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Kilgo Goes Wire-To-Wire to Win the NC Mid-Am

Matt Kilgo of Charlotte, N.C. claims his first CGA victory at the 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 9, 2018) — Final round results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on September 9, 2018. (6944 yards, par 36-36--72, Course/Slope Rating: 73.2/138)

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Aided by four birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 11th hole, Matt Kilgo of Charlotte, N.C. shot a final round 71 to win the 25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship hosted by Ballantyne Country Club.

The round got off to a shaky start for Kilgo who lead after each round of the championship. A wayward drive on the first tee would require a punch out to get back in play and ultimately led to his first bogey of the week.

“I knew it was going to be a grind out there today,” Kilgo said. “I haven't been in this position in a long time. I was hoping I was going to be able keep my nerves at bay. I'll be honest with you, I had nerves pretty much from the word go today.”

His playing partner, Joe Jaspers of Huntersville, N.C., who began the final round tied for second place with Thomas Owen of Fayetteville, N.C., birdied the first hole cutting Kilgo’s lead down to one shot.

Jaspers found himself tied for the lead after making birdie on the par five sixth hole. A bogey on the 11th led to a three shot swing when Kilgo made a 15 foot putt for eagle.

Owen made a charge for the title himself, pulling within one shot of Kilgo. Unfortunately for him and the rest of the field, Kilgo backed up the eagle on number 11 with a birdie on the par three, 12th hole.

It looked like Kilgo might run away with it at that point, but a double bogey on the par three, 17th hole opened the door open back up.

“I think I blacked out for 10 minutes on 17,” Kilgo said. “Not literally but the moment got to me. To be honest, I hit a really bad shot, three putted and was having a meltdown.”

In the group ahead of him, Ryan Nagy of Raleigh, N.C., was able to grab a share of the lead after a birdie on the ninth hole. After Kilgo’s double bogey, Nagy found himself with the clubhouse lead.

Kilgo hit what he called “the best three wood of my life” on the par 5, 18th hole and had two putts to claim the title. He lagged the eagle putt to a few inches and tapped in the birdie for the win. Nagy finished in second place.

“It means the world,” Kilgo said. “I've been playing in CGA events for 25 years since I was a little boy and it's been a long wait. I always knew I had it in me but to finally come here this week and put three good rounds together; My mind is scrambled from the elation right now. It's hard for me to put into words how I feel and I'm just really looking forward to go celebrate.”

This is Kilgo’s first Carolinas Golf Association Championship win. He qualified for the championship on the number by shooting a 77 at the Cabarrus Country Club qualifier in August.

The CGA wishes to thank the members and staff of Ballantyne Country Club, especially the Director of Golf Matt Saggio, his staff, Course Superintendent Scott Cochran and the Ballantyne Country Club members.

25th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Ballantyne Country Club  | Charlotte, N.C.

