Lynda Loveland of WRAL to emcee United Way’s Campaign Kick-Off

Pittsboro, NC – Join the United Way of Chatham County for an afternoon of celebration at the annual Campaign Kick-Off luncheon.  It will be held in the clubhouse ballroom of Governors Club on Wednesday, September 7 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

WRAL's Lynda Loveland

WRAL’s Lynda Loveland

The event will feature local news personality Lynda Loveland as emcee.  Since 1998, Loveland has reported and anchored for WRAL news.  “We are excited that Lynda will join us for the biggest event United Way hosts each year.  We will honor and recognize the outstanding efforts of last year’s campaign volunteers, as well as  kick-off this year’s campaign,” said United Way Executive Director Dina Reynolds.

The keynote speaker is Chatham Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Touchstone.  He will deliver a state of the county address focused on economic development and growth.  Touchstone will be joined by guest speaker Ken Atkins of Chatham Park, who will give an update on the progress of the development. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sue Wilson on the hammered dulcimer and Betsy Kraus on the concertina.

The event will also feature a United Way member agency expo which will provide guests with an opportunity to learn about the human resource services available in our community.  Representatives will be available to share information regarding the services they provide and the volunteer opportunities they offer.  United Way is the advocate and the benefactor of 18 human service agencies in Chatham County.  They are:  The Boys & Girls Club, Chatham Cares Pharmacy, 4-H, Chatham Literacy Council, Chatham Soccer League, Chatham Trades, Communities in Schools, CORA Food Pantry, Council on Aging, El Futuro, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Girl Scouts, Legal Aid, Partnership for Children, Rebuilding Together, Salvation Army, WECAHN and the West Chatham Food Pantry.

Chatham Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Touchstone.

Keynote speaker is Chatham Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Touchstone.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the loyal support of our community.  The residential campaigns held at Governors Club, Fearrington Village, Carolina Meadows, Galloway Ridge, The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Siler City Country Club, Chapel Ridge, Briar Chapel and Powell Place are imperative to the continuation of critical human services in our community,” commented Reynolds.

United Way is grateful for the support of this year’s event sponsors:  AT&T, Briar Chapel by Newland Communities, Duke Energy, Governors Club, Nationwide Insurance and Realty World/Carolina Properties.

Tickets are $25 per person.  Reserve yours by calling the United Way office at (919) 542-1110 by Friday, September 2.

Eco Group developing the first phase of commercial property at Chatham Park

Pittsboro, NC – Eco CP Partners LLC (ECPP) will be developing the first phase of commercial property at Chatham Park in Pittsboro, NC. ECPP is an affiliate of the Eco Group.

Chatham Park Commercial AreaThe Eco Group was formed in 2009 by John Fugo and Kirk Bradley to formalize their development projects. Both John and Kirk have kept their respective companies active doing projects outside of the Eco Group, but invested considerable time conceiving and executing projects in the Western Triangle.

The most visible of these has been Westpoint at 751, a mixed-use project near Southpoint Mall in Durham. Westpoint is located on 17.5 Acres of property near I-40 and consists of 33,000 square feet of retail/restaurant, over 90,000 square feet of office and 167 Key Hyatt Place hotel. Individually, the two companies have done several other projects.John and Kirk are both members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Montgomery Development Carolina Corp. (MDCC) is a National General Contractor owned by John Fugo and his wife, Christine Edwards. There are two distinct entities under the Montgomery umbrella:

Montgomery Development Carolina Corp. and Montgomery Carolina LLC. MDCC is a national general contracting company that has built projects in 38 states, specializing in mixed-use projects with a focus in retail and office uses. Montgomery Carolina LLC is a full-service real estate brokerage company that leases and manages commercial properties, primarily properties it has developed with its equity partners.

