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Fulton Smith Fires 11-Under, 61 in First Round of Carolinian Am

 

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (May 17, 2019) -- First round results of the 4th Carolinian Amateur Championship at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, N.C. on Friday, May 17, 2019. 

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History

 

Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, N.C. made a barrage of birdies to tie Keith Hills Golf Club’s competitive course record shooting 11-under-par, 61 in the first round of the 4th Carolinian Amateur Championship. Smith made seven birdies on the front nine alone to shoot 7-under, 29.

 

“I felt like I was going to play well but definitely not 61,” Smith said. “I have been struggling the last few years and over the last few months I have made some progress. I felt confident going into today. Today was one of those days where the cup felt five feet wide so I was making everything.”

Smith will hold a five-shot lead over his closest competitors going into round two.

 

Trey Capps of Garner, N.C. was the early leader from Friday’s morning wave. Capps made seven birdies in a row starting on his fourth hole to finish the day with a 6-under-par, 66.

 

“Today there were some tricky pins,” Capps said. “Putting is definitely the key to shooting well here. You can't overpower the course. Just make putts and miss it in the right places on some of these pins.”

 

Brett McLamb of Coats, N.C. finished round one tied with Capps for second place with a 6-under-par, 66.

 

Spencer Oxendine of Fayetteville, N.C. shot a strong 4-under-par, 68 in the opening round and now sits alone in fourth place entering round two.
 

Defending champion, Harry Reynolds of Greenville, S.C. had a solid start to his title defense. A 3-under-par, 69 puts him in fifth place heading into round two.

 

“I just have to keep giving myself a chance for something good to happen,” Reynolds said. “When you really try to force it, knowing how well I played last year, it can put some pressure on yourself. If you just keep giving yourself a chance like I did last year, a lot of good things can happen.”

 

The field will be reduced to the low 70 golfers and ties after tomorrow's round.

4th Carolinian Amateur Championship
Keith Hills Golf Club, Buies Creek, N.C.
First Round Results

Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par

Total

1

Fulton Smith

Pinehurst, NC

-11

61

T2

Trey Capps

Garner, NC

-6

66

T2

Brett McLamb

Coats, NC

-6

66

4

Spencer Oxendine

Fayetteville, NC

-4

68

5

Harry Reynolds

Greenville, SC

-3

69

T6

Chris Cassetta

High Point, NC

-2

70

T6

Tim Bunten

Concord, NC

-2

70

T6

Sam Echikson

Charlotte, NC

-2

70

T6

Jack Massei

Pinehurst, NC

-2

70

T10

Quade Lukes

Chapel Hill, NC

-1

71

T10

Mark Olbrych

Columbia, SC

-1

71

T10

Jake Herring

Wilson, NC

-1

71

T10

Caden Baker

Mebane, NC

-1

71

T10

Randall Hudson

New Bern, NC

-1

71

T15

Steven Brame

Henderson, NC

E

72

T15

John Del Priore

Charlotte, NC

E

72

T15

Benjamin Buben

Charlotte, NC

E

72

T15

Hunter Oxendine

Fayetteville, NC

E

72

T15

Jordan Smith

Summerfield, NC

E

72

T15

McClure Thompson

Little River, SC

E

72

T15

Sam Davidson

Asheboro, NC

E

72

T22

Dylan Lukes

Chapel Hill, NC

+1

73

T22

Connor Moore

Bluffton, SC

+1

73

T22

Elliott Johnson

Beaufort, SC

+1

73

T22

Evan Boyer

Morrisville, NC

+1

73

T22

Frank Gilliam

Raleigh, NC

+1

73

T27

Michael Wicker

Rougemont, NC

+2

74

T27

Clayton Holland

Greensboro, NC

+2

74

T27

James Harris

Lillington, NC

+2

74

T27

Jackson Steiner

Charlotte, NC

+2

74

T27

Nathan Hoffman

Pinehurst, NC

+2

74

T27

Michael Rials

Florence, SC

+2

74

T27

Ike Joy

Denver, NC

+2

74

T27

Anthony Conn

Raleigh, NC

+2

74

T27

Will Warner

Fayetteville, NC

+2

74

T27

Ronald Otile

Charlotte, NC

+2

74

T37

Andrew Ward

Charlotte, NC

+3

75

T37

Justin Lenzini

Pinehurst, NC

+3

75

T37

Eston Lee

Four Oaks, NC

+3

75

T37

Jack Marcotte

Apex, NC

+3

75

T37

Jeremy Ray

Pfafftown, NC

+3

75

T37

PJ Kester

Wrightsville Beach, NC

+3

75

T37

Billy West

Fayetteville, NC

+3

75

T44

Benjamin Crow

Pinehurst, NC

+4

76

T44

Brady Hinkle

Lancaster, SC

+4

76

T44

Brandon Reece

Rolesville, NC

+4

76

T44

Nick Howell

Laurens, SC

+4

76

T44

Parker Truesdale

Canton, NC

+4

76

T44

Mason Tucker

Lancaster, SC

+4

76

T44

Kyle Kushnir

Raleigh, NC

+4

76

T44

Dan Sullivan

Columbia, SC

+4

76

T44

William Sullivan

Columbia, SC

+4

76

T44

Luke Ward

Arden, NC

+4

76

T44

Todd Moyer

Cornelius, NC

+4

76

T44

Garett Heffner

Apex, NC

+4

76

T44

Stuart Fuller

Winston-Salem, NC

+4

76

T44

Nicklaus Sutton

Matthews, NC

+4

76

T44

Stephen Lavenets

Willow Spring, NC

+4

76

T44

Michael Neece

Gastonia, NC

+4

76

T44

John O'Brien

Columbia, SC

+4

76

T61

Brady Moran

Greensboro, NC

+5

77

T61

Patrick Schweitz

Clayton, NC

+5

77

T61

Will Hanna

Raleigh, NC

+5

77

T61

Jimmy Vassil

Indian Land, SC

+5

77

T61

Matthew Sullivan

West End, NC

+5

77

T61

Korky Kemp

Greensboro, NC

+5

77

T61

Andrew Sapp

Greenville, NC

+5

77

T61

Jon Eichstaedt

Charlotte, NC

+5

77

T61

Deven Cerda

Charlotte, NC

+5

77

T61

Blake Brantley

Winston-Salem, NC

+5

77

T61

Jordan Reeves

Asheboro, NC

+5

77

T61

Joey Pritchard

Pinehurst, NC

+5

77

T61

Cameron Whitney

Charlotte, NC

+5

77

T61

Nicholas Bublitz

Fort Bragg, NC

+5

77

T61

Connor Jones

Raleigh, NC

+5

77

T76

Austin Northern

Blowing Rock, NC

+6

78

T76

Jay Jay Howard

Concord, NC

+6

78

T76

Will Lewis

Chapel Hill, NC

+6

78

T76

Nick Lukas

Wilmington, NC

+6

78

T76

Ethan Hall

Morehead City, NC

+6

78

T81

Avery Papalia

