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Hirai and Bae take Young Amateur Titles

 
9th Carolinas Young Amateur
Pinewild CC (Magnolia)     Pinehurst, NC
December 28-29, 2017
 
Final Results
 
 
 
Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C. and Eric Bae of Pinehurst, N.C. captured their division titles in the 9th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship in impressive style.  Hirai, a junior at Furman University, shot a second round of five under par 67 and finished nine shots ahead of the nearest competitors with a two day total of seven under par 137. Even more impressive is the fact that Hirai played 36 holes in tough cold conditions bogey free.  2014 Carolinas Young Amateur Champion Kelli Murphy of Elgin, S.C. and Jodee Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C. finished tied for second at two over par 146.
 
Bae, a sophomore at Wake Forest, won his fourth CGA championship winning the men's division with a two day total of two under par 142.  Jonathan Brightwell, a freshman at UNC-Greensboro and from Mint Hill, N.C. shot the low round of the day and tournament with a four under par 68 and finished in second place with a total of one over par 145.  Tim Bunten of Concord, N.C. shot a total of two over par 146 and finished alone in third place.
 
The Carolinas Amateur was conducted on the Magnolia course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. and is open to any male or female amateur golfer ages 18 to 25 as of December 29, 2017, who has finished high school, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.  
 
 
Men (6,925 yards, par 72, 73.8/130)
 
Place
Name
Score
1
Eric Bae,  Pinehurst, NC 
71-71--142
2
Jonathan Brightwell,  Mint Hill, NC 
77-68--145
3
Tim Bunten,  Concord, NC 
75-71--146
4
Tanner Gross,  Archdale, NC 
71-77--148
5
Justin Hood,  St Matthews, SC 
76-73--149
T6
Grant Powell,  Colfax, NC 
75-75--150
T6
Joshua Stockwell,  West End, NC 
77-73--150
8
Nicholas Lyerly,  Salisbury, NC 
76-75--151
T9
Blake Taylor,  Atkinson, NC 
76-76--152
T9
Nick Russell,  Hilton Head Island, SC 
76-76--152
T11
Jackson Spires,  Fayetteville, NC 
76-77--153
T11
Justin Poole,  Wendell, NC 
73-80--153
T11
Nolan Mills IV,  Charlotte, NC 
74-79--153
T11
Trey Burton,  Hickory, NC 
82-71--153
T11
Walker Cress,  Concord, NC 
75-78--153
T11
Zakariya Butt,  Summerville, SC 
77-76--153
T17
Benjamin Buben,  Charlotte, NC 
77-77--154
T17
Joey Funderburg,  Wilmington, NC 
77-77--154
T17
Michael Wicker,  Rougemont, NC 
79-75--154
T17
Patrick Stephenson,  Four Oaks, NC 
76-78--154
T17
Zach McLain,  Gilbert, SC 
76-78--154
T22
Christian Salzer,  Sumter, SC 
80-75--155
T22
Clayton Holland,  Greensboro, NC 
79-76--155
T22
Jack Parrott,  Columbia, SC 
81-74--155
T22
Jordan Smith,  Summerfield, NC 
75-80--155
T22
Logan Shuping,  Salisbury, NC 
77-78--155
T22
Patrick Schweitz,  Clayton, NC 
77-78--155
T28
Brett McLamb,  Coats, NC 
79-78--157
T28
Hunter Oxendine,  Fayetteville, NC 
80-77--157
T28
McClure Thompson,  Little River, SC 
78-79--157
T31
Austin Bonfiglio,  Holly Springs, NC 
81-78--159
T31
Henry Augenstein,  Columbia, SC 
79-80--159
T31
Scott Pechacek,  Cary, NC 
76-83--159
T34
Aaron Purviance,  Winston-Salem, NC 
80-80--160
T34
Connor Bruns,  Duncan, SC 
79-81--160
T34
Jackson Tyler,  Wilmington, NC 
83-77--160
T34
Ryan Marter,  Columbia, SC 
79-81--160
T34
Zack Swanson,  Charlotte, NC 
79-81--160
T39
Levi Grogan,  Canton, NC 
82-79--161
T39
Luke Grogan,  Canton, NC 
79-82--161
T39
Vijay Mishra,  North Myrtle Beach, SC 
78-83--161
T39
Will Stewart,  Charlotte, NC 
82-79--161
43
Mack Sheppard,  Harrisburg, NC 
82-80--162
44
Preston Ball,  Raleigh, NC 
79-84--163
T45
David White,  Kinston, NC 
81-83--164
T45
Matthew Spak,  Cary, NC 
83-81--164
47
Daniel Castleberry,  Landrum, SC 
81-84--165
T48
Austin Zoller,  Summerville, SC 
85-81--166
T48
Jake Scruggs,  Shelby, NC 
82-84--166
T50
James Gammon,  Eden, NC 
86-81--167
T50
Tanner Bibey,  Walnut Cove, NC 
82-85--167
T52
Joey Pettis,  Raleigh, NC 
84-84--168
T52
Justin Emmons,  Asheboro, NC 
84-84--168
T54
Austin Northern,  Blowing Rock, NC 
85-84--169
T54
Scott Campbell,  Kernersville, NC 
84-85--169
T56
John Keffer,  Sumter, SC 
83-87--170
T56
Michael Rials,  Florence, SC 
85-85--170
58
David Thornton Jr.,  Huntersville, NC 
85-89--174
T59
Justin Prozzi,  Hartsville, SC 
87-90--177
T59
Micah Alexander,  Durham, NC 
95-82--177
61
Jack Chatt,  Matthews, NC 
95-88--183
 
 
 
Women (5,796 yards, par 72, 74.1/132)
 
Place
 
Score
1
Reona Hirai,  Summerville, SC 
70-67--137
T2
Jodee Tindal,  Rock Hill, SC  
75-71--146
T2
Kelli Murphy,  Elgin, SC 
74-72--146
T4
Jacqueline Twitty,  Chapin, SC 
77-72--149
T4
Sarah Spicer,  Bahama, NC 
77-72--149
T6
Jaelyn Tindal,  Rock Hill, SC  
73-80--153
T6
Jessica Spicer,  Bahama, NC 
74-79--153
8
Kendall Dobbins,  Summerfield, NC 
80-81--161
9
Meghan Symonds,  Cary, NC 
85-77--162
10
Ansley Vaughan,  Edisto Beach, SC 
83-81--164
11
Parker Watson,  Smithfield, NC 
81-84--165
12
Mogie Adamchik,  Raleigh, NC 
85-81--166
13
Natalie Petersen,  Holly Springs, NC 
85-83--168
14
Amanda Hill,  Hillsborough, NC 
95-87--182
15
Danielle Mirovich,  Mount Pleasant, NC 
98-86--184
16
Kennedy Ramsey,  Huntersville, NC 
95-94--189


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