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Hendley Wins 2018 Carolinas Senior Am

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (November 2, 2018) - Final round results from the Carolinas Golf Association's 57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship hosted by the Golf Club at Briar's Creek in Johns Island, S.C. on Friday, November 2, 2018.

 

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It was an uphill climb, but veteran amateur golfer Todd Hendley rallied from four strokes back on Friday to capture his first CGA victory at the 57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship hosted at the Golf Club at Briar Creek in Johns Island, S.C.

Hendley of Columbus, N.C. has done what many might consider an impossible task; He battled against the all-time winningest CGA golfer, Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. in the final round of a CGA Championship and he came out on top.

"I hit it really good and putted good all week," Hendley said. "It feels really good because it's a big tournament and a big win. There were a lot of great players in that tournament and it feels pretty cool."

Hendley only made one big mistake all week, when he made a quadruple bogey on his 8th hole, the par three 17th hole, in round one.

"I was hitting it really good going into that hole, I just made two dumb mistakes," Hendley said. "After I made the quad, I just started bearing down."

Hendley rallied back quickly, holing out for eagle on the par four, first hole. He'd finish that first round by shooting a 31 on his second nine.

Simson came out of the gate strong this week, firing an 8-under-par, 64 on Wednesday to take an early four-shot lead after round one. Hendley's first round of one-under-par, 71 put him seven strokes back of the lead in eighth place.

Thursday's and Friday's rounds were tougher for everyone due to increased winds and a tougher course set up.

Scoring averages for golfers that made the cut were 76.48 in round one. The course played a half stroke harder on day two for those golfers at an average score of 76.98. Scoring averages in round three climbed to 77.81.

Where Hendley was able to separate himself from the field was through consistent ball striking all week long. He was the only golfer in the field to shoot under par in all three rounds of the championship. 

A second round two-under-par, 70 propelled Hendley into second place and within striking distance of the leader going into the final round.

Also in the final group on Friday was the two-time defending Carolinas Senior Amateur Champion, Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, N.C. and four-time CGA Champion, Walter Todd of Laurens, S.C.

Hendley started the final round four strokes back of the lead but a front-nine score of 34 compared to Simsons's 37 cut the lead down to one. A birdie on the par five, 10th hole gave Hendley his first lead of the tournament, after Simson bogeyed the hole.

Simson recaptured the lead quickly after making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the 11th, 12th and 14th holes, but gave up four shots and the lead after a double bogey on the 15th hole and bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes. Even after the disastrous stretch, Simson found himself only one shot back of Hendley heading into the par five, 18th hole.

A birdie on the 18th hole sealed the deal for Hendley giving him his first CGA Championship title and the feeling of concurring an amateur golf legend.

"It's a big honor to win the CGA Senior," Hendley said. "It helps your confidence when you win a big tournament like that. I'm looking forward to having a chance to win some more tournaments next year."

Hendley is also the winner of the 2017 North and South Senior Men's Championship, the 2017 Chanticleer National Senior Invitational and several SCGA events.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at the Golf Club at Briar's Creek for hosting the 57th Carolinas Senior Championship. Special thanks to Director of Golf, Eve VanderWeele and Golf Course Superintendent, Kyle Bibler.

57th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship
Golf Club at Briar's Creek, Johns Island, S.C.
Final Round Results

