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Eades Captures the 59th N.C. Amateur

John Eades captures his second CGA title at the 59th N.C. Amateur Championship

GASTONIA, N.C. (June 16, 2019) -- Final results of the 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship at the Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. on Sunday, June 16, 2019. (6,995 yards, Par 35-35--70, Course Rating 74.4/135).

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John Eades of Charlotte, N.C. is the latest Carolinian to prove that mid-amateurs can still hang with the “young guns.” With his win at the 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship at Gaston Country Club Eades defeated several of the area’s best collegiate-level golfers and one of the toughest fields not only in the state but across all of amateur golf.

“I’m just grateful,” said Eades. “You don’t know how many of these you’ll get to play. You don’t know how long you’re going to be good. So I thought of it as an opportunity today. What a great opportunity at 36-years-old to get a chance to win a North Carolina Am without playing a whole lot at home…To beat the college kids, means a lot because I know how much they practice and play. To get the opportunity to win the North Carolina Am is something they can’t take away from me.”

Eades, the 2017 Carolinas Mid-Amateur champion, shot 7-under-par, 273 total in the 72-hole marathon to win the championship by five shots. He got off to a rocky start Sunday making three bogeys for a 3-over-par, 38 on his opening nine. The two-shot lead he started with Sunday morning had been cut to one by the early afternoon.

“I felt in control the entire round which sounds crazy because I bogeyed eight and nine to make the turn,” said Eades. “But I just felt like I was supposed to win. I really believed that. When I teed up on Thursday I felt like I was going to win. I wasn't playing to make a cut. I wasn't playing for second. From the beginning I had it on my mind to win this golf tournament.”

Eades battled back making three birdies and no bogeys on his closing nine to finish at 7-under-par, 273 for the championship.

Blake Taylor of Atkinson, N.C. is one of those up-and-coming collegiate golfers that the Eades was referring too. Taylor, a rising senior at East Carolina University came in hot off a runner-up finish at the United States Four-Ball Championship played at Bandon Dunes in May. Taylor tied Eades on Saturday for the low round of the championship with a 6-under-par, 64 on a difficult course set up that only yielded 32 under-par rounds over four days. Taylor’s final round of 1-under-par, 69 put him in a tie for second place at 2-under-par, 278 for the championship.

Chad Wilfong of Charlotte, N.C. was another mid-amateur golfer making waves this week at Gaston Country Club. Wilfong, the 2001 North Carolina Amateur Champion, had the 18-hole lead in this year’s championship. Wilfong approached the 12th tee four shots off the lead but went birdie-eagle on Nos. 12 and 13 to pull within one shot of the lead. He would ultimately fall one place short of winning his second N.C. Amateur title 18 years after his first win at the championship.

Another golfer hot on Eades trail was local crowd favorite and Gaston Country Club member, Steve Dellinger of Gastonia, N.C. With his dad on the bag on Father’s Day, it looked like Dellinger was feeling inspired and ready to claim the championship for the home club. Birdies on No. 7 and No. 10 pulled Dellinger within one shot of Eades’ lead. A couple late bogeys in Dellinger’s round took him out of the running and he would ultimately finish in fourth place with a 1-under-par, 279 for the championship.

“This gives me a ton of confidence that I can still get it done and can win under pressure,” said Eades. “I am just so encouraged to see that there are so many great players in this state. So to win a title like this when you know how many great players are here, makes you feel good to think that you can still get it done.”

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the club members and staff of Gaston Country Club for hosting this event. The tournament would not be possible without their dedication and hard work. A special thank you to Bob Knoch, General Manager, Thomas Troncoso, Director of Golf and Golf Course Superintendent Tim Carpenter.

