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Preview: 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (April 14, 2021) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 41st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at Columbia Country Club (Ridgewood/Tall Pines) in Blythewood, S.C. from April 16 - 18, 2021. The field will play the Ridgewood/Tall Pines routing at 6,965 yards (par 36-36--72).


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 | History


Top 75 Ranked Carolinas Men in the Field:

  • No. 16 Jordan Sease of Lexington, S.C. 

  • No. 17 Kyle Bearden of Barnwell, S.C.

  • No. 20 Robert Lutomski of Simpsonville, S.C.

  • No. 24 James Lightsey of Indian Land, S.C.

  • Tied No. 27 Chad Wilfong of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Tied No. 27 Cyrus Stewart of Raleigh, N.C.

  • No. 29 Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C.

  • No. 30 Matthew Younts of Greensboro, N.C.

  • No. 39 Jeff Boyan of Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • No. 46 Joe Kastelic of Hickory, N.C.

  • No. 50 Weston Bell of Piedmont, S.C.

  • No. 53 Jay Roberts of Concord, N.C.

  • No. 58 Garland Ferrell of Greenville, S.C.

  • No. 62 Michael Sims of Lexington, S.C.

  • No. 64 Chris Cassetta of High Point, N.C.

  • No. 65 Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, N.C.

  • No. 67 Brian Quackenbush of Aiken, S.C.

  • No. 71 Cody Clepper of Sumter, S.C.

  • No. 72 Ryan Reynolds of Camden, S.C.

  • No. 75 Mark Olbrych of Raleigh, N.C.


Past Champions in the Field (4):

Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C., 2015

John Eades, Charlotte, N.C., 2017

Stephen Woodard, Charlotte, N.C., 2019

Cyrus Stewart, Raleigh, N.C., 2020


Columbia Country Club offers 27 holes designed by famed architect Ellis Maples in 1961. These courses pair to make for long, tree lined fairways, vast rough and undulating greens. The championship will be played on the Ridgewood/Tall Pines courses. This will be the first Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship contested at Columbia Country Club.


Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties for the final round. An on-course playoff is used to break a tie for the championship. Top 30 scores and ties receive merchandise and are exempt into the 2022 championship. Merchandise certificates are valid until December 31, 2021.

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25th birthday by April 16, 2021, maintains a residence in 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 USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.


Schedule of Rounds:


Thursday, April 15

Tee times are available for practice rounds

No registration for this Championship


Friday, April 16

First Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

8:00 a.m. to 2:28 p.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10

Lunch for players provided by the CGA


Saturday, April 17

Second Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

8:00 a.m. to 2:26 p.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10

Field cut to low 60 scores and ties for final round


Sunday, April 18

Final Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

8:00 a.m. to 9:48 a.m. Starting times off of #1 and #10


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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