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Harvey Leads Carolinas Mid-Am by Four

Scott Harvey looks to capture his third Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship
 

Second Round Results
 


DATAW ISLAND, S.C. (April 16, 2016) -- Second round results of the 36th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship held on Dataw Island Club's Cotton Dike Course in Dataw Island, S.C. on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Par 36-36--72, 6,659 yards (Course Rating: 72.6/136).

Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C.
leads by 4 heading into Sunday's final round.

After only five players broke par on Friday's rainy first round. Sprits were high Saturday morning when sun and blue skies welcomed the field. However, the Dataw Island wind continued to swirl, firming the greens. Just three players broke par on Saturday and only three remain below par overall. The club's Director of Golf, Dave Britton commented that he has played the Cotton Dike Course with the wind seemingly in his face on every hole.

Saturday's best round belonged to Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C. The Sedgefield Country Club member eagled the par-5 3rd, hitting an 8-iron to 15 feet on the 493 yard hole. He finished his front nine with two birdies, two bogeys for two-under 34. Harvey's back nine was blemish free, consisting of three more birdies for 5-under-par 67. 

"I had a lot more control of my golf ball than yesterday," said the 37-year-old Harvey. "I was just stress-free today."

The five-time consecutive Carolinas Men's Player of the Year will be looking to clinch his seventh CGA victory. "When you combine both Carolinas and all the great players you have here, to me it's the strongest golf association in the country in my opinion," said Harvey, who has won this event twice (2012 and 2013) then added a U.S. Mid-Amateur title in 2014.

After a first round 72, he holds a four-shot advantage at five-under 139 for the championship. Harvey did not vie for last year’s Carolinas Mid-Am title, having just played in the 2015 Masters Tournament the prior week. "To be able to compete [this year], I'm honored," Harvey added.

Playing his way into contention is 52-year-old Lionel Sutton of La Grange, N.C. Sutton played his first nine holes Saturday in five-under-par. "Sometimes you find the hole," commented Sutton, who plays out of Walnut Creek Country Club. "I've been struggling with my driver, but hitting really good iron shots. I hit a lot close." 

First round co-leaders Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C. and Patrick Mitchell of Beaufort, S.C. both faltered Saturday, posting 74 and 78, respectively. The 2010 Carolinas Mid-Amateur champ Liebler is tied for second with Sutton. Both will play alongside Harvey in Sunday's final pairing.

Defending champion Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C. is T-18 at six-over-par 150.

The cut line fell at 14-over 158, with 61 of the field's 115 players advancing to Sunday's final round. Play will begin at 8:00am from the 1st and 10th tees. Tee times & Pairings

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 15, 2016, 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 7.4.

Second round results
Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike)
April 16, 2016

