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Charlotte brothers-in-law compete at U.S. Mid-Amateur

Stewart Hagestad (above) and Bradford Tilley each posted rounds of 67 at Charlotte Country Club on Saturday to take the first-round lead of stroke play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Stewart Hagestad (above) and Bradford Tilley each posted rounds of 67 at Charlotte Country Club on Saturday to take the first-round lead of stroke play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur. USGA/Chris Keane

Together in June, brothers-in-law Brett Boner and Stephen Woodard won the Anderson Memorial Four-Ball, one of the most prestigious titles in amateur golf, at storied Winged Foot Country Club in New York.

Separately, they are competing in the U.S. Mid-Amateur, the next step up for mid-amateurs 25 and older. Boner and Woodard, who both live in Charlotte, each shot even-par 71 at Charlotte Country Club on Saturday in the first round of stroke-play qualifying. They are four shots back of leaders Stewart Hagestad and Bradford Tilley, each of whom posted rounds of 67 at Charlotte Country Club.

“To have our names in the greatest grill room in golf, we’ll be there forever,” said Boner, the current Charlotte City Amateur champion. “We won against some of the best mid-ams in the country on an incredible golf course,” Woodard said.

Boner and Woodard are both in the top 16 after Saturday and will play today in the second round of stroke play at Carolina Golf Club, where they are both members.

“It’s a huge honor to play in (the U.S. Mid-Am),” said Boner. “It’s a home game but that doesn’t mean there is less pressure.”

Three who mattered

Hagestad: Hagestad, of Newport Beach, Calif., is the 2016 U.S. Mid-Am champion and posted his 67 in the morning wave. He will play at Carolina Golf Club on Sunday.

Tilley: Tilley, of Easton, Conn., shot his 4-under 67 with no bogeys around Charlotte Country Club.

Stephen Behr: Behr, who lives in Atlanta, is tied for fifth at 2-under 69 at Charlotte Country Club. He is a 2016 Clemson graduate and is playing in his first U.S. Mid-Am.

Observations

▪  Samuel Echikson, born in Paris and lives in Charlotte, shot 1-over 72 at Carolina GC. He played college golf at Davidson.

▪  Most of Saturday’s higher scores came from Carolina GC, which played at 6,998 yards and a par of 71 and played about a half-shot more difficult than Charlotte.

▪  Kyle Davies, of Sacramento, Calif., shot Saturday’s low round at Carolina GC, a 2-under 69.

Worth mentioning

▪  Scott Harvey of Greensboro, the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, shot 5-over 76 at Carolina GC as did reigning Mid-Am champion Matt Parziale, who is a firefighter from Brockton, Mass.

▪ Half the field of 264 players played at Charlotte Country Club Saturday and the other half at Carolina Golf Club. Each half will switch courses today.

▪  Stroke play qualifying concludes Sunday and the field will be cut to the low 64 for match play, which begins Monday. The 36-hole final is set for Thursday at Charlotte Country Club.

38th U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Results from Saturday's first round of stroke play at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship,

played at 7,382-yard, par-71 Charlotte Country Club and 6,937-yard, par-71 Carolina Golf Club.

