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Carolinas - Virginias Team Matches

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 23, 2005)–– The 24-golfer Virginias team scored eight points in singles matches on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as Carolinas dominated the competition in the regular division and delivered a seven-point victory (27½-20½) as the 60th Virginias-Carolinas Team Matches concluded today at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

Virginias, which held a 12½-11½ lead entering final day action, were outscored 12½-3½ in regulars singles’ action. Even though Virginias won the seniors’ matches, 4½-3½, Carolinas’ regulars made the difference on their way to registering a decisive 16-8 final day victory. The loss snapped Virginias’ three-match win streak dating back to 2002. A victory in each match scores one point in the Ryder Cup-style format, and if a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.

On the seniors’ side, reigning VSGA Senior Amateur champion Jamie Gough (Fairfax, Va.) and Senior Am runner-up Tom Grady (Marshall, Va.) each scored victories for Virginias. Gough defeated Bob Stringer (Blythewood, S.C.), 5 and 4, while Grady bested Ernie Newton (High Point, N.C.), 1 up. In addition, Suffolk’s J.P. Leigh recorded a full point with a 5 and 4 win against Jim Barnette (Anderson, S.C.). Jack Forbes (Morgantown, W.Va.) defeated Tommy Ford (Charleston, S.C.), 1 up for one of the team’s four victories in seniors’ competition. Also for Virginias, Richmond’s Vinny Giles scored one-half point. Larry Boswell (Jamestown, N.C.), Bob Kulp (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and David Strawn (Charlotte, N.C.) notched victories for Carolinas in seniors’ action.

Among the regulars, Virginias won two matches and halved three more, but dropped a trio of 1-up decisions and lost another match, 2 and 1. Richmond’s Allan Strange (pictured right) and West Point’s Paul C. Erdman accounted for Virginias’ only victories in regular competition. Strange beat Skip Taylor (Flat Rock, N.C.), 6 and 5, while Erdman bested Barry Fabyan (Charlotte, N.C.), 3 and 2. Drew Whitten (Hurricane, W.Va.), Allen Barber (Yorktown, Va.) and Craig Mason (Lorton, Va.) each contributed one-half point for Virginias.

North Carolinians Wynn Solle (Pinehurst, N.C.), John Kelley (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Danny Gurley (Chapel Hill, N.C.) each notched 1-up wins, while Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.) recorded a 2 and 1 victory. Also posting wins in the first eight singles matches for Carolinas were Mike Goodes (Reidsville, N.C.), Steve Liebler (Columbia, S.C.) Sammy Truett (Surfside Beach, S.C.) and Bert Atkinson (Charleston, S.C.). In addition, Emmett Turner (Greenwood, S.C.), Dean Channell (Cary N.C.) and John Finster (Wake Forest, N.C.) recorded victories and were instrumental in Carolinas wiping out the deficit they faced to start the day.

The event is one of the oldest team events in the country. The best 24 amateurs from North and South Carolina compete against their counterparts from Virginia and West Virginia. Sixteen regulars and eight seniors represent each team. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –– Results from final round singles matches at the 60th Virginias-Carolinas Team Matches at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club on Sunday, Oct. 23.

