SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2013) -- The Pine Needles / Mid Pines CPGA Senior Open completed play today on the newly renovated Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC.
Perfect weather and golf course conditions on both of the courses played over the past two day made for a great golf experience for all competitors. The first round of the tournament was held yesterday at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.
PGA Professional Mike Lawrence of Anderson, SC came away with the Overall Championship victory. Lawrence’s 36-hole total was 68-70=138 (-5), good enough for a two-shot victory. This was his first victory of the year in Carolinas PGA tournament play, but he had strong performances earlier in the season with a T-2 finish at the Old North State CPGA Senior Open and a T-4 finish at the CPGA Senior Championship. Coming in second place was PGA Professional John Budwine of Apex, NC with a 140 (-3).
There was a two-way tie for low amateur of the tournament between Richard Matheny of Waxhaw, NC and Kelly Miller of Southern Pines, NC at 150 (+7).
In the Super Senior division, amateur Jim Pridgen of Jamestown, NC lapped the field with a 72-69=141 (-2). This was Pridgen's third CPGA Super Senior victory of the year, his others coming at the CPGA Senior Championships in July and the Treyburn Senior Open held last month. Don Slater of Durham, NC came in second with a 145 (+2).
The Pine Needles / Mid Pines CPGA Senior Open is part of the CPGA Senior Associate Program, which is open to Carolinas PGA Professionals and amateurs who reside in North or South Carolina and are age 50 and over. The program consists of 9 to 10 annual 36-hole stroke play tournaments hosted by some of the Carolinas' finest golf courses.
The Carolinas PGA would like to thank Pine Needles Lodge & GC and Mid Pines Inn & PGA Director of Golf Graham Gilmore and PGA Head Golf Professional Jon Cooley for their support on hosting the event.
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