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Simson and Detweiler Take Home Their Third Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Title


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (September 28, 2022) -- Final results of the 11th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C. on September 28, 2022. The 65+ Division competed at 6,069 yards (par 36-36--72) and the 70+ Division competed at 5,533 yards (par 36-36--72).

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Winning a Carolinas Championship title is no easy feat and it is certainly harder when Paul Simson and Don Detweiler of Raleigh, N.C. are in the field. Their performance at the 11th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship this week is a prime example of their unbelievable execution as a team.

Coming out of the gate with a 10-under-par, 62 and sealing the deal a 5-under-par, 67, the unstoppable duo captured their 12th CGA Four-Ball title and 3rd Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship at 15-under-par, 129.

“I made absolutely everything,” said Simson, referring to the opening round. “That was probably the best putting round I had all year and Don [Detweiler] made three or four birdies himself. There were so many birdies going in, we honestly lost count for a while as to how far under we were.”

The opening round set them up in good position coming into the final round with a three-stroke lead over Andy Burnette of Raleigh, N.C. and Dave Davis of Morehead City, N.C.

Both sides started off with a birdie on No. 1 to get the ball rolling. Burnette and Davis followed it with another on the par-3, No. 3 to narrow Simson and Detweiler’s lead to just two strokes. Both sides birdied No. 5 as well and carded a string of pars from No. 6 to 11.

Simson and Detweiler drained one of only seven birdies made this week on No. 13 to take back their three stroke lead, but things really started to heat up coming down the stretch.

“I chipped in on No. 15, which you know then we had people that were still within touch of us. Dave Davis made a 50-footer from off the green to stay close,” said Simson. “They bogeyed No. 16 though which gave us four shots and we birdied No. 17 so we were in good shape.”

A winning par on No. 18 secured the title for Simson and Detweiler, long-time four-ball partners and friends.

“I am 70 and with Paul [Simson] at 71, every win is special and this is really good,” said Detweiler. “We worked hard for it and we played really well. I give all the credit to Paul though. This is not the imposter Paul Simson that sometimes shows up, he was the real deal this week.” That comment was followed by big laughs from the tried and true partners.

This win marks Simson’s 45th CGA Championship title since his first win at the 1990 Carolinas Mid-Amateur and further cements his legacy as the winningest champion in CGA history. This win is a milestone in Detweiler’s career as well as he now has the fourth most titles in CGA men’s history with 12 wins. He only trails Larry Boswell of Jamestown, N.C. with 15 titles, Dale Morey of High Point, N.C. with 24 titles and of course, Simson with 45.

Ultimately Burnette and Davis claimed runners-up with a 10-under-par, 134 finish. Gary Hull of Statesville, N.C. and Gary Howze of Morehead City, N.C. climbed up from eight to earn third at 9-under-par, 135 after a 5-under-par, 67 in the final round. Notably, that tied the low round of the day.

John Long of Murrells Inlet, S.C. and Dennis Helms of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. earned the 70+ Division title by four strokes with a whopping 17-under-par, 127. They carded rounds of 9-under-par, 63 and 8-under-par, 64, respectively.

“It is all about the partner you have. If you can get a good partner you win,” said Long as Helms laughed. “We played really well together today and that is what is important,” said Helms.

Keith Li and Pete Allen of Southport, N.C. earned runners-up with an impressive 13-under-par, 131. Dick Hogan and Wayne Pyrtle of Burlington, N.C. claimed third at 10-under-par, 134.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Walnut Creek Country Club for graciously hosting the 11th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship.


11th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship

Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, N.C.

