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Chapel Hill, NC – On Sunday, Nicholas Lyerly, a rising high school senior from Salisbury, became the youngest North Carolina Amateur champion in history at Governors Club in Chatham County. At 17 years 5 months and 7 days, Lyerly is two months younger than Joshua Martin when he captured the 2014 title.

Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury“I’ve been close a bunch of times, just never got a win,” said Lyerly about claiming his first CGA championship victory. “To come out with a win is just great. I’m glad it’s on Father’s Day, I know my dad is really proud.”

Lyerly, the 2015 North Carolina Junior Player of the Year, started Sunday’s final round with a two stroke advantage over Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh and Caleb Keck of Reidsville. Eldridge, 20, a rising junior at UNC-Wilmington and 22-year-old Keck would not apply much pressure on Lyerly, posting 73 and 78, respectively on Sunday.

The competitor that closed within one stroke of Lyerly played two groups ahead, Jamestown’s Justin Tereshko. The 26-year-old Tereshko’s five-under 67 was kick-started by three opening birdies then an eagle-birdie combination on Nos. 13 and 14. “I think I am going to come up one shot short again,” the 2015 runner-up said while waiting for the last group to finish. The birdie on hole 14 elevated him to 8-under for the championship, but a downhill putt hit off the green on hole 16 led to bogey. In four rounds Tereshko made 19 birdies and two eagles. He commented that what he will lose sleep over are three double bogeys he made during the back nine on Saturday.

Also shooting 67 Sunday was Tim Conover of Holly Springs. His round was highlighted by an albatross on the par-5 13th, made by knocking an 8-iron into the cup from 181 yards.

Lyerly came out firing Sunday, hitting pitching wedges on the first two holes to tap-in birdie range, extending his lead to four. “On the front nine I came out firing,” Lyerly recalled after his round. Knowing he had a sizable advantage on the field at the turn, the UNC-Greensboro commit started playing conservatively on the back nine. Unfortunately, that game plan led to back-to-back bogeys on holes 15 and 16, cutting his lead to just one over Tereshko. A birdie on the par-5 17th gave Lyerly the cushion he needed to tap-in a bogey for the one-stroke victory at 8-under-par 280.

With the win Lyerly gets his name engraved on the trophy and an exemption into the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship hosted by Country Club of Charleston July 14-17.  Next on his playing schedule is the 49th North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship, which begins at Wilson Country Club on Tuesday. Lyerly was stroke play qualifying medalist last year before losing in the quarterfinals.

The CGA would like to thanks to staff and members of Governors Club for their hospitality and help conducting this championship at their wonderful venue.

The top-30 finishers from this year’s championship are exempt into next year’s North Carolina Amateur at River Run in Davidson.

The North Carolina Amateur 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.
56th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC

