Smith to host football camp at SSS
The inaugural Willie Smith Football Camp will be held Saturday, June 27, from 1-3 p.m. in Smithfield at Smithfield-Selma High School’s Tucker Stadium. The camp is for ages boys and girls 5-14 and will be led by the former North Johnston High, East Carolina University and current Washington Redskins lineman as well as members of the SSS coaching staff. There is no charge for admission and campers will compete for prizes as the title of “Camper of the Day.” Smith will sign autographs and take photos at the conclusion of the camp.
Stephenson wins Bojangles Junior Open
Four Oaks’ Patrick Stephenson won the Triangle Youth Golf Association’s Bojangles Junior Open on June 7 at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill. Stephenson finished at 5-under-par, 139 for the 36-hole, two-day event. He won by five strokes.
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The South Johnston High student made 10 consecutive pars to open the tournament, then had five birdies in the second round.
“I was just hitting my wedges really close,” Stephenson said. “I just happened to make some birdies instead of pars.”
Matthew Hayes of Clayton finished tied for 27th.
Sandhills CC golf is NCAA runner-up
Garner native Gus Ulrich’s Sandhills Community College men’s golf team finished as the runner-up at the NJCAA Division III Championships last week in Chautauqua, N.Y. Coach Ulrich and the Flyers came up two strokes short of the national championship.
“It was soooo close,” Flyers’ coach Gus Ulrich told the school’s website after the round. “We were right there. I’m proud of their overall performance.”