Grandover Slope & Rating
CHAMPIONSHIP TEES. 76.6 (141)
SENIOR TEES. 72.4 (127)
STATE TEES. 69.4 (121)
It doesn't matter how long you've been in the saddle of competition you still need to know how to close the deal. Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, NC had a five stroke lead entering Thursdays final round of the North Carolina Amateur at Grandover's East course. The tide quickly changed on the very first hole when Mallory Fobes who plays for UNC-W birdied the first hole with Adam taking a bogey. A birdie bogie swing on the par five second got things back to where they started before the round began. With bogies on holes 8 and 9 Nicole turns with a two over par 38. Her playing partner, Mallory Fobes and Furman University assistant coach Ashley Sloup, both carded an even par 36 on the outward nine cutting the margin to three strokes with 9 to play. Sloup opened the second nine with two pars and a birdie on the par 3 - 12th hole moving her to -1 on the round.
One group back, Adam mirrored the scorecard matching with a one under aggregate through the 12th hole. Adam kept her composure throughout the back side with her lone bogie coming at the 175 yard par 3 - 16th hole. A final round 74 earned her the 2020 State Amateur title. Ashley Sloup and Mallory Fobes both finished tied for second at 224 with Sloup taking the Runner Up title on a scorecard playoff.
Pat Brogden from Garner, held onto her lead to win the Senior division competing from the 5550 yard gold tee division. Runner-Up from New Bern, was Kim Briele.
Competing from the State tee division tees, Bonnie Montgomery from Jamestown, was the Super Senior winner. Murrie Ives from Pinehurst was victorious in a scorecard playoff with Julie Shore for Runner Up Super Senior.
Flight winners in the Championship division :
Mallory Fobes (East Bend ) Victoria Ladd, (Greensboro) and Trinity Ahing ( New Bern)
Gold tee division:
Patty Moore (Pinehurst)
State tee division:
Sook-Hee Yang (Jamestown), Ellen Ollett (Sanford), and Katherine Devore (High Point)
ASHLEY SLOUP - RUNNER UP
ADAM EYEING FIRST
STATE AMATEUR TITLE
Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, NC was trailing first round leader Riley Smyth by two shots at the start of the day. The UNC Chapel Hill commit came out like a veteran collegian firing at pins and playing steady golf. Adam started the day on the inward nine with three straight pars and then capitalized on the 475 yard par 5 13th making birdie. She would then birdie two holes later on the 400 yard par four 15th to move to two under par. At the turn, Adam had picked up four strokes on her closest competitor with the 34 and continued her stellar play on the front nine parring holes 1 through 8 to remain at minus 2. The only bogie of the day came at hole #9. Adam will take a 5 stroke lead into the final day over Mallory Fobes who bettered her day one score by five strokes firing a 73 (151). Kathryn Carson and Ashley Sloup are six back at 152. Thursdays final round begins at 8am with tee times.
UVA Golfer Riley Smyth Takes First Round Lead
Riley Smyth had an uneventful day at Grandover's East course and that's just fine with her. On the outward nine the rising Junior for the Cavaliers bogied the second hole but got it back to even on the 510 yard par five sixth. The back nine proved a bit more entertaining as she took the round to minus 1 on the par 4 tenth but, the 385 par four 11th had Smyth posting a double bogie that took her back to plus one. She followed that with another bogie at twelve and then played steady to the closing hole where she posted a birdie for a two shot lead (73) over Nicole Adam (75), Madison Isaacson (75), and Jessica Spicer (75). See full results for all divisions.
Nicole Adam (75)
Jessica Spicer (75)
Madison Isaacson (75)
PLAYERS TO WATCH
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Don't Take Your Eye Off The Ball!
East Carolina University - Junior. The reining North Carolina Amateur Champion will be back to defend her title. With rounds of 72-69-73, Carson won by three strokes over Jessica Spicer and Callista Rice. Earned All American Conference Athletic Honors in 2019. Holds third all time scoring average for the Pirates at 74.28.
Virginia Tech - Graduate Student. A past champion of the North Carolina State Amateur. In 2019 was named Virginia Tech Female Athlete of the Year. Ranks third on the Hokie roster in scoring.
UNC Chapel Hill - Recruit. Adam will be entering the fall as a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the 2019 Carolinas Junior Player of the year. Nicole is currently ranked third in the Carolinas and recently placed third at the North South Junior in Pinehurst. She also garnered a third place finish at the Dustin Johnson World Junior.
UNC Wilmington - Sophomore. Played #3 for the Seahawks. Recently place 6th at the CGA Carolinas Amateur. In 2019 Fobes ranked 17th overall in the Colonial Athletic Association with a stroke average of 75.89.
UNC Wilmington - Sophomore. Recorded four top ten finishes and three inside the individual top 5 in her first season for the purple and gold. Isaacson was the Seahawks #1 player with a stroke average of 74.83 which also had her ranking inside the top 15 in the Southern Conference.
Campbell University - Freshman. 2018 North Carolina 4A individual state champion while leading Reagan High School to the state title. Two time conference and regional champion.
Currently ranked #2 in the Carolina's Senior Women's Rankings. Has won the North Carolina Senior a record six times. Brogden placed 7th overall in last year overall state championship. In 2019 Brogden won the North Carolina Senior and the Eastern Amateur titles.
Currently ranked #4 in the Carolina's Senior Women's Rankings. Moore is a past North Carolina overall champion and has won the North Carolina Senior Amateur four times. Patty was inducted into the Carolina's Golf Hall of Fame for her many achievements on the golf course. Moore was the medalist in the 2019 USGA Senior Women's Open Qualifier.
Currently ranked #3 in the Carolina's Senior Women's Rankings. A winner of the North Carolina Senior in 2015. Briele played in the 2nd USGA Senior Women's Open and placed 11th at the Canadian Senior Women's Senior.
Currently ranked #6 in the Carolina's Senior Women's Rankings. Stewart won the North Carolina senior in 2011. Angela placed 5th in the 2019 Eastern Senior Amateur and garnered a top 25 finish in the Canadian Senior Amateur in 2019.
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Lib Kelly Smith
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