Final Results
June 19, 2016

Place Competitor Score
1 Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.   70-71-68-71–280  (-8)
2 Justin Tereshko, Jamestown, N.C.   68-72-74-67–281  (-7)
3 Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C.   71-68-73-70–282  (-6)
4 Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   69-70-77-67–283  (-5)
T5 Thomas Eldridge, Raleigh, N.C.   68-69-74-73–284  (-4)
T5 Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.   73-68-74-69–284  (-4)
7 Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.   70-72-72-71–285  (-3)
T8 Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   73-67-72-74–286  (-2)
T8 Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.   69-75-70-72–286  (-2)
T8 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   72-72-72-70–286  (-2)
11 Anthony Baker, Walkertown, N.C.   72-68-75-72–287  (-1)
T12 Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   71-75-73-69–288  (Even)
T12 Kevin O’Connell, Raleigh, N.C.   73-69-74-72–288  (Even)
14 Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.   69-71-71-78–289  (+1)
T15 Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.   73-71-71-76–291  (+3)
T15 Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C.   71-70-74-76–291  (+3)
17 Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.   73-67-73-80–293  (+5)
T18 Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C.   72-72-73-77–294  (+6)
T18 David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.   72-75-74-73–294  (+6)
T18 Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.   71-78-72-73–294  (+6)
T18 Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.   72-70-78-74–294  (+6)
T22 Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.   73-74-76-72–295  (+7)
T22 Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.   68-75-77-75–295  (+7)
T22 David Germann, Clayton, N.C.   78-71-73-73–295  (+7)
T25 Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C.   73-70-78-75–296  (+8)
T25 David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.   74-73-77-72–296  (+8)
T25 Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   70-75-78-73–296  (+8)
T25 Andy Crain, Raleigh, N.C.   79-72-72-73–296  (+8)
T25 Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   70-72-79-75–296  (+8)
T30 Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C.   71-76-74-76–297  (+9)
T30 David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   75-76-74-72–297  (+9)
T32 Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.   76-72-78-73–299  (+11)
T32 Drew Johnson, Oak Ridge, N.C.   69-75-74-81–299  (+11)
T32 Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.   75-74-74-76–299  (+11)
T35 Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.   75-75-77-73–300  (+12)
T35 Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.   72-72-80-76–300  (+12)
T35 Rob Beasley, Kernersville, N.C.   70-74-78-78–300  (+12)
38 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   69-74-79-79–301  (+13)
T39 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   74-74-76-78–302  (+14)
T39 Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.   75-72-76-79–302  (+14)
T39 Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C.   77-70-75-80–302  (+14)
42 Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   75-76-77-75–303  (+15)
T43 Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   81-70-79-75–305  (+17)
T43 Michael Hocker II, Durham, N.C.   71-79-79-76–305  (+17)
T43 Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.   74-68-81-82–305  (+17)
46 Nick Stafford, Belmont, N.C.   74-74-78-80–306  (+18)
T47 Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   75-76-79-77–307  (+19)
T47 Candler Rice, Asheville, N.C.   71-74-79-83–307  (+19)
T47 Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.   76-73-77-81–307  (+19)
T50 Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.   74-77-83-75–309  (+21)
T50 Jacob Kennedy, Mt. Ulla, N.C.   76-72-81-80–309  (+21)
T50 Tim Bunten, Concord, N.C.   71-80-79-79–309  (+21)
T50 Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.   77-73-83-76–309  (+21)
T50 Jarett Stowe, Matthews, N.C.   75-75-82-77–309  (+21)
55 Walker Cress, Concord, N.C.   72-79-82-79–312  (+24)
T56 Jubal Early, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   72-78-86-79–315  (+27)
T56 Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.   73-75-96-71–315  (+27)
58 Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.   77-74-86-79–316  (+28)
59 Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.   73-74-79-93–319  (+31)
60 Kaleb Lester, Mebane, N.C.   74-77-91-79–321  (+33)
Failed to Qualify for Final 36 holes
T61 Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.   79-73  (+8)
T61 Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.   78-74  (+8)
T61 Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   76-76  (+8)
T61 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.   75-77  (+8)
T61 Chris Blum, Raleigh, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   76-76  (+8)
T70 Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T70 Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T70 Kell Graham, Matthews, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T73 Riley Davis, Kinston, N.C.   78-76  (+10)
T73 Evan Pappas, Asheville, N.C.   74-80  (+10)
T73 Walter Brinker, Sanford, N.C.   76-78  (+10)
T73 Zach Joines, Wilkesboro, N.C.   81-73  (+10)
T77 Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   80-75  (+11)
T77 Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.   78-77  (+11)
T77 Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.   79-76  (+11)
T77 Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T77 John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   78-77  (+11)
T77 Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.   79-76  (+11)
T83 Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.   77-79  (+12)
T83 Kevin Duerr, Wake Forest, N.C.   81-75  (+12)
T83 Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   72-84  (+12)
T83 Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.   75-81  (+12)
T83 Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.   76-80  (+12)
T83 Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.   79-77  (+12)
T83 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   76-80  (+12)
T83 Joey Davis, Cornelius, N.C.   79-77  (+12)
T91 Scott McClellan, Cary, N.C.   80-77  (+13)
T91 David Fowler, Winston-Salem, N.C.   75-82  (+13)
T91 Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.   78-79  (+13)
T91 Josh Bagwell, Marion, N.C.   79-78  (+13)
T91 Brooks Curtis, Elizabeth City, N.C.   73-84  (+13)
T91 Jack Massei, Cary, N.C.   79-78  (+13)
T91 Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.   77-80  (+13)
T91 Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.   81-76  (+13)
T99 Mark McMillen Jr, Smithfield, N.C.   79-79  (+14)
T99 Ben Buben, Charlotte, N.C.   76-82  (+14)
T99 Thomas Redding, Hudson, N.C.   79-79  (+14)
T99 William Carter, Laurinburg, N.C.   82-76  (+14)
T99 Drew Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   78-80  (+14)
T104 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.   80-79  (+15)
T104 Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-86  (+15)
T104 Mitch Robinette, Charlotte, N.C.   78-81  (+15)
T104 Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C.   78-81  (+15)
T108 Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   84-76  (+16)
T108 Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, N.C.   84-76  (+16)
T108 Keenan Denny, King, N.C.   82-78  (+16)
T108 Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T108 Andrew Furr, Clayton, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T108 Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T114 Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.   77-84  (+17)
T114 Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.   81-80  (+17)
T114 Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem, N.C.   80-81  (+17)
T114 Wade Boteler, Mebane , N.C.   79-82  (+17)
T114 Charles Spry, Winston salem, N.C.   79-82  (+17)
T114 Jd Mcneill, Raleigh, N.C.   82-79  (+17)
T120 Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.   80-82  (+18)
T120 Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.   75-87  (+18)
T120 Rex Willoughby, Chapel Hill, N.C.   83-79  (+18)
T120 Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.   85-77  (+18)
T120 Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.   78-84  (+18)
T125 Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.   80-83  (+19)
T125 Sean O’Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   79-84  (+19)
T125 Grant Smith, Charlotte, N.C.   86-77  (+19)
T125 Jake Scruggs, Shelby, N.C.   80-83  (+19)
T125 Cory Segall, Charlotte, N.C.   82-81  (+19)
T130 Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.   79-85  (+20)
T130 Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.   80-84  (+20)
T130 Johannes Fontes-Zitzer, Lillington, N.C.   81-83  (+20)
T133 Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.   78-87  (+21)
T133 Jay Jay Howard, Concord, N.C.   82-83  (+21)
T135 Davis Kiger, Harrisburg, N.C.   84-82  (+22)
T135 John Freeman, Asheville, N.C.   84-82  (+22)
T137 David Yang, Cornelius, N.C.   83-84  (+23)
T137 Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.   84-83  (+23)
T139 Robert McPartland, Cary, N.C.   88-80  (+24)
T139 Regan Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   81-87  (+24)
141 Justin Lewis, High Point, N.C.   86-84  (+26)
142 Pete Luster, Chapel Hill, N.C.   87-85  (+28)
143 A. t. Cashwell, Concord, N.C.   86-89  (+31)
144 Kyle Austin, Mebane, N.C.   87-91  (+34)
145 Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.   80-WD  (WD)

