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Pearson and Fox Lead Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball


GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 5, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association conducted the first round of the 10th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. on October 5, 2021. The 65 and over Division competed at 6,235 yards (par 36-36--72), while the 70 and over Division competed at 5,778 yards (par 36-36--72).


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The duo of James Pearson of Charlotte, N.C. and Steve Fox of Pinehurst, N.C. came out firing on Tuesday, as they grabbed the first round lead of the Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball.


The pair raced out to a score of 9-under-par, 63 on their first round, taking full advantage of their scoring opportunities at Forest Oaks Country Club. An early eagle on the par-4 2nd had Pearson and Fox in business, and they did not waver from there. 


Back-to-back birdies would follow on the third and fourth allowing them to make the turn towards the back side at 4-under-par. Once on their back nine the good times kept rolling, with birdies being rolled in on 11, 13, 14, 17 and 18 to propel them to a one shot lead going into the final round. 


Bob Edens of Columbia, S.C. and Thomas Eberhard of Johns Island, S.C. had an impressive day as well, turning in a scorecard of 8-under-par, 64 to sit one shot back of the lead. 


For this dangerous duo they turned in equal efforts of a 4-under-par, 32 on both the front and back nines, and really did some damage from the fourth hole through the 11th. They collected four straight birdies from holes four through seven, before back-to-back birdies on holes 10 and 11 made it a very strong six birdies in eight holes. Once more the pair dove into the red numbers at the end of their round, finishing with birdies on the 16th and 18th. 


To round out the top five, Keith Hiller of Shelby, N.C. and Trip Boinest of Clemmons, N.C. are tied for third at a mark of 7-under-par, 65 alongside the team of Charlie Parks of Asheboro, N.C. and Doug Owens of Albemarle, N.C. Junior Nance of Clarkton, N.C. and Nile Brisson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. also turned in a first round score of 7-under-par, 65. 


Parks and Owens are no strangers to success in this event, as they are the defending champions and will be sure to make some noise in the final round tomorrow. 


In the 70 and over Division Keith Li and Pete Allen of Southport, N.C. lead the field after a 9-under-par, 63 first round. Jerry Hartsell of Matthews, N.C. and Vardaman Banks of Midland, N.C. are in solo second after a first round 8-under-par, 64, while Jack Marin of Matthews, N.C. and Robert Desjardins of Durham, N.C. round out the top three after an opening 7-under-par, 65. 


