Recent News

McLamb Atop Crowded NC Amateur Leaderboard

Brett McLamb of Coats took the 36-hole lead at the North Carolina Amateur Championship

DAVIDSON, N.C. (June 16, 2017) -- Second round results of the 57th North Carolina Amateur Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson on Friday, June 16th (7200 yards, par 36-36--72 Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/140).

Related: Championship Website | Starting Times | Scoring | Photos | History

20-year-old Brett McLamb of Coats used five birdies and an eagle Friday to jump to the top of the 57th North Carolina Amateur leaderboard at River Run Country Club in Davidson. His three-under 69 gives McLamb a one-shot advantage over three players. "It gets me into the weekend. You don't win this event in two days. Hopefully I will continue to pick it up, day by day."

A rising redshirt sophomore at Campbell University, McLamb said his flatstick took the spotlight Friday, "I putted a lot better today, that was the difference maker." Three consecutive bogeys coming in decreased McLamb's lead to just one at the championship's halfway mark (71-69--140).

First round leader Logan Harrell of Huntersville is one of those players lurking one-shot behind McLamb. Harrell posted one-over 73 to fall into a tie for second at three-under-par overall.  After converting six birdies in his opening-round 68. Harrell made just one birdie Friday, offset by two bogeys.

Tied for second with Harrell at 141 are Jake McGlone of Charlotte (72-69) and Josh Nichols of Kernersville (71-70). Two-time NC Amateur runner-up Justin Tereshko of Greensboro is alone in fifth (72-70--142)

AJ Beechler of Pinehurst recorded Friday's low round of seven-under 65. The 17-year-old credits hitting 12-of-14 fairways on the 7,200 yard layout as the key to his great play. "It's hard hitting it out of the rough on this course, you can catch a flyer lie and carry the ball over the green." The 65 ties his career-best competitive round, catapulting Beechler into a seven-way tie for sixth place at 1-under overall (78-65--143).

Beechler birdied eight holes, including all four of River Run's par-5s.  A 20-foot birdie on 16 kick-started a closing birdie barrage, which was followed by a five-iron on the 211-yard par-3 17th to eight feet and an up and down birdie on the 548 yard par-5 18th. A rising high school senior, Beechler has verbally committed to play college golf at UNC-Greensboro.

Twelve players finished in red figures after 36 holes. The field was cut from 152 to the low 60 players and ties for the final 36 holes of competition on Saturday and Sunday. The cutline fell at eight-over-par 152. 63 players advanced to the weekend, including the youngest player in the field, 14-year-old Ike Joy of Denver (73-77--150). Making the cut on the number, 54-year-old Steve Harwell of Mooresville, is the oldest player in the field and multi-time club champion at River Run Country Club.   

Play was delayed 43 minutes at 6:48 p.m. for lightning in the area.

