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Stage Set for Final Round of 106th Carolinas Amateur with Fountain Leading by One

 

WILMINGTON, N.C. (July 11, 2020) -- Third round results of the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, N.C. on July 11, 2020. (7,005 yards, par 36-36--72)

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the new COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here.

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Starting Times | Scoring | History | Photos

 

Peter Fountain of Raleigh, N.C. has put himself in a great position entering the final round of the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship. Fountain holds a one-shot lead as the University of North Carolina freshman attempts to win his second CGA championship of the summer.

 

Fountain got off to a hot start with two birdies and an eagle in his first seven holes of the day. He began to let the momentum slip though with bogies on Nos. 8, 9 and 12, before he quickly regained it and turned things around with three birdies in the last four holes of his round.

 

“It's definitely big when you go on a stretch where you make three bogeys to be able to finish with three birdies,” Fountain said. “It gives you a lot of confidence rather than getting down on yourself and not having momentum going into the last day.”

 

Fountain will be joined in the final group on Sunday by Walker Jones of Sumter, S.C. and Lansdon Robbins of Davidson, N.C. Jones finished with the low score of the day at 6-under-par, 66 as he carded seven birdies. Meanwhile Robbins, who was the solo leader after the first round, was able to play bogey-free golf on Saturday and shoot a 4-under-par, 68. The two golfers enter the final round at 13-under-par and 12-under-par respectively.

 

“I felt super committed to all of my shots today,” Jones said. “I felt comfortable and really settled into my round. Out here, I think it’s really important not to try and force anything and fire at the pins with the greens being as firm as they are. I just stayed patient and let the round come to me.”

 

The highlight of the day at Cape Fear Country Club came on the par-3 fifth hole as Blake Taylor of Atkinson, N.C. made his fourth-ever hole-in-one. He knew it was a good shot when it came off the club, so he stopped looking.

 

“That hole isn’t really a hole where you are thinking birdie,” Taylor said. “It was a gettable pin, but I was just focused on leaving it on the bottom shelf which is hard to do. I decided to hit a hard 8-iron, got it up in the wind, it landed as soft as possible and rolled right in.”

 

Jones and Robbins both know that they’ll have to play some of their best golf tomorrow if they want to come out on top. Noting Fountain’s recent success hot-streak, Jones said that he thinks the winner will have to shoot 5 or 6-under-par tomorrow, while Robbins said that he’s going to focus on making birdies early and keeping his foot on the gas.

 

As for Fountain, who has experience winning CGA championships with two career wins including the North Carolina Amateur Championship just three weeks ago, he too knows that he can’t let up with stiff competition looming behind him.

 

“Just play my game. Don't try to beat the other ones, just try to beat the course,” Fountain said of his final day strategy. “If you can beat the course, you'll have a good chance of winning. Don't focus where other people are at.”

 

“Obviously when you're behind, you're trying to go lower and when you're in the lead, you're trying to hold on,” he continued. “But when you only have a one-shot lead, you're basically neck and neck so you're not trying to hold on to anything. You're just trying to go lower than the other person you're playing. I think if you get to 20-under total, that will get it done so that's my goal going into tomorrow.”

 

The final round of the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. with the leaders teeing off at 10:10 a.m.


 

106th Carolinas Amateur Championship

Cape Fear Country Club | Wilmington, N.C.

