PGA Jr League Section Qualifier
August 6, 2018 - Prestonwood Country Club
Cary, NC - Today kicked off the first PGA Jr. League Section Qualifier at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC. The weather was perfect and the players made sure to take advantage of the great playing conditions. There were a total of 12 teams competing today with hopes of advancing to the Section Championship. Congratulations to Team Raleigh 3 League who fired a 94 team score to advance to the Section Championship at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club on August 22, 2018.[Read Full Article]
McLaughlin & Brennan Win 2018 Pro-Assistant Championship
July 17, 2018
Wallace, NC – The second and final round of the 2018 Pro-Assistant Championship is complete after another day full of impressive and exciting golf. Other than a brief bit of rain, the players were in luck when some bad weather decided to narrowly miss River Landing to allow for an overall smooth day on the River Course.
The TPC Wakefield Plantation team, Adam McLaughlin and Matt Brennan, tied for the lead with Walnut Creek CC Professional, Clark Rose and Neal Lancaster. Both teams finished at 16-under par after the 36-hole event, taking them to a playoff on the 18 hole. McLaughlin and Brennan held their lead through this playoff when McLaughlin birdied the par-4 while the Rose/Lancaster team made a steady par.[Read Full Article]
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.