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TPC Wakefield Plantation Hosts 22nd NC Four-Ball

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 10, 2017) -- The 22nd North Carolina Four-Ball Championship will be played at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh from Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th.  The championship format is 54 holes of four-ball stroke play. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 30 teams and ties for the final round.

Related: Championship Website | Pairings | History

Defending champions JD McNeill & Jerry Richardson, Jr.

In last year's championship at Mill Creek Golf Club, JD McNeill of Raleigh and Jerry Richardson, Jr. of Cary earned the title after a four-hole playoff with Nicholas Lyerly and Justin Emmons. McNeill-Richardson are one of the 76 teams competing this year at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

Other notable teams:

  • The 2006 and 2014 champions, brothers Mark Gauley of Raleigh and Brian Gauley of Wake Forest, seek an event-record third title.

  • 2015 runner-up team of Chris Holland and Billy West of Fayetteville. Holland and West lost in a six-hole playoff to Brant Stovall and Anthony Baker at Croasdaile Country Club.

  • 3-time CGA champion Preston Edmondson of Morrisville and six-time champion Gary Robinson of Fayetteville.

  • 2017 N.C. Junior Boys' champ Quinn Riley of Raleigh and Thomas Luten, II of Raleigh.

  • 2015 N.C. Junior Boys' champ Jack Massei of Cary and AJ Beechler of Pinehurst.

  • Sherrill Britt of West End, the 2015 Carolinas Mid-Amateur champion, and Samuel Ring of Carthage.

  • Jonathan Jackson, part of the 2014 Carolinas Four-Ball winning team, and Scott Patnode of Belmont.

This is the first CGA championship hosted by TPC Wakefield Plantation. The par-71, 7,036 yard Hale Irwin layout fits harmoniously with its surroundings on 217 pristine acres adjacent to Falls Lake. Wakefield Plantation is honored to host the Rex Hospital Open each year. This family-friendly golf tournament features golfers from the Tour and has raised more than $9 million for patients in need.

Entry in the North Carolina Four-Ball is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th 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 and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.

Championship Schedule:
Friday, October 13th
Championship Round 1. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00am/12:30pm.

Saturday, October 14th
Championship Round 2. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00am/12:30pm.
Field cut 
to low 30 teams for final round.

Sunday, October 15th
Championship Round 3. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 
Awards ceremony following play at scoreboard.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship. 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.


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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