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Eades Earns Carolinas Mid-Amateur Victory

John Eades posted Sunday's only under par round in relentless rain to capture the 37th Carolinas Mid-Am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 23, 2017) -- Final results of the 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday, April 23rd (6,782 yards, Par 35-37--72, Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/138).

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Charlotte local John Eades overcame a six shot deficit in driving rain and wind to earn his first CGA title at the 37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur. As the field struggled in the difficult conditions, the 34-year-old's one-under 71 was the only round under par Sunday at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.

After playing 36 holes in seven-under-par, leader Thomas Todd, III was unable to capitalize on a five shot advantage to begin the day. A final round 82 dropped him into a fifth place finish. "It was a humbling experience," said the Laurens, S.C. native. "I missed a three-foot birdie putt on the first hole and couldn't get it going after that."

Play was delayed nearly an hour in the late morning for lightning in the area. It was during that break in action that Eades first checked the leaderboard. When he saw Todd was already four-over, he knew he had a chance. "I thought if I could post something under par, it might be enough with today's tough conditions," Eades recalled.

"My par-3 game saved me today," said Eades. "I made birdies on three of the five out there." A five-iron to two feet for birdie on No. 11 kick started his back nine charge. A six-iron for a five-foot birdie put Eades at three-under for the championship. Despite a closing bogey, Eades' championship total of two-under 214 secured a two-shot victory.

Representative of most mid-amateurs, Eades balances work, family and golf. President of his own leadership development company, LearnLoft, Eades also has two children under five at home. "When you get to be a mid-am and you don't play a lot of golf, you rely on the work you put in the years prior," said the former Maryland Terrapin golfer. "Now you think your way around the course."

This victory validated Eades' belief in his ability. "I felt like my game is good enough to win on the mid-amateur circuit. This is a good stepping stone for me."

Reigning North Carolina Mid-Amateur champion Greg Earnhardt of Greensboro, N.C. held a share of the lead thru six holes, but four bogeys on the back nine erased his chances of holding both mid-amateur titles. He finished tied for second with Brett Boner of Charlotte, N.C. at even-par 216.

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.

The Carolinas Golf Association wishes to thank the members of Providence Country Club for their hospitality conducting this championship. We would especially like to thank the club's staff, including Golf Course Superintendent Chris Parham and Director of Golf Kevin Reardon, PGA, for their help.


37th Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship
Providence Country Club | Charlotte, N.C.
Second Round Results | Saturday, April 22, 2017


Place   Competitor   Score
1   John Eades, Charlotte, N.C.     73-70-71--214  (-2)
T2   Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C.     70-72-74--216  (Even)
T2   Brett Boner, Charlotte, N.C.     70-74-72--216  (Even)
4   Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C.     74-70-73--217  (+1)
5   Thomas Todd III, Laurens, S.C.     69-68-82--219  (+3)
T6   Chris Buffaloe, Raleigh, N.C.     71-74-75--220  (+4)
T6   Jim Grainger, Charlotte, N.C.     69-78-73--220  (+4)
T6   Brandon Reece, Rolesville, N.C.     71-77-72--220  (+4)
T9   Scott Park, Charlotte, N.C.     71-72-78--221  (+5)
T9   Jarrett Grimes, Columbia, S.C.     72-75-74--221  (+5)
T11   Dr. James Pearson, Charlotte, N.C.     74-72-76--222  (+6)
T11   Josh Branyon, Honea Path, S.C.     71-72-79--222  (+6)
T11   Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C.     71-73-78--222  (+6)
T11   Robert Lutomski, Simpsonville, S.C.     71-71-80--222  (+6)
15   Brad Mundy, Hickory, N.C.     75-73-75--223  (+7)
T16   Jeremy Ray, Pfafftown, N.C.     75-77-72--224  (+8)
T16   Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, N.C.     72-72-80--224  (+8)
T16   John L Heffernan, Charlotte, N.C.     68-79-77--224  (+8)
T19   Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C.     69-76-80--225  (+9)
T19   Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C.     75-78-72--225  (+9)
T21   Phil Miller, China Grove, N.C.     76-73-78--227  (+11)
T21   Walter Todd Sr, Laurens, S.C.     74-72-81--227  (+11)
T21   Steve Liebler, Irmo, S.C.     77-74-76--227  (+11)
T21   Walker Taylor IV, Wilmington, N.C.     74-78-75--227  (+11)
T25   Chris Cassetta, Kernersville , N.C.     73-74-81--228  (+12)
T25   Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C.     73-78-77--228  (+12)
T27   Scott Burnett, Matthews, N.C.     74-78-77--229  (+13)
T27   Keith Waters, Raleigh, N.C.     73-77-79--229  (+13)
T27   Daniel Neveu, Pinehurst, N.C.     76-76-77--229  (+13)
T27   Bryan Tucker, Columbia, S.C.     76-71-82--229  (+13)
T27   Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C.     76-73-80--229  (+13)
T27   Steve Harwell, Mooresville, N.C.     78-74-77--229  (+13)
T27   Banks Wood Jr., Charlotte, N.C.     78-73-78--229  (+13)
T27   Brandon Hiott, Walterboro, S.C.     78-75-76--229  (+13)
T27   Scott Campbell, Wake Forest, N.C.     74-77-78--229  (+13)
T36   Aaron York, Durham, N.C.     76-76-78--230  (+14)
T36   Gary Robinson, Fayetteville, N.C.     75-76-79--230  (+14)
T36   Matthew Wiggins, Laurens, S.C.     72-72-86--230  (+14)
T39   Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, N.C.     74-77-80--231  (+15)
T39   Parks Price, Longs, S.C.     75-79-77--231  (+15)
41   Dustin Moore, Greensboro, N.C.     76-78-78--232  (+16)
T42   Timothy Driver, Holly Springs, N.C.     75-79-79--233  (+17)
T42   Nicholas Brown, Lenoir, N.C.     79-74-80--233  (+17)
T42   Bill Bierman, Waxhaw, N.C.     72-80-81--233  (+17)
T45   Keith Kepley, Charlotte, N.C.     78-75-81--234  (+18)
T45   Adam Markin, Matthews, N.C.     78-73-83--234  (+18)
T45   Preston Yates, Winston-Salem, N.C.     79-74-81--234  (+18)
T48   David Brown, Conover, N.C.     76-76-83--235  (+19)
T48   Ashley Berry, Pittsboro, N.C.     77-75-83--235  (+19)
T48   Chad Frye, Davidson, N.C.     75-79-81--235  (+19)
T51   Kenneth Bass, Pinehurst, N.C.     73-77-86--236  (+20)
T51   Brad Dawson, Mebane, N.C.     78-75-83--236  (+20)
T53   Michael Swiger, Raleigh, N.C.     75-72-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Braxton McLennan, Charlotte, N.C.     77-77-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Andrew Morgan, China Grove, N.C.     78-74-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Geno Berchiatti, Greenville, S.C.     75-75-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Harrison Rutter, Winston-Salem, N.C.     75-73-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Macon Moye, Pinehurst, N.C.     70-75-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Chad Wilfong, Charlotte, N.C.     75-73-WD--WD  (WD)
