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Carolinas Mid-Am Championship Release

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Carolinas Golf Association's 35th Mid-Amateur Championship will take place from April 17-19 on North Ridge Country Club's Lakes course in Raleigh, N.C. The golf course aptly named the Lakes was designed by Gene Hamm and George Cobb, later redesigned by John LaFoy to assure challenge and playability for players of all skill levels. This is the second Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship conducted on the Lakes course. In 1997, Paul Simson, of Raleigh, N.C. defeated Steve Jones, of Oak Ridge, N.C. in a playoff. Other CGA championships hosted by the club are the 2014 North Carolina Four-Ball and 2011 North Carolina Senior Amateur. Next April, the club will host the 2016 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball.
 

Four-time Carolinas Mid-Am champion Paul Simson will play on his home course where he won in 1997. [+] Enlarge

The field for the 2015 championship is expected to consist of 120 players. Exempt players were automatically accepted into the championship while others were required to qualify for the tournament through one of five 18-hole qualifiers.

Medalist Score Site
John Rudolph
Charlotte, N.C.
67 Carolina Lakes GC
Indian Land, S.C.
Jack Merrell III
Wake Forest, N.C.
69 Heritage GC
Wake Forest, N.C.
Mark Gauley
Raleigh, N.C.
73 CC of Whispering Pines (Pines)
Whispering Pines, N.C.
Chris Blankenship
Clemmons, N.C.
72 Forest Oaks CC
Greensboro, N.C.
Luke Sampson
Wilmington, N.C.
72 The Windermere Club
Blythewood, S.C.

2014 champion Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington, N.C. will not defend his title as he is recovering from wrist surgery and hopes to return to competitive golf this summer.

Former champions in this year's field include: four-time winner Paul Simson (1990, 91, 94 & 97) of Raleigh, N.C.;  Paul Tucker (2011) of Waxhaw, N.C.; Steve Liebler (2010) of Irmo, S.C.; Jarrett Grimes (2009) of Columbia, S.C.; Walter Todd, Sr. (2007) of Laurens, S.C and John Finster (2005) of Raleigh, N.C.

The Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 30th birthday by April 17, 2015, is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 5.4.

Championship Facts

Event: 35th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

Playing Dates: April 17-19, 2015

Host Site: North Ridge Country Club (Lakes), Raleigh, N.C.
6,800 yards, Par 36-36-72
Course/Slope Rating: 73.8/136

Defending Champion: Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington, N.C.


Format: 54-holes stroke play. After 36 holes, cut to low 60 scores and ties.


Eligibility: Any male amateur golfer who has reached his 30th birthday by April 17, 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.

 

Schedule of rounds:

Friday, April 17:     Round 1. Tee times at 7:50am off #1 only.

Saturday, April 18: Round 2. Tee times at 7:50am off #1 only. Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.

Sunday, April 19:   Round 3. Tee times begin at 7:50am off #1 only. Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.
 

Hole-by-hole scoring

 

The CGA will post any tournament delays or cancellations via our Twitter account. Follow @cgagolf1909.

 

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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For more information contact:

Scott Gerbereux, CGA Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone: 910-673-1000
E-mail:
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Carolinas Golf Association:
140 Ridge Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Web Site:
www.carolinasgolf.org
Twitter: @cgagolf1909

On-Site Championship Director:
Rusty Harder, Director of Competitions
Phone: 910-673-1000
E-mail:
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Host Site:
North Ridge Country Club (Lakes)
6612 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
910-847-0796
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