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CPGA Professionals Progress in PGA PNC!


 

We're excited to announce that four of our PGA Professionals have made it to the third round of the PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz USA and OMEGA this week at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. 


As of Monday evening, the following CPGA Members were set to move forward as the event continues:

  • Charles Frost (T2) of Johns Island S.C. with 72-67-139
  • Chris Haarlow (T23) of Greensboro N.C. with 76-67-143
  • Greg Boyette (T79) of Awendaw S.C. with 75-72-147
  • Jerry Haas (T79) of Winston-Salem N.C with 71-76-147


Follow the scores with us - the leaderboard can be found here. Best of luck to Charles, Chris, Greg and Jerry who compete today as the third round takes place! 

 

Blake Taylor and Victoria Husky Capture 2015 CPGA Junior Championship

 

Blake Taylor of Atkinson, NC and Victoria Husky of Greenville, SC won the 2015 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

 

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Taylor and Husky qualified for the 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, Aug. 3-6, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Taylor, 17, posted a final-round 68 for a two-day total of 136 and a 1-stroke victory over Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, NC. Husky, 17, had a final-round 74 for a two-day total of 144 and a 1-stroke victory over Kasidy Beckel of Okatie, SC.

 

The Junior PGA Championship, Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the nine PGA Junior Series events, select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have yet not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.

 

The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: Inbee Park, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, Lexi Thompson, David Toms, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.

 

Click here for complete tournament results

 

CPGA Junior Championship to take place this weekend

The 2015 CPGA Junior Championship kicks off tomorrow at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University. For pairings and additional information, see here. Best of luck to all of those competing in our most popular junior golf event of the year!

 

 

John Derr – Celebration of Life - Save the Date

 We have been in communication with John Derr’s daughter (Cricket Gentry) since his passing and she has decided to have a celebration of her father’s life on Tuesday, August 18th, 3:00PM – 6:00PM at the Pine Needles Conference Center in Southern Pines, NC.  Speaking should begin around 3:00PM followed by a gathering to tell stories of John’s life. There will be light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  Please respond to Liz Muroski (lmuroski@pgahq.com), Carolinas PGA Media and Promotions Director, by Friday, August 7 if you plan to attend.  We want to be able to pass along a head count so they will have an idea of how many to expect. Thank you!     

 

 

CPGA Members Prepare to Play PGA PNC

 

This weekend marks the 48th  PGA Professional National Championship and, with that, 11 Carolinas PGA members will make their way to Philadelphia Cricket Club to compete! Following are those who qualified from the CPGA Professional Championship last year at Duke University Golf Club. We’re wishing the best of luck to all of our golfers. 

 

1

Jerry Haas  Winston Salem, NC, Wake Forest University

-5

67

72

72

211

 

T2

Chris Haarlow  Greensboro, NC, Precision Golf School

-3

75

72

66

213

 

T2

Charles Frost  Kiawah Island, SC, Kiawah Island - River

-3

71

70

72

213

 

4

Greg Boyette  Awendaw, SC, Bulls Bay GC

-2

72

71

71

214

 

T5

Rick Lewallen  Kannapolis, NC

E

70

75

71

216

 

T5

Blair Smith  Huntersville, NC, Birkdale Golf Club

E

72

71

73

216

 

T5

John Thompson  Charlotte, NC, Carolina Lakes Golf Club

E

75

66

75

216

 

T8

Mitch Adams  Troy, NC, Denson's Creek

+1

72

72

73

217

 

T8

Adam McLaughlin  Greensboro, NC, Alamance CC

+1

71

72

74

217

 

T10

Dale Ketola  Little River, SC, Potential Golf

+2

76

69

73

218

 

T10

Kris Cappuzzo  Charlotte, NC, Raintree CC

+2

73

71

74

218

 



The 2015 PGA Professional National Championship Field as of June 24, 2015 can be found here: http://www.pga.com/nationalchampionship/news/2015-pga-professional-national-championship-field?cid=pgacomsocial_tw_sf10226313  

 

2015 Section Professional Championships

Registration is underway for two out of three of the 2015 CPGA Professional Championships.  Make sure to sign up before the deadlines as they are firm and determine how many qualifying spots we receive in the respective national championships.