Final Round Results: 65+ Division


Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Donald Detweiler  +  Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -15 62 67 129
2 Andy Burnette  +  Dave Davis Raleigh, NC, Morehead City, NC -10 65 69 134
3 Gary Hull  +  Gary Howze Statesville, NC, Surf City, NC -9 68 67 135
T4 Jim Gallagher  +  Gregg Sumrow Charlotte, NC -8 68 68 136
T4 Keith Hiller  +  Trip Boinest Clemmons, NC, Shelby, NC -8 68 68 136
6 James Pearson  +  Steve Fox Charlotte, NC, Pinehurst, NC -7 67 70 137
T7 Junior Nance  +  Nile Brisson Clarkton, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC -6 70 68 138
T7 Bob Edens  +  Thomas Eberhard Columbia, SC, Johns Island, SC -6 68 70 138
T7 Mike Wilson  +  Jerry Horton Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Wilmington, NC -6 66 72 138
T10 William Cooper  +  Greg Norris Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC -4 69 71 140
T10 Penn Compton  +  Wesley Clark Wilmington, NC, Charlotte, NC -4 69 71 140
T10 Glenn Brown  +  Wesley Bruce Holden Beach, NC, Harrisburg, NC -4 70 70 140
T10 Lawrence Hicks  +  John Fritz Greensboro, NC, Mint Hill, NC -4 69 71 140
T10 Cliff Seastrunk  +  Lennie Barton Raleigh, NC -4 67 73 140
T10 Doug Owens  +  Charlie Parks Albemarle, NC, Asheboro, NC -4 66 74 140
T10 Richard Krapfel  +  Barry Sikes Winston-Salem, NC -4 66 74 140
17 Byron Beck  +  Tom Randall Martin, SC, Bishopville, SC -3 72 69 141
18 Tony Hamm  +  Greg Novicki Goldsboro, NC, Emerald Isle, NC -2 69 73 142
T19 Rob Welton  +  Bill Long West End, NC, Southern Pines, NC -1 71 72 143
T19 Ed Donlin  +  Russ Perry Concord, NC, Winston-Salem, NC -1 72 71 143
T21 Randy Naylor  +  Brad Pritchard Wilmington, NC +2 72 74 146
T21 Mark Kozel  +  Terry Barker Chapel Hill, NC +2 72 74 146
T21 Steve Hancock  +  Andrew Calder Elizabethtown, NC, North Myrtle Beach, SC +2 72 74 146
24 Lennie Younce + Chris Wilson Lenoir, NC +3 71 76 147
25 John Cottrell  +  Carey Hite Gilbert, SC, Columbia, SC +5 76 73 149
26 Johnny Helms  +  Paul Mauney Mount Holly, NC, Iron Station, NC +9 75 78 153
27 Martin Gerr  +  Bill Hall Charlotte, NC, Rock Hill, SC +13 75 82 157
WD Robert Parrott  +  Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC - 69 WD WD
WD Johnny Elam  +  Kevin King Charlotte, NC, Bluffton, SC - 69 WD WD
WD Phillip Greene   +  Curtis Rudolph Charlotte, NC - 71 WD WD


11th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship

Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, N.C.

Final Round Results: 70+ Division


Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 John Long  +  Dennis Helms Murrells Inlet, SC, North Myrtle Beach, SC -17 63 64 127
2 Keith Li  +  Pete Allen Southport, NC -13 67 64 131
3 Dick Hogan  +  Wayne Pyrtle Burlington, NC -10 65 69 134
T4 Don Slater  +  Rickey Luzar Durham, NC, Pinehurst, NC -8 67 69 136
T4 Robert Desjardins  +  William Boles Matthews, NC, Wilson, NC -8 67 69 136
T6 Steve Murphy  +  Larry Landis Hilton Head Island, SC -7 66 71 137
T6 Vardaman Banks  +  Jerry Hartsell Matthews, NC, Midland, NC -7 66 71 137
8 Jim Stirling  +  Ron Clark Wilmington, NC, Mebane, NC -6 68 70 138
T9 Gary Schatz  +  John Walters Fort Mill, SC, Charlotte, NC -5 69 70 139
T9 Russell Eaves  +  Ray Novicki Greenville, NC, Southern Pines, NC -5 68 71 139
T9 Rick Lafata  +  Bill Martinson Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC -5 65 74 139
12 Ray Jackson  +  Bob Norman Rocky Mount, NC -4 70 70 140
13 Gene Rapelye  +  Jack Hooks Wilmington, NC -2 69 73 142
14 Bill James  +  Eric Higgins Leland, NC, Wilmington, NC -1 70 73 143
T15 Bob Olsen  +  Allen Blackwell Monroe, NC, Harrisburg, NC E 74 70 144
T15 Chuck Wunsch  +  Andrew Wurst Pinehurst, NC E 72 72 144
T15 Randy Allen  +  Don Teague Tryon, NC, Shelby, NC E 71 73 144
18 A.G. Crockett  +  Kirk Pelland Durham, NC, Hillsborough, NC +9 73 80 153
WD Bob Klug  +  Chuck Cordell Pinehurst, NC - 72 WD WD
DQ Arnold Edwards  +  Al Edwards Charlotte, NC, North Myrtle Beach, SC - 73 DQ DQ


 About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)


The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.     

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.




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