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Preview: 2021 HV3 Invitational


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (March 26, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association in partnership with the HV3 Foundation will conduct the HV3 Invitational at Cramer Mountain Club in Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. from March 27 - 28, 2021. The field will compete at 6,486 yards, par 72 at Cramer Mountain Club and 6,600 yards, par 71 (No. 1 plays as a par 4) at Gaston Country Club.


The CGA will be conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here


Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring


Top 75 Ranked Carolinas Junior Boys’ in the Field:


  • No. 8 Griffin Tarver of Tega Cay, S.C.

  • No. 11 Branden Boyce of Spring Lake, N.C.

  • No. 13 Jerry Bruns of Beaufort, S.C.

  • No. 20 Josh Buxbaum of Wake Forest, N.C.

  • No. 24 Kyle Haas of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 33 Tyler Jones of Jacksonville, N.C. 

  • No. 34 Spencer Turtz of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 43 Jennings Glenn of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 45 Nolan Hawkins of Hilton Head Island, S.C. 

  • No. 46 Braeden Barnett of Galivants Ferry, S.C.

  • No. 50 Jackson Bode of Pinehurst, N.C.

  • No. 51 Colin Salema of Matthews, N.C.

  • No. 53 Steven Shea of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 55 Aidan Browning of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 57 Ryan Jahr of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

  • No. 60 Timmy Gannon of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 63 James Rico of Cary, N.C.

  • No. 64 Jace Butcher of Wake Forest, N.C.

  • No. 65 Fisher Kennedy of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 66 Benjamin Bailey of Huntersville, N.C.

  • No. 67 Wilson Thrift of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 68 Jack Boyer of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 70 Benjamin Peters of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 72 Samuel Mace of Connelly Springs, N.C.

  • No. 73 Max Jacobson of Charlotte, N.C.

  • No. 74 William Webb of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 75 Charlie Barr of Salisbury, N.C.

Past Champion in the Field: Charlie Barr, Salisbury, N.C., 2019


The championship format is 36 holes of individual stroke play.


Entry is open to any male amateur golfer, grades 9-12 (classes 2021-2024) who is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina and has an active USGA Handicap Index®.  


Schedule of Rounds:


Saturday, March 27

First Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

12:00 p.m. to 2:03 p.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10 at Cramer Mountain Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10 at Gaston Country Club


Sunday, March 28

Final Round - 18 Holes of Stroke Play

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10 at Cramer Mountain Club

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10 at Gaston Country Club


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.


About HV3 Foundation

The HV3 Foundation was launched in January 2019 in an effort to give back to less fortunate kids that could greatly benefit from increased access and opportunity in sport. The cost of equipment, proper coaching, and access has become very expensive and unaffordable to many.

The mission for the HV3 Foundation is to bring awareness to the rising cost of entry and access in sports. The foundation will aim to provide financial assistance for equipment, after school programs, instruction, camps, and various other avenues where an athlete can cultivate his/her passion.

For more information about the HV3 Foundation, visit




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