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Franks Clinched the Creed Junior Title

 

CAMDEN, S.C. (September 20, 2020) -- Final results of the 8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational at Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C. on September 20, 2020. The field competed at 6,372 yards, par 35-35--70. 

 

The CGA conducted this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

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

 

Nathan Franks of Roebuck, S.C. captured his second victory in a row today by claiming the 8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational title. Franks won his first CGA championship, the Mimosa Hills Junior Invitational just three weeks ago. 

 

Franks finished the event at 1-under-par, 139 total and was the only player to finish under par. However at the start of the day, six players were under par and Franks was one stroke off of the lead held by Max Green of Hilton Head, S.C.

 

“I knew if I played well I would have a chance,” said Franks. “I struggled a little bit early and went three or four back (from Green’s lead). I just kept trying to hit fairways and greens, because this place is hard.”

 

On the other hand, Green got off to a hot start making the turn at 5-under overall and managed a bogey free front nine. On No. 10, Green made a double bogey that brought him back to even-par for the day. Franks capitalized on the opportunity and birdied No. 10 to tie Green’s lead. 

 

“Max had a tough hole on No. 10, but then he birdied No. 11 which put him back to one shot ahead of me,” said Franks. “We just went back and forth from there, but both of us played pretty well.”

 

Franks took the lead for the first time after a clutch par on No. 14. From there it all boiled down to the 18th green. Franks had a 30-foot putt for birdie that he missed about 8-feet long. Green hit out of a right side bunker and was left with a short par putt. Then Franks missed his par putt and put down his mark to prepare to tap in for bogey. 

 

“I thought he (Green) was going to make it,” said Franks. “I was mentally preparing for a playoff.” However Green missed his par putt by inches and also tapped in for bogey. 

 

After a nail-biting ending, Franks took home the trophy with a sigh of relief. “It is a great championship to win and I am glad I won,” said Franks. “It was a really fun week.”

 

Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, S.C., Carter Busse of Davidson, N.C. and Collin Adams of Charlotte, N.C. finished runner-up alongside Green at even-par, 140 total. Adams earned his position in a particularly exciting fashion, tying the low round of the weekend at 3-under, 67 today.

 

Zach Adams of Charleston, S.C. and Tyler DeChellis of Clayton, N.C. tied for sixth at 1-over-par, 141 total on the weekend. 

 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Camden Country Club, specifically to Head Golf Professional, Matt McCarley and Superintendent, Nick Price for their hospitality in hosting the 8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

 

8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational

Camden Country Club, Camden, S.C.

Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Nathan Franks Roebuck, SC, 2021 -1 68 71 139
T2 Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC, 2021 E 69 71 140
T2 Carter Busse Davidson, NC, 2021 E 70 70 140
T2 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC, 2021 E 73 67 140
T2 Max Green Hilton Head, SC, 2021 E 67 73 140
T6 Tyler DeChellis Clayton, NC, 2021 +1 70 71 141
T6 Zach Adams Charleston, SC, 2022 +1 69 72 141
T8 Jonathan Griz Hilton Head Island, SC, 2022 +2 68 74 142
T8 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +2 74 68 142
10 Mason Tucker Lancaster, SC, 2021 +3 74 69 143
11 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 71 73 144
T12 Cornell Beans Charlotte, NC, 2024 +5 70 75 145
T12 Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +5 72 73 145
T12 Barrett Josey Moore, SC, 2021 +5 72 73 145
T12 Steven Shea Charlotte, NC, 2023 +5 74 71 145
T16 Alan Van Asch Raleigh, NC, 2022 +6 71 75 146
T16 Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC, 2021 +6 74 72 146
T16 Owen Kose Holly Springs, NC, 2022 +6 71 75 146
T16 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC, 2021 +6 71 75 146
T16 Drew Van Dyke Charlotte, NC, 2022 +6 71 75 146
T21 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 74 73 147
T21 Braeden Barnett Galivants Ferry, SC, 2021 +7 75 72 147
T21 Caden Baker Mebane, NC, 2021 +7 75 72 147
T21 Pake June Florence, SC, 2022 +7 75 72 147
T21 Will Conway Weddington, NC, 2021 +7 74 73 147
T26 Daniel Brasington Woodruff, SC, 2021 +8 74 74 148
T26 Bradley Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +8 73 75 148
T26 Jerry Bruns Beaufort, SC, 2023 +8 74 74 148
T26 Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +8 75 73 148
T26 Tip Price Greenville, SC, 2025 +8 75 73 148
T31 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC, 2021 +9 69 80 149
T31 Keenan Royalty Raleigh, NC, 2023 +9 71 78 149
T31 Walker Felton Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +9 73 76 149
T31 Colin Salema Matthews, NC, 2024 +9 75 74 149
T31 Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC, 2021 +9 75 74 149
T31 Nicholas Smith Pickens, SC, 2022 +9 74 75 149
T37 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC, 2022 +10 73 77 150
T37 Michael La Sasso Raleigh, NC, 2022 +10 78 72 150
T37 Trey Crenshaw Lancaster, SC, 2021 +10 78 72 150
T37 Luke Walmet Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +10 73 77 150
T37 Miles Eubanks Warrenville, SC, 2023 +10 79 71 150
T37 Quinlan Polin Cary, NC, 2023 +10 72 78 150
T37 Luke Ward Arden, NC, 2021 +10 76 74 150
T44 Andrew Graham Asheville, NC, 2021 +11 78 73 151
T44 Langdon Aronson Raleigh, NC, 2021 +11 72 79 151
T44 Luke Sullivan Columbia, SC, 2022 +11 74 77 151
T44 Robert Thompson Charlotte, NC, 2023 +11 72 79 151
T44 Evan Mendyk Summerfield, NC, 2021 +11 78 73 151
T44 Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC, 2022 +11 77 74 151
T44 Adam Hunt Columbia, SC, 2023 +11 76 75 151
T44 Daniel Boone Fuquay Varina, NC, 2023 +11 75 76 151
T44 Waymon Thomas Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +11 76 75 151
T44 Kareem Elkassem Raleigh, NC, 2023 +11 76 75 151
T44 Rowan Sullivan Charleston, SC, 2023 +11 75 76 151
T55 Benjamin Bailey Huntersville, NC, 2022 +12 74 78 152
T55 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC, 2023 +12 73 79 152
T55 Oliver Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2021 +12 74 78 152
T55 Calvin Hawkins Lexington, NC, 2023 +12 75 77 152
T55 Jace Butcher Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +12 76 76 152
T55 Jack Wieler Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +12 76 76 152
T61 Will Tharin Rocky Mount, NC, 2023 +13 73 80 153
T61 Coleman Ferguson Columbia, SC, 2024 +13 78 75 153
T61 Logan Lutz Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +13 77 76 153
T61 Simon Wright Lancaster, SC, 2021 +13 78 75 153
T61 Burch Harrison Columbia, SC, 2022 +13 76 77 153
T61 Cole Rouse Kernersville, NC, 2024 +13 74 79 153
T61 William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +13 75 78 153
T68 Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC, 2021 +14 77 77 154
