Golf Bag: Froehlich Memorial July 21
The annual sighting of Eli Jaksic can mean only one thing: The Southern Pines Elks Club’s Emil Froehlich Memorial Golf Tournament is just around the corner.
The 16th annual tournament, with proceeds used for the benefit of special needs children and adults of Moore County, is scheduled for July 21 at Southern Pines Golf Club.
The entry fee is $75 per player, and the captain’s choice event is open to men, women and mixed teams.
Individual players are urged to sign up and will be placed on a team.
There are several forms of sponsorship available which help provide picnics, dances, parties and entertainment for persons of special needs.
The program has donated 20 personal computers to the Moore County school system for classrooms devoted to the education of exceptional children, and has also donated three computers to the Sandhills Children’s Center.
Teacher grants of $3,500 last year helped provide educational material for instructors of children with special needs.
There will be closest to the pin awards for men and women on designated par-3 holes, and for the closest to the line drive. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in each flight.
There will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and an awards luncheon following play.
To enter or for more information and to reserve a sponsorship, call (910) 692-7375.
CGA One-Day: Samuel Kosich of Pinehurst shot 75 to earn a three-way tie for the men’s flight A championship in the Carolinas Golf Association One-Day Tournament held at N.C. State’s demanding Lonnie Poole Course.
Also at 75 were Drew Haywood of Asheboro and Ben Farmer of Knightdale.
Gerald Frye of Aberdeen was fourth with 76, and J.C. Frye of Pinebluff shot 78.
Chuck Latham of Vass shot 76 to finish second in the senior men’s division. Jerry Evans of Aberdeen shot 85, and Bill Mayer of West End shot 93.
Sr. Four-Ball: Phil Thingstad and Mike Swensen of West End combined for a 66 to win the super senior division of the Carolinas Golf Association Senior Four-Ball event held at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro.
Paul Jett and Roy Ross of Southern Pines were second with 68; Chuck Daley of Whispering Pines and Dean Donley of Carthage shot 69; Dale Andress and Larry Clapp of Foxfire Village shot 73; Dick Wilson of Whispering Pines and Terry Ward of Jackson Springs shot 75; and John Vann and John Malpas of Pinehurst shot 80.
David Madison of Chapel Hill and Terry Heath of Apex shot 64 to win flight A. Hal Dugenske and Herb Conway of Whispering Pines shot 72.
Wiley Barrett of Southern Pines and Steve Moore of Nashville tied for second in flight B with 74. Joseph Wilkinson of Southern Pines and John Oakes of Pinehurst shot 78.
Pro-Assistant: Mike Mola and Bill Hassell of Diamond Creek Golf Club teamed for a 67 to win the rain abbreviated Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship held at The Club at Pawleys Island.
Thunderstorms forced Tuesday’s second round to be canceled after a wait until 5:30 p.m. with five teams tied at 67. After the storms had cleared the area, those five teams competed in a playoff and Mola made the lone birdie on the first hole to end it.
Don Sweeting and Kelly Mitchum of Pinehurst Resort tied for 11th with 69.
WCGA Jr. Girls: Gina Kim of Chapel Hill shot back-to-back 74s for a 148 to claim the WCGA Junior Girls’ Championship held at the Country Cub of Whispering Pines.
Amy Wooten of Clinton shot 76-79 to finish second by seven strokes. The course played long and tough for the second round after more than two inches of rain on Monday afternoon, prompting tournament director Vicki DiSantis to praise the winner.
“Gina had a great round today in wet conditions,” DiSantis said.
Megan Munroe of Raeford was seventh with 164, and Caroline Rea of Pinehurst was ninth with 169.
Anna McDonald of Hickory won the junior division with 157. Sophie Holland of Cornelius shot 96 to win the sub-junior division, which played nine holes each day.
13 and Under: Chris Kim of Cary, an 11-year-old rising sixth- grader, defeated four older opponents to win his first Carolinas Golf Association junior title in the N.C. Junior Boys 13 and Under Championship held at Asheboro Country Club.
Kim defeated Will Tamplin of Fairview 4&3 in the finals.
AJ Beechler of Pinehurst advanced to the championship flight match play with a 75, but lost in the first round to Dalton Mauldin of Sanford 2&1.
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