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Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship Preview

2010 champion and last year's runner-up, Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C..

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (April 17, 2017) -- The Carolinas Golf Association's 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship will take place April 21-23 at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. When this championship was held at the club in 2007, Walter Todd, Sr. of Laurens, S.C. edged Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C. by one shot.

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 21, 2017, is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the CGA and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 7.4.

The field for the 2017 championship is expected to consist of 128 players. Exempt players were automatically accepted into the championship while others were required to qualify for the tournament through one of five 18-hole qualifiers.

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | History | Starting Times | Hole-by-hole scoring

In last year's championship at Dataw Island Club, Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C. and Lionel Sutton of La Grange, N.C. tied for second, six shots behind Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C. While Harvey will not be defending his title, both Liebler and Sutton are in this year's field.

Qualifying Medalist(s) Score Qualifying Site
Jonathan Jackson
Chapel Hill, NC
66 Alamance Country Club
Burlington, N.C.
Matthew Wiggins
Laurens, S.C.
69 The Preserve at Verdae
Greenville, S.C.
John Eades
Charlotte, N.C.
Rob Butler
Camden, S.C.
70 The Windermere Club
Blythewood, S.C.
Chad Frye
Davidson, N.C.
Chad Wilfong
Charlotte, N.C.
69 Statesville Country Club
Statesville, N.C.
Brandon Reece
Rolesville, N.C.
Scott Campbell
Wake Forest, N.C.
69 Heritage Golf Club
Wake Forest, N.C.

Former champions competing this year include: Sherrill Britt (2015) of West End, N.C.; Paul Tucker (2011) of Waxhaw, N.C.; Steve Liebler (2010) of Irmo, S.C.; Jarrett Grimes (2009) of Columbia, S.C.; and Walter Todd, Sr. (2007) of Laurens, S.C.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Championship Facts

Event: 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

Playing Dates: April 21-23

Host Site: Providence Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.
6,782 yards, Par 35-37-72
Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/138

Defending Champion: Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C.
Format: 54-holes stroke play. After 36 holes, cut to low 60 scores and ties.

Eligibility: Any male amateur golfer who has reached his 30th birthday by April 21, 2017, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, 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 7.4.

Schedule of rounds
Friday, April 21 
Round 1. Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees.
Saturday, April 22
Round 2. Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.
Sunday, April 23 
Round 3. Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 and #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

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 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as 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 nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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