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Good Grabs 53rd N.C. Junior Boys' Championship

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 26, 2020) -- Semifinals and championship match results of the 53rd North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club in Winston-Salem, N.C. from June 26, 2020. (6,772 yards, par 36-36--72)

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the new COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Bracket | Photos | History


 

Semifinals 

 

Clayson Good of Durham, N.C. defeated Kyle Kushnir of Raleigh, N.C. in our first match off the tee this morning, 2 and 1. Good held the lead or was tied with Kushnir on every hole besides No. 9. 

 

The front nine was full of back and forth ties to 1 up for Good, but the back nine is where Good started heating up. Starting with a birdie on No. 10, Good brought it back to a tie, then he took it to 1 up yet again on the 11th green. After another birdie on No. 13, Good made it to 2 up and then he put it in cruise control to finish 2 and 1 on the 17th green. 

 

In our second semifinal, Charlie Barr of Salisbury, N.C. took down Davis Adams of Raleigh, N.C. 5 and 4. The No. 54 seed Barr played consistent golf to secure his spot in the championship match, making par on nine of the 14 holes.

 

After the two players split each of the first four holes, Barr took the lead in the match on No. 5 with a par and never looked back. An eagle on No. 6 extended his advantage to two holes, and by the turn to the back nine, Barr held a three hole lead. With a par, birdie, par finish on holes 12 through 14, Barr was able to clinch the match.

 

Championship Match

 

After 20 holes on Sunday afternoon, it was Clayson Good of Durham, N.C. emerging victorious and claiming the 53rd North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship. Good defeated Charlie Barr of Salisbury, N.C. with a par on the second extra hole giving him his first lead of the match. It was the only one he needed.

 

“To be honest I was ready to lose on the 17th green,” Good said. “I was really tired and hit a bad shot off the tee, but he did too. He finally missed a putt for par and I managed a par. Then he got unlucky with his putt on No. 18 and I ended up hitting a good chip there. Other than those last few holes, he putted so well and just overall played insanely.”

 

Good and Barr went blow for blow all match long as the two cycled between tied and Barr leading by one. Barr held leads through No. 4, No. 5 and No. 9 on the front, as well as holes 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17. While Barr had his chances to put the match away, Good hung around and made birdie on No. 18 to send the match to extra holes.

 

Both Good and Barr made clutch putts on the first playoff hole to make birdie, and Good clinched the match with a par on the 20th hole of play.

 

“I won No. 18 with a birdie and then we got to No. 1 for extra holes and I had a lot of adrenaline in me from No. 18,” Good said. “I pulled it into the left trap and somehow hit a wedge to about 10 feet and made that. He hit a really good shot there too, he made birdie. On No. 2 it was playing like 190 yards and I hit my 8-iron 190 yards downhill with all of that adrenaline in me. I never hit an 8-iron that far.”

 

Good said that he played in last year’s N.C. Junior Boys’ Championship but missed the cut for match play. He tripled the last two holes last year and told his parents that he wouldn’t let the outcome be the same this year.

 

“I came back for redemption,” Good said. “This is my last year to play in it so I am really happy that I won.”




 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, specifically to Golf Course Superintendent Justin Hudson and Head Golf Professional Sean Brannagan, for their hospitality in hosting the 53rd North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

 

North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship

Maple Chase Golf and Country Club | Winston-Salem, N.C.

Semifinals Results

 

Clayson Good, Durham, N.C. def. Kyle Kushnir, Raleigh, N.C., 2 and 1

Charlie Barr, Salisbury, N.C. def. Davis Adams, Raleigh, N.C., 5 and 4

 

North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship

Maple Chase Golf and Country Club | Winston-Salem, N.C.

Championship Match Results

 

Clayson Good, Durham, N.C. def. Charlie Barr, Salisbury, N.C., 20 holes


 

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.     

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