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66th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship - Final Results
Charlotte's Shimp Joins Elite Ranks with Consecutive Title

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Final results from the 66th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association on Thursday, July 30 (Course rating: 74.0, 139; 7402 yards, Par 36-36--72).

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Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC successfully defended
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On Thursday at Forest Oaks Country Club, Carolinas Junior defending champion Henry Shimp accomplished what he could not 18 days ago in the final round of the Carolinas Amateur, hold on for the victory.

"I kind of sat back and thought about the things I did well and did not do well in that round," the 18-year-old Shimp reflected. "I tried to work on those things out there today. I tried to be more patient and calm, focus on each shot. I played a lot better than I did in that round [at the Carolinas Am]."

The Charlotte native used his length off the tee to his advantage, reaching four of the par-5s in two shots, resulting in four birdies. Shimp drilled a 3-wood from 285 yards to 30 feet on the par-5 11th. "It was probably my best shot on the back nine. I hit that one right at the flag."

A 12-foot birdie putt on the par-4 9th and a bogey on No. 15 culminated a four-under 68 final round, good for a three-shot victory. "I was hoping to get to 209 [7-under]," said Shimp. "I thought if I did that and someone beat me, then so be it. So I was happy to get to 8-under 208."

Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, N.C. and Christian Salzer of Sumter, S.C. made a final round charge, both finishing at five-under 211. That meant Shimp had a two shot lead playing the par-5 18th. From the left-side rough, he hit a 227 yard 4-iron to 25 feet. Another two putt birdie sealed the victory for Shimp.

The co-leader with Shimp heading into the final round was 15-year-old AJ Beechler of Pinehurst, N.C. The rising sophomore struggled early, making three bogeys in his first six holes en route to a one-over 73. Beechler finished T-5 with a three-day total of 213.

With the back-to-back win, Shimp becomes just the 6th Carolinian to win consecutive Carolinas Junior titles. "It's been a goal of mine this year to come back and win," he commented. "I think it's a little harder the second time to come back and win because you are thinking about it more, it puts a little bit more pressure on you."

To have a chance at a three-peat, next year's championship will have to end by July 25, when Shimp will celebrate his 19th birthday. On Thursday in Greensboro, he was just enjoying the moment. "To go out today and be calm and play well and end up getting it done was pretty awesome."