 

59th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Gaston Country Club | Gastonia, N.C.
Final Results

Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

John Eades

Charlotte, NC

-7

71

68

64

70

273

T2

Blake Taylor

Atkinson, NC

-2

75

70

64

69

278

T2

Chad Wilfong

Charlotte, NC

-2

66

71

72

69

278

4

Steven Dellinger

Gastonia, NC

-1

71

66

71

71

279

5

Michael Childress

Salisbury, NC

E

70

70

71

69

280

6

Walker Cress

Concord, NC

+1

70

69

73

69

281

7

Jay Roberts

Davidson, NC

+3

72

71

69

71

283

T8

Alex Goff

Kings Mountain, NC

+5

71

65

69

80

285

T8

Christian Park

Charlotte, NC

+5

69

69

76

71

285

T8

Connor Armistead

Charlotte, NC

+5

73

69

77

66

285

T11

Alex Heffner

Harrisburg, NC

+6

74

71

69

72

286

T11

Mason Elmore

Charlotte, NC

+6

72

72

70

72

286

T11

Stephen Carroll

Concord, NC

+6

75

70

69

72

286

T11

Zack Swanson

Charlotte, NC

+6

69

74

72

71

286

T15

Hoke Carlton

Charlotte, NC

+7

72

72

69

74

287

T15

Ike Joy

Denver, NC

+7

70

71

74

72

287

T15

Carson Ownbey

Canton, NC

+7

73

70

73

71

287

T15

Austin Bonfiglio

Holly Springs, NC

+7

73

73

66

75

287

T15

Todd Stafford

Belmont, NC

+7

74

72

72

69

287

20

Bradley Calloway

Asheboro, NC

+8

71

69

73

75

288

T21

A.J. Beechler

Pinehurst, NC

+9

72

68

76

73

289

T21

Sam Echikson

Charlotte, NC

+9

72

69

75

73

289

T21

Attie Giles

Pinehurst, NC

+9

74

67

74

74

289

T24

Brandon Einstein

Clemmons, NC

+11

73

71

70

77

291

T24

Joe Jaspers

Huntersville, NC

+11

71

74

72

74

291

T24

Avery Price

Gastonia, NC

+11

73

75

73

70

291

T24

Chris Cassetta

High Point, NC

+11

72

74

74

71

291

T24

Fulton Smith

Pinehurst, NC

+11

73

74

72

72

291

T29

Deven Cerda

Charlotte, NC

+12

77

67

74

74

292

T29

Garrett Clark

Burlington, NC

+12

77

69

72

74

292

T29

Jake Herring

Wilson, NC

+12

74

73

70

75

292

T29

Stuart Fuller

Winston-Salem, NC

+12

72

76

70

74

292

33

Zach Roberts

Holly Springs, NC

+13

73

74

71

75

293

T34

Patrick Schweitz

Clayton, NC

+14

71

74

71

78

294

T34

Quade Lukes

Chapel Hill, NC

+14

73

69

73

79

294

T34

Chad Frye

Davidson, NC

+14

71

74

74

75

294

T34

Brock Elder

Randleman, NC

+14

72

76

73

73

294

38

Graham Chase

Charlotte, NC

+15

71

74

76

74

295

T39

Nic Brown

Wendell, NC

+16

70

76

70

80

296

T39

Jack Massei

Pinehurst, NC

+16

72

75

69

80

296

T39

Dylan Ray

Yadkinville, NC

+16

76

70

74

76

296

T39

Todd Moyer

Cornelius, NC

+16

78

70

72

76

296

43

Eric Williams

Goldsboro, NC

+17

75

73

75

74

297

T44

Joe Kastelic

Hickory, NC

+18

77

67

77

77

298

T44

Charlie Tate

Greensboro, NC

+18

77

71

73

77

298

T44

Brandon Reece

Rolesville, NC

+18

74

74

75

75

298

T47

Madison Duffie

Gastonia, NC

+19

73

71

79

76

299

T47

Alex Parker

Valdese, NC

+19

74

73

78

74

299

T49

Benjamin Buben

