Golf Bag: Locals Earn Am Berths
Eric Brady of Cary shot 68 to earn medalist honors in the North Carolina Amateur Championship sectional qualifier held at Legacy Golf Links.
Five Pinehurst golfers were among the 20 players advancing to the championship, which will be played June 14-17 at Treyburn Country Club in Durham.
Aaron Boggs and Patrick Barrett tied for second with 69, and Samuel Kosich tied for fifth with 71. Pete Lineberger shot 72 and Daniel Leveu finished with 73 to tie for the final spot.
Dylan Harris of Southern Pines shot 74 to miss qualifying by a stroke. Seventy-two players competed.
Moore Women: OK, ladies, it’s time. The deadline for entries into the 34th annual Moore County Women’s Amateur is Wednesday, and if you want your name on a championship trophy that includes Hall of Famer Patty Moore, Dianne Yelovich and Staci Creech, you have to sign up now.
The championship is being held at Woodlake Golf Club in Vass June 18-19, with both the Ellis Maples and Arnold Palmer courses being used.
Golfers are pre-flighted by handicap, and the top three players in each flight win prizes. The entry fee is $100, which includes cart fees, range balls and an awards luncheon following play on Tuesday.
To enter or for information, call Ginny Seidler at (910) 673-3240.
S.C. Open: Wake Forest golf coach Jerry Haas made par on the first playoff hole to defeat Hunter Howell of Raeford and win the South Carolina Open, held at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia.
Haas held the lead entering the final round but bogeyed the final hole in regulation, and Howell shot 68 to make up the one-stroke difference and force the playoff, as they were deadlocked at 205.
David Thore of Wilmington won the senior division title with 210, shooting three rounds of 70.
Kelly Mitchum of Southern Pines tied for 15th with 211, sharing that position with Southern Pines amateur Dylan Harris. Scooter Buhrman, an assistant professional at Gates Four Golf & Country Club in Fayetteville, tied for 23rd after a final round of 68.
Amateur Patrick Barrett tied for 43rd with 220, and Will Morgan of West End shot 221. Allan Hylton of Southern Pines was at 225.
eGolf Tour: Matt Harmon of Grand Rapids, Mich., holed a 40-foot bunker shot for eagle on the second playoff hole to defeat Drew Weaver of High Point for his first eGolf Tour title and a $25,000 payoff in the event held at Rock Barn Club and Spa’s Robert Trent Jones Course in Conover.
Jack Fields of Southern Pines, who won his first career professional title last month, finished tied for 38th with 286 and earned $1,403.
Sr. Am Tour: Don Moore of Raleigh won the championship flight of the Senior Amateur Tour event held at Bermuda Run Country Club’s West Course in a playoff with Eddie McBride of Lewisville after they had deadlocked at 74.
Terry Collins of Pinehurst was fourth with 80.
Richard Gant of Pinehurst tied for second in flight A with 75. Tom Kubla of Pinehurst tied for second in flight B with 77, and Ed Ziegler of Pinehurst tied for fifth with 78.
CGA One-Day: Tim Copper of West End shot 76 to finish second in the men’s A morning flight in the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament held at Duke University’s Golf Club in Durham. Jeff Manley won the flight with 73.
Hugh Beckman of West End tied for fifth with 80, and Samuel Kosich of Pinehurst shot 82.
Bill Shikitus of Southern Pines won the men’s B flight with 79, while Porter Hunt of Southern Pines tied for third with 82.
Samantha Pugh-Gilder of Southern Pines shot 79 to win the women’s afternoon flight.
Kiwanis Tourney: The Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville will sponsor its Care for Kids Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament Sept. 20, at Cypress Lakes Golf Course. Proceeds benefit the Child Advocacy Center.
Check-in time is 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of scores, including teams finishing in first, middle and last places.
Individuals and teams may enter, and the entry fee is $100 per player. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each or $475 for a team of four players with one hole sponsorship. Other sponsorship levels are also available.
Entry and sponsorship forms are available at the Child Advocacy Center website, www.childadvocacycenter.com. For more information, contact Bruce Brown at (910) 485-2672 or Gary Cooper at (910) 670-6451.
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