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Bock, Bruns and Tarver Take the HV3 Invitational Title


CRAMERTON, N.C. (March 28, 2021) -- Final results of the HV3 Invitational at Cramer Mountain Club in Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. on March 28, 2021. The field competed 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.


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Due to inclement weather, the final round of the HV3 Invitational was canceled and the tournament was reduced to an 18-hole event. Therefore, the first round leaders at each course became the HV3 Invitational Champions.

Alex Bock of Morganton, N.C., Griffin Tarver of Tega Cay, S.C. and Jerry Bruns of Beaufort, S.C. were crowned as the HV3 Invitational Champions today, thanks to their strong opening rounds yesterday.

Bock shot 1-under-par, 70 in his first round at Gaston Country Club. Consistency was key as he played a bogey-free round after the first hole. The high school freshman made par on every hole from No. 2 to No. 16. Then he put his foot on the gas and finished his round with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18. Only eight other players were able to birdie No. 17.

Bruns and Tarver did not find their success in consistency, but instead in aggressive play. Tarver tied with Bock at Gaston Country Club with a 1-under-par, 70 finish. With the help of three birdies on the front nine, he made the turn at 33. The back nine proved more challenging as he carded three bogeys, but birdies on Nos. 10 and 13 helped to even out his scorecard. Tarver will start his collegiate golf career in the fall at Charleston Southern University.

Bruns shot the low round of the day with a 5-under-par, 67 at Cramer Mountain Club. He fired off four birdies out of his first five holes to take a quick lead. The high school sophomore proceeded to make three more birdies on the day to secure a four stroke lead and ultimately a trophy at Cramer Mountain Club.

What made this win even sweeter? This is the first CGA Championship title that any of them have earned and Harold Varner III was there to congratulate them himself.

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Cramer Mountain Club, especially Head Golf Professional Jon Meyers, and Gaston Country Club, especially Head Golf Professional Thomas Troncoso, for their hospitality in hosting the HV3 Invitational. We would also like to thank Harold Varner III and the HV3 Foundation for the support and for making this event possible. 

HV3 Invitational

Cramer Mountain Club, Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club, Gastonia, N.C.

Final Results: Cramer Mountain Club

6,486 yards, par 72

Pos. Player City, State Total
1 Jerry Bruns Beaufort, SC 67
2 Miles Eubanks Warrenville, SC 71
3 Robert Gefaell Winston-Salem, NC 72
T4 Thomas Horne Fayetteville, NC 73
T4 Luke Guthrie Charlotte, NC 73
T4 Henry Andrews Winston-Salem, NC 73
T4 Jeremy Voigt Waxhaw, NC 73
T8 Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC 74
T8 Jace Butcher Wake Forest, NC 74
T8 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC 74
T11 Taylor Kuehn Asheville, NC 75
T11 Cooper Burris Kannapolis, NC 75
T11 Chase Cline Chapin, SC 75
T11 Jack Wieler Waxhaw, NC 75
T11 Fisher Kennedy Winston-Salem, NC 75
T11 Mathew McCarthy Cary, NC 75
T17 Luke Cochran Mt Holly, NC 76
T17 Owen Pearce Winston-Salem, NC 76
T17 Eli Schmidly Charlotte, NC 76
T20 Cole Rouse Kernersville, NC 77
T20 Jamal Hutchison Fletcher, NC 77
T20 Nick Perry Fayetteville, NC 77
T20 Atley Gabriel Claremont, NC 77
T20 Rich Wills Cramerton, NC 77
T20 Colin Salema Matthews, NC 77
T20 Kareem Elkassem Raleigh, NC 77
T20 John Logan Wilmington, NC 77
T20 Will Spicer Shelby, NC 77
T29 Landon Merrell Salisbury, NC 78
T29 Rhodes Baker Winston-Salem, NC 78
T29 Isar Joshi Charlotte, NC 78
T29 William Webb Raleigh, NC 78
T29 Hunter Justice Cornelius, NC 78
T29 Jack McCarthy Bermuda Run, NC 78
T29 John Patrick Spartanburg, SC 78
T29 Calvin Hawkins Lexington, NC 78
T37 Logan Erwin Waxhaw, NC 79
T37 Steven Shea Charlotte, NC 79
T37 Thomas Ford Hilton Head Island, SC 79
T37 Lucas Acevedo Charleston, SC 79
T41 Aedan Barnes Charlotte, NC 80
T41 Luke Mosley Greenville, NC 80
T41 Michael Currie Charlotte, NC 80
T41 Jack LaPiana Charlotte, NC 80
T41 Landon Hawley Charlotte, NC 80
T41 Will Dalton Cornelius, NC 80
T41 Nick Goellner Apex, NC 80
T48 Ethan Boyette Wilson, NC 81
T48 Robert Thompson Charlotte, NC 81
T48 Connor Warren Bakersville, NC 81
T48 Ashton Eubanks Lexington, SC 81
T48 Ryan Dunn Waxhaw, NC 81
T48 Drew Greene Greenville, NC 81
T48 Benjamin Chase Charlotte, NC 81
T55 Ray Smith Charlotte, NC 82
T55 Ian Doyle Wake Forest, NC 82
T55 Davis Sayman Charlotte, NC 82
T55 Harris Holstein Orangeburg, SC 82
T59 Will Tharin Rocky Mount, NC 83
T59 Ethan Wooten High Point, NC 83
T59 Hugh Lemonds Spartanburg, SC 83
T59 Braden Gay Winston-Salem, NC 83
T59 Ryan Curran Charlotte, NC 83
T64 Michael Schaal Chapel Hill, NC 84
T64 Cameron Baker Fort MIll, SC 84
T66 Hunter Miller Cramerton, NC 85
T66 Ford Amerson Greenville, NC 85
T66 Colby Moore Advance, NC 85
T69 Brady Rowland Charlotte, NC 86
T69 Kola Abudu Charlotte, NC 86
T69 Jones Saylor Bluffton, SC 86
T69 Chase McLaughlin Kernersville, NC 86
T69 Alek McIntosh Charlotte, NC 86
T69 William Melvin Charlotte, NC 86
T75 Brandon T. Jones Harrisburg, NC 87
T75 Edward Nash Asheville, NC 87
T75 Samanyu Bedi Charlotte, NC 87
T75 Carter Sayman Charlotte, NC 87
T75 Aiden McCall Mooresville, NC 87
T80 Alexander Murphy Monroe, NC 88
T80 Fletcher Meadows Mooresville, NC 88
82 Carson Grizer Cary, NC 90
83 Hershal Patel Clemmons, NC 103
84 Zackary Carr Gastonia, NC 107


