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102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship Preview

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (July 11, 2016) -- The 102nd edition of the Carolinas Amateur Championship will be contested July 14-17 at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. The club has hosted six previous Carolinas Amateurs, including the championship's second playing in 1911.

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"The Country Club of Charleston is proud to continue a tradition it helped begin back in 1909 by hosting the 102nd  Carolina's Amateur Championship," said club president Cordes Ford. "As a founding club of the Carolinas Golf Association, we are excited to again bring together the best amateur golfers from North and South Carolina and help crown this year's champion."

Seth Raynor designed the course at the Country Club of Charleston, which opened in 1925. John LaFoy made revisions in 1990-1991 following Hurricane Hugo, with additional revisions from Brian Silva in 2007. At the last Carolinas Amateur hosted by the club in 2009, Jack Fields of Southern Pines, N.C. defeated Josh Gallman of Gaffney, S.C, 8 & 7. That was the final year the championship was contested as match play. Now it is a 72-hole stroke-play competition.

Last year, Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C. joined F.M. Laxton (1921-'23) of Charlotte as the only golfers to win the Carolinas Amateur title three consecutive years. The 20-year-old Jenkins has since turned professional, playing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada. He was 5th on the money list through four events.

147 players are expected to compete in the 102nd edition of the championship. Exempt players were automatically accepted while others were required to qualify through one of seven 18 hole qualifiers.

Medalist Score Qualifying Site
Yancey Johnson
Simpsonville, SC
70 Greenwood Country Club
Greenwood, SC
Andrew Ward
Indian Trail, NC
Jackson Bailey
Matthews, NC
Charles Spry
Winston Salem, NC
67 Pine Lake Country Club
Mint Hill, NC
Blake Taylor
Atkinson, NC
67 Masonboro Country Club
Wilmington, NC
Walter Brinker
Sanford, NC
Brett McLamb
Coats, NC
65 Pine Hollow Golf Club
Clayton, NC
Fitz Woodrow IV
Lexington, SC
68 Wescott Golf Club
Summerville, SC
David Kostyal, II
Wilmington, NC
67 Golf Club at Stoney Creek
Whitsett, NC
Chandler Mulkey
Johns Island, SC
70 Columbia Country Club
Blythewood, SC

Average Age of field: 26-years-old

Youngest Competitor: Age 15
Kenan Poole II

Oldest Competitor: Age 65
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C.

CGA champions in field: (23)
Eric Bae, Pinehurst, N.C. - 1 CGA title
Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C. - 1
Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Matthew Crenshaw, Burlington, N.C. - 6
Cordes Ford, IV, Charleston, S.C. - 1
Frank Ford, III, Charleston, S.C. - 9
Uly Grisette, Advance, N.C. - 3
Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C. - 2
Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. - 7
Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C. - 1
Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C. - 1
Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. - 1
Kevin O'Connell, Raleigh, N.C. - 1
Philip Oweida, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
John Pitt, Wilmington, N.C. - 1
William Rainey, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. - 1
Christian Salzer, Sumter, S.C. - 1
Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. - 2
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. - 30
Thomas Todd, III, Laurens, S.C. - 1
Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C. - 1
Carson Young,  Pendleton, N.C. - 3

Carolinas Amateur champions in field: (7)
Cordes Ford, IV, Charleston, S.C. - 1996
Frank Ford, III, Charleston, S.C. - 1992
Logan Harrell, Huntersville, N.C. - 2010
Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. - 2011
John Pitt, Wilmington, N.C. - 2001
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. - 1991 & 2005
Carson Young, Pendleton, N.C. - 2012

Brothers in the field: (2)
Tim Conover and Wesley Conover, Holly Springs, N.C.
Regan Erhardt and Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C.

Father-Son in the field: (2)
Frank Ford, III and Cordes Ford, IV, Charleston, S.C.
Scott Park and Christian Park, Charlotte, N.C.

