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Walters Wins the 28th N.C. Mid-Amateur

 

SANFORD, N.C. (September 19, 2021) -- Final results of the 28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake) in Sanford, N.C. on September 19, 2021. The field competed at 6,882 yards (par 36-36--72).


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Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. captured the 28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship with a 13-under-par, 203 finish. This is Walter’s first CGA title and being the only player with three rounds under-par certainly helped him get there. 


Walters started the final round tied with Jack Radley of Bear Creek, N.C. for the lead at 8-under-par, 136 total. He got off to a steady start with pars on the first five holes as he remained tied with Radley until a birdie on No. 6 that got the momentum going.


“I was trying to piece together some really nice swings back-to-back and thankfully that happened on No. 6,” said Walters. “Then I hit two nice shots on No. 7 and you definitely pay attention when someone hits it out of bounds and ends up making a double. I was fortunate enough to make two great shots and birdie No. 7. So I knew I had a three stroke lead and then I just kept making quality shots and made some putts to put myself in a nice place at the turn.”


On No. 7, Walters hit a great shot off the tee and finished with a birdie while Radley hit his tee shot out of bounds to finish with a double bogey which set the players apart on the leaderboard. Two more birdies for Walters on Nos. 9 and 10 gave him a six stroke lead. 


By this point, the former Wake Forest Associate Head Men’s Golf Coach was dialed in and putting in the work to see how low he could go. A clutch par on No. 13 was integral in keeping a clean scorecard. 

 

“I hit a 5-iron yesterday to the center of the green, but there was a lot of wind today so I hit a 4-iron and absolutely smoked it,” said Walters. “Thankfully it ended up on the back of the green and I was just trying to put it to where I knew the grain changed, but I ended up hitting a really nice putt. To have 70 feet from back there and then just go and tap it in is very stress-free.”


On No. 16, Radley made a great 20-footer for birdie that pushed Walters to finish strong and match his birdie. Walters added another birdie to his card on the finishing hole to capture his first CGA Championship title at 13-under-par, 203 overall. Radley earned runner-up with a 7-under-par, 209 finish.
 


“My dad drove down from Pennsylvania today to be here so I am very thankful that he could come down and watch,” said the newly-minted champion. “I was looking at the trophy and there are some really amazing players on there. To be on this trophy with all of these great guys, I am very excited, thankful and proud to have my name etched on this at some point in time.”


Courtney Faircloth of Fuquay Varina, N.C. earned a third place finish with a 5-under-par, 211 overall score. Faircloth fired off a 5-under-par, 67 in the final round to tie the low round of championship and move up four spots on the leaderboard from tied for seventh place. 


Jay Roberts of Concord, N.C. and Kyle Austin of Raleigh, N.C. tied for fourth place with a 2-under-par, 214 finish. The 40+ Division winner Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, N.C. tied for sixth with Mark Olbrych of Raleigh, N.C. at 1-under-par, 215 overall.


The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Carolina Trace Country Club, including, Director of Golf Raymond Reyes and Golf Course Superintendent Eric Graveen for graciously hosting the 28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. 

 

28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake), Sanford, N.C.

