Amateurs Top Pros to win Tar Heel Cup
03 Apr 2018
by Carolinas Golf Association

see also: River Landing Golf Club

The victorious CGA amateur team (CGA photo)
The victorious CGA amateur team (CGA photo)

WALLACE, NC (April 3, 2018) – The North Carolina Amateurs defeated the North Carolina Professionals 7 Points to 5 Points to win the 24th Tar Heel Cup Matches at River Landing Golf Club. Chris Cassetta from High Point, NC drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to secure the Cup and the clinching point for the Amateurs. The Amateurs led after Four-Ball Matches 2.5 to 1.5 and secured 4.5 points in Singles Matches to win.

Two teams of the best playing amateurs and PGA Professionals from the state of North Carolina met for the 24th time in a friendly team match play event called the "Tar Heel Cup". River Landing Country Club located in Wallace, NC is hosting this event for the fourth time on its River Course.

For the fifth time since 2012, the CGA Amateur team won the cup from the Professionals, and have held the cup for six of last seven years.

Monday’s Four-Ball Results

Match 1: (Professionals) Cory Schneider & Larry George def. (Amateurs) Chad Wilfong & Jeremy Ray, 1 up
Match 2: (Amateurs) Daniel Neveu & David Gies def. (Professionals) Charles Frost & Josh Webb, 7 & 5
Match 3: (Amateur) Justin Tereshko & Kevin O’Connell def. (Professionals) Scooter Buhrman & Matt Vick, 2 & 1
Match 4: (Professionals) Chris Haarlow & John Faidley and (Amateurs) Tim Driver & Chris Cassetta, Halved

Tuesday’s Singles Results

Match 1: (Professional) Cory Schneider and (Amateur) David Gies, Halved
Match 2: (Amateur) Kevin O’ Connell def. (Professional) John Faidley, 1 up
Match 3: (Professional) Charles Frosh def. (Amateur) Justin Tereshko, 3 & 2
Match 4: (Professional) Matt Vick def. (Amateur) Chad Wilfong, 2 up
Match 5: (Professional) Larry George def. (Amateur) Daniel Neveu, 3 & 2
Match 6: (Amateur) Tim Driver def. (Professional) Josh Webb, 4 & 3
Match 7: (Amateur) Chris Cassetta def. (Professional) Scooter Buhrman, 3 & 2
Match 8: (Amateur) Jeremy Ray def. (Professional) Chris Haarlow, 8 & 6
The first team with 6½ points wins the Tar Heel Cup. The PGA Professionals now hold an all-time lead of 14-7-3.

ABOUT THE Tar Heel Cup

This team event is scored at Nassau match play with up to three points available in each match. Points are scored with one point available each on the front nine, back nine and overall 18 holes. Eight North Carolina professionals representing the Carolinas PGA (CPGA) compete against North Carolina amateurs representing the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) in Four-Ball and Singles Match Play.

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