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Area Sports Briefs: Labor Day field set

From staff reports

Qualifying for the 64th  Crowder-Dorsett Memorial Labor Day Golf  Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury concluded on Sunday.

Play begins on Saturday.

The 65 posted by Jared Barnette-Justin Lefler held up for medalist honors. That pair will be the top seed. Troy Beaver turned pro, so the Beaver-Charlie Barr championship team from a year ago isn’t eligible  to defend the title. Barr will be playing with Michael Childress.

The top 16 qualifying teams make up the Championship Flight. Seeds also have been determined for the next eight flights.

See Scoreboard.

The top-seeded team of Chip Comadoll-Jerry Wright returns to defend the 55-over championship.

Randy Davis-Jim Wyatt shot 68 for medalist honors and will be the No. 2 seed.

In the 65-over division,   the team of  Bob Mangum-Ron Shirk defends the title. The team of Grey Medinger-Russ Priddy shot 70 for medalist honors and is seeded No. 2.

The team of Allison Adams-Micah Furr returns to defend the women’s title. Adams has been on the winning team every year.

The top women’s qualifying effort was turned in by Lauren Denhard-Haylie Paulin, with a 79.

Joe Cheves

In the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills in Morganton, Michael Childress shot 71-72 — 143 and tied for 17th.

Childress, a Cannon School senior committed to Richmond, made birdies on three par-5s Sunday to off-set three bogeys in an even-par round.

Charlie Barr, a Salisbury youngster who will be a freshman at Cannon School, shot 77-73 — 150 and tied for 52nd.

Barr made three birdies on Sunday, but he was hurt by a double bogey on No 15.

Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest shot 65-69 — 10-under 134 to win the event.

In the women’s event, Davidson’s Amanda Sambach shot 71-68— 139 to win. Lexington’s Emily Hawkins tied for fifth at 143.

McCanless Couples

In a Sunday afternoon Captains Choice event, the team of Calvin Smith, Ralph Carver, Mary & Gene Seaford edged out the team of Bev & Ty Cobb and JJ, Susan & TJ Wydner in a scorecard playoff.

Ty Cobb had closest to the pin and Mary Seaford had the longest putt.

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