Final Results

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Dan Walters Winston-Salem, NC -13 67 69 67 203
2 Jack Radley Bear Creek, NC -7 68 68 73 209
3 Courtney Faircloth Fuquay Varina, NC -5 73 71 67 211
T4 Jay Roberts Concord, NC -2 70 75 69 214
T4 Kyle Austin Raleigh, NC -2 70 72 72 214
T6 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC -1 74 71 70 215
T6 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -1 68 69 78 215
T8 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC E 68 78 70 216
T8 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC E 71 73 72 216
T8 Olof Bengtsson Charlotte, NC E 73 71 72 216
T8 Scott Park Charlotte, NC E 71 70 75 216
T12 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +1 74 73 70 217
T12 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC +1 71 74 72 217
T12 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +1 71 73 73 217
T12 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +1 70 70 77 217
16 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC +2 72 75 71 218
17 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC +3 74 72 73 219
T18 Greg Earnhardt Greensboro, NC +5 74 74 73 221
T18 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +5 75 72 74 221
T18 Gary Robinson Fayetteville, NC +5 73 73 75 221
T21 Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC +6 72 76 74 222
T21 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +6 70 77 75 222
T21 Kyle Moffett Snow Camp, NC +6 79 73 70 222
24 Bryce Aronson Raleigh, NC +7 68 76 79 223
T25 Daniel  Walsh North Wilkesboro, NC +8 75 73 76 224
T25 Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC +8 71 79 74 224
T25 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC +8 71 75 78 224
T25 Rob Clarke Whispering Pines, NC +8 69 77 78 224
T25 Jon Eggers Cary, NC +8 70 74 80 224
30 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC, NC +9 75 75 75 225
T31 Brant Stovall Germanton, NC +10 74 75 77 226
T31 Tanner Gross Trinity, NC +10 72 78 76 226
T31 Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC +10 75 75 76 226
T31 Josh Nichols Morrisville, NC +10 81 70 75 226
T31 Chris Cox Greensboro, NC +10 71 81 74 226
T31 Scott Patnode Belmont, NC +10 75 77 74 226
T37 Ryan Kerns Cornelius, NC +11 75 73 79 227
T37 Terrain Gill Charlotte, NC +11 78 70 79 227
T37 Tommy Miller Blowing Rock, NC +11 79 72 76 227
T37 Chad Frye Landis, NC +11 76 76 75 227
T37 Ryan Hodges Mcleansville, NC +11 77 75 75 227
T37 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +11 77 75 75 227
T43 David Gies Pineville, NC +12 72 78 78 228
T43 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC +12 74 77 77 228
T43 Jack Keefe Fayetteville, NC +12 74 77 77 228
T43 Dan Ignacio Charlotte, NC +12 75 77 76 228
T43 Brian Hayes Winston-Salem, NC +12 77 75 76 228
T48 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +13 76 73 80 229
T48 Sumner Alford Fuquay Varina, NC +13 75 73 81 229
T48 Ross Bell Raleigh, NC +13 77 74 78 229
T48 Ian Dabrowski Charlotte, NC +13 74 78 77 229
52 Will Dull Charlotte, NC +14 70 80 80 230
T53 Stephen Merkel Charlotte, NC +15 74 76 81 231
T53 Matthew McIntyre Garner, NC +15 76 75 80 231
T53 Ethan Woodall Huntersville, NC +15 76 75 80 231
T53 Robert Phillips Matthews, NC +15 81 70 80 231
57 Billy West Fayetteville, NC +16 78 74 80 232
58 Joe Burns Greensboro, NC +17 75 77 81 233
59 Austin Meadows Raleigh, NC +18 75 77 82 234
60 Jeremy Sigmon Charlotte, NC +20 77 74 85 236
WD Will Morgan West End, NC - 72 74 WD WD
WD Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC - 71 76 WD WD
The following players did not make the cut
CUT Brian Curry Lenoir, NC +9 78 75   153
CUT Reid Clark Raleigh, NC +9 77 76   153
CUT Scott Reid Cary, NC +9 78 75   153
CUT Kevin Busteed Charlotte, NC +9 79 74   153
CUT Rider Mozingo Kinston, NC +9 73 80   153
CUT William Carter Laurinburg, NC +9 76 77   153
CUT Ashley Berry Pittsboro, NC +10 85 69   154
CUT Brent Carter Cary, NC +10 79 75   154
CUT Shawn Foley Charlotte, NC +10 80 74   154
CUT Brad Nobles Raleigh, NC +10 79 75   154
CUT Brian Dreier Fayetteville, NC +10 75 79   154
CUT Dwayne Simpson Mint Hill, NC +10 74 80   154
CUT Tyler Crossen Landis, NC +10 77 77   154
CUT Wesley Tyner Thomasville, NC +11 81 74   155
CUT Brad Speed High Point, NC +12 80 76   156
CUT Josh Points Raleigh, NC +12 78 78   156
CUT Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +12 78 78   156
CUT Dallas Page Stoneville, NC +12 75 81   156
CUT Michael Cosentino Cary, NC +12 78 78   156
CUT Mike Durham Hickory, NC +12 76 80   156
CUT Jake Benfield Lenoir, NC +13 78 79   157
CUT Ricky Boggess Greensboro, NC +13 80 77   157
CUT Bruce Bevins Matthews, NC +14 75 83   158
CUT Edward Chan Fuquay Varina, NC +14 78 80   158
CUT Aaron York Durham, NC +15 81 78   159
CUT Andrew Flaskerud Charlotte, NC +15 78 81   159
CUT Austin Kiker Marshville, NC +15 85 74   159
CUT Charlie May Charlotte, NC +15 77 82   159
CUT Chris Peck Holly Springs, NC +15 79 80   159
CUT Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +15 80 79   159
CUT Kenny Flynn Winston-Salem, NC +15 78 81   159
CUT Korky Kemp Greensboro, NC +15 78 81   159
CUT Mark Callahan Charlotte, NC +15 84 75   159
CUT Todd Adams Lewisville, NC +16 81 79   160
CUT Britt Mitchell Hurdle Mills, NC +16 76 84   160
CUT Dan Gossin Cary, NC +16 81 79   160
CUT Russell Burke Raleigh, NC +16 81 79   160
CUT Stephen Helton Clayton, NC +16 78 82   160
CUT Brady Rowland Southern Pines, NC +17 77 84   161
CUT Micah Alexander Durham, NC +18 78 84   162
CUT Andrew Bridgers Greenville, NC +18 84 78   162
CUT David Winesette Waxhaw, NC +18 81 81   162
CUT Neal Morrison Charlotte, NC +19 84 79   163
CUT Bill Brewster Rocky Mount, NC +20 79 85   164
CUT Matt Gibbons Raleigh, NC +20 87 77   164
CUT Stephen Harward Durham, NC +20 79 85   164
CUT Ivan Jones High Point, NC +21 83 82   165
CUT Eric Parziale Southern Pines, NC +21 79 86   165
CUT Mark Nieters Winston-Salem, NC +21 78 87   165
CUT Brandon Bete Cary, NC +22 84 82   166
CUT Joshua Stafford Walkertown, NC +22 80 86   166
CUT Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +23 83 84   167
CUT Brian Stark Jamestown, NC +23 84 83   167
CUT Matt Drinkhahn Charlotte, NC +23 80 87   167
CUT Seth Hall Greensboro, NC +23 88 79   167
CUT Trenton Reid Fayetteville, NC +23 83 84   167
CUT Curt Miller Raleigh, NC +24 86 82   168
CUT Eric Oplinger Charlotte, NC +24 92 76   168
CUT Will Marsh Stedman, NC +25 81 88   169
CUT Jimmy McQuiston Raleigh, NC +25 84 85   169
CUT Munyaradzi Bvumbe Durham, NC +28 83 89   172
WD Jerell Fields Pineville, NC - 81 WD   WD
WD Stuart Augustine Fayetteville, NC - 83 WD   WD
WD Clay Watkins Mebane, NC - 85 WD   WD
WD Garett Heffner apex, NC - WD WD   WD
WD Robert Burrow Charlotte, NC - WD WD   WD
WD Jeff Allen Jacksonville, NC - WD WD   WD
WD Press McPhaul Raleigh, NC - WD WD   WD
NC Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC - 81 NC   NC

 


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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