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Williams leads after first round of Carolinas Am

Eric Williams of Goldsboro, N.C. leads the field after the first round of the 104th Carolinas Amateur at Country Club of North Carolina on July 12, 2018.

By: Brittany Stewart/CGA Communications Intern

PINEHURST, N.C. (July 12, 2018) -- First round results of the 104th Carolinas Amateur at Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 (7,301 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.9/195).

 

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Eric Williams of Goldsboro, N.C. leads the field at the conclusion of the first round of the 104th Carolinas Amateur at Country Club of North Carolina. Williams carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round to lead the field by the two strokes headed into the second day of competition.

Williams had a strong start to his round with consecutive birdies on his first two holes. Remaining steady, he parred out on the rest of the front nine. After the turn, the former college basketball standout went on the offensive carding four birdies, three of which were in his last five holes.

Scott Lincicome of Pinehurst, N.C., James Lightsey, Jr. of Fort Mill, S.C. and Nolan Mills, IV of Charlotte, N.C. finished in a three-way tie two strokes behind Williams after the first round. All three players finished with a three-under-par 69. Lincicome, who is playing his home course this week, began his round with a bang, carding three birdies and no bogeys on his front nine. In the afternoon wave, Mills finished an impressive back nine with three birdies and no bogeys. Lightsey, who also teed off in the afternoon, carding three birdies and one bogey on his back nine.

Of the 144 players in the field, eleven finished in red numbers. Two-time Carolinas Amateur champion and 34-time CGA
champion, Paul Simson finished at even par after earning two birdies in his first three holes.

The championship format is 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scorers and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by July 12, 2018, maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

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.


104th Carolinas Amateur
Country Club of North Carolina | Pinehurst, N.C.
First Round Results

