Carolinas
Wire-to-Wire
The Charlotte duo of Nolan Mills III (left) and Robby Kirby fired a 65 in the first round of the 17th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship and kept the hammer down the rest of the way. They won the title on August 11 by two shots.
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Record Setter
Scott Harvey won the North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship by a record nine shots on Sept. 10 to claim his eighth Carolinas Golf Association title. That tied him with his illustrious father, Bill Harvey, and fulfilled a long-standing goal.
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Hall of Famer
Charlotte's Dana Rader has accumulated significant honors during her career as a golf instructor. On Aug. 21, she received another important distinction--induction into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame.
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College Bound
A total of 58 Carolinas junior golfers from the class of 2018 have signed national letters of intent to play college golf next year. Among the high-profile signees is Gracyn Burgess (photo), who will join the women's team at Clemson.
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Heavy Hardware
Raleigh's Paul Simson rallied from one shot back on April 20 at Fort Mill Golf Club to win the Carolinas Super Senior Amateur Championship. All told, Simson now has 32 Carolinas Golf Association titles to his credit. We're not worthy!
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Broken Records
Pat Brogden set three records in winning the North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship for the fourth time: the women's course record at Wilson CC (68 in the final round), low total score (142) and largest margin of victory (14 strokes).
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Siyan Chen, Jansen Smith take Sea Pines Junior Heritage titles
SEA PINES JUNIOR HERITAGE/BREAKING NEWS

Siyan Chen, Jansen Smith take Sea Pines Junior Heritage titles

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Jansen Smith of San Angelo, Texas, and Siyan Chen of Howey in the Hills, Florida, are the respective boys’ and girls’ champions of the Sea Pines Junior Heritage, after rain wiped out the final round at Harbour Town Golf ...  »

TPC Myrtle Beach prepping for Dustin Johnson World Junior
DUSTIN JOHNSON WORLD JUNIOR/BREAKING NEWS

TPC Myrtle Beach prepping for Dustin Johnson World Junior

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.  (January 30, 2018) --  TPC Myrtle Beach , a Founders Group International golf course, is preparing to challenge some of the best junior golfers in the world. The third annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Tournament is set fo...  »

Angela Stewart, Pat Brogden triumph in Carolinas Cup tourney
LADIES' CAROLINAS CUP/BREAKING NEWS

Angela Stewart, Pat Brogden triumph in Carolinas Cup tourney

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 27, 2018) -- Final results from Saturday’s Ladies' Four-Ball Play Day hosted by Pinehurst Resort's No. 1 course in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.. All told, 108 women competed in the year-end Carolinas Cup Tourna...  »

Robert Lutomski holds early lead in SCGA Champions tourney
SCGA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS/BREAKING NEWS

Robert Lutomski holds early lead in SCGA Champions tourney

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (January 27, 2018) – Robert Lutomski of Simpsonville fired Saturday’s low round, a 4-under-par 68, to take a three-shot lead in the Club Champion division of the South Carolina Golf Association’s 22 nd Tournament of Champions...  »

Alan Dirk, Stephen Glaser complete Pinehurst senior double
CGA SENIOR 4-BALL 1-DAY/PINEHURST NO. 5

Alan Dirk, Stephen Glaser complete Pinehurst senior double

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 25, 2018) -- Final results from Thursday’s Carolinas Golf Association Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament at Pinehurst No. 5 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. Teams are ranked by gross scores. Gross and net scores are...  »

Gator vs. Python: Not a match you'd expect on the golf course
REID SPENCER/THURSDAY BLOG

Gator vs. Python: Not a match you'd expect on the golf course

Someone should have told the guy in the photo below that the real hazard on the 10 th hole at Fiddler’s Creek in Naples, Florida, isn’t the lake behind him. But kudos to the intrepid golfer for observing the strict rules of golf and dropping t...  »

Meet the Executive Director of Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow
PRESIDENTS CUP/BREAKING NEWS

Meet the Executive Director of Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2018) – The 2021 Presidents Cup, a team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – has a new face to lead the continued effo...  »

Final Results: CGA Senior 4-Ball 1-Day tourney at Grande Dunes
CGA SENIOR 4-BALL 1-DAY/GRANDE DUNES

Final Results: CGA Senior 4-Ball 1-Day tourney at Grande Dunes

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (Jan. 15. 2018) -- Final results from Monday’s Carolinas Golf Association Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Gross scores are listed. The tournament format featur...  »

Michael Teem, Joe Roller win CGA Senior 4-Ball at Pine Lakes
CGA SENIOR 4-BALL 1-DAY/PINE LAKES CC

Michael Teem, Joe Roller win CGA Senior 4-Ball at Pine Lakes

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Final results from the Tuesday’s Carolinas Golf Association Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Teams are ranked by gross scores.Gross and net scores are...  »

After a recount, Lea Venable is WSCGA Player of the Year
WSCGA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR/BREAKING NEWS

After a recount, Lea Venable is WSCGA Player of the Year

A day late, but 45 points to the good, The Upstate’s Lea Venable secured her first WSCGA Player of the Year Award, a title originally awarded to perennial winner Dawn Woodard—before a recount of qualifying points set the matter straight. Venabl...  »

TYGA, CGA announce 2017 N.C. All-State Girls' and Boys' Teams
N.C. ALL-STATE TEAMS/BREAKING NEWS

TYGA, CGA announce 2017 N.C. All-State Girls' and Boys' Teams

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 5, 2018) -- Sixty girls and boys have been named to the 2017 North Carolina All-State Golf Teams by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The N.C. All-State Teams hon...  »

Rachel Kuehn, Akshay Bhatia are TYGA/CGA top N.C. juniors
TOP N.C. JUNIORS/BREAKING NEWS

Rachel Kuehn, Akshay Bhatia are TYGA/CGA top N.C. juniors

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 3, 2018) --  Rachel Kuehn  of Asheville, N.C., and  Akshay   Bhatia  of Wake Forest, N.C., have been named the 2017 N.C. Junior Players of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the Carolinas Golf A...  »

Clemson-bound Gracyn Burgess wins first Parrott Girls' Award
DAVID PARROTT GIRLS' AWARD/BREAKING NEWS

Clemson-bound Gracyn Burgess wins first Parrott Girls' Award

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 2, 2018) –  Gracyn Burgess  of Lexington, S.C., is the recipient of the inaugural David Parrott Girls' Award by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). Burgess was selected from among the eight members who represen...  »

Are the key shots from 2017 majors the ones you remember?
2017 MAJORS/DOUG FERGUSON BLOG

Are the key shots from 2017 majors the ones you remember?

Jordan Spieth won the British Open with a flourish at the end. Justin Thomas hit 7-iron that had to be perfect for him to seal his first major at the PGA Championship. Both wonder if they would have been in position to win on Sunday if not for ...  »

Benji McCall, Jason Meadows triumph in SCGA 40-Plus Finale
SCGA 40+ FINALE/BREAKING NEWS

Benji McCall, Jason Meadows triumph in SCGA 40-Plus Finale

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. -- Benji McCall and Jason Meadows lost their one-shot first-round lead but survived a playoff to capture the Tournament Division title at the SCGA 40+ Finale held at TPC Myrtle Beach. McCall and Meadows secured the victor...  »


 
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