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Pat Thompson Wins Carolinas Senior

Pat Thompson of Asheville, NC wins his first CGA championship title

ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC - Final results of the 54th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike) in St. Helena Island, SC on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (6416 yards, par 36-36—72, 71.2/132).

Consistent under par rounds of 70-71-70 propelled Pat Thompson of Asheville, NC into the winner’s circle for the first time at a CGA championship. Thompson’s score of five-under par 211 was two shots ahead of the number one ranked Carolinas Senior amateur Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill, SC.

Cloninger started the day eight shots off the lead but a final round 66 vaulted him into the championship title mix. Cloninger was the only player to score in the 60’s in the final round.

Thompson, a Country Club of Asheville member and number four ranked senior player in the Carolinas, made three birdies and one bogey in his final round. He did not know how he stood until he asked a fellow-competitor on the 18th tee. He then knew he had a two stroke lead with a par five remaining to be played. He made his par and secured the win.

“I spent last night at times when I couldn’t sleep visualizing doing something to win the tournament”, Thompson said. “When I make a couple of putts then I am usually contending”.

Making putts was certainly a big key for Thompson and even more so for a player that lives and plays on a bent grass course in the mountains versus a bermuda course in the Lowcountry. ”The first thing I do when I come out of the mountains is work on short game and putting to get a feel for the different types of grasses”, Thompson noted.

Defending champion Jim Grainger of Charlotte, NC carded his second straight under par round with a 71 to finish at 219 and tied for 13th place.

Only six players were able to break par for the championship on the Tom Fazio design with the average score of 77.4.

Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by September 13, 2015, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina or owns a residence in either state, 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 10.4.

For more information on the Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship including hole-by-hole scoring please visit: https://www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/15senior/year/2015

 

Final Results

Place

Competitor

Score

Amt. Won

1

Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.

  70-71-70--211  (-5)

$650.00

2

Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill, S.C.

  76-71-66--213  (-3)

$400.00

T3

James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.

  78-66-71--215  (-1)

$337.50

T3

Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C.

  74-66-75--215  (-1)

$337.50

T3

Walter Todd Sr, Laurens, S.C.

  72-72-71--215  (-1)

$337.50

T3

Gary Brown, Charlotte, N.C.

  73-72-70--215  (-1)

$337.50

7

Matt Grandy, Greenville, S.C.

  68-77-71--216  (Even)

$280.00

T8

Rick Luzar, Pinehurst, N.C.

  74-73-70--217  (+1)

$230.00

T8

John Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.

  70-71-76--217  (+1)

$230.00

T8

Walter Odiorne, Blythewood, S.C.

  71-68-78--217  (+1)

$230.00

T8

John Long, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  74-72-71--217  (+1)

$230.00

12

Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.

  74-74-70--218  (+2)

$190.00

T13

Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.

  81-67-71--219  (+3)

$175.00

T13

Johnny Elam, Charlotte, N.C.

  76-69-74--219  (+3)

$175.00

T15

Frank Ford III, Charleston, S.C.

  72-72-77--221  (+5)

$155.00

T15

Robby Kirby, Charlotte, N.C.

  69-78-74--221  (+5)

$155.00

T17

Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.

  72-75-75--222  (+6)

$140.00

T17

Jim Burgess, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  76-73-73--222  (+6)

$140.00

T17

Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, S.C.

  71-77-74--222  (+6)

$140.00

T20

Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C.

  73-75-75--223  (+7)

$125.00

T20

John Walters, Charlotte, N.C.

  74-78-71--223  (+7)

$125.00

T20

Ed Byman, Raleigh, N.C.

  72-76-75--223  (+7)

$125.00

23

Mike Schmid, Monroe, N.C.

  72-77-75--224  (+8)

$115.00

T24

Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.

  72-75-78--225  (+9)

$103.75

T24

Bill Long, Ahoskie, N.C.

  80-72-73--225  (+9)

$103.75

T24

Todd Hendley, Greer, S.C.