REGULARS Mike Goodes (Reidsville, N.C.) def. Tim Fisher (Statts Mills, W.Va.), 3 and 2; Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.) def. Pat Carter (Huntington, W.Va.), 2 and 1; Drew Whitten (Hurricane, W.Va.) halved Dale Fuller (Raleigh, N.C.); Allen Barber (Yorktown, Va.) halved Graham Banister (Raleigh, N.C.); Steve Liebler (Columbia, S.C.) def. Hank Klein (Glen Allen, Va.), 7 and 6; Allan Strange (Richmond, Va.) def. Skip Taylor (Flat Rock, N.C.), 6 and 5; Sammy Truett (Surfside Beach, S.C.) def. David Partridge (Manakin-Sabot, Va.), 4 and 2; Bert Atkinson (Charleston, S.C.) def. Tim Kelley (Ashland, Va.), 6 and 5; Paul C. Erdman (West Point, Va.) def. Barry Fabyan (Charlotte, N.C.), 3 and 2; Emmett Turner (Greenwood, S.C.) def. David Passerell (Scottsville, Va.), 4 and 3; Wynn Solle (Pinehurst, N.C.) def. Tim Pemberton (Keswick, Va.), 1 up; John Kelley (Winston-Salem, N.C.) def. Jason Pool (Dunn Loring, Va.), 1 up; Dean Channell (Cary N.C.) def. Scott Campbell (Mechanicsville, Va.), 3 and 2; Craig Mason (Lorton, Va.) halved Walter Todd (Laurens, S.C.); Danny Gurley (Chapel Hill, N.C.) def. Roger W. Newsom (Virginia Beach, Va.), 1 up ; John Finster (Wake Forest, N.C.) def. Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.), 4 and 3

Carolinas regulars won final day singles’ matches, 12½-3½.

SENIORS Jack Forbes (Morgantown, W.Va.) def. Tommy Ford (Charleston, S.C.), 1 up; Larry Boswell (Jamestown, N.C.) def. Charlie Persinger (Scott Depot, W.Va.), 5 and 4 ; Bob Kulp (Winston-Salem, N.C.) def. Tom Hackett (Powhatan, Va.), 3 and 2; Tom Grady (Marshall, Va.) def. Ernie Newton (High Point, N.C.), 1 up; J.P. Leigh (Suffolk, Va.) def. Jim Barnette (Anderson, S.C.), 5 and 4; Jamie Gough (Fairfax, Va.) def. Bob Stringer (Blythewood, S.C.), 5 and 4; Vinny Giles (Richmond, Va.) halved Ron Carpenter (Durham, N.C.); David Strawn (Charlotte, N.C.) def. Stan Fischer (Richmond, Va.), 4 and 3

Virginias seniors won final day singles’ matches, 4½-3½. Carolinas won final day singles’ matches, 16-8. Carolinas win the Captain’s Putter Trophy, 27½-20½.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –– Results following second day four-ball matches at the 60th Virginias-Carolinas Team Matches at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club from Saturday, Oct. 22.

REGULARS Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.)-Emmett Turner (Greenwood, S.C.) def. Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.)-Craig Mason (Lorton, Va.), 2 up; Pat Carter (Huntington, W.Va.)-Drew Whitten (Hurricane, W.Va.) def. Barry Fabyan (Charlotte, N.C.)-Steve Liebler (Columbia, S.C.), 5 and 4; John Kelley (Winston-Salem, N.C.)-Wynn Solle (Pinehurst, N.C.) def. Allen Barber (Yorktown, Va.)-Tim Fisher (Statts Mills, W.Va.), 3 and 2; Jason Pool (Dunn Loring, Va.)-Scott Campbell (Mechanicsville, Va.) halved Bert Atkinson (Charleston, S.C.)-Sammy Truett (Surfside Beach, S.C.); Hank Klein (Glen Allen, Va.)-Allan Strange (Richmond, Va.) def. John Finster (Wake Forest, N.C.)-Graham Banister (Raleigh, N.C.), 2 and 1; Walter Todd (Laurens, S.C.)-Skip Taylor (Flat Rock, N.C.) def. Tim Pemberton (Keswick, Va.)-David Passerell (Scottsville, Va.), 2 and 1; David Partridge (Manakin-Sabot, Va.)-Roger W. Newsom (Virginia Beach, Va.) halved Dean Channell (Cary, N.C.)-Danny Gurley (Chapel Hill, N.C.); Paul C. Erdman (West Point, Va.)-Tim Kelley (Ashland, Va.) def. Mike Goodes (Reidsville, N.C.)-Dale Fuller (Raleigh, N.C.), 3 and 2.

