NC (12/12/09) – Final results of the 43rd Carolinas
Father-Son Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted
by Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC on
Saturday, December 12, 2009 (6430 yards, par 36-36—72.
Jim Pridgen of
Jamestown, NC and Brent Pridgen of Winston-Salem, NC birdied the
first playoff hole to win the 43rd Carolinas
Four teams were
tied for the lead after 18 holes at two-under par 70. Jim and
Brent Pridgen, Frank and Cordes Ford of Charleston, SC, T.D. and
Thomas Todd of Laurens, SC and Ernie and Scott Newton of High
Point, NC found themselves in a playoff for the overall title.
Teams played the 380 yard par four 1st hole at Mid
smashed a drive leaving his father Jim with a short iron into
the green. Jim’s approach shot nestled to five feet from the
hole. Brent then rolled in the birdie putt to seal the victory.
“I told Brent
that I am now 65 years old and we do not have too many more of
these left”, stated Jim Pridgen. “We have come close in several
of the Father-Son championships over the years but we finally
closed the deal this time”.
Father-Son Championship is historically played on the last
Friday in July. However due to severe weather back in July the
championship site was unable to complete play thus forcing a
rescheduling of the event for December 12.
is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is
celebrating its 100th year of serving amateur golf in