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On Monday September 13th the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour visited Holly Springs for the final stop of the 2021 season. The weather was warm and course conditions were spectacular.
The Champ flight was won by Craig Sturdivant from Sanford as he shot 78 on the challenging course. Runner up was William Carter of Laurinburg carding 81, while Dan Anthony from Thomasville posted 88 to claim the third place position.
In the A flight, Chuck Smith from Sanford won for the second time in 2021 with a score of 78 to win by one. Also from Sanford, Keith Thomas posted 79 as the runner up. Bob Dail of Wendell placed third shooting 80, while John East from Rockingham was fourth at 81. Marshall Miller of Pinehurst rounded out the top five with a score of 82.
In the B flight, Dick Kuehl from Sanford shot 83 as he eaked out a one shot victory for his first win of the season. Richard McMinis of Raleigh carded 84 for second place. Willie Boyd from Wake Forest took third with his score of 85, while Gene Jones of Thomasville shot 86 for a fourth place finish.
Tony Mooneyham from Sanford returned to the winners circle for the first time this season in the C flight with a score of 88. Ken White of High Point was second as he shot a 90. Cliff Nance from Lumberton placed third shooting 91, meanwhile Beil Bleau of Durham placed fourth with a score of 92.
Thank you to every single member that participated and supported the Tour in 2021. Have a great offseason, and all of us associated with the Tour look forward to seeing everyone back for another great year in 2022.
For those who qualified for the end of season Tour Championship and are competing next month in Hilton Head, we will see you there.
On Thursday August 26th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived at Tanglewood Park to challenge their Championship Golf Course. It was a very warm August day.
In the A flight, Ken Eichele from Pinehurst parlayed an amazing eagle 2 on the difficult 421 yard par 4 into a two over par 72 to notch his second win of the 2021 season. Second place was claimed by Bruce Gantt of the Charlotte Tour with a score of 73. Mark Harper from Winston Salem posted 74 for a third place finish, while John East of Rockingham and Keith Thomas from Sanford ended the day T4 with scores of 75.
Russell McDonald of the Charlotte Tour carded three birdies to shoot a three over par 73 enroute to a win in the B flight. Jamie Branham from Kingston and Huston Shaw of Winston Salem shot 78 to finish T2. Mark Robinson from Winston Salem captured fourth place as he shot 80. Meanwhile Dave Teague from Winston Salem and Michael Broadway of Chapel Hill ended their tournament T5 with scores of 82.
In the C flight, Dave Baker from Greensboro shot 79 to win his second tournament this year by a single stroke. Mike Groom of Raleigh was the player one stroke back in second place shooting 80. Randall Garver of the Charlotte Tour finished third carding 84. There was a three way tie for fourth place as Ron Tapscott from Walkertown, Terry Lunsford of Winston Salem, and AC Guarino from Pfafftown all posted scores of 84 in the T4 finish.
In the Champ flight, Craig Sturdivant from Sanford notched another victory to keep his strong season on the right track as he shot a one over par 71. Second place was taken by Dan Anthony of Thomasville with his round of 80.
The Senior Tour moves on to Holly Springs to tackle 12 Oaks CC on Monday September 13th for the final regular season event of 2021. You don’t want to miss this beautiful venue, or the last chance for points, so sign up today.
Willow Creek CC - Champions
On Thursday August 5th, it was the High Point CC Willow Creek Courses turn to challenge the members of the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Near perfect weather and excellent course conditions were the order of the day.
In the Champ flight, Craig Sturdivant from Sanford shot even par to pull out the one shot victory. Dean Parziale of Whispering Pines finished second posting 73 while William Carter from Laurinburg took third place shooting 77. Fourth place belonged to Dan Anthony of Thomasville with a score of 79, and Grant Hoffman from Climax carded 80 to round out the top five.
John East from Rockingham recorded his first win of the 2021 season by virtue of his two over par 74. Second place in the A flight was claimed by Ken Eichele of Pinehurst with a score of 81, while Bob Dail from Wendell continues to play well taking third place honors with an 83. Five players ended the day T4 shooting 84. CT Ton of Greensboro, James Demyan from Aberdeen, Wilson Shelton of Madison, Randy Bunn from Zebulon, and Victor Glenn of the Charlotte Tour.
In the B flight, Jamie Branham from Kingston notched his second win of the season posting a very nice score of 80. Mike Wallace of Fayetteville was a very close second with his round of 81. Peter Martin from the Charlotte Tour, Richard McMinis of Raleigh, and Gus Alford from Zebulon finished T3 with scores of 84. Meanwhile, Russell McDonald of the Charlotte Tour and Gene Jones from Thomasville ended T6 shooting 85.