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

Final Results
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Place Name (Grad. Year) City, State Score
1  Henry Shimp (2016) Charlotte, NC  67-73-68--208
T2  Nicholas Lyerly (2017) Salisbury, NC  72-69-70--211
   Christian Salzer (2016) Sumter, SC  68-74-69--211
4  Logan Sowell (2016) Kershaw, SC  73-71-68--212
T5  Reed Bentley (2017) Wellford, SC  77-67-69--213
   A J Beechler (2018) Pinehurst, NC  71-69-73--213
7  Stephen Carroll (2017) Concord, NC  75-70-70--215
T8  Blake Taylor (2016) Atkinson, NC  69-72-75--216
   Grant Smith (2019) Charlotte, NC  74-70-72--216
   Jack Parrott (2017) Columbia, SC  70-74-72--216
   Ethan Vallery (2016) Pawleys Island, SC  74-69-73--216
T12  Walker Simas (2016) Charlotte, NC  75-69-73--217
   Michael Sanders (2018) Davidson, NC  71-71-75--217
   Preston Ball (2016) Raleigh, NC  72-74-71--217
   Ashton Poole Jr. (2015) Charlotte, NC  69-75-73--217
   Kell Graham (2016) Matthews, NC  75-71-71--217
   George Eubank Jr (2017) Roebuck, SC  70-74-73--217
   Patrick Golden (2017) Murrells Inlet, SC  68-73-76--217
T19  Christian Park (2016) Charlotte, NC  73-72-73--218
   Jordan Warnock (2016) Roebuck, SC  73-72-73--218
   Alec Weary (2016) Bluffton, SC  72-73-73--218
   Grant Powell (2016) Colfax, NC  72-74-72--218
   Zack Swanson (2017) Waxhaw, NC  75-71-72--218
T24  Seth Lomison (2016) Pfafftown, NC  72-73-74--219
   Joshua Allen (2015) Wilson, NC  72-76-71--219
   Reid Darden (2016) Clinton, NC  72-73-74--219
T27  Mason Elmore (2017) Charlotte, NC  75-69-76--220
   Blake Wagoner (2016) Cornelius, NC  76-70-74--220
   Tripp Summerlin (2016) Summerfield, NC  75-72-73--220
   Matt Teaster (2017) Spartanburg, SC  70-73-77--220
T31  Chris Kim (2019) Cary, NC  73-75-73--221
   Viraj Garewal (2017) Raleigh, NC  75-70-76--221
   Jamie Wilson (2016) Mt. Pleasant, SC  73-72-76--221
T34  Michael Wicker (2016) Rougemont, NC  76-72-74--222
   Avery Price (2017) Gastonia , NC  72-74-76--222
   Patten Williams (2017) Davidson, NC  78-72-72--222
   Jack Brea (2017) Charlotte, NC  73-72-77--222
   Madison Duffie (2017) Gastonia, NC  79-71-72--222
   Nick Willis (2017) Cowpens, SC  75-73-74--222
T40  Joey Funderburg (2016) Wilmington, NC  75-71-77--223
   Michael Freeman (2016) Asheville, NC  73-73-77--223
   Dustin Blank (2017) Elon, NC  72-75-76--223
   Brantley Phillips (2016) Greensboro, NC  72-73-78--223
   Stuart Fuller (2017) Winston-Salem, NC  78-71-74--223
   Quinn Tardif (2016) Charlotte, NC  72-73-78--223
   Jack Massei (2018) Cary , NC  73-77-73--223
   Ethan Willis (2017) Mount Pleasant, SC  73-76-74--223
   Brett McLamb (2015) Coats, NC  76-73-74--223
T49  Alex Burris (2015) Greensboro, NC  71-76-77--224
   Thomas Garbee (2016) Asheville, NC  75-75-74--224
   Holden Grigg (2019) Myrtle Beach, SC  72-75-77--224
T52  Matt Moninghoff (2016) Blythewood, SC  70-77-78--225
   Jake Rutter (2017) Winston-Salem, NC  74-76-75--225
T54  Brady Hinkle (2018) Lancaster, SC  72-78-76--226
   Patrick Talledo (2015) Blythewood, SC  78-71-77--226
   Peter Hinnant (2017) Winston-Salem, NC  74-76-76--226
T57  Ian Stewart (2017) Columbia, SC  77-72-78--227
   Josh Bryan (2017) Chapel Hill, NC  69-76-82--227
   Vijay Mishra (2015) N Myrtle Beach, SC  78-72-77--227
   Jack Speer (2015) Winston-Salem, NC  75-73-79--227
61  Walker Cress (2016) Concord, NC  71-79-81--231
62  Jacob Lowe (2017) Angier, NC  78-72-84--234
Missed Cut
T63  Jimbo Stanley (2017) Raleigh, NC  80-71--151
   Logan Shuping (2016) Salisbury, NC  77-74--151
   Zakariya Butt (2016) Summerville, SC  76-75--151
   Hardin Councill (2016) High Point, NC  74-77--151
   Roland Morris (2016) Hickory, NC  79-72--151
