Golf Bag: Moore Men's Am Set
Whose turn will it be?
The 71st annual Moore County Men’s Amateur Golf Championship will be played Sept. 8-9 at little River Golf & Resort, and odds are the champion will be either defending champion Ryan Fox or Sherrill Britt, both four-time winners of the event.
Fox, of seven Lakes, and Britt, of West End, have dominated the event over the past dozen years with only occasional breakthroughs by other golfers.
The championship is again open to all golfers from 16 years of age up, and includes three divisions — open (16 and older), senior (55 and older), and super senior in three age divisions, 65-plus, 70-plus and 75-plus.
The super senior division will have both gross and net prizes with players competing in their age groups on Sunday.
The tournament is open to all amateur men with no residency requirement.
Net proceeds from the championship benefit The First Tee of the Sandhills.
For information visit the website golfchamps.thepilot. com/, or contact Dick Wilson at (910) 949-4675.
DiSantis Girls: Katelyn Dambaugh, who finished as runner-up in the 2010 Girls U.S. Amateur held at the Country Club of North Carolina, shot 73-71—143 to win her first Carolinas Golf Association event, the seventh annual Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship held at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.
Dambaugh, a high school junior who lives in Goose Creek, S.C., won by a stroke over Chelsey Couch of Ware Shoals, S.C. Megan Munroe of Raeford shot 180 to finish 79th.
Senior Four-Ball: Paul Jett and Roy Ross of Southern Pines shot 71 and then survived a playoff to win the super senior flight of the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament held at Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.
George Kress and Grady Strickland of Southern Pines shot 83.
BackPack Pals: The BackPack Benefit Tournament will be played at Beacon Ridge Country Club may 18 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.
The format is captain’s choice with four-person teams of men, women or mixed. The entry fee is $65 per player or $300 for a corporate team.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and on-course beverages will be provided.
A new sponsor this year is the Lakehouse Restaurant, which is sponsoring an outdoor concert series called “Seven Lakes after Five” on the second Wednesday of each month. Bands will perform in the parking lot from 6-9 p.m.
The admission fee for the concerts is a non perishable food item that will be donated to the BackPack Pals program in Moore County. Items requested include small boxes of cereal, small juice boxes, packages of ramen noodle soup, packages of crackers, small containers of pudding, Jell-o and fruit.
At the end of the last school year, there were 24 schools on the program with more than 830 children enrolled. there are currently 1,000 bags being packed each week. The program is conducted by volunteers and administrated by Linda Hubbard, director of BackPack Programs for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
For more information about the tournament, call Ginger Finney at (910) 673-1330 or Jo Nichols at (910) 673-3604.
CGA One-Day: John Cleetwood of Carthage and Gerald Frye of Aberdeen shot 68 to earn a three-way tie for the first in the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Four-Ball Tournament held at Coharie Country Club in Clinton.
Jonathan Williams of Clinton and Keith Waters of Raleigh, and Stephen and Will Waters of Clinton, were also at 68. Mitchell Criswell and bill Mayer of West End shot 85, while Darrell McNeill of Pinehurst and Barry Miller of Pinebluff shot 89.
Sr. Am Tour: John Franklin of Danville, Va., won a playoff to claim the championship flight win in the Senior Amateur event held at the Meadowlands Golf Club in Winston-Salem after sharing the lead in regulation with Don Moore of Raleigh.
Deane Hundley of Southern Pines was fourth with 73. John Henely of Pinehurst shot 76 to finish second in flight B.
Tin Whistles: Dennis Dolgan shot 72 to win the low gross championship in the Tin Whistles’ Club event held on Pinehurst Country Club’s No. 1 Course.
Bob Sandler won flight a gross with 73, while Terry Daly won low net with 67 in a card playoff.
John Regler was gross winner in flight B with 77, with John Breslin taking low net honors with 65 in a card playoff.
Tom Race won low gross in flight C with 83, with Chuck Butters taking net honors with 68 in a card playoff.
Bill Noggle took low gross in flight D with 89 and Walt Maurer won low net with 68 in a card playoff.