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57th Carolinas Senior Am Preview


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 30, 2018) -- The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) will conduct the 57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek in Johns Island, S.C. from October 31-November 2. Precisely designed and skillfully maintained, the Rees Jones masterpiece embraces the rich, low country landscape and vegetation of Johns Island and the Kiawah River.

The Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there is a cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, and is a member in good standing of a member club of the Carolinas Golf Association.

Related: Championship Website | History

Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, N.C. will go for the three-peat at this year's Carolinas Senior Amateur at the Golf Club at Briar's Creek.

In last year's championship hosted by Grandfather Golf & Country Club, Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, N.C. captured his third Carolinas Golf Association championship by coming from behind to defend the title.

This year, Edmondson will look to become the first player since Dale Morey (1970, 1971 and 1972) to win the Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship title three years in a row.

Past champions in the field (5):

Preston Edmondson, Morrisville, N.C. - 2016, 2018
Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C. - 2015
John Dennis, III, Greenville, S.C. - 2011
Russ Perry, Winston-Salem, N.C. - 2010
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. - 2007, 2008

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. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Qualifying Info

116 players are expected to compete in the 57th edition of the championship. Exempt players were automatically accepted while others were required to qualify through one of six 18-hole qualifiers. Click here for the full list of exempt players.




Bobby Newman
Roebuck, S.C.

70 (-1)

Cobblestone Park & GC

                Blythewood, S.C.

Tony Nichols

Reidsville, NC

71 (-1)

Holly Ridge Golf Links

                    Archdale, N.C.

William Hesmer

Atlantic Beach, N.C.

78 (+6)

Beechwood Country Club

                        Ahoskie, N.C.

Bubba Aughtry

Concord, N.C.

67 (-5)

Cabarrus Country Club

    Concord, N.C.

Tom Dutton

    Leland, N.C.

75 (+3)

Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake)

                    Sanford, N.C.

Andy Gianoukos

Charleston, S.C.

73 (+1)

Wescott Golf Club

Summerville, N.C.

Host Club Information
The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
4000 Briar's Creek Lane, Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: 843-768-3050
Director of Golf: Eve VanderWeele
Course Superintendent: Kyle Bibler
Championship Yardage: 6,575 yards, par 36-36 —72
Championship Course/Slope Rating: 71.8/137

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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