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Ravenscroft goes back to back winning the 13th NC Middle School Championship; Fulton Smith and Sambach take medalist awards

13th TYGA Middle School Championship
Badin Inn GC     Badin, NC
September 26-27, 2014

 
Final Results
 
Defending team champions, Ravenscroft of Raleigh, NC, continued their stellar play as they successfully defended their title by winning the 13th TYGA Middle School Championship hosted by Badin Inn and Golf Club at Badin, NC. Ravenscroft started the day with a two shot lead over Cannon School located in Concord, NC and St. David’s School from Raleigh, NC.
 
Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, NC used his lowest every competitive round, 65, to come from behind to win the 13th NC Middle School Championship. Fulton Smith started the final round one shot behind first round leader, Akshay Bhatia of Raleigh, NC but wasted no time as he made four birdies in his opening nine hole, shooting a 30. Smith then added one more birdie on number 10 before finishing off his bogey free round at five under par. Bhatia finished tied for second after a final round 68. Chris Kim of Cary, NC matched Smiths 65 today to finish tied with Bhatia. Grant Smith of Charlotte, NC did his best, attempting to catch the leaders shooting the only other under par round for the event, 68, to propel him into fourth place. Grant Smith’s fourth place finish was good enough for him to earn first team All-State honors along with Fulton Smith, Bhatia, Kim and Jack Heath of Charlotte, NC. Grayson Wotnosky of Raleigh, NC, Peter Fountain of Raleigh, NC, Britt Stroud of Raleigh, NC, Kenan Poole II of Raleigh, NC and Symon Balbin of Pinehurst, NC each received second team All-State honors.
 
In the girls’ division Amanda Sambach of Concord, NC captured the individual championship posting rounds of 75-76 for a two day total of 151. Sambach beat out Anna McDonald of Hickory, NC but a slim margin of three strokes, as well as fellow teammate Muskan Uppal of Cornelius by four strokes. All three players earned first team All-State honors. They were joined by Michelle Harn of Charlotte, NC and Hailey Pendleton of Waxhaw, NC. The following players received second team All-State honors; Carmen Tucker, of Fayetteville, NC, Riley Hamilton of Reidsville, NC, Rachel Tamaro of Albemarlo, NC Sophie Hollan of Concord, NC and Kasey Owenby of Cramerton, NC. 
 
The TYGA Middle School Championship is both a team and individual event that is run concurrently. Players may compete with their middle school teams and/or individually. Team scores are used by combining the lowest two scores on the team. The girls and boys divisions play from the same tees.
 
The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) is a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). TYGA is a 501 (c) 3 organization providing playing opportunities for its members, educational seminars & events, a junior golf informational clearinghouse, Sponsor Clubs that grant junior access to golf facilities in North Carolina, monthly North Carolina junior rankings, and awards Junior Player of the Year and All-State awards to the top juniors in North Carolina.  Any NC resident age 18 and under who has not started college is eligible for membership into TYGA. 
 
Team Competition (Best two scores each day) Girls (5,335 yards, par 70, 70.8/123)
Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Final
1 Ravenscroft, Raleigh, NC 149 143 292
2 St. David's School, Raleigh,NC 151 148 299
3 Cannon School, Concord, NC 151 155 306
3 The O'Neal School, Pinehurst, NC 154 152 306
5 Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte,NC 168 148 316
6 West Pine Middle, Pinehurst, NC 159 159 318
6 Turrentine Middle, Burlington, NC 162 156 318
8 Holly Ridge Middle, Holly Springs, NC 163 156 319
9 Community School of Davidson, Davidson, NC 171 159 330
10 Cramerton Middle, Cramerton, NC 175 173 348
11 Cuthbertson Middle, Waxhaw, NC 196 171 367
12 Southern Middle, Aberdeen, NC 197 190 387
13 St. Patrick Catholic, Fayetteville, NC 199 194 393

Girls' Competition
     Place    Name                                                                          Score

         1     Amanda Sambach (2021), Concord, NC                  75-76--151
         2     Anna McDonald (2019), Hickory, NC                       78-76--154
         3     Muskan Uppal (2019), Cornelius, NC                       76-79--155
         4     Michelle Harn (2019), Charlotte, NC                         80-81--161
         5     Hailey Pendleton (2020), Waxhaw, NC                     84-78--162
         6     Carmen Tucker (2019), Fayetteville, NC                   84-82--166
         7     Riley Hamilton (2020), Reidsville, NC                      87-82--169
         8     Rachel Tamaro (2019), Albemarle, NC                     89-82--171
        T9    Kayla Smith (2019), Burlington, NC                         85-91--176
        T9    Sophie Holland (2020), Concord, NC                      93-83--176
        11    Kasey Owenby (2019), Cramerton, NC                    89-90--179
        12    Lorin Wagler (2019), Seven Lakes, NC                    91-92--183
        13    Camryn Fletcher (2019), Raleigh, NC                       97-88--185
        14    Jaclyn Kenzel (2020), Southern Pines, NC               95-92--187
        15    Mirabella Calabrase (2019), Concord, NC                99-90--189
        16    Julie Schoebel (2019), Kernersville, NC                   99-91--190
        17    Caroline Baker (2019), West End, NC                      102-102--204
        18    Larcie Britt (2019), West End, NC                            110-108--218
        19    Mia Russo (2019), Raleigh, NC                               112-114--226
        20    Gaby Tucker (2021), Fayetteville, NC                      115-112--227
        21    Carson Jenkins (2019), Raleigh, NC                        126-106--232
        22    Angela Linehan (2019), Hampstead, NC                  122-122--244
   
