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Simson Seizes Sizable NC Senior Amateur Lead

Paul Simson of Raleigh recorded the opening round's low of 64. 

SALISBURY, N.C. (May 16, 2017) -- First round results of the 32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. on Tuesday, May 16th (6,478 yards, Par 35-36--71, Course Rating 71.7/130).

Related: Championship Web Site | Starting Times | Scoring | Championship History | Photos

Paul Simson of Raleigh shot the day's lowest score of seven-under 64. "It's one of those perfect days," said Simson. "With 64 you don't ever complain." Interview

Simson has won this championship eight times by continuing to craft his game. "A championship of any state is a big deal, I get keyed up for it and have been working hard to make sure that I felt pretty good coming in... and I do."

Simson's round was highlighted on the par-4 fourth hole, where he made an eagle by hitting a 7-iron into the hole from 156 yards. After switching to a different putter just prior to today's round, Simson rolled in six birdie putts against just one bogey.

The only other player in red numbers on the par-71 layout, Macon Moye of Pinehurst, shot 2-under. While Moye has won two CGA mid-amateur titles, he is searching for his first win on the CGA senior circuit.

Following Wednesday's round the field of 118 players will be cut to the low 60 and ties for Thursday's finale.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the first day of the championship, 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 (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

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 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.


32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship
Country Club of Salisbury | Salisbury, N.C.
First Round Results

