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66th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship - First Round Results
Five-under 67 gives defending champ early lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- First round results from the 66th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association on Tuesday, July 28 (Course rating: 74.0, 139; 7402 yards, Par 36-36--72).

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Defending champion Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC
holds a one shot lead after first round
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If Henry Shimp is to defend last year's title, he took an important step Tuesday at Forest Oaks Country Club. The rising high school senior from Charlotte, N.C., played a mistake-free opening round, carding three birdies and an eagle on the 7402 yard layout.

Starting his day on No. 10, Shimp eagled the second hole he played, the 553 yard par-5 11th. "It was a solid start," commented Shimp, who has committed to playing college golf at Stanford University. "Then luckily the last six holes I got it going a little bit. I made birdies on the last three of four holes."

In his most recent tournament round two weeks ago, Shimp held the 54-hole lead at the Carolinas Amateur before a final round 71 to tie for 6th.

"I want to win maybe a little bit more than last year," said Shimp about defending his Carolinas Junior title.

"But the mentality really isn't too different," he added. "I want to win any tournament I play in."

Shimp's five-under-par 67 gives him a one shot lead over Christian Salzer of Sumter, S.C. and Patrick Golden of Murrells Inlet, S.C. Salzer, a rising high school senior, has verbally committed to playing golf at NC State. He recently won the South Carolina Golf Association Junior and played in the U.S. Junior. His first round of the Carolinas Junior consisted of five birdies with a bogey.

Golden is a rising high school junior. He finished tied for 6th in the SC Junior that Salzer won. "I hit the ball really well today; I think I only missed one green," said Golden after his bogey-free 68 on Tuesday. "Everything felt good on the range and I carried it to the course. It was a real easy, stress-free day."

Play was halted for 45 minutes on Tuesday due to lightning in the area. On Wednesday, 139 players will try to make the 36-hole cut to the low 60 and ties for the final round.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached his 19th birthday by July 30, 2015, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member or their parent is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 18.4.

66th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship
Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, NC

