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USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

Entry Deadline Aug. 6; 18-Hole Qualifiers Held in 24 States from Aug. 2014-March 2015 FAR HILLS, NJ July 24, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., May 9-13, 2015. Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 28 sites across the United States from Aug. 25, 2014, to March 30, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 at (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/32). Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, N.J., is among the qualifying sites and has hosted three USGA championships, including the 1960 Curtis Cup Match, when USA […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

USGA Announces 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying Sites

Entry Deadline Aug. 6; 18-Hole Qualifiers to be Held at 51 Sites from Aug. 2014-March 2015 FAR HILLS, NJ July 22, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6, 2015. Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United States from Aug. 13, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/31). Several U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying sites have hosted USGA championships. Philadelphia Country Club, in Gladwyne, Pa., has been home to four, including the 1939 U.S. Open, […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans avoid series sweep of Carolina Mudcats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans avoid series sweep of Carolina Mudcats

Faulkner matches Merritt with league-leading tenth win MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 21, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Carolina Mudcats 5-1 in the final game of a three-game series on Monday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Andrew Faulkner earned his tenth win of the season, tying Carolina’s starter Ryan Merritt for the Carolina League lead. David Lyon’s three-run home run capped off a five-run fourth inning leading the Pelicans to victory. The Mudcats (19-13, 48-51) continued their trend of scoring first in the series, chalking up one run in the third inning. Myrtle Beach southpaw Andrew Faulkner struck four Mudcats before James Roberts hit a leadoff solo shot to […]

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a $50,000 investment from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation. In addition to transportation grants, Duke Energy will award 100 tuition-free, online professional development workshops for classroom teachers across North Carolina. The museum offers eight different online courses throughout the year, and North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education credits for each class completed. For details about class topics, go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org and click […]

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Final Results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying in Pinehurst, NC

Final Results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying in Pinehurst, NC

PINEHURST, NC July 21, 2014 – Final results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia Course) on Monday, July 21, 2014.  Par 36-36—72 6088 yards  Course/Slope Rating:  73.8/135. Four players earn their way to the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship after battling wet and rainy conditions most of the day.  After a three hour delay Julie Streng of Greensboro, NC was able to shoot a 2-over par round of 74 to capture medalist honors.  Other qualifiers include Patty Moore of Charlotte, NC (76); Debbie Adams of Asheville, NC (78) and Kay Daniel of Covington, La (78).   First alternate is Susan Beaupied of Raleigh, NC (79).   The national championship will be contested at […]

TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial

TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – Final Results Wildwood Green GC       Girls’ 16-18 age division (back nine)        Place   Name                                                                  Score 1       Amanda Levy, Wake Forest, NC                             36 2          Caroline O’Neil, Cary, NC                                        46 3          Tabatha Herzig, Clayton, NC                                   60       Girls’ 14-15 age division (back nine)        Place   Name                                                                  Score T1        Riley Smyth, Cary, NC                                            36 T1        Susannah Ireland, Wake Forest, NC                        36 3         Janie Gooch, Raleigh, NC                                      43     Boys’ 16-18 age division (front nine) Place Name Score 1 *Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC 33 2 *Jacob Smith, Holly Springs, NC 34 2 *Matthew McDonagh Jr, Winston-Salem, NC 34 2 *Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, […]

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans suffer worst loss of the season to Carolina Mudcats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans suffer worst loss of the season to Carolina Mudcats

Mudcat Jerrud Sabourin hits for cycle MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 19, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped a 17-2 decision to the Carolina Mudcats the first game of a three-game series on Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Carolina registered a season-high seventeen runs and eighteen hits, which included a cycle from Jerrud Sabourin, who had five hits on the night. The Mudcats (18-12, 47-50) jumped on the board first in the second inning. With one out, Myrtle Beach southpaw Luis Parra walked Jeremy Lucas. Alex Monsalve then doubled down the third base line to put Carolina out in front, scoring Lucas all the way from first.   Myrtle Beach […]

U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Final Results from Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC

U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Final Results from Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC

BUIES CREEK, NC July 18, 2014 – Final round results from U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Keith Hills Golf Club (Orange-Black) in Buies Creek, NC on Friday, July 18, 2014 (6717 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 72.2/132). Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. Reigning North Carolina Amateur Champion Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, NC fired a final round 69 to finish at five-under 139 to claim medalist honors and punch his ticket to Atlanta. Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks, NC (142) and Harrison Rhoades of Raleigh, NC (143) claimed the other two qualifying spots.   The three qualifiers will advance to the United States Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, […]

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

PIRATE MAKES APPEARANCE DURING MUSEUM PROGRAM Calling all buccaneers ages 5 to 8! Meet a pirate and challenge him to a sword fight. Listen to tales of infamous seafarers, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Anne Bonney, and make a seaworthy craft during the program Pirates, Ahoy! at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, July 26, from10 a.m. to noon. This seafaring, swashbuckling fun is$10 per child and $8 for N.C. Museum of History Associates members. Registration is required; call 919-807-7992 to reserve a spot. An adult must accompany the child. Kids can participate in solo sword “fights” with pirate re-enactor Wes Caudill. In these duels, they will use swords they make from foam pool toys that […]