Third Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Peter Fountain Raleigh, NC -14 66 68 68 202
2 Walker Jones Sumter, SC -13 67 70 66 203
3 Lansdon Robbins Davidson, NC -12 65 71 68 204
4 Davis Womble Winston-Salem, NC -11 69 66 70 205
T5 Blake Taylor Atkinson, NC -9 70 67 70 207
T5 Jordan Sease Lexington, SC -9 68 68 71 207
T7 Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC -7 71 69 69 209
T7 Rafe Reynolds Greenville, SC -7 69 69 71 209
T9 Christian Park Charlotte, NC -6 69 72 69 210
T9 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC -6 67 72 71 210
T9 Alex Heffner Harrisburg, NC -6 71 68 71 210
T9 Logan Sowell Kershaw, SC -6 68 71 71 210
T9 Spencer Oxendine Fayetteville, NC -6 70 68 72 210
T9 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -6 70 68 72 210
T15 Ben Woodruff Huntersville, NC -5 73 70 68 211
T15 Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC -5 71 69 71 211
T15 Stephen Carroll Concord, NC -5 70 69 72 211
T15 Fulton Smith Pinehurst, NC -5 70 69 72 211
T15 A.J. Beechler Pinehurst, NC -5 73 66 72 211
20 Drew Hackett Charlotte, NC -4 69 70 73 212
T21 Zach Bishop Travelers Rest, SC -3 71 73 69 213
T21 Jake Scruggs Shelby, NC -3 72 71 70 213
T21 Dan Walters Winston-Salem, NC -3 72 70 71 213
T24 Ike Joy Denver, NC -2 69 74 71 214
T24 Harry Reynolds Greenville, SC -2 68 72 74 214
T24 John Blackwell Wilmington, NC -2 72 69 73 214
T27 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC -1 73 71 71 215
T27 Avery Price Gastonia, NC -1 74 69 72 215
T29 Brad Mangum Iron Station, NC E 75 69 72 216
T29 Addison Beam Cherryville, NC E 68 76 72 216
T29 Thomas Owen Fayetteville, NC E 74 69 73 216
T29 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC E 73 70 73 216
T29 Bob Cherry III Wilmington, NC E 71 72 73 216
T29 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC E 74 69 73 216
T29 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC E 71 71 74 216
T29 Evans Lewis Sumter, SC E 70 72 74 216
T37 Weston Bell Piedmont, SC +1 72 72 73 217
T37 Austin Duncan York, SC +1 73 69 75 217
39 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC +2 69 75 74 218
T40 Carter Busse Davidson, NC +3 73 71 75 219
T40 Henry Augenstein Columbia, SC +3 71 72 76 219
T42 Christopher Sperrazza Raleigh, NC +4 70 73 77 220
T42 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC +4 72 71 77 220
T42 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC +4 73 69 78 220
45 John Fahey Charlotte, NC +5 74 70 77 221
T46 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC +6 73 71 78 222
T46 Jackson Tyler Wilmington, NC +6 70 73 79 222
48 Brendan Kelly Raleigh, NC +7 77 67 79 223
49 John Bennett Forest City, NC +9 75 69 81 225
WD Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC - 73 71 WD 144
WD Stuart Fuller Winston-Salem, NC - 75 69 WD 144
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Brady Moran Greensboro, NC +1 67 78   -
CUT Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC +1 73 72   -
CUT Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +1 75 70   -
CUT Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +1 71 74   -
CUT Grayson Cheek Wilkesboro, NC +1 72 73   -
CUT James Lightsey Indian Land, SC +1 72 73   -
CUT Mickey Lankford North Charleston, SC +1 75 70   -
CUT Paul Simson Raleigh, NC +1 69 76   -
CUT Stephen Abrams wilson, NC +1 72 73   -
CUT Thomas Todd III Laurens, SC +1 75 70   -
CUT Tim Bunten Concord, NC +1 71 74   -
CUT Todd Hendley Columbus, NC +1 72 73   -
CUT Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC +2 73 73   -
CUT Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 72 74   -
CUT Collin Adams Charlotte, NC +2 73 73   -
CUT Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC +2 72 74   -
CUT Grady Anderson Greenville, NC +2 73 73   -
CUT Nic Brown Wendell, NC +2 76 70   -
CUT Ryan Reynolds Camden, SC +2 74 72   -
CUT Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +2 73 73   -
CUT Carter Rains Greenville, NC +3 76 71   -
CUT Daniel Day Clemson, SC +3 75 72   -
CUT Gus Lascola Durham, NC +3 72 75   -
CUT Matias La Grutta Cary, NC +3 75 72   -
CUT Randall Hudson New Bern, NC +3 71 76   -
CUT Scott Park Charlotte, NC +3 77 70   -
CUT William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +3 74 73   -
CUT Xavier Proctor Shelby, NC +3 72 75   -
CUT Attie Giles Pinehurst, NC +4 74 74   -
CUT Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +4 77 71   -
CUT Jay Roberts Concord, NC +4 74 74   -
CUT Nick Lukas Wilmington, NC +4 76 72   -
CUT Stefan Brewer Charlotte, NC +4 77 71   -
CUT Brad Clark Durham, NC +5 76 73   -
CUT Bryson Boyette Wilson, NC +5 78 71   -
CUT Joe Burns Greensboro, NC +5 74 75   -
CUT Louis Lambert Charlotte, NC +5 78 71   -
CUT Austin Mosher Mount Pleasant, SC +6 78 72   -
CUT Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC +6 78 72   -
CUT Josh Spell Archdale, NC +6 76 74   -
CUT Neil Wilkinson Wilmington, NC +6 74 76   -
CUT Preston Ball Raleigh, NC +6 72 78   -
CUT Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC +6 75 75   -
CUT Tom Murphy Wilmington, NC +6 80 70   -
CUT Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +6 76 74   -
CUT Garrett  Cooper Cowpens, SC +7 80 71   -
CUT Kevin Mininni Burgaw, NC +7 76 75   -
CUT Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +8 75 77   -
CUT Brooks Colquitt Charlotte, NC +8 81 71   -
CUT Brady Hinkle Lancaster, SC +9 74 79   -
CUT Colton Tucker Lenoir, NC +9 75 78   -
CUT Jake Benfield Lenoir, NC +9 76 77   -
CUT Luke Hackworth Charlotte, NC +9 80 73   -
CUT Zachary Oplinger Cary, NC +9 76 77   -
CUT Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC +10 76 78   -
CUT Eric Sayer Cary, NC +11 78 77   -
CUT Tommy Lamb Cary, NC +11 80 75   -
CUT Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC +12 81 75   -
CUT Jackson Steiner Charlotte, NC +14 76 82   -
CUT Colin Trahan North Augusta, SC +15 85 74   -
CUT Daniel Laughlin Charlotte, NC +15 78 81   -
CUT Mark Harper Winston-Salem, NC +15 79 80   -
CUT Caleb Loudin Summerville, SC +16 83 77   -
CUT Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +16 80 80   -
CUT Kevin Sheaffer Wake Forest, NC +25 90 79   -
WD Austin Scott Charleston, SC - WD WD   -
WD Will Blalock Gastonia, NC - 82 WD    


 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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