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Goff earns No. 1 seed at NC Jr Boys;

Alex Goff of Kings Mountain, N.C. carded a 7-under-par 64 to earn the No. 1 seed for match play at the 51st North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

By: Brittany Stewart/CGA Communications Intern

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 19, 2018) -- Qualifying stroke play results of the 51st North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.


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Alex Goff of Kings Mountain, N.C. shot the low score and earned the No. 1 seed for match play at the 51st North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship. Goff carded a 7-under-par, 64 with eight birdies in qualifying stroke play at Pine Island Country Club on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Explosive from his first tee shot, Goff birdied his first three holes to take a quick lead, which he said helped boost his confidence early in the day. He finished his front nine with five birdies and no bogeys. 

After the turn, Goff bogeyed his tenth hole, but quickly steadied himself. He said he reminded himself to stay patient throughout the rest of the round, and it proved effective. He birdied his last hole and came into the clubhouse after the morning wave of players as the leader.

"My wedges were really good," Goff said. "I hit most of them within 10 feet. I made a few putts, but for the most part, I was just hitting it tight off the tee, which is what you have to do when the rough is thick out here."

Looking to close out more holes with clean putts in the rest of the week's rounds, Goff said that today really boosted his confidence for the rest of the week's match play competition.

"It's big," Goff said. "I know that I can really get at this course, and it's always an advantage having a good seed for match play, so it should be fun. I'm excited."

Brandon Einstein of Clemmons, N.C. and Michael Childress of Salisbury, N.C. finished two shots behind Goff. Einstein finished his round without bogeying a single hole and both players carded a 5-under-par, 66. Childress grabbed the No. 2 seed while Einstein received the No. 3 seed. Charlie Barr of Salisbury, N.C and Connor Jones of Raleigh, N.C. and . finished 4-under-par with a 67 and earned the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds for match play.

14 of the 153 players in the field finished the qualifying round in red numbers. A tight competition, 19 players finished with a 5-over-par, 76 and competed in a playoff to determine which 10 players would make the cut and advance to tomorrow's match play round.

Match play competition will begin tomorrow with round one played Wednesday morning and round two following Wednesday afternoon. Round three and the quarterfinals of match play will take place on Thursday, and the semifinals and final matches will take place on Friday.


The championship format will consist of 18 holes of stroke play qualifying followed by match play (6 rounds). The field is cut to the low 64 for match play.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer ages 12-18 as of June 22, 2018, 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.

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 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.

51st North Carolina Junior Boys' Championship
Pine Island Country Club | Charlotte, N.C.
Qualifying Stroke Play Results