T53   Rob Butler, Camden, S.C.     74-77-WD--WD  (WD)
    Failed to Qualify for Final Round    
T61   Brad Buxton, Greensboro, N.C.     77-78  (+11)
T61   Rob Hukill III, Raleigh, N.C.     74-81  (+11)
T61   Matthew Laydon, Charleston, S.C.     79-76  (+11)
T61   Jeff Rausch, Charlotte, N.C.     75-80  (+11)
T61   Sean McAvoy, Johns Island, S.C.     79-76  (+11)
T61   John Berger, Charlotte, N.C.     77-78  (+11)
T61   James Steed, Holly Springs, N.C.     76-79  (+11)
T61   Douglas Perkins, Gastonia, N.C.     74-81  (+11)
T69   Jim Gallagher, Charlotte, N.C.     72-84  (+12)
T69   Cam Warren, Pineville, N.C.     80-76  (+12)
T69   Uly Grisette III, Winston Salem, N.C.     79-77  (+12)
T69   Kevin Omundson, Huntersville, N.C.     78-78  (+12)
T69   Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.     77-79  (+12)
T69   Jonathan Jackson, Chapel Hill, N.C.     74-82  (+12)
T69   Russ Tanis, Pineville, N.C.     77-79  (+12)
T69   Brandon Bradosky, Greenville, S.C.     83-73  (+12)
T69   David Cook, Cedar Point, N.C.     80-76  (+12)
T69   Will Cannon, Morganton, N.C.     77-79  (+12)
T79   Paul Clark, Charlotte, N.C.     77-80  (+13)
T79   James Bohn III, Cary, N.C.     75-82  (+13)
T79   Dennis Long, Statesville, N.C.     72-85  (+13)
T79   Jason Woodard, Greer, S.C.     75-82  (+13)
T79   Joe Burns, Greensboro, N.C.     78-79  (+13)
T79   Brad Deal, Mebane, N.C.     81-76  (+13)
T79   Will Morgan, West End, N.C.     77-80  (+13)
T79   Kevin Lentz, Rockwell, N.C.     81-76  (+13)
T87   Steve Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C.     79-79  (+14)
T87   Fuller Parham, Winston Salem, N.C.     79-79  (+14)
T87   Blair Bowland, Burlington, N.C.     79-79  (+14)
T87   Robby Kirby, Charlotte, N.C.     78-80  (+14)
T87   Michael Nulty, Greensboro, N.C.     77-81  (+14)
T92   Seth Hall, Greensboro, N.C.     82-77  (+15)
T92   Gary Pugh, Asheboro, N.C.     79-80  (+15)
T92   Ryo Fukami, Mooresville, N.C.     79-80  (+15)
T92   Todd Grear, Mooresville, N.C.     76-83  (+15)
T92   Nicholas Kirby, Belton, S.C.     77-82  (+15)
T97   Todd Hendley, Greer, S.C.     81-79  (+16)
T97   Hunter Freeman, Raleigh, N.C.     73-87  (+16)
T97   Collins Fulcher, Thomasville, N.C.     80-80  (+16)
T97   Steve Patterson, Charlotte, N.C.     74-86  (+16)
T97   Anthony Mann, Vass, N.C.     78-82  (+16)
T102   Kevin Womack, Burlington, N.C.     78-83  (+17)
T102   Jd McNeill, Raleigh, N.C.     79-82  (+17)
T104   Dale Ring, Carthage, N.C.     78-84  (+18)
T104   Ryan Clapp, Raleigh, N.C.     78-84  (+18)
T106   Rick Riddle, Charlotte, N.C.     79-84  (+19)
T106   Scott Tarcy, Charlotte, N.C.     79-84  (+19)
T106   Bryan Fary, Thomasville, N.C.     82-81  (+19)
T109   Jeff Beasley, Angier, N.C.     79-85  (+20)
T109   Justin Wiesehan, Indian Land, S.C.     78-86  (+20)
T109   Sam Holtsclaw, Hickory, N.C.     80-84  (+20)
112   Michael Bradshaw, Morehead City, N.C.     82-83  (+21)
T113   Kenny Flynn, Winston Salem, N.C.     77-89  (+22)
T113   Mark Grabowski, Chapel Hill, N.C.     84-82  (+22)
T113   Matt Torri, Durham, N.C.     83-83  (+22)
T116   Chris Campbell, Charleston , S.C.     84-83  (+23)
T116   Robert Gordon, Charlotte, N.C.     83-84  (+23)
T118   Scott Patnode, Belmont, N.C.     78-90  (+24)
T118   Andrew Deibler, Winston Salem, N.C.     84-84  (+24)
120   Jeff Manley, Raleigh, N.C.     87-82  (+25)
121   Adam Firestone, Huntersville, N.C.     82-88  (+26)
122   Reid Clark, Raleigh, N.C.     82-89  (+27)
T123   Mark Absher, Winston Salem, N.C.     88-WD  (WD)
T123   Tim Dean, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.     74-WD  (WD)
T123   Wayne Pyrtle, Burlington, N.C.     76-WD  (WD)
T123   Lionel Sutton, La Grange, N.C.     79-WD  (WD)
T127   Patrick Brady, Reidsville, N.C.     WD  (WD)
T127   Jim Fisher III, Durham, N.C.     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. 8:30am shotgun start.
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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