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Kilgo Extends Lead at NC Mid-Am

Matt Kilgo holds a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 8, 2018) — Second round results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on September 8, 2018. (6944 yards, par 36-36--72, Course/Slope Rating: 73.2/138)

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Matt Kilgo of Charlotte, N.C. continued his superb play this week, extending his day one lead from two shots to three heading into the final round of the 25th North Carolina Mid-Am Championship hosted at Ballantyne Country Club.

Kilgo shot a bogey-free 63 in round one and followed that incredible performance up with another bogey-free round of 69 on Saturday.

"I was pretty conscious of trying not to have a letdown," Kilgo said about the pressure of following up on his round one score. "If you look over the course of history, any time somebody goes really low they usually follow it up with a score of ten shots higher or more...I managed to not make a bogey today for the second straight day so I'm pretty proud of that but overall I'm very pleased."

Thomas Owen of Fayetteville, N.C. made up the most ground on our leader in round two by tying for the low round of day two with a 5-under-par, 67. Owen goes into the final round tied for second place and will play in the final pairing with Kilgo and the 2014 N.C. Mid-Am Champion, Joe Jaspers of Huntersville, N.C.

"I played well and got a couple putts to fall outside of 15 feet today," Owen said after his round. "I think I haven't three-putted this tournament and I've just been trying to get the pace right. If it falls, it falls. If it doesn't, just tap it in and move on. I'm just trying to keep the pressure off the putter."

Owen said that he was able to feed off of a lot of his playing partners today and the group had a "really good energy."

Tomorrow's round may not be as friendly but there should be plenty of birdies to be had. After Saturday's round, the cut is set and pairings will now be based on scoring.

When asked how different the round will be tomorrow knowing that he will be paired with his two closest competitors, Kilgo welcomed the challenge.

"I Actually prefer that," Kilgo said. "Watching good golf shots is contagious and I know Joe Jaspers pretty well...I look forward to the challenge. I'm sure there will be a lot of good golf shots hit tomorrow and I'm sure it will be a battle."

Jaspers, who sat alone in second place after round one, shot a solid two-under-par 70 in round two. He is now tied for second place with Owen at 9-under; three shots back of our leader.

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.

