By Marc Pruitt
Erhardt makes cut at AJGA FootJoy Invitational
Greensboro • June 8-12 — Greensboro’s Reilly Erhardt made the cut at the AJGA FootJoy Invitational at Sedgefield Country Club and finished tied for 44th at 16-over par after rounds of 71-76-73-76.
Erhardt, who won the 1-A state championship last month while leading Bishop McGuinness to its fifth straight team championship, was just five shots out of the lead after his 1-over 71 in the opening round.
Erhardt, who has signed to play college golf at Maryland, stumbled to a 6-over 76 in the second round that included just one birdie and couldn’t get back into contention.
He was comfortably inside the cut line by nine shots after a 3-over 73 in the third round and ended up 20 shots back of champion Charles Huntzinger of Duluth, Ga., who bested runner-up Won Jun Lee of Wesley Chapel, Fla., by two shots.
Erhardt was the only Triad-area player in the field for the FootJoy, one of the most prestigious AJGA tournaments.
Peggy Kirk Bell Wolfpack Classic
Raleigh • June 6-7 — Jamestown’s Joliana Elias finished tied for second in the Prep Division of the Wolfpack Classic at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
Elias, a graduate of Ragsdale who has signed to play for Appalachian State, carded rounds of 73-75 to finish with a 4-over total of 148, one shot back of Hickory’s Grace Massengill.
Elias suffered a triple-bogey on the 16th hole, and despite rebounding with a birdie at the par-3 17th, she couldn’t catch Massengill.
Massengill fired a 71 in the opening round—the only sub-par round of any player in the field over the two rounds of the tournament.
Hailey Joy of Reidsville finished 20th after rounds of 85-84.
In the futures division, Emelia Pack of Browns Summit finished tied for 11th after rounds of 80-83, 15 shots behind champion Jaden Harman of Harrisonburg, Va.
Jordan Young of Winston-Salem was tied for 16th.
Peggy Kirk Bell Tour Open
Salisbury • May 23-25 — Grace Yatawara and Isabella Rusher, high-school teammates at Salisbury, posted top 10 finishes at the Peggy Kirk Bell Open at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Yatawara, who was the 2-A state champion in 2014 and has committed to play collegiately at East Carolina, had rounds of 79-77-75 to finish eighth, but was 18 shots back of champion Catherine Ashworth, her future college teammate.
Ashworth won the event by six shots over runner-up Elizabeth Bose of Norfolk, Va.
Rusher was tied for ninth, one shot behind Yatawara.
Janie Thomas of Winston-Salem was tied for 14th at 21-over after rounds of 74-82-78.
North Carolina Junior Boys’ Qualifying
Statesville • June 16 — Donovan Durham of Pleasant Garden carded a third-place finish and punched his ticket to the North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship after a 3-under 69 at Statesville Country Club.
Durham was one of 36 players to qualify in Statesville, with 11 of those representing the Triad.
Other qualifiers for the event, which was held June 23-26 at the Country Club of Salisbury are: Jordan Cross of Reidsville, Nathan Hawkins of Lexington, Logan Lineberry of Yadkinville, Wesley Sink of Advance, Carson Castelli of Greensboro, Nicholas Poole of Greensboro, Jordan Smith of Summerfield, Bradley Calloway of Asheboro, Kellan Bodenhamer of Winston-Salem, and Thomas Mayes III of Greensboro.
Charles Tate of Greensboro and Jake Rutter of Winston-Salem both shot 78s and missed out on qualifying by one shot.
Tarheel Golf Foundation GolfPride Tour Championship
Southern Pines • May24-25 — Several area players posted solid finishes in the Tarheel Golf Foundation Golf Pride Tour Championship at Talamore Golf Resort.
Grant Powell of Colfax posted two rounds of 73 to tie for second with Reid Bentley in the High School Junior/Senior boys division, one shot behind champion Blake Martin of Pinehurst.
Powell had it going in the second round despite opening with a double bogey on his first hole of the day.
He made the turn in 35 after birdies at Nos. 2,4, and 5, and added another at the par-4 12th. A double bogey at 13 and another double bogey on 18 were too much to overcome.
Greensboro’s Kevin Carlock finished 11-over par and in 11th place after rounds of 73-80, eight shots behind Martin.
Carlock was just two shots back of the lead heading into the second round, but shot a 41 on the front nine, and had a triple bogey on the par-4 12th hole and a double bogey on the par-3 13th to stumble coming in.