HV3 Invitational

Cramer Mountain Club, Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club, Gastonia, N.C.

Final Results: Gaston Country Club

6,615 yards, par 71

Pos. Player City, State Total
T1 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC 70
T1 Alex Bock Morganton, NC 70
3 Davis DeLille High Point, NC 71
T4 Jackson Bode Pinehurst, NC 72
T4 Charlie Barr Salisbury, NC 72
T4 Andrew Graham Asheville, NC 72
T4 James Rico Cary, NC 72
T4 Luke Crouse Reidsville, NC 72
T4 Jeremy Edmunds Charlotte, NC 72
T4 Max Jacobson Charlotte, NC 72
T4 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC 72
12 Chase Cheatham Lincolnton, NC 73
T13 Andrew Haarlow Greensboro, NC 74
T13 Will Conway Weddington, NC 74
T13 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC 74
T13 Davis Spradling Clayton, NC 74
T13 Braeden Barnett Galivants Ferry, SC 74
T13 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC 74
T19 Jack Boyer Greensboro, NC 75
T19 Jake Clayton Burlington, NC 75
T19 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC 75
T22 Charles Howden Asheville, NC 76
T22 Keegan Brown Tega Cay, SC 76
T22 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC 76
T22 Liam Harris Wake Forest, NC 76
T22 Max Cranford Newton, NC 76
T22 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC 76
T28 Connor Brown Cherryville, NC 77
T28 Jake Conklin Cary, NC 77
T28 Bryce Wittmer Tega Cay, SC 77
T28 William Grasty Charlotte, NC 77
T32 Nick Norman Gastonia, NC 78
T32 Ryan McCarthy Raleigh, NC 78
T32 WIlson Thrift Charlotte, NC 78
T32 Sean Finan Winston-Salem, NC 78
T32 Barrett Josey Moore, SC 78
T37 Charlie Fetter Charlotte, NC 79
T37 Jacob Vargosko Charlotte, NC 79
T37 Evan Mendyk Summerfield, NC 79
T37 Peter Nusbaum Pittsboro, NC 79
T37 Jay Locker Chapin, SC 79
T42 Benjamin Peters Winston-Salem, NC 80
T42 Maddox Whittington Lenoir, NC 80
T42 Lawson Harkey Crouse, NC 80
T42 Justin Nagy Holly Springs, NC 80
T42 Bradley Parker Isle of Palms, SC 80
47 Simon Burgos Raleigh, NC 81
T48 Andrew Swainey Youngsville, NC 82
T48 Nolan Hawkins Hilton Head Island, SC 82
T48 Jack Dannemann Charlotte, NC 82
T51 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC 83
T51 Tate Smith Gastonia, NC 83
T51 Eli Kinlaw Mount Holly, NC 83
T51 Xan Morris Charlotte, NC 83
T55 Bradley Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC 84
T55 Hayden Mincey Mt. Pleasant, SC 84
T55 Daniel Jones Greensboro, NC 84
T58 Wyatt Harrill Chapin, SC 85
T58 Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC 85
T58 Erik Zeppelin Fort Mill, SC 85
61 Abraham Malik Rock Hill, SC 87
T62 Chase Harris Pilot Mountain, NC 88
T62 Will Carpenter Wake Forest, NC 88
WD Samuel Mace Connelly Springs, NC WD
WD Cole Wright Wake Forest, NC WD
WD Drew Van Dyke Charlotte, NC WD


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.

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