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Shimp Leads 65th Jr. Carolinas Boys Championship After Round Two

Henry Shimp of Charlotte, North Carolina takes the lead upon conclusion of the second round of play in the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship. Shimp’s second round, 67, is the low round of the tournament. “I hit my approach shots closer today,” said Shimp, a rising junior in high school, when talking about his second round compared to his first round 72. Shimp’s good friend and golfing buddy, Nolan Mills of Charlotte, NC, will join him in the final grouping for the final round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC. Mills finished his second round at one under par, 69, placing him in solo second for the championship just one shot back of Shimp. 

Reilly Erhardt of Greensboro, NC and John Freeman of Asheville, NC continued their steady play finishing at 141 a mere two shots off the lead. First round leader, Christian Baliker of Simpsonville, SC, shot a second round 75 putting him in a tie for fifth with Justin Hood of Saint Matthews, SC and Andrew Wilmoth of Raleigh, NC. The final round will begin at 8:00am tomorrow with a split tee. The field was cut from 130 players to low 60 and ties. - Complete results.......

Eric Brady Takes One Shot Lead at 5th NC Amateur Match Play Championship

WALLACE, NC - First round results of the 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by River Landing (Landing) in Wallace, NC on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (6909 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.4/133).

Former East Carolina University standout Eric Brady of Cary fired a seven-under par 65 on the Landing course to take a one shot lead after the first round of the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship. Brady carded six birdies and an eagle versus one bogey in his round.

Reigning North Carolina Amateur champion, Joshua Martin of Pinehurst and Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh each posted a six-under par 66 to share second place.

Patrick Cover of Huntersville stands alone in fourth place after a five-under par 67 round.

After 36 holes the field of 118 competitors will be cut to the low 32 players for match play that begins Friday morning. Defending champion, Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, was unable to compete this year due to a conflict with the Western Amateur.

For more information on the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship including hole-by-hole scoring please visit: http://www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/14ncmatch/year/2014

Five-Time Winner Ryan Nelson Secures First-Round Lead at eGolf Tour's Spring Creek Classic

Gordonsville, VA – Five-time eGolf Tour winner Ryan Nelson of Charleston, SC entered this week’s seventh annual Spring Creek Classic at No. 5 on the tour’s 2014 money list, having played some of the most consistent golf of his career in his fourth full season on tour. Needing a win to fully agree with that assessment, Nelson took an early step towards that goal during Wednesday’s opening round, posting nine birdies at host Spring Creek Golf Club on his way to an 8-under 64 – good for a one-shot lead through 18 holes of the 54-hole event.

Nelson opened his week at Spring Creek on the back nine during Wednesday’s morning wave, three-putting the par-4 10th for a quick bogey out of the gate. A birdie at the par-4 11th made up for the lost shot, and helped give way to a torrid stretch of golf starting on the par-4 14th, as birdies on 14, 15, 16 and 18 allowed the 36-year-old to turn in 4-under 32.

“I thought the greens were a lot faster today, and that kind of led to that early three-putt on 10,” said Nelson. “I hit it really close on 14 (1 foot), and didn’t have to think too much about that. So on No. 15, I was about 15 feet above the hole and was able to hit a really good putt with good speed, and watched it go in. That was a really good feeling and really started the rest of the round.”  - Continue reading.....

Spicer Raises Her Lead to Seven Strokes Over Field @ 58th Carolinas Jr. Girls' Championship

Round one co-leader Jessica Spicer of Bahama, NC shot a round four under par 68 to separate herself from the pack heading into the final round of the 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship.  Spicer, a rising high school junior, has a seven shot lead after her two day total of one under par 143 on the Donald Ross designed course at Hope Valley CC in Durham, NC.  Spicer got off to a steady start making four straight par, then birdied the par 4 fifth hole.  Spicer made the turn from the front side with a one under par 35.  On the back side, Spicer shot a three under par 33 that included four birdies and alone bogey on the par five fifteenth hole.  Spicer actually hit the fifteenth green in regulation, but her birdied putt sped past the hole and finished off the green in the green side fringe.  A good chip and a putt gave her the only bogey on her score card. 

Jessica Kittelberger of Raleigh, NC is alone in second place at six over par 150.  Amy Wooten of Clinton, NC and first round co-leader Kendall Dobbins of Summerfield, NC are tied for third place at 151.  Tied for fifth place at 153 are Holly McCann of Raleigh, NC and Mary-Frances Hall of State Road, NC. - Complete scoring......

 
 
 

IZOD AJGA Championship

The American Junior Golf Association will travel to North Carolina when 96 of the nation’s top junior golfers compete in the IZOD AJGA Championship, August 11-14. The Club at Irish Creek will host the 54-hole, stroke play event.

This is the first year The Club at Irish Creek has hosted an AJGA event. The course was designed by Davis Love III and was rated the 30th Best Residential Course in America by Golfweek in 2010. The course's rolling terrain encircles a beautiful 400-acre lake and features mature forest and a design that favors golfers who choose to walk the course.