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Todd Hendley Columbus, NC -6 71 70 69 210
2 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -4 64 73 75 212
3 Walter Todd, Sr Laurens, SC -2 72 71 71 214
4 Macon Moye Pinehurst, NC -1 70 77 68 215
T5 Gary Robinson Fayetteville, NC 1 69 75 73 217
T5 Preston Edmondson Morrisville, NC 1 75 69 73 217
7 Frank Ford, III Charleston, SC 2 70 82 66 218
8 Nolan Mills, III Charlotte, NC 3 70 75 74 219
9 Dean Channell Cary, NC 4 73 74 73 220
T10 Eddie Hargett Blythewood, SC 6 76 73 73 222
T10 Kevin King Bluffton, SC 6 75 75 72 222
12 Geno Berchiatti Greenville, SC 7 77 72 74 223
13 Rich Weston Pawleys Island, SC 9 68 81 76 225
T14 Harrison Rutter Winston-Salem, NC 11 73 78 76 227
T14 Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC 11 78 75 74 227
T14 Tim Pope Spartanburg, SC 11 76 75 76 227
T14 Jerry Horton Wilmington, NC 11 77 76 74 227
T18 John Dennis, III Greenville, SC 12 77 75 76 228
T18 Stan Sill Spartanburg, SC 12 79 74 75 228
T18 Mike Gravley Greer, SC 12 73 76 79 228
T18 Russ Perry Winston Salem, NC 12 69 81 78 228
T22 John Rudolph Charlotte, NC 13 75 78 76 229
T22 Mike Arnold Mooresville, NC 13 74 76 79 229
T22 Pat Thompson Asheville, NC 13 76 74 79 229
T22 Bobby Newman Roebuck, SC 13 76 77 76 229
T22 Joe Padgette N. Charleston, SC 13 74 80 75 229
T27 Dave Davis Asheboro, NC 14 72 78 80 230
T27 Kevin Walsh Blowing Rock, NC 14 76 76 78 230
T27 Phil Bland Waynesville, NC 14 75 75 80 230
T27 Keith Waters Raleigh, NC 14 76 81 73 230
31 Mike Forrest Rock Hill, SC 15 77 76 78 231
T32 Matt Grandy Greenville, SC 16 78 74 80 232
T32 Charlie Parks Asheboro, NC 16 78 79 75 232
34 Robert Parrott Raleigh, NC 17 79 80 74 233
T35 John Fritz Mint Hill, NC 18 74 79 81 234
T35 Mark Macejko Pinehurst, NC 18 77 76 81 234
T35 Neal Morrison Charlotte, NC 18 76 79 79 234
T38 Bob Edens Columbia, SC 19 80 77 78 235
T38 David Eaker Forest City, NC 19 82 78 75 235
T38 John Cottrell, Jr Gilbert, SC 19 77 78 80 235
T41 David Reece Fort Mill, SC 20 81 78 77 236
T41 Don Detweiler Raleigh, NC 20 80 78 78 236
T41 Jim Tarulli Waxhaw, NC 20 79 78 79 236
T44 Brian Harris Newton, NC 21 77 83 77 237
T44 Dennis Dowd Mount Pleasant, SC 21 81 78 78 237
T44 Gregory McLain Hollywood, SC 21 80 79 78 237
T44 Jeff Rausch Waxhaw, NC 21 74 83 80 237
T44 Jim Gallagher Charlotte, NC 21 79 81 77 237
T44 Robert Fisher Johns Island, SC 21 83 74 80 237
T44 Terry Rathman Gastonia, NC 21 79 81 77 237
T51 Edward Galbavy Johns Island, SC 22 77 76 85 238
T51 Bob Wilson Archdale, NC 22 77 82 79 238
T51 Mark Carey Bluffton, SC 22 78 77 83 238
54 Mark Kozel Chapel Hill, NC 23 85 74 80 239
55 Ken Shelton Denver, NC 24 82 76 82 240
56 Sean McAvoy Johns Island, SC 25 79 78 84 241
57 Tom Dutton Leland, NC 26 80 78 84 242
58 Mike Wilson Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28 80 79 85 244
59 Tom Fitzgerald Travelers Rest, SC 30 80 79 87 246
60 James Motsinger Wilkesboro, NC 31 80 78 89 247
DNF Greg Powell Charlotte, NC - 86 74 WD WD
WD Bert Atkinson Charleston, SC - 76 75 WD WD
WD Gus Sylvan Columbia, SC - 81 76 WD WD
Missed Cut
CUT Norman Page Woodruff, SC 17 79 82   161
CUT David Brown Conover, NC 17 80 81   161
CUT Tony Nichols Reidsville, NC 17 81 80   161
CUT David Bordiuk Summerville, SC 18 81 81   162
CUT Joe McGee Ridgeland, SC 18 81 81   162
CUT Robert Heavner Greensboro, NC 18 83 79   162
CUT Tim Teaster Cayce, SC 18 78 84   162
CUT Jeff Koziol Charlotte, NC 18 80 82   162
CUT John Stratton Greensboro, NC 18 83 79   162
CUT Steve Wilson Wilmington, NC 19 78 85   163
CUT Blake Bickford Hendersonville, NC 19 82 81   163
CUT James Brown High Point, NC 19 82 81   163
CUT Ben Whipple Marietta, SC 20 80 84   164
CUT John Baldea, III Myrtle Beach, SC 20 82 82   164
CUT Mark Moore Fort Mill, SC 20 81 83   164
CUT Barry Mullinax Travelers Rest, SC 21 84 81   165
CUT Craig Cathey Burlington, NC 21 80 85   165
CUT Eric Taylor Greensboro, NC 21 84 81   165
CUT James Morgan, III Greensboro, NC 21 83 82   165
CUT Martin Penson Pinehurst, NC 21 86 79   165
CUT Morris Marshburn Vass, NC 21 85 80   165
CUT Richard Condrey Nebo, NC 21 85 80   165
CUT Bret Mangum Garner, NC 22 84 82   166
CUT Terry Vereen Caswell Beach, NC 22 81 85   166
CUT Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC 22 79 87   166
CUT Ed Donlin Kannapolis, NC 22 83 83   166
CUT Doug Michal Raleigh, NC 23 86 81   167
CUT Gary Roberson Burlington, NC 23 78 89   167
CUT Gary Upton Simpsonville, SC 23 86 81   167
CUT Ken Taylor Columbia, SC 23 83 84   167
CUT Brandon Godfrey Marion, NC 24 86 82   168
CUT Mike Bivins High Point, NC 24 83 85   168
CUT Barry Cheek High Point, NC 25 85 84   169
CUT Jeff Adams Charlotte, NC 25 88 81   169
CUT Lennie Younce Lenoir, NC 25 89 80   169
CUT Andy Burnette Raleigh, NC 25 83 86   169
CUT Joe Harten Charlotte, NC 26 87 83   170
CUT Scott Neely Winston Salem, NC 26 82 88   170
CUT Don White Jr Winston Salem, NC 29 89 84   173
CUT Holley Wallace Columbia, SC 29 83 90   173
CUT William Hesmer Atlantic Beach, NC 29 89 84   173
CUT Michael Greene Hickory, NC 30 95 79   174
CUT David Camadine Charlotte, NC 30 81 93   174
CUT Jack Stanley Summerfield, NC 32 87 89   176
CUT Johnny Moffett Catawba, NC 35 93 86   179
CUT Harry Moore Leland, NC 37 91 90   181
WD Kelly Stimart Charlotte, NC - 81 WD   WD
WD Buck Adams Pinehurst, NC - 83 WD   WD
WD Jim Ayersman Pinehurst, NC - 83 WD   WD
WD Bill Long Southern Pines, NC - 85 WD   WD
WD Frank Wrenn, III Greenville, SC - WD     WD
WD Joseph Horne Columbia, SC - WD WD   WD
WD Walker Taylor, IV Wrightsville Beach, NC - WD WD   WD


 



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