19th Hole: Thompson, Rea Earn TW-First Tee Honors
Savannah Thompson and John Rea were big winners all season in the Tin Whistles-First Tee Tour events, and it was no surprise when they closed out the year deadlocked for the championship with wins in the tour finale held on the Pinehurst No. 6 Course.
Thompson, a West End resident who is entering Pinecrest High School and looking forward to playing for Patriots’ golf coach Sandy Sackman, and the 13-year-old Rea, of Pinehurst, each won four of the six tour events this summer.
Both of the players will have their names engraved on the championship trophy, which resides in the Tin Whistles display at the Tufts Archives in the Given Memorial Library. They and their families will also be guests of the Tin Whistles at the annual Christmas Gala, where they will be presented with a replica of the cup.
Thompson shot 71-82—153 to win the Girls’ Red Tee Flight. Caroline Rea, of Pinehurst, was second with 168, Marisa Daquil-Kaw, of Fayetteville, third with 177.
Rea shot 74-76—150 in the Boys’ Green Tee Flight to edge Landon Toler of Farmville by three strokes. Bryan D’Ostroph, of Whispering Pines, was third with 162.
Three Whispering Pines residents dominated the Boys’ Championship Flight as Connor Riley won with 76-77—153. Brandon Mawyer was second with 154 and Jacob Sauer third with 156. All three are members of the Union Pines High School team.
Kirby Moffitt, of Asheboro, shot 167 to win the Blue B Flight with 167. Kevin Martin, of Wake Forest, was second with 171 and there was a three-way tie for third at 172 between Austin Locklear, of Pembroke, Michael Pope, of Creedmoor, and Jonathon Price, of Butner.
Josh Stockwell, of Aberdeen, shot 155 to win the White Tee Flight, with Cary’s Barrett Fitzsimmons second with 159 and Kevin Campbell, also of Cary, at 166.
Drew Viney-Sinsley, of Pinehurst, shot 83 to win the 11-and-under Red Tee Flight. Jarred Robinson, of Pinehurst, was second with 89, followed by Symon Balbin, of Pinehurst, with 98.
Al-Shae Landy, of Bermuda, shot 89 to win the Girls’ Orange Tee Flight with 89, beating out her sister, Alvin-Ae Landy, who shot 93. Jessica Grady, of West End, was third with 102.
Ethan Waters, of Carthage, shot a two-day total of 90 to win the Boys’ Orange Tee Flight by two strokes over Dalance Locklear, of Pembroke. Dustin Paul, of Lumberton, was third with 106.
Colin Dutton, of Pinehurst, won the Boys’ Orange Tee B Flight with 91. Colan Kane was second with 103, followed by Carson Burney, of Southern Pines, with 106.
“The Tin Whistles-First Tee volunteers would like to thank all the players and their parents, all the sponsors and especially all the golf clubs that made their courses available for the tournaments,” said Tour Director Bob Hepner of the Tin Whistles.
Courses hosting events were Whispering Pines, Foxfire, Pinewild, Seven Lakes, Mid Pines and Pinehurst No. 6.
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