Golfer third in CPC

Published 9:32 am Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sometimes you just catch an opponent – or opponents, in this case – on the wrong day.

Davie senior golfer Wesley Sink entered the final 18 holes of the Central Piedmont Conference season tied with Jake Rutter of Mt. Tabor for second place and two strokes behind Brandon Einstein of West Forsyth in the race for the individual championship.

Sink fired a 1-over 72 at Winston Lake in the April 26 meet. No disgrace there. But Einstein (66) and Rutter (69) were just better as Sink settled for third place in the standings.

“I played solid golf,” Sink said. “I had a good (CPC) season. I’m happy that my last (CPC) season went out like this. I didn’t win the conference, but it was still fun to stay up there near the top of the leaderboard.”

The War Eagles finished fifth on the final day and fifth in the final standings. Tabor won at Winston Lake with a 7-over 291. The Spartans were followed by West Forsyth (303), Reynolds (308), Reagan (315), Davie (328), North Davidson (342) and Parkland (430).

The final standings went Tabor 1028, Reynolds 1032, West 1049, Reagan 1065, Davie 1117, North 1174 and Parkland 1527.

Sink, who tied for fourth on the day, was the ray of light in the darkness of Davie’s third straight fifth-place finish in the final standings.

Sink was sensational on the front nine, shooting 33 despite missing a one-foot putt and three-putting a par-5 for par. He made up for it with an eagle on a par-5 and two birdies.

“I played some solid golf, especially on the front,” he said. “But I kind of lost it on the back. I was still able to have a good score, but obviously it wasn’t enough to beat Brandon.”

Sink was human on the back, going from 2-under to 1-over on the last four holes. “I lost it on the last few holes,” he said.

For the season, Einstein seized the title with a total score of 200. Rutter checked in at 205. Sink was third at 208. Zach Brown of Reynolds was fourth at 212.

Sink, who was among 13 on the All-CPC team, was the only War Eagle to earn a berth to the Midwest Regional. He achieved all-conference honors for the third time after finishing 12th as a sophomore and seventh as a junior.

Davie’s other three scores at Winston Lake came from senior Zach Cartner (82), junior Cameron Patton (86) and sophomore Parker Shelton (88).