September 10, 2013 

Jackson tops among local golfers in Mid-Am

Three Chapel Hill golfers finished in the top 20 of Carolinas Golf Associations North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship last weekend in Wilmington.

Jonathan Jackson of Chapel Hill was the leader for 36 holes at Porter’s Neck Country Club, but saw three other golfers break par on the last day; he carded a final round even par 72 to finish in fourth place with a 212 total.

Chapel Hill’s Russ Adams fired a 2-under-par 70 for the last round and ended up at even par 216 for the three-day tournament, earning a share of ninth place. Brad Clark was five strokes in back of that, good enough for a piece of 20th.

Jeff Allen of Jacksonville won the Mid-Am, getting a birdie on the second playoff hole, with Scott Harvey of Greensboro and Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington.

The top-30 finishers are exempt for the 2014 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship that will take place on Sept. 19-21 at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham.

Lille leads Seahawks into season

Former Chapel Hill High standout Margaret Lille, now a senior at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is considered the Seahawks’ team leader as they head into the season’s meets.

Lillie earned team MVP honors last year after being the first Seahawk to cross the finish line in the last five meets of the season and scoring in all eight races. Lillie collected four top 25 finishes, including finishing 15th at the Goucher Classic.

St. Mary’s women recorded their highest-ever finish at the 2012 CAC championship meet as the Seahawks placed fourth.

Tigers take down Hickory

Chapel Hill improved to 5-1-1 in soccer last Friday with a 4-1 win against Hickory in a match played at Wake Med Soccer Park.

Jacob Owens scored Chapel Hill’s first and last goal, both unassisted. Chandler Weedon made it a 2-0 CHHS lead in the 26th minute, getting an assist from Ben Fisher. Nate Hebert scored unassisted just 3 minutes into the second half to make it 3-0.

Hickory fell to 3-3-2 on the season.

Chapel Hill out-shot Hickory 24-4, giving Tiger goal Hugh Kelly limited chances for saves. He had one, while Hickory keeper Will Arditti had 11 saves.

In other games last week, Carrboro (2-3-1) fell below .500 with a 3-0 loss to Swansboro 5-1-1. The Jaguars play Thursday at Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill, which played Northwood on Monday, has a big one coming up Wednesday at Cardinal Gibbons. The winner of that one will be the leader in the Big-8 Conference race.

East Chapel Hill (2-2-1), which played Carrboro on Monday, has a week off before a non-conference game with Pinecrest.

W.E. Warnock, Chapel Hill News

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