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Fuller Claims First CGA Title at NC Senior Amateur


Event: 38th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship

Host Site: Holly Ridge Golf Links, Archdale, N.C.

Playing Dates: May 7-9, 2024

Social Media: @CGAgolf1909


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LOCATION – Archdale, N.C.


Congratulations to Dale Fuller of Raleigh, N.C. on taking home the 38th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship at Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale, N.C. Fuller shot rounds of 71-69-69 to finish at a three-day total of 209, 7-under, winning by three strokes to claim his first CGA title. 


In Round 1, Fuller carded five birdies and finished at 1-under for the day, 71. Round 1 leader Marc Cox of Greensboro, N.C. came in with a round of 68, 4-under to claim the top spot on the leaderboard after 18 holes, putting Fuller three shots back from the lead. 


In Round 2 on Wednesday, Fuller improved his score from the day prior and recorded four birdies, 13 pars, and only one bogey to 69, 3-under for the day. This put Fuller at a two-day total of 4-under-par, making him co-leader with Cox who shot an even-par in Round 2 as they headed into the Final Round the next day.


When asked what he’s done well this week to put him in a good position going into the Final Round, Fuller said “I drove it really well. I was just really solid tee to green, and was able to make a few putts.”


Regarding how he felt as a co-leader heading into the last 18 holes on Thursday, Fuller shared “I felt good. I felt as good as I had been driving the golf ball, I thought if I just hit my irons well I could give myself some opportunities and I did on the front side. And then I just got comfortable - really comfortable - hitting shots.”


In Fuller’s Final Round, he started the morning strong with birdies on holes 2, 4, and 7 to put him at 3-under for the day early on. Through nine holes, Fuller was 7-under-par with momentum going into his final nine holes of the championship. With a few more steady pars, Fuller remained at 7-under through 13 holes and held the lead by three strokes over Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. and Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst, N.C. who sat tied for second at 4-under.


“I think we’re always nervous. We all want to win. But I’m really comfortable with how I’m striking the golf ball right now so that helped take some of the nervousness away,” Fuller explained regarding his mental game during the Final Round. 


Fuller finished par, par, birdie, par to take home the win, and after dropping a comfortable par putt on hole 18, he officially claimed his first CGA title. 


“It feels good. This is my first CGA win so it feels great. It’s been a long time coming; I thought I should’ve already had one, but I’m very proud to be the champion here for sure.”


Neveu finished in second place by himself at 4-under, 212 for the week. Tied in third place are Simson, Tee Burton of Shelby, N.C., and Jonathan Sielsky of Huntersville, N.C. with a three-day total of 213, 3-under. 


The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank Nick Cromer - Director of Golf, Jamie Claybrook - Superintendent, and the rest of the members and staff of Holly Ridge Golf Links for hosting this event.



About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1909 to promote and protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support, and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is one of the largest golf associations in the country, with over 700 member clubs represented by over 200,000 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 and 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 over $3,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives, including junior, women and adaptive programs.

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