Ken White from High Point shot 87 to become another first time winner in the C flight this season. Randall Garver of the Charlotte Tour and Greg Martin from Whitsett tied a single shot back with scores of 88 in the T2 finish. Another tie occurred, for fourth place, when Marty Carpenter from Southern Pines and Ron Tapscott of Walkertown posted scores of 89. Cliff Nance from Lumberton shot 90 to claim sixth place.
The Central Carolina Senior Tour returns to the ever challenging Preserve at Jordan Lake GC on Thursday August 12th. If you have never played the Preserve you really should on the 12th. If you have played it I know you can’t wait to return. Sign up today!
Sandhills Regional @ Mid Pines July 12th & 13th
The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour hosted a two day Regional Tournament at the Mid Pines Resort in Southern Pines, NC on Monday July 12th and Tuesday July 13th. Over 150 players registered for the event and the competition was fierce.
In the Champ flight, Scott Patnode from the Charlotte Tour used an opening day four under par 68 to help him claim the victory. His two day total of 142 was good enough for a four shot win. Runner up Steve Kubik of the Eastern NC Tour also posted 68 on day one, and followed with a score of 78 for a 146. Dale Fuller also from Eastern NC and Mike Gentry of the Charlotte Tour finished T3 with two day totals of 151, while Trey Coker from Louisiana and Craig Sturdivant of Sanford tied at 152 to finish T5.
The A flight saw Bob Dail of Wendell shoot one over par 73 on day two, and added to his day one 78 it was a single shot win and the flight champion trophy. Eric Niedermeyer of Atlanta posted 77 on day one, and carded 3 birdies plus an eagle day two to post 75 and a total of 152. Keith Thomas of Sanford finished in third place with scores of 78-75-153. Four players shot scores of 156 in a T4 finish. Those players were Bruce Gantt from the Charlotte Tour, Ron Brady, John East, and David Ganus all from the Central Carolina Tour. CT Ton of Greensboro carded 79-78-157 to claim 8th place.
The B flight was won with a total score of 154 by 83 year old Dave Boger of Greensboro. Dave has been on Tour for a long time and has always been a very consistent player. Tim Fyfe from Chicago finished a single stroke behind in second place scoring 155. Terry Dunn of Atlanta placed third with a score of 160 as Jamie Branham of Kingston and Nolan Elenz from the Charlotte Tour shot 161 to end the day T4. Nelson Sanchez from Eastern NC shot 162 to take sixth place, Gene Jones of Thomasville posted 163 in seventh, and Tim Prevatte from Eastern NC carded 164 to claim eighth place.
Central Carolina’s Dave Baker of Greensboro took top honors in the C flight with scores of 84-80-164. In the runner up position, Tony Mooneyham of Sanford posted a two day total of 172. Third place was a three way tie at 173 by Marty Carpenter of Southern Pines, Vic Lawrence from the Charlotte Tour, and Marty James also from the Charlotte Tour. Sixth place was another tie as Greg Martin of Whitsett and Randall Garver of the Charlotte Tour both posted two day scores of 175. Carnell Luckett from the Eastern NC Tour, Jerry York of the Charlotte Tour, and Ken White of High Point finished T8 with matching scores of 176.
Anderson Creek Club Champions
Thursday June 17th was the day the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Spring Lake to try their collective hand on the new Bermuda greens at Anderson Creek Golf Club. Sunny skies and warm temperatures made it near perfect golf weather.
Craig Sturdivant from Sanford made five birdies on his way to a one under par 71 collecting another win in the Champ flight. Dean Parziale of Whispering Pines also had a good day on the new greens pouring in four birdies to post 75 as the runner up. Marty Martinez, Tour Director of the Eastern NC Tour, carded 77 to claim 3rd place. Fourth place was secured by Dave LeVeque from Michigan with a score of 81, while Dan Anthony posted 85 to round out the top five.
In the A flight, Richard Johnson from the Eastern NC Tour scored a five stroke win as he shot one over par 73. Mike “CT” Ton of Greensboro and Keith Thomas from Sanford placed T2 with matching scores of 78. Bob Dietrich from the Eastern NC Tour was 4th firing 79. Ron Brady of McLeansville, Bob Dail from Wendell, and Howard Nemenz of Winston Salem all shot 80 ending their day at T5.
