Golf Bag: CCNC a Platinum Club
Pride is running high at the Country Club of North Carolina.
Long recognized as consisting of two of the highest quality golf courses in the nation, CCNC is reaping more national recognition. Named only a few weeks ago as the site of the 2010 USGA Girls Junior Championship, the club has been selected as one of the 2009 Platinum Clubs of America by Club Leaders Forum.
Of more than 6,000 private clubs in the United States, only 235 of the most highly regarded clubs were chosen as Platinum Clubs.Club Leaders Forum has conducted a national survey of private clubs every three years since 1997 and since that time the designation of The Platinum Clubs of America has become a benchmark for premier private clubs.
In addition to the quality of its facilities, CCNC was ranked on multiple characteristics of highly admired private clubs: quality of membership, tradition and culture, amenities, governance, and quality of management and staff. Club Leaders Forum is a service of John Sibbald Assoc, Inc.
CCNC has two nationally known golf courses, the Dogwood and the Cardinal, and also features a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse that includes a variety of dining venues for the 1,000-plus membership.The club has a spectacular swimming pool complex with snack bar and activity center, and the tennis center boasts eight fast dry/Har Tru courts, a ball machine, and backboard for practice.
The club lies on some 2,000 acres of rolling pine forest, which is dotted with a number of ponds and lakes, the largest of which covers 60 acres.
The club is overseen by the senior management team of Kathee Dishner, Club Manager; Jeff Dotson, Director of Golf; and Joann Phillips, Chief Financial Officer. The club president is Dr. John N. Ellis.
Mid-Atlantic: The Carolinas team battled rainy conditions to eke out a one-point victory over Virginia-Maryland in the eighth Mid-Atlantic Challenge Junior Girls' Team Matches at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club last weekend 6 -5.
The outcome was decided in the final match of the day when the Carolinas' Elizabeth Thompson of Charleston, S.C., Paige Reese of South Hill, Va., halved. Katherine Perry of Cary, Courtney Thompson of Gastonia, Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, Kathryn Miranda or Lexington, S.C., and Jessica Neese of Liberty won singles matches for the Carolinas, which hold a 6-1-1 overall lead in the event.
Four-Ball: The 32nd Carolinas Women's Four-Ball Championship will be held at Mid Pines Tuesday and Wednesday. Mallory Hetzel of Summerville, S.C., and Blair Lamb of Flat Rock are not defending their 2008 title.
U.S. Amateur: Scott Harvey of Greensboro shot 8-under-par 136 to claim medalist honors in the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance.
Logan Harrell of Huntersville, Will Bowman of Greensboro and Adam Webb of Ridgeway, Va., won the other three spots.
Kelly Miller of Southern Pines and William Lincicome of Pinehurst tied for 18th with 144.
Men's Four-Ball: Logan Jackson of Winston-Salem and David Strawn of Charlotte are seeking their third straight title in the ninth N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship being held at Pinewild Country Club Tuesday-Thursday.
Also entered are 2006 winners Bob Desjardins of Matthews and Bill Boles of Wilson and 2004 winners Lea Couch Jr. of Bahama and Donald Slater of Durham.
The 54-hole event will be played on the Gene Hamm-designed Magnolia Course.
Father-Son: The weather was crowned champion of the Carolinas Father-Son Championship when the event was rained out at Little River Golf and Resort in Carthage last weekend.
Teams in the B and C Divisions were able to complete play with Steve and Neil Wilkinson winning with 68. Kelly and Blair Miller of Southern Pines tied for seventh with 72.
Burk and Frankie Wyatt of Hickory won C Division with 68, with Richard Blum of Pinehurst and Chris Blum of Raleigh tying for second with 71. Bob Klug of Pinehurst and Mark Klug of Washington, D.C., tied for fourth with 72.
TW-First Tee: Kirby Moffitt of Asheboro shot a final-round 73 to win the Boys' 16-17 Blue Tee Flight of the Tin Whistle-First Tee Tour event held at Southern Pines Country Club. Matt Forbis of Aberdeen was second with 157, while Ryan Druska of Southern Pines was at 164.
Jay Ealley of Greensboro dominated the Boys' 14-16 White Tee Flight with 147, Kendall Lewis of Browns Summit was runner-up with 165.
John Rea of Pinehurst edged Josh Stockwell of Aberdeen 130-131 to win the Boys' 12-13 title. Cal Parsons of Pinehurst was third. Stockwell has a 20-point lead over Caroline Rea in the race for the Tour Championship.
Austin Scarboro of Pinebluff posted a 27-hole score of 126 to win the Boys' Red Tee Flight. Griffin Cryan of Pinehurst was second with 130, with Grey Linzel of Southern Pines third with 133.
Rea won the 12-14 Girls' Flight with 124. Savannah Thompson of West End was second, with Allyson Duranceau of Sanford taking third. Vijay Mishra of Myrtle Beach and Karl Vilips of Perth, Australia, tied for first in the 11 and under Red Tee Flight with 79 in the two-day nine-hole event.
Dalton Wheeless of Carthage won the Orange Tee Flight with 84. Joseph Smith of West End was third, while Colin Dutton of Foxfire won the B Flight with 91.
Abbey Parsons of Pinehurst won the Girls Orange Flight with 91. Calista Morfin of West End was second with 100.
The final regular series event will be held Aug. 19-20 at Pinewild Country Club. The Moore County Junior Amateur Championship is scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Talamore Golf Club.
Golf Pride: The Golf Pride AJGA championship is being held at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club Monday-Thursday. A qualifying event is being held at Mid Pines today, followed by 54-holes of stroke play at Pine Needles.
Top female players in the field include Kelly Drack of Melbourne, Fla., and Allison Henry of Charlotte. Among the favorites in the Boys Division are Logan Harrell of Huntersville and Michael McGowan of Southern Pines.
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