Golf Bag: Hall Wins Avestra Drawing
Christopher Hall had an early Christmas present.
Hall, who lives in Seven Lakes, is the winner in the Advantage Card Masters Promotion held by Avestra Golf., giving him an all-inclusive membership to the Country Club of Whispering Pines, Foxfire Resort and Southern Pines Golf Club.
The winner was chosen in a draw from a group of golfers who used Advantage Card to play at least 20 rounds of golf at the Avestra Courses over the past year.
Top Juniors: Davis Womble, of High Point, and Sarah Bae, of Cary, top the slate of North Carolina Boy’s and Girls’ All-State Teams announced by the Carolinas Golf Association and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association.
Womble, the North Carolina Junior Boys Player of the Year, is a junior in high school who won the Carolina Junior Championship at the Donald Ross Junior at Pinehurst, tied for 17th in the U.S. Junior Amateur and was medalist in the North Carolina Junior Championship.
Joining Womble on the First Team are Wilson Day, of Raleigh, winner of the Joe Cheves Junior; Todd Eckstein, of Durham, TYGA State champion; Trevor Cone, of Concord, TYGA N.C. High School champion; Taylor Dickson, of Gastonia, winner of two Future College World Tour events; Grayson Murray, of Raleigh, Rex Hospital champion, who also made the cut in the Nationwide Tour Rex Hospital Open; Grant Houser, of Holly Springs, who reached the quarterfinals of the N.C. Amateur Match Play; Chad Cox, of Charlotte, the NCISAA 3A state championship; Andrew Decker, of Greenville, winner of the Jimmy Anderson and the Roy Jones Juniors; and Daniel Pizetoski, of Davidson, the Valentine Junior winner.
On the Second Team were Miller Capps of Denver; Alex Ehlert, Raleigh; Carter Jenkins, Raleigh; Patrecik Morris, Hampstead; Carter Page, Waynesville; J.T. Poston, Hickory; Robert Register, Burlington; Cory Sciupider, Etowah; Victor Winnings, Gastonia; and Reeves Zaytoun of Raleigh.
Third Team members were Michael Borton, Winston-Salem, Jonathan Diianni, of Kernersville, Andrew Fowler, of Cary, Benjamin Griffin, of Chapel Hill, Michael Hocker II, of Chapel Hill, Stanhope Johnson, of Greensboro, Will Long, of Gastonia, Ty Palmer, of Kernersville, Cyrus Stewart, of Raleigh, and Matthew Yelverton, of Matthews.
Bae is the Junior Girl Player of the year. A sophomore, Bae won the Dogwood State Junior title, the North and South Junior at Pinehurst, the Roy Jones Junior and the Jimmy Anderson Junior as well as seven junior tour events
Bae competed in 21 junior tournaments and finished outside the top seven only once.
Also named to the first team are Kristi Ingram of Winston-Salem NCHSAA 4A champion; Mattie Toby, of Denver, winner of the AJGA Palmetto Junior; Taelor Rubin, of Raleigh, winner of the Twin States Girls’ Championship; Mallory Warrick, of Wilson, winner of the TYGA State Championship; Allison Emrey, of Charlotte, the 2009 Dogwood State Junior champion; Andrea Robbins, of Pleasant Garden, runner-up in the NC Junior Championship; Kayla Sciupider, of Etowah, the CPGA Junior champion and the NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A champion; Victoria Allred, of Pfafftown, who had seven top ten finishes in 16 events and Katie Kirk of Davidson, the winner of the Precision Golf Girls’ Championship and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Tour Invitational.
On the Second Team were Taylor Allison, Elizabeth City; Emily Brooks, Chapel Hill; Hannah Craver, Winston-Salem; Evelyn Dole, Cary; Lane Gakeler, Greensboro; Allyson Markiewicz, Charlotte; Ashley Osiecki, New Bern; Emiley Pagrabs, Wilmington; Tara Simmons, Goldsboro; and Casey Ward, Chapel Hill.
Third Team members were Morgan Cranford, Greensboro; Mary Katherine Donovan, Wilmington; Madison Kennedy, Salisbury; Mariah Hopkins, Greensboro; Madison Moosa, Charlotte; Shelby Osiecki, New Bern; Cecily Overbey, High Point; Taylor Penzer, Summerfield; Stephanie Pribonic, Wake Forest; and Alaina Yates, Durham.
These players will be honored at the North Carolina Junior Golf Night Awards Banquet Dec. 27 at Pine Needles Resort.
Tin Whistles: Winners of the Tin Whistles Six-Six-Six event held on Pinehurst Resort’s No. 6 Course were William Cantley, David Kilpatrick, Joe Koontz and James Peterson, with 123.
Second place went to the team of Jimmy Alcroft, James Cassidy, John Oliver and Dean Underwood, with 127. Third was won by Peyton Cooke, Eugene Danneburg, Raymond Fletcher and Samuel Sayers, with 130.
The team of Cook, Danneberg, Fletcher and Sayers [posted 145 to win the One-Two-Three event held on Pinehurst No. 4. Alcroft, Cassidy, Oliver and Underwood were second with 148, topping the team of Ralph Case, Tony Embrey, Bruce Monteith and Murray Williamson by a stroke.
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