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Scott Harvey Clinches Carolinas Mid-Am

Scot Harvey of Greensboro, N.C. tees off Cotton Dike's first hole Sunday

Final Results

DATAW ISLAND, S.C. (April 17, 2016) -- Final results of the 36th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship held on Dataw Island Club's Cotton Dike Course in Dataw Island, S.C. on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Par 36-36--72, 6,659 yards (Course Rating: 72.6/136).

Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C.converted an up-and-down
birdie from a greenside bunker on the par-5 3rd

Often referred to as the "Working Man's" championship, the Carolinas Mid-Amateur is open to golfers over age 30. 36-hole leader Scott Harvey had a workman-like day on Dataw Island's Cotton Dike Course. Holding a five shot advantage in most of Sunday's final round, the property manager from Greensboro, N.C. relied often on his short game to save par, converting multiple up-and-downs from off the green.

"I was playing conservatively there for a while, which took me off my game a bit," the 37-year-old Harvey recalled after the round. "Then I decided to start firing at the flag."

Harvey converted tap-in birdies on the short par-4 first, and par-5 3rd holes. Misjudging the helping 25 mph wind on the par-3 5th led to bogey.

Hitting only three drivers Sunday, Harvey tried to avoid trouble off the tee. He could not avoid it on the 432 par-4 9th, which played second toughest all weekend. Making bogey on the hole the first two rounds, Harvey's tee shot on Sunday struck a tree and found the marsh, leading to a double bogey. A tap-in birdie on the par-3 12th helped erase that error. Harvey posted even par on the day and five-under 211 for the championship, good for a six shot victory.

Dataw Island's swirling winds again befuddled the field, raising the weekend's scoring average to 79. No player broke par Sunday, with Harvey the only player under par for the championship.

The field did little to put pressure on Harvey. 37-year-old Josh Branyon of Honea Path, S.C. was the only other player in the top 20 to shoot even par. Harvey's playing partners, Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C. and Lionel Sutton of La Grange, N.C., started the final round four shots back. Each failed to convert on early short birdie attempts. Sutton made just one birdie Sunday. Liebler's first of two birdies did not occur until a pitch-in on the 11th. Both Liebler and Sutton shot final round 74s to share runner-up honors. It is Liebler's fourth second place finish in the Carolinas Mid-Amateur.

Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C.
captured his third Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship.

Harvey claims his third Carolinas Mid-Amateur and seventh CGA championship. His late father, Bill, accumulated eight CGA victories over his illustrious amateur playing career.

"When you combine both Carolinas and all the great players you have here, to me it's the strongest golf association in the country in my opinion," said Scott Harvey about playing in this year's championship. 

Defending champion Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C. finished 13th at eight-over-par 224.

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff of Dataw Island Club - particularly Director of Golf Dave Britton, Director of Brian Maintenance Brian Hollingsworth, Cotton Dike Superintendent Nick Frank, and their staffs - for their hospitality and hard work to conduct this championship.

The Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 30th birthday by April 15, 2016, is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 7.4.

Final results
Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike)
April 17, 2016

Place   Competitor   Score
1   Scott Harvey, Kernersville , N.C.     72-67-72--211  (-5)
T2   Lionel Sutton, La Grange, N.C.     75-68-74--217  (+1)
T2   Steve Liebler, Irmo, S.C.     69-74-74--217  (+1)
4   Josh Branyon, Honea Path, S.C.     74-73-72--219  (+3)
T5   Uly Grisette, Winston Salem, N.C.   71-73-77--221  (+5)
T5   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     71-74-76--221  (+5)
T7   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     75-72-75--222  (+6)
T7   Ed Byman, Raleigh, N.C.     74-74-74--222  (+6)
T9   Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.     74-76-73--223  (+7)
T9   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     73-73-77--223  (+7)
T9   Walker Taylor IV, Wilmington, N.C.   73-73-77--223  (+7)
T9   Robert Lutomski, Mauldin, S.C.     71-78-74--223  (+7)
13   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     75-75-74--224  (+8)
14   Matt Torri, Durham, N.C.     78-73-74--225  (+9)
T15   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     77-74-75--226  (+10)
T15   Rob Simmons, Beaufort, S.C.     75-76-75--226  (+10)
T17   Scott Burnett, Matthews, N.C.     75-77-75--227  (+11)
T17   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.   75-76-76--227  (+11)
T17   Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.     74-76-77--227  (+11)
T17   Patrick Mitchell, Beaufort, S.C.     69-78-80--227  (+11)
T21   Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C.     81-75-72--228  (+12)
T21   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     82-72-74--228  (+12)
T21   Todd Hendley, Greer, S.C.     75-75-78--228  (+12)
T21   Jd Hoft, Bluffton, S.C.     78-70-80--228  (+12)
T21   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     78-73-77--228  (+12)
T21   Parks Price, Calabash , N.C.     77-77-74--228  (+12)
27   Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     75-81-74--230  (+14)
T28   Ken Bass, Pinehurst, N.C.     77-79-75--231  (+15)
T28   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     82-73-76--231  (+15)
T28   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.   77-75-79--231  (+15)
T28   Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.     77-73-81--231  (+15)
T32   Jonathan Mackey, Pawleys Island, S.C.   77-77-78--232  (+16)
T32   Terry Lanning, Beaufort, S.C.     78-80-74--232  (+16)
T32   Benji Gecy, Cat island, S.C.     76-81-75--232  (+16)
T35   Brad Clark, Chapel Hill, N.C.     75-82-76--233  (+17)
T35   Bob Ferrel Jr, Durham, N.C.     78-75-80--233  (+17)
T37   Dean Channell, Cary, N.C.     78-74-82--234  (+18)
T37   Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, N.C.     75-79-80--234  (+18)
T37   Casey Smith, Abbeville, S.C.     81-74-79--234  (+18)
T37   Rion Moore, Georgetown, S.C.     74-77-83--234  (+18)
T41   Daniel Jackson, Matthews, N.C.     77-76-82--235  (+19)
T41   Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.     75-76-84--235  (+19)
T41   Brooks Roberts, Greensboro, N.C.   80-78-77--235  (+19)
T44   John O'Brien, Columbia, S.C.     80-77-79--236  (+20)
T44   Roy Hunter, Pawleys Island, S.C.   72-82-82--236  (+20)
T44   Peter Burns, Charlotte, N.C.     80-78-78--236  (+20)
T47   Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.     78-80-79--237  (+21)
T47   Robert Hukill III, Raleigh, N.C.     77-79-81--237  (+21)
T47   Michael Caprio, Greer, S.C.     72-82-83--237  (+21)
T50   Paul Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     75-80-83--238  (+22)
T50   Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.   79-76-83--238  (+22)
T50   Chad Quinn, Durham, N.C.     77-79-82--238  (+22)
53   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.   75-81-83--239  (+23)
54   Bill Reduzzi, Raleigh, N.C.     77-79-85--241  (+25)
55   Jeremy Hooks, Raleigh, N.C.     74-78-91--243  (+27)
56   Tim Schisler, Nags Head, N.C.     80-77-87--244  (+28)
57   Anthony Scott, Fayetteville, N.C.   74-84-87--245  (+29)
