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Heath Heads to the Winner's Circle

 
HEATH HEADS TO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE AT 19TH NC JUNIOR BOYS' 13 AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIP
Charlotte junior wins championship match 4&3 over medalist Bhatia
 
Jack Heath of Charlotte, NC captured the 19th NC Junior Boys' 13 and Under Championship title defeating Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, NC 4 and 3 in the championship match to secure his first Carolinas Golf Association junior victory.  Heath, a rising eight grader, took the early lead in the championship match on the Donald Ross designed Asheboro Municipal Golf Course but Bhatia, the 2013 champion, fought back to square the match through six hole.  Bhatia stumbled bogeying three of four holes and Heath made the turn one up.  Heath kept the pressure on and closed Bhatia out on the fifteenth hole when he rolled in a 12 foot birdie putt.  "I played well today, but Akshay is a great player and I new I had to keep playing and hope to win with pars" stated Heath.  Earlier in the day, Heath beat Charlie Barr of Salisbury, NC 2 up in the quarterfinals.  In the semifinals, Heath won 2 and 1 over Jackson Van Paris of Pinehurst, NC to reach the championship match.
 
Other flight winners were Walker Isley of Oak Island, NC (first flight) defeated Tyler Dechellis of Clayton, NC 2 up, Simon Balbin of Pinehurst, NC (second flight) defeated Jackson Brimfield of Chapel Hill, NC 1 up, Colin Dutton of Foxfire Village, NC (third flight) beat Josh Lendach of Raleigh, NC 2 and 1, Colin Browning of Charlotte, NC (fourth flight) won 5 and 3 over Eric Xing of Cary, NC  and Jack Burris of Greensboro, NC (fifth flight) defeated Jacob Hinson of Belmont, NC 2 and 3.
 
Match Play Results
Championship Flight
Round of 16
(68) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) def. (78) Louis Dunn, Raleigh, N.C. (2020), 5 and 3
(75) Tyler Partee, Thomasville , N.C. (2021) def. (76) Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2018), 1 up
(77) Michael Blair, Kernersville, N.C. (2020) def. (72) Matias La Grutta, Cary, N.C. (2020), 3 and 2
(77) Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain, N.C. (2020) def. (75) Walker Isley, Oak Island, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(71) Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (2021) def. (78) Tyler Dechellis, Clayton, N.C. (2020), 4 and 2
(75) Austin Tate, Siler City, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Jack Hart, Charlotte, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(72) Charlie Barr, Salisbury, N.C. (2021) def. (77) Parker Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. (2021), 10 holes
(75) Jack Heath, Charlotte, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Garrett Hauk, Burlington, N.C. (2021), 11 holes
Quarterfinal
(68) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) def. (75) Tyler Partee, Thomasville , N.C. (2021), 3 and 2
(77) Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Michael Blair, Kernersville, N.C. (2020), 10 holes
(71) Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (2021) def. (75) Austin Tate, Siler City, N.C. (2020), 2 and 1
(75) Jack Heath, Charlotte, N.C. (2020) def. (72) Charlie Barr, Salisbury, N.C. (2021), 2 up
Semifinal
(68) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Landon Barnes, Pilot Mountain, N.C. (2020), 5 and 4
(75) Jack Heath, Charlotte, N.C. (2020) def. (71) Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (2021), 2 and 1
Final
(75) Jack Heath, Charlotte, N.C. (2020) def. (68) Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020), 4 and 3
 
First Flight
Quarterfinals
(78) Louis Dunn, Raleigh, N.C. (2020) def. (76) Phillip Clifton, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2018), 1 up
(75) Walker Isley, Oak Island, N.C. (2020), def. (72) Matias La Grutta, Cary, N.C. (2020), 2 and 1
(78) Tyler Dechellis, Clayton, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Jack Hart, Charlotte, N.C. (2020), 10 holes
(77) Parker Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. (2021) def. (77) Garrett Hauk, Burlington, N.C. (2021), 11 holes
Semifinals
(75) Walker Isley, Oak Island, N.C. (2020), def. (78) Louis Dunn, Raleigh, N.C. (2020), 2 up
(78) Tyler Dechellis, Clayton, N.C. (2020) def. (77) Parker Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. (2021), 1 up
Finals
(75) Walker Isley, Oak Island, N.C. (2020), def. (78) Tyler Dechellis, Clayton, N.C. (2020), 2 up
 
Second Flight
Quarterfinal
(81) Grady Newton, Winston Salem, N.C. (2020) def. (78) Zach Roberts, Holly Springs, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(79) Jackson Brimfield, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2021) def. (79) Christian Jarrell, Davidson, N.C. (2020), 11 holes
(79) Parker Truesdale, Canton, N.C. (2019) def. (81) Lee Plummer, Raleigh, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(79) Symon Balbin, Pinehurst, N.C. (2019) def. (79) Nick Mathews, Mebane, N.C. (2020), 1 up
Semifinal
(79) Jackson Brimfield, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2021) def. (81) Grady Newton, Winston Salem, N.C. (2020), 2 and 1
(79) Symon Balbin, Pinehurst, N.C. (2019) def. (79) Parker Truesdale, Canton, N.C. (2019), 2 and 1
Final
(79) Symon Balbin, Pinehurst, N.C. (2019) def. (79) Jackson Brimfield, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2021), 1 up
 
Third Flight
Quarterfinal
(84) Andrew Wood, Greensboro, N.C. (2019) def. (82) James Carlin, Raleigh, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(82) Colin Dutton, Foxfire, N.C. (2021) def. (83) Alex Heffner, Harrisburg, N.C. (2020), 2 up
(83) Daniel Adkins II, Holly Springs, N.C. (2020) def. (82) Sam Davidson, Asheboro, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(82) Josh Lendach, Raleigh, N.C. (2021) def. (83) Gibby Shea, Charlotte, N.C. (2019), 10 holes
Semifinal
(82) Colin Dutton, Foxfire, N.C. (2021) def. (84) Andrew Wood, Greensboro, N.C. (2019), 2 up
(82) Josh Lendach, Raleigh, N.C. (2021) def. (83) Daniel Adkins II, Holly Springs, N.C. (2020), 10 holes
Final
(82) Colin Dutton, Foxfire, N.C. (2021) def. (82) Josh Lendach, Raleigh, N.C. (2021), 2 and 1
 
Fourth Flight
Quarterfinal
(85) James Talton, Raleigh, N.C. (2020) def. (91) Branden Boyce, Spring Lake, N.C. (2021), 3 and 2
(88) Eric Xing, Cary, N.C. (2020) def. (87) Will Tyler Gray, Charlotte, N.C. (2020), 4 and 2
(86) Alex Williams, Davidson, N.C. (2020) def. (90) Samuel Hendrix, Advance, N.C. (2020), 2 up
(86) Colin Browning, Charlotte, N.C. (2019) def. (88) Connor Lineberry, Randleman, N.C. (2020), 3 and 1
Semifinal
(88) Eric Xing, Cary, N.C. (2020) def. (85) James Talton, Raleigh, N.C. (2020), 1 up
(86) Colin Browning, Charlotte, N.C. (2019) def. (86) Alex Williams, Davidson, N.C. (2020), 3 and 2
Final
(86) Colin Browning, Charlotte, N.C. (2019) def. (88) Eric Xing, Cary, N.C. (2020), 5 and 3
 
Fifth Flight
Finals
Jack Burris, Greensboro, N.C. (2021) def. Jacob Hinson, Belmont, N.C. (2021), 3 and 2
 
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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