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Bunten, Neveu and Brown Set for Final Round Showdown at Carolinian

 

Buies Creek, N.C. (June 13, 2020) -- The results from the second round of the 5th Carolinian Amateur at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, N.C. from June 13, 2020. (6,717 yards, par 36-36--72)

 

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The second round of the 5th Carolinian Amateur ended the same way that the first did - with a three-way tie atop the leaderboard. Tim Bunten of Concord, N.C., Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, N.C. and Nic Brown of Wendell, N.C. all finished Saturday at 4-under-par, 140 total.

 

Bunten, a rising senior on the East Carolina University men’s golf team, played bogey-free golf during his second round. He made 11 straight pars to begin the day before breaking through with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. Bunten would finish the round with four birdies on the day, shooting a 4-under-par, 68.

 

“I had a four-footer for birdie on No. 12, and was kind of joking with the guys that I was playing with about whether I should just two-putt and keep the streak of pars alive,” Bunten said. “I’m glad I was able to make that and break through.”

 

“On No. 13, I actually hit a drive into the right trees and played my next shot from the fairway of hole No. 5,” he added. “Played an uncharacteristic shot there, hit a wedge from there on to the green and made a good birdie to keep the momentum going.”

 

When it comes to Neveu, the 52-year-old has joked about his age almost the entire time that he’s been on the ground at Keith Hills Golf Club, however, age is just a number and the more important number for him is his score on the course. 

 

With several of his competitors less than half of his age, Neveu said that he loves the competition and focuses on his game rather than trying to match his younger foes. Today, that game led Neveu to a 3-under-par round of 69 with four birdies on the card.

 

“I hit a lot of good shots,” Neveu said. “I putted well. It was hard for me to get it close to the hole today. The greens were firm. I could never seem to get the right yardage. But I hit a lot of greens and made a lot of good putts that just didn’t go in. At the end of the day, I managed to hit a few close and made those putts to put together a good round.”

 

As for Brown, the rising senior on Wingate University’s men’s golf team, he will be in a similar situation as he was today. Brown entered the second round as a part of a three-way tie atop the leaderboard and will be a part of another one tomorrow morning. Brown made five birdies in his 2-under-par round and spoke about the feeling of playing alongside the leaders following his finish.

 

“Your leaderboard is in your group,” Brown said. “You know everything. Every shot of yours is versus your partner. You’ve got to stay steady, know where they are and keep playing good golf.”

 

Garrett Risner of Holly Springs, N.C. and Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks, N.C. both enter the final round of play at 3-under-par, 141 total. Risner will be in the final group with the leaders, teeing off at 11:00 a.m., while Stephenson tees off at 10:50 a.m.

 

Blake McShea of Zebulon, N.C. finished his second round at 2-over-par, 146 total, but the recent graduate of UNC-Wilmington shot a 5-under-par, 67 to earn low-round honors for the day.

 

The final round of the Carolinian Amateur begins tomorrow, Sunday, June 14, at 8:00 a.m. with 72 players left in the field. Following the second round, the field was cut to 70 players and ties with 11-over-par making the cut.


 

The Carolinian Amateur format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 70 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 16th birthday by the first round, 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 member club that does not exceed 10.4.  There is no residency requirement for this tournament.


 

5th Carolinian Amateur

Keith Hills Golf Club, Buies Creek, N.C.

Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
T1 Tim Bunten Concord, NC -4 72 68 140
T1 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -4 71 69 140
T1 Nic Brown Wendell, NC -4 70 70 140
T4 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC -3 73 68 141
T4 Patrick Stephenson Four Oaks, NC -3 70 71 141
6 Will Hawley Raleigh, NC -2 72 70 142
T7 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC E 74 70 144
T7 Carter Rains Greenville, NC E 73 71 144
T7 Max Green Hilton Head Island, SC E 72 72 144
T10 Michael La Sasso Raleigh, NC +1 74 71 145
T10 Ryan Solan Charlotte, NC +1 73 72 145
T10 Henry Augenstein Columbia, SC +1 72 73 145
T10 Randall Hudson New Bern, NC +1 72 73 145
T10 Fulton Smith Pinehurst, NC +1 71 74 145
T15 Blake McShea Zebulon, NC +2 79 67 146
T15 Tommy Lamb Cary, NC +2 77 69 146
T15 Gray Mitchum Winterville, NC +2 76 70 146
T15 Noah Connor Reidsville, NC +2 75 71 146
T15 Dan Walters WInston-Salem, NC +2 74 72 146
T15 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +2 73 73 146
T15 Clayson Good Durham, NC +2 73 73 146
T15 Nicholas Mathews Mebane, NC +2 72 74 146
T15 Addison Beam Cherryville, NC +2 72 74 146
T24 Caden Baker Mebane, NC +3 76 71 147
T24 Jeff Beasley Angier, NC +3 75 72 147
T24 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +3 75 72 147
T24 Frank Gilliam Raleigh, NC +3 72 75 147
T24 Patrick Golden Murrells Inlet, SC +3 72 75 147
T29 Colin Browning Charlotte, NC +4 76 72 148
T29 Jack Marcotte Apex, NC +4 74 74 148
T29 Columb Knight Raleigh, NC +4 73 75 148
T29 Tyler DeChellis Clayton, NC +4 73 75 148
T29 Jack Towarnicky New Bern, NC +4 72 76 148
T29 Gus Lascola Durham, NC +4 70 78 148
T35 Kurtis Grant Southern Pines, NC +5 77 72 149
T35 Jimbo Stanley Raleigh, NC +5 77 72 149
T35 Graham Chase Charlotte, NC +5 77 72 149
T35 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +5 76 73 149
T35 Jordan Smith Summerfield, NC +5 75 74 149
T35 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC +5 75 74 149
T35 Jack Massei Pinehurst, NC +5 74 75 149
T35 Parker Truesdale Canton, NC +5 72 77 149
T43 Stuart Fuller Winston-Salem, NC +6 78 72 150
T43 Peter Fountain Raleigh, NC +6 77 73 150
T43 Ike Joy Denver, NC +6 74 76 150
T43 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC +6 74 76 150
T47 Parker Shimp Charlotte, NC +7 80 71 151
T47 Jake Herring Wilson, NC +7 80 71 151
T47 Stephen Helton Clayton, NC +7 77 74 151
T47 Jackson Brimfield Chapel Hill, NC +7 76 75 151
T47 Scott Tarcy Charlotte, NC +7 74 77 151
T47 John Fahey Charlotte, NC +7 74 77 151
53 Nicklaus Sutton Matthews, NC +8 76 76 152
T54 Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC +9 78 75 153
T54 Austin Phillips Greenville, NC +9 77 76 153
T54 Ryan Macri Wake Forest, NC +9 77 76 153
T54 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC +9 74 79 153
T58 Luke Perrino Mooresville, NC +10 81 73 154
T58 Caleb Click Fair Bluff, NC +10 80 74 154
T58 Cameron Hardison Greenville, NC +10 77 77 154
T58 Travon Willis Indian Trail, NC +10 76 78 154
T58 Rick Rogers Winston Salem, NC +10 75 79 154
T63 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC +11 79 76 155
T63 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +11 78 77 155
T63 Colin Wholey Charlotte, NC +11 78 77 155
T63 Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC +11 77 78 155
T63 Thomas Storbeck Pinehurst, NC +11 77 78 155
T63 Trey Schneider Mooresville, NC +11 77 78 155
T63 Kris Jackson Greenville, NC +11 77 78 155
T63 Joseph Cansler Clemmons, NC +11 76 79 155
T63 Avery Papalia Kernersville, NC +11 76 79 155
T63 Landon Barnes Pilot Mountain, NC +11 74 81 155
CUT Trevor Gerard Hartsville, SC +12 81 75 -
CUT Bo Crooks Lillington, NC +12 80 76 -
CUT Matt Ellis Wilson, NC +12 80 76 -
CUT Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC +12 77 79 -
CUT Colin Trahan North Augusta, SC +12 75 81 -
CUT Shawn Heinchon Greenville, NC +13 79 78 -
CUT Jack Dockrill Elon, NC +13 78 79 -
CUT Nicholas Song Waxhaw, NC +13 78 79 -
CUT Jackson Steiner Charlotte, NC +13 75 82 -
CUT Jackson Tyler Wilmington, NC +13 74 83 -
CUT Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC +14 81 77 -
CUT Sam Davidson Asheboro, NC +14 80 78 -
CUT Luke Nelson Raleigh, NC +15 83 76 -
CUT Joey Pritchard Pinehurst, NC +15 82 77 -
CUT Brandon Wood Erwin, NC +15 78 81 -
CUT Ethan Hall Morehead City, NC +16 83 77 -
CUT Michael Sutton Goldsboro, NC +16 82 78 -
CUT Whit Howard Raleigh, NC +16 81 79 -
CUT Eric Parziale Pinehurst, NC +17 82 79 -
CUT Solomon Park Greensboro, NC +17 77 84 -
CUT AJ Shaffer Horse Shoe, NC +17 74 87 -
CUT Will Campbell Winnabow, NC +18 79 83 -
CUT Jeff Manley Raleigh, NC +19 81 82 -
CUT Phillip Clifton Winston-Salem, NC +20 85 79 -
CUT Holden Grigg Myrtle Beach, SC +21 85 80 -
CUT Brandon Jones Sanford, NC +21 82 83 -
CUT Chris Bitzenhofer Mount Olive, NC +22 85 81 -
CUT John Bennett Forest City, NC +22 81 85 -
CUT Drew Haywood Chapel Hill, NC +25 85 84 -
CUT Hayes Mahoney Greenville, NC +26 83 87 -
CUT Eston Lee Four Oaks, NC +27 88 83 -
CUT Jay Aichelman Charlotte, NC +35 91 88 -
WD Mark Thomas Wake Forest, NC - WD   -
WD Todd Moyer Cornelius, NC - WD   -
DQ Zach Murrow Gastonia, NC - 92 DQ -
             

 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.     

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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