Steve Harwell finishes off wire-to-wire win in N.C. Senior Am
 

Steve Harwell finishes off wire-to-wire win in N.C. Senior Am

05/09/2019
Metro Golf Notes Posted by Reid Spencer
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Steve Harwall shot 71 in the final round at Bermuda Country Club's East Course to win the North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship by six strokes.

ADVANCE, N.C. (May 9, 2019) -- Steve Harwell of Mooresville went wire-to-wire to capture the 34th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship on Thursday at Bermuda Run Country Club’s East Course.

Harwell has two other CGA Championships to his name, including the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball in April, but this marks his first individual Carolinas Golf Association title of his illustrious amateur career.

“Words can't even begin to describe it,” said Harwell, who shot 71 in the final round to win the championship by six strokes with a 3-under-par 213 total. “I've got several seconds in just about every Carolinas event, but first is what you want, and I finally got one. So it's just a great relief and accomplishment to do that.”

Harwell entered the final round with a one-shot lead but by the time his group made turn, the lead was gone and Dean Channell of Cary had played himself into a tie for first. Harwell was able to recapture a one-shot edge with a par on the par-4 11th but it was the par-4 13th where Harwell was able to really separate himself from the pack.

With a sand wedge in hand, Harwell landed his approach shot about five feet past the flagstick. It spun back into the hole for an eagle “2.”  

“That was a big swing there, and I started to feel like I was in a good place,” Harwell said. “I wasn't scoreboard watching. I was just trying to stay in the moment and hit solid golf shots.”

Harwell was able to put his tee shot to about seven feet from the hole on the par-3 16th and made the putt to go up six shots over his nearest competitor with two holes remaining.

“I finally looked at (the leaderboard) after I hit it on the 18th green and saw I had a pretty big league,” Harwell said. “At that point, I knew it was going to work out.”

Bermuda Run Country Club’s East Course, especially the greens, were quite the challenge for the field. Harwell was the only golfer in the field to finish the 54-hole event under par. He was one of two golfers, the other being William Jamieson of Cary, who shot under par on Thursday’s final round.

First round co-leader Russ Perry of Winston-Salem matched his second-round score of 3-over-par 75 on Thursday to tie Channell for second place at 3-over 219.

Four players finished tied for fourth at 5 over par 221, including Jamieson, Lionell Sutton of La Grange, Doug Owens of Albemarle and Paul Simson of Raleigh.

The victory marks the third large amateur win for Harwell in the last month. Aside from his two CGA Championships, Harwell was able to win the senior division title at Seminole Golf Club’s prestigious Coleman Invitational.

Harwell now has his sights set on the U.S. Senior Amateur, scheduled later this year at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C., a club Harwell is quite familiar with.

“I didn't get to try last year because of a work commitment, and it was my first year eligible,” Harwell said. “I’ve played there quite a few times, and I'd love to be in the field.”

34th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship

May 9, 2019

Bermuda Run Country Club

Advance, N.C.

Final Results

Pos.

Player

City, State

To Par

 

R1

R2

R3

Total

1

Steve Harwell

Mooresville, NC

-3

 

69

73

71

213

T2

Dean Channell

Cary, NC

+3

 

71

72

76

219

T2

Russ Perry

Winston-Salem, NC

+3

 

69

75

75

219

T4

Lionel Sutton

La Grange, NC

+5

 

74

70

77

221

T4

Doug Owens

Albemarle, NC

+5

 

76

71

74

221

T4

Paul Simson

Raleigh, NC

+5

 

76

72

73

221

T4

William Jamieson

Cary, NC

+5

 

75

75

71

221

8

Gary Pugh

Asheboro, NC

+6

 

73

76

73

222

9

Todd Hendley

Columbus, NC

+7

 

74

73

76

223

10

Harrison Rutter

Winston-Salem, NC

+8

 

72

76

76

224

11

Preston Edmondson

Morrisville, NC

+9

 

74

73

78

225

12

Mike Shoffner

Graham, NC

+10

 

71

77

78

226

T13

Jerry Horton

Wilmington, NC

+12

 

82

70

76

228

T13

Macon Moye

Southern Pines, NC

+12

 

76

76

76

228

T15

Mike Kelly

Sanford, NC

+13

 

77

72

80

229

T15

Dale Bouguennec

Pinehurst, NC

+13

 

74

78

77

229

T15

James Pearson

Charlotte, NC

+13

 

77

71

81

229

T15

Marc Cox

Greensboro, NC

+13

 

76

80

73

229

T15

Trip Gentry

Greensboro, NC

+13

 

82

74

73

229

20

Pat Thompson

Asheville, NC

+14

 

76

76

78

230

T21

Jim Grainger

Charlotte, NC

+15

 

75

79

77

231

T21

John Fritz

Mint Hill, NC

+15

 

76

78

77

231

T21

Patrick Brady

Reidsville, NC

+15

 

78

78

75

231

T24

John Rudolph

Charlotte, NC

+16

 

73

83

76

232

T24

Paul Clark

Charlote, NC

+16

 

80

75

77

232

T24

Grant Hoffman

Asheboro, NC

+16

 

81

78

73

232

T27

Kim Mansfield

High Point, NC

+17

 

78

76

79

233

T27

Phil Bland

Waynesville, NC

+17

 

78

76

79

233

T29

Larry Griffin

Cornelius, NC

+18

 

79

75

80

234

T29

Dean Parziale

Whispering Pines, NC

+18

 

82

74

78

234

T29

Arlis Pike

Kernersville, NC

+18

 

80

77

77

234

T29

Randall Sullins

Claremont, NC

+18

 

79

80

75

234

T33

Keith Knight

Waxhax, NC

+19

 

77

78

80

235

T33

Neal Morrison

Charlotte, NC

+19

 

77

77

81

235

T33

David Eaker

Forest City, NC

+19

 

80

78

77

235

T33

Vince Credