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Dennis Captures the Carolinas Super Senior

 

FLORENCE, S.C. (June 8, 2021) -- Final results of the 13th Carolinas Super Senior Championship at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C. on June 8, 2021. The 65+ Division is competing at 6,062 yards and the 70+ Division is competing at 5,500 yards (par 36-36--72).

 

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

 

Despite two inclement weather play suspensions and over three inches of rain in the last two days, the field was able to persevere through the conditions and John Dennis of Greenville, S.C. came out on top to capture the 13th Carolinas Super Senior Championship.


Dennis started his round in a three-way-tie for second position just one stroke off of the leader, Lennie Barton of Raleigh, N.C.. He had a game plan to play steady, safe golf in the wet conditions and focus on hitting fairways and greens.



Beginning his round with two pars, Dennis was off to a good start until he found trouble on No. 3. The 128 yard, par-3 was the site of his only bogey on the day and also the only green he didn’t hit in regulation. A par train followed until a big momentum swing with consecutive birdies on Nos. 7 and 8. That put the 2011 Carolinas Senior Champion atop the leaderboard for the first time of the day.

 

After making the turn at 3-under-par overall, Dennis’ cushioned lead was short lived as Robert Parrott of Raleigh, N.C. began to make a run for it. Parrot birdied Nos. 1, 4, 10 and 11 to catapult himself to one shot shy of the lead by No. 12.


“I knew those guys up front were all playing pretty well,” said Dennis. “In my group, they were struggling a bit at the time so I felt alright. Then on No. 14 I hit as good of an 8-iron as I could possibly hit and it landed three feet from the hole. That is a challenging hole and after that I felt like if I didn’t make a mistake then I would have the tournament.”


Dennis was able to hold his lead down the stretch and ultimately secure the title with a clutch par putt on No. 18. “I hit a solid drive, but I wasn’t going to bring the water into play so I was up on that hill and I had 185 yards uphill on a hook line,” he said. “I just hit a 5-iron as well as I could have and I hit it on the green to about 30 feet. I was able to get it close enough so that I couldn’t miss it.” He finished the championship with an outstanding 4-under-par, 140 total.

 

This is Dennis’ second CGA championship title and the gracious champion remarked, “The CGA means a lot to me, as does the SCGA. It’s important for me to be able to try my best out here and to win. I am very competitive and it is fulfilling when you do what you are supposed to do. This win means so much.”
 

Parrott earned runner-up with a 3-under-par, 141 overall and Barton finished in third at 2-under-par, 142 total. Fourth place was claimed by a four-way-tie at 1-under-par, 143 between Johnny Elam of Charlotte, N.C., Joe Hendrick of Chesterfield, S.C., Doug Owens of Albemarle, N.C. and the 2019 Carolinas Super Senior Champion, Russ Perry of Winston-Salem, N.C..


Arlis Pike of Kernersville, N.C. captured the 70+ Division title at 2-under-par, 142 overall. Pike won this championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and this marks his first 70+ Division title in this event.


“It makes me feel good to win this one. I won the North Carolina Amateur and three (Carolinas) Super Senior titles so it feels really good to win this one,” said Pike. 

 

Michael Fisher of Pittsboro, N.C. and Cary Hite of Columbia, S.C. earned runner-up with 1-under-par, 143 overall finishes. Notably, Hite climbed his way up the leaderboard from seven shots off the lead after the low round of the day in the 70+ Division of 4-under-par, 68. Pete Allen of Southport, N.C. finished in fourth with a solid even-par, 144 total. 

 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at the Country Club of South Carolina, especially, General Manager Jennifer Grigg, Director of Golf Michael Porter and Golf Course Superintendent Sean Cantrell for graciously hosting the 13th Carolinas Super Senior Championship. 

 

13th Carolinas Super Senior Championship

The Country Club of South Carolina, Florence, S.C.

