Sun

Recent News


Simson Rushes Out Of The Gates

 

LENOIR, N.C. (September 8, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association conducted the First Round of the 13th North Carolina Super Senior  Championship at Cedar Rock Country Club in Lenoir, N.C. on September 8, 2021. The 65+ division competed at 6,089 yards (par 36-36--72), while the 70+ division competed at 5,527 yards (par 36-36--72). 

 

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

 

Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. came out firing during the first round of the North Carolina Super Senior, as he finished two clear of the field, carding a first round 4-under-par, 68. 

 

Simson is no stranger to success in this event. He is one of six defending champions in the field this week and is a multi time winner as well, taking home hardware in 2016 and 2018. In his quest for a third title, Simson rolled in five birdies today at Cedar Rock Country Club, including an impressive four in six holes, birdieing nine, 10, 13 and 14. 

 

Just off the pace and in a tie for second place are Johnny Elam of Charlotte, N.C., Steve Wilkinson of Wilmington, N.C., and Dan Anderson of Lenoir, N.C. All three competitors carded a first round score of 2-under-par, 70. 

 

Elam carded four birdies on his round to go along with an impressive eagle on the Par-5 ninth, the lone one of the day. Wilkinson collected three birdies on his round, while Anderson rolled in four. 

 

Rounding out the top five is Russ Perry of Winston-Salem, N.C., who finished his day sitting at even par, 72 after he collected two birdies to offset two bogeys. 

 

Defending champion Evan Long of Charlotte, N.C., is in a tie for sixth place after opening his title defense with a 1-over-par, 73. Long rolled in three birdies on his day on holes one, five, and 14. 

 

In the 70+ division John Crooks of Lillington, N.C., is leading the field after a first round 3-under-par, 69. Crooks got off to a great start with birdies on one and two, and ended strong as well with three birdies in his last six holes on 13, 15, and 17. 

 

William Boles of Wilson, N.C., is in second place after a first round 2-under-par,  70 that included four birdies on holes, five, eight, nine, and 18. Ernie Newton of Winston-Salem, N.C., rounds out the top three after an opening round 1-under-par, 71. 

 

Opened in 1965, Cedar Rock Country Club made waves in North Carolina golf, being ranked as the third best course in the state in 1970. Golf Digest Magazine listed Cedar Rock as one of the best 100 courses in America in 1969-1970 as well. Boasting a championship layout with Bermuda Fairways and Bentgrass greens Cedar Rock is a treat in the western part of North Carolina. 

 

The North Carolina Super Senior Championship crowns the best player in North Carolina age 65 and over. This championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index®. Players may sign up for the 65+ Division or 70+ Division if eligible.

 

13th North Carolina Super Senior Championship

Cedar Rock Country Club, Lenoir, N.C.

First Round Results

65+ Division

Position Player City, State To Par R1 Total
1 Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -4 68 68
T2 Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC -2 70 70
T2 Steve Wilkinson Wilmington, NC -2 70 70
T2 Dan Anderson Lenoir, NC -2 70 70
5 Russ Perry Winston Salem, NC E 72 72
T6 Evan Long Charlotte, NC +1 73 73
T6 John Fritz Mint Hill, NC +1 73 73
T6 Craig Cathey Burlington, NC +1 73 73
T6 Ed Donlin Concord, NC +1 73 73
T10 Robbie Armistead Raleigh, NC +2 74 74
T10 John Richardson Charlotte, NC +2 74 74
T10 Jim Gallagher Charlotte, NC +2 74 74
T13 Jerry Horton Wilmington, NC +3 75 75
T13 Randy Naylor Wilmington, NC +3 75 75
T15 Daniel  Cook Lenoir, NC +4 76 76
T15 Donald Detweiler Raleigh, NC +4 76 76
T15 Mark Wagner Statesville, NC +4 76 76
T15 Trip Boinest Shelby, NC +4 76 76
T15 Robert Turner Lake Toxaway, NC +4 76 76
T20 Phillip Woods Marshville, NC +5 77 77
T20 Mark Kozel Chapel Hill, NC +5 77 77
T20 Lawrence Hicks Greensboro, NC +5 77 77
T20 Doug Owens Albemarle, NC +5 77 77
T24 Curtis Rudolph Charlotte, NC +6 78 78
T24 Kim Mansfield Jackson Springs, NC +6 78 78
T24 Lee Keesler Charlotte, NC +6 78 78
T27 Richard Krapfel Winston Salem, NC +7 79 79
T27 Rick Chapman Granite Falls, NC +7 79 79
T27 Rick Clanton Valdese, NC +7 79 79
T27 Scott Danals Bryson City, NC +7 79 79
T31 Gray Tuttle Pinehurst, NC +8 80 80
T31 Hugh Quinn Lewisville, NC +8 80 80
T31 Bill Vahldieck Huntersville, NC +8 80 80
T31 Ronald Carpenter creedmoor, NC +8 80 80
T35 Michael Kindley Winston-Salem, NC +10 82 82
T35 Howard Nemenz Winston Salem, NC +10 82 82
T35 Chris Mahon Elkin, NC +10 82 82
T35 Johnny Adams Cary, NC +10 82 82
T39 Matt Mullen Wake Forest, NC +12 84 84
T39 Jim Bridges Statesville, NC +12 84 84
41 Andy Burnette Raleigh, NC +13 85 85
42 Mike Johnson Clayton, NC +14 86 86
43 Lennie Younce Lenoir, NC +15 87 87
44 Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC +17 89 89
45 Charles Hill Greensboro, NC +20 92 92
WD Charles Leonard Nebo, NC - WD -
WD Robert Wansker Charlotte, NC - WD -
WD Phillip Greene Charlotte, NC - WD -
WD Jim Grainger Charlotte, NC - WD -
WD John Stratton Greensboro, NC - WD -

