Golf Bag: Longleaf Academy Special Event Planned
Golfers are always looking for tournaments to enter because they enjoy the competition and can benefit a good cause while playing one of the Sandhills’ great array of courses.
If you’re looking for such an opportunity, there’s a new arrival on the scene that deserves to be checked out.
The inaugural Longleaf Academy Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament and silent auction is scheduled for Longleaf Golf and Country Club June 15.
Longleaf Academy is a local school that instructs children of all ages with dyslexia and other related learning disorders.
“This event is the primary fundraiser for scholarships assisting those in the community who would benefit from academic assistance provided by our instructors and are not financially able to pay for the services,” said the Academy’s Patti Friedman.
The format is captain’s choice with teams consisting of men, women or mixed. Golfers may enter as a team or as individuals. Tournament sponsorships and donations are welcome.
The entry fee is $350 per team or $90 per person and includes cart, range balls, goodie bags, dinner and drinks at the silent auction. Persons may attend the dinner and auction only for $25. Deadline for entry is June 8.
There will be prizes for the winning teams, closest to the pin prizes, including a weekend at Homewood Suites in Pinehurst, and a putter for longest drive donated by Robert’s Golf.
A 2012 Ford Focus and an E-Z-Go golf cart will be awarded for holes-in-one on designated par-3s.
To enter or for information, call Friedman at (910) 528-0190.
Women’s Am: Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, S.C., survived a rain delay of more than four hours and stood off a charge by 17-year-old Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek, S.C., to win the 86th Women’s Carolinas Amateur Championship by a stroke, shooting 70-74-74—218 at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C.
Dambaugh, who was runner-up in the 2010 Girls U.S. Amateur at the Country Club of North Carolina, had opened with a 76 and couldn’t quite catch up despite shooting 71-72 in the final two rounds.
Karli Heimbecker of Sanford finished fifth with 224.
Patty Moore of Charlotte, a six-time More County Amateur champion, won the senior title for the ninth time with 229. Angela Stewart of Greenville was a stroke back.
Carole Jones of Hillsborough won the overall title in the Carolinas Tee competition, played from shorter tees, and also won the super senior championship with 155 as play in that division was limited by the rain to 36 holes.
Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst tied for fifth overall with 158, and Donna Rotondo of Pinehurst shot 176. Yelovich and Jo Ann Sluder of Pinehurst tied for fifth in Flight 1 with 160. Rotondo tied for first in Flight 3.
Pro-Official: Jeffrey Peck and Will Barr of Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte teamed to win the Club Car CPGA Pro-Official event held at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in a chip-off after they had tied in regulation with Char Cormier and Stuart Mitchell of Ocean Creek Golf Club in Beaufort, S.C., with 64.
Tom Parsons and Gary Gough of National Golf Club in Pinehurst tied for 10th with 69. Dave Hal and Steven Dougherty of National shot 73 and tied for 3rd.
Open Qualifier: Will Collins of Salisbury shot 8-under-par 64 to take medalist honors in the U.S. Open local qualifying event held at River Landing’s River Course.
Six players advanced to sectional qualifying. They were Nemanja Savic, Serbia, 67, Vince Hatfield, Greenwood, S.C., 68, Fernando Mechereffe, Brazil, 69, Chesson Hadley, Raleigh, 70, and Robbie Biershank, Greenville, 70.
Ryan Linton of Pinehurst and Michael McGowan of Southern Pines tied for 14th with even-par 72.
Jack Fields of Southern Pines shot 76 and tied for 35th. James Stanofski of West End shot 80, tying for 59th. William Carter, of Laurinburg, a former Moore County Amateur champion, was also at 80.
Brandon Mawyer of Whispering Pines shot 95.
Tin Whistles: The team of Murray Williamson, Jack McCarthy, Bill Noggle and Fred Nuenighof posted 126 to win the Man in the Box tournament held by the Tin Whistles Club on Pinehurst Country Club’s No. 5 Course.
Don Torgersen, Terry Daly, Larry Harter, and Ed Renner took second place in a card playoff after they had tied at 129 with Jeff Harmon, Peter Hill, Bob Graham and Dick Agnew.
Sr. Am Tour: Steve Wright of Deep Gap shot 71 to claim a four-stroke victory in the championship flight of the Senior Amateur Tour event held at Sapona Country Club in Lexington.
Ron Hockensmith of Southern Pines tied for third with 76 and Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst tied for fifth with 77.
Jim Rohr of Pinehurst tied for fourth in flight A with 77 and Ed Zieglar of Pinehurst shot 80 to finish third in flight B.
For more information about the tour, contact Bruce Hallenback at (336) 495-6556.
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