Pos. Player City, State-Grad Year Total R1
1 Alex Goff Kings Mountain, NC-2018 -7 64
T2 Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC-2018 -5 66
T2 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC-2018 -5 66
T4 Connor Jones Raleigh, NC-2018 -4 67
T4 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC-2021 -4 67
6 Andrew Wilmoth Raleigh, NC-2018 -3 68
T7 Alex Huml Cary, NC-2019 -2 69
T7 Abhay Gupta Concord , NC-2022 -2 69
T7 Garrett Clark Burlington, NC-2020 -2 69
T10 Alex Heffner Harrisburg , NC-2020 -1 70
T10 Randall Hudson New Bern, NC-2020 -1 70
T10 Will Hawley Raleigh, NC-2019 -1 70
T10 Eston Lee Four Oaks, NC-2020 -1 70
T10 Nicklaus Sutton Matthews , NC-2019 -1 70
T15 Cameron Whitney Charlotte, NC-2020 E 71
T15 Sam Davidson Asheboro, NC-2020 E 71
T15 Ethan Hall Morehead City, NC-2019 E 71
T15 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC-2020 E 71
T15 Lansdon Robbins Davidson, NC-2018 E 71
T15 Quinton Metz Wilkesboro, NC-2019 E 71
T21 Jack Hart Charlotte, NC-2020 +1 72
T21 Jared Clontz Nebo, NC-2019 +1 72
T21 Logan Patrick Dunn, NC-2020 +1 72
T21 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC-2021 +1 72
T21 Todd Moyer Cornelius, NC-2021 +1 72
T21 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC-2023 +1 72
T21 Charlie Tate Greensboro, NC-2018 +1 72
T21 Christopher Wooten Winston Salem, NC-2019 +1 72
T21 Matias La Grutta Cary, NC-2020 +1 72
T21 Zack Byers Shelby, NC-2018 +1 72
T31 Blake Brantley Winston-Salem, NC-2020 +2 73
T31 Kellen Graham Asheville , NC-2018 +2 73
T31 Malin Muckenfuss Charlotte, NC-2020 +2 73
T31 Nicholas Song Waxhaw, NC-2020 +2 73
T31 Austin Alexander Rutherfordton, NC-2020 +2 73
T31 Drew Hackett Charlotte, NC-2019 +2 73
T31 Ethan Lukes Chapel Hill, NC-2020 +2 73
T31 Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC-2021 +2 73
T31 Noah Connor Reidsville, NC-2019 +2 73
T31 Will Sleeper Charlotte, NC-2018 +2 73
T31 William Crook Sherrills Ford, NC-2018 +2 73
T31 Zach Brown Bermuda Run, NC-2019 +2 73
T43 Andrew Graham Asheville, NC-2021 +3 74
T43 Andrew Merrills Cary, NC-2018 +3 74
T43 Andrew Wood Greensboro, NC-2019 +3 74
T43 Matthew Fary Thomasville, NC-2018 +3 74
T43 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC-2021 +3 74
T43 Christopher Sperrazza Raleigh, NC-2019 +3 74
T43 Graham Chase Charlotte, NC-2019 +3 74
T43 Kenan Poole Raleigh, NC-2019 +3 74
T43 Thomas Eubanks Charlotte , NC -2019 +3 74
T43 Tyler Dechellis Clayton, NC-2021 +3 74
T43 Zach Gilbert Davidson, NC-2019 +3 74
T54 AJ Shaffer Horse Shoe, NC-2020 +4 75
T54 Luke Hackworth Charlotte, NC-2019 +4 75
T54 Casey Osiecki New Bern, NC-2020 +4 75
T54 Clayson Good Durham, NC-2020 +4 75
T54 Owen Swavely Mooresville, NC-2019 +4 75
T54 Andrew Plate Greensboro, NC-2021 +4 75
T54 Carter Boulia Cary, NC-2019 +4 75
T54 Carter Cook Cornelius, NC-2018 +4 75
T54 Luke Nelson Raleigh, NC-2020 +4 75
T54 Luke Perrino Mooresville, NC-2020 +4 75
T54 Thomas Deal Cornelius, NC-2018 +4 75