North & South Amateur champions in the field: (4)
Tim Conover, Holly Springs, N.C. (Men's - 2016)
Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C. (Junior Boys' - 2011
Uly Grisette, Advance, N.C. (Men's - 1988)
Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. (Men's - 1995, 1996; Senior Men's - 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)

Full Field of Players

Augenstein, Henry, Columbia, SC    Martin, Zachary, Pinehurst, NC 
Bae, Eric, Pinehurst, NC    Massey, Whitfield, Mt. Pleasant, SC 
Bailey, Jackson, Matthews, NC    Maull, Blake, Charleston, SC 
Bishop, Zachary, Travelers Rest, SC    McGillan, Devin, Lexington, SC 
Blanchard, Ford Jr., Orangeburg, SC    McLamb, Brett, Coats, NC 
Brame, Steven, Henderson, NC    Mcshea, Blake, Zebulon, NC 
Branyon, Josh, Honea Path, SC    Mills, Sawyer, Easley, SC 
Brightwell, Jonathan, Mint Hill, NC    Mitchell, Eric, Winston-Salem, NC 
Brinker, Walter, Sanford, NC    Mitchell, Kirk, Bluffton, SC 
Bruns, Connor, Duncan, SC    Moore, Dustin, Greensboro, NC 
Buben, Ben, Charlotte, NC    Mulkey, Chandler, Johns Island, SC 
Bull, Nathan, Candler, NC    Murray, Michael Jr, Greensboro, NC 
Butt, Zakariya, Summerville, SC    Nichols, Josh, Kernersville, NC 
Carpenter, Ryan, Aiken, SC    Niland, Charlie, Charlotte, NC 
Carter, Matt, Easley, SC    O'Connell, Kevin, Raleigh, NC 
Cassidy, Drake, Hartsville, SC    O'Geary, Ben, Henderson, NC 
Cauthen, Dwight, Columbia, SC    Oweida, Philip, Charlotte, NC 
Cichan, Christian, Charlotte, NC    Park, Christian, Charlotte, NC 
Cole, Preston, Greer, SC    Park, Scott, Charlotte, NC 
Coleman, Brad, Jamestown, NC    Parks, Hunter, Union, SC 
Conover, Tim, Holly Springs, NC    Patrick, Bailey, Charlotte, NC 
Conover, Wesley, Holly Springs, NC    Phillips, Jonathan, Hardeeville, SC 
Cowley, Michael, Cary, NC    Pitt, John, Raleigh, NC 
Cox, Chad, Charlotte, NC    Poole, Kenan II, Raleigh, NC 
Crenshaw, Matthew, Burlington, NC    Price, Parks, Calabash , NC 
Cryan, Griffin, Pinehurst, NC    Principi, Nicolas, Huntersville, NC 
Davis, Brody, Harrisburg, NC    Queen, Gene, Advance, NC 
Day, Daniel, Seneca, SC    Rainey, William, Charlotte, NC  
Donovan, David IV, Hampstead, NC    Ramey, Doug, Greer, SC 
Dudley, Parker, Charleston, SC    Ray, Jeremy, Pfafftown, NC 
Eberhardt, Nick, Lake Wylie, SC    Redman, Doc, Raleigh, NC 
Edmondson, Noah, Davidson, NC    Robinette, Mitch, Charlotte, NC 
Edwards, Eric, Salisbury, NC    Rodwell, Evan, Charleston, SC 
Elliott, Matt, Wilkesboro, NC    Rogers, Matthew, Huntersville, NC 
Erhardt, Regan, Greensboro, NC    Salzer, Christian, Sumter, SC 
Erhardt, Reilly, Greensboro, NC    Sanders, Michael, Davidson, NC 
Esposito, Ben, Pittsboro, NC    Sanders, Weston, Greenwood, SC 
Fitzgerald, Paul, Charlotte, NC    Sargent, David, Cornelius, NC 
Ford, Cordes IV, Charleston, SC    Schank, Riley, Bluffton, SC 
Ford, Frank III, Charleston, SC    Schweitz, Patrick, Clayton, NC 
Franken, Stephen, Raleigh, NC    Scott, Alex, Raleigh, NC 
Frye, Harrison, Gastonia, NC    Sease, Christian, Mount Pleasant, SC 
Germann, David, Clayton, NC (WD)   Shimp, Henry, Charlotte, NC 
Germann, Mark, Clayton, NC    Shuping, Logan, Salisbury, NC 
