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Stewart Steals the Show at Carolinas Mid-Amateur

 

SALISBURY, N.C. (October 31, 2020) -- Second round results of the 40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. on October 31, 2020. The field is competing at 6,723 yards, par 35-36--71. 

 

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Cyrus Stewart of Raleigh, N.C. fired off the lowest round of his golf career and blew the low round of the weekend out of the water with an 11-under-par, 60 today. To say he got off to a hot start is an understatement, as he birdied six of his first seven holes. 

 

“All day I was trying to take advantage of the soft conditions. I was hitting driver as close as I could, the wedges felt really good and I have never putted like that in my life,” said Stewart. “I was just aggressive and never changed it.”

 

Following his 30 on the back nine, which was his front nine since he started his round on No. 10, Stewart officially took the lead at 7-under overall. On the front nine, the putts continued to drop and so did his score. 

 

After an eagle on No. 3 and his seventh birdie of the day on No. 4, the nerves started to kick in as the former Demon Deacon realized what a few more birdies on the card would mean.

 

“I didn’t get nervous until No. 6. It’s a downhill par-3 and I hit an 8-iron to about two inches. Then I birdied No. 7 and that is when I started thinking about it a little bit,” Stewart said. “I came to my 18th hole which was No. 9 and I flared a 6-iron out to the right. I had a pretty do-able chip, but then I hit the right edge and it didn't go in. It was almost that much more special.”

 

Despite lipping out for a 59, Stewart shot the low round of his career today and attributes some of the success to a very special person. He remarked, “my mom’s birthday was yesterday and her favorite day is Halloween so I think that had a little bit to do with it.”

 

The first round leader, Matthew Younts of Greensboro, N.C. played solid golf to maintain a spot in the final group after a 3-under-par, 68 on the day. 

 

Making the turn at a bogey-free 3-under, 32, Younts was feeling confident heading into the back nine. “It was a little cold this morning, but I finally made a few putts earlier today which was nice,” he said. “I got a little loose on the back, but I was able to make some big up and downs especially on Nos. 17 and 18 for par so I held it together there coming home.”

 

Younts now holds a two-stroke lead over Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. who is in third position entering the final round at 3-under-par, 139 total. 

 

The 2020 N.C. Mid-Amateur runner-up played an impressive second round. Fighting back from three bogeys on his first three holes, he was able to even out his scorecard by No. 10 and finish with two more birdies to card 2-under-par, 69 on the day. Notably, Walters was a coach at Wake Forest while Stewart was on the team. Stewart still refers to him as Coach Dan. 

 

The cut line for the final round fell at 12-over-par, 154 total and 68 players will be competing for the title tomorrow. The round will begin at 8:00 a.m. with starting times until 9:39 a.m. off of No. 1 and No. 10. Stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates of the final round.
 

 

40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, N.C.

