Carolinas Am: Kohles Conquers Cape Fear

Wilmington, NC (7/13/08)– Ben Kohles of Cary, NC won the Carolinas Amateur Championship defeating Kyle Wilson of Mt. Airy, NC, 3 and 2 at Cape Fear Country Club.

Kohles, a recent graduate of Green Hope High School, overcame an early deficit to take the title.

Wilson took an early 2-up lead before Kohles evened the match at the turn. Kohles dominated the back nine with wins on 10, 12 and 14 before closing the match with halved pars on 16.

Kohles and Wilson, both 18, will enter college this fall at the University of Virginia and Western Carolina University respectively.

The semifinals were contested in the morning as Wilson ousted Tripp McAllister of Lake City, SC, 1 up and Kohles handily defeated Scott Harvey of Greensboro, NC 4 and 3.

Due to thunderstorm delays earlier in the week, the tournament’s final match was reduced from 36 to

18 holes in order to accommodate a Sunday finish.

The Carolinas Amateur was first played in 1910 and is one of the oldest amateur championships in the country. Cape Fear Country Club is one of five charter members of the Carolinas Golf Association.

ABOUT THE Carolinas Amateur

Format changed from match play to stroke play in 2010.

The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there is a cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the CGA and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 7.4.

The Frank F. Capers Cup Team Competition is held during rounds one and two of the Carolinas Amateur Championship. Three or four bona fide members from the same club comprise a team. The low three scores count each round.

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