Mitchum Captures the 56th Mobipaid North Carolina Open Trophy

(Kannapolis, NC) – After two long days of championship golf back from a long break, the 56th Mobipaid NC Open presented by Universal Voice / Data is officially complete. The Carolinas PGA tremendously thankful to the PGA Professionals, Carolinas Golf Association staff, Irish Creek staff, and expert rules officials who conducted the event on site this week. It would not have been possible without everybody’s outstanding support!

Holding steady shooting a pair of 66 in the 36-hole championship, PGA Professional, Kelly Mitchum of Pinehurst Resort has been crowned champion! Totaling 11 birdies and only 1 bogey for the event, this seasoned professional played hard and came out on top finishing at 10-under par. Having had many wins over the years with the CPGA including being a 2-time Carolinas Open Champion and a 7-time Bob Boyd Player of the Year, this is Mitchum’s first NC Open win.

With a stellar performance in today’s final round and tying the low round of the tournament is amateur Peter Fountain of Raleigh, NC. Shooting a bogey-free 65 today, Fountain finished with a 36-hole total of 8-under-par to finish two shots begin Mitchum. Fountain put himself in a good position finishing two shots ahead of three other players coming in T3. Steve Scott (The Outpost Club), Cory Schneider (The Pointe GC), and Blake Talylor (Atkinson, NC) all carded a 36-total of 6-under-par. Scott and Taylor both shot two consistent rounds of 68 during both rounds.

Propelling himself up the leaderboard 13 spots is Matt Vick of Pinehurst No. 7 who carded 7 birdies leading him to his second round of 66 and a championship total of 5-under-par. Tied with Vick is amateur Walker Cress (Concord, NC) who also shot his way up the leaderboard a few spots, with some help from local knowledge, with a second round total of 67. Joining Vick and Cress in the T6 position is PGA Professional Aaron Black (Springfield GC) and amateur Ethan Hall (Morehead City, NC).

Rounding out our top ten is amateur Patrick Stephenson (Four Oaks, NC) who shot two solid rounds of 69 to finish at 4-under-par for the championship.

During the second round of the Professional Skins Contest, Derek Watson took home all the winnings of $780 for today with a birdie on the par-3, 8th hole.

The 56th Mobipaid North Carolina Open Presented by Universal Voice / Data is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event. Additionally, PGA Members’ scores count toward the True Temper CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy, which recognizes the best scoring average for the season.

We extend a huge token of appreciation to Irish Creek General Manager, Alan Cress, Head Professional, Jeremy Hurst, and their entire team for stepping up to host this event during these challenging times! Their effort did not go unnoticed this week and we are beyond grateful for everything they have done for us this year, and over the years as a host facility.




The CPGA sincerely thanks its event partners for their generous support.


This is Mobipaid’s second year as Title Partner of the NC Open.

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Universal Voice / Data

Universal Voice / Data, a telecommunications company, founded to serve the building industry in the area of design and implementation of communication distribution systems, began in 1985 with a two-man operation installing small key systems. Since then, we have grown to a 40+ man operation installing structured cabling systems for multi-story commercial, industrial, educational, medical and campus environments. we have successfully built a solid reputation by providing consistent, high-quality, reliable service to our customers.

Corporate Security & Fire Systems, LLC

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MetroTech Automotive

MetroTech Automotive has been providing dealerships with their products and services for over 30 years. With our manufacturing plant in Charlotte NC and a distribution center in Denver CO, we are able to deliver our products and services nationwide.

MetroTech will be supporting the championship by offering sanitization services to golf carts.

Mobile Communications

Mobile Communications has been established as a major market communications service and solution provider since 1988. Mobile Communications has retained a philosophy and approach dedicated to a personal level of customer service thought to be gone by the wayside in today’s large corporation dominated environment, all the while pacing the development and implementation of dynamically emergent technologies. Specializing in electronically oriented communications solutions, Mobile Communications has dozens of strategic partnerships with product and solution manufacturers and is proud to be recognized as an authorized Motorola Total Solutions Provider.

Mobile Pro Shop

With your support and from humble beginnings in 1973 we have grown to serving thousands of golf courses and country clubs in virtually every state throughout the United States.  We partner with many of your state and local PGA Sections throughout the U.S. including Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee just to name a few.  Through these partnerships we have had the unique opportunity to meet and work with hundreds of golf professionals.  For that, we thank you!

True Temper

The leading manufacturer of golf shafts in the world, True Temper Sports is consistently the number one golf shaft on all professional tours globally.  True Temper is awarding the NC Open champion and the winner of the closest the pin contest a new driver shaft or custom set of iron shafts.

About The Club at Irish Creek

The centerpiece of The Club at Irish Creek is a stunning 18-hole Davis Love III Signature Golf Course. Set into dramatic, rolling terrain that encircles a pristine 400-acre lake, Love’s design takes full advantage of the mature forest, the natural contours, and the ever-present lakefront, which is visible from 16 of the 18 holes.

Competitors will enjoy breathtaking views and a masterful design that pays homage to a past where walking was part of the game. With few forced carries, wide fairways, and ample greens this is a true members course with just enough variables to make it as challenging as a track you’ll find on our schedule this year. In the April issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, the NC Golf Panel ranked The Club at Irish Creek #38 of the Top 100 Courses in North Carolina, and 5th in the Charlotte Metro Region.

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