CCC - Charlotte Country Club, CGC - Carolina Golf Club

Bradford Tilley, Easton, Conn. 34-33--67 CCC

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. 35-32--67 CCC

Jacob Koppenberg, Bellingham, Wash. 33-35--68 CCC

Rob Laird, Tulsa, Okla. 34-34--68 CCC

Kyle Davies, Iowa City, Iowa 37-32--69 CGC

Marc Dull, Winter Haven, Fla. 36-33--69 CCC

Miles McConnell, Tampa, Fla. 37-32--69 CCC

Stephen Behr, Florence, S.C. 37-32--69 CCC

Benjamin Hayes, Jacksonville, Fla. 38-32--70 CGC

Daniel Wittlinger, Truckee, Calif. 36-34--70 CCC

Darin Goldstein, New York, N.Y. 34-36--70 CCC

Kory Bowman, Springfield, Mo. 37-33--70 CCC

Scott Anderson, Columbus, Ohio 38-32--70 CGC

Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill. 32-38--70 CCC

Brett Boner, Charlotte, N.C. 35-36--71 CCC

Brett Tomfohrde, Chicago, Ill. 36-35--71 CCC

Claudio Consul, Germany 35-36--71 CCC

Grant Schroeder, Montgomery, Texas 36-35--71 CGC

Ian Bangor, Moon Township, Pa. 34-37--71 CGC

Jeff Koprivetz, San Diego, Calif. 35-36--71 CCC

Jeff Wilson, Fairfield, Calif. 36-35--71 CGC

Jordan Sease, Lexington, S.C. 36-35--71 CCC

Kevin O'Connell, Cary, N.C. 36-35--71 CGC

Kyle Downey, Rochester, N.Y. 35-36--71 CCC

Kyler Sauer, Valencia, Calif. 36-35--71 CCC

Paul McNamara III, Dallas, Texas 37-34--71 CGC

Scott Strickland, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 36-35--71 CCC

Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C. 34-37--71 CCC

Brett Viboch, Moraga, Calif. 37-35--72 CCC

Chris Schultz, Laporte, Ind. 39-33--72 CCC

Clark Brown, Navarre, Fla. 38-34--72 CGC

Daniel Macdonald, Ridgewood, N.J. 37-35--72 CGC

Daniel Young, Miami, Fla. 39-33--72 CGC

Danny Simmerman, San Antonio, Texas 35-37--72 CCC

David Jennings, Layton, Utah 37-35--72 CCC

Derek Busby, Ruston, La. 37-35--72 CGC

Frank Alafoginis, Arlington, Va. 38-34--72 CCC

James Scorse, Churchville, N.Y. 37-35--72 CGC

Jeffrey Osberg, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 37-35--72 CGC

Marc France, Plantation, Fla. 36-36--72 CCC

Mark Knecht, Paducah, Ky. 35-37--72 CGC

Philip Arouca, Lake Forest , Ill. 36-36--72 CGC

Rob Garland, Nashville, Tenn. 35-37--72 CGC

Ryan Eibner, Dallas, Texas 38-34--72 CCC

Samuel Echikson, Belgium 36-36--72 CGC

Andy Kampen, Lakeway, Texas 37-36--73 CGC

Benjamin Shields, Towson, Md. 36-37--73 CGC

Chad Wilfong, Charlotte, N.C. 37-36--73 CCC

Chris Polski, Eugene, Ore. 37-36--73 CGC

Christopher Thayer, Golden, Colo. 39-34--73 CGC

Dan Sullivan, Pasadena, Calif. 38-35--73 CGC

Finley Ewing IV, Dallas, Texas 36-37--73 CGC

Jerry Richardson Jr., Cary, N.C. 37-36--73 CCC

Josh Clay, North Canton, Ohio 34-39--73 CGC

Mark Harrell, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37-36--73 CGC

Matthew Mattare, Jersey City, N.J. 36-37--73 CCC

Michael Martin, Scottsdale, Ariz. 38-35--73 CGC

Nick Reardon, Columbus, Ohio 35-38--73 CCC

Patrick Hawkins, Suffolk, Va. 38-35--73 CCC

Robbie Wight, West Palm Beach, Fla. 38-35--73 CCC

Thomas Todd III, Laurens, S.C. 39-34--73 CCC

Timothy Hamm, Austin, Texas 38-35--73 CGC

Aaron Siekmann, Powell, Ohio 38-36--74 CCC

Alex Zeoli, Royal Oak, Mich. 38-36--74 CCC

Benjamin Day, North Haven, Conn. 39-35--74 CGC

Bradley Wohlers, Vadnais Heights, Minn. 40-34--74 CGC

Broc Haymon, Pearland, Texas 36-38--74 CCC

Chris Lange Jr., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 37-37--74 CGC

Chris Stutts, Palm Beach, Fla. 36-38--74 CGC

Chris Watters, San Diego, Calif. 37-37--74 CGC

Danny Evelyn, Charlotte, N.C. 39-35--74 CGC

David Bolen, Lubbock, Texas 35-39--74 CGC

David Denham, Athens, Ga. 37-37--74 CCC

David Lebowitz, Santa Monica, Calif. 37-37--74 CCC

Don Carpenter, Athens, Ga. 38-36--74 CGC

Grant Milling, Bloomington, Ill. 41-33--74 CCC

Harold Baldwin, Loganville, Ga. 35-39--74 CCC

Jake Erickson, Springfield, Ill. 37-37--74 CCC

Joseph Benedetti, Playa Vista, Calif. 36-38--74 CCC

Justin Young, Salem, Va. 37-37--74 CGC

Kenneth Hudson, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 37-37--74 CCC

