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Wilfong Wins the 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur

 

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (April 18, 2021) -- Final results of the 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Columbia Country Club (Ridgewood/Tall Pines) in Blythewood, S.C. on April 18, 2021. The field played the Ridgewood/Tall Pines routing at 6,965 yards (par 36-36--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. has captured the 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship after a 3-under-par, 69 finish in the final round. Wilfong was in the final pairing with first round leader Josh Branyon of Honea Path, S.C., who was just four strokes off the lead coming into the final round.


After a 6-under-par, 66 in the second round, Wilfong gave himself a cushion entering the final round. However, after playing with Branyon all three days he knew catching up by four strokes was do-able for him. The reigning North Carolina Mid-Amateur Champion set a goal of 4-under on the day so that could retain the lead and keep some distance between him and Branyon.



“He kept the pressure on me the whole time. Every time I made a birdie, he matched it,” remarked Wilfong. “I played with him the first day and he birdied the first four holes and made it look easy, so I knew he had it in him this week. Everything he hit was right at his target and his distances were good so I didn’t think he would be hitting any bad shots today.”


While Branyon finished the day with an exceptional 4-under-par, 68 round, his valiant effort fell short to Wilfong’s dialed in ball-striking.


“I didn’t hit it particularly solid on the first six holes. It was solid enough, but nothing spectacular. Then all of the sudden it just started to feel good again,” said Wilfong. “It felt like I could hit it exactly where I wanted to off the tee, which is a big relief knowing that you aren’t going to get into too much trouble there. My iron shots got more crisp as the round went on. It made me feel more confident and 11-under was enough for me to take it.”


Branyon claimed runner-up at 8-under-par, 208 total and Wilfong captured the title at 11-under-par, 205 overall.


“It always feels good to win,” said Wilfong. “I won the North Carolina Amateur in my younger days and I won the North Carolina Mid-Amateur, but this is my first Carolinas win so this is really nice.” Wilfong is now a three-time CGA champion after winning the 2001 North Carolina Amateur Championship and 2020 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship titles as well.


Zach Schwab of Columbia, S.C. captured solo third at 7-under-par, 209 total. Fourth position was claimed by Jason Garrett of Stem, N.C. at 6-under-par, 210 overall. Jeff Boyan of Winston-Salem, N.C. shot the low round of the weekend at 7-under-par, 65 in the final round to rise from tied for 22 to tied for fifth. Boyan is tied with Weston Bell of Piedmont, S.C. at 5-under-par, 211 total.


The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Columbia Country Club, especially Head Professional Chris Sparrow and Course Superintendent Sam Friar, for their hospitality in hosting the 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship.


41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

Columbia Country Club (Ridgewood/Tall Pines), Blythewood, S.C.