The B flight required a sudden death playoff to determine who would be able to claim the top position this week. Dave Boger from Greensboro and Ed Washburn of Sanford each shot 81, so they returned to hole one to settle the score. As they walked off the 1st green the tale was told. A par by Boger had edged out Washburn for his first win of the season. Gene Jones from Thomasville carded 82 to finish 3rd, while Dave Teague of Winston Salem and Mike Wallace from Fayetteville posted a pair of 84’s to finish T4.
The C flight saw five different players hold the lead or were tied for the lead on the back nine, and all five finished in the top five. When the dust settled, Tom Kubla from Seven Lakes shot 86 for the win. It was Tom’s second win of 2021. Marty Carpenter of Southern Pines was runner up with a score of 88. Jonathan Phillips from the Easter NC Tour posted 90 for third place, while Patrick Warren of Leland and James McPherson from Chapel Hill finished T4 with scores of 91.
The Central Carolina Senior Tour takes a couple weeks off to prepare for the Two Day Sandhills Regional @ Mid Pines Resort event in Southern Pines on Monday July 12 & Tuesday July 13th.
The Challenge GC Tourney Champions
On Thursday June 3rd, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour invaded Graham to grapple with The Challenge Golf Club. The course and greens are in excellent condition, but Mother Nature decided to make things a little difficult as showers and rain fell off and on a lot of the day.
The Champ flight saw Craig Sturdivant from Sanford beat back the wet conditions to collect another win with a score of 78. Dan Anthony of Thomasville shot 81 to take home second place honors. Meanwhile, Dave LeVeque in from Michigan posted 83 for a third place finish.
In the A flight Chuck Smith from Sanford fired a 79 to garne his first win of the 2021 season. Ron Brady of McLeansville gathered runner up honors by shooting 82, while Todd Vick made the trip from Fayetteville worthwhile by placing third posting 85. Bob Dail from Wendell and Keith Thomas of Sanford shot matching scores of 86 to round out the top five places.
Gus Alford from Zebulon returned to the winners circle for the first time in 2021 by carding a 79 in the B flight. Eddie Jaggers from Lillington and Mark Robinson of Winston Salem closed out the day T2 as each turned in scores of 80. Another tie occurred at 81 as Andy Lane from Cary and Jamie Branham of Kingston recorded the same score as they rounded out the top five.
In the C flight Terry Lunsford from Winston Salem won for the second consecutive time as he posted 83. The victory also gave Terry three wins for the year. AC Guarino of Pfafftown shot 86 to place second, Greg Martin from nearby Whitsett posted 89 for third place, and Tom Kubla from West End carded 92 to claim fourth place. Rounding out the top five it was Cal Rogers as he turned in a 93.
The Senior Tour travels to Spring Lake on Thursday June 17th to take on the new and improved Anderson Creek Golf Club and their newly installed Bermuda greens. Don’t miss this unique golf challenge, sign up today.
Congradulations to the First Half Points Winners.
Each member receives 1/2 entry to the National Finals
Champ Flight - Craig Sturdivant
A Flight - Ken Eichele
B Flight - Hollis Peery
C Flight - James Prouty
On Thursday May 20th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour landed in Whitsett for the latest edition of the Senior Tour being played at the beautiful Stoney Creek GC. Fantastic weather and great course conditions made for a great golf experience.
In the Champ flight Craig Cathey from nearby Burlington posted 37-35 for a one over par 72 and a nine stroke win. Dan Anthony of Thomasville holed three birdie putts enroute to his score of 81 and second place finish. Right behind Dan, Sanford’s Craig Sturdivant shot 82 which was good enough to take third place. Meanwhile Bob MacWhinnie from Pittsburgh, PA carded 87 to claim fourth place.
The A flight’s Keith Thomas from Sanford used three birdies to post a one over par 72 as he claimed his first 2021 victory by three strokes. Jay Rousse of Chapel Hill was runner up with a score of 75, while Bob Dail from Wendell and Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst finished T3 as they shot 76’s. Don Tabat from Lexington carded an eagle to go along with a birdie as he shot 77 rounding out the top five.
In the B flight, Ed Washburn from Sanford collected his first win of the season by posting 79 for the two shot victory. Gus Alford of Zebulon and Michael Broadway from Chapel Hill were T2 today as each carded 81. While Mark Robinson from Winston Salem, Jamie Branham of Kingston, and Mike Turbeville from Greensboro all shot 82 as they finished T4.
Terry Lunsford from Winston Salem got off to a slow start in the C flight but rallied on the back nine shooting 39 for a total score of 84 to collect the win. James Prouty from Pittsboro and Patrick Warren of Leland also shot 39 on the back side while posting 85 apiece and the T2 finish. Sola Edwards from Sanford played excellent golf while shooting an 86 to take home fourth place, as Mike Groom of Raleigh carded 87 to round out the top five this Thursday.
