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Robbins Reaches Top of Leaderboard at 106th Carolinas Amateur

 

WILMINGTON, N.C. (July 9, 2020) -- First round results of the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, N.C. on July 9, 2020. (7,005 yards, par 36-36--72)

 

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Lansdon Robbins of Davidson, N.C. holds the lead at the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship after the first round of play, shooting a 7-under-par, 65. He rose to the top of the leaderboard on Thursday afternoon with seven birdies, including two on the last four holes to close out his round.

 

“I played solid,” Robbins said after his round. “I didn’t really hit any bad shots. Made a few putts and missed in the right spot if I did miss. I really just hit a lot of greens, hit it pretty close and made some putts.”

 

“My ball striking and driving was good,” he added. “I think I only missed two greens in regulation. I was able to leave myself in the right spot for easy up and downs. Other than that, I was really just hitting it in the right spots on the greens, giving myself easy putts, and I was just able to roll a few in.”

 

Among those up and downs that Robbins had was on the par-3 16th hole. Robbins hit his shot off the tee into a green-side bunker where it looked like he might have trouble saving par; however, he was able to continue riding the momentum of a birdie on No. 15 and got up and down for par. Then, he followed that up with another birdie on No. 17 to give him the lead at 7-under-par.

 

As a member of the men’s golf team at UNC-Wilmington, located less than 10 minutes away from the entrance to Cape Fear Country Club, Robbins has been able to play the front-nine of the Donald Ross designed course several times during his first two seasons with the Seahawks. However, being hurt his freshman season and having an afternoon class as a redshirt freshman prevented him from knowing the back-nine as well. Nonetheless, he was able to shoot an even better score coming in to enter Friday with the lead.

 

Peter Fountain of Raleigh, N.C., who won the North Carolina Amateur Championship in June and recently overtook the No. 1 spot in the Carolinas Men’s Amateur Rankings, finished the day one shot off of the lead as he posted a 6-under-par, 66. Like Robbins, the University of North Carolina freshman made seven birdies, including three on the last four holes.

 

“I played well today. I kept the ball in front of me and just didn’t make many mistakes,” Fountain said. “If you are able to hit a lot of fairways and greens, you can go low here.”

 

“On the front nine, I was hitting it really well,” he continued. “I was hitting a lot of fairways, hitting it close and then I was able to make some putts. I started off well on the back nine, but bladed a wedge shot over the green on No. 13 and didn’t get up and down for a bad bogey. After that though, I was able to get it back and make three birdies in the last four holes. All in all, it was a good round.”

 

Robbins, Fountain and the rest of the field of 118 golfers were treated to subpar weather for their first day at the championship. Spitty rain showers seemed to pop up every 30 minutes or so, but luckily the round was not interrupted with a delay at any point. For Fountain, he said that the key to overcoming the conditions was to not complain about the rain and focus on golf as he understood that he wasn’t the only one having to deal with it.

 

Walker Jones of Sumter, S.C., Brady Moran of Greensboro, N.C., and Michael Childress of Salisbury, N.C. round out the top-five, finishing their opening rounds at 5-under-par, 67.

 

The 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship resumes tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. with starting times running until 3:20 p.m. Following the second round, the field will be cut to the low 50 scores and ties for the weekend.

 

106th Carolinas Amateur Championship

Cape Fear Country Club | Wilmington, N.C.

First Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1
1 Lansdon Robbins Davidson, NC -7 65
2 Peter Fountain Raleigh, NC -6 66
T3 Walker Jones Sumter, SC -5 67
T3 Brady Moran Greensboro, NC -5 67
T3 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC -5 67
T6 Logan Sowell Kershaw, SC -4 68
T6 Jordan Sease Lexington, SC -4 68
T6 Addison Beam Cherryville, NC -4 68
T6 Harry Reynolds Greenville, SC -4 68
T10 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC -3 69
T10 Ike Joy Denver, NC -3 69
T10 Christian Park Charlotte, NC -3 69
T10 Davis Womble Winston-Salem, NC -3 69
T10 Drew Hackett Charlotte, NC -3 69
T10 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -3 69
T10 Rafe Reynolds Greenville, SC -3 69
T17 Evans Lewis Sumter, SC -2 70
T17 Christopher Sperrazza Raleigh, NC -2 70
T17 Blake Taylor Atkinson, NC -2 70
T17 Spencer Oxendine Fayetteville, NC -2 70
T17 Stephen Carroll Concord, NC -2 70
T17 Jackson Tyler Wilmington, NC -2 70
T17 Fulton Smith Pinehurst, NC -2 70
T17 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -2 70
T25 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC -1 71
T25 Tim Bunten Concord, NC -1 71
T25 Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC -1 71
T25 Henry Augenstein Columbia, SC -1 71
T25 Alex Heffner Harrisburg, NC -1 71
T25 Bob Cherry III Wilmington, NC -1 71
T25 Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC -1 71
T25 Randall Hudson New Bern, NC -1 71
T25 Zach Bishop Travelers Rest, SC -1 71
T25 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -1 71
T35 Gus Lascola Durham, NC E 72
T35 Grayson Cheek Wilkesboro, NC E 72
T35 Jake Scruggs Shelby, NC E 72
T35 Weston Bell Piedmont, SC E 72
T35 Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC E 72
T35 Xavier Proctor Shelby, NC E 72
T35 Stephen Abrams Wilson, NC E 72
T35 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC E 72
T35 James Lightsey Indian Land, SC E 72
T35 Dan Walters WInston-Salem, NC E 72
T35 John Blackwell Wilmington, NC E 72
T35 Preston Ball Raleigh, NC E 72
T35 Todd Hendley Columbus, NC E 72
T35 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC E 72
T49 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +1 73
T49 Carter Busse Davidson, NC +1 73
T49 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC +1 73
T49 Grady Anderson Greenville, NC +1 73
T49 Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +1 73
T49 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC +1 73
T49 Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC +1 73
T49 Ben Woodruff Huntersville, NC +1 73
T49 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC +1 73
T49 A.J. Beechler Pinehurst, NC +1 73
T49 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC +1 73
T49 Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC +1 73
T49 Austin Duncan York, SC +1 73
T49 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +1 73
T63 Attie Giles Pinehurst, NC +2 74
T63 Neil Wilkinson Wilmington, NC +2 74
T63 John Fahey Charlotte, NC +2 74
T63 Brady Hinkle Lancaster, SC +2 74
T63 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +2 74
T63 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC +2 74
T63 Avery Price Gastonia, NC +2 74
T63 Joe Burns Greensboro, NC +2 74
T63 Thomas Owen Fayetteville, NC +2 74
T63 Jay Roberts Concord, NC +2 74
T63 Ryan Reynolds Camden, SC +2 74
T74 Colton Tucker Lenoir, NC +3 75
T74 Daniel Day Clemson, SC +3 75
T74 Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +3 75
T74 John Bennett Forest City, NC +3 75
T74 Thomas Todd III Laurens, SC +3 75
T74 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +3 75
T74 Mickey Lankford North Charleston, SC +3 75
T74 Matias La Grutta Cary, NC +3 75
T74 Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC +3 75
T74 Stuart Fuller Winston-Salem, NC +3 75
T74 Brad Mangum Iron Station, NC +3 75
T85 Josh Spell Archdale, NC +4 76
T85 Carter Rains Greenville, NC +4 76
T85 Brad Clark Durham, NC +4 76
T85 Jackson Steiner Charlotte, NC +4 76
T85 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC +4 76
T85 Nick Lukas Wilmington, NC +4 76
T85 Kevin Mininni Burgaw, NC +4 76
T85 Jake Benfield Lenoir, NC +4 76
T85 Nic Brown Wendell, NC +4 76
T85 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +4 76
T85 Zachary Oplinger Cary, NC +4 76
T96 Stefan Brewer Charlotte, NC +5 77
T96 Brendan Kelly Raleigh, NC +5 77
T96 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +5 77
T96 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +5 77
T100 Daniel Laughlin Charlotte, NC +6 78
T100 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC +6 78
T100 Louis Lambert Charlotte, NC +6 78
T100 Bryson Boyette Wilson, NC +6 78
T100 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +6 78
T100 Austin Mosher Mount Pleasant, SC +6 78
106 Mark Harper Winston salem, NC +7 79
T107 Tommy Lamb Cary, NC +8 80
T107 Garrett  Cooper Cowpens, SC +8 80
T107 Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +8 80
T107 Tom Murphy Wilmington, NC +8 80
T107 Luke Hackworth Charlotte, NC +8 80
T112 Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC +9 81
T112 Brooks Colquitt Charlotte, NC +9 81
114 Will Blalock Gastonia, NC +10 82
115 Caleb Loudin Summerville, SC +11 83
116 Colin Trahan North Augusta, SC +13 85
117 Kevin Sheaffer Wake Forest, NC +18 90
WD Austin Scott Charleston, SC - WD

 

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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