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3 Tied for Lead at NC Am

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Event: 56th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Host Site: Governors Club, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Playing Dates: June 16-19, 2016

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56th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Three Tied for Lead After Day 1

 

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (June, 16, 2016) -- First round results from 56th North Carolina Amateur hosted by Governors Club in Chapel Hill on Thursday, June 16, 2016 (7005, par 36-36--72, Course/Slope Rating: 74.5/142).

On this hot and humid day in mid-June,145 players teed it up looking to capture the 56th North Carolina Amateur Championship. With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, players had to battle the weather almost as much as the course.

With the completion of round one, 3 men stand atop the leaderboard tied at 4-under 68. Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh had a difficult start to the championship but caught fire on his second nine to finish tied for the lead. Eldridge started his day on the 10th tee and was even par after 8 holes before "shanking" his approach shot on 18 leading to double bogey. Heading into his second nine, Eldridge said "I was just trying to hit solid shots." He hit plenty of "solid shots" making 4 birdies and chipping in for eagle. Eldridge will look to carry the momentum from the end of his round into the second round. Justin Tereshko of Jamestown was runner-up in the event last year and looks to capture the title this time around. After his round he felt his "ball striking was good, and had a lot of looks for birdie." This was evident by his scorecard that included 5 birdies and an eagle. Tereshko did say he needs to drive the ball better and that on two separate occasions, trees saved him from going out of bounds. Regardless, Tereshko looks to be in great shape moving forward in the championship. Bryce Hendrix of Greenville was firing on all cylinders for most of the day. His round included 7 birdies with three of them coming on par-5s. Hendrix just finished his freshman year at UNC-Greensboro and looks to continue his strong play throughout the next couple days. .

Uly Grisette of Winston-Salem is tied with 4 other players who are only one shot back of the leaders. Grisette came out firing, shooting 6-under 30 on his opening nine holes that included 2 eagles and 2 birdies. In his own words, Grisette said "I got hot" but struggled on the back nine, shooting 3-over to finish at 3-under for the day. He was able to finish his round in style by birding the 18th. Grisette has been competing in the NC Amateur for many years and says "its great to come out here and compete against the young kids and see how far they are hitting it." Grisette won the championship in 1985 when he was 18 years old while competing in his first NC Amateur. Now 31 years later, he looks to continue his strong play and capture another.

Defending champion, Carter Jenkins is not in the field this week as he has turned professional and is currently playing on the Mackenzie Tour, formerly PGA Tour Canada.

The championship format is 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scorers and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by June 16, 2016, 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 an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

Related: Tee times & Pairings | Hole-by-hole scoring | Championship History | Photos

