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Oxendine Leads the Pack at the N.C. Amateur

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 17, 2021) -- First round results of the 61st North Carolina Amateur Championship at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. on June 17, 2021. The field is competing at 7,228 yards (par 36-36--72).

 

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Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University is in pristine condition for the 61st North Carolina Amateur Championship, but the firm fairways and fast greens provided a challenge for the field today in the opening round. Spencer Oxendine of Fayetteville, N.C. took advantage of the conditions and fired off a 3-under-par, 69 in the opening round.


Oxendine is a rising junior on the North Carolina State University men’s golf team, which means Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State is his home course during the school year. He is very comfortable with this track and it showed on his scorecard.


 

Oxendine started his round on No. 10 with a birdie that got his momentum going early. He carded a train of pars until two consecutive birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 catapulted him atop the leaderboard. “I played pretty solid the first 12 holes, kind of limped coming in, but it was a really good day overall and I hit a lot of greens,” he said. “The ball striking was there, but I didn’t really have the putter going today.”



After making the turn at 3-under-par, 33, the 2018 Creed Junior Boys’ Champion carded another birdie on No. 3 to solidify his seat on top of the leaderboard entering the second round. “I put myself in a good position. You can’t win it on the first day, but you can certainly lose it so I just put myself in a good position today.”


Second position is held by a three-way-tie between Clayson Good of Durham, N.C., Columb Knight of Raleigh, N.C. and Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C. just one stroke off the lead at 2-under-par, 70.


A birdie on No. 1 set the tone for Good’s strong opening round. Carding only one bogey and two more birdies on Nos. 7 and 13, consistency was key for him throughout the day. The reigning North Carolina Junior Boys’ Champion remarked, “I'm a good par-5 player and there’s three par-5s on the front. I went 2-under on the par-5s today. I didn’t make too many bogeys or mistakes, I just played pretty well.”


Knight and Driver had more dynamic opening rounds that landed them towards the top of the leaderboard. Knight started off his round with a birdie on No. 10 (he started his round on the back nine), which led to three more birdies on the day. While Driver fired off an outstanding six birdies to finish the day one shot off the lead.


There are nine players that carded 1-under-par, 71 and seven players that finished with an even-par, 72, so the leaderboard is incredibly tight at the top. With 54 holes left to be played, it is anybody’s game at this point. However, the battle to make the cut is sure to bring exciting competition tomorrow. After the second round, the field will be cut to the low 60 scores and ties for the weekend. 

 

The second round will begin tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. with starting times until 2:14 p.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10. Stay tuned to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of the second round of the 61st North Carolina Amateur Championship. 

 