10th Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball Championship

Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

First Round Results

65+ Division

Position Team City, State  To Par R1
1 James Pearson  +  Steve Fox Charlotte, NC, pinehurst, NC -9 63
2 Bob Edens  +  Thomas Eberhard Johns Island, SC, Columbia, SC -8 64
T3 Keith Hiller  +  Trip Boinest Shelby, NC, Clemmons, NC -7 65
T3 Charlie Parks  +  Doug Owens Asheboro, NC, Albemarle, NC -7 65
T3 Junior Nance  +  Nile Brisson Clarkton, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC -7 65
T6 Donald Detweiler  +  Paul Simson Raleigh, NC -6 66
T6 Ernie Newton  +  Rick Briley Winston Salem, NC, High Point, NC -6 66
T8 Joe Hackler  +  Johnny Elam Charlotte, NC, Myrtle beach, SC -5 67
T8 Ed Donlin  +  Rick Kline Concord, NC, Pinehurst, NC -5 67
T8 Roger Page  +  Tim Pope Duncan, SC, Spartanburg, SC -5 67
T8 Glenn Brown  +  Wesley Bruce Holden Beach, NC, Harrisburg, NC -5 67
T12 Gary Hull  +  Randall Sullins Claremont, NC, Stateville, NC -4 68
T12 Mark Stephens  +  Russ Perry Winston Salem, NC, Greensboro, NC -4 68
T12 Dennis Helms  +  Evan Long North Myrtle Beach, SC, Charlotte, NC -4 68
T12 Bob Schindler  +  Timothy J Murphy Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC -4 68
T12 Alan Dirk  +  Lawrence Hicks Greensboro, NC, Pittsboro, NC -4 68
T12 Craig Cathey  +  Randy Ector Burlington, NC -4 68
T12 Joe Sumrow  +  Robert Phifer Charlotte, NC -4 68
T12 Cliff Seastrunk  +  Lennie Barton Raleigh, NC -4 68
T20 Chuck Wilkins  +  Kim Mansfield Jackson Springs, NC, Pinehurst, NC -3 69
T20 Hugh Quinn  +  Jeryl Johnson Lewisville, NC, North Myrtle Beach, SC -3 69
T20 Charles Kane  +  Chuck Parker Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC -3 69
T20 Robbie Armistead  +  Tony Hamm Goldsboro, NC, Raleigh, NC -3 69
T24 Dick Hogan  +  Mark Wagner Burlington, NC, Statesville, NC -2 70
T24 Doug Davis  +  Keith Rich Randleman, NC, Holly Springs, NC -2 70
T24 Eric Ardery  +  Johnny Adams Cary, NC, Durham, NC -2 70
T27 Charley Hodges  +  Lee Keesler Charlotte, NC -1 71
T27 Jerry Horton  +  Mike Wilson Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Wilmington, NC -1 71
T27 Robert Allen  +  Robert Parrott Raleigh, NC -1 71
T27 Dan Anderson  +  Lennie Younce Lenoir, NC -1 71
31 Brooks Carey  +  Marion Moore Orangeburg, SC, Charlotte, NC E 72
32 Frank Golden  +  Steve Wilkinson Charlotte, NC, Wilmington, NC +1 73
33 Buddy Dowd + Rex Hester Siler City, NC, Bear Creek, NC +2 74
34 Andy Stinson  +  Sam Nave Newton, NC, Hickory, NC +5 77

 70+ Division

Position Team City, State  To Par R1
1 Keith Li  +  Pete Allen Southport, NC -9 63
2 Jerry Hartsell  +  Vardaman Banks Matthews, NC, Midland, NC -8 64
3 Jack Marin  +  Robert Desjardins Matthews, NC, Durham, NC -7 65
T4 John McCallie  +  Ronald Carpenter Creedmoor, NC, Durham, NC -6 66
T4 Chuck Latham  +  Ken Eichele Pinehurst, NC, Vass, NC -6 66
T6 Andrew Wurst  +  Chuck Wunsch Pinehurst, NC -4 68
T6 Dickie Brewer  +  Todd Turner Winston Salem, NC, West End, NC -4 68
T6 Bill Burling  +  J. Lawson Greensboro, NC -4 68
T9 Arlis Pike + Lee Kiger Kernersville, NC -3 69
T9 Douglas Dean  +  Mike Sprouts Winston Salem, NC -3 69
T9 Kirk Pelland  +  Michael Fisher Pittsboro, NC, Hillsborough, NC -3 69
T12 Gene Spencer  +  Jim Wise Blythewood, SC, Columbia, SC -2 70
T12 David Watterworth  +  Greg Powell Charlotte, NC -2 70
T14 Bob Norman  +  Ray Jackson Rocky Mount, NC -1 71
T14 Al Edwards  +  Arnold Edwards Charlotte, NC, North Myrtle Beach, SC -1 71
T16 David Millis  +  James Brown High Point, NC E 72
T16 Bob Beasley  +  Wiley Barrett Greensboro, NC, Southern Pines, NC E 72
18 Bill Martinson + Rick Lafata Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC +2 74
19 David Brewer  +  Paul Stroup Charlotte, NC +3 75
T20 Allen Craven  +  Tim Crist Concord, NC +4 76
T20 Alvin Bodford + Bill Eversole Greensboro, NC, Greensboro, NC +4 76


Forest Oaks Country Club opened in 1962 as an Ellis Maples design. The club played host to the Greater Greensboro Open from 1977 until 2007 and was rated by PGA Tour Members as a favorite stop on the PGA Tour. Davis Love III restored the course in 2002, returning Forest Oaks to glory. 


The championship format is 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. Gross scores only. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff.


Schedule of Rounds:

Wednesday, October 6

Final Round - 18 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play


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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