LELAND, N.C. (July 29, 2014) - Jerry Haas, PGA has captured the 2014 Carolinas PGA Senior Championships presented by Leland Tourism & Development Authority and supported by Mercedes-Benz. The tournament finished play today at Cape Fear National Golf Club in Leland, NC.
Haas, a PGA Professional and Men's Golf Coach at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, fired a phenomenal final round score of 64 to win the championship by three shots with a total score of 9-under par 71-64=135. What's even more impressive is that Haas carded eight birdies, with three straight to begin his round, and no bogeys. This was Haas' first Carolinas PGA senior tournament, having turned 50 years of age back in September of 2013.
The Carolinas PGA Senior Championships also have three divisions open to amateur golfers, with some of the area's top amateurs vying for a crown of their own. With a score of 74-69=143, amateur Keith Waters of Raleigh, NC won the Champions Division (amateurs only, age 50+ from approx. 6,500 yards). The Super Seniors Division (amateurs or professionals, age 63+ from approx. 5,900 yards) was won by reigning CPGA Super Senior Associate Player of the Year Larry Boswell out of Jamestown, NC with a four-under par total of 72-68=140. In the Legends Division (amateurs or professionals, age 70+ from approx. 5,600 yards), there was a tie between amateurs John Green of Wallace, NC and Brodie Baker of Advance, NC. A USGA-recommended scorecard playoff method was used to break the tie, giving Brodie Baker the Legends Division Championship with scores of 73-71=144. Each of these three divisions are divided up into respective age groups. Amateurs are not able to qualify for the National Championship.
Most of the amateurs in the field belong to the CPGA Senior Associate Program, which gives amateurs a chance to join the Carolinas PGA and compete against other amateurs as well as senior PGA Professionals. The program’s tournament schedule features many of the top golf courses in the Carolinas. Most of the tournaments are two-day, 36-hole stroke play competitions with players of all skill levels participating. There are no handicap requirements to enter the program.
The CPGA Senior Championships are presented by Leland Tourism & Development Authority, and supported by Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour.
-story courtesy of Carolinas PGA
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