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N.C. Mid Amateur Championship Won by One Stroke 

DURHAM, NC – 21st N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship – Day one saw the beginning of what would become a nail bitter of a tournament.

Three players carded three under par 69’s in the first round. Charlotte’s Joe Jaspers and Banks Wood owned tow of those 69’s and the third belonged to Korky Kemp of Greensboro.

Hovering three strokes back at the end of day one was the reigning U.S. Mid-Am Champion Scott Harvey of Greensboro. The stage was set for an exciting second round and it lived up to everyone’s expectations.

Harvey reached back into his bag of fine golf shots to take the second day lead with a superb round of 66, six under par. To help Harvey to a six under round was his eagle from 120 yards with his sand wedge on the 389 yard par four eighth. Truly a great round but was not the best of the day as Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst posted an eight under par round of 64 which is now the new competitive course record at Old Chatham GC. Neveu’s 64 was fourteen shots better than his first round.

Jaspers carded his second day of red figures with a 69 that put him one stroke back of Harvey. Sitting in third after the second day was first round co-leader Banks Wood, Jr.

65 players made the 36 hole cut which fell at 11 over par 155.

The players were met with a cool morning on the third day of competition but the cool weather did not cool off the competition.

First round co-leader Joe Jaspers, 48, of Huntersville, put together another round in the red numbers to hold off Daniel Neveu and reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Scott Harvey by a single stroke to take home the 2014 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at seven-under par 209.  “Consistency was my key all week,” said Jaspers on only making two bogeys and one double bogey in 54 holes. On his first CGA Championship, “There were some great golfers out there and I was fortunate to come out on top.”

Daniel Neveu, 47, of Pinehurst followed up his course-record 64 Saturday with a four-under par 68 to finish at six-under par 210.  Neveu was tied for the lead going into the last hole and came away with a three-putt bogey.  “I thought I had to make that birdie putt.” Neveu said on his aggressive birdie try from 18 feet.  Neveu played a strong stretch of golf over 29 holes, going 13-under in that stretch, but came up one-stroke short.  Complete scoring......

Tigers Finish 7th at the Dicks Challenge Cup

Courtesy Tim Cowie
 
CLEMSON, S.C. – Three Tigers finished in the top 16 individually as the Clemson men’s golf team finished seventh in the Dicks Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup held at the Golf Club of Tennessee. The Tigers finished with a team score of 897 on the par 71 course.

Georgia Tech won the team title with an 848 team score after edging host school Vanderbilt by one stroke. Lee McCoy from the University of Georgia won the individual title by shooting an eight-under 205. The 12 team field was composed of six ACC schools and six SEC schools. Clemson finished fourth out of the schools representing the ACC behind winner Georgia Tech, third place Virginia and sixth place Louisville.

Junior Cody Proveaux was the top Tiger in the event after shooting 213 over three rounds. He shot 74 in Saturday’s round and tied for 11th place. Junior Miller Capps had the best round of the day for the Tigers as he shot a two-over par 73. Capps finished with a three round total of 217 and tied for 16th place.

Redshirt junior Steven Behr shot a 76 to finish with a 224. Along with Capps, Senior Billy Kennerly also tied for 16th place with a 217 after a Saturday round of 74. Sophomore Carson Young shot a 78 to finish with a 237 through three rounds and his score did not count in the Tigers team score on Saturday.

Teams played 36 holes in yesterday’s opening round and 18 in today’s round. The 12 teams will play a match play team round, ACC vs. SEC, on Sunday. Clemson will face Ole Miss. The tournament format was established to model the NCAA national Tournament that will be played in Sarasota, Florida, in late May.

Team Scores: 1) Georgia Tech 848 2) Vanderbilt  849 3) Virginia 853 4) South Carolina 859 5) Georgia 861 6) Louisville 868  7) Clemson 871 8) Mississippi 876  9) NC State 882  10) Texas A&M  885 11) Duke 887 12) Missouri 891

Clemson Scores (Saturday, total, finish): Proveaux 74, 213, 11th/ 73, 217, T16/ Kennerly 74, 217, T16/ Stephen Behr 76, 224, T39/ Carson Young 78, 237, 60th

Duke Finishes 11th in Stroke Play at Collegiate Challenge Cup

KINGSTON SPRINGS, TENN – Duke wrapped up stroke play at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup in 11th place with a 54-hole total of 887 (+35). Sophomore Max Greyserman led the way Saturday with a one-over 72 as the Blue Devils posted a team round of 304 (+20).