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.     72-67--139  (-5)
T2   Lionel Sutton, La Grange, N.C.     75-68--143  (-1)
T2   Steve Liebler, Irmo, S.C.     69-74--143  (-1)
4   Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.     71-73--144  (Even)
5   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     71-74--145  (+1)
T6   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     73-73--146  (+2)
T6   Walker Taylor IV, Wilmington, N.C.     73-73--146  (+2)
T8   Josh Branyon, Honea Path, S.C.     74-73--147  (+3)
T8   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     75-72--147  (+3)
T8   Patrick Mitchell, Beaufort, S.C.     69-78--147  (+3)
T11   Jd Hoft, Bluffton, S.C.     78-70--148  (+4)
T11   Ed Byman, Raleigh, N.C.     74-74--148  (+4)
13   Robert Lutomski, Mauldin, S.C.     71-78--149  (+5)
T14   Todd Hendley, Greer, S.C.     75-75--150  (+6)
T14   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     72-78--150  (+6)
T14   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     75-75--150  (+6)
T14   Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.     74-76--150  (+6)
T14   Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.     77-73--150  (+6)
T14   Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.     74-76--150  (+6)
T20   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     77-74--151  (+7)
T20   Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.     75-76--151  (+7)
T20   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     75-76--151  (+7)
T20   Rob Simmons, Beaufort, S.C.     75-76--151  (+7)
T20   Rion Moore, Georgetown, S.C.     74-77--151  (+7)
T20   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     78-73--151  (+7)
T20   Matt Torri, Durham, N.C.     78-73--151  (+7)
T27   Scott Burnett, Matthews, N.C.     75-77--152  (+8)
T27   Dean Channell, Cary, N.C.     78-74--152  (+8)
T27   Jeremy Hooks, Raleigh, N.C.     74-78--152  (+8)
T27   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.     77-75--152  (+8)
T27   Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, S.C.     76-76--152  (+8)
T32   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     77-76--153  (+9)
T32   Bob Ferrel Jr, Durham, N.C.     78-75--153  (+9)
T32   Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C.     77-76--153  (+9)
T35   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     82-72--154  (+10)
T35   Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, N.C.     75-79--154  (+10)
T35   Jonathan Mackey, Pawleys Island, S.C.     77-77--154  (+10)
T35   Roy Hunter, Pawleys Island, S.C.     72-82--154  (+10)
T35   Michael Caprio, Greer, S.C.     72-82--154  (+10)
T35   Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.     77-77--154  (+10)
T35   Chris Williams, Mt Pleasant, N.C.     77-77--154  (+10)
T42   Paul Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     75-80--155  (+11)
T42   Casey Smith, Abbeville, S.C.     81-74--155  (+11)
T42   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     82-73--155  (+11)
T42   Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.     79-76--155  (+11)
T46   Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C.     81-75--156  (+12)
T46   Ken Bass, Pinehurst, N.C.     77-79--156  (+12)
T46   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     75-81--156  (+12)
T46   Bill Reduzzi, Raleigh, N.C.     77-79--156  (+12)
T46   Robert Hukill III, Raleigh, N.C.     77-79--156  (+12)
T46   Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     75-81--156  (+12)
T46   Chad Quinn, Durham, N.C.     77-79--156  (+12)
T53   John O'Brien, Columbia, S.C.     80-77--157  (+13)
T53   Brad Clark, Chapel Hill, N.C.     75-82--157  (+13)
T53   Benji Gecy, Cat island, S.C.     76-81--157  (+13)
T53   Tim Schisler, Nags Head, N.C.     80-77--157  (+13)
T57   Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.     78-80--158  (+14)
T57   Terry Lanning, Beaufort, S.C.     78-80--158  (+14)
T57   Peter Burns, Charlotte, N.C.     80-78--158  (+14)
T57   Anthony Scott, Fayetteville, N.C.     74-84--158  (+14)
T57   Brooks Roberts, Greensboro, N.C.     80-78--158  (+14)
    Failed to Qualify for Final Round    
T62   Chris Womack, Greensboro, N.C.     80-79--159  (+15)
T62   Yancey Johnson, Simpsonville, S.C.     80-79--159  (+15)
T62   Francis McCahill IV, Fayetteville, N.C.     84-75--159  (+15)
T62   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     81-78--159  (+15)
T62   Eric Ardery, Durham, N.C.     78-81--159  (+15)
T62   Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.     75-84--159  (+15)
T62   Mark Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     76-83--159  (+15)
T69   Richard Lee, Charlotte, N.C.     77-83--160  (+16)
T69   Patrick Cummings, Wilmington, N.C.     80-80--160  (+16)
T69   Brad Deal, Mebane, N.C.     78-82--160  (+16)
T69   Kenny Bieschke, Bluffton, S.C.     82-78--160  (+16)
T73   Stuart Augustine, Fayetteville, N.C.     82-79--161  (+17)
T73   Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.     79-82--161  (+17)
T73   Bern Gregory, Mooresville, N.C.     78-83--161  (+17)
T73   Micah Helms, Advance, N.C.     81-80--161  (+17)
T73   Dan Constantino, Greenville, S.C.     80-81--161  (+17)
T78   Bryan Belter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-81--162  (+18)
T78   Chuck Hinners, Dataw Island, S.C.     86-76--162  (+18)
T80   Eric Royster, Stem, N.C.     81-82--163  (+19)
T80   Dean Nance, Greenville, S.C.     83-80--163  (+19)
T80   Lee Forbis, Aberdeen, N.C.     80-83--163  (+19)
T83   Brandon Belisle, Wilmington, N.C.     85-79--164  (+20)
T83   Michael Neece, Gastonia, N.C.     81-83--164  (+20)
T83   Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.     76-88--164  (+20)
T83   Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.     75-89--164  (+20)
T87   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     83-82--165  (+21)
T87   Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington, N.C.     82-83--165  (+21)
T87   John Berger, Charlotte, N.C.     82-83--165  (+21)
T90   Ryan Clapp, Raleigh, N.C.     84-82--166  (+22)
T90   Jody Roach, Cornelius, N.C.     81-85--166  (+22)
T90   Kevin Atamian, Raleigh, N.C.     81-85--166  (+22)
T90   Mike Bradshaw, Morehead City, N.C.     83-83--166  (+22)
T94   Roger O'Connell, Davidson, N.C.     85-82--167  (+23)
T94   Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.     85-82--167  (+23)
T94   Sean McAvoy, Johns Island, S.C.     76-91--167  (+23)
97   Steve Patterson, Charlotte, N.C.     84-84--168  (+24)
T98   Marais Lombard, Charlotte, N.C.     81-88--169  (+25)
T98   Jeff Manley, Raleigh, N.C.     86-83--169  (+25)
T98   Mike Alexander, Raleigh, N.C.     91-78--169  (+25)
T101   Kevin Rodriguez, Fayetteville, N.C.     83-87--170  (+26)
T101   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     86-84--170  (+26)
T101   Robert Stiokas, Charlotte, N.C.     84-86--170  (+26)
T101   Michael Oliverio, Charlotte, N.C.     91-79--170  (+26)
105   Morris Marshburn, Vass, N.C.     87-84--171  (+27)
106   Matt Pettis, Raleigh, N.C.     82-90--172  (+28)
107   Scott Neely, Pfafftown, N.C.     80-93--173  (+29)
108   Scott Kubic, Raleigh, N.C.     84-90--174  (+30)
109   Bill German, Goldsboro, N.C.     88-87--175  (+31)
T110   Kenneth Hall, Tega Cay, S.C.     93-83--176  (+32)
T110   Gabe Maughan, Wendell, N.C.     88-88--176  (+32)
112   Mark Kozel, Chapel Hill , N.C.     91-86--177  (+33)
113   Dean Ward, Graham, N.C.     88-90--178  (+34)
T114   Jim Young, Charleston, S.C.     86-WD--WD  (WD)
T114   Matt O'Quinn, Beaufort, S.C.     74-NC--NC  (NC)


 

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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.

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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