T58   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     72-78-NC--NC  (NC)
T58   Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, S.C.     76-76-WD--WD  (WD)
T58   Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C.     77-76-NS--NS  (NS)
T58   Chris Williams, Mt Pleasant, N.C.   77-77-WD--WD  (WD)
    Failed to Qualify for Final Round    
T62   Chris Womack, Greensboro, N.C.     80-79--159  (+15)
T62   Yancey Johnson, Simpsonville, S.C.     80-79--159  (+15)
T62   Francis McCahill IV, Fayetteville, N.C.     84-75--159  (+15)
T62   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     81-78--159  (+15)
T62   Eric Ardery, Durham, N.C.     78-81--159  (+15)
T62   Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.     75-84--159  (+15)
T62   Mark Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     76-83--159  (+15)
T69   Richard Lee, Charlotte, N.C.     77-83--160  (+16)
T69   Patrick Cummings, Wilmington, N.C.     80-80--160  (+16)
T69   Brad Deal, Mebane, N.C.     78-82--160  (+16)
T69   Kenny Bieschke, Bluffton, S.C.     82-78--160  (+16)
T73   Stuart Augustine, Fayetteville, N.C.     82-79--161  (+17)
T73   Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.     79-82--161  (+17)
T73   Bern Gregory, Mooresville, N.C.     78-83--161  (+17)
T73   Micah Helms, Advance, N.C.     81-80--161  (+17)
T73   Dan Constantino, Greenville, S.C.     80-81--161  (+17)
T78   Bryan Belter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     81-81--162  (+18)
T78   Chuck Hinners, Dataw Island, S.C.     86-76--162  (+18)
T80   Eric Royster, Stem, N.C.     81-82--163  (+19)
T80   Dean Nance, Greenville, S.C.     83-80--163  (+19)
T80   Lee Forbis, Aberdeen, N.C.     80-83--163  (+19)
T83   Brandon Belisle, Wilmington, N.C.     85-79--164  (+20)
T83   Michael Neece, Gastonia, N.C.     81-83--164  (+20)
T83   Ashley Fuquay, Greensboro, N.C.     76-88--164  (+20)
T83   Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.     75-89--164  (+20)
T87   John Nieters, Clemmons, N.C.     83-82--165  (+21)
T87   Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington, N.C.     82-83--165  (+21)
T87   John Berger, Charlotte, N.C.     82-83--165  (+21)
T90   Ryan Clapp, Raleigh, N.C.     84-82--166  (+22)
T90   Jody Roach, Cornelius, N.C.     81-85--166  (+22)
T90   Kevin Atamian, Raleigh, N.C.     81-85--166  (+22)
T90   Mike Bradshaw, Morehead City, N.C.     83-83--166  (+22)
T94   Roger O'Connell, Davidson, N.C.     85-82--167  (+23)
T94   Joe Brooks, Franklin , N.C.     85-82--167  (+23)
T94   Sean McAvoy, Johns Island, S.C.     76-91--167  (+23)
97   Steve Patterson, Charlotte, N.C.     84-84--168  (+24)
T98   Marais Lombard, Charlotte, N.C.     81-88--169  (+25)
T98   Jeff Manley, Raleigh, N.C.     86-83--169  (+25)
T98   Mike Alexander, Raleigh, N.C.     91-78--169  (+25)
T101   Kevin Rodriguez, Fayetteville, N.C.     83-87--170  (+26)
T101   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     86-84--170  (+26)
T101   Robert Stiokas, Charlotte, N.C.     84-86--170  (+26)
T101   Michael Oliverio, Charlotte, N.C.     91-79--170  (+26)
105   Morris Marshburn, Vass, N.C.     87-84--171  (+27)
106   Matt Pettis, Raleigh, N.C.     82-90--172  (+28)
107   Scott Neely, Pfafftown, N.C.     80-93--173  (+29)
108   Scott Kubic, Raleigh, N.C.     84-90--174  (+30)
109   Bill German, Goldsboro, N.C.     88-87--175  (+31)
T110   Kenneth Hall, Tega Cay, S.C.     93-83--176  (+32)
T110   Gabe Maughan, Wendell, N.C.     88-88--176  (+32)
112   Mark Kozel, Chapel Hill , N.C.     91-86--177  (+33)
113   Dean Ward, Graham, N.C.     88-90--178  (+34)
T114   Jim Young, Charleston, S.C.     86-WD--WD  (WD)
T114   Matt O'Quinn, Beaufort, S.C.     74-NC--NC  (NC)

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 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.    

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