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Poole wins by six at Dogwood Boys

Kenan Poole of Raleigh, N.C. fires a final round 69 to claim the 14th Dogwood State Junior Boys Championship.

DURHAM, N.C. (August 9, 2018) -- Final round results of the 14th Dogwood State Junior Boys' Championship at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C. (7,101 yards, Par 36-36--72, Course Rating 74.6/142).

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Kenan Poole of Raleigh, N.C. was able to overcome a formidable field and demanding Duke University Golf Club to claim his second CGA title of the summer at the 14th Dogwood State Junior Boys' Championship.

"I think the first one is special but the second one proves something and that shows you can consistently hang in there and win tournaments," Poole said. "That's hopefully what I'm gonna keep doing for my golf career."

On a week that saw both saw both flash flood warnings and temperatures reaching the 90's, it was all about grit and determination to finish atop the 130-man field.

Poole, a rising senior at Ravenscroft High School and a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commit, went to sleep with a six-shot lead Wednesday night after play was suspended due to inclement weather.

However, after the conclusion of the second round on Thursday morning, Poole's lead was cut to three strokes.

His opponents attempted to chip away at the lead, but a two-under, 34 on the front nine stretched Poole's lead to four stokes heading into the final nine holes of the championship. Poole didn't let up on the back nine, making two birdies and only one bogey to shoot 69 in the final round. Poole finished the tournament at 8-under-par, 208 to win by six.

"A lot of guys I was playing with, you could see when they were missing fairways and missing greens, that's when they were making their mistakes," Poole said. "I knew the birdies would come, but when I play well personally, it's about limiting mistakes. This week only having four bogeys helped a lot to shoot some low numbers."

Peter Fountain of Raleigh, N.C., who held a share of the first round lead, finished in second place after a strong birdie-birdie finish on the closing two holes of the third round.  

Michael Childress of Salisbury, N.C., made had a strong front-nine charge posting a one-under, 35 but still lost a stroke to Poole. Childress concluded his round with a back-nine 38, to finish in third place at even for the three rounds at 216.

Poole was the 6th ranked junior boy golfer in North Carolina heading into the week with a scoring average of 74.16. He'll be part of the eight-man team to represent the Carolinas at the 36th Carolinas - Virginias Junior Team Matches at Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), in Pinehurst, N.C., August 11-12, 2018.

"It gives me a lot (of confidence)," Poole said. "Hopefully we'll play well and beat the Virginias team. I'm obviously playing really good right now and had a really-really good summer. I'm just going to carry that confidence over into this week and hopefully play well over there."

The championship format is 54-holes of stroke play. Field will be cut to the 70 and ties after 36 holes.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday by August 9, 2018, who has not started college, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member or their parent 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 18.4.

The CGA would like to thank Duke University Golf Club for hosting the 14th Dogwood State Junior Boys' Championship. Thank you to all the members and staff for allowing the use of their fantastic facilities and for all of their hard work during the event. A special thank you is extended to General Manager Edward Ibarguen, Head Professionals Brent Bowen and Rob Pilewski, and Head Superintendent Brendan McNulty.

14th Dogwood State Junior Boys' Championship
Duke University Golf Club | Durham, N.C.
Final Round Results
 

