Men's Golf Signee Carter Jenkins Named N.C. Junior Boys' Player Of The Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's golf signee Carter Jenkins (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road) has been named the 2012 North Carolina Junior Player of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The NC Junior Player of the Year award recognizes the player who had the most successful year in amateur and junior golf events at the local, state, regional and national levels.
Jenkins, a 17-year old senior at Leesville Road High School, signed a national letter of intent with UNCG head coach Terrance Stewart in November and will join the Spartans in the 2013-14 season. He captured the NC Junior and Dogwood State Junior Championships, the two major junior championships conducted by the CGA, becoming the first player all-time to win the events in the same year. He was the medalist in the US Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifying where he advanced to match play at the championship proper and finished tied for 33rd.
Jenkins finished the year with a tournament stroke average of 70.82, the lowest of over 410 junior golfers in North Carolina, while finishing first in six tournaments during 2012. He holds the Wildwood Green course record for 18-holes as he fired an astounding 59 score. Additionally, he posted a 7-under par in the North Carolina Amateur Match Play to earn medalist honors while also claiming titles at the Sandhill's Labor Day Tournament and the Duke University Southeastern Junior Championship.
The Player of the Year award is determined by a combination of each player's tournament scoring differential and the top points earning in the TYGA NC rankings events from Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012. Jenkins will be honored at the N.C. Junior Golf Night Awards Banquet Saturday, Jan. 26, at Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines, N.C.
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