Carolinas Sr. Four-Ball: Jim Grainger and Jim Pearson Victorious
Teammates Jim Pearson and Jim Grainger after winning Carolina Four-Ball <br>(Carolinas Golf Association Photo)</br>
Teammates Jim Pearson and Jim Grainger after winning Carolina Four-Ball
(Carolinas Golf Association Photo)
RALEIGH, NC (April 21, 2016) - Jim Grainger of Charlotte, N.C. and Jim Pearson of Charlotte, NC torched a stellar field at the 48th Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship on the Oaks Course at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, NC. With a three day total of 192 Grainger and Pearson won by a total of five shots. The pair went wire to wire never looking back after starting off with a first round twelve under par, 60.For Grainger this makes back-to-back wins at the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball and his sixth CGA Championship Title. “I know how to pick my partners,” jokingly said Grainger who made 15 birdies of his own in three days to hold his own. Pearson has now collected three CGA Championship Titles including the 2012 NC Senior Four-Ball that he won with Grainger. Pearson was ecstatic to be back in the winning circle, “366 days ago I was laid up in the ICU, so I am happy to be back on the team,” kidded the winning partner.

Grainger won this title in 2015 with Rick Cloninger, from Fort Mill, SC while Pearson was on the mend. Cloninger teamed up with John Rudolph from Charlotte, NC to finish in a tie for 4th with the 2014 champions, Ron Carpenter from Creedmoor, NC and Gary Brown from Charlotte, NC.

Preston Edmondson of Morrisville, NC and Ed Byman of Raleigh, NC shot low round of the day, 64, to place them in solo second, one shot ahead of Roy Hunter of Pawleys Island, SC and John Long of Murrells Inlet, SC.

The championship was contested over 54-holes of four-ball stroke play. After Wednesday’s second round, the field of was cut to the low 30 teams for the final round on Thursday.

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