NCR Assistant Championship Underway
Leaders at the National Car Rental Assistant Championship take off on #1 this morning at River Run CC. For more on this tournament, please see here.
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.
Happening Now: Final Round 92nd Carolinas Open
The final round of the 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T is underway now at Bryan Park Golf Course. Live scoring is taking place all over the course this afternoon. Drew Younts (pictured putter) of Stokesdale, NC still holds the lead at -9 thru 8. Follow along and show your support for golfers in our final round! #CPGAMAJORS
Day 2: 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T
A little rain won't stop us. Day 2 of the 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T is underway this morning at Bryan Park Golf Course. You can keep up with scores with our online leaderboard. If you're on site and sharing photos, tweets or other social media posts, be sure to tag your content #CPGAMajors and #CarolinasGolfMonth!
Live Updates from 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T
Best of luck to all of those in the field this week at Bryan Park Golf Course. If you find yourself in any of our media content, tag yourself! We'll be uploading photos and videos throughout the week on our social media channels. A photo album specific to this event has been created on our Facebook page, which can be accessed here. You can also use hashtag #CPGAMAJORS to follow along with our live updates from the course. Here's to a great week of golf!
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Defending Champion, Jerry Haas, PGA Arrives at the 92nd Carolinas Open
Thank You, Vincent!
Today we bid farewell to our summer intern, Vincent! Thank you for your hard work during your time here at the Carolinas PGA Section, specifically with tournaments. Your determination, consistency and ability to go above and beyond on and off the golf course was tremendous and we couldn't be prouder to have supported you on your journey to becoming a PGA member. Best of luck to you and keep swinging!
- Team CPGA
Get Ready for Golf Month!
Check out this update and more in this week's issue of On the Fringe! Now available: www.carolinas.pga.com/newsletter
Gus Ulrich, PGA Captures Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Championship Title
Gus Ulrich, PGA captured the title of Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Champion at the CPGA Senior Championships held on the Ralston Creek Course of the beautiful Daniel Island Club in Daniel Island, SC on July 25th & 26th, 2016. Ulrich posted scores of 67 and 69 for a 36-hole total of 8-under par 136 to win the championship by one stroke.
Along with his victory, Ulrich earns a spot in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held November 17-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. With six qualifying spots availabe into that event, five other Carolinas PGA Professionals will be making the trip to Florida with Ulrich: Michael Hutcheon, PGA, Neal Lancaster, PGA, Tony Branham, PGA, Doug Weaver, PGA, and Rick Lewallen, PGA. Lewallen came out on top of a three-way playoff for the final spot, which took one hole with Lewallen making a birdie three. The top 35 finishers in the Senior PGA Professional Championship move on the the Senior PGA Championship in 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.
The CPGA Senior Championships contested three other divisions in which amateurs could compete. In the Champions Division, amateur Eddie Hargett came from five strokes back after round 1 to win with scores of 75-68 for a 1-under par 143. The Super Seniors Division was won by PGA Professional Mike Hamilton had scores of 71-69 for a 4-under 140. And in the Legends Division, amateur John Green won with 78-74 for a total of 8-over par 152.
The Carolinas PGA thanks the host General Manager Greg Keating, PGA and Director of Golf Chris Edwards, PGA along with the staff of Daniel Island Club for their gracious hospitality, as well as supporting partners Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour.
Wyndham Championship Pro Am Walking Ambassador Program
PGA Members and Apprentices:
The Carolinas PGA will once again provide walking ambassadors for the Wyndham Pro-Ams. Please mark your calendar if you are interested in helping on Monday, August 15 and/or Wednesday, August 17. Feel free to reply to this email if you want to get on the list.
We are recruiting PGA Professionals to be walking ambassadors for the Pro-Ams at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship. This program has been very well-received in past years and has been a great experience for those who volunteered. We will be walking along with a tour player and his group, providing assistance to the amateurs as they play. This may involve providing yardages, reading greens, raking bunkers, giving tips, etc., to help the tour player and his caddie help their team.
Volunteers will receive 5 MSR
Please contact Kurt Battenberg at the Section Office if you are interested in helping.