Joyce & Healy Capture 2020 Pro-Assistant Title

Wallace, NC (June 23, 2020) – After a heavyweight battle, Eagle Point Golf Club’s Brian Joyce, PGA, and Thomas Healy, PGA take home the 2020 CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship Belts. They set the pace in round one with an eight-under and followed it up with a 66 in round two. The first round included 4 birdies in a row and their final score was -14 edging a strong field by two strokes.

2020 CPGA Pro-Assistant Champions: Thomas Healy, PGA (left) & Brian Joyce, PGA (right)

Both rounds were played on the Landing Course at River Landing.  Damp course conditions were overcome, and two perfect days of weather allowed some low scores.

Four teams tied for second at -12 for the week. Nick Beecroft and Dave Ambrose, PGA from Elk River Club shot two-under rounds of 66, including an eagle by Beecroft during round one on the par-5 13th. John Faidley, PGA and Tyler Bantle, PGA from the Club at Longview followed up a 68 in round one with an 8 under 64 in round two. Their strong finish included a back-nine score of 31. From Treyburn Country Club, Tag Wylie, PGA, and Adam Stephenson shot back-to-back rounds of 66. Matt Vick, PGA, and Josh Stockwell tied the round two low score with a 64 to finish at 12 under.


Skins were awarded both rounds. Three skins were awarded in round 1 and paid out 256.67 to each team. The team of Luebchow/Lovell earned a skin after Luebchow eagled the par-5 6th. Similarly, the team of Beecroft/Ambrose were awarded a skin after Nick Beecroft eagled the par-5 13th. The highlight of the day was a Hole-in-One on the par-3 16th by Luis Hernandez. He hit a 6-iron 176 yards to earn a skin for the team of Cochran/Hernandez.

In the second round, the team of Reilly/Roux eagled the par-5 3rd and Story/Jasmin eagled the par-4 15th . to collect $385 for each team.

Shark Bucks

Greg Norman contributed $500 Shark Bucks for birdies or better on Hole 1 during round 1. The winning teams are listed below:

Broeker/Fuller, Grantham/Lee, Godwin/Wohlscheid, Luebchow/Lovell, Potts/Feeny, Cromer/McBride, Rose/Morton, Boyette/Ross, Faidley/Bantle, DeBois/Bronson, Wylie/Stephenson, McLaughlin/Price, Cochran/Hernandez, Beavan/Franz, Okutsu/Irish, Reeves/Spencer, Gagliano/Hamm, Gibson/Frost

Closest to the Hole

Greg Norman also hosted a closest to the hole on the par-3 16th. Luebchow/Lovell came within 5’9’’ to claim the $350 top prize and Fields/Shuck finished second at 7’7’’ for the $150 prize.

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The CPGA also thanks each of the presenting and supporting partners who are helping make the event a success.

Presenting Partner – Yamaha
After the creation of Yamaha Motors in 1955, we permanently established ourselves as a top leader of innovation and drive. But what has truly sustained Yamaha for over 130 years has been our unwavering dedication to not only high-quality performance but also a keen focus on luxury and comfort.

Presenting Partner – PING
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Presenting Partner – Four Country Electric Membership Corporation
Our mission is to provide highly reliable electric services, innovative energy solutions and outstanding service to our Members and Communities.

Presenting Partner – Greg Norman
Built upon a unique combination of performance, luxury and style, Greg Norman Collection is a leading worldwide marketer of golf-inspired apparel for men and women. Greg Norman Collection’s products offering encompasses state-of-the-art fabric innovations as well as an extensive fashion range including tops, bottoms, outerwear and accessories.

Supporting Partner – Vortex Weather Insurance
Vortex Weather Insurance for Golf lessens the economic effects of unfavorable weather on golf tournaments and events–bad weather is bad business for golf. A weather insurance policy helps protect your business from increased expenses or loss of revenue caused by rain, heat, cold, or a combination. Our products range from data-driven hourly policies that insure your one-time event to long-term solutions that reduce risk and help protect your bottom line. We write a policy customized to your course or tournament needs with experience, simplicity, and flexibility.

Supporting Partner – Evolve Golf
Evolve is committed to make products that are better for the player, better for the PGA Professional, better for the course, and better for the planet.

Supporting Partner – PGA TOUR
This event supported by dollars from the partnership between the PGA Tour and the PGA of America.

About River LandingAstoundingly great golf is just the beginning…The coastal plains of North Carolina are the beautiful setting of a community where beauty and lifestyle go hand and hand—River Landing.River Landing is a private, gated, residential golf community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC.  An easy 35 minute drive from historic Wilmington and just an hour and 15 minutes south of Raleigh, NC, we represent the best of North Carolina’s beauty, weather and recreation.  And the cost of living here?  Very attractive! Our championship golf courses are world-class, and are complemented by our state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Center.  Here residents enjoy secure surroundings featuring scenic walking, hiking and nature trails, mature, lush landscapes and some of the nation’s best fishing, boating and gardening .River Landing offers the lifestyle you deserve with the value you demand.  Welcome!

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 800 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 Sally Morgan, PGA, Director of Marketing at 336-398-2675 or