Golf Bag: Britt, McBrayer Win 4-Ball
Sherrill Britt and Frank McBrayer teamed to win the inaugural Moore County Four-Ball Championship held at Southern Pines Golf Club.
Britt and McBrayer opened with a 65 to take a two-stroke lead, then finished with a 66 for a 131 total that was four shots better than runners-up Marcus Larose and Scott Lincicome.
Chuck Wunsch and Jack Heiman won the senior division, blistering the venerable Donald Ross layout with an opening 62, the low round of the tournament. A second-day 65 gave them a 127 total and a six-stroke win over second-place Rod Brecheiser and Ben Wheaton.
Ray Dickerson and Dale Andress posted a 139 to win the super senior division, with Dick Wilson and Terry Ward taking second at 143 despite some serous putting woes.
Duff Meyer and Rich Radocha shot 139 to win flight A in the open division, followed by Matt Meyer and Steve Debott at 145.
Ralph Hendrix and Doug Aiken won flight A in the senior division in a playoff after tying with Andy Gwaltney and Bill Demastus at 145.
TW-First Tee: The brother-sister combo of John and Caroline Rea continue to dominate the Tin Whistle-First Tee Junior Tour.
Caroline won the 11-and-under orange flight, beating out Noa Bullough, of Vass, in the event held at Longleaf Golf and Country Club.
John edged J.T. Baker, of Spring Lake, in the red flight with the aid of a 36 on the front nine of the second round when the tournament was shortened to 27 holes by a thunderstorm.
Cory Roberts, of Whispering Pines, won the boys' 12-14 age flight with an even-par 36. Bryan Stewart, of Pinehurst, claimed the boys' 15-17 division with 115 for 27 holes playing from the back tees. Matt Forbis, of Aberdeen, and Daniel Tucker, of Carthage, tied for second six strokes back.
John Rea holds a commanding 60-point lead in the race for the Tour Championship Trophy with one event remaining.
The Tour Championship will be held at Pinewild Country Club Tuesday through Thursday. This is also the Moore Junior Amateur Championship, which is held in honor of Bill Jones and is open to junior golfers under the age of 18. Entry forms may be obtained at www.thefirstteesandhills.org or by calling 281-0299.
N.C. Senior: It isn't easy to defend a title in golf, but David Strawn, of Charlotte, and Logan Jackson, of Winston-Salem, turned the trick last week in the North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship held at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount.
Strawn and Jackson used a final-round 68 for a 54-hole total of 12-under-par 204 to carve out a one-shot victory. The teams of Brad Burris, of High Point, and Sid Aldridge, of Raleigh, and David Watterworth and Greg Powell, of Charlotte, tied for second, both with final rounds of 70.
Ken Eichele, of Pinehurst, and James Hickman, of Maiden, and Tim O'Day, of Pinehurst, and Alan Dirk, of Sanford, tied for 16th with 213. Chuck Wunsch and Duaine Robertson, of Pinehurst, finished 33rd at 223.
EWGA: The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), with headquarters in Palm Beach, Fla., is holding a new chapter information session for the Pinehurst area at The Pit Golf Links Clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27.
The EWGA is geared toward the schedules of busy women, offering organized play and clinics for all levels of golfers, personal and professional development, learning and mentoring programs and a chance to make a difference in women's lives.
The nonprofit association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. It has nearly 20,000 members at more than 125 local chapters throughout the United States, Canada and France.
For information, call Belinda Tucker at 295-4750 or visit the Web site at www.ewga.com.
Virginias-Carolinas: The Virginias team won five of eight final day singles matches against the Carolinas to claim the 26th Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, held at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis.
With the matches tied 4-4, the Virginias team outscored its opponents 5-3 in singles to record a 9-7 victory. The Virginias claimed its second straight win in the series and notched its first win on Carolinas soil in the matches since 2004 when the team triumphed at The Old North State Club in New London.
Tomashoff Wins: Jim Tomashoff of Pinehurst has proved once again that honesty pays.
Showing the kind of integrity that makes golf the greatest sport in the world, Tomashoff called Bruce Hallenbeck, tour director of the Harris Teeter Senior Amateur, early last week and informed him that his home handicap had improved to the point that he should be competing in the championship flight instead of Flight A.
Hallenbeck obliged, of course, and Tomashoff proceeded to shoot a winning 1-over-par 73 on The Creek Course at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford. Willie Hendricks was second with 74.
Peter Skalak, of Durham, won flight A with 76, followed by Randy Bunn, of Zebulon, prompting Hallenbeck to comment, "Peter and Randy are likely candidates to be the next guys moving up to the championship flight. We keep a close eye on all Tour participants and their handicaps and they regularly place at or near the top of the flight. Both are great guys and very steady players."
William Hiner, of Pinehurst, was third with 79.
Teen Challenge: A total of 214 players participated in the 13th annual Sandhills Teen Challenge held at Longleaf Golf and Country Club. More than 200 supporters sponsored tees, greens and raffle prizes.
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