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

56th North Carolina Amateur
Governors Club
Chapel Hill, N.C.
June 16, 2016
 
First Round Results

Place   Competitor   Score
T1   Thomas Eldridge, Raleigh, N.C.     30-38--68  (-4)
T1   Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.     35-33--68  (-4)
T1   Justin Tereshko, Jamestown, N.C.   33-35--68  (-4)
T4   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     34-35--69  (-3)
T4   Drew Johnson, Oak Ridge, N.C.     33-36--69  (-3)
T4   Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   34-35--69  (-3)
T4   Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   30-39--69  (-3)
T4   Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.     35-34--69  (-3)
T9   Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.     33-37--70  (-2)
T9   Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C.   36-34--70  (-2)
T9   Rob Beasley, Kernersville, N.C.     36-34--70  (-2)
T9   Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   34-36--70  (-2)
T9   Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   31-39--70  (-2)
T14   Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T14   Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C.     37-34--71  (-1)
T14   Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   36-35--71  (-1)
T14   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     37-34--71  (-1)
T14   Michael Hocker II, Durham, N.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T14   Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T14   Candler Rice, Asheville, N.C.     36-35--71  (-1)
T14   Tim Bunten, Concord, N.C.     36-35--71  (-1)
T22   Walker Cress, Concord, N.C.     37-35--72  (Even)
T22   Jubal Early, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     34-38--72  (Even)
T22   Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C.   36-36--72  (Even)
T22   David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.     38-34--72  (Even)
T22   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.   37-35--72  (Even)
T22   Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   35-37--72  (Even)
T22   Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T22   Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   38-34--72  (Even)
T22   Anthony Baker, Walkertown, N.C.   37-35--72  (Even)
T31   Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   35-38--73  (+1)
T31   Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   38-35--73  (+1)
T31   Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T31   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T31   Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T31   Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T31   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     33-40--73  (+1)
T31   Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.     37-36--73  (+1)
T31   Brooks Curtis, Elizabeth City, N.C.   33-40--73  (+1)
T31   Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.     38-35--73  (+1)
T31   Kevin O'Connell, Raleigh, N.C.     39-34--73  (+1)
T42   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   37-37--74  (+2)
T42   Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.   38-36--74  (+2)
T42   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     39-35--74  (+2)
T42   Nick Stafford, Belmont, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T42   Evan Pappas, Asheville, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T42   Kaleb Lester, Mebane, N.C.     39-35--74  (+2)
T42   Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T49   Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.   37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T49   Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T49   Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T49   David Fowler, Winston-Salem, N.C.   39-36--75  (+3)
T49   David Kostyal II, Wilmington, N.C.   36-39--75  (+3)
T49   David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Kell Graham, Matthews, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T49   Jarett Stowe, Matthews, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T61   Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T61   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   37-39--76  (+4)
T61   Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.     41-35--76  (+4)
T61   Jacob Kennedy, Mt. Ulla, N.C.     39-37--76  (+4)
T61   Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T61   Walter Brinker, Sanford, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T61   Ben Buben, Charlotte, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T61   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T61   Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     39-37--76  (+4)
T61   Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   37-39--76  (+4)
T61   Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T72   Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T72   Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   37-40--77  (+5)
T72   Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.   38-39--77  (+5)
T72   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T72   Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.     39-38--77  (+5)
T72   Chris Blum, Raleigh, N.C.     39-38--77  (+5)
T72   Quade Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T72   Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.     39-38--77  (+5)
T72   Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T72   Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.   36-41--77  (+5)
T72   Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.     40-37--77  (+5)
T83   Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.     43-35--78  (+6)
T83   Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T83   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     40-38--78  (+6)
T83   Riley Davis, Kinston, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T83   David Germann, Clayton, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T83   Mitch Robinette, Charlotte, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T83   Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.   41-37--78  (+6)
T83   Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T83   Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, N.C.   38-40--78  (+6)
T83   John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   37-41--78  (+6)
T83   Drew Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T94   Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.     37-42--79  (+7)
T94   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Sean O'Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Mark McMillen Jr, Smithfield, N.C.   40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.     40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.     40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Josh Bagwell, Marion, N.C.     36-43--79  (+7)
T94   Thomas Redding, Hudson, N.C.     38-41--79  (+7)
T94   Wade Boteler, Mebane , N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T94   Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.     36-43--79  (+7)
T94   Charles Spry, Winston salem, N.C.   40-39--79  (+7)
T94   Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T94   Andy Crain, Raleigh, N.C.     36-43--79  (+7)
T94   Jack Massei, Cary, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T94   Joey Davis, Cornelius, N.C.     37-42--79  (+7)
T109   Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.     38-42--80  (+8)
T109   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     39-41--80  (+8)
T109   Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-39--80  (+8)
T109   Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T109   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     42-38--80  (+8)
T109   Scott McClellan, Cary, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T109   Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.   41-39--80  (+8)
T109   Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem, N.C.   42-38--80  (+8)
T109   Jake Scruggs, Shelby, N.C.     38-42--80  (+8)
T118   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   44-37--81  (+9)
T118   Kevin Duerr, Wake Forest, N.C.     36-45--81  (+9)
T118   Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.     41-40--81  (+9)
T118   Zach Joines, Wilkesboro, N.C.     38-43--81  (+9)
T118   Andrew Furr, Clayton, N.C.     38-43--81  (+9)
T118   Regan Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   40-41--81  (+9)
T118   Cole Jordan, Winterville, N.C.     39-42--81  (+9)
T118   Johannes Fontes-Zitzer, Lillington, N.C.   41-40--81  (+9)
T118   Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-40--81  (+9)
T127   Keenan Denny, King, N.C.     38-44--82  (+10)
T127   William Carter, Laurinburg, N.C.     39-43--82  (+10)
T127   Jd Mcneill, Raleigh, N.C.     40-42--82  (+10)
T127   Cory Segall, Charlotte, N.C.     41-41--82  (+10)
T127   Jay Jay Howard, Concord, N.C.     41-41--82  (+10)
T132   David Yang, Cornelius, N.C.     39-44--83  (+11)
T132   Rex Willoughby, Chapel Hill, N.C.   45-38--83  (+11)
T134   Davis Kiger, Harrisburg, N.C.     41-43--84  (+12)
T134   Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   43-41--84  (+12)
T134   John Freeman, Asheville, N.C.     42-42--84  (+12)
T134   Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, N.C.     43-41--84  (+12)
T134   Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.     44-40--84  (+12)
139   Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.     42-43--85  (+13)
T140   A. t. Cashwell, Concord, N.C.     44-42--86  (+14)
T140   Grant Smith, Charlotte, N.C.     39-47--86  (+14)
T140   Justin Lewis, High Point, N.C.     43-43--86  (+14)
T143   Kyle Austin, Mebane, N.C.     47-40--87  (+15)
T143   Pete Luster, Chapel Hill, N.C.     46-41--87  (+15)
145   Robert McPartland, Cary, N.C.     41-47--88  (+16)

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.

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 our website.

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