MacGregor Downs Country Club
March 4th, 2024
11:00 Shotgun Start
Golf at MacGregor Downs Country Club
Our 18-hole private golf course is annually rated as one of the best courses in the Southeastern United States because of its impeccable playing conditions.
Designed by Willard Byrd, one of America’s leading golf course architects, our 18-hole course is annually rated as one of the best golf courses in the Southeastern United States. In the early 1970s, MacGregor Downs hosted the Liggett & Myers PGA Tour Match Play Championships and currently hosts the Stitch Intercollegiate each year. Some of the greatest names in golf have walked our fairways, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino.
Prizes for Points Race for 2024
1st Place Winner for each flight wins 2025 Paid Membership + 3 free tournaments
2nd Place Winner for each flight wins 2 free tournaments
3rd Place Winner for each flight wins 1 free tournament
Games for 2024
Flight skins $10
Super Flight skins $10
Poleys are if you hit within a flagstick on any par 3 (appx 7'),
you will split the prize money. (Example: A total of 5 people hit within the flagstick
on any the par 3's, $500 in the pot, each player wins $100)
By: Tom Kubla
Keith Hills Golf Course
February 17, 2024
Campbell University in Lillington welcomed the Central Carolina Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour to play their Keith Hills Golf Course on Saturday February 17th. It was cool and breezy, and that added to the challenge of Keith Hills.
In the Champ flight, James Thomas Moore grabbed the reins and rode to a win by posting a round of 80 making it two in a row for James. Well done James! Two back with an 82 it was Stephen Pippin from the Eastern NC Tour taking the runner up spot, while Richard Johnson also from the Eastern NC Tour laid claim to third place shooting 83. The Eastern NC Tour continued to be well represented as John Masotti took fourth shooting 84 and John Costa’s 88 rounded out the top five.
Mike Levister drove to Lillington with one thing on his mind and that was a win in the A flight and his round of 79 made that a reality. Great job Mike! Brad Wicker was runner up as he posted 83, while Quinton Toler from the Eastern NC Tour placed third with a score of 84. TD Chuck Smith and Gavin Locklear ended the day T4 by carding 87’s, while Jeremy Penderman and Mike Martin matched scorecards posting 88 for a T6 day.
In the B flight, eighteen holes of golf was not enough to produce a winner in regulation so a sudden victory playoff was required as Toby Sheehan, Shawn Cacioppo, and Benjamin Graham from the Eastern NC Tour all posted scores of 84. The playoff contestants proceeded to the Orange 1 hole to get it on. Toby and Shawn both parred the hole and returned to the same hole due to play ahead. The second time around Toby made par again but this time Shawn was not able to cover the par making Toby the winner. Kudos Toby! Benjamin left the event prior to its finish and missed the playoff thus he placed third. C.J. Jackson and Sebastian Restrepo ended the day T4 as both players carded 89.
Mark Brannon from the Eastern NC Tour made the drive to Lillington worthwhile as his round of 86 held on to win the C flight by a single stroke. Good shooting Mark! Justin Cook and Jeremy Davis tied for second as both players shot 87. Danny Perrault took fourth place with a round of 90, while Landon Wilkes from the Eastern NC Tour grabbed fifth with a 91. Benton Smith shot 93 and Ed McNally posted 94 to round out the flight.
In the D flight, Tom Kubla fired off a round of 94 to take the victory by five strokes. Way to go Tom. Mark Dyvig’s round of 99 made that the runner up score, while Ralph Bevis placed third with a round of 100. Chad McCaskey from the Eastern NC Tour and TD Sola Edwards snagged a fourth place finish tie by scoring 102.
Next up for the Central Carolina Golfweek Amateur Golf Tour will be MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary on Monday March 4th with an 11:00am shotgun start. Sign up early to claim your spot, you don’t want to miss this great course.
Quail Ridge Golf Course
February 10, 2024
On Saturday February 10th, the Golfweek Central Carolina Amateur Golf Tour rolled into Sanford to take on the fabulous Golf Club at Quail Ridge. The course was/is in great shape, and the weather was very warm but windy at times adding to the challenge of golf.
