Golf Bag: Subin Earns Mid-Am Berth
Subin used nines of 37-32 to join 28 other qualifiers who advanced to the championship, which will be played at River Landing in Wallace Sept. 15 through 17.
Kevin Aatamian of Raleigh led the qualifier with a 66 to take medalist honors, while Gary Ellis of Cary was second with 68.
Subin was tied for third with Greg Hardison of Greenville and Preston Edmondson of Morrisville.
William Rocchi of Pinehurst shot 80 to tie for 63rd.
Tarheel Youth: Trey Kirby of Roxboro used a strong front side to propel him to a final round 1-under-par 71 and won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association's Tour Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson.
Kirby, a 17-year-old rising high school senior, shot a 2-under-par 34 on the first nine holes and went on to win the championship by two shots. His 36-hole total of 143 was two shots better than Joe Kastelic of Newton and Jeff Boyan of High Point.
Russell Burke of Pinehurst shot 73-78 -- 151 to claim ninth place.
Courtney Taylor of Gastonia defended her title to win a second straight Tarheel Youth Tour Championship. Taylor, a 15-year-old rising high school sophomore, distanced herself from the field with a 3-over-par 75 for a two-day total of 159. Finishing in second place was Megan Ulep of Belmont.
Also winning his second straight tour championship was Davis Womble of High Point. Womble's 36-hole total of 152 secured the boy's 12-13 age division. Womble won the 11-and-under division in the tour championship last year.
This year's 11-and-under division was won by Tristan Lough of Elon.
Casey Ward of Chapel Hill posted the two lowest rounds of her career in winning the girl's 12-13 age division with 83-80.
Chrysler Classic: AIG, in combination with AIG United Guaranty, is the newest Chrysler Classic of Greensboro Premier Partner.
AIG joins VF Corporation and Harris Teeter at the sponsorship level that is second only to Chrysler.
In addition to their Premier Partner status, AIG is the new title sponsor of the AIG Support Our Troops Monday Pro-Am.
The addition of AIG to the list of Premier Partners is yet another piece of good sponsorship news for the Chrysler Classic. BB&T, Coca-Cola and Lincoln Financial are Tournament Partners, and hospitality facilities for the 2006 tournament are nearly sold out.
"This announcement is another indication of how the Piedmont Triad business community is rallying behind our event," tournament director Mark Brazil said. "AIG's Support Our Troops program has been not only successful with the military but also popular with the fans. It's a fitting tribute to our men and women in the armed forces to rename the Monday Pro-Am in their honor."
The Chrysler Classic is set for Oct. 2 through 8 at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro.
Additional tournament information is available at www.chryslerclassic.org or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.
Dogwood Junior: Starting off a little shaky, Ryan Sullivan of Winston-Salem settled down and won the Dogwood State Junior Championship at Bermuda Run C.C. with a 4-under-par 212.
Sullivan, who has verbally committed to play golf at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, started with bogey, double bogey. He then played the next 16 holes one under par to win by two shots over Tommy Gibson of Pilot Mountain and Lee Bedford of Cary.
Bedford shared the lead going into the final hole, but a double bogey cost him a spot in a playoff.
The win qualified Sullivan for the Carolinas Junior team which is playing the Virginias Junior team at Chapel Hill Country Club this weekend.
In the girl's division, Courtney Taylor of Gastonia played consistent golf to win by a shot over Colleen Estes of Cary with a 54-hole total of 232. Finishing third was Courtney McKim of Raleigh, four shots back.
Christian Hawley of Kernersville won the boys' 14-15 age division with 222, while Robert Register of Burlington won the boy's 12-13 age division with 213.
Tanner Owen of High Point won the 11-and-under age division with 112.
Harris Teeter Seniors: Eric Ardery of Durham shot 70 to win the Championship Flight of the Harris Teeter Senior Tour event played at Devils Ridge Country Club in Holly Springs Aug. 10.
Chuck Latham of Vass and Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst tied for fifth with 75.
Dudley Barnette of Cary won Flight A with 74 for his third consecutive victory and will move up the Championship Flight for future events. William Hiner of Pinehurst took third with 76. George Shadwick of Pinehurst shot 78.
For information, call Tour Director Bruce Hallenbeck at (919) 499-9749, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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