PEELE: Local TYGA members compete at state championships
By Woody Peele
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Six local juniors competed in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association's State Championships, held last week at Southern Wayne Country Club in Mount Olive.
Tops among them was Matthew Richardson of Ayden who finished with a 138 over the two-day, 36-hole event. First place went to Kyle Kushnir of Raleigh, who shot 133.
Andrew Gallagher of Grimesland tied for 12th place, carding a 144. Tying for 35th place were Blake Hess and Cameron Hardison, both of Greenville, finishing with 150s.
DavidLangley of Winterville finished with a 153 to stand alone in 46th place. Jack Vick of Greenville, wound up at 64th place with a 163.
Brook Valley held its final Men's Night of the season, playing the back nine in a two-man “modified par 3” net scramble. The golf staff created a par 3 course shortening the holes as much as 40 yards, with par considered 27. The golfers would each hit from the tee, then pick the best shot the rest of the way.
First place, a six-under went to Kenneth Smith and Alex Reeves. The team of Dale Pendry and Dean Barrow tied at minus five with the team of Everette Kelly and Matt Aldridge. The former team took second in a scorecard playoff, the latter team taking third.
Fourth were Ronnie Smith and Pavel Plastinin at minus four while Frank Lee and Art Grapel were fifth at minus three.
The team of Chris Holcomb, Josh Bland and Pete Richardson captured first place in Greenville's Men's Night last week.
The format was “Ironman.”
Second place resulted in a tie between the team of Monty Pollard, Zach Smeltzer and Jared Pennington, and the team of Daniel Miller, Michael Letchworth and Mike Brothers.
You Can Play
Oct. 4 at Ironwood: Pitt County Girls Softball League tournament. Entry fee $425 for four-person team; individuals will be assigned to a team for $110. For more information or to enter, contact Bo Batts at 252-714-5485 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Field limited to 25 teams.
Oct. 25 at Greenville: The annual Scales-Aldridge-Garner golf tournament benefiting J.H. Rose High School's academic and athletic programs. The format is a four-person captain's choice. Two tee times, 8 a.m. And 1 p.m. Entry fees are $500 per team and $125 for an individual. For more information or to register, call Jo Ann Wilder at 252-756-3991 or go online to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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