Carolinas
Comeback Kid
Garrett Risner rallied from a four-shot deficit to win the TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open on the third hole of a playoff on June 2 at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C. Risner made up the four strokes on the first two holes and fought the rest of the way.
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Dynamic Duo
Katherine Schuster and Jackson Van Paris won their respective Girls' and Boys' titles in the second Hope Valley Junior Invitational on August 15. Schuster had the easier time, winning by six shots. Van Paris won the Boys' Division by a single shot.
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Staying Hot
Steve Harwell of Mooresville added a wire-to-wire victory in the 34th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship to the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball title he won in April. With a 71 in the final round on May 9, 2019, Harwell won the N.C. Senior Am by six strokes.
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More Hardware
A 35-foot birdie putt by Don Detweiler (right in photo) on the sixth hole of a three-way playoff gave Detweiler and partner Paul Simson a hard-won victory in the N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship. It was the eighth CGA four-ball title for the team.
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Mid-Ams Rule!
Scott Harvey (left) of Kernersville, N.C., and Todd Mitchell of Bloomington, Ill., both 40 years old, took the measure of East Carolina teammates Logan Shuping and Blake Taylor in the finals of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Click the photo for the full story.
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Title Holder
Chloe Holder of Williamston, S.C., set out to prove she could hang with the best golfers in the Carolinas. She accomplished her gola on Sunday, August 25 with a final-round 72 and a two-stroke victory in the Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship at Pine Island CC in Charlotte.
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Cobra's new King F9 Speedback driver excels in our field test
FIELD TEST/ COBRA KING F9 DRIVER

Cobra's new King F9 Speedback driver excels in our field test

When Cobra brought out its then-new King F8+ driver in late 2017, staff player Rickie Fowler put it in play immediately and he finished the year averaging 300.3 yards off the tee. Then in 2018, with the F8+ in the bag from the first of the year, he ...  »

Chloe Holder takes title in Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship
VICKI DISANTIS GIRLS'/BREAKING NEWS

Chloe Holder takes title in Vicki DiSantis Girls' Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 25, 2019) – Chloe Holder  of Williamston, S.C., shot even-par 72 in Sunday’s final round at Pine Island Country Club to win the 14 th  Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship by two strokes. “I'm feeling pretty great. I'm ...  »

Van Paris, Schuster win Hope Valley Junior Invitational titles
HOPE VALLEY JUNIOR/BREAKING NEWS

Van Paris, Schuster win Hope Valley Junior Invitational titles

DURHAM, N.C. (August 15, 2019) – Jackson Van Paris of Pinehurst posted the only three-round total under par to win the second Hope Valley Junior Invitational by one shot. Van Paris shot 71 in Thursday’s final round to hold off Josh Lendach...  »

Paul Simson, Don Detweiler claim another 4-ball title in playoff
N.C. SENIOR 4-BALL/BREAKING NEWS

Paul Simson, Don Detweiler claim another 4-ball title in playoff

MEBANE, N.C. (August 10, 2019) -- They’ve done it again.  Paul Simson  and  Don Detweiler  of Raleigh persevered through a six-hole, three-team playoff on Sunday at Mill Creek Golf Club to win their third North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championsh...  »

Poston wins Wyndham Championship bogey-free--just like Lee
WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Poston wins Wyndham Championship bogey-free--just like Lee

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — J.T. Poston kept racking up birdies and pars — but no bogeys — at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to his first PGA Tour victory — and a first-time-in-decades achievement. Poston shot an 8-under 62 at Sedgefield...  »

Palmetto Golf Club: A true treasure steeped in golf history
PLACES WE'VE PLAYED/PALMETTO GOLF CLUB

Palmetto Golf Club: A true treasure steeped in golf history

AIKEN, S.C. – For 81 participants, the historic course at Palmetto Golf Club is the challenge that stands between them and a trophy in this week’s 44 th annual Palmetto Amateur. But for the other 51 weeks of the year, the Palmetto Club – or ...  »

Driver, Ergood pace U.S. Amateur qualifying at UNC Finley
U.S. AMATEUR/SECTIONAL QUALIFYING

Driver, Ergood pace U.S. Amateur qualifying at UNC Finley

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – First-round results from U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by UNC Finley Golf Club on Tuesday. (7,223 yards, par 36-36—72). Timothy Driver  from Holly Springs, N.C., and  Doug Ergood  from Mount Laurel...  »

RJ Keur tops U.S. Amateur qualifying at Colleton River Club
U.S. AMATEUR/SECTIONAL QUALIFYING

RJ Keur tops U.S. Amateur qualifying at Colleton River Club

BLUFFTON, S.C.  –  Julian ( RJ) Keur , Andrew Orischak ,  Jordan Garner , and  Jonathan Brightwell  have all qualified at Colleton River Club’s Dye Course (7,357 yards, Par 72) to play in the 119th US Amateur Championship.  Keur was the qual...  »

Davidson's Alex Ross fires phenomenal 57 in Dogwood tourney
DOGWOOD INVITATIONAL/BREAKING NEWS

Davidson's Alex Ross fires phenomenal 57 in Dogwood tourney

“Afternoon” Alex Ross could have spotted “morning” Alex Ross nearly a stroke a hole in the prestigious Dogwood Invitational amateur golf tournament at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. After a respectable 73 in the second round on Thursday, the...  »

Jason Dufner survives qualifier, will play 10th straight U.S. Open
U.S. OPEN QUALIFYING/BREAKING NEWS

Jason Dufner survives qualifier, will play 10th straight U.S. Open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Dufner is going back to the U.S. Open for the 10th straight year, and this time he had to play his way in through one of 10 qualifiers across three countries Monday in the longest day in golf. Luke Guthrie took a d...  »

Good advice: Hank Haney should have quit while he was behind
PROFESSIONAL GOLF/MONDAY BLOG

Good advice: Hank Haney should have quit while he was behind

CHARLESTON, S.C. – If the definition of insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing, expecting different results, then Hank Haney must be trying to set the all-time record as the most insane person in golf. No, wait. Insanity implies mental i...  »

Garrett Risner triumphs in TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open
BOJANGLES JUNIOR BOYS' OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Garrett Risner triumphs in TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open

SNOW HILL, N.C. (June 2, 2019) – Garrett Risner  of Holly Springs fought hard on Sunday to claim a come-from-behind victory at the TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys’ Open after a three-hole playoff against  Mack Pearsall  of Greensboro. Nerves, mis...  »

Numbers line up for Jeongeun Lee6 in U.S. Women's Open win
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Numbers line up for Jeongeun Lee6 in U.S. Women's Open win

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With apologies to the late, great writer Dan Jenkins, the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open became the Women’s Wide-Open early on Sunday, when an already crowded leaderboard became a mass free-for-all as leaders backed up and pursuers dr...  »

Scott Harvey, Todd Mitchell claim U.S. Amateur Four-Ball title
U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL/BREAKING NEWS

Scott Harvey, Todd Mitchell claim U.S. Amateur Four-Ball title

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — In a final full of North Carolina connections, Todd Mitchell and Scott Harvey won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Wednesday, beating Logan Shuping and Blake Taylor 2 and 1 on Bandon Dunes Golf Resort's Old Macdonald ...  »

Celine Boutier, Yu Liu on top in U.S. Women's Open free-for-all
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Celine Boutier, Yu Liu on top in U.S. Women's Open free-for-all

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Going into Sunday’s final round at the Country Club of Charleston, with just five shots separating 11 players at the top of the leaderboard, the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open may hold more story lines than the historic venue itself. ...  »


 
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