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Simson Secures NC Senior Amateur Three-Peat

Three-peat for Paul Simson of Raleigh, his ninth NC Senior Amateur Title

SALISBURY, N.C. (May 18, 2017) -- Final round results of the 32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. on Thursday, May 18th (6,478 yards, Par 35-36--71, Course Rating 71.7/130).

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Paul Simson of Raleigh secured his third straight North Carolina Senior Amateur title in wire-to-wire fashion by scoring 64-72-71 for 207. He has also won nine of the last 11 years he was eligible. "I really do not know what the secret is," said Simson. "I do work pretty hard at getting the ball in the hole, trying to at least play smart. I played some conservative shots this week and I think it worked out for me."

Simson also has won five of his last six appearances in CGA individual senior championships the past two years. In addition, he won the 2016 North & South Senior at Pinehurst Country Club. 

Simson was comfortably ahead most of the day, but pressure was applied when he double bogeyed the par-3 15th. Macon Moye of Pinehurst birdied the par-5 15th, then made another birdie on 16, cutting into Simson's lead. "All of a sudden, the lead went from six to three," Simson said. "Fortunately on the next hole I was able to make birdie. I dropped one on 16, but birdied 17 to put me four up on the last hole."

Moye finished second and was the only other golfer to finish under par at 1-under 212. Keith Watters of Raleigh, Gary Robinson of Fayetteville, and Doug Owens of Albemarle finished T-3 posting an even par.

Preston Edmondson of Morrisville recorded an ace on the par-3 6th using a 9-iron from 168 yards. He has now recorded 14 holes-in-one for his career.

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.

The CGA would like to thank the members and staff of the Country Club of Salisbury for hosting the North Carolina Senior Amateur. Special gratitude is extended to head golf professional Chad Campbell and golf course superintendent Ron Bivins. 

32nd North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship
Country Club of Salisbury | Salisbury, N.C.
Final Round Results
May 18, 2017

