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Younts Pounces on Carolinas Mid-Amateur Lead

 

SALISBURY, N.C. (October 30, 2020) -- First round results of the 40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Salisbury in Salisbury, N.C. on October 30, 2020. The field is competing at 6,723 yards, par 35-36--71. 

 

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

 

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

 

Tropical Storm Zeta came through Salisbury yesterday and the course saw heavy rain and high winds. However, thanks to the awesome staff here at the Country Club of Salisbury we were able to start on time this morning with solid course conditions, although that did not necessarily mean favorable scores.

 

“Building a house, moving in with the in-laws, taking care of two kids under three…” is how Matthew Younts of Greensboro, N.C. explained his preparations for this weekend. That is a perfect glance into the life of a mid-amateur (mid-am) and how many other players out here also spent their time before this event, while still managing to play highly competitive amateur golf. 

 

Younts took the Carolinas Mid-Amateur lead today after a 2-under-par, 69 finish. Beginning his round on No. 10, Younts got off to a hot start with an eagle on No. 13 and a birdie on No. 16. Then trouble struck with a lost ball on No. 18. 

 

“On No 18. I had a lost ball, but it was a big turning point because I was still able to make a bogey after the lost ball,” said Younts. “I got up and down from over the green on No. 1. Those two holes back-to-back kept me going.”

 

From there he played a bogey-free back nine with a birdie on No. 4 and finished with the low round of the day. Younts will try to stay on top tomorrow with a similar game plan as he had today.

 

“My strategy with how soft it is out here is to hit driver and to try and get it out as far as I can,” said Younts. “Then around the greens I favor it towards the center especially in the wind when I’m not 100% in control.”

 

Second place is staked by a five-way tie at 1-under-par, 70. N.C. Mid-Amateur runner-up Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C., 2015 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Champion Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C., Cyrus Stewart of Raleigh, N.C., Paul Slomkowski of Colfax, N.C. and James Lightsey of Indian Land, S.C. are all just one shot off the lead entering the second round. 

 

The second round will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. with starting times until 1:32 p.m. off of No. 1 and No. 10. The field will be cut to low 60 scores and ties for the final round on Sunday. 


 

40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, N.C.

Overall First Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1
1 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC -2 69
T2 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC -1 70
T2 James Lightsey Indian Land, SC -1 70
T2 Dan Walters WInston-Salem, NC -1 70
T2 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC -1 70
T2 Sherrill Britt West End, NC, Won in 2015 -1 70
T7 Russ Adams Charlotte, NC E 71
T7 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC E 71
T7 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC E 71
T7 Robert Lutomski Simpsonville, SC E 71
T7 Anthony Baker Carolina Shores, NC E 71
T12 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +1 72
T12 Bobby Dean Charlotte, NC +1 72
T12 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +1 72
T12 Kyle Bearden Barnwell, SC +1 72
T12 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +1 72
T12 Brandon Truesdale Rock hill, SC +1 72
T18 Michael Swaringen Salisbury, NC +2 73
T18 Dylan Lancaster Spindale, NC +2 73
T18 Kyle Milner Spartanburg, SC +2 73
T18 Jeff Boyan Winston Salem, NC +2 73
T18 Alex Nianouris Raleigh, NC +2 73
T18 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +2 73
T18 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +2 73
T18 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +2 73
T18 Keegan Hoff Charlotte, NC +2 73
T18 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC +2 73
T18 Jay Roberts Concord, NC +2 73
T29 Jeffrey Lankford Mocksville, NC +3 74
T29 Andrew Ward Charlotte, NC +3 74
T29 Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +3 74
T29 Tyler Crossen Landis, NC +3 74
T29 Stephen Woodard Charlotte, NC, Won in 2019 +3 74
T29 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +3 74
T29 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC +3 74
T29 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +3 74
T29 Weston Bell Piedmont, SC +3 74
T29 Brandon Mader Greenville, NC +3 74
T29 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +3 74
T29 Jerell Fields Pineville, NC +3 74
T41 Scott Roberts Lancaster, SC +4 75
T41 David Yowell Charlotte, NC +4 75
T41 Brett Barry Winston-Salem, NC +4 75
T41 Samuel Ring Carthage, NC +4 75
T41 Dermot McElhennon Wake Forest, NC +4 75
T41 Brad Mangum Iron Station, NC +4 75
T41 David Gies Pineville, NC +4 75
T41 David Banks Richlands, NC +4 75
T41 Andrew Fowler Greenville, SC +4 75
T50 Ernest Young Huntersville, NC +5 76
T50 Ken Knowles Mooresville, NC +5 76
T50 OLOF Bengtsson Charlotte, NC +5 76
T50 Daniel Lowder Belmont, NC +5 76
T50 Jonathan Hockaday Sanford, NC +5 76
T50 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC +5 76
T50 Daniel Laughlin Charlotte, NC +5 76
T50 Jordan Bilodeau Charlotte, NC +5 76
T50 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +5 76
T50 David Brown Conover, NC +5 76
T50 Michael Sims Lexington, SC +5 76
T50 Raymond Wooten Clemson, SC +5 76
T50 Walt Todd, Jr Greenville, SC +5 76
T50 Justin Pennell Lenoir, NC +5 76
T50 Thomas Bonney Greensboro, NC +5 76
T50 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +5 76
T50 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +5 76
T67 Dustin Moore Burlington, NC +6 77
T67 Brad Clark Durham, NC +6 77
T67 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +6 77
T67 Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC +6 77
T67 Daniel Hendrickson Charlotte, NC +6 77
T72 Bill Marlowe Raleigh, NC +7 78
T72 Charlie May Charlotte, NC +7 78
T72 Will Campbell Winnabow, NC +7 78
T72 Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC +7 78
T72 Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +7 78
T72 Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC +7 78
T72 Chris Williams Concord, NC +7 78
T72 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +7 78
T72 Chris Cox Raleigh, NC +7 78
T72 Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC +7 78
T82 Damon Postal Charlotte, NC +8 79
T82 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +8 79
T82 Jonathan Maull Charleston, SC +8 79
T82 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +8 79
T82 Paul Tucker Waxhaw, NC, Won in 2011 +8 79
T87 David Gibson Lexington, SC +9 80
T87 Banks Wood Charlotte, NC +9 80
T87 Kerney Black Rural Hall, NC +9 80
T87 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +9 80
T87 Jay Sylvan Charlotte, NC +9 80
T87 Clay Watkins Mebane, NC +9 80
T93 Connor Monaghan Chapel Hill, NC +10 81
T93 Tim Manyatis Raleigh, NC +10 81
T93 Will Suddreth Jamestown, NC +10 81
T93 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC +10 81
T93 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC +10 81
T93 Daniel  Walsh North Wilkesboro, NC +10 81
T99 George Harris Harrisburg, NC +11 82
T99 Matthew Ashley Charlotte, NC +11 82
T99 Ray Grant Gastonia, NC +11 82
T99 Yancey Johnson Simpsonville, SC +11 82
T99 Doug Ramey Greer, SC +11 82
T104 Britt Mitchell Creedmoor, NC +13 84
T104 Will Warner Pinehurst, NC +13 84
106 Robert Phillips Matthews, NC +15 86
107 Garrett Simmons Raleigh, NC +16 87
WD Robert Dargan Columbia, SC - WD
NS Alex Finke Rock Hill, SC - NS

