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Kilgo Fires 63 in First Round of NC Mid-AM

Matt Kilgo of Charlotte, N.C. fired a first round 9-under-par 63 to take the first round lead at the 25th N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 7, 2018) — First round results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on September 7, 2018. (6944 yards, par 36-36--72, Course/Slope Rating: 73.2/138)

 

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Matt Kilgo saved his lifetime best tournament round for his last tournament of the 2018 CGA season. 40-year-old Kilgo of Charlotte fired a bogey-free 63 in Friday's opening round of the 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur at Ballantyne Country Club to take a two-shot lead over his closest competitor.

 

Kilgo got off to a strong start by birdieing his first two holes. He made the turn at 5-under and didn’t let up from there. An eagle on the 14th hole got him to 9-under with four holes to play and the “59 watch” was on. Kilgo finished his round with four straight pars but had a lot to be happy about from his round today.

 

“I had quite a few putts go in today. You can’t shoot a number like that without making some putts,” Kilgo said. “I hit the tee ball well and I had it all working today. It was a special day.”

 

52-year-old Joe Jaspers of Huntersville was on pace to match and maybe even pass the bar set by Kilgo in the morning wave. Jaspers, the 2014 North Carolina Mid-Am Champion, was 8-under after the 11th hole but a triple bogey on the 14th hole slowed things down. Jaspers fought back making birdies on the 16th and 18th to finish the day in 2nd place with a 7-under-par 65.

 

Ryan Nagy of Raleigh and Timothy Driver of Holly Springs shot 67 to finish the day tied for third.

 

Stephen Pippin of Pembroke had the shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the par three third hole.

 

The North Carolina Mid-Amateur is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there will be a cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25th 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 that does not exceed 10.4.

 

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering hole-by-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.

 

25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Ballantyne Country Club  | Charlotte, N.C.

