Funderburg and Wooten Finish the Deal at Coastal Plains

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (Tarheel Youth Golf) —  Final Round results from the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Coastal Plains Junior Amateur at Bradford Creek in Greenville, N.C. on July 1, 2016.

With threatening skies throughout the day, Joey Funderburg of Wilmington N.C. made sure to provide himself a safe cushion after beginning the day with just a one-shot lead. The recent high school graduate picked up where he left off after his scorching first round front turning at two-under par during the final round. Funderburg relied on experience he gained playing in the final group at the CGA’s Creed Junior Boys’ coming down the home stretch. “I like playing in the last group because I have my competition with me, it is definitely fun,” Funderburg said. His competition was kept at bay when Funderburg avoided bogeys and made a birdie on the 16th to build a four-stroke lead. “Knowing I can do it will be a big motivational boost from here,” Funderburg said after a tap in par sealed the victory and gave him a total of ten-under-par 134 . Nicholas Page  of Dunn N.C. was unable to keep with with Funderburg’s pace but turned in an even-par 72 to finish second overall at six-under-par 138, which tournament founder Mike Cato said would win almost any other year.

Amy Wooten of Clinton N.C. came into the final round with a three-stroke lead and showed right away that nerves were not going to be a factor. The rising junior opened her round with five pars before suffering a bogey on No. 6. Wooten quickly recovered with a birdie on No. 8 to finish even-par on the front side. Defending champion Sarah Funderburg of Wilson N.C. was unable to muster a comeback down the stretch. Wooten managed to beat the rain, and the rest of her competition, to claim the victory after a 75 gave her a tournament total 146. Fundergurg secured a second place finish at 150. Hailey Freedman of Chapel Hill, N.C. came in third.

The TYGA Coastal Plains Junior Amateur was the brainchild of Mike Cato, who brought the event to Bradford Creek 17 years ago. Boys and girls in North Carolina from 8-18 are given the opportunity to compete in the event. “Scores this year show how good these kids are getting.” Cato said. Players and parents complemented Cato throughout the week on the course condition, which Cato said, “means everything to me. We come to work everyday to try to put the best product out there. This is a good community event.”

Boy’s 15 – 16 Age Division

Nicholas Loy of Greenville, N.C. fell into a playoff with Chris Kim of Cary, N.C. after missing a tap-in par putt on No. 18. Loy  showed his resilience by eagling the first playoff hole, the par-5 10th, to defeat Kim, who shot two-under-par 70 to get into the playoff at 142. Patrick Carlin of Raleigh, N.C. came in third at 145.

Boy’s 13 – 14 Age Division

Will Hawley of Raleigh, N. C. hung on to his lead to win the division by one at 145 over Carter Boulia of Cary, N.C. Finishing third was Ethan Hall of Morehead City, N.C.Boy’s 11 – 12 Age Division

Tyler Jones of Jacksonville, N.C. ran away with his age division winning with a total of 148. Hayes Mahoney of Greenville, N.C. finished second with 158. Matthew Richardson of Ayden N.C. was third at 166.

Girl’s 11 – 14 Age Division

Grayson Warren of Washington, N. C. cruised to a victory in her division with a 154. Trinity Ahing of New Bern, N.C. beat out Julie Fiedler also of New Bern by one-stroke for second place at 167.10 & Under

Will Guidry of Winterville, N.C. won his age division by scoring 69 points. Henry Lawrence of Topsail Beach, N.C. finished second with 54 points. Carys Carson of Greenville, N.C. came in third with 32 points. This division is scored using the modified stableford scoring system.Results

