Cary's Ben Kohles beat Mt. Airy's Kyle Wilson 3 and 2 Sunday to win the 94th CGA Carolinas Amateur championship at Wilmington's Cape Fear Country Club.
Kohles, who graduated from Green Hope High last month, evened the match at the turn after Wilson led early 2-up. Kohles won the 10th, 12th and 14th holes before closing out the match when he and Wilson halved the 16th.
In the morning semifinals, Kohles defeated Scott Harvey of Greensboro 4 and 3.
Due to inclement weather earlier in the week, the championship match was shortened from 36 holes to 18 to accomadate a Sunday finish.
Kohles, who will play at the University of Virginia next year, had a strong tournament from start to finish. He shot a five-under 67 in the first round of stroke play and was in second place. He shot one-over 73 in the second round and finished tied for sixth to earn a spot in match play. In the round of 32, he beat Charlotte's John Ebert 2 and 1. In the round of 16, he beat Green Hope teammate Michael Marshburn 4 and 2. In the quarterfinals, he eliminated Josh Gallman, of Gaffney, S.C., 2 and 1.
For a full story on Kohles, see Wednesday's edition of The Cary News.