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TYGA Metro Junior: O'Shea, Charlotte Natives Lead Round One

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 20, 2021) --  Results from Round One of the TYGA Metro Junior at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on July 20, 2021. Boys 14-18 competed from the Blue tees (6425 yards, par 71). Boys 12-13 competed from the Gold tees (5607 yards, par 71).

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Sitting atop the leaderboard going into Wednesday’s final round at 4-under-par, 67 is Charlie O’Shea of Charlotte, N.C. O’Shea, a rising high school sophomore at Charlotte Country Day, and a member of Carmel Country Club, fired five birdies, one bogey, and 12 pars to hold a two-stroke edge over his competition. His game plan going into today’s round was straightforward, simple, and he stuck to it. 

“My strategy going into today’s round was just to hit fairways and greens and try to make pars, and I think that’s what I did today,” said O’Shea. 

A key hole for O’Shea was No. 16, a par 4. “On hole 16, I kind of hooked my drive way left and had to pitch onto the fairway for my second shot,” said O’Shea. O’Shea proceeded to make an up-and-down to save par. In addition to a few up-and-downs, O’Shea’s putter was hot, making nearly every putt from within 8-feet.

Entering Wednesday’s final round in second place is Max Jacobson of Charlotte, N.C., who fired a clean 2-under-par 69. Tied for third behind Jacobson and O’Shea is fellow Charlotte native Steven Shea, and Simon Burgos of Raleigh, N.C. at 1-under-par, 70. 

Leading the Boys 12-13 division is John John Santospago of Charlotte, N.C. with a 1-under-par 70. Santospago holds a four stroke lead over his division going into Wednesday’s final round. Will Wagner of Charlotte, N.C. enters the final round in second place with a 3-over-par, 74, and Landon Helms of Monroe, N.C. enters the final round in third with a 6-over-par, 77.

The first round of the TYGA Metro Junior additionally served as a qualifier for the Carolinas Junior Championship.  Boys wanting to qualify must register for the qualifier at time of registering for the Metro Junior, and the number of qualifying spots is determined after registration closes. Six spots were awarded to players in the Boys 14-18 division, with O’Shea as qualifier medalist. Among those who qualified in the Boys 14-18 division at the TYGA Metro Junior were:

  • Charlie O’ Shea of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Will Guthrie of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Mack Edwards of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Braden Gay of Winston Salem, N.C.

  • Pennson Badgett of Pilot Mountain, N.C.

  • Aedan Barnes of Charlotte, N.C.

One qualifying spot was awarded in the Boys 12-13 division to Will Wagner, who fired 3-over-par, 73. 

Tee times for Wednesday’s final round of the TYGA Metro Junior will begin off holes No. 1 and No. 10 at 8:00 am and will run to 9:59 am. 

Live scoring will be provided by the TYGA throughout the tournament. Live updates will also be available on the TYGA’s official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts @TYGAgolf. Continue to visit the TYGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos and recaps.

Schedule of rounds:

Wednesday, July 21

Round 2 Starting Times: 8:00 - 9:59 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10

Awards Ceremony Presentation to follow

 

