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Hendley Captures His Second Carolinas Senior Title

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 11, 2020) -- Final results of the 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on September 11, 2020. The field competed at 6,629 yards, par 72.


The CGA conducted this championship under our COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here.


Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History


Todd Hendley of Columbus, N.C. has captured his second Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship today with a 6-under-par, 210 total finish. With multiple factors pushing against him, including a swing change and a two-year battle with Lyme disease, he was able to push back and take the title after a 4-under, 68 on the day.


“I have been working hard on my swing and it all just came together this week,” said Hendley. “I’ve also been struggling lately because of my Lyme disease. It has made my legs really tired so I have had to push myself to use my legs this week.”


He didn’t let anything get in his way and in fact, Hendley mentioned that his ball striking was his strength this week. He managed to hit all but one green in his final round. However, he struggled when it came to putting. The 2018 Carolinas Senior Champion said, “I hit the ball solid all day. I missed a bunch of birdie putts though, but it worked out that I made just enough.”


While the birdie putts weren’t dropping, neither were bogeys. Hendley played a bogey-free front nine and after the turn, his putts finally started to fall.


“I made a 10-footer for birdie on No. 10 and a real long eagle putt on No. 11 that turned it around,” said Hendley. Coming down the stretch, he bogeyed No. 15 and with a packed leaderboard he knew that he needed another birdie to stay on top. He quickly bounced back with a birdie on No. 16 and that sealed his big win.


“This win means that all of the hard work I have been putting in on my swing is paying off,” he said. This is Hendley’s second Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship title including his 2018 win and his second CGA championship title overall.


Harrison Rutter of Winston-Salem, N.C. claimed runner-up at 4-under-par, 212 total. Rutter had an impressive run at 3-under, 69 on the day jumping from eighth to second on the leaderboard.


Gary Robinson of Fayetteville, N.C. and Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C. tied for third place with matching 3-under-par, 213 finishes. Reigning champion Steve Harwell of Mooresville, N.C. and two-time Carolinas Senior champion Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. tied for fifth at 2-under-par, 214 total.


The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Ballantyne Country Club, specifically to Director of Golf Matt Saggio and Head Course Superintendent Scott Cochrane for their hospitality in hosting the 59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

 

