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Salzer Seals the Deal at Jimmy Anderson

Salzer’s Steady Play Seals the Deal
 
Jacksonville, NC- Christian Salzer of Sumter, SC played steady golf this weekend shooting a pair of one over par, 73’s, to capture the 7th Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational hosted by Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, NC.  Slazer, a junior in high school, started the day two shots behind  first round leader Davis Richards of China Grove, NC.  A first hole bogey seemed to settle the nerves as Salzer went on to   birdie holes 3, 5 and 7, for a two under par 34 on his outward nine.  Playing in the second to last group seemed to help, “I liked  not being in the last group and trying to come from behind,” said the victor.  Richards also played a strong front nine shooting 35  to help him maintain a one shot lead. After bogeys on 11 and 12, Salzer was at risk of shooting himself out of the tournament, “I  just tried to hit fairways and greens, my putter was dead on the back nine but I tried to grind it out and I’ll take two putts out here on these greens,” added the 2016 North Carolina State verbal commit. The consistent play proved to be enough as Salzer finished one shot ahead of Richards to claim the title.
 
The final nine did not go quite as planned for Richards, who will be playing collegiately for the Wolfpack of NC State this fall, as he stumbled down the stretch. The senior from South Rowan High finished second for the second year in a row out. Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, NC and Carson Ownbey of Candler, NC finished tied for third, just two shots behind the winner. Ownbey won the 13-15 year old division beating out A.J. Beechler of Pinehurst, NC, Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, NC and Dalton Mauldin of Sanford, NC by a single stroke.
 
