Golf Bag: Minus-15 Wins McGladrey
The team of amateurs Jimmy Miles, Randy Holley, Glyn Luke and professional Brooks Blackburn from Graniteville, S.C., shot a 15-under-par 129 to win the Carolinas PGA Section McGladrey Championship held at Pinehurst Resort.
There was a three-way tie for second place at 132, including the foursome of professional Bobby Cooke and amateurs Rich Barge, Al Porter and Bobby Gleaton, of Gates Four Golf and Country Club in Fayetteville.
The winning team earned a berth in the National Team Championship, which will be held on Pinehurst Nos. 2, 4 and 8 Oct. 20-22.
Professional Chad Gilligan, of Aberdeen, and amateurs Paul Krise, Tom Harmicar and Tom Korner tied for 14th with 137.
WCGA Juniors: Kayla Scuipider, of Etowah, had a 36-hole score of 153 to win the second annual Women's Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls championship held at Santee-Cooper Country Club. Allison Emrey of Charlotte was runner-up with 156.
Taylor Dodson, of Aiken, S.C., won the junior division with 153. Sub-junior winner was defending champion Nicolette Donovan of Cary with 89.
Twin States: Anne Marie Covar, 16, of Edgefield, S.C., shot 73-70 -- 143 to win the 42nd Twin States Girls' Championship held at Cherokee National Golf Club in Gaffney, S.C.
Jessica Hook, of Wilmington, was second with 146.
Kristyn Morrone, of Aberdeen, shot 175, while Caitlyn Morrone shot 176. Samantha Gilder, of Pinehurst, was at 182.
CGA Juniors: Michael Marshburn, of Cary, won the 59th Carolinas Junior Championship held at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, S.C., with a one-hole playoff against Mark Jove of Columbia, S.C., after they had finished regulation play tied at 212.
Russell Burke, of Pinehurst, tied for seventh with 215 on rounds of 71-71-73. Patrick Barrett, of Pinehurst, was at 226,
Both Marshburn and Jove are representing the Carolinas in the Carolinas-Virginias Matches this weekend.
Robert Register, of Burlington, shot 214 to win the boys' 14-15 division. Drew Johnson, of Oak Ridge, won the 12-13 title in a two-hole playoff over Wesley Long, of Bluffton, S.C.. Trace Crowe, of Easley, S.C., won the 11 and under bracket with a 27-hole score of 106.
HT Seniors: William Hiner, of Pinehurst, shot 74 to win flight A in the Harris Teeter Senior Amateur Tour event held at Bentwinds Country Club in Fuquay-Varina.
James McMillan, of Laurinburg, was two shots back. David Teal, of Fayetteville, was fourth with 77.
Gary Ellis, of Cary, shot 70 to win the championship flight, while Ken Eichele, of Pinehurst, was second, three shots back. Chuck Latham, of Vass, shot 76, and Terry Collins, of Pinehurst, 77.
Dick Skobo, of Seven Lakes, won flight B with 78 for the second straight event despite three double bogeys and a triple bogey. He offset the misadventures with five birdies.
Egolf: David Randall, of Pinehurst, shot an 80 to win flight B in Egolf Amateur Golf Tour event held at Legacy Golf Links.
Brock Elder, of Randleman, shot 75 to beat out three other players by a stroke in the championship flight
Tad Galloway won flight A with 76, a shot better than David Teal, of Fayetteville. Darren Green, of Durham, won flight C with 78.
GCSA Board: The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents board of directors approved a succession plan for current association Executive Director Chuck Borman, who is retiring Dec. 31, 2009.
The board has designated Tim Kreger, current director of programs for the association, to be the new executive director of the Carolinas GCSA, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
The Carolinas GCSA represents the professional interests of close to 1,800 members within and serving the profession of golf course maintenance in the region and commands an annual operating budget of more than $1 million.
TYGA Series: Caroline and John Rea, of Pinehurst, finished second in their age divisions of 11 and under in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association event held at Bentwinds Country Club in Fuquay-Varina.
Caroline earned 22 points in the modified Stableford scoring system, seven behind Catherine Ashworth, of Fuquay-Varina, who won with 29 points.
John had 32 points, three behind winner Eric Bae, of Raleigh.
Blaine Little, of Pinehurst, shot 81 to finish sixth in the boys' 14-14 Division.
Brandon Jobe, of Fayetteville, won the boys' 16-18 division and the overall title with a 67.
Hamrick Named: Veteran golf professional Michael Hamrick has joined the staff at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Spa in Concord.
Hamrick will serve as head pro of the resort's Rocky River Golf Club through the end of the year and work closely with current director of golf Floyd Gragg.
On Jan. 1, Hamrick takes over the director of golf role from Gragg, who will retire after 46 years in the business.
For information on Rocky River Golf Club at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Spa, call (704) 455-1200 or visit www.rockyrivergolf.com.?
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