Golf Bag: Moore Women's Am Set for June 18-19
OK, ladies, it’s time to line up some day-care services for your needy husbands and clean the rust off your golf clubs.
The 34th annual Moore County Women’s Amateur is accepting applications, and it’s a known fact that the championship has never been won by anyone who didn’t enter.
Scheduled for June 18–19 at Woodlake Golf Club in Vass, the 36-hole stroke-play championship will be staged on both the Ellis Maples and the Arnold Palmer courses. Practice rounds are available preceding the event for $25, including carts.
The championship is open to all female amateurs who are 18 or older. Players must have an established USGA handicap index and be a Moore County resident, or a member of a club in the county.
Staci Creech, a third-grade teacher and a former University of North Carolina golfer, shot 70-72—142 last year to deny Carolinas Hall of Famer Patty Moore a record seventh title.
“I didn’t even know this tournament existed until it saw it in The Pilot,” Creech said. “I definitely plan on being back to defend.”
The entry fee is $100, including cart fees, range balls and an awards luncheon on Tuesday. Golfers will be pre-flighted by handicap.
There will be awards presented to the top-three finishers in each flight, except for the one that produces the overall champion.
The entry deadline is June 13 and there is no rain date. The tournament will be played unless the course is closed.
To enter the tournament or for more information, call Ginny Siedler at (910) 673-3240. For practice rounds call the Woodlake golf shop at (910) 245-7137.
Senior Four-Ball: Paul Simson and Don Detweiler of Raleigh used 13 birdies to shoot a 13-under-par 59 in the final round and win the 44th annual Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship, held at the Governors Club in Chapel Hill.
Simson, who has been elected to both the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame, shot 62 on his own ball.
The 54-score of 26-under-par 190 set a championship record. The previous mark was 193 by Frank Ford and Bill Smunk in 2011.
The title is the third for the pair, who also won in 2008 and 2010. It was Simson’s 24th CGA championship, tying him with Dale Morey for most all-time titles.
Jim Grainger and James Pearson of Charlotte were second, seven strokes back.
Rick Luzar of Pinehurst and Jim Flink of Cary shot 202 and finished eighth. Spike Smith of Pinehurst and Ray Novicki of Southern Pines tied for 26th with 211.
Tin Whistles: Jim Peterson posted a net 66 to win the Tin Whistles Club’s Kenworthy Trophy event held on Pinehurst Country Club’s No. 1 Course.
Lee Ganster claimed second in a card playoff after he and Jack Wells tied with 67.
Charles Eichorn shot 68 and won a card playoff to take third.
eGolf: John Brock of Wilmington shot a 72-hole score of 288 to win the eGolf tournament held on The Reserve Club and Founders Club courses at St. James Plantation, earning $25,000.
Jack Fields of Southern Pines, an eGolf rookie, had his best showing of the season, shooting 72-71-68-76—287, tying for 16th and earning $2,225.
CGA One-Days: George Kress of Southern Pines and Graddy Strickland of Chapel Hill teamed for a 75 (net 62) to win the super senior flight in the Carolinas One Day event held at High Point’s Willow Creek Course.
Steve Lassiter of Pinehurst shot 77 to tie for second place in the men’s flight A of the event held at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply, one stroke behind John Morrison of Reidsville.
George Shadwick of Jackson Springs tied for first place in the men’s B flight with 83. John Konold of Pinehurst tied for fifth with 87.
Jerry Evans of Aberdeen tied for sixth with 79 in the senior men’s flight, and Nick Bullard of Aberdeen shot 92.
Lassiter shot 84 to tie for eighth in the event held at Magnolia Greens in Leland. Greg Kelly of Pinehurst shot 90.
Shadwick tied for fifth in the men’s B flight with 84. Bullard tied for 10th with 80 in the senior men’s flight, while Jerry Evans of Aberdeen shot 82.
John Henley of Pinehurst and Don Dapoliti of West End shot 77 to finish sixth in the super senior four-ball event held at Mimosa Hills in Morganton.
Bob Sandler and Tony Smarrelli of Pinehurst shot 74 to tie for sixth in the senior four-ball event held at Piper Glen in Charlotte.
Wiley Barrett of Southern Pines and Dick Skobo of West End shot 81 to finish 11th in flight A.
Senior Am Tour: Chuck Latham of Vass seems to like the No. 1 hole at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro. Latham, who finished his round in the shotgun start on No. 1, ran in a 90-foot birdie putt to tie Craig Cathey of Burlington with 76 in the championship flight, then won the ensuing playoff with a par on the same hole a few minutes later.
Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst tied for fourth with 79.
Richard Gant and Jim Rohr of Pinehurst shot 77 to finish tied for second in flight A. John Henely of Pinehurst shot 81 to finish second in flight B, which was won by James Herndon of Hamlet.
Golfweek Tour: James Prasse of Fayetteville shot 75 to win the championship flight of the Golfweek Amateur event held at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro. Tommy Falsetto of Fort Bragg was fourth with 80.
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