In the Champ flight, James Thomas Moore claimed the victory by shooting a score of 74 for his first win. Well done James! Steven Hamby posted the runner up score of 78, while Eric Parziale grabbed third place with a round of 81. Stephen Pippin from the Eastern NC Tour and Jeremy Tyndall ended the round T4 as both players shot rounds of 85.
Buck Kercheval came out swinging early in the A flight and put together a round of 76 to complete a five shot victory. Great job Buck! Jamie Hollis finished in second place by carding a score of 81, while Jay Yergeau posted 83 to take third place. Fourth place was a three way tie as Brian Bunn, Quinton Toler from the Eastern NC Tour, and James Shoemaker all recorded scores of 84.
The B flight was dominated by visiting Tour members this Saturday at Quail Ridge as four of the top six scores were turned in by our friends outside the Central Carolina Tour. Brian Cozart from the Eastern NC Tour fired a score of 79 to capture the victory by five shots. Kudos Brian! Jason Parker, also from the Eastern NC Tour took runner up honors with a round of 84. Blake Gravitt, from the Eastern NC Tour and Kevin Perrault ended the day T3 by carding rounds of 88. Fifth place was also a tie as Steven Zannos of the Charlotte Tour and David Pitt shot a couple of 89’s.
In the C flight, it was Jeremy Davis cruising in with a three stroke victory shooting a score of 85. Good shooting Jeremy! Laura Cooper posted 88 making her the runner up, while Michael Kessler recorded a score of 90 to take third place honors. Witson Rodriques snagged fourth place as he posted a 93, while Landon Wilkes from the Eastern NC Tour rounded out the top five by carding 94.
In the D flight, yet another Eastern NC Tour member had a good day on the links as long-time Tour member Charles Krick put together a nice round of 86 to take the victory. Way to go Charles! Tia Shoemaker grabbed runner up honors by posting a score of 88, while Davy Avina placed third with a round of 90. Ralph Bevis snagged fourth place with a round of 92, as John White’s score of 95 rounded out the top five.
Hyland Hills Golf Club
February 3, 2024
On Saturday February 3rd, the Golfweek Central Carolina Amateur Golf Tour kicked off the 2024 season at Hyland Golf Club in Southern Pines. Temperatures were a little cool, but the competition was hot.
In the Champ flight, Steven Hamby got off to an especially hot start by firing an awesome three under par round of 69 to collect the win. Well done Steven! Richie Chmura was runner up posting an 81, while Kyle Moffett grabbed third place honors with a round of 83. Jeremy Tyndall carded 84 to get his season off and running with a fourth place finish, and Andrew Goodman rounded out the top five with his round of 86.
Jerry May scored a single shot victory in the A flight by posting a score of 77. Great job Jerry! Jamie Hollis took second place one back at 78, while Hank Frankenberg placed third scoring 80. Jeremy Penderman and Jay Yergeau finished T4 as both competitors posted 83. Ricky Urbach shot 84 in his sixth place finish.
In the B flight, Shawn Cacioppo also pulled out a one victory as he carded a score of 82. Kudos Shawn! C.J. Jackson garnered the runner up position shooting 83, while Sebastian Restrepo snagged third place honors with a score of 85. Jean-Claude Fils-Aime nabbed fourth place by posting 86, while Michael Cherry rounded out the top five with his round of 87.
Joe Candleana in the C flight got his season off to a good start shooting 84 to eak out the single shot win. Good shooting Joe! Justin Cook took the second place slot by carding 85, while Bill Mock posted 86 in a top three finish. Danny Perrault and Dustin McClanahan shot identical rounds of 88 in the T4 finish, and Myke Mclaughlin claimed sixth place with a score of 89.
In the D flight, Davy Avina posted a three stroke victory with a nice round of 88. Way to go Davy! John White shot 91 to take second place, while Charli Wicker posted 93 for the third place finish. Ryker Wicker placed fourth by carding a round of 95, while Mark Dyvig rounded out the top five as he posted a score of 98.
The next event for the Golfweek Tour is Saturday February 10th at the fabulous Golf Club at Quail Ridge in Sanford. The fairways are green and lush and the greens are immaculate. This one will again be a sell out so sign up now to avoid missing this great course.