Griz & Castle Win the Boys & Girls Carolinas Junior PGA Championship
June 17, 2018
Pawleys Island, SC – Johnathan Griz (Hilton Head Island, SC) and Jensen Castle (West Columbia, SC) are the Overall Champions of the 2018 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship in the Boys and Girls divisions held on Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, 2018 at River Club.
Advancing to National Junior Championship:
Boys: Champion Johnathan Griz Hilton Head Island, SC 68-69 137 (-7)
Runner-Up Dillon Hite Lexington, SC 69-69 138 (-6)
Girls: Champion Jensen Castle West Columbia, SC 72-71 143 (-1)*
Runner-Up Katherine Schuster Kill Devil Hills, NC 72-71 143 (-1)
*Won in Playoff
Cover holds the lead to win the 54th SignArt NC Open
June 7, 2018
(Kannapolis, NC) – The 54th SignArt NC Open, presented by Mobipaid, is complete. The final round took place on another beautiful day at the Club at Irish Creek with high competition amongst many players.
Amateur Patrick Cover of Cornelius, NC, came out on top with a 54-hole total of 199 (-11), conquering the course all three days. “I just tried to play a competition with myself and tried to see how far in front I could get and see how low I could take it on the course,” said Cover. This fared pretty well for him as he posted three consistent rounds of 66-67-66, holding the lead spot all three rounds.
Faraci Holds Lead to Win the 67th South Carolina Open
May 24, 2018
(Hilton Head, SC) – Amateur, Jack Faraci, of Long Island, NY, came out on top to win the 67th South Carolina Open, presented by Yamaha and Mobipaid. Faraci dominated the Devil’s Elbow South Course at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, SC for the 54-hole event.
Faraci posted three low rounds for the tournament, taking the lead in the second round. As an incoming senior at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, he has played in many competitive events. “The course set up really well for me all three days,” says Faraci. When thinking forward for what he has planned in the next few months, this win is only a light at a beginning for him. “It’s going to be a good summer.” Faraci won another event at Moss Creek recently, so he is very familiar with this track, which was evident from this win.
Belfair Golf Club kicks off the 2019 PGA PNC
Bluffton, SC - It was a great day at Belfair Golf Club where PGA of America Vice President, Suzy Whaley, PGA, and our CPGA Section President, Paige Cribb, PGA, helped kick off the year countdown until the 2019 PGA Professional National Championship. Many volunteers for the Championship gathered for a clinic hosted by Whaley. The goal of the event was to spread the word about the tournament which is host to the nation's best PGA Professionals competing for a chance to play in the PGA Championship.
CPGA Monthly Top 3 Highlight
The first CPGA Top 3 Highlight will be included in the newsletter on Tuesday, May 1. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 27 by 5pm. All nominations are to include the nominee's name, facility, Member classification, and a description of the best practice that has helped bring success to the facility. Please include a headshot and 1-2 photos that may showcase the best practice.
24th Tar Heel Cup Matches Complete
24th Tar Heel Club Matches
WALLCE, NC (April 3, 2018) – Final Results of the 24th Tar Heel Cup Matches hosted by River Landing in Wallace, NC on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
The North Carolina Amateurs defeated the North Carolina Professionals 7 Points to 5 Points to win the 24th Tar Heel Cup Matches. Chris Cassetta from High Point, NC drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to secure the Cup and clinching point for the Amateurs. The Amateurs led after Four-Ball Matches 2.5-1.5 and secured 4.5 points in Singles Matches to win.
Two teams of the best playing amateurs and PGA Professionals from the state of North Carolina met for the 24th time in a friendly team match play event called the "Tar Heel Cup." River Landing Country Club located in Wallace, NC is hosting this event for the fourth time on its River Course.
For the fifth time since 2012, the CGA Amateur team won the cup from the Professionals, and have held the cup for six of last seven years.