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Childress moves up at Carolinas Amateur Championship

Solid golf for Childress, Richards at prestigious event

JON C. LAKEY FILE PHOTO/ SALISBURY POST … Former South Rowan High School star Davis Richards made the cut at the 105th Carolinas Amateur Championship, being played this weekend in Chapel Hill.

Staff report

CHAPEL HILL — Salisbury’s Michael Childress moved into a tie for 11th place here Friday, in the second round of the 105th Carolinas Amateur Championship.

The event is being played at the Governor’s Club, a par-72 course. A cut was made after Friday’s play and 61 golfers will compete in Saturday’s third round. The tournament concludes with Sunday’s fourth round.

Childress, a rising sophomore at the University of Richmond, shot a 1-over par 73 on Friday, but moved up four spots. He was tied for 15th place after carding a 1-under par 71 during Thursday’s first round.

Another local golfer, Davis Richards, who starred at South Rowan High School and now plays at N.C. State, fell from 28th place to a tie for 51st. Richards shot a 77 in the second round, following an opening day 73, but did make the cut at 150.

Childress, who played prep golf at Cannon School in Concord, had two birdies on Friday, almost off-setting three back-nine bogeys. He played bogey-free golf on Thursday, firing the 71. Childress stands at even-par 144, eight strokes behind leader Joshua Martin.

Martin, of Pinehurst, leads the tournament at 8-under 136, shooting a 69 on Thursday and a 67 in Friday’s second round.

Martin leads by two strokes over Peter Fountain, of Raleigh, who shot 70 and 68 for a two-day total of 6-under par 138.

Ben Woodruff, of Huntersville, the first-round leader at 66, struggled to a 78 on Friday. He is tied for 11th place.

 

CAROLINAS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (105th)

Governors Club, Chapel Hill, N.C.

TOP 16

Joshua Martin, Pinehurst …………….. 69-67—136

Peter Fountain, Raleigh ……………….. 70-68—138

Luke Hackworth, Charlotte …………… 68-71—139

Jack Parrott, Columbia, SC …………..  68-72—140

Will Stewart, Charlotte …………………. 70-71—141

Jamie Wilson, Mt. Pleasant, SC ……. 68-74—142

Davis Womble, Winston-Salem ……. 68-75—143

Raymond Wooten, Clemson, SC ……. 71-72—143

Walker Jones, Sumter, SC ……………. 72-71—143

Jake Carter, Aiken, SC ………………… 69-74—143

Michael Childress, Salisbury ………… 71-73—144

Paul Simson, Raleigh …………………… 76-68—144

Scott Lincicome, Pinehurst …………… 71-73—144

Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington ……. 76-68—144

Garrett Risner, Holly Springs ……….. 70-74—144

Ben Woodruff, Huntersville …………. 66-78—144

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