Golf Bag: Mansfield Harris Teeter Champ
BY HOWARD WARD
For the second time this decade, Kim Mansfield, of High Point, is the champion of the Harris Teeter Senior Amateur Tour.
Mansfield shot a two-day total of even-par 143 >to win the championship >Wednesday. Mansfield, the 2002 champ, held off a charge by four players who finished a stroke back. He credited his opening round of 68 at National Golf Club for giving him the cushion >needed in the final round at Pine Needles.
"I played well both days. The difference was I made a lot of putts in the first round," said Mansfield, a former member of National. "I knew my way around the course at National, but still you have to make the shots."
A quartet of golfers finished a shot back of Mansfield in the Championship Flight. Rick Luzar, of Pinehurst, took second on a scorecard playoff, while Brad Kroll, of Charlotte, finished third after shooting the low round of the tournament, a 67. Fourth-place Denny Adkins, of Myrtle Beach, also closed with a 67.
In Flight A, >first-round leader Tommy Lee, of Knoxville, hung on to post a total of 151 >and a three-shot victory over Chuck Latham, of Pinehurst. Sonny Rose, of Pinehurst, was third with 157.
The B >Flight >winner was Orlando's Craig Stone >at 156, with Joe Prarie, of Pinehurst, four shots back in second. Richard Schliepsiek, of Pinehurst, tied or third with 161.
Lamont Ellison, of Indiana, took top honors in the C Flight at 173. Randall Robbins, of Smithfield, made a hole-in-one in the final round. Robbins, a member of the Pinehurst Tour, aced the 160-yard 12th hole at National with a 6-iron. It was his second career hole-in-one.
In the battle for the team cup, Charlotte (1,276) rallied >to edge Pinehurst by four shots. The Triad was third at 1,283.
This was the 11th >annual championship of the HT Senior Amateur Tour, >and it drew a record field of 210 participants.
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EJGA: Austin Dunlap continued his strong play in the Eastern Junior Golf Association, shooting 64-71-135 to win the Boys 16-18 Division in the event held at Tobacco Road in Sanford last weekend.
Clay Holland, of Burlington, closed with a 65 to finish second with 137, while Jack Radley, of Sanford, was third with 140. Daniel Tucker, of Pinehurst, shot 149, Conner Reilly, of Whispering Pines, shot 151 and Brandon Mawyer, of Whispering Pines, shot 156.
Eric Mitchell, of Winston-Salem, shot 139 to win the Boys' 14-15 Division, with Zachary Martin, of Pinehurst, second at 143. Ethan Harris, of Whispering Pines, shot 168.
Benjamin Griffin, of Chapel Hill, shot 143 to win the Boys' 12-13 Division. Griffin Cryan, of Pinehurst, shot 195.
Brian Chen, of Raleigh, shot 155 to win the Boys' 10-11 Division, and Jack Heath, of Charlotte, shot 84 to win the Boys 8-9 Division. Symon Balbin, of Pinehurst, shot 96.
Lori Beth Adams, of Burlington, shot 143 to win the Girls' 13-18 Division, and Gina Kim, of Chapel Hill, posted 174 to win the Girls' 12 and under title.
CPGA Senior: Walter Hall, a former Champions Tour player from Advance, shot 7-under-par 67-68-135 to win the Greensboro Carolinas PGA Senior Open held at Greensboro Country Club's Irving Park Course last week.
Finishing second were Robert Linville, of Greensboro, and Bob Boyd, of Wilmington, with 143.
There was a four-way tie for first in the Overall Amateur Division with Larry Boswell, of Jamestown, Lawrence Hicks, of Greensboro, Preston Edmondson, of Morrisville and Keith Waters, of Raleigh, tying at 145.
Brodie Baker, of Advance, finished even-par at 142 to win the Overall Super Senior Division.
Gary Strickfaden, of Pinehurst, shot 152 to tie for 26th in the overall competition and was third in the Amateurs 64-and-up Division.
Herb Conway, of Whispering Pines, posted 154 to tie for fourth in the Super Seniors, Dick Wilson, of Whispering Pines, was at 160, Chuck Daley, of Whispering Pines, at 161, Deane Hundley III, of Southern Pines, at 164, Dean Donley, of Whispering Pines, at 169, John Gerwig, of Whispering Pines, at 175 and Luke Scesa, of Pinehurst, at 181.
Some information for this article was provided by Craig Distl, a freelance writer from Charlotte.
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