Funderburg and Wooten Finish the Deal at Coastal Plains

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)
Place Name Score
1 Amy Wooten (2018),  Clinton, NC 71-75–146
2 Sarah Funderburg (2018),  Wilmington, NC 74-76–150
3 Hailey Freedman (2018),  Chapel Hill, NC 82-78–160
4 Katy Flax (2016),  Wilmington, NC 86-77–163
5 Meghan McPeak (2017),  Chapel Hill, NC 87-77–164
6 Caroline Bryant (2018),  New Bern, NC 85-85–170
7 Grace Olmstead (2018),  Four Oaks, NC 93-94–187
8 Kellie Boykin (2017),  Wilson, NC 100-94–194
Girls 11-14 (5124 yards, par 72, 68.3/114)
Place Name Score
1 Grayson Warren (2021),  Washington, NC 74-80–154
2 Trinity Ahing (2019),  New Bern, NC 85-82–167
3 Julie Fiedler (2021),  New Bern, NC 93-75–168
4 Elizabeth Ritchie (2019),  Havelock, NC 97-98–195
Boys 17-18 (6673 yards, par 72, 71.1/123)
Place Name Score
1 Joey Funderburg (2016),  Wilmington, NC 65-69–134
2 Nicholas Page (2016),  Dunn, NC 66-72–138
3 Bryson Boyette (2017),  Wilson, NC 71-69–140
4 Nic Brown (2017),  Winterville, NC 73-72–145
5 Tyler Spencer (2017),  Greenville, NC 75-73–148
6 Jackson Stanley (2017),  Greenville, NC 71-79–150
T7 Shawn Sexton (2017),  Stoneville, NC 73-78–151
T7 Thomas Hill (2017),  Wilmington , NC 74-77–151
T7 Tommy Alicardi (2017),  Henderson, NC 79-72–151
T7 Trey Capps (2017),  Garner, NC 77-74–151
11 Nicholas Holanek (2017),  Cary, NC 77-77–154
T12 Adam Parrish (2017),  Mount Ulla , NC 70-85–155
T12 Avery Papalia (2017),  Kernersville, NC 73-82–155
T12 Justin Kristof (2018),  Morrisville, NC 76-79–155
15 Parker Eason (2017),  Greenville, NC 79-77–156
16 Dylan Hoffman (2017),  Asheboro, NC 80-77–157
T17 Joshua Spears (2016),  Emerald Isle, NC 85-73–158
T17 Stanton McKay (2017),  Concord, NC 76-82–158
19 Dustin Wood (2016),  Cove City, NC 80-79–159
20 Alec Foster (2017),  Farmville , NC 86-79–165
21 Colin Smith (2016),  Greenville, NC 84-92–176
22 Travis Fletcher (2016),  Belhaven, NC 104-84–188
Boys 15-16 (6673, par 72, 71.1/123)
Place Name Score
T1 Chris Kim (2019),  Cary, NC 72-70–142
T1 Nicholas Loy (2017),  Greenville, NC 69-73–142
3 Patrick Carlin (2018),  Raleigh, NC 69-76–145
T4 Alex Casatelli (2018),  Clayton, NC 77-70–147
T4 Chandler Perry (2018),  Clinton, NC 74-73–147
T6 Addison Manring (2017),  Stoneville, NC 75-73–148
T6 Matthew Hayes (2018),  Clayton, NC 74-74–148
T8 Alex Huml (2019),  Cary, NC 76-73–149
T8 Pierce Robinson (2019),  Kings Mountain, NC 76-73–149
T10 Matthew Chandler (2018),  Washington, NC 72-79–151
T10 Wesley Bryant (2017),  Nakina, NC 72-79–151
T12 Brady Hooks (2019),  Clayton, NC 77-75–152
T12 James Wiley (2018),  Raleigh, NC 74-78–152
T14 Brantley Moore (2017),  Wilmington, NC 77-76–153
T14 Britt Stroud (2019),  Raleigh, NC 73-80–153
