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Top Two Seeds Advance at NC Jr. Boys'

48th N.C. Junior Boys' Championship
Match Play Rounds of 64 and 32 Results
Top Two Seeds Advance to Round of 16

 

SALISBURY, N.C. – Match play rounds of 64 and 32 results at the 48th North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship hosted by The Country Club of Salisbury on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (6613 yards, Par 35-36—71, Rating: 72.0/130).

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After navigating Tuesday's stroke play qualifying round, 64 junior golfers competed Wednesday against each other and 95-degree temperatures. Match play winners complete two rounds per day for three straight days before a champion is crowned. "The format is the hardest tournament to win in North Carolina for junior boys," says Jason Cox, CGA Director of Junior Golf.

With the rounds of 64 and 32 complete, the match play portion of the championship continues Thursday with the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. The semifinal and final rounds are scheduled to be played Friday, with the championship match contested Friday afternoon.

Round of 64:

Ten of the opening 32 matches progressed to the 18th hole. Three other matches needed extra holes before a winner was decided.

There were only seven first round upsets. One of the notable defeats was CC of Salisbury junior club champion Michael Childress of Salisbury falling to Alex Scott of Raleigh 1 up.   

Round of 32:

As close as the morning matches were, the afternoon saw more decisive victories.

Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, a semifinalist in last year's championship contested at Roaring Gap Club made six birdies and an eagle in his 7 & 6 victory over Patrick Carlin of Raleigh. Lyerly was seven-under-par thru the 12 holes the match lasted, capping the victory by hitting his second shot on 535 yard par-5 3rd hole to three feet for eagle.

No. 3 seed Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks, who won the TYGA Bojangles Junior earlier this month, battled No. 30 Walker Simas of Charlotte, the runner-up at this year's Creed Boys' Invitational. Walker made four birdies and an eagle to win the match 4 & 2. "I did a good job of making sure I put myself in the right places and giving myself putts," said 17-year-old Simas who has verbally committed to Wofford College. When asked which part of his game has to improve for him to win the championship, he replied, "I got to work on my 3-wood too because I had a couple issues this week but everything past that's looking good. Going to keep the same game plan for tomorrow."

Stephenson felt good about how he played, despite the loss. "I was hitting it pretty solid. I was making a lot of pars but never anything too close on the front." The East Carolina University commit felt like he lost a few holes on the putting green. "I was hitting it to 15-20 ft. every time and hit putts that looked pretty good, but they just weren't quite dropping."

No. 4 seed Logan Shuping of Salisbury fell to Jack Brea of Charlotte 3 & 2.

Round of 16 matches will begin Thursday morning at 8:00am. 

48th North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship
Country Club of Salisbury
Match Play Rounds of 64 and 32 Results | June 24, 2015