Matt Sughrue, Arlington, Va. 37-37--74 CGC

Matthew Ritchie, Mobile, Ala. 39-35--74 CCC

Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo. 38-36--74 CGC

Michael Pearson, Atlanta, Ga. 37-37--74 CCC

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. 38-36--74 CCC

Rusty Mosley, Vidalia, Ga. 38-36--74 CGC

Stefan Brewer, Charlotte, N.C. 38-36--74 CGC

Tad Tomblin, Hamlin, W.Va. 40-34--74 CCC

Tony Hejna, Cleveland, Ohio 37-37--74 CCC

Adam Walicki, Phoenix, Ariz. 37-38--75 CGC

Andres Schonbaum, Argentina 40-35--75 CGC

Andrew Sajevic, Omaha, Neb. 38-37--75 CCC

Brad Beeson, Dallas, Texas 39-36--75 CGC

Brett Young, Bethel Park, Pa. 37-38--75 CCC

Chris Kamin, Phoenix, Ariz. 38-37--75 CCC

Cole Isban, Charlotte, N.C. 40-35--75 CGC

Daniel Debra, Lutz, Fla. 34-41--75 CCC

David Spitz, Weymouth, Mass. 36-39--75 CCC

Edward Fryatt, England 37-38--75 CGC

George Boudria, New York, N.Y. 39-36--75 CGC

Gerod Black, Edmond, Okla. 36-39--75 CGC

Jamie Miller, Silver Creek, N.Y. 38-37--75 CCC

Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich. 35-40--75 CCC

Joseph Ryon, Carlsbad, Calif. 39-36--75 CCC

Kenny Ebalo, Las Vegas, Nev. 37-38--75 CCC

Matt Cohn, San Francisco, Calif. 37-38--75 CGC

Matt Evelyn, Denver, Colo. 37-38--75 CGC

Mike Hearne, Wales 37-38--75 CGC

Ryan Kohler, Chesterfield, N.H. 37-38--75 CGC

Ryan Sloane, Campbell, Calif. 35-40--75 CCC

Scott Loving, Conroe, Texas 38-37--75 CCC

Sean O'Donnell, Glendale, Ariz. 40-35--75 CGC

Tony Albano Jr., Park Ridge, Ill. 37-38--75 CGC

Warren Smith, Lakeway, Texas 40-35--75 CGC

Ben Warnquist, Olney, Md. 40-36--76 CGC

Brian Bassett, Charlottesville, Va. 37-39--76 CGC

Bryan Hoops, Chandler, Ariz. 38-38--76 CCC

Chuck Nettles, McMurray, Pa. 38-38--76 CGC

Curtis Skinner, Lake Bluff, Ill. 37-39--76 CGC

Dave Ryan, Taylorville, Ill. 39-37--76 CGC

Douglas Dupont, Monroe, La. 39-37--76 CGC

Harvin Groft, Dover, N.H. 42-34--76 CCC

Herbie Aikens, Kingston, Mass. 38-38--76 CCC

Ian Dahl, Carmel, Calif. 37-39--76 CCC

J.D. Anderson, Johnston, Iowa 36-40--76 CGC

J.R. Warthen, Pismo Beach, Calif. 37-39--76 CCC

Jay Reynolds, Austin, Texas 39-37--76 CCC

Jim Gifford, Clifton Park, N.Y. 41-35--76 CCC

Jim Lemon, Madison, Wis. 37-39--76 CCC

Joshua Rhodes, Paducah, Ky. 35-41--76 CGC

Kenneth Cook, Noblesville, Ind. 37-39--76 CGC

Matt Parziale, Brockton, Mass. 39-37--76 CGC

Michael McCoy, Des Moines, Iowa 39-37--76 CCC

Michael Piccillo, Buffalo, N.Y. 40-36--76 CCC

Nicholas Morreale, Buffalo, N.Y. 40-36--76 CGC

Patrick Griffin, Unionville, Conn. 40-36--76 CCC

Peter Farner, Commerce Twp, Mich. 37-39--76 CGC

Ryan Abbate, Weston, Fla. 38-38--76 CCC

Scott Abbott, Dallas, Texas 37-39--76 CGC

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. 39-37--76 CGC

Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C. 38-38--76 CGC

Steven Zychowski, Mendham, N.J. 41-35--76 CCC

Stuart Wallace, Houston, Texas 37-39--76 CGC

