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Playing in his first Carolinas Mid-Am, local John Heffernan of Charlotte holds a one shot lead after the first round.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 21, 2017) -- First round results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, April 21st (6,782 yards, Par 35-37-72, Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/138).

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Carolina blue skies greeted the field of 128 players for the first round of the 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. First-time competitor John Heffernan holds a one shot lead over a group of three experienced players.

Playing in the morning wave, Heffernan took advantage of the five par-5s on the par-72 layout, making birdie on four of them en route to a four-under 68. Like many mid-amateurs, Heffernan balances work, family and golf into his schedule. The Charlotte resident who works as a controller for Autobell Car Wash is happy for this chance to play competitive golf. "It's nice to play well under tournament pressure," the 39-year-old said with a smile. "It felt good to put together an 18-hole round and post a low score."

While Heffernan is seeking is first CGA win, three players with a collective total of eight CGA victories lurk one-shot back. Six of those titles belong to another Charlotte local, 60-year-old Jim Grainger. Unlike Heffernan, Grainger was unable to take advantage of the par-5s at Providence, playing those five holes at even-par. Tied for second with Grainger at three-under are 2015 Carolinas Senior Amateur champion Pat Thompson, 58, of Asheville, N.C. and Thomas Todd, III, 30, of Laurens, S.C.

1995 Carolinas Mid-Amateur champion, 59-year-old Macon Moye of Pinehurst, N.C., is four shots back after an opening two-under 70. A double bogey on No. 17 kept Moye from sharing the 18-hole lead. Back-to-back North Carolina Mid-Amateur champion, Greg Earnhardt of Greensboro, N.C. and 43-year-old Charlotte resident Brett Boner are tied for fifth with Moye at two-under. Six other players are tied for eighth at one-under 71.

Following Saturday's second round, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties.

The Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 30th birthday is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the CGA and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 7.4.

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, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.


37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship
Providence Country Club | Charlotte, N.C.
First Round Results | Friday, April 21, 2017