  80-73-72--225  (+9)

$103.75

T24

Dale Porter, Leland, N.C.

  72-74-79--225  (+9)

$103.75

T28

Johnny Adams, Cary, N.C.

  81-74-71--226  (+10)

$50.00

T28

Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C.

  72-78-76--226  (+10)

$50.00

T28

John Fritz, Mint Hill, N.C.

  75-76-75--226  (+10)

$50.00

T28

Eric Ardery, Durham, N.C.

  74-76-76--226  (+10)

$50.00

T28

Kelly Miller, Southern Pines, N.C.

  76-77-73--226  (+10)

$50.00

T28

Farley Davis, High Point, N.C.

  79-75-72--226  (+10)

$50.00

T34

Arlis Pike, Kernersville, N.C.

  75-76-76--227  (+11)

 

T34

Bill Palmer Jr, Bluffton, S.C.

  73-72-82--227  (+11)

 

T36

Kevin King, Bluffton, S.C.

  71-76-81--228  (+12)

 

T36

Rick Stitzer, Raleigh, N.C.

  77-78-73--228  (+12)

 

T38

Brad Buxton, Greensboro, N.C.

  78-72-79--229  (+13)

 

T38

Bob Edens, Columbia, S.C.

  77-73-79--229  (+13)

 

T40

Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C.

  80-74-76--230  (+14)

 

T40

Bernie Shealy, Columbia, S.C.

  77-75-78--230  (+14)

 

T40

David Camadine, Charlotte, N.C.

  76-78-76--230  (+14)

 

T43

Bradford Kroll, Charlotte, N.C.

  78-77-76--231  (+15)

 

T43

Michael McDowell, Charlotte, N.C.

  76-78-77--231  (+15)

 

T45

Jeff Jackson, Goldsboro, N.C.

  80-74-79--233  (+17)

 

T45

Brandon Godfrey, Nebo, N.C.

  78-77-78--233  (+17)

 

T47

Greg Powell, Charlotte, N.C.

  77-77-80--234  (+18)

 

T47

John Smunk, Port Royal, S.C.

  77-76-81--234  (+18)

 

T47

Dev Gregg, Charlotte, N.C.

  77-74-83--234  (+18)

 

T50

Bill Phillips, Charlotte, N.C.

  77-80-78--235  (+19)

 

T50

David Eaker, Forest City, N.C.

  79-77-79--235  (+19)

 

T50

John Dennis III, Greenville, S.C.

  80-77-78--235  (+19)

 

53

John Franklin, St. Helena Island, S.C.

  76-81-79--236  (+20)

 

T54

Tim Pope, Spartanburg, S.C.

  80-74-83--237  (+21)

 

T54

Bill Smunk, Kingstree, S.C.

  77-76-84--237  (+21)

 

T54

Wayne Rogers, Easley, S.C.

  79-76-82--237  (+21)

 

T54

Norman Davis Jr, Charlotte, N.C.

  75-79-83--237  (+21)

 

T54

Rick Kline, Davidson, N.C.

  81-76-80--237  (+21)

 

T59

Hugh Quinn, Lewisville, N.C.

  81-76-81--238  (+22)

 

T59

Holley Wallace, Columbia, S.C.

  77-75-86--238  (+22)

 

T59

Richard Condrey, Nebo, N.C.

  75-80-83--238  (+22)

 

62

Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C.

  82-73-84--239  (+23)

 

T63

Robert Vespa, Summerfield, N.C.

  76-79-WD--WD  (WD)

 

T63

Steve Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.

  80-77-WD--WD  (WD)

 

T63

Tim Boynton, Beaufort, N.C.

  76-78-WD--WD  (WD)

 

 

 

Failed to Qualify for Final Round

 

T66

Mike Sprouts, Newton, N.C.

  79-79--158  (+14)

T66

Mike Gravley, Greer, S.C.

  78-80--158  (+14)

T66

Steve Wilson, Wilmington, N.C.

  77-81--158  (+14)

T66

Dennis Helms, Monroe, N.C.

