Golf Bag: Four-Ball Event Is Sister Act
Joanna and Julie Saleeby, of Raleigh, used a final round 65 to shoot 132 and win the 32nd Carolinas Women's Four-Ball Championship held at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club Tuesday and Wednesday.
The sister act played well to finish two strokes ahead of Dawn Woodard, of Greer, S.C., and Lea Anne Brown, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.
The Saleebys join N.C. State women's coach Page Marsh and Amber Marsh Elliott as the only sisters to team for the title.
Anne Laney, of Chapel Hill, and Sydney Crane, of Jamestown, were third at 137, with Lori Teague, of Newton, and Brooke Dehart, of Morganton, fourth at 138.
Six-time Moore County champion Patty Moore, of Charlotte, and Lea Venable, of Simpsonville, were fifth at 139. Jo Ann Sluder, of Pinehurst, and Becca Mckinney, of Raleigh, tied for 18th with 157 and also were tied for eighth in Flight 2.
There was a tie for first in the tournament division where Therese St. Peter and Donna Sisson, of Durham, and Babs McIntosh, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Suzanne Moro, of Myrtle Beach, shot 152. Jackie Meyer and Jane Wilkinson, of Pinehurst, tied for third with 153. Jean Grieshaber and Marjory Leidy, of Pinehurst, were 10th with 162, while Carol Pitzer, of Pinehurst, and Mary Spangler, of Burlington, were 15th with 167. Kathleen Toomey, of Pinehurst, and Toni Buekert, of Lexington, tied for 19th with 173. Elaine Simon, of Southern Pines, and Olga Manning, of West End, were 23rd with 188.
McGowan Wins: Michael McGowan, of Southern Pines, used a final-round 68 to win the boys' overall championship and the boys' 16-18 age division in the Dogwood State Junior Championship held at Cabarrus Country Club in Concord last week.
McGowan, the 2008 N.C. Junior Player of the Year who will attend the University of North Carolina on a golf scholarship this fall, shot 6-under-par 73-69-68 -- 210 to best second-place Alex Ehlert, of Raleigh, by two strokes.
Sam Packard, of Pinehurst, tied for sixth with 214. He was fifth in the 16-18 division.
Allison Emrey, of Charlotte, shot 219 to finish four shots ahead of Katie Kirk, of Davidson, for the girls' overall title. Samantha Gilder, of Pinehurst, overcame a first-round 88 to finish 10th with 240.
Moore 4-Ball: Scott Booker and Chris Harper put together a 36-hole total of 3-under-par 141 to win the open division title in the Moore County Four-Ball Championship held at Foxfire Resort and Country Club last weekend. Marty Korte and Ed Kennedy took second.
The senior division provided most of the fireworks as Tom Willis and Mac Jones survived a three-way scorecard playoff to take the title.
Willis and Jones were tied with first-round leaders Rod Brecheison and Chuck Wunsch and Bob Becker and Ken Eichele at 140 after 36 holes. Chuck Daley and Dean Donley missed the playoff by a stroke. Becker and Eichele claimed second in the playoff.
Brecheison was also the winner of Saturday's 50/50 cash prize closest-to-the-pin contest.
The tournament was played to benefit the Food Bank effort at the High Falls United Methodist Church.
CPGA Assistants: Christopher Marinaro, of Harbour Town Golf Links, in Hilton Head shot 69-67 -- 136 to win the Carolinas PGA Section Assistant Professional championship held at Forest Creek Golf Club.
Marinaro earned $1,600, a set of Callaway Golf luggage and a plane ticket to Florida where he'll compete in the National Assistants Championship om Oct. 1. Four others, Burke Cromer, of Columbia, S.C., Josh Points, of Raleigh Country Club, Charles Frost, of Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlottte, and Ian Milne, an apprentice at Stryker Golf Course at Fort Bragg, earned spots in the national event.
Blanton Tessin, of Quail Hollow, Kelly Mitchum, of Pinehurst Country Club, and Adam McLaughlin, of Alamance Country Club, are alternates, tying for sixth with 141.
Will Morgan, out of Pinehurst No. 7, tied for ninth with 142. John Azzarelli, of Pinehurst No. 8, tied for 11th with 143. Jamie Johnson, of National Golf Club, opened with 69 and tied for 19th at 145. Nate Olivo, of Pinehurst Country Club, tied for 24th with 146. Matt Kempe, of Pinehurst, was 32nd with 148. Chad Gilligan, of Pinehurst No. 6, tied for 33rd with 149. Tyson Pedacchio, of National Golf Club, tied for 67th with 158, and Paul McRae, of Pinehurst Coountry Club, tied for 71st with 160.
Pro-Junior: Luke Smith and Chad Cox, of Charlotte, shot 65 to win the Carolinas Pro-Junior championship held at The Club at Irish Creek on Monday.
Mark Midford and Zac Lewis, of Sanford, came in second, winning a three-way card playoff against Craig Sullivan, of Cary, and Joshua Martin, of Pinehurst, and Scott Duerscherl, of High Point, and Gerrick Polinsky, of Greensboro, after they had tied with 67s.
eGolf Tour: Billy Horschel shot 17-under-par 267 to win the 54-hole eGolf Tour event held in Columbia, S.C.. Horschel earned $50,000 for his first professional victory. Andy Bare of West End was fifth with 272 and earned $8,620.
HT Senior: Brent Massey, of Zebulon, shot 74 to win the championship flight of the Harris Teeter Senior Tour event held at Devils Ridge County Club in Holly Springs. Ken Eichele, of Pinehurst, was fifth with 77.
Dale Casey shot 72 to win Flight A. Wiley Barrett of Southern Pines tied for third with 75.
MANNA!: The MANNA! On the Links captain's choice tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 21, at National Golf Club.
The entry fee is $100 per player and includes a chance to win $1 Million. Several hole-in-one prizes are available.
The mission of MANNA! (Moore Alliance Nourishing Neighbors, Amen!), is to feed those in need in Moore County.
For information, call Debi Little at 528-2972 or e-mail MANNAonthelinks@gmail.com.
Black Benefit: The Penny Black Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Southern Pines Country Club at 2 p.m. Sept. 27.
The format is captain's choice, and the entry fee is $60 per player. For information, call Kris Sheffield at 783-6140 or Jon Craven at 603-2306.
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