Points Race Winners!
1st Place in each flight wins:
Free Tour Membership for 2024 plus three Entry fees into a one day tournament of their choice
2nd Place in each flight wins:
Two entry fees into a one day tournament of their choice
3rd Place in each flight wins:
One entry fee into a one day tournament of their choice
Stoney Creek Golf Club
September 14, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Thursday September 14th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived in Whitsett to tackle Stoney Creek Golf Club for the final regular tour event of 2023. The weather started cool and cloudy and Mother Nature chased golfers from the course for a period but eventually rounds were completed.
In the Champ flight, eighteen holes of golf did not determine a winner as John East and Ken Eichele both posted rounds of 76 which required an on course playoff. John and Ken proceeded to hole one to find out who would take home the last W for this season. It didn’t take long as John rolled in a putt for par that Ken was not able to match giving John a well deserved win. Well Done John! Joey Moffitt grabbed the third place slot with a round of 81, while Lee Everhart carded 83 for fourth place. Spurling Cook rounded out the top five with a score of 85.
In the A flight, Ron Brady fired a round of 77 to pull out the single stroke victory. Great job Ron! Michael Tooley from the Eastern NC Tour was runner up as he recorded a score of 78. Mike Ton, and Masa Kokubu from the Charlotte tour ended their day and season with a T3 finish as both posted rounds of 80. Rounding out the top five Johnny Adams from the Eastern NC Tour turned in a score of 81.
Michael Broadway made it back to back wins posting 77 in the B flight to close his 2023 regular season in style. Kudos Michael! Hope to see you at Hilton Head, Central Carolina could use you in the team event. Jamie Branham took runner up honors with his score of 81, while Eddie Jaggers snagged third place with his round of 82. Gil Ro carded a score of 84 taking fourth place, as Malcolm Stout shot 85 to round out the top five finishers.
In the C flight, another golfer posted back to back wins to end the season as Scott Phillips posted 89 to eke out the one shot victory. Good shooting Scott! Hope to see you at Hilton Head too brother. Runner up Ed McNally fired a score of 90, while Don Upright from the Washington DC Metro Tour captured third place shooting 91. Keith Meeks nabbed third place by recording a score of 94, as Glenn Lewis from the Eastern NC Tour nailed down a top five spot with a round of 99.
Kelly Brown came out firing in the D flight and played consistently all day as he posted 89 to corral the four stroke victory. Way to go Kelly! Barry Whitesell seized the runner up position by carding a score of 93. After Barry, the next three scores were identical 95’s as Tom Kubla, TD Sola Edwards, and Benton Smith ended their day T3.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Central Carolina Tour that came out to the events and made 2023 a very successful year. To those going to Hilton Head we’ll see you there. Otherwise, 2024 will be here before you know and a new season of golf, competition, and friendship will be upon us. Be safe and enjoy family and the holidays.
Mill Creek Golf Club
September 7, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour showed up in Mebane to tackle Mill Creek Golf Club on Thursday September 7th. Sunny and very warm conditions greeted the participants and some fine golf was played.
In the Champ flight, David Cauthen from the Charlotte Tour arrived with his A game in his bag and posted a four under par score of 68 on the par 72 layout to take the win. Well done David!! Second place ended in a tie as Lee Everhart and John East shot identical rounds of 74. Chris Wilkes grabbed fourth place carding 77, while Spurling Cook rounded out the top five with his score of 79.
Johnny Adams from the Eastern NC Tour pulled off a single shot victory in the A flight by firing a round of 78. Great job Johnny!! Ron Brady was barely edged out of the top spot making his round of 79 the runner up score. Third place through fifth was a three way tie as Billy Cauthen from the Charlotte Tour, Dave Baldwin, and Masa Kokubu also from the Charlotte Tour all ended the day with matching 80’s.
In the B flight, Michael Broadway turned in a score of 77 to take the two stroke victory this day. Kudos Michael!! Jamie Branham and Tim Baldwin finished T2 as they both posted 79 in the runner up slot. Meanwhile, Peter Martin from the Charlotte Tour, and Dan Johnson completed their tournament T4 when they turned in the same score of 80.
Scott Phillips fired an excellent round of 79 and eked out a one shot victory in the C flight. Good shooting Scott!! Another T2 finish was carded this event as Malcolm Stout and Greg Martin shot exactly the same score of 80 as runner’s up. Ed McNally recorded a score of 82 finishing fourth, while Keith Meeks chalked up a top five finish as he ended the day with an 83.
