Golf Bag: Elks Stage Froehlich Memorial
Southern Pines Elks Lodge 1692 is holding the 15th annual Emil Froehlich Memorial Golf Tournament June 18.
The captain’s choice event, which benefits physically and mentally challenged citizens of Moore County, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Southern Pines Golf Club. The entry fee is $75 for individuals or $300 for a team of four.
The field will be flighted according to the number of teams entered. Awards will be presented for closest to the pin for both men and women and closest to line with the tee shot on hole 15. Lunch will be served following play in the Elks Lodge.
The program has provided picnics, dances, parties and entertainment for beneficiaries and donated 20 personal computers to the Moore County school system as well as three work stations to the Sandhills Children’s Center. Teacher grants of $3,500 were given last year to provide educational material for instructors of children with special needs.
For information regarding entries or sponsorships, call (910) 692-7375.
First Tee: The team of Pat McGowan, John Romaine, Stuart Taylor and Ralph Bostic posted a better-ball score of 12-under-par 60 to win The First Tee of the Sandhills fundraising event held at Forest Creek Golf Club on May 9. Members of the winning net team were Phil Peppers, Ray Hunt, Mark Miller and Doug Karr.
The shot of the day was hit by Hugh Menzies, who aced the 171-yard 10th hole with a 3-hybrid.
Former LPGA Tour professional Donna Andrews held a clinic prior to the tournament.
The eighth annual event was co-chaired by The First Tee Board of Director members Steve Coman and Dick Schwob. Past events have been held at Pinehurst Resort, the Country Club of North Carolina, Pine Needles and Forest Creek.
“This event has raised much-needed funds for our volunteer coaches to offer 300-plus classes, clinics and tournaments each year,” said First Tee Executive Director Bill Baker. “It was a success due to the support of more than 20 corporate sponsors, including four teams from T.E. Connectivity and five from the Tin Whistles network of supportive Pinehurst residents.”
Dormie Shootout: The Dormie Club is holding a shootout tournament on Wednesdays that offers golfers a chance to play the heralded new Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw layout at a bargain rate. The tournaments, using a four-person Stableford scoring format, are limited to 72 players, and prizes are awarded to teams and individuals.
The entry fee is $75, including carts and prizes. Caddies and forecaddies are available. For information, contact Randy Cavanaugh or Mike Phillips at (910) 947-3240 or (678) 982-0511.
N.C. Amateur: Brooks Honeycutt and Patrick Barrett, of Pinehurst, were among 15 players to earn berths in the North Carolina Amateur Championship in a qualifying tournament held Echo Farms Golf and Country Club in Wilmington.
Honeycutt tied for sixth with 74, while Barrett tied for ninth with 75.
Patrick Sawrey, of Smithfield, shot even-par 72 to earn medalist honors.
Christian McDonald, of Pinehurst, missed the cut with 79, as did Lincoln Jackson, of Southern Pines, with 82.
Third Ace: Dick Mitchell, a resident of Pinewild and the executive director of the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association, scored his third hole-in-one last week. Mitchell aced the 147-yard 17th hole on Pinewild’s Holly Course with a 5-wood.
Pine Crest GA: Klaus Ahlers shot a career-best 70 for a net 62, which gave him the victory in the Pine Crest Inn Golf Association event held at Southern Pines Golf Club.
Frank Phillips was second with a net 69. Philips, who shot a gross 88, also won closest-to-the pin with his shot on the par-3 14th hole.
Golfers winning skins were Ahlers, Hank Sponik, Kevin Lapping, Charlie Spoonover and Mark Deemer.
Golfweek Am: Eric Friar, of Whispering Pines, posted a 90 to score a six-stroke win in Flight D of the Golfweek Amateur Tour event held at Sapona Country Club in Lexington. A field of 95 players competed in the season’s second “major” event, which guaranteed them a berth in the season-ending Tour Championship to be held in Hilton Head in October.
Sean Pardue, of Greensboro, won the Championship Flight with 76; Jack Britt, of Louisburg, won Flight A with 73; Tim Crites, of Oak Ridge, won Flight B with 79, and Todd Crabtree, of Pinehurst, tied for fifth with 82; and Allen Pegram, of Reidsville, won Flight C with 85, and Ben Martin, of Pinehurst, was third with 91.
Senior Am: Mike Smith, of Lewisville, shot an even-par 71 to win the Championship Flight of the Senior Amateur Tour “major” event held at Sapona Country Club.
Tim Hunter, of Pinehurst, and Jim Gammon, of Eden, tied for second with 74, and Chuck Latham, of Vass, was fourth with 77.
There was a three-way playoff in Flight A with Turner Church, of Gibsonville, winning over Doug Masters, of Clemmons, and James McMillan, of Laurinburg, after they had tied with 73.
Tom Minor, of Charlotte, won Flight B with 76, and Jerry Tilley, of Pfafftown, won Flight C with 83, edging Ron Alligood, of Advance, in a playoff.
Both tours are taking a two-week break from competition and will resume play on June 11 at 12 Oaks Country Club in Holly Springs.
Openings are available for those events. For information on playing either tour, open to any amateur golfer, call tour director Bruce Hallenbeck at (336) 495-6556, or e-mail email@example.com.
Contact Howard Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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