Sink 8th out of 71 in golf

Published 9:08 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

Davie golfer Wesley Sink could not recapture his magic from 2015, although he still turned in a commendable score in the Midwest Regional at Treyburn Country Club in Durham on May 3.

Sink, a junior, shot 4-over 76 to tie for eighth out of 71 players. The top three teams and top six individuals not on a top-three team advanced to the state meet. In the fight for an individual berth, Sink missed out by three strokes. The berths went to guys who shot 68, 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74.

In the 2015 regional at Forest Oaks Country Club, Sink delivered the best showing by a Davie player in 13 years, shooting even-par 72 to finish as runner-up.

After earning All-Central Piedmont Conference with a seventh-place showing in the league race, Sink shot 2-over 38 on both sides at Treyburn.

“He had three birdie putts where he was about 15 feet from the pin and he ran them by about six, seven or eight feet and then he missed the par putts coming back and had to tap in for bogey,” coach Ty Woodring said. “If he two-putts those three holes, he shoots 73.”

For the day, he had 10 pars, six bogeys and two birdies. He birdied the par-5 No. 9 and the par-4 No. 16. He barely missed an eagle putt on No. 9, tapping in for birdie.

“He drove the ball pretty much perfectly all day,” Woodring said. “He was good with his irons. He played great. He just didn’t putt the ball too well.”

The regional featured 11 teams, and the CPC snatched first, second and third with Mt. Tabor (313), Reynolds (314) and Reagan (316) taking the top spots.