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.     31-33--64  (-7)
2   Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C.     33-36--69  (-2)
T3   Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville, N.C.     36-35--71  (Even)
T3   Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     34-37--71  (Even)
T5   Joe Davis, Gastonia, N.C.     37-35--72  (+1)
T5   Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.     36-36--72  (+1)
T5   Kim Mansfield, High Point, N.C.     36-36--72  (+1)
T5   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.     34-38--72  (+1)
T5   Jerry Horton, Wilmington, N.C.     36-36--72  (+1)
T5   Gary Hull, Vale, N.C.     36-36--72  (+1)
T5   Jeff Brischke, Charlotte, N.C.     37-35--72  (+1)
T12   Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C.     35-38--73  (+2)
T12   Terry Rathman, Gastonia, N.C.     35-38--73  (+2)
T12   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     36-37--73  (+2)
T12   Bubba Aughtry, Concord, N.C.     36-37--73  (+2)
T12   Robert Wildner, Hendersonville, N.C.     35-38--73  (+2)
T17   Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C.     38-36--74  (+3)
T17   Nolan Mills III, Charlotte, N.C.     38-36--74  (+3)
T17   Mike Arnold, Mooresville, N.C.     36-38--74  (+3)
T20   Dr. James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.     38-37--75  (+4)
T20   David Watterworth, Charlotte, N.C.     39-36--75  (+4)
T20   Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh, N.C.     34-41--75  (+4)
T20   Stephen Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.     40-35--75  (+4)
T20   Mark Stephens, Troutman, N.C.     38-37--75  (+4)
T20   John W Fritz, Mint Hill, N.C.     37-38--75  (+4)
T20   Elton Trent, Reidsville, N.C.     37-38--75  (+4)
T20   John Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.     36-39--75  (+4)
T20   Rick Kline, Davidson, N.C.     38-37--75  (+4)
T20   Doug Owens, Albemarle, N.C.     38-37--75  (+4)
T20   Jeff Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.     37-38--75  (+4)
T20   Mike Schmid, Monroe, N.C.     38-37--75  (+4)
T20   Andre Resner, Salisbury, N.C.     34-41--75  (+4)
T33   Curtis Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.     39-37--76  (+5)
T33   Bill Thaxton, Monroe, N.C.     34-42--76  (+5)
T33   Dean Channell, Cary, N.C.     40-36--76  (+5)
T33   Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.     39-37--76  (+5)
T33   Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C.     38-38--76  (+5)
T33   Dr. Evan Long, Charlotte, N.C.     38-38--76  (+5)
T33   John Michael, Durham, N.C.     37-39--76  (+5)
T33   Ken Shelton, Denver, N.C.     37-39--76  (+5)
T41   Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.     38-39--77  (+6)
T41   Bob Yow, Clinton, N.C.     36-41--77  (+6)
T41   Johnny Moffett, Catawba, N.C.     36-41--77  (+6)
T41   Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.     37-40--77  (+6)
T41   David Eaker, Forest City, N.C.     40-37--77  (+6)
T41   Brad Kroll, Charlotte, N.C.     40-37--77  (+6)
T41   James Morgan III, Greensboro, N.C.     38-39--77  (+6)
T41   Dickie Brewer, Winston Salem, N.C.     40-37--77  (+6)
T41   Charley Johnson, Southern Pines, N.C.     38-39--77  (+6)
T50   Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro, N.C.     35-43--78  (+7)
T50   Michael Christley Sr, Greensboro, N.C.     36-42--78  (+7)
T50   Greg Powell, Charlotte, N.C.     38-40--78  (+7)
T50   John Walters, Charlotte, N.C.     41-37--78  (+7)
T50   Keith Hiller, Clemmons, N.C.     39-39--78  (+7)
T50   Wesley Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     39-39--78  (+7)
T50   Jim Christy, China Grove, N.C.     42-36--78  (+7)
T50   Mark Kozel, Chapel Hill , N.C.     41-37--78  (+7)
T50   Richard Condrey, Nebo, N.C.     38-40--78  (+7)
T50   David Camadine, Charlotte, N.C.     38-40--78  (+7)
T50   David Congleton, Hendersonville, N.C.     42-36--78  (+7)
T61   John Ervin, Hiddenite, N.C.     39-40--79  (+8)
T61   Rick Riddle, Charlotte, N.C.     40-39--79  (+8)
T61   Todd Turner, West End, N.C.     39-40--79  (+8)
T61   Mike Judkins, Winston-Salem, N.C.     37-42--79  (+8)
T61   Mike Bivins, High Point, N.C.     37-42--79  (+8)
T61   Robert Parrott, Raleigh, N.C.     39-40--79  (+8)
T61   Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C.     39-40--79  (+8)
T61   Tracy Brown, Waxhaw, N.C.     37-42--79  (+8)
T61   Martin Penson, Pinehurst, N.C.     38-41--79  (+8)
T61   Grant Hoffman, Asheboro, N.C.     37-42--79  (+8)
T71   Brian Reep, Morganton, N.C.     37-43--80  (+9)
T71   Rick LaFata, Raleigh, N.C.     38-42--80  (+9)
T71   Garland Yates, Asheboro, N.C.     39-41--80  (+9)
T71   Ernie Newton, Winston Salem, N.C.     40-40--80  (+9)
T71   Allen Kinney, Oak Island, N.C.     39-41--80  (+9)
T71   Russ Patterson, Winston-Salem, N.C.     40-40--80  (+9)
T71   Tim Whitener, Hickory, N.C.     38-42--80  (+9)
T71   John Beatty, Matthews, N.C.     40-40--80  (+9)
T71   Craig Cathey, Burlington, N.C.     40-40--80  (+9)
T71   Todd Hilliard, High Point, N.C.     42-38--80  (+9)
T71   Chip Williamson, Wilmington, N.C.     37-43--80  (+9)
T82   Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C.     43-38--81  (+10)
T82   Gregor Howard, Winston-Salem, N.C.     42-39--81  (+10)
T82   Ed Donlin, Concord, N.C.     40-41--81  (+10)
T82   Steve Wilson, Wilmington, N.C.     38-43--81  (+10)
T82   Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C.     40-41--81  (+10)
T82   Clint Miller, Mt Pleasant, N.C.     39-42--81  (+10)
T82   Jeff Adams, Charlotte, N.C.     41-40--81  (+10)
T82   Charles Hodges, Charlotte, N.C.     40-41--81  (+10)
T82   Keith Harris, Pinehurst, N.C.     39-42--81  (+10)
T82   Tom Hull, Winston-Salem, N.C.     38-43--81  (+10)
T82   Omar Hadi, Concord, N.C.     39-42--81  (+10)
T82   Eric Taylor, Greensboro, N.C.     40-41--81  (+10)
T82   Scott Grantham, New Bern, N.C.     42-39--81  (+10)
T95   Bill Long, Ahoskie, N.C.     39-43--82  (+11)
T95   Gene Queen, Advance, N.C.     44-38--82  (+11)
T95   Arlis Pike, Kernersville, N.C.     40-42--82  (+11)
T95   Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem, N.C.     42-40--82  (+11)
T95   Benjamin Yeager, Clemmons, N.C.     43-39--82  (+11)
T95   Alan Dirk, Sanford, N.C.     38-44--82  (+11)
T95   Rusty Crutchfield, Fletcher, N.C.     38-44--82  (+11)
T95   John Porter, Charlotte, N.C.     40-42--82  (+11)
T95   Jay Stevens, Salisbury, N.C.     38-44--82  (+11)
T104   Edward Mills, Fairview, N.C.     41-42--83  (+12)
T104   Mark Bolick, Hickory, N.C.     42-41--83  (+12)
T104   Tom Hegarty, Greensboro, N.C.     42-41--83  (+12)
T107   Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C.     38-46--84  (+13)
T107   Stan Queen, Burlington, N.C.     41-43--84  (+13)
T109   Michael McDowell, Charlotte, N.C.     44-41--85  (+14)
T109   Tim Andersen, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-44--85  (+14)
T109   Kirby Kim, Cary, N.C.     39-46--85  (+14)
T112   Tony Griffin, Sanford, N.C.     46-40--86  (+15)
T112   Stacey Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.     41-45--86  (+15)
T112   Mark Macejko, Pinehurst, N.C.     41-45--86  (+15)
T115   Kenneth Eichele, Pinehurst, N.C.     46-41--87  (+16)
T115   Michael Broadway, Chapel Hill, N.C.     43-44--87  (+16)
117   Charlie Parks, Asheboro, N.C.     46-42--88  (+17)
118   Yungtaek Jang, Cary, N.C.     46-46--92  (+21)
T119   Jack Nance, Pinehurst, N.C.     WD-WD--WD  (WD)
T119   Mallory McDaniel, Kannapolis, N.C.     WD-WD--WD  (WD)


Schedule of rounds:
Tuesday, May 16
Round 1 - Tee times at 8:00am and 12:45 pm off #1 and #10 tees.

Wednesday, May 17
Round 2 - Tee times at 8:00am and 12:45 pm off #1 and #10 tees.
Field cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.

Thursday, May 18
Round 3 - Tee times 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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