Asheboro’s Davidson takes second in N.C. Amateur

JEFFERSON – Asheboro golfer Sam Davidson has made a habit of runner-up finishes.

Davidson tied for second place in the North Carolina Amateur, a four-round event that ended Sunday.

The winner was UNC Wilmington golfer Walker Isley of Oak Island. Isley shot a 3-under-par 281 at Jefferson Landing.

Davidson, a rising senior at Guilford College, and Winston-Salem’s Davis Womble, a former college golfer for Wake Forest, finished at 1-under.

Davidson was also the runner-up in the Asheboro City Amateur earlier this month.

In the N.C. Amateur, Davidson shot rounds of 68, 72, 74, and 69. The final-round score was the best of the day Sunday.

Isley’s 64 in the first round gave him a four-shot edge on Davidson.

Yet Davidson entered the final round tied for fifth place before rallying to improve his position. He passed Connelly Springs’ Samuel Mace, who was tied with Isley to begin Sunday’s round.

Jake Clodfelter of Trinity missed the cut after rounds of 82 and 73.

By Randolph Record