Carolinas Senior: Pearson wins by 3
KINSTON, NC - Final round results of the 29th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Kinston Country Club in Kinston, NC on Thursday, May 15, 2014 (6317 yards, par 36-35—71, 71.0/134).

Jim Pearson, a 58-year-old anesthesiologist from Charlotte, NC, carded a final round 69 to finish at seven-under 206 for a three shot win over his good friend and four-ball partner Jim Grainger of Charlotte, NC at Kinston Country Club. The victory is the first CGA individual title for Pearson and second overall. Pearson and Grainger partnered together to win the 2012 North Carolina Senior Four-Ball at Rolling Hills Country Club in Monroe.

“I putted really well and hit the driver in play,” Pearson said. “I have been in the lead position other times before but this is the first time that I was able to finish it off.”

Grainger finishes in second place finish for the third time in the last three years.

Six-time champion, Paul Simson of Raleigh, NC, posted a two-under par 69 to finish tied for third at 210.

Defending champion Russ Perry of Winston-Salem, NC posted a one-over par 72 to finish in a tie for sixth place at 215.

The top 30 scores received golf shop merchandise and will be exempt for the 2015 North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship slated for May 12-14 at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, NC.

ABOUT THE North Carolina Senior Amateur

Must be a resident of North Carolina and a member of a CGA member club. Maximum handicap for ages 55-69 is 10.4; ages 70+ maximum handicap of 15.4.

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