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Quarterfinals Set For North Carolina Match Play


DURHAM, N.C. (August 4, 2017) -- Match play Round of 32 and 16 results from the 8th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C. on Friday, August 4th (7,049 yards, par 36-36--72).

Related: Championship Website | Match Play Bracket | History | Photos

The top four seeds advanced through the match play Rounds of 32 and 16 Friday at Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches of the 8th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship will take place on Saturday. The 18-hole final is scheduled for Sunday morning.

Saturday AM Quarterfinal Matches:

8:00 AM

(1) Bryce Hendrix Raleigh, NC

8:09 AM

(4) John McFadyen Fayetteville, NC

(8) Will Minton Raleigh, NC

(21) Charlie Niland Charlotte, NC

8:18 AM

(2) Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, NC

8:27 AM

(3) Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC

(10) Will Stewart Charlotte, NC

(27) Nicholas Lyerly Salisbury, NC

Stroke play medalist and No. 1 seed Bryce Hendrix of Raleigh began match play against Zack Swanson of Waxhaw, who grabbed the final spot after a five hole playoff that concluded Friday morning. Winning 5 & 4, Hendrix played the fifteen holes of the match in six-under-par. Swanson went down fighting, the opponents halved holes 12, 13, and 14 with three consecutive birdies.

Hendrix did not let his foot off the gas in his Round of 16 match vs. 17 seed Blake McShea of Zebulon. Again winning in 15 holes - by a margin of 5 & 3 - Hendrix converted seven birdies without making a bogey. In the 30 holes he played Friday, Hendrix was 13-under-par. "I was hitting it pretty close today," said Hendrix, 20, a rising junior at UNC-Greensboro. "I made a lot of good putts, and just kept on cruising."

In Saturday's quarterfinal match, Hendrix with face 8 seed Will Minton of Raleigh. Minton dispatched two Treyburn Country Club members in his matches. A 20-foot birdie on 17 propelled him to win 3 & 1 over 59-year-old Keith Waters of Raleigh. Then in the Round of 16, Minton toppled Stephen Lavenets of Apex 7 & 6.

No. 2 seed Harrison Rhoades of Raleigh also cruised in his Round of 32 match, winning 7 & 6 over Allen Smith of Durham. A rising junior at N.C. State, Rhoades then edged Austin Bonfiglio 1 up in the Round of 16, with the two opponents halving the final six holes.

Eric Bae of Pinehurst, the No. 3 seed, is into the quarterfinals following a pair of 4 & 3 victories. Bae, a 19-year-old rising sophomore at Wake Forest University, will face Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury in the quarterfinals. Lyerly, 18, will play at UNC-Greensboro in the fall. Both still teenagers, they are accomplished players. Last year Lyerly became the youngest player to win the North Carolina Amateur. Bae is a two-time CGA champion and qualified to play the U.S. Amateur later this month.


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

8th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship
Treyburn Country Club | Durham, N.C.

Match Play Round of 32
 

Player City, State   Player City, State Result
Bryce Hendrix Raleigh, NC def. Zack Swanson Waxhaw, NC 4 & 3
Blake McShea Zebulon, NC def. Jackson Spires Fayetteville, NC 2 up
Will Minton Raleigh, NC def. Keith Waters Raleigh, NC 3 & 1
Stephen Lavenets Apex, NC def. Ben O'Geary Henderson, NC 5 & 4
John McFadyen Fayetteville, NC def. Jordan Smith Summerfield, NC 3 & 2
Tim Myers Durham, NC def. Joseph Cansler Clemmons, NC 2 & 1
Davis Bateman Charlotte, NC def. Jared Chinn Fayetteville, NC 19 holes
Charlie Niland Charlotte, NC def. Blake Fiest Huntersville, NC 2 up
Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, NC def. Allen Smith Durham, NC 7 & 6
Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC def. Benjamin Buben Charlotte, NC 4 & 3
Michael Baker Concord, NC def. Joshua Gallagher Durham, NC 4 & 2
Will Stewart Charlotte, NC def. Steven Brame Henderson, NC 3 & 2
Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC def. Jake Scruggs Shelby, NC 4 & 3
Preston Ball Raleigh, NC def. Alex Burris Greensboro, NC 3 & 2
Alex Burris Greensboro, NC def. Preston Ball Raleigh, NC 3 & 2
Nicholas Lyerly Salisbury, NC def. Nolan Mills Charlotte, NC 3 & 1
Brian Hicks Cary , NC def. Candler Rice Asheville, NC 1 up


Match Play Round of 16
 

Player City, State   Player City, State Result
Bryce Hendrix Raleigh, NC def. Blake McShea Zebulon, NC 5 & 3
Will Minton Raleigh, NC def. Stephen Lavenets Apex, NC 7 & 6
John McFadyen Fayetteville, NC def. Tim Myers Durham, NC 3 & 1
Charlie Niland Charlotte, NC def. Davis Bateman Charlotte, NC 4 & 3
Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, NC def. Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC 1 up
Will Stewart Charlotte, NC def. Michael Baker Concord, NC 1 up
Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC def. Preston Ball Raleigh, NC 4 & 3
Nicholas Lyerly Salisbury, NC def. Brian Hicks Cary , NC 6 & 5


Competition Schedule:

Wednesday, August 2
Stroke Play Qualifying Round 1.
Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1/#10 tees.

Thursday, August 3
Stroke Play Qualifying Round 2.
Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1/#10 tees.
Cut to low 32 scores for match play.
Playoff for medalist and last match play position.

Friday, August 4
Round of 32 (AM) and Round of 16 (PM) match play
18 holes each round

Saturday, August 5
Quarterfinal (AM) and semifinal (PM) rounds of match play
18 holes each round

Sunday, August 6
18 Hole Championship match
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

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 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as 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 nearly $2,000,000 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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