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Tar Heel Cup Finishes in 6-6 Tie

2015 North Carolina Amateur Team Members (L-R): Dustin Moore, Jonathan Jackson, Dean Channell, Matt Kilgo, Chris Cassetta, John Eades, Josh Nichols, Uly Grisette

Wallace, NC - Final results of the 21st Tar Heel Cup co-conducted by the Carolinas PGA Section (CPGA) and the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) hosted by River Landing Country Club (River) in Wallace, NC on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (6942 yards, par 72).

The 21st Tar Heel Cup Matches finished in a 6 to 6 tie after two days of play at River Landing Country Club's River course in Wallace, NC.

Two teams of the best playing amateurs and PGA Professionals from North Carolina met to conduct these friendly annual matches.

With each match worth one point, the Carolinas PGA Professionals (CPGA) jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the first day's four-ball matches.  However, the amateurs battled hard to win five of the eight singles matches on the final day.

It takes 6½ points to win the cup outright.  Since the matches finished in a 6-6 tie, the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) will retain the cup until next year.  The Professionals' all time record is now 13 wins, 5 losses, and 3 ties; however, the amateurs are on a six-year unbeaten streak with a 3-0-3 record since 2010.

Both the Carolinas PGA Section and the Carolinas Golf Association extend their sincere thanks to the members and staff of River Landing for their incredible hospitality.

For complete results including hole-by-hole scoring visit:   


Day Two Singles Results

Larry George (CPGA) def. Uly Grisette (CGA), 2 and 1    

Dustin Moore (CGA) def. Jeffrey Peck (CPGA), 1 up

John Eades (CGA) def. John Thompson (CPGA), 6 and 5

Matt Kilgo (CGA) def. Mitch Adams (CPGA), 3 and 2

Josh Nichols (CGA) def. Blair Smith (CPGA), 2 up

Cory Schneider (CPGA) def. Dean Channell (CGA), 3 and 2

Chris Cassetta (CGA) def. Adam McLaughlin (CPGA), 3 and 2

Chris Haarlow (CPGA def. Jonathan Jackson (CGA), 2 and 1

Day 2 Results: CPGA 3, CGA 5


Day One Four-Ball Results

Adam McLaughlin-John Thompson (CPGA) def. Dustin Moore-Jonathan Jackson (CGA), 5 and 3

John Eades-Matt Kilgo (CGA) def. Blair Smith-Jeffrey Peck (CPGA), 6 and 5

Larry George-Cory Schneider (CPGA) def. Chris Cassetta-Josh Nichols (CGA), 1 up                          

Mitch Adams-Chris Haarlow (CPGA) def. Dean Channell-Uly Grisette (CGA), 3 and 2

Day 1 Results: CPGA 3, CGA 1


Final Score: CPGA 6, CGA 6. CGA retains Tar Heel Cup with the tie.



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2007 - Professionals

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2009 - Professionals

2010 - Tie

2011 - Tie

2012 - Amateurs

2013 - Amateurs

2014 - Amateurs

2015 - Tie


About River Landing Country Club

The coastal plains of North Carolina are the beautiful setting of a community where beauty and lifestyle go hand and hand—River Landing.

River Landing is a private, gated, residential golf community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC.  An easy 35 minute drive from historic Wilmington and just an hour and 15 minutes south of Raleigh, NC, we represent the best of North Carolina’s beauty, weather and recreation. And the cost of living here? Very attractive!

Our championship golf courses are world-class, and are complemented by our state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Center. Here residents enjoy secure surroundings featuring scenic walking, hiking and nature trails, mature, lush landscapes and some of the nation’s best fishing, boating and gardening.

River Landing offers the lifestyle you deserve with the value you demand. Welcome!

About the Carolinas PGA Section (CPGA)

Since its inception in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section has been committed to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.  Now the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association boasts nearly 2,000 professional members and represents more than 800 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia.

PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.  For more information, contact Liz Muroski, Director of Media and Promotions at 336-398-2742 or

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.

Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and 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 more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.

For more information about the CGA, visit

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