Golf Bag: Schroeder, Rea Win in EJGA Event
Bryce Schroeder and Carolina Rea, of Pinehurst, were among the division winners in the Eastern Junior Golf Association (EJGA) tournament held at The Pit Golf Links last weekend.
Schroeder shot 81 in the girls' 15-18 division in the opening round and was declared winner when players in that division opted not to play in the inclement weather Sunday. Caitlyn Morrone, of Aberdeen, was second with 83, while Kristyn Morrone was third with 89.
Rea posted rounds of 100-101 -- 201 to win the girls' 10-12 division. Savannah Thompson, of Seven Lakes, was runner-up with 227.
Amy Wooten, of Clinton, shot 79-82 -- 161 to win the girls' 9 and under division.
Alec Kessler, of Fairfield, Pa.,, shot 74-77 -- 151 to win the boys' 16-18 division. Mason Mendosa, of Dover, Del., was second with 154, with Mick Langford, of Pawleys Island, S.C., taking third with 155.
Pete Lineberger, of Pinehurst, tied for sixth with 162, while Phillip Riggsbee, of Pinehurst, and Daniel Tucker, of Carthage, tied for seventh with 167.
Mark Reilly, of Babylon, N.Y., posted 158 to win the boys' 14-15 division with Alexander Meade, of Southern Pines, taking second at 163. Bobby Stens, of Fayetteville, was third with 164.
Three Whispering Pines players were sixth, seventh and eighth. Ethan Harris shot 179; Brandon Mawyer, 181; and Tyler Racey, 192.
Will Bundy, of Bennettsville, S.C., won the 12-13 boys' division with 147. Forrest Putnam, of Fayetteville, was second with 154. Josh Stockwell, of Aberdeen, finished fifth with 166.
Adam Alfieri, of Chapel Hill, shot 158 to win the 10-11 division, with John Rea, of Pinehurst, taking second with 159.
Devin Sanders, of Dover, Del., posted 177 to win the 9 and under division, followed by Symon Balbin, of Pinehurst with 198.
The next EJGA event is scheduled for Anderson Creek Golf Club in Spring Lake Feb. 7-8. For information, check the Web site at www.ejga.net or call 695-6073.
Winternational: Cold, windy weather diminished the field and reduced the event to 27 holes, but Quent Mather of Charlotte withstood the challenges to win his first Winternational Series title on Pinehurst Resort's No. 6 Course with a 107 total.
Mather opened with an even-par 71 on Saturday and was at one-over 36 in Sunday's abbreviated round to take honors in the junior/senior division.
Sam Packard, of Pinehurst, a former divisional All-American, tied for second with 76-35 -- 111. Sharing second with identical numbers was Bradford Griffith, of Morrisville. Mark Wright, of Tabor City, was fourth with 76-36 -- 112, followed by Paul Howell, of Wilson, with 115.
David Koystal, of Wilmington, won the freshman/sophomore Division with 73-36--109. Tyler Hashimoto of Marvin was second with 114, with Sam Kosich of Pinehurst third with 120.
There was a three-way tie for fourth between Jordan Knowles of Fayetteville, Andrew Fowler of Cary and Stanhope Johnson Jr. of Greensboro at 122.
Sarah Almond, of Albemarle, continued her dominance in the girls' division, shooting 78-38 -- 116 to claim her sixth consecutive title. Taelor Rubin, of Raleigh, was second with 123.
The series will hold its seventh and final event of the season on Pinehurst courses 1 and 2 Feb. 21-22. Following play, the All-American teams will be announced as well as divisional players of the year.
For information, call Peter DeYoung 295-5661, or visit the Web site at www.juniorgolfpinehurst.com.
Golf Bargain: A special golf/room package at Pine Needles and Mid Pines resorts has proved so popular that it is being extended until Feb. 22.
The resorts are featuring a discounted rate of $89 at Mid Pines and $119 (per person) at Pine Needles that includes golf and an overnight stay based on double occupancy.
"This is not our busiest time of year," said vice president of marketing Bill Gilmore, "so it is an opportunity to showcase our product at a reduced rate. The package was widely accepted over the holidays and into January."
Gilmore said that the rate also applies to small groups and meetings with a 10-room minimum. "If a company is planning a business/pleasure meeting, this is an excellent time to do it here," he offered. He added that there is no minimum stay required.
Golf-only rates until mid-February are $49 at Mid Pines and $69 at Pine Needles, cart included.
For information and reservations call (800) 747-7272.
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