As a teammate and friend, Jackson Bode was always going to be in the galleries that followed high school teammate Jackson Van Paris during his stirring run in the 121st North& South Amateur last week.

Nineteen years ago, Jordan Pomeranz claimed the championship of the Brick Capital Classic at the tender age of 17. His triumph that year came just after the Sanford Municipal Golf Course was renovated into its current form.

Sanford has been known as the “Brick Capital” of the country for as long as anyone can remember. Locally, it is also known for one of the most competitive golf tournaments in the region, the Brick Capital Classic.

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The image has become familiar over the years. Phil Mickelson holes a birdie putt and drops that left fist in tempered celebration as he makes his run up the leaderboard in a major.

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For the Sanford Herald

Two local golfers are on their way to the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional this week after a strong season for Fayetteville State University that earned them an invitation to postseason play.