Kelly Mitchum, PGA takes home his third Carolinas Open title

August 19, 2020 (Winston-Salem, NC) – Kelly Mitchum, PGA takes home his third Carolinas Open title. He backed up a 1-under, 70 in round one with a 5-under, 66 in round two. His second-round included eight birdies that led the field today. His front nine 31, included five of those birdies and no bogeys. Kelly also won the Carolinas Open in 2006 and 2009.

Forsyth Country Club proved to be quite the test for the 96th BB&T Carolinas Open. The 36-hole Championship included flawless course conditions and two days of perfect weather.

The leaderboard was extremely tight throughout the day. Finishing second at 5-under for the tournament were Kyle Akins, PGA and the low amateur was David Gies. Akins carded four birdies and two bogeys on his way to a 69 today. Gies eagled the par-5 5th hole and rolled in 5 birdies to finish with a 68 today.

James Mishoe finished in solo fourth at 4-under. He led the tournament with 8 birdies in the first round and shot rounds of 68 and 70. Aaron O’Callaghan and Christian Castillo finished tied in 5th at 3-under.


Three skins were awarded in round two. Steve Larick, PGA holed out from 115 yards on the par-4 18th for an eagle. Drew Younts, PGA birdied the par-3 14th. Gus Ulrich, PGA eagled the par-4 13th.

The Carolinas PGA extends a huge thank you to the entire staff at Forsyth CC for their hospitality and support for this week’s championship. They were an exceptional host facility and we greatly appreciate them opening their arms to us once again.

The 2020 Carolinas PGA Carolinas Open is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event.  Additionally, Senior PGA Professionals’ scores count toward the CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy Presented by True Temper.


This event would not be possible without the support of our partners. Thank you for your involvement and backing of the Carolinas PGA

Title Partner – BB&T
Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions.

Presenting Partner – Synergy Systems & Solutions

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Yes, we provide copiers, printers, MFPs and office equipment to companies throughout the Southeastern US, and that has made us the nation’s best independent dealer of  Kyocera. But we’re also leading developers of office technologies moving our customers further into the cutting-edge worlds of mobile, digital and cloud document management. We develop our own management software and hardware, providing industry-leading solutions from our own in-house R&D lab. And we’re committed to protecting the environment, going so far as to manufacture our own toner cartridges in-house in environmentally-friendly ways.

Supporting Partner – Under Armour
Under Armour’s mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.

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

Supporting Partner – True Temper
True Temper is the title partner for the Johnny Palmer Trophy.


About Forsyth CC

Founded in 1913, Forsyth Country Club is steeped in tradition and continues to serve as an important part of the history of Winston-Salem. Just minutes from the downtown area, the club is nestled on 172 acres of pristine rolled hills and wooded terrain in central Winston-Salem.

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