CUT Brady Hooks Clayton, NC-2019 +4 75
CUT Bennett Barnes Chapel Hill, NC-2020 +4 75
CUT Brandon Jones Sanford, NC-2019 +4 75
CUT Caleb Surratt Matthews, NC-2022 +4 75
CUT Dawson Daniels Greensboro, NC-2018 +4 75
CUT Jackson Brimfield Chapel Hill, NC-2021 +4 75
CUT Junye Ou Shelby, NC-2019 +4 75
CUT Cade Handcock Elizabethtown, NC-2019 +4 75
CUT Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC-2021 +5 76
CUT Ben McCartney Matthews, NC-2021 +5 76
CUT Britt Stroud Raleigh, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT Rob Salisbury Winston-Salem, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT Ryan Macri Wake Forest, NC-2021 +5 76
CUT Tate Smith Gastonia, NC-2022 +5 76
CUT Tyler Partee Thomasville , NC-2021 +5 76
CUT Zane Sullivan Charlotte, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT Ben Morehead Charlotte, NC-2020 +5 76
CUT Caden Baker Mebane, NC-2021 +5 76
CUT Jack Towarnicky New Bern, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT James Carlin Raleigh, NC-2020 +5 76
CUT Landon Barnes Pilot Mountain, NC-2020 +5 76
CUT Will Pruthi Durham, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT Zach Pardoll Waxhaw, NC-2019 +5 76
CUT Benjamin Collins Holly Springs, NC-2020 +6 77
CUT Colin Browning Charlotte, NC-2020 +6 77
CUT Dylan Smith Cornelius, NC-2020 +6 77
CUT Eli Denton Gastonia, NC-2020 +6 77
CUT Maxwell Jacobson Charlotte, NC-2022 +6 77
CUT Riley Smith Concord, NC-2019 +6 77
CUT Shaun Wixson Fayetteville, NC-2019 +6 77
CUT Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC-2019 +6 77
CUT Benjamin Bailey Huntersville, NC-2021 +6 77
CUT Ian Johnson Cornelius, NC-2019 +6 77
CUT Jerrod Gervasi Charlotte, NC-2019 +6 77
CUT Lee Plummer Raleigh, NC-2020 +6 77
CUT Nicholas Stuedli Charlotte, NC-2018 +6 77
CUT Will Hanna Raleigh, NC-2018 +6 77
CUT Addison Beam Cherryville, NC-2019 +7 78
CUT Carter Cheek Cary, NC-2018 +7 78
CUT Columb Knight Raleigh, NC-2020 +7 78
CUT Hampton Roberts Cary, NC-2023 +7 78
CUT Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC-2021 +7 78
CUT Owen Kose Holly Springs, NC-2022 +7 78
CUT Will Lewis Raleigh, NC-2018 +7 78
CUT William Sturtevant Fuquay-Varina, NC-2019 +7 78
CUT Alex Rubino Charlotte, NC-2019 +7 78
CUT Andrew Coward Landis , NC-2020 +7 78
CUT Cameron Akers Asheville, NC-2020 +7 78
CUT Frank Gilliam Raleigh, NC-2020 +7 78
CUT Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC-2022 +7 78
CUT Chris Poor Marvin, NC-2019 +8 79
CUT Clinton Daly Charlotte, NC-2022 +8 79
CUT Joey Pritchard Pinehurst, NC-2020 +8 79
CUT Christopher Gardner Rocky Mount, NC-2019 +8 79
CUT Jordan Kustas Charlotte, NC-2019 +8 79
CUT Luke Gossert Matthews, NC-2019 +8 79
CUT Timothy Jones Kitty Hawk , NC-2019 +8 79
CUT Chase Clayton Locust, NC-2019 +9 80
CUT Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC-2021 +9 80
CUT Dawson Thornton Mooresville, NC-2019 +9 80
CUT Drew Van Dyke Charlotte, NC-2022 +9 80
CUT Gus Lascola Durham, NC-2018 +9 80
CUT Hunter Treece Monroe, NC-2019 +9 80
CUT Jack Marcotte Apex, NC-2019 +9 80
CUT Jack Slomkowski Colfax, NC-2020 +9 80
CUT Minor Hinson Charlotte, NC-2021 +9 80
CUT Harrison Plott Charlotte, NC-2021 +9 80
CUT Chase Hicks Wake Forest, NC-2020 +10 81
CUT Clark Kistler Charlotte, NC-2018 +10 81
CUT Sam Swanner Huntersville, NC-2019 +10 81
CUT Davis Adams Raleigh, NC-2022 +11 82
CUT Jacob Hinson Belmont, NC-2021 +11 82
CUT Zach Green Asheboro, NC-2020 +11 82
CUT Zach Murrow Gastonia, NC-2020 +11 82
CUT Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC-2021 +11 82
CUT Sam Ryan Charlotte, NC-2020 +11 82
CUT Tyler Owens Cary, NC-2019 +11 82
CUT Cole Hudson Charlotte, NC-2022 +12 83
CUT Taylor Danser Charlotte, NC-2020 +12 83
CUT Jack Dockrill Elon, NC-2021 +12 83
CUT Travon Willis Indian Trail, NC-2018 +12 83
CUT Andrew Johnson Millers Creek, NC-2018 +13 84
CUT Benjamin Hays Cary, NC-2022 +13 84
CUT Adam Budd Winston-Salem, NC-2021 +16 87
CUT Phillip Clifton Winston Salem, NC -2020 +16 87
CUT Hank Robins Salisbury, NC-2020 +17 88
CUT Payne Thrift Charlotte, NC-2020 +17 88
CUT Luke Cochran Gastonia, NC-2022 +18 89
CUT Sean Finan Winston Salem, NC-2022 +18 89

Schedule of rounds:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stroke Play Qualifying: Tee times begin at 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Round 1 Matches: Tee times begin at 8:00 a.m.

Round 2 Matches: Tee times begin at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Round 3 Matches: Tee times begin at 8:00 a.m.

Quarterfinal Matches: Tee times begin at 12:00 p.m.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Semifinal Match: 8:00 a.m.

Championship Match: 12:30 p.m.

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