Final Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total            
1 Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC -11 70 66 69 205            
2 Josh Branyon Honea Path, SC -8 67 73 68 208            
3 Zach Schwab Columbia, SC -7 71 69 69 209            
4 Jason Garrett Stem, NC -6 74 67 69 210            
T5 Jeff Boyan Winston Salem, NC -5 72 74 65 211            
T5 Weston Bell Piedmont, SC -5 70 72 69 211            
T7 Christian Sease Greenville, SC -3 76 69 68 213            
T7 James Lightsey Indian Land, SC -3 70 73 70 213            
T9 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -2 75 71 68 214            
T9 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC -2 73 72 69 214            
T11 Walt Todd, Jr Greenville, SC -1 73 75 67 215            
T11 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC -1 73 72 70 215            
T11 Connor Monaghan Chapel Hill, NC -1 71 70 74 215            
T14 Sam Jackson West Columbia, SC E 72 74 70 216            
T14 John Eades Charlotte, NC E 72 75 69 216            
T14 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC E 73 70 73 216            
T14 Zachary  Herold Lexington, SC E 72 72 72 216            
T14 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC, NC E 73 69 74 216            
T19 Brandon Truesdale Rock Hill, SC +1 76 70 71 217            
T19 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +1 70 75 72 217            
T19 Garland Ferrell Greenville, SC +1 73 70 74 217            
T22 Eddie Hargett Blythewood, SC +2 74 73 71 218            
T22 Wade Boteler Burlington, NC +2 73 73 72 218            
T22 Jordan Sease Lexington, SC +2 74 71 73 218            
T25 Todd Hendley Columbus, NC +3 74 72 73 219            
T25 Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC +3 74 70 75 219            
T27 Ryan Blair Charlotte, NC +4 76 70 74 220            
T27 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +4 72 74 74 220            
T27 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC +4 72 73 75 220            
T27 Kyle Gebhart Cayce, SC +4 76 70 74 220            
T27 David Sargent Cornelius, NC +4 75 75 70 220            
T32 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +5 76 71 74 221            
T32 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC +5 72 75 74 221            
T32 David Lott Barnwell, SC +5 75 71 75 221            
T32 Russ Adams Charlotte, NC +5 74 75 72 221            
T32 Austin Adams Charlotte, NC +5 72 73 76 221            
T32 Wehman Hopke Charlotte, NC +5 71 74 76 221            
T32 William Ovenden Mt. Pleasant, SC +5 77 73 71 221            
T39 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC +6 71 76 75 222            
T39 Brett Barry Winston-Salem, NC +6 74 75 73 222            
T41 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +7 75 72 76 223            
T41 Chase Liebler West Columbia, SC +7 73 77 73 223            
T41 Scott Patnode Belmont, NC +7 76 73 74 223            
T44 Scott Lincicome Pinehurst, NC +8 74 73 77 224            
T44 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +8 78 70 76 224            
T44 David Yowell Charlotte, NC +8 76 72 76 224            
T44 Dylan Lancaster Spindale, NC +8 73 76 75 224            
T44 Michael Sims Lexington, SC +8 73 76 75 224            
T44 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +8 76 74 74 224            
T44 Cody Clepper Sumter, SC +8 79 71 74 224            
51 Damon Postal Charlotte, NC +9 75 73 77 225            
T52 Will Wears Durham, NC +10 76 71 79 226            
T52 Jay Roberts Concord, NC +10 74 74 78 226            
T52 Brandon Cemprola Columbia, SC +10 75 74 77 226            
T52 Robbie Biershenk Boiling Springs, SC +10 73 75 78 226            
T56 Shawn Foley Charlotte, NC +11 74 72 81 227            
T56 Russ Gillig Taylors, SC +11 73 76 78 227            
T56 Allen Caldwell Sumter, SC +11 72 77 78 227            
T59 Brian Lee Blythewood, SC +12 74 74 80 228            
T59 Nathan Mallonee Charlotte, NC +12 74 75 79 228            
T61 Doug Cottingham Hopkins, SC +13 74 71 84 229            
T61 Cody Sundberg Charlotte, NC +13 71 78 80 229            
                           
