Carter Jenkins captures NC Amateur title; UNCW’s Thomas Eldridge finishes 3rd

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Nine golfers with area ties made the cut at this
week’s 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship at the Country Club of
Landfall. UNCW’s Thomas Eldridge came awfully close to winning the
title, but Eldridge finished two shots back in third place. The golfers
with area connections are listed in bold print below.

UNC golfer Carter Jenkins captured first place in the North Carolina
Amateur. It’s his 7th CGA title(Carolinas Golf Association)

Click here to see the photo gallery from the tournament thanks to the Carolinas Golf Association and SmugMug



Final results of the 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship hosted by The Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course) in Wilmington on Sunday, June 21, 2015 (6930 yards, Par 36-36—72, Rating: 74.3/142). For this championship the Ocean course is played as the front nine and the Marsh nine is the back nine.

Under hot, sunny conditions at The Country Club of Landfall, Carter Jenkins of Raleigh overcame a three-stroke deficit to capture the 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship – his seventh overall CGA victory.

“This win means a lot to me,” said Jenkins, a 19-year-old rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill. “It is a CGA championship I had not won.”

Jenkins is the two-time defending Carolinas Amateur champion. He is believed to be the only golfer to hold both the Carolinas Amateur and NC Amateur titles at the same time.

Playing in his first CGA championship, 25-year-old Justin Tereshko of Greensboro held the lead entering the final round after posting the low round of the tournament, six-under-par 66, on Saturday. Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh, a rising sophomore at UNCW, finished in third place, a stroke behind Tereshko and two behind the eventual winner, Carter Jenkins.

With a three-stroke mountain to climb, Jenkins began firing at the flag. On the first hole, a 534 yard par-5, he knocked his second shot within 10 feet of the flag then converted the eagle putt. Tereshko birdied the hole, but his lead over Jenkins was already one less.

In the middle of the round, Tereshko was up-and-down with two birdies and two bogeys. Jenkins played the same stretch of holes one-under to get within one stroke. On the par-3 11th, Tereshko bogeyed, tying the two players at the top. Jenkins would return the favor just two holes later, bogeying the par-4 13th after missing the green short with his approach.

Pars by both Tereshko and Jenkins on holes 14-16 set up an exciting finish. Leading by one on the 505 yard par-5 17th, Tereshko pulled his drive left behind trees and had to pitch back into the fairway. As he did on the first hole, Jenkins reached the par-5 green with his second shot. A converted thirty foot eagle putt and a missed birdie putt by Tereshko gave Jenkins the lead he had been battling all day to claim.

With the roles reversed, it was now Tereshko’s turn to shoot for the flag on the par-4 18th. Both players hit approach shots within ten feet of the final hole. Putting first, leading by one stroke, Jenkins had a chance to make his birdie putt to seal the championship. He missed, opening the door for Tereshko. With a downhill, sliding putt, Tereshko missed left, dropping his head in disappointment.

With the championship won, on Father’s Day, Jenkins embraced his father, Bob, who caddied for him in the final round. “My dad influenced me a lot. When he was young, he played golf very well,” Jenkins said. “He always pushed me to make myself better.” Jenkins next looks to defend his Carolinas Amateur title at Greensboro Country Club (Farm course) July 9-12.

The low score of the day was posted by Jake McGlone of Charlotte. The rising junior at UNC Greensboro made eight final round birdies for a 5-under 67 to climb into 13th place at three-over 291.

Defending champion Josh Martin, 18, of Pinehurst  finished in 16th at six-over 294 after a final round two-over 74.

The North Carolina Amateur Championship is 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by June 18, 2015, 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 a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 5.4.

55th North Carolina Amateur Championship
Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus)