Final Round Results

Rank

Name

City, State

To Par

R1

R2

R3

Total

1

Matt Kilgo

Charlotte, NC

-13

63

69

71

203

2

Ryan Nagy

Raleigh, NC

-12

67

69

68

204

T3

Thomas Owen

Fayetteville, NC

-11

68

67

70

205

T3

Kevin O'Connell

Cary, NC

-11

71

67

67

205

T3

Timothy Driver

Holly Springs, NC

-11

67

70

68

205

6

John Eades

Charlotte, NC

-10

68

71

67

206

7

Joe Jaspers

Huntersville, NC

-9

65

70

72

207

T8

Chris Cassetta

High Point, NC

-7

68

69

72

209

T8

Jack Radley

Bear Creek, NC

-7

73

67

69

209

T8

Steven Brame

Henderson, NC

-7

70

70

69

209

11

Skip Corneliussen

Summerfield, NC

-5

69

72

70

211

T12

Trey Broome

Hickory, NC

-4

68

70

74

212

T12

Dustin Moore

Burlington, NC

-4

71

68

73

212

T14

Steve Harwell

Mooresville, NC

-3

74

69

70

213

T14

Taylor Ferguson

Charlotte, NC

-3

73

67

73

213

T14

Clay Holland

Greensboro, NC

-3

73

69

71

213

T14

Joe Kastelic

Hickory, NC

-3

71

72

70

213

T14

Patrick Waters

Rutherfordton, NC

-3

74

69

70

213

19

Brandon Mader

Greenville, NC

-2

70

70

74

214

T20

Scott Lincicome

Pinehurst, NC

-1

71

70

74

215

T20

Brandon Shaver

Charlotte, NC

-1

71

69

75

215

T20

Dwayne Simpson

Charlotte, NC

-1

72

73

70

215

T23

Dennis Long

Statesville, NC

E

73

67

76

216

T23

Keith Kepley

Charlotte, NC

E

68

75

73

216

T23

Steve Patterson

Charlotte, NC

E

76

71

69

216

T26

Kris Laird

Mint Hill, NC

+1

70

72

75

217

T26

Jeff Allen

Jacksonville, NC

+1

77

70

70

217

T26

Justin Pennell

Lenoir, NC

+1

74

72

71

217

T29

Paul Carpenter

Denver, NC

+2

71

72

75

218

T29

Brian Steele

Pinehurst, NC

+2

73

75

70

218

T31

Zac Lewis

Fuquay Varina, NC

+3

72

67

80

219

T31

Fred Gahl

Raleigh, NC

+3

71

72

76

219

T31

Jonathan Hockaday

Sanford, NC

+3

73

70

76

219

T31

Scott Campbell

Wake Forest, NC

+3

75

68

76

219

T31

Brandon Reece

Rolesville, NC

+3

72

74

73

219

T36

Josh Williams

Fuquay Varina, NC

+4

72

70

78

220

T36

Barry Fabyan

Charlotte, NC

+4

73

74

73

220

T36

Harrison Rutter

Winston-Salem, NC

+4

73

71

76

220

T36

Jerell Fields

Charlotte, NC

+4

73

73

74

220

T40

Jason Smith

Raleigh, NC

+6

71

72

79

222

T40

Scott Park

Charlotte, NC

+6

70

73

79

222

T40

John Heffernan

Charlotte, NC

+6

74

73

75

222

T40

Billy Andrews

Advance, NC

+6

76

72

74

222

T40

Phil Miller

Concord, NC

+6

70

74

78

222

T40

Stuart McGoogan

Charlotte, NC

+6

69

77

76

222

T46

Aaron York

Durham, NC

+7

74

71

78

223

T46

Brady Eckard

Conover, NC

+7

70

78

75

223

T46

Kevin Whitaker

West End, NC

+7

74

70

79

223

T46

Michael Oliverio

Charlotte, NC

+7

71

77

75

223

T50

Jeff Brischke

Charlotte, NC

+8

73

75

76

224

T50

Andrew Ward

Charlotte, NC

+8

76

72

76

224

T50

Bill Brewster

Rocky Mount, NC

+8

73

75

76

224

T50

Mark Nieters

Lexington, NC

+8

77

70

77

224

T54

Trae McKee

Dudley , NC

+9

77

71

77

225

T54

William Carter

Laurinburg, NC

+9

73

71

81

225

T54

James Bohn

Cary, NC

+9

74

74

77

225

57

David Shambley

Cary, NC

+10

75

71

80

226

58

Joe Brooks

Franklin, NC

+12

72

76

80

228

59

Bern Gregory

Mooresville, NC

+13

73

75

81

229

60

Hunter Freeman

Raleigh, NC

+14

71

76

83

230

61

Michael Nulty

Greensboro, NC

+20

74

74

88

236

WD

Ryan Sharpe

Greensboro, NC

 

74

74

WD

WD

 

 

DID NOT MAKE CUT

 

 

 

 

 

CUT

Eric Sayer

Cary, NC

+5

72

77

 

149

CUT

Jay Roberts

Davidson, NC

+5

71

78

 

149

CUT

Jeff Hackett

Charlotte, NC

+5

75

74

 

149

CUT

Jeremy Ray

Pfafftown, NC

+5

74

75

 

149

CUT

Lionel Sutton

La Grange, NC

+5

74

75

 

149

CUT

Randy Dockins

Charlotte, NC

+5

77

72

 

149

CUT

Jason deBuhr

Mint Hill, NC

+5

72

77

 

149

CUT

Matthew Spruill

Elizabeth City, NC

+5

73

76

 

149

CUT

Mark Hodges

Belmont, NC

+6

74

76

 

150

CUT

Rick Milligan

Shelby, NC

+6

74

76

 

150

CUT

Brad Raczenski

Kernersville, NC

+6

72

78

 

150

CUT

Bubba Aughtry

Concord, NC

+6

76

74

 

150

CUT

Daniel Neveu

Pinehurst, NC

+6

74

76

 

150

CUT

Brad Clark

Chapel Hill, NC

+7

71

80

 

151

CUT

J.Ross Simeon

Raleigh, NC

+7

78

73

 

151

CUT

James Harris

Lillington, NC

+7

70

81

 

151

CUT

Scott Patnode

Belmont, NC

+7

77

74

 

151

CUT

Terrain Gill

Charlotte, NC

+7

75

76

 

151

CUT

Todd Hendley

Columbus , NC

+7

73

78

 

151

CUT

Brent McKenzie

Wake Forest, NC

+7

74

77

 

151

CUT

Brian Westveer

Charlotte, NC

+7

73

78

 

151

CUT

Chad Frye

Davidson, NC

+7

75

76

 

151

CUT

Jason Hawley

Charlotte, NC

+7

76

75

 

151

CUT

Kevin Knox

Wake Forest, NC

+7

76

75

 

151

CUT

Bill Morrissett

Charlotte, NC

+8

74

78

 

