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Boteler and Crenshaw Bring the Club Championship Back to Alamance

 

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (October 18, 2021) -- Final results of the 44th Carolinas Club Championship at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C. on October 18, 2021. The men competed at 6,788 yards and the women competed at 5,583 yards (par 35-36--71).

 

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First time playing partners Matthew Crenshaw and Wade Boteler of Alamance Country Club captured the 44th Carolinas Club Championship with an outstanding 8-under-par, 63 finish.


Crenshaw and Boteler started the shotgun start on No. 2. They set the tone for their round with a birdie right off the bat on the 379 yard, par-4. The duo followed this with a train of birdies until a momentum shift on No. 8.


“What did it for me was No. 8,” said Boteler. “Matt (Crenshaw) was playing really well on the front and I was playing alright. Then on No. 8 I sank a long putt for birdie that got it going and was pretty significant for me today.”


The birdie on No. 8 lit a spark in Crenshaw and Boteler and they went on to birdie Nos. 9, 11, 13, 14, 17 and 18. “I hit a good 5-iron to seven or eight feet on No. 18 for a great birdie,” said Boteler. “That was playing about 205 yards so I was happy to finish off with that.”


This is Boteler’s first CGA Championship title and Crenshaw is now a seven-time CGA Champion. Crenshaw won this event with Adam McLaughlin in 2012 for Alamance Country Club. However this win makes three Carolinas Club Championships for Alamance Country Club as they also took home title in 2007 with McLaughlin and Richard Hogan representing their club.


Narrowly missing a playoff by just one stroke, three sides tied for runner-up at The Club at Irish Creek. Marias Lombard and David Boyce of Raintree Country Club, Stephen Lavenets and Cutler Harris of FSC Golf Club, and Andy Zachowicz and Dennis Long of Statesville Country Club all carded 7-under-par, 64 to tie for second.


Bradon Dembowiak and Preston Dembowiak of Sedgefield Country Club and Jim Brotherton and Scott Newton of High Point Country Club tied for fifth just two strokes off the lead at 6-under-par, 65. Notably, the side representing High Point Country Club played a bogey-free round.


 

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of the Club at Irish Creek, including General Manager Alan Cress, Head Golf Professional Jeremy Hurst and Course Superintendent Artie Helton, for their hospitality in hosting the 44th Carolinas Club Championship.


44th Carolinas Club Championship

The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, N.C.

Final Results
 

Pos. Players Club Affiliation To Par Total
1 Crenshaw  +  Boteler Alamance Country Club -8 63
T2 Lombard  +  Boyce Raintree Country Club -7 64
T2 Lavenets  +  Harris F S C Golf Club -7 64
T2 Zachowicz  +  Long Statesville Country Club -7 64
T5 Dembowiak  +  Dembowiak Sedgefield Country Club -6 65
T5 Brotherton  +  Newton High Point Country Club -6 65
T7 Gibson  +  Walters Old Town Club -4 67
T7 Keck + Cress Club at Irish Creek -4 67
T7 Nance  +  Mundy Hampton Heights Golf Club -4 67
T10 Gregory  +  Driver Club at 12 Oaks -3 68
T10 Hamilton  +  Barton Wildwood Green Golf Club -3 68
T10 Delvechio  +  Delvechio Catawba Country Club -3 68
T10 Hudson  +  Holland Highland Country Club -3 68
T10 Tate  +  Davis F S C Golf Club -3 68
T10 Jones  +  Brastow Valley at Eastport -3 68
T16 Cansler  +  Newton Jamestown park -2 69
T16 Kaufman  +  Porter Grandfather Golf & CC -2 69
T16 Paschal  +  Tuttle Club at Irish Creek -2 69
T16 Moore  +  Straub Alamance Country Club -2 69
T20 Cornett  +  Miller Boone Golf Club -1 70
T20 Parris  +  Weaver Pine Island Country Club -1 70
T22 Frye + Hurst Club at Irish Creek E 71
T22 Stimart  +  Carnahan TPC at Piper Glen E 71
T22 Fulford  +  Marcello Northstone Club, LLC E 71
25 Agar  +  Duncan Palisades Country Club +1 72
T26 McMullen  +  Kostak Salem Glen Country Club +2 73
T26 Brown  +  Ervin River Oaks Golf Club +2 73
T26 Horneman  +  McMahan Gaston Country Club +2 73
T29 Sumerel  +  Bradshaw Scotch Hall Preserve +3 74
T29 Bouguennec  +  Paolino Pinehurst Country Club +3 74
T29 Johnson  +  Hall Ft. Bragg Golf Club +3 74
32 Harper  +  Keaton Tanglewood Park Golf Club +4 75
33 Bachman  +  Bachman Club at 12 Oaks +9 80
34 Besancon  +  Mudge Skybrook Golf Club +13 84
35 Watts  +  Watts Carolinas eClub Charlotte +21 92



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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