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Thompson Leads N.C. Senior Amateur

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- First round results from the 30th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville on Tuesday, May 12. (6,400 yards, Par 35-36--71, Course/Slope Rating: 71.4/143)

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Pat Thompson of Asheville holds a one-shot lead.
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Four birdies and an eagle contributed to a three-under-par 68 for Pat Thompson, 56, of nearby Asheville. Starting on the back nine of the par-71 layout, Thompson made two bogeys in his first five holes before eagling the par-5 16th. "That kind of turned around my whole round," said Thompson. "I went from two-over and feeling that I was playing well but not getting anything out of it, to you know, game on." With that momentum shift, he started his inward nine holes by converting three birdies in a row.

Alone in second place at two-under-par, one shot back of Thompson, is 66-year-old Alan Dirk of Sanford. Four players are tied for third at one-under-par 70 including 28-time CGA champion Paul Simson of Raleigh and 5-time CGA champion Jim Grainger, 58, of Charlotte. Simson, who turned 64 on Sunday, is chasing his record-setting 7th victory in this championship. Tied with Simson and Grainger are Champion Hills Club member Richard Hackel, 58, of Hendersonville and Robby Kirby, 55, of Charlotte.

Defending champion Jim Pearson of Charlotte is recovering from surgery.

The North Carolina Amateur Championship 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 55th birthday by May 12, 2015, is a legal resident of North 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 10.4.

30th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship
Champion Hills Club, Hendersonville, NC
6,400 yards, Par 35-36--71, Course/Slope Rating: 71.4/143

First Round Results

Place

 

Competitor

 

Score

1

 

Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.

 

  32-36--68  (-3)

2

 

Alan Dirk, Sanford, N.C.

 

  34-35--69  (-2)

T3

 

Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  35-35--70  (-1)

T3

 

Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  35-35--70  (-1)

T3

 

Robby Kirby, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  36-34--70  (-1)

T3

 

Richard Hackel, Hendersonville , N.C.

  34-36--70  (-1)

T7

 

Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  36-35--71  (Even)

T7

 

Joe Davis, Gastonia, N.C.

 

  34-37--71  (Even)

T7

 

Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.

  34-37--71  (Even)

T10

 

Dennis Helms, Monroe, N.C.

 

  33-39--72  (+1)

T10

 

Mark Stephens, Troutman, N.C.

 

  34-38--72  (+1)

T10

 

Ernie Newton, Winston Salem, N.C.

  35-37--72  (+1)

T10

 

John Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  39-33--72  (+1)

T10

 

Brandon Godfrey, Nebo, N.C.

 

  34-38--72  (+1)

T10

 

Mike Arnold, Mooresville, N.C.

 

  35-37--72  (+1)

T16

 

Robert Vespa, Summerfield, N.C.

  38-35--73  (+2)

T16

 

David Eaker, Forest City, N.C.

 

  35-38--73  (+2)

T16

 

Elton Trent, Reidsville, N.C.

 

  34-39--73  (+2)

T16

 

Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C.

  36-37--73  (+2)

T16

 

Charlie Thompson, Hendersonville, N.C.

  36-37--73  (+2)

T16

 

Jeffery Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  34-39--73  (+2)

T16

 

David Ogden, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  39-34--73  (+2)

T23

 

Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C.

  37-37--74  (+3)

T23

 

Bill Long, Ahoskie, N.C.

 

  35-39--74  (+3)

T23

 

Brad Buxton, Greensboro, N.C.

 

  35-39--74  (+3)

T23

 

Steve Wright, Deep Gap, N.C.

 

  37-37--74  (+3)

T23

 

Ed Donlin, Concord, N.C.

 

  38-36--74  (+3)

T23

 

Charlie Parks, Asheboro, N.C.

 

  37-37--74  (+3)

T23

 

Peter Allen, Southport, N.C.

 

  36-38--74  (+3)

T23

 

Phil Bland, Waynesville, N.C.

 

  35-39--74  (+3)

T23

 

Mark Macejko, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  37-37--74  (+3)

T32

 

Michael Sprouts, Newton, N.C.

 

  35-40--75  (+4)

T32

 

Phil Blake, Asheville, N.C.

 

  40-35--75  (+4)

T32

 

Arlis Pike, Kernersville, N.C.

 

  40-35--75  (+4)

T32

 

Dave Moser, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  39-36--75  (+4)

T32

 

Charley Hodges, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  35-40--75  (+4)

T32

 

Mickey Pennell, Lenoir, N.C.

 

  41-34--75  (+4)

T32

 

Ed Byman, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  36-39--75  (+4)

T32

 

Tim Andersen, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  38-37--75  (+4)

T32

 

Sid Blythe, Hendersonville, N.C.

 

  38-37--75  (+4)

T41

 

Jack Nance, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  38-38--76  (+5)

T41

 

Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  40-36--76  (+5)

T41

 

Barry DeLapp, Hendersonville , N.C.

  38-38--76  (+5)

T41

 

Marc Cox, Greensboro, N.C.

 

  38-38--76  (+5)

T41

 

Bradford Kroll, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  38-38--76  (+5)

T41

 

Spike Smith, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  38-38--76  (+5)

T41

 

Gary Strickfaden, Southern Pines, N.C.

  39-37--76  (+5)

T48

 

Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro, N.C.

  39-38--77  (+6)

T48

 

Brian Reep, Morganton, N.C.

