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Childress advances at 50th NC Junior Boys Championship

Staff report
THOMASVILLE — The first round of the 50th North Carolina Junior Boys Championship was concluded on Tuesday with 19 golfers in a playoff for the last five spots.
The event, at Colonial Country Club, used stroke play during the first round to go from 149 golfers to 64. The remaining players started match play this morning.
Michael Childress, of Salisbury, is the only local player to advance to match play. Childress, a senior at Cannon School, shot a 3-over par 74, tying for 33rd place.
Childress faces Graham Chase, of Charlotte, today, teeing off at 8:35 a.m.
Also attempting to reach the round of 64 were Rockwell’s Bryson Sprinkle, Salisbury’s Charlie Barr and China Grove’s Parker Chavis. Neither made the cut — Sprinkle carding a 77, Barr with a 78 and Chavis at 81.
Spencer Oxendine, of Fayetteville, was medalist during Tuesday’s stroke play with a 3-under par 68.

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