16th Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship

Round One Results

Round one results of the 2020 16th Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship at the River Landing Course in Wallace, N.C. on July 20, 2020. (7,149 yards, par 36-36--72)

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Garrett Risner of Holly Springs, N.C. seized the lead for Round One of the 16th Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship with a strong 6-under-par, 66. Risner, the No. 8 ranked player in the N.C. Junior Boys’ Rankings, certainly proved his game with a day of consistent tee shots, and precise putting. Risner had seven birdies in his round, including three in a row on Nos. 10-12.

“I’m pretty happy with how I played. I played like I usually do, I just made a few more putts and it just felt good,” Risner said.

The rising Elon University freshman said that his putting was the key to his round today.

“My putter was definitely working for me, and I just tried to hit my irons close which helped because it gave me lots of opportunities,” Risner said.

Despite the 95 degree heat index, Risner pushed through and continued to play smart, consistent golf.

“Going into tomorrow I’m just going to continue to play well and play smart,” Risner said.

Risner leads Matias La Grutta, of Cary, N.C. by three shots. La Grutta, the 57th ranked player in the country noted that despite the heat, he just tried to keep making pars. “Tomorrow I will just be aggressive and make the most of every shot out there,” La Grutta said.

One shot behind La Grutta with a score of 3-under-par, 69, Matthew Richardson of Ayden, N.C. and Jake Clayton of Burlington, N.C. are still in the hunt for the championship.

Richardson explained that his iron and wedge game were decent, but all his birdies came from putts that were outside of 10 feet.

Richardson’s stand out hole of the day was No. 11 where his momentum for the back nine picked up. Richardson hit an iron shot to 15 feet and sank the putt for birdie. He then proceeded to birdie holes Nos. 12, 13 and 14.

“All over I just had a solid round,” Richardson said. “I’ll just focus on my game tomorrow and not worry about anyone else.”

16th Dogwood State Junior Boys’ Championship

River Landing (Landing Course)

First Round Results

Pos.