In the D flight, Richard Pfister added to his collection of crystal as he captured another win by posting 88 in the three shot victory. Way to go Richard!! Benton Smith continued his good play in another runner up finish carding 91, while Tom Kubla, and Neil Bleau from the Jacksonville FL Tour finished T3 as both players shot 94. Steve Howard’s 95 earned him a top five finish today.
Thursday September 14th brings the Central Carolina Senior Tour final regular event of the 2023 season. It will be contested at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Whitsett with a 9am start. Stoney Creek is in excellent condition, so take advantage of the last chance to add to your points total. See you at Stoney!
August 24, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
Thursday August 24th was the day the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour went west to tackle Colonial CC in Thomasville. Sunny warm weather and great course conditions made scoring excellent.
In the Champ flight, Ken Eichele fired a two over par 73 on the par 71 Colonial layout to take a three shot victory. Well done Ken! John East carded the 76 that became the runner up score. Lee Everhart posted a round of 80 to claim third place, while Chris Wilkes placed fourth shooting a score of 81. Joey Moffitt rounded out the top five with his round of 84.
Eighteen holes of golf could not produce a winner in the A flight as Masa Kokubu and Johnny Moffett, both from the Charlotte Tour, each shot a round of 75 which led to a sudden victory playoff. Masa and Johnny took off to hole one to determine who would take the crystal and bragging rights back to Charlotte. Hole one was tied with a par, so play moved to hole two. Masa claimed the victory with a par topping Johnny’s bogey on the second hole. Great job Masa!! David Beaver finished the day in third place carding 78. Ron Brady shot 81 to capture fourth, while Dan Anthony rounded out the top five spots with a round of 83.
In the B flight, James Demyan eked out a single shot victory by posting a round of 78. Kudos James!! Jamie Branham was runner up as he carded a score of 79. Peter Martin from the Charlotte Tour, and Eric Walker, also from the Charlotte Tour finished T3 with a pair of 80’s. Dan Johnson completed the top five list with a round of 81.
The C flight had another tie at the top of the leaderboard as Ed Markland and Dan Caffelle both turned in scores of 82 which led to a second on course playoff. This playoff only lasted one hole as Ed’s bogey edged Dan’s double bogey giving Ed his first win on tour. Good shooting Ed!! Rob Geilhausen came up one shot out of the playoff but his 83 was good enough for third place. Malcolm Stout, and Walt Oddo from the South Central Virginia Tour ended their tournament T4 with identical rounds of 85.
In the D flight, yet another sudden victory playoff was necessary when Barry Whitesell and Tom Kubla reported scores of 88 and then reported to hole one to come up with the winner. Both players found the middle of the fairway with their drives. Barry played first but came up a little short. Tom missed the green flag high but just off the left side. Barry played a brilliant shot that came to rest 3 ½ feet from the hole. Tom also played a good shot but he was left with a tricky downhill breaking putt. His putt narrowly missed going in, but he tapped in for a bogey. Barry lined up his putt, and calmly knocked it dead center for the win. Way to go Barry!! Kelly Brown racked up a third place finish carding a round of 90, while Benton Smith captured fourth with a score of 91. Dennis Dreelin from the Eastern NC Tour rounded out the top five with his score of 94.
After a week break from competition to enjoy the Labor Day weekend, the Central Carolina Tour returns to take on the Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane on Thursday, September 7th. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for this great course. We’ll see you at Mill Creek!!
Quail Ridge Golf Course "Jimmy Smith Memorial"
August 19, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Saturday August 19th, the Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour took on The Golf Club at Quail Ridge in Sanford. Great course conditions and good weather led to some good scoring and a lot of fun.
In the Champ flight, Eli Villanueva took control early and posted a one over par 73 to win by eight shots. Well done Eli!! Coming in as the runner up Lee Everhart carded a score of 81, while Rick Luzar placed third with his round of 82. Spurling Cook ended the day in fourth place as he carded a round of 83.
Ron Brady continues to play well in the A flight as he posted a nice round of 78 to win by two shots. That’s back to back wins for Ron. Great job Ron! Taking the runner up honor was another Ron, Ron Hockensmith, with a score of 80. Dave Baldwin claimed the third place spot with a round of 81, as Michael Ogburn grabbed fourth place shooting 83. Dan Anthony rounded out the top five with a score of 87.
