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Gibson and Kennedy Takes Win At 15th Carolinas Pro Junior

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 19, 2021) -- Results of the 15th Carolinas Pro-Junior Championship at Providence Country Club at Charlotte, N.C. on July 16, 2021.

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Fisher Kennedy of Winston Salem, N.C. and Tommy Gibson of Mount Airy, N.C. are crowned the 15th Carolinas Pro-Junior champions. The Pro-Junior Championship pairs a golf professional along with a junior member from their club to compete against other teams from around the Carolinas. The pair proudly represent the Old Town Club in Winston Salem, N.C., where Gibson is an assistant professional and Kennedy is a member.

The field played through steady rainfall all through Monday, but at the conclusion of the tournament, the two donned their rain gear and were all smiles around. “We feel pretty good,” said Kennedy. “When you win it’s always good.” “Fisher played great,” said Gibson. “It was an all around good team effort.”

Gibson and Kennedy fired an impressive 6-under-par, 66 on Monday to win the championship by one stroke over a stacked field of junior and professional competitors alike. The duo clearly worked well together, and were on a hot streak, making five birdies, and eagling No. 8, a par 5. “Tommy puts it in the fairway for me to hit the green,” Kennedy said with a laugh. “We emanated pretty well,” added Gibson.

During the final stretch of the round, all players were met with a heavy downpour, but Gibson and Kennedy remained present and focused all while putting an emphasis on faster, more efficient play. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Fisher run so fast,” said Gibson. “He ran to the tee like he was trying to win the Olympics and hit the best drive of the day. We were trying to get the ball in the hole before too many puddles got on the green.”

Three teams finished tied for second place. Tyler Peterson of Charlotte, N.C. and Will Hartman of Marvin, N.C., Barry Pierce of Waxhaw, N.C. and Colin Salema of Matthews, N.C., Gray Mitchum of Winterville, N.C., and Bryce Hendrix of Greensboro, N.C. all fired an impressive 5-under-par, 65. The CGA would like to thank the members and staff of Providence Country Club for their hospitality. Special thanks to Head Professional, Fergal O’Shea, Director of Golf, Kevin Reardon, and Course Superintendent, Mark Scott. 15th Carolinas Pro-Junior

ROUND ONE RESULTS

Pos. Players Affiliation To Par Total Score
1 Kennedy  +  Gibson Winston Salem, NC, Mount Airy, NC -6 66
2 Peterson  +  Hartman Charlotte, NC, Marvin, NC -5 67
3 Pierce  +  Salema Waxhaw, NC, Matthews, NC -5 67
4 Mitchum  +  Hendrix Winterville, NC, Greensboro, NC -5 67
5 Haarlow  +  Howerton Greensboro, NC, Winston-Salem, NC -4 68
6 Brotherton  +  DeLille High Point, NC -4 68
7 Sayman  +  Schmidt Charlotte, NC, Pineville, NC -3 69
8 Collier  +  Courie Fayetteville, NC -3 69
9 Fry  +  Smith Waxhaw, NC, Fort Mill, SC -3 69
10 Guthrie  +  Joyner Charlotte, NC, Concord, NC -3 69
11 Delvechio  +  Alexander Newton, NC, Charlotte, NC -3 69
12 Chase  +  Kerr Charlotte, NC -2 70
13 Tugman  +  Sayman Wesley Chapel, NC, Charlotte, NC -2 70
14 Newton + Crawford Winston Salem, NC -1 71
15 Jacobson  +  Cappuzzo Charlotte, NC, Fort Mill, SC -1 71
16 Wyatt  +  Elder Kernersville, NC, Randleman, NC E 72
17 Gabriel  +  Scruggs Claremont, NC, Hickory, NC E 72
18 Cranford  +  Sain Newton, NC E 72
19 Wohlscheid  +  Wohlscheid Charleston, SC +1 73
20 Choplin  +  Zachowicz Conover, NC +1 73
21 Santospago  +  Stewart Charlotte, NC +2 74
22 Gay  +  Latimer Winston-Salem, NC +2 74
23 Vugrinec  +  Helms Fayetteville, NC +2 74
24 Busic  +  Scruggs Hickory, NC +2 74
25 Lankford  +  Kennedy Wahaw, NC, Fort Mill, SC +2 74
26 Reardon  +  Lindemann Charlotte, NC +3 75
27 Helms  +  Inman Monroe, NC, Indian Trail, NC +3 75
28 Currie  +  DeJesus Charlotte, NC +4 76
29 Rogan  +  Connell Columbia, SC, Blythewood, SC +4 76
30 Coltren  +  George Mt Olive, NC, Wallace, NC +4 76
31 O'Shea  +  Debuhr Mint Hill, NC +5 77
32 Crouse  +  Terry Reidsville, NC, Greensboro, NC +5 77
33 Smith  +  Mathers Norwood, NC, Waxhaw, NC +6 78
34 Peterson  +  Malone Summerfield, NC, Greensboro, NC +9 81
35 Turner  +  Turner Wake Forest, NC +16 88
36 Cox  +  Burris Lexington, NC, Albemarle, NC +17 89

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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