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Simson Stakes NC Senior Am 36-Hole Lead

Paul Simson of Raleigh maintains a five-shot lead through two rounds

SALISBURY, N.C. (May 17, 2017) -- Second round results of the 32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. on Wednesday, May 17th (6,478 yards, Par 35-36--71, Course Rating 71.7/130).

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Paul Simson of Raleigh holds the same five-shot advantage at the 32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur that he owned to begin the day. The 66-year-old sits atop the leaderboard at 8-under 136 through two rounds. Simson posted one-over-par 72 Wednesday with two birdies negated by three bogeys.

Having scored 64 on the Donald Ross layout Tuesday to open the championship, today Simson found trouble off the tee. "I did not hit the ball quite as well, I got in a few fairway bunkers that caused me a few problems," said Simson.

Simson's game plan for Thursday's final round is simple, fairways and greens. "I have to hit good tee balls, get the ball on the green and make a few birdies, just put a lot of distance between me and the rest of the field." If Simson wins tomorrow, it will be his ninth North Carolina Senior Amateur title and 33rd overall CGA victory.

The only other competitors under par through 36 holes, Keith Waters of Raleigh and Macon Moye of Pinehurst, are Simson's closest competitors at 1-under 141.

Doug Owens of Albermarle started the day four-over-par, T-20. A clean scorecard containing four birdies jumped him 16 spots to fourth at 142. His 67 was an eight shot improvement from the first round. Starting on No. 10, Owens was three-under when an unconventional par save on the 18th kept his momentum. After hitting the ball roughly 40 yards off the tee, he responded by using a 6-iron to advance the ball, then a dialed-in 8-iron from 140 yards to help make an up-and-down par. "That made my round," said Owens. "Putting was all the difference in the world, I did not have any confidence in the one I had, so I changed putters and made some good up and downs."

62 players made the 36-hole cut at 156, 14-over. Thursday's final round will begin at 8:00am with the lead group starting play at 9:30am from the first tee.

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.
Second Round Results
May 17, 2017

