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Justin Tereshko Takes North Carolina Amateur Title

Justin Tereshko captures the 57th North Carolina Amateur

DAVIDSON, N.C. (June 18, 2017) -- Final results of the 57th North Carolina Amateur Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson on Sunday, June 18th (7200 yards, par 36-36--72 Course/Slope Rating: 75.5/140).

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As they say good things happen to those who wait.

In 2015 Justin Tereshko of Greensboro entered the final round of the North Carolina Amateur ahead by two but a late eagle from eventual winner Carter Jenkins did him in. Last year the defeat wasn't as gut wrenching but again it was another runner-up finish.

However, on Sunday at River Run Tereshko, the head coach of Guilford College golf team, was able to make his three-stroke lead at the beginning of the day hold up for a victory.

"I would now say the monkey is off my back," the 27-year-old Tereshko said. "It feels really good."

A quartet of players did pull within two-strokes on the second nine of the final round but Tereshko, who finished 5-under for the tournament would not be denied.

Tereshko established himself early on Sunday with birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 to reach 8-under and despite some wobbles with bogeys on the 7th, 8th, 11th and 17th holes he was able to hold steady enough. Following his final bogey Tereshko finished his run to the title with a birdie for the fourth straight day on the closing hole.

"There are great amateur names [on the trophy] like Bill Harvey and Paul Simson ... Dirk Fennie, my buddy, and William McGirt. So it's pretty cool that Justin Tereshko will be on there too."

Kevin O'Connell, Jake McGlone and Lansdon Robbins finished tied for second at 2-under while in fifth it was 1-under Josh Nichols.

The CGA wishes to thank the members and staff of River Run Country Club for their help and hospitality conducting the North Carolina Amateur Championship, especially Director of Golf Jim Lohbauer and Course Superintendent Ron Ritchie.

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.