Virginias halved day two regular matches in four-ball competition, 4-4.

SENIORS Ron Carpenter (Durham, N.C.)-Bob Kulp (Winston-Salem, N.C.) def. Tom Grady (Marshall, Va.)-Tom Hackett (Powhatan, Va.), 3 and 2; J.P. Leigh (Suffolk, Va.)-Jamie Gough (Fairfax, Va.) def. David Strawn (Charlotte, N.C.)-Tommy Ford (Charleston, S.C.), 1 up; Larry Boswell (Jamestown, N.C.)-Ernie Newton (High Point, N.C.) def. Charlie Persinger (Scott Depot, W.Va.)-Jack Forbes (Morgantown, W.Va.), 2 and 1; Stan Fischer (Richmond, Va.)-Vinny Giles (Richmond, Va.) def. Bob Stringer (Blythewood, S.C.)-Jim Barnette (Anderson, S.C.), 2 and 1.

Virginias halved day two seniors’ matches in four-ball competition, 2-2. Virginias led following second day four-ball matches, 12½-11½.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –– Results following first day of modified alternate shot matches at the 60th Virginias-Carolinas Team Matches at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club from Friday, Oct. 21.

REGULARS Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.)-Bert Atkinson (Charleston, S.C.) def. Tim Pemberton (Keswick, Va.)-David Passerell (Scottsville, Va.), 2 and 1; Hank Klein (Glen Allen, Va.)-Allan Strange (Richmond, Va.) halved Mike Goodes (Reidsville, N.C.)-Graham Banister (Raleigh, N.C.); Paul C. Erdman (West Point, Va.)-Tim Kelley (Ashland, Va.) def. Emmett Turner (Greenwood, S.C.)-Danny Gurley (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 1 up; Sammy Truett (Surfside Beach, S.C.)-Barry Fabyan (Charlotte, N.C.) def. Scott Campbell (Mechanicsville, Va.)-Jason Pool (Dunn Loring, Va.), 1 up; John Finster (Wake Forest, N.C.)-Dale Fuller (Raleigh, N.C.) def. Drew Whitten (Hurricane, W.Va.)-Craig Mason (Lorton, Va.), 4 and 3; Pat Carter (Huntington, W.Va.)-Tim Fisher (Statts Mills, W.Va.) def. John Kelley (Winston-Salem, N.C.)-Skip Taylor (Flat Rock, N.C.), 2 and 1; Keith Decker (Martinsville, Va.)-Allen Barber (Yorktown, Va.) halved Steve Liebler (Columbia, S.C.)-Walter Todd (Laurens, S.C.); David Partridge (Manakin-Sabot, Va.)-Roger W. Newsom (Virginia Beach, Va.) def. Dean Channell (Cary, N.C.)-Wynn Solle (Pinehurst, N.C.), 2 and 1.

Virginias and Carolinas halved regular matches, 4-4 on day one.

SENIORS Tom Grady (Marshall, Va.)-Tom Hackett (Powhatan, Va.) halved Larry Boswell (Jamestown, N.C.)-Ernie Newton (High Point, N.C.), all square; Jim Barnette (Anderson, S.C.)-Bob Kulp (Winston-Salem, N.C.) def. Charlie Persinger (Scott Depot, W.Va.)-Jack Forbes (Morgantown, W.Va.), 2 and 1; Stan Fischer (Richmond, Va.)-Vinny Giles (Richmond, Va.) def. David Strawn (Charlotte, N.C.)-Tommy Ford (Charleston, S.C.), 2 and 1; J.P. Leigh (Suffolk, Va.)-Jamie Gough (Fairfax, Va.) def. Bob Stringer (Blythewood, S.C.)-Ron Carpenter (Durham, N.C.), 3 and 2.

Virginias won day one seniors’ matches, 2½-1½ on day one. Virginias led following first day modified alternate shot matches, 6½-5½.

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