Montgomery has worked with a number of prominent clients including UNC Healthcare, Duke University, NC State University
and Syracuse University’s Upstate Medical Center. Retailers include BJ’s Wholesale Club, Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Aldi, Harris Teeter, Walgreens, CVS and many others. Montgomery has also developed and built multiplex theaters and outdoor performing
arts venues. Most recently, Montgomery has been working on the initial commercial development project of Briar Chapel along Hwy 15/501 in Chatham County, NC.

In the Chapel Hill area, Montgomery’s most visible project is Southern Village’s Market Street. With Market Street, the partnership quickly identified the importance of entertainment for the entire project’s success. Through this vision, the partnership operated the Lumina Theatre and organized the Market Street Association. Market Street Association was responsible for promotions and other events, such as creating a weekly farmer’s market, weekly outdoor movies, an annual concert by the NC Symphony, the Terra Vita Wine Experience and a roots music festival. All were aimed at bringing in outsiders to support the restaurants and retail. It is interesting to note that only 8% of the annual patrons at the Lumina Theatre live in Southern Village.

Lee-Moore Capital Company is a family-owned real estate development firm that has projects in Durham, Wake, Chatham, Alamance, Guilford and Lee Counties. Its owners are Kirk J. Bradley and Frank E. Proctor. In addition to golf course community development, they have developed single tenant retail, Wal-mart super centers, multi-family projects, mixed-use projects, hotels, self-storage andflex/warehouse.

Lee-Moore is active in economic development and education in Chatham and Lee Counties and works with local officials on a regular basis to promote a more robust business climate. Among a sample of the projects completed by Lee-Moore, the Governors Club Planned Unit
Development (GC PUD) encompasses over 2,000 acres in Northern Chatham County.

Governors Club Lake ViewThe GC PUD includes the gated community, Governors Village, Governors Park, Governors Lake and Governors Forest neighborhoods. S
tarted in 1988, this project has over 2,000 homes and apartments in addition to over 225,000 retail and commercial square feet.
It now makes up over $1 Billion in tax base for Chatham County.

Several homes in Governors Club make up the top 10 property tax payers in the entire county. In addition, Lee-Moore developed the Wal-
Mart on the Orange-Chatham County line (located 100% in Chatham County) that is providing over $750,000 in new tax revenue that once went
to the other counties where Chatham County residents had to shop.

Kirk Bradley serves as Chair of Central Carolina Works, a three-county partnership that places career readiness counselors in public high schools who assist students and their families in understanding and utilizing the Career & College Promise Program (C&CP). C&CP allows high
school students to earn up to one year of college transfer or technical certificate credit for free. In addition, Kirk has invested in the Chatham EDC for the last 8 years and is a member of the Chatham Public Education Ambassadors Council. He has previously served as a director of the Chatham Education Foundation as well as the Triangle Land Conservancy. Kirk was a TLC Board Member with the Justice Tract was purchased.

Kevin Scanlon came to Lee-Moore in December 2013 as its CFO after a background in public accounting with Ernst and Young in Boston, MA. During his last 5 years with E&Y, Kevin moved into Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence, primarily for private equity concerns in and around the Boston area. Immediately prior to joining Lee-Moore, Kevin was the CFO of Richard Petty Motorsports in Concord, NC.

Linnie Causey is the newest member of the Eco Group team. She is an attorney with over 30 years experience in land use work including, but not limited to, entitlement, leasing, financing development and sales. Linnie recently completed a complex public/private development agreement between a local municipality, community neighborhood organizations and the developer with plans to redevelop an older, low density neighborhood into a high profile, high density urban mixed-use project valued at over $80 Million. She has experience working in both Greenfield and re-development projects.

By forming the Eco Group, Lee-Moore and Montgomery have put together a group of investors who are looking to be a part of the Triangle’s growth. The group, comprised of many Chatham County residents, is particularly interested in being involved in Chatham’s growth over the next decade. The combination of development expertise and equity capital gives the Eco Group the ability to complete projects of substantial size and quality.