David Schmidt of Stokesdale (12th) Hayden Ayers of Clemmons (tied for 15th), Donovan Durham of Greensboro (18th), and Thomas Mayes of Greensboro (19th) also posted top-20 finishes.
In the High School Freshman/Sophomore boys division, Asheboro’s Justin Emmons finished tied for ninth after carding rounds of 77-75 for a 10-over total, 10 shots behind champion Jimbo Stanley of Raleigh.
Davis Gilmore of Winston-Salem was 18th after rounds of 75-82, and Brandon Einstein of Clemmons finished 20th.
In the boys 11 and under division, Shuford Edwards of Greensboro posted a sixth-place finish with rounds of 75-81, 16 shots behind champion Ryan D’Ariano of West Chester, Pa. D’Ariano was going to be hard to catch after he fired a sizzling 3-under 68 in his final round to win by five shots.
Peggy Kirk Bell Tour Futures Open
May 23-24 • Lexington — Madison Isaacson of Greensboro posted a top 10 finish at the Peggy Kirk Bell Futures Open at Sapona Ridge Country Club.
Isaacson had rounds of 81-80 to finish tied for ninth, 15 shots behind winner Amanda Sambach of Davidson.
Riley Hamilton of Reidsville was tied for 13th after posting rounds of 80-85, 19 shots back of Sambach.
Bryson Bowman (tied for 16th) of Summerfield and Rachael Mast (tied for 20th) also posted top 20 finishes.
TYGA Bojangles Junior Open
June 6-7 • Snow Hill — Matthew Guo of Clemmons finished sixth at the TYGA Bojangles Open at Cutter Creek Golf Club.
Guo, a rising junior at West Forsyth and the Forsyth Junior Champion in 2014, had rounds of 76-72 to finish 4-over 148, nine shots behind winner Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks.
Peter Hinnant of Winston-Salem tied for 16th after shooting 76-77, and Zach Brown of Advance was tied for 20th after rounds of 75-80.
NC Junior Girls’
June 16-19, Greenville • Madison Isaacson of Greensboro, Hailey Joy of Reidsville, and Bryson Bowman of Summerfield competed in the North Carolina Junior Girls’ Championship at Brook Valley Country Club.
The field of 24 players played two rounds of stroke play and were then seeded in the match play portion of the tournament based on their scores.
Isaacson earned the final spot in the Championship Flight as the No. 16 seed after rounds of 79-88 on the par-72 layout.
This proved to be a blessing and a curse for Isaacson, who faced top-seeded Jessica Spicer of Bahama in the opening round of match play before falling 4 and 3.
Bowman and Joy both advanced to the Tournament Flight of match play and faced one another in the opening round.
Joy had rounds of 97-88 during stroke play and came away with the No. 4 seed in the Tournament Flight, while Bowman was the No. 5 seed after rounds of 95-94.
Joy defeated Bowman 5 and 4 in their match, and then squared off with Meghan Symonds of Cary—the No. 1 seed in the bracket—in the semifinals.
Symonds defeated Joy 3 and 2 and went on to beat Leann Domitrovits of Newport 1 up in the championship match.
Grace Massengill of Hickory defeated Catherine Ashworth of Fuquay-Varina 2 up to win the Championship Flight and take home the title of NC Junior Girls’ state champion for 2015.
