Golf Bag: Stockwell Completes 'Double'
Josh Stockwell is only 16, but he’s racking up tournament titles in Tiger Woods style these days.
Meanwhile, Lizzy Nguyen, a 13-year-old newcomer to Pinehurst, nipped Caroline Rea of Pinehurst for the girls’ title last weekend in the Bill Jones Memorial Moore County Junior Amateur Championship. Jacklyn Kenzel of Southern Pines was third with 214.
Stockwell, an Aberdeen native who had already made golf news by becoming the youngest player to win the Moore County Men’s Amateur Championship a few weeks ago, completed the never-before accomplished double with the Bill Jones title.
A junior at Pinecrest High School, Stockwell posted scores of 71-73—144 on the Rees Jones-designed Talamore Golf Club course to leave second-place Grant Miller of Holly Springs reeling in his wake by 11 strokes at 155 in the boys’ championship division.
Ben Chrystler of Whispering Pines shot 81-77—158 to take third place, with Nash Neptune of Pinehurst fourth with 160. AJ Beechler of Pinehurst shot 163, followed by Jared Robinson of Pinehurst with 164 and Bobby Capps of Seven Lakes with 168.
Brandon Harrell of Pinehurst shot 84-81—165 to win the boys’ open division A. Logan Warren of Mount Holly was runner-up with 16, followed by Corey Whitten of Bennett with 168.
Drew Viney of Pinehurst shot 170, Symon Balbin of Pinehurst 174, and John David Morton of Wilson 180.
Bryan D’Ostroph of Whispering Pines shot 92-82—174 to win the boys open division B. Gary Linzel III of Southern Pines was second with 176, followed by Bryan Boulanger of Southern Pines with 178, Alex Nguyen of Pinehurst 188, Matthew Walters of Southern Pines 193, and Chandler Baker of Aberdeen 211.
Eleven-year-old Garrett Clark of Burlington shot 82-75—157 to claim the boys’ super junior division red tees title. Josh Lendach of Raleigh was second with 176, followed by Colin Dutton of Foxfire with 194, Mack Roberson of Pinehurst with 202, Chase Ivey of Whispering Pines with 204 and Jonathan Kenzel of Southern Pines with 229.
TYGA Team: The BB&T team of Sarah Bae of Cary, Rhea Bhatia of Wake Forest, and Savannah Thompson of West End shot 152-147—299 to win the Tar Heel Youth Golf Association Girls’ Team Championship held at Seven Lakes Country Club in West End.
Bae led the effort with 76-72, while Bhatia shot 76-81 and Thompson 85-75.
It took an extra playoff hole with two other teams but the Bushwood All-Stars of Gastonia shot 144-145—289 to win the boys’ team championship.
Will Blalock led the winners with 72-71—143, while Victor Wiggins shot 72-74— 146. The third member of the team, Harrison Frye, whose score was discarded, shot 164.
The Kappa Beta Tau team and The Long Knockers and Noah tied in regulation with 289 and shared second.
Bae was the girls’ individual champion, while Zach Seabolt of Raleigh won the boys’ division with 140.
Anderson Allgeyer of Pinehurst shot 164, while Brad Dawson of Pinehurst shot 171.
Tin Whistles: Ralph Cole, Bob White, Bruce Monteith and Tony Embrey teamed for 59 to win the Tin Whistles Club’s best-ball event held on Pinehurst No. 1.
Pat Henry, Dennis Dolgan, Ski Kinelski and Mike Sanders were second with 61. Jim Peterson, Terry Daly, Rich Warters and Fred Nuenighoff took third in a card playoff after tying with 62.
Interclub: The “Final Four” teams are set to compete for the 2012 Carolinas Golf Association Carolinas Interclub Match Play Championship next weekend, Nov. 10-1, at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines.
Semifinals will be played on Saturday and a blind draw was used to determine the match-ups. Mill Creek GC (Mebane) will take on River Hills CC (Lake Wylie, S.C.), and Willow Springs CC (Wilson) will battle the defending champions from Fort Mill (S.C.) GC.
Sixteen players from each club will compete at four-ball and singles match play with cumulative points determining the winner. The winners will face off on Sunday for the championship.
Clubs from both North and South Carolina began regular-season regional group play in May with the top two clubs from each group earning the right to advance to the match play post season playoffs which began Sept. 1.
In last year’s final, the team from Fort Mill Golf Club defeated the 1999 runners-up from Bentwinds Country Club (Fuquay-Varina) in another close finish (26-22). It was Fort Mill’s first Interclub Championship.
The Carolinas Interclub Team Matches began in 1996 and are open to all CGA member clubs.
For more information visit the championship home page online at http://carolinasinterclub.wordpress. com/.
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