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Local golf: Sambach cruises at PKBGT Masters

Woody Peele

Woody Peele


The Daily Reflector

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Greenville Golf and Country Club played host to the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour's final round of the PKBGT Masters last Saturday and Sunday.

It turned out to be a runaway by Davidson's Amanda Sambach, who fired a three-round total of 67-67-71 for an 11-under 205. Samcach had little competition. Second went to Kendall Turner of Chesapeake, Va., at 223 total. Adrain Anderson (230) of Murrells Inlet, S.C., was third.

The low in-state scorer was Napat Rattanaprakarn from Kenley, shooting 239 to tie for 12th place where Maria Atwood of Holly Springs was also in at 239.
 Washington native Grayson Warren (248) was 25th.

In the Prep Preview section, Sydney Hackett of Ashburn, Va., led the way with a 152. Second went to Cary’s Megan Morris at 157. Abby Franks of Roebuck, S.C., was third with a 158.

Sophie Lauture of Raleigh won the Futures division with a 159, a stroke better than Cary's Grace Ridenour. Josephine Nguyen of Springfield, Va., was third at 163.

Bradford Creek

Bradford Creek Golf Course is holding a Wednesday Shootout Group each week. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. currently, but will switch to 9:30 later in the season. The cost is $20 per player, which includes golf and carts. There is an optional charge for other contests during the event. This includes a closest-to-the-pin on all par 3s and a modified Stableford format. Golfers must have an established handicap to participate.

Brook Valley

Brook Valley Country Club held its Men's Night on Thursday evening with a four-person Masters theme scramble. The teams played on the front nine and then drew a name from a hat which had the top 10-players on the Masters' leaderboard, That person's score was added to the team score, or subtracted, for the net team score.

First place, with a 14-under went to Jeff Gibson, Matt Aldridge, Martin Anderson and Brad Cater. One stroke behind were Dan Schisler, Dale Pendy, J.J. McLamb and Mark Pabst.

The team of Rob Burleson, Holt Humpheys, Micah Ball and George McBabb took third at 11-under.


Greenville Country Club will start its annual Men's Night on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The club will hold its Derby Tournament on May 4-5. A 10 a.m. shotgun start will be held both days. The format will be a two-man Best Ball net.


The Ironwood Ladies Golf Association held its weekly Play Day on Wednesday and Debbie Pruitt captured first place in the gross division, with Belle Prusinowski taking second. Leslie Bailey won the net division, followed by Maryanne Kram in second place and Lynn Strausbauch third.

Pruitt and Prusinowski tied for low putts, each finishing with 15. Bailey was second with 20, while Kram was third with 21.

Ironwood also hosted its Masters Par 3 event, with the course set up with the same yardages as the Augusta National's Par 3 tournament.

Low gross went to Kris Arnold, who carded a 27. Kyle Griffin also shot a 27, but took second with a card playoff. Low net was captured by Milan Minto with a 26, and David Miller finishing second at 27.


Washington Yacht and Country Club will hold Senior golf each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for members.


Ayden Golf and Country Club hosted the Coastal Plains Seniors on Thursday with 70 players competing. Ayden's James Saine took second place in the gross division of his flight.

On Mondays and Thursdays, Ayden will host Senior/Student/Military and First Responders. They can play 18 holes with cart for $20.



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June 16, 2019

Saturday night saw another edition of one of the top American Legion battles in Eastern North Carolina, as Post 39 hosted Wayne Post 11 in a conference makeup game. Post 11 walked away victorious, 9-4.

The bats never reached their full potential, as Post 39 earned nine hits on the night, compared…


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Chips and putts from area golf courses:


Robersonville will be hosting a women's tournament on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The club will host its July 4th Superball on that date.

Robersonville will play its Invitational on August 2-4.

For more information on these events, or to register for any…

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D.H. Conley freshman pitcher Matthew Matthijs walked into high school baseball with plenty of expectations already set. The former Greenville Little League star had all the hype in his first season, and delivered.

He went 9-1 in 14 appearances, striking out 86 batters in 58.1 innings pitched. He…


June 16, 2019

The following players were selected to The Daily Reflector’s All-Area baseball team. 


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Grant Charles Jarman, J.H. Rose: Batter of the Year

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Grant Charles Jarman wrapped up an outstanding high school athletic career this season. After four years of football and baseball Jarman walks away with one final award, The Daily Reflector’s All-Area Batter of the Year. 

“One thing that will stand out to me is the guys last…


June 16, 2019

It was yet another successful season for the D.H. Conley baseball team, led by longtime coach Jason Mills.

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Athletes from three local schools learned if they received the honor of being named to their sports All-Conference list in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Take a look at who made the cut. 


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June 13, 2019

Another batch of local high school athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.

Chargers duo inks to Louisburg College

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After recently seeing his D.H. Conley athletic career come to a close Shea Ward continues to improve his game on the diamond. The Pitt Community College commit is playing with the Post 39 Legion team this summer before joining the Bulldogs. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with Ward about his…


June 12, 2019

After fighting weather postponements last week, Post 39 and Farmville Post 151 finally had a chance to face off, with Post 39 walking away victorious, 11-1, in six innings.

Robbie O'Neal had a stellar performance for Post 39, picking up the win by tossing five strong innings. He earned 13…

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