After a one week hiatus, the Senior Tour returns to compete at The Challenge Golf Club in Graham on Thursday June 3rd as the Tour begins the second half of the 2021 season.
On Thursday May 6th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived in Sanford to compete on the fabulous Carolina Trace CC Lake Course. Mild weather and great course conditions made for great competition.
Craig Sturdivant from Sanford used a two under par 34 on the front nine, enroute to victory with a score of 74. Scott Patnode from the Charlotte Tour had a one under par 35 on the back nine but came up one shot short of catching Craig while placing second. It turns out 76 was a very popular score in the Champ flight this day with three players posting that score. Dean Parziale of Whispering Pines, Steve Lassiter from Pinehurst, and Craig Cathey of Burlington were the players closing out a T3 day.
In the A flight Bill Phillips from the Charlotte Tour made his trip worthwhile as he claimed a four stroke win with a score of 76. Jay Rousse of Chapel Hill, Kevin Lassiter from Knightdale, and Ken Eichele of Pinehurst were the players four back with scores of 80 and tied for second place. Rounding out the top five Keith Thomas from Sanford, Howard Nemenz of Winston Salem, Johnny Taylor from Fayetteville, and Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst ALL shot identical scores of 81.
The B flight required extra holes and a sudden death playoff to determine a winner. Michael Broadway from Chapel Hill and Hollis Peery of Fayetteville turned in their scorecards with a score of 79 and turned around and went out to hole 1 to duke it out. Michael closed out the match on the first hole with a par that Hollis was unable to cover. Third place was claimed by Jamie Branham from Kingston with a score of 80. Meanwhile Garland Ingram from Southern Pines and Gene Jones of Thomasville rounded out the top five with 83’s.
Cliff Nance from Lumberton collected his second win of 2021 by carding a score of 87 to win by one. Glenn Lewis of Zebulon was the player shooting that 88 score to finish in the runner up slot. Alone in third place Mike Groom from Raleigh posted 91 while no less than four players posted scores of 92 and tied for fourth. Cal Rogers of Graham, David Swimm from Conway SC, Tom Kubla of West End, and Marty Young from Pittsboro all posted that magical score of 92.
The Senior Tour takes a week off next Thursday but returns to action on Thursday May 20th when they head to Whitsett to tackle Stoney Creek GC. Another classic, challenging course to test your golf skills. Sign up now, don’t get left out.
On Thursday April 29th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour invaded Mebane to take on the fabulous Mill Creek Golf Course. The winds were fierce but the competition was even more fierce.
In the Champ flight, Craig Sturdivant from Sanford notched a one shot win with a score of 80. Chasing Craig all day, Kevin McDougald of Lillington fell that single shot short with his score of 81. Falling in behind Kevin, Bruce Hier from Raleigh posted 81 for a third place finish, while Richard Lytle of Chapel Hill carded 88 in fourth place.
The A flight was a three way battle to the finish with Howard Nemenz from Winston Salem coming out on top with a score of one over par 73. Ending the day T2 with scores of 74 it was Kevin Lassiter of Knightdale and Ken Eichele from Pinehurst. Chuck Taubersmith of Pinehurst claims fourth place shooting 79, while Ben Wheaton from Southern Pines and Bob Dail of Wendell ended the tournament T5 with matching scores of 80.
It was a tough race in the B flight to decide who would win on this windy Thursday. When the dust settled Dave Teague from Winston Salem with a score of 78 eeked out a one shot victory. Right on Dave’s heels was Joe Carter from Pinehurst posting 79 in a close one. Willie Boyd of Wake Forest had a good day ending his day in third place with a score of 80. Jamie Branham from Kingston came in fourth firing 81, while Gene Jones of Thomasville shot 83 to round out the top five.
In the C flight it was Tom Kubla from West End having a career day posting 82 to win his first event of 2021 by three shots. Three players shot identical scores of 85 to end the day T2. Those players were James McPherson of Chapel Hill, James Prouty from Pittsboro, and Marty Young also from Pittsboro. Rounding out the top five with scores of 86 it was Neil Bleau from Durham and AC Guarino from Pfafftown.
Next on the docket for the Senior Tour will be Sanford’s Carolina Trace CC on their spectacular Lake Course on Thursday May 6th. You really do not want to miss this gem so get online and sign up now
The day was Thursday April 15th when the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour was welcomed to the Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek to attempt to win their respective flights. These are their stories.
