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Sapona Golf Club is a semi-private golf, swim, and tennis club. The rolling hills of the 18-hole par 71 are both tranquil and challenging. The course was designed by Ellis Maples & Ed Seay in 1968.

 

 
 

 

Prizes for Points Race for 2024

1st Place Winner for each flight wins 2025 Paid Membership + 3 free tournaments

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Tournament Results
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Tom Kubla
"Sandhill's Regional"
Talamore & Mid South
June 24 & 25, 2024
 
Gates Four Golf & Country Club
June 20, 2024
 
 
"Jimmy Smith Memorial"
Quail Ridge Golf Course
June 8, 2024
 
 
Pinewood CC
June 6, 2024
Colonial Country Club
May 30, 2024
 

The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived in Thomasville on Thursday May 30th to take on the Colonial CC. The early temperature was a little below normal but it warmed up nicely as the day wore on and the clouds burned off.  

 

In the Champ flight, Lee Everhart returned to the competitive golf that is the Senior Amateur Golf Tour and made his presence felt immediately by shooting 78 to win by a single stroke. Well done Lee!  John East was runner up with a round of 79, while Chris Wilkes from the Eastern NC Tour ended the day in third place with a score of 80.

 

An on course playoff was required in the A flight as three players shot scores of 78. So Frank Bunn, Ken Eichele, and Ben Wheaton returned to hole one to determine the winner. It just so happens that it was Frank’s return to the Senior Tour also and he was apparently determined to make it a memorable return. So while John and Ben made a par on the first hole, Frank rolled in a putt for birdie and the victory. Good job Frank!  Ron Hockensmith finished fourth narrowly missing the playoff with a round of 79, while Ron Brady rounded out the top five with a score of 80.

 

Wilson Shelton got off to a good start in the B flight and continued his steady play to finish with a three over par 75 and a six shot victory. It was Wilson’s second victory in the month of May. Kudos Wilson!  Michael Smith fired an 81 as the runner up, while Rob Andrews grabbed the third place position with a score of 82. Dick Kuehl and Gene Jones posted matching scores of 83 for a T4 finish.

 

Another playoff became necessary in the C flight as Rob Geilhausen and Mike Groom both recorded rounds of 86. Hole one was the starting hole today for any playoffs so the players headed out to the first tee. The playoff ended on that first hole as Rob rolled in a putt for par that Mike was unable to cover in order to move on. Great golf Rob!  Keith Meeks snagged the third place position with his round of 88, while Patrick Warren ended the round in fourth place by shooting 89. Marty Carpenter’s round of 92 completed the top five list.

 

In the D flight, Richard Pfister posted a round of 91 to collect his second win in the last 14 days. Way to go Richard!  Tour Director Sola Edwards and Kelly Brown were dual runners up with scores of 93. Benton Smith shot 95 taking the fourth place spot, while Barry Whitesell’s 96 made the final top five slot.


Next up for the Central Carolina Tour is Pinewood CC in Asheboro on Thursday June 6th. Pinewood is a perennial favorite on the Tour, so sign up today to get your spot.

 

 
12 Oaks CC
May 20, 2024
 
 
Siler City CC
May 16, 2024
 
 
Challenge GC
May 2, 2024

On Thursday May 2nd, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived at the Challenge in Graham, NC for an early shotgun start.  The weather was absolutely perfect for golf.  The turn-out was small but the enthusiasm of the players was big!

In the Champ Flight, it was a run- away victory for Spurling Cook who was in a league all his own shooting an 83.  This win gave him the lead in the points race.  Great job Spurling!

The A flight players had a more dramatic finish as Ron Brady and Scott Ide, the Charlotte Tour Director tied for first place with a score of 75.  They had a sudden death play-off on Hole 1.  This is where Brady hit down the right side of the fairway and Ide hit on the left side. Brady’s approach shot reached the green which gave him the opportunity to putt for a birdie but missed that putt, tapped in for a par.  Ide’s approach shot missed the green so he chipped up and two putted for a bogey.  Brady pulled off a two putt for the par and won the first-place position!  Chuck Smith, our very own tour director, came in with a nice 78 to take third-place.  Paul Hundhammer came in fourth with an 82 and Ken Eichele came in with an 84 to place fifth.

Our own Wilson Shelton took the trophy for first-place in the B flight with a smooth score of 79!  Awesome playing Wilson because this course was appropriately named “The Challenge” for sure!  Bobby Shipwash and Chuck Taubersmith both gave Wilson a run for first place with scores of 80 each, but Wilson hung on to take the win.   Shipwash came in 2nd and Taubersmith came in 3rd.  Gene Jones, “Mean Gene” shot an 83 to come in 4th while Gil Ro and Eddie Jaggers finished with scores of 84 to T5.  Great competition B flighers! 