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

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.     72-70-68-73--283  (-5)
T2   Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.     72-69-73-72--286  (-2)
T2   Lansdon Robbins, Davidson, N.C.     69-74-70-73--286  (-2)
T2   Kevin O'Connell, Cary, N.C.     73-70-72-71--286  (-2)
5   Josh Nichols, Kernersville, N.C.     71-70-75-71--287  (-1)
T6   Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.     75-68-74-71--288  (Even)
T6   Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.     68-73-74-73--288  (Even)
8   Aj Beechler, Pinehurst, N.C.     78-65-72-74--289  (+1)
T9   Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.     73-74-73-70--290  (+2)
T9   Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C.     73-77-70-70--290  (+2)
T11   Blake Fiest, Huntersville, N.C.     72-71-73-75--291  (+3)
T11   Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.     72-74-72-73--291  (+3)
T13   Jackson Spires, Fayetteville, N.C.     71-72-76-73--292  (+4)
T13   Brett McLamb, Coats, N.C.     71-69-80-72--292  (+4)
15   Matthew Latham, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.     76-73-72-72--293  (+5)
T16   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.     75-71-74-75--295  (+7)
T16   Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, N.C.     75-70-76-74--295  (+7)
T16   Kell Graham, Charlotte, N.C.     73-76-73-73--295  (+7)
T19   Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C.     75-74-75-73--297  (+9)
T19   Bobby Dean, Charlotte, N.C.     77-71-72-77--297  (+9)
T19   Peter Fountain, Raleigh, N.C.     78-74-72-73--297  (+9)
T22   Eric Edwards, Salisbury, N.C.     74-73-75-76--298  (+10)
T22   Aaron Thomas, Belmont, N.C.     73-70-76-79--298  (+10)
T22   Brady Eckard, Conover, N.C.     69-75-75-79--298  (+10)
T22   Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C.     71-75-77-75--298  (+10)
T22   Grant Powell, Colfax, N.C.     72-78-70-78--298  (+10)
T22   John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.     76-73-74-75--298  (+10)
28   Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C.     70-77-75-77--299  (+11)
T29   Stuart Fuller, Chapel Hill, N.C.     70-75-75-80--300  (+12)
T29   Blake McShea, Zebulon, N.C.     71-76-73-80--300  (+12)
31   Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.     76-71-82-73--302  (+14)
T32   Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.     71-77-79-76--303  (+15)
T32   Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.     75-77-73-78--303  (+15)
T32   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     73-79-72-79--303  (+15)
T32   Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.     77-74-77-75--303  (+15)
T32   Will Stewart, Charlotte, N.C.     76-73-76-78--303  (+15)
T32   Jonathan Brightwell, Mint Hill, N.C.     75-77-76-75--303  (+15)
T32   Ike Joy, Denver, N.C.     73-77-76-77--303  (+15)
T32   Charlie May, Elon, N.C.     76-75-73-79--303  (+15)
T40   Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.     78-72-75-79--304  (+16)
T40   Justin Emmons, Asheboro, N.C.     77-73-73-81--304  (+16)
T40   Brandon Einstein, Clemmons, N.C.     72-79-73-80--304  (+16)
T43   Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, N.C.     77-75-80-73--305  (+17)
T43   Bryce Hendrix, Raleigh, N.C.     76-69-73-87--305  (+17)
T43   Chase Wilson, Matthews, N.C.     74-76-78-77--305  (+17)
46   Ujang Zarems, Wilmington, N.C.     78-73-76-80--307  (+19)
T47   Nicholas Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C.     74-77-77-81--309  (+21)
T47   Chris Cassetta, Kernersville , N.C.     75-77-77-80--309  (+21)
T47   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     73-76-84-76--309  (+21)
T47   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     72-80-77-80--309  (+21)
T47   Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.     76-75-74-84--309  (+21)
52   Jack Brea, Charlotte, N.C.     74-75-78-83--310  (+22)
T53   Max Wimbrow, Concord, N.C.     81-68-83-81--313  (+25)
T53   Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.     76-76-76-85--313  (+25)
T53   Matthew Bordeaux, Davidson , N.C.     75-74-80-84--313  (+25)
T56   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     78-71-81-84--314  (+26)
T56   Nickolaus Beecroft, Bolivia, N.C.     76-74-78-86--314  (+26)
T58   Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.     76-75-83-82--316  (+28)
T58   Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.     75-72-82-87--316  (+28)
T60   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     74-78-82-WD--WD  (WD)
T60   David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C.     75-76-78-WD--WD  (WD)
T60   Justin Livonius, Charlotte, N.C.     75-76-78-WD--WD  (WD)
T60   Jonathan Farber, Raleigh, N.C.     82-69-89-WD--WD  (WD)
    Failed to Qualify for Final 36 Holes    
T64   Mason Elmore, Charlotte, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T64   Alex Burris, Greensboro, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T64   Logan Shuping, Salisbury, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T64   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     77-76  (+9)
