Golf Bag: Stockwell Wins First TW-First Tee Event
Josh Stockwell of Aberdeen shot 78-72—150 to win the boys’ blue tee division in the Tin Whistles–First Tee Tour event held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
Warren Bowen of Pembroke and Grant Miller of Holly Springs tied for second at 157.
Bryan D’Ostroph of Whispering Pines was at 165, with Austin Scarboro of Pinehurst at 170. Bryan Boulanger of Southern Pines shot 172, while Ethan Coker of Vass and Gray Linzel of Southern Pines were at 177.
Nash Neptune of Seven Lakes won the white tees division with 78-72—150. Drew Viney of Pinehurst shot 154 to finish second, and Hayden Ayers of Pinehurst shot 168 to take third.
Jared Robinson of Pinehurst shot 82-81—163 to win the red tees flight. Dakota Locklear of Pembroke was second with 164.
Marisa Daqyuil-Kawabi of Fayetteville won the girls’ red tees division with 86-80—166. Meredith Godwin of Rowland was second with 175.
Jaclyn Kensel of Southern Pines won the girls’ nine-hole division with 44-40—84. Symon Balbin of Pinehurst won the boys’ nine-hole division with 43-35—78.
First Tee Stars: Ben Chrystler and Savannah Thompson of The First Tee of the Sandhills played Pebble Beach this week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open.
Chrystler played alongside Champions Tour professional Mike Goodes, and Thompson was paired with Champions Tour professional Fred Funk.
The event is an official Champions Tour tournament that pairs 81 junior golfers from The First Tee program with 81 professionals. The tournament takes place on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course, and is televised internationally on the Golf Channel today from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dugenske Wins: It was a big week for Hal Dugenske of Whispering Pines as he shot 74-73—147 to win the overall super senior division of the Carolinas PGA Callawassie Island Senior Open held in Okatie, S.C.
Dugenske, a regular competitor in the CPGA events, won by two strokes over Dennis Adkins of North Myrtle Beach in the 68-70 age bracket.
Herb Conway of Whispering Pines tied for 201th at 164, and Chuck Daley of Whispering Pines tied for 24th with 167. Luke Scesa of Pinehurst shot 180, and John Gerwig of Whispering Pines was at 182.
Robert Linville, a professional from Greensboro, won the overall championship with 71-74—145.
Ken Eichele of Pinehurst tied for 23rd with 173 and was ninth in the 60-up amateur division.
George Shadwick of Jackson Springs shot 190 to finish sixth in the 50-59 amateur division.
CGA One-Day: Carson Lanier of Sanford shot 69 to win the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day event’s men’s division A at Siler City Country Club.
Jack Nance of Pinehurst, the CGA executive director, shot 76 to finish tied for fourth. Hugh Beckwith of West End shot 80, Steve Lassiter of Pinehurst shot 83, and Edward Pickett of Aberdeen shot 88.
Mike Burgess of Siler City and David Harrison of Yadkinville tied for first in the senior men’s division with 80. John Konold of Pinehurst was fifth with 82.
Women’s Am: Tatiana Wijay of Australia shot 68 to take medalist honors in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional Qualifier held at Sapona Country Club in Lexington.
Nine players at even par or better advanced, including two North Carolina women, Evelyn Dole of Cary and Meghan Moore of Bahama.
Katja Dammann of Germany and Pinehurst shot 80, while Amanda D’Ostroph of Whispering Pines shot 84.
Carolinas Girls: Lucia Polo of Greensboro is relatively new to match play, but it didn’t show as she powered her way to the championship of the Carolinas Junior Girls Championship held at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
Playing in only her second match play event, Polo defeated Kelli Murphy of Elgin, S.C., 3 and 2 in the title match.
She credited a lengthy par-saving putt on the par-5 14th hole for propelling her to the win.
“Making that putt to stay 1-up gave me the boost I needed to stay focused,” Polo told Carolinas Golf Association official Tiffany Priest.
She followed the saving par with a tee shot on the par-3 15th that stopped within inches of the cup.
Savannah Thompson of West End lost 1-up in the first round of match play to Amy Wooten of Clinton.
Carolinas Am: Richard Fountain of Raleigh shot 66 to lead 17 qualifiers for the 98th Carolinas Amateur Championship in an event held at Ironwood Country Club in Greenville.
Charlie Killian of Pinehurst and Carson Lanier of Sanford tied for seventh with 71.
The Amateur will be played at Charlotte Country Club July 12-15.
Sr. Am Tour: Richard Gant of Pinehurst shot 74 to win flight A in the Senior Amateur Tour event played at Bryan Park’s Player Course in Greensboro.
Gary Roberson of Burlington won the championship flight with 71. Sr.
Four-Ball: David Lane of Advance and Mike Judkins of Winston-Salem teamed to shoot 67 and win flight A of the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball event held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Bob Sandler and Tony Smarrelli of Pinehurst tied for sixth with 69.
George Wirtz and Jay Mickle of Southern Pines shot 72 to tie for sixth in the super senior division, while Paul Jett and Roy Ross of Southern Pines were at 73.
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