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Golf: Childress shoots 67 in qualifying at NC Junior Boys Championship

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WILSON — Salisbury’s Michael Childress, a rising junior at Cannon School, shot 5-under 67 in Tuesday’s qualifying round at Wilson Country Club for the North Carolina Junior Boys Championship.
Childress shot 34-33 and tied for first but lost to Summerfield’s Tripp Summerlin in a playoff for medalist honors. Summerlin, a recent high school graduate who is headed to Appalachian State, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole.
Childress will be seeded third for the 64-man match play tournament that begins today. The champion will have to win six matches in four days.
Childress began his day with a birdie on No. 1 and made up for a bogey on No. 2 with birdies on No. 5 and No. 9. He made the turn at 2-under.
Playing in hot, breezy conditions, Childress took advantage of both the par-5s on the back side to move to 4-under. He finished his round by sandwiching birdies on No. 16 and No. 18 around a bogey on 17.
The top seed for match play is the defending champion — Jack Massei of Cary.
The tournament is for players, ages 12 to 18, who haven’t started and college.
Ten qualifiers broke par on Tuesday.
Nick Lyerly, a rising senior at East Rowan who won the North Carolina Amateur on Sunday in Chapel Hill, shot 38-37 — 75 (3-over) on Tuesday but did qualify for match play. Lyerly birdied No. 4, but made a double bogey on No. 5. He made 14 pars and two bogeys.
Childress will play at 8:52 a.m. today against Chapel Hill’s Ethan Lukes, the No. 62 seed.
Lyerly is seeded 45th and will play against No. 20 seed Brandon Einstein of Clemmons in a match starting at 9:11 a.m.
Concord High’s Stephen Carroll, a rising senior, qualified with a 73. He’s the No. 22 seed.
Players advancing to the Round of 32 will play again today around 1 p.m.
Salisbury Academy’s Charlie Barr, a rising eighth grader at Salisbury Academy, nearly qualified for match play. He shot 77. The cutline was 76.

49th North Carolina Junior Boys’ Championship
Wilson Country Club
Stroke Play Qualifying Round Results | June 21

Place Name Score
DC Jack Massei (2018), Cary, NC
1 * Tripp Summerlin (2016), Summerfield, NC 33-34–67
2 Michael Childress (2018), Salisbury, NC 34-33–67
3 Avery Price (2017), Gastonia , NC 35-34–69
T4 Alex Goff (2018), Kings Mountain, NC 36-34–70
Zach Caudill (2017), Wilkesboro, NC 37-33–70
T6 Bradley Calloway (2017), Asheboro, NC 34-37–71
Christian Park (2016), Charlotte, NC 37-34–71
Grant Powell (2016), Colfax, NC 35-36–71
Grant Smith (2019), Charlotte, NC 36-35–71
Matthew Sharpstene (2017), Asheville, NC 34-37–71
T11 Attie Giles (2018), Pinehurst, NC 37-35–72
Ben Buben (2016), Charlotte, NC 40-32–72
Ben Ferris (2017), Charlotte, NC 35-37–72
Blake Mcshea (2016), Zebulon, NC 36-36–72
Brandon Einstein (2018), Clemmons, NC 35-37–72
Dalton Mauldin (2017), Sanford, NC 36-36–72
Ike Joy (2021), Denver, NC 36-36–72
Lansdon Robbins (2018), Davidson, NC 35-37–72
Tim Bunten (2017), Concord, NC 39-33–72
T20 Carter Cook (2018), Cornelius, NC 38-35–73
Chandler Metz (2017), Wilkesboro, NC 34-39–73
Jacob Lowe (2017), Angier, NC 38-35–73
Jake Rutter (2017), Winston Salem, NC 36-37–73
Justin Emmons (2017), Asheboro, NC 38-35–73
Michael Coe (2017), Morrisville, NC 35-38–73
Stephen Carroll (2017), Concord, NC 34-39–73
T27 Austin Bonfiglio (2017), Holly Springs, NC 38-36–74
Britt Stroud (2019), Raleigh, NC 39-35–74
Carson Ownbey (2018), Candler, NC 38-36–74
Dustin Blank (2017), Elon, NC 40-34–74
Grayson Wotnosky (2020), Wake Forest, NC 39-35–74
Jack Marcotte (2019), Apex, NC 38-36–74
Joey Funderburg (2016), Wilmington, NC 37-37–74
Kenan Poole II (2019), Raleigh, NC 40-34–74
Madison Duffie (2017), Gastonia, NC 36-38–74
Nicholas Page (2016), Dunn, NC 38-36–74
Quinn Riley (2018), Raleigh, NC 34-40–74
Stephen Abrams (2016), Wilson, NC
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