 

  37-40--77  (+6)

T48

 

Scott Danals, Bryson City, N.C.

 

  37-40--77  (+6)

T48

 

Gene Queen, Advance, N.C.

 

  41-36--77  (+6)

T48

 

Scott Baltz, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  38-39--77  (+6)

T48

 

Mark Wagner, Statesville, N.C.

 

  39-38--77  (+6)

T48

 

Lennie Younce, Lenoir, N.C.

 

  37-40--77  (+6)

T48

 

Jerry Horton, Wilmington, N.C.

 

  38-39--77  (+6)

T48

 

Eric Ardery, Durham, N.C.

 

  38-39--77  (+6)

T57

 

Robert Desjardins, Matthews, N.C.

  41-37--78  (+7)

T57

 

John Ervin, Hiddenite, N.C.

 

  38-40--78  (+7)

T57

 

Rick LaFata, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Bob Yow, Clinton, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Garland Yates, Asheboro, N.C.

 

  39-39--78  (+7)

T57

 

Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Steve Lubbers, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Bill Phillips, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Wesley Clark, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  37-41--78  (+7)

T57

 

Ken Powers, Concord, N.C.

 

  41-37--78  (+7)

T57

 

Steve Lambert, Greensboro, N.C.

  37-41--78  (+7)

T69

 

George Leight Jr., Apex, N.C.

 

  37-42--79  (+8)

T69

 

Chris Tucker, Hendersonville, N.C.

  36-43--79  (+8)

T69

 

Edward Mills, Fairview, N.C.

 

  39-40--79  (+8)

T69

 

Terry Rathman, Gastonia, N.C.

 

  38-41--79  (+8)

T69

 

Mike Bivins, High Point, N.C.

 

  38-41--79  (+8)

T69

 

Bill Boles Jr., Wilson, N.C.

 

  37-42--79  (+8)

T69

 

Richard Condrey, Nebo, N.C.

 

  39-40--79  (+8)

T69

 

Rick Kline, Davidson, N.C.

 

  36-43--79  (+8)

T69

 

Rodney Brecheisen, Pinehurst, N.C.

  39-40--79  (+8)

T69

 

James Morgan, Greensboro, N.C.

  38-41--79  (+8)

T69

 

Grant Hoffman, Asheboro, N.C.

 

  40-39--79  (+8)

T80

 

Phillip Greene, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  41-39--80  (+9)

T80

 

Robert Fortner, Cary, N.C.

 

  40-40--80  (+9)

T80

 

Bill Thaxton, Monroe, N.C.

 

  43-37--80  (+9)

T80

 

Trip Barclift, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  36-44--80  (+9)

T80

 

David Millis, High Point, N.C.

 

  38-42--80  (+9)

T80

 

John DeLuise, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  40-40--80  (+9)

T80

 

Jeff Jackson, Goldsboro, N.C.

 

  40-40--80  (+9)

T80

 

Trip Boinest, Shelby, N.C.

 

  40-40--80  (+9)

T80

 

Mike Schmid, Monroe, N.C.

 

  38-42--80  (+9)

T89

 

Larry Cowman, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  39-42--81  (+10)

T89

 

James Brown, High Point, N.C.

 

  38-43--81  (+10)

T89

 

Bob Olsen, Monroe, N.C.

 

  42-39--81  (+10)

T89

 

John Walters, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  40-41--81  (+10)

T89

 

Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C.

 

  42-39--81  (+10)

T89

 

Ben Yeager, Clemmons, N.C.

 

  38-43--81  (+10)

T89

 

John Mitchell, Asheville, N.C.

 

  41-40--81  (+10)

T89

 

Robbie Armistead, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  38-43--81  (+10)

T89

 

Rodney Jones, Apex, N.C.

 

  40-41--81  (+10)

T89

 

John Green, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  42-39--81  (+10)

T99

 

Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  43-39--82  (+11)

T99

 

Bill Shake, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  39-43--82  (+11)

T99

 

David Shackelford, Cary, N.C.

 

  41-41--82  (+11)

T99

 

Dick Hogan, Burlington, N.C.

 

  42-40--82  (+11)

T103

 

David Watterworth, Charlotte, N.C.

  40-43--83  (+12)

T103

 

Todd Turner, West End, N.C.

 

  42-41--83  (+12)

T103

 

Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C.

 

  42-41--83  (+12)

T103

 

Willis Nance Jr., Clarkton, N.C.

 

  45-38--83  (+12)

107

 

David Williams, Cary, N.C.

 

  48-36--84  (+13)

T108

 

Bob Norman, Rocky Mount, N.C.

  41-44--85  (+14)

T108

 

Rick Chapman, Granite Falls , N.C.

  40-45--85  (+14)

T108

 

Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C.

 

  48-37--85  (+14)

T108

 

Roy Greene, Waynesville, N.C.

 

  43-42--85  (+14)

T112

 

David Cox, Huntersville, N.C.

 

  44-42--86  (+15)

T112

 

Mike Tarulli, Matthews, N.C.

 

  41-45--86  (+15)

T114

 

Glen Subin, Pinehurst, N.C.

 

  42-46--88  (+17)

T114

 

Tom Cavanaugh, Matthews, N.C.

  46-42--88  (+17)

116

 

John Stratton, Greensboro, N.C.

 

  WD-WD--WD  (WD)

117

 

Larry Barnacle, Charlotte, N.C.

 

  WD-WD--WD  (WD)

 

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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