Rob Geilhausen drove to the Challenge on Thursday to win C Flight with a score of 84.  Nice job Rob!  Congratulations!  Geilhausen and Mike Groom played great golf but Geilhausen held the lead by one stroke leaving Groom to finish up 2nd!  Great playing Mike!  Patrick Warren placed 3rd with a score of 89 and Keith Meeks and Edward McNally ended with a score of 90.

Barry Whitesell is on a roll in D Flight.  He’s playing lights out!  He shot a 91 to win the D Flight beating Sola Edwards Smith, tour director, by 3 strokes.  Our own Don Michaux is back and came in 3rd and shot a 94.  Kelly Brown came in 4th place with a 96 while Eddie Womack rounded off the top 5 with a score of 100.

Next tournament is in Siler City at the Siler City Country Club on May 16th.  The course recently updated TifEagle Bermuda greens.   It’s new on the schedule so you don’t want to miss it.  Sign up now!

Chapel Ridge Golf Club
April 25, 2024
 
The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour made a trip to Pittsboro to attack the newly renovated Chapel Ridge Golf Club on Thursday April 25th. It was cloudy and a little cool but the course was in great condition. 
Carolina Trace Country Club
April 4, 2024
 

On Thursday April 4th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour came to the “most central point” in North Carolina, Sanford. The reason for the trip was not a geography lesson, but golf competition on the beautiful Lake Course of Carolina Trace. Cool temps and good course conditions greeted the players.

 

In the Champ flight, Steve Lassiter took an early lead and never let go, posting a round of 75 to win by four shots. Well done Steve!  Alan Dirk and Eli Villanueva ended the day T2 carding scores of 79, while Spurling Cook grabbed fourth place with a score of 81. 

 

Donnie Pritt from the Eastern NC Tour made his trip home more enjoyable by shooting 76 in the A flight to collect the two stroke victory. Good job Donnie!  Randy Bunn from the Eastern NC Tour and Paul Hundhammer shot identical rounds of 78 for a second place tie. Matt Wiley, visiting from the Michigan Tour snagged the fourth place finish. Johnny Taylor from the Eastern NC Tour and Ron Brady ended the day T5 by shooting a couple of 82’s. 

 

In the B flight, Paul Perrone came away the four stroke winner with a nice round of 79. Kudos Paul!  Michael Smith was the runner up on Thursday carding a round of 83. Third place was a four way tie as Allen Hardy from the Eastern NC Tour, Malcolm Stout, Adam Hoeh, and Dan Johnson all recorded scores of 84.

 

Rich Henn made the trip west from the Eastern NC Tour and made the trip back east with the C flight winners trophy by posting 84. Great golf Rich!  Rob Geilhausen finished a single stroke back as the runner up with a round of 85. Greg Martin and Ed McNally ended their day T3 with matching rounds of 90, while Mike Groom rounded out the top five with a score of 92.

 

In the D flight, Benton Smith shot a score of 93 to fend off all competitors and win by a single shot. Way to go Benton!  Randy Collier from the Eastern NC Tour was the closest to Benton in the end by firing the runner up round of 94. Tom Kubla held on to third place carding a score of 96, while Kelly Brown and Barry Whitesell closed out the scoring with identical rounds of 101.    

 

Next up for the Central Carolina Senior Tour will be the Chapel Ridge GC in Pittsboro on Thursday April 25th with a 9am shotgun start. Come check out the new greens and renovation done to this classic course!

 

Bayonet Golf Course
March 21, 2024

On Thursday March 21st, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived at the Bayonet at Puppy Creek  in Raeford. It was a cool spring day, but the weather didn’t cool down the enthusiasm of the competitors. 

In the Champ flight, Steve Lassiter fired a round of 76 to win his first event of 2024. Well done Steve!  Eli Villanueva finished in second place posting a score of 79. 

Paul Hundhammer carded 78 to hold off the rest of the A flight to collect his first win of the season by a single shot. Great job Paul!  Randy Bunn from the Eastern NC Tour was runner up shooting 79, while Ken Eichele and Ron Brady ended the day T3 with rounds of 81. Johnny Adams from the Eastern NC Tour rounded out the top five with his round of 87.

In the B flight, Mike Wallace also pulled out a single shot victory with a round of 82 for his first W this year. Kudos Mike!  Another Mike, Michael Smith, was the one shot back as his 83 gave him the runner up spot. Malcolm Stout was a single shot behind Mike #2 with his round of 84, while Adam Hoeh, Lyman Howard from the Eastern NC Tour, and Chuck Taubersmith finished in a three way tie for fourth with 85’s. 

