Central North Carolina



To all Golfweek Amateur Tour Members,


On behalf of the entire Golfweek organization, I want to thank you for your membership of the Golfweek Amateur Tour.  We are incredibly proud of our relationship with what we feel is the best option for organized amateur competition for folks like you and me. 


I am writing to inform you of some changes to our magazine frequency and format for 2021. Our plan is to publish four issues in 2021 including our annual Golfweek’s Best in April and Ultimate Guide in December. In addition to these two issues, we will publish a new issue called Get Equipped in February that will highlight everything new in the game for 2021 including equipment, gear, places to visit and more. The second new issue is titled Golf Life in July and will feature in-depth stories and interviews with the movers, shakers and personalities that drive the business and sport of golf. We are excited about the new schedule and plan to bring the same style of expert, in-depth journalism that you expect from Golfweek..


I hope that you also enjoying www.golfweek.usatoday.com as well as our weekly digital newsletter products including: Monday Rewind, Get Equipped, Get Primed, Golf Life and Get Better. You can sign up for these here.


Thank you again for being a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member. 



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









The GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour of Central Carolina is the Premiere Amateur Golf Tour dedicated to Central Carolina Amateur Golfers of all skill levels. No qualifying required. For men and women, young and old. We use some of the best championship golf courses in Central Carolina to host our tournaments making your experience the best possible tournament atmosphere that we can produce.

Next Event is Saturday August 13th at The Challenge

Entry Fee $105

8:00 Straight Tees

Voted 24th Most Improved Golf Course in America in 2019 by Golf Advisor and has consistently been in the Top 100 Courses in North Carolina, The Challenge features some of the most beautiful holes you will find in the area and scenically winding along the Haw River. Sculpted from the rolling hills, The Challenge lives up to its name by offering even the seasoned golfer a great test of ability and shot-making while staying playable for golfers of all skill levels. Established in 1997, as part of the Master Planned Development Community, The Challenge golf course provides outstanding amenities, starting with a great golf course, clubhouse and swimming pool facility.

The Challenge golf course is conveniently located in the center of North Carolina’s Piedmont, just off Interstate 40/85, exit 148 and is convenient to Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill.


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Tanglewood Golf Course Results

On Saturday August 6th, the Central Carolina Senior Amateur Golf Tour took on the Championship Course at Tanglewood Park. Good weather and great course conditions and greens greeted the competitors.

In the Champ flight, Ross Brown fired a one over par 71 to take the victory by a single stroke in his first tour event. Kyle Moffett was runner up with a score of 72. In third place, with a score of 74, it was Dave Brown from the Charlotte Tour. Jim Aughtry from the Charlotte Tour placed fourth carding 77, while Christopher Berry rounded out the top five scoring 79.

Paul Hundhammer scored a five shot win in the A flight as he posted a score of 78. Director Chuck Smith and Alec Cates completed their rounds with matching scores of 83 in a T2 finish. Meanwhile, Jimmy Bryant from the Charlotte Tour placed fourth shooting 88.  

The B flight required a sudden victory playoff as Jason Smith and Ricky Urbach from the Charlotte Tour ended regulation play with identical scores of 81. On the first playoff hole, Jason rolled in a putt for par that Ricky was unable to match giving Jason his second win of the season. Rob Andrews grabbed third carding an 82, while Shawn Cacioppo placed fourth with a score of 84. Bryan Hough from the Eastern NC Tour rounded out the top five posting 85.

In the C flight, Kevin (Matt) Painter from the Charlotte Tour fired 85 to give him the three shot victory.
Tom Kubla was the runner up posting 88. Andy Parker and Giovanna Jackson matched scores of 89 in
their T3 finish. And Don Michaux, back after a surgical procedure, rounded out the top five scoring 98.    

In the D flight, Greg Dotson fired off a score of 86 to win the flight by 4 strokes. Runner up Mike Charles shot a score of 90. Benton Smith carded 91 to place third, while David Rosier posted 93 for the fourth place finish. Mark Dyvig from the Charlotte Tour and Vince Thompson rounded out the top five as each carded scores of 94.

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Next up for the Central Carolina Tour is The Challenge Golf Club in Graham on Saturday August 13th. Sign up today to reserve your spot on the playing roster.

Sadly, we were dealt a loss across the entire Tour as we lost long-term member Bobby Hutchison Thursday morning.  He dressed for the day, but said he felt unwell and laid down for a few minutes before heading out and passed away in his sleep.  Many of you noticed that he was not there today and he will leave a void in our Tour and our Lives and he will be sorely missed.  As we learn more, we will share, but for now please send your thoughts and prayers to his wife and family.


Keith Hills 2 Day Major

The Central Carolina Amateur Golf Tour had a two day major tournament on April 23rd and 24th at the Keith Hills CC at Campbell University in Buies Creek. The weather could not have been more perfect with temps in the mid 80’s and just a light breeze. Perfect golf weather. 


For the Champ flight participants thirty six holes of golf could not produce a winner on Sunday afternoon. Cole Howard and Steven Hamby, who birdied his last three holes of round two to tie Cole at one under par 143 for the two rounds, went back to the first tee for a playoff. After matching scores of par, birdie, and bogie on their first three holes, Cole rolled in a second birdie that Steve was unable to match to collect his first win of the season. Round one leader Connor Brown finished third at two over par 146. Brad Wicker placed fourth shooting 157, while Eric Parziale rounds out the top five carding 158.


In the A flight, Keegan Branham shot a two day total of 154 with scores of 76-78 to collect the win. Brad McDougald was runner up with a total score of 157 in his first event of 2022. Hank Frankenberg took third place honors posting a two day score of 160. Jay Yergeau and John Crooks matched two day totals of 162 to finish T4 for the tourney.


Blake Gravitt from the Eastern NC Tour made his trip to Buies Creek worthwhile as he posted a two day total of 166 to collect the first place honors. Alec Cates was second place with his total score of 169. Shawn Cacioppo placed third carding 176. Placing fourth was Henry Lech by posting 181. 


In the C flight, Doug Harvey had a couple of good days as he posted 167 to win the flight by 6 shots. Giavanna Jackson and Kevin Perrault ended the two days tied for second place with matching scores of 173. Johnny Sears was the fourth place finisher by shooting 175. Andy Parker rounded out the top five with his two day total score of 178.


Vince Thompson won for the second time of the 2022 season in the C flight by posting a two day total of 184. Marb Myers was runner for the two days by posting 187. Greg Dotson and Sola Edwards placed third and fourth respectively scoring 188 and 189. David Rosier rounds out the top five finishing scores by posting 192. 


After a short break from competition, the Central Carolina Tour moves to Carolina Trace CC in Sanford for a two day event on May 14th and 15th. Two more great courses that you do not want to miss. Sign up now. 







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