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Carolinas’ Roster Set for 74th Captain’s Putter Matches

 

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 16, 2019) – The stage is set for the 74th playing of the Captain’s Putter Matches pitting the top amateur golfers in the Carolinas against the top players from the Virginia State Golf Association and West Virginia Golf Association. The Carolinas won last year’s matches at Spring Creek Golf Club in a decisive 29-19 victory. The Carolinas lead the overall Captain’s Putter Matches series with a 50-22-1 record. This year the matches will be contested at Greensboro Country Club’s Farm Course in Greensboro, N.C. on October 18-19.

Top point-earners in the Carolinas Men’s, Senior Men’s and Super Senior Men’s amateur player rankings headline a contingent of 24 golfers who will represent the Carolinas team including current CGA and national champions. The Carolinas’ team captain is Lawrence Hicks, the immediate past CGA president.

 

Meet the Carolinas Team

Carolinas Regular

  • Kyle Bearden (Barnwell, S.C.) | Won the 2018 S.C. Mid-Amateur Championship; tied for 17th at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 26th at the 2019 S.C. Amateur Championship; Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Jordan Sease.
     
  • Sherrill Britt (West End, N.C.) | Tied for seventh place at the 2019 Carolinas Amateur Championship; Tied for 11th at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Won the 2019 Moore Country Amateur; Won the 2015 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Chris Cassetta (High Point, N.C.) | Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Club Championship; Tied for 11th at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 24th at the 2019 N.C. Amateur Championship; Tied for second place at the 2018 N.C. Four-Ball Championship; Tied for 15th at the 2019 Carolinian Amateur Championship.
     
  • Timothy Driver (Holly Springs, N.C.) | Tied for ninth place at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 13th at the 2019 Carolinas Amateur Championship; Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Amateur and the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships.
     
  • John Eades (Charlotte, N.C.) | Won the 2019 N.C. Amateur Championship; Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship; Won the 2017 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Sam Echikson (Charlotte, N.C.) | Won the 2019 N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinian Amateur Championship; Tied for 21st at the 2019 N.C. Amateur Championship; Reached the Round of 32 at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Scott Harvey (Kernersville, N.C.) | Won the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship; Won the 2019 Coleman Invitational; Won the 2019 George C. Thomas Invitational; Runner-up in the 2019 Crump Cup; Advanced to match play at 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship; Seven-time CGA Men’s Player of the Year; 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; Nine-time CGA champion.
     
  • Daniel Neveu (Pinehurst, N.C.) | Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 17th at the 2019 Carolinas Amateur Championship; Tied for 12th at the 2019 N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Thomas Owen (Fayetteville, N.C.) | Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for fourth place at the 2019 N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Jordan Sease (Lexington, S.C.) | Tied for 13th at the 2019 Carolinas Amateur Championship; Qualified for the U.S. 2019 Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 17th at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 20th at the S.C. Amateur Championship; Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Kyle Bearden.
     
  • Thomas Todd III (Laurens, S.C.) | Tied for fifth place at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Reached the Final Round of the 2019 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship; Tied for 29th at the 2019 Carolinas Amateur Championship; Won the 2009 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship with uncle and Captain’s Putter Team Member, Walter Todd. Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Four-Ball Championship with partner, Frank Wrenn, IV.
     
  • Chad Wilfong (Charlotte, N.C.) | Tied for second place at the 2019 N.C. Amateur Championship; Tied for fifth place at the Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship; Won the 2018 Carolinas Club Championship and the 2001 N.C. Amateur Championship.
     
  • Stephen Woodard (Charlotte, N.C.) | Won the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Finished in third place at the N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship; Reached the Round of 32 at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
     
  • Raymond Wooten (Clemson, S.C.) | Tied for fourth place at the S.C. Amateur Championship; Finished in eighth place at the 2019 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship; Tied for 17th at the Carolinas Amateur Championship.

