GOLF BAG: Martin Brothers Finish 1-2
Junior golfers were in the limelight again last weekend as the Eastern Junior Golf Association (EJGA) and the Winternational Junior Tournament Series held events at Mid Pines and Pinehurst resorts.
Joshua and Zachary Martin, of Pinehurst, highlighted the EJGA event, finishing first and second in the boys' 12-13 division.
Joshua shot 72-71--143 to take the win, but Zachary upstaged his brother on the second day with a tournament-low round of 68 to finish four strokes back. J.P Derksen of Laurinburg was third with 148.
Josh Stockwell, of Aberdeen, was seventh with 186.
Coalter Paxton, of Wilson, shot 76-67 -- 143 to win the boys' 16-18 division by a stroke over Robert Hoadley, of Southern Pines, and Billy Herring, of Lillington.
Pete Lineberger, of Pinehurst, was at 159. Austin Dunlap, of Pinehurst, at 160, Bryan Stewart, of Pinehurst, at 162, and Daniel Tucker, of Carthage, at 183.
Cody Proveaux, of Leesville, S.C., shot 71-73 -- 144 to win the boys' 14-15 division. Dylan Harris, of Southern Pines, shot 77-75 -- 152 to take second, while Alex Ehlert, of Raleigh, and Sill Thomas, of Cary, tied for third with 154.
Nicholas Thompson, of Southern Pines, was at 170, with Connor Reilly, of Whispering Pines, at 173 and Christian McDonald, of Pinebluff, at 179.
Caleb Proveaux, of Leesville, S.C., won the boys' 10-11 division with 77-78 -- 155, followed by Ben Chrystler, of Whispering Pines, and Matty Montilus, of Lumberton.
Sarah Bae, of Raleigh, shot 79-77 -- 156 to win the girls' 15-18 division by two strokes over Kaitlyn Rohrback, of Crofton, Md. Lori Beth Adams, of Burlington, was third with 159, followed by Amanda D'Ostroph, of Whispering Pines, with 163.
Samantha Gilder, of Pinehurst, was at 180, with Summer Barmore, of Pinehurst, at 183.
Lane Gakeler, of Greensboro, won the girls' 12-14 division with 85-74 -- 159. Casey Ward, of Chapel Hill, was runner-up with 184, and Hailey Crider, of Pinehurst, was third with 185.
Gina Kim, of Chapel Hill, shot 180 to win the girls' 10-11 division. Amy Wooten, of Clinton, was second with 183.
The EJGA will hold its next event at The Pit Golf Links Jan. 24-25. For information on this event or in becoming a member, call 695-6073, or visit the Web site at EJGA.net.
Winternational: It was a duel to the finish between Beau Cutts and Michael McGowan for the win in the junior/senior division of the Winternational Junior Tournament Series held on Pinehurst's Centennial No. 8 Course.
The finish came with a birdie on the first playoff hole, and Cutts, of Henderson, knocked off three-time champion McGowan of Southern Pines.
Cutts, last season's Player of the Year in the freshman/sophomore division, picked up his first victory in this division.
Both players came from behind on the second day to catch first-round leader Quent Mather, of Charlotte, who had opened with a 69. Mather had eight 3s on his first-round card that featured 33 on the front nine.
Spencer Lawson, of Raleigh, tied Mather for third, with Will DiIanni, of Kernersville fifth.
Sarah Almond, of Albemarle, continued to dominate the girls' division, shooting 74-70 -- 144. The second round was highlighted by a tap-in eagle on the 17th hole. Almond is closing in on the Winternational season scoring record for girls.
Jonathan DiIanni posted a pair of 75s to win the boys' freshman/sophomore division by three strokes over Spencer Harris, of Fayetteville, and Tyler Hashimoto, of Marvin. Ben O'Geary, of Henderson, placed fourth and Wilson Day of Raleigh was fifth.
The Winternational Junior Series will hold its sixth event Jan. 24-25 on Tom Fazios's Pinehurst No. 6 course. Contact Peter deYoung at 295-5661 for further information or visit the Web site at http://www.juniorgolfpinehurst.com.
Rules Seminar: The Carolinas Golf Association has announced the schedule for its annual series of United States Golf Association Rules of Golf Seminars.
This is the 33rd year the CGA has served the Carolinas with Rules of Golf education and annual rules presentations.
The scheduled 17 seminars are free of charge to attendees, who will view a narrated computer presentation on the basics of the Rules of Golf followed by question-and-answer sessions.
Seminars typically last between 90 minutes to 2 hours. A free 2008-2009 Rules of Golf book will be distributed to all participants, and information on the Carolinas Golf Association will be available.
Seminars are open to golfers of all ages and abilities including members of CGA member clubs, college and high school golf teams and the general public.
Carolinas PGA members receive two MSR credits for attending a seminar. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register online at www.carolinasgolf.org.
For further information, write the CGA, PO Box 319, West End, N.C. 27376, telephone 673-1000 or e-mail Andy Priest at email@example.com.
Seminars in the Sandhills area are Feb. 5 at Highland Country Club in Fayetteville, and Feb. 11 at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club Conference Center in Southern Pines.
Woodruff Aces: Whispering Woods Golf Club member Bill Woodruff scored his fourth career hole-in-one on the Ellis Maples-designed course. Woodruff, playing with Bill Blades, Tony Rodriguez and Blake Hetterich, used a 6-iron on the 135-yard sixth hole.
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