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To all Golfweek Amateur Tour Members,


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Patrick Leahy
VP of Revenue - USA TODAY Golf
Publisher – Golfweek









The Winners of the five days of Christmas:

Day 1 Wild Dunes Entry - Dean Hill

Day 2 3 DZ Pro-V1X - Tom Brady

Day 2  Rivertowne Entry - Cowboy

Day 3 Local 2 Day - Sean Kenneck

Day 4 Lake Lure Entry - Steve Walters

Day 5 Pawleys Invitational - Jason Courtney


Stars and Stripes Open Champs

Stars and Stripes Open

The Charleston Tour ventured out to Charleston National in Mount Pleasant on Jul 2 for the Stars and Stripes Open.  The weather cooperated and the course was in outstanding shape, the greens, fully recovered from the aeration in early June rolled true.

The Championship Flight as always was hotly contested.  Jack Ellis as always played a solid round of golf, starting off we an even par 36 on the front nine and seemed to be cruising but Reed Johnson caught fire on the back nine with 4 birdies to fire a 3 under par 33 on the back to beat Jack by a single shot.  The flight always seems to come down to the last hole. 

In the A flight, Scott Kennedy and Sean Kenneck put on a show.  Scott fired a front nine round of 34 and also seemed to be on cruise control with par after par.  His lone bogie on the back nine almost cost him the outright lead but he bounced back with a birdie on 17 to get back to 2 under and then he had a tricky par put on the par 3 eighteenth hole, all which would be needed as Sean came on strong and birdied the last two holes of his round to close the gap to 1.  This is the first time I have ever seen two A flight players under par in the same event, congratulations to both oy you. 

The B flight had a first-time winner and also had two players make Eagles on Par 4’s!!  Philip Cala who fired a one over par 37 on the front started leaking oil on the back, allowing others to come within striking distance.  His four bogies on the first six holes on the back nine left him tied for the lead with Rick Dilsworth.  He had a little more into 16 than he would have liked but when his second shot landed in the bottom of the cup after a bounce it proved to be the exact number he needed.  Philip gained a two-shot lead back and held on to fire a smooth round of 77 for his first victory of the year!  Rick Dilsworth was once again in the hunt and his very nice round of 79 put him in solo second place.  I also wanted to mention Tyler Martin here as well, Tyler had the other Eagle on the par 4 15th hole.  Congrats to you two, that’s an amazing feat.

The C Flight had an awesome battle as four golfers finished within 2 shots of each other.  Tom Brady came to the par three 18th hole needing a par to secure the victory but the dangerous tee shot on 18 took the victory away, much like the Philadelphia Eagles did to the other Tom Brady a few years ago!  Paul Gregorius, Sean Metzger and Julie Johnson all had a shot at the victory.  The final three holes determined the winner and, in the end, it was Paul who posted the 83 took home the title.  Sean and Julie both birdied hole 16 to gain momentum but hole 17 was trouble for Julie and Sean came close to making a tying birdie but could not. 

The D flight was another Cleve Johnson show. Cleve fired an 86 for a five-shot victory over Mike Miller who has been on fire lately.  Cleve has been playing steady golf all year and has a slight lead in Player Of The year competition. 

Our Next event is Lake Lure, please sign up early so we will be able to determine if we will be doing a shotgun or tee times.  TIm



                MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP   

The Charleston, Columbia and Eastern North Carolina Tours

Held the first ever official match play event at the Country Club of South Carolina

The weekend was a huge success and we look forward to expanding and growing this event.

Joseph Deese pictured Match Play Champion D flight






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