Final Results: 65 + Division

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 John Dennis Greenville, SC -4 70 70 140
2 Robert Parrott Raleigh, NC -3 73 68 141
3 Lennie Barton Raleigh, NC -2 69 73 142
T4 Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC -1 74 69 143
T4 Russ Perry Winston-Salem, NC -1 73 70 143
T4 Doug Owens Albemarle, NC -1 72 71 143
T4 Joe Hendrick Chesterfield, SC -1 70 73 143
8 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC E 70 74 144
9 Evan Long Charlotte, NC +1 75 70 145
10 Donald Detweiler Raleigh, NC +2 74 72 146
11 Thomas Eberhard Johns Island, SC +3 74 73 147
12 John Fritz Mint Hill, NC +4 71 77 148
T13 Kim Mansfield Jackson Springs, NC +5 78 71 149
T13 John Long Murrells Inlet, SC +5 78 71 149
T13 Gregory McLain Hollywood, SC +5 77 72 149
T13 Bob Schindler Charlotte, NC +5 74 75 149
T13 Tim Tyler Chapin, SC +5 73 76 149
T18 Junior Nance Clarkton, NC +7 75 76 151
T18 Walter Odiorne Blythewood, SC +7 71 80 151
T20 Byron Beck Martin, SC +8 78 74 152
T20 Roger Page Duncan, SC +8 77 75 152
T20 Gray Tuttle Pinehurst, NC +8 75 77 152
T23 Robert Turner Lake Toxaway, NC +9 78 75 153
T23 Jim Burgess Murrells Inlet, SC +9 77 76 153
T23 John Cottrell Gilbert, SC +9 75 78 153
T23 Mark Kozel Chapel Hill, NC +9 75 78 153
T27 Jim Gallagher Charlotte, NC +10 77 77 154
T27 Mike Wilson Ocean Isle Beach, NC +10 76 78 154
T27 Mike Johnson Clayton, NC +10 76 78 154
T27 Joe Robinson Rock hill, SC +10 74 80 154
T31 John Smunk Port Royal, SC +11 80 75 155
T31 Robbie Armistead Raleigh, NC +11 78 77 155
T31 Lawrence Hicks Greensboro, NC +11 77 78 155
T31 Burt Brown conway, SC +11 76 79 155
T35 Gus Sylvan Columbia, SC +12 81 75 156
T35 Trip Boinest Shelby, NC +12 77 79 156
T35 Mike Miller Columbia, SC +12 77 79 156
T35 Scott Lander Murrells Inlet, SC +12 76 80 156
T35 Phillip Greene MD Charlotte, NC +12 75 81 156
T40 Tim Pope Spartanburg, SC +14 82 76 158
T40 Ed Donlin Concord, NC +14 78 80 158
T40 Glenn Brown Holden Beach, NC +14 77 81 158
43 Austin Overby Ocean Isle Beach, NC +15 78 81 159
T44 Russell Guy Mount Pleasant, SC +17 85 76 161
T44 Paul Spadafora Pinehurst, NC +17 84 77 161
T44 Lee Keesler Charlotte, NC +17 83 78 161
T44 John Baldea Myrtle Beach, SC +17 83 78 161
T48 Bob Edens Columbia, SC +18 83 79 162
T48 Robert Brown Okatie, SC +18 83 79 162
50 Wayne Howle Darlington, SC +19 84 79 163
51 Spike Smith Pinehurst, NC +21 78 87 165
T52 Joseph Isgett Taylors, SC +22 85 81 166
T52 Jimmy Dorrell Clayton, NC +22 84 82 166
T52 George Deryckere Southern Pines, NC +22 79 87 166
55 Bill Eissele Fayetteville, NC +24 85 83 168
T56 Dennis Riordan Mount Pleasant, SC +25 85 84 169
T56 Gary Hucker Easley, SC +25 82 87 169
58 Curtis Elliott Charlotte, NC +30 85 89 174
T59 Robert Kempton Greenville, SC +33 89 88 177
T59 Robert Ruffolo Simpsonville, SC +33 87 90 177
WD Ron DeSantis Mt. Pleasant, SC - 75 WD WD
WD Jim Wise Columbia, SC - 77 WD WD
WD Robin Alley Columbia, SC - 77 WD WD
WD Curtis Rudolph Charlotte, NC - 78 WD WD
WD Nile Brisson Myrtle Beach, SC - 79 WD WD
WD Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC - 79 WD WD
WD John Stratton Greensboro, NC - 79 WD WD
WD Garland Yates Asheboro, NC - 81 WD WD
WD Ronald Carpenter Creedmoor, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Johnny Adams Cary, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Paul Stroup Charlotte, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Steven Brown Sunset Beach, NC - 82 WD WD
WD Tony Koechli Lyman, SC - 83 WD WD
WD Lennie Younce Lenoir, NC - 87 WD WD
WD Dennis Helms North Myrtle Beach, SC - WD WD WD
WD Frank Wrenn Greenville, SC - WD WD WD
WD Marion Moore Orangeburg, SC - WD WD WD
WD Robert Wansker Charlotte, NC - WD WD WD


 

13th Carolinas Super Senior Championship

The Country Club of South Carolina, Florence, S.C.

