Champions to be crowned in first through fifth flights, not just championship and presidents flights today ... Retired NCCU golf coach Pete Hayes takes a look back ... Hillandale pro Fran James is a pioneer.
The student mastered the teacher — barely — Friday, Todd Eckstein nipping John Gaddy 1-up in 20 holes in a championship flight quarterfinal showdown at the Herald-Sun Golf Classic.
The hole that brought Jay Robinson so much success a day earlier was a golfer’s nightmare on Friday at Hillandale Golf Course. Both times, though, Robinson handled it the same way. Since it was match play at the 67th Herald-Sun Golf Classic, Robinson’s only choice in both instances was to focus on the next hole and try to win. “Composure — key to match play,” Robinson said.
Two-time state 4-A golf champion faces stiff road to finals today ... Voyager Academy's McKenzie Barringer and homeschooler Jessica Spicer are eliminated in quarterfinals.
Raleigh's Jay Robinson holed out a 7-iron second shot on the par 5 14th hole. The ball sailed toward the 440-yard hole, ticked off the flag stick and fell into the hole.
Defending champion and No. 1 seed Ronnie Williams is eliminated from 2013 Herald-Sun Golf Classic ... Former Trinity School star Todd Eckstein, Dalton Rich and Jay Robinson all move on in Championship Flight. ... Also, a look at Thursday's complete match-play results and Friday's quarterfinal pairings in all seven flights.
Top qualifier Melvin Barnes of Hillsborough is first-round match-play casualty in Championship Flight of 2013 Herald-Sun Golf Classic. Defending champion and No. 1 seed Ronnie Williams Jr. of Creedmoor remains alive in his pursuit of second straight crown at Hillandale Golf Course.
Melvin Barnes' 3-under 139 edges Jeff Robinson for medalist honors in stroke-play qualifying segment of rain-delayed Herald-Sun Golf Classic. ... Stroke-play qualifying continues at 6:30 a.m. today with top two flights teeing off at completion of opening 36 holes.
Todd Eckstein’s start to his Herald-Sun Golf Classic week fell in the inauspicious category on Monday. He recovered to set himself up for a week that could be memorable in a good way.