In the B flight, Bobby Shipwash came out of the gate firing on all cylinders as he put together an excellent round of 77 to win by double digits. Way to golf your ball Bobby! The runner up position was a very crowded place to be as four players turned in matching rounds of 87. Sam Oglesby, Dick Kuell, David Teague, and Dennis Mason were the players at T2. Gene Jones finished a shot back behind the pack with an 88 in sixth place.
Scott Phillips fired a fine round of 80 as he collected a two stroke victory in the C flight. Good shooting Scott! Keith Meeks finished in second place by carding a round of 82, while Dan Caffelle’s score of 85 put him into third place. Billy Lunsford captured fourth place posting 86, as Ed Markland rounded out the top five carding 88.
In the D flight, Benton Smith made a par on hole one and never looked back as his score of 85 turned into a ten shot victory. That makes two W’s in a row. Way to go Benton! Chris Justis grabbed the second place position with a round of 95, while Tom Kubla clinched third place by shooting 97. Kelly Brown’s 98 gave him fourth place, as Eddie Womack and Richard Pfister ended the day T5 with scores of 99.
Next up for the Central Carolina Tour will be Colonial CC in Thomasville on Thursday, August 24th. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for this great course. We’ll see you at Colonial!
Anderson Creek Country Club
August 10, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Spring Lake on Thursday August 10th to take the challenge that is Anderson Creek Club. An hour into competition Mother Nature sent a thunder storm though pulling players off the course. But after a brief delay play resumed and the rest of the day was warm and sunny.
In the Champ flight, Lee Everhart posted a round of 80 to claim the victory. Well done Lee! Spurling Cook was runner up as he carded a score of 90.
The A flight saw Ron Brady collect another victory this season as he shot 80 to take a three stroke win. Great job Ron! Ron Hockensmith continues to play well as his 85 was the runner up score today, while Paul Hundhammer grabbed third place with a score of 86. TD Chuck Smith shot 87 to finish fourth, and Dave Baldwin rounded out the top five carding an 88.
In the B flight, David Teague held off all competitors to take a one shot victory with his round of 83. Way to golf your ball Dave! Two players were a single stroke behind Dave as Gene Jones and Curtis Allison finished T2 with matching 84’s. Three scores of 86 were recorded as Gil Ro, Ben Martin, and Rob Andrews ended the day T4.
In the C flight, Keith Meeks took home the crystal and the victory by posting a round of 82. Good shooting Keith. Mike Wallace was the runner up one shot back by turning in a round of 83, while Daniel Caffelle grabbed third place with his round of 84. Scott Phillips took fourth place shooting 90, as Marty Carpenter and Ed McNally finished the tournament T5 with identical 92’s.
Eighteen holes of golf could not produce a winner in the D flight as Benton Smith and Kelly Brown reported scores of 94. Tour rules call for a sudden victory playoff to determine the winner so Benton and Kelly went out to hole one to get it on. Things didn’t go as smoothly as either player hoped, but Benton’s double bogie was just enough to squeeze out the win. Way to go Benton! Richard Pfister followed up his win at Gates Four two weeks back with another top three finish posting 96, while TD Sola Edwards finished fourth with her round of 101. Don Senior rounded out the top five as he carded 109.
Next up for the Central Carolina Tour will be Jimmy Smith Memorial at The Golf Club at Quail Ridge GC in Sanford on Saturday August 19th where the Senior Am Tour will rumble with their Golfweek counterparts in head to head competition. Sign up today to secure your spot for this day of fun and friendly competition. We’ll see you at The Quail!
Gates Four Golf Club
July 27, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Fayetteville to compete at the fabulous Gates Four Golf and CC on Thursday July 27th. Temperatures were up, but scores remained low.
In the Champ flight, after eighteen holes of golf, Steve Lassiter and Eli Villanueva sat tied at the top of the leaderboard with scores of one over par 73. Tour rules require a playoff to take place so Steve and Eli made their way to hole one to determine a winner. Steve rolled in a par putt on the first hole that turned out to be the deciding putt as Eli was unable to make par. Well done Steve! Ken Eichele and Dean Parziale finished their day T3 posting a pair of 75’s. While Ron Brady rounded out the top five with a score of 78.