Place   Competitor   Score
1   John L Heffernan, Charlotte, N.C.     34-34--68  (-4)
T2   Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.     34-35--69  (-3)
T2   Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.     35-34--69  (-3)
T2   Thomas Todd III, Laurens, S.C.     33-36--69  (-3)
T5   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     32-38--70  (-2)
T5   Brett Boner, Charlotte, N.C.     34-36--70  (-2)
T5   Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C.     33-37--70  (-2)
T8   Josh Branyon, Honea Path, S.C.     32-39--71  (-1)
T8   Chris Buffaloe, Raleigh, N.C.     32-39--71  (-1)
T8   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     33-38--71  (-1)
T8   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T8   Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.     32-39--71  (-1)
T8   Robert Lutomski, Simpsonville, S.C.     35-36--71  (-1)
T14   Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Dennis Long, Statesville, N.C.     35-37--72  (Even)
T14   Matthew Wiggins, Laurens, S.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T14   Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T14   Bill Bierman, Waxhaw, N.C.     36-36--72  (Even)
T20   Chris Cassetta, Kernersville , N.C.     37-36--73  (+1)
T20   Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C.     34-39--73  (+1)
T20   Kenneth Bass, Pinehurst, N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T20   Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.     35-38--73  (+1)
T20   John Eades, Charlotte, N.C.     36-37--73  (+1)
T20   Hunter Freeman, Raleigh, N.C.     37-36--73  (+1)
T26   Dr. James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T26   Scott Burnett, Matthews, N.C.     34-40--74  (+2)
T26   Tim Dean, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T26   Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, N.C.     37-37--74  (+2)
T26   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T26   Walter Todd Sr, Laurens, S.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T26   Rob Hukill III, Raleigh, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T26   Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.     35-39--74  (+2)
T26   Walker Taylor IV, Wilmington, N.C.     37-37--74  (+2)
T26   Steve Patterson, Charlotte, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T26   Scott Campbell, Wake Forest, N.C.     37-37--74  (+2)
T26   Douglas Perkins, Gastonia, N.C.     36-38--74  (+2)
T26   Rob Butler, Camden, S.C.     34-40--74  (+2)
T39   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T39   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.     38-37--75  (+3)
T39   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T39   James Bohn III, Cary, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T39   Michael Swiger, Raleigh, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T39   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T39   Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, S.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T39   Brad Mundy, Hickory, N.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T39   Jeff Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.     35-40--75  (+3)
T39   Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T39   Jason Woodard, Greer, S.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T39   Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     37-38--75  (+3)
T39   Chad Wilfong, Charlotte, N.C.     39-36--75  (+3)
T39   Parks Price, Longs, S.C.     36-39--75  (+3)
T53   Aaron York, Durham, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T53   Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington, N.C.     39-37--76  (+4)
T53   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T53   Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T53   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T53   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T53   Bryan Tucker, Columbia, S.C.     35-41--76  (+4)
T53   Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C.     37-39--76  (+4)
T53   Todd Grear, Mooresville, N.C.     38-38--76  (+4)
T53   James Steed, Holly Springs, N.C.     36-40--76  (+4)
T63   Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.     36-41--77  (+5)
T63   Brad Buxton, Greensboro, N.C.     38-39--77  (+5)
T63   Paul Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     35-42--77  (+5)
T63   Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.     35-42--77  (+5)
T63   Braxton McLennan, Charlotte, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T63   Ashley Berry, Pittsboro, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T63   Steve Liebler, Irmo, S.C.     36-41--77  (+5)
T63   Russ Tanis, Pineville, N.C.     40-37--77  (+5)
T63   John Berger, Charlotte, N.C.     36-41--77  (+5)
T63   Michael Nulty, Greensboro, N.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T63   Nicholas Kirby, Belton, S.C.     37-40--77  (+5)
T63   Will Morgan, West End, N.C.     34-43--77  (+5)
T63   Will Cannon, Morganton, N.C.     36-41--77  (+5)
T76   Kevin Omundson, Huntersville, N.C.     40-38--78  (+6)
T76   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T76   Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T76   Ryan Clapp, Raleigh, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T76   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T76   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     40-38--78  (+6)
T76   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     39-39--78  (+6)
T76   Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.     41-37--78  (+6)
T76   Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T76   Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T76   Robby Kirby, Charlotte, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T76   Brandon Hiott, Walterboro, S.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T76   Joe Burns, Greensboro, N.C.     37-41--78  (+6)
T76   Anthony Mann, Vass, N.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T76   Justin Wiesehan, Indian Land, S.C.     38-40--78  (+6)
T76   Adam Markin, Matthews, N.C.     36-42--78  (+6)
T92   Rick Riddle, Charlotte, N.C.     36-43--79  (+7)
T92   Uly Grisette III, Winston Salem, N.C.     35-44--79  (+7)
T92   Steve Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T92   Fuller Parham, Winston Salem, N.C.     42-37--79  (+7)
T92   Lionel Sutton, La Grange, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T92   Gary Pugh, Asheboro, N.C.     35-44--79  (+7)
T92   Ryo Fukami, Mooresville, N.C.     42-37--79  (+7)
T92   Nicholas Brown, Lenoir, N.C.     38-41--79  (+7)
T92   Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.     40-39--79  (+7)
T92   Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T92   Scott Tarcy, Charlotte, N.C.     39-40--79  (+7)
T92   Sean McAvoy, Johns Island, S.C.     38-41--79  (+7)
T92   Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C.     41-38--79  (+7)
T92   Jd McNeill, Raleigh, N.C.     35-44--79  (+7)
T92   Preston Yates, Winston-Salem, N.C.     37-42--79  (+7)
T107   Cam Warren, Pineville, N.C.     38-42--80  (+8)
T107   Collins Fulcher, Thomasville, N.C.     42-38--80  (+8)
T107   David Cook, Cedar Point, N.C.     40-40--80  (+8)
T107   Sam Holtsclaw, Hickory, N.C.     38-42--80  (+8)
T111   Todd Hendley, Greer, S.C.     39-42--81  (+9)
T111   Brad Deal, Mebane, N.C.     39-42--81  (+9)
T111   Kevin Lentz, Rockwell, N.C.     38-43--81  (+9)
T114   Seth Hall, Greensboro, N.C.     43-39--82  (+10)
T114   Adam Firestone, Huntersville, N.C.     40-42--82  (+10)
T114   Michael Bradshaw, Morehead City, N.C.     39-43--82  (+10)
T114   Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.     41-41--82  (+10)
T114   Bryan Fary, Thomasville, N.C.     39-43--82  (+10)
T119   Brandon Bradosky, Greenville, S.C.     47-36--83  (+11)
T119   Matt Torri, Durham, N.C.     44-39--83  (+11)
T119   Robert Gordon, Charlotte, N.C.     40-43--83  (+11)
T122   Mark Grabowski, Chapel Hill, N.C.     43-41--84  (+12)
T122   Chris Campbell, Charleston , S.C.     40-44--84  (+12)
T122   Andrew Deibler, Winston Salem, N.C.     42-42--84  (+12)
125   Jeff Manley, Raleigh, N.C.     37-50--87  (+15)
126   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     42-46--88  (+16)
T127   Patrick Brady, Reidsville, N.C.     WD-WD--WD  (WD)
T127   Jim Fisher III, Durham, N.C.     WD-WD--WD  (WD)



Championship Facts

Event: 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship

Playing Dates: April 21-23

Host Site: Providence Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.
6,782 yards, Par 35-37-72
Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/138

Defending Champion: Scott Harvey of Greensboro, N.C.
Format: 54-holes stroke play. After 36 holes, cut to low 60 scores and ties.

Eligibility: Any male amateur golfer who has reached his 30th birthday by April 21, 2017, 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.


Schedule of rounds

Friday, April 21
Round 1. Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees.
Saturday, April 22
Round 2. Tee times at 8:00am/12:45pm off #1 and #10 tees.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties. Field re-paired according to score.
Sunday, April 23
Round 3. Tee times begin at 8:00am off #1 and #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.


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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