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Walters Jumps to an Early Lead at the N.C. Mid-Amateur


SANFORD, N.C. (September 17, 2021) -- First round results of the 28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake) in Sanford, N.C. on September 17, 2021. The field is competing at 6,882 yards (par 36-36--72).


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The journey of a mid-amateur (mid-am) is always an impressive one. Many of these players are working full-time jobs, raising kids, buying houses, and still managing to play highly competitive amateur golf. Carolina Trace Country Club set the stage for these mid-ams today and many of them took advantage of the nice weather and solid course conditions to go low in the opening round. 


Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. holds the lead after an opening round of 5-under-par, 67. Walters fired off five birdies in a bogey-free round to hold a one-stroke lead over the field. 


“I drove it really well, which is important out here,” said Walters. “In the rough you can get some jumpers and it’s not terribly difficult rough, but you certainly can’t control it as well. I only missed a few fairways and from there it is pretty scorable.”


The field is stacked behind Walters with a four-way-tie holding second position. Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C., Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, N.C., Jack Radley of Bear Creek, N.C. and Bryce Aronson of Raleigh, N.C. all carded impressive 4-under-par, 68s to trail Walters by just one stroke. Rob Clarke of Whispering Pines, N.C. holds solo sixth position at 3-under-par, 69.


The second round will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. with starting times until 2:10 p.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10. Stay tuned tomorrow to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of the second round of the 28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. 


28th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake), Sanford, N.C.

First Round Results

Pos. Player City, State To Par R1
1 Dan Walters Winston-Salem, NC -5 67
T2 Timothy Driver Holly Springs, NC -4 68
T2 Daniel Neveu Pinehurst, NC -4 68
T2 Jack Radley Bear Creek, NC -4 68
T2 Bryce Aronson Raleigh, NC -4 68
6 Rob Clarke Whispering Pines, NC -3 69
T7 Matt Kilgo Charlotte, NC -2 70
T7 Jay Roberts Concord, NC -2 70
T7 Jon Eggers Cary, NC -2 70
T7 Will Dull Charlotte, NC -2 70
T7 Kyle Austin Raleigh, NC -2 70
T7 Jeremy Ray Pfafftown, NC -2 70
T13 Scott Park Charlotte, NC -1 71
T13 Cyrus Stewart Raleigh, NC -1 71
T13 Joe Kastelic Hickory, NC -1 71
T13 Brandon Reece Rolesville, NC -1 71
T13 Jason Gabriel Claremont, NC -1 71
T13 Chris Cox Greensboro, NC -1 71
T13 Christopher Blum Raleigh, NC -1 71
T13 Dean Channell Pinehurst, NC -1 71
T21 David Gies Pineville, NC E 72
T21 Jayson Jennings Fuquay Varina, NC E 72
T21 William Buchanan Greensboro, NC E 72
T21 Tanner Gross Trinity, NC E 72
T21 Will Morgan West End, NC E 72
T21 Josh Neal Raleigh, NC E 72
T27 Rider Mozingo Kinston, NC +1 73
T27 Courtney Faircloth Fuquay Varina, NC +1 73
T27 Gary Robinson Fayetteville, NC +1 73
T27 Olof Bengtsson Charlotte, NC +1 73
T31 Chris Cassetta High Point, NC +2 74
T31 Dwayne Simpson Mint Hill, NC +2 74
T31 Ian Dabrowski Charlotte, NC +2 74
T31 Jack Keefe Fayetteville, NC +2 74
T31 Stephen Merkel Charlotte, NC +2 74
T31 Greg Earnhardt Greensboro, NC +2 74
T31 Mark Olbrych Raleigh, NC +2 74
T31 Matthew Younts Greensboro, NC +2 74
T31 Brant Stovall Germanton, NC +2 74
T40 Dallas Page Stoneville, NC +3 75
T40 Brian Dreier Fayetteville, NC +3 75
T40 Scott Patnode Belmont, NC +3 75
T40 Ryan Kerns Cornelius, NC +3 75
T40 Bruce Bevins Matthews, NC +3 75
T40 Daniel  Walsh North Wilkesboro, NC +3 75
T40 Austin Meadows Raleigh, NC +3 75
T40 Evan Boyer Morrisville, NC +3 75
T40 Joe Burns Greensboro, NC +3 75
T40 Chad Fultz Charlotte, NC, NC +3 75
T40 Sumner Alford Fuquay Varina, NC +3 75
T40 Jon Eichstaedt Charlotte, NC +3 75
T40 Dan Ignacio Charlotte, NC +3 75
T53 Britt Mitchell Hurdle mills, NC +4 76
T53 Mike Durham Hickory, NC +4 76
T53 William Carter Laurinburg, NC +4 76
T53 Ethan Woodall Huntersville, NC +4 76
T53 Matthew McIntyre Garner, NC +4 76
T53 Chad Frye Landis, NC +4 76
T53 Paul Slomkowski Colfax, NC +4 76
T60 Charlie May Charlotte, NC +5 77
T60 Brian Hayes Winston-Salem, NC +5 77
T60 Brady Rowland Southern Pines, NC +5 77
T60 Stephen Lavenets Willow Spring, NC +5 77
T60 Ryan Hodges Mcleansville, NC +5 77
T60 Tyler Crossen Landis, NC +5 77
T60 Jeremy Sigmon Charlotte, NC +5 77
T60 Reid Clark Raleigh, NC +5 77
T60 Ross Bell Raleigh, NC +5 77
T69 Jake Benfield Lenoir, NC +6 78
T69 Scott Reid Cary, NC +6 78
T69 Michael Cosentino Cary, NC +6 78
T69 Billy West Fayetteville, NC +6 78
T69 Micah Alexander Durham, NC +6 78
T69 Kenny Flynn Winston-Salem, NC +6 78
T69 Terrain Gill Charlotte, NC +6 78
T69 Stephen Helton Clayton, NC +6 78
T69 Edward Chan Fuquay Varina, NC +6 78
T69 Mark Nieters Winston-Salem, NC +6 78
T69 Anthony Conn Raleigh, NC +6 78
T69 Brian Curry Lenoir, NC +6 78
T69 Korky Kemp Greensboro, NC +6 78
T69 Josh POINTS Raleigh, NC +6 78
T69 Kevin Busteed Charlotte, NC +6 78
T69 Andrew Flaskerud Charlotte, NC +6 78
T85 Stephen Harward Durham, NC +7 79
T85 Bill Brewster Rocky Mount, NC +7 79
T85 Brad Nobles Raleigh, NC +7 79
T85 Brent Carter Cary, NC +7 79
T85 Kyle Moffett Snow Camp, NC +7 79
T85 Chris Peck Holly Springs, NC +7 79
T85 Eric Parziale Southern Pines, NC +7 79
T85 Tommy Miller Blowing Rock, NC +7 79
T93 Matt Drinkhahn Charlotte, NC +8 80
T93 Shawn Foley Charlotte, NC +8 80
T93 Joshua Stafford Walkertown, NC +8 80
T93 Brad Speed High Point, NC +8 80
T93 Ricky Boggess Greensboro, NC +8 80
T93 Eric Williams Goldsboro, NC +8 80
T99 David Winesette Waxhaw, NC +9 81
T99 Russell Burke Raleigh, NC +9 81
T99 Dan Gossin Cary, NC +9 81
T99 Robert Phillips Matthews, NC +9 81
T99 Will Marsh Stedman, NC +9 81
T99 Simon Cagle Raleigh, NC +9 81
T99 Todd Adams Lewisville, NC +9 81
T99 Wesley Tyner Thomasville, NC +9 81
T99 Aaron York Durham, NC +9 81
T99 Josh Nichols Morrisville, NC +9 81
T99 Jerell Fields Pineville, NC +9 81
T110 Munyaradzi Bvumbe Durham, NC +11 83
T110 Ivan Jones High Point, NC +11 83
T110 Stuart Augustine Fayetteville, NC +11 83
T110 Trenton Reid Fayetteville, NC +11 83
T110 Brad Coleman Jamestown, NC +11 83
T115 Mark Callahan Charlotte, NC +12 84
T115 Neal Morrison Charlotte, NC +12 84
T115 Brandon Bete Cary, NC +12 84
T115 Brian Stark Jamestown, NC +12 84
T115 Andrew Bridgers Greenville, NC +12 84
T115 Jimmy McQuiston Raleigh, NC +12 84
T121 Ashley Berry Pittsboro, NC +13 85
T121 Austin Kiker Marshville, NC +13 85
T121 Clay Watkins Mebane, NC +13 85
124 Curt Miller Raleigh, NC +14 86
125 Matt Gibbons Raleigh, NC +15 87
126 Seth Hall Greensboro, NC +16 88
127 Eric Oplinger Charlotte, NC +20 92
WD Robert Burrow Charlotte, NC - WD
WD Jeff Allen Jacksonville, NC - WD
WD Press McPhaul Raleigh, NC - WD
WD Garett Heffner Apex, NC - WD


Schedule of Rounds:


Saturday, September 18

Second Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

Field cut to low 60 scores and ties for final round


Sunday, September 19

Final Round - 18 Holes of Individual Stroke Play
Awards ceremony to conclude the championship

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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.     

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