 

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Chapel Hill, NC – Saturday is called “moving day” during golf tournaments because it is the day where competitors try to set themselves up for the final push on Sunday. Only four players in the NC Amateur field would shoot under par Saturday to better their standing in the 56th North Carolina Amateur hosted by Governors Club in Chapel Hill. One such player, 17-year-old Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, made six birdies to move his way up the leaderboard.

Nicholas LyerlyLyerly’s impressive four-under front nine was punctuated with a birdie on the par-3 ninth (pictured). His favorite club after Saturday’s round could be the 8-iron. Using that club from 160-yards on No. 9 and on the 170-yard downhill par-3 14th led to birdies.

Starting his round Saturday tied for ninth, Lyerly’s four-under 68 vaulted him into first place at 7-under 209 for the championship. The 2015 NC Junior Player of the Year, Lyerly has verbally committed to play golf at UNC-Greensboro starting in the fall of 2017.

Paired with Lyerly for Sunday’s final round will be 36-hole leader Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh and Caleb Keck of Reidsville. Eldridge, 20, a rising junior at UNC-Wilmington, had a two-stroke edge on the field to begin his round. He quickly built on it, hitting a 105-yard gap wedge to four feet on his opening hole for birdie and making another birdie on the par-5 third hole to reach nine-under-par overall. Unfortunately for Eldridge, a chunked tee shot on his next tee shot landed in a pond, leading to double bogey. When he tee shot on the par-4 sixth hole found the left woods, Eldridge removed loose impediments from around his ball. In a great example of integrity, he called a one-stroke penalty on himself when his ball moved as a result. His two-over 74 on Saturday places him two strokes behind Lyerly. “I am going to try to make as many birdies as I can tomorrow,” said Eldridge when asked about his approach for the final round.

Keck will also face a two-stroke deficit when he begins play Sunday. Like Lyerly, Keck has posted three rounds under par at Governors Club. “My approach shots have been the strength of my game,” said the 22-year-old Keck. “I played them where I wanted them.” Keck won a tournament when he played collegiately at Appalachian State University. He is looking forward to the opportunity to chase down a state championship. “To have not been in this position before in the state amateur, I am going to be excited… and nervous.”