70+ Division

Position Player City, State To Par R1 Total 
1 John Crooks Lillington, NC -3 69 69
2 William Boles Wilson, NC -2 70 70
3 Ernie Newton Winston salem, NC -1 71 71
4 Edward Mills Fairview, NC E 72 72
T5 Norman Davis Charlotte, NC +1 73 73
T5 Steve Spiegler Charlotte, NC +1 73 73
T5 Arlis Pike Kernersville, NC +1 73 73
T5 Chuck Latham Vass, NC +1 73 73
T9 Greg Powell Charlotte, NC +2 74 74
T9 Robert Desjardins Matthews, NC +2 74 74
T11 Frank Campion Clemmons, NC +3 75 75
T11 Dee Blankenhorn Raleigh, NC +3 75 75
T11 Rick Kline Pinehurst, NC +3 75 75
T11 Steve Short Nebo, NC +3 75 75
T11 Gregory Ostanek Pinehurst, NC +3 75 75
T11 Pete Allen Southport, NC +3 75 75
T17 Gene Rapelye Wilmington, NC +4 76 76
T17 Dave Moser charlotte, NC +4 76 76
T17 Ken Eichele Pinehurst, NC +4 76 76
20 James Brown High Point, NC +5 77 77
T21 Billy Poteat Hickory, NC +6 78 78
T21 Cliff Seastrunk Raleigh, NC +6 78 78
T21 Michael Fisher Pittsboro, NC +6 78 78
T21 Steven Johnson Jefferson, NC +6 78 78
T21 Mike Sprouts Winston Salem, NC +6 78 78
T21 Garland Yates Asheboro, NC +6 78 78
T27 Rod Wishart Gibsonville, NC +7 79 79
T27 Jere Vodenicker West Jefferson, NC +7 79 79
T29 David Ohrn Calabash, NC +8 80 80
T29 Ray Novicki Southern Pines, NC +8 80 80
T29 Terry Collins Pinehurst, NC +8 80 80
T32 Bob Yow Clinton, NC +9 81 81
T32 Chuck Wunsch Pinehurst, NC +9 81 81
T34 David Watterworth Charlotte, NC +10 82 82
T34 Johnny Johnston Hendersonville, NC +10 82 82
T34 Don Teague Shelby, NC +10 82 82
T34 Robert Crawford Winston Salem, NC +10 82 82
T34 Bill Wolcott Ashevillle, NC +10 82 82
39 Frank Macy Winston-Salem, NC +11 83 83
T40 Bob Norman Rocky Mount, NC +12 84 84
T40 Lou Davignon Hickory, NC +12 84 84
42 Allen Craven Concord, NC +13 85 85
T43 Paul Stroup Charlotte, NC +14 86 86
T43 Wiley Barrett Southern Pines, NC +14 86 86
T43 John Burton Bryson City, NC +14 86 86
T46 Bruce Newman Asheville, NC +15 87 87
T46 Larry Ringen Pinehurst, NC +15 87 87
T46 Todd Turner West End, NC +15 87 87
49 Vaughn Fogleman Greensboro, NC +18 90 90
WD Charlie Parks Asheboro, NC - WD -
WD Billy Morris Clemmons, NC - WD -

 

Schedule of Rounds:

Thursday, September 9

Final Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play, 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

Boxed Lunch provided by the CGA

 

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. 

##30##



Other News

News Archives

Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 | admin@carolinasgolf.org
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

Web Design by BlueTone Media