Golf Bag: Hot Frost Ices N.C. Open
It was a birthday to remember for Charles Frost at the Club at Irish Creek, in Kannapolis.
Frost, an assistant professional at Quail Hollow Country Club in Pineville, shot 16-under-par 62-66-69—197 to win the 48th playing of the Carolinas PGA Toshiba North Carolina Open by three strokes over runner-up Ray Franz of the Daniel Island Club.
Frost posted 19 birdies and an eagle in the three rounds and began the final round with six consecutive birdies.
Defending champion Scott Harvey of Greensboro was low amateur with 201, finishing third overall.
Gus Ulrich of Whispering Pines and Pinewild Country Club was at 211, and Kelly Mitchum of Southern Pines and Pinehurst Resort and Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four G&CC in Fayetteville all shot 213.
Sherrill Britt, an amateur from West End, shot 214 and Scott Lincicome of Pinehurst was at 217. Brian Holstein of Pinehurst shot 220 and Will Morgan of West End shot 221.
Harris Qualifies: Dylan Harris of Southern Pines shot 77 to earn one of 12 spots available in the North Carolina Match Play qualifier held at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation in Leland.
John Cole of Fayetteville was medalist with 75, while Walker Taylor of Wilmington tied for second with Harris at 77.
The match play championship will be held at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro Aug. 1-5.
Tin Whistles: The team of Murray Williamson, Frank Corcoran, Ron Kukick and Jan Ludwig posted 137 to win the Tin Whistles’ best-ball gross, best-ball net tournament held on the Pinehurst No. 3 Course.
Charlie Eichorn, Ski Kinelski, Dennis Dolgan and Tom Race were second with 138, beating John Reglar, Dick Bock, Ed Guidice and Terry Daly in a card playoff.
Dolgan won flight A of the match play event held on the Pinehurst No. 1 Course with Bob Sandler second. Ron Sundstrom won flight B, followed by Bob Springer. Luther Hutchinson won flight C with Race the runner-up.
Military Comps: Pinehurst Resort will host its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Sept. 3, providing complimentary golf and special discounts to active members of the military and their spouses.
Golf will be offered on Pinehurst No. 8 with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Active duty military also will receive a 50-percent discount on all spa services, a 20-percent discount off merchandise in the resort’s retail shops, and a 15-percent discount at resort restaurants.
“With the sacrifices the military makes for all of us, we wanted to show Pinehurst’s appreciation,” said Chad Campbell, Pinehurst’s director of golf. “We hope this gives our military, particularly all of those families in our community, a chance to enjoy a day of recreation and relaxation.”
Active duty military will need to show a military ID upon arrival, but are encouraged to make advance reservations, as space will be filled quickly. Tee times can be booked beginning Aug. 22 by calling (910) 235-8760.
Appointments for the spa can be made immediately by calling (910) 235-8320.
Carolinas Jr.: Keenan Huskey of Greenville, S.C., shot 7-under-par 70-70-69—209 to win the Carolinas Junior Championship, played at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, by four shots over Austin Langdale of Townville, S.C.
Trey Guy of Fayetteville tied for third with 215. Nicholas Thompson of Southern Pines shot 225 to tie for 42nd.
Super Senior: John Walters of Charlotte stood off charges from Larry Boswell and Mike Sprouts to win the Carolinas Golf Association’s Carolinas Super Senior Championship held at Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton.
Walters shot 66-70—136, while Boswell and Sprouts were at 137. Gary Strickfaden of Southern Pines tied for fourth with 141.
Rick Luzar of Pinehurst and Hal Dugenske of Whispering Pines tied for ninth with 144. Deane Hundley of Southern Pines was at 146, and Steve Smith of Pinehurst at 153.
Sr. Am. Tour: Mark Craige of Cary shot 66 to win the championship flight of the Senior Amateur Tour event held at the Golf Club of Chapel Ridge in Pittsboro. Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst was fourth with 74.
Gary Gebauer of Southern Pines finished third in flight A with 75.
Mike Smith of Lewisville shot 70 to win the championship flight of the event, held at Greensboro Country Club’s Carlson Farm Course. Ron Hockensmith of Whispering Pines tied for fourth with 76.
Tom Kubla tied for fourth in flight B with 78.
Senior 4-Ball: Tim Hunter and Charles Wilkins of Pinehurst shot 66 to win flight A in the CGA’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament, held at Bryan Park Golf Club’s Champions Course in Browns Summit.
Chuck Taubersmith and Allen Lee of Pinehurst were fourth with 68, while Rick Luzar and Glen Subin of Pinehurst shot 71.
Doug Aitken of Pinehurst and David Aitken of Cary won flight B with 70. Wiley Barrett of Southern Pines and Steve Moore of Nashville shot 78.
Phil Thingstead and Mike Swensen of West End finished second in the super senior division with 67. George Kress of Southern Pines and Gray Strickland of Chapel Hill shot 74, and Chuck Daley of Whispering Pines and Dean Donley of Carthage shot 75.
Foxfire Special: Foxfire Resort & Golf Club is offering a two-course special for budget-minded golfers.
By booking a round online during the next week at the regular rate of $59, golfers will get two rounds with cart and range balls included. Both rounds may be played on the same day or on different days, and either course may be played when tee times are available. For information, call (910) 295-5555.
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