Final Results

Place Competitor Score
1 Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C.   68-70-71-68–277  (-11) $750.00
2 Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.   69-71-66-72–278  (-10) $500.00
3 Thomas Eldridge, UNCW   68-73-69-69–279  (-9) $450.00
T4 Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C.   70-71-70-70–281  (-7) $375.00
T4 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   70-67-71-73–281  (-7) $375.00
6 David Germann, Clayton, N.C.   68-75-69-70–282  (-6) $300.00
7 David Kocher, Charlotte, N.C.   68-70-72-73–283  (-5) $275.00
8 Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   72-70-71-71–284  (-4) $250.00
9 Patrick Cover, UNCW   72-71-75-70–288  (Even) $225.00
T10 Will Blalock, Gastonia, N.C.   75-73-70-71–289  (+1) $195.00
T10 William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C.   73-72-73-71–289  (+1) $195.00
12 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-73-71-73–290  (+2) $180.00
13 Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.   76-74-74-67–291  (+3) $170.00
14 Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   73-70-76-73–292  (+4) $160.00
15 Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   76-73-72-72–293  (+5) $150.00
16 Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   70-74-76-74–294  (+6) $145.00
T17 Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.   72-70-77-76–295  (+7) $132.50
T17 Seth Gandy, Durham, N.C.   72-73-76-74–295  (+7) $132.50
T17 David Kostyal II, UNCW   76-72-75-72–295  (+7) $132.50
T17 Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.   76-76-73-70–295  (+7) $132.50
T21 Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.   77-71-69-79–296  (+8) $117.50
T21 Peyton White, Davidson, N.C.   75-70-76-75–296  (+8) $117.50
T23 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.   73-73-72-79–297  (+9) $107.50
T23 Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.   76-75-73-73–297  (+9) $107.50
T25 Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.   75-75-74-74–298  (+10) $92.00
T25 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.   74-77-73-74–298  (+10) $92.00
T25 Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.   77-73-76-72–298  (+10) $92.00
T25 Tyler Lail, Conover, N.C.   73-79-75-71–298  (+10) $92.00
T25 Ryan Nagy, UNCW   73-76-77-72–298  (+10) $92.00
T30 Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   75-75-70-79–299  (+11) $45.00
T30 Parks Price, Cornelius, N.C.   77-74-72-76–299  (+11) $45.00
32 Christian Cichan, Charlotte, N.C.   76-70-77-77–300  (+12)
T33 Ben O’Geary, Henderson, N.C.   74-78-78-71–301  (+13)
T33 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   75-77-77-72–301  (+13)
T33 Thomas Bonney, Durham, N.C.   77-73-70-81–301  (+13)
T36 Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.   78-71-76-77–302  (+14)
T36 Lee Mitchell, Conover, N.C.   77-75-72-78–302  (+14)
T36 Neil Wilkinson, Wilmington, N.C.   79-73-72-78–302  (+14)
T39 Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   78-73-79-73–303  (+15)
T39 Al Dickens IV, Charlotte, N.C.   78-74-73-78–303  (+15)
T41 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   77-73-74-80–304  (+16)
T41 James Mishoe IV, Cary, N.C.   73-73-77-81–304  (+16)
T41 John Eades, Charlotte, N.C.   78-69-82-75–304  (+16)
T41 Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.   73-77-78-76–304  (+16)
T45 Chris Cassetta, Winston-Salem, N.C.   77-73-76-79–305  (+17)
T45 Danny Pizetoski, Pinehurst, N.C.   77-73-76-79–305  (+17)
T45 Grant Houser, UNCW
  76-75-78-76–305  (+17)
T48 John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   75-75-74-82–306  (+18)
T48 Hall Rupert, Powells Point, N.C.   76-75-79-76–306  (+18)
T48 Greg Powell, Whiteville, N.C.   73-76-76-81–306  (+18)
T51 Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.   78-74-78-77–307  (+19)
T51 Erik Ehlert, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   74-76-82-75–307  (+19)
T53 Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.   73-76-81-78–308  (+20)
T53 John Makarauskas, Summerfield, N.C.   76-74-80-78–308  (+20)
T55 Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C. (WCA)   75-74-81-79–309  (+21)
T55 Alex Taylor, Gastonia, N.C.   77-73-80-79–309  (+21)
57 Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.   73-79-84-82–318  (+30)
58 Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.   76-74-76-WD–WD  (WD)
59 Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   78-70-WD  (WD)
60 Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C.   78-73-WD  (WD)
Failed to Qualify for Final Rounds
T61 Gray Townsend, Winston Salem, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T61 Kyle Clemmons, Morganton, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T61 Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T61 Nolan Mills IV, Charlotte, N.C.   76-77  (+9)
T61 Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C.   72-81  (+9)
T61 Jeff Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T61 William Claytor, Shelby, N.C.   75-78  (+9)
T68 Josh Goldstein, Wilmington, N.C.   76-78  (+10)
T68 John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.   75-79  (+10)
T68 Keegan Hoff, Charlotte, N.C.   79-75  (+10)
T68 Chandler White, Clemmons, N.C.   75-79  (+10)
T68 David Sargent, Cornelius, N.C.   80-74  (+10)
T68 Charlie Niland, Charlotte, N.C.   78-76  (+10)
T68 Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C.   77-77  (+10)
T68 Hunter McCombs, Morganton, N.C.   74-80  (+10)
T68 Hoke Carlton, Charlotte, N.C.   78-76  (+10)
T68 Tripp Summerlin, Summerfield, N.C.   72-82  (+10)
T68 Zachary McKelvey, Rutherfordton, N.C.   79-75  (+10)
T68 Austin Meadows, Raleigh, N.C.   78-76  (+10)
T80 Brett Waters, Taylorsville, N.C.   78-77  (+11)
T80 Harrison Frye, Gastonia, N.C.   82-73  (+11)
T80 Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T80 Stephen Lavenets, Rougemont, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T80 Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.   77-78  (+11)
T80 Justin Pennell, Lenoir, N.C.   79-76  (+11)
T86 Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C.   78-78  (+12)
T86 David Donovan IV, Hampstead, N.C.   80-76  (+12)
T86 Ashton Poole Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   73-83  (+12)
T86 Jordan Ford, Cary, N.C.   77-79  (+12)
T86 Philip Chauncey, Durham, N.C.   79-77  (+12)
T91 Bryce Hendrix, Greenville, N.C.   79-78  (+13)
T91 Matthew Spruill, Elizabeth City, N.C.   77-80  (+13)
T91 Anthony Johnson, Goldston, N.C.   80-77  (+13)
T91 David Shambley, Cary, N.C.   75-82  (+13)
T95 Noah Edmondson, Davidson, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95 Joey Funderburg, Wilmington, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95 Garrett Smith, Hillsborough, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95 John Grimes, Pinehurst, N.C.   80-78  (+14)
T95 Jake Colley, Holly Springs, N.C.   76-82  (+14)
T95 Brad Raczenski, Kernersville, N.C.   78-80  (+14)
T95 Jacob Britt, Wake Forest, N.C.   77-81  (+14)
T102 Sam Wimbrow, Concord, N.C.   78-81  (+15)
T102 Austin Inman, Wilmington, N.C.   80-79  (+15)
T102 Preston Ball, Raleigh, N.C.   76-83  (+15)
T105 Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T105 John Thatch, New Bern, N.C.   81-79  (+16)
T105 Davis Bateman, Charlotte, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T105 Andrew Frank, Winston-Salem, N.C.   77-83  (+16)
T105 Peter Hinnant, Winston-Salem, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T105 Adam Alfieri, Chapel Hill, N.C.   79-81  (+16)
T111 Jan Havmoeller, Charlotte, N.C.   82-79  (+17)
T111 Michael Murray Jr, Greensboro, N.C.   75-86  (+17)
T113 Alex Burris, Greensboro, N.C.   80-82  (+18)
T113 Matthew Faulkner, Cape Carteret, N.C.   85-77  (+18)
T113 Sean O’Connor, Indian Trail, N.C.   80-82  (+18)
T113 Blair Miller, Southern Pines, N.C.   78-84  (+18)
T113 Blake Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   82-80  (+18)
118 Jon Henry, Cornelius, N.C.   81-82  (+19)
T119 Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.   85-79  (+20)
T119 Matt Wagner, Wilmington, N.C.   83-81  (+20)
T121 Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   89-76  (+21)
T121 Roland Morris, Hickory, N.C.   85-80  (+21)
T121 Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.   89-76  (+21)
124 Luke Sampson, Wilmington, N.C.   88-78  (+22)
125 Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.   86-81  (+23)
T126 Matt Ellzey, Apex, N.C.   84-84  (+24)
T126 Austin Carter, Hendersonville, N.C.   84-84  (+24)
T126 Fred Piercy III, Denver, N.C.   81-87  (+24)
T129 Brent Brouse, Wilmington, N.C.   89-83  (+28)
T129 Brian Peterson, Charlotte, N.C.   86-86  (+28)
131 David Cho, Chapel Hill, N.C.   88-85  (+29)
T132 Chip Gettys, Wilmington, N.C.   84-91  (+31)
T132 Chase Eubanks, Apex, N.C.   85-90  (+31)
T134 Anthony Perrino, Mooresville, N.C.   83-WD  (WD)
T134 Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C.   79-WD  (WD)
T134 Preyer Fountain, Raleigh, N.C.   85-WD  (WD)
T134 Trey Burton, Hickory, N.C.   80-WD  (WD)
T134 William Herring, Lillington, N.C.   81-WD  (WD)
139 Ryan Clark, Wilmington , N.C.   WD  (WD)

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