The Carolinas Golf Association would like to extend its gratitude to the members of Jacksonville Country Club for their continued support of junior golf in the Carolinas. An extra special thanks to head golf professional, Holden Abrams, as well as head golf course superintendent, David Cumbo and their staffs for making the event a success. The Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational is an annual event conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association.
7th Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational
Hosted by: Jacksonville CC, Jacksonville, NC
Final results
6,580 Yards, 72.0/129
1  Christian Salzer (2016) Sumter, SC  73-73--146
2  Davis Richards (2015) China Grove, NC  71-76--147
T3  Nicholas Lyerly (2017) Salisbury, NC  75-73--148
   Carson Ownbey (2018) Candler, NC  74-74--148
T5  Akshay Bhatia (2020) Wake Forest, NC  74-75--149
   Jordan Warnock (2016) Roebuck, SC  75-74--149
   Dalton Mauldin (2017) Sanford, NC  74-75--149
   August Beechler (2018) Pinehurst, NC  76-73--149
T9  Zakariya Butt (2016) Summerville, SC  77-73--150
   Alec Weary (2016) Bluffton, SC  75-75--150
T11  Justin Emmons (2017) Asheboro, NC  74-77--151
   Cole Pridgen (2017) Warsaw, NC  77-74--151
T13  Eric Bae (2016) Pinehurst, NC  72-80--152
   Candler Rice (2016) Asheville, NC  74-78--152
   Nick Russell (2016) Hilton Head, SC  77-75--152
T16  Joey Funderburg (2016) Wilmington, NC  79-74--153
   Patrick Stephenson (2016) Four Oaks, NC  75-78--153
   Brady Hinkle (2018) Lancaster, SC  77-76--153
   Jonathan Phillips (2015) Hardeeville, SC  75-78--153
T20  Blake Taylor (2016) Atkinson, NC  75-79--154
   Christian Baliker (2016) Simpsonville, SC  74-80--154
   RJ Bartolomucci (2016) Hilton Head, SC  74-80--154
   Karsten Kenley (2016) Myrtle Beach, SC  76-78--154
T24  Michael Childress (2018) Salisbury, NC  73-82--155
   Seth Lomison (2016) Pfafftown, NC  77-78--155
   Brian Chen (2017) Cary, NC  76-79--155
   Logan Sowell (2016) Kershaw, SC  76-79--155
   Sam McGee (2017) Charlotte, NC  78-77--155
   Hardin Councill (2016) High Point, NC  81-74--155
   Brantley Phillips (2016) Greensboro, NC  74-81--155
   Grant Powell (2016) Colfax, NC  76-79--155
T32  Anthony Perrino (2015) Mooresville, NC  79-77--156
   Avery Price (2017) Gastonia , NC  78-78--156
   Michael Freeman (2016) Asheville, NC  83-73--156
   Will Simmons (2016) Charlotte, NC  75-81--156
T36  Mason Elmore (2017) Charlotte, NC  73-84--157
   Stephen Carroll (2017) Concord, NC  81-76--157
   Walter Brinker (2016) Sanford, NC  78-79--157
   Zack Swanson (2017) Waxhaw, NC  78-79--157
   Christian Bailey (2017) Matthews, NC  77-80--157
T41  Walker Simas (2016) Charlotte, NC  77-81--158
   Aaron Walker (2015) Charlotte, NC  77-81--158
   Gray Matthews (2016) Raleigh, NC  84-74--158
   Dustin Blank (2017) Elon, NC  80-78--158
T45  Michael Wicker (2016) Rougemont, NC  79-80--159
   Alex Scott (2017) Raleigh, NC  79-80--159
T47  Blake Wagoner (2016) Cornelius, NC  78-82--160
   Nicholas Loy (2017) Greenville, NC  80-80--160
   Carson Castelli (2018) Greensboro, NC  82-78--160
   Michael Coe (2017) Morrisville, NC  83-77--160
   Brady Childers (2016) Granite Falls, NC  80-80--160
   Jack Parrott (2017) Columbia, SC  79-81--160
   Bryson Boyette (2017) Wilson, NC  79-81--160
   George Eubank Jr (2017) Roebuck, SC  83-77--160
   Ben Woodruff (2018) Huntersville, NC  82-78--160
   Cade Hancock (2019) Elizabethtown, NC  82-78--160
T57  Alex Burris (2015) Greensboro, NC  82-79--161
   Wes Simmons (2016) Kinston, NC   79-82--161
   Jacob Lowe (2017) Angier, NC  83-78--161
   Rex Brietz Jr. (2018) Charlotte, NC  84-77--161
   Ryan Fitzgerald (2016) Waxhaw, NC  88-73--161
T62  Logan Shuping (2016) Salisbury, NC  81-81--162
   John Freeman (2016) Asheville, NC  81-81--162
   William Hughes (2017) Charlotte, NC  78-84--162
   Preston Ball (2016) Raleigh, NC  79-83--162
T66  Fulton Smith (2019) Pinehurst, NC  82-81--163
   Jared Shingledecker (2016) Huntersville, NC  82-81--163
T68  Patten Williams (2017) Davidson, NC  78-86--164
   Jack Brea (2017) Charlotte, NC  79-85--164
T70  Josh Bryan (2017) Chapel Hill, NC  81-84--165
   Charlie Tate (2018) Greensboro, NC  78-87--165
   Milledge Armes (2016) Raleigh, NC  84-81--165
   Daniel Castleberry (2016) Greer, SC  81-84--165
T74  Ronnie Uszenski (2016) Cornelius, NC  88-78--166
   Patrick Schweitz (2016) Clayton, NC  78-88--166
76  Vijay Mishra (2015) N Myrtle Beach, SC  85-83--168
T77  David Cho (2016) Chapel Hill, NC  82-87--169
   Cole Jordan (2016) Winterville, NC  83-86--169
79  Thomas Setzer (2018) Winston-Salem, NC  86-84--170
80  Wells Armes (2019) Raleigh, NC  85-86--171
81  Brady Hooks (2019) Clayton, NC  87-85--172
T82  Nathan Norfleet (2018) Chapel Hill, NC  89-84--173
   Jack Towarnicky (2019) New Bern, NC  86-87--173
84  Cole McCarthy (2018) Wilmington, NC   90-84--174
85  Alec Foster (2017) Farmville, NC  87-88--175
86  Austin Duncan (2017) Bessemer, NC  85-91--176
87  Blaine Rowe (2017) New Bern, NC  89-88--177
88  William Booker (2016) Gastonia, NC  96-94--190
T89  Avery Papalia (2017) Kernersville, NC  79-WD--WD
   Mark Johnston (2015) Lewisville, NC  76-WD--WD
   Connor Jones (2018) Raleigh, NC  89-WD--WD
   Will Lewis (2018) Raleigh, NC  85-WD--WD
 
