Walker Isley wins North Carolina Amateur Championship
Walker Isley (Carolinas G.A. photo)
Walker Isley of Oak Island, N.C., took home the 63rd North Carolina Amateur Championship title today at Jefferson Landing Club.
Isley led the tourney wire-to-wire after shooting three-under-par, 64-71-74-72, as he captured his first CGA amateur championship title.
Through the first two rounds, Isley led all-scorers after shooting a 135 over 36 holes (64-71), putting him seven-under-par to enter the weekend. After the third round, Samuel Mace of Connelly Springs, N.C. shot a 70 (-1) to share the lead with Isley heading into the final round.
After some back-and-forth lead changes, Winston-Salem, N.C. native, Davis Womble birdied No. 16 to share possession of first with Isley. After a clutch putt on No. 17 by Isley, the two were even entering the final hole. Ultimately, after a brilliant approach to two feet, Isley's birdie on the final hole sealed the victory in front of a large and animated crowd on hand.
"I knew that I always had a chance even when I did make the double and then the bogey. I kind of hung in there," said Isley. "This win means a lot to me."
Finishing in second with Womble was Sam Davidson of Asheboro at one-under-par. Davidson shot a 69 (-3) on the final round, the lowest of all-scorers. Davidson made six birdies and four bogies on his card for the day.
ABOUT THE North Carolina Amateur
Open in all amateur male golfers age 13 or older.
be a resident of North Carolina and a
member of a CGA member club with an index 9.9
below. An 18-hole sectional qualifier is required for
those that do not meet the exemption criteria.
consists of 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the
60 and ties after 36 holes.
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