Tevis Upton, Acworth, Ga. 38-38--76 CCC

Travis Milleman, Portland, Ore. 38-38--76 CCC

Zac Lewis, Fuquay Varina, N.C. 38-38--76 CCC

Buck Brittain, Tazewell, Va. 40-37--77 CGC

Buddy Allen, Pevely, Mo. 37-40--77 CGC

Carl Santos-Ocampo, Naples, Fla. 40-37--77 CGC

Casey Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn. 41-36--77 CCC

Charles Winegardner, Annapolis, Md. 38-39--77 CGC

Chris Okeson, Lyndhurst, Ohio 41-36--77 CGC

Chris Rendler, Costa Mesa, Calif. 38-39--77 CGC

Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif. 39-38--77 CCC

Damon Krause, Los Angeles, Calif. 38-39--77 CGC

Damon Postal, Charlotte, N.C. 40-37--77 CGC

Daniel Hurley, Washington, D.C. 38-39--77 CGC

Denny Job, Murray, Utah 38-39--77 CCC

Derek Meinhart, Mattoon, Ill. 39-38--77 CCC

Devaughn Robinson, Bahamas 41-36--77 CGC

Garrett Jones, Madison, Wis. 38-39--77 CCC

Glen Boggini, Tolland, Conn. 38-39--77 CCC

Jason Zubatkin, New Rochelle, N.Y. 38-39--77 CCC

Jordan Burke, Needham, Mass. 38-39--77 CCC

Joshua Irving, Dallas, Texas 41-36--77 CGC

Kyle Bearden, Barnwell, S.C. 37-40--77 CCC

Kyle Hopkins, Santa Rosa, Calif. 41-36--77 CCC

Lewis Simon, Torrance, Calif. 39-38--77 CGC

Mark Cusic, Leonardtown, Md. 41-36--77 CGC

Nick Biesecker, Staunton, Va. 41-36--77 CGC

Ryan Brimley, Sandy, Utah 41-36--77 CGC

Scotland Schmidt, San Diego, Calif. 38-39--77 CGC

Sean Rowen, Greenwood, Ind. 41-36--77 CCC

Spencer Christian, Wichita, Kan. 36-41--77 CCC

Steven Carter, St. Augustine, Fla. 39-38--77 CCC

Tyler Crawford, Indio, Calif. 39-38--77 CGC

Tyler Fields, Lexington, Ky. 42-35--77 CGC

Wil Clowdus, Montgomery, Ala. 38-39--77 CCC

Brad Nurski, St. Joseph, Mo. 42-36--78 CCC

Brian Jones, Chico, Calif. 39-39--78 CGC

Bryan Conway, Frankfort, Ky. 39-39--78 CGC

Cates Culpepper, Columbus, Ga. 38-40--78 CCC

Christopher Henderson, Jacksonville, Fla. 39-39--78 CGC

Clinton Shepard, Maurice, La. 36-42--78 CCC

David Noll Jr., Dalton, Ga. 39-39--78 CGC

Ian Albrecht, Sonoma, Calif. 42-36--78 CCC

Joe Palmer, West Des Moines, Iowa 39-39--78 CCC

Joel Myrick, Hattiesburg, Miss. 41-37--78 CGC

Keith Blythe, Decatur, Ind. 41-37--78 CGC

Keith Guest, Athens, Ga. 39-39--78 CCC

Matthew Fields, New York, N.Y. 39-39--78 CCC

Michael Johansen, Vancouver, Wash. 42-36--78 CCC

Sam Bernstein, New York, N.Y. 38-40--78 CGC

Sam O'Dell, Hurricane, W.Va. 40-38--78 CCC

Sammy Schmitz, Farmington, Minn. 41-37--78 CCC

Scott Shingler, Haymarket, Va. 39-39--78 CGC

Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. 39-39--78 CGC

Steve Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn. 40-38--78 CCC

Anthony Conn, Raleigh, N.C. 41-38--79 CGC

Brian Van De Motter, Chicago, Ill. 41-38--79 CCC

Chip Brooke, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 43-36--79 CCC

Clay Holland, Greensboro, N.C. 39-40--79 CCC

Danny Amundson, Sioux Falls, S.D. 43-36--79 CGC

Eric Peel, Omaha, Neb. 40-39--79 CCC