Charlotte, NC

+20

74

72

78

76

300

T49

Dylan Lukes

Chapel Hill, NC

+20

73

74

77

76

300

T49

Alex Campbell

Charlotte, NC

+20

77

71

77

75

300

T49

Will Hawley

Raleigh, NC

+20

78

70

73

79

300

T53

Cade Hancock

Elizabethtown, NC

+21

78

68

78

77

301

T53

Justin Emmons

Asheboro, NC

+21

73

74

80

74

301

T55

Randall Hudson

New Bern, NC

+23

75

73

79

76

303

T55

Garett Heffner

Apex, NC

+23

73

74

80

76

303

T57

Mark McMillen

Cary, NC

+24

77

70

82

75

304

T57

Rick Milligan

Shelby, NC

+24

72

75

79

78

304

T59

Stephen Lavenets

Willow Spring, NC

+25

71

74

81

79

305

T59

Brady Eckard

Conover, NC

+25

73

75

74

83

305

T59

Jason Hawley

Charlotte, NC

+25

74

72

81

78

305

WD

Grady Newton

Wallburg, NC

-

73

72

WD

 

WD

DQ

Matt Kilgo

Charlotte, NC

-

69

74

73

DQ

DQ

The following players did not make the cut

CUT

Kenan Poole

Raleigh, NC

+9

72

77

   

149

CUT

Luke Hackworth

Charlotte, NC

+9

74

75

   

149

CUT

Tanner Bibey

Walnut Cove, NC

+9

77

72

   

149

CUT

Austin Duncan

Bessemer City, NC

+9

75

74

   

149

CUT

Ben Woodruff

Huntersville, NC

+9

74

75

   

149

CUT

Daniel Jackson

Matthews, NC

+9

73

76

   

149

CUT

Michael Wicker

Rougemont, NC

+9

76

73

   

149

CUT

Paul Slomkowski

Colfax, NC

+9

73

76

   

149

CUT

Steven Brame

Henderson, NC

+9

76

73

   

149

CUT

Brian Swenson

Charlotte, NC

+10

75

75

   

150

CUT

Eston Lee

Four Oaks, NC

+10

74

76

   

150

CUT

Jeremy Ray

Pfafftown, NC

+10

73

77

   

150

CUT

Scott Patnode

Belmont, NC

+10

73

77

   

150

CUT

Timothy Driver

Holly Springs, NC

+10

73

77

   

150

CUT

Addison Manring

Stoneville, NC

+10

74

76

   

150

CUT

Evan Boyer

Morrisville, NC

+10

78

72

   

150

CUT

Tim Bunten

Concord, NC

+10

75

75

   

150

CUT

Will Stewart

Charlotte, NC

+10

72

78

   

150

CUT

Carter Cook

Cornelius, NC

+11

73

78

   

151

CUT

Jack Fitzgerald

Wilmington, NC

+11

80

71

   

151

CUT

Jack Marcotte

Apex, NC

+11

75

76

   

151

CUT

Joey Funderburg

Wilmington, NC

+11

76

75

   

151

CUT

Anthony Conn

Raleigh, NC

+11

72

79

   

151

CUT

Avery Papalia

Kernersville, NC

+11

80

71

   

151

CUT

Brody Davis

Concord, NC

+11

72

79

   

151

CUT

Marais Lombard

Charlotte, NC

+12

75

77

   

152

CUT

Matthew Spruill

Elizabeth City, NC

+12

75

77

   

152

CUT

Quinn Riley

Raleigh, NC

+12

76

76

   

152

CUT

Brantley Moore

Wilmington, NC

+12

77

75

   

152

CUT

Jimbo Stanley

Raleigh, NC

+12

75

77

   

152

CUT

Nathan Hoffman

Pinehurst, NC

+12

76

76

   

152

CUT

Scott Lincicome

Pinehurst, NC

+12

74

78

   

152

CUT

Bailey Patrick

Charlotte, NC

+13

78

75

   

153

CUT

Jason Debuhr

Mint Hill, NC

+13

74

79

   

153

CUT

Thomas Eubanks

Charlotte, NC

+13

77

76

   

153

CUT

Alex Burris

Greensboro, NC

+14

75

79

   

154

CUT

Daniel Neveu

Pinehurst, NC

+14

74

80

   

