19th Hole: Noonam, Walsh Take Junior Series Titles
Christopher Noonam, of Durham, overcame near-freezing temperatures to shoot an opening-round 73 on the Pinehurst No. 5 Course and went on to post a 77 on Sunday for a 36-hole total of 150 and claim the Junior-Senior Division championship last weekend in the 17th annual Winternational Junior Series held at Pinehurst Resort.
Jamie Canaday, of Summerfield, a senior at Wesleyan Christian Academy, shot 80-77—157 to finish second. Third place went to William Whitacre, of Greensboro, with 78-80—158.
Tommy Walsh, of High Point, shot 78-68—146 to win the Freshman-Sophomore Division played from shorter tees. That was three strokes better than first-round leader David Kocher, of Charlotte, who shot 74-75—149.
Austin Harrill, of Pinehurst, was third with 151, while Peter Harrill and Nick Dorton, of Pinehurst, tied for fourth with 157.
Mitch Robinette, of Charlotte, leads the Junior-Senior Division point race with 260 points after the season’s fifth event. Canaday moved into second place with 249 points, while Whitacre is third with 242.5.
Marshall Ritchie Jr. stands fourth with 192.5 points, with Martin Kappauf, of Greensboro, at 155, David Sargent, of Davidson, at 150, and Jeffry Jackman, of Summerfield, at 135.
Four players, Trev Cone, of Concord, Wil Day, of Raleigh, Al Dickens IV, of Charlotte, and Noonam are tied for ninth place with 100 points.
Austin Harrill is leading the race in the Freshman-Junior Division with 300 points. He is closely followed by Benjamin Griffin, of Chapel Hill, with 280 and Dorton with 270.
Peter Harrill is fourth with 275.5 points, while Alex Smalley, of Wake Forest, has 230, David Kocher, of Charlotte, is sixth with 185.5, Greg Mauldin, of Archdale, seventh with 167.5, Andy Simmons, of Charlotte, eighth with 152.5, Court Settle , of Edenton, ninth with 130.5, and Andrew London, of Monroe, 10th with 130.
Joshua Stockwell, of Aberdeen, is tied for 12th with 105 points.
The sixth event of the series is scheduled for Feb. 5-6 with play on the Tom Fazio-designed No. 4 Course.
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