Pine Needles Invitational: Steven Johnson and Mark Harrell win first title
Steve Johnson and Mark Harrell at Pine Needles Invitational
(Photo Courtesy of Graham Gilmore)
SOUTHERN PINES, NC (March 14, 2016) --The team of Steve Johnson and Mark Harrell captured their first Pine Needles Invitational on Sunday. Teammates Johnson and Harrell posted a three-day total of 20-under to win by four at the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.
Johnson (Advance, NC) and Harrell (Hazlehurst, GA) trailed after day one following a 6-under 65. They took control of the tournament on Saturday with a 62 before finishing with a Sunday 67.
First round leaders Chris Cassetta (Kernersville, NC) and Scott Harvey (Greensboro, NC) finished in second at 16-under par. The only other team in double-digits was the third place grouping of Sherrill Britt (West End, NC) and Gary Robinson (Greensboro, NC) at 12-under.
Patrick Brady (Reedsville, NC) and Steve Harwell (Mooresville, NC) won the Senior Division of the Pine Needles Invitational. Brady and Harwell posted a three day total of 14-under par. The duo fired three day scores of 66, 68 and 66.
It was the first win in the Senior Division for Brady and Harwell.
Finishing in a tie for second were the teams of Mark Stephens (Troutman, NC) and Russ Perry (Winston-Salem, NC); Macon Moye (Southern Pines, NC) and Allen Strange (Richmond, VA) at 11-under par.
-Tournament Director Graham Gilmore contributed to this story
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ABOUT THE Pine Needles Invitational
54 holes four-ball stroke play. 1927 Donald
design owned and operated by Peggy Kirk
and her family. Course meanders thru rolling
and longleaf pines of the sandhills area.
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