Aiken, SC (August 24, 2021) — After two long and hot days of play here at Palmetto Golf Club, Assistant Professional at Diamond Creek Golf Club Mason Stutler, PGA claimed the victory at the National Car Rental Assistants Championship.

Stutler kept his lead from round one and finished the day carding 3 birdies and an eagle at 9-under-par, 133. The leaderboard did not change much from round one with Jared Howard, Associate Professional at Myers Park Country Club finishing in second place with an overall score of 6-under-par, 136 after an eagle and 4 birdies. Josh Stockwell, Associate Professional at Cedarwood Country Club, also remained in his third place spot finishing at 4-under-par, 148. Tommy Gibson, PGA, Assistant Professional at Old Town Club finished in fourth place at 3-under-par, 139.

These top four finishers as well as Preston Cole, PGA of Quail Hollow Club, Evan Hyma, PGA of Diamond Creek Golf Club, and Seth Robertson of Hendersonville Country Club have qualified to play in the 45th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship to be held November 11-14, 2021 at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Conner Nash of Country Club of Charleston, Chris Hamm of Wachesaw Plantation Club, Jon Mayer, PGA of Headwaters Golf Course, and Thomas Redding of Charlotte Country Club will be the four alternate positions for the tournament.


Kirk & Matz on No. 7 – Visa Gift Card

Marco Mongillo, PGA – 1’ 6”


Orange Whip Golf Fitness X on No. 16 – Orange Whip Putter

Will Ennis – 1’




The Carolinas PGA would like to sincerely thank our event partners for their generous support.


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About Palmetto Golf Club

Palmetto Golf Club was founded in 1892 by Thomas Hitchcock, a prominent sportsman from Long Island, New York. He and his wife attracted many wealthy families from the Northeast who established a Winter Colony in Aiken. These winter residents created several recreational facilities for polo, fox hunting, horseback riding, and tennis. Several large estates were constructed in the heart of Aiken in the vicinity of the Palmetto Golf Club, many of which continue to exist.



About Carolinas PGA

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 over 2,000 professional members and represents more than 700 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia.


PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.  For more information, contact Jess Hanson, Director of Marketing, at 336-398-2675 or