 

Carolinas Seniors

  • Patrick Brady (Reidsville, N.C.) | Won the 2019 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Steve Harwell; Tied for 16th at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for 21st at the N.C. Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for ninth place at the 2019 Chanticleer National Senior Invitational; Won the 2011 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Scott Harvey.
     
  • Dean Channell (Cary, N.C.) | Earned Medalist Honors and reached the Round of 32 at the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for second place at the 2019 N.C. Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for second place at the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Preston Edmondson; Tied for 16th at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship; Finished in eighth place at the 2019 Senior Azalea Invitational and the 2019 National Senior Hall of Fame; Two-time CGA Champion; Won the 2002 N.C. Four-Ball Championship and the 2007 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship.
     
  • Preston Edmondson (Morrisville, N.C.) | Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Dean Channell; Finished 11th at the 2019 N.C. Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for fifth place at the Durham Senior Amateur; Finished in sixth place in the N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship; Three-time CGA Champion including the 2016 and 2017 Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship and the 2016 N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship.
     
  • Eddie Hargett (Blythewood, S.C.) | Finished in fourth place at the 2019 South Carolina Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for ninth place at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship; Won the 2019 CPGA Shootout at Myrtle Beach; Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship; Won the 2019 CPGA Senior Challenge and the 2019 CPGA Senior Spring Classic; Finished in fifth place at the 2019 North & South Senior Amateur; Won the 2000 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship.
     
  • Steve Harwell (Mooresville, N.C.) | Won the 2019 Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship, the 2019 N.C. Senior Amateur Championship, the 2019 National Senior Hall of Fame, the 2019 Coleman Senior Invitational and the 2019 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship with Captain’s Putter Team Member, Patrick Brady. Reached the Round of 16 in the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship; Won the 1997 Carolinas Four-Ball Championship.
     
  • Gary Robinson (Fayetteville, N.C.) | Won the Durham Senior Amateur; Tied for 11th at the Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for second place at the North & South Senior Amateur; Finished in third place at the CPGA Senior Challenge; Six-time CGA champion including the 2007 N.C. Mid-Amateur Championship, the 2015 N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship and the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 Carolinas Parent-Child Championships.
     
  • Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.) | All-time winningest player in CGA history with 38 CGA Championship titles; Won three CGA Championships in 2019 including the Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, the N.C. Senior Four-Ball Championship and the N.C. Super Senior Four-Ball Championship all with partner, Don Detweiler. Reached the Round of 32 in the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship; Tied for fourth place at the 2019 British Senior Amateur, the 2019 Canadian Senior Amateur and the 2019 N.C. Senior Amateur Championship; Two-time U.S. Senior Amateur champion and three-time British Senior Amateur champion.
     
  • Walter Todd (Laurens, S.C.) | Reached the Quarterfinals of the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship; Won the 2019 Senior Azalea Invitational; Tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship; Tied for 14th at the 2019 Carolinas Senior Amateur and the 2019 S.C. Senior Amateur Championships; Tied for fifth place at the National Senior Hall of Fame; Tied for second place at the 2019 Chanticleer National Senior Invitational. Four-Time CGA Championship winner.

Carolinas Super Seniors

  • Russ Perry (Winston-Salem, N.C) | 2018 Carolinas Super Senior Player of the Year; Won the 2019 Carolinas Super Senior Championship; Finished in second place at the N.C. Senior Amateur Championship (Super Senior); Won the 2019 Durham Senior Amateur (Super Senior), the 2019 CPGA Senior Open (Super Senior), the 2019 CPGA Sandhills Senior Open (Super Senior) and the 2019 CPGA Senior Spring Classic (Super Senior); Finished in second place at the 2019 N.C. Super Senior Championship and the National Senior Hall of Fame (Super Senior); Finished in third place at the Senior Azalea Invitational (Super Senior); Seven-time CGA Championship winner.
     
  • Tim Pope (Spartanburg, S.C.) | Won the 2019 CPGA Senior Challenge (Super Senior) and the 2019 CPGA Shootout at Myrtle Beach (Super Senior); Finished tied for second place at the 2019 Carolinas Super Senior Championship and the 2018 South Carolina Super Senior Championship.