The tournament practice round will be held Monday, August 11, while tournament rounds will be played Tuesday, August 12, through Thursday, August 14. First- through final-round tee times willSo  run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at The Club at Irish Creek. Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, visit the tournament website.

Haas Wins 2014 Carolinas PGA Senior Championship

July 29, 2014 (Leland, NC) - Jerry Haas, PGA has captured the 2014 Carolinas PGA Senior Championships presented by Leland Tourism & Development Authority and supported by Mercedes-Benz. The tournament finished play today at Cape Fear National Golf Club in Leland, NC.

Haas, a PGA Professional and Men's Golf Coach at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, fired a phenomenal final round score of 64 to win the championship by three shots with a total score of 9-under par 71-64=135. What's even more impressive is that Haas carded eight birdies, with three straight to begin his round, and no bogeys. This was Haas' first Carolinas PGA senior tournament, having turned 50 years of age back in September of 2013.

Approximately 55 senior PGA Professionals from North & South Carolina were competing for the title of CPGA Senior Section Champion during the 36-hole competition. Simultaneously, 43 of those Professionals were competing for a spot in the 26th Senior PGA Professional National Championship, Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Seven (7) qualifying spots and three (3) alternate positions were availble this week into the National Championship.

With the title of CPGA Senior Section Champion, Haas grabbed the first of those seven qualifying spots. The other six spots went to the following PGA Professionals: Gus Ulrich, PGA, Mike Lawrence, PGA, Rick Lewallen, PGA, Clem King, PGA, Mitch Adams, PGA, and Chris Tucker, PGA. The three alternate positions went to Joe Kreuser, PGA with the first alternate position, Don Sweeting, PGA with the second alternate position, and Todd Smith, PGA with the third alternate position.

The 26th Senior PGA Professional National Championship, presented by Mercedes-Benz, will be contested at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker & Ryder Courses) in Port St. Lucie, Florida from November 13-16, 2014. It brings together a field of 264 contestants representing The PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, and features a total purse of $285,000 on both courses over the first two rounds. The top 35 finishers in the National Championship earn a berth in the 76th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be conducted in May 2015, at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick in French Lick, Indiana. The top five finishers earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2014 Champions Tour National Finals. Since its debut, many participants in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship have used their success in the event as a springboard to a Champions Tour career.

The Carolinas PGA Senior Championships also have three divisions open to amateur golfers, with some of the area's top amateurs vying for a crown of their own. With a score of 74-69=143, amateur Keith Waters of Raleigh, NC won the Champions Division (amateurs only, age 50+ from approx. 6,500 yards). The Super Seniors Division (amateurs or professionals, age 63+ from approx. 5,900 yards) was won by reigning CPGA Super Senior Associate Player of the Year Larry Boswell out of Jamestown, NC with a four-under par total of 72-68=140. In the Legends Division (amateurs or professionals, age 70+ from approx. 5,600 yards), there was a tie between amateurs John Green of Wallace, NC and Brodie Baker of Advance, NC. A USGA-recommended scorecard playoff method was used to break the tie, giving Brodie Baker the Legends Division Championship with scores of 73-71=144. Each of these three divisions are divided up into respective age groups. Amateurs are not able to qualify for the National Championship.

Most of the amateurs in the field belong to the CPGA Senior Associate Program, which gives amateurs a chance to join the Carolinas PGA and compete against other amateurs as well as senior PGA Professionals. The program’s tournament schedule features many of the top golf courses in the Carolinas. Most of the tournaments are two-day, 36-hole stroke play competitions with players of all skill levels participating. There are no handicap requirements to enter the program.

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UNCG Men’s Golf Announces 2014-15 Schedule

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fresh off its first ever NCAA Regional appearance, the UNCG men’s golf program under the direction of 14-year head coach Terrance Stewart has announced a challenging schedule for the 2014-15 season, highlighted by hosting the 10th-annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. The Spartans return three All-Southern Conference sections and all seven members from last year’s team that finished seventh at the NCAA Auburn Regional.

“Our 2014-15 schedule will once again, position our team to play an elite schedule against many SEC, ACC and Big 10 opponents,” Stewart said. “We have excellent tournaments that will take us all across the Southeast, while also returning to Puerto Rico and hosting the prestigious Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. We are excited for the upcoming season and building off the success we had as a program last year.”

Sophomore Carter Jenkins (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road), the reigning SoCon Freshman of the Year, and fellow All-SoCon performers in senior Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) and junior Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry) lead the Spartans into the season. Additionally, senior Alex Ehlert (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive), junior Luke Haithcock (Burlington, N.C./Williams) and sophomore Jake McGlone (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) return after all spending time in the starting lineups. Redshirt sophomore Will Thomas (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) and freshman Joshua Stockwell (Aberdeen, N.C./Pine Crest) round out the Spartans’ roster.

The Spartans open the fall season in the Tarheel Intercollegiate at the Finely Golf Course Sept. 12-15, where they finished third as a team last year. UNCG will travel to Richmond, Va., for the VCU Shootout at the Hermitage Country Club (Sept. 22-23) in its second tournament where McGlone finished ninth last fall. The Spartans continue their fall routine Oct. 6-7 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate where Jenkins is the defending champion and UNCG placed second as a team last year.

