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).
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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.
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.
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