Jenkins rests easy as Chair City Open champion
John Jenkins cruised to a 10-stroke victory in the Chair City Open that concluded Sunday at Winding Creek.
Jenkins carded rounds of 66 and 63 to finish at 129, 10 shots clear of regular championship flight runnerup Shawn Pardue (71-68). Nick Cromer (72-68) placed third at 140. Chris Gooch (71-70) and Chris Ingram (69-72) shared fourth at 141.
In senior division championship flight, Mike Davis (71-70) and Garland Yates (71-70) tied for first at 141, followed by Bob Baity at 71-72—143, Junior Benfield at 72-75—147 and Robert England at 76-75—151.
Senior division first flight saw Buddy Agner win at 83-78—161, followed by Odell Sechrest at 79-85—164, Dean Smith at 78-88—166, Rogerr Butler at 84-85—169 and David Wright at 97-96—193.
Chris Brown took regular first flight at 74-72—146, with Mike Brown (76-71) and D. Yarborough (74-73) tied for second at 147. Paul Cooper placed fourth at 74-74—148, with three golfers tied for fifth at 153 — Brad Kiger (75-78), Parker Hughes (75-78) and Matt McSwain (76-77).
In regular second flight, Wes Creasey prevailed at 79-69—148, followed by Herb Knight at 80-73—153 and three golfers at 155 — Jordan Hedrick (78-77), Blake Steer (79-76) and Dan Anthony (78-77).
Scott Vernon (81-76) topped Steve Spicer (83-74) at 157 in a playoff for the title in regular third flight. David Poole placed third at 82-77—159, with Stan Spangle (80-82) and Jerry LaPoint (80-82) tied for fourth at 162.
In regular fourth flight, Bill Clough won at 91-75—166, followed by two golfers at 167 — Chad Carrick (85-82) and Daniel Qualls (86-81). Sam Patterson took fourth at 84-84—168 with Chris Payne fifth at 89-81—170.
Regular fifth flight saw Brad Smith prevail at 92-84—176. J. McCollough bagged second at 91-88—179, followed by Kevin James at 90-90—180, Tom Taylor at 92-89—181 and B. Whitesell at 90-94—184.
BROWN, CLIFTON GRAB WINS AT BOWMAN GRAY
WINSTON-SALEM — Tim Brown of Rural Hall is hoping that his victory at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday has finally shaken the monkey off of his back.
Brown grabbed the checkered flag in the first race of the season for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series — but then he went into a long winless streak. Add to that the frustration of breaking his ankle while doing yard work two weeks ago, and Brown was eager to get things turned around.
Lee Jeffreys finished behind Brown in second, with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove finishing in third.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem to the lead for the start of the second Modified 25-lapper, with Michael Clifton of Walkertown starting beside him on the outside.
Clifton took the checkered. Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished on Clifton’s bumper in second. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy took third.
In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville held off Zack Clifton of Walkertown to grab the checkered flag in the first 20-lapper. Taylor Branch of Lewisville brought home the win in the second race.
Billy Gregg of Lexington took the victory in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Junior Smith of Lexington and Jason Keaton of Mocksville each won a 15-lapper.
SURGING HITOMS MASH COPPERHEADS
ASHEBORO — Dylan Stoops retired 18 of the first 19 Asheboro Copperheads he faced, leading the HiToms to a 3-1 triumph at McCrary Park late Saturday.
Stoops (2-0) worked into the seventh, giving up only a hit and a walk with three punchouts in six-plus innings. Hunter Rice worked the ninth for his eighth save and the HiToms won their fifth straight to improve to 13-10. Nick Durazo (1-1) surrendered two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks in five innings of work to take the loss. Asheboro fell to 13-7.
Cameron Cecil doubled in the opening at-bat of the game and scored the evening’s first run when Kyle Martin, who finished 2-for-4, singled two batters later. The HiToms scored again the next inning when Kyle Brandenburg crushed a double to left-center to plate Jared Allen, making the score 2-0.
A Domineke Albert sacrifice fly scored Sam Foy as the HiToms added an insurance run in the ninth.
The HiToms are two games behind West Division-leading Florence with five to play in the first half of the season. The HiToms resume their road trip today at 7 p.m. in Peninsula.
POST 87 ROLLS PAST MARTINSVILLE POST 42
THOMASVILLE — Mitch Carstens went 2 for 2 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI as American Legion Post 87 topped Martinsville Post 42 7-2 at Finch Field late Saturday.
Zach Michaelski finished 2 for 5 with an RBI for Post 87 (15-3, 2-1) and also pitched the final two innings, allowing a run and striking out one. Hayden Manuel went 2 for 3 with two runs. Ryan Kahny (3-0) worked five innings for the win, scattering six hits and allowing one run with three strikeouts. Bubba White pitched two scoreless frames with a strikeout for Post 87, which visited Burlington Post 63 late Sunday.
TEAM USA U16 GIRLS CRUSH MEXICO
CANCUN, Mexico — The 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team (4-0) took control of its semifinal contest against host Mexico (2-2) in the first quarter and never looked back, sailing in for a 101-29 win on Saturday night at Polifórum Benito Juárez to advance to the gold medal game of the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
The USA, which features Bishop McGuinness’ Brian Robinson as an assistant coach, met Canada (4-0) late Sunday in the gold medal game.
Three players finished with 16 points for the USA, including Lauren Cox (Flower Mound H.S./Flower Mound, Texas), who added eight rebounds; Arike Ogunbowale (Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.), who collected four steals; and Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.).