Girls 15-18 (5683 yards, Par 72, 71.4/120)
PlaceNameScore
1Amy Wooten (2018),  Clinton, NC71-75–146
2Sarah Funderburg (2018),  Wilmington, NC74-76–150
3Hailey Freedman (2018),  Chapel Hill, NC82-78–160
4Katy Flax (2016),  Wilmington, NC86-77–163
5Meghan McPeak (2017),  Chapel Hill, NC87-77–164
6Caroline Bryant (2018),  New Bern, NC85-85–170
7Grace Olmstead (2018),  Four Oaks, NC93-94–187
8Kellie Boykin (2017),  Wilson, NC100-94–194
Girls 11-14 (5124 yards, par 72, 68.3/114)
PlaceNameScore
1Grayson Warren (2021),  Washington, NC74-80–154
2Trinity Ahing (2019),  New Bern, NC85-82–167
3Julie Fiedler (2021),  New Bern, NC93-75–168
4Elizabeth Ritchie (2019),  Havelock, NC97-98–195
Boys 17-18 (6673 yards, par 72, 71.1/123)
PlaceNameScore
1Joey Funderburg (2016),  Wilmington, NC65-69–134
2Nicholas Page (2016),  Dunn, NC66-72–138
3Bryson Boyette (2017),  Wilson, NC71-69–140
4Nic Brown (2017),  Winterville, NC73-72–145
5Tyler Spencer (2017),  Greenville, NC75-73–148
6Jackson Stanley (2017),  Greenville, NC71-79–150
T7Shawn Sexton (2017),  Stoneville, NC73-78–151
T7Thomas Hill (2017),  Wilmington , NC74-77–151
T7Tommy Alicardi (2017),  Henderson, NC79-72–151
T7Trey Capps (2017),  Garner, NC77-74–151
11Nicholas Holanek (2017),  Cary, NC77-77–154
T12Adam Parrish (2017),  Mount Ulla , NC70-85–155
T12Avery Papalia (2017),  Kernersville, NC73-82–155
T12Justin Kristof (2018),  Morrisville, NC76-79–155
15Parker Eason (2017),  Greenville, NC79-77–156
16Dylan Hoffman (2017),  Asheboro, NC80-77–157
T17Joshua Spears (2016),  Emerald Isle, NC85-73–158
T17Stanton McKay (2017),  Concord, NC76-82–158
19Dustin Wood (2016),  Cove City, NC80-79–159
20Alec Foster (2017),  Farmville , NC86-79–165
21Colin Smith (2016),  Greenville, NC84-92–176
22Travis Fletcher (2016),  Belhaven, NC104-84–188
Boys 15-16 (6673, par 72, 71.1/123)
PlaceNameScore
T1Chris Kim (2019),  Cary, NC72-70–142
T1Nicholas Loy (2017),  Greenville, NC69-73–142
3Patrick Carlin (2018),  Raleigh, NC69-76–145
T4Alex Casatelli (2018),  Clayton, NC77-70–147
T4Chandler Perry (2018),  Clinton, NC74-73–147
T6Addison Manring (2017),  Stoneville, NC75-73–148
T6Matthew Hayes (2018),  Clayton, NC74-74–148
T8Alex Huml (2019),  Cary, NC76-73–149
T8Pierce Robinson (2019),  Kings Mountain, NC76-73–149
T10Matthew Chandler (2018),  Washington, NC72-79–151
T10Wesley Bryant (2017),  Nakina, NC72-79–151
T12Brady Hooks (2019),  Clayton, NC77-75–152
T12James Wiley (2018),  Raleigh, NC74-78–152
T14Brantley Moore (2017),  Wilmington, NC77-76–153
T14Britt Stroud (2019),  Raleigh, NC73-80–153
T14Bryce Jones (2018),  Goldsboro, NC73-80–153
T17Jeffrey Parker (2019),  Oak Ridge, NC78-78–156
T17Patrick Warnock (2018),  Cary, NC80-76–156
19Noah Kallam (2018),  Clayton, NC78-79–157
20Justin Miller (2018),  Wendell, NC79-79–158
T21Davis Fisher (2019),  Greenville, NC81-78–159
T21Justin Poole (2017),  Wendell, NC80-79–159
T21Kayden Roberts (2019),  Cary, NC84-75–159
24Daniel Nunn (2018),  Wake Forest, NC81-79–160
T25Jack Towarnicky (2019),  New Bern, NC83-78–161
T25Joseph Bishop (2018),  Greenville, NC83-78–161
27Carter Rains (2018),  Greenville , NC78-85–163
28Will Pruthi (2019),  Durham, NC84-81–165
29Nolan Parrish (2018),  Salisbury, NC87-83–170
30Smith Brewer (2019),  Raleigh, NC91-82–173
T31Kristopher Jackson (2019),  Greenville, NC91-83–174
T31Ryan Moss (2017),  Rolesville, NC87-87–174
33Noah Green (2018),  Apex, NC95-80–175
34Zachary Heath (2018),  Winterville, NC92-85–177
35Seiya Furukawa (2018),  Raleigh, NC93-85–178
36Alexander Conway (2019),  Raleigh, NC89-90–179
37Owen Jenkins (2018),  Morehead City, NC95-87–182
38Jake Burgess (),  Wake Forest, NC84-100–184
39Jake Anthony (2019),  Greenville, NC89-96–185
40Matthew Griffin (2019),  Winterville, NC99-95–194
Boys 13-14 (6189 yards, par 72, 68.9/119)
PlaceNameScore
1Will Hawley (2019),  Raleigh, NC71-74–145
2Carter Boulia (2019),  Cary, NC73-73–146
3Ethan Hall (2019),  Morehead City, NC75-77–152
T4David Langley (2020),  Winterville, NC78-76–154
T4Eston Lee (2020),  Four Oaks, NC76-78–154
T4Jackson Crocker (2020),  Kinston, NC76-78–154
7Colton Danks (2020),  Roseboro, NC79-76–155
8Blake Hess (2021),  Greenville, NC82-81–163
9Will Mitchell (2020),  Raleigh, NC79-87–166
10Andrew Gallagher (2021),  Grimesland, NC89-81–170
11Caleb Smyre (2021),  Gastonia, NC84-88–172
12Simon Owens (2021),  Tarboro, NC87-87–174
13William Lawrence (2021),  Topsail Beach, NC88-88–176
14John Ward (2020),  Charlotte, NC94-84–178
15Colby Tant (2021),  Chocowinity, NC93-88–181
16Caeden Lyons (2021),  Washington, NC91-91–182
17David Wiley (2020),  Raleigh, NC91-92–183
Boys 11-12 (5685 yards, par 72, 66.4/111)
PlaceNameScore
1Tyler Jones (2023),  Jacksonville, NC71-77–148
2Hayes Mahoney (2022),  Greenville, NC81-78–159
3Matthew Richardson (2022),  Ayden, NC83-83–166
4Henry Pate (2022),  Elizabethtown, NC88-80–168
5William Twilla (2022),  Eden, NC89-91–180
6Samuel Warren (2023),  Washington, NC148-127–275
10 & Under (Modified Stableford Scoring)
PlaceNameScore
T1Carys Carson (2026),  Greenville, NC16-16–32
T1Henry Lawrence (2024),  Topsail Beach, nc28-26–54
T1Will Guidry (2024),  Winterville, NC33-36–69

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