Greyserman shot an even-par 36 on the front nine with one birdie (No. 7), seven pars and a bogey. He suffered a bogey on No. 12 to slip to one-over but got back to even-par with a birdie on the par 3 16th hole. Greyserman bogeyed the final hoel of the day to finish tied for 37th overall with a 10-over 223.

Motin Yeung, a junior from Beijing, China, carded a five-over 76 to finish tied for 46th overall (+14, 227). He stumbled out of the gate with back-to-back bogeys before playing the next 12 holes at even-par with one birdie (No. 4) and 10 pars. Yeung was also unable to close out the round suffering a double-bogey on the par 4 18th hole.

Freshman Adam Wood never got on track in the final round posting a season-high round of 77. He had a pair of birdies on the day but was hindered by a pair of double-bogeys. Wodd finished tied for 29th with an eight-over 221.

Senior Turner Southey-Gordon had a team-high three birdies Saturday but also suffered three double-bogeys en route to an eight-over 79. He finished tied for 58th with a 231 (+18).

Jake Shuman, a freshman from Massachusetts, was Duke’s top finisher in stroke play with a seven-over 220 to tie for 26th. After posting two stellar rounds Friday, he struggled over his final seven holes en route to a nine-over 80. Shuman was one-under through five holes with a birdie on the par 3 fourth hole before suffering back-to-back double-bogeys on No. 6 and No. 7. He climbed back to two-over with a birdie on No. 11 but recorded five bogeys and a double-bogey over the final seven holes of the round.

Georgia Tech claimed medalist honors with a four-under 848, one shot better than Vanderbilt (849). Virginia (853), South Carolina (859) and Georgia (861) rounded out the top five.

Lee McCoy (Georgia) took home the individual title with an eight-under 205 with Will Starke (South Carolina) finishing one shot off the pace. Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech) was third with a five-under 208 and followed by Matthew NeSmith (South Carolina), Derek Bard (Virginia) and Carson Jacobs (Vanderbilt) at four-under 209.

Duke will be in action at the Golf Club of Tennessee Sunday in the match play portion of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup. The Blue Devils will face Missouri in one of six battles between ACC and SEC foes

Elon Opens Play at Rees Jones Invitational


DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. – One-over par rounds by both Will DiIanni and Jeff Krieger helped guide the Elon men's golf squad to a sixth-place standing at the conclusion of the first round of the Rees Jones Invitational on Sunday. The Phoenix posted a 299 on day one.

Will DiIanni carded a 73 following a round in which he recorded three birdies. Krieger also posted three birdies on his way to a 73. The pair is tied for ninth out of 63 players in the field.

In a tie for 19th at the end of round one is Charlie May. May carded a two-over 74 and notched five birdies over his first 18 holes of play.

After shooting 79, Jonathan DiIanni is tied for 44th. He had one birdie.

Finally, Jake Leavitt shot an 83 and sits in 58th place after 18 holes. Leavitt had one birdie.

East Carolina's Al Dickens sits atop the individual leaderboard after one round. Dickens shot an eight-under 64 and leads his nearest competitors by three strokes.

The team lead is held by co-host Kennesaw State. The Owls posted a first-round score of 285 and leads ECU by one stroke. Charleston Southern (293), Winthrop (295) and Campbell (296) complete the top five.  - Complete scoring......

The second round of the tournament will be held on Monday at the Haig Point Club.

Campbell 5th after first day of Rees Jones Invitational

DAFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. – Craig Hornberger and Jeremy Nevius are tied for ninth place and Campbell sits fifth on the team leader board after Sunday’s first round of the Rees Jones Invitational intercollegiate men’s golf tournament.

Hornberger and Nevius both shot 1-over-par 73 on the par-72, 7380-yard Haig Point Golf Course.  Al Dickens of East Carolina is the individual leader at 8-under 64 in an event where only four golfers in the 63-man field finished Sunday’s round in red numbers.

Host Kennesaw State is the first round leader at 3-under-par 285, one stroke ahead of East Carolina (286).  Charleston Southern (293) is third, followed by Winthrop (295), Campbell (296) and Elon (299) in the 11-school tournament.

A sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., Hornberger played the par-3 holes at 2-under on Sunday to tie for first in the field.  He made 3 birdies and 12 pars on the day.  Nevius, a red-shirt freshman from Metuchen, N.J., was even on the par-4s (T7th) and par-3 layouts (T10th), while recording a pair of birdies and 13 pars.

Mikko Lehtovuori and Gaston Bertinotti shot 3-over 75 and are tied for 23rd place.  In his collegiate debut, freshman Carlos Leandro shot a 7-over 79.

