Recent News

McNeil and Richardson Going for Three-Peat 23nd NC Four-Ball

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (September 26, 2018) -- The 23nd North Carolina Four-Ball Championship will be played at the Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, N.C. from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30. The championship format is 54 holes of four-ball stroke play. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 30 teams and ties for the final round.

Related: Championship Website | Pairings | History

Two-time defending champions JD McNeill & Jerry Richardson, Jr.

In last year's championship at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, defending champions, JD McNeill of Raleigh and Jerry Richardson, Jr. of Cary, shot a final round 64 to capture the 22nd NC Four-Ball Championship and become the first team to successfully defend the title.

Other notable teams:

  • The 2006 and 2014 champions, brothers Mark Gauley of Raleigh and Brian Gauley of Wake Forest, seek an event-record third title.

  • 2015 runner-up team of Chris Holland and Billy West of Fayetteville. Holland and West lost in a six-hole playoff to Brant Stovall and Anthony Baker at Croasdaile Country Club.

  • Sherrill Britt of West End is the 2015 Carolinas Mid-Amateur champion, and he will team up this year with 3-time CGA champion Preston Edmondson of Morrisville.

  • Ryan Nagy of Raleigh, finished runner-up at the 2018 N.C. Mid-Amateur. His teammate, Trey Broome of Hickory, finished T7 earlier in the year at the Carolinas Mid-Amateur.

  • Scott Lincicome and teammate Tommy Morrison of Pinehurst are having great summers. Lincicome finished T5 at the 2018 N.C. Amateur, T13 at the 2018 Carolinas Amateur and qualified for the U.S. Open. 13-year-old Morrison finished T8 at the Hope Valley Junior Invitational and T37 at the Carolinas Amateur.

  • Chris Cassetta of High Point and John Major of Winston-Salem finished third in last year's championship and will look to improve on that finish.

The Club at 12 Oaks is an epic, 7,132 plus yard course that will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Jack Nicklaus’ achievements on the course are legendary, so, too, are his achievements in the art of golf course design. The course offers a variety of risk-reward shots for golfers of all skill levels. For instance, water comes into play on several holes, challenging the more skillful player with a Nicklaus-style “go for broke” shot while at the same time, offering the more risk-averse player a bail-out area.

Entry in the North Carolina Four-Ball is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.

Championship Schedule:
Friday, September 28th
Championship Round 1. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00am/12:30pm.

Saturday, September 29th
Championship Round 2. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 8:00am/12:30pm.
Field cut 
to low 30 teams for final round.

Sunday, September 30th
Championship Round 3. Tee times off #1 and #10 tees starting at 
Awards ceremony following play at  scoreboard .

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship. 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.


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.



Other News

News Archives

Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 |
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

Web Design by BlueTone Media