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Wilfong Wins 27th N.C. Mid-Amateur

 

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (September 27, 2020) -- Final results of the 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, N.C. on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The field played the Orange and Black course routing and competed at 6,717 yards, par 72.

 

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

 

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

 

Chad Wilfong of Charlotte, N.C. captured the 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship after an 8-under-par, 136 total finish. Wilfong started the day tied for second at 4-under-par, 68. His goal was to go low and reach for 10-under-par. 

 

“I knew Dan (Walters) would play well and there were a bunch of guys at the top so I figured someone would shoot a good number,” said Wilfong. “So 10 was my number, because I knew that would be good enough.” 

 

Wilfong started his final round par, bogey, par, but did not let that slow him down. He immediately birdied Nos. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 to not only bounce back from the bogey, but catapult himself to the lead by one stroke through No. 10. 

 

Trouble struck on Nos. 11 and 12 just after Wilfong took the lead. “I kept hitting behind trees. I got away with it on the front, but I didn’t get away with it on the back,” he said. “Something was off, it just didn’t feel good and I couldn’t get it in the fairway.”

 

Opening round leader Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. took advantage of Wilfong’s bogeys with pars on both Nos. 11 and 12 to tie Wilfong again at the top. It wasn’t until No. 14 that the newly minted champion felt any relief. 

 

“On the par-3 (No. 14), Dan (Walters) made four there, because he hit it left. That kind of got me to where I needed to be, I thought,” said Wilfong. “I knew that there were enough birdie holes coming in that if I could get it in the fairway then I had a chance. I just had to figure it out and luckily I did.”

 

Wilfong was able to hold his lead coming down the stretch after a key birdie on the last par-4, No. 16. Not knowing exactly where he stood on the eighteenth tee, he formulated a game plan for the finishing hole. 

 

“I kind of knew that if I could make four on No. 18 then that would be it. It is a tough pin to make three on so I just tried to make four,” he said. “I hit a pretty good tee shot. The key to that hole is just to get it into play and I finally did. I hit a good 4-iron into the green and had two putts.”

 

The birdie on No. 18 sealed his first place finish and marked his second CGA championship victory. Wilfong won the 2001 North Carolina Amateur also at 8-under-par. 

 

“This win means that I can still play a little bit from time to time,” he said. “It is fun to come out here and compete. I have known a lot of these guys for a long time and it is great to mix it up with them and then see what you get.”

 

Walters came in at 7-under-par, 137 total, just one stroke behind Wilfong to earn runner-up. 

 

Mark Olbrych of Raleigh, N.C. and Andrew Sapp of Greenville, N.C. tied for third at 6-under-par, 138 total. Olbrych propelled himself up the leaderboard after finishing 5-under-par, 67 on the day. Head Coach of the East Carolina University men’s golf team, Sapp finished atop the 40+ leaderboard and earned the low 40+ trophy. 

 

A three-way tie between 2014 N.C. Mid-Amateur Champion Joe Jaspers of Huntersville, N.C., Brandon Mader of Greenville, N.C. and Jay Roberts of Concord, N.C. staked fifth place at 5-under-par, 139 total. Jaspers climbed the leaderboard in grand fashion scoring the low round of the weekend at 7-under-par, 65 in the final round. 

 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Keith Hills Golf Club, specifically to Director of Golf Martha Sutton and Course Superintendent Damon Dean for their hospitality in hosting the 27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.

 

27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Keith Hills Golf Club, Buies Creek, N.C.