Final Results: 70+ Division

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total
1 Arlis Pike Kernersville, NC -2 68 74 142
T2 Carey Hite Columbia, SC -1 75 68 143
T2 Michael Fisher Pittsboro, NC -1 70 73 143
4 Pete Allen Southport, NC E 72 72 144
5 Dave Moser Charlotte, NC +2 75 71 146
6 Jack Marin Durham, NC +3 73 74 147
T7 Joe Hackler Myrtle Beach, SC +4 75 73 148
T7 Joe Padgette North Charleston, SC +4 72 76 148
T9 Gary Strickfaden Southern Pines, NC +5 75 74 149
T9 Ricky Fink Hartsville, SC +5 75 74 149
T11 Greg Powell Charlotte, NC +6 79 71 150
T11 Steve Lake Lexington, SC +6 76 74 150
T11 Michael McDowell Charlotte, NC +6 74 76 150
T11 Chuck Latham Vass, NC +6 74 76 150
T11 Ernie Newton Winston-Salem, NC +6 73 77 150
T11 Keith Li Southport, NC +6 73 77 150
T17 John McCallie Durham, NC +7 76 75 151
T17 David Crocker Bluffton, SC +7 75 76 151
T17 Robert Desjardins Matthews, NC +7 75 76 151
T17 J. Lawson Greensboro, NC +7 72 79 151
T21 Charley Hodges Charlotte, NC +8 79 73 152
T21 Chuck Wunsch Pinehurst, NC +8 78 74 152
T23 Ted Kulp Murrells Inlet, SC +9 77 76 153
T23 Lawrence Rose Wilmington, NC +9 75 78 153
T23 Al Edwards North Myrtle Beach, SC +9 71 82 153
T26 Martin Gerr Charlotte, NC +10 77 77 154
T26 Charlie Parks Asheboro, NC +10 75 79 154
28 Tom Rowland Wilmington, NC +11 74 81 155
29 Michael Egan Wilmington, NC +12 74 82 156
T30 Bob Norman Rocky Mount, NC +13 81 76 157
T30 Robert Fisk Seabrook Island, SC +13 76 81 157
T30 Bob Buie Columbia, SC +13 76 81 157
T33 Robert Dail Wendell, NC +14 75 83 158
T33 Dave Bell Bluffton, SC +14 75 83 158
T35 George Ackerman Charleston, SC +15 81 78 159
T35 Gene Spencer Blythewood, SC +15 81 78 159
T35 Larry Smothers Wilmington, NC +15 80 79 159
T35 Norman Davis Charlotte, NC +15 78 81 159
T35 Bob Lynch Florence, SC +15 77 82 159
T35 Ray Jackson Rocky Mount, NC +15 75 84 159
41 Bo Leslie Simpsonville, SC +16 75 85 160
T42 Robert Crawford Winston-Salem, NC +18 84 78 162
T42 Brian Alchermes Columbia, SC +18 81 81 162
44 Bob Beasley Greensboro, NC +19 78 85 163
T45 Robert Van Norden Greenville, SC +20 86 78 164
T45 Peter Loper Georgetown, SC +20 83 81 164
T47 Gerald Werlau Florence, SC +23 81 86 167
T47 Dick Schirippa Florence, SC +23 80 87 167
T47 Harry Buzhardt Pinehurst, NC +23 81 86 167
50 Ron Conway Wilmington, NC +26 82 88 170
T51 Dennis Reedy Camden, SC +28 91 81 172
T51 Wiley Barrett Southern Pines, NC +28 91 81 172
53 Marshall Stuart Easley, SC +31 80 95 175
WD Logan Jackson Winston-Salem, NC - 70 WD WD
WD Cliff Seastrunk Raleigh, NC - 72 WD WD
WD William Boles Wilson, NC - 72 WD WD
WD Edward Mills Fairview, NC - 74 WD WD
WD William Weeks Greenville, SC - 74 WD WD
WD David Watterworth Charlotte, NC - 76 WD WD
WD Ken Eichele Pinehurst, NC - 76 WD WD
WD Todd Turner West End, NC - 76 WD WD
WD Dan Anderson Lenoir, NC - 77 WD WD
WD Mike Sprouts Winston-Salem, NC - 77 WD WD
WD Rick Aldous Lexington, SC - 78 WD WD
WD Dick Hogan Burlington, NC - 79 WD WD
WD Steve Spiegler Charlotte, NC - 79 WD WD
WD Lynn Martin Travelers Rest, SC - 79 WD WD
WD Gregory Loomis Southport, NC - 104 WD WD
WD Bill Eskridge Cary, NC - WD WD WD
WD John Crooks Lillington, NC - WD WD WD
WD Terry Collins Pinehurst, NC - WD 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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