Greensboro, NC March 8, 2013 – Eight North Carolina PGA Professionals are set to square off against eight North Carolina amateur golfers in the 19th Tar Heel Cup Matches. The two day match play event will take place at the Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal Course) March 11th – 12th.
The amateur team took home the cup last year at Dormie Club with a 6 ½ to 5 ½ win over the Carolinas PGA (CPGA) Professionals. The professionals are looking this year to bring the cup and bragging rights back to the CPGA headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The CPGA Professionals lead the all-time record at 13-3-2.
The first round of the competition will be Four-Ball Matches, with each match worth one point of the final total. The matches will tee-off starting at 12:00 PM on Monday, March 11th. Below are the matches for the Four-Ball format:
Match 1 (Ams) Matt Crenshaw, Burlington, NC & Blair Bowland, Burlington, NC vs. (CPGA) Rick Lewallen, Kannapolis, NC & Chris Haarlow, Greensboro, NC
Match 2 (Ams) Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, NC & David Gies II, Charlotte, NC vs. (CPGA) Paul Dickens, Raleigh, NC & Mike Townsend, Wilmington, NC
Match 3 (Ams) Scott Harvey, Greensboro, NC & Brian Westveer, Charlotte, NC vs. (CPGA) Billy Anderson, Wilmington, NC & John Faidley, Winston-Salem, NC
Match 4 (Ams) Paul Simson, Raleigh, NC & Chase Wilson, Arden, NC vs. (CPGA) Cory Schneider, Powells Point, NC & Todd Camplin, West End, NC
The second round on Tuesday, March 12th will be singles matches worth one point. The first team to reach 6 ½ Points will be awarded the cup.
About the Carolinas PGA Section
Since its inception in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section has been committed to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. Now the largest of the PGA’s 41 sections, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association boasts nearly 1,900 professional members and represents more than 800 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia. PGA Professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations, and much more. Carolinas.PGA.com