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Tucker Takes Carolinas Mid-Am Championship

Charlotte, NC (4/17/11) - Paul Tucker, the 32 year old vice president of Tucker Lumber Company came from two strokes back to win the 31st Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship at the Carolina Golf Club.

Paul toured the recently renovated Ross gem with three birdies on the front side which turned out to be all he needed after an even-par effort on the back. The win gives Paul his second Mid Am win in three years. He also won the 2010 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship played at Pinewood CC in Asheboro.

The first round leader, Todd Hendley of Greer SC, double bogied the reachable par 5 eighth to derail his championship hopes.

The low round of the tournament was fired by Scott Harvey of Greensboro. His six birdie one bogey 65 gave him another “almost” championship. Scott quipped “I guess I’ll have to finish second in a match play event before I ever get a CGA trophy.”

The defending champion, Steve Liebler of Irmo, SC played well in his defense but faltered on the final nine to finish four back.

This breaks the string of consecutive wins by a South Carolinian at four. However, Tucker moved from SC to Waxhaw, NC just three years ago.

Due to severe weather conditions on Saturday the second round was cancelled and the tournament was shortened to 36 holes.

ABOUT THE Carolinas Mid-Amateur

The Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship format is 54 holes of stroke play. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and ties. Entry is open to any male golfer who has reached his 30th birthday, is a legal resident of North or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a member club that does not exceed 7.4.

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