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Preview: 40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 28, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. from October 30 - November 1, 2020. The field will compete at 6,723 yards, par 35-36--71. 

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

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

 

Players to Watch:

 

  • Stephen Woodard of Charlotte, N.C. is the reigning Carolinas Mid-Amateur Champion, with the 2019 title being his first CGA championship win. Also, Woodard finished in third at the 2019 N.C. Mid-Amateur.
     

  • Chad Wilfong of Charlotte, N.C. took home the 2020 N.C. Mid-Amateur title just last month and is looking to make a mid-amateur championship sweep with a win this week. 

 

  • Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. has had a great run this year claiming runner-up at the N.C. Mid-Amateur for the second year in a row and then claiming runner-up in the N.C. Four-Ball earlier this month. Walters is ready and looking for the win this week.

 

  • Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C. finished in 14th at the Carolinas Amateur Championship and at the N.C. Mid-Amateur last month. He also made an impressive run at the N.C. Amateur Match Play making it to the Round of 16.
     

  • Robert Lutomski of Simpsonville, S.C. finished in tenth at the S.C. Mid-Amateur and represented the Carolinas at the Captain’s Putter Matches. Lutomski also made the cut at the Carolinas Amateur this year. 

 

  • David Gies of Pineville, N.C. was the lowest scoring amateur and overall runner-up at the Carolinas Open to jump up to the No. 29 ranked golfer in the Carolinas Men’s Amateur Rankings. Then Gies tied for tenth at the N.C. Mid-Amateur in September.

 

  • Kyle Bearden of Barnwell, S.C. recently tied for second at the S.C. Amateur and also made it to the Round of 32 at the S.C. Amateur Match Play at Orangeburg Country Club.


 

Past Champions in the Field (4):

Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C., 2011

Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C., 2014

Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C., 2015

Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C., 2019

 

The championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scorers and ties. A tie for the overall championship is decided by an on-course playoff. 

 

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25th birthday by October 30, 2020, maintains a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

Thursday, October 29

Tee Times Available for Practice Rounds 

 

Friday, October 30

First Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

Starting Times from 8:00 a.m. to 1:32 p.m. 

Boxed Lunches Provided by CGA

 

Saturday, October 31

Second Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

Field Cut to Low 60 Scores and Ties

 

Sunday, November 1

Final Round - 18 Holes of 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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