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CGA Amateurs Retain the Tar Heel Cup

WALLACE, N.C. (April 2, 2019) - The 25th Tar Heel Cup took place at River Landing Country Club’s Landing Course in Wallace, N.C. featuring the top amateurs and PGA professionals from the state of North Carolina. Due to weather concerns for the second day of play, concurring four-ball and individual match play rounds were completed on Monday. 

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For the professionals to take back the cup, 6½ points were needed to win the matches, and the amateurs could retain the cup with a 6-point halve.

The four-ball matches were split with the amateurs winning two matches and the PGA professionals winning two. Amateurs Chris Cassette and Clay Holland def. Chris Haarlow, PGA and Michael Hutcheon, PGA 4&2. Samual Echikson and Thomas Owen defeated Matt Vick, PGA and Steve Isley, PGA 3&2. The professionals were able to gain some momentum from John Faidley, PGA and CPGA Player of the Year, Steve Scott, PGA who defeated Scott Harvey and Ryan Nagy 5&4. In the closest four-ball match, host Larry George, PGA and Cory Schneider, PGA defeated Sherrill Britt and Daniel Neveu 2&1. 

The individual matches proved to be more competitive and the difference maker. The amateurs were able to win five of the eight matches. 

In a valiant effort, Larry George, PGA, Cory Schneider, PGA and Steve Scott, PGA each won both of their matches for the PGA professionals. Conversely, amateurs Samuel Echikson, Thomas Owen, Chris Cassetta and Clay Holland won their individual and team matches. 

The amateur team come out victorious and retained the Tar Heel Cup with a final score of 7-5.

Complete results are available online:

About River Landing Country Club

The coastal plains of North Carolina are the beautiful setting of a community where beauty and lifestyle go hand and hand—River Landing.

River Landing is a private, gated, residential golf community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC.  An easy 35 minute drive from historic Wilmington and just an hour and 15 minutes south of Raleigh, NC, we represent the best of North Carolina’s beauty, weather and recreation. And the cost of living here? Very attractive!

Our championship golf courses are world-class, and are complemented by our state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Center. Here residents enjoy secure surroundings featuring scenic walking, hiking and nature trails, mature, lush landscapes and some of the nation’s best fishing, boating and gardening.

River Landing offers the lifestyle you deserve with the value you demand. Welcome!

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.

About the Carolinas PGA Section

Since its inception in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section has been committed to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.  Now the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association boasts nearly 2,000 professional members and represents more than 800 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia.

PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.  For more information, contact Liz Muroski, Director of Media and Promotions at 336-398-2742 or /blog-post/home/homepage/year/2019/id/279418/cga-amateurs-retain-the-tar-heel-cup.

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