Three tied for lead at NC Amateur Championship hosted by Governors Club

Chapel Hill, NC – First round results from 56th North Carolina Amateur hosted by Governors Club in Chapel Hill on Thursday, June 16, 2016 (7005, par 36-36–72, Course/Slope Rating: 74.5/142).

cga amateur golf championshipOn this hot and humid day in mid-June,145 players teed it up looking to capture the 56th North Carolina Amateur Championship. With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, players had to battle the weather almost as much as the course.

With the completion of round one, 3 men stand atop the leaderboard tied at 4-under 68. Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh had a difficult start to the championship but caught fire on his second nine to finish tied for the lead. Eldridge started his day on the 10th tee and was even par after 8 holes before “shanking” his approach shot on 18 leading to double bogey. Heading into his second nine, Eldridge said “I was just trying to hit solid shots.” He hit plenty of “solid shots” making 4 birdies and chipping in for eagle. Eldridge will look to carry the momentum from the end of his round into the second round. Justin Tereshko of Jamestown was runner-up in the event last year and looks to capture the title this time around. After his round he felt his “ball striking was good, and had a lot of looks for birdie.” This was evident by his scorecard that included 5 birdies and an eagle. Tereshko did say he needs to drive the ball better and that on two separate occasions, trees saved him from going out of bounds. Regardless, Tereshko looks to be in great shape moving forward in the championship. Bryce Hendrix of Greenville was firing on all cylinders for most of the day. His round included 7 birdies with three of them coming on par-5s. Hendrix just finished his freshman year at UNC-Greensboro and looks to continue his strong play throughout the next couple days. .

Uly Grisette of Winston-Salem is tied with 4 other players who are only one shot back of the leaders. Grisette came out firing, shooting 6-under 30 on his opening nine holes that included 2 eagles and 2 birdies. In his own words, Grisette said “I got hot” but struggled on the back nine, shooting 3-over to finish at 3-under for the day. He was able to finish his round in style by birding the 18th. Grisette has been competing in the NC Amateur for many years and says “its great to come out here and compete against the young kids and see how far they are hitting it.” Grisette won the championship in 1985 when he was 18 years old while competing in his first NC Amateur. Now 31 years later, he looks to continue his strong play and capture another.

Defending champion, Carter Jenkins is not in the field this week as he has turned professional and is currently playing on the Mackenzie Tour, formerly PGA Tour Canada.

The championship format is 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scorers and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by June 16, 2016, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

