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Parks and Owens Secure Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball


NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (October 7, 2020) -- Final results of the 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship at Mount Vintage Golf Club (Independent and Vintage courses) in North Augusta, S.C. on October 7, 2020. The 65+ Division competed at 6,013 yards, par 72 and the 70+ Division competed at 5,675 yards, par 72.

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

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

Charlie Parks of Asheboro, N.C. and Doug Owens of Albemarle, N.C. captured the 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship after a 15-under-par, 129 total finish. The newly minted CGA champions climbed from a tie for third to the top of the leaderboard after tying the low round of the week at 9-under-par, 63 in the final round. 


Parks birdied two out of the first three holes and then Owens birdied four out of the next five to make the turn at 6-under-par on the day, which was also their total score for round one. 


“I was looking at the scores and I saw that we had gone into first place. So I asked Doug (Owens) if he wanted to know and he said no,” said Parks. “He was playing so well, there was no way I was going to tell him.” 


Parks and Owens birdied Nos. 11, 12 and 16 on the back to take the lead by three strokes heading down the stretch. However in the group behind them, Paul Simson and Don Detweiler of Raleigh, N.C. made a big move with an eagle on No. 16. 


“We had a good lead, but any time you have Paul (Simson) behind you, you’re looking over your shoulder,” said Parks. “On No. 16 we birdied it to lead by three and then I looked at my phone on 17 tee to see that Paul (Simson) and Don (Detweiler) eagled it so we were back to a one shot lead.”


The long-time four-ball partners managed two strong pars on their way in to keep the lead and eventually take the title. This is both Parks’ and Owens’ first CGA championship title. As Owens remarked, “our partnership just works out really well.”


Two-time Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Champions, Simson and Detweiler finished just one shot behind Parks and Owens at 14-under-par, 130 overall to claim runners-up.


Cliff Seastrunk and Lennie Barton of Raleigh, N.C. claimed solo third at 11-under-par, 133 total. Round one leaders, Bob Edens of Moncks Corner, S.C. and Steve Horton of Columbia, S.C. finished in fourth at 9-under-par, 135 overall. 


70+ Division round one leaders, Robert Desjardins of Matthews, N.C. and William Boles of Wilson, N.C. claimed victory at 13-under-par, 131 total. They also tied the low round of the championship finishing 9-under-par, 63 today in the final round. 


Desjardins and Boles have been four-ball partners for over 17 years and this win is very special to them. “These CGA events keep us engaged with golf,” said Boles. “At 72 years old it’s easy to just walk away from it, but these events have kept us motivated to keep playing.” Desjardins added, “This is a big deal for us. It really is.”


Ernie Newton of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Larry Boswell of High Point, N.C. are the 70+ Division runners-up at 6-under-par, 138 total. Just one stroke behind them is a two-way tie for third at 5-under-par, 137 overall. Bob Rickman of Orangeburg, S.C. and Bob Varn of Florence, S.C. as well as Jerry Hartsell of Matthews, N.C. and Vardaman Banks of Midland, N.C. tied for third.

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Mount Vintage Golf Club, specifically to General Manager, David Usry and Greens Superintendent, Ben Amerson for their hospitality in hosting the 9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship. We would also like to thank the players and spectators for their understanding and adherence to the new COVID-19 tournament protocols.



9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship

Mount Vintage Golf Club, North Augusta, S.C.

