ASHEBORO — Davis Wotnosky of Wake Forest won the North Carolina Junior Boys’ 14-and-under championship last week at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course.
Wotnosky shot rounds of 71 and 69 for an even-par 140, giving him a one-shot victory on John John Santospago (69-72) of Charlotte. Matthews’ Caedmon Albertyn and Winston-Salem’s Luke Tisdale shot 144s to tie for third place, while Wallburg’s Lincoln Newton, Morganton’s Alex Bock and Waxhaw’s Lucas Cron shot 146s to share fifth place in the 55-golfer field.
Clodfelter contends at qualifier
At Mebane, Jake Clodfelter of Trinity came up a few strokes shy of advancing in a U.S. Amateur qualifier earlier this month at Mill Creek Golf Club.
Clodfelter shot 2-over-par 146 with rounds of 76 and 70, tying for 13th place out of 80 entrants. He’s a former Wheatmore golfer who finished his freshman season on the Catawba College golf team in the spring.
The two spots in August’s U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmount, Pa., went to Ethan Hall of Morehead City with 139 (71, 68) and Caden Baker of Mebane with 140 (69, 71).
The alternates from the site are Holly Springs’ Garrett Risner (141) and Davidson’s Michael Sanders (141).