Ron Hockensmith controlled the A flight Thursday as he carded a nice round of two over par 74 to take a two stroke victory. Great job Ron! Ben Wheaton was in the hunt all day but came up a little short as he posted 76. Chuck Taubersmith recorded a third place finish shooting 80, while Dave Baldwin took fourth place with a score of 81. Russell McDonald from the Charlotte Tour rounded out the top five as he carded a round of 84.
In the B flight, eighteen holes of golf again could not produce a winner as Dan Johnson and Mike Turbeville finished tied at 79, so they proceeded to hole one for the sudden victory playoff. Both players made par on hole one, and moved on to hole two. Dan made a second par which turned out to be the winner as Mike made bogie. Great golfing gentlemen! James Demyan took third place with a round of 81, while Tim Baldwin ended the day in fourth place carding 83. Rounding out the top five, Gene Jones shot 85.
Ed McNally posted a nice 81 to take the single shot victory in the C flight Thursday. Way to golf your ball Ed! Dan Caffelle followed a win in the last event with an 82 and a runner up finish, while Mike James claimed third place carding 85. Ed Tetlak and Mike Wallace completed their competition T4 as both players posted 86.
In the D flight, Richard Pfister pulled out a single shot victory by shooting a round of 91. Way to go Richard! Benton Smith followed his win at Hyland with a runner up score of 92. Don Senior grabbed the third place spot with a round of 96, while Kelly Brown took fourth place shooting 99. TD Sola Edwards rounded out the top five with her round of 101.
Next up for the Central Carolina Tour will be Anderson Creek GC in Spring Lake on Thursday, August 10th. It’s never too early to sign up for this great course.
Hyland Golf Course
June 29, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour attacked Hyland Golf Club in Southern Pines on Thursday June 29th. Good weather and good conditions made for good scoring.
In the Champ flight, Trent Gregory led the great scoring by posting a four under par 68 for a three shot victory. Well done Trent! Eli Villanueva also had a great score, one under par 71, putting Eli in the runner up position. Ron Brady kept the good scores going by firing an even par 72 to take third place. Meanwhile, John East and Steve Lassiter ended the day T4 with identical scores of 73.
The A flight competition was as tough as the Champ flight as David Beaver turned in an even par 72 in a two stroke win. Great job David! Rick Luzar was runner up carding a round of 74, while Dan Anthony grabbed third shooting 75. Fourth place honors went to Ben Wheaton with a round of 76, and Dave Baldwin rounded out the top five recording a 77.
In the B flight, Gene Jones battled all day and eked out a one shot victory posting a round of 74. Way to golf your ball Gene! Eddie Jaggers and Dan Johnson shared runner up honors as both players turned in a score of 75. Fourth place also became a tie as Mike Turbeville and Gil Ro both recorded rounds of 79.
The C flight was not immune to low scores as Scott Phillips turned in an excellent score of 77 for the single shot win. Good shooting Scott. Keith Meeks was the player one back as his round of 78 made him runner up. Daniel Caffelle continues to play well as he grabbed third place posting 79. Ed “Poley” McNally finished fourth shooting 80, while Mark Keziah from the Eastern NC Tour and Patrick Warren ended the day T5 as they both carded 82.
In the D flight, Benton Smith put it all together as he fired an excellent round of 84 in his four shot win. Way to go Benton. Kelly Brown turned in another good round as his 88 made him runner up. TD Sola Edwards and Richard Pfister finished the day T3 as both shot rounds of 92, while Eddie Womack rounded out the top five shooting 94.
Next up for the Central Carolina Tour will be Gates Four Golf & CC in Fayetteville on Thursday, July 27th. It’s never too early to sign up for this great course.
Sandhills Regional @ Talamore & Mid South
June 19 & 20th, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Monday June 19th and Tuesday June 20th the Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour tackled two incredible golf courses in Southern Pines. Talamore Resort and Mid South Club both put their best foot forward providing excellent conditions and challenges for all competitors.
In the Champ flight, Trent Gregory was not only the hottest golfer in the flight, but arguably the hottest golfer on the course both days. His one under par 70 on day one, and four under par 67 on day two turned his 137 total into a six shot victory. Congratulations Trent!! Runner up Dale Fuller from the Eastern NC Tour carded scores of two over par 73 and one under par 70 and a two day total of one over par 143. Bryan Benton turned his trip from Florida’s Jacksonville Tour into a third place finish with scores of 72-72-144, while Dean Parziale’s 74-74-148 gave him a fourth place total. There was a tie for fifth place as Lee Everhart and William Carter both shot 153, Lee with 75-78 and William with 73-80.
