07/13/04 — Tight field for Rose junior golf tourney

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Tight field for Rose junior golf tourney

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on July 13, 2004 2:00 PM

The Goldsboro Builders/Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic heads into its second and final round today at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Unlike previous years, almost every age division of this year's event is highly competitive.

Blake Williams of Elon leads the boys 16-18-year-old division by two strokes after posting a two-under 70 on Monday. Williams plans to try and walk on at Campbell University next year, and if he wins today it will mark his third consecutive tournament victory on the Carolinas Golf Association's junior schedule.

Coming off of back-to-back wins, he is confident heading into the final round.

"I'm trying to go 67 or 68, to break out a low number," he said. " It's a nice golf course; if I can stay around par, I'll be alright."

Also near the top of the leaderboard are Miles Perry, a rising junior at Eastern Wayne High School, and Jonathan Greene, a rising senior at Wayne Christian. They posted scores of 76 and 77, respectively.

In the girls 16-18-year-old division, Ivy Witherington (97) of Greenville leads by one over Kristin Freeman (98). Freeman is a recent graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and will play for Mount Olive College next year.

Colby Murphy, a rising sophomore at Greene Central High School, is tied for the lead in the boys 14-15-year-old division with Adam Stephenson of Greenville. Both shot 72 on Monday. Clark Rose, a rising sophomore at Wayne Christian, is five shots back after a first round 77. James Ellis fired a 71 to lead the boys 12-13 division by two shots.

In the girls 14-15 group, Christin Harrison (94) of Wilson leads Kelli Forbis (95) of Pikeville by one going into the final round.

The 10-11 and 8-9 divisions, both of which play nine holes each day, were just as competitive.

Andrew Decker shot a 38 to lead by one stroke over Reid Wooten in the boys 10-11 division. Cody McGowan leads the boys 8-9-year-old group by thee shots after carding an impressive first round score of 35. Mallory Warrick leads the girls 10-11 division following a first round 45.

This is the tournament's sixth consecutive year, and though the number of players is slightly down from last year, sponsor Clarence Rose feels that the level of play is especially strong.

"I think that the strength of the field is good," Rose said, "especially with the addition of some of these ranked players that we have this year."

Play will conclude this afternoon at Walnut Creek, with an awards presentation for each age division as they finish.

Goldsboro Builders/

Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic

at Walnut Creek Country Club

First-day scores

Boys 16-18

Blake Williams 70

Corey Summer 72

Marty Garris 73

Steven Harrison 73

Jeff Holden 74

Ryan Dunn 74

William Pack 75

Rick Stout 75

Miles Perry 76

Peter Mullen 76

Tanner Briele 76

Shane Ogburn 76

Michael Earman 76

Jonathan Greene 77

Kyle Rogers 77

Spence Fulford 77

Bryce Aronson 78

James Walker IV 78

Ryan Walderman 78

Ken Hardison 79

Morgan Hill 79

Joshua Howell 80

Stephen Warren 80

Brandon Roth 81

Kevin Brindley 81

Austin Nastasi 82

Mitch Hayes 82

Tim Fedoriw 83

Brandon Payson 83

Claude Sheilds 83

Carter Ellis 85

Brandon Campbell 85

Justin Stepps 85

Kevin Werner 86

Jared Palvika 86

Chad Smith 88

Jamie Crampton 90

Trip McIntyre 90

Benton Sawry 92

Reding Pittman 92

Garrett Smith 95

John Frazier 95

Girls 16-18

Ivy Witherington 97

Kristin Freeman 98

Jennifer Johnson 106

Boys 14-15

Colby Murphy 72

Adam Stephenson 72

Lee Bedford 73

Mark McMillen 74

Corey Nagy 75

Cameron Taylor 76

Trey Harris 76

Clark Rose 77

Chris Nuhn 77

Mason Herlihy 77

Brian Joyner 78

Jordy Murphy 79

Tommy Evelyn 80

Matthew Davis 80

Bo Andrews 80

Ryan Campbell 81

Ryan Davis 81

Ward Winton 83

Damon Zschoche 84

Mason Gregg 84

Chad Day 85

Zachery Gliarmis 85

Kevin Herring 87

Eric Huetter 88

Eric Williams 90

Nick Barrow 91

Will Earman 91

Colier Finch 91

Ryan Webb 94

Jim Frazier 94

Kyle Ham 94

Hayden Gardner 99

Girls 14-15

Christin Harrison 94

Kelli Forbis 95

Boys 12-13

James Ellis 71

Logan Harrell 73

Ben Heisey 79

Ryan Nagy 79

Matthew Ellis 85

Steven Aster 85

Patrick Sawry 85

Scott Novicki 86

Taylor McGowan 89

Wilson Day 90

Blake Rousay 92

Coalter Paxton 97

Zach Sutton 99

Jay Kornegay 100

Davis Taylor 111

McLean Smith 116

Joshua Crampton 126

Boys 10-11

Andrew Decker 38

Reid Wooten 39

Matthew Sullivan 43

Spencer Harrison 44

Blake Moore 47

Ryan Shields 51

Michael Renfroe 54

Justin Jackson 56

Bryson Tart 65

Girls 10-11

Mallory Warrick 45

Boys 8-9

Cody McGowan 35

Riley Davis 38

Tyler Huetter 40

Michael Otteson 42

Dominick Haskins 43

Tyler Kornegay 65