Golf Bag: Moore Men Take the Stage
All male amateur golfers who are 16 or older are eligible as residency rules have been waived for the second year in a row.
The format is 36 holes of stroke play with the field flighted following Saturday's round. Competition is in three divisions, including Open, Senior (ages 55-64) and Super Senior for golfers 65 and older.
The entry fee is $85. For information or to enter, call Dick Wilson at 944-2757.
Sherrill Britt won his second title in three years when the event was held at Little River Farm in 2005. He shot 67-74 -- 141 and finished nine shots ahead of runner-up Dale Ring.
Ryan Fox, who was the 2004 champion, was at 151, tied with Garland Yates.
People vs. Pros: Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and television personality and Champions Tour player Gary McCord will be the feature attractions when the popular People vs. the Pros event presented by ESPN is held Aug. 22 on Pinehurst Resort's No. 8 Course.
The final pairings will pit the winner of the under-50 golfers against Goosen, while the over-50 player will go against McCord. The amateurs will use their handicaps in the matches.
The feature pairings begin at 9:45 Tuesday morning on the Centennial Course and the event is open to the public with free admission.
Additional parking will be available at the Main Clubhouse with a free shuttle service provided to the No. 8 Course for spectators.
Miller Qualifies: Kelly Miller, president of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts, shot a 68 at Statesville Country Club Tuesday to qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Dale Fuller of Raleigh led qualifying with a 66, while Skip Taylor of Flat Rock and Michael Goodes of Reidsville were at 67. Brian Gauley of Wake Forest was at 68, while Paul Daniel of Winston-Salem took the final spot with 70.
Girls' Challenge: The Carolinas won five of eight final day singles matches that went to the 18th hole on Sunday to register an 8-4 victory at the fifth Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Va..
A team of juniors mixing Virginia and Maryland players against their North and South Carolina counterparts competed.
The Carolinas, which led 3-1 following the first day's four-ball action, used some strong late play to get past Virginia-Maryland in singles action, 5-3, and post their third consecutive victory in the series to lead the overall competition 4-1-0.
Eleana Collins of Pinehurst won both her matches, teaming with Maureen Dunnagan of Lexington, S.C., for a 6 and 5 win in the doubles competition.
Women's Four-Ball: Blythe Worley of Greenville and Laura Crawford of Lancaster, S.C., won the inaugural Carolinas Golf Association's four-ball title.
She defeated Dinah Plyler of Chapin, S.C., and Angie Hill of Charleston, S.C., by three shots with rounds of 66-63 on the Ocean Winds Course at Seabrook Island Club.
Patty Moore of Charlotte and Lori Teague of Newton, S.C., who had won the past two titles, finished third, nine shots back. Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst and Carole Jones of Hillsborough were 10th at 152, while Jackie Meyer and Maggie Sander of Pinehurst were 11th with 155.
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