Mitchum Victorious atĀ OMEGA Carolinas PGA Match Play Championship

October 16, 2018

Bluffton, SC - October 16, 2018 - Kelly Mitchum, PGA has captured the 2018 OMEGA Carolinas PGA Match Play Championship held this week at the beautiful Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. Tuesday featured the semi-final matches early in the morning followed by the final championship match in the afternoon.

The semi-final matches consisted of PGA Professional Matt Vick of Pinehurst Resort (#1 seed) vs. PGA Professional Aaron Black of Springfield Golf & Country Club (#5 seed) and PGA Professional Kelly Mitchum of Pinehurst Resort (#6 seed) vs. PGA Professional Cory Schneider of The Pointe Golf Club (#2 seed). Both matches were very close and came down to the 17th hole as Vick and Mitchum closed out their matches on the South Course to make it to the finals.

Mitchum got off to a great start in the final match on the front nine of the North Course, coming off of the ninth hole with a 4 up lead on Vick. Mitchum birdied the par 4 tenth hole on the South Course's front nine, and then closed out Vick when he made par on the thirteenth hole after Vick missed his par putt.

Throughout the week, Vick was struggling with an injury that certainly affected him by the end of two days playing 36 holes. "I don't want to take anything away from Kelly at all, he would have been very tough for anyone to beat this week." Mitchum is known for his phenomenal wedge game, and continuously put the ball within 10 feet of the hole when inside 100 yards. Mitchum really credited his driving as a big reason he was able to come away with the victory. "I really drove the ball well this week," said Mitchum after play ended. "I hadn't been driving it very well the past couple years and I really hit it well this week." Mitchum comes away with a $3,000 check for winning this championship.

The Carolinas PGA Section would like to thank the host facility, Berkeley Hall Club for their hospitality and support for this event.  The CPGA would also like to thank title sponsor Omega and supporting sponsors Maui Jim, Heritage CAA and the PGA Tour. 

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