In the A flight, Ron Hockensmith posted 79 on day one and landed in third place, but came roaring back with a two over par 73 on day two for a total of 152 to claim the three stroke victory. Well done Ron!! Masa Kokubu from the Charlotte Tour was the runner up as he tallied 80-75-155. Third place became a T3 as Bob Dail (79-77) from the Eastern NC Tour and David Beaver (78-78) had identical sums of 156. Fifth place, also a tie, had Ryan Slone from the Columbus, OH Tour shooting 80-79-159 and Dave Baldwin posting 78-81-159.
Brien Cozart from the Eastern NC Tour made his trip worthwhile as he carded 81-79-180 to take the four shot victory in the B flight. Way to go Brien!! Eric Walker from the Charlotte Tour placed second posting rounds of 84-80 and a total of 164. Russell McDonald from the Charlotte Tour chalked up scores of 86-78-165 and Dan Johnson racked up a total score of 165 with rounds of 82 and 83 in the T4 finish. Sam Oglesby, Dave Sheck from the Columbus Ohio Tour, and Willie Boyd from the Eastern NC Tour ended the Day T5 and matched scorecards all the way around as all three players shot 83-83-166.
In the C flight, Daniel Caffelle shot out of the gate like Secretariat posting an excellent round of 79. He followed that with an 87 to total 166 in his five stroke win. Way to golf your ball Dan!! Runner up in the flight, TJ James hails from Augusta, Ga and TJ posted 82-89-171. Marty Carpenter grabbed the third place spot with rounds of 89-85-174, while Mike Grant from the Charlotte Tour finished his day in fourth place scoring 86-89-175. Gary Nivens from the Charlotte Tour rounded out the top five by carding 91-86-177.
In the D flight, TD Sola Edwards shot 87 on day one to take a six shot lead into day two. Her competition was determined to run her down but she kept her cool and didn’t look back and her round of 99 and total 186 gave her the one stroke victory. You are awesome Sola!! Neil Bleau from the Jacksonville, Fl Tour was the runner up as Neil posted rounds of 98-89 to total 187. Eddie Watson played consistent golf carding scores of 93-95-188 to capture third place. Richard Pfister (100-92) and Benton Smith (99-93) ended the day T4 with total scores of 192.
Next up for the Central Carolina Senior Tour is Hyland GC on Thursday June 29th in Southern Pines. Sign up today, it’s right around the corner.
June 8th, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Thursday June 8th, the Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour took on the Forest Oaks CC in Greensboro. Forest Oaks was formerly the home of the PGA Greater Greensboro Open. Great course conditions and good weather led to some very good scoring.
In the Champ flight, Dean Parziale continued his fine play as he carded an even par 72 to win by two shots. The runner up score of 74 was posted by two players. Ken Eichele and Eastern NC Tour member Craig Sturdivant. Lee Everhart grabbed fourth place with a score of 76, while Steve Lassiter rounded out the top five with his round of 78.
The A flight saw another fine score posted as Brock Lynch turned in a two over par 74 for his two shot victory. TD Scott Ide was runner as he carded 76. Third place was a T3, as Randy Bunn from the Eastern NC Tour and David Beaver each shot scores of 77. Mike Ton captured fifth place with a round of 81.
In the B flight, everything fell into place as Eddie Jagger posted a spectacular even par round of 72 for a six shot win. Way to golf your ball Eddie!! The runner up position was a T2 as Curtis Allison and Mike Turbeville both turned in scores of 78. Fourth place was also a tie as Russell McDonald from the Charlotte Tour and Malcolm Stout had matching scores of 79.
In the C flight, one player managed to break 80 as Bill Frazier fired an excellent score of 79 in his three stroke victory. Dean Scarboro from the Eastern NC Tour captured the runner up slot shooting 82, while fellow Eastern Tour member Mark Keziah took third place carding an 84. Daniel Caffelle posted 85 in his fourth place finish, while Glenn Lewis from the Eastern NC Tour and Terry Bellamy ended the day T5 with scores of 86.