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.     64-72--136  (-6)
T2   Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.     72-69--141  (-1)
T2   Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C.     69-72--141  (-1)
4   Doug Owens, Albemarle, N.C.     75-67--142  (Even)
T5   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.     72-71--143  (+1)
T5   John Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.     75-68--143  (+1)
T7   Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C.     74-70--144  (+2)
T7   Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     71-73--144  (+2)
9   Dr. James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.     75-70--145  (+3)
T10   Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C.     73-73--146  (+4)
T10   Jerry Horton, Wilmington, N.C.     72-74--146  (+4)
T10   Andre Resner, Salisbury, N.C.     75-71--146  (+4)
T10   Jeff Brischke, Charlotte, N.C.     72-74--146  (+4)
T14   Stephen Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.     75-72--147  (+5)
T14   Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C.     76-71--147  (+5)
T14   Bubba Aughtry, Concord, N.C.     73-74--147  (+5)
T14   Nolan Mills III, Charlotte, N.C.     74-73--147  (+5)
T18   Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.     76-72--148  (+6)
T18   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     73-75--148  (+6)
20   Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.     77-72--149  (+7)
T21   Joe Davis, Gastonia, N.C.     72-78--150  (+8)
T21   Grant Hoffman, Asheboro, N.C.     79-71--150  (+8)
T21   Robert Wildner, Hendersonville, N.C.     73-77--150  (+8)
24   John Michael, Durham, N.C.     76-75--151  (+9)
T25   Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh, N.C.     75-77--152  (+10)
T25   Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville, N.C.     71-81--152  (+10)
T25   Terry Rathman, Gastonia, N.C.     73-79--152  (+10)
T25   Dr. Evan Long, Charlotte, N.C.     76-76--152  (+10)
T25   Ken Shelton, Denver, N.C.     76-76--152  (+10)
T25   Gary Hull, Vale, N.C.     72-80--152  (+10)
T31   David Watterworth, Charlotte, N.C.     75-78--153  (+11)
T31   Brian Reep, Morganton, N.C.     80-73--153  (+11)
T31   Bob Yow, Clinton, N.C.     77-76--153  (+11)
T31   Dean Channell, Cary, N.C.     76-77--153  (+11)
T31   John Walters, Charlotte, N.C.     78-75--153  (+11)
T31   John W Fritz, Mint Hill, N.C.     75-78--153  (+11)
T31   Ernie Newton, Winston Salem, N.C.     80-73--153  (+11)
T31   Keith Harris, Pinehurst, N.C.     81-72--153  (+11)
T31   Jeff Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.     75-78--153  (+11)
T31   Charley Johnson, Southern Pines, N.C.     77-76--153  (+11)
T41   Bill Long, Ahoskie, N.C.     82-72--154  (+12)
T41   Kim Mansfield, High Point, N.C.     72-82--154  (+12)
T41   Elton Trent, Reidsville, N.C.     75-79--154  (+12)
T41   Rick Kline, Davidson, N.C.     75-79--154  (+12)
T41   Tim Whitener, Hickory, N.C.     80-74--154  (+12)
T41   James Morgan III, Greensboro, N.C.     77-77--154  (+12)
T47   Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.     77-78--155  (+13)
T47   Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro, N.C.     78-77--155  (+13)
T47   Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem, N.C.     82-73--155  (+13)
T47   Wesley Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     78-77--155  (+13)
T47   Brad Kroll, Charlotte, N.C.     77-78--155  (+13)
T47   Alan Dirk, Sanford, N.C.     82-73--155  (+13)
T47   Mike Schmid, Monroe, N.C.     75-80--155  (+13)
T47   Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C.     79-76--155  (+13)
T47   Mike Arnold, Mooresville, N.C.     74-81--155  (+13)
T47   Martin Penson, Pinehurst, N.C.     79-76--155  (+13)
T57   John Ervin, Hiddenite, N.C.     79-77--156  (+14)
T57   Mark Stephens, Troutman, N.C.     75-81--156  (+14)
T57   Arlis Pike, Kernersville, N.C.     82-74--156  (+14)
T57   David Eaker, Forest City, N.C.     77-79--156  (+14)
T57   Mark Kozel, Chapel Hill , N.C.     78-78--156  (+14)
T57   David Congleton, Hendersonville, N.C.     78-78--156  (+14)
Failed to Qualify for Final Round
T63   Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C.     81-76--157  (+15)
T63   Greg Powell, Charlotte, N.C.     78-79--157  (+15)
T63   Bill Thaxton, Monroe, N.C.     76-81--157  (+15)
T63   Steve Wilson, Wilmington, N.C.     81-76--157  (+15)
T63   Benjamin Yeager, Clemmons, N.C.     82-75--157  (+15)
T63   Richard Condrey, Nebo, N.C.     78-79--157  (+15)
T63   Allen Kinney, Oak Island, N.C.     80-77--157  (+15)
T63   Dickie Brewer, Winston Salem, N.C.     77-80--157  (+15)
T71   Ed Donlin, Concord, N.C.     81-77--158  (+16)
T71   Robert Parrott, Raleigh, N.C.     79-79--158  (+16)
T71   John Beatty, Matthews, N.C.     80-78--158  (+16)
T71   David Camadine, Charlotte, N.C.     78-80--158  (+16)
T71   Tom Hull, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-77--158  (+16)
T71   Chip Williamson, Wilmington, N.C.     80-78--158  (+16)
T71   Tom Hegarty, Greensboro, N.C.     83-75--158  (+16)
T78   Rick Riddle, Charlotte, N.C.     79-80--159  (+17)
T78   Gene Queen, Advance, N.C.     82-77--159  (+17)
T78   Gregor Howard, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-78--159  (+17)
T78   Jim Christy, China Grove, N.C.     78-81--159  (+17)
T78   Tim Andersen, Pinehurst, N.C.     85-74--159  (+17)
T78   Todd Hilliard, High Point, N.C.     80-79--159  (+17)
T84   Michael Christley Sr, Greensboro, N.C.     78-82--160  (+18)
T84   Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C.     84-76--160  (+18)
T84   Mike Bivins, High Point, N.C.     79-81--160  (+18)
T84   Charles Hodges, Charlotte, N.C.     81-79--160  (+18)
T84   Russ Patterson, Winston-Salem, N.C.     80-80--160  (+18)
T84   Eric Taylor, Greensboro, N.C.     81-79--160  (+18)
90   Curtis Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.     76-85--161  (+19)
T91   Edward Mills, Fairview, N.C.     83-79--162  (+20)
T91   Jeff Adams, Charlotte, N.C.     81-81--162  (+20)
T91   Tracy Brown, Waxhaw, N.C.     79-83--162  (+20)
T94   Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C.     81-82--163  (+21)
T94   Omar Hadi, Concord, N.C.     81-82--163  (+21)
T94   Scott Grantham, New Bern, N.C.     81-82--163  (+21)
T97   Rick LaFata, Raleigh, N.C.     80-84--164  (+22)
T97   Todd Turner, West End, N.C.     79-85--164  (+22)
T97   Johnny Moffett, Catawba, N.C.     77-87--164  (+22)
T97   Clint Miller, Mt Pleasant, N.C.     81-83--164  (+22)
T97   Mark Macejko, Pinehurst, N.C.     86-78--164  (+22)
T97   Craig Cathey, Burlington, N.C.     80-84--164  (+22)
T97   Rusty Crutchfield, Fletcher, N.C.     82-82--164  (+22)
T104   Mike Judkins, Winston-Salem, N.C.     79-86--165  (+23)
T104   Keith Hiller, Clemmons, N.C.     78-87--165  (+23)
T104   Stan Queen, Burlington, N.C.     84-81--165  (+23)
107   Tony Griffin, Sanford, N.C.     86-80--166  (+24)
108   Kirby Kim, Cary, N.C.     85-82--167  (+25)
T109   Michael McDowell, Charlotte, N.C.     85-83--168  (+26)
T109   Jay Stevens, Salisbury, N.C.     82-86--168  (+26)
T111   Michael Broadway, Chapel Hill, N.C.     87-83--170  (+28)
T111   Charlie Parks, Asheboro, N.C.     88-82--170  (+28)
113   John Porter, Charlotte, N.C.     82-89--171  (+29)
114   Stacey Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.     86-87--173  (+31)
115   Kenneth Eichele, Pinehurst, N.C.     87-91--178  (+36)
116   Yungtaek Jang, Cary, N.C.     92-95--187  (+45)
T117   Garland Yates, Asheboro, N.C.     80-WD--WD  (WD)
T117   Mark Bolick, Hickory, N.C.     83-WD--WD  (WD)
T119   Jack Nance, Pinehurst, N.C.     WD  (WD)
T119   Mallory McDaniel, Kannapolis, N.C.     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.    

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