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Harrell Harnesses Lead at North Carolina Amateur

Logan Harrell of Huntersville grabs the NC Amateur lead after a first round 68 at River Run CC.

DAVIDSON, N.C. (June 15, 2017) -- First round results of the 57th North Carolina Amateur Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson on Thursday, June 15th (7200 yards, par 36-36--72 Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/140).

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153 players were welcomed by sunny conditions to the opening round of the 57th North Carolina Amateur Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson.

25-year-old Logan Harrell of nearby Huntersville harnessed the first round lead with a four-under 68 performance. "I played really well, kept it in the fairway on the front nine," said Harrell, the 2010 Carolinas Amateur champion. "On the back nine I drove it in the rough, with the greens firm and fast it was a battle coming in."  

On both nines at River Run CC, Harrell mixed three birdies with a bogey. An 85-yard approach with a borrowed 56 degree wedge on the par-5 18th setup Harrell's sixth and final birdie Thursday. Harrell misplaced his wedge Wednesday night on the chipping green and with the good play from it today, plans to use the replacement for the remainder of the championship. "I can't wait for the next three days, I'm excited."

A group of three other local players are tied for second, one-stroke back. 17-year-old Lansdon Robbins of Davidson, Chad Frye, 45, of Davidson, and Brady Eckard, 33, of Conover each posted three-under-par 69s Thursday. Eckard had a bogey-free scorecard with three birdies, while Frye notched six birdies and Robbins tallied three birdies and an eagle. 

Defending champion, 18-year-old Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, is T30 at two-over-par.

Following Friday's second round, the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties for the final 36 holes to be played over the weekend. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.


57th North Carolina Amateur Championship
River Run Country Club | Davidson, N.C.
First Round Results

