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Sport Matthew Sharpstene sets course record on Pinehurst No. 4 for early North & South Amateur lead

02:50  01 july  2020
02:50  01 july  2020 Source:   golfweek.com

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Pinehurst No . 2 and Pinehurst No . 4 will serve as the companion courses for the 2019 National Championship. 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship Labron Harris Jr. reacts to winning the 1962 U.S. Amateur on Pinehurst No . 2. (Photo courtesy of the Tufts Archives). Pinehurst Resort and the USGA.

Player Profiles from the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING® with their ranking on the basis of their average performance in Counting Events over the previous 104 weeks. PLAYER PROFILE. Matthew Sharpstene Mark Matthew Sharpstene as favorite. WAGR POSITION.

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a path in a park with Pinehurst Resort in the background © Provided by Golfweek

A 6-under 64 from the rising junior bound for Charlotte from West Virginia wasn’t just enough to lead the 120th North & South Amateur at Pinehurst after the first round of stroke play, it also set the record on the redesigned No. 4 course.

Sharpstene bested the previous mark of 65 — set by Brandon Wu and Karl Vilips at last year’s U.S. Amateur — thanks to eight birdies, including a trio on Nos. 14-16. Texas’ Travis Vick is solo second at 5 under, followed by Peter Fountain (North Carolina), Trey Winstead (LSU), Jonathan Yaun (Liberty), Cooper Dossey (Baylor) and Jackson Van Paris (Vanderbilt commit) all T-3 at 4 under.

Bracket is set at North & South and it includes U.S. Am semifinalist William Holcomb V

  Bracket is set at North & South and it includes U.S. Am semifinalist William Holcomb V It feels like William Holcomb V’s voice is still echoing through Pinehurst’s fairways from his U.S. Amateur run in August. The affable Texan, who just completed his fourth year at Sam Houston State University, bantered and joked his way to the semifinals at last year’s Am, eventually falling to John Augenstein. It was a memorable performance, and he’s back this week at the North & South for another go ’round. © File Photo File Photo Holcomb was one of 32 players who advanced to match play on Wednesday as the tournament resets for the remainder of the week. Holcomb backed up an opening 72 on Pinehurst No. 4 with a 68 on No.

PINEHURST , N.C., Nov. 17. -- Frank Newton of Brookline, North and South amateur champion, led a field of over sixty contestants by a margin of three strokes in the qualifying round of the annual Carolina Golf Tournament, played on the number three course at Pinehurst today.

North and South Amateur Championship Mark North and South Amateur Championship as favorite. United States, North America, Pinehurst , NC - Pinehurst No . 2. Matthew Sharpstene . 69. 71.

Leaderboard: North & South Amateur

A 16-year-old Pinehurst native, Van Paris used his local knowledge of No. 4 while Dossey, the defending North & South champion, fired a bogey-free round on famed Pinehurst No. 2.

Stroke-play qualifying on both Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4 continues with the second round on Wednesday. Then, the field will be cut down to 32 players for match play on No. 2. The final match is scheduled for July 4 with the champion and the runner-up both earning berths into the 2020 U.S. Amateur, scheduled for Aug. 10-16 at Bandon Dunes.

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