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Poole Crowned the 62nd North Carolina Amateur Champion

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 19, 2022) -- Final results of the 62nd North Carolina Amateur Championship at the Greensboro Country Club Farm Course in Greensboro, N.C. on June 19, 2022. The field competed at 7,085 yards (par 35-37--72).

 

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After four days of stroke play, Kenan Poole of Raleigh, N.C. secured the 62nd North Carolina Amateur Championship title after sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against Ryan O’Neil of Waxhaw, N.C.

 

Poole started the week in a four-way tie for first with Davis Womble of Winston-Salem, N.C. at 6-under-par, 66. After the first round, Womble pulled ahead of the field, with Poole consistently staying within striking distance, and led the championship for the next 51 holes including the majority of the final round today, up until No. 16. 

 

Coming into the final round on Sunday, Poole held second position at 13-under-par, 203 while Womble held the lead at 15-under-par, 201. O’Neil rounded out the final pairing in third at 12-under-par, 204.

 

“Davis is an unbelievable player. The first time I ever played with him was yesterday and I feel like he just never made a mistake. He was bogey-free and honestly still could have played even better which is scary to think about,” Poole said. “I knew it was going to be a long day today coming in with a couple of us at the top and we all just kept switching around on the leaderboard so being patient was so important.”

 

Poole started his round with a bogey on No. 1, but was able to get back to even-par with a birdie on No. 7 and make the turn just one shot back from Womble at 13-under-par. O’Neil turned at 12-under-par, but a birdie on No. 10 quickly put him in a tie for second with Poole and back in the hunt. 

 

On the back nine, Womble’s shotmaking waivered, which opened up an opportunity for Poole to see a shot at the victory. Within the last four holes, Womble carded two bogeys and one double-bogey allowing both Poole and O’Neil seize the opportunity. After a great par for O’Neil on No. 16, he took the lead for the first time in the championship at 13-under-par, leaving Womble and Poole tied for second at 12-under-par.

 

On No. 18, Womble bogeyed and Poole carded a par, opening up an opportunity for O’Neil to win the tournament with a par putt. He was not able to capitalize on that, which sent him and Poole into a playoff after finishing at 12-under-par, 276 overall. 

 

The playoff began on No. 18. O’Neil hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker on the left side of the hole, while Poole hit it about the same distance to the rough on the right side. O’Neil hit a nice shot out of the bunker to about 150 yards and then stuck his approach shot to 20 feet out. Poole’s second shot landed in the mulch below a tree on the right side of the green and he hit a great shot to about 15 feet. Both O’Neil and Poole had looks at birdie, but O’Neil narrowly missed his putt and tapped in for par. This left Poole standing over a 15-foot putt for birdie to take home the title. 

 

“I had a good line on my ball, kind of knew where the putt was gonna break,” Poole said. “I definitely was nervous over the putt, but I made a really good confident stroke, perfect pace, dropped dead center, so I couldn’t have asked for much more.”  

 

While Poole has won three CGA junior championships, this was his first amateur championship win. He emphasized how great it felt to win in his home state on Father’s Day surrounded by family and friends, especially with his dad following every shot along the way. 

 

“I’m super happy and a little emotional, having my dad here on Father’s Day. It is a great way to start the summer with a big win,” Poole said. “It is the state amateur so I had a lot of friends playing in it and it was just a great tournament. I am super happy to have this win.”

 

Ultimately, Womble tied for third with Preston Dembowiak of Kernersville, N.C. at 11-under-par, 277. Peter Bowie of Asheville, N.C. and Noah Connor of Reidsville, N.C. tied for fifth at 9-under-par, 279. Notably, Bowie carded the low round of the day at 5-under-par, 67 in the final round.
 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Greensboro Country Club, especially, Event Coordinator Gina Sanchez, Director of Golf Tyler Gosselin and Director of Grounds Doug Lowell for graciously hosting the 62nd North Carolina Amateur Championship. 

 

62nd North Carolina Amateur Championship

Greensboro Country Club - Farm Course, Greensboro, N.C.

Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Details
1 Kenan Poole Raleigh, NC -12 66 69 68 73 276 Won on first playoff hole
2 Ryan O'Neil Waxhaw, NC -12 67 71 66 72 276  
T3 Preston Dembowiak Kernersville, NC -11 70 71 68 68 277  
T3 Davis Womble Winston-Salem, NC -11 66 68 67 76 277  
T5 Peter Bowie Asheville, NC -9 67 71 74 67 279  
T5 Noah Connor Reidsville, NC -9 73 70 66 70 279  
7 Stuart Fuller Winston-Salem, NC -8 66 69 73 72 280  
8 Symon Balbin Pinehurst, NC -7 72 69 70 70 281  
9 Davis Wotnosky Wake Forest, NC -6 66 75 67 74 282  
10 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC -5 68 70 75 70 283  
T11 Caden Baker Mebane, NC -4 71 68 73 72 284  
T11 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC -4 67 75 68 74 284  
T13 Justin Morgan Denver, NC -3 73 70 72 70 285  
T13 Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC -3 68 74 72 71 285  
T15 August Lascola Durham, NC -2 72 72 71 71 286  
T15 Nic Brown Wendell, NC -2 69 70 75 72 286  
T15 Paul Fitzgerald Charlotte, NC -2 70 71 72 73 286  
T15 Alex Heffner Harrisburg, NC -2 72 74 67 73 286  
19 Jack Marcotte Apex, NC E 71 71 69 77 288  
T20 Cameron Hardison Greenville, NC +1 70 72 76 71 289  
T20 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +1 70 70 75 74 289  
T20 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC +1 71 64 78 76 289  
T23 Michael Childress Salisbury, NC +2 72 70 75 73 290  
T23 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC +2 75 72 69 74 290  
T23 Clayson Good Durham, NC +2 68 73 74 75 290  
T23 Jake Newman Charlotte, NC +2 73 70 73 74 290  
T23 Jake Clodfelter Trinity, NC +2 71 73 76 70 290  
T23 Randall Hudson New Bern, NC +2 73 75 73 69 290  
T23 Brett Barry Winston-Salem, NC +2 76 72 74 68 290  
T30 Addison Beam Cherryville, NC +3 73 69 76 73 291  
T30 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +3 71 71 76 73 291  
T30 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +3 75 72 71 73 291  
T30 Greg Earnhardt Greensboro, NC +3 75 72 71 73 291  
T30 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC +3 71 69 73 78 291  
T35 David Gies Pineville, NC +4 71 75 71 75 292  
T35 Alex Bock Morganton, NC +4 76 68 72 76 292  
T35 Addison Lambeth Browns Summit, NC +4 72 74 78 68 292  
T38 Harrison Wierse Wilmington, NC +5 72 74 71 76 293  
T38 Charles Howden Asheville, NC +5 75 71 72 75 293  
T38 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC +5 69 72 79 73 293  
T38 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +5 76 72 73 72 293  
T42 Graham Chase Charlotte, NC +6 68 78 71 77 294  
T42 Michael Vick Raleigh, NC +6 73 71 77 73 294  
T44 Kyle Kushnir Raleigh, NC +7 71 72 73 79 295  
T44 Kris Jackson Greenville, NC +7 75 70 74 76 295  
T44 Ike Joy Denver, NC +7 71 73 76 75 295  
T47 Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC +8 72 73 74 77 296  
T47 Skip Corneliussen Summerfield, NC +8 73 74 75 74 296  
T47 Will Tharin Rocky Mount, NC +8 73 74 75 74 296  
50 Freddy Ortmann Greensboro, NC +9 76 70 77 74 297  
T51 Connor Jones Raleigh, NC +12 76 70 72 82 300  
T51 Daniel Welborn Charlotte, NC +12 73 75 73 79 300  
T51 Jack Boyer Greensboro, NC +12 74 74 75 77 300  
T54 Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC +14 70 73 81 78 302  
T54 Casey Osiecki New Bern, NC +14 69 75 80 78 302  
T54 Ryan Hodges Mcleansville, NC +14 77 70 77 78 302  
T54 Drew Greene Greenville, NC +14 72 76 78 76 302  
58 Davis Adams Raleigh, NC +15 73 73 80 77 303  
59 Columb Knight Raleigh, NC +16 73 75 78 78 304  
60 Todd Grear Mooresville, NC +18 74 71 83 78 306  