First Round Results

Pos. Player Affiliation To Par R 1
1 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC -9 63
2 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC -7 65
T3 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -5 67
T3 Ryan Nagy Raleigh, NC -5 67
T5 John Eades Charlotte, NC -4 68
T5 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC -4 68
T5 Trey Broome Hickory, NC -4 68
T5 Thomas Owen Fayetteville, NC -4 68
T5 Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC -4 68
T10 Skip Corneliussen Summerfield, NC -3 69
T10 Stuart McGoogan Charlotte, NC -3 69
T12 Brady Eckard Conover, NC -2 70
T12 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC -2 70
T12 James Harris Lillington, NC -2 70
T12 Steven Brame Henderson, NC -2 70
T12 Scott Park Charlotte, NC -2 70
T12 Phil Miller Concord, NC -2 70
T12 Kris Laird Mint Hill, NC -2 70
T19 Kevin O'Connell Cary, NC -1 71
T19 Michael Oliverio Charlotte, NC -1 71
T19 Paul Carpenter Denver, NC -1 71
T19 Scott Lincicome Pinehurst, NC -1 71
T19 Fred Gahl Raleigh, NC -1 71
T19 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC -1 71
T19 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC -1 71
T19 Brandon Shaver Charlotte, NC -1 71
T19 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC -1 71
T19 Brad Clark Chapel Hill, NC -1 71
T19 Jay Roberts Davidson, NC -1 71
T19 Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC -1 71
T31 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC E 72
T31 Jason deBuhr Mint Hill, NC E 72
T31 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC E 72
T31 Zac Lewis Fuquay Varina, NC E 72
T31 Josh Williams Fuquay Varina, NC E 72
T31 Dwayne Simpson Charlotte, NC E 72
T31 Eric Sayer Cary, NC E 72
T31 Brad Raczenski Kernersville, NC E 72
T39 Harrison Rutter Winston-Salem, NC +1 73
T39 Jeff Brischke Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Brian Westveer Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Dennis Long Statesville, NC +1 73
T39 Todd Hendley Columbus , NC +1 73
T39 Peter Melvin Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 William Carter Laurinburg, NC +1 73
T39 Bill Brewster Rocky Mount, NC +1 73
T39 Clay Holland Greensboro, NC +1 73
T39 Taylor Ferguson Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Jack Radley Bear Creek, NC +1 73
T39 Jerell Fields Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Matthew Spruill Elizabeth City, NC +1 73
T39 Barry Fabyan Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Bern Gregory Mooresville, NC +1 73
T39 Steve Espin Charlotte, NC +1 73
T39 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +1 73
T39 Ken Bass Pinehurst, NC +1 73
T39 Brian Steele Pinehurst, NC +1 73
T58 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +2 74
T58 Lionel Sutton La Grange, NC +2 74
T58 Tommy Miller Boone, NC +2 74
T58 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +2 74
T58 Steve Harwell Mooresville, NC +2 74
T58 Ryan Sharpe Greensboro, NC +2 74
T58 Patrick Waters Rutherfordton, NC +2 74
T58 Aaron York Durham, NC +2 74
T58 James Ramsey Belmont, NC +2 74
T58 Michael Nulty Greensboro, NC +2 74
T58 Bill Morrissett Charlotte, NC +2 74
T58 Mark Hodges Belmont, NC +2 74
T58 Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC +2 74
T58 Gary Flannery New Bern, NC +2 74
T58 Brent McKenzie Wake Forest, NC +2 74
T58 Rick Milligan Shelby, NC +2 74
T58 Adam Arnett Belmont, NC +2 74
T58 John Heffernan Charlotte, NC +2 74
T58 Seth Holloman Matthews , Nc +2 74
T58 Kevin Whitaker West End, NC +2 74
T58 James Bohn Cary, NC +2 74
T79 Brad Dawson Mebane, NC +3 75
T79 Scott Campbell Wake Forest, NC +3 75
T79 Jeff Hackett Charlotte, NC +3 75
T79 David Cook Cedar Point, NC +3 75
T79 David Shambley Cary, NC +3 75
T79 Terrain Gill Charlotte, NC +3 75
T79 Chad Frye Davidson, NC +3 75
T79 Michael Ford Chapel Hill, NC +3 75
T79 George Kornegay Charlotte, NC +3 75
T79 Mark Kozel Chapel Hill , NC +3 75
T79 Chris Forcucci Charlotte, NC +3 75
T90 Brad Mundy Hickory, NC +4 76
T90 Kevin Knox Wake Forest, NC +4 76
T90 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +4 76
T90 Andrew Buergler Charlotte, NC +4 76
T90 Billy Andrews Advance, NC +4 76
T90 Bubba Aughtry Concord, NC +4 76
T90 Steve Patterson Charlotte, NC +4 76
T90 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +4 76
T90 Chris Chamblee Ahoskie, NC +4 76
T90 Jason Hawley Charlotte, NC +4 76
T100 Jeff Allen Jacksonville, NC +5 77
T100 Scott Patnode Belmont, NC +5 77
T100 Trae McKee Dudley , NC +5 77
T100 Randy Dockins Charlotte, NC +5 77
T100 Wes Pope Charlotte, NC +5 77
T100 Damon Postal Charlotte, NC +5 77
T100 Mark Nieters Lexington, NC +5 77
T107 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +6 78
T107 Michael Widman Raleigh, NC +6 78
T107 Carroll Strong Fayetteville, NC +6 78
T107 Zack Sexton Charlotte, NC +6 78
T107 Kelby Rouse Wake Forest, NC +6 78
T107 Steven Pippin Pembroke, NC +6 78
T107 Matthew Canavan Raleigh, NC +6 78
T107 Zach McKelvey Rutherfordton, NC +6 78
T107 J.Ross Simeon Raleigh, NC +6 78
T116 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +7 79
T116 Kevin Herring La Grange, NC +7 79
T116 Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +7 79
T116 Ryan Wyble Greensboro, NC +7 79
T116 Chris Blankenship Lexington, NC +7 79
T116 Mark Dill Pelham, NC +7 79
T116 Jay Meadows Elizabeth City, NC +7 79
T116 Corey Iacofano Charlotte, NC +7 79
T116 Ashley Berry Pittsboro, NC +7 79
T125 Jason Craver Winston Salem , NC +8 80
T125 Matt Drinkhahn Charlotte , Nc +8 80
T125 Park Williams Kernersville, NC +8 80
T125 Wes Tyner High Point, NC +8 80
T125 Mark Absher Winston Salem, NC +8 80
T125 Blayze Dipasquale Cary, NC +8 80
T131 Jeff Beasley Angier, NC +9 81
T131 Jimmy Taylor Charlotte, NC +9 81
T131 Matthew Rogers Huntersville, NC +9 81
T131 Mike Olson Wake Forest, NC +9 81
T135 Chris Holland Fayetteville, NC +10 82
T135 Nick Cromer Trinity, NC +10 82
T135 Dave Boyce Charlotte, NC +10 82
T135 Jacob Benfield Lenoir, NC +10 82
T135 John Morrison Reidsville, NC +10 82
140 Rick Riddle Charlotte, NC +11 83
T141 Ed Lawing Huntersville, NC +12 84
T141 Colin Webb Charlotte, NC +12 84
143 Dwayne Pope Hope Mills, NC +14 86
T144 Kyle Leonard Mt. Airy, NC +15 87
T144 Ricky Zachary II Thomasville, NC +15 87
T144 Ritchie Fesperman Durham, NC +15 87
DQ Robert Preston Matthews, NC - -

 

Championship Schedule

Friday, September 7

Round 1 – 18 holes stroke play

(Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees)


 

Saturday, September 8

Round 2 – 18 holes stroke play-

(Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees)

Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.


 

Sunday, September 9

Round 3. Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 and #10 tees.

Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

Entry Information

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25th 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 that does not exceed 5.4.

The Rees Jones-designed Ballantyne Country Club, located in the heart of Charlotte’s Ballantyne Neighborhood, features Bermuda Grass Fairways, TifEagle Bermuda Grass Greens and Zeon Zoysia Tees.

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 using hashtag #NCMidAm. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Host Club Information

Ballantyne Country Club
11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave.
Phone: 704-544-1404
Website: https://www.ballantyneclub.com/
Director of Golf: Matt Saggio, PGA
Course Superintendent: Scott Cochran, GCSAA
Championship Yardage: 6944 yards, par 36-36—72


 

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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