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Britt Bolts to Carolinas Senior Lead


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 9, 2020) -- First round results of the 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on September 9, 2020. The field is competing at 6,629 yards, par 72.


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Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C. has taken an early two shot lead after opening with a 3-under-par, 69. Britt is playing in his first CGA Senior Championship event after his 55th birthday in July.


During his practice round, Britt used his driver, but he changed his approach when he came to the first tee today. “After my practice round I told myself I would rather have a longer shot in then hit out of this rough” said the 2015 CGA Carolinas Mid-Amateur Champion. Britt used his 3-wood off the tee to keep out of the thick rough and hit into the manageable fairways.


That game plan seemed to work seamlessly after five birdies including three in a row on Nos. 12, 13 and 14. Britt will keep the same approach in round two tomorrow to stay on top.


The field is stacked behind Britt including a six-way tie for second place. 2018 Carolinas Senior Amateur Champion Todd Hendley of Columbus, N.C., Craig Cathey of Burlington, N.C., Gary Pugh of Asheboro, N.C., Gary Robinson of Fayetteville, N.C., Harrison Rutter of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Steve Leibler of Irmo, S.C. all carded 1-under-par, 71’s in the opening round.


Just one stroke behind them at even-par, 72, is yet another large tie with eight players in eighth place going into round two. There are still 36 holes of golf left to play and with such a tight leaderboard, tomorrow should be an exciting moving day. The 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship will resume tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. with tee times running until 2:00 p.m. 


59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship

Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.