Final Results: Overall

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC -8 68 68 136
2 Dan Walters Winston-Salem, NC -7 67 70 137
T3 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC -6 71 67 138
T3 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC -6 69 69 138
T5 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC, 2014 Champion -5 74 65 139
T5 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC -5 71 68 139
T5 Jay Roberts Concord, NC -5 68 71 139
8 Jeff Boyan Winston Salem, NC -4 69 71 140
9 Jerry Richardson Cary, NC -3 72 69 141
T10 David Gies Pineville, NC -2 75 67 142
T10 Daniel Walsh North Wilkesboro, NC -2 71 71 142
T10 Reid Clark Raleigh, NC -2 71 71 142
T10 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC -2 69 73 142
T14 Will Dull Charlotte, NC -1 73 70 143
T14 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -1 73 70 143
T14 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC -1 71 72 143
T14 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC -1 70 73 143
T14 Joe Burns Greensboro, NC -1 70 73 143
T14 Press McPhaul Raleigh, NC -1 71 72 143
T20 Caleb Keck Concord, NC E 75 69 144
T20 Rider Mozingo Kinston, NC E 73 71 144
T20 Paul Carpenter Denver, NC E 70 74 144
T23 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +1 74 71 145
T23 Alex Nianouris Raleigh, NC +1 74 71 145
T23 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +1 72 73 145
T23 Ross Bell Raleigh, NC +1 72 73 145
T23 Ryan Solan Charlotte, NC +1 72 73 145
T23 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +1 72 73 145
T23 Dylan Lancaster Spindale, NC +1 71 74 145
T30 Wade Boteler Burlington, NC +2 77 69 146
T30 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +2 76 70 146
T30 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +2 73 73 146
T30 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 73 73 146
T30 Korky Kemp Greensboro, NC +2 70 76 146
T30 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC +2 68 78 146
T36 Will Campbell Winnabow, NC +3 76 71 147
T36 Joseph Cansler Clemmons, NC +3 74 73 147
T36 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +3 74 73 147
T36 James Harris Lillington, NC +3 73 74 147
T36 Chris Dayton Charlotte, NC +3 72 75 147
T36 Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +3 71 76 147
T36 Matthew McIntyre Garner, NC +3 71 76 147
T36 Addison Lambeth Browns Summit, NC +3 71 76 147
T44 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +4 77 71 148
T44 Scott Newton Wallburg, NC +4 75 73 148
T44 Chris Sharp Charlotte, NC +4 75 73 148
T44 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC +4 73 75 148
T44 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC +4 73 75 148
T44 Trey Broome Raleigh, NC +4 72 76 148
T44 Steven Brame Henderson, NC +4 72 76 148
T44 Taylor Ferguson Charlotte, NC +4 71 77 148
T52 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +5 77 72 149
T52 Joshua A Points Raleigh, NC +5 76 73 149
T52 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +5 76 73 149
T52 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +5 75 74 149
T52 Zack Griffith Chapel Hill, NC +5 74 75 149
T52 Brad Mangum Iron Station, NC +5 74 75 149
T52 Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC +5 74 75 149
T52 Stephen Helton Clayton, NC +5 74 75 149
T52 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +5 73 76 149
T52 Gregory Flicek Raleigh, NC +5 72 77 149
T52 Sherrill Britt West End, NC +5 73 76 149
T63 Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC +6 75 75 150
T63 Chris Cox Raleigh, NC +6 75 75 150
T63 Wesley Tyner Thomasville, NC +6 75 75 150
T63 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +6 74 76 150
T67 Zach Swink Whitsett, NC +7 80 71 151
T67 Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +7 78 73 151
T67 Britt Mitchell Creedmoor, NC +7 76 75 151
T67 Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC +7 76 75 151
T67 Mike Olson Wake Forest, NC +7 76 75 151
T67 Keegan Hoff Charlotte, NC +7 73 78 151
T73 Connor Monaghan Chapel Hill, NC +8 82 70 152
T73 Jordan Bilodeau Charlotte, NC +8 78 74 152
T73 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +8 78 74 152
T73 David Banks Richlands, NC +8 77 75 152
T73 Paul Clark Charlote, NC +8 77 75 152
T73 Jarrod Conard Canton, NC +8 76 76 152
T73 Dennis Long Statesville, NC +8 75 77 152
T73 William Hoffman Charlotte, NC +8 74 78 152
T81 Ryan Hodges Greensboro, NC +9 83 70 153
T81 Josh Nichols Apex, NC +9 82 71 153
T81 Aubrey Wilkerson Charlotte, NC +9 79 74 153
T81 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +9 76 77 153
T81 Craig Stroup Thomasville, NC +9 75 78 153
T86 Tim Manyatis Raleigh, NC +10 78 76 154
T86 David Sargent Cornelius, NC +10 77 77 154
T86 Zachary Oplinger Cary, NC +10 77 77 154
T86 Sam Ratto Raleigh, NC +10 76 78 154
T86 Aaron York Durham, NC +10 74 80 154
T91 Charlie May Charlotte, NC +11 78 77 155
T91 Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC +11 77 78 155
T91 Chris Bitzenhofer Mount Olive, NC +11 77 78 155
T91 Kevin Whitaker West End, NC +11 76 79 155
T95 George Harris Harrisburg, NC +12 78 78 156
T95 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +12 78 78 156
T97 TJ Hoard Huntersville, NC +13 80 77 157
T97 James Whitehouse Asheville, NC +13 80 77 157
T97 Mark Absher Winston-Salem, NC +13 79 78 157
T97 Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC +13 78 79 157
T101 David Winch Charlotte, NC +14 79 79 158
T101 Sumner Tate Raleigh, NC +14 79 79 158
T103 Josh Spell Archdale, NC +15 85 74 159
T103 Will Warner Pinehurst, NC +15 80 79 159
T103 Ray Grant Gastonia, NC +15 78 81 159
T106 Matthew McMurray Raleigh, NC +16 80 80 160
T106 Jonathan Callahan Denver, NC +16 80 80 160
T108 Eric Parziale Pinehurst, NC +18 79 83 162
T108 Durward Williams Chapel Hill, NC +18 79 83 162
110 Trevor Krawchuk Chapel Hill, NC +22 89 77 166
111 Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC +23 86 81 167
T112 Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +25 87 82 169
T112 Benjamin Feldman Charlotte, NC +25 85 84 169
T112 Colin Webb Charlotte, NC +25 80 89 169
115 Josh Kanney Charlotte, NC +27 86 85 171
WD Scott Patnode Belmont, NC - 74 WD WD
WD Mike Kee Kannapolis, NC - 78 WD WD
WD Joe May Raleigh, NC - 79 WD WD
WD Danny Boughman Lenoir, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Brad Nobles Raleigh, NC - WD   WD
WD Clay Watkins Mebane, NC - WD   WD
WD Patrick O'Reilly Greensboro, NC - WD   WD
WD Samuel Ring Carthage, NC - WD   WD
DNF Brad Dawson Mebane, NC - 88   DNF

