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Pinecrest Repeats as NC High School Invitational Champions

Durham, NC--The Pinecrest Patriots, from Southern Pines, NC, shot a team total 300 to beat out Cannon School of Concord, NC to take home the 9th North Carolina High School Invitational. This is the second year in a row that the Patriots have bested Cannon to claim the title. The North Carolina High School Invitational conducted by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association brings the previous year’s state champions from both public and private high school teams, as well as top individual players in the state together to compete against one another. For the eighth year in a row the event was held at McConnell Golf’s Treyburn Country Club in Durham, NC.  The Patriots were led by reigning North Carolina Junior Player of the Year as well as the number one ranked junior in the state, Joshua Martin, who shot -1 par, 71,  landing him in a tie for second individually. Pinecrest freshman, A.J. Beechler of Pinehurst, NC, assisted with the victory finishing with a +2 score of 74. James Sugg and Eric Bae contributed by posting scores of 77 and 78 respectively.  

Alex Smalley of Wake Forest, NC finished with used six birdies on the day to finish at -2 par to capture medalist honors.  Smalley who is currently ranked second in the state by the TYGA beat out a slew of players who finished tied for second. Noah Edmondson of Davidson, NC and Johnathan Rector of Hendersonville, NC finished tied with Martin at -1. Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, NC and Nolan Mills of Charlotte, NC finished tied for fifth shooting even par, 72’s.

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. 
2015 North Carolina High School Invitational
Treyburn CCDurham, NC
April 13, 2015
           
Final Results
Place School Score      
1 Pinecrest HS, Pinehurst, NC 300      
2 Cannon School, Concord, NC 304      
3 Christ School, Asheville,NC 306      
3 Myers Park HS, Charlotte, NC 306      
5 Broughton HS, Raleigh, NC 310      
6 Forestview HS, Gastonia, NC 316      
7 Charlotte Christian, Charlotte, NC 317      
8 Westchester Country Day, High Point, NC 319      
9 Wilmington Christian, Wilmington, NC 321      
10 Marvin Ridge HS, Waxhaw, NC 322      
11 St. David's School, Raleigh, NC 323      
12 Leesville Road HS, Raleigh, NC 325      
13 Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC 326      
14 Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte, NC 333      
15 Burlington School, Burlington, NC 335      
16 Forsyth Country Day, Lewisville, NC 352      
 
 
 
