GREENSBORO, N.C. - Former Sumter High School golfer Scott Glaze is just four shots off the lead after shooting 4 under par 67 in the first round of the 94th Carolinas Open at Starmount Forest Country Club.
Glaze, who now lives in Johns Island, is …
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Glaze, who now lives in Johns Island, is in a 5-way tie for seventh along with Nate Eaton of Raleigh, North Carolina, Robert Hoadley of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Viraj Garewal of Raleigh and Justin Ammons of Asheboro, North Carolina.
Stephen Carroll of Concord, North Carolina, and Jerry Haas of Winston-Salem, North Carolina are tied for with 8 under 63s. Gray Matthews of Raleigh is third with a 65, while Brett McLamb of Coats, North Carolna, Tommy Gibson of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Chris Kim of Cary, North Carolina, are tied for fourth after shooting 66s.
Openings left in Churches Challenge
A few openings reman for the afternoon sessions of the 19th annual Churches Challenge Golf Tournament and Praise Rally on Aug. 24-25.
The praise rally will be held at Alice Drive Baptist Church, while the tournament will be held at Sunset Country Club.
On Friday, Aug. 24, the players, their families and event sponsors will gather for fellowship, devotion, praise music and food at 5:30 p.m. at Alice Drive Baptist Church located at 1305 Loring Mill Road. A barbecue dinner with all the trimmings will be catered by Shoney's.
On Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sunset, there will be a morning flight and an afternoon flight for the golfers. Sign in for the for the morning flight is 7 a.m. with play set to begin at approximately 8 a.m. The afternoon flight will begin sign in at 11 a.m. and is scheduled for a 1 p.m. tee time.
The cost is $45 per golfer and includes the praise dinner on Friday as well as lunch and beverages on Saturday.
The tournament is known for its prizes with none greater than the $51,000 prize if someone sinks a hole-in-one on the 18th hole. Should someone ace the hole, his or her church will receive a check for $50,000 and the player will receive $1,000.
The Sumter CGA Chapter has returned more than $100,000 to the community through awards to the churches, charities and expense purchases from local businesses. Some of the different charities to have benefited are United Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fireside Fund and different children's homes and youth programs.
The CGA encourages female golfers and young golfers to participate in the event as well.
Registration forms can be mailed to CGA, 1285 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive, Sumter, SC 29153 or can be brought to the office at Dillon Park, next to Crystal Lakes Golf Course.
For more information, call (803) 773-2171 or (803) 983-3457.
Sumter Touchdown Club seeking members, sponsors
The Sumter Touchdown Club presented by FTC is looking for new members and sponsors for the start of its 29th season, which is set for Friday, Aug. 31.
Membership is open to the public. The fee is $100 per year and includes a full buffet breakfast from Shoney's each week along with the ability to participate in all that the TD club offers. Sponsorships are $200 per year.
The club will hold its 12 meetings at Swan Lake Visitors Center beginning at 7:15 a.m. The visitors center is located inside the gates of Swan Lake-Iris Gardens on West Liberty Street.
There will be a guest speaker each week and four players will be honored by the club each week as well.
For those interested in becoming a member or a sponsor, go to www.sumtertdclub.com and click on the membership form or sponsorship form.
For more information, go to the website or call Lee Glaze at (803) 968-0773.
From staff reports
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