It simply could not get any closer than this.
In the final qualifying event also taking place one day before the main attraction was to take place, another Mooresville area-based golfer earned his way into the field of the Carolinas Golf Association’s 70 th annual Carolinas Junior Boys Golf Championship.
Among last-attempt entries helping fill the fairway Monday in the last of the scheduled 18-hole, stroke-play qualifiers held at Coharie Country Club course in Clinton, Mooresville’s Luke Perrino nabbed one of the limited number of remaining available berths for the Jr. Boys event which gets underway this week.
Perrino, of Lake Norman High School’s boys golf program, posted a score of nine-over-par that scored him a coveted invite to the CGA major. From the qualifying field, 17 players earned the right to advance.
Perrino officially clocked in with a three-way tie for 15 th to merit the receiving of the last three bids up for grabs.
As a result, he is assured of being in the field for the Carolina Jr. Boys affair set to take place through the end of this week at the River course in place at River Landing Country Club in Wallace.
Perrino was the only entry from Mooresville to compete in the last qualifier.
Play in the Carolinas Jr. Boys Golf Championship set to be held through Thursday takes the shape of a 54-hole, stroke-play competition. The field will be cut to the low 70 scores – including ties – following the first 36 holes of play.