   Peter Fountain (2020) Raleigh, NC  79-72--151
   Fulton Smith (2019) Pinehurst, NC  74-77--151
   Carson Ownbey (2018) Candler, NC  77-74--151
   Andrew Wilmoth (2018) Raleigh, NC  78-73--151
   Ben Woodruff (2018) Huntersville, NC  73-78--151
   Levi Moody (2018) Greenville, SC  76-75--151
T74  Will Straub (2016) Huntersville, NC  77-75--152
   Cooper Daniel (2016) Waxhaw, NC  76-76--152
   Allen Smith III (2017) Durham, NC  74-78--152
   Quinn Riley (2018) Raleigh, NC   75-77--152
   Kevin Wiles (2016) Cary, NC  77-75--152
   Jacob Bridgeman (2018) Inman, SC  73-79--152
   Drew Bernard (2017) Charlotte, NC  77-75--152
   Walker Jones (2018) Sumter, SC  78-74--152
   Wesley Sink (2017) Advance, NC  79-73--152
T83  Thomas Hodges (2015) Waxhaw, NC  75-78--153
   Zach McLain (2016) Gilbert, SC  78-75--153
   Walter Brinker (2016) Sanford, NC  77-76--153
   Corrie Kuehn (2015) Asheville, NC  82-71--153
   Corey Wilson (2016) Raleigh, NC  76-77--153
   Quade Lukes (2017) Chapel Hill, NC  77-76--153
   Ben Esposito (2016) Pittsboro, NC  77-76--153
   Drayton Stewart (2019) Charleston, SC  77-76--153
91  Kevin Sowinski (2016) Greensboro, NC  74-80--154
T92  Grayson Wotnosky (2019) Wake Forest, NC  80-75--155
   Brandon Hill (2015) Lugoff, SC  77-78--155
   Carson Castelli (2018) Greensboro, NC  79-76--155
   Dalton Mauldin (2017) Sanford, NC  81-74--155
   Drew Weary (2018) Bluffton, SC  81-74--155
   Michael Sardinia (2016) Waxhaw, NC  80-75--155
   Will Sleeper (2018) Charlotte, NC  78-77--155
   Mr. Austin Northern (2015) Blowing Rock, NC  79-76--155
   Drew Martin (2017) Pinehurst, NC  78-77--155
T101  Candler Rice (2016) Asheville, NC  82-74--156
   Zach Boatwright (2016) Concord, NC  80-76--156
   Kenan Poole II (2019) Raleigh, NC  79-77--156
   Daniel Castleberry (2016) Greer, SC  76-80--156
   Ben Quinque (2017) Mt. Pleasant, SC  81-75--156
   Zachary Freeman (2016) Angier, NC  77-79--156
   Zachary Laws (2016) Hickory , NC  77-79--156
T108  Brady Childers (2016) Granite Falls, NC  75-82--157
   Tim Bunten (2017) Concord, NC  78-79--157
   Dylan Fisher (2016) Charlotte, NC  76-81--157
   Addison Manring (2017) Stoneville, NC  77-80--157
112  Ryan Seco (2016) Fort Mill, SC  79-79--158
T113  Brody Davis (2016) Harrisburg, NC  82-77--159
   Will Sheppard (2017) Mt. Pleasant, SC  73-86--159
   Regan Erhardt (2016) Greensboro, NC  77-82--159
   Ben Ferris (2017) Charlotte, NC   82-77--159
T117  Sam McGee (2017) Charlotte, NC  82-78--160
   Hunter Camp (2016) Easley, SC  79-81--160
   Attie Giles (2018) Pinehurst, NC  80-80--160
T120  John Freeman (2016) Asheville, NC  79-82--161
   Will Frye (2018) Marvin, NC  84-77--161
   Trey Burton (2015) Hickory, NC  80-81--161
   Jack Towarnicky (2019) New Bern, NC  85-76--161
   Tyler Kozlowski (2017) Waxhaw, NC  81-80--161
   Peter Jackson (2019) Raleigh, NC  78-83--161
T126  Avery Papalia (2017) Kernersville, NC  79-83--162
   Carter Cook (2018) Cornelius, NC  84-78--162
128  Austin Harrill (2016) Hickory, NC  79-84--163
T129  Eric Bae (2016) Pinehurst, NC  77-87--164
   Michael Walsh (2016) Charlotte, NC  83-81--164
   Christopher Queen (2016) Salisbury, NC  86-78--164
   Evan Crook (2016) Sherrills Ford, NC  82-82--164
   Alex Scott (2017) Raleigh, NC  83-81--164
134  Dixon Flowers (2018) Sumter, SC  83-82--165
T135  Harry Reynolds (2018) Greenville, SC  79-90--169
   Stephen Reynolds (2016) Greenville, SC  85-84--169
137  James Wiley (2018) Raleigh, NC  98-88--186
T138  David Cho (2016) Chapel Hill, NC  88-WD--WD
   Adam Alfieri (2016) Chapel Hill, NC  80-WD--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.

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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