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Wilson CC to Host 49th NC Junior Boys'

The Carolinas Golf Association has announced that Wilson Country Club in Wilson, NC will host the 49th NC Junior Boys’ Championship on June 21-24, 2016.  An anticipated field of 144 golfers will compete on the Willard Byrd and John LaFoy designed course that has hosted 8 CGA championships dating back to 1983 along with many other prestigious amateur and professional events.  This will be the first time Wilson CC has hosted the NC Junior Boys’ Championship.
 
Each year junior golfers from across North Carolina compete in this annual match play tournament.  Some of the past champions include Scott Hoch, Dustin Bray, Barden Berry, David Chung, Will Collins, Andy Knox, Carter Page, Carter Jenkins, Alex Smalley and defending champion Jack Massei.  The champion receives exemptions into the NC Amateur, NC Amateur Match Play, Joe Cheves Junior Invitational, and Bobby Chapman Junior along with being invited to represent the Carolinas in the Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches being hosted by River Landing CC in Wallace, NC on August 6-7, 2016.
 
Registration opens on May 5th at 8 pm.
 
DATES
June 21-24, 2016
 
FORMAT
The championship format is match play with an 18 hole of stroke play qualifier (Tuesday, June 23rd) to determine the seeding for match play. The top 63 boys from the stroke play qualifier will advance to match play. Defending champion Jack Massei of Cary, NC will be seeded number one for match play.  Once a player loses a match, they are eliminated from the tournament.
 
YARDAGES
Boys will compete at approximately 6,774 yards, par 72.
 
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 June 24, 2016, 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.
 
PRIZES
Trophies are awarded to the champion, runner-up, semifinalists, quarterfinalists, and the medalist.
 
EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions into the championship will be awarded based on performance in 11 different tournaments leading up to the championship and the NC junior boys’ rankings as of May 5, 2016.
 
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING
Those not included in any of the exemption categories have the opportunity to qualify on June 14th at Wedgewood GC in Wilson, NC or on June 14th at Statesville CC in Statesville, NC.  A minimum of ten spots will be available at each site. 
 
COUNTRY CLUB OF SALISBURY INFORMATION
HEAD PROFESSIONAL: Reid Hill
COURSE SUPERINTENDENT: Craig Clemmer
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Jason Cox
CLUB FORMED:  1915
COURSE OPENED:  1973
ARCHITECT: Willard Byrd (1973) and John LaFoy (2005)
YARDAGE/PAR: 6,774, par 72, 73.1/136
FAIRWAYS & TEES: Bermuda grass
GREENS: A1 & A4 bent grass


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