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Forest Oaks CC to host 66th Carolinas Junior

FOREST OAKS CC TO HOST 66th CAROLINAS JUNIOR BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

Southern Pines, NC – The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) has announced Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC will host the 66th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship on July 28-30, 2015.  An anticipated field of 156 junior golfers will compete on the Davis Love III redesign that hosted the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship for 30 years, as well as 10 CGA championships. With the length and reconstruction of the original Ellis Maples design, Forest Oaks will be a true test of championship golf for the players.
 
The Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship brings together the best juniors from both North and South Carolina to compete in a 54-hole stroke play competition. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after the first 36 holes of competition. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer ages 12-18 as of July 30, 2015, that is a legal resident of the Carolinas and a member of the CGA. Players must also have a handicap of 18.4 or lower. The Championship site alternates between North Carolina and South Carolina. Last year’s championship was hosted by Camden CC in Camden, SC. Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC beat out Andrew Wilmoth of Raleigh, NC on the first playoff to capture the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship.
 
REGISTRATION
Registration opens on June 8 at 8 pm.
 
DATES
July 28-30, 2015
 
FORMAT
The championship format 54 holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to low 60 and ties after 36 holes
 
YARDAGES
Boys will compete at approximately 7,138 yards, par 72 (74.4/140)
 
AGE DIVISIONS
Boys will compete in one division. There are no age divisions. 
 
ELIGIBILITY
Entry is open to any male amateur golfer ages 12-18 as of July 30, 2015, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, 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.
 
PRIZES
Trophies are awarded to the champion through tenth place.
 
EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions into the championship will be awarded based on performance in 12 different tournaments leading up to the championship and the NC junior boys’ rankings as of June 8, 2015.
 
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING
Those not included in any of the exemption categories have the opportunity to qualify on July 21st at Camden CC in Camden, SC or Hyland GC in Southern Pines, NC.  A minimum of ten spots will be available at each site. 
 
FOREST OAKS INFORMATION
GENERAL MANAGER: Lee Williamson
COURSE SUPERINTENDENT: Aaron Cope
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Chris Zeh
ARCHITECT: Ellis Maples/Davis Love
YARDAGE/PAR: 7,138 par 72 (74.4/140)
FAIRWAYS & TEES: Bermuda grass
GREENS: Bent Grass
 
Chip Shots
  • Sam Snead won the Wyndham Championship at Forest Oaks CC 8 times including his last PGA Tour win at the age of 52.
  • The Championship format was changed from match play to stroke play in 1976
  • Larry Beck(1955,1956,1957) and Jack Lewis Jr.(1963, 1964, 1965) are the only 3 time champions
  • Wesley and George Bryan IV of the Bryan Bros finished runner up in 2004 and 2005 respectively
  • Charles Rymer of the Golf Channel finished runner up in 1985
  • PGA Tour winner Bill Haas was the 1999 CGA Junior Boys’ Champion
  • Lee Bedford of Cary, NC holds the lowest score total at 202 shot at Hope Valley CC in Durham, NC in 2007
  • Vince Hatfield (2004,2005) is the last player to repeat as the victor
  • The championship has been won by a NC junior 37 times and a SC junior 28 times.


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