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Update: CPGA Senior Championship

Round 1 Cancellation and Plan of Action for Wednesday

After meeting with the golf staff and maintenance staff this morning, it has become clear that no golf will be played today at Cape Fear National. The golf course is currently unplayable and in some areas impassible with golf cars, with much more rain to come today.

Therefore, TODAY'S ROUND HAS BEEN CANCELED.

 

At this time, the plan is to complete the championship over 18 holes on Wednesday.


Groupings will remain the same, however, starting times will be 1 hour later than they were today. You can add 1 hour to your starting time from today for Wednesday. Starting times will be re-emailed shortly. Professionals will be from 9:00AM - 10:03AM and Champions, Super Seniors, and Legends will be from 12:15PM - 1:54PM. There may be some shuffling around in the morning due to withdrawals.

If you plan to withdraw, please call the golf shop at (910) 383-3283. There will be no refunds for withdrawals.


The event will be an 18-hole championship and 18 holes is acceptable for the qualifying results for the professionals.

 
Lunch will be served tomorrow and should be picked up after play for the early wave and before play for the later wave.


Thank you for your patience, and once again, we will send updates and more information as they become available.

 

TOWNSEND CAPTURES CPGA SECTION PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Kiawah Island Club Staff Finishes 1 & 2

Mike Townsend, the PGA Head Professional at Kiawah Island Club's Cassique course won the 2015 Carolinas PGA Section Professional Championship held at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes.

 

Townsend's week started off with a pedestrian round of 71 (-1); however, he caught fire on day two and set a new competitive course record with a 64 (-8) to earn a two-stroke lead.  During the third and final round, Townsend sank four birdies and made one bogey (only his third over par hole of the tournament) to card a 35-34=69 (-3) for a total of 204 (-12).

Charles Frost, the PGA Head Professional from Kiawah Island Club's River Course, entered the final round tied for 14th and seven strokes out of the lead at -2.  He made a charge on the day's front nine making the turn in 31 strokes including an eagle 2 on the par-4 #3.  However, Frost's three birdies on the back nine weren't enough to offset two bogeys.  He finished at 208 (-8), four strokes behind.  This the second year in a row that Frost finished in second place.

By winning the 2015 CPGA Professional Championship, Townsend receives the first place check of $9,500, an exemption into either the PGA Tour's 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship, and one of nine qualifying spots that were up for grabs for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.  That event will feature 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the United States.  From there, the top 20 PGA Professionals will advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship, one of the four majors of professional golf.

The following competitors also qualified for the PGA Professional Championship:
     - Derek Easter - Chicora G&CC
     - Jerry Haas - Wake Forest University
     - Kelly Mitchum - Pinehurst CC No. 1-5
     - John Thompson - Carolina Lakes GC
     - Todd Camplin - Beacon Ridge G&CC
     - Luke Lovell - The Carolina CC
     - Zac Collins - Treyburn CC
     - Gus Ulrich - Pinewild CC of Pinehurst

Charles Frost is exempted into the 2016 PGA Professional Championship due to his T10 finish at this year's national championship held in June at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The CPGA Professional Championship was an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by Omega points event.  Whomever wins that honor will receive the PGA Tour exemption not selected by the Section Professional Champion.

 

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Camplin Claims Hole-in-One at Grande Dunes


The CPGA Professional Championship 2015 
(Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, & Omega) saw its first hole in one this week! Todd Camplin (R), A-6 teaching professional at Beacon Ridge Golf & CC, used an 8 iron to ace the 162 yard 11th hole at Grande Dunes Resort Course. For his ace he wins the Global Golf Sales Skins game as well as the Global Golf Sales Hole-In-One bonus of $1,000 and the closest to the hole prize of $150. Way to go, Todd! 



Round two begins this morning. For updates, please visit this link

 

 

CPGA Professional Championship Kicks Off at Grande Dunes

Today's the day! The 2015 Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA kicks off at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The CPGA Professional Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes, or low 1/3 of the field, depending on number of contestants.  Currently, there are 144 CPGA Professionals set to participate.  In addition to one of the PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots, the champion will receive an exemption into either the 2016 PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship. The eventual 2015 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA will receive the other. 

In addition, it was recently announced that the event will have nine total qualifying spots available for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY next year. The PGA Professional Championship features 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the country of which the top 20 PGA Professionals advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship. In addition to this, the CPGA Professional Champion is offered the opportunity to choose between playing in either the PGA Tour’s 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or the Wyndham Championship.

Stay tuned here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates throughout the week. 


Results will be posted to the
BlueGolf leaderboard each day.

 

Local Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifiers Conclude in Carolinas

 


We would like to send a very special thank you to all of those who attended this year's local DCP qualifiers hosted by the Carolinas PGA, with support from Bryan Park GC, Callawassie Island Club, Governors Club, Daniel Island Club, GC at Wescott Plantation, UNC Finley GC, CC of Landfall, Carmel CC, Charles Sifford GC, Holly Tree CC and Legends Resort.

 
Congratulations to the junior golfers who move on to our Sub-Regional Qualifiers next month!
 

Old North State CPGA Senior Open Results

Congratulations to the following individuals on winning their divisions at this week's Old North State CPGA Senior Open: 

 

Overall Champion & Professional Division Winner

          Mitch Adams, PGA – Troy, NC

69-68=137 (-7)

Champions Division Winner
Russ Perry (a) – Winston-Salem, NC

70-74=144 (E)

Super Seniors Division Winner
Mark Stephens (a) – Troutman, NC

71-69=140 (-4)
*Won scorecard playoff

Legends Division Winner
George Kennon (a) – Greensboro, NC

72-73=145 (+1)

 

COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

https://carpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/carpga15/event/carpga152/contest/7/leaderboard.htm

In the top right corner, use the “Contest” drop-down menu to see division & age group results with payouts.

