Carter Jenkins, Alex Ehlert, Roy Dixon and Will Thomas after the 2013 CCNC Amateur.
Carter Jenkins, Alex Ehlert, Roy Dixon and Will Thomas after the 2013 CCNC Amateur.

Menís Golf Has Successful Showings In Amateur Events In December 01-01-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – While the UNCG men’s golf regular season was on winter break, the Spartans turned in strong showings at a pair of amateur golf tournaments surrounding the holidays.

The Spartans placed six in the top 30 of the 2013 CCNC Amateur at the Dogwood Course in Pinehurst, including a second-place showing from freshman Carter Jenkins (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road). Jenkins posted an 8-over 224 in the 54-hole event that played at 7,068 yards and was tied with Auburn’s Will Long for runner-up position. He opened with a 4-over par 76 before shooting a 1-over par 73 in round two and finishing with a 3-over par 75 in the final round. Michael Cromie of Georgia won the event with a 3-over par 219 (74-74-71).

Redshirt freshman Will Thomas (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) was the Spartans’ second finisher, posting a 12th place showing with a 14-over par 230. Thomas began the event with a 3-over par 75 before closing with a 76 and 79 in rounds two and three, respectively.

Junior Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) finished 27th overall with a 234 and opened the event with back-to-back 3-over par 75s. Sophomore Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry), junior Alex Ehlert (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive) and freshman Jake McGlone (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) all finished tied for 30th overall with scores of 235.

Right before the New Year, McGlone and sophomore Luke Haithcock (Burlington, N.C./Williams) took part in the sixth-annual Carolinas Young Amateur at the Pinewood Golf Couse in Pinehurst. McGlone placed fifth overall in the 36-hole event, posting a 2-under par 142. He opened with a 1-over par 73 in round one before carding a 3-under par 69 in round two. His second round score of 69 was the fourth lowest round of the entire event.

Haithcock finished in 39th place overall with a 154 as he posted rounds of 81 and 73. Miller Capps of Clemson won the event with a 6-under par 138 (68-70).

The Spartans return to play collegiately Feb. 23-25 when they travel to the Puerto Rico Collegiate in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

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