Second Round Results

Rank Name City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC -12 63 69 132
T2 Thomas Owen Fayetteville, NC -9 68 67 135
T2 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC -9 65 70 135
4 Ryan Nagy Raleigh, NC -8 67 69 136
T5 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC -7 68 69 137
T5 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -7 67 70 137
T7 Trey Broome Hickory, NC -6 68 70 138
T7 Kevin O'Connell Cary, NC -6 71 67 138
T9 John Eades Charlotte, NC -5 68 71 139
T9 Zac Lewis Fuquay Varina, NC -5 72 67 139
T9 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC -5 71 68 139
T12 Dennis Long Statesville, NC -4 73 67 140
T12 Jack Radley Bear Creek, NC -4 73 67 140
T12 Steven Brame Henderson, NC -4 70 70 140
T12 Taylor Ferguson Charlotte, NC -4 73 67 140
T12 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC -4 70 70 140
T12 Brandon Shaver Charlotte, NC -4 71 69 140
T18 Scott Lincicome Pinehurst, NC -3 71 70 141
T18 Skip Corneliussen Summerfield, NC -3 69 72 141
T20 Clay Holland Greensboro, NC -2 73 69 142
T20 Josh Williams Fuquay Varina, NC -2 72 70 142
T20 Kris Laird Mint Hill, NC -2 70 72 142
T23 Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC -1 68 75 143
T23 Steve Harwell Mooresville, NC -1 74 69 143
T23 Fred Gahl Raleigh, NC -1 71 72 143
T23 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC -1 71 72 143
T23 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC -1 71 72 143
T23 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC -1 73 70 143
T23 Patrick Waters Rutherfordton, NC -1 74 69 143
T23 Paul Carpenter Denver, NC -1 71 72 143
T23 Scott Campbell Wake Forest, NC -1 75 68 143
T23 Scott Park Charlotte, NC -1 70 73 143
T33 Harrison Rutter Winston-Salem, NC E 73 71 144
T33 William Carter Laurinburg, NC E 73 71 144
T33 Kevin Whitaker West End, NC E 74 70 144
T33 Phil Miller Concord, NC E 70 74 144
T37 Dwayne Simpson Charlotte, NC +1 72 73 145
T37 Aaron York Durham, NC +1 74 71 145
T39 David Shambley Cary, NC +2 75 71 146
T39 Jerell Fields Charlotte, NC +2 73 73 146
T39 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +2 72 74 146
T39 Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC +2 74 72 146
T39 Stuart McGoogan Charlotte, NC +2 69 77 146
T44 Barry Fabyan Charlotte, NC +3 73 74 147
T44 Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC +3 71 76 147
T44 Jeff Allen Jacksonville, NC +3 77 70 147
T44 John Heffernan Charlotte, NC +3 74 73 147
T44 Mark Nieters Lexington, NC +3 77 70 147
T44 Steve Patterson Charlotte, NC +3 76 71 147
T50 Jeff Brischke Charlotte, NC +4 73 75 148
T50 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +4 72 76 148
T50 Trae McKee Dudley , NC +4 77 71 148
T50 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +4 76 72 148
T50 Bern Gregory Mooresville, NC +4 73 75 148
T50 Bill Brewster Rocky Mount, NC +4 73 75 148
T50 Billy Andrews Advance, NC +4 76 72 148
T50 Brady Eckard Conover, NC +4 70 78 148
T50 Brian Steele Pinehurst, NC +4 73 75 148
T50 James Bohn Cary, NC +4 74 74 148
T50 Michael Nulty Greensboro, NC +4 74 74 148
T50 Michael Oliverio Charlotte, NC +4 71 77 148
T50 Ryan Sharpe Greensboro, NC +4 74 74 148
    The following players did not make the cut
CUT Eric Sayer Cary, NC +5 72 77 -
CUT Jay Roberts Davidson, NC +5 71 78 -
CUT Jeff Hackett Charlotte, NC +5 75 74 -
CUT Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +5 74 75 -
CUT Lionel Sutton La Grange, NC +5 74 75 -
CUT Randy Dockins Charlotte, NC +5 77 72 -
CUT Jason deBuhr Mint Hill, NC +5 72 77 -
CUT Matthew Spruill Elizabeth City, NC +5 73 76 -
CUT Mark Hodges Belmont, NC +6 74 76 -
CUT Rick Milligan Shelby, NC +6 74 76 -
CUT Brad Raczenski Kernersville, NC +6 72 78 -
CUT Bubba Aughtry Concord, NC +6 76 74 -
CUT Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +6 74 76 -
CUT Brad Clark Chapel Hill, NC +7 71 80 -
CUT J.Ross Simeon Raleigh, NC +7 78 73 -
CUT James Harris Lillington, NC +7 70 81 -
CUT Scott Patnode Belmont, NC +7 77 74 -
CUT Terrain Gill Charlotte, NC +7 75 76 -
CUT Todd Hendley Columbus , NC +7 73 78 -
CUT Brent McKenzie Wake Forest, NC +7 74 77 -
CUT Brian Westveer Charlotte, NC +7 73 78 -
CUT Chad Frye Davidson, NC +7 75 76 -
CUT Jason Hawley Charlotte, NC +7 76 75 -
CUT Kevin Knox Wake Forest, NC +7 76 75 -
CUT Bill Morrissett Charlotte, NC +8 74 78 -
CUT Chris Chamblee Ahoskie, NC +8 76 76 -
CUT Dave Boyce Charlotte, NC +8 82 70 -
CUT Ken Bass Pinehurst, NC +8 73 79 -
CUT Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +8 78 74 -
CUT Peter Melvin Charlotte, NC +8 73 79 -
CUT Brad Dawson Mebane, NC +8 75 77 -
CUT Chris Forcucci Charlotte, NC +8 75 77 -
CUT James Ramsey Belmont, NC +8 74 78 -
CUT Ryan Wyble Greensboro, NC +8 79 73 -
CUT Seth Holloman Matthews , Nc +8 74 78 -
CUT Brad Mundy Hickory, NC +9 76 77 -
CUT Damon Postal Charlotte, NC +9 77 76 -
CUT Tommy Miller Boone, NC +9 74 79 -
CUT Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +9 76 77 -
CUT Zack Sexton Charlotte, NC +9 78 75 -
CUT George Kornegay Charlotte, NC +10 75 79 -
CUT Mark Kozel Chapel Hill , NC +10 75 79 -
CUT Andrew Buergler Charlotte, NC +10 76 78 -
CUT Chris Holland Fayetteville, NC +11 81 74 -
CUT Gary Flannery New Bern, NC +11 74 81 -
CUT Kelby Rouse Wake Forest, NC +11 78 77 -
CUT Mark Dill Pelham, NC +11 79 76 -
CUT Nick Cromer Trinity, NC +11 82 73 -
CUT Corey Iacofano Charlotte, NC +11 79 76 -
CUT Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +11 79 76 -
CUT Ashley Berry Pittsboro, NC +12 79 77 -
CUT David Cook Cedar Point, NC +12 75 81 -
CUT Steve Espin Charlotte, NC +12 73 83 -
CUT Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +12 79 77 -
CUT Mark Absher Winston Salem, NC +12 80 76 -
CUT Matthew Rogers Huntersville, NC +12 81 75 -
CUT Michael Ford Chapel Hill, NC +12 75 81 -
CUT Michael Widman Raleigh, NC +12 78 78 -
CUT Mike Olson Wake Forest, NC +12 81 75 -
CUT Kevin Herring La Grange, NC +13 79 78 -
CUT Steven Pippin Pembroke, NC +13 78 79 -
CUT Wes Pope Charlotte, NC +14 77 81 -
CUT Blayze Dipasquale Cary, NC +14 80 78 -
CUT Jeff Beasley Angier, NC +14 81 77 -
CUT Jay Meadows Elizabeth City, NC +15 79 80 -
CUT Wes Tyner High Point, NC +15 80 79 -
CUT Ed Lawing Huntersville, NC +15 84 75 -
CUT Adam Arnett Belmont, NC +17 74 87 -
CUT Matt Drinkhahn Charlotte , Nc +17 80 81 -
CUT Park Williams Kernersville, NC +17 80 81 -
CUT Rick Riddle Charlotte, NC +18 83 79 -
CUT Chris Blankenship Lexington, NC +18 79 83 -
CUT Carroll Strong Fayetteville, NC +20 78 86 -
CUT Colin Webb Charlotte, NC +21 84 81 -
CUT Jacob Benfield Lenoir, NC +21 82 83 -
CUT Dwayne Pope Hope Mills, NC +25 86 83 -
CUT Ritchie Fesperman Durham, NC +26 87 83 -
CUT Ricky Zachary II Thomasville, NC +26 87 83 -
WD Jimmy Taylor Charlotte, NC   81 WD 81
WD John Morrison Reidsville, NC   82 WD 82
WD Kyle Leonard Mt. Airy, NC   87 WD 87
NS Matthew Canavan Raleigh, NC   78 NS 78
NS Zach McKelvey Rutherfordton, NC   78 NS 78
NS Jason Craver Winston Salem , NC   80 NS 80
DQ Robert Preston Matthews, NC   DQ DQ -

 

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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