Saturday’s lead momentarily belonged to Justin Tereshko, 26, of Jamestown. Three birdies in his first seven holes catapulted last year’s runner-up into first at 7-under. Three double bogeys on the inward nine erased his hard work, finishing with a 74. Tereshko, the golf coach at Guilford College located in Greensboro, N.C. sits at 2-under 214, five back of the lead.

Kevin O’Connell of Raleigh also got out to a quick start on Saturday, converting birdies on his first three holes. Posting three-under 33 on his front nine put the 27-year-old O’Connell at 5-under overall. However, an inward 41 took O’Connell out of contention for the lead. A third round 74 dropped him back to even par 216 and T-14.

The top amateur golfers in North Carolina will compete for the state title Sunday at Governors Club. Tee times begin at 8am from both the 1st and 10th tees, with the leaders beginning at 9:40. 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.

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.
56th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC

Third Round Results
June 18, 2016

Place Competitor Score
1 Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.   70-71-68–209  (-7)
T2 Thomas Eldridge, Raleigh, N.C.   68-69-74–211  (-5)
T2 Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.   69-71-71–211  (-5)
T4 Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   73-67-72–212  (-4)
T4 Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C.   71-68-73–212  (-4)
6 Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.   73-67-73–213  (-3)
T7 Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.   69-75-70–214  (-2)
T7 Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.   70-72-72–214  (-2)
T7 Justin Tereshko, Jamestown, N.C.   68-72-74–214  (-2)
T10 Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.   73-71-71–215  (-1)
T10 Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.   73-68-74–215  (-1)
T10 Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C.   71-70-74–215  (-1)
T10 Anthony Baker, Walkertown, N.C.   72-68-75–215  (-1)
T14 Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   69-70-77–216  (Even)
T14 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   72-72-72–216  (Even)
T14 Kevin O’Connell, Raleigh, N.C.   73-69-74–216  (Even)
17 Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C.   72-72-73–217  (+1)
18 Drew Johnson, Oak Ridge, N.C.   69-75-74–218  (+2)
19 Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   71-75-73–219  (+3)
T20 Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.   68-75-77–220  (+4)
T20 Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.   72-70-78–220  (+4)
T22 Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C.   71-76-74–221  (+5)
T22 Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C.   73-70-78–221  (+5)
T22 David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.   72-75-74–221  (+5)
T22 Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.   71-78-72–221  (+5)
T22 Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   70-72-79–221  (+5)
T27 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   69-74-79–222  (+6)
T27 Rob Beasley, Kernersville, N.C.   70-74-78–222  (+6)
T27 David Germann, Clayton, N.C.   78-71-73–222  (+6)
T27 Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C.   77-70-75–222  (+6)
T31 Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.   73-74-76–223  (+7)
T31 Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.   75-74-74–223  (+7)
T31 Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.   75-72-76–223  (+7)
T31 Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   70-75-78–223  (+7)
T31 Andy Crain, Raleigh, N.C.   79-72-72–223  (+7)
T31 Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.   74-68-81–223  (+7)
T37 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   74-74-76–224  (+8)
T37 Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.   72-72-80–224  (+8)
T37 David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.   74-73-77–224  (+8)
T37 Candler Rice, Asheville, N.C.   71-74-79–224  (+8)
41 David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   75-76-74–225  (+9)
T42 Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.   76-72-78–226  (+10)
T42 Nick Stafford, Belmont, N.C.   74-74-78–226  (+10)
T42 Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.   76-73-77–226  (+10)
T42 Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.   73-74-79–226  (+10)
46 Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.   75-75-77–227  (+11)
47 Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   75-76-77–228  (+12)
T48 Jacob Kennedy, Mt. Ulla, N.C.   76-72-81–229  (+13)
T48 Michael Hocker II, Durham, N.C.   71-79-79–229  (+13)
T50 Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   81-70-79–230  (+14)
T50 Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   75-76-79–230  (+14)
T50 Tim Bunten, Concord, N.C.   71-80-79–230  (+14)
53 Jarett Stowe, Matthews, N.C.   75-75-82–232  (+16)
T54 Walker Cress, Concord, N.C.   72-79-82–233  (+17)
T54 Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.   77-73-83–233  (+17)
56 Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.   74-77-83–234  (+18)
57 Jubal Early, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   72-78-86–236  (+20)
58 Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.   77-74-86–237  (+21)
59 Kaleb Lester, Mebane, N.C.   74-77-91–242  (+26)
