Justin Tereshko Takes Second at N.C. Amateur Golf Championship

Quakers' golf coach Justin Tereshko placed second for the second year in a row at the 2016 North Carolina Amateur Championship. (Photo courtesy of Carolinas Golf Association)
Quakers' golf coach Justin Tereshko placed second for the second year in a row at the 2016 North Carolina Amateur Championship. (Photo courtesy of Carolinas Golf Association)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Guilford College men's golf coach Justin Tereshko made a strong final-round charge to place second at the 2016 North Carolina Amateur Championship Sunday at the Governors Club. Tereshko's five-under-par 67 gave him a four-round score of 281, one stroke behind 17-year-old Nicholas Lyerly, who became the youngest winner in the event's 56-year history.

Tereshko, who also placed second in the 2015 N.C. Amateur, started with three straight birdies in the final round and drew closer with an eagle on the 13th hole, followed by a birdie on 14. His 67 matched the tournament's low score and helped him climb from seventh place at the start of Sunday's round. He shot 68 in the Thursday's first round to grab a share of the lead, followed by a 72 Friday and a two-over 74 Saturday.

Tereshko was one of six contestants in the 145-man field with ties to Guilford and the only one to make the 60-player cut after 36 holes. Incoming Quakers' freshman Kell Graham (153), Mitch Robinette '15 (159), Dallas Page '13 (162), rising senior Ty Palmer (163) and former All-American Tanner Gross (164) also competed.