Area Sports Briefs: Lyerly leads qualifying

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From staff reports

Nick Lyerly, who will be a freshman at UNC Greensboro, led qualifying for the 39th Horace Billings Rowan Amateur with a sizzling 65 and will be the No. 2 seed for the event that starts on Friday at Corbin Hills.

Lyerly has missed some summer tournaments with back issues, but he appears to be fine now. Lyerly won this tournament in 2015.

Derek Lipe shot 69 to claim the No. 3 seed.

Defending champion Keith Dorsett will be seeded No. 1. Dorsett also won the tournament in 2007 and 2012. The last two spots in the 32-man field were filled by a playoff on Monday, with Ben Rollins and Logan Overcash prevailing.

Qualifying scores and seeds are in Scoreboard.

Corbin Hills

The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association played in a low gross low net event on Tuesday.

The winners of each of the flights were as follows:

1st  Flight: 1st Gross – Susan Morris, 1st Net – Beth Calhoun  2nd Flight: 1st Gross – Susan Houston, 1st Net – Mary Seaford  3rd Flight: 1st Gross – Bev Cobb, 1st Net – Sheryl Johnson.


Sixty-two GARS members played the first round of the annual GARS ABCD Tournament at Rolling Hills.

‘A’ Flight winner was Larry Petrea with a net of 59.98. ‘B’ Flight winner was Franklin Ford with a net of 63.00. ‘C’ Flight winner was Paul Rogers with a net of 59.67. ‘D’ Flight winner was Gerald Osborne with a net of 64.28.

Les Loman had an eagle two on the No. 13 hole, and Petrea had low gross with a 65. Nine members who shot their age or better. Petrea, 65, shot a 65; Ben Moore, 80, shot a 78; Masingo, 81, shot a 79; Clive Mahaffey, 82, shot a 77; Buddy Barger, 83, shot a 77; Lou Manning, 83, shot a 79; Clayton Steele, 85, shot an 84; O.J. Chandler, 88, shot a 78; and J.C. Ritchie 92, shot an 81.

Legion baseball

A time change impacting Rowan County for the upcoming state tournament in Greenville was announced on Tuesday night by  Legion representatives. Rowan is now set to play in the first round at noon against Cherryville. Randolph  County will play at 4 p.m. against  Shelby.

9 —  WILMINGTON (23-3) vs GARNER (24-5)

12 — CHERRYVILLE (31-6) vs ROWAN COUNTY (31-3)

4 — RANDOLPH COUNTY (28-8) vs SHELBY (22-8)

7:30 —  PITT COUNTY (25-4) vs HOPE MILLS (18-7)

East-West football

The annual East-West All-Star Game is set for Greensboro’s Jamieson Stadium tonight at 8 p.m.

Local players should have an important impact on the  West defense, with Carson DB Brenden Westbrook, West Rowan DB Deyquan Byrd, A.L. Brown DB Cinsere Allison and Davie linebacker James Boyle all in uniform. Davie QB Chris Reynolds could be an impact player on offense.

All-star cheerleaders includes West Rowan’s Pagie Barber and Brooke Sechler.

The night features a fireworks show at halftime.

Parking is free. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

East-West soccer

The West boys got two goals each from MVP Preston Walker (Chase)  and Reed Hunnicutt (South Meck) and beat the East, 4-1, on  Tuesday.

The girls game was shortened by lightning and was a scoreless tie.

Junior Legion

South Caldwell finished an unbeaten run in the Junior Legion state tournament held at Mocksville’s Rich Park.

South Caldwell beat runner-up Concord, 4-2, on Tuesday for the title.

Little League softball

The Rowan Little League 12U team won the state championship, beating Wilkes 5-3 in the final.

Rowan will represent North Carolina in the Southeast Regional in Warner Robins, Georgia, on July 28.

Rowan will open against the winner of the July 27 game between Clarksville, Tennessee, and Bridgewater, Va.