Sink cards second 3 under

Published 9:29 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

A Davie golfer has shot 3-under in nine-hole matches on four occasions since 2001, and senior Wesley Sink has authored two of the four.

Sink fired 3-under 33 at Maple Chase on March 29. He carded the same score at Oak Valley on April 19. It’s quite an accomplishment to own half of the 3-under scores in a 17-year span.

“He’s putting the ball in good positions off the tee box and his irons have been on fire,” coach Ty Woodring said. “Three-under is extremely good, but he could have been 4- or 5-under (at Oak Valley). He had some empty putts.”

“In a tournament at Greensboro Country Club, I shot (4-under) 68,” Sink said. “I had 1-under (on the front) and 3-under (on the back). I think 3-under is my best nine holes in competition. Yeah, my irons have probably been the best part of my game.”


Davie finished fifth out of seven Central Piedmont Conference teams at Bermuda Run West on April 17.

Rob Salisbury of Reagan and Jordan Fant of Reynolds shared medalist honors with 1-under 33s, and Sink finished in a five-way tie for third at 34. Davie sophomore Parker Shelton (35) tied for eighth. Senior Zach Cartner (40) and junior Will Southern (42) rounded out Davie’s scores.

“We’re 42 strokes behind West Forsyth for the third and final regional qualifier spot,” Woodring said. “We hope to improve and gain more ground on the competition as we move to the final three conference matches.”


After placing fifth or sixth in the first four CPC meets, the War Eagles churned out a fourth-place showing at Oak Valley on April 19.

Despite its best CPC showing of the season, Davie remained fifth in the standings. Mt. Tabor is first at 737, followed by Reynolds (724), West (746), Reagan (750), Davie (789), North Davidson (832) and Parkland (1,095).

Sink continued his remarkable run with the 3-under 33, tying for first with Reagan’s Sam Uberseder. Cartner (38) and freshman Samuel Hendrix (39) both broke 40 for the first time this season. Southern contributed again with 41.

Sink’s second glorious 33 included six pars and three birdies. His birdies came on the par-3 No. 6 (where he sank a 10-foot putt uphill), the par-5 No. 7 and the par-4 No. 9.

After tying for 12th as a sophomore and tying for sixth as a junior to make the All-CPC team both years, Sink entered the week tied for second in the individual race, two strokes off the pace. He’s 4-under through 45 holes in league play, and there are 36 holes to go.

“That was an important match (at Oak Valley),” Sink said. “The leader from West Forsyth shot 1-under and I shot 3-under. I’ve got plenty of time if I keep playing well. I think I can do it.”

Before this year, Sink recorded one red score on nine holes, a 1-under 35 last year at Maple Chase.

Nicholas Luffman and Tommy Dillon are the only other War Eagles to achieve 3-under on nine holes in the last 17 years. Luffman shot 3-under 33 at Oak Valley in 2003. Dillon shot 3-under 33 at Oak Valley in 2011.