Local golf update

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 17, 2017

Staff report

Cannon School rising senior Michael Childress of Salisbury, a Richmond commit, finished sixth in the N.C. Boys Trusted Choice Big I Junior State Tournament at Mid Pines Inn and Country Club in Southern Pines.

Childress made two birdies on Sunday.

He shot 70-75 in the tournament and qualified for the national tournament

Each year, more than 4,000 young golfers compete in local and state tournaments around the country with the top 167 players advancing to the national finals. The national tournament comprises 72 holes and will be held at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Mississippi, on Aug. 7-10.


PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Former East Rowan High golfer Logan Shuping shot 2-over 72 in the final round and finished the 61st Eastern Amateur tied for 28th.

Shuping, a rising sophomore at East Carolina University, made four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey.

Shuping shot 68-70-67 in the first three rounds. He made 14 birdies in the tournament.

Barry Babbitt of Rollins College shot a final-round 65 and won the tournament by two strokes.


JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — Former Salisbury High golfer Eric Edwards shot even par 72 in the final round of the 103rd Carolinas Amateur and finished tied for 13th.

Edwards made two birdies and two bogeys in the final round.

Edwards shot 68-69-77 in the first three rounds.

Julian Keur won the tournament in wire-to-wire fashion and finished at 19-under 269 for a seven-shot victory.

he Carolinas Amateur since the championship went to a 72-hole stroke-play format in 2010.