Mimosa PGA Jr League

Pictured (from left) are the Morganton PGA Jr. Legaue squad's Mimosa Hills Golf Club contingent of Hank Johnson, Alex Bock, Brody Miller and Connor Warren.

PINEHURST — The Morganton All-Stars defeated Wilmington, 9-3, on Thursday morning at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club to advance to the Carolinas finals and earn an invitation to the PGA Junior League regionals to be played Sept. 21-22 at Springfield Golf and Country Club just outside of Washington D.C.

Later in the day, Morganton finished runner-up in the two-state area with an 8.5 to 3.5 loss to Charlotte.

The Morganton squad is comprised of youth players from three area courses, including the Mimosa Hills Golf Club contingent of Hank Johnson, Alex Bock, Brody Miller and Connor Warren.

Witherspoon, Mace win TYGA event 

ASHEVILLE — Burke County golfers Sam Mace and Carson Witherspoon both won their age divisions at the Tarheel Youth Golf Association’s (TYGA) one-day tournament at the Country Club of Asheville on Thursday.

Witherspoon (boys 16-18 flight), a recent Patton High graduate, carded a 3-over par round of 74 to win by one, offsetting four bogeys with one birdie on the 6,648-yard layout. In the same division, Morganton’s Travis Watson shot 91 and finished 16th.

Mace (boys 14-15 flight) shot a 5-over 76. He birdied back-to-back holes en route to a front-nine 34 to highlight his day.

In the girls 16-18 flight, Morganton natives Christina Fisher (87) and Albany Bock (89) finished second and third. Fisher had won the TYGA’s Dan Dobson Jr. Open at Mimosa Hills Golf Club two days earlier.


The News Herald sports department can be reached at sports@morganton.com.

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