1 Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.   64-72-71--207  (-6)
2 Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C.   69-72-71--212  (-1)
T3 Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.   72-69-72--213  (Even)
T3 Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.   72-71-70--213  (Even)
T3 Doug Owens, Albemarle, N.C.   75-67-71--213  (Even)
6 Dr. James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.   75-70-69--214  (+1)
T7 Andy Burnette, Raleigh, N.C.   74-70-75--219  (+6)
T7 Jeff Brischke, Charlotte, N.C.   72-74-73--219  (+6)
T9 Stephen Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.   75-72-73--220  (+7)
T9 Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.   77-72-71--220  (+7)
T9 Nolan Mills III, Charlotte, N.C.   74-73-73--220  (+7)
T12 Russ Perry, Winston Salem, N.C.   73-73-75--221  (+8)
T12 John Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.   75-68-78--221  (+8)
T12 Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.   71-73-77--221  (+8)
T15 Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.   76-72-74--222  (+9)
T15 Terry Rathman, Gastonia, N.C.   73-79-70--222  (+9)
T15 Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C.   76-71-75--222  (+9)
T15 Jerry Horton, Wilmington, N.C.   72-74-76--222  (+9)
T19 Brian Reep, Morganton, N.C.   80-73-70--223  (+10)
T19 Bubba Aughtry, Concord, N.C.   73-74-76--223  (+10)
T19 Andre Resner, Salisbury, N.C.   75-71-77--223  (+10)
T22 Joe Davis, Gastonia, N.C.   72-78-75--225  (+12)
T22 David Brown, Conover, N.C.   73-75-77--225  (+12)
T24 Dean Channell, Cary, N.C.   76-77-73--226  (+13)
T24 Gary Hull, Vale, N.C.   72-80-74--226  (+13)
26 Ken Shelton, Denver, N.C.   76-76-75--227  (+14)
T27 Wesley Clark, Charlotte, N.C.   78-77-73--228  (+15)
T27 John Michael, Durham, N.C.   76-75-77--228  (+15)
T27 Grant Hoffman, Asheboro, N.C.   79-71-78--228  (+15)
T27 Robert Wildner, Hendersonville, N.C.   73-77-78--228  (+15)
T31 Logan Jackson, Winston-Salem, N.C.   82-73-74--229  (+16)
T31 Ernie Newton, Winston Salem, N.C.   80-73-76--229  (+16)
T31 Keith Harris, Pinehurst, N.C.   81-72-76--229  (+16)
T34 Bob Yow, Clinton, N.C.   77-76-77--230  (+17)
T34 John Walters, Charlotte, N.C.   78-75-77--230  (+17)
T34 David Eaker, Forest City, N.C.   77-79-74--230  (+17)
T34 Mike Arnold, Mooresville, N.C.   74-81-75--230  (+17)
T38 Bill Long, Ahoskie, N.C.   82-72-77--231  (+18)
T38 John W Fritz, Mint Hill, N.C.   75-78-78--231  (+18)
T38 Rick Kline, Davidson, N.C.   75-79-77--231  (+18)
T38 Charley Johnson, Southern Pines, N.C.   77-76-78--231  (+18)
T42 John Ervin, Hiddenite, N.C.   79-77-76--232  (+19)
T42 Tom Fagerli, Yadkinville, N.C.   71-81-80--232  (+19)
T42 Mark Stephens, Troutman, N.C.   75-81-76--232  (+19)
T42 Kim Mansfield, High Point, N.C.   72-82-78--232  (+19)
T42 Dr. Evan Long, Charlotte, N.C.   76-76-80--232  (+19)
T47 Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.   77-78-78--233  (+20)
T47 David Watterworth, Charlotte, N.C.   75-78-80--233  (+20)
T47 Lawrence Hicks, Greensboro, N.C.   78-77-78--233  (+20)
T47 Mike Schmid, Monroe, N.C.   75-80-78--233  (+20)
T51 Arlis Pike, Kernersville, N.C.   82-74-78--234  (+21)
T51 Elton Trent, Reidsville, N.C.   75-79-80--234  (+21)
T51 James Morgan III, Greensboro, N.C.   77-77-80--234  (+21)
T51 Jeff Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.   75-78-81--234  (+21)
T51 Martin Penson, Pinehurst, N.C.   79-76-79--234  (+21)
56 Tim Whitener, Hickory, N.C.   80-74-82--236  (+23)
57 Brad Kroll, Charlotte, N.C.   77-78-82--237  (+24)
58 David Congleton, Hendersonville, N.C.   78-78-83--239  (+26)
59 Mark Kozel, Chapel Hill , N.C.   78-78-84--240  (+27)
T60 Cliff Seastrunk, Raleigh, N.C.   75-77-WD--WD  (WD)
T60 Alan Dirk, Sanford, N.C.   82-73-WD--WD  (WD)
T60 Chuck Latham, Vass, N.C.   79-76-WD--WD  (WD)
Failed to Qualify for Final Round
T63 Don Detweiler, Raleigh, N.C.   81-76  (+15)
T63 Greg Powell, Charlotte, N.C.   78-79  (+15)
T63 Bill Thaxton, Monroe, N.C.   76-81  (+15)
T63 Steve Wilson, Wilmington, N.C.   81-76  (+15)
T63 Benjamin Yeager, Clemmons, N.C.   82-75  (+15)
T63 Richard Condrey, Nebo, N.C.   78-79  (+15)
T63 Allen Kinney, Oak Island, N.C.   80-77  (+15)
T63 Dickie Brewer, Winston Salem, N.C.   77-80  (+15)
T71 Ed Donlin, Concord, N.C.   81-77  (+16)
T71 Robert Parrott, Raleigh, N.C.   79-79  (+16)
T71 John Beatty, Matthews, N.C.   80-78  (+16)
T71 David Camadine, Charlotte, N.C.   78-80  (+16)
T71 Tom Hull, Winston-Salem, N.C.   81-77  (+16)
T71 Chip Williamson, Wilmington, N.C.   80-78  (+16)
T71 Tom Hegarty, Greensboro, N.C.   83-75  (+16)
T78 Rick Riddle, Charlotte, N.C.   79-80  (+17)
T78 Gene Queen, Advance, N.C.   82-77  (+17)
T78 Gregor Howard, Winston-Salem, N.C.   81-78  (+17)
T78 Jim Christy, China Grove, N.C.   78-81  (+17)
T78 Tim Andersen, Pinehurst, N.C.   85-74  (+17)
T78 Todd Hilliard, High Point, N.C.   80-79  (+17)
T84 Michael Christley Sr, Greensboro, N.C.   78-82  (+18)
T84 Ron Carpenter, Creedmoor, N.C.   84-76  (+18)
T84 Mike Bivins, High Point, N.C.   79-81  (+18)
T84 Charles Hodges, Charlotte, N.C.   81-79  (+18)
T84 Russ Patterson, Winston-Salem, N.C.   80-80  (+18)
T84 Eric Taylor, Greensboro, N.C.   81-79  (+18)
T90 Curtis Rudolph, Charlotte, N.C.   76-85  (+19)
T90 Rick LaFata, Raleigh, N.C.   80-81  (+19)
T92 Edward Mills, Fairview, N.C.   83-79  (+20)
T92 Jeff Adams, Charlotte, N.C.   81-81  (+20)
T92 Tracy Brown, Waxhaw, N.C.   79-83  (+20)
T95 Arch Reed, Pinehurst, N.C.   81-82  (+21)
T95 Omar Hadi, Concord, N.C.   81-82  (+21)
T95 Scott Grantham, New Bern, N.C.   81-82  (+21)
T98 Todd Turner, West End, N.C.   79-85  (+22)
T98 Johnny Moffett, Catawba, N.C.   77-87  (+22)
T98 Clint Miller, Mt Pleasant, N.C.   81-83  (+22)
T98 Mark Macejko, Pinehurst, N.C.   86-78  (+22)
T98 Craig Cathey, Burlington, N.C.   80-84  (+22)
T98 Rusty Crutchfield, Fletcher, N.C.   82-82  (+22)
T104 Mike Judkins, Winston-Salem, N.C.   79-86  (+23)
T104 Keith Hiller, Clemmons, N.C.   78-87  (+23)
T104 Stan Queen, Burlington, N.C.   84-81  (+23)
107 Tony Griffin, Sanford, N.C.   86-80  (+24)
108 Kirby Kim, Cary, N.C.   85-82  (+25)
T109 Michael McDowell, Charlotte, N.C.   85-83  (+26)
T109 Jay Stevens, Salisbury, N.C.   82-86  (+26)
T111 Michael Broadway, Chapel Hill, N.C.   87-83  (+28)
T111 Charlie Parks, Asheboro, N.C.   88-82  (+28)
113 John Porter, Charlotte, N.C.   82-89  (+29)
114 Stacey Anfindsen, Apex, N.C.   86-87  (+31)
115 Kenneth Eichele, Pinehurst, N.C.   87-91  (+36)
116 Yungtaek Jang, Cary, N.C.   92-95  (+45)
T117 Garland Yates, Asheboro, N.C.   80-WD  (WD)
T117 Mark Bolick, Hickory, N.C.   83-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.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.


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