  76-82--158  (+14)

T66

Jim Wise, Columbia, S.C.

  78-80--158  (+14)

T66

Mike Calkins, Columbia, S.C.

  78-80--158  (+14)

T72

Marc Cox, Greensboro, N.C.

  79-80--159  (+15)

T72

Andy Gianoukos, Charleston, S.C.

  78-81--159  (+15)

T72

Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C.

  81-78--159  (+15)

T72

Rodney Jones, Apex, N.C.

  83-76--159  (+15)

T72

Mike Arnold, Mooresville, N.C.

  82-77--159  (+15)

T77

Jack Nance, Pinehurst, N.C.

  79-81--160  (+16)

T77

Jackson Hughes Jr, Greenville, S.C.

  80-80--160  (+16)

T77

Gus Sylvan, Columbia, S.C.

  82-78--160  (+16)

T77

Grant Hoffman, Asheboro, N.C.

  80-80--160  (+16)

T77

Steve Burke, Burlington, N.C.

  80-80--160  (+16)

T82

John L Cottrell Jr, Gilbert, S.C.

  80-81--161  (+17)

T82

Spike Smith, Pinehurst, N.C.

  82-79--161  (+17)

T82

Charles Hall, Hilton Head, S.C.

  79-82--161  (+17)

T82

Kenny Bieschke, Bluffton, S.C.

  80-81--161  (+17)

T86

Steve Spiegler, Charlotte, N.C.

  74-88--162  (+18)

T86

Butch English, Cornelius, N.C.

  77-85--162  (+18)

T86

Glen Subin, Pinehurst, N.C.

  82-80--162  (+18)

T86

Ben Whipple, Marietta, S.C.

  82-80--162  (+18)

T86

George Conekin III, Jacksonville, N.C.

  87-75--162  (+18)

T91

Chip Hunter, Winston Salem, N.C.

  85-78--163  (+19)

T91

Robert Bennett Jr, Cheraw, S.C.

  82-81--163  (+19)

T93

Larry Cowman, Charlotte, N.C.

  85-79--164  (+20)

T93

Charlie Parks, Asheboro, N.C.

  78-86--164  (+20)

T93

Steven Misenheimer, Huntersville, N.C.

  80-84--164  (+20)

T96

Randy Allen, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  84-81--165  (+21)

T96

Edward Galbavy, Seabrook Island, S.C.

  81-84--165  (+21)

98

Jim Hunsuck, Statesville, N.C.

  82-84--166  (+22)

99

Chuck Parker, Raleigh, N.C.

  84-83--167  (+23)

T100

Tom Eberhard, Seabrook Island, S.C.

  82-86--168  (+24)

T100

Darryl Averyhart, Columbia, S.C.

  84-84--168  (+24)

T100

Tom Cunneff, Charleston, S.C.

  88-80--168  (+24)

103

James Morgan, Greensboro, N.C.

  84-85--169  (+25)

104

Barry Mullinax, Travelers Rest, S.C.

  87-83--170  (+26)

105

Rick Finnin, Pinehurst, N.C.

  85-87--172  (+28)

106

John McCallie, Durham, N.C.

  87-87--174  (+30)

107

Charley Hodges, Charlotte, N.C.

  88-88--176  (+32)

T108

Terry Ezell, York, S.C.

  78-WD--WD  (WD)

T108

Bob Stringer, Blythewood, S.C.

  73-WD--WD  (WD)

T108

Russ McLauchlan, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

  78-WD--WD  (WD)

T108

Edward Mills, Fairview, N.C.

  80-WD--WD  (WD)

T108

Gordon Gourley, Hilton Head, S.C.

  81-WD--WD  (WD)

T108

Phil Bland, Waynesville, N.C.

  80-WD--WD  (WD)

T114

Tim Teaster, Columbia, S.C.

  DQ  (DQ)

T114

Mike Purkey, Charlotte, N.C.

  WD  (WD)

 

 



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