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Preview: 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (September 24, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Keith Hills Golf Club (Orange-Black) in Buies Creek, N.C. from September 25 - 27, 2020. The field will compete at 6,717 yards, par 72. 

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

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

 

Players to Watch:

 

  • Joe Jaspers of Huntersville, N.C. is the only past N.C. Mid-Am Champion in the field after his victory in 2014. More recently, Jaspers tied for seventh at the 2019 N.C. Four-Ball Championship and finished 34th at the Carolinas Amateur Championship this year.

 

  • Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. was the runner-up in the 2019 N.C. Four-Ball Championship and since then he made it to the Quarterfinals at the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship this year and tied for 15th at the Carolinas Amateur Championship.

 

  • David Gies of Pineville, N.C. was the lowest scoring amateur and overall runner-up last month at the Carolinas Open to jump up to the No. 30 ranked golfer in the Carolinas Men’s Amateur Rankings. In this event last year he tied for 10th position. 

 

  • Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C. has had a great track record this summer starting off tied for 17th at the North Carolina Amateur Championship. Then Driver finished in 14th at the Carolinas Amateur Championship and finished off the summer making it to the Round of 16 at the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship. 

 

  • Thomas Owen of Fayetteville, N.C. tied for fourth in this event last year and is coming back to try and take the title this year. Recently, Owen tied with Timothy Driver for 17th at the North Carolina Amateur Championship in June. 


 

Opened in 1954, the course at the Keith Hills Golf Club features 6,717 yards of a tranquil and picturesque landscape overlooking the banks of the Cape Fear River. This Ellis Mapes-designed course features a par-72 layout surrounded by luscious trees and beautiful views of the river. The course has a unique set up with three 9-hole courses, and this year's North Carolina Mid-Amateur will be played with an Orange-Black routing to create an 18-hole course for the event.

 

Past Champions in the Field (1):

Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C., 2014

 

The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scorers and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. 

 

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25 th birthday by September 25, 2020, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4. 

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

Thursday, September 24

Tee Times Available for Practice Rounds 

 

Friday, September 25

First Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

Starting Times from 7:45 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. 

 

Saturday, September 26

Second Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

Field Cut to Low 60 Scores and Ties 

Boxed Lunches Provided by CGA

 

Sunday, September 27

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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