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55th N.C. Amateur Championship Second and Third Round Results
Justin Tereshko of Greensboro Chases History at The Country Club of Landfall


WILMINGTON, N.C. – Second and third round results of the 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship hosted by The Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course) in Wilmington on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (6930 yards, Par 36-36—72, Rating: 74.3/142). For this championship the Ocean course is played as the front nine and the Marsh nine is the back nine.

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Justin Tereshko of Greensboro looks to be the only golfer
to win both the N.C. Open & N.C. Amateur in the same year.

Posting the low round of the tournament thus far, a six-under-par 66, Justin Tereshko of Greensboro holds a two-stroke lead. Last fall, the 25-year-old Tereshko relocated from DePauw University in Indiana to North Carolina to coach the Guilford College golf team. Earlier this month Tereshko won the 2015 N.C. Open. If he holds on for the victory tomorrow, he would be the only golfer to win both the N.C. Open and N.C. Amateur titles in the same year. 

Second Round:
Following two days full of weather delays, the sun finally broke through Saturday, allowing play at the 55th NC Amateur Championship to get back on schedule. Competitors who had not started their second round teed off at 7:00am.

Nine groups that were still on the course Friday evening when play resumed their second round Saturday morning at 8:30am. One of those players was six-time CGA champion Carter Jenkins of Raleigh. "It's been a weird couple of days," said Jenkins. "On the first day I played five holes, then about 29 yesterday, and then back this morning for a hole and a half. It was frustrating because I was four-under thru five holes the first day before weather suspended it."

At the completion of the second round, Wesley Conover of Holly Springs held a one stroke advantage over Jenkins and 19-year-old David Kocher of Charlotte, who won the 2014 North & South Junior Championship. Conover is a rising senior at East Carolina University. Both Conover and Jenkins finished tied for third place in last year's championship at Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte.

Third Round:
After the 36-hole cut, the field of 133 players was cut to the low sixty players at 8-over 152. The third round began with a shotgun start at 2:30pm. Some players who made the cut played 36-holes on Saturday. One of those players was Kocher. "We play a lot of 36 hole days in college golf," said Kocher, who is a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland. "you get your tempo on your first 18 holes and try to keep it going all day."

Kocher capitalized on the first hole, a 534 yard par-5, knocking his second shot to two feet for a tap-in eagle. On the next hole, however, Kocher erased that momentum with a double-bogey. The lead group of struggled in their third round. Conover and Jenkins each shot one-under 71. Kocher shot even par.

While the lead group failed to increase their space from the field, Tereshko put on a show. Starting on the 2nd hole of the Ocean course, Tereshko opened with a birdie. He then made four consecutive birdies on holes 7 thru 10. Seven total birdies with a lone bogey combined for a six-under-par round of 66. His three day total of 69-71-66--206 (-10) puts him two ahead of Conover and three in front of Jenkins. "If you had told me three days ago that I could be 10-under, regardless of where the lead was, I would take it," Tereshko said with a smile. "But there are 18 more holes tomorrow."

Play was halted for twenty minutes at 3:55 due to lightning in the area.

Defending champion Josh Martin, 18, of Pinehurst sits at four-over 220, tied for 17th.

Nicholas Adams, a 19-year-old from Goldsboro, recorded his first hole-in-one on the 4th hole of the Ocean course using a pitching wedge.

The North Carolina Amateur Championship is 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by June 18, 2015, is a legal resident of North 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 member club that does not exceed 5.4.

