GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Sixty Nine players made the cut and advanced to the final round of the Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Leading the field is the first round leader Ron Carpenter of Creedmoor, NC. His two under 70 increased his lead over the field to three shots over Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill, SC.

Making the biggest jump is James Pearson of Charlotte and his tournament low round of 67 vaulted him into a tie for 4th. Jim Grainger, also of Charlotte, fired a three under 69 to move into contention for the trophy. Grainger has contended in every tournament since becoming eligible for senior golf last year.

Defending champion, John Dennis improved to 75 but remains far back in the field tied for 50th.

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ABOUT THE Carolinas Senior Amateur

This tournament will feature a field of 68 Senior Amateur Golfers who will compete on Dataw’s Cotton Dike course; a Tom Fazio design that hosted the 2014 Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball and the 2015 South Carolina Open, along with many other amateur and professional events. The course was completely renovated in 2011 and has been called one of the Lowcountry’s finest courses by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event open to any male amateur golfer who reached his 55th birthday by today, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club that does not exceed 10.4.

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