CPGA Professional Championship
Resort Club at Grande Dunes - Myrtle Beach, SC
Tuesday - Thursday, July 28-30
Fee: $290
Registration

Deadline: July 7
CPGA Senior Professional Championships
Cape Fear National - Leland, NC
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 4-5
Championship - $150
Deadline: July 28
Sr. PNC Qualifying - $140
Deadline: July 14
CPGA Assistant Professional Championship
Cabarrus CC - Concord, NC
Monday - Tuesday, August 10-11

Fee: $180
Registration
Deadline: July 21


**Condition of Competition for Grooves & Punch Marks
Please be aware that this condition of competition WILL BE in effect.  For the Senior Championship, it will be for all professionals competing from the championship tees, whether qualifying or not**

 

Club Car CPGA Pro-Official

Presented by Greg Norman Collection & Dunning Golf

         


The team of Mike Benner, PGA, and Bob Potter from Coosaw Creek CC captured the Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Presented by Greg Norman Collection & Dunning Golf at Trump National GC - Charlotte.  They combined to fire an impressive round of 62 (-10), three strokes clear of the competition.


>>> Scores & team prize amounts


         


(L-R) Champions Bob Potter &
Mike Benner, PGA
 

DCP events see high participation throughout Carolinas


 

Local Drive, Chip and Putt event qualifiers hosted by the CPGA seem to be taking youth golf by storm in the area. With three events wrapped over the last few days, the Section has seen well over 300 junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 participate in its tournaments.  

 

Drive, Chip Putt events are an incredible opportunity to introduce many youngsters to the game as well as showcase the talent of many of our local junior golfers. We're thrilled to have already seen so many join us this year for competition!

 

Over the next several weeks, the CPGA will host the remaining eight local DCP qualifiers. After that, sub-regionals take place. 

 
See here for our full DCP Carolinas schedule and remember you can follow along with our official hashtag: #CPGADCP

 

Bryan Park Golf Course Begins Sprigging Process

Let the sprigging begin! Bryan Park Golf Course began the process this week on its Champions Course. Sprigging is the process of removing stems from mature bermudagrass stands and replanting the vegetative cuttings in a different location. We look forward to seeing some fresh bermudagrass out there soon!



 

Forsyth Celebrity Pro-Am Event Raises Over $119K for The First Tee of the Triad

Reaches Milestone Donation for the Program

Forsyth Country Club hosted its annual Celebrity Pro-Am this past weekend, and capped the festivities with its Annual Summer Gala event held on Monday, June 15, 2015 benefitting The First Tee of the Triad. Funds raised from the tournament, along with items up for grabs in its silent auction, helped garner over $119,000 for the program this year.
 

                                                   

In the five years since its first installment, the tournament has raised more than $500,000 for The First Tee of the Triad. In a news story published recently by The Winston-Salem Journal, John Faidley, PGA, Head Golf Professional of Forsyth Country Club, was quoted saying," We are on target this year to raise between $110,000 and $120,000, and that’s a little more than in past years so we’re hopeful." Well, it certainly helps to be hopeful. Not only did Faidley and his team at Forsyth reach their goal in funds raised for the organization (a total of $119,148), but they hosted a wonderful evening to celebrate a program that continues to benefit and improve youth golf in the Carolinas and beyond. For this, we thank John Faidley, his staff and all of the PGA Professionals involved for their efforts and continued support.  

 

For more information on The First Tee, please visit: www.thefirsttee.org

*Pictured: Mike Barber, CEO of The First Tee of the Triad, and John Faidley, PGA, Head Golf Professional at Forsyth Country Club.

 
 
 
  
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