154

CUT

James Wiley

Raleigh, NC

+14

76

78

   

154

CUT

Nicholas Reitzel

Conover, NC

+14

79

75

   

154

CUT

Aaron York

Durham, NC

+14

79

75

   

154

CUT

Corey Wilson

Raleigh, NC

+14

75

79

   

154

CUT

Jordan Smith

Summerfield, NC

+14

74

80

   

154

CUT

Phil Bland

Waynesville, NC

+14

79

75

   

154

CUT

Alex Rubino

Charlotte, NC

+15

78

77

   

155

CUT

Carter Busse

Davidson, NC

+15

80

75

   

155

CUT

Fred Gahl

Raleigh, NC

+15

79

76

   

155

CUT

Thomas Deal

Cornelius, NC

+15

80

75

   

155

CUT

Ben Diskin

Charlotte, NC

+15

77

78

   

155

CUT

Coston Fogleman

Hillsborough, NC

+15

81

74

   

155

CUT

Jay Jay Howard

Concord, NC

+15

81

74

   

155

CUT

Jonathan Henry

Davidson, NC

+15

74

81

   

155

CUT

Nicklaus Sutton

Matthews, NC

+15

77

78

   

155

CUT

Chandler Metz

Wilkesboro, NC

+16

77

79

   

156

CUT

Harrison Frye

High Point, NC

+16

79

77

   

156

CUT

Justin Morgan

Denver, NC

+16

77

79

   

156

CUT

Ray Grant

Gastonia, NC

+16

82

74

   

156

CUT

Stefan Brewer

Charlotte, NC

+16

80

76

   

156

CUT

Kurtis Grant

Southern Pines, NC

+17

79

78

   

157

CUT

Pat Thompson

Asheville, NC

+17

73

84

   

157

CUT

Zach Brown

Bermuda Run, NC

+17

76

81

   

157

CUT

Christopher Wooten

Winston-Salem, NC

+17

74

83

   

157

CUT

Mark Hodges

Belmont, NC

+17

76

81

   

157

CUT

Will Tamplin

Asheville, NC

+17

83

74

   

157

CUT

Dallas Page

Stoneville, NC

+18

76

82

   

158

CUT

Dawson Walker

Lenoir, NC

+18

80

78

   

158

CUT

Dennis Reames

Charlotte, NC

+18

79

79

   

158

CUT

Trey Schneider

Mooresville, NC

+18

82

76

   

158

CUT

Evan Rodwell

Charlotte, NC

+19

78

81

   

159

CUT

Joshua Allen

Wilson, NC

+19

85

74

   

159

CUT

PJ Kester

Wrightsville Beach, NC

+19

80

79

   

159

CUT

Trae McKee

Dudley, NC

+19

76

83

   

159

CUT

Justin Poole

Wendell, NC

+20

78

82

   

160

CUT

Scott Newton

Wallburg, NC

+20

84

76

   

160

CUT

Brian Hicks

Cary, NC

+20

83

77

   

160

CUT

Stuart Augustine

Fayetteville, NC

+20

81

79

   

160

CUT

Colby Stoppelbein

Kenansville, NC

+22

82

80

   

162

CUT

Seve Anfindsen

Apex, NC

+25

82

83

   

165

CUT

Jarrod Conard

Canton, NC

+25

79

86

   

165

CUT

Adam Johnson

Southern Pines, NC

+30

85

85

   

170

CUT

Davis Diethrich

Raleigh, NC

+37

91

86

   

177

WD

Lansdon Robbins

Davidson, NC

 

84

WD

   

WD

Schedule of rounds:
Thursday, June 13
Round 1 – 18 holes stroke play
Tee times at 8:00 a.m./12:45 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees

Friday, June 14
Round 2 – 18 holes stroke play
Tee times at 8:00 a.m./12:45 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees
Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.

Saturday, June 15
Round 3 – 18 holes stroke play
Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1

Sunday, June 16
Round 4 – 18 holes stroke play
Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard



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