Chatham Board of Education honors educators

Chapel Hill, NC – Chatham County Schools Board of Education, administrators, and central office personnel joined together on the evening of June 14 to honor teachers, instructional assistants, employee recognition award recipients and retirees at a banquet held at the Governor’s Club. Each honoree was given a plaque and acknowledged for his or her accomplishments and/or years of service. Teachers of the Year and Instructional Assistants of the Year also received a monetary award. The honorees were:

2016 – 2017

School Teacher

of the Year

Teacher Assistant

 of the Year

Bennett Amy Dowdy Leigh Moore
Bonlee Andrea Kirk Angela Cotton
Chatham Central Robert Newman Susan Webster
Chatham Middle YoLonda Moody Susan Szpunar
Horton Melissa Zerbs Betsy Kolb
J. S. Waters Adina Oldham Robbie Sirls
Jordan-Matthews Wendi Pillars Laura Moffitt-Smith
Margaret B. Pollard Aaron Kivette
Moncure Rebecca Culberson
North Chatham Kelly Creed Minerva Avila
Northwood Jennifer Parks Steven Thomas
Perry Harrison Melissa Hodge Doris Snipes
Pittsboro Elementary Catherine Oldham Julia Austin
SAGE Academy Elizabeth Vaughn Noemi Plata
Siler City Elementary William Urena Ventura Ruiz
Silk Hope Melissa Jenkins Joanne Tyson
Virginia Cross Elementary Elizabeth Woods Joyce Smith
Chatham County Schools Teachers of the Year

Chatham County Schools Teachers of the Year

 

Chatham County Schools Instructional Assistants of the Year

Chatham County Schools Instructional Assistants of the Year

2015 – 2016 Retirees

 

0-10 Years                                    11-15 Years                                   16-20 Years

Vanessa Alston                             Rebecca Jordan                            Carole Lee Bresky

Deborah Brewer                            Michelle Ponticello                        Joyce Baughman

Elizabeth Cassedy                                                                             Marilyn Dean

Kathy Foushee                                                                                  Larry Goldston

William Hannah                                                                                 Cynthia Lackey

Susan Mayer

Karen Scriven

Martha Swift

Kathryn Vitaro

Chatham County School retirees. 0 - 10 years

Chatham County School retirees. 0 – 10 years

                                                                                                 

21-25 Years                                              26-30 Years                                 31+ Years

Katherine Brooks                                       Bonnie Angelacci                         Vickie Gaudette

Angela Campbell                                       Julia Austin                                  *Debbie Glosson

Eddie Haith                                                Randy Blankenship                      Cindy Gurley

Rudy Johnson                                            Ginger Clark                                Cynthia Heuer

Dale Minge                                                 Sandra Kaye Clark                      Ronda Lemons

Gloria Schrader                                          Betty Dixon                                  Mary Lee Moore

Ann Thomas                                               Darlene Evans                             Jean Purvis

Gail Matthews                                           Deborah Threatt

Vivian Phillips                                            *Marjorie Watson

Chatham County Schools Retirees 21-25 years

Chatham County Schools Retirees 21-25 years

Chatham County Schools Retirees 26 - 30 years

Chatham County Schools Retirees 26 – 30 years

Chatham County Schools Retirees 31+ years

Chatham County Schools Retirees 31+ years

*Educator Emeritus – 40+ Years of Service
Tami Henson  (Bennett)

Breanna Herring (Bonlee)

Michelle Brick (Pittsboro El.)

Mattie Fox (Silk Hope)

Sandra Cockman (Central Services)

In addition, Chatham County Schools Principal of the Year, Justin Bartholomew, Teacher of the Year, Wendi Pillars, and Instructional Assistant of the Year, Leigh Moore, received special recognition.

Chatham County Schools Principal of the Year, Justin Bartholomew

Chatham County Schools Principal of the Year, Justin Bartholomew

Nicholas Lyerly makes NC Amateur Golf Championship history at Governors Club

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)

 

Nicholas Lyerly holds a two-stroke lead into Sunday’s North Carolina Amateur final round

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.