First Round Results
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Place Name Score
1 Henry Shimp (2016), Charlotte, NC  33-34--67
T2 Christian Salzer (2016), Sumter, SC  34-34--68
  Patrick Golden (2017), Murrells Inlet, SC  34-34--68
T4 Ashton Poole Jr. (2015), Charlotte, NC  36-33--69
  Blake Taylor (2016), Atkinson, NC  35-34--69
  Josh Bryan (2017), Chapel Hill, NC  38-31--69
T7 George Eubank Jr (2017), Roebuck, SC  35-35--70
  Jack Parrott (2017), Columbia, SC  35-35--70
  Matt Moninghoff (2016), Blythewood, SC  36-34--70
  Matt Teaster (2017), Spartanburg, SC  35-35--70
T11 A J Beechler (2018), Pinehurst, NC  36-35--71
  Alex Burris (2015), Greensboro, NC  36-35--71
  Michael Sanders (2018), Davidson, NC  35-36--71
  Walker Cress (2016), Concord, NC  34-37--71
T15 Alec Weary (2016), Bluffton, SC  36-36--72
  Avery Price (2017), Gastonia , NC  37-35--72
  Brady Hinkle (2018), Lancaster, SC  39-33--72
  Brantley Phillips (2016), Greensboro, NC  36-36--72
  Dustin Blank (2017), Elon, NC  35-37--72
  Grant Powell (2016), Colfax, NC  34-38--72
  Holden Grigg (2019), Myrtle Beach, SC  36-36--72
  Joshua Allen (2015), Wilson, NC  36-36--72
  Nicholas Lyerly (2017), Salisbury, NC  37-35--72
  Preston Ball (2016), Raleigh, NC  35-37--72
  Quinn Tardif (2016), Charlotte, NC  37-35--72
  Reid Darden (2016), Clinton, NC  38-34--72
  Seth Lomison (2016), Pfafftown, NC  36-36--72
T28 Ben Woodruff (2018), Huntersville, NC  36-37--73
  Chris Kim (2019), Cary, NC  37-36--73
  Christian Park (2016), Charlotte, NC  38-35--73
  Ethan Willis (2017), Mount Pleasant, SC  38-35--73
  Jack Brea (2017), Charlotte, NC  36-37--73
  Jack Massei (2018), Cary , NC  38-35--73
  Jacob Bridgeman (2018), Inman, SC  40-33--73
  Jamie Wilson (2016), Mt. Pleasant, SC  39-34--73
  Jordan Warnock (2016), Roebuck, SC  37-36--73
  Logan Sowell (2016), Kershaw, SC  38-35--73
  Michael Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC  35-38--73
  Will Sheppard (2017), Mt. Pleasant, SC  39-34--73
T40 Allen Smith III (2017), Durham, NC  37-37--74
  Ethan Vallery (2016), Pawleys Island, SC  38-36--74
  Fulton Smith (2019), Pinehurst, NC  36-38--74
  Grant Smith (2019), Charlotte, NC  39-35--74
  Hardin Councill (2016), High Point, NC  36-38--74
  Jake Rutter (2017), Winston-Salem, NC  36-38--74
  Kevin Sowinski (2016), Greensboro, NC  40-34--74
  Peter Hinnant (2017), Winston-Salem, NC  39-35--74
T48 Brady Childers (2016), Granite Falls, NC  36-39--75
  Jack Speer (2015), Winston-Salem, NC  36-39--75
  Joey Funderburg (2016), Wilmington, NC  39-36--75
  Kell Graham (2016), Matthews, NC  37-38--75
  Mason Elmore (2017), Charlotte, NC  37-38--75
  Nick Willis (2017), Cowpens, SC  39-36--75
  Quinn Riley (2018), Raleigh, NC   40-35--75
  Stephen Carroll (2017), Concord, NC  38-37--75
  Thomas Garbee (2016), Asheville, NC  36-39--75
  Thomas Hodges (2015), Waxhaw, NC  37-38--75
  Tripp Summerlin (2016), Summerfield, NC  39-36--75
  Viraj Garewal (2017), Raleigh, NC  38-37--75
  Walker Simas (2016), Charlotte, NC  36-39--75
  Zack Swanson (2017), Waxhaw, NC  38-37--75
T62 Blake Wagoner (2016), Cornelius, NC  38-38--76
  Brett McLamb (2015), Coats, NC  38-38--76
  Cooper Daniel (2016), Waxhaw, NC  37-39--76
  Corey Wilson (2016), Raleigh, NC  40-36--76
  Daniel Castleberry (2017), Greer, SC  36-40--76
  Dylan Fisher (2016), Charlotte, NC  39-37--76
  Levi Moody (2018), Greenville, SC  36-40--76
  Michael Wicker (2016), Rougemont, NC  39-37--76
  Zakariya Butt (2016), Summerville, SC  39-37--76
T71 Addison Manring (2017), Stoneville, NC  35-42--77
  Ben Esposito (2016), Pittsboro, NC  39-38--77
  Brandon Hill (2015), Lugoff, SC  38-39--77
  Carson Ownbey (2018), Candler, NC  39-38--77
  Drayton Stewart (2019), Charleston, SC  38-39--77
  Drew Bernard (2017), Charlotte, NC  37-40--77
  Eric Bae (2016), Pinehurst, NC  39-38--77
  Ian Stewart (2017), Columbia, SC  40-37--77
  Kevin Wiles (2016), Cary, NC  39-38--77
  Logan Shuping (2016), Salisbury, NC  39-38--77
  Quade Lukes (2017), Chapel Hill, NC  37-40--77
  Reed Bentley (2017), Wellford, SC  40-37--77
  Regan Erhardt (2016), Greensboro, NC  43-34--77
  Walter Brinker (2016), Sanford, NC  39-38--77
  Will Straub (2016), Huntersville, NC  39-38--77
  Zachary Freeman (2016), Angier, NC  38-39--77
  Zachary Laws (2016), Hickory , NC  39-38--77
T88 Andrew Wilmoth (2018), Raleigh, NC  41-37--78
  Drew Martin (2017), Pinehurst, NC  38-40--78
  Jacob Lowe (2017), Angier, NC  39-39--78
  Patrick Talledo (2015), Blythewood, SC  40-38--78
  Patten Williams (2017), Davidson, NC  37-41--78
  Peter Jackson (2019), Raleigh, NC  39-39--78
  Stuart Fuller (2017), Winston-Salem, NC  41-37--78
  Tim Bunten (2017), Concord, NC  42-36--78
  Vijay Mishra (2015), N Myrtle Beach, SC  37-41--78
  Walker Jones (2018), Sumter, SC  41-37--78
  Will Sleeper (2018), Charlotte, NC  40-38--78
  Zach McLain (2016), Gilbert, SC  39-39--78
T100 Austin Harrill (2016), Hickory, NC  40-39--79
  Austin Northern (2015), Blowing Rock, NC  41-38--79
  Avery Papalia (2017), Kernersville, NC  39-40--79
  Carson Castelli (2018), Greensboro, NC  39-40--79
  Harry Reynolds (2018), Greenville, SC  39-40--79
  Hunter Camp (2016), Easley, SC  39-40--79
  John Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC  38-41--79
  Kenan Poole II (2019), Raleigh, NC  43-36--79
  Madison Duffie (2017), Gastonia, NC  40-39--79
  Peter Fountain (2020), Raleigh, NC  37-42--79
  Roland Morris (2016), Hickory, NC  36-43--79
  Ryan Seco (2016), Fort Mill, SC  40-39--79
  Wesley Sink (2017), Advance, NC  41-38--79
T113 Adam Alfieri (2016), Chapel Hill, NC  39-41--80
  Attie Giles (2018), Pinehurst, NC  42-38--80
  Grayson Wotnosky (2019), Wake Forest, NC  40-40--80
  Jimbo Stanley (2017), Raleigh, NC  37-43--80
  Michael Sardinia (2016), Waxhaw, NC  40-40--80
  Trey Burton (2015), Hickory, NC  36-44--80
  Zach Boatwright (2016), Concord, NC  40-40--80
T120 Ben Quinque (2017), Mt. Pleasant, SC  39-42--81
  Dalton Mauldin (2017), Sanford, NC  40-41--81
  Drew Weary (2018), Bluffton, SC  37-44--81
  Tyler Kozlowski (2017), Waxhaw, NC  41-40--81
T124 Ben Ferris (2017), Charlotte, NC   41-41--82
  Brody Davis (2016), Harrisburg, NC  42-40--82
  Candler Rice (2016), Asheville, NC  38-44--82
  Corrie Kuehn (2015), Asheville, NC  42-40--82
  Evan Crook (2016), Sherrills Ford, NC  40-42--82
  Sam McGee (2017), Charlotte, NC  43-39--82
T130 Alex Scott (2017), Raleigh, NC  43-40--83
  Dixon Flowers (2018), Sumter, SC  43-40--83
  Michael Walsh (2016), Charlotte, NC  40-43--83
T133 Carter Cook (2018), Cornelius, NC  40-44--84
  Will Frye (2018), Marvin, NC  42-42--84
T135 Jack Towarnicky (2019), New Bern, NC  39-46--85
  Stephen Reynolds (2016), Greenville, SC  47-38--85
137 Christopher Queen (2016), Salisbury, NC  43-43--86
138 David Cho (2016), Chapel Hill, NC  44-44--88
139 James Wiley (2018), Raleigh, NC  51-47--98

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.

Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and 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 more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org.

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