61st North Carolina Amateur Championship

Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

First Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par Total
1 Spencer Oxendine Fayetteville, NC -3 69
T2 Clayson Good Durham, NC -2 70
T2 Columb Knight Raleigh, NC -2 70
T2 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -2 70
T5 Justin Morgan Denver, NC -1 71
T5 Colin Browning Charlotte, NC -1 71
T5 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC -1 71
T5 Grayson Wotnosky Wake Forest, NC -1 71
T5 Patrick Stephenson Four Oaks, NC -1 71
T5 Kurtis Grant Southern Pines, NC -1 71
T5 Nicholas Mathews Mebane, NC -1 71
T5 Ben Woodruff Huntersville, NC -1 71
T5 Jake Herring Wilson, NC -1 71
T14 AJ Shaffer Horse Shoe, NC E 72
T14 Bryson Boyette Wilson, NC E 72
T14 Caleb Keck Concord, NC E 72
T14 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC E 72
T14 Kevin O'Connell Apex, NC E 72
T14 David Sargent Cornelius, NC E 72
T20 Grady Anderson Greenville, NC +1 73
T20 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC +1 73
T20 Jay Roberts Concord, NC +1 73
T20 Connor Jones Raleigh, NC +1 73
T20 Garrett Risner Holly Springs, NC +1 73
T20 Keenan Royalty Raleigh, NC +1 73
T20 Nolan Mills IV Charlotte, NC +1 73
T20 Graham Chase Charlotte, NC +1 73
T20 Connor Brown Cherryville, NC +1 73
T20 Jake Scruggs Shelby, NC +1 73
T20 Grady Newton Wallburg, NC +1 73
T20 Stuart Fuller Winston-Salem, NC +1 73
T20 Stephen Carroll Concord, NC +1 73
T20 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +1 73
T20 David Gies Pineville, NC +1 73
T20 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +1 73
T20 Nick Lyerly Salisbury, NC +1 73
T37 Maddox Whittington Lenoir, NC +2 74
T37 Jake Conklin Cary, NC +2 74
T37 Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC +2 74
T37 Jack Heath Charlotte, NC +2 74
T37 Carter Busse Davidson, NC +2 74
T37 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +2 74
T37 Christopher Sperrazza Raleigh, NC +2 74
T37 JD McNeill Raleigh, NC +2 74
T37 Kenan Poole Raleigh, NC +2 74
T37 Randall Hudson New Bern, NC +2 74
T37 Nic Brown Wendell, NC +2 74
T37 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC +2 74
T37 Tim Bunten Concord, NC +2 74
T37 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC +2 74
T51 Holt Allison Conover, NC +3 75
T51 Andy Knox Apex, NC +3 75
T51 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +3 75
T51 Charlie Fetter Charlotte, NC +3 75
T51 Noah Bumgarner Lenoir, NC +3 75
T51 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC +3 75
T51 Justin Guilford Davidson, NC +3 75
T51 Spencer Roberts Cary, NC +3 75
T51 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +3 75
T51 Noah Connor Reidsville, NC +3 75
T51 Thomas Bonney Greensboro, NC +3 75
T51 Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC +3 75
T51 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC +3 75
T51 Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC +3 75
T51 A.J. Beechler Pinehurst, NC +3 75
T51 Attie Giles Pinehurst, NC +3 75
T51 Wade Boteler Burlington, NC +3 75
T51 Zac Lewis Winnabow, NC +3 75
T69 Harcourt Settle Raleigh, NC +4 76
T69 William Locey Charlotte, NC +4 76
T69 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +4 76
T69 Will Tharin Rocky Mount, NC +4 76
T69 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +4 76
T69 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +4 76
T69 Ryan Blair Charlotte, NC +4 76
T69 August Lascola Durham, NC +4 76
T69 Caden Baker Mebane, NC +4 76
T69 Mitchell Tanis Pineville, NC +4 76
T69 Jerry Richardson Cary, NC +4 76
T69 Matias La Grutta Cary, NC +4 76
T69 Jackson Brimfield Chapel Hill, NC +4 76
T69 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +4 76
T83 Jake Clodfelter Trinity, NC +5 77
T83 Davis Spradling Clayton, NC +5 77
T83 Calvin Hawkins Lexington, NC +5 77
T83 Bruce Bevins Matthews, NC +5 77
T83 Carter Rains Greenville, NC +5 77
T83 Ben Morehead Charlotte, NC +5 77
T83 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +5 77
T83 Brad Clark Durham, NC +5 77
T83 Steven Brame Henderson, NC +5 77
T92 Daniel Bowden Wilmington, NC +6 78
T92 Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC +6 78
T92 Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC +6 78
T92 Tommy Lamb Cary, NC +6 78
T92 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC, NC +6 78
T92 Lexton Ford Lenoir, NC +6 78
T92 Ryan Nagy Raleigh, NC +6 78
T92 Addison Beam Cherryville, NC +6 78
T92 Davis Womble Winston-Salem, NC +6 78
T101 Matthew Spak Cary, NC +7 79
T101 Carter Boulia Cary, NC +7 79
T101 Alex Campbell Charlotte, NC +7 79
T101 Addison Lambeth Browns Summit, NC +7 79
T101 Blake Brantley Winston-Salem, NC +7 79
T101 Landon Hawley Charlotte, NC +7 79
T101 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC +7 79
T101 Austin Bonfiglio Holly Springs, NC +7 79
T109 Luke Nelson Raleigh, NC +8 80
T109 Jack Anderson Charlotte, NC +8 80
T109 Evan Mendyk Summerfield, NC +8 80
T109 Cole Sutherland Charlotte, NC +8 80
T109 Keith Early Charlotte, NC +8 80
T109 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +8 80
T115 Adam Kersey Hickory, NC +9 81
T115 Bobby Scarboro Rolesville, NC +9 81
T115 Zach Swink Whitsett, NC +9 81
T115 Jerell Fields Pineville, NC +9 81
T115 Casey Osiecki New Bern, NC +9 81
T115 Bob McGee Cary, NC +9 81
T115 Andrew Gates Greensboro, NC +9 81
T115 Ryan O'Neil Waxhaw, NC +9 81
T115 Brady Eckard Conover, NC +9 81
T115 Stephen Helton Clayton, NC +9 81
T125 Chad Parris Charlotte, NC +10 82
T125 Avery Papalia Kernersville, NC +10 82
T125 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC +10 82
T128 Justin Nagy Holly Springs, NC +11 83
T128 Jordan Smith Summerfield, NC +11 83
T128 Andrew Haarlow Greensboro, NC +11 83
T131 Daniel Jackson Indian Trail, NC +12 84
T131 Cole Howard Benson, NC +12 84
T131 Jake Clayton Burlington, NC +12 84
T134 Chris Bitzenhofer Mount Olive, NC +13 85
T134 Sam Terry Thomasville, NC +13 85
T136 Eli Kinlaw Mount Holly, NC +14 86
T136 Dexter Rice Charlotte, NC +14 86
T136 Austin Alexander Rutherfordton, NC +14 86
WD Chase Clayton Locust, NC - -
WD Zach Roberts Holly Springs, NC - -

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

Friday, June 18

Second Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

Cut to the low 60 scores and ties 

 

Saturday, June 19

Third Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

 

Sunday, June 20

Final Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play


 

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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