Carter Jenkins Wins Second Straight Carolinas Amateur Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG sophomore men’s golfer Carter Jenkins (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road) won the 100th annual Carolinas Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) at the Greenville Country Club this weekend (6,836 yards, par 72).
Jenkins won his second straight Carolinas Amateur title with a two-hole playoff, becoming the ninth different person to accomplish the feat and the first in over 25 years. He won last year at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, posting an even-par 288 to win by one stroke. The last back-to-back winner of the Carolinas Amateur was Matt Peterson in 1987 and 1988.
Jenkins won this year’s event with a 5-under 283 (69-74-70-70) finishing tied with William Rainey after 72 holes. He defeated Rainey in a two-hole playoff, sinking a six-foot birdie putt to claim the championship.
Jenkins started Sunday two shots off the lead at 3-under par for the weekend and his round started ominously, posting a triple bogey on hole No. 2. He regrouped with three straight pars to settle down before coming back with consecutive birdies on holes No. 6-8 to get back to even for the round. After a bogey on No. 10, he finished with birdies on No. 13, 15 and 17 to move into a tie for the lead as Rainey was already in the clubhouse at 5-under par. He only needed two playoff holes to claim the title, posting a birdie on his second hole.
Jenkins is now a five-time champion at Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) events with wins in the North Carolina Boys 13 & Under Championship (2008), Dogwood State Junior (2012), North Carolina Junior (2012) and back-to-back Carolinas Amateur championships (2013, 2014).
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