 

40th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, N.C.

40+ Division First Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1
T1 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC -1 70
T1 Sherrill Britt West End, NC, Won in 2015 -1 70
T3 Russ Adams Charlotte, NC E 71
T3 Jason Smith Raleigh, NC E 71
T5 Walker Taylor Wilmington, NC +1 72
T5 Bobby Dean Charlotte, NC +1 72
T5 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC +1 72
T5 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +1 72
T9 Kyle Milner Spartanburg, SC +2 73
T9 DeeBo Kelly Camden, SC +2 73
T11 Jeffrey Lankford Mocksville, NC +3 74
T11 Jeremy Boggs Fort Mill, SC +3 74
T11 Stephen Woodard Charlotte, NC, Won in 2019 +3 74
T11 Brett Harris Franklin, NC +3 74
T11 Joe Jaspers Huntersville, NC +3 74
T11 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC +3 74
T17 Scott Roberts Lancaster, SC +4 75
T17 Samuel Ring Carthage, NC +4 75
T19 Ernest Young Huntersville, NC +5 76
T19 Ken Knowles Mooresville, NC +5 76
T19 Joe Brooks Franklin, NC +5 76
T19 David Brown Conover, NC +5 76
T19 Jim Aughtry Concord, NC +5 76
T19 John Nieters Bermuda Run, NC +5 76
T25 Brad Clark Durham, NC +6 77
T25 Scott Park Charlotte, NC +6 77
T25 Robby Kirby Charlotte, NC +6 77
T25 Daniel Hendrickson Charlotte, NC +6 77
T29 Keith Kepley Charlotte, NC +7 78
T29 Josh McWhorter Boone, NC +7 78
T29 Chad Wilfong Charlotte, NC +7 78
T32 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC +8 79
T32 Eric Sayer Cary, NC +8 79
T32 Paul Tucker Waxhaw, NC, Won in 2011 +8 79
T35 David Gibson Lexington, SC +9 80
T35 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC +9 80
37 Andrew Sapp Greenville, NC +10 81
T38 George Harris Harrisburg, NC +11 82
T38 Yancey Johnson Simpsonville, SC +11 82
T38 Doug Ramey Greer, SC +11 82
WD Robert Dargan Columbia, SC - WD

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

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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