Second round results of the 105th Carolinas Amateur Championship at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday, July 12, 2019

Reigning Carolinas Amateur champion, Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, N.C. is in prime position to defend the title. Martin fired a 5-under-par, 67 in round two to take a two-shot lead heading into the weekend.

“I feel just as confident as my game was last year,” said Martin. “I haven’t played this course as much as Country Club of North Carolina but enjoyed playing it. It’s a good challenge. You’ve got to execute shots and I’ve done that.”

Martin made a birdie on his first hole but failed to really get things going on his opening nine. He made two birdies and two bogeys to turn with an even-par, 36. A birdie on No. 1, his 10th hole of the round was the first of six birdies on his closing nine holes.

His final birdie of the round came on the par-5, eighth hole after hitting a wayward drive that was almost out of play. Martin had hit a provisional in case his original drive was lost but he was able find his ball, punch out to the fairway and get up and down for a birdie, four.

“It felt good to get a birdie after a bad drive but It’s still early in the tournament,” said Martin. “I don’t feel like leading or being a few back makes a huge difference at this point. Giving yourself a chance going into the final round is really what you’re looking for. I’ve done a good job of that so far.”

Peter Fountain of Raleigh, N.C. already has one CGA Championship title under his belt this summer and is within reach of a second. Fountain got off to a slow start, but was able to rally on his second nine to finish with a round of 4-under-par, 68 to pull within two shots of Martin. Fountain won the 52nd N.C. Junior Boys’ Championship just down the road at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in June.

“I’m feeling really similar to how I played at the (North Carolina Junior Championship),” said Fountain. “I’m playing with a ton of confidence especially with how I finished today. I’m hitting it well and started putting well in the end so I feel like my game is in a similar spot and hopefully can carry that momentum into tomorrow.”

Luke Hackworth of Charlotte, N.C. will complete Saturday’s final pairing. Luke fired a one-under-par, 71 in round two and now sits at 5-under-par for the championship.

While it wasn’t the lowest score of the day, the round of the day goes to Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. Simson is a two-time winner of the Carolinas Amateur Championship and the winningest player in CGA history. He was able to shoot his age in round two with a four-under-par, 68. Simson is even par for the championship.

105th Carolinas Amateur Championship
Governors Club | Chapel Hill, N.C.
Second Round Results

Pos.PlayerCity, StateTo ParR1R2Total
1Joshua MartinPinehurst, NC-86967136
2Peter FountainRaleigh, NC-67068138
3Luke HackworthCharlotte, NC-56871139
4Jack ParrottColumbia, SC-46872140
5Will StewartCharlotte, NC-37071141
6Jamie WilsonMount Pleasant, SC-26874142
T7Davis WombleWinston-Salem, NC-16875143
T7Raymond WootenClemson, SC-17172143
T7Walker JonesSumter, SC-17271143
T7Jake  CarterAiken, SC-16974143
T11Paul SimsonRaleigh, NCE7668144
T11Scott LincicomePinehurst, NCE7173144
T11Matthew CrenshawBurlington, NCE7668144
T11Michael ChildressSalisbury, NCE7173144
T11Garrett RisnerHolly Springs, NCE7074144
T11Ben WoodruffHuntersville, NCE6678144
T17Jonathan JacksonSiler City, NC+17867145
T17Daniel NeveuPinehurst, NC+16976145
T17Joe JaspersHuntersville, NC+17273145
T17Sherrill BrittWest End, NC+17075145
T17Harry ReynoldsGreenville, SC+17273145
T17Robert LutomskiSimpsonville, SC+17669145
T23Pierce RobinsonKings Mountain, NC+27571146
T23Zach BishopTravelers Rest, SC+27175146
T23Brandon ReeceRolesville, NC+27175146
T23Bobby FewLugoff, SC+27175146
T23Sam EchiksonCharlotte, NC+27472146
T23Ike JoyDenver, NC+27472146
T23Jordan SeaseLexington, SC+27670146
T30Timothy DriverHolly Springs, NC+37671147
T30Austin BonfiglioHolly Springs, NC+37473147
T30Avery PriceGastonia, NC+37572147
T30Christian ParkCharlotte, NC+36978147
T30Brett McLambCoats, NC+37275147
T30Chris AkersAsheville, NC+37770147
T30James LightseyIndian Land, SC+37572147
T37Blake TaylorAtkinson, NC+47573148
T37Henry AugensteinColumbia, SC+47672148
T37Spencer OxendineFayetteville, NC+47573148
T37Brian LangleyBluffton, SC+47771148
T37Carson OwnbeyCanton, NC+47969148
T37Thomas Todd IIILaurens, SC+47771148
T43Nick WillisCowpens, SC+57475149
T43Patrick StephensonFour Oaks, NC+57574149

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