65+ Division Final Results


Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Charlie Parks / Doug Owens Asheboro, NC, Albemarle, NC -15 66 63 129
2 Donald Detweiler / Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -14 65 65 130
3 Cliff Seastrunk / Lennie Barton Raleigh, NC -11 68 65 133
4 Bob Edens / Steve Horton Moncks Corner, SC, Columbia, SC -9 63 72 135
T5 Ed Donlin / Russ Perry Concord, NC, Winston-Salem, NC -7 67 70 137
T5 Dennis Helms / Mike Judkins North Myrtle Beach, SC -7 66 71 137
T7 Barry Mullinax / Ben Whipple Travelers Rest, SC, Marietta, SC -6 71 67 138
T7 Robert Allen / Robert Parrott Raleigh, NC -6 70 68 138
T7 John Fritz / Trip Boinest Mint Hill, NC, Shelby, NC -6 70 68 138
T7 Byron Beck / Tom Randall Martin, SC, Bishopville, SC -6 69 69 138
T7 David Loveland / Steve Passen Etowah, NC -6 66 72 138
T12 Jim Gallagher / John Richardson Charlotte, NC -5 72 67 139
T12 Junior Nance / Nile Brisson Clarkton, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC -5 71 68 139
T14 Gus Sylvan / Joseph Horne Columbia, SC -3 72 69 141
T14 Ronald Carpenter / Tim Pope Spartanburg, SC, Creedmoor, NC -3 70 71 141
T16 Benjamin Yeager / Pete Howard Kernersville, NC, Clemmons, NC -1 71 72 143
T16 Bob Albus / John Long Murrells Inlet, SC, John's Island, SC -1 71 72 143
T16 David Jett / John Cottrell Gilbert, SC, Aiken, SC -1 70 73 143
T19 Mike Gravley / Terry Willis Greenville, SC, Greer, SC E 74 70 144
T19 Jim Wise / Walter Odiorne Blythewood, SC, Columbia, SC E 72 72 144
T21 Jesse Goodwin / Tim Tyler Chapin, SC, Swansea, SC +1 75 70 145
T21 Jim Stevenson / Martin Gerr Fort Mill, SC, Charlotte, NC +1 75 70 145
T21 Jimmy Hamilton / Rick Aldous Lexington, SC, Aiken, SC +1 72 73 145
24 Daniel Cook / Lennie Younce Lenoir, NC +2 77 69 146
25 David Cathcart / Joe Sumrow Charlotte, NC +3 72 75 147
T26 David Brewer / Paul Stroup Charlotte, NC +5 75 74 149
T26 Bob Buie / Skip Eynon Columbia, SC +5 78 71 149
T28 Gene Spencer / Spencer Allen Blythewood, SC +7 74 77 151
T28 Bill Thaxton / Phillip Greene MD Charlotte, NC, Monroe, NC +7 78 73 151
30 Billy Poteat / Rick Chapman Hickory, NC, Granite Falls, NC +9 76 77 153
31 T.J. Grubbs + William Hoffmann Clemson, SC, Central, SC +30 89 85 174
WD John Lensi / John Skolds Kiawah Island, SC, Waxhaw, NC - 80 WD WD


9th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship

Mount Vintage Golf Club, North Augusta, S.C.

70+ Division Final Results


Pos. Team City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Robert Desjardins / William Boles Matthews, NC, Wilson, NC -13 68 63 131
2 Ernie Newton / Larry Boswell Winston-Salem, NC, High Point, NC -6 69 69 138
T3 Bob Rickman / Bob Varn Orangeburg, SC, Florence, SC -5 69 70 139
T3 Jerry Hartsell / Vardaman Banks Matthews, NC, Midland, NC -5 66 73 139
5 Michael Daniels / Robert Fisk Seabrook Island, SC, Murrells Inlet, SC -3 70 71 141
T6 Bob Norman / Ray Jackson Rocky Mount, NC E 75 69 144
T6 Dennis Adkins / Rich Obrien North Myrtle Beach, SC E 71 73 144
T6 Russ McLauchlan / Terry Rathman Gastonia, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC E 70 74 144
9 Greg Schachner / Steve Pachol Elgin, SC, Columbia, SC +1 71 74 145
10 Bill McDougall / Carey Hite Columbia, SC +3 76 71 147
11 Dennis Slezak / Fred Hyde Mount Pleasant, SC +4 70 78 148
T12 Hulett Grice / Lee Jordan Columbia, SC +7 78 73 151
T12 Barnaby Henderson / Bob Bacon Charleston, SC +7 78 73 151
14 Bob Cibulsky / Martin Tener Bluffton, SC +9 72 81 153
15 Bob Green / Mo York Beaufort, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC +10 79 75 154
16 Coty Cuttino / Michael Davitt Mount Pleasant, SC, Charleston, SC +11 77 78 155
17 Colin Ingham / Sheldon Tyrrell Callawassie Island, SC, Okatie, SC +14 79 79 158



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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