Boston and Gibson Use Late Surge to Capture 2021 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

(Wallace, NC) – With only a few holes remaining, the champions of the 2021 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC looked to be completely set. Professional Andrew Boston, PGA and Assistant Tommy Gibson, PGA, both of Old Town Club, had other ideas, however, rocketing up the leaderboard over the last few holes to force a playoff with Professional Greg Boyette, PGA and Assistant Billy Ross, both of Bulls Bay Golf Club. After their late surge, Boston and Gibson continued their momentum, as Gibson birdied the first playoff hole to give his team the overall victory.

Boyette and Ross were phenomenal throughout the first day of competition, sharing the 18-hole lead at nine-under-par with the Jacksonville Country Club pair of Professional Holden Abrams, PGA and Assistant Jedidiah Frazier.

Boston and Gibson remained in contention, trailing the leaders by two strokes going into round two, but they used a ten-under-par, 62 on the final day to match Boyette and Ross over the 36-hole championship before the playoff.

The duo of Professional Larry George, PGA and Assistant Jeff Hale, PGA, playing on their home course, used a stellar second round of nine-under-par to finish the tournament in third place, three strokes behind the leaders.

The pairs of Professional Jonathan Dudley, PGA of Indian Valley Golf Course and Assistant Brock Elder of Forest Oaks Country Club, Professional Caleb Ridings, PGA of Country Club of Landfall and Assistant Brandon Alexander, PGA of Alamance Country Club, and Professional Neal Lancaster and Assistant Kyle Simpson of Bear Trail Golf Club finished the tournament tied for fourth place at thirteen-under-par.

The event also featured a variety of other competitions hosted by our wonderful partners, which you can read more about below.

Closest to the Pin

Trade-In Guys on Hole #8 – $100 Gift Card for Team

Andrew Boston, PGA and Tommy Gibson, PGA – 4′

Greg Norman / Dunning Golf on Hole #11 – Outfit for Team

Day 1 – Todd Beware, PGA and Daniel Davis – 4′ 2″

Day 2 – Ryan Ruddy, PGA and Mark Andrews – 2′ 10″

Kirk & Matz on Hole #16 – $100 Gift Card for Team

Day 1 – David Moon, PGA and Dan Greco, PGA – 1′ 5″

Day 2 – Luis DeJesus, PGA and Tyler Lucas, PGA – 4′ 8″

Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge

1st Place, $150 – Chase Adams, PGA

2nd Place, $100 – Jay Roux, PGA

3rd Place, $50 – Brian Schnautz

Glow Vibe Golf Chipping

Wright Blanchard – $150.00

Chase Wells, PGA – $150.00

Jason Arthur, PGA – $125.00

Claude Brusse, PGA – $125.00

Chris Humble, PGA – $100.00

Darrell Posey – $100.00

Adam McLaughlin, PGA – $62.50

Tyler Bass, PGA – $62.50

Mark Teed, PGA – $62.50

Josh May, PGA – $62.50

Glow Vibe Golf Putting

Rusty Mazell, PGA – 63 – $150.00

Alex Iannuccilli, PGA – 63 – $150.00

Joe Finemore, PGA – 65 – $125.00

Chad Berger – 65 – $125.00

Chase Godwin, PGA – 68 – $100.00

Briana Niemann, PGA – 68 – $100.00

Josh May, PGA – 68 – $75.00

Mark Teed, PGA – 68 – $75.00

Darrell Posey – 68 – $50.00

Chris Humble, PGA – 68 – $50.00

Ties were broken using the USGA Scorecard Method (back 9 total, final 6 holes, final 3 holes)


Round 1

Bobby Cox, PGA and Nick Wilhelm, PGA – Eagle on the Par-5 No. 6 – $900

Round 2

Caleb Ridings, PGA and Brandon Alexander, PGA – Eagle on the Par-5 No. 3 – $300

Greg Boyette, PGA and Billy Ross – Eagle on Par-5 No. 6 – $300

Andrew Boston, PGA and Tommy Gibson, PGA – Eagle on Par-5 No. 17 – $300

Presenting Partners


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Greg Norman / Dunning Golf

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Dunning’s goal to make the world’s most technical golf apparel without compromise. From start to finish, their emphasis is on fit, playability and true performance.

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Four County Electric Membership Corporation

Four County Electric Membership Corporation’s goal is to provide highly reliable electric services, innovative energy solutions, and outstanding service to our members and communities.

Four County currently offers more than 5,000 miles of overhead, underground and transmission lines, as well as 31 substations, providing reliable electric service to 33,424 services in Bladen, Duplin, Pender and Sampson counties. The co-op also serves a small number of services in Columbus and Onslow counties.

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Supporting Partners

The Trade-In Guys

The easiest place to get a quote on your old golf clubs, ship them for free, and then receive instant credit at virtually every golf shop nationwide.

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Kirk & Matz

Proudly offering you the world’s finest Event and Presentation Awards to meet any of your organization’s reward and recognition needs.

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Vortex Weather Insurance

You can’t predict the weather, but Vortex Weather Insurance can help protect your business or event from any potential risks.

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Glow Vibe Golf

Glow Vibe can provide a one-of-a-kind dark night experience for any event through their signature LED lighting system.

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Evolve Golf

Your place for products that are better for the game, better for the player, and better for the environment.

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About River Landing

River Landing is one of the top golfing destinations with tournaments hosted here from all types of organizations and golfing competitions. With two Top 40 courses in the state and the two top courses in our region, it is no wonder so many people find River Landing to be the epitome of what a golfing experience should be. From the perfectly manicured courses to our excellent and charming staff to our clubhouse dining, we are here to serve you and your guests with the best experiences possible.

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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