First Round Results


Pos. Player City, State To Par Total
1 Sherrill Britt West End, NC -3 69
T2 Craig Cathey Burlington, NC -1 71
T2 Todd Hendley Columbus, NC, 2018 Champion -1 71
T2 Gary Robinson Fayetteville, NC -1 71
T2 Steve Leibler Irmo, SC -1 71
T2 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC -1 71
T2 Harrison Rutter Winston-Salem, NC -1 71
T8 Keaven White Davidson, NC E 72
T8 David Brown Conover, NC E 72
T8 Eddie Hargett Blythewood, SC E 72
T8 Pat Thompson Asheville, NC, 2015 Champion E 72
T8 Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC E 72
T8 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC E 72
T8 James Pearson Charlotte, NC E 72
T8 William Jamieson Cary, NC E 72
T16 David Butler Raleigh, NC +1 73
T16 William Boles Wilson, NC +1 73
T16 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +1 73
T16 Walter Todd Laurens, SC +1 73
T16 Lionel Sutton La Grange, NC +1 73
T16 David Eaker Forest City, NC +1 73
T16 Dave Davis Pine Level, NC +1 73
T16 Matt Grandy Greenville, SC +1 73
T16 Jerry Sennett Stanley, NC +1 73
T16 Jeff Brischke Charlotte, NC +1 73
T16 Mark Hodges Belmont, NC +1 73
T27 Robin Alley Columbia, SC +2 74
T27 Evan Long Charlotte, NC +2 74
T27 Steve Harwell Mooresville, NC, 2019 Champion +2 74
T27 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC, 2007, 2008 Champion +2 74
T27 Phil Bland Waynesville, NC +2 74
T27 Paul Clark Charlotte, NC +2 74
T27 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +2 74
T27 Dennis Helms North Myrtle Beach, SC +2 74
T27 Doug Owens Albemarle, NC +2 74
T36 Allen Kinney Oak Island, NC +3 75
T36 Randall Sullins Claremont, NC +3 75
T36 Linley Tate Greensboro, NC +3 75
T36 Patrick Brady Reidsville, NC +3 75
T36 Geno Berchiatti Greenville, SC +3 75
T36 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +3 75
T36 Casey Smith Abbeville, SC +3 75
T36 Jimmy Popp Mooresville, NC +3 75
T36 Stan Sill Spartanburg, SC +3 75
T36 Neal Morrison Charlotte, NC +3 75
T46 Rob Fulford Cornelius, NC +4 76
T46 David Reece Fort Mill, SC +4 76
T46 Tony Nichols Reidsville, NC +4 76
T46 Jim Cillo Aiken, SC +4 76
T46 Mike Tarulli Matthews, NC +4 76
T46 Duff Wagner Taylors, SC +4 76
T46 Dale Fuller Raleigh, NC +4 76
T46 John Fritz Mint Hill, NC +4 76
T46 Doug Ramey Greer, SC +4 76
T55 Jerry Broadway Charlotte, NC +5 77
T55 Bill Gee Gaffney, SC +5 77
T55 Jeffrey Barczak Apex, NC +5 77
T55 David Spearman Florence, SC +5 77
T55 Rick Powers Oxford, NC +5 77
T55 John Parrish Reidsville, NC +5 77
T55 Bill Long Southern Pines, NC +5 77
T55 Brian Harris Newton, NC +5 77
T55 Preston Edmondson Morrisville, NC, 2016, 2017 Champion +5 77
T55 Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC +5 77
T55 Robert Desjardins Matthews, NC +5 77
T55 Mike Arnold Mooresville, NC +5 77
T55 Rick Riddle Charlotte, NC +5 77
T55 Steve Wilson Wilmington, NC +5 77
T69 Ben Whipple Marietta, SC +6 78
T69 Tom Maupin Salem, SC +6 78
T69 Joe Sumrow Charlotte, NC +6 78
T69 Tom Murphy Wilmington, NC +6 78
T69 Eric Taylor Greensboro, NC +6 78
T69 Todd Brown Winston Salem, NC +6 78
T69 Mike Caprio Greer, SC +6 78
T69 L D Simmons Charlotte, NC +6 78
T69 Patrick Smithey Winston Salem, NC +6 78
T69 Donald Detweiler Raleigh, NC +6 78
T69 Mike Granger Granite Falls, NC +6 78
T69 Arlis Pike Kernersville, NC +6 78
T69 David Camadine Charlotte, NC +6 78
T82 Andy Gianoukos Charleston, SC +7 79
T82 Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC +7 79
T82 Ernie Newton Winston-Salem, NC +7 79
T82 John Rudolph Charlotte, NC +7 79
T82 Steve Kidd Liberty, NC +7 79
T82 Rick Shaefer Holly Springs, NC +7 79
T88 Glenn Dixon Salisbury, NC +8 80
T88 Charlie Parks Asheboro, NC +8 80
T88 Brandon Godfrey Marion, NC +8 80
T88 Mike Dowless Hampstead, NC +8 80
T88 John Dennis III Greenville, SC, 2011 Champion +8 80
T88 Sean McAvoy Johns Island, SC +8 80
T88 Mike Bivins High Point, NC +8 80
T95 Todd Wilkinson Wilson, NC +9 81
T95 James Motsinger Boomer, NC +9 81
T95 Jeff Rausch Waxhaw, NC +9 81
T95 Ken Shelton Denver, NC +9 81
T95 Keith Hiller Clemmons, NC +9 81
T95 Tobin Turner Greenville, SC +9 81
T95 Mark Jensen Charlotte, NC +9 81
T95 Kevin Walsh Blowing Rock, NC +9 81
T95 Burt Brown Conway, SC +9 81
T104 Mike Schmid Monroe, NC +10 82
T104 Kevin Parke Aiken, SC +10 82
T104 Randy Beeson Colfax, NC +10 82
T104 Pete Clough Columbia, SC +10 82
T104 Macon Moye Southern Pines, NC +10 82
T104 Morgan Anderson Huntersville, NC +10 82
T110 Terry Ezell York, SC +11 83
T110 Morris Marshburn Wake Forest, NC +11 83
T110 Stephen Smith Pinehurst, NC +11 83
T110 Mark Kozel Chapel Hill, NC +11 83
T110 Keith Waters Raleigh, NC +11 83
T110 Mark Moore Fort Mill, SC +11 83
T116 Gray Tuttle Pinehurst, NC +12 84
T116 Matt Mullen Wake Forest, NC +12 84
T116 Carroll Ledbetter Marion, NC +12 84
T116 Andy Burnette Raleigh, NC +12 84
T120 Hugh Quinn Lewisville, NC +13 85
T120 Frank Wrenn Greenville, SC +13 85
T122 Bill Lovingood Lincolnton, NC +14 86
T122 Robert Dail Wendell, NC +14 86
T122 Gary Hull Stateville, NC +14 86
T122 Jay Jordan Durham, NC +14 86
126 Jim Gallagher Charlotte, NC +17 89
127 Ross VanDooser Knightdale, NC +18 90
128 Chip Hunter Georgetown, SC +19 91
129 Kirby Kim Cary, NC +21 93
WD Kelly Stimart Charlotte, NC - WD
WD Robert Vespa Summerfield, NC - WD
WD Bob Edens Columbia, SC - WD


Schedule of Rounds:


Thursday, September 10

Second Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

Tee times from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Field Cut to Low 60 Scores and Ties


Friday, September 11

Final Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play


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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