1st North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC

August 8, 2010


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1st North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship

Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC

August 8, 2010

Final Results


Salisbury, NC - Payne McLeod of Reidsville holed a 7-foot birdie on 18 to win the 1st North Carolina Amateur Championship 1-up over reigning North Carolina Amateur (stroke play) champion Ryan Heisey of Greensboro.  The event was contested at the Country Club of Salisbury.


The finalists combined for a total of 13 birdies and an eagle in their 18-hole match. 


After both bogeyed the 2nd hole, Payne started the birdie barrage which included a three-hole stretch of birdies on 3, 4 and 5.  Heisey followed with a four-hole birdie run on holes 13, 14, 15, and 16. 


“This was the best round I have played all week”, said the elated McLeod.  “I was 7-under par for the day.” 


And McLeod picked a good day to go low as his foe Heisey ended the day at 6-under par.


“I would like to thank Robert Linville my swing teacher of 7 years and Pat Foy Brady who has mentored me,” said the 2009 NC Junior Runner Up. ”They have been really helpful over the years.”


In an ironic twist, his mentor Pat Foy Brady of Reidsville captured the CGA’s 1st North Carolina Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 1961.  This is the first North Carolina Amateur Match Play championship and was won by McLeod, another Reidsville product.


“This week I just decided to come here on my own without any parents or friends,” said the 19 year-old graduate of Reidsville High School.  “My mom stresses out more than I do, so we all felt it was best to just try it alone”.


This event is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association.


Round of 32

Upper Bracket:

(142) Preston Dembowiak, Summerfield, NC def. (130) Robert Riesen, Pinehurst, NC, 19 Holes

(139) Harold Varner, Gastonia, NC def. (140) Luke Sampson, Wilmington, NC, 4 & 3

(137) Thomas Bass, Holly Springs, NC def. (141) Matthew Younts, Stokesdale, NC, 3 & 2

(137) Scott Harvey, Greensboro, NC def. (141) Ron Kirkpatrick, Charlotte, NC, 5 & 3

(133) Johnny Kyger, Salisbury, NC def. (141) Warren Straub, Apex, NC, 5 & 4

(139) Payne McLeod, Reidsville, NC def. (140) Joe Jaspers, Huntersville, NC, 2 & 1

(134) Grant Houser, Holly Springs, NC def. (141) Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, NC, 4 & 3

(137) Joe Mullen, Wake Forest, NC def. (140) Robert Hoadley, Southern Pines, NC, 19 Holes

Lower Bracket:

(131) Skip Taylor, Flat Rock, NC def. (142) Curtis Brotherton, High Point, NC, 4 & 3

(140) Jordan Walor, Wake Forest, NC def. (139) Adam Stephenson, Greenville, NC, 4 & 3

(137) Barden Berry, Kinston, NC def. (141) Zachery Munroe, Charlotte, NC, 4 & 2

(137) Ryan Heisey, Greensboro, NC def. (140) Will Almand, Cary, NC, 1 Up

(132) Ricky Stout, Pollocksville, NC def. (142) Stephen Keane, Mount Holly, NC, 5 & 4

(140) David Gies, Charlotte, NC def. (139) Brad Caldwell, Waynesville, NC, 1 & Up

(136) Logan Harrell, Huntersville, NC def. (141) Spencer Lawson, Raleigh, NC, 3 & 2

(137) Brian Westveer, Charlotte, NC def. (140) Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, NC, 2 & 1


Round of 16

Upper Bracket:

Varner def. Dembowiak, 8 & 7

Bass def. Harvey, 2 & 1

McLeod def. Kyger, 19 Holes

Houser def. Mullen, 2 Up

Lower Bracket:

Walor def. Taylor, 5 & 3

Heisey def. Berry, 4 & 3

Gies def. Stout, 3 & 2

Harrell def. Westveer, 7 & 6



Upper Bracket:

Varner def. Bass, 1 Up

McLeod def. Houser, 3 & 2

Lower Bracket:

Heisey def. Walor, 3 & 2

Harrell def. Gies, 3 & 1



McLeod def. Varner, 2 & 1

Heisey def. Harrell, 19 Holes



McLeod def. Heisey, 1 Up