Area Sports Briefs: Childress alternate in US Junior Amateur qualifying; White heads to Texas

Published 4:24 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018

From staff reports

In U.S. Junior Amateur golf qualifying held at the Country Club of Salisbury on Monday, Salisbury’s Michael Childress shot 2-under 69 and is the second alternate.

Childress, a Cannon School graduate who is headed to the University of Richmond, birdied No. 3, 11, 13 and 18 and bogeyed 5 and 12.

Canadian Kelvin Lim is the first alternate. He also shot 69.

Three  golfers advanced to the  U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Yuki Moriyama of Las Vegas  won the medalist award with a 6-under 65 on the Donald Ross-designed course. Ben Woodruff of Huntersville shot 66, while  Abhay Gupta of Concord shot 68.

Cannon School’s Charlie Barr, another Salisbury resident, shot 72.

Salisbury’s Hank Robins shot 84.

The 71st U.S. Junior Amateur will be conducted at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., on July 16-21, 2018.

The qualifier was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association and the United States Golf  Association.


UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly(East Rowan) will be back in the North Carolina Amateur this week.

Lyerly won the 2016 title when he was 17, becoming the youngest ever to win the event.

Lyerly is ranked 93rd  among male golfers in the Carolinas.

This year’s tournament will be held at the River Landing River Course in Wallace on June 14-17.

The format is 72 holes of stroke play, with the field cut to 60 (and ties) after two rounds

An on-course playoff is used to break a tie for the championship.


In nip-and-tuck McCanless Couples play,  the team of Walt Kincaid, Crystal Clement and Ralph & Pam Carver took first place.

The team of Debbie and Dan Ingleston and Mary & Gene Seaford took second.

Mary Seaford had longest putt.

White update

Carson graduate Owen White, second-round pick by the Texas Rangers, has agreed to terms and is ready to start his pro career.

White flew to Arlington, Texas, on Monday for physicals and plans to sign with the Rangers today.


White also was named the North Carolina Player of the Year by Prep Baseball Report on Monday.

Stories on White are upcoming.


Legion baseball

Rowan County (10-3)  plays a nine-inning game at  Cherryville tonight and is at Randolph County on Wednesday.


High Point scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and won against Concord, 7-6, on Monday.


Rowan hosts the NC/SC Challenge this weekend.

Rowan, Randolph and Garner will take on Florence, Rock Hill and Sumter.

The Challenge began in 2007. North Carolina leads 6-5. This is the first time it’s been held in Salisbury.


Rock Hill vs. Garner, 5

Florence vs. Rowan, 7:30


Florence vs. Garner, 11

Florence vs. Randolph, 1:30

Sumter vs. Garner, 4

Sumter vs. Rowan, 7:30


Sumter vs , Randolph, noon

Rock Hill vs. Randolph, 2:30

Rock Hill vs  Rowan, 5

Legion softball

Rowan County plays Davidson County tonight at  East Rowan High.

The format is two five-inning games for Legion softball. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


ROME, Ga. —  Tyler Frost doubled and singled, and Parker Rigler hurled six scoreless innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators defeated the Rome Braves 4-1 on Sunday.

Rigler (3-2) allowed three hits while striking out four and walking two to pick up the win.

Kannapolis’ game on Monday was canceled.



Boater David Wright of Lexington, brought five bass to the scale Saturday, weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake.

Wright earned $4,289 for his win.

“I focused on drops off of the bank between 8 and 10 feet,” said Wright, who earned his 12th career win in BFL competition – second all-time in BFL history.

“I keyed in on cover like rocks, stumps and brush and had to deflect the bait off of them to catch fish.”

College hoops

Davidson County Community College announced the signing of  Mac Hughes.

Hughes comes to DCCC from Northeast Guilford High School where he averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds as a senior.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation announced dates for its 2018 summer sports camps.

  Volleyball, June 18-21, 9 to noon, instructor Letesha Smith

• Football skills, July 9-13, 5:30-7, Salisbury 49ers instructing

•Wrestling, Aug. 6-9, 9 until noon, instuctors from Rowan County youth wrestling league

For further information and to register visit  or call 704-638-5289.