Mid Pines Hosts 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational

Ninety junior amateurs competed in the two-day, 36-hole tournament

Southern Pines, NCSOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – August 25, 2017 – A field of 90 amateur golfers representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia teed off last weekend in the 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

The junior tournament is open to boys in grades 1-12 and features a two-day, 36-hole tournament in three divisions (High School, Middle School and Boys 11 & Under). Hosted at one of the resort’s two signature Donald Rossdesigned golf courses, the tournament annually attracts a strong field of local amateur golfers.

Josh Lendach of Raleigh, N.C. won the High School Division with a score of 72-73-145. Benjamin Crow of Pinehurst, N.C. finished second with a score of 72-74-146. Luke Edwards (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Ethan Lukes (Chapel Hill, N.C.) tied for third at 148.

In the Middle School Division, Walker Jennings (Greenville, S.C.) won the top honor with a final score of 71-66-137. Ford Morrow (Winston-Salem, N.C.) finished second with a score of 71-70-141. Caleb Surratt (Indian Trail, N.C.) came in third with a final score of 69-73-142.

In the Boys 11 and Under Division, William Jennings (Greenville, S.C.) took first place with a final score of 70-67-137. Tip Price (Greenville, S.C.) came in second with a score of 69-74-143 and Hudson Schulze placed third with a score of 80-81-161.

The 35th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational will be held in August 2018. For more information about next year’s tournament, please visit the Pine Needles – Mid Pines Event Calendar.

High School Division Final Results
Middle School Division Final Results
Boys 11 and Under Division Final Results

About Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club / Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
Nestled in the fragrant pine forest of North Carolina, you will find an experience unlike any other. For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts. Two 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf courses have earned us our place among the country’s best  golf resorts – and one to which our guests and USGA Championships return to time and again. For more information, visit http://www.pineneedles-midpines.com/.

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