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.
Second Round Results

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.     71-69--140  (-4)
T2   Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.     72-69--141  (-3)
T2   Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.     68-73--141  (-3)
T2   Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.     71-70--141  (-3)
5   Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.     72-70--142  (-2)
T6   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.     75-68--143  (-1)
T6   Blake Fiest, Huntersville, N.C.     72-71--143  (-1)
T6   Aaron Thomas, Belmont, N.C.     73-70--143  (-1)
T6   Jackson Spires, Fayetteville, N.C.     71-72--143  (-1)
T6   Lansdon Robbins, Davidson, N.C.     69-74--143  (-1)
T6   Aj Beechler, Pinehurst, N.C.     78-65--143  (-1)
T6   Kevin O'Connell, Cary, N.C.     73-70--143  (-1)
13   Brady Eckard, Conover, N.C.     69-75--144  (Even)
T14   Bryce Hendrix, Raleigh, N.C.     76-69--145  (+1)
T14   Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C.     75-70--145  (+1)
T14   Stuart Fuller, Chapel Hill, N.C.     70-75--145  (+1)
T17   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.     75-71--146  (+2)
T17   Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.     72-74--146  (+2)
T17   Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C.     71-75--146  (+2)
T20   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     73-74--147  (+3)
T20   Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.     74-73--147  (+3)
T20   Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C.     70-77--147  (+3)
T20   Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.     76-71--147  (+3)
T20   Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.     75-72--147  (+3)
T20   Blake McShea, Zebulon, N.C.     71-76--147  (+3)
T26   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.     71-77--148  (+4)
T26   Bobby Dean, Charlotte, N.C.     77-71--148  (+4)
T28   Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C.     75-74--149  (+5)
T28   Max Wimbrow, Concord, N.C.     81-68--149  (+5)
T28   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     73-76--149  (+5)
T28   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     78-71--149  (+5)
T28   Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.     76-73--149  (+5)
T28   John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.     76-73--149  (+5)
T28   Kell Graham, Charlotte, N.C.     73-76--149  (+5)
T28   Matthew Bordeaux, Davidson , N.C.     75-74--149  (+5)
T28   Jack Brea, Charlotte, N.C.     74-75--149  (+5)
T28   Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.     76-73--149  (+5)
T38   Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.     78-72--150  (+6)
T38   Justin Emmons, Asheboro, N.C.     77-73--150  (+6)
T38   Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.     73-77--150  (+6)
T38   Grant Powell, Colfax, N.C.     72-78--150  (+6)
T38   Nickolaus Beecroft, Bolivia, N.C.     76-74--150  (+6)
T38   Ike Joy, Denver, N.C.     73-77--150  (+6)
T38   Chase Wilson, Matthews, N.C.     74-76--150  (+6)
T45   Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.     76-75--151  (+7)
T45   Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.     74-77--151  (+7)
T45   David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.     75-76--151  (+7)
T45   Justin Livonius, Charlotte, N.C.     75-76--151  (+7)
T45   Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.     77-74--151  (+7)
T45   Brandon Einstein, Clemmons, N.C.     72-79--151  (+7)
T45   Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.     76-75--151  (+7)
T45   Ujang Zarems, Wilmington, N.C.     78-73--151  (+7)
T45   Jonathan Farber, Raleigh, N.C.     82-69--151  (+7)
T45   Charlie May, Elon, N.C.     76-75--151  (+7)
T55   Chris Cassetta, Kernersville , N.C.     75-77--152  (+8)
T55   Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, N.C.     77-75--152  (+8)
T55   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     74-78--152  (+8)
T55   Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.     75-77--152  (+8)
T55   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     72-80--152  (+8)
T55   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     73-79--152  (+8)
T55   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     76-76--152  (+8)
T55   Peter Fountain, Raleigh, N.C.     78-74--152  (+8)
T55   Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C.     75-77--152  (+8)
    Failed to Qualify for Final 36 Holes    
T64   Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.     76-77--153  (+9)
T64   Alex Burris, Greensboro, N.C.     76-77--153  (+9)
T64   Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.     76-77--153  (+9)
T64   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     77-76--153  (+9)
T64   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     69-84--153  (+9)
T64   Addison Cashwell, Concord, N.C.     74-79--153  (+9)
T64   Daniel Welborn, Charlotte, N.C.     77-76--153  (+9)
T64   Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.     76-77--153  (+9)
T64   Christopher Blum, Raleigh, N.C.     76-77--153  (+9)
T64   Louis Lambert, Charlotte, N.C.     82-71--153  (+9)
T64   Austin Northern, Blowing Rock, N.C.     70-83--153  (+9)
T75   Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.     78-76--154  (+10)
T75   Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.     78-76--154  (+10)