Carolinas Golf Association Events
3rd Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational
Camden Country Club, Camden, SC
May 23-24 (Par 70)
Boys 17-18 * 6,326 Yards
1 Eric Bae, Pinehurst 69-71–140
2 Walker Simas, Charlotte 70-71–141
T5 Will Stewart , Charlotte 73-75–148
7 Quinn Tardif, Charlotte 74-75–149
T12 Alex Burris , Greensboro 78-78–156
T12 Christian Park, Charlotte 78-78–156
T12 Michael Walsh, Charlotte 79-77–156
T12 Ryan Fitzgerald, Waxhaw 82-74–156
T19 Drew Jurs, Gastonia 82-76—158
Boys 15-16 * 6,326 Yards
1 Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, SC 76-68–144
2 Ben Woodruff, Huntersville 76-71–147
T5 Jacob Lowe, Angier 77-74–151
T5 William Hughes, Charlotte 76-75–151
T7 AJ Beechler, Pinehurst 74-78–152
T7 Carson Ownbey, Candler 77-75–152
T10 Thomas Eubanks, Charlotte 79-74–153
T12 Austin Duncan, Bessemer 75-79–154
T12 Quinn Riley, Raleigh 81-73–154
T15 Michael Childress, Salisbury 78-78–156
T15 Will Tamplin, Asheville 82-74–156
T20 Alex Scott, Raleigh 79-78–157
T20 Connor Armistead, Charlotte 79-78–157
T20 Dalton Mauldin, Sanford 85-72—157
Boys 13-14 * 6,326 Yards
1 Holden Grigg, Myrtle Beach, SC 72-74–146
3 Zach Brown, Advance 79-77–156
T6 Fulton Smith, Pinehurst 82-81–163
T6 Matias La Grutta, Raleigh 87-76–163
9 Brady Hooks, Clayton 94-92–186
19th NC Junior Girls’ Championship
Brook Valley Country Club, Greenville
June 16-19 (Par 72)
Stroke Play Qualifying, 5,810 yards
1 Jessica Spicer, Bahama 71-78–149
2 Samantha Vodry, Mooresville 74-77–151
3 Annie Collom, Charlotte 78-74–152
4 Amy Wooten, Clinton 74-80–154
T5 Grace Massengill, Hickory 76-80–156
Kathryn Carson, Mooresville 80-76–156
T7 Caroline Cahill, Wilmington 79-78–157
Callista Rice, Mars Hill 74-83–157
Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill 77-80–157
10 Sarah Spicer, Bahama 79-79–158
11 Anna McDonald, Hickory 81-78–159
12 Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina 80-81–161
13 Keri Kenkel, Charlotte 83-82–165
14 Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs 87-79–166
T15 Meghan Symonds, Cary 86-81–167
Riley Smyth, Cary 86-81–167
Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 79-88—167
Round of 16
Jessica Spicer 4&3 Madison Isaacson
Hailey Freedman 2 up Callista Rice
Amy Wooten 6&5 Keri Kenkel
Catherine Ashworth 3&1 Kathryn Carson
Samantha Vodry 6&5 Riley Smyth
Carolina Cahill 2&1 Sarah Spicer
Annie Collom wins 19 holes Natalie Petersen
Grass Massengill 5&4 Anna McDonald
Hailey Freedman 3&2 Jessica Spicer
Catherine Ashworth 19 holes Amy Wooten
Samantha Vodry 1 up Caroline Cahill
Grace Massengill 3&2 Annie Collom
Catherine Ashworth 1 up Hailey Freedman
Grace Massengill 4&2 Samantha Vodry
Grace Massengill 2 & 1 Catherine Ashworth
Tarheel Youth Golf Association
TYGA Bojangles Junior Open
Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
June 6-7 (Par 72)
Boys 17-18 * 6,975 Yards
1 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks 71-68–139
2 Corey Wilson, Raleigh 73-71–144
T3 Dylan Lukes , Chapel Hill 73-76–149
T3 Joey Funderburg, Wilmington 75-74–149
T3 Walter Brinker, Sanford 74-75–149
6 Adam Alfieri, Chapel Hill 75-76–151
7 Brody Davis, Harrisburg 76-79–155
8 Zach Boatwright, Concord 81-75–156
9 Wes Simmons, Kinston 81-76–157
T10 Blake Floars , Goldsboro 79-79–158
T10 Cooper Daniel, Waxhaw 79-79–158
T10 Grant Brongo, Holly Ridge 80-78–158
T10 Ryan Fitzgerald, Waxhaw 79-79–158
T10 Will Jacobson , Raleigh 73-85–158
T10 Will Lineberry , Winterville 76-82–158
16 Jared Overstreet, Durham 80-79–159
17 Owen Guard, Raleigh 78-83–161
18 Monty Corron, Mebane 79-83–162
19 David Schmidt , Stokesdale 83-80–163
20 Nathan Parry, Chapel Hill 81-84–165
Boys 15-16 * 6,975 Yards
1 Brian Chen, Cary 73-73–146
T2 Chris Ford, Matthews 75-72–147
T2 Jimbo Stanley, Raleigh 73-74–147
T4 Allen Smith III, Durham 72-76–148