Round of 64
(Qualifying score), Name, City, State, (Graduation Year)
(68) Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C. (2017) def. (75) Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C. (2017), 3 and 1
(73) Patrick Carlin, Raleigh, N.C. (2018) def. (73) Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C. (2017), 1 up
(74) Bryson Sprinkle, Salisbury, N.C. (2018) def. (70) Gray Matthews, Raleigh, N.C. (2016), 2 and 1
(71) Justin Emmons, Asheboro, N.C. (2017) def. (74) Drew Bernard, Charlotte, N.C. (2017), 4 and 3
(69) Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C. (2017) def. (75) Bryson Boyette, Wilson, N.C. (2017), 4 and 3
(72) Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C. (2016) def. (73) Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C. (2017), 2 and 1
(70) Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C. (2016) def. (74) Nathan Hawkins, Lexington, N.C. (2016), 1 up
(72) Dalton Mauldin, Sanford, N.C. (2017) def. (73) Corey Wilson, Raleigh, N.C. (2016), 5 and 4
(68) Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C. (2016) def. (75) Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C. (2016), 1 up
(73) Jack Brea, Charlotte, N.C. (2017) def. (72) Chris Kim, Cary, N.C. (2019), 2 up
(74) Scott Pechacek, Cary, N.C. (2015) def. (70) Brett Thomas McLamb, Coats, N.C. (2015), 5 and 4
(74) Alex Scott, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) def. (71) Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C. (2018), 1 up
(69) Grant Powell, Colfax, N.C. (2016) def. (75) Carson Ownbey, Candler, N.C. (2018), 1 up
(72) Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C. (2016) def. (73) Kell Graham, Matthews, N.C. (2016), 22 holes
(70) Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C. (2016) def. (74) Joshua Allen, Wilson, N.C. (2015), 22 holes
(71) Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C. (2016) def. (74) Nicklaus Sutton, Matthews , N.C. (2019), Disqualified
(68) Jack Massei, Cary , N.C. (2018) def. (75) Logan Lineberry, Yadkinville, N.C. (2017), 3 and 2
(73) Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C. (2016) def. (72) Matthew Hayes, Clayton, N.C. (2018), 1 up
(70) Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C. (2016) def. (74) Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C. (2018), 2 and 1
(74) Jack Speer, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2015) def. (71) Davis Kiger, Harrisburg, N.C. (2015), 2 and 1
(69) Campbell Rand, Durham, N.C. (2017) def. (75) Kevin Sowinski, Greensboro, N.C. (2016), 4 and 3
(72) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) def. (73) Alex Goff, Kings Mountain, N.C. (2018), 20 holes
(70) Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C. (2016) def. (74) Dylon Wooten, Sparta, N.C. (2017), 6 and 5
(71) Michael Freeman, Asheville, N.C. (2016) def. (73) Thomas Mayes III, Greensboro, N.C. (2016), 1 up
(68) Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C. (2016) def. (75) Bradley Calloway, Asheboro, N.C. (2017), 2 up
(72) Walker Simas, Charlotte, N.C. (2016) def. (73) Wes Simmons, Kinston, N.C. (2016), 3 and 2
(70) Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C. (2015) def. (74) Adam Alfieri, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2016), Withdrew
(71) Connor Armistead, Charlotte, N.C. (2017) def. (74) Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2017), 2 and 1
(69) Stephen Carroll, Concord, N.C. (2017) def. (75) Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, N.C. (2016), 4 and 3
(73) Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C. (2016) def. (72) Candler Rice, Asheville, N.C. (2016), 3 and 2
(70) Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C. (2015) def. (74) Austin Sandford, Gastonia, N.C. (2016), 3 and 2
(71) Roland Morris, Hickory, N.C. (2016) def. (73) Blake McShea, Zebulon, N.C. (2016), 1 up

Round of 32
(Qualifying score), Name, City, State, (Graduation Year)
(68) Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C. (2017) def. (73) Patrick Carlin, Raleigh, N.C. (2018), 7 and 6
(71) Justin Emmons, Asheboro, N.C. (2017) def. (74) Bryson Sprinkle, Salisbury, N.C. (2018), 21 holes
(69) Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C. (2017) def. (72) Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C. (2016), 19 holes
(70) Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C. (2016) def. (72) Dalton Mauldin, Sanford, N.C. (2017), 6 and 5
(73) Jack Brea, Charlotte, N.C. (2017) def. (68) Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C. (2016), 3 and 2
(74) Alex Scott, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) def. (74) Scott Pechacek, Cary, N.C. (2015), 1 up
(69) Grant Powell, Colfax, N.C. (2016) def. (72) Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C. (2016), 4 and 3
(70) Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C. (2016) def. (71) Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C. (2016), 6 and 5
(68) Jack Massei, Cary , N.C. (2018) def. (73) Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C. (2016), 4 and 3
(74) Jack Speer, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2015) def. (70) Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C. (2016), 3 and 2
(72) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) def. (69) Campbell Rand, Durham, N.C. (2017), 4 and 3
(71) Michael Freeman, Asheville, N.C. (2016) def. (70) Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C. (2016), 1 up
(72) Walker Simas, Charlotte, N.C. (2016) def. (68) Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C. (2016), 4 and 2
(70) Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C. (2015) def. (71) Connor Armistead, Charlotte, N.C. (2017), 1 up
(73) Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C. (2016) def. (69) Stephen Carroll, Concord, N.C. (2017), 1 up
(70) Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C. (2015) def. (71) Roland Morris, Hickory, N.C. (2016), 4 and 3
 

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Stroke play qualifying
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Players’ lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stroke play qualifying

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 11:09 a.m. Round 1 matches
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Players’ lunch
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Round 2 matches

Thursday, June 25, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 8:49 a.m. Round 3 matches
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quarterfinal matches

Friday, June 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Semifinal matches
12:30 p.m. Championship match
*Schedule subject to change.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer ages 12-18 as of June 26, 2015, who has not started college, 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 CGA member club that does not exceed 18.3.

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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