Mike Groom made it back to back W’s in the C flight by posting 83 to win by four shots. Great golf Mike!  Patrick Warren made it a runner up finish with his 87, while Troy Norton from Mississippi Tour grabbed third place carding 88. Mark Keziah snagged a fourth place finish posting 89, as Glenn Lewis from the Eastern NC Tour closed out the top five with a round of 90.   

In the D flight, Tom Kubla played some consistent golf. And a warm putter allowed him to shoot 91 and take the win by three shots. Way to go Tom!  TD Sola Edwards took second place with her round of 94, while Steve Howard posted 98 to snag third. Jimmy Dollar’s round of 99 made him the fourth place finisher, and Richard Pfister carded an even 100 to complete the top five. 

Next up for the Senior Central Carolina Tour is MacGregor Downs CC in Cary on Monday March 25th. You want to play this one!

 

Longleaf Golf Club
March 5, 2024

The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour took on Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines on Tuesday March 5th. It was typical spring weather and the course conditions were quite good.

The Champ flight was won by Spurling Cook with a score of 88 to collect his first win of the season. 

In the A flight, Fred Rogers from the Eastern NC Tour made his trip to Southern Pines worthwhile by firing a one over par 73 to collect the win. Great job Fred!  Dan Anthony took runner up honors carding a round of 75, while Ron Hockensmith finished third as he posted a score of 76. Ron Brady and Chris Ludwig shot identical scores of 77 in a T4 finish.

Michael Broadway came out firing in the B flight and rolled to a five stroke victory with a round of 74. Kudos Michael!  Dan Johnson and Shawn Cacioppo ended the day T2 with matching 79 scores. Michael Smith claimed the fourth place spot by shooting 82. And it was a four way tie for fifth as Gene Jones, Dennis Mason, Chuck Taubersmith, and Tim Matthews from the Southern Virginia Tour all recorded rounds of 83.

In the C flight, Mike Groom also pulled off a five shot victory by firing a score of 84. Great golfing Mike!  Rob Geilhausen continued his good play as he carded a round of 89 as runner up, while Marty Carpenter and Ed McNally ended their rounds T3 as they matched scorecards with 91’s. Also turning in matching scores Greg Martin and Clyde Foster, from the Washington DC Metro Tour finished the event T5 posting 92’s.   

Benton Smith made it back to back wins in the D flight as he recorded the score of 88. Way to go Benton!  Richard Pfister took the runner up slot by carding 90, while Tom Kubla placed third with a round of 92. Don Senior grabbed fourth place shooting 98, and rounding out the top five it was Eddie Womack with a score of 100. 

Next up for the Central Carolina Senior Tour is Bayonet at Puppy Creek in Raeford on Thursday March 21st with a 10am shotgun start. You don’t want to miss Puppy Creek so sign up today! 

 
Keith Hills Golf Course
February 15, 2024
 

Campbell University in Lillington welcomed the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour to play their Keith Hills Golf Course on Thursday February 15th. It was cool and breezy, and that added to the challenge of Keith Hills. 

In the Champ flight, it was Trent Gregory turning in a round of 74 to make it back to back wins. Well done Trent!  Eli Villanueva took second place with a score of 77, while Spurling Cook grabbed third place by carding a round of 79. Ken Eichele’s round of 87 gave him a fourth place finish, and Chris Johnson from the Eastern NC Tour rounded out the top five posting 91.

Eighteen holes of golf was insufficient to determine a winner in the B flight as Mark Harper, Brock Lynch, and Dave Baldwin all recorded identical rounds of 78 forcing a sudden victory playoff. So the players loaded up and rolled out to hole one. Brock and Dave made par on the first hole, but apparently Mark had enough fun for the day and rolled in a putt for birdie for the victory. Great job Mark! Bo Crooks posted 80 in a fourth place finish, while Jim Reardon grabbed fifth place with an 81.

In the B flight, Malcolm Stout eaked out a single shot victory by carding a score of 82. Kudos Malcolm!  Dennis Mason became the runner up with his round of 83, while Dick Kuehl and Dan Caffelle ended the day T3 as both competitors shot scores of 86. Fifth place was a three way tie as Dan Johnson, Gene Jones, and Gil Ro all recorded scores of 87.

The C flight saw Mark Keziah get off to a fast start and then cruise to a seven shot victory by firing an 84. Great golfing Mark!  Steven Wrenn from the Eastern NC Tour wrapped up the runner up slot with his round of 91, while Rob Geilhausen and Mike Groom had a T3 finish with rounds of 92. Rounding out the top five, Dan Williams from the Eastern NC Tour and Mark Jochum from the Columbus OH Tour turned in scores of 93.

In the D flight, Benton Smith also caught fire early and rolled to a six stroke victory as he carded a nice round of 86. Way to go Benton!  Kelly Brown is today’s runner up in the flight with a score of 92, while Tom Kubla and Richard Pfister ended their day T3 posting scores of 95. TD Sola Edwards wrapped up the top five by carding 98.    

