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Ten CPGA Senior PGA Professionals Represnt The Section at 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz USA

PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., will host the 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz USA, a showcase for PGA Professionals who are at least 50 years of age. The Championship begins today, April 15th and concludes Friday.

The 72-hole Championship features 264 players representing 43 states, who qualified to compete through one of the 41 PGA Sections. The low 70 scorers and ties after the Tuesday’s second round, April 16, advance to the final 36 holes Thursday and Friday at the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club.

The low 35 finishers earn a berth in the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 22-25, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Below are the Senior PGA Professionals Representing the Carolinas Section. 
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Joe Kreuser,PGA Morehead City, NC
Gus Ulrich, PGA Whispering Pines, NC
Rick Morton, PGA Jacksonville, NC
Don Sweeting, PGA Norwood, NC
Mitch Adams, PGA Troy, NC
Clem King, PGA Columbia, NC
Robert Linville, NC Greensboro, NC
Tom Branham, ,PGA Ridgeway, SC
Mike Lawrence, PGA Anderson, SC
Ed Sabo, NC Pinehurst, NC



Lewallen Wins Old North State CPGA Senior Open

PGA Life Member Rick Lewallen added another CPGA Senior Open victory to his belt Tuesday at the Old North State Club in New London, NC. Lewallen, out of Kannapolis, NC, carded a 3-under par 69 to win the rain-shortened 18-hole tournament.

Originally scheduled to be a 36-hole event, rain and thunderstorms caused Monday's round to be canceled, leaving 18 holes to be contested on Tuesday. Lewallen won both the Professional Division and the Overall Championship with his 69. Close behind were PGA Professionals Larry George and Ed Sabo, each with a 2-under par 70.


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NC Amateur Golfers Hold Off NC PGA Professionals at the 20th Tar Heel Cup Matches

Final results from the 20th Tar Heel Cup Matches held at the Country Club of NC (Cardinal) March 24th and 25th are posted. The North Carolina amateur golfers held of an early surge from the North Carolinas PGA Professionals during the final round to capture their third cup in a row. The final score was 7-5.

During the Tar Heel Cup Matches, eight North Carolina PGA Professionals duel with eight North Carolina amateur golfers in two days of match play competition.  The first round of the contest was Four-Ball Matches, followed by Single Match Play format on day 2.

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Thompson wins CPGA Head Professional Championship

Collects $1,150 bonus with his hole-in-one on Global Golf Sales Par-3 Challenge Hole

L-R:  Sun Mountain representative JD Mann
with Champion John Thompson

>>> See the recap & full results here

John Thompson, the PGA Director of Instruction at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land, SC, earned a hard-fought victory at the 2014 Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship Presented by Sun Mountain Sports.

Thompson started his second round tied for fifth at 74 (+2), two strokes behind the overnight leader Rick Lewallen, a PGA Life Member from Kannapolis, NC who had posted the only even par round of 72.  Fortunately, it did not rain during the second round, but there was a constant breeze to add to the difficulty of Berkeley Hall Club's North Course.

L-R:  Global Golf Sales rep
Jim Hollis with
Champion John Thompson

In addition to Thompson's first place prize, he'll receive $1,000 for his hole-in-one on the designated Global Golf Sales par-3 hole and an additional $150 for having the shot closest to the pin.  Both prizes are furnished compliments of Global Golf Sales.



Lewallen Earns Berth in RBC Heritage

Set to represent the CPGA at Harbour Town

>>> Click here for qualifying results

CPGA Life Member Rick Lewallen of Kannapolis, NC won the 18-hole qualifier that took place on the first day of competition at the CPGA Head Professional Championship.  Rick was the only player to shoot even par on a wet and splashy day.

Rick has competed in other PGA Tour events and senior major championships, but this will be his first appearance at Harbour Town.  The tournament takes place April 17-20.



Carolinas PGA Section Makes History

Chad Newton, PGA of Pinewood Country Club to serve as CPGA President; Paige Cribb, PGA of Coastal Carolina makes history as Section’s first female officer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (FEBRUARY 21, 2014) – The Carolinas PGA Section (CPGA) announced its new Officers and Board Members on February 17 at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. CPGA Past President Karl Kimball, PGA swore in new board members, who began their two year term.
The Board will be led by President Chad Newton, Head PGA Professional at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, N.C. Other leaders are Vice President John Marino, PGA, Old Chatham Golf Club, and Secretary Paige Cribb, PGA, Coastal Carolina University, who is the first female officer in the organization’s history.
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Governor Pat McCrory Speaks at CPGA Annual Meeting

GREENSBORO, NC (February 17, 2014) — North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory stressed to a crowd of more than 1,000 North and South Carolina-based golf professionals how important he considers their sport to the state’s economy on Monday during the Annual Meeting of the Carolinas PGA (CPGA) at the Greensboro Coliseum.

“There is no reason that North Carolina should not be promoting golf as part of our travel and tourism package no different from what Arizona and Alabama are doing right now,” McCrory said. “We have the best ‘Golf Trail’ in the nation, maybe in the world right here in North Carolina.


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PGA National News

PGA of America's Perfect Day Marketing Campaign Aims to Take the Intimidation Out of Golf

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Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship Underway

The 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz USA is underway in Port St. Lucie. Jim Woodward of Oklahoma City will finally get to defend his title, something he was unable to do when inclement weather prevented play last October. First and second round scores will be available at the conclusion of each round. Live scoring will be available Thursday and Friday. Visit for complete coverage. View More

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April 24
Deadline: April 18, 5:00PM

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April 28
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April 28-29
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May 6-8
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