 

 

27th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Keith Hills Golf Club, Buies Creek, N.C.

Final Results: 40+ Division

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC -6 69 69 138
2 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC, 2014 Champion -5 74 65 139
T3 Joe Burns Greensboro, NC -1 70 73 143
T3 Press McPhaul Raleigh, NC -1 71 72 143
5 Paul Carpenter Denver, NC E 70 74 144
6 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +1 74 71 145
T7 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +2 76 70 146
T7 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +2 73 73 146
T7 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 73 73 146
T7 Korky Kemp Greensboro, NC +2 70 76 146
T11 James Harris Lillington, NC +3 73 74 147
T11 Chris Dayton Charlotte, NC +3 72 75 147
T13 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +4 77 71 148
T13 Scott Newton Wallburg, NC +4 75 73 148
T13 Chris Sharp Charlotte, NC +4 75 73 148
T16 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +5 77 72 149
T16 Joshua A Points Raleigh, NC +5 76 73 149
T16 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +5 75 74 149
T16 Gary Pugh Asheboro, NC +5 73 76 149
T16 Sherrill Britt West End, NC +5 73 76 149
21 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +6 74 76 150
22 Mike Olson Wake Forest, NC +7 76 75 151
T23 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +8 78 74 152
T23 Paul Clark Charlote, NC +8 77 75 152
T23 Dennis Long Statesville, NC +8 75 77 152
26 Craig Stroup Thomasville, NC +9 75 78 153
T27 Sam Ratto Raleigh, NC +10 76 78 154
T27 Aaron York Durham, NC +10 74 80 154
T29 Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC +11 77 78 155
T29 Kevin Whitaker West End, NC +11 76 79 155
T31 George Harris Harrisburg, NC +12 78 78 156
T31 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +12 78 78 156
T33 James Whitehouse Asheville, NC +13 80 77 157
T33 Mark Absher Winston-Salem, NC +13 79 78 157
T33 Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC +13 78 79 157
36 Jonathan Callahan Denver, NC +16 80 80 160
37 Durward Williams Chapel Hill, NC +18 79 83 162
38 Hunter Freeman Raleigh, NC +23 86 81 167
39 Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +25 87 82 169
WD Scott Patnode Belmont, NC - 74 WD WD
WD Mike Kee Kannapolis, NC - 78 WD WD
WD Danny Boughman Lenoir, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Samuel Ring Carthage, NC - WD   WD
DNF Brad Dawson Mebane, NC - 88   DNF

 

 

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.     

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