56th North Carolina Amateur
Governors Club
Chapel Hill, N.C.
June 16, 2016

First Round Results

Place Competitor Score
T1 Thomas Eldridge, Raleigh, N.C.   30-38–68  (-4)
T1 Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.   35-33–68  (-4)
T1 Justin Tereshko, Jamestown, N.C.   33-35–68  (-4)
T4 Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.   34-35–69  (-3)
T4 Drew Johnson, Oak Ridge, N.C.   33-36–69  (-3)
T4 Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   34-35–69  (-3)
T4 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   30-39–69  (-3)
T4 Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.   35-34–69  (-3)
T9 Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.   33-37–70  (-2)
T9 Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.   36-34–70  (-2)
T9 Rob Beasley, Kernersville, N.C.   36-34–70  (-2)
T9 Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   34-36–70  (-2)
T9 Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   31-39–70  (-2)
T14 Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C.   35-36–71  (-1)
T14 Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C.   37-34–71  (-1)
T14 Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   36-35–71  (-1)
T14 Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.   37-34–71  (-1)
T14 Michael Hocker II, Durham, N.C.   35-36–71  (-1)
T14 Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C.   35-36–71  (-1)
T14 Candler Rice, Asheville, N.C.   36-35–71  (-1)
T14 Tim Bunten, Concord, N.C.   36-35–71  (-1)
T22 Walker Cress, Concord, N.C.   37-35–72  (Even)
T22 Jubal Early, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   34-38–72  (Even)
T22 Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C.   36-36–72  (Even)
T22 David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.   38-34–72  (Even)
T22 Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.   37-35–72  (Even)
T22 Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   35-37–72  (Even)
T22 Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.   36-36–72  (Even)
T22 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   38-34–72  (Even)
T22 Anthony Baker, Walkertown, N.C.   37-35–72  (Even)
T31 Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   35-38–73  (+1)
T31 Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   38-35–73  (+1)
T31 Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C.   36-37–73  (+1)
T31 Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.   35-38–73  (+1)
T31 Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.   36-37–73  (+1)
T31 Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.   35-38–73  (+1)
T31 Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.   33-40–73  (+1)
T31 Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.   37-36–73  (+1)
T31 Brooks Curtis, Elizabeth City, N.C.   33-40–73  (+1)
T31 Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.   38-35–73  (+1)
T31 Kevin O’Connell, Raleigh, N.C.   39-34–73  (+1)
T42 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   37-37–74  (+2)
T42 Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.   38-36–74  (+2)
T42 David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.   39-35–74  (+2)
T42 Nick Stafford, Belmont, N.C.   36-38–74  (+2)
T42 Evan Pappas, Asheville, N.C.   36-38–74  (+2)
T42 Kaleb Lester, Mebane, N.C.   39-35–74  (+2)
T42 Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.   36-38–74  (+2)
T49 Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.   38-37–75  (+3)
T49 Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.   35-40–75  (+3)
T49 Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.   38-37–75  (+3)
T49 David Fowler, Winston-Salem, N.C.   39-36–75  (+3)
T49 David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.   36-39–75  (+3)
T49 David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Kell Graham, Matthews, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T49 Jarett Stowe, Matthews, N.C.   37-38–75  (+3)
T61 Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.   38-38–76  (+4)
T61 Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   37-39–76  (+4)
T61 Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.   41-35–76  (+4)
T61 Jacob Kennedy, Mt. Ulla, N.C.   39-37–76  (+4)
T61 Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C.   37-39–76  (+4)
T61 Walter Brinker, Sanford, N.C.   38-38–76  (+4)
T61 Ben Buben, Charlotte, N.C.   38-38–76  (+4)
T61 Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.   37-39–76  (+4)
T61 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   39-37–76  (+4)
T61 Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   37-39–76  (+4)
T61 Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.   37-39–76  (+4)
T72 Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.   38-39–77  (+5)
T72 Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   37-40–77  (+5)
T72 Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.   38-39–77  (+5)
T72 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.   38-39–77  (+5)
T72 Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.   39-38–77  (+5)
T72 Chris Blum, Raleigh, N.C.   39-38–77  (+5)
T72 Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.   37-40–77  (+5)
T72 Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.   39-38–77  (+5)
T72 Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C.   38-39–77  (+5)
T72 Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.   36-41–77  (+5)
T72 Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.   40-37–77  (+5)
T83 Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.   43-35–78  (+6)
T83 Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.   36-42–78  (+6)
T83 Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.   40-38–78  (+6)
T83 Riley Davis, Kinston, N.C.   39-39–78  (+6)
T83 David Germann, Clayton, N.C.   38-40–78  (+6)
T83 Mitch Robinette, Charlotte, N.C.   36-42–78  (+6)
T83 Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.   41-37–78  (+6)
T83 Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.   37-41–78  (+6)
T83 Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C.   38-40–78  (+6)
T83 John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   37-41–78  (+6)
T83 Drew Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   37-41–78  (+6)
T94 Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.   37-42–79  (+7)
T94 Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Sean O’Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Mark McMillen Jr, Smithfield, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Josh Bagwell, Marion, N.C.   36-43–79  (+7)
T94 Thomas Redding, Hudson, N.C.   38-41–79  (+7)
T94 Wade Boteler, Mebane , N.C.   39-40–79  (+7)
T94 Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.   36-43–79  (+7)
T94 Charles Spry, Winston salem, N.C.   40-39–79  (+7)
T94 Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.   39-40–79  (+7)
T94 Andy Crain, Raleigh, N.C.   36-43–79  (+7)
T94 Jack Massei, Cary, N.C.   39-40–79  (+7)
T94 Joey Davis, Cornelius, N.C.   37-42–79  (+7)
T109 Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.   38-42–80  (+8)
T109 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.   39-41–80  (+8)
T109 Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   41-39–80  (+8)
T109 Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.   40-40–80  (+8)
T109 Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.   42-38–80  (+8)
T109 Scott McClellan, Cary, N.C.   40-40–80  (+8)
T109 Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.   41-39–80  (+8)
T109 Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem, N.C.   42-38–80  (+8)
T109 Jake Scruggs, Shelby, N.C.   38-42–80  (+8)
T118 Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   44-37–81  (+9)
T118 Kevin Duerr, Wake Forest, N.C.   36-45–81  (+9)
T118 Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.   41-40–81  (+9)
T118 Zach Joines, Wilkesboro, N.C.   38-43–81  (+9)
T118 Andrew Furr, Clayton, N.C.   38-43–81  (+9)
T118 Regan Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   40-41–81  (+9)
T118 Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C.   39-42–81  (+9)
T118 Johannes Fontes-Zitzer, Lillington, N.C.   41-40–81  (+9)
T118 Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.   41-40–81  (+9)
T127 Keenan Denny, King, N.C.   38-44–82  (+10)
T127 William Carter, Laurinburg, N.C.   39-43–82  (+10)
T127 Jd Mcneill, Raleigh, N.C.   40-42–82  (+10)
T127 Cory Segall, Charlotte, N.C.   41-41–82  (+10)
T127 Jay Jay Howard, Concord, N.C.   41-41–82  (+10)
T132 David Yang, Cornelius, N.C.   39-44–83  (+11)
T132 Rex Willoughby, Chapel Hill, N.C.   45-38–83  (+11)
T134 Davis Kiger, Harrisburg, N.C.   41-43–84  (+12)
T134 Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   43-41–84  (+12)
T134 John Freeman, Asheville, N.C.   42-42–84  (+12)
T134 Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, N.C.   43-41–84  (+12)
T134 Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.   44-40–84  (+12)
139 Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.   42-43–85  (+13)
T140 A. t. Cashwell, Concord, N.C.   44-42–86  (+14)
T140 Grant Smith, Charlotte, N.C.   39-47–86  (+14)
T140 Justin Lewis, High Point, N.C.   43-43–86  (+14)
T143 Kyle Austin, Mebane, N.C.   47-40–87  (+15)
T143 Pete Luster, Chapel Hill, N.C.   46-41–87  (+15)
145 Robert McPartland, Cary, N.C.   41-47–88  (+16)

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