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92nd Carolinas Open Champion

Greensboro, NC – Drew Younts of Stokesdale, NC captured the 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T at Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center by way of a playoff over Thomas Lilly of Newton, NC. Younts, a PGA Apprentice Teaching Professional at Precision Golf School, entered the third and final round with a three stroke lead after two flawless rounds of 68-67 (-9).  The pressure of the final round seemed to change his situation as Younts' game went hot and cold.  He carded five birdies, seven pars, and five bogies en route to a 35-38=73 (+1) for a total of 208 (-8).
 

Lilly, a college amateur at UNC Wilmington, opened the tournament with a 74, but closed with rounds of 67-67 to also finish at 208 (-8).


The duo headed to the 18th hole, a straightaway par-4 with small segmented portions to its green surrounded by hills on all sides providing natural spectator viewing.  Younts and Lilly traded matching pars the first two times through.  Once, Younts almost birdied with a chip shot, but the flagstick rejected his effort.  On the third hole, both competitors hit wild tee shots - Younts to the right and Lilly to the left.  Younts was able to advance his ball to the front left greenside bunker, but Lilly caught a tree with his approach and then hit his wedge to 30 feet.  After carefully examining his shot, Younts nearly holed his 60-foot bunker shot, leaving it two feet away.  As Lilly's par attempt rolled to the hole, the crowd could tell it was going to be close.  However, the line and speed were just off as the ball finished three inches away.  Younts rolled in the winning putt and gave an enthusiastic fist pump to signal his satisfaction with the victory.


Of the 147 golfers who competed, 66 survived the 36-hole cut at +6.


The 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event.  Additionally, PGA Professionals' scores count toward the CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy Presented by True Temper.

 

Presenting Partner – BB&T

Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust, and wealth management solutions.  We invite you to learn more about us, our company, and our philosophy.

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Supporting Partner - Premier Golf Services

Premier Golf Services works with events of all sizes—from local charity events to Fortune 500 outings—and we know how to tailor an event to your needs to make it fun and successful.  Whether you want to host a memorable charity event or plan a fun day out for your clients, we provide unique and affordable products and services that will save you time, money, and effort.

 

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Supporting Partner - True Temper

The leading manufacturer of golf shafts in the world, True Temper Sports is consistently the number one golf shaft on all professional tours globally.

 

True Temper will award the champion and the winner of the closest the pin contest a custom set of shafts.

 

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Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center

Set along scenic Lake Townsend, the Champions Course at Bryan Park was built to fulfill Mr. Joseph M. Bryan’s vision of having a national level golf course that was accessible to the public.  The Rees Jones course design features 97 bunkers, numerous grass hollows, and seven holes along the lake.  The Champions Course at Bryan Park was recognized as runner-up for the "Best New Public Golf Course" by Golf Digest in 1990.

The Carolinas PGA Section thanks host General Manager Kyle Kolls, PGA, and his staff at Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center for their hospitality and support of one of our most prestigious tournaments.   We would also like to thank our presenting sponsor BB&T for their continued support for the Carolinas Open.

www.BryanPark.com


About Carolinas PGA

Since its inception in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section has been committed to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.  Now the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association boasts nearly 2,000 professional members and represents more than 800 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia.

 PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.  For more information, contact Liz Muroski, Director of Media and Promotions at 336-398-2742 or lmuroski@pgahq.com

www.Carolinas.PGA.com