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11 Carolinas PGA Professionals to Compete in PGA Professional Championship


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We're thrilled to announce that 11 of our PGA Professionals will be competing in the 50th PGA Professional Championship June 18-21, 2017 on the Crosswater and Meadows Courses at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort. Contestants include: 
 

Andrew Bateman - Diamond Creek Country Club
Brooks Blackburn - Palmetto Golf Club
Charles Frost - Old Town Club
Larry George -  River Landing Country Club
Michael Hutcheon - PGA Life Member
Nick Jacobi - Monroe Country Club
Brian Joyce - Eagle Point Country Club
Kelly Mitchum - Pinehurst No. 1-5
Savio Nazareth - Starmount Forest Country Club
Josh Points - Wakefield Plantation
Matt Vick - Pinehurst No. 7


The championship features a field of 312 players who have advanced from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past Champions. There will be two cuts for the field: to the low 90 scorers and ties after 36 holes and the low 70 scorers and ties after 54 holes. The PGA Professional Championship began in 1968, to provide additional playing opportunities for PGA Professionals. In nearly half a century, it has become a showcase event for PGA Professionals, featuring some of the finest players in the Association.

Best of luck to all our PGA Pros! 

 

Neal Lancaster Wins 2017 Carolinas Senior PGA Professional Championship


​HUNTERSVILLE, NC - Neal Lancaster, PGA is the 2017 Carolinas Senior PGA Professional Champion. The 36-hole championship event was completed this afternoon at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville, NC. Lancaster had an incredible round today, finishing with 6 birdies, and eagle 2 on the par-4 fourth hole, and no bogeys for a 64. His total score for the tournament was 12-under 132 to win by 8 shots. With his win, Lancaster also qualified for the 29th Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held September 28 - October 1, 2017 at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ

There were five other qualifying spots available into the 29th Senior PGA Professional Championship. The following Carolinas PGA Professionals finished well enough to earn a spot:

 

Cory McEwen, PGA    Campobello, SC    Village Greens GC   74-69=143 (-1)
Rick Morton, PGA       Jacksonville, NC    Rock Creek G&CC    72-71=143 (-1)
Michael Hutcheon, PGA    High Point, NC   Life Member           74-71=145 (+1)
Mark Tomedolskey, PGA   Yemassee, SC   Cherokee Plantation  73-72=145 (+1)
David Thore, PGA      Wilmington, NC       Life Member            74-75=149 (+5)

 

The Carolinas PGA would like to thank PGA General Manager Courtney Ford and PGA Head Professional Mark Hofstetter for hosting the event. The CPGA also thanks local partner Exit 28 Automobile, and national partners Mercedes-Benz USA, John Deere, and the PGA Tour.

 
 
 
  
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