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50th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Preview

Last year's runner-up team, Preston Edmondson (left) and Ed Byman

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (April 24, 2018) -- The Carolinas Golf Association's 50th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship will take place April 25-27 at Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club in Morganton, N.C. The field is expected to consist of 80 sides for this 36-hole stroke-play event.

Related: Championship Website | Full Field | History | Starting Times | Scoring

Sides to Watch:

  • Two-time defending champion Jim Pearson of Charlotte, N.C. Pearson, who won this championship the past two years with Jim Grainger, is teaming with Buck Wearn, also of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Last year's runner-up team of Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, N.C. and Ed Byman of Raleigh, N.C. Edmondson is the two-time defending Carolinas Senior champion. Together with Byman, the duo won the 2016 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball.
  • 2017 N.C. Senior Four-Ball champions Robby Kirby and Nolan Mills, III of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Four-time CGA champion Walter Todd, Sr. of Laurens, S.C. and two-time South Carolina Senior champion Todd Hendley of Greer, S.C.
  • The duo of five-time CGA champion Russ Perry of Winston Salem, N.C. and John Salerno of Charlotte, N.C.
  • 2015 Carolinas Senior champion Pat Thompson of Asheville, N.C. and three-time CGA champion Keith Waters of Raleigh, N.C.
  • 2014 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball champions, Ron Carpenter of Creedmoor, N.C. and Gary Brown of Charlotte, N.C. Carpenter is a five-time CGA champion, while Brown has notched two titles.
  • 2006 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball champions, Robert Desjardins of Matthews, N.C. and Bill Boles, Jr. of Wilson, N.C.
  • Macon Moye of Pinehurst, N.C., a three-time CGA champion, and Frank Golden of Charlotte, N.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: 50th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship

Playing Dates: April 25-27

Host Site: Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club, Morganton, N.C.
6481 yards; par 72

Defending Champions: Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C. and Jim Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.
Format: 54-holes stroke play. Gross scores only. After 36 holes, cut to low 30 scores and ties.  A tie for the overall
championship is decided by an on-course playoff.

Eligibility: Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by April 25, and is either:
a. “Legal Resident” of North Carolina or South Carolina, 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, or
b. “Non-Resident” who is a member of a Type I (Green Grass) CGA member
club, has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® issued by a Type I (Green
Grass) CGA member club, and owns a residence in North Carolina or South
Carolina. Note: Non-residents must use their Carolinas residence address when
registering for this championship.


Schedule of rounds

Wednesday, April 25 8:00am – 12:30pm tee times off #1 and #10 tees

Thursday, April 26 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  tee times off #1 and #10 tees

Friday, April 27 8:00am  tee times off #1 and #10 tees

Awards ceremony 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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