                                The following players did not make the cut
                           
CUT Brian Brian Mazhari Charlotte, NC +7 74 77   151            
CUT David Banks Richlands, NC +7 77 74   151            
CUT Kyle Bearden Barnwell, SC +7 76 75   151            
CUT Scott Park Charlotte, NC +7 77 74   151            
CUT Sean Marks Charlotte, NC +7 76 75   151            
CUT Bern Gregory Mooresville, NC +7 75 76   151            
CUT Brian Mull Wilmington, NC +7 76 75   151            
CUT Kyle Austin Raleigh, NC +7 78 73   151            
CUT Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC +7 77 74   151            
CUT Scott Roberts Lancaster, SC +7 75 76   151            
CUT Eric Sayer Cary, NC +8 78 74   152            
CUT Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +8 79 73   152            
CUT Nick Lukas Wilmington, NC +8 78 74   152            
CUT Sherrill Britt West End, NC +8 76 76   152            
CUT Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +8 75 77   152            
CUT Chad Frye Landis, NC +8 80 72   152            
CUT Greg Earnhardt Greensboro, NC +8 75 77   152            
CUT Kevin Burton Clayton, NC +8 78 74   152            
CUT Robert Dargan Columbia, SC +8 77 75   152            
CUT Hayden Ploeger Fort Mill, SC +9 75 78   153            
CUT Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC +9 81 72   153            
CUT Jeff Jordan Mt. Holly, NC +9 78 75   153            
CUT Jeff Tyrrell Lyman, SC +9 76 77   153            
CUT Bo Beard Waxhaw, NC +9 74 79   153            
CUT Brandon Twigg Charleston, SC +9 75 78   153            
CUT Brian Quackenbush Aiken, SC +9 75 78   153            
CUT Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +10 80 74   154            
CUT David Cook Cedar Point, NC +10 79 75   154            
CUT Ely Cornwell Charlotte, NC +10 77 77   154            
CUT Luke Haithcock Burlington, NC +10 77 77   154            
CUT Ryan Reynolds Camden, SC +10 75 79   154            
CUT Jason Rossetti Charlotte, NC +10 80 74   154            
CUT C.J. Andriole Charlotte, NC +11 77 78   155            
CUT David Gibson Lexington, SC +11 79 76   155            
CUT Dexter Rice Charlotte, NC +11 75 80   155            
CUT Keith Early Charlotte, NC +11 76 79   155            
CUT Simon Boteler Raleigh, NC +11 80 75   155            
CUT Will Dull Charlotte, NC +11 75 80   155            
CUT Kevin Busteed Charlotte, NC +11 79 76   155            
CUT Rik Wall Greensboro, NC +12 77 79   156            
CUT Jack Merrell Wake Forest, NC +13 82 75   157            
CUT Jay Biber Charlotte, NC +13 78 79   157            
CUT Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +13 81 76   157            
CUT Levi Shelton Pineville, NC +13 77 80   157            
CUT Charlie May Charlotte, NC +13 76 81   157            
CUT Joe Burns Greensboro, NC +13 78 79   157            
CUT Thomas Deschler Mount Pleasant, SC +13 78 79   157            
CUT Brian Hayes Winston-Salem, NC +14 81 77   158            
CUT Ian Dabrowski Charlotte, NC +14 81 77   158            
CUT James Holloway Charlotte, NC +14 80 78   158            
CUT Marais Lombard Charlotte, NC +14 81 77   158            
CUT Matt Drinkhahn Charlotte, NC +14 80 78   158            
CUT Nathan Price Lexington, SC +14 81 77   158            
CUT Brandon Miller Winston-Salem, NC +15 77 82   159            
CUT Casey Smith Abbeville, SC +15 84 75   159            
CUT Dice K Nakayama Leland, NC +15 83 76   159            
CUT Guy Lemke Huntersville, NC +15 78 81   159            
CUT Mark Nieters Winston-Salem, NC +15 81 78   159            
CUT Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +16 81 79   160            
CUT Jay Sylvan Charlotte, NC +16 84 76   160            
CUT DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +16 76 84   160            
CUT Ernest Young Huntersville, NC +16 81 79   160            
CUT Faheem Amod Raleigh, NC +16 79 81   160            
CUT Nathan Hoffman Pinehurst, NC +16 83 77   160            
CUT Tom Chuaypradit Winston-Salem, NC +16 80 80   160            
CUT Craig Cathey Burlington, NC +17 81 80   161            
CUT Ethan Bean Elgin, SC +17 82 79   161            
CUT Ethan Woodall Huntersville, NC +17 79 82   161            
CUT Lee Gronkiewicz Columbia, SC +18 84 78   162            
CUT Nathan Kohl Greensboro, NC +18 80 82   162            
CUT Ross Bell Raleigh, NC +18 84 78   162            
CUT Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC +18 82 80   162            
CUT Ashley Berry Pittsboro, NC +18 81 81   162            
CUT Jared Jillson Columbia, SC +18 85 77   162            
CUT Eric Lipson Charlotte, NC +19 75 88   163            
CUT Matt Michel Charlotte, NC +19 84 79   163            
CUT Kevin Stimberis Mooresville, NC +20 82 82   164            
CUT Matt Wood Hanahan, SC +20 86 78   164            
CUT Bradford Mulkey Dallas, NC +21 87 78   165            
CUT Mitch Bagley Charlotte, NC +21 81 84   165            
CUT Ryan Hodges Greensboro, NC +21 80 85   165            
CUT Bradley Helms Winston-Salem, NC +25 84 85   169            
WD Eric Mauntel Charlotte, NC - 77 WD   WD            
WD Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC - 79 WD   WD            
WD Tyler Shuler Bryson City, NC - 83 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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