NC Tar Heel Cup: Ams topple pros
Brian Westveer
Brian Westveer

PINEHURST, N. Carolina (March 25, 2014) -- Final results of the 20th Tar Heel Cup Matches hosted by the Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal) in Pinehurst, NC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (6750 yards, par 72).

Holding a 3-1 lead after Monday’s four-ball matches, the North Carolina Amateur team split the singles session with their North Carolina PGA Professional counterparts to win the 20th Tar Heel Cup Matches by a 7-5 final score.

The professionals held leads in five matches and were all square in two other matches through 13 holes. But late rallies by Brian Westveer of Charlotte, NC, Jonathan Jackson of Chapel Hill, NC and Matt Crenshaw of Burlington, NC led to the amateur victory. Scott Harvey of Greensboro, NC also won his singles match with a decisive 5 and 4 score over Cory Schneider of Powells Point, NC.

The Tar Heel Cup Matches consists of eight North Carolina amateur golfers squaring off against eight North Carolina PGA Professionals. The first round of the competition consisted of Four-Ball Matches with Singles Match Play format used on day two. Each match is worth one point of the final total.

The amateur team has won the last three Tar Heel Cup Matches and holds a 3-0-2 record in the last five years. The CPGA Professionals lead the all-time record at 13-5-2.

This event is jointly conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association and the Carolinas PGA Section.

ABOUT THE Tar Heel Cup

This team event is scored at Nassau match play with up to three points available in each match. Points are scored with one point available each on the front nine, back nine and overall 18 holes. Eight North Carolina professionals representing the Carolinas PGA (CPGA) compete against North Carolina amateurs representing the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) in Four-Ball and Singles Match Play.

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