Overall: Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC -12 70 60 130
2 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC -5 69 68 137
3 Dan Walters Winston-Salem, NC -3 70 69 139
4 Jeff Boyan Winston Salem, NC -2 73 67 140
T5 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC -1 71 70 141
T5 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC -1 73 68 141
T7 James Lightsey Indian Land, SC E 70 72 142
T7 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC E 73 69 142
T7 Kyle Milner Spartanburg, SC E 73 69 142
T10 Bobby Dean Charlotte, NC +1 72 71 143
T10 David Gies Pineville, NC +1 75 68 143
T12 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +2 74 70 144
T12 Kyle Bearden Barnwell, SC +2 72 72 144
T12 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 72 72 144
T12 Jay Roberts Concord, NC +2 73 71 144
T12 Brandon Truesdale Rock hill, SC +2 72 72 144
T12 Dylan Lancaster Spindale, NC +2 73 71 144
T18 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +3 72 73 145
T18 Alex Nianouris Raleigh, NC +3 73 72 145
T18 Sherrill Britt West End, NC, Won in 2015 +3 70 75 145
T18 Russ Adams Charlotte, NC +3 71 74 145
T18 Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +3 74 71 145
T23 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +4 73 73 146
T23 Weston Bell Piedmont, SC +4 74 72 146
T25 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC +5 74 73 147
T25 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +5 77 70 147
T25 Brett Barry Winston-Salem, NC +5 75 72 147
T25 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +5 74 73 147
T25 Michael Swaringen Salisbury, NC +5 73 74 147
T25 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +5 71 76 147
T31 Brad Mangum Iron Station, NC +6 75 73 148
T31 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +6 80 68 148
T31 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +6 74 74 148
T31 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +6 74 74 148
T31 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +6 73 75 148
T31 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +6 79 69 148
T31 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +6 72 76 148
T31 Daniel Laughlin Charlotte, NC +6 76 72 148
T39 Stephen Woodard Charlotte, NC, Won in 2019 +7 74 75 149
T39 Brad Clark Durham, NC +7 77 72 149
T39 Keegan Hoff Charlotte, NC +7 73 76 149
T39 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +7 70 79 149
T39 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +7 74 75 149
T39 Olof Bengtsson Charlotte, NC +7 76 73 149
T39 Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC +7 75 74 149
T46 David Banks Richlands, NC +8 75 75 150
T46 David Yowell Charlotte, NC +8 75 75 150
T46 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +8 76 74 150
T49 Scott Roberts Lancaster, SC +9 75 76 151
T49 Jeffrey Lankford Mocksville, NC +9 74 77 151
T49 Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC +9 78 73 151
T52 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC +10 77 75 152
T52 Thomas Bonney Greensboro, NC +10 76 76 152
T52 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +10 76 76 152
T52 Connor Monaghan Chapel Hill, NC +10 81 71 152
T56 Michael Sims Lexington, SC +11 76 77 153
T56 Andrew Fowler Greenville, SC +11 75 78 153
T56 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC +11 76 77 153
T56 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +11 78 75 153
T60 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC +12 71 83 154
T60 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC +12 81 73 154
T60 Yancey Johnson Simpsonville, SC +12 82 72 154
T60 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC +12 81 73 154
T60 Jerell Fields Pineville, NC +12 74 80 154
T60 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +12 76 78 154
T60 Damon Postal Charlotte, NC +12 79 75 154
T60 Charlie May Charlotte, NC +12 78 76 154
T60 Daniel Lowder Belmont, NC +12 76 78 154
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Paul Tucker Waxhaw, NC, Won in 2011 +13 79 76 -
CUT Walt Todd, Jr Greenville, SC +13 76 79 -
CUT Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC +13 76 79 -
CUT Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC +13 77 78 -
CUT Daniel Hendrickson Charlotte, NC +13 77 78 -
CUT Bill Marlowe Raleigh, NC +13 78 77 -
CUT Will Campbell Winnabow, NC +13 78 77 -
CUT Banks Wood Charlotte, NC +13 80 75 -
CUT Tyler Crossen Landis, NC +13 74 81 -
CUT David Brown Conover, NC +13 76 79 -
CUT Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +13 81 74 -
CUT Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC +14 76 80 -
CUT Daniel  Walsh North Wilkesboro, NC +14 81 75 -
CUT Ernest Young Huntersville, NC +14 76 80 -
CUT Jordan Bilodeau Charlotte, NC +14 76 80 -
CUT Chris Williams Concord, NC +15 78 79 -
CUT Chris Cox Raleigh, NC +15 78 79 -
CUT Doug Ramey Greer, SC +16 82 76 -
CUT Matthew Ashley Charlotte, NC +16 82 76 -
CUT Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC +16 78 80 -
CUT Jonathan Maull Charleston, SC +16 79 79 -
CUT Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +16 76 82 -
CUT Ray Grant Gastonia, NC +17 82 77 -
CUT Britt Mitchell Creedmoor, NC +18 84 76 -
CUT Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +18 78 82 -
CUT Eric Sayer Cary, NC +18 79 81 -
CUT Jay Sylvan Charlotte, NC +19 80 81 -
CUT Kerney Black Rural Hall, NC +19 80 81 -
CUT Garrett Simmons Raleigh, NC +21 87 76 -
CUT George Harris Harrisburg, NC +22 82 82 -
CUT Robert Phillips Matthews, NC +24 86 80 -
CUT David Gibson Lexington, SC +24 80 86 -
CUT Will Warner Pinehurst, NC +27 84 85 -
WD Anthony Baker Carolina Shores, NC - 71 WD 71
WD Robert Dargan Columbia, SC - WD   87
WD Samuel Ring Carthage, NC - 75 WD 75
WD Ken Knowles Mooresville, NC - 76 WD 76
WD Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC - 78 WD 78
WD Clay Watkins Mebane, NC - 80 WD 80
WD Tim Manyatis Raleigh, NC - 81 WD 81
DQ Alex Finke Rock Hill, SC - DQ NS -

 

40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, N.C.

40+ Division: Second Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Kyle Milner Spartanburg, SC E 73 69 142
2 Bobby Dean Charlotte, NC +1 72 71 143
T3 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +2 74 70 144
T3 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 72 72 144
T5 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +3 72 73 145
T5 Sherrill Britt West End, NC, Won in 2015 +3 70 75 145
T5 Russ Adams Charlotte, NC +3 71 74 145
T5 Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +3 74 71 145
9 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +4 73 73 146
10 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +5 77 70 147
T11 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +6 80 68 148
T11 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +6 74 74 148
T11 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +6 79 69 148
T11 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +6 72 76 148
T15 Stephen Woodard Charlotte, NC, Won in 2019 +7 74 75 149
T15 Brad Clark Durham, NC +7 77 72 149
T15 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +7 70 79 149
T15 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +7 74 75 149
T19 Scott Roberts Lancaster, SC +9 75 76 151
T19 Jeffrey Lankford Mocksville, NC +9 74 77 151
21 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +10 76 76 152
T22 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC +12 71 83 154
T22 Yancey Johnson Simpsonville, SC +12 82 72 154
T22 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC +12 81 73 154
T22 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +12 76 78 154
             The following players did not make the cut        
T26 Paul Tucker Waxhaw, NC, Won in 2011 +13 79 76 155
T26 Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC +13 77 78 155
T26 Daniel Hendrickson Charlotte, NC +13 77 78 155
T26 David Brown Conover, NC +13 76 79 155
30 Ernest Young Huntersville, NC +14 76 80 156
T31 Doug Ramey Greer, SC +16 82 76 158
T31 Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC +16 78 80 158
T31 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +16 76 82 158
T34 Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +18 78 82 160
T34 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +18 79 81 160
36 George Harris Harrisburg, NC +22 82 82 164
37 David Gibson Lexington, SC +24 80 86 166
WD Robert Dargan Columbia, SC - WD   87
WD Samuel Ring Carthage, NC - 75 WD 75
WD Ken Knowles Mooresville, NC - 76 WD 76
WD Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC - 78 WD 78

 

Schedule of Final Round:

 

Sunday, November 1

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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