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October 26, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2021 UCW 13 "It was ironic to make a 30-footer when I had missed some six to eight footers that you need to make to hold onto the lead," West said. "Brian just went out and played an excellent, clean round of golf. I couldn't be happier for him. I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to get it in one or two better." West, who was trying to win for the ninth time, shot rounds of 72-69-75 for a one-over 217. West could blame his loss on the par-4 16th hole, which he played in 4-over par for the tournament. "I thought whoever shot par or better on the back nine was going to win," he said. "Brian played the best golf down the stretch." West pointed out that when he was trying to win the CCGC title for a third straight year in 2012, Brian Dreier beat him. And this year, when he was trying to break the tie with Robinson who holds the most championship titles, Brian Dreier was his nem- esis again. Ironically, Brian Dreier's father-in-law is Gary Robinson. at may explain why Sutton Dreier is off to a good start in his young golfing career with his dad and grandfather as teachers. "His granddad and I are trying to instill as much wisdom as we can," Brian Dreier said. "I think it's important for him to see me and his granddad play well. It gives him something to move him along and help him gain confidence." Sutton Dreier won the CCGC Junior Division title in a playoff over Chris Bucholtz. Both play- ers shot 167 in the 36-hole junior tournament. Sutton Dreier parred the 18th hole while Bu- choltz made a bogey to force the playoff. In the playoff on the par-4 first, Sutton hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker. But he blasted the second shot to within 15 feet of the hole and made the birdie putt to win. Next up for Sutton Dreier will be trying to beat his dad on the course. "He hasn't beaten me yet," Brian Dreier said. "But it's not going to be long. He already hits it past me. He's going to put together a good round, and I'm going to have a so-so day. But I'm going to beat him as long as I can." 13-year-old Taft Courie won the first year of the CCGC Boys Middle School Division with rounds of 72-74 — 146. Allison Ferguson shot 103-99 — 202 to win the Girls Middle School Division. Charles Robertson won the men's Open Divi- sion with rounds of 77-82-81 — 240. He won by two shots over Brett Miller and Jon Riddle. Mike Lane took the Senior Division title with rounds of 73-74-74 — 221. Scott Azzarelli finished two shots behind. In his 27th consecutive CCGC tournament, Charles Franks was the Super Senior champ with rounds of 82-79 — 161. He won by four shots over Ray Miranda. Jennifer Eavenson shot 84-91 — 175 to win the Women's Division CCGC Title three shots over the 2020 Women's Champion Clara "Duckhee" Brown. "I'm pleased with the momentum the tourna- ment is getting," said tournament director Bill Bowman. "ese are the champions of tomorrow. ey will carry on the golfing tradition in Cumberland County. Yes, I think the tourna- ment is in good shape for the future." e 54th Annual Cumberland County Cham- pionship dates have been set for Oct. 7 – Oct. 9, 2022, with registration beginning on Aug. 1, 2022. Gates Four will remain the "official" site of the CCGC with some new enhancements designed to make the tournament more en- joyable, competitive and accessible to more Cumberland County golfers. Additional information and tournament up- dates can be found on the CCGC website: www. cumberlandcountygolfclassic.com. EDDIE SOUTHARDS, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? editor@upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. COVER STORY A competitor takes a swing at the Cumberland County Golf Championship at Gates Four Golf & Country Club, Oct.17. (Photo by Dylan Hooker) Trophies line a table waiting to be awarded at the Cumberland County Golf Championship at Gates Four Golf & Country Club, Oct.17. (Photo by Dylan Hooker)

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