Next up for the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour will be Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines on Tuesday March 5th with a 9:00am shotgun start. Sign up early to claim your spot.

 
Quail Ridge Golf Course
February 10, 2024
 
On Saturday February 10th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Sanford to take on the fabulous Golf Club at Quail Ridge. The course was/is in great shape, and the weather was very warm but windy at times adding to the challenge of golf. 

In the Champ flight, Trent Gregory fired an excellent even par round of 72 to take the victory.  Well done Trent!  Mike Gentry was runner up just a single shot back with his great round of 73. Eli Villanueva placed third shooting 74, while Ken Eichele shot a round of 80 for the fourth place finish. 

In the A flight, eighteen holes of regulation golf could not produce a winner as TD Chuck Smith and Ron Brady recorded matching scores of 82. By tour rule, an on course sudden victory playoff must determine the winner so Chuck and Ron made their way to the first tee. It was a short playoff this day as Chuck calmly rolled in a putt for par that Ron was unable to cover giving Chuck the victory. Great job Chuck! Ron was the obvious runner up, while Ron Hockensmith grabbed third place with his round of 83. Chris Rowland snagged fourth by carding an 89, and Jim Reardon rounded out the top five with a score of 91.  

The B flight also needed extra holes to determine a winner as three players posted rounds of 83. So Jamie Rogalski, Ben Martin, and Gene Jones followed the A flight playoff to the first hole to get it on. Again it was a short playoff as Jamie made par on hole one that neither Ben nor Gene could match. Kudos Jamie! Since Ben and Gene were T2, Dennis Mason’s 84 became fourth place, while Dan Johnson posted 85 to complete the top five. Meanwhile Lee Jouglard snagged sixth place with a round of 86. 

In the C flight, no playoff was required as Keith Meeks posted a great round of 83 to take a four shot victory. Good shooting Keith!  Runner up Rob Geilhausen fired a round of 87, while Scott Phillips finished third with a score of 92. Ed McNally, and Mark Jochum from the Columbus OH Tour, carded matching 93’s in their T4 finish. 

The D flight saw Tom Kubla follow his win at Hyland with a round of 89 to record back to back victories. Way to go Tom!  TD Sola Edwards posted the runner up score of 92, while Benton Smith placed third with his round of 93. Kelly Brown turned in a score of 96 taking the fourth place spot, and Richard Pfister rounded out the top five shooting 97. 

The next event for the Central Carolina Senior Tour is taking place on the great course of Campbell University in Lillington on Thursday February 15th. I hope you don’t miss this one. 

 

Hyland Hills Golf Club
February 3, 2024
 
On Saturday February 3rd, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour kicked off the 2024 season at Hyland Golf Club in Southern Pines. Temperatures were a little cool, but the competition was hot. 

In the Champ flight, Dale Ring brought his A game to the first event and posted a one over par 73 to win by six shots. Well done Dale!  Robert Tucker and Ken Eichele both carded 79 that made them dual runners up. Fourth place was snagged by Dean Parziale with a score of 81, while Gerald Lewis rounded out the top five scoring 93. 

Ron Brady pulled off a single shot victory in the A flight with his round of 79. Great job Ron!  The runner up score of 80 was posted by Bo Crooks, while Ron Hockensmith carded 82 to grab the third place position. Jeff Wrona from the Charlestown, SC Tour and Chris Rowland finished their opening event T4 as both competitors shot 84.

In the B flight, Rob Andrews came out swinging and took down a two shot victory by posting a score of 81. Kudos Rob!  Michael Smith placed second by carding a round of 83, while Michael Broadway and Gene Jones ended the day T3 as each player shot 84. Kenneth Beckett from the Southern Virginia Tour produced a round of 85 for fifth place and Jamie Rogalski placed sixth by shooting an 87. 

Greg Martin put together a round of 85 in the C flight which allowed him to hang onto a single shot victory. David Swimm’s score of 86 held up to make him runner up, while Mike James from the Charlotte Tour carded 88 for the third place finish. Dan Keddie from the Charlotte Tour and Rob Geilhausen posted matching rounds of 92 to end the day T4. 

In the D flight, Tom Kubla managed to hang on to a small lead just long enough to snag the single shot victory with a score of 88. Steve Howard placed second by carding 69, while Kelly Brown held onto third place with a round of 92. Benton Smith’s round of 94 put him in fourth place, while Eddie Womack and TD Sola Smith made it a T5 finish with matching 103’s. 

The next event for the Senior Amateur Tour is Saturday February 10th at the fabulous Golf Club at Quail Ridge in Sanford. The fairways are green and lush and the greens are immaculate. This one will again be a sell out so sign up now to avoid missing this great course.

 

 

 


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