55th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus)

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.   69-71-66--206  (-10)
2   Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   70-67-71--208  (-8)
3   Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C.     68-70-71--209  (-7)
T4   David Kocher, Charlotte, N.C.     68-70-72--210  (-6)
T4   Thomas Eldridge, Raleigh, N.C.     68-73-69--210  (-6)
6   Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C.     70-71-70--211  (-5)
7   David Germann, Clayton, N.C.     68-75-69--212  (-4)
8   Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   72-70-71--213  (-3)
T9   Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.     77-71-69--217  (+1)
T9   Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-73-71--217  (+1)
T11   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     73-73-72--218  (+2)
T11   Will Blalock, Gastonia, N.C.     75-73-70--218  (+2)
T11   Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.     72-71-75--218  (+2)
T11   William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C.     73-72-73--218  (+2)
T15   Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.     72-70-77--219  (+3)
T15   Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   73-70-76--219  (+3)
T17   Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     70-74-76--220  (+4)
T17   Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   75-75-70--220  (+4)
T17   Thomas Bonney, Durham, N.C.     77-73-70--220  (+4)
T20   Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   76-73-72--221  (+5)
T20   Seth Gandy, Durham, N.C.     72-73-76--221  (+5)
T20   Peyton White, Davidson, N.C.     75-70-76--221  (+5)
T23   James Mishoe IV, Cary, N.C.     73-73-77--223  (+7)
T23   Christian Cichan, Charlotte, N.C.     76-70-77--223  (+7)
T23   David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.   76-72-75--223  (+7)
T23   Parks Price, Cornelius, N.C.     77-74-72--223  (+7)
T27   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   77-73-74--224  (+8)
T27   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     75-75-74--224  (+8)
T27   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     76-75-73--224  (+8)
T27   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     74-77-73--224  (+8)
T27   Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.     76-74-74--224  (+8)
T27   Lee Mitchell, Conover, N.C.     77-75-72--224  (+8)
T27   Neil Wilkinson, Wilmington, N.C.   79-73-72--224  (+8)
T27   John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   75-75-74--224  (+8)
T35   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     78-71-76--225  (+9)
T35   Al Dickens IV, Charlotte, N.C.     78-74-73--225  (+9)
T35   Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.     76-76-73--225  (+9)
T35   Greg Powell, Whiteville, N.C.     73-76-76--225  (+9)
T39   Chris Cassetta, Winston-Salem, N.C.   77-73-76--226  (+10)
T39   Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.     76-74-76--226  (+10)
T39   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     77-73-76--226  (+10)
T39   Danny Pizetoski, Pinehurst, N.C.   77-73-76--226  (+10)
T39   Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C.     73-76-77--226  (+10)
44   Tyler Lail, Conover, N.C.     73-79-75--227  (+11)
45   Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.     73-77-78--228  (+12)
T46   John Eades, Charlotte, N.C.     78-69-82--229  (+13)
T46   Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     75-77-77--229  (+13)
T46   Grant Houser, Holly Springs, N.C.   76-75-78--229  (+13)
T49   Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   78-73-79--230  (+14)
T49   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     75-74-81--230  (+14)
T49   Ben O'Geary, Henderson, N.C.     74-78-78--230  (+14)
T49   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     73-76-81--230  (+14)
T49   John Makarauskas, Summerfield, N.C.   76-74-80--230  (+14)
T49   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     78-74-78--230  (+14)
T49   Alex Taylor, Gastonia, N.C.     77-73-80--230  (+14)
T49   Hall Rupert, Powells Point, N.C.     76-75-79--230  (+14)
57   Erik Ehlert, Raleigh, N.C.     74-76-82--232  (+16)
58   Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.     73-79-84--236  (+20)
59   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   78-70-WD--WD  (WD)
60   Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C.     78-73-WD--WD  (WD)
_____ Failed to make the cut ______
T61   Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T61   Kyle Clemmons, Morganton, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T61   Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T61   Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T61   Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.     72-81  (+9)