Kernersville, NC

+7

79

T81

Marco Nieto

Elon, NC

+7

79

T81

Gray Matthews

Raleigh, NC

+7

79

T81

Douglas Bechtold

Fuquay Varina, NC

+7

79

T81

William Herring

Lillington, NC

+7

79

T81

Shaun Wixson

Fayetteville, NC

+7

79

T81

Bo Crooks

Lillington, NC

+7

79

T81

Jimbo Stanley

Raleigh, NC

+7

79

T81

Daniel Adkins

Holly Springs, NC

+7

79

T81

Ben Brodhead

Charleston, SC

+7

79

T81

Symon Balbin

Pinehurst, NC

+7

79

T81

Matthew Spak

Cary, NC

+7

79

T81

Noah Connor

Reidsville, NC

+7

79

T81

Chris Holland

Fayetteville, NC

+7

79

T95

Seve Anfindsen

Apex, NC

+8

80

T95

Drew Wood

Pinehurst, NC

+8

80

T95

Benjamin Selkin

Elon, NC

+8

80

T95

Simon Boteler

Raleigh, NC

+8

80

T95

Phillip Clifton

Winston-Salem, NC

+8

80

T95

Branden Boyce

Spring Lake, NC

+8

80

T95

Richard Andrews

Chapel Hill, NC

+8

80

T95

Jack Hart

Charlotte, NC

+8

80

T95

Garrett Risner

Holly Springs, NC

+8

80

T95

Austin Alexander

Rutherfordton, NC

+8

80

T95

Henry Augenstein

Columbia, SC

+8

80

T95

Chandler Perry

Clinton, NC

+8

80

T95

Ryan Nagy

Raleigh, NC

+8

80

T95

Allen Chisholm

Charlotte, NC

+8

80

T109

John Costa

Lillington, NC

+9

81

T109

Zach Green

Asheboro, NC

+9

81

T109

Chris Bitzenhofer

Mount Olive, NC

+9

81

T109

Britt Mitchell

Creedmoor, NC

+9

81

T109

Jack Fitzgerald

Wilmington, NC

+9

81

T114

Michael Coe

Morrisville, NC

+10

82

T114

Brad Coleman

Jamestown, NC

+10

82

T114

Peter  Dimassimo

Raleigh, NC

+10

82

T114

Solomon Park

Greensboro, NC

+10

82

T114

Jack Dockrill

Elon, NC

+10

82

T114

Landon Barnes

Pilot Mountain, NC

+10

82

T114

Faheem Amod

Raleigh, NC

+10

82

T114

Coston Fogleman

Hillsborough, NC

+10

82

T114

Drew Haywood

Chapel Hill, NC

+10

82

T123

Teddy Sluser

Pinehurst, NC

+11

83

T123

Dwayne Pope

Hope Mills, NC

+11

83

T123

Clayson Good

Durham, NC

+11

83

T123

Logan Patrick

Dunn, NC

+11

83

127

Douglas Perkins

Gastonia, NC

+12

84

128

Cole Sutherland

Charlotte, NC

+13

85

T129

Jonathan Bennett

Lillington, NC

+14

86

T129

Kieren Smith

Kernersville, NC

+14

86

T129

Harrison Fisher

Angier, NC

+14

86

T129

Jacob Lucky

Raleigh, NC

+14

86

T133

John Wood

Raleigh, NC

+15

87

T133

John Paul Sullivan

Belmont, NC

+15

87

T133

Jerry Fatkin

Oak Island, NC

+15

87

T136

Nick Agapion

Gaffney, SC

+16

88

T136

Scott Tarcy

Fort Mill, SC

+16

88

T136

Ezra Park

Greensboro, NC

+16

88

T139

Randy Poteat

Wendell, NC

+17

89

T139

Colin Roth

Raleigh, NC

+17

89

141

Austin Phillips

Greenville, NC

+18

90

142

Robert Whitehurst

Raleigh, NC

+19

91

143

Ben Farmer

Knightdale, NC

+20

92

T144

John Bennett

Forest City, NC

+21

93

T144

Laurence  Cram

Bluffton, SC

+21

93

146

Daniel McFall

Garner, NC

+22

94

147

Tyler Gupton

Zebulon, NC

+23

95

148

Vernon Stewart Jr.

Erwin, NC

+26

98

WD

Kevin Bauer

Cary, NC

-

WD

DQ

Timothy Driver

Holly Springs, NC

-

DQ

 

Schedule of rounds:

Friday, May 17

First Round Starting Times: 8:00 am - 9:30 am; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 18

Second Round Starting Times: 8:00 am - 9:30 am; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, May 19

Third Round Starting Times: 8:00 - 9:30 am; 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Awards ceremony immediately following play.



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