Player

City, State

Total

R1

1

Garrett Risner

Holly Springs, NC, 2020

-6

66

2

Matias La Grutta

Cary, NC, 2020

-4

68

T3

Matthew Richardson

Ayden, NC, 2022

-3

69

T3

Jake Clayton

Burlington, NC, 2022

-3

69

T5

Kareem Elkassem

Raleigh, NC, 2023

-2

70

T5

Ben Jordan

Greensboro, NC, 2022

-2

70

T5

Garrett Hauk

Burlington, NC, 2021

-2

70

T8

Carter Busse

Davidson, NC, 2021

-1

71

T8

Ben Peters

Winston-Salem, NC, 2021

-1

71

T8

Josh Buxbaum

Wake Forest, NC, 2021

-1

71

T8

Andrew Plate

Greensboro, NC, 2021

-1

71

T12

Jake Clodfelter

Trinity, NC, 2020

E

72

T12

Jennings Glenn

Raleigh, NC, 2021

E

72

T12

Collin Welborn

Waxhaw, NC, 2021

E

72

T12

Owen Kose

Holly Springs, NC, 2022

E

72

T12

Columb Knight

Raleigh, NC, 2020

E

72

T12

Kyle Kushnir

Raleigh, NC, 2021

E

72

T18

Gray Mitchum

Winterville, NC, 2022

+1

73

T18

Tyler DeChellis

Clayton, NC, 2021

+1

73

T18

Blake Brantley

Winston Salem, NC, 2020

+1

73

T18

Jack Boyer

Greensboro, NC, 2022

+1

73

T18

Walker Isley

Oak Island, NC, 2020

+1

73

T18

Branden Boyce

Spring Lake, NC, 2022

+1

73

T18

Drew Van Dyke

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+1

73

T18

Caden Baker

Mebane, NC, 2021

+1

73

T18

Mack Edwards

Charlotte, NC, 2025

+1

73

T18

Langdon Aronson

Raleigh, NC, 2020

+1

73

T18

Keenan Royalty

Raleigh, NC, 2023

+1

73

T29

John Logan

Wilmington, NC, 2023

+2

74

T29

Davis Adams

Raleigh, NC, 2022

+2

74

T29

Andrew Graham

Asheville, NC, 2021

+2

74

T29

Casey Osiecki

New Bern, NC, 2020

+2

74

T29

Samuel Mace

Connelly Springs, NC, 2022

+2

74

T29

Parker Truesdale

Canton, NC, 2020

+2

74

T29

Todd Moyer

Cornelius, NC, 2021

+2

74

T29

Sam Davidson

Asheboro, NC, 2020

+2

74

T29

Parker Cumbea

Fuquay Varina, NC, 2021

+2

74

T29

Nick Norman

Gastonia, NC, 2022

+2

74

T29

Nick Rubino

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+2

74

T29

Alan Van Asch

Raleigh, NC, 2022

+2

74

T29

Davis DeLille

High Point, NC, 2022

+2

74

T29

Daniel Boone

Fuquay Varina, NC, 2023

+2

74

T29

Jack Dannemann

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+2

74

T44

Mitchell Tanis

Pineville, NC, 2020

+3

75

T44

Kyle Haas

Winston Salem, NC, 2023

+3

75

T44

Lexton Ford

Lenoir, NC, 2021

+3

75

T44

Brodie Perry

Trinity, NC, 2021

+3

75

T44

Tate Smith

Gastonia, NC, 2022

+3

75

T44

Grady Newton

Wallburg, NC, 2020

+3

75

T44

Max Jacobson

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+3

75

T51

Collin Adams

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+4

76

T51

Benjamin Bailey

Huntersville, NC, 2022

+4

76

T51

Jace Butcher

Wake Forest, NC, 2023

+4

76

T51

Matteo Blanchfield

Mooresville, NC, 2023

+4

76

T51

Landon Barnes

Pilot Mountain, NC, 2020

+4

76

T51

AJ Shaffer

Horse Shoe, NC, 2020

+4

76

T51

Hampton Roberts

Cary, NC, 2023

+4

76

T51

Garrison Welborn

Waxhaw, NC, 2025

+4

76

T51

Ayush Bodhale

Huntersville, NC, 2021

+4

76

T51

Andrew Gallagher

Grimesland, NC, 2021

+4

76

T51

Josh Newman

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+4

76

T51

Pearse Lucas

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+4

76

T51

Adam Hathaway

Greenville, NC, 2020

+4

76

T51

Tyler Jones

Jacksonville, NC, 2023

+4

76

T51

Holland Giles

Pinehurst, NC, 2023

+4

76

T66

Calvin Hawkins

Lexington, NC, 2022

+5

77

T66

Clayson Good

Durham, NC, 2020

+5

77

T66

Timmy Gannon

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+5

77

T66

Daniel Adkins

Holly Springs, NC, 2021

+5

77

T66

Turner Edwards

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+5

77

T66

Ethan Paschal

Fayetteville, NC, 2024

+5

77

T66

Ryan Jahr

Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022

+5

77

T66

Spencer Turtz

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+5

77

T66

Ryan Macri

Wake Forest, NC, 2021

+5

77

T66

Lukas Pokrzywinski

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+5

77

T66

Cole Rouse

Kernersville, NC, 2024

+5

77

T77

William Webb

Raleigh, NC, 2024

+6

78

T77

Bryan Fang

Raleigh, NC, 2023

+6

78

T77

Jake Herring

Wilson, NC, 2021

+6

78

T77

James Carlin

Raleigh, NC, 2020

+6

78

T77

John Fahey

Charlotte, NC, 2020

+6

78

T77

Zachary Liu

Clemmons, NC, 2022

+6

78

T83

WIlson Thrift

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+7

79

T83

Michael La Sasso

Raleigh, NC, 2022

+7

79

T83

William Cooper

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+7

79

T83

Bradley Davis, Jr.

Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022

+7

79

T83

William Grasty

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+7

79

T83

Logan Jarrett

Concord, NC, 2020

+7

79

T83

Sean Finan

Winston Salem, NC, 2022

+7

79

T90

James Rico

Cary, NC, 2022

+8

80

T90

Quinlan Polin

Cary, NC, 2023

+8

80

T90

Will Spicer

Kings Mountain, NC, 2024

+8

80

T90

Kenny Walter

Concord, NC, 2021

+8

80

T90

Cayden Bryner

Winston-Salem, NC, 2022

+8

80

T90

Ford Morrow

Winston Salem, NC, 2022

+8

80

T90

Luke Mosley

Greenville, NC, 2024

+8

80

T90

Evan Mendyk

Summerfield, NC, 2021

+8

80

T90

Ryder Massey

Wake Forest, NC, 2021

+8

80

T90

Blake Hess

Greenville, NC, 2021

+8

80

T90

Cole Wright

Wake Forest, NC, 2022

+8

80

T101

Minor Hinson

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+9

81

T101

Maddox Whittington

Lenoir, NC, 2022

+9

81

T101

Justin Nagy

Apex, NC, 2021

+9

81

T101

Aiden McCall

Mooresville, NC, 2023

+9

81

T101

Thomas Horne

Fayetteville, NC, 2024

+9

81

T106

Jackson Bode

Pinehurst, NC, 2022

+10

82

T106

Brandon Spinks

Huntersville, NC, 2021

+10

82

T106

Aidan Browning

Charlotte, NC, 2022

+10

82

T106

Will Conway

Weddington, NC, 2021

+10

82

T106

Luke Nelson

Raleigh, NC, 2020

+10

82

T106

Davis Sayman

Charlotte, NC, 2023

+10

82

T106

Chris Hoefling

Charlotte, NC, 2021

+10

82

T106

Hank Robins

Salisbury, NC, 2020

+10

82

T106

Andrew Haarlow

Greensboro, NC, 2021

+10

82

T106

Ethan Wooten

High Point, NC, 2023

+10

82

T116

Jake Conklin

Cary, NC, 2022

+11

83

T116

Ian Podziewski

Waxhaw, NC, 2022

+11

83

T116

Will Dalton

Cornelius, NC, 2022

+11

83

T116

Landon Hawley

Charlotte, NC, 2023

+11

83

T120

Colin Dutton

Foxfire, NC, 2021

+12

84

T120

Henry Pate

Pinehurst, NC, 2022

+12

84

122

Cooper Burris

Kannapolis, NC, 2024

+13

85

123

Chase Cheatham

Lincolnton, NC, 2021

+19

91

124

Carson Etters

Kure Beach, NC, 2025

+27

99

WD

Frank Gilliam

Raleigh, NC, 2020

-

WD

WD

Eli Denton

Belmont, NC, 2020

-

WD

WD

Zach Murrow

Gastonia, NC, 2020

-

WD

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