 
Individual Results
       
Place Name Score      
1 Alex Smalley (2015), Wake Forest, NC , Wake Forest HS* 35-35--70  
T2 Jonathan Rector (2015), Hendersonville, NC , Christ School 36-35--71  
  Joshua Martin (2015), Pinehurst, NC , Pinecrest HS 36-35--71  
  Noah Edmondson (2015), Davidson, NC , Cannon School 36-35--71  
T5 Nicholas Lyerly (2017), Salisbury, NC , East Rowan HS* 38-34--72  
  Nolan Mills (2015), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS 36-36--72    
T7 August Beechler (2018), Pinehurst, NC , Pinecrest HS 37-37--74  
  Blake Taylor (2016), Atkinson, NC , Wilmington Christian 34-40--74  
  Hardin Councill (2016), High Point, NC , Westchester County Day 36-38--74  
  Madison Duffie (2017), Gastonia, NC , Forestview HS 39-35--74  
  Viraj Garewal (2017), Raleigh, NC , Panther Creek HS* 40-34--74  
12 Aaron Walker (2015), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Christian 38-37--75  
T13 Andrew Wilmoth (2018), Raleigh, NC , St. David's School 39-37--76  
  Avery Price (2017), Gastonia , NC , Forestview HS 39-37--76    
  Dustin Blank (2017), Elon, NC , Burlington School 38-38--76    
  Hoke Carlton (2015), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS 38-38--76  
  Michael Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC , Christ School* 38-38--76  
  Stephen Franken (2015), Raleigh, NC , Millbrook HS 36-40--76  
  Stephen Saleeby (2015), Raleigh, NC , Broughton HS 39-37--76  
  Walker Cress (2016), Concord, NC , Concord HS* 40-36--76    
  Will Minton (2015), Raleigh, NC , Broughton HS 38-38--76    
T22 Adam Gross (2015), Raleigh, NC , Millbrook HS 34-43--77    
  Carson Ownbey (2018), Candler, NC , Christ School 40-37--77  
  James Sugg (2016), Pinehurst, NC , Pinecrest HS 39-38--77    
  Michael Sanders (2018), Davidson, NC , Cannon School 40-37--77  
T26 Davis Kiger (2015), Harrisburg, NC , Cannon School 37-41--78  
  Drew Bernard (2017), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Country Day 43-35--78  
  Eric Bae (2016), Pinehurst, NC , Pinecrest HS 38-40--78    
  Harrison Rhoades (2015), Raleigh, NC , Broughton HS 43-35--78  
  Henry Shimp (2016), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS 40-38--78  
  Logan Shuping (2016), Salisbury, NC , East Rowan HS 40-38--78  
  Michael Childress (2018), Salisbury, NC , Cannon School 38-40--78  
  Russell Marion (2015), Winston-Salem, NC , Westchester Country Day 36-42--78  
  Thomas Garbee (2016), Asheville, NC , Christ School 39-39--78  
  Tim Bunten (2017), Concord, NC , Cannon School 42-36--78    
  Will Frye (2018), Marvin, NC , Marvin Ridge HS 40-38--78    
T37 George Schmitt (2015), Elon, NC , Burlington School 40-39--79  
  Jubal Early, Jr. (2015), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Country Day 37-42--79  
  Thomas Hodges (2015), Matthews, NC , Charlotte Christian 41-38--79  
  Thomas Walsh (2015), High Point, NC , Westchester Country Day 41-38--79  
  Will Jacobson (2015), Raleigh, NC , Leesville Road HS 40-39--79  
T42 Benjamin Crow (2018), Pinehurst, NC , Pinecrest HS* 41-39--80  
  Chris Akers (2016), Asheville, NC , Christ School 43-37--80    
  Drew Jurs (2016), Gastonia, NC , Forestview HS 41-39--80    
  Grant Brongo (2018), Wilmington, NC , Wilmington Christian 43-37--80  
  Jimbo Stanley (2017), Raleigh, NC , Broughton HS 40-40--80    
  Joey Funderburg (2016), Wilmington, NC , Wilmington Christian 43-37--80  
  John Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC , Christ School 40-40--80    
  Parker Gillam (2017), Cary, NC , St. David's School 38-42--80    
  Preston Ball (2016), Raleigh, NC , St. David's School 41-39--80  
  Walker Simas (2016), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS 41-39--80  
  Zack Swanson (2017), Waxhaw, NC , Marvin Ridge HS 38-42--80  
T53 Connor Armistead (2017), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Christian 39-42--81  
  Davis Mitchell (2016), Statesville, NC , Forysth Country Day 40-41--81  
  Doc Redman (2016), Raleigh, NC , Leesville Road HS 39-42--81  
T56 Gavin Owen (2015), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Christian 38-44--82  
  Joey Pettis (2017), Raleigh, NC , Leesville Road HS 41-41--82  
  Rex Brietz Jr. (2018), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS* 40-42--82  
  Tyler Brown (2015), Waxhaw, NC , Marvin Ridge HS 43-39--82  
  Tyler Haines (2017), Waxhaw, NC , Marvin Ridge HS 39-43--82  
T61 Anthony Perrino (2015), Mooresville, NC , Cannon School 42-41--83  
  Chris Ford (2017), Matthews, NC , Charlotte Christian 41-42--83  
  Corey Wilson (2016), Raleigh, NC , Leesville Road HS 46-37--83  
  Patrick Carlin (2018), Raleigh, NC , Broughton HS 40-43--83    
  Will Simmons (2016), Charlotte, NC , Myers Park HS 44-39--83  
T66 Ashton Poole Jr. (2015), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Country Day 43-41--84  
  Krystian Romero (2016), Pinehurst , NC , Pinecrest HS 43-41--84  
68 Zander McCall (2017), Statesville, NC , Forsyth Country Day 43-42--85  
T69 Bryce Hailey (2015), Raleigh, NC , Millbrook HS 45-41--86    
  Ian Craig (2017), High Point, NC , Westchester Day* 43-43--86  
  William Booker (2016), Gastonia, NC , Forestview HS 49-37--86  
T72 Gray Matthews (2016), Raleigh, NC , St. David's School 45-42--87  
  Jordan Peck (2016), Raleigh, NC , Leesville Road HS 47-40--87  
  Mitchell McPherson (2015), Raleigh, NC , Millbrook HS 43-44--87  
  Sam Stamey (2017), Wilmington, NC , Wilmington Christian 43-44--87  
76 Wyatt Wellington (2016), Asheboro, NC , Westchester Country Day 41-47--88  
77 Fletcher Riddle (2016), Burlington , NC , Burlington School 47-42--89  
T78 Austin Sandford (2016), Gastonia, NC , Forestview HS 44-46--90  
  Jake Booth (2018), Rocky Point, NC , Wilmington Christian 46-44--90  
  Jake Weiland (2017), High Point, NC , Westchester Country Day 41-49--90  
81 Nathan Holt (2016), Burlington, NC , Burlington School 47-44--91  
T82 Davis Blank (2018), Elon, NC , Burlington School 49-43--92    
  Richard Redvanly (2017), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Country Day 46-46--92  
  Will Lewis (2018), Raleigh, NC , St. David's School 48-44--92    
T85 Jake Mills (2015), Statesville, NC , Forsyth Country Day 48-45--93  
  Parker Beck (2015), Lewisville, NC , Forsyth Country Day 43-50--93  
  Ted Lathrop (2017), Charlotte, NC , Charlotte Country Day 45-48--93  
88 Will Westbrook (2016), Statesville, NC , Forsyth Country Day 46-48--94  
89 Matthew Mills (2016), Raleigh, NC , Millbrook HS 48-52--100    
90 Tyler Kozlowski (2017), Waxhaw, NC , Marvin Ridge HS NC-45--NC  
                 
 

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