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A Look At The 101st Carolinas Am Field

 101st Carolinas Amateur Championship Preview
Carter Jenkins looks for historic win in Greensboro


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 101st Carolinas Amateur Championship at Greensboro Country Club's Farm Course in Greensboro, NC on July 9-12. 

Player List Tee Times & Pairings Scoring (available 7/9)

Two-time defending Carolinas Amateur champion
Carter Jenkins of Raleigh
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The 101st edition of CGA's flagship event, the Carolinas Amateur Championship, will be contested July 9-12 on The Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The club made changes to The Farm property, which is located 10 miles from the center of Greensboro and was once home to a dairy farm, since acquiring it in 1969. After meeting with several architects in 2008, the club hired British course architect Donald Steel to bring the Ellis Maples-designed Farm Course into the 21st century. The course reopened in 2010 with five new holes and several more that were reshaped to bring water into play or heighten the course's beautiful vistas.

This will be the sixteenth CGA championship hosted by Greensboro CC and the eighth held at The Farm Course. The 1921 Carolinas Amateur was contested at the club's Irving Park Course. The 2011 North Carolina Amateur, won by Web.com Tour player Harold Varner III, was the most recent CGA championship conducted at The Farm Course.

With a victory at this year's championship, two-time defending champion, Carter Jenkins of Raleigh would join F.M. Laxton (1921-'23) of Charlotte as the only golfers to win the Carolinas Amateur title three consecutive years.

"My goal for the Carolinas Am this year is nothing short of winning," says Jenkins. "That's been the mindset since last year. It would be really cool and quite an accomplishment to have my name on that trophy three times in a row. It's not been done since the 1920's."

In his final days as a teenager, Jenkins will turn 20-years-old two days after the event. Currently the 3rd ranked amateur golfer in the Carolinas, Jenkins claimed his seventh overall CGA title last month, winning the North Carolina Amateur by one stroke over Justin Tereshko of Greensboro, N.C.        

The #1 ranked amateur in the Carolinas, 2011 Carolinas Amateur champion Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C., will not be in this year's field as he is representing the United States in the Japan Amateur Golf Championship.

Medalist Score Site
Brandon Truesdale
Winnsboro, SC
68 The Windermere Club
Blythewood, SC
Will Blalock
Gastonia, NC
Doug Ramey
Greer, SC
Thomas Todd III
Laurens, SC
Robert Lutomski
Mauldin, SC
73 Musgrove Mill Golf Club
Clinton, SC
Kevin O'Connell
Raleigh, NC
69 Keith Hills Golf Club
Buies Creek, NC
Stephen Lavenets
Rougemont, NC
68 River Landing (River)
Wallace, NC
Paul Fitzgerald
Charlotte, NC
Chandler White
Clemmons, NC
68 Cabarrus Country Club
Concord, NC
Zach Martin
Pinehurst, NC
65 Forest Oaks Country Club
Greensboro, NC
Philip Oweida
Charlotte, NC
Christian Park
Charlotte, NC
66 Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club
Morganton, NC

158 players are expected to compete in the 101st edition of the championship. Exempt players were automatically accepted while others were required to qualify through one of seven 18 hole qualifiers.

Average Age of field: 26-years-old

Youngest Competitor:  Age 16 (6)
Josh Bryan, Chapel Hill, N.C.
David Cho, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Spencer Ramseur,  Hickory, N.C.
Jake Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Alex Scott, Raleigh, N.C.
Michael Wicker, Rougemont, N.C.

Oldest Competitor: Age 64
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.

CGA champions in field: (27)
Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C. - 1 CGA title
Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C. - 1
Dwight Cauthen, Columbia, S.C. - 1
Dean Channell, Raleigh, N.C. - 2
Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill, S.C. - 2
Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C. - 1
Uly Grisette, Advance, N.C. - 3
Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C. - 2
Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C. - 1
Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C. - 1
Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C. - 1
Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C. - 7
Bradley Kauffman, Greer, S.C. - 1
Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C. - 1
Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. - 1
Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. - 1
Kevin O'Connell, Raleigh, N.C. - 1
John Pitt, Wilmington, N.C. - 1
Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. - 1
Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. - 29
Alex Smalley, Wake Forest, N.C. - 1
Thomas Todd III, Laurens, S.C. - 1
Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C. - 3
Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. - 2
Carson Young,  Pendleton, N.C. - 3

Carolinas Amateur champions in field: (5)
Carter Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C. - 2013 & 2014
Carson Young, Pendleton, N.C. - 2012
Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C. - 2010
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. - 1991 & 2005
John Pitt, Wilmington, N.C. - 2001

The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there will be a cut to the low 60 scores and ties.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by July 9, 2015, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 5.4.

Championship Schedule
Wednesday, July 8
All Day: Practice rounds.
9:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in The Farm course Clubhouse.

Thursday, July 9
Round 1: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch in The Farm course Clubhouse.

Friday, July 10
Round 2: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch in The Farm course Clubhouse.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Saturday, July 11
Round 3: Tee times at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
12:00pm-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch in The Farm course Clubhouse.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, July 12
Round 4: Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.
Top 30 finishers receive merchandise credit in the Greensboro CC golf shop

                                        
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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.

Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and 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 more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org.

 

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