60 Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.   73-75-96–244  (+28)
Failed to Qualify for Final Two Rounds
T61 Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.   79-73  (+8)
T61 Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.   78-74  (+8)
T61 Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   76-76  (+8)
T61 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.   75-77  (+8)
T61 Chris Blum, Raleigh, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.   77-75  (+8)
T61 Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   76-76  (+8)
T70 Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T70 Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T70 Kell Graham, Matthews, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T73 Riley Davis, Kinston, N.C.   78-76  (+10)
T73 Evan Pappas, Asheville, N.C.   74-80  (+10)
T73 Walter Brinker, Sanford, N.C.   76-78  (+10)
T73 Zach Joines, Wilkesboro, N.C.   81-73  (+10)
T77 Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   80-75  (+11)
T77 Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.   78-77  (+11)
T77 Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.   79-76  (+11)
T77 Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T77 John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   78-77  (+11)
T77 Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.   79-76  (+11)
T83 Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.   77-79  (+12)
T83 Kevin Duerr, Wake Forest, N.C.   81-75  (+12)
T83 Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   72-84  (+12)
T83 Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.   75-81  (+12)
T83 Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.   76-80  (+12)
T83 Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.   79-77  (+12)
T83 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   76-80  (+12)
T83 Joey Davis, Cornelius, N.C.   79-77  (+12)
T91 Scott McClellan, Cary, N.C.   80-77  (+13)
T91 David Fowler, Winston-Salem, N.C.   75-82  (+13)
T91 Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.   78-79  (+13)
T91 Josh Bagwell, Marion, N.C.   79-78  (+13)
T91 Brooks Curtis, Elizabeth City, N.C.   73-84  (+13)
T91 Jack Massei, Cary, N.C.   79-78  (+13)
T91 Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.   77-80  (+13)
T91 Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.   81-76  (+13)
T99 Mark McMillen Jr, Smithfield, N.C.   79-79  (+14)
T99 Ben Buben, Charlotte, N.C.   76-82  (+14)
T99 Thomas Redding, Hudson, N.C.   79-79  (+14)
T99 William Carter, Laurinburg, N.C.   82-76  (+14)
T99 Drew Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   78-80  (+14)
T104 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.   80-79  (+15)
T104 Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-86  (+15)
T104 Mitch Robinette, Charlotte, N.C.   78-81  (+15)
T104 Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C.   78-81  (+15)
T108 Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   84-76  (+16)
T108 Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, N.C.   84-76  (+16)
T108 Keenan Denny, King, N.C.   82-78  (+16)
T108 Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T108 Andrew Furr, Clayton, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T108 Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T114 Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.   77-84  (+17)
T114 Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.   81-80  (+17)
T114 Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem, N.C.   80-81  (+17)
T114 Wade Boteler, Mebane , N.C.   79-82  (+17)
T114 Charles Spry, Winston salem, N.C.   79-82  (+17)
T114 Jd Mcneill, Raleigh, N.C.   82-79  (+17)
T120 Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.   80-82  (+18)
T120 Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.   75-87  (+18)
T120 Rex Willoughby, Chapel Hill, N.C.   83-79  (+18)
T120 Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.   85-77  (+18)
T120 Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.   78-84  (+18)
T125 Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.   80-83  (+19)
T125 Sean O’Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   79-84  (+19)
T125 Grant Smith, Charlotte, N.C.   86-77  (+19)
T125 Jake Scruggs, Shelby, N.C.   80-83  (+19)
T125 Cory Segall, Charlotte, N.C.   82-81  (+19)
T130 Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.   79-85  (+20)
T130 Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.   80-84  (+20)
T130 Johannes Fontes-Zitzer, Lillington, N.C.   81-83  (+20)
T133 Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.   78-87  (+21)
T133 Jay Jay Howard, Concord, N.C.   82-83  (+21)
T135 Davis Kiger, Harrisburg, N.C.   84-82  (+22)
T135 John Freeman, Asheville, N.C.   84-82  (+22)
T137 David Yang, Cornelius, N.C.   83-84  (+23)
T137 Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.   84-83  (+23)
T139 Robert McPartland, Cary, N.C.   88-80  (+24)
T139 Regan Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   81-87  (+24)
141 Justin Lewis, High Point, N.C.   86-84  (+26)
142 Pete Luster, Chapel Hill, N.C.   87-85  (+28)
143 A.T. Cashwell, Concord, N.C.   86-89  (+31)
144 Kyle Austin, Mebane, N.C.   87-91  (+34)
145 Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.   80-WD  (WD)

 

Championship Schedule
Thursday, June 16             Round 1 – 18 holes of stroke play.