T14 Bryce Jones (2018),  Goldsboro, NC 73-80–153
T17 Jeffrey Parker (2019),  Oak Ridge, NC 78-78–156
T17 Patrick Warnock (2018),  Cary, NC 80-76–156
19 Noah Kallam (2018),  Clayton, NC 78-79–157
20 Justin Miller (2018),  Wendell, NC 79-79–158
T21 Davis Fisher (2019),  Greenville, NC 81-78–159
T21 Justin Poole (2017),  Wendell, NC 80-79–159
T21 Kayden Roberts (2019),  Cary, NC 84-75–159
24 Daniel Nunn (2018),  Wake Forest, NC 81-79–160
T25 Jack Towarnicky (2019),  New Bern, NC 83-78–161
T25 Joseph Bishop (2018),  Greenville, NC 83-78–161
27 Carter Rains (2018),  Greenville , NC 78-85–163
28 Will Pruthi (2019),  Durham, NC 84-81–165
29 Nolan Parrish (2018),  Salisbury, NC 87-83–170
30 Smith Brewer (2019),  Raleigh, NC 91-82–173
T31 Kristopher Jackson (2019),  Greenville, NC 91-83–174
T31 Ryan Moss (2017),  Rolesville, NC 87-87–174
33 Noah Green (2018),  Apex, NC 95-80–175
34 Zachary Heath (2018),  Winterville, NC 92-85–177
35 Seiya Furukawa (2018),  Raleigh, NC 93-85–178
36 Alexander Conway (2019),  Raleigh, NC 89-90–179
37 Owen Jenkins (2018),  Morehead City, NC 95-87–182
38 Jake Burgess (),  Wake Forest, NC 84-100–184
39 Jake Anthony (2019),  Greenville, NC 89-96–185
40 Matthew Griffin (2019),  Winterville, NC 99-95–194
Boys 13-14 (6189 yards, par 72, 68.9/119)
Place Name Score
1 Will Hawley (2019),  Raleigh, NC 71-74–145
2 Carter Boulia (2019),  Cary, NC 73-73–146
3 Ethan Hall (2019),  Morehead City, NC 75-77–152
T4 David Langley (2020),  Winterville, NC 78-76–154
T4 Eston Lee (2020),  Four Oaks, NC 76-78–154
T4 Jackson Crocker (2020),  Kinston, NC 76-78–154
7 Colton Danks (2020),  Roseboro, NC 79-76–155
8 Blake Hess (2021),  Greenville, NC 82-81–163
9 Will Mitchell (2020),  Raleigh, NC 79-87–166
10 Andrew Gallagher (2021),  Grimesland, NC 89-81–170
11 Caleb Smyre (2021),  Gastonia, NC 84-88–172
12 Simon Owens (2021),  Tarboro, NC 87-87–174
13 William Lawrence (2021),  Topsail Beach, NC 88-88–176
14 John Ward (2020),  Charlotte, NC 94-84–178
15 Colby Tant (2021),  Chocowinity, NC 93-88–181
16 Caeden Lyons (2021),  Washington, NC 91-91–182
17 David Wiley (2020),  Raleigh, NC 91-92–183
Boys 11-12 (5685 yards, par 72, 66.4/111)
Place Name Score
1 Tyler Jones (2023),  Jacksonville, NC 71-77–148
2 Hayes Mahoney (2022),  Greenville, NC 81-78–159
3 Matthew Richardson (2022),  Ayden, NC 83-83–166
4 Henry Pate (2022),  Elizabethtown, NC 88-80–168
5 William Twilla (2022),  Eden, NC 89-91–180
6 Samuel Warren (2023),  Washington, NC 148-127–275
10 & Under (Modified Stableford Scoring)
Place Name Score
T1 Carys Carson (2026),  Greenville, NC 16-16–32
T1 Henry Lawrence (2024),  Topsail Beach, nc 28-26–54
T1 Will Guidry (2024),  Winterville, NC 33-36–69

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