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.     34-34--68  (-4)
T2   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     33-36--69  (-3)
T2   Brady Eckard, Conover, N.C.     34-35--69  (-3)
T2   Lansdon Robbins, Davidson, N.C.     35-34--69  (-3)
T5   Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C.     34-36--70  (-2)
T5   Stuart Fuller, Chapel Hill, N.C.     38-32--70  (-2)
T5   Austin Northern, Blowing Rock, N.C.     36-34--70  (-2)
T8   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.     36-35--71  (-1)
T8   Jackson Spires, Fayetteville, N.C.     32-39--71  (-1)
T8   Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.     37-34--71  (-1)
T8   Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T8   Blake McShea, Zebulon, N.C.     34-37--71  (-1)
T8   Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.     38-33--71  (-1)
T14   Blake Fiest, Huntersville, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T14   Grant Powell, Colfax, N.C.     37-35--72  (Even)
T14   Brandon Einstein, Clemmons, N.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T14   Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T21   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T21   Aaron Thomas, Belmont, N.C.     34-39--73  (+1)
T21   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T21   Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.     34-39--73  (+1)
T21   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     34-39--73  (+1)
T21   Kell Graham, Charlotte, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T21   Timothy Courtney, Charlotte, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T21   Kevin O'Connell, Cary, N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T21   Ike Joy, Denver, N.C.     37-36--73  (+1)
T30   Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T30   Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T30   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T30   Addison Cashwell, Concord, N.C.     37-37--74  (+2)
T30   Jack Towarnicky, New Bern, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T30   Jack Brea, Charlotte, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T30   Chase Wilson, Matthews, N.C.     37-37--74  (+2)
T37   Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T37   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T37   Chris Cassetta, Kernersville , N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T37   David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T37   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T37   Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T37   Justin Livonius, Charlotte, N.C.     39-36--75  (+3)
T37   Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T37   Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T37   Matthew Bordeaux, Davidson , N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T37   Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T37   Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T37   Jared Clontz, Nebo, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T37   John E Major, Winston-Salem, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T37   Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T52   Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T52   Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   Alex Burris, Greensboro, N.C.     39-37--76  (+4)
T52   Bryce Hendrix, Raleigh, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T52   Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   Michael Freeman, Asheville, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T52   James Moore, Kernersville, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T52   Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T52   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T52   Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T52   Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T52   Christopher Blum, Raleigh, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T52   Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   James Gammon, Eden, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T52   Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T52   Nickolaus Beecroft, Bolivia, N.C.     39-37--76  (+4)
T52   Charlie May, Elon, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T71   Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T71   Stefan Brewer, Charlotte, N.C.     40-37--77  (+5)
T71   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T71   Justin Emmons, Asheboro, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T71   Stephen Carroll, Concord, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T71   Bobby Dean, Charlotte, N.C.     40-37--77  (+5)
T71   Daniel Welborn, Charlotte, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T71   Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.     41-36--77  (+5)
T71   Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T71   Scott Freeman, Willow Spring, N.C.     35-42--77  (+5)
T81   Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T81   Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T81   Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T81   Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T81   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T81   Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.     40-38--78  (+6)
T81   Peter Fountain, Raleigh, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T81   Ujang Zarems, Wilmington, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T81   Andy Crain, Chapel Hill, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T81   Aj Beechler, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-37--78  (+6)
T81   Christopher Sperrazza, Raleigh, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T81   Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.     40-38--78  (+6)
T93   Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain, N.C.     41-38--79  (+7)
T93   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     37-42--79  (+7)
T93   Aaron York, Durham, N.C.     38-41--79  (+7)
T93   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     41-38--79  (+7)
T93   Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.     35-44--79  (+7)
T93   Clay Brown, Davidson, N.C.     37-42--79  (+7)
T93   Gray Matthews, Raleigh, N.C.     35-44--79  (+7)
T93   Dylan Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.     36-43--79  (+7)
T93   Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, N.C.     40-39--79  (+7)
T93   Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C.     43-36--79  (+7)
T93   Luke Grogan, Canton, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T93   David White, Kinston, N.C.     41-38--79  (+7)
T93   Bryan Colquitt, High Point, N.C.     42-37--79  (+7)
T106   Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T106   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T106   John Thatch, New Bern, N.C.     41-39--80  (+8)
T106   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     41-39--80  (+8)
T106   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     39-41--80  (+8)
T106   Andrew Bridgers, Greenville, N.C.     38-42--80  (+8)
T106   Thomas Griffin, Gastonia, N.C.     39-41--80  (+8)
T106   Jordan Smith, Summerfield, N.C.     37-43--80  (+8)
T106   Bradley Calloway, Asheboro, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T106   Scott Pechacek, Cary, N.C.     39-41--80  (+8)
T106   Kevin Lentz, Rockwell, N.C.     39-41--80  (+8)
T106   Carter Cook, Cornelius, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T118   Max Wimbrow, Concord, N.C.     40-41--81  (+9)
T118   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     41-40--81  (+9)
T118   Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.     41-40--81  (+9)
T118   Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.     38-43--81  (+9)
T118   Jacob K Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     38-43--81  (+9)
T118   Thomas Deal, Cornelius, N.C.     37-44--81  (+9)
T124   Jackson Neff, Greensboro, N.C.     42-40--82  (+10)
T124   Louis Lambert, Charlotte, N.C.     42-40--82  (+10)
T124   Michael Nulty, Greensboro, N.C.     44-38--82  (+10)
T124   Jonathan Farber, Raleigh, N.C.     41-41--82  (+10)
T124   Jared Overstreet, Durham, N.C.     39-43--82  (+10)
T129   Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem, N.C.     38-45--83  (+11)
T129   Christopher Kraft, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-42--83  (+11)
T129   Logan McNeely, Conover, N.C.     39-44--83  (+11)
T132   Sean O'Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.     40-44--84  (+12)
T132   Seve Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.     38-46--84  (+12)
T132   Austin Lancaster, Charlotte, N.C.     43-41--84  (+12)
T132   Madison Duffie, Gastonia, N.C.     42-42--84  (+12)
T136   Michael Wicker, Rougemont, N.C.     45-40--85  (+13)
T136   Tyler Johnson, Lenoir, N.C.     42-43--85  (+13)
T136   Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C.     39-46--85  (+13)
T136   Jack Mcclelland, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-44--85  (+13)
T136   Philip Geiger, Davidson, N.C.     45-40--85  (+13)
T141   Alex Heffner, Harrisburg , N.C.     41-45--86  (+14)
T141   Seth Perry, Valdese, N.C.     41-45--86  (+14)
T143   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     40-47--87  (+15)
T143   Grayson Cheek, Wilkesboro, N.C.     43-44--87  (+15)
T143   Attie Giles, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-46--87  (+15)
T143   George Hodges IV, Charlotte, N.C.     40-47--87  (+15)
147   William Johnson, Garland, N.C.     42-46--88  (+16)
T148   Austin Harrill, Hickory, N.C.     45-44--89  (+17)
T148   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     44-45--89  (+17)
T148   Richard Youden, Winston-Salem, N.C.     43-46--89  (+17)
T151   Scott Erikson, High Point, N.C.     46-44--90  (+18)
T151   Brody Davis, Harrisburg, N.C.     49-41--90  (+18)

Championship Schedule
Thursday, June 15             Round 1 - 18 holes of stroke play.
Friday, June 16                  Round 2 - 18 holes of stroke play.
                                           Cut to low 60 scores and ties.
                                           Field re-paired according to score.

Saturday, June 17              Round 3 - 18 holes of stroke play.

Sunday, June 18                Round 4 - 18 holes of stroke play.
                                           Awards ceremony immediately following play.


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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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