Golf Bag: Area Golfers 'Git 'er Done'
Area golfers fared well in recent competition with two Pinehurst players qualifying for the North Carolina Senior Amateur being played at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte Tuesday-Thursday.
Chuck Wunsch and Tim Hunter, of Pinehurst, shot 38 in a weather-shortened qualifier at Bermuda Run Country Club, while Hunter shot 81 at Greenville Country Club.
Amateur Tours: Eddie Sanderlin, of Pinehurst, shot 76 to win flight A in the Harris Teeter Senior Tour event held at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sanford.
Steve Morelli, of West End, tied for second with 77, while Gene Greenswalt, of Carthage, and William Hiner, of Pinehurst, tied for firth with 78.
Willie Hendricks, of Durham, won the championship flight with 75, edging Ken Eichele, of Pinehurst, by a shot. Chuck Latham, of Vass, was fourth with 78.
Tim Ward, of Greensboro, won flight B with 80. Tom Kubla, of Pinehurst, tied for second with 82. Mark Rice, of West End, tied for fifth with 83.
Kubla fared even better in the B flight of the Egolf Amateur Golf Tour event held at Carolina Lakes. He shot 83 to win the flight and finish in the money for the first time on the tour. David Randall, of Pinehurst, tied for second with 84.
James Moore, of Greensboro, won the championship flight with 79, while Mike Tyra, of Fort Bragg, was second with 80.
DiSantis Girls: Austin Ernst, of Seneca, S.C., won the third annual Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship held at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte with 73-69 -- 142.
That was six strokes better than second-place Haley Stephens, of Greer, S.C. Defending champion Megan Moore, of Bahama, tied for ninth with 154.
Amanda D'Ostroph, of Whispering Pines, shot 162 to tie for 25th. Laura Kinsman, of Whispering Pines, was at 182, while Samantha Gilder, of Pinehurst, was at 185.
This annual junior championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association in honor of Vicki DiSantis, of Pinehurst, for her dedication and promotion of girls' junior golf in the Carolinas.
U.S. Kids: The 2008 Family Camp schedule has been announced by U.S. Kids Golf and includes six opportunities for young players to improve their games while spending time with family members.
The camps for boys and girls 6 to 12 will be held at Woodloch Springs Resort in Hawley, Pa., June 6-8; Pinehurst Resort, June 13-15; Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va., June 20-22; Seaview Resort and Spa near Atlantic City, N.J., June 27-29; Callaway Gardens Resort in Pine Mountain, Ga., July 11-13; and PGA Golf Club at Port St. Lucie, Fla., July 18-20.
John Godwin, a PGA master professional and director of player development for U.S. Kids Golf, is the camps' lead instructor. Godwin will be assisted by members of the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers.
The camps, which are geared for beginner to intermediate players, will cover fundamentals, rules, etiquette and tips for parents to guide their children through the learning process.
During the three-day sessions, parents will serve as caddies as the kids play nine-hole scramble matches with other kids their age. Parents and kids also will play as partners in an alternate shot format. Additionally, parents and kids will team up in putting and short game contests.
Each camp is limited to 36 participants. The tuition cost of $449 covers one player and a parent. For more information, go to www.uskidsgolf.com and click on Learning the Game.
Tarheel Tour: Dj Fiese fired a final-round 69 despite strong winds to capture the Cabarrus Classic by two shots over Matt Mincer at Cabarrus Country Club.
The win was Fiese's second on the Tarheel Tour and his first since winning the Olde Sycamore Open last July.
The win earned Fiese $20,000 and vaulted him into fifth place on the Tarheel Tour money list with $27,900 in earnings.
Teen Challenge: The annual Sandhills Teen Challenge Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Longleaf Golf and Country Club July 26.
The captain's choice event will hold two shotgun starts, one at 8 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m., and features three divisions consisting of Men's, Women's and Mixed teams.
The entry fee is $75 and includes carts, lunch and on-course beverages.
Gift packages for each golfer include two complimentary green fees at Longleaf and two at The Pit Golf Links.
For information or to enter, call 947-2944.
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