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A Look at N.C. Senior Four-Ball Sides


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (August 1, 2016) -- 67 two-person sides from across North Carolina will compete at Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club in Morganton for the 16th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship from Wednesday, August 3rd through Friday, August 5th.

Related: Complete FieldTee Times & Pairings | Scoring | Championship History


This will be the 14th Carolinas Golf Association championship hosted by Mimosa Hills. The N.C. Senior Four-Ball layout will play approximately 6,300 yards. When this event was last contested at the club in 2007,  Logan Jackson and David Strawn won their first of two consecutive titles. In the final round, Jackson-Strawn fired an eight-under 64 to best Ron Carpenter and Ernie Newton by one stroke. That year the championship changed from being called the North Carolina Senior Partners Championship.

Notable teams in the field for the 16th North Carolina Senior Four Ball Championship:

Ernie Newton of High Point and Larry Boswell of Jamestown. Runners-up in 2012, between them this team owns a total of 20 CGA titles. Newton has earned second place honors in the N.C. Senior Four-Ball four times (2003, '05, '07, '12). 15-time CGA champ Boswell won this championship in 2002 with Ronnie Grove of Raleigh.

• Two-time CGA champion Gary Brown of Charlotte and four-time CGA champion Ron Carpenter of Creedmor, are hoping to win their second N.C. Senior Four-Ball. They previously won the championship in 2011 and finished second in 2012.

• Defending champion Keith Waters of Raleigh is teamed this year with John Rudolph of Charlotte. Waters is a three-time CGA champion.

• The 2014 winning team comprised of three-time CGA champion Russ Perry of Winston Salem and 2-time CGA champ Mark Stephens of Troutman are returning to improve on their T-7 finish last year.

A few teams have close ties to the Carolinas Golf Association. Executive Director Jack Nance is playing with former Assistant Director Ray Novicki. Current president Lawrence Hicks is teaming with longtime volunteer Bob Yow. Executive committee member Frank Golden is partnered with three-time CGA champ Macon Moye.


54-hole Scoring Record:

191 - Woody Greene of Linville and David Strawn of Charlotte at Greenville CC in 2005.

          Russ Perry of Winston-Salem and Mark Stephens of Troutman at Greenville CC in 2014.

Most Titles:

3 - David Strawn with two different partners (2005 with Woody Greene; 2007-08 with Logan Jackson).

 

The championship format is 54 holes of four-ball stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 30 scores and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter account, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by August 3, 2016, 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 and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.

 

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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