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NEW! Carolinian Amateur set for May 20-22

KEITH HILLS GC TO HOST INAUGURAL CAROLINIAN AMATEUR ON MAY 20-22
 
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (February 29, 2016) -- The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) has announced the addition of the inaugural Carolinian Amateur to the 2016 tournament schedule. The event is a 54-hole stroke play tournament for male amateur golfers ages 16 and older who have a USGA handicap index of 7.4 or lower at a CGA member club.  It will be contested on May 20-22, 2016 at Keith Hills Golf Club (Orange-Black) in Buies Creek, N.C.

An anticipated field of 144 golfers will compete on the Ellis Maples designed Orange and Black nines that opened for play in 1974 and has hosted six CGA championships, including the Carolinas Junior (1991), the NC Junior (1982), the NC Senior (1998-1999), the NC Four-Ball (2009) and the NC Women’s Senior (2006) along with numerous USGA amateur qualifying tournaments.  Keith Hills GC is the home golf course for the men’s and women’s golf programs at Campbell University.  It is also the home facility for Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management Program that trains young men and women who will lead the golf industry for years to come.

For more information about the 1st Carolinian Amateur and other CGA events, visit the tournament home page online at www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/16carolinian/year/2016.

DATES
May 20-22, 2016

FORMAT
The championship format is 54- holes of stroke play.  The field will be reduced to the low 70 and ties after 36-holes.

ELIGIBILITY
Entry is open to any male amateur golfer 16 years of age or older who has a current USGA handicap index 7.4 or lower at a CGA member club.  There is no residency requirement.

REGISTRATION
Opens on March 28th (8 pm) and closes on May 6 (11:59pm)
 
YARDAGES
All play will be from approx. 6,600 yards, par 70. 
 
FIELD SIZE
Championship field is limited to 144 players. 
 
DIVISIONS
Players will compete in one division.
 
PRIZES
The top 30 finishers will receive gift certificates to the Keith Hills CC golf shop.
 
CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 19
Tee times available for practice.
 
Friday, May 20    
8:00 am – 9:30 am                              Round one starting times
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm                            Round one starting times
 
Saturday, May 21               
8:00 am – 9:30 am                              Round two starting times
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm                            Round two starting times
 
Sunday, May 22
8:00 am – 9:30 am                              Round three starting times
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm                            Players' lunch
Awards ceremony immediately following play.
 
KEITH HILLS GC INFORMATION
HEAD PROFESSIONAL: Martha Sutton
COURSE SUPERINTENDENT: Damon Dean
TYPE COURSE: University daily fee
ARCHITECT: Ellis Maples
OPENED: 1974
MEN'S YARDAGE/PAR: 6,600 yards/par 70
FAIRWAYS & TEES: 319 Bermuda grass
GREENS: Mini Verde Bermuda grass


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