Campbell will start Monday’s second round at 8:30 a.m. from the first tee, paired with Winthrop and Elon.  The 54-hole event concludes Tuesday.  Complete scoring......

UNCW’S ELDRIDGE TIED FOR NINTH AT REES JONES INTERCOLLEGIATE

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, South Carolina – Freshman Thomas Eldridge carded a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Rees Jones Intercollegiate and is in a 10-way tie for ninth after 18 holes. The Seahawks enter the second round in eighth.

Eldridge was one of three Seahawks to record four birdies in the opening round. He birdied three of the final four holes on the back nine after opening the round teeing off hole 10.

Fellow freshman Ross Robison finished the first round four-over-par and is tied for 29th.

Sophomore Thomas Lilly, who is competing as an individual this tournament, is tied for 19th after carding a two-over-par 74.

Co-host Kennesaw State owns a one-stroke lead over East Carolina for the team lead.

East Carolina’s Al Dickens tops the leader board by three strokes.

UNCW Results: T9. Thomas Eldridge 73; T29. Ross Robison 76; T36. David Kostyal 76; T52. Preston Harrington 80; T55. Pat Cover 81

UNCW Individuals: T19. Thomas Lilly 74; T23. Gran Houser 75; T40. Trey Guy 75; 62. Jens Geweke 87

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Gamecocks Top Virginia 3-2 in Match Play at Collegiate Challenge Cup

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. — The 12th-ranked South Carolina men’s golf team continued its successful fall on Sunday by defeating No. 14 Virginia 3-2 in match play at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

The match was a part of the Conference Challenge between the SEC and ACC. The ACC won the challenge 16.5-13.5. The Gamecocks finished fourth during the stroke play portion of the event on Saturday.

The Gamecocks fell behind 1-0 as sophomore Ben Dietrich, who was the first to tee off, dropped a 3&2 decision to Virginia’s Austen Truslow.

However, senior Caleb Sturgeon and junior Will Starke put the Gamecocks up 2-1. Sturgeon never trailed Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger as he won his match 3&2. Starke, who finished second during stroke play, won the first hole of his match against Virginia’s Ji Soo Park and never let go of the lead on his way to a 4&3 victory.

After tying for fourth in stroke play, junior Matt NeSmith clinched the win for Carolina as he won his match against Virginia’s Derek Bard, 3&2. NeSmith was 3 down through seven holes but won six of the next nine holes to give the Gamecocks the decisive third point.

Senior Will Murphy battled back and forth with Virginia All-American Denny McCarthy as the match went to the 18th tee at all square. Murphy bogeyed No. 18, while McCarthy made par to win the match 1 up. 

In the other matches, Georgia defeated Louisville 3-2, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt tied 2-2-1, Missouri and Duke tied 2-2-1, North Carolina State defeated Texas A&M 4-1 and Clemson claimed a 3-1-1 win over Ole Miss.-
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Akron Men's Golf Concludes Wolf Run Intercollegiate in 13th Place

Complete Results

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. ­– The University of Akron men's golf team concluded the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in 13th place on Sunday at the par-71, 7,155-yard Wolf Run Golf Club.

After thunderstorms halted play on Saturday, the Zips and the rest of the field concluded the second round on Sunday morning before completing the final 18 holes.

Akron posted a score of 308 (+24) in round two while carding a final-round 314 (+30) to finish with a 54-hole tally of 931 (+79). Seventh-ranked Illinois pulled away from the field to post a 30-stroke win with a score of 859 (+7).

Louis Birchall led the way for the Zips, posting scores of 76 (+5) and 79 (+8) to finish tied for 34th place (231, +18). Yann Pfeiffer, making his Zips' debut, finished in a tie for 43rd place (232, +19). Pfeiffer finished the weekend with rounds of 78 (+7) and 76 (+5).

George Baylis, playing in his first-collegiate event, opened the morning with a round of 79 (+8) before posting a 6-over 77 to finish in a tie for 58th place (235, +22).

J.B. Williams struggled on the day, carding back-to-back rounds of 11-over 82. He finished in 69th place with a three-round score of 241 (+28).

Ryan Harris rounded out the scoring-five in a tie for 71st place (243, +30). He ended the weekend with rounds of 75 (+4) and 90 (+19).

The Zips will have two weeks off before playing host to The Firestone Invitational on October 6-7 at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Women Golfers in Sixth After Day One of Play in Lady Paladin

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The women’s golf team of the University of North Carolina concluded the first round of play in the Lady Paladin Invitational in sixth place with a 7-over 295. Bryana Nguyen and Leslie Cloots are tied for the Tar Heel’s top player of the day, each carding an even par 72.  

