 336-3682828. Sept. 25 – Randy Parker Memorial Tournament benefiting ECU Economics Students, Ironwood GC, Greenville, Joey Cuellar 919-601-2740. Sept. 26 – Amy Galey for NC Senate 24, Southwick GC, Graham, For more information contact Marsha Browne or Keith Coleman at Sept. 30 – Guilford GOP Golf Tournament, Greensboro National GC, Summerfield, Chris Meadows , . Oct. 16 – The Pirate Cup benefiting ECU Ricks Management and Insurance Program, Neuse Golf Club, Clayton, Jonathan Nations 336-248-2007.

Consolidated Junior Events CGA 910-673-1000 * TYGA 910-673-1000 * PKBGT 336-347-8537 * NCJGF 919-858-6400 * TGF 919-291-5813 * NJGT 704-824-6548 * AJGA 770-868-4200 * USGA 908-234-2300 * USKIDS Raleigh Tour 919-206-4666 * Winternational 847-204-9888 * HJGT 904-379-2697 Sept. 5-7 – NJGA 20th Annual National Championship, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC, Boys/Girls Ages 4-18. Sept. 6-7 – TGF Mid-Pines Junior Amateur, Mid Pines Inn & GC, Southern Pines Boys only, Ages 12-18.

Sept. 12 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series, Greene Hills CC, Standardsville, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12 – PKBGT North Carolina Series, Deep Springs CC, Stoneville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 12-13 – Orange Jacket Junior, Boscobel GC, Pendleton, SC, Boys/Girls, Ages 10-18, 864-646-3991 Sept. 19 – TYGA Tots, Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT North Carolina Series Finale, Colonial CC, Thomasville, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – PKBGT Southeast Series Finale, CC of South Carolina, Florence, SC, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 19-20 – TYGA Tournament of Champions, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Boys/Girls, Invitation only. Sept. 23 – TYGA/PKBGT North State High School Challenge, Keith Hills GC, Buies Creek, Girls only, Grades 9-12. Sept. 26-27 – PKBGT Middle Atlantic Series Finale, Fawn Lake CC, Spotsylvania, VA, Girls, Ages 8-19. Sept. 26-27 – The Henry Transou Memorial Junior, Cherokee National GC, Gaffney, SC, Boys/Girls, 864-489-9417 Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Triad Archdale-Trinity Junior, Holly Ridge GL, Archdale, Boys/Girls, Ages 13-15. Oct. 3-4 – CGA/PKBGT Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational, Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, Girls only, Ages 12-18. Oct. 3-4 – TYGA Tots State Championship, Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale, NC Boys/Girls Ages 6-12. Oct. 24-25 – TYGA Triad Bill Harvey Memorial, Bryan Park GC, Greensboro, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18. Nov. 25 – TYGA Turkey Shootout, TBD, Pinehurst, Boys/Girls, Ages 8-18. Nov. 28-29 – CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship, Pine Island CC, Charlotte, Girls only, Ages 13-18. Dec. 22 – TYGA Toys for Tots, TBD, Boys/Girls, Ages 12-18.

Come enjoy Colin Creek Golf Club with beautiful views and inexpensive prices. If you are interested in playing with others, join our game some every Wednesday at 10 am!

Winston Lake Golf Course 3535 Winston Lake Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 336-727-2703



Pricing 6 holes................. $9 12 holes.............$18 18 holes.............$21 2251 US Highway 64 East, Mocksville, NC



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