Golf Bag: Carr Makes Women's Am
Corrine Carr, of Pinehurst, shot a level-par 71 to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in an event held at Sapona Country Club in Lexington last week.
Carr finished fourth in the qualifier behind medalist Abby Bools, of Hickory (66); Laura Coble, of Augusta, Ga. (69); and Cydney Clanton, of Concord (70). Also qualifying were Marie Ehel Dela Paz, of the Philippines (71) ;and Taylor Weaver, of Spartanburg, S.C. (71).
The players at 71 survived a playoff that left Courtney Ellenbogen. of Blacksburg, Va., as the first alternate.
Kristyn Morrone. of Aberdeen. shot 86.
Bools, a rising senior at East Carolina University, shot her career best, a 5-under-par 66 that included three birdies and an eagle.
The Amateur Championship is Aug. 3-9 at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.
TW-First Tee: Bryan Stewart shot 75-76 -- 151 to win the boys' 17 age division in the Tin Whistle-First Tee Junior Tour event held at the Pinehurst No. 8 Course July 14-15.
Daniel Tucker was second with 164, followed by Matt Forbis at 166.
Daniel Brantley shot 74-77 -- 151 to claim the boys' 14-16 division, with Michael Branchi and Carter Jenkins tying for second with 159.
Garrett Foro shot 173 to win the boys' white tee division, with Corey Whitten at 176 and Trey Sweeting at 181.
The boys' green tee division was won by Josh Stockwell with 158, followed by John Rea with 166 and Ben Chrystler with 168.
Savannah Thompson shot 102-107 -- 209 to win the girls' red tee division, with Allyson Duranceau at 215 and Hannah White at 233.
Vijay Mishra shot 90 to win the 11-under red flight, with Caroline Rea at 92 and Alec Druska at 100. Fulton Smith posted 86 to win the 10-11 orange flight, followed by Jared Robinson with 87 and Joseph Smith with 92.
Dimon Balbin won the 9-under flight with 81, followed by Campbell Pryor with 98 and Colin Dutton with 100.
Matt Forbis, of Aberdeen, shot a second-day 79 for a two-day total of 159 to best Jacob Smith, of Greensboro (86-76--162), in the event held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. Kirby Moffit, of Asheboro, was third with 82-81 -- 163.
Corey Whitten, of Bennett, fired a closing-day 79 to go with his opening-day 82 for a two-day total of 161 to win the boys' 14-15 age division. Summer Tate from Raleigh was second with a pair of 83s for 166; and Trey Sweeting finished third with 178.
Stockwell won the boys' 12-13 age division for the fourth straight event with 83-77 -- 160, two shots better than Chapel Hill's Kenya Inoue. John Rea was third with 167.
Austin Scarboro, of Pinebluff, won the boys' 12-13 gold tee division with 184, topping Brian D'Ostroph. Grey Linzel came in third.
In the 12-13 girls' division, Caroline Rea, playing her first Tin Whistles 18-hole event, won with 87-86 -- 173. Thompson was second with 193 and Lindsay Dakin was third with 204.
The boys' 10-11 division was won by Myrtle Beach's Vijay Mishra with 89; followed by Alec Druska from Southern Pines at 93. Bobby Capps was third with 107.
The under 10 division was won by Zach Anderson, of Pinehurst, with 89. Connor Hillgrove, of Pinehurst, was second with 91 and West End's Joseph Smith was third with 98.
S.C. Open: Billy Anderson, director of golf at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, shot 69-65-72 -- 206 at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca, S.C., to win the Carolinas PGA South Carolina Open.
Steve Isley, of Wilmington, finished a shot back as Anderson hung on despite two double bogeys over the final five holes.
Isley, who won the North Carolina Open earlier this year, lost by shot when he bogied the final hole for a 68. Scott Medlin, of Hamlet, tied for fourth with 211, while Kelly Mitchum, of Southern Pines, was at 212. Gus Ulrich, of Whispering Pines, and Nate Olivo, of Pinehurst, were at 217
The win earned Anderson $3,400 and a berth in the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship being played in Greensboro Aug. 20-23.
Jack Ulrich, an amateur from Southern Pines was at 219 and Bobby Cooke, of Carthage, shot 225.
WCGA Girls: Allyson Markiewicz, of Charlotte, shot 78-75 -- 153 to win the WCGA Junior Girls' Championship held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
Taylor Dodson, of Aiken, S.C., used a second-round 73 to take second with 155.
Morgan Schultz, of Raleigh, won the first flight with 165, while Eden Howard of Lamar, S.C., won the junior division with 76-79 -- 155, edging Nicolette Donovan, of Cary.
The sub-junior division was won by Amy Wooten, of Clinton, in a sudden-death playoff over Preeya Shah, of Fayetteville, after they had tied with 89. Carolina Rea, of Pinehurst, was third with 90.
Father-Son: The 43rd Carolinas Golf Association Father-Son Championship will be played Friday on five Pinehurst area golf courses.
The Father-Son, which annually attracts nearly 300 teams of dads and their sons in assorted combinations of age and ability, will be played at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club and Longleaf Golf Club, both in Southern Pines, Legacy Golf Links in Aberdeen, Little River Golf Resort in Carthage and Seven Lakes Country Club.
Parent-Child: The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct its 12th Parent-Child Championship at Longleaf Golf & Country Club in Southern Pines, Friday.
The tournament is in held in conjunction with the association's annual Father-Son Championship, which is played on five Pinehurst-area courses the same day.
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