Friday, June 17                  Round 2 – 18 holes of stroke play. Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.

Saturday, June 18              Round 3 – 18 holes of stroke play.

Sunday, June 19                Round 4 – 18 holes of stroke play. Awards ceremony immediately following play.

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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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Chapel Hill, NC – The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) has selected award-winning country club Governors Club (GC) in Chapel Hill to host the 56th North Carolina Amateur Championship on its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course June 16-19.

amateur golf tournament147 players will play the course at 7,000 yards, with green speeds projected to be around 11.5 on the Stimpmeter on Thursday, June 16. The remaining 60 competitors, and players tied, will play on Saturday, June 18, with a champion named Sunday, June 19.

Championship Schedule
Thursday, June 16             Round 1 – 18 holes of stroke play.
Friday, June 17                  Round 2 – 18 holes of stroke play. Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.
Saturday, June 18              Round 3 – 18 holes of stroke play.
Sunday, June 19                Round 4 – 18 holes of stroke play. Awards ceremony immediately following play.

“We are excited to be hosting our fifth CGA championship,” said Governors Club Director of Golf, Thomas Brinson. “As the second largest golf association in the country, the CGA serves as a steward of golf in the Carolinas.”

The Jack Nicklaus Signature course has hosted U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open qualifiers in recent years. The nine holes of the Lakes are the flattest of the three nines. As the course name implies, strategically placed ponds and lakes add to the natural beauty of the course, and serve up challenges. The Foothills nine holes transition from the relatively level Lakes course onto undulating hills and slopes on the side of Edwards Mountain. The Foothills is the longest of the three courses.

“Governors Club’s challenging and beautiful course is perfect for our championship,” said CGA Executive Director Jack Nance. “We’re excited to see new faces on the course along with some of our returning champions: Steven Brame, Matthew Crenshaw and Mark McMillen, Jr.”

Competitors had to qualify through one of six 18-hole qualifiers, with a small number of exempt players who were automatically selected to play in the championship.

Governors Club members will be cheering on fellow member Rex Willoughby who begins on Hole #10 at 1:10 p.m. in Round 1.

nc amateur golfThree of the top five finishers from last year will return to vie for the championship. An eagle on the penultimate hole at the Country Club of Landfall gave Carter Jenkins a one-shot victory over Justin Tereshko of Greensboro. Jenkins has turned professional, currently playing on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada.

Past champions in the field include: Steven Brame of Henderson (2013); Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington (2012)and Mark McMillen, Jr. of Smithfield (2009).

Players to watch:

Medalist Score Site
Blake Taylor
Atkinson
66 Pine Valley Country Club
Wilmington
Scott Park
Charlotte
Josh Nichols
Kernersville
Tim Bunten
Concord
68 The Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis
Patrick Stephenson
Four Oaks
69 Holly Ridge Golf Links
Archdale
John McFadyen
Fayetteville
66 Legacy Golf Links
Aberdeen
Akshay Bhatia
Wake Forest
66 The Hasentree Club
Wake Forest
Garrett Smith
Hillsborough
68 Mimosa Hills Golf & CC
Morganton
  • Scott Harvey, 38, of Greensboro, won the Carolinas Mid-Amateur in April. The #1 ranked Carolinas amateur golfer, in 2015 Harvey recorded his fifth consecutive Carolinas Play of the Year honor. A 7-time CGA champion, Harvey looks to collect his first NC Amateur title. His late father, Bill, an 8-time CGA champ, won the 1966 NC Amateur.
  • Wesley Conover, 23, of Holly Springs, recently graduated from East Carolina University. He placed in the top-five at both the 2014 and 2015 championships.
  • Justin Tereshko, 26, of Greensboro, is the golf coach at Guilford College located in Greensboro, N.C. Tereshko earned runner-up honors at last year’s championship. While competing at Transylvania University, he was a two-time PING NCAA Division III All-American Team selection.
  • Sherrill Britt, 50, of West End, won the 2015 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship. At the inaugural U.S. Four-Ball Championship in 2015, he finished runner-up with partner Greg Earnhardt.
  • Greg Earnhardt, 47, of Greensboro, won the 2015 North Carolina Mid-Amateur. He was runner-up at the 2015 U.S. Four-Ball Championship with partner Sherrill Britt.
  • Matt Crenshaw, 34, of Burlington, is a 6-time CGA champion. Crenshaw won this championship in 2012 at Treyburn Country Club in Durham.
  • Victor Wiggins, 21, of Gastonia, finished in the top-10 at last year’s Carolinas Amateur. Wiggins shot a course-record tying 64 in the second round on Greensboro Country Club’s Farm Course.
  • Eric Bae, 17, of Pinehurst, is a high school senior committed to playing golf at Wake Forest University. Bae recently finished second in the NC 4-A state championship. He is currently #5 in the NC junior boys’ rankings.
  • Patrick Stephenson, 18, of Four Oaks, is a high school senior headed to play for East Carolina in the fall. Stephenson recently won the NC 3-A state championship and defended his title at the TYGA Bojangles Junior Open. He is #2 in the NC junior boys’ rankings.
  • Jack Massei, 16, of Cary, is a high school sophomore. Massei won the 2015 NC Junior Boys’ Championship. He is ranked 15th in the NC junior boys’ rankings.
  • Nicholas Lyerly, 17, of Salisbury, plays out of Corbin Hills and was the 2015 NC Junior Player of the Year. He won the North State High School Challenge and finished in the top five at the NCHSAA 3A State Championship and the Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Championship. Lyerly has verbally committed to play golf at UNC-Greensboro starting fall of 2017.
  • Akshay Bhatia, 14, of Wake Forest is the youngest player in this year’s field. His five-under-par 66 earned medalist honors at the NC Amateur qualifier at The Hasentree Club in Wake Forest.

