KINGS MOUNTAIN — Pierce Robinson saved his best golf for his home course Sunday, scorching the par-72 Kings Mountain Country Club layout with a sizzling 62 to win the Cleveland County Amateur Golf Championship.

Preparing for his senior year at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Robinson made 10 birdies on the third and final day of the tournament to edge another high school standout, Alex Goff of Kings Mountain, for the Richard L. Shelton Memorial Trophy.

Robinson finished with a 201 (68-71-62) in the championship flight to win by two strokes over Goff’s 203 (65-71-67).

Goff, the Big Six 3A Conference player of the year in the spring at Kings Mountain High, was the leader going into Sunday’s action with a two-day score of 136. However, Robinson, who shot 139 over the first two rounds, wiped out Goff’s three-stroke lead with his run of birdies.

Goff will be headed to Kentucky on a golf scholarship later this month.

“It really came down to the wire, and Alex Goff played well,” Robinson said. “I think the key for me was hole No. 16. I hadn’t been playing stellar golf up that point, but on that hole, I made a 15-foot par putt. It really turned something around and set the pace for the rest of my round.”

Robinson said he was mentally focused throughout the day, and that he was spurred on by the home gallery.

“Today, I got to a point where I wasn’t thinking about what I was doing. I just went out there and hit each shot as it occurred. It was really fun to come through those last couple holes with a ton of people following my group, and everybody I know watching,” Robinson said.

In addition to winning the title in his fifth appearance in the tournament, Robinson and his Kings Mountain Country Club team ran away with the Allen Cup with a four-man total of 617. Cleveland Country Club finished second with a 653.

Jody Clary, vying for his fifth Shelton Trophy, shot 75 Sunday to finish in fifth place (216).

In other division action, George Howell won the Jake Kiser Super Seniors title with rounds of 72 and 73 for a 145 total. Richard Addis was the runner-up at 147.

For the third straight year, 13-year-old Ella Kue, a Kings Mountain Middle School student, won the Ladies Division by shooting rounds of 72 and 79 for a 151 total. Mary Graham Forrest finished second (79-85 – 164), Jan Kendrick came in third (85-82 – 167), and Anne Brooks took fourth place (89-85 – 174).

In the Sherman/Blanton Senior Championship division, Jerry Austin won the title by one stroke over Mark Yates. Austin finished at 220 (78-71-71) and Yates came in at 221 (70-77-74).

The 56th annual tournament opened Friday at River Bend Golf Course with a field of 41 golfers. The Deer Brook golf course was the site for Saturday’s second round.

Tournament director David Blanton of Kings Mountain Country Club conducted the awards ceremony.