Sports: Golf

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

TOP SEEDS TUMBLE AT H-S CLASSIC

HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC TOP SEEDS TOPPLED IN OPENING ROUND OF MATCH PLAY

There’s a reason the games are played.

The two top qualifiers in The Herald-Sun Golf Classic are done, rearranging the seeding in the Championship Flight.

No. 16 seed Jeff Robinson beat No. 1 seed Ashley Berry of Cary 4 and 3 on the first day of match play at Hillandale Golf Course on Thursday.

Berry’s 7-under-par 135 over two days of qualifying on Monday and Tuesday made him the medalist, and he said he entered Thursday’s round feeling no extra pressure from being the guy everybody was chasing.

“No extra pressure. When you come into an event like this and you get into the Championship Flight, you’ve got to already know you can play good golf, and that’s got to be your mindset,” Berry said. “I walk into it like I walk into every match, knowing that if I play good golf, I’m going to advance.”

Robinson was a little bit better.

It was a similar scenario with No. 15 Alex Brese getting past No. 2 Stephen Lavenets.

Those two are friends from rival high schools, Brese being a Riverside guy and Lavenets, a rising junior at East Carolina, having battled him during his days at Northern.

Complete opening round match-play results and Friday, June 20 tee times at Hillandale Golf Course.

 

 


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