T64   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     69-84  (+9)
T64   Addison Cashwell, Concord, N.C.     74-79  (+9)
T64   Daniel Welborn, Charlotte, N.C.     77-76  (+9)
T64   Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T64   Christopher Blum, Raleigh, N.C.     76-77  (+9)
T64   Louis Lambert, Charlotte, N.C.     82-71  (+9)
T64   Austin Northern, Blowing Rock, N.C.     70-83  (+9)
T75   Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T75   Chandler Metz, Wilkesboro, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T75   John Thatch, New Bern, N.C.     80-74  (+10)
T75   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     79-75  (+10)
T75   David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.     80-74  (+10)
T75   Matthew Spak, Cary, N.C.     76-78  (+10)
T75   Scott Pechacek, Cary, N.C.     80-74  (+10)
T75   Luke Grogan, Canton, N.C.     79-75  (+10)
T75   Scott Freeman, Willow Spring, N.C.     77-77  (+10)
T75   Christopher Sperrazza, Raleigh, N.C.     78-76  (+10)
T75   Jake Golliday, Pinehurst, N.C.     75-79  (+10)
T86   Davis Richards, China Grove, N.C.     80-75  (+11)
T86   James Moore, Kernersville, N.C.     76-79  (+11)
T86   Jordan Smith, Summerfield, N.C.     80-75  (+11)
T86   Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C.     79-76  (+11)
T90   Jordan Vogler, Pilot Mountain, N.C.     79-77  (+12)
T90   Michael Freeman, Asheville, N.C.     76-80  (+12)
T90   Jack Towarnicky, New Bern, N.C.     74-82  (+12)
T90   Zach McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.     75-81  (+12)
T90   Brandon Mader, Greenville, N.C.     78-78  (+12)
T95   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     79-78  (+13)
T95   Chris Jones, Charlotte, N.C.     77-80  (+13)
T95   Thomas Messenheimer, Morganton, N.C.     78-79  (+13)
T95   Dylan Lukes, Chapel Hill, N.C.     79-78  (+13)
T95   James Gammon, Eden, N.C.     76-81  (+13)
T95   Attie Giles, Pinehurst, N.C.     87-70  (+13)
T95   Timothy Courtney, Charlotte, N.C.     73-84  (+13)
T95   Logan McNeely, Conover, N.C.     83-74  (+13)
T95   Carter Cook, Cornelius, N.C.     80-77  (+13)
T104   Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.     79-79  (+14)
T104   Austin Lancaster, Charlotte, N.C.     84-74  (+14)
T104   Thomas Deal, Cornelius, N.C.     81-77  (+14)
T104   Kevin Lentz, Rockwell, N.C.     80-78  (+14)
T108   Stephen Carroll, Concord, N.C.     77-82  (+15)
T108   Gray Matthews, Raleigh, N.C.     79-80  (+15)
T108   Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem, N.C.     83-76  (+15)
T108   Patrick Schweitz, Clayton, N.C.     79-80  (+15)
T112   Aaron York, Durham, N.C.     79-81  (+16)
T112   Thomas Griffin, Gastonia, N.C.     80-80  (+16)
T112   Bradley Calloway, Asheboro, N.C.     80-80  (+16)
T112   Michael Nulty, Greensboro, N.C.     82-78  (+16)
T116   Michael Wicker, Rougemont, N.C.     85-76  (+17)
T116   Clay Brown, Davidson, N.C.     79-82  (+17)
T116   Dallas Page, Staley, N.C.     81-80  (+17)
T116   Andy Crain, Chapel Hill, N.C.     78-83  (+17)
T116   Jared Clontz, Nebo, N.C.     75-86  (+17)
T116   Bryan Colquitt, High Point, N.C.     79-82  (+17)
T116   Jared Overstreet, Durham, N.C.     82-79  (+17)
T123   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     80-82  (+18)
T123   Hardin Councill, High Point, N.C.     81-81  (+18)
T123   Jack Mcclelland, Pinehurst, N.C.     85-77  (+18)
T126   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     80-83  (+19)
T126   Jackson Neff, Greensboro, N.C.     82-81  (+19)
T126   Jacob Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-82  (+19)
129   Madison Duffie, Gastonia, N.C.     84-80  (+20)
T130   Seve Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.     84-81  (+21)
T130   Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C.     85-80  (+21)
T132   Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.     81-85  (+22)
T132   Andrew Bridgers, Greenville, N.C.     80-86  (+22)
T132   Sean O'Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.     84-82  (+22)
T132   David White, Kinston, N.C.     79-87  (+22)
T132   Philip Geiger, Davidson, N.C.     85-81  (+22)
137   Alex Heffner, Harrisburg , N.C.     86-81  (+23)
T138   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     89-79  (+24)
T138   William Johnson, Garland, N.C.     88-80  (+24)
140   Richard Youden, Winston-Salem, N.C.     89-80  (+25)
T141   Austin Harrill, Hickory, N.C.     89-81  (+26)
T141   John E Major, Winston-Salem, N.C.     75-95  (+26)
143   Stefan Brewer, Charlotte, N.C.     77-95  (+28)
T144   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     87-86  (+29)
T144   Christopher Kraft, Pinehurst, N.C.     83-90  (+29)
T146   Grayson Cheek, Wilkesboro, N.C.     87-87  (+30)
T146   Seth Perry, Valdese, N.C.     86-88  (+30)
T148   Brody Davis, Harrisburg, N.C.     90-85  (+31)
T148   George Hodges IV, Charlotte, N.C.     87-88  (+31)
T150   Thomas Lilly, Newton, N.C.     78-WD  (WD)
T150   Scott Erikson, High Point, N.C.     90-WD  (WD)
T150   Tyler Johnson, Lenoir, N.C.     85-WD  (WD)


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.    

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