Gastonia, NC (June 8-9, 2021) – The 57th GSM Services North Carolina Open Presented by Universal Voice/Data concluded without a rain delay but the players did have to face light drizzle through play. Even the rain could not stop North Carolina State Junior Spencer Oxendine (a) from winning his first CPGA State Open tournament.
The first round of the 57th GSM Services Presented by Universal Voice/Data concluded without the dreaded rain delay. After heavy rain and lightning shut down the practice round yesterday, the players were hopeful that the storms would pass. One-hundred and fifty-four Carolinas golfers took on the Par 70 course at Gaston Country Club. Cedarwood Country Club Associate Professional Josh Stockwell and Oxendine finished the first round tied for first at five-under, 65. Stockwell took the lead early with back-to-back birdies on No. 1 and 2 and Oxendine slid into first in the last second with an eagle on No. 18. The pair only carded one bogey each for the round.
Northwoods Golf Professional Burke Cromer, PGA and Queens University of Charlotte Sophomore Clayson Good (a) finished the first round at four-under, 66.
Oxendine, a Fayetteville native, finished in the top 5 at both the 2019 Mobipaid North Carolina Open and the BB&T Carolinas Open and in the top 15 at the 2020 BB&T Carolinas Open. Spencer finished the first round tied for first and played consistently well through round 2 to keep and extend his lead. He carded eight birdies and an eagle during the 36-hole tournament to take the trophy with a three stroke lead at seven-under, 133.
Cromer finished in 2nd place overall with a total of nine birdies at four-under, 136. Tennessee Tech Junior Nick Sutton (a) ended the round in third place at three-under, 137. There was a three-way tie for fourth place between Stockwell, Wake Forest commit Collin Adams (a), and Bulls Bay Golf Club Professional Greg Boyette, PGA at two-under, 138.
The CPGA would like to express sincere gratitude to GSM Services for donating $5,000 to the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation. The PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, the largest of the 41 sections in the United States of America. Our 2,000 members across North and South Carolina are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars- Youth, Military, and Inclusion.
Larry George, PGA – Eagle on the Par-5 No. 7
John Thompson, PGA – Eagle on the Par-5 No. 7
Greg Boyette, PGA – Birdie on the Par-3 No. 8
Aaron O’Callaghan, PGA – Eagle on the Par-5 No. 13
Jake Finn, PGA – Eagle on the Par-4 No. 18
The Carolinas PGA would like to sincerely thank our event partners for their generous support.
Title Partner – GSM Services
GSM Services has been in business since 1927, providing high-quality home and commercial improvement services to the Greater Charlotte area. We offer a wide variety of services for residential and commercial properties, including heating and cooling, insulation, and roof repair and replacement.
Presenting Partner – 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.
With our long-standing relationships with some of the most respected corporations in North and South Carolina, it is our commitment to each of them and each of our manufacturer partners to educate our technicians and installers annually as to the constant changes within our industry.
Supporting Partner – BIOLYTE
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About Gaston Country Club
Gaston Country Club is committed to enhancing the social and athletic lifestyles of our members by promoting a culture of warm hospitality, personalized service , quality amenities and relevant programs for the diverse needs of our membership.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.