Boys' 16-18
 
Place
 
Name
Score
1
Christian Salzer, Sumter, SC 
73-73--146
2
Davis Richards, China Grove, NC 
71-76--147
3
Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, NC 
75-73--148
4
Jordan Warnock, Roebuck, SC 
75-74--149
T5
Alec Weary, Bluffton, SC 
75-75--150
T5
Zakariya Butt, Summerville, SC 
77-73--150
7
Justin Emmons, Asheboro, NC 
74-77--151
T8
Candler Rice, Asheville, NC 
74-78--152
T8
Eric Bae, Pinehurst, NC 
72-80--152
T8
Nick Russell, Hilton Head, SC 
77-75--152
T11
Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, NC 
79-74--153
T11
Jonathan Phillips, Hardeeville, SC 
75-78--153
T11
Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC 
75-78--153
T14
Blake Taylor, Atkinson, NC 
75-79--154
T14
Christian Baliker, Simpsonville, SC 
74-80--154
T14
Karsten Kenley, Myrtle Beach, SC 
76-78--154
T14
RJ Bartolomucci, Hilton Head, SC 
74-80--154
T18
Brantley Phillips, Greensboro, NC 
74-81--155
T18
Grant Powell, Colfax, NC 
76-79--155
T18
Hardin Councill, High Point, NC 
81-74--155
T18
Logan Sowell, Kershaw, SC 
76-79--155
T18
Sam McGee, Charlotte, NC 
78-77--155
T18
Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, NC 
77-78--155
T24
Anthony Perrino, Mooresville, NC 
79-77--156
T24
Avery Price, Gastonia , NC 
78-78--156
T24
Michael Freeman, Asheville, NC 
83-73--156
T24
Will Simmons, Charlotte, NC 
75-81--156
T28
Mason Elmore, Charlotte, NC 
73-84--157
T28
Stephen Carroll, Concord, NC 
81-76--157
T28
Walter Brinker, Sanford, NC 
78-79--157
T28
Zack Swanson, Waxhaw, NC 
78-79--157
T32
Aaron Walker, Charlotte, NC 
77-81--158
T32
Dustin Blank, Elon, NC 
80-78--158
T32
Gray Matthews, Raleigh, NC 
84-74--158
T32
Walker Simas, Charlotte, NC 
77-81--158
T36
Alex Scott, Raleigh, NC 
79-80--159
T36
Michael Wicker, Rougemont, NC 
79-80--159
T38
Blake Wagoner, Cornelius, NC 
78-82--160
T38
Brady Childers, Granite Falls, NC 
80-80--160
T38
George Eubank Jr, Roebuck, SC 
83-77--160
T38
Jack Parrott, Columbia, SC 
79-81--160
T38
Michael Coe, Morrisville, NC 
83-77--160
T43
Alex Burris, Greensboro, NC 
82-79--161
T43
Jacob Lowe, Angier, NC 
83-78--161
T43
Ryan Fitzgerald, Waxhaw, NC 
88-73--161
T43
Wes Simmons, Kinston, NC  
79-82--161
T47
John Freeman, Asheville, NC 
81-81--162
T47
Logan Shuping, Salisbury, NC 
81-81--162
T47
Preston Ball, Raleigh, NC 
79-83--162
T47
William Hughes, Charlotte, NC 
78-84--162
51
Jared Shingledecker, Huntersville, NC 
82-81--163
52
Jack Brea, Charlotte, NC 
79-85--164
T53
Daniel Castleberry, Greer, SC 
81-84--165
T53
Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, NC 
81-84--165
T53
Milledge Armes, Raleigh, NC 
84-81--165
T56
Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, NC 
78-88--166
T56
Ronnie Uszenski, Cornelius, NC 
88-78--166
58
Vijay Mishra, N Myrtle Beach, SC 
85-83--168
T59
Cole Jordan, Winterville, NC 
83-86--169
T59
David Cho, Chapel Hill, NC 
82-87--169
61
Alec Foster, Farmville, NC 
87-88--175
62
William Booker, Gastonia, NC 
96-94--190
T63
Avery Papalia, Kernersville, NC 
79-WD--WD
T63
Mark Johnston, Lewisville, NC 
76-WD--WD
 
 
 
 
Boys' 13-15
 
Place
 
Name
Score
1
Carson Ownbey, Candler, NC 
74-74--148
T2
Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, NC 
74-75--149
T2
August Beechler, Pinehurst, NC 
76-73--149
T2
Dalton Mauldin, Sanford, NC 
74-75--149
5
Cole Pridgen, Warsaw, NC 
77-74--151
6
Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, SC 
77-76--153
T7
Brian Chen, Cary, NC 
76-79--155
T7
Michael Childress, Salisbury, NC 
73-82--155
9
Christian Bailey, Matthews, NC 
77-80--157
T10
Ben Woodruff, Huntersville, NC 
82-78--160
T10
Bryson Boyette, Wilson, NC 
79-81--160
T10
Cade Hancock, Elizabethtown, NC 
82-78--160
T10
Carson Castelli, Greensboro, NC 
82-78--160
T10
Nicholas Loy, Greenville, NC 
80-80--160
15
Rex Brietz Jr., Charlotte, NC 
84-77--161
16
Fulton Smith, Pinehurst, NC 
82-81--163
17
Patten Williams, Davidson, NC 
78-86--164
18
Charlie Tate, Greensboro, NC 
78-87--165
19
Thomas Setzer, Winston-Salem, NC 
86-84--170
20
Wells Armes, Raleigh, NC 
85-86--171
21
Brady Hooks, Clayton, NC 
87-85--172
T22
Jack Towarnicky, New Bern, NC 
86-87--173
T22
Nathan Norfleet, Chapel Hill, NC 
89-84--173
24
Cole McCarthy, Wilmington, NC  
90-84--174
25
Austin Duncan, Bessemer, NC 
85-91--176
26
Blaine Rowe, New Bern, NC 
89-88--177
T27
Connor Jones, Raleigh, NC 
89-WD--WD
T27
Will Lewis, Raleigh, NC 
85-WD--WD
 
 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 turf grass research along with junior and women's programs.    
For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org


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