AREA GOLF NOTEBOOK: Sutton, Wilkinson pace ladies golf outing

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Playing from the orange or front women’s tees, Mary Ann Sutton of Wedgewood Public Golf Course carded a round of 79 to pace the field in Tuesday’s Wilson Ladies Golf League outing at Willow Springs Country Club.

While Sutton posted the low gross score in the Orange flight, Wilson Country Club’s Patch Wilkinson shot an 82 for the low round in the Red flight. 

Contestants in the Red flight played the red or back women’s tees.

Joining Sutton as Orange flight winners were Sue Fautz of Willow Springs, low net (62) and Wedgewood’s Charlene Lewis, low putts (30).

Other honors in the Red flight were claimed by WCC’s Beth Rhyne, low net (66); and Willow Springs’ Susan Baker, low putts (31). A card playoff was needed to settle a low putts tie between Baker, Sue McGuire of Willow Springs and Priscilla Brewer of WCC.

The next league outing is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Wedgewood. 

The league is open to any Wilson women’s golfer and to Wedgewood, Willow Springs and WCC members. To participate or for more information, telephone Cathy Causway at 252-218-6575.

County golf championship delayed

Wedgewood Public Golf Course professional Brady Pinner announced Thursday morning that the annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship will not be contested this weekend as scheduled because of the expected rain and wind from Hurricane Dorian.

The 36-hole, medal play event has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Wedgewood.

Champions will be crowned in the Women’s, Men’s, Seniors and Super Seniors divisions.

Pinner said registration has been extended into next week. 

The entry deadline is now 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

As of Thursday morning, entrants totaled approximately 60.

For more information, telephone 252-237-4761 and to register, drop by the course and fill out an entry blank.

O’Neal twins set to compete in Atlanta

The mission of the O’Neal twins, Drew and Nate, will be to cause double trouble this weekend in Drive Chip & Putt competition.

Jody O’Neal reported Thursday morning that the twins, Drew and Nate, will both be among the contestants in the Boys Ages 14-15 division in the Atlanta regional. 

The site will be the Atlanta Athletic Club at Johns Creek, Georgia.

The twins are age 14 and freshmen at Beddingfield High School.

Drew qualified by capturing the subregional at Duke University Golf Course. 

Nate placed fourth at Duke and was declared an alternate. 

A Drive Chip & Putt official informed Jody O’Neal this week that Nate has been extended an invitation — which the family promptly accepted.

The regional is the second for Drew and the first for Nate. 

Drew placed 10th in last year’s Washington, D.C. regional at Congressional Country Club.

Competition at the Atlanta stop is set for Sunday.

Langston cards Wedgewood ace

Golfer Tony Langston continued the recent trend of hole-in-ones at Wedgewood Public Golf Course with an ace of his own Tuesday.

Playing the No. 5 hole at 172 yards, Langston used a 4-iron to guide his ball into the hole.

Witnessing the shot were playing partners Ray Bass and Ricky Joyner.