T68 Andrew Gregory Inman, SC, 2023 +14 79 75 154
T68 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022 +14 78 76 154
T68 Parker Cumbea Fuquay Varina, NC, 2021 +14 76 78 154
T68 Will Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2025 +14 76 78 154
T73 Bizzell Pate Pinehurst, NC, 2024 +15 78 77 155
T73 Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC, 2021 +15 76 79 155
T73 Parker Shimp Charlotte, NC, 2021 +15 76 79 155
T73 Dallas Johnson Mount Pleasant, SC, 2024 +15 76 79 155
T73 David Oliver Pageland, SC, 2024 +15 76 79 155
T73 Jeremy Edmunds Charlotte, NC, 2022 +15 76 79 155
T73 Wills Kelly Camden, SC, 2021 +15 74 81 155
T80 Will Harrington Summerfield, NC, 2021 +16 79 77 156
T80 Landon Merrell Salisbury, NC, 2024 +16 78 78 156
T80 Sean Finan Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +16 77 79 156
T80 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC, 2021 +16 76 80 156
T80 Preston Howe Winston-Salem, NC, 2025 +16 75 81 156
T80 Hunter Justice Cornelius, NC, 2024 +16 76 80 156
T80 Jay Lowder Greenville, SC, 2022 +16 81 75 156
T87 Matthew Messenger Raleigh, NC, 2021 +17 77 80 157
T87 Bryce Wittmer Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +17 78 79 157
T87 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC, 2021 +17 77 80 157
T87 Nick Goellner Apex, NC, 2023 +17 80 77 157
T91 Sam Wilson Davidson, NC, 2021 +18 79 79 158
T91 Alex Stephens Daniel Island, SC, 2021 +18 78 80 158
T91 Andrew Gallagher Grimesland, NC, 2021 +18 75 83 158
T91 Davis Oldenburg Asheville, NC, 2022 +18 80 78 158
T95 Hudson Schulze Charlotte, NC, 2025 +19 77 82 159
T95 Ashton Eubanks Lexington, SC, 2023 +19 80 79 159
T95 Lukas Pokrzywinski Charlotte, NC, 2021 +19 79 80 159
T95 James Reames Camden, SC, 2024 +19 76 83 159
T95 Ryan Curran Charlotte, NC, 2024 +19 83 76 159
T95 Christian Conway Raleigh, NC, 2022 +19 82 77 159
T101 Hayden Mincey Mount Pleasant, SC, 2022 +20 80 80 160
T101 Grant Paolucci Blythewood, SC, 2024 +20 81 79 160
T103 Luke Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2023 +21 79 82 161
T103 Matthew Hutto Blythewood, SC, 2021 +21 77 84 161
T103 Mavrick Mullinax Lexington, SC, 2021 +21 79 82 161
T103 Ryan Dunn Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +21 78 83 161
T103 Ryan McCarthy Cary, NC, 2022 +21 78 83 161
T103 Connor Brown Cherryville, NC, 2021 +21 82 79 161
T109 Peter Nusbaum Pittsboro, NC, 2022 +22 81 81 162
T109 Luca Seccareccio Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +22 86 76 162
T111 Daniel Jones Greensboro, NC, 2021 +23 76 87 163
T111 Max Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2023 +23 85 78 163
T113 Jones Saylor Bluffton, SC, 2023 +24 77 87 164
T113 William Melvin Charlotte, NC, 2022 +24 84 80 164
115 Jay Wilkins Simpsonville, SC, 2022 +25 82 83 165
116 Will Fowler Salisbury, NC, 2021 +26 86 80 166
117 Chase Harris Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +27 82 85 167
T118 Michael Switzer Charlotte, NC, 2025 +28 86 82 168
T118 Landon Cooper Conway, SC, 2022 +28 80 88 168
120 Ethan Wooten High Point, NC, 2023 +29 87 82 169
T121 Drew Neal Camden, SC, 2021 +30 87 83 170
T121 Evan Younghans Camden, SC, 2021 +30 84 86 170
123 Justin Jenkins Matthews, NC, 2022 +31 85 86 171
T124 Tristen McKay Florence, SC, 2023 +33 84 89 173
T124 Will Esmacher Greer, SC, 2021 +33 93 80 173
T124 Aedan Barnes Charlotte, NC, 2023 +33 93 80 173
T124 Alex Gould Greensboro, NC, 2022 +33 87 86 173
T124 Keegan Brown Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +33 80 93 173
T129 Wylie Nash Camden, SC, 2022 +34 79 95 174
T129 Aidan Harrington Raleigh, NC, 2021 +34 86 88 174
T129 Guy Buffum Columbia, SC, 2021 +34 85 89 174
132 Anderson Badgett Pilot Mountain, NC, 2023 +36 87 89 176
133 Samanyu Bedi Charlotte, NC, 2023 +41 88 93 181
WD Robert Gefaell Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 - 81 WD WD
WD Josh Newman Charlotte, NC, 2021 - 85 WD WD


 

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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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