After a trip to Duluth, Ga., for the Auto Trader Collegiate (Oct. 13-14), the Spartans wrap up the fall season hosting the 10th-annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Oct. 25-26. This marks the third straight year UNCG has hosted the tournament at the Grandover Resort East Course. The Spartans will host 12 teams at the Bridgestone including North Carolina, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Notre Dame, VCU, Georgia State, Chattanooga, Marquette, Mercer, South Alabama and William & Mary.

The Spartans open the spring portion of the schedule with a head-to-head contest against Triad rival High Point in Myrtle Beach at the Legends Golf Course Feb. 15. UNCG returns to tournament play in the spring at one of the sport’s premier early-season tournaments at the Puerto Rico Classic hosted by Purdue Feb. 22-24 at the Rio Mar-River Country Club. This will mark the fifth time UNCG has played in the Puerto Rico Classic and the second straight year after placing ninth in the challenging field last spring.

The Spartans will play four new tournaments in the spring this season beginning with the Tiger Invitational (March 8-10) at the RTJ at Grand National. UNCG will also travel to the Linger Longer (March 21-22) at Reynolds Plantation, the Old Waverly Collegiate (April 6-7) at Old Waverly Golf Course and the Irish Creek Collegiate (April 11-12) at Irish Creek

The 2015 Southern Conference Championships will again be held in Pinehurst this season with the three-day event running April 19-21 on Pinehurst #9 course (formerly The National). The Spartans finished last season third overall as a team in the SoCon Championships with Dixon placing third overall and Jenkins sixth in the individual standings.

This year’s NCAA Regionals will be played May 14-16 at six different sites across the country. Sites include Finley Golf Couse in Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC), Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind. (Ball State), The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn. (Yale), the Farms Golf Club in San Diego, Calif. (UC San Diego), the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas (Texas Tech) and the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. (Washington). The 2015 NCAA Championship takes place at the Concession Golf Course in Bradenton, Fla., host by South Florida.

   

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Holbrook and John Win Forest Oaks One Day Tournament

On Monday, July 28, the 2014 Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour played the One-Day Open Series at Forest Oaks Country Club. One-day tournaments are designed for golfers of all skill levels, but are a great place for development golfers to “get in to the swing of things” playing tournament golf. The goal of One-Day Open Series events is to provide a fun and friendly tournament on a premium golf course. The event featured a field of 39 players from the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour, the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf.

In the Bell Division-Prep Series, Rhea Bhatia (Wake Forest, NC 2015) and Meghan Holbrooks (Winston-Salem, NC 2014) both shot five over par each with a scores of 77. On the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff, Holbrooks made eagle on a par five to win the title.

In the Futures Division, Olivia John (Summerfield, NC 2018) shot six over par with a score of 78 to place first. Jordan Young (Winston-Salem, NC 2016) shot seven over par with a score of 79 to place second. Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (Chapel Hill, NC 2018) and Kendall Jane Vaughn (Mount Airy, NC 2016) both shot nine over par each with scores of 81 to tie for third place.

With their victories, Holbrooks and John received a class A exemptions into the Tournament of Champions this fall. PKBGT returns to action on Friday-Saturday, August 1-2 with the Commonwealth Classic @ Lexington Golf & CC in Lexington, VA. The course is home to Washington & Lee University golf teams and the event brings together players from Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Link to Results: http://pkb.shotstat.com/TournamentScoring/Scoreboard.aspx?TID=1691

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 375 members in 2013 and 262 girls playing in or committed to collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at mparker@pkbgt.org or 336-347-8537.

US Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC

GREENBSORO, NC – Final results from U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, July 28, 2014 (6647 yards, par 35-36—71, Rating: 72.2/139).

Five qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. Complete scoring.....

John Eades from Charlotte, NC shot a six-under 65 to earn medalist honors. Charlotte, NC native Matt Kilgo and Raleigh, NC native John Pitt both fired matching four-under par 67 to take the 2nd and 3rd qualifying spots.  Chris Cassetta from Winston-Salem, NC earned the 4th spot with a three-under par round of 68.  Four players played off for the last qualifying position with scores of one-under 70.  Tom Nolan from Greensboro, NC won with fifth and final position on the fourth playoff hole with a birdie.

The United States Mid-Amateur Championship will be played September 6-11 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

This qualifier is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

WEST END, NC – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament at Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen, NC on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Gross scores are listed.

Tournament format is 18 holes of individual stroke play, both gross and net. 100% of course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based upon handicap index, gender and age: Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible.

For complete results of the net and gross divisions, please see:

http://www.carolinasgolf.org/images/carolinasgolf/site/tourn/2014/result/1daylegacyresults.pdf

WEST END, NC – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament at Southern Pines Golf Club, in Southern Pines, NC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gross scores are listed.

Tournament format is 18 holes of individual stroke play, both gross and net. 100% of course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based upon handicap index, gender and age: Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible.

For complete results of the net and gross divisions, please see:

http://www.carolinasgolf.org/images/carolinasgolf/site/tourn/2014/result/1daysouthernpinesresults.pdf

 
 

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