Area sports briefs: Charlotte teen wins Asheboro tourney; Caraway card wiped out

ASHEBORO – Neel Ladde of Charlotte won the Junior Amateur golf tournament during the weekend at Asheboro Municipal Golf Course.

Ladde posted a total of 107 for 27 holes in the tournament that was reduced because of weather interfering. He had rounds of 36 and 71.

Second place went to Lexington’s Steele Fischer (38-78) with 116 and third place went to Eastern Randolph rising senior Connor Carter (41-76) with 117.

The 13-18-year-old age group had seven entrants, marking it the largest group in the tournament. Some golfers completed 12 holes before storms suspended play Saturday, so only the first nine holes were counted.

In the 9-11 tournament, Trace Fischer of Lexington won with 90 (52-38) as two nine-hole rounds were contested. Tucker McNeil of Seagrove was second with 107 (57-50).

The 6-8 class played four holes Saturday and five holes Sunday, with Anna Kathryn Skeen the winner (24-27) with 51 and Anika Ladde (26-29) next with 55.

U.S. SENIOR AMATEUR QUALIFYING: Steven Kidd of Liberty shot 81 in U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying last week at High Point Country Club’s Willow Creek course.

A 70 or better was needed to advance. The three advancing to the U.S. Senior Amateur from Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in Marion, Mass., are Ryan Fox of West End and Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, both shooting 3-under 69s, and Hunter Rutter of Winston-Salem at 70.

Caraway Speedway card nixed by downpours

At Sophia, the “Crashin’ Hackett’s Night of Destruction” was called off Saturday night because of heavy rains, with the event rescheduled to be part of the Aug. 20 activities at the speedway.

Qualifying had started for Challengers when rain created issues. The racing card also was supposed to include Mini Stocks, UCARs, bus races and a demolition derby.

Rain checks from Saturday will be honored Aug. 20, which had been a scheduled off night at the track.

By Randolph Record