T4 Matthew Guo, Clemmons 76-72–148
6 Austin Bonfiglio, Holly Springs 74-76–150
7 Cole Jordan, Winterville 78-73–151
T8 Joey Pettis, Raleigh 76-77–153
T8 Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem 76-77–153
10 Jacob Lowe, Angier 78-76–154
T11 Austin Duncan, Bessemer 80-75–155
T11 Mason Elmore, Charlotte 78-77–155
T11 Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill 79-76–155
T14 Matthew Hayes, Clayton 77-80–157
T14 Michael Wicker, Rougemont 77-80–157
T14 Nicholas Loy, Greenville 81-76–157
T17 Campbell Rand, Durham 77-81–158
T17 Nic Brown, Winterville 79-79–158
T17 Trey Capps, Garner 79-79–158
20 Zachary Caudill, Wilkesboro 79-80–159
Boys 13-14 * 6,975 Yards
1 Peter Fountain, Raleigh 76-73–149
2 Chris Kim, Cary 76-75–151
3 Grayson Wotnosky, Wake Forest 77-77–154
T4 Pierce Robinson, Kings Mountain 76-79–155
T4 Zach Brown, Advance 75-80–155
6 Spencer Oxendine, Fayetteville 81-78–159
7 Jack Heath, Charlotte 82-78–160
8 Cade Hancock, Elizabethtown 83-79–162
9 Britt Stroud, Raleigh 85-78–163
10 Ethan Hall, Morehead City 81-84–165
Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Tour
One Day Series
Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst
May 17 (Par 72)
Prep Division * 5,909 Yards
1 Kathleen Sumner, Charleston, SC 74
T2 Kayla Ward, Raleigh 75
T2 Ashley Czarnecki, Greenville, SC 75
T4 Riley Smyth, Cary 76
T4 Kendall Dobbins, Summerfield 76
7 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 78
T8 Moon Cheong, Charlotte 79
T8 Sarah Funderburg, Wilmington 79
T10 Elizabeth Nguyen, Pinehurst 80
T10 Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill 80
13 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 83
T14 Taylor Cozart, Taylorsville 84
T14 Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs 84
T16 Ellis Hunter, Greensboro 85
T16 Meghan Symonds, Cary 85
18 Olivia John, Summerfield 86
T19 Alexis Jarrell, Davidson 87
T19 Hannah Rose Bruxvoort , Chapel Hill 87
Futures Division * 5,088 Yards
1 Amanda Sambach, Davidson 76
T3 Bryson Bowman, Summerfield 83
T3 Kaley Barts, Apex 83
T6 Darby Bagshaw, Wilmington 84
8 Michelle Harn, Charlotte 85
T9 Sasha Hayes, Winston Salem 86
T9 Jenna Nagy, Apex 86
T11 Ashley Kim, Chapel Hill 87
T11 Hailey Pendleton, Waxhaw 87
T14 Lotte Fox, Raleigh 89
T14 Caroline Duggan, Holly Springs 89
16 Samantha DeBusk, Lexington 90
T17 Katherine Schuster, Kill Devil Hills 91
T17 Natalie Warren, Raleigh 91
19 Katelyn Kenthack, Pinehurst 92
20 Bailey Cooper, Pinehurst 93
PKBGT FUTURES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Sapona Ridge CC, Lexington
May 23-24 (Par 71)
Futures Division * 5,159 Yards
1 Amanda Sambach, Davidson 72-74–146
T2 Rachel Kuehn, Asheville 80-73–153
T2 Parker Melting, Mint Hill 77-76–153
T7 Sophie Holland, Cornelius 77-82–159
T7 Muskan Uppal, Cornelius 79-80–159
T9 Madison Isaacson, Greensboro 81-80–161
11 Mogie Adamchik, Raleigh 82-81–163
12 Michelle Harn, Charlotte 82-82–164
T13 Riley Hamilton, Reidsville 80-85–165
T16 Bryson Bowman, Summerfield 88-79–167
T16 Jaime Cassell, Charlotte 87-80–167
T18 Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte 81-87–168
T20 Caroline Duggan, Holly Springs 90-80—170
PKBGT BELL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
CC of Salisbury, Salisbury
May 23-25 (Par 71)
Bell Division * 6,009 Yards
1 Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina 72-70-71–213
3 Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill 75-75-73–223
T6 Samantha Vodry, Mooresville 74-76-80–230
T6 Kathryn Carson , Mooresville 81-74-75–230
8 Grace Yatawara, Salisbury 79-77-75–231
T9 Isabella Rusher, Salisbury 76-78-78–232
T9 Annie Collom, Davidson 79-77-76–232
T14 Janie Thomas, Winston-Salem 74-82-78–234
T16 Grace Massengill, Hickory 83-78-74–235
T18 Caroline Cahill, Wilmington 79-77-80–236
