Tereshko Wins North Carolina Amateur Championship. Post Nine 1-2 In Missouri
Madison American Legion Post 9 Baseball played at the Ron Bone-Ray Abernathy Invitational in Festus, Missouri over the weekend.
FRIDAY: Madison lost to Belleville (Ill.) Post 58- 9-0
SATURDAY: Madison defeated Jackson (MO) Post 158- 8-6
Madison lost to Saint Genevieve (Mo.) Post 150- 2-1
SUNDAY: Games canceled due to weather
Madison’s Justin Tereshko won the 57th North Carolina Amateur Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson, NC. Justin, now the head golf coach at Guilford College in North Carolina, entered the final round of the North Carolina Amateur ahead by two but a late eagle from eventual winner Carter Jenkins did him in. Last year the defeat wasn’t as gut wrenching but again it was another runner-up finish. However, on Sunday at River Run Tereshko, the head coach of Guilford College golf team, was able to make his three-stroke lead at the beginning of the day hold up for a victory. “I would now say the monkey is off my back,” the 27-year-old Tereshko said. “It feels really good.” A quartet of players did pull within two-strokes on the second nine of the final round but Tereshko, who finished 5-under for the tournament would not be denied. Tereshko established himself early on Sunday with birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 to reach 8-under and despite some wobbles with bogeys on the 7th, 8th, 11th and 17th holes he was able to hold steady enough. Following his final bogey Tereshko finished his run to the title with a birdie for the fourth straight day on the closing hole. “There are great amateur names [on the trophy] like Bill Harvey and Paul Simson … Dirk Fennie, my buddy, and William McGirt. So it’s pretty cool that Justin Tereshko will be on there too.”