59th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship

Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Todd Hendley Columbus, NC, 2018 Champion -6 71 71 68 210
2 Harrison Rutter Winston-Salem, NC -4 71 72 69 212
T3 Gary Robinson Fayetteville, NC -3 71 73 69 213
T3 Steve Liebler Irmo, SC -3 71 70 72 213
T5 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC, 2007, 2008 Champion -2 74 71 69 214
T5 Steve Harwell Mooresville, NC, 2019 Champion -2 74 66 74 214
7 James Pearson Charlotte, NC -1 72 69 74 215
T8 Pat Thompson Asheville, NC, 2015 Champion E 72 73 71 216
T8 Lionel Sutton La Grange, NC E 73 71 72 216
T8 Walter Todd Laurens, SC E 73 69 74 216
T8 Sherrill Britt West End, NC E 69 72 75 216
T12 Stan Sill Spartanburg, SC +1 75 73 69 217
T12 Randall Sullins Claremont, NC +1 75 72 70 217
T12 Eddie Hargett Blythewood, SC +1 72 72 73 217
T15 Linley Tate Greensboro, NC +2 75 75 68 218
T15 Geno Berchiatti Greenville, SC +2 75 74 69 218
T15 William Jamieson Cary, NC +2 72 75 71 218
T15 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +2 71 74 73 218
T15 Jeff Brischke Charlotte, NC +2 73 71 74 218
T20 Evan Long Charlotte, NC +3 74 77 68 219
T20 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +3 72 73 74 219
22 David Brown Conover, NC +4 72 74 74 220
T23 Jerry Sennett Stanley, NC +5 73 76 72 221
T23 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +5 74 73 74 221
T25 Phil Bland Waynesville, NC +6 74 78 70 222
T25 Tony Nichols Reidsville, NC +6 76 72 74 222
T25 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +6 73 74 75 222
T28 David Reece Fort Mill, SC +7 76 75 72 223
T28 Paul Clark Charlotte, NC +7 74 77 72 223
T28 John Fritz Mint Hill, NC +7 76 74 73 223
T28 Jerry Broadway Charlotte, NC +7 77 72 74 223
T28 Casey Smith Abbeville, SC +7 75 74 74 223
T28 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +7 75 73 75 223
T28 Doug Owens Albemarle, NC +7 74 74 75 223
T28 Preston Edmondson Morrisville, NC, 2016, 2017 Champion +7 77 71 75 223
T28 Matt Grandy Greenville, SC +7 73 75 75 223
T28 Craig Cathey Burlington, NC +7 71 69 83 223
T38 Mark Jensen Charlotte, NC +8 81 71 72 224
T38 Jeff Rausch Waxhaw, NC +8 81 70 73 224
T38 David Eaker Forest City, NC +8 73 77 74 224
T38 Neal Morrison Charlotte, NC +8 75 74 75 224
T38 Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC +8 72 77 75 224
T43 Rick Powers Oxford, NC +9 77 74 74 225
T43 Brian Harris Newton, NC +9 77 71 77 225
T45 Doug Ramey Greer, SC +10 76 76 74 226
T45 Jeffrey Barczak Apex, NC +10 77 74 75 226
T45 Patrick Brady Reidsville, NC +10 75 75 76 226
T48 Dennis Helms North Myrtle Beach, SC +11 74 78 75 227
T48 Tom Murphy Wilmington, NC +11 78 72 77 227
T48 Mike Caprio Greer, SC +11 78 71 78 227
T51 Dave Davis Pine Level, NC +12 73 77 78 228
T51 Robin Alley Columbia, SC +12 74 75 79 228
T51 Mike Arnold Mooresville, NC +12 77 72 79 228
T51 Keaven White Davidson, NC +12 72 76 80 228
T55 William Boles Wilson, NC +13 73 79 77 229
T55 Duff Wagner Taylors, SC +13 76 76 77 229
T55 Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC +13 77 72 80 229
T58 Patrick Smithey Winston-Salem, NC +14 78 74 78 230
T58 Steve Kidd Liberty, NC +14 79 73 78 230
T58 Dale Fuller Raleigh, NC +14 76 75 79 230
61 Rob Fulford Cornelius, NC +15 76 75 80 231
62 Bill Long Southern Pines, NC +16 77 74 81 232
63 David Butler Raleigh, NC +17 73 76 84 233
WD Mark Hodges Belmont, NC - 73 72 WD WD
The following players did not make the cut
CUT David Spearman Florence, SC +9 77 76   153
CUT Ernie Newton Winston-Salem, NC +9 79 74   153
CUT John Dennis III Greenville, SC, 2011 Champion +9 80 73   153
CUT John Parrish Reidsville, NC +9 77 76   153
CUT Robert Desjardins Matthews, NC +9 77 76   153
CUT Tom Maupin Salem, SC +9 78 75   153
CUT Allen Kinney Oak Island, NC +10 75 79   154
CUT Ben Whipple Marietta, SC +10 78 76   154
CUT Bill Gee Gaffney, SC +10 77 77   154
CUT Brandon Godfrey Marion, NC +10 80 74   154
CUT Jimmy Popp Mooresville, NC +10 75 79   154
CUT Joe Sumrow Charlotte, NC +10 78 76   154
CUT Macon Moye Southern Pines, NC +10 82 72   154
CUT Sean McAvoy Johns Island, SC +10 80 74   154
CUT Todd Brown Winston-Salem, NC +10 78 76   154
CUT Burt Brown Conway, SC +11 81 74   155
CUT Ken Shelton Denver, NC +11 81 74   155
CUT L D Simmons Charlotte, NC +11 78 77   155
CUT Mike Granger Granite Falls, NC +11 78 77   155
CUT Andy Gianoukos Charleston, SC +12 79 77   156
CUT David Camadine Charlotte, NC +12 78 78   156
CUT Eric Taylor Greensboro, NC +12 78 78   156
CUT Jim Cillo Aiken, SC +12 76 80   156
CUT Morgan Anderson Huntersville, NC +12 82 74   156
CUT Charlie Parks Asheboro, NC +13 80 77   157
CUT Keith Hiller Clemmons, NC +13 81 76   157
CUT Kevin Parke Aiken, SC +13 82 75   157
CUT Rick Riddle Charlotte, NC +13 77 80   157
CUT Rick Shaefer Holly Springs, NC +13 79 78   157
CUT Todd Wilkinson Wilson, NC +13 81 76   157
CUT Donald Detweiler Raleigh, NC +14 78 80   158
CUT Mark Moore Fort Mill, SC +14 83 75   158
CUT Arlis Pike Kernersville, NC +15 78 81   159
CUT John Rudolph Charlotte, NC +16 83 77   160
CUT James Motsinger Boomer, NC +16 81 79   160
CUT Steve Wilson Wilmington, NC +16 77 83   160
CUT Terry Ezell York, SC +16 83 77   160
CUT Tobin Turner Greenville, SC +16 81 79   160
CUT Glenn Dixon Salisbury, NC +17 80 81   161
CUT Kevin Walsh Blowing Rock, NC +17 81 80   161
CUT Mike Bivins High Point, NC +17 80 81   161
CUT Mike Tarulli Matthews, NC +17 76 85   161
CUT Morris Marshburn Wake Forest, NC +17 83 78   161
CUT Randy Beeson Colfax, NC +17 82 79   161
CUT Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC +18 79 83   162
CUT Keith Waters Raleigh, NC +18 83 79   162
CUT Andy Burnette Raleigh, NC +19 84 79   163
CUT Chip Hunter Georgetown, SC +19 91 72   163
CUT Frank Wrenn Greenville, SC +19 85 78   163
CUT Gray Tuttle Pinehurst, NC +19 84 79   163
CUT Carroll Ledbetter Marion, NC +20 84 80   164
CUT Jim Gallagher Charlotte, NC +20 89 75   164
CUT Mike Schmid Monroe, NC +20 82 82   164
CUT Gary Hull Stateville, NC +21 86 79   165
CUT Hugh Quinn Lewisville, NC +21 85 80   165
CUT Mike Dowless Hampstead, NC +21 80 85   165
CUT Mark Kozel Chapel Hill, NC +23 83 84   167
CUT Matt Mullen Wake Forest, NC +23 84 83   167
CUT Stephen Smith Pinehurst, NC +23 83 84   167
CUT Jay Jordan Durham, NC +26 85 85   170
CUT Robert Dail Wendell, NC +26 86 84   170
CUT Bill Lovingood Lincolnton, NC +28 86 86   172
CUT Pete Clough Columbia, SC +29 82 91   173
CUT Ross VanDooser Knightdale, NC +29 90 83   173
CUT Kirby Kim Cary, NC +40 93 91   184
WD Bob Edens Columbia, SC - WD WD   WD
WD Kelly Stimart Charlotte, NC - WD NS   WD
WD Robert Vespa Summerfield, NC - WD WD   WD


 

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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