T20 Keri Kenkel, Charlotte 77-85-75–237
T22 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 80-80-78–238
T22 Haeley Wotnosky, Wake Forest 83-76-79–238
T25 Joliana Elias, Jamestown 77-80-82–239
T25 Callista Rice, Mars Hill 80-82-77—239
PKBGT WOLFPACK CLASSIC
Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NCSU
June 6-7 (Par 72)
Prep Division * 5,831 Yards
1 Grace Massengill, Hickory 71-76–147
T2 Joliana Elias, Jamestown 73-75–148
T2 Siranon Shoomee, Sanford 75-73–148
4 Katharina Floyd, Chapel Hill 75-75–150
T5 Riley Smyth, Cary 76-75–151
7 Elizabeth Nguyen, Pinehurst 77-75–152
8 Alexis Whitney, Charlotte 78-75–153
10 Caroline Cahill, Wilmington 77-79–156
11 Samantha Vodry, Mooresville 77-81–158
12 Kayla Ward, Raleigh 79-80–159
13 Sarah Funderburg, Wilmington 84-77–161
14 Mackenzie Battle, Aberdeen 81-81–162
T15 Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs 82-84–166
T15 Casey Burroughs, Wake Forest 82-84–166
17 Hailey Freedman, Chapel Hill 85-82–167
T18 Bridget Merten, Saxonburg 76-92–168
T18 Jillian Preisach, Fuquay Varina 89-79–168
20 Hailey Joy, Reidsville 85-84–169
Futures Division * 5,020 Yards
1 Jaden Harman, Harrisonburg 73-75–148
5 Ryann Sinclair, Mooresville 79-79–158
6 Parker Melting, Mint Hill 81-78–159
T7 Kristen Holman, Raleigh 81-80–161
T7 Mogie Adamchik,Raleigh 78-83–161
10 Emily Anderson, Matthews 76-86–162
T11 Nicole Kramer, Charlotte 84-79–163
T11 Emelia Pack, Browns Summit 80-83–163
14 Caroline Duggan, Holly Springs 79-87–166
T16 Jordan Young, Winston-Salem 89-83–172
T16 Amanda Hill, Hillsborough 86-86–172
18 Channing Hensley, Wake Forest 86-87–173
T19 Kaitlyn Maready, Jacksonville 89-88–177
T19 Jayla Rogers, Wilmington 88-89–177
PKBGT ONE-DAY OPEN SERIES
Rock Barn Golf & Spa (Jackson)
June 10 (Par 71)
Prep Division * 5,934 Yards
1 Grace Massengill, Hickory 74
2 Emily Hawkins, Lexington 74
3 Rachel Kuehn, Asheville 76
4 Taylor Hinson, Belmont 82
5 Olivia John, Summerfield 84
T7 Abbey Hartsell, Hickory 87
T7 Taylor Cozart, Taylorsville 87
9 Ellis Hunter, Greensboro 89
10 Muskan Uppal, Cornelius 90
Futures Division * 4,780 Yards
1 Sophie Holland, Cornelius 77
2 Ryann Sinclair, Mooresville 81
3 Amanda Hill, Hillsborough 84
4 Kristen Holman,Raleigh 85
T5 Natalie Lutz, Kings Mountain 86
T5 Madison Cross, Hickory 86
T5 Mallory Fobes, East Bend 86
8 Brianna Plummer, Shelby 87
9 Audrey Nelson, Charlotte 88
T10 Emily Brubaker,Raleigh 90
T10 Samantha Harrington, Hickory 90
T10 Kelley Topiwala, Matthews 90
T10 Caroline Crumrine, Wilmington 90
T14 Emma Roberts, Burlingtion 91
T14 Ana Tsiros, Asheville 91
T16 Autumn Senter, Dobson 92
T16 Taylor Williams, Lincolnton 92
T16 Meghan McPeak, Chapel Hill 92
19 Taylor Bair, Browns Summit 93
T20 Aleigha Hodges,Ridgeway 94
Sedgefield CC, Greensboro
June 9-12 (Par 70)
1 Charles Huntzinger, Duluth, Ga. 71-66-70-69–276
2 Won Jun Lee, (South Korea) Wesley Chapel, Fla. 66-74-71-67–278
3 John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. 70-68-72-69–279
4 Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C. 71-69-71-69—280
T44 Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. 75-69-77-75–296
T44 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C. 71-76-73-76—296
Rolex Girls Junior Championshp
The Country Club of NC Dogwood Course, Pinehurst
June 9-12 (Par 72)
1 Hannah O’Sullivan, Chandler, Ariz. 71-71-71-68–281
2 Nelly Korda, Bradenton, Fla. 72-71-71-68–282
3 Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii 68-71-75-72—286
T24 Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. 74-76-73-77—300
T28 Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C. 73-78-77-74—302
32 Anna Redding, Concord, N.C. 77-76-74-76—303
T33 Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. 78-77-76-73—304
T60 Catherine Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 86-77-76-79–318