T61   Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.     75-78  (+9)
T61   William Claytor, Shelby, N.C.     75-78  (+9)
T68   Josh Goldstein, Wilmington, N.C.   76-78  (+10)
T68   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     75-79  (+10)
T68   Keegan Hoff, Charlotte, N.C.     79-75  (+10)
T68   Chandler White, Clemmons, N.C.   75-79  (+10)
T68   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     80-74  (+10)
T68   Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T68   Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C.     77-77  (+10)
T68   Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   74-80  (+10)
T68   Hoke Carlton, Charlotte, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T68   Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C.   72-82  (+10)
T68   Zachary McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   79-75  (+10)
T68   Austin Meadows, Raleigh, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T80   Brett Waters, Taylorsville, N.C.     78-77  (+11)
T80   Harrison Frye, Gastonia, N.C.     82-73  (+11)
T80   Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.     77-78  (+11)
T80   Stephen Lavenets, Rougemont, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T80   Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.     77-78  (+11)
T80   Justin Pennell, Lenoir, N.C.     79-76  (+11)
T86   Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C.     78-78  (+12)
T86   David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   80-76  (+12)
T86   Ashton Poole Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   73-83  (+12)
T86   Jordan Ford, Cary, N.C.     77-79  (+12)
T86   Philip Chauncey, Durham, N.C.     79-77  (+12)
T91   Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.     79-78  (+13)
T91   Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   77-80  (+13)
T91   Anthony Johnson, Goldston, N.C.   80-77  (+13)
T91   David Shambley, Cary, N.C.     75-82  (+13)
T95   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95   Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95   Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95   John Grimes, Pinehurst, N.C.     80-78  (+14)
T95   Jake Colley, Holly Springs, N.C.     76-82  (+14)
T95   Brad Raczenski, Kernersville, N.C.   78-80  (+14)
T95   Jacob Britt, Wake Forest, N.C.     77-81  (+14)
T102   Sam Wimbrow, Concord, N.C.     78-81  (+15)
T102   Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.     80-79  (+15)
T102   Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.     76-83  (+15)
T105   Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.     81-79  (+16)
T105   John Thatch, New Bern, N.C.     81-79  (+16)
T105   Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.     79-81  (+16)
T105   Andrew Frank, Winston-Salem, N.C.   77-83  (+16)
T105   Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T105   Adam Alfieri, Chapel Hill, N.C.     79-81  (+16)
T111   Jan Havmoeller, Charlotte, N.C.     82-79  (+17)
T111   Michael Murray Jr, Greensboro, N.C.   75-86  (+17)
T113   Alex Burris, Greensboro, N.C.     80-82  (+18)
T113   Matthew Faulkner, Cape Carteret, N.C.   85-77  (+18)
T113   Sean O'Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   80-82  (+18)
T113   Blair Miller, Southern Pines, N.C.   78-84  (+18)
T113   Blake Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     82-80  (+18)
118   Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.     81-82  (+19)
T119   Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.     85-79  (+20)
T119   Matt Wagner, Wilmington, N.C.     83-81  (+20)
T121   Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     89-76  (+21)
T121   Roland Morris, Hickory, N.C.     85-80  (+21)
T121   Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     89-76  (+21)
124   Luke Sampson, Wilmington, N.C.   88-78  (+22)
125   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     86-81  (+23)
T126   Matt Ellzey, Apex, N.C.     84-84  (+24)
T126   Austin Carter, Hendersonville, N.C.   84-84  (+24)
T126   Fred Piercy III, Denver, N.C.     81-87  (+24)
T129   Brent Brouse, Wilmington, N.C.     89-83  (+28)
T129   Brian Peterson, Charlotte, N.C.     86-86  (+28)
131   David Cho, Chapel Hill, N.C.     88-85  (+29)
T132   Chip Gettys, Wilmington, N.C.     84-91  (+31)
T132   Chase Eubanks, Apex, N.C.     85-90  (+31)
T134   Anthony Perrino, Mooresville, N.C.   83-WD  (WD)
T134   Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C.   79-WD  (WD)
T134   Preyer Fountain, Raleigh, N.C.     85-WD  (WD)
T134   Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.     80-WD  (WD)
T134   William Herring, Lillington, N.C.     81-WD  (WD)
139   Ryan Clark, Wilmington , N.C.     WD  (WD)


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