Golf: Lyerly advances to Round of 16 in NC Junior Boys championship
SALISBURY — In the 48th North Carolina Junior Boys Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury, East Rowan rising junior Nick Lyerly won twice on Wednesday.
Lyerly, the No. 1 seed, after shooting a qualifying 68 and winning a playoff on Tuesday, posted a 3 and 1 win against Mason Elmore in the round of 64 on Wednesday morning. Then, in the afternoon, Lyerly cruised to a 7 and 6 victory against Patrick Carlin in the round of 32.
Lyerly plays in the round of 16 on Thursday at 8 a.m. against Asheboro’s Justin Emmons.
The other local hopefuls were eliminated on Wednesday.
Cannon School’s Michael Childress fell in the round of 64, losing to Raleigh’s Alex Scott, 1-up.
East Rowan’s Bryson Sprinkle pulled off an upset in the round of 64, topping Gray Matthews 2 and 1, but Sprinkle lost to Emmons in a marathon on the 21st hole in the round of 32.
East Rowan’s Logan Shuping, seeded fourth, won his opening match, 1-up, against Atkinson’s Blake Taylor, but lost to Charlotte’s Jack Brea, 3 and 2, in the afternoon round.
Summerfield’s Tripp Summerlin eliminated Concord’s Stephen Carroll, 1-up, in the second round.
The field will be trimmed to four golfers by the end of play today.
Round of 16
Thursday, Country Club of Salisbury
Nick Lyerly vs. Justin Emmons, 8 a.m.
Zack Swanson vs. Jonathan Brightwell, 8:08
Jack Brea vs. Alex Scott, 8:16
Grant Powell vs. Eric Bae, 8:24
Jack Massei vs. Jack Speer, 8:32
Akshay Bhatia vs. Michael Freeman, 8:40
Walker Simas vs. Trey Burton, 8:48
Tripp Summerlin vs. Reilly Erhardt, 8:56
Quarterfinals will follow