Pos. Player City - Class Total to Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Kenan Poole Raleigh-2019 -8 71 68 69 208
2 Peter Fountain Raleigh-2020 -2 70 72 72 214
3 Michael Childress Salisbury-2018 E 74 69 73 216
4 Eston Lee Four Oaks-2020 +2 72 73 73 218
5 Jack Marcotte Apex-2019 +3 75 73 71 219
T6 Fulton Smith Pinehurst-2019 +5 75 72 74 221
T6 Matias La Grutta Cary-2020 +5 72 75 74 221
T6 Drew Hackett Charlotte-2019 +5 75 74 72 221
T9 Pierce Robinson Kings Mountain-2019 +6 74 73 75 222
T9 Alex Campbell Charlotte-2020 +6 74 71 77 222
T9 Will Hanna Raleigh-2018 +6 76 69 77 222
T9 Spencer Oxendine Fayetteville-2019 +6 76 71 75 222
13 Charlie Barr Salisbury-2021 +7 75 74 74 223
T14 Attie Giles Pinehurst-2018 +8 70 76 78 224
T14 Connor Jones Raleigh-2018 +8 75 74 75 224
T14 Josh Lendach Raleigh-2021 +8 76 75 73 224
T17 Garrett Risner Holly Springs-2020 +9 73 76 76 225
T17 Carter Rains Greenville -2019 +9 77 74 74 225
T17 Tyler Dechellis Clayton-2021 +9 75 75 75 225
T17 Zach Roberts Holly Springs-2020 +9 74 76 75 225
T21 Nicholas Mathews Mebane-2020 +10 76 74 76 226
T21 Cameron Akers Asheville-2020 +10 76 77 73 226
T21 Graham Chase Charlotte-2019 +10 74 79 73 226
T24 Thomas Eubanks Charlotte -2019 +11 74 74 79 227
T24 Andrew Plate Greensboro-2021 +11 78 73 76 227
T24 Walker Isley Oak Island-2020 +11 75 77 75 227
T27 Caleb Surratt Matthews-2022 +12 76 74 78 228
T27 Narayan Mohan Charlotte-2021 +12 73 76 79 228
T27 Blake Brantley Winston-Salem-2020 +12 77 73 78 228
T27 Cameron Whitney Charlotte-2020 +12 74 80 74 228
T31 Davis Reynolds Maggie Valley-2018 +13 75 75 79 229
T31 Addison Beam Cherryville-2019 +13 80 73 76 229
T31 Symon Balbin Pinehurst-2019 +13 78 75 76 229
34 Joey Pritchard Pinehurst-2020 +14 77 78 75 230
T35 Kareem Elkassem Raleigh-2023 +15 78 75 78 231
T35 Carter Boulia Cary-2019 +15 78 77 76 231
T35 Hank Grzeszczak Davidson-2019 +15 77 82   159
T38 David Langley Greenville-2020 +16 72 80 80 232
T38 Christopher Gardner Rocky Mount-2019 +16 77 76 79 232
T38 Riley Smith Concord-2019 +16 76 79 77 232
T38 Minor Hinson Charlotte-2021 +16 79 77 76 232
T42 Alex Rubino Charlotte-2019 +17 78 77 78 233
T42 Clayson Good Durham-2020 +17 81 75 77 233
T44 Cade Hancock Elizabethtown-2019 +18 78 76 80 234
T44 Malin Muckenfuss Charlotte-2020 +18 78 77 79 234
T46 Luke Perrino Mooresville-2020 +19 78 78 79 235
T46 Zach Gilbert Davidson-2019 +19 79 77 79 235
T46 Bryson Sprinkle Rockwell-2018 +19 76 80 79 235
T46 Christopher Sperrazza Raleigh-2019 +19 74 83 78 235
T50 Frank Gilliam Raleigh-2020 +20 83 74 79 236
T50 Brady Hooks Clayton-2019 +20 77 81 78 236
T52 Zane Sullivan Charlotte-2019 +21 75 80 82 237
T52 Ben McCartney Matthews-2021 +21 80 78 79 237
T52 Luke Nelson Raleigh-2020 +21 80 79 78 237
T55 Jack Towarnicky New Bern-2019 +22 76 78 84 238
T55 Nicholas Song Waxhaw-2020 +22 75 80 83 238
T55 Andrew Graham Asheville-2021 +22 80 76 82 238
T55 Tyler Partee Thomasville -2021 +22 81 76 81 238
T55 Will Hawley Raleigh-2019 +22 82 75 81 238
T55 Rob Salisbury Winston-Salem-2019 +22 78 80 80 238
T55 James Carlin Raleigh-2020 +22 79 79 80 238
T55 Kellen Graham Asheville -2018 +22 83 76 79 238
T63 Garrett Dawson Wilkesboro-2019 +23 79 78 82 239
T63 Brandon Jones Sanford-2019 +23 77 81 81 239
65 Nicholas Stuedli Charlotte-2018 +24 79 78 83 240
66 Casey Osiecki New Bern-2020 +25 80 79 82 241
T67 Caden Baker Mebane-2021 +26 80 77 85 242
T67 Pearse Lucas Charlotte-2021 +26 81 78 83 242
T69 Mitchell Tanis Pineville-2020 +27 79 79 85 243
T69 Britt Stroud Raleigh-2019 +27 83 76 84 243
71 Randall Hudson New Bern-2020 +28 74 80 90 244
72 Noah Butler Raleigh-2019 +29 76 79 90 245
73 Jared Clontz Nebo-2019 +30 81 78 87 246



Schedule of rounds:  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.- First Round starting times

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.- First Round starting times

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.- Second Round starting times

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.- Second Round starting times

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7:30 a.m. - Second Round restart

10:00 a.m. - Final round shotgun start time

2:30 p.m.- Awards presentation



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