Area Sports Briefs: Kidd, teammate place 12th in CGA event; Fall sports begin at high schools

Kidd, partner play

well in senior four-ball

PINEHURST – Steve Kidd of Liberty and Linley Tate of Greensboro combined to tie for 12th place in the North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship last week at Pinewild Country Club.

The winning team was Gastonia’s Larry Cloninger and Belmont’s Mark Hodges at 17-under-par 199.

The Kidd/Tate combo checked in at 9-under.

Brian Skeen of Trinity and Craig Stroup of Thomasville tied for 21st place at 5-under.

There were 79 teams entered in the Carolinas Golf Association event.

** Asheboro’s Sam Davidson didn’t make it to the round of 16 in the North Carolina Amateur Match Play, which used a different format this year. He went 1-2 in the group play portion of the tournament last month at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte and didn’t advance to the championship bracket.

Davidson, a Guilford College golfer, dropped a 3 and 2 decision to Greensboro’s Jack Marcotte in the first match. Davidson then defeated Jack Fitzgerald of Wilmington by 2 and 1 before falling 2 and 1 to Ryan Marci of Wake Foerst.

Garrett Risner of Holly Springs was the champion. Risner, an Elon University golfer, topped Cyrus Stewart of Raleigh by 1-up in the final.

Pineville team takes

championship in ONSL

RAMSEUR – The Pineville Porcupines became champions of the Old North State League, a summer collegiate baseball circuit.

The Pocupines finished on an 11-game winning streak. They defeated the Clayton Clovers in the best-of-3 championship series late last month.

The league is based out of Ramseur, though there’s no longer a team in Randolph County.

Fall sports clicks in gear

for NCHSAA schools

Competition has started this week in the fall season for teams in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

While football games come at the end of the week, other sports could begin as early as Monday.

The fall sports are boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ golf, girls’ tennis, volleyball and boys’ soccer.

By Bob Sutton