Jackman and Mauldin Win Junior Series Events
Weather continued to plague the Winternational Junior Series being held at Pinehurst Resort, but Jeffrey Jackman, of Summerfield, and Gregory Mauldin, of Archdale, battled the elements, including periods of heavy rain on Sunday, and won their respective divisions in the eighth event of the season.
Jackman trailed Mitch Robinette, of Charlotte, by a stroke after opening with 75, but posted a 73 on Sunday to clinch the win in the Junior-Senior Division with a 148 total.
Tommy O’Neil, of Charleston, W.Va., was third with 156, with Martin Kappauf, of Greensboro, fourth with 160. William Whitacre, of Greensboro, took fifth with 161.
Mauldin led by two shots after an opening 74, then added a 71 on Sunday to shoot 145 and win by five strokes over Andre London, of Monroe.
Andrew Kennedy, of Winston-Salem, was at 155 in third, followed by Phillip Kelley, of Advance, with 159. Peter Harrill, of Pinehurst, and Nick Dorton, of Anderson, S.C., tied for fifth with 162.
Robinette extended his points lead in the Junior-Senior Division to 25 points over the second-place Jackman at 340-315. Jamie Canady, also of Summerfield, is third with 297.5 points, while Marshall Ritchie Jr., of Concord, is fourth with 267.5, and Whitacre fifth with 265.
Benjamin Griffin, of Chapel Hill, tops the Freshman-Sophomore Points Race with 380. Mauldin has moved into second place with 330 points, with Justin Harrill, of Pinehurst, third with 320.
Peter Harrill is fourth with 290, followed by Dorton with 270.
The series contestants are in for a treat next weekend when they play the first round of the season’s final event on the recently restored Pinehurst No. 2 Course, where both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open championships will be staged in 2014. The final round will be played on Pinehurst No. 5.
The final event counts toward the Golfweek Junior standings as well as the Junior Golf Rankings, and the winner of this event is exempt into the Joe Cheves Invitational, where champions of a select list of junior events in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as a set of other performance-based qualifications, determine the field.
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