 

Tidewater CPGA Senior Open Results

We would like to extend a very special congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding play in the Tidewater CPGA Senior Open that took place earlier this week:

 

Overall Champion & Champions Division Winner

Russ Perry (a) - Winston-Salem, NC

73-70=143 (-1)

 

Professional Division Winner
John Faidley, PGA – Winston-Salem, NC

74-70=144 (E)

 

Super Seniors Division Winner
Gary Strickfaden (a) – Southern Pines, NC

73-75=148 (+4)
*Won scorecard playoff

 

Legends Division Winner
George Kennon (a) – Greensboro, NC

77-73=150 (+6)

 

Unfortunately, with the hectic finish involving a short weather delay, we were unable to get pictures of everyone and we do apologize.


COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

https://carpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/carpga15/event/carpga1511/contest/46/leaderboard.htm

 

In the top right corner, use the “Contest” drop-down menu to see division & age group results.

 

Carolinas PGA Prepares for Professional Championship at Grande Dunes

Announces Nine Qualifying Spots Available for 2016 PGA Professional Championship

The Carolinas PGA Section is preparing for its most prestigious championship of the season! On July 28-30, the Section will host its 2015 CPGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

It was recently announced that the event will have nine total qualifying spots available for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY next year. The PGA Professional Championship features 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the country of which the top 20 PGA Professionals advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship. In addition to this, the CPGA Professional Champion is offered the opportunity to choose between playing in either the PGA Tour’s 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or the Wyndham Championship.


The CPGA Professional Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes, or low 1/3 of the field, depending on number of contestants.  Currently, there are 144 CPGA Professionals set to participate.  In addition to one of the PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots, the champion will receive an exemption into either the 2016 PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship. The eventual 2015 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA will receive the other.  Jerry Haas, PGA, the Men’s Golf Coach at Wake Forest University won the 2014 CPGA Professional Championship and will be competing in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC on August 20-23.

 

 

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CPGA Senior Professional Championship Registration Reminder

 

The CPGA Senior Professional Championship deadlines are nearing! For this event in particular, there are a few different ways to go about registering. Golfers may 1) Register through PGA.org or by calling 1-800-474-2776 for the Sr. PNC Qualifying opportunity; 2) Register through the CPGA Section for the championship itself; or 3) Register for both. Either way, qualifying registration must be done SEPARATELY from championship registration. The deadline to register through the PGA of America HQ for the Sr. PNC Qualifying is July 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM. The deadline to register through the CPGA for the championship is July 28, 2015. We look forward to seeing you at Cape Fear National in August! For more information, please visit carolinas.pga.com/majorssectionevents/tournament/6205/


CPGA Senior Professional Championships
Cape Fear National - Leland, NC
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 4-5

Championship - $150
Deadline: July 28
Sr. PNC Qualifying - $140
Deadline: July 14

 

Chaffee & Taylor Win CPGA Pro-Assistant

 

July 7, 2015 (Wallace, NC) - The team of Bryce Chaffee and Mike Taylor captured the 2015 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping, Greg Norman Collection, Dunning Golf, and Yamaha Golf Cars held at River Landing CC.


Chaffee is the PGA Head Professional at the Country Club of Landfall's Nicklaus Course and Taylor is an Apprentice Assistant Professional at River Landing CC.  The tournament had been won the past two years by other PGA staff members at River Landing, so everyone in attendance was happy to see the title remain at home.


Chaffee and Taylor posted an opening round of 30-32=62 (-10) to hold a share of the overnight lead with Mike Cato, the PGA Head Professional from Brakford Creek GC, and Rohan Allwood, the Apprentice Head Professional from Woodlands G&CC.


In the second round, two teams came from behind to put some pressure on Chaffee and Taylor, but some clutch play (most notably the eagle 2 on the 385-yard par-4 by Chaffee) helped the duo hold the lead and earn a one-stroke victory.  Their second round of 32-34=66 (-6) put them at 128 (-16).


The format for the tournament consisted of two rounds of four-ball stroke play where two partners each played their own ball.  The lower score of the two was the score for the hole.


Presenting Sponsor Greg Norman Collection gave every competitor a beautiful Play Dry golf shirt.  Presenting Sponsor Dunning Golf ran a team closest to the pin contest on all four par-3 holes both days where the winning teams received a pair of slacks and a shirt.  Ping Golf conducted a "skills contest" at River Landing's pool complex on Monday evening.


On hole #15, Evolve Golf continued its Total Driving Challenge where drives were measured by a professional launch monitor and ranked equally for distance and accuracy.  The average of the two rankings will be compared to other competitors' rankings to come up with the challenge's final results.


The Carolinas PGA thanks Larry George, PGA Director of Golf, his staff, and the membership of River Landing Country Club for their hospitality.  Visit
www.riverlanding.com for information. The CPGA also thanks each of the presenting and supporting partners who are helping make the event a success.
     - PING: 
www.ping.com
     - Greg Norman:
www.gregnormancollection.com
     - Dunning Golf:
www.dunninggolf.com
     - Yamaha Golf Cars: 
www.yamahagolfcar.com
     - Four County Electric Membership Corporation: 
www.fourcty.org
     - PGA Tour: 
www.pgatour.com
     - Global Golf Sales: 
www.globalgolfsales.com
     - Evolve Golf:
www.evolvegolf.com
     - RA Jeffreys: 
www.rajeffreys.com
     - Coca-Cola: 
www.coca-cola.com

 
 
 
  
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