Don Senior turned in a round of 89 in the D flight to win by a single shot and taste victory for the first time this season. Well done Don! Tom Nun from the Charlotte Tour was runner up and the single stroke back posting 90. Third place was a four way tie as Don Michaux, Kelly Brown, Bob Ubbing, and Mississippi Tour member Ed Leonard all turned in scores of 92.
The Central Carolina Tour returns to action at Hyland GC in Southern Pines on Thursday June 29th. Meet the challenge and sign up today.
Carolina Trace CC
May 25th, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Thursday May 25th, members of the Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour made their way to Sanford to tackle the Carolina Trace CC Lake course. They were treated to a great course and great conditions.
In the Champ flight, Dean Parziale pulled off a single shot victory with a score of 76. John East became the runner up with his round of 77, while Ken Eichele finished third carding a 79. Steve Lassiter and Chris Wilkes ended their day T4 as both shot scores of 80.
David Beaver posted 77 for a two stroke win in the A flight. Ron Hockensmith and Dave Baldwin were dual runners up with their rounds of 79. Fourth place was a three way tie as Chuck Taubersmith, TD Chuck Smith, and Charlotte Tour member Alan Sailors all carded scores of 85.
In the B flight, Bobby Shipwash used his sub 80 score of 79 to take the win by three shots. Second place was a tie as both Curtis Allison and Jamie Branham posted scores of 82. Meanwhile, fourth place was also a tie with Gil Ro and Eddie Jaggers turning in matching scores of 83. Mike Wallace notched a sixth place finish shooting 84.
In the C flight, Dean Scarboro from the Eastern NC Tour made his trip very worthwhile as he posted 82 for a comfortable five shot victory. James McPherson was runner up with a round of 87, while Daniel Caffelle took third place with a score of 90. Fourth place was a five way tie as Tom Kubla, Mark Keziah from the Eastern NC Tour, David Swimm, Rich Henn also from the Eastern Tour, and Scott Phillips all recorded rounds of 91.
Richard Pfister captured his first win in the D flight since his return to the tour this season. His round of 89 was good enough for a three shot victory. Welcome back Richard. Benton Smith continued his fine play as he posted 92 as runner up. Kelly Brown captured third place carding 94, while TD Sola Edwards placed fourth with her round of 98. Don Senior rounded out the top five with a score of 103.
The Central Carolina Senior Tour returns to action on Thursday June 8th at the former site of the Greater Greensboro Open, Forest Oaks CC. It’s an annual favorite and a great course so don’t miss it. Sign up today.
Quail Ridge GC
May 4th, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour arrived in Sanford on Thursday May 4th to tackle The Golf Club at Quail Ridge. Great greens and fairways made for great competition. The cool morning turned warm eventually and a moderate breeze blew most of the day.
In the Champ flight, John East posted an even par score of 72 taking the victory by a comfortable four shots. Eli Villanueva was runner up carding a round of 76, while Joey Moffitt grabbed third place shooting a score of 77. Craig Sturdivant from the Eastern NC Tour shot 79 placing fourth, as Chris Wilkes rounded out the top five with a round of 81.
Eighteen holes of golf could not produce a winner in the A flight as Ken Eichele and Ron Hockensmith shot identical scores of 76 which required a sudden victory playoff. Ken made it very sudden as his approach shot to the green came to rest two feet from hole on the first playoff hole. Ron’s two putt par fell short of continuing the match as Ken calmly knocked in the birdie putt for the victory. Paul Hundhammer posted 78 to take third place, while L J Johnson from the Indianapolis Tour ended the day fourth. Fifth place was a three way tie as Chuck Taubersmith, Mark Harper from the Myrtle Beach-Wilmington Tour, and Dave Baldwin all carded 82.
In the B flight, Rob Geilhausen fired the sole sub 80 score as his 79 gave him a single stroke victory, his first of the season. Eddie Jaggers grabbed the runner up position shooting 80. Paul Dummit and James Demyan ended the event T3 with matching 82’s. Sam Oglesby secured a top five spot by carding 83, while Dick Kuehl and Bobby Shipwash shot 86 in the T6 finish.
In the C flight, Tom Kubla broke out of his slump by posting 84 to take a single shot victory. It was Tom’s first win this season. Marty Carpenter battled to the last hole as he finished in second shooting 85. Dean Scarboro from the Eastern NC Tour took home a top three finish posting 86. Willie Robinson and Patrick Warren ended their tournament T4 with scores of 88, and Daniel Caffelle carded 90 taking sixth.
