Carolinas Team wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches in Wallace, NC

WALLACE, NC August 17, 2014 – The eight-golfer Carolinas team won five of eight closing day singles matches and halved another to post a two-point victory (9-7) against their Virginias counterparts to claim the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, which concluded today at River Landing Golf Club. One point was available per each match.

Carolinas team defeats Virginias Junior Team Carolinas wins for the fourth year in a row

Carolinas team defeats Virginias Junior Team
Carolinas wins for the fourth year in a row

Virginias owned a one-point lead (4½-3½) following Saturday’s opening day foursome and four-ball matches, but Carolinas outscored their opponents by three points (5½-2½) in concluding singles’ encounters.

 

Virginias swept Saturday morning’s four opening day foursome matches, but Carolinas responded, besting their opponents 9-3 the rest of the way, including winning Saturday afternoon’s four-ball encounters by three points (3½-½) to only trail by one point heading into Sunday’s singles.

 

With the victory, Carolinas claimed its fourth consecutive win in the series—their longest win streak since the first four years of the matches (1983-86)—and retained the Vinny Giles Trophy, awarded to the event champions.

 

Carolinas won the last three singles’ matches, with Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, N.C.), Trace Crowe (Bluffton, S.C.) and Henry Shimp (Charlotte, N.C.) each notching late victories to help the team to the title. Smalley bested Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.), 4 and 2, Crowe got past Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.), 2 and 1 and Shimp defeated Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.) in the anchor match, 3 and 2.

 

Carolinas also received wins from South Carolinians Christian Baliker of Simpsonville (6 and 4 over Teddy Hoffman of Virginia Beach, Va.) and R.J. Bartolomucci of Hilton Head (5 and 4 over Charlie Musto of Sterling, Va.).

 

Virginias two victories in singles’ came from Colin Bowles (Oceana, W.Va.), who defeated Nolan Mills Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.), 5 and 4, while Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.) was a 5-and-3 winner over Jack Parrott (Columbia, S.C.). Bowles and Brittain registered a Virginias-best two points in the event.

 

In other action, Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, N.C.) halved Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.).

 

For Carolinas, Baliker, Crowe, Shimp and Smalley each tied for a team-leading two points over the weekend.

Carolinas leads the all-time series, 18-13-1 and the series is 5-5-1 dating back to 2004.

 

WALLACE, N.C. –– Results from final day singles matches at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches at River Landing Golf Club on Sunday, Aug. 17.

 

Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, S.C.) def. Teddy Hoffman (Virginia Beach, Va.), 6 and 4

 

Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, N.C.) halved Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.)

 

R.J. Bartolomucci (Hilton Head, S.C.) def. Charlie Musto (Sterling, Va.), 5 and 4

 

Colin Bowles (Oceana, W.Va.) def. Nolan Mills Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.), 5 and 4

 

Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.) def. Jack Parrott (Columbia, S.C.), 5 and 3

 

Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, N.C.) def. Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.), 4 and 2

 

Trace Crowe (Bluffton, S.C.) def. Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.), 2 and 1

 

Henry Shimp (Charlotte, N.C.) def. Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.), 3 and 2

 

Carolinas won final day singles’ matches, 5½-2½

 

Carolinas wins the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches, 9-7

 

WALLACE, N.C. –– Results from first day foursome matches at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches at River Landing Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 16.

 

Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.)-Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.) def. Trace Crowe (Bluffton, S.C.)-R.J. Bartolomucci (Hilton Head, S.C.), 2 and 1

 

Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.)-Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.) def. Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, S.C.)-Jack Parrott (Columbia, S.C.), 2 and 1

 

Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.)-Charlie Musto (Sterling, Va.) def. Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, N.C.)-Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, N.C.), 2 up

 

Colin Bowles (Oceana, W.Va.)-Teddy Hoffman (Virginia Beach, Va.) def. Henry Shimp (Charlotte, N.C.)-Nolan Mills Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.), 3 and 1

 

Virginias won first day foursome matches, 4-0   

 

WALLACE, N.C. –– Results from first day four-ball matches at the 32nd Virginias-Carolinas Junior Matches at River Landing Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 16.

 

Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, S.C.)-Andrew Wilmoth (Raleigh, N.C.) def. Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville, Va.)-Logan Yates (Ruckersville, Va.), 1 up

 

Alex Smalley (Wake Forest, N.C.)-Trace Crowe (Bluffton, S.C.) def. Tom Crow (Virginia Beach, Va.)-Matthew Brittain (Ashburn, Va.), 7 and 6

 

Nathan Chuwait (Herndon, Va.)-Charlie Musto (Sterling, Va.) halved Nolan Mills Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.)-R.J. Bartolomucci (Hilton Head, S.C.)

 

Henry Shimp (Charlotte, N.C.)-Jack Parrott (Columbia, S.C.) def. Colin Bowles (Oceana, W.Va.)-Teddy Hoffman (Virginia Beach, Va.), 2 and 1

 

Carolinas won first day four-ball matches, 3½-½   

 

Virginias led following day one foursome and four-ball matches, 4½-3½ 

 

Release provided by Andrew Blair with the VSGA

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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