Golf Bag: Father-Son Tournaments Abound
Scott Azzarelli, of Fayetteville, and son John, an assistant professional at Pinehurst Resort, teamed to shoot 67 and win the gross title in the Professional Division of the 45th annual Father-Son Championship held at Longleaf Country Club July 29.
Gus Ulrich, head of the teaching school at Pinewild Country Club, and his son Kristofer shot 60 to win the Net Division.
Carl and Brian Holstein, of Pinehurst, were second in net with 65. Chris Little, general manager of Pinewild, and son Blaine tied for fourth at 67, with Jerome and Rob Pilewski, head professional at Pinehurst No. 6.
Ron and Attie Giles, of Pinehurst, tied for sixth at 70, while Jon and Jonathan Hockday, of Sanford, were ninth with 71.
Father-Son: Walker and Jackson Taylor, of Wilmington, birdied both playoff holes to defeat Walter and Neal Todd, of Laurens, S.C., for the overall title in the Father-Son Championship held on Pinewild Country Cub’s Holly Course, after they had tied at 66. They also made birdies on the final two holes in regulation to force the playoff.
Walker Taylor, a 49-year-old insurance businessman, and Jackson, a 21-year-old rising senior at Davidson College, claim their first Carolinas Father-Son title. The win is the second CGA title for both Walker (1992 Carolinas Pro-Amateur) and Jackson (2011 Carolinas Young Amateur).
Kelly and Blair Miller, of Southern Pines, finished a stroke back in third place with 67. Kelly Miller is president of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts.
Keith and Dylan Harris, of Southern Pines, tied for sixth with 68. Ed Barnes, of Pinehurst, and H.E. Barnes, of High Point, tied for 40th with 74.
Parent-Child: Gary Robinson, of Fayetteville, and daughter Elizabeth shot a tournament record 67 to win the Parent-Child Championship held at Longleaf Country Club.
The winners used seven birdies to finish three strokes ahead of four-time winners Gary and Katie Garahan, of Rock Hill, S.C., and Tommy and Rachel Jones, of Asheboro.
Kaitlyn and Sam Morrone, of Aberdeen, tied for 19th in the Net Division with 74.
LPGA T&CP: The 24th annual LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Championship will be held at The Golf Club at Ballantyne Aug. 20-24.
Top 100 Golf Instructor Dana Rader, of Ballantyne, and long-ball hitters Babe Deluca and Jean Bartholomew will offer interactive instruction for clinic attendees on Aug. 20 from 2-3 p.m.
Clinic registration is $55 and attendees receive complimentary access to the LPGA Rolex Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ballantyne Hotel. Proceeds support the LPGA USGA Girls Golf of Charlotte and The Firt Tee of Charlotte.
Registration forms are available at bit.ly/tcpclinic. For a full schedule of events, visit www.danarader.com.
Luzar Wins: Rick Luzar, of Pinehurst, is dominating the Senior Amataeur Golf Tour this summer.
Luzar shot 72 to win the Championship Flight on the Devils Ridge Country Club course in Holly Springs, two strokes ahead of Johnny Adams, of Cary.
Cecil Lockley, of Creedmoor, won Flight A with 75. Chuck Latham, of Vass, was third with 77. Jerry Widowson, of Durham, shot, 76 to win Flight B. James Dockery, of Southern Pines, was third with 78.
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