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Taft Courie Fayetteville, NC +5 74 75     149  
CUT AJ Shaffer Horse Shoe, NC +5 75 74     149  
CUT Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +5 76 73     149  
CUT Thomas Bonney Greensboro, NC +5 74 75     149  
CUT Austin Northern Blowing Rock, NC +6 77 73     150  
CUT Benjamin Peters Winston-Salem, NC +6 72 78     150  
CUT Garett Heffner Apex, NC +6 78 72     150  
CUT Joseph Cansler Clemmons, NC +6 76 74     150  
CUT Kunakorn Kai Wen Tang Raleigh, NC +6 74 76     150  
CUT Matthew Spak Cary, NC +6 76 74     150  
CUT Max Cranford Newton, NC +6 77 73     150  
CUT Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC +6 72 78     150  
CUT Ross Robison Wilmington, NC +6 76 74     150  
CUT Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +6 69 81     150  
CUT Kyle Davis Charlotte, NC +6 74 76     150  
CUT Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +6 77 73     150  
CUT Colin Dutton Foxfire, NC +7 75 76     151  
CUT Eli Kennedy Clemmons, NC +7 76 75     151  
CUT Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC +7 77 74     151  
CUT Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC +7 76 75     151  
CUT Chris Cox Greensboro, NC +7 78 73     151  
CUT Colin Browning Charlotte, NC +7 77 74     151  
CUT Jacob Golliday Charlotte, NC +7 76 75     151  
CUT Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +7 76 75     151  
CUT Steven Brame Henderson, NC +7 79 72     151  
CUT Will Minton Raleigh, NC +7 75 76     151  
CUT Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC +8 80 72     152  
CUT Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +8 73 79     152  
CUT Jacob Rutter Winston-Salem, NC +8 75 77     152  
CUT Logan Atkins Dunn, NC +8 73 79     152  
CUT Matthew Younts Summerfield, NC +8 73 79     152  
CUT Hayden Magnussen Greensboro, NC +9 78 75     153  
CUT Jackson Brimfield Chapel Hill, NC +9 75 78     153  
CUT Kenny Walter Concord, NC +9 74 79     153  
CUT WIlson Thrift Charlotte, NC +9 79 74     153  
CUT Andrew Graham Asheville, NC +9 75 78     153  
CUT Brandon Jones Sanford, NC +9 75 78     153  
CUT Daniel Jackson Indian Trail, NC +9 80 73     153  
CUT Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +9 75 78     153  
CUT Gavin Drose Fayetteville, NC +10 77 77     154  
CUT Ryan Macri Wake Forest, NC +10 76 78     154  
CUT Tyler Southcott Raleigh, NC +10 74 80     154  
CUT Langdon Aronson Raleigh, NC +11 78 77     155  
CUT Dane Hammer Huntersville, NC +12 81 75     156  
CUT Dean Norman Greensboro, NC +12 78 78     156  
CUT Rider Mozingo Kinston, NC +12 74 82     156  
CUT Drew Haywood Chapel Hill, NC +12 81 75     156  
CUT Nicholas Mathews Mebane, NC +12 83 73     156  
CUT Tyler Lowman Conover, NC +12 77 79     156  
CUT Chandler Perry Clinton, NC +13 80 77     157  
CUT Hank Robins Salisbury, NC +13 79 78     157  
CUT Jimmy McQuiston Raleigh, NC +13 79 78     157  
CUT Micah Alexander Durham, NC +13 78 79     157  
CUT Brant Dattilo Wake Forest, NC +14 75 83     158  
CUT Chris Peck Holly Springs, NC +15 80 79     159  
CUT Cole Howard Benson, NC +15 83 76     159  
CUT Aaron York Durham, NC +17 81 80     161  
CUT Brock Olson Wake Forest, NC +20 78 86     164  
CUT Codey Adams Climax, NC +23 85 82     167  
WD Steven Shea Charlotte, NC - 76 WD     WD  
WD Ethan Hall Morehead City, NC - WD WD     WD  
WD Maddox Whittington Lenoir, NC - WD WD     WD  
NC Curtis Brotherton High Point, NC - 78 NC     NC  
DQ Chris Cassetta High Point, NC - 77 DQ     DQ  


 

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.

 

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