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Nagy Bags the 29th N.C. Mid-Amateur


SNOW HILL, N.C. (October 27, 2022) -- Final results of the 29th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C. on October 27, 2022. The field competed at 6,912 yards (par 36-36--72).

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Ryan Nagy of Raleigh, N.C. went wire-to-wire at Cutter Creek Golf Club to win the 29th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship finishing with a 7-under-par, 209 total. This is Nagy’s first CGA championship win after several years of playing and competing throughout the Carolinas.

"It feels great," said Nagy. "I have been playing CGA events since junior golf with some close finishes and it's rewarding to finally get one done. The CGA does a great job with all of the events they run and it's awesome to know my name will be a part of the N.C. Mid-Amateur trophy for years to come."

Nagy possessed a three-shot lead after the first round of competition and that lead was cut down to two shots coming into Thursday’s third and final round. A final round score of 2-over-par, 74 was more than enough to get it done for Nagy who ultimately won the championship by a staggering six shots. Cutter Creek’s set up in the final round proved to be a major test for our competitors yielding a scoring average of 77.36. Rounds one and two had scoring averages of 75.1 and 74.43 respectively. Jacob Van Leeuwen of Durham, N.C. was the only competitor to finish under par for the final round shooting a 1-under-par, 71.

"The final round obviously played much tougher then the first two days," said Nagy. "Between some good pin placements and the wind staying up the majority of the day, it definitely made it a little bit harder out there. It was really a day that par was a good score and the more of those you made then the better position you were going to be in coming down the stretch."

Three players including Trey Broome of Raleigh, N.C., Nick Eberhardt of Charlotte, N.C., and Stephen Lavenets of Willow Spring, N.C. finished tied for second place at 1-under-par, 215 total.

Last year’s N.C. Mid-Amateur champion Dan Walters of Winston-Salem, N.C. along with Brandon Reece of Rolesville, N.C. and Mark Olbrych of Raleigh, N.C. finished in a three-way tie for fifth place finishing even par, 216 total.

The N.C. Mid-Amateur is composed of male golfers over the age of 25 whose handicap does not exceed a 9.9. Non-exempt competitors had to qualify through one of the six local qualifying sites held earlier in the year. Often, these golfers competed collegiately, like Nagy who played college golf at UNC Wilmington, and some professionally before regaining their amateur status.

"I think the biggest thing as a mid-am is knowing where your priorities are," said Nagy. "I am lucky and have a great wife that supports me in doing what I enjoy. We are obviously all competitive and enjoy the game of golf but with my career and priorities outside of golf, I know there are more important things on a day-to-day basis. It' s a bit of a balancing act of playing as much as I am able but making sure the most important things in my life are taken care of outside of golf."

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff at Cutter Creek Golf Club for graciously hosting the 29th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. 

29th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship

Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill, N.C.

Final Results

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 AssTom Troopociation; 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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