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Steven Brame Wins the 53rd North Carolina Amateur Championship by One Stroke

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Final results of the 53rd North Carolina Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday, June 16, 2013 (6731 yards, par 36-35—71, 72.8/136).

Call it karma or call it bad luck turned good, 30-year-old Steven Brame of Henderson, NC wins the 53rd North Carolina Amateur Championship despite having his truck crushed by a fallen tree during Thursday’s thunderstorm at Forsyth Country Club. Brame, a Xerox copier distributor, carded a final round 69 to finish at 11-under 273 to finish one shot ahead of Trevor Cone of Concord, NC and Bailey Patrick, Jr. of Charlotte, NC.

“The tournament helped me get over it,” Brame said about the accident. “When I went around the corner of the clubhouse and saw the truck, my heart hit the ground. I was upset for a while but I realized there was nothing I could do about it.”

Brame had to dodge two players that gave a great run at the lead. Bailey Patrick, Jr. posted a 64 (274) to claim the clubhouse lead. Despite a four-over thru five holes start to his round, Trevor Cone played his last 13 holes at 8-under to card a 67 and also post 274.

Walking down the 16th fairway Brame knew how he stood. “I said to my dad (and caddie) that three pars would win it.” Brame took care of business on holes 16 and 17 with par 4’s. However his approach shot on 18 missed short-side left of the flagstick leaving a delicate up-and-down for the win. “I am either going to win it or lose it right here,” Brame said to his dad about the need to get up-and-down for the win. He hit an excellent chip shot to 2 ½ feet and holed the putt for the win.

Brame took a different route to college golf. Out of high school he decided to work for his dad in the family copier business for a few years. At age 23 he felt that his golf game was good enough and was ready for college. He attended and played at CapeFearCommunity College in Wilmington, NC finishing his career as the number one ranked JUCO player in the country. That fine play led to a scholarship at LynnUniversity in Boca Raton, FL where he graduated in 2010 in three semesters. “Playing college golf helped me get motivated to make good grades.”

Defending champion Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington, NC made a great run at a title defense and finished at 276 in a tie for fourth place with Victor Wiggins of Gastonia, NC.

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This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which in its 104th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas.

Final Results

Place Competitor Score Merchandise Amount Won

1 Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C. 70-68-66-69--273 (-11) $750.00

T2 Trevor Cone, Concord, N.C. 68-72-67-67--274 (-10) $475.00

T2 Bailey Patrick Jr, Charlotte, N.C. 69-69-72-64--274 (-10) $475.00

T4 Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C. 70-68-67-71--276 (-8) $375.00

T4 Victor Wiggins, Gastonia, N.C. 73-69-63-71--276 (-8) $375.00

6 Michael McGowan, Southern Pines, N.C. 66-70-72-70--278 (-6) $325.00

T7 Payne McLeod, Reidsville, N.C. 71-69-71-68--279 (-5) $287.50

T7 Taylor Coalson, Dobson, N.C. 71-68-70-70--279 (-5) $287.50

T9 Joe Kastelic, Newton, N.C. 70-70-70-70--280 (-4) $237.50

T9 Carter Page, Waynesville, N.C. 70-72-71-67--280 (-4) $237.50

11 Brian Fitch, Clayton, N.C. 68-70-73-70--281 (-3) $200.00

T12 Spencer Lawson, Davidson, N.C. 72-72-67-71--282 (-2) $180.00

T12 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C. 70-70-74-68--282 (-2) $180.00

T12 Miller Capps, Denver, N.C. 70-70-71-71--282 (-2) $180.00

15 Daniel Brantley, Asheboro, N.C. 73-68-72-71--284 (Even) $160.00

T16 Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C. 67-71-73-74--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Dong-Jun Kim, Waxhaw, N.C. 73-73-69-70--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, N.C. 72-72-72-69--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Richard Fountain, Raleigh, N.C. 73-71-74-67--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Jack Radley, Sanford, N.C. 71-74-69-71--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Matthew Younts, Stokesdale, N.C. 75-71-73-66--285 (+1) $135.00

T16 Ryan Nagy, Raleigh, N.C. 74-67-71-73--285 (+1) $135.00

T23 Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C. 70-74-72-70--286 (+2) $110.00

T23 Grant Houser, HollySprings, N.C. 69-72-73-72--286 (+2) $110.00

T23 Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C. 69-70-73-74--286 (+2) $110.00

T26 Keegan Hoff, Charlotte, N.C. 71-72-73-71--287 (+3) $100.00

T26 Eric Brady, Cary, N.C. 70-73-73-71--287 (+3)$100.00

T26 William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C. 72-73-72-70--287 (+3) $100.00

T29 Isaac Spencer, Winston-Salem, N.C. 76-68-71-73--288 (+4) $66.66

T29 Lee Mitchell, Conover, N.C. 71-73-73-71--288 (+4) $66.67

T29 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C. 67-73-71-77--288 (+4) $66.67

T32 Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. 72-73-71-73--289 (+5)

T32 Zach Seabolt, Raleigh, N.C. 72-73-71-73--289 (+5)

T32 David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C. 71-69-76-73--289 (+5)

T32 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C. 74-70-76-69--289 (+5)

T32 David Germann, Clayton, N.C. 72-69-76-72--289 (+5)

T37 Hunter Howell, Raeford, N.C. 76-70-75-69--290 (+6)

T37 Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C. 71-70-74-75--290 (+6)

T39 Chris Cassetta, Winston-Salem, N.C. 70-75-70-76--291 (+7)

T39 Reeves Zaytoun, Raleigh, N.C. 72-70-75-74--291 (+7)

T39 Conner Lewis, Davidson, N.C. 69-76-75-71--291 (+7)

T39 Mark McMillen Jr, Smithfield, N.C. 73-70-73-75--291 (+7)

T39 Michael Mullman, Charlotte, N.C. 69-73-76-73--291 (+7)

T44 Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. 75-66-75-76--292 (+8)

T44 Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C. 70-74-75-73--292 (+8)

T44 Brady Eckard, Hickory, N.C. 70-73-76-73--292 (+8)

T47 Preyer Fountain, Raleigh, N.C. 73-70-77-73--293 (+9)

T47 Stephen Lavenets, Rougemont, N.C. 71-71-77-74--293 (+9)

T47 Michael Hocker II, Durham, N.C. 72-72-81-68--293 (+9)

T47 McKenzie Barringer, Durham, N.C. 71-74-74-74--293 (+9)

51 Brant Stovall, SandyRidge, N.C. 74-71-74-75--294 (+10)

T52 David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C. 71-75-74-75--295 (+11)

T52 Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, N.C. 70-74-73-78--295 (+11)

54 Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C. 73-71-75-77--296 (+12)

55 Wes Simmons, Goldsboro, N.C. 73-73-74-77--297 (+13)

56 Danny Pizetoski, Davidson, N.C. 72-72-77-77--298 (+14)

T57 Rob Stover, Durham, N.C. 72-74-76-77--299 (+15)

T57 Matthew Spruill, ElizabethCity, N.C. 73-73-74-79--299 (+15)

T57 Brent McKenzie, Wake Forest, N.C. 73-73-75-78--299 (+15)

60 Russ Adams, Chapel Hill, N.C. 71-74-75-82--302 (+18)

61 Austin Smith, Jamestown, N.C. 72-71-85-76--304 (+20)

62 Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C. 71-75-WD (WD)



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