The story in the Champ flight was Dean Parziale from Whispering Pines as he captured his first win of 2021 after a couple of close calls as he shot a three over par 75. After a sluggish start, Kevin McDougald of nearby Lillington, got it together to shoot even par 36 on the back nine and 77 total to finish in second place. Craig Sturdivant from Sanford took third posting 78, while Bruce Hier of Raleigh ended his day in fourth place with a score of 80. Dave LeVeque from Michigan carded 81 to round out the top five.
The story of the A flight was one word. Playoff! Ron Hockensmith from Pinehurst and Wilson Shelton of Madison both shot identical scores of 38-40-78 so they returned to the course for sudden death. Hockensmith prevailed in the playoff for his first win of 2021. No less than five players occupied the T3 slot as all posted 79, one stroke outside the playoff. The five are Keith Thomas from Sanford, Ken Eichele of Sanford, Randy Bunn from Zebulon, Mike Greene of Fuquay Varina, and Todd Vick from Fayetteville.
The story in the B flight was most definitely Eddie Jaggers from Lillington. All Eddie did was card four birdies enroute to a 4 shot victory with a score of two over par 74. Hollis Peery of Fayetteville continued his excellent play as his 78 was good for second place. In third place it was Joe Carter of Pinehurst as he posted a score of 80. Gus Alford from Zebulon, Willie Boyd of Wake Forest, and Ed Washburn from Sanford all shot 81 for a T4 finish.
The story of the C flight today is also playoff just as in the A flight. Tour veterans Cliff Nance from Lumberton and Jim Prouty of Pittsboro shot identical scores of 39-44-83 which required a sudden death playoff. Nance prevailed in the playoff for a win in his first event of the 2021 season. Neil Bleau from Durham and die hard Hurricanes fan held on to third place with a score of 85. Meanwhile Glenn Lewis from Zebulon returned to tour action and Gary Short of Sanford finished T4 as they each carded 86. Patrick Warren made the drive from Leland and shot a 44-44-88 for a sixth place finish.
After a great tournament at Keith Hills, the Senior Tour moves to Mebane to challenge the great golf course of Mill Creek on Thursday April 29th. You don’t want to get left out of this event. Sign up today.
The Golf Club at Quail Ridge GC in Sanford was the host Club for the Senior Amateur Golf Tour event on Thursday April 1st. Cool temperatures and windy conditions did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the players with more than 60 competitors taking up the challenge.
In the Champ flight this day a playoff was required to determine a winner as Craig Sturdivant from Sanford and Steve Lassiter of Pinehurst ended regulation play knotted at three over par 75. Craig came out on top as Steve was unable to match par on the first playoff hole. Dean Parziale from Whispering Pines and John East of Rockingham finished one shot out of the playoff at T3 posting 76 apiece. Rounding out the top five Kevin McDougald came in with a 78.
The A flight saw Richard Johnson from the Eastern NC Tour use three birdies as he carded 79 to edge out five players all within two strokes. Two players a single shot back with scores of 80 closing at T2 were Mike Greene from Fuquay Varina and Ron Brady of McLeansville. Three scores of 81 were posted by James Demyan of Aberdeen, Chuck Smith from Sanford, and Keith Thomas also from Sanford to round out the top six.
Not to be outdone by the Champ flight, the B flight needed more than 18 holes to declare a winner too. But this time three players, Jamie Branham from Kingston, Eddie Jaggers of Lillington, and Hollis Peery from Fayetteville were tied after regulation all with scores of 77. This playoff however required three holes before Branham was able to secure the win, and a promotion to the A flight. Congratulations Jamie. Ed Washburn of Sanford shot 79 in fourth place and consecutive top four finishes. Dave Baker from Greensboro posted 83 ending his day in fifth place.
Yet another playoff, this time in the C flight was required to find another winner. Wayne Ricks from Pinehurst and Ed McNally of Graham were deadlocked with scores of 86 after 18 holes so went back to the course for more golf. Wayne made a par on the first playoff hole, and despite a valiant effort by Ed, he was unable to equal that par. Marty Young from Pittsboro posted 87 to finish in third place and a third consecutive top five, while Jim Prouty also from Pittsboro carded 88 for fourth. Gives them something to talk about on the ride home. James Dockery from Southern Pines rounds out the top five with his score of 90.
After a week off, the Senior Amateur Tour will return on Thursday April 15th, travelling to Lillington to take on the Keith Hills CC at Campbell University. If you have never played Keith Hills, you need to do yourself a favor and sign up. If you have played it, I know you will be back on the 15th.