Full field of players

Adams, Nicholas, Goldsboro, NC Flynn, Kenny, Winston Salem, NC Mcneill, Jd, Raleigh, NC
Allen, Jeff, Jacksonville, NC Fontes-Zitzer, Johannes, Lillington, NC McPartland, Robert, Cary, NC
Austin, Kyle, Mebane, NC Fowler, David, Winston-Salem, NC Messenheimer, Thomas, Morganton, NC
Bae, Eric, Pinehurst, NC Franken, Stephen, Raleigh, NC Metz, Chandler, Wilkesboro, NC
Bagwell, Josh, Marion, NC Freeman, John, Asheville, NC Mills, Nolan IV, Charlotte, NC
Bailey, Jackson, Matthews, NC Fuller, Stuart, Winston-Salem, NC Moore, Dustin, Greensboro, NC
Baker, Anthony, Walkertown, NC Funderburg, Joey, Wilmington, NC Morgan, Andrew, China Grove, NC
Ball, Preston, Raleigh, NC Fuquay, Ashley, Greensboro, NC Nagy, Ryan, Raleigh, NC
Bateman, Davis, Charlotte, NC Furr, Andrew, Clayton, NC Neveu, Daniel, Pinehurst, NC
Beasley, Rob, Kernersville, NC Germann, David, Clayton, NC Nichols, Josh, Kernersville, NC
Bhatia, Akshay, Wake Forest, NC Gies, David II, Charlotte, NC O’Connell, Kevin, Raleigh, NC
Blum, Chris, Raleigh, NC Golliday, Jake, Pinehurst, NC O’Connor, Sean, Indian Trail, NC
Boteler, Wade, Mebane , NC Graham, Kell, Matthews, NC Oweida, Philip, Charlotte, NC
Brame, Steven, Henderson, NC Grisette, Uly, Winston Salem, NC Page, Dallas, Staley, NC
Brinker, Walter, Sanford, NC Gross, Tanner, Archdale, NC Palmer, Ty, Kernersville, NC
Britt, Sherrill, West End, NC Harvey, Scott, Kernersville , NC Pappas, Evan, Asheville, NC
Brooks, Joe, Franklin , NC Hendrix, Bryce, Greenville, NC Park, Scott, Charlotte, NC
Bryan, Josh, Chapel Hill, NC Henry, Jon, Cornelius, NC Phillips, Brantley, Greensboro, NC
Buben, Ben, Charlotte, NC Hicks, Jacob, Mebane, NC Price, Parks, Calabash , NC
Bunten, Tim, Concord, NC Hocker II, Michael, Durham, NC Ray, Jeremy, Pfafftown, NC
Burton, Trey, Hickory, NC Howard, Jay Jay, Concord, NC Redding, Thomas, Hudson, NC
Cansler, Joseph, Clemmons, NC Inman, Austin, Wilmington, NC Reece, Brandon, Rolesville, NC
Carter, William, Laurinburg, NC Jaspers, Joe, Huntersville, NC Rhoades, Harrison, Raleigh, NC
Cashwell, A. t., Concord, NC Johnson, Drew, Oak Ridge, NC Rice, Candler, Asheville, NC
Clark, Reid, Raleigh, NC Joines, Zach, Wilkesboro, NC Richards, Davis, China Grove, NC
Conover, Tim, Holly Springs, NC Jones, Chris, Charlotte, NC Roberts, Jay III, Davidson, NC
Conover, Wesley, Holly Springs, NC Jordan, Cole, Winterville, NC Robinette, Mitch, Charlotte, NC
Councill, Hardin, High Point, NC Kastelic, Joe, Hickory, NC Sargent, David, Cornelius, NC
Cover, Patrick, Huntersville, NC Keck, Caleb, Reidsville, NC Scruggs, Jake, Shelby, NC
Crain, Andy, Raleigh, NC Kennedy, Jacob, Mt. Ulla, NC Segall, Cory, Charlotte, NC
Crenshaw, Matthew, Burlington, NC Kiger, Davis, Harrisburg, NC Shuping, Logan, Salisbury, NC
Cress, Walker, Concord, NC Kostyal, David II, Wilmington, NC Smalley, Alex, Wake Forest, NC
Curtis, Brooks, Elizabeth City, NC Latham, Matthew, Wrightsville Beach, NC Smith, Garrett, Hillsborough, NC
Davis, Joey, Cornelius, NC Lester, Kaleb, Mebane, NC Smith, Grant, Charlotte, NC
Davis, Riley, Kinston, NC Lewis, Justin, High Point, NC Spak, Matthew, Cary, NC
Denny, Keenan, King, NC Lilly, Thomas, Newton, NC Spruill, Matthew, Elizabeth City, NC
Donovan, David IV, Hampstead, NC Lukes, Quade, Chapel Hill, NC Spry, Charles, Winston salem, NC
Driver, Timothy, Holly Springs, NC Luster, Pete, Chapel Hill, NC Stafford, Nick, Belmont, NC
Duerr, Kevin, Wake Forest, NC Lyerly, Nicholas, Salisbury, NC Stephenson, Patrick, Four Oaks, NC
Early, Jr., Jubal, Charlotte, NC Mader, Brandon, Greenville, NC Stewart, Will, Charlotte, NC
Earnhardt, Greg, Greensboro, NC Martin, Drew, Pinehurst, NC Stockwell, Joshua, West End, NC
Edmondson, Noah, Davidson, NC Martin, Zachary, Pinehurst, NC Stowe, Jarett, Matthews, NC
Edwards, Eric, Salisbury, NC Massei, Jack, Cary, NC Swanson, Zack, Waxhaw, NC
Eldridge, Thomas, Raleigh, NC McClellan, Scott, Cary, NC Taylor, Blake, Atkinson, NC
Elliott, Matt, Wilkesboro, NC McCombs, Hunter, Morganton, NC Tereshko, Justin, Jamestown, NC
Elmore, Mason, Charlotte, NC McFadyen, John, Fayetteville, NC Townsend, Gray, Winston Salem, NC
Erhardt, Regan, Greensboro, NC McKelvey, Zach, Rutherfordton, NC Wiggins, Victor, Gastonia, NC
Erhardt, Reilly, Greensboro, NC McLamb, Brett, Coats, NC Willoughby, Rex, Chapel Hill, NC
Fitzgerald, Paul, Charlotte, NC McMillen, Mark Jr, Smithfield, NC Yang, David, Cornelius, NC

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. Follow Governors Club @GovClubNC and the CGA @CGAgolf1909 on social media for live updates. Join the conversation by using #NCam.

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