T75   John Thatch, New Bern, N.C.     80-74--154  (+10)
T75   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     79-75--154  (+10)
T75   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     80-74--154  (+10)
T75   Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.     76-78--154  (+10)
T75   Scott Pechacek, Cary, N.C.     80-74--154  (+10)
T75   Luke Grogan, Canton, N.C.     79-75--154  (+10)
T75   Scott Freeman, Willow Spring, N.C.     77-77--154  (+10)
T75   Christopher Sperrazza, Raleigh, N.C.     78-76--154  (+10)
T75   Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.     75-79--154  (+10)
T86   Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.     80-75--155  (+11)
T86   James Moore, Kernersville, N.C.     76-79--155  (+11)
T86   Jordan Smith, Summerfield, N.C.     80-75--155  (+11)
T86   Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C.     79-76--155  (+11)
T90   Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain, N.C.     79-77--156  (+12)
T90   Michael Freeman, Asheville, N.C.     76-80--156  (+12)
T90   Jack Towarnicky, New Bern, N.C.     74-82--156  (+12)
T90   Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.     75-81--156  (+12)
T90   Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.     78-78--156  (+12)
T95   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     79-78--157  (+13)
T95   Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.     77-80--157  (+13)
T95   Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.     78-79--157  (+13)
T95   Dylan Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.     79-78--157  (+13)
T95   James Gammon, Eden, N.C.     76-81--157  (+13)
T95   Attie Giles, Pinehurst, N.C.     87-70--157  (+13)
T95   Timothy Courtney, Charlotte, N.C.     73-84--157  (+13)
T95   Logan McNeely, Conover, N.C.     83-74--157  (+13)
T95   Carter Cook, Cornelius, N.C.     80-77--157  (+13)
T104   Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.     79-79--158  (+14)
T104   Austin Lancaster, Charlotte, N.C.     84-74--158  (+14)
T104   Thomas Deal, Cornelius, N.C.     81-77--158  (+14)
T104   Kevin Lentz, Rockwell, N.C.     80-78--158  (+14)
T108   Stephen Carroll, Concord, N.C.     77-82--159  (+15)
T108   Gray Matthews, Raleigh, N.C.     79-80--159  (+15)
T108   Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem, N.C.     83-76--159  (+15)
T108   Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, N.C.     79-80--159  (+15)
T112   Aaron York, Durham, N.C.     79-81--160  (+16)
T112   Thomas Griffin, Gastonia, N.C.     80-80--160  (+16)
T112   Bradley Calloway, Asheboro, N.C.     80-80--160  (+16)
T112   Michael Nulty, Greensboro, N.C.     82-78--160  (+16)
T116   Michael Wicker, Rougemont, N.C.     85-76--161  (+17)
T116   Clay Brown, Davidson, N.C.     79-82--161  (+17)
T116   Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.     81-80--161  (+17)
T116   Andy Crain, Chapel Hill, N.C.     78-83--161  (+17)
T116   Jared Clontz, Nebo, N.C.     75-86--161  (+17)
T116   Bryan Colquitt, High Point, N.C.     79-82--161  (+17)
T116   Jared Overstreet, Durham, N.C.     82-79--161  (+17)
T123   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     80-82--162  (+18)
T123   Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.     81-81--162  (+18)
T123   Jack Mcclelland, Pinehurst, N.C.     85-77--162  (+18)
T126   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     80-83--163  (+19)
T126   Jackson Neff, Greensboro, N.C.     82-81--163  (+19)
T126   Jacob Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-82--163  (+19)
129   Madison Duffie, Gastonia, N.C.     84-80--164  (+20)
T130   Seve Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.     84-81--165  (+21)
T130   Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C.     85-80--165  (+21)
T132   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     81-85--166  (+22)
T132   Andrew Bridgers, Greenville, N.C.     80-86--166  (+22)
T132   Sean O'Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.     84-82--166  (+22)
T132   David White, Kinston, N.C.     79-87--166  (+22)
T132   Philip Geiger, Davidson, N.C.     85-81--166  (+22)
137   Alex Heffner, Harrisburg , N.C.     86-81--167  (+23)
T138   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     89-79--168  (+24)
T138   William Johnson, Garland, N.C.     88-80--168  (+24)
140   Richard Youden, Winston-Salem, N.C.     89-80--169  (+25)
T141   Austin Harrill, Hickory, N.C.     89-81--170  (+26)
T141   John E Major, Winston-Salem, N.C.     75-95--170  (+26)
143   Stefan Brewer, Charlotte, N.C.     77-95--172  (+28)
T144   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     87-86--173  (+29)
T144   Christopher Kraft, Pinehurst, N.C.     83-90--173  (+29)
T146   Grayson Cheek, Wilkesboro, N.C.     87-87--174  (+30)
T146   Seth Perry, Valdese, N.C.     86-88--174  (+30)
T148   Brody Davis, Harrisburg, N.C.     90-85--175  (+31)
T148   George Hodges IV, Charlotte, N.C.     87-88--175  (+31)
T150   Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.     78-WD--WD  (WD)
T150   Scott Erikson, High Point, N.C.     90-WD--WD  (WD)
T150   Tyler Johnson, Lenoir, N.C.     85-WD--WD  (WD)

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.


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.



Other News

News Archives

Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 |
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

Web Design by BlueTone Media