The D flight saw Tom Nun from the Charlotte Tour eak out a one stroke victory posting 89. Benton Smith had another good tournament shooting 90 in his second place finish. Neil Bleau visiting from the Jacksonville, FL Tour took third place with a round of 92, while Sola Edwards garnered fourth posting 94. Chris Justis and Bob Ubbing rounded out the top five as both players carded 99.
After a short break, the Central Carolina Tour returns to action at the Carolina Trace CC in Sanford on Thursday May 25th. We’ll be playing the beautiful Lake Course, sign up today for your spot on the roster.
April 20, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
The Keith Hills CC at Campbell University was the host site for the Central North Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour on Thursday April 20th. Coolish sunny weather with great playing conditions greeted the players which led to good scoring.
Steve Lassiter shot the round of the day in the Champ flight as he posted a one under par score of 71 on the Orange to Black layout to collect the victory. Eli Villanueva carded an even par 72 which most days would be ‘good enough’, but today Eli would have to settle for the runner up position. Dean Parziale placed third with a round of 75, while Trent Gregory carded 76 taking fourth. Rounding out the top five it was John East and Ron Brady with matching scores of 78.
In the A flight, Ken Eichele continued his excellent play firing 78 to take the victory for the third time this young season. Ron Hockensmith and Howard Nemenz ended the day deadlocked at 79 for a T2 finish. Winner of the last event at Pinewood CC Chuck Taubersmith, and Brian Bunn from the Eastern North Carolina Tour ended their tournament T4 with scores of 80.
It was Rob Andrews taking the win by two shots in the B flight with a round of 82. The number two slot was filled once again by two competitors as two Jeff’s, Patterson and Parker ended the round T2 with rounds of 84. Fourth place would once again end as a T4 with Dave Ruff and Dan Johnson shooting identical scores of 85.
In the C flight, Mike Groom shot 81 as he cruised to a five stroke victory for back to back wins. There was yet another T2 ending today as James McPherson Sr and Bill Frazier posted scores of 86. Eastern NC’s Dean Scarboro took fourth place honors home with him shooting a round of 87, while Daniel Caffelle rounded out the top five shooting 88.
Kelly Brown collected his second win of the season in the D flight posting 89 for a two shot victory. And for the fourth time in this event there was a T2 finish as Director Sola Edwards and Eddie Watson each carded scores of 91. Benton Smith‘s day would end with a score of 93 taking fourth place, while Richard Pfister shot 96 rounding out the top five.
Next stop for the Central Carolina Tour will be played on the beautiful Quail Ridge GC in Sanford on Thursday May 4th with a 9:00am shotgun start. It’s a great course in great condition so sign up today. Don’t miss this one.
Thursday March 30 was the day the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Asheboro to tackle the challenging Pinewood CC golf course. The weather was a typical spring day with cool temps early with a slow warm up.
March 30, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
In the Champ flight, John East was the best this day as his round of 77 was good enough for a two stroke victory. Chris Wilkes grabbed runner up honors shooting a 79. Mr. Ron Brady posted another top three finish with a score of 80, while Bob MacWhinnie and Lee Everhart ended the day T4 as both carded scores of 81.
Chuck Taubersmith added his name to the A flight winners list for 2023 by posting 77 in his two shot win. Michael Sutton placed second with a score of 79. Ken Eichele continued his consistent golf taking third place shooting 80. Rounding out the top five, Wilson Shelton and Paul Hundhammer carded 82 finishing T4.
In the B flight, Dan Johnson cruised into the winners circle with a five shot victory posting an excellent round of 77. Gus Alford from the Eastern NC Tour took the runner up honors home with a round of 82. Malcolm Stout placed third carding a score of 85, while Eddie Jaggers finished fourth shooting an 86. Bobby Shipwash shot 87 rounding out the top five.
Eighteen holes of golf could not produce a winner in the C flight as Mike Groom, and Rich Henn from the Eastern NC Tour matched scorecards with 88’s. An on course playoff was required so off they went to the first hole. After a tying score on one, Mike put an end to the playoff on the second hole sinking a par that Rich was unable to match. Glenn Lewis and James Eatmon, both from the Eastern NC Tour, ended the round T3 shooting 89. Fifth place was also a tie as Patrick Warren and James McPherson both shot scores of 90.
