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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. • Sept. 4-6 – Stanhope Johnson of Greensboro fired rounds of 69, 70 and 73 and finished second in the American Junior Golf Association’s Woodward Video Junior at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

Johnson, a junior at Bishop McGuinness, held the lead after two rounds but was passed by Brendan Connolly of Castle Rock, Colo., who shot 70 in the final round.

Johnson finished alone in second place, two shots clear of the third-place finisher in the 99-player field. He had 13 birdies in the three rounds, including two over the final seven holes. A bogey at the 16th left him two shots back of Connolly, who built his lead by playing the front nine in 3-under. Connolly bogeyed the final hole but escaped with a one-shot margin.

Davis Womble of High Point shot 75-75-74 to tie for 25th.

Joe Cheves Junior


MORGANTON • Sept. 11-12 – Davis Womble of High Point and Andrea Robbins of Pleasant Garden notched top-10 finishes at the eighth annual Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club.

Womble, a junior at High Point Wesleyan who won the Carolinas Junior Championship this summer, finished eighth with 71-70. He was just two shots back of Raleigh’s Wilson Day on a bunched leaderboard that had the top nine players separated by just two shots.

Day, who shot 71-68, needed one extra hole to turn back a couple of players from South Carolina. Day, a N.C. State recruit, made a routine par in the playoff while both Taylor Zoller of North Charleston and Caleb Sturgeon of Larens ran into bunker difficulty on Mimosa Hill’s 18th hole.

In the girls division, Robbins shot 76-71 to finish seventh, just six shots back of second place but 12 shots behind the torrid pace of Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn. Martindale, who has signed with Vanderbilt, shot 68-67 to shatter the tournament record by six shots.

Victoria Allred, a freshman at Reagan High in Pfafftown, shot 79-78 to finish 17th.



WHISPERING PINES • Sept. 18-19 – Thomas Dillon of Advance shot a second-round 71 and claimed a three-shot win in the Eastern Junior Golf Association’s event at Whispering Woods Golf Club.

Dillon’s 147 (76-71) was three better than Conner Reilly of Whispering Pines in the boys 16-18 division.

Jaime Canaday of Summerfield tied for fourth with 79-74.

SOUTHERN PINES • Aug. 21-22 – Bryan Griffin of Greensboro shot a pair of 72s and finished second in the EJGA Walmart Championship.

The first round was played at Mid Pines and the second round at Pine Needles. Dylan Harris of Pinehurst topped the 23-player field with 69-71. Tanner Gross of Archdale finished fourth with 74-72.

Tarheel Golf Foundation Tour


CARTHAGE • Sept. 5-6 – Tanner Owen of High Point finished third in the Tarheel Golf Foundation’s Sandhills Junior at Little River Resort.

Owen shot 78-75 to finish four shots off the pace of Carter Jenkins of Raleigh in the sophomore-freshman division. Jonah Shelton of Stoneville posted 84-76 to place seventh.

Caleb Keck of Reidsville finished fifth in the senior-junior division with 81-78 and Tanner Gross of Archdale (87-79) and Cody Hodges of Mount Airy (88-78) tied for seventh.

Bobby Chapman Invitational


SPARTANBURG • Sept. 18-19 – Davis Womble was the Triad’s best finisher in the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational at the Country Club of Spartanburg.

Womble carded 76-77 to tie for 60th.

Joseph Wilson of Overland Park, Kan., shot 66-71 for a one-shot win.

Jonathan DiIanni of Kernersville rebounded from an opening 83 to shoot 71 and tied for 63rd.

The event, in its 16th year, is one of the most prestigious junior events played in the fall season.

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