Full Team Rosters

Carolinas Regulars

Virginias Regulars

Kyle Bearden

Buck Brittain

Sherrill Britt

Brandon Cigna

Chris Cassetta

Jess Ferrell

Timothy Driver

Dustin Groves

John Eades

Tyler Gulliksen

Sam Echikson

Bryce Johnson

Scott Harvey

Sam O'Dell

Daniel Neveu

Philip Reale

Thomas Owen

Steve Serrao

Jordan Sease

Scott Shingler

Thomas Todd III

Marshall Tinsley

Chad Wilfong

Tad Tomblin

Stephen Woodard

Jordan Utley

Raymond Wooten

Justin Young

 

 

Carolinas Seniors

Virginias Seniors

Patrick Brady

Jack Allara

Dean Channell

Bob Bailey

Preston Edmondson

Rich Buckner

Eddie Hargett

Keith Decker

Steve Harwell

Jim Grimmett

Gary Robinson

Phil Mahone

Paul Simson

Harold Payne

Walter Todd

Dave Pulk

 

 

Carolinas Super Seniors

Virginias Super Seniors

Russ Perry

Steve Fox

Tim Pope

Leon Roday

Carolinas Captain

Virginias Co-Captains

Lawrence Hicks

Bruce Matson

 

Tim Rash

 

Friday Four-Ball Morning Matches Schedule (Carolinas side listed first)

Tee 1

8:00 a.m.: Neveu/Echikson vs. Young/Shingler

8:12 a.m.: Harvey/Owen vs. O’Dell/Tomblin

8:24 a.m.: Wilfong/Woodard vs. Brttain/Guliksen

8:36 a.m.: Todd III/Wooten vs. Utley/Groves

8:48 a.m.: Driver/Cassetta vs. Ferrell/Reale

9:00 a.m.: Bearden/Sease vs. Cigna/Johnson

Tee 10

8:00 a.m.: Pope/Perry vs. Fox/Roday

8:12 a.m.: Brady/Harwell vs. Decker/Bailey

8:24 a.m.: Todd/Hargett vs. Buckner/Mahone

8:36 a.m.: Channell/Robinson vs. Payne/Grimmett

8:48 a.m.: Simson/Edmondson vs. Pulk/Allara

9:00 a.m.: Britt/Eades vs. Sarrao/Tinsley

 

Friday Foursomes Afternoon Matches Schedule (Carolinas side listed first)

Tee 1

1:40 p.m.: Pope/Perry vs. Fox/Roday

1:50 p.m.: Todd/Hargett vs. Decker/Bailey

2:00 p.m.: Brady/Harwell vs. Buckner/Mahone

2:10 p.m.: Simson/Edmondson vs. Payne/Grimmett

2:20 p.m.: Channell/Robinson vs. Pulk/Allara

2:30 p.m.: Bearden/Sease vs. Sarrao/Tinsley

Tee 10

1:40 p.m.: Harvey/Owen vs. Young/Shingler

1:50 p.m.: Wilfong/Woodard vs. O’Dell/Tomblin

2:00 p.m.: Neveu/Echikson vs. Brttain/Guliksen

2:10 p.m.: Driver/Cassetta vs. Utley/Groves

2:20 p.m.: Todd III/Wooten vs. Ferrell/Reale

2:30 p.m.: Britt/Eades vs. Cigna/Johnson

Schedule of Rounds:

Friday, October 18
Golf (2 rounds)
A.M. Four-Ball Match Play: 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. off #1 and #10 tees
P.M. Foursomes Match Play: 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees
Lunch – provided by the associations for players only in the Farm Clubhouse.
Formal Dinner (7:00 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 dinner)

Saturday, October 19
Golf (1 Round)
8:00 – 9:28 a.m.: Singles matches off #1 and #10 tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play. We encourage all players to stay for the awards presentation. 



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