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Preview: 73rd Captains' Putter Carolinas Team



SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 15, 2018) -- A contingent of 24 golfers will represent the Carolinas against their Virginias counterparts at the 73rd Captain’s Putter Team Matches, set for Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20 at Spring Creek Golf Club in Zion Crossroads, VA.

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The Captain’s Putter is an annual set of matches pitting top golfers from North Carolina and South Carolina against top players from Virginia and West Virginia (Virginia State Golf Association and West Virginia State Golf Association).

Rosters contain 14 regular, eight senior (age 55+) and two super senior (65+) players. The matches consist of two days of competition, with opening round four-ball and foursome matches (Friday, Oct. 19), followed by final day singles matches (Saturday, Oct. 20). A victory in each match scores one point in the Ryder Cup-style format, and if a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.

Last year, the Virginias team reclaimed the Captain's Putter Trophy, ending a two-year win streak for the Carolinas. The Carolinas team leads the all-time Captain's Putter Team Matches with a record of 49-22-1.

The Carolinas team only trailed by one point after the Friday four-ball and foursome matches but the Virginias squad were able to grab 13.5 of the 24 total points in the singles matches to claim a four-point victory (26-22) at the 72nd Captain's Putter Team Match played at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, S.C.

This is the first time that the Captain's Putter Team Matches will be played at Spring Creek Golf Club. This year's Carolinas team captain is past CGA President, Lawrence Hicks of Greensboro, N.C.

Regular Team Members

 

Sherrill Britt 

West End, N.C.

Chris Cassetta

High Point, N.C.

Tim Driver 

Holly Springs, N.C.

Clayton Holland

Greensboro, N.C.

Joe Kastelic 

Hickory, N.C.

James Lightsey 

Indian Land, S.C.

Scott Lincicome 

Pinehurst, N.C.

Robert Lutomski 

Simpsonville, S.C.

Daniel Neveu 

Pinehurst, N.C.

Matt O’Quinn 

Beaufort, S.C.

Thomas Owen 

Fayetteville, N.C.

Bailey Patrick 

Charlotte, N.C.

Thomas Todd, III 

Laurens, S.C.

Raymond Wooten 

Clemson, S.C.

 

 

Senior Team Members

 

Mike Gravley 

Greer, S.C.

Eddie Hargett

Blythewood, S.C.

Steve Harwell 

Mooresville, N.C.

Stan Sill 

Spartanburg, S.C.

Paul Simson

Raleigh, N.C.

Walter Todd 

Laurens, S.C.

Keith Waters 

Raleigh, N.C.

Gary Robinson

Fayetteville, N.C.

 

 

Super Senior Team Members

 

Russ Perry

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dennis Helms

N Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

About the Captain's Putter Team Matches

The Captain’s Putter is an annual set of matches pitting top golfers from North and South Carolina against top players from Virginia and West Virginia (Virginia State Golf Association and West Virginia State Golf Association). The matches consist of two days of competition, with opening round four-ball and foursome matches (Friday, Oct. 20), followed by final-day singles matches (Saturday, Oct. 21). A victory in each match scores one point in the Ryder Cup-style format, and if a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.



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