Boys (5,335 yards, par 70, 65.4/116)
    Place            Name                                                                     Score
         1     Fulton Smith (2019), Pinehurst, NC                         71-65--136
        T2    Akshay Bhatia (2020), Wake Forest, NC                  70-68--138
        T2    Chris Kim (2019), Cary, NC                                     73-65--138
         4     Grant Smith (2019), Charlotte, NC                           73-68--141
         5     Jack Heath (2020), Charlotte, NC                            72-71--143
         6     Grayson Wotnosky (2019), Wake Forest, NC           72-72--144
        T7    Britt Stroud (2019), Raleigh, NC                              73-72--145
        T7    Peter Fountain (2020), Raleigh, NC                         74-71--145
         9     Kenan Poole II (2019), Raleigh, NC                         76-71--147
        10    Symon Balbin (2019), Pinehurst, NC                       76-72--148
        11    Jackson Brimfield (2021), Chapel Hill, NC               76-74--150
       T12   Brady Hooks (2019), Clayton, NC                           76-76--152
       T12   Garrett Clark (2020), Burlington, NC                        77-75--152
       T14   Cameron Akers (2019), Asheville, NC                      77-76--153
       T14   Parker Shimp (2021), Charlotte, NC                         78-75--153
       T14   Zach Roberts (2020), Holly Springs, NC                  79-74--153
        17    Christian Jarrell (2020), Davidson, NC                     79-75--154
        18    Wells Armes (2019), Raleigh, NC                            78-77--155
        19    Chase Clayton (2019), Locust, NC                          75-82--157
       T20   Andrew Plate (2021), Greensboro, NC                     81-78--159
       T20   Edward Adams (2019), Raleigh , NC                       77-82--159
       T20   Ryan Lux (2019), Mooresville, NC                           81-78--159
        23    Jack Hart (2020), Charlotte, NC                               81-81--162
        24    Will Hawley (2019), Raleigh, NC                              83-80--163
       T25   Austin Tate (2020), Siler City, NC                            83-81--164
       T25   James Carlin (2020), Raleigh, NC                            80-84--164
       T27   Daniel Adkins (2020), Holly Springs, NC                 84-82--166
       T27   Gibby Shea (2020), Charlotte, NC                           82-84--166
        29    Lee Plummer (2020), Raleigh, NC                            83-84--167
       T30   Chris Heckel (2019), Gastonia, NC                          86-83--169
       T30   Ellis Hawks (2019), Burlington, NC                          88-81--169
       T30   Jack Marcotte (2019), Apex, NC                             90-79--169
       T33   Colin Dutton (2021), Foxfire, NC                             83-87--170
       T33   Joey Pritchard (2020), Southern Pines, NC              83-87--170
       T35   Garrett Hauk (2021), Burlington, NC                        89-82--171
       T35   Tanner Wood (2019), Pleasant Garden, NC              89-82--171
        37    Conlan Kane (2020), Pinehurst, NC                         87-87--174
        38    Pearse Lucas (2021), Charlotte, NC                         95-80--175
        39    Brendan Coale (2019), Davidson, NC                      92-84--176
        40    Troy Perna (2019), Gastonia, NC                             89-89--178
        41    Wesley Helms (2019), Waxhaw, NC                         97-82--179
        42    Alex Williams (2020), Davidson, NC                        96-84--180
        43    Zach Murrow (2020), Gastonia, NC                          87-97--184
        44    Cole Vahey (2019), Huntersville, NC                        99-89--188
        45    Andrew Bruton (2019), Cramerton, NC                     95-100--195
        46    Nic Bolonger (2020), Aberdeen, NC                        102-98--200
        47    Cameron Jarrell (2021), Davidson, NC                     102-99--201
        48    Bailey Cooper (2019), Pinehurst, NC                       102-101--203
        49    Aaron McBryde (2020), Aberdeen, NC                     115-103--218
        50    Keanu Buentipo (2019), Cramerton, NC                   111-122--233
        51    Trevor Patterson (2019), Southern Pines                 135-129--264
  

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