Pos. Player City, State   R1 Total
1 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC -5 67 67
T2 James Lightsey, Jr Fort Mill, SC -3 69 69
T2 Nolan Mills, IV Charlotte, NC -3 69 69
T2 Scott Lincicome Pinehurst, NC -3 69 69
T5 Thomas Morrison Pinehurst, NC -2 70 70
T5 Justin Hood St Matthews, SC -2 70 70
T5 Johnson Holliday, Jr Aynor, SC -2 70 70
T5 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -2 70 70
T9 Joshua Martin Pinehurst, NC -1 71 71
T9 Ashton Poole, Jr Charlotte, NC -1 71 71
T9 Keegan Hoff Charlotte, NC -1 71 71
T12 Blake Taylor Atkinson, NC E 72 72
T12 Carson Ownbey Candler, NC E 72 72
T12 Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC E 72 72
T12 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC E 72 72
T12 Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC E 72 72
T12 Avery Price Gastonia , NC E 72 72
T12 Sawyer Mills Easley, SC E 72 72
T12 Thomas Owen Fayetteville, NC E 72 72
T12 Jake Carter Aiken, SC E 72 72
T12 Stephen Lavenets Apex, NC E 72 72
T22 Davis Womble Winston Salem, NC +1 73 73
T22 Preyer Fountain Raleigh, NC +1 73 73
T22 Preston Edmondson Morrisville, NC +1 73 73
T22 Matthew Sharpstene Asheville, NC +1 73 73
T22 Spencer Oxendine Fayetteville, NC +1 73 73
T22 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +1 73 73
T22 Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, NC +1 73 73
T22 Eric Edwards Salisbury, NC +1 73 73
T22 Louis Lambert Charlotte, NC +1 73 73
T22 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +1 73 73
T22 Cole Patterson Greenville, SC +1 73 73
T22 Ronnie Uszenski Cornelius, NC +1 73 73
T22 Brad Dawson Mebane, NC +1 73 73
T22 Drew Weary Bluffton, SC +1 73 73
T22 Davis Richards China Grove, NC +1 73 73
T37 Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC +2 74 74
T37 Steven Brame Henderson, NC +2 74 74
T37 Jack Parrott Columbia, SC +2 74 74
T37 Seth Robertson Inman, SC +2 74 74
T37 Alex Goff Kings Mountain, NC +2 74 74
T37 Connor Bruns Duncan, SC +2 74 74
T37 Jamie Wilson Mount Pleasant, SC +2 74 74
T37 Dock Jarman Myrtle Beach, SC +2 74 74
T37 Jon Weiss, Jr Florence , SC +2 74 74
T37 Sam Wimbrow Concord, NC +2 74 74
T37 Tim Bunten Concord, NC +2 74 74
T37 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC +2 74 74
T49 John Pitt Raleigh, NC +3 75 75
T49 Ryan Marter Columbia, SC +3 75 75
T49 Levi Joiner Prosperity, SC +3 75 75
T49 Preston Ball Raleigh, NC +3 75 75
T49 John Major Winston-Salem, NC +3 75 75
T49 Sherrill Britt West End, NC +3 75 75
T49 Zach McKelvey Rutherfordton, NC +3 75 75
T49 Ryan Nagy Raleigh, NC +3 75 75
T49 Michael Rials Florence, SC +3 75 75
T49 Chris Akers Asheville, NC +3 75 75
T49 Zac Lewis Fuquay Varina, NC +3 75 75
T49 Christian Bailey Matthews, NC +3 75 75
T49 Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC +3 75 75
T49 Jordan Reeves Asheboro, NC +3 75 75
T49 Stephen Carroll Concord, NC +3 75 75
T49 Walker Jones Sumter, SC +3 75 75
T49 Nathan Norfleet Chapel Hill, NC +3 75 75
T49 Peyton Shore Saluda, SC +3 75 75
T49 Luke Grogan Canton, NC +3 75 75
T68 Caleb Proveaux Lexington, SC +4 76 76
T68 Mason Elmore Charlotte, NC +4 76 76
T68 Kevin O'Connell Cary, NC +4 76 76
T68 Aaron Walker Charlotte, NC +4 76 76
T68 Tripp French Columbia, SC +4 76 76
T68 Jake Scruggs Shelby, NC +4 76 76
T68 Kell Graham Charlotte, NC +4 76 76
T68 Zack Byers Shelby, NC +4 76 76
T68 Seve Anfindsen Apex, NC +4 76 76
T68 Grainger Howle Darlington, SC +4 76 76
T78 Dylan Lukes Chapel Hill, NC +5 77 77
T78 Garrett Kachellek Charlotte, NC +5 77 77
T78 John McFadyen Fayetteville, NC +5 77 77
T78 Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +5 77 77
T78 Viraj Garewal Raleigh, NC +5 77 77
T78 Samuel Echikson Huntersville, NC +5 77 77
T78 Joey Funderburg Wilmington, NC +5 77 77
T78 John Nieters Clemmons, NC +5 77 77
T78 Dennis Long Statesville, NC +5 77 77
T78 Ben Goforth Greenville, SC +5 77 77
T88 Christian Salzer Sumter, SC +6 78 78
T88 Clay Holland Greensboro, NC +6 78 78
T88 Lee Mitchell Conover, NC +6 78 78
T88 Mark Capecci Charlotte, NC +6 78 78
T88 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +6 78 78
T88 Keith Waters Raleigh, NC +6 78 78
T88 Austin Inman Wilmington, NC +6 78 78
T95 Brad Mundy Hickory, NC +7 79 79
T95 Jd McNeill Raleigh, NC +7 79 79
T95 Zachary Bishop Travelers Rest, SC +7 79 79
T95 Alex Burris Greensboro, NC +7 79 79
T95 Logan McNeely Conover, NC +7 79 79
T95 Peter Fountain Raleigh, NC +7 79 79
T95 Yancey Johnson Simpsonville, SC +7 79 79
T95 Mack Sheppard Harrisburg, NC +7 79 79
T95 Aaron Tucker Lenoir, NC +7 79 79
T95 Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC +7 79 79
T95 David Sargent Cornelius, NC +7 79 79
T95 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +7 79 79
T95 Levi Moody Greenville, SC +7 79 79
T95 Kerney Black Rural Hall, NC +7 79 79
T109 Nicholas Brown Lenoir, NC +8 80 80
T109 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC +8 80 80
T109 Charlie Ipock Darlington, SC +8 80 80
T109 Greg Earnhardt Greensboro, NC +8 80 80
T109 Christian Vanderford Lenoir, NC +8 80 80
T109 Chad Day Raleigh, NC +8 80 80
T109 Walter Brinker Sanford, NC +8 80 80
T116 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC +9 81 81
T116 Carter Bingham Greer, SC +9 81 81
T116 Trey Capps Garner, NC +9 81 81
T116 Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC +9 81 81
T116 Corey Wilson Raleigh, NC +9 81 81
T116 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +9 81 81
T122 Blake McShea Zebulon, NC +10 82 82
T122 Chandler Metz Wilkesboro, NC +10 82 82
T122 Erik Ehlert Wrightsville Beach, NC +10 82 82
T122 Richard Youden Winston-Salem, NC +10 82 82
T122 Hunter Watkins Lexington, SC +10 82 82
T122 Harrison Fisher Angier, NC +10 82 82
T122 Patten Williams Davidson, NC +10 82 82
T122 Jackson Tyler Wilmington, NC +10 82 82
T122 Christopher Wooten Winston Salem, NC +10 82 82
T122 Gus Lascola Durham, NC +10 82 82
132 Quinton Metz Wilkesboro, NC +11 83 83
T133 Russell Gillig Simpsonville , SC +12 84 84
T133 Zachary Herold Lexington, SC +12 84 84
T135 Harry Reynolds Greenville, SC +13 85 85
T135 Michael Coe Morrisville, NC +13 85 85
T135 Thomas Hunter, IV Florence, SC +13 85 85
T138 Geno Berchiatti Greenville, SC +14 86 86
T138 Andy Karns Gaffney, SC +14 86 86
T138 Tyler Shuler Bryson City, NC +14 86 86
141 Will Straub Huntersville, NC +15 87 87
142 Evan Rodwell Charleston, SC +16 88 88
WD Jack Massei Cary, NC - WD -
WD Dwayne Baker Wilson, NC - WD -



Schedule of rounds:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Round 1 -- 18 holes stroke play

Tee times at 7:30 a.m./12:30 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees

Lunch available for players from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Round 2 -- 18 holes stroke play

Tee times at 7:30 a.m./12:30 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees

Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score

Lunch available for players from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Round 3 -- Tee times begin at 7:30 .m. off #1 and #10 tees

Field re-paired according to score

Lunch available for players from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Final Round -- Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 and #10 tees

Awards ceremony immediately following play.



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