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Carter Jenkins charges to NC Amateur victory with 4-under par in final round

Carter Jenkins of Raleigh has added another Carolinas Golf Association title, winning the N.C. Amateur on Sunday with a 4-under-par 68 in the final round.

Jenkins, a rising junior at North Carolina, He finished at 11-under 277 at the Country Club of Landfall’s Jack Nicklaus Course, one shot ahead of Guilford College golf coach Justin Tereshko.

The win was Jenkins’ seventh career CGA title. He also has won two Carolinas Amateur titles, the N.C. Junior Amateur and a N.C. Match Play Amateur.

Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh was third at 279 after a final-round 69, two shots ahead of Wesley Conover of Holly Springs and Thomas Walsh of High Point. David Germann of Clayton was sixth at 282.

Defending champion Josh Martin of Pinehurst finished 16th. Martin will be a freshman on the UNC men’s golf team next year.

Jenkins, who trailed Tereshko by three shots entering the final round, dominated the par 5s in the event. He played them 10-under par for the four days and 5-under in the final round, with an eagle at the 17th hole.

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