Triangle golfers took three of the top 10 spots in a sectional qualifying tournament played Friday for next month's North Carolina Amateur Championship.
Zach Edmondson of Morrisville won the qualifier at River Landing's River course in Wallace by shooting a 3-under-par 69 for a one-stroke victory over Fayetteville's Jack Keefe and Hampstead's David Donovan, who each shot a 70.
Raleigh's Cyrus Stewart shared fourth place with three other golfers at 71, and Keith Waters was in a three-man group tied for eighth place at par 72. (Complete results.)
The 50th N.C. Amateur, conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association, will be played June 17-20 at Wilson Country Club in Wilson.
Other sectional qualifiers are scheduled to be played:
- May 24 at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte.
- May 26 at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville.
- May 27 at Catawba Country Club in Newton.
- May 28 at High Point Country Club (Willow Creek) in High Point.
- June 2 at N.C. State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.
Place Competitor Score
1 Zach Edmondson, Morrisville, NC 33-36--69 (-3)
T2 Jack Keefe, Fayetteville, NC 35-35--70 (-2)
T2 David Donovan, Hampstead, NC 37-33--70 (-2)
T4 Cyrus Stewart, Raleigh, NC 36-35--71 (-1)
T4 James Ellis, Greenville, NC 34-37--71 (-1)
T4 Chris Eaves, Burgaw, NC 35-36--71 (-1)
T4 Coalter Paxton IV, Wilson, NC 36-35--71 (-1)
T8 Jeffrey Allen, Jacksonville, NC 35-37--72 (Even)
T8 Luke Sampson, Wilmington, NC 37-35--72 (Even)
T8 Keith Waters, Raleigh, NC 38-34--72 (Even)
T11 Scott Woodard, Princeton, NC 36-37--73 (+1)
T11 Bill Herring, Lillington, NC 37-36--73 (+1)
T13 Don Hancock, Wilmington, NC 41-33--74 (+2)
T13 Calvin Wood, Wilmington, NC 37-37--74 (+2)
T13 Mark Wright, Tabor City, NC 38-36--74 (+2)
T13 Ryan Eibner, Greenville, NC 36-38--74 (+2)
T13 Bill Reduzzi, Raleigh, NC 38-36--74 (+2)
T13 Chris Fortunato, Washington, NC 36-38--74 (+2)
T13 Dermot McElhennon, New Bern, NC 38-36--74 (+2)
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