Jed Rammell, Idaho Falls, Idaho 40-39--79 CGC

Jon Veneziano, Mount Dora, Fla. 41-38--79 CGC

Kevin Moore, Athens, Ga. 40-39--79 CGC

Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La. 40-39--79 CGC

Peter Ianello, Scottsdale, Ariz. 40-39--79 CCC

Thomas Lee, Alpine, N.J. 40-39--79 CGC

Vance Embry, Dalton, Ga. 40-39--79 CCC

Aaron Crewse, Akron, Ohio 39-41--80 CCC

Aaron Friedman, Scottsdale, Ariz. 41-39--80 CCC

Andrew Lord, Mount Kisco, N.Y. 41-39--80 CGC

Andrew Pranger, St. Louis, Mo. 40-40--80 CCC

Craig Steinberg, Agoura Hills, Calif. 43-37--80 CGC

Daniel Walker, University Park, Md. 40-40--80 CCC

Jerred Barley, Tecumseh, Mich. 39-41--80 CGC

Keith Earle, El Centro, Calif. 41-39--80 CCC

Kevin Quinn, Needham, Mass. 41-39--80 CCC

Luke Waggoner, Chicago, Ill. 40-40--80 CCC

Mark Strickland, Everett, Wash. 40-40--80 CGC

Nicholas Loar, Rockwall, Texas 37-43--80 CGC

Reid Hatley, Hayden Lake, Idaho 41-39--80 CGC

Sam Migdal, Ballwin, Mo. 41-39--80 CGC

Vincent Stong, Potrero, Calif. 41-39--80 CCC

David Watts, Cleveland, Tenn. 40-41--81 CCC

Eric Crone, Dover, Ohio 40-41--81 CGC

Fred Gahl, Raleigh, N.C. 40-41--81 CGC

Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, Iowa 42-39--81 CCC

Gregg Angelillo, Basking Ridge, N.J. 42-39--81 CGC

John Estes, Abilene, Texas 40-41--81 CCC

Matthew Broome, Jupiter, Fla. 38-43--81 CGC

Michael Kennedy, Milford, Conn. 38-43--81 CGC

Nate Dunn, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 41-40--81 CGC

Nick Cassini, Roswell, Ga. 40-41--81 CGC

Shane Sigsbee, Las Vegas, Nev. 41-40--81 CGC

Shankar Natarajan, Phoenix, Ariz. 42-39--81 CGC

Tim Moore, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 39-42--81 CCC

Jacob Rohde, Everett, Wash. 43-39--82 CCC

Joe Alfieri, Lutz, Fla. 42-40--82 CGC

Josh Nichols, Apex, N.C. 41-41--82 CGC

Kevin Bodlovich, San Pedro, Calif. 43-39--82 CGC

Nick Lumsden, Escondido, Calif. 43-39--82 CCC

Steve Wilson, Ocean Springs, Miss. 40-42--82 CCC

Tyler McDannold, Canada 41-41--82 CCC

Ben Finley, Plantation, Fla. 42-41--83 CGC

Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C. 46-37--83 CGC

Eric Pattenaude, Canada 43-40--83 CCC

John Jennison, San Francisco, Calif. 39-44--83 CCC

Robert Davidge, Columbus, Ohio 44-39--83 CCC

Brian Dorfman, Denver, Colo. 43-41--84 CGC

Bryce Hanstad, St. Louis Park, Minn. 42-42--84 CGC

Jake Colley, Raleigh, N.C. 39-45--84 CCC

Joseph Alvarez, North Berwick, Maine 40-44--84 CCC

Matthew Avril, Vero Beach, Fla. 42-42--84 CCC

Patrick Knott, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 44-40--84 CCC

Taylor Klopp, Portland, Ore. 44-40--84 CCC

Randal Lewis, Alma, Mich. 42-43--85 CGC

Tanner Higham, Riverton, Utah 46-39--85 CGC

Anthony Fowler, Chicago, Ill. 43-44--87 CCC

Barry Dyche, Charlotte, N.C. 41-47--88 CGC

Mathew Murray, Bolivar, Mo. 39-49--88 CGC

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