The D flight saw Gary Stacy from the Eastern NC Tour take control early as he coasted to a six shot win with a score of 85. Benton Smith was the runner up as Benton shot a score of 91. Barry Whitesell made his return to the tour an impressive showing as he posted 94 for a top three finish. Richard Pfister, and Neil Bleau now from the Jacksonville FL Tour ended the day T4 as both players posted 96.
Bayonet at Puppy Creek Tournament Results
March 16, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Thursday March 16th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour took on Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course in Raeford. Temps started cool but warmed up quickly as the round progressed.
In the Champ flight, William Carter shot even par 72 to collect first place honors in his first event of the new season. Howard Nemenz took runner up position by posting 75. One shot behind Howard, Dean Parziale placed third with his score of 76. John East captured fourth place with a score of 79, while Lee Everhart rounded out the top five carding an 81.
It was close all day in the A flight as five golfers battled back and forth for the win. As the dust settled, Mike Crawford‘s 76 was good enough for the single stroke victory. Paul Hundhammer raked in second place points shooting 77, as Ron Brady continued his fine play carding 78 taking third. Matt Wiley from the Myrtle Beach-Wilmington Tour and Chuck Taubersmith shot matching 79’s in the T4 finish.
In the B flight, 18 holes could not determine a winner so a sudden victory playoff was required. Randall Blinson from the Eastern Carolina Tour and Dan Johnson both posted 78, so they made their way to hole one to settle things. Well the playoff must have felt like a marathon to Randall and Dan because it took FIVE holes before Randall was able to finally topple Dan. Great golf guys!! Gene Jones just missed out on the playoff as his 79 came up one short but was good for the third place finish. Dennis Mason, and Allen Hardy from the Eastern Carolina Tour ended the day T4 by carding a pair of 80’s.
The C flight saw Daniel Caffelle hang on to a slim one shot lead down the stretch as his score of 87 grabbed first place honors. Tom Kubla, and Hank Gentry from the Charlotte Tour finished their rounds T2 posting 88 apiece. Glenn Lewis from the Eastern Carolina Tour finished alone in fourth carding 90. Meanwhile, Scott Phillips, Joel Johnson from the Charlotte Tour, and Billy Lunsford all shot 91 to round out the top five.
In the D flight, Mac McCallister from the Eastern Carolina Tour carded an excellent round of 85 enroute to the first place finish. Also from the Eastern Tour, Randy Collier was runner up shooting 88. Victor White placed third posting 91, while Kelly Brown placed fourth with a score of 93. Benton Smith rounded out the top five with his round of 95.
After a week away from competition, the Central Carolina Tour travels to Asheboro on Thursday, March 30th to tackle perennial favorite Pinewood CC. Sign up early, you don’t want to miss this event.
McGregor Downs Tournament Results
March 9, 2023
By: Tom Kubla
On Thursday March 9th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour kicked off the 2023 regular season on the fabulous MacGregor Downs CC in Cary. The temperatures were comfortable with sunny skies.
In the Champ flight, Lee Everhart fired a round of 76 to grab the victory by two strokes. Following closely in the T2 finish was a gaggle of four golfers. The golfers that posted 78 were: Gary Pugh, Dean Parziale, Steve Lassiter, and John East.
Ken Eichele came out firing on all cylinders in the A flight as he posted a one over par round of 73. Paul Hundhammer grabbed the runner up slot carding a score of 77, while Johnny Moffett from the Charlotte Tour placed third shooting 79. Mike Mullins and Brock Lynch ended the day T4 and rounded out the top five with scores of 80.
In the B flight, Dan Johnson was victorious as he shot a round of 79. Eddie Jaggers captured second place honors with a score of 80. Gerald Horton claimed the third place spot by carding 84. Dennis Mason and Curtis Henley from the Southeast VA Tour ended the competition T4 as both posted scores of 85.
In the C flight, Steve High from the Eastern Carolina Tour was hot from the beginning as he posted an excellent score of 84 to win by seven shots. Patrick Warren, Greg Martin, Billy Lunsford, and Rich Henn from the Eastern Carolina Tour ended the day T2 as they all shot scores of 91.
Benton Smith claimed his first victory on tour in the D flight by posting 93 to win by two strokes. Richard Pfister was runner up carding 95, as Gary Stacy from the Eastern Carolina Tour placed third with a score of 96. Eddie Watson shot 97 on his way to the fourth place position, and Kelly Brown rounded out the top five by shooting 98.