152

CUT

Chris Chamblee

Ahoskie, NC

+8

76

76

 

152

CUT

Dave Boyce

Charlotte, NC

+8

82

70

 

152

CUT

Ken Bass

Pinehurst, NC

+8

73

79

 

152

CUT

Paul Slomkowski

Colfax, NC

+8

78

74

 

152

CUT

Peter Melvin

Charlotte, NC

+8

73

79

 

152

CUT

Brad Dawson

Mebane, NC

+8

75

77

 

152

CUT

Chris Forcucci

Charlotte, NC

+8

75

77

 

152

CUT

James Ramsey

Belmont, NC

+8

74

78

 

152

CUT

Ryan Wyble

Greensboro, NC

+8

79

73

 

152

CUT

Seth Holloman

Matthews , Nc

+8

74

78

 

152

CUT

Brad Mundy

Hickory, NC

+9

76

77

 

153

CUT

Damon Postal

Charlotte, NC

+9

77

76

 

153

CUT

Tommy Miller

Boone, NC

+9

74

79

 

153

CUT

Anthony Conn

Raleigh, NC

+9

76

77

 

153

CUT

Zack Sexton

Charlotte, NC

+9

78

75

 

153

CUT

George Kornegay

Charlotte, NC

+10

75

79

 

154

CUT

Mark Kozel

Chapel Hill , NC

+10

75

79

 

154

CUT

Andrew Buergler

Charlotte, NC

+10

76

78

 

154

CUT

Chris Holland

Fayetteville, NC

+11

81

74

 

155

CUT

Gary Flannery

New Bern, NC

+11

74

81

 

155

CUT

Kelby Rouse

Wake Forest, NC

+11

78

77

 

155

CUT

Mark Dill

Pelham, NC

+11

79

76

 

155

CUT

Nick Cromer

Trinity, NC

+11

82

73

 

155

CUT

Corey Iacofano

Charlotte, NC

+11

79

76

 

155

CUT

Gary Pugh

Asheboro, NC

+11

79

76

 

155

CUT

Ashley Berry

Pittsboro, NC

+12

79

77

 

156

CUT

David Cook

Cedar Point, NC

+12

75

81

 

156

CUT

Steve Espin

Charlotte, NC

+12

73

83

 

156

CUT

Brad Coleman

Jamestown, NC

+12

79

77

 

156

CUT

Mark Absher

Winston Salem, NC

+12

80

76

 

156

CUT

Matthew Rogers

Huntersville, NC

+12

81

75

 

156

CUT

Michael Ford

Chapel Hill, NC

+12

75

81

 

156

CUT

Michael Widman

Raleigh, NC

+12

78

78

 

156

CUT

Mike Olson

Wake Forest, NC

+12

81

75

 

156

CUT

Kevin Herring

La Grange, NC

+13

79

78

 

157

CUT

Steven Pippin

Pembroke, NC

+13

78

79

 

157

CUT

Wes Pope

Charlotte, NC

+14

77

81

 

158

CUT

Blayze Dipasquale

Cary, NC

+14

80

78

 

158

CUT

Jeff Beasley

Angier, NC

+14

81

77

 

158

CUT

Jay Meadows

Elizabeth City, NC

+15

79

80

 

159

CUT

Wes Tyner

High Point, NC

+15

80

79

 

159

CUT

Ed Lawing

Huntersville, NC

+15

84

75

 

159

CUT

Adam Arnett

Belmont, NC

+17

74

87

 

161

CUT

Matt Drinkhahn

Charlotte , Nc

+17

80

81

 

161

CUT

Park Williams

Kernersville, NC

+17

80

81

 

161

CUT

Rick Riddle

Charlotte, NC

+18

83

79

 

162

CUT

Chris Blankenship

Lexington, NC

+18

79

83

 

162

CUT

Carroll Strong

Fayetteville, NC

+20

78

86

 

164

CUT

Colin Webb

Charlotte, NC

+21

84

81

 

165

CUT

Jacob Benfield

Lenoir, NC

+21

82

83

 

165

CUT

Dwayne Pope

Hope Mills, NC

+25

86

83

 

169

CUT

Ritchie Fesperman

Durham, NC

+26

87

83

 

170

CUT

Ricky Zachary II

Thomasville, NC

+26

87

83

 

170

WD

Jimmy Taylor

Charlotte, NC

-

81

WD

 

WD

WD

John Morrison

Reidsville, NC

-

82

WD

 

WD

WD

Kyle Leonard

Mt. Airy, NC

-

87

WD

 

WD

DQ

Robert Preston

Matthews, NC

-

DQ

DQ

 

DQ

NS

Matthew Canavan

Raleigh, NC

-

78

NS

 

NS

NS

Zach McKelvey

Rutherfordton, NC

-

78

NS

 

NS

NS

Jason Craver

Winston Salem , NC

-

80

NS

 

NS

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



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