Three rounds down, one to go for NC Amateur at CC of Landfall

WILMINGTON, NC (CGA RELEASE) -– Second and third round results of the 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship hosted by The Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus Course) in Wilmington on Saturday, June 20, 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.

Posting the low round of the tournament thus far, a six-under-par 66, Justin Tereshko of Greensboro holds a two-stroke lead. Last fall, the 25-year-old Tereshko relocated from DePauw University in Indiana to North Carolina to coach the Guilford College golf team. Earlier this month Tereshko won the 2015 N.C. Open. If he holds on for the victory tomorrow, he would be the only golfer to win both the N.C. Open and N.C. Amateur titles in the same year.

Second Round:
Following two days full of weather delays, the sun finally broke through Saturday, allowing play at the 55th NC Amateur Championship to get back on schedule. Competitors who had not started their second round teed off at 7:00am.

Nine groups that were still on the course Friday evening when play resumed their second round Saturday morning at 8:30am. One of those players was six-time CGA champion Carter Jenkins of Raleigh. “It’s been a weird couple of days,” said Jenkins. “On the first day I played five holes, then about 29 yesterday, and then back this morning for a hole and a half. It was frustrating because I was four-under thru five holes the first day before weather suspended it.”

At the completion of the second round, Wesley Conover of Holly Springs held a one stroke advantage over Jenkins and 19-year-old David Kocher of Charlotte, who won the 2014 North & South Junior Championship. Conover is a rising senior at East Carolina University. Both Conover and Jenkins finished tied for third place in last year’s championship at Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte.

Third Round:
After the 36-hole cut, the field of 133 players was cut to the low sixty players at 8-over 152. The third round began with a shotgun start at 2:30pm. Some players who made the cut played 36-holes on Saturday. One of those players was Kocher. “We play a lot of 36 hole days in college golf,” said Kocher, who is a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland. “you get your tempo on your first 18 holes and try to keep it going all day.”

Kocher capitalized on the first hole, a 534 yard par-5, knocking his second shot to two feet for a tap-in eagle. On the next hole, however, Kocher erased that momentum with a double-bogey. The lead group of struggled in their third round. Conover and Jenkins each shot one-under 71. Kocher shot even par.

While the lead group failed to increase their space from the field, Tereshko put on a show. Starting on the 2nd hole of the Ocean course, Tereshko opened with a birdie. He then made four consecutive birdies on holes 7 thru 10. Seven total birdies with a lone bogey combined for a six-under-par round of 66. His three day total of 69-71-66–206 (-10) puts him two ahead of Conover and three in front of Jenkins. “If you had told me three days ago that I could be 10-under, regardless of where the lead was, I would take it,” Tereshko said with a smile. “But there are 18 more holes tomorrow.”

Play was halted for twenty minutes at 3:55 due to lightning in the area.

Defending champion Josh Martin, 18, of Pinehurst sits at four-over 220, tied for 17th.

Nicholas Adams, a 19-year-old from Goldsboro, recorded his first hole-in-one on the 4th hole of the Ocean course using a pitching wedge.

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.

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

Place Competitor Score
1 Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, N.C.   69-71-66–206  (-10)
2 Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   70-67-71–208  (-8)
3 Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C.   68-70-71–209  (-7)
T4 David Kocher, Charlotte, N.C.   68-70-72–210  (-6)
T4 Thomas Eldridge (UNCW)
  68-73-69–210  (-6)
6 Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C.   70-71-70–211  (-5)
7 David Germann, Clayton, N.C.   68-75-69–212  (-4)
8 Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C.   72-70-71–213  (-3)
T9 Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C.   77-71-69–217  (+1)
T9 Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-73-71–217  (+1)
T11 Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.   73-73-72–218  (+2)
T11 Will Blalock, Gastonia, N.C.   75-73-70–218  (+2)
T11 Patrick Cover (UNCW)
  72-71-75–218  (+2)
T11 William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C.   73-72-73–218  (+2)
T15 Tanner Gross, Archdale, N.C.   72-70-77–219  (+3)
T15 Joshua Stockwell, West End, N.C.   73-70-76–219  (+3)
T17 Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C.   70-74-76–220  (+4)
T17 Nicholas Adams, Goldsboro, N.C.   75-75-70–220  (+4)
T17 Thomas Bonney, Durham, N.C.   77-73-70–220  (+4)
T20 Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.   76-73-72–221  (+5)
T20 Seth Gandy, Durham, N.C.   72-73-76–221  (+5)
T20 Peyton White, Davidson, N.C.   75-70-76–221  (+5)
T23 James Mishoe IV, Cary, N.C.   73-73-77–223  (+7)
T23 Christian Cichan, Charlotte, N.C.   76-70-77–223  (+7)
T23 David Kostyal II (UNCW)
  76-72-75–223  (+7)
T23 Parks Price, Cornelius, N.C.   77-74-72–223  (+7)
T27 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C.   77-73-74–224  (+8)
T27 Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.   75-75-74–224  (+8)
T27 Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.   76-75-73–224  (+8)
T27 Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.   74-77-73–224  (+8)
T27 Jake McGlone, Charlotte, N.C.   76-74-74–224  (+8)
T27 Lee Mitchell, Conover, N.C.   77-75-72–224  (+8)
T27 Neil Wilkinson, Wilmington, N.C.   79-73-72–224  (+8)
T27 John McFadyen, Fayetteville, N.C.   75-75-74–224  (+8)
T35 Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.   78-71-76–225  (+9)
T35 Al Dickens IV, Charlotte, N.C.   78-74-73–225  (+9)
T35 Caleb Keck, Reidsville, N.C.   76-76-73–225  (+9)
T35 Greg Powell, Whiteville, N.C.   73-76-76–225  (+9)
T39 Chris Cassetta, Winston-Salem, N.C.   77-73-76–226  (+10)
T39 Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.   76-74-76–226  (+10)
T39 Paul Fitzgerald, Charlotte, N.C.   77-73-76–226  (+10)
T39 Danny Pizetoski, Pinehurst, N.C.   77-73-76–226  (+10)
T39 Ryan Nagy UNCW   73-76-77–226  (+10)
44 Tyler Lail, Conover, N.C.   73-79-75–227  (+11)
45 Matt Elliott, Wilkesboro, N.C.   73-77-78–228  (+12)
T46 John Eades, Charlotte, N.C.   78-69-82–229  (+13)
T46 Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   75-77-77–229  (+13)
T46 Grant Houser UNCW
  76-75-78–229  (+13)
T49 Joseph Cansler, Clemmons, N.C.   78-73-79–230  (+14)
T49 Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C. (WCA)
  75-74-81–230  (+14)
T49 Ben O’Geary, Henderson, N.C.   74-78-78–230  (+14)
T49 Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.   73-76-81–230  (+14)
T49 John Makarauskas, Summerfield, N.C.   76-74-80–230  (+14)
T49 Jackson Bailey, Matthews, N.C.   78-74-78–230  (+14)
T49 Alex Taylor, Gastonia, N.C.   77-73-80–230  (+14)
T49 Hall Rupert, Powells Point, N.C.   76-75-79–230  (+14)
57 Erik Ehlert, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.   74-76-82–232  (+16)
58 Jay Roberts III, Davidson, N.C.   73-79-84–236  (+20)
59 Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   78-70-WD–WD  (WD)
60 Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C.   78-73-WD–WD  (WD)
_____ Failed to make the cut ______
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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