Gies, David II, Charlotte, NC    Simpson, Dwayne, Charlotte, NC 
Glaze, Gettys, Charleston, SC    Simson, Paul, Raleigh, NC 
Grisette, Uly, Winston Salem, NC    Spry, Charles, Winston salem, NC 
Grogan, Levi, Canton, NC    Stamper, Corey, Waynesville, NC 
Hallman, Treg, Mt. Pleasant , SC    Stephenson, Patrick, Four Oaks, NC 
Harrell, Logan, Huntersville, NC    Stewart, Will, Charlotte, NC 
Harvey, Scott, Kernersville , NC    Stowe, Jarett, Matthews, NC 
Harwood, William, Columbia, SC    Swanson, Zack, Waxhaw, NC 
Herd, Leonard, Rock Hill, SC    Tate, Charlie, Greensboro, NC 
Herold, Zachary, Lexington, SC    Taylor, Blake, Atkinson, NC 
Hewat, Brian, Charlotte , NC    Tereshko, Justin, Jamestown, NC 
Hoff, Keegan, Charlotte, NC    Todd, Thomas III, Laurens , SC 
Hood, Justin, Saint Matthews, SC    Wagoner, Blake, Cornelius, NC 
Houser, Grant, Holly Springs, NC    Walker, Adam, Charleston, SC 
Howard, Whit, Raleigh, NC    Ward, Andrew, Indian Trail, NC 
Howell, Bryce, Blythewood, SC    Warnock, Jordan, Roebuck, SC 
Jackson, Daniel, Matthews, NC    Watkins, Hunter, Lexington, SC 
Jaspers, Joe, Huntersville, NC    Weary, Alec, Bluffton, SC 
Johnson, Yancey, Simpsonville, SC    Westveer, Brian, Charlotte, NC 
Jones, Chris, Charlotte, NC    White, Chandler, Clemmons, NC 
Karriker, Rhodes, Matthews, NC    Whitley, Mark, Stantonsburg, NC 
Keck, Caleb, Reidsville, NC    Wiggins, Matthew, Laurens, SC 
Keur, Julian, Summerville, SC    Wiggins, Victor, Gastonia, NC 
Kostyal, David II, Wilmington, NC    Williams, Eric, Goldsboro, NC 
Langford, Adam, Murrells Inlet, SC    Williams, Gordon, Charleston, SC 
Latham, Matthew, Wrightsville Beach, NC    Wilson, Jamie, Mt. Pleasant, SC 
Laydon, Matthew, Charleston, SC    Woodrow, Fitz IV, Lexington, SC 
Lightsey, James Jr., Fort Mill, SC    Young, Carson, Pendleton, SC 
Little, William, Kannapolis, NC    Zarems, Ujang, Wilmington, NC 
Mader, Brandon, Greenville, NC    Zoller, Austin, Summerville, SC 

The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, there will be a cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship, offering 9 and 18-hole updates. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter account, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by July 14, 2016, is a legal resident of 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 7.4.

Championship Schedule
Wednesday, July 13
All Day: Practice rounds.
9:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse.

Thursday, July 14
Round 1: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:45pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.

Friday, July 15
Round 2: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:45pm off #1 & #10 tees.
11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Saturday, July 16
Round 3: Tee times at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
12:00pm-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch.
Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, July 17
Round 4: Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 & #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

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