ROUND ONE RESULTS

Pos. Player City, State To Par Total Score
1 Charlie O'Shea Charlotte, NC, 2024 -4 67
2 Max Jacobson Charlotte, NC, 2022 -2 69
T3 Steven Shea Charlotte, NC, 2023 -1 70
T3 Simon Burgos Raleigh, NC, 2022 -1 70
T5 Davis Sayman Charlotte, NC, 2023 E 71
T5 Will Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2025 E 71
T5 Mack Edwards Charlotte, NC, 2025 E 71
T5 Landon Hawley Charlotte, NC, 2023 E 71
T9 Braden Gay Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +1 72
T9 Colin Salema Matthews, NC, 2024 +1 72
T9 Will Spicer Kings Mountain, NC, 2024 +1 72
T12 Pennson Badgett Pilot Mountain, NC, 2026 +2 73
T12 Oliver Tobin Charlotte, NC, 2024 +2 73
T12 Will Brown Fayettevile, NC, 2024 +2 73
T12 Lawson Harkey Crouse, NC, 2022 +2 73
T12 Aedan Barnes Charlotte, NC, 2023 +2 73
T17 Jeremy Voigt Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +3 74
T17 Robert Gefaell Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +3 74
T17 Jacob Koch Charlotte, NC, 2023 +3 74
T17 Benjamin Chase Charlotte, NC, 2024 +3 74
T17 Matthew McDougall Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +3 74
T17 Ryan Dunn Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +3 74
T17 William Melvin Charlotte, NC, 2022 +3 74
T17 Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC, 2021 +3 74
T25 William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 75
T25 Gavin Drose Fayetteville, NC, 2023 +4 75
T25 Charlie Fetter Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 75
T25 Chase Harris Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +4 75
T25 Ethan Wooten High Point, NC, 2023 +4 75
T25 Logan Erwin Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +4 75
T25 Michael Snyder Lillington, NC, 2025 +4 75
T25 Grant Caldwell Charlotte, NC, 2025 +4 75
T25 Jack LaPiana Charlotte, NC, 2023 +4 75
T25 Michael Switzer Charlotte, NC, 2025 +4 75
T25 Jamal Hutchison Fletcher, NC, 2023 +4 75
T36 Gavin Peach Charlotte, NC, 2022 +5 76
T36 Arman Azlan Greensboro, NC, 2021 +5 76
T36 Luke Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2023 +5 76
T36 Carson Walthall Charlotte, NC, 2021 +5 76
T36 Landon Morse Indian Trail, NC, 2024 +5 76
T41 Freddy Ortmann Greensboro, NC, 2024 +6 77
T41 Colin Ferrick Huntersville, NC, 2025 +6 77
T41 Owen Dougherty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +6 77
T41 Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC, 2022 +6 77
T45 Matteo Blanchfield Mooresville, NC, 2023 +7 78
T45 Anderson Badgett Pilot Mountain, NC, 2023 +7 78
T45 Christos Katsoudas Whitsett, NC, 2024 +7 78
T45 Gavin Deibler Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +7 78
T45 Jeremy Edmunds Charlotte, NC, 2022 +7 78
T50 King Carter Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +8 79
T50 Henry Brown Charlotte, NC, 2022 +8 79
T50 Hudson Schulze Charlotte, NC, 2025 +8 79
T50 Tanner Cadieux Greensboro, NC, 2024 +8 79
T54 Charlie Lazorcheck Charlotte, NC, 2024 +9 80
T54 Spencer Anderson Charlotte, NC, 2022 +9 80
T54 Michael Currie Charlotte, NC, 2024 +9 80
T57 Jay Busic Hickory, NC, 2022 +10 81
T57 Davis Oldenburg Asheville, NC, 2022 +10 81
T57 Ben Lennon Charlotte, NC, 2023 +10 81
T57 Jason Zawtocki Charlotte, NC, 2025 +10 81
T57 Jack McCarthy Bermuda Run, NC, 2022 +10 81
T62 Ray Smith Charlotte, NC, 2023 +11 82
T62 Will Dalton Cornelius, NC, 2022 +11 82
64 Tyler Dorsey Charlotte, NC, 2023 +12 83
T65 Brycen Swain Durham, NC, 2021 +13 84
T65 Fletcher Meadows Mooresville, NC, 2022 +13 84
T65 Davis Clawson Charlotte, NC, 2023 +13 84
T68 Zachary Liu Clemmons, NC, 2022 +14 85
T68 Henry Andrews Winston Salem, NC, 2023 +14 85
70 Nick Snowdon Matthews, NC, 2022 +15 86
T71 Jayce Hansen Charlotte, NC, 2022 +17 88
T71 Jackson Kilman Raleigh, NC, 2022 +17 88
73 William Adams Charlotte, NC, 2024 +18 89
T74 Joseph Bruce Stanley, NC, 2025 +21 92
T74 Sam Bruce Stanley, NC, 2022 +21 92

 

About the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA)

       

The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association, a 501 (c) 3 organization, provides playing opportunities for its members, conducts educational seminars and events, acts as a junior golf informational clearinghouse, provides free USGA handicaps to junior golfers in North Carolina, recruits sponsor clubs that grant junior access to golf facilities in North Carolina, publishes monthly North Carolina junior rankings, and awards Junior Player of the Year and All-State awards to the top juniors in North Carolina. Membership is open to any boy or girl who are legal residents of N.C; are 18 years of age and under; and who have not started college.

 

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