Nguyen, a freshman from Columbia, Md., fired two birdies and two eagles for an even par 72. Cloots, a sophomore of Antwerp, Belgium, also registered an even par 72 with four birdies and four bogies. The two Tar Heels are tied for 12th place approaching round two of play. Crystal Lake, Ill. freshman Lexi Harkins recorded four birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey for a 3-over 75. Harkins stands in a tie for 32nd place. Following closely behind with a 4-over 76 is teammate Maia Schechter. Schechter, a senior from Takoma Park, Md., shot three birdies, four bogeys and a triple bogey for a tie for 43rd place. The fifth Tar Heel is Elizabeth Mallett, a junior from Sutton Coldfield, England. Mallett will begin in a tie for 57th place after carding one birdie, five bogeys, and a double bogey for a 6-over 78. The Tar Heels are also playing one individual, sophomore Rachel Jones, who stands in a tie for 80th. Jones, a native of Asheboro, N.C., finished day one with a 9-over 81 shooting nine bogeys.­

The home team, Furman, has a lead on the field of 18 competitors firing a 2-under 286 in the first round. In a tight race, Wake Forest finished one stroke ahead of Kansas with an even-par 288 and a 1-over 289, respectively. Texas Tech and Florida State and tied for fourth place with a 5-over 293 continuing into the second round of play. North Carolina stands alone in sixth at a 7-over 295, and Kennesaw State trails slightly behind in seventh at a 9-over 297. ETSU, Coastal Carolina and Yale stand in a tie for eighth, each registering a 10-over 298. 

In the forefront of the 94 competitors is Pornvipa Sakdee of Kansas with a 4-under-par 68. Trailing closely behind is Wake Forest’s Sierra Sims and Yale’s Jennifer Peng with a 3-under 69. In a four way tie for fourth at a 2-under 70 is Emily Royer of Georgia State, Valentina Romero and Taylor Totland of Furman, and Alex Milan of Florida State. Eighth place also has a four-way tie between Wake Forest’s Allison Emrey and Vinh-Hop Ngo, Texas Tech’s Gennai Goodwin and Coastal Carolina’s Lena Schaeffner. There is a seven-way tie for 12th, which includes North Carolina’s Nguyen and Cloots.

The Lady Paladin Invitational continues through Tuesday, Sep. 23, at the Furman University Golf Club. The course features a par 72, 6,266-yard layout. The tournament play begins at 8 a.m. Live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com and on Birdiefire.com.  

College Men's Golf News - Justin Tereshko Named Head Coach at Guilford College

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College Director of Athletics Tom Palombo announced the appointment of Justin Tereshko as the Quakers’ head men’s golf coach Friday. Tereshko replaces Corey Maggard, who resigned after four years in August to become assistant men’s golf coach at Auburn University.

Tereshko spent most of the past two seasons as the men’s and women’s assistant golf coach at DePauw University under Vince Lazar. With Tereshko on staff, DePauw placed eighth at the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships and won two North Coast Athletic Conference titles. The Tigers’ Paige Gooch earned First Team All-America honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association and was one of three DePauw students tabbed as 2014 all-region selections.

After graduating from Transylvania University in 2012 with an exercise science degree, Tereshko spent the fall season as interim head men’s golf coach and head women’s golf coach at Huntingdon (Ala.) College.

Like his predecessor at Guilford, Tereshko was an accomplished golfer at Transylvania under head coach Brian Lane. (Maggard was a Transylvania assistant coach for Tereshko’s first two years at the Kentucky school.) A two-time PING NCAA Division III All-American, Tereshko helped the Pioneers to second place in the 2012 Division III Championships, the best of four NCAA appearances in Tereshko’s career. He also ranked among Division III’s top-five statistical leaders in five categories that season, including stroke average. Transylvania won four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament titles in Tereshko’s tenure, including in 2012 when he won medalist honors and was named the league’s player of the year.

Tereshko remains a competitive golfer and last month reached the Round of 32 at the United States Amateur Championship. After placing 24th in two rounds of stroke play, the Madison, Ind., native won his first match-play contest before falling to Jimmy Mullen in 23 holes. Tereshko placed sixth at the 2014 Indiana Amateur Championship.

Tereshko makes his head coaching debut this weekend as he leads Guilford into the Tournament Town Championship Preview at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. The tournament, a preview of the 2015 Division III Championships at Grandover, features 18 of Division III’s top teams. All but two squads were ranked among the top-30 schools in the final 2013-14 Division III Golfstat.com Rankings. Tereshko won the tournament as a Transylvania junior in 2010 when it was called the Greensboro-Gordin Classic Invitational.

CHARLOTTE GOLF LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK AT TOLEDO’S INVERNESS INTERCOLLEGIATE IN OHIO MONDAY AND TUESDAY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte golf will look to get back on track during the Inverness Intercollegiate hosted by Toledo on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. The Niners struggled in their finish at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate two weeks ago and are looking to bounce back with the same five-man lineup in the third of five events this fall.

“We’re really excited to get to Inverness and play on a fantastic golf course that has hosted numerous USGA, PGA and NCAA Championships,” commented Head Coach Ryan Cabbage.  “It will be a great test for our guys.”

The most recent NCAA Championship hosted at Inverness was in 2009 with the U.S. Senior Open in ’03 and ’11 while hosting the ’86 and ’93 PGA Championship. Charlotte and the rest of the 12-team field will navigate a layout of par 71 golf measuring out to 7,300 yards.

Raoul Menard, Thomas Rowland, Victor Wiggins, Dan Hendry and Riley Davenport will be the five-man team looking to put Charlotte back on top of the leaderboard. Charlotte found themselves alone in second after round one of the UNC event, but trickled down to 11th by the end of the weekend.

Menard, like the rest of the Niners, started well, but struggled to the finish. After his opening round of one-under 70, the senior concluded his weekend with a 74 (+3) and 76 (+5) to tie for 38th at 220. Also in the T-38 range was teammate Dan Hendry who posted consistent rounds of 73-73-74 to finish at 220 with Menard.

Rowland ended up leading the Niners with the team’s best finish at T-32 with a tournament total of 218. Rowland began with a one-over 72 and followed with back-to-back rounds of 73 to top teammate Wiggins by one shot. Wiggins was the second of three Niners to open with a one-under 70 on Friday before adding two shots on Saturday and seven on Sunday to finish at 219.

Davenport was the third Niner to conclude the first round at 70 (-1) helping get Charlotte to their position of second place at day one. Davenport would conclude his tournament tied for 68th after a 74 Saturday and 82 on Sunday.

“We stumbled a bit in Chapel Hill over the last 27 holes but we also did some good things as well,” finalized Cabbage. “We have a good team. They will be resilient this week and I know they’ll bounce back and play well in Ohio.”

The rest of the 12-team field will include UAB, Toledo, USF, Mercer, Michigan State, ETSU, Austin Peay, Kent State, Memphis, Yale and Liberty. Charlotte will be paired with Austin Peay and Kent State in Monday’s opening 36 holes, starting off of holes 10-14 in a shotgun start, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available for all 72 holes of the event through http://www.charlotte49ers.com.

QUICK PLAYOFFS ON GOLFWEEK TOUR

 
Southern Pines, NC  (September 20, 2014)  -  Both the Championship Flight and A Flight competition in today's Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour played at Hyland Resort required a playoff to determine a winner.  Sanford's Craig Sturdivant emerged as the Championship Flight winner over Justin Smith of Fayetteville after just one hole of sudden-death with a par on their 19th hole of the day.  Both turned in 73s during the event itself.

The A Flight results were identical to those of the Championship flight, as it only took one hole for Raleigh's Matt Ellerman to grab the victory over Durham's Matt Genaway with a simple par on the first extra hole.  Both players were only 2 strokes off the winning scores in the Championship on their original 18 hole efforts with 75s.

The B and C Flight winners posted indentical 1 stroke wins over their nearest competitors.  James Bagwell shot a 79 to finish 1-up on Raleigh's Richard McMinis for the B Flight crown, while Spring Lake's John Clark posted an 81 to nip Raleigh's Rob Bulgarino for the top spot in the C Flight.  "I finally put 2 nine-holes back to back on Tour", stated Clark.

Fayetteville's Bernard Broadnax had a relative "run-away" win in the D Flight with a 90 and a 4-shot margin over two Tour members:  Greg Dauscher and Chase Groom, both from Raleigh.  "This is Bernard's first year 'on-Tour' " stated Tour Director Bruce Hallenbeck, "and he's a factor in the D Flight every time he tee's it up".

The Tour will hold it's final regular season event next Saturday - a 2-day Local Finals at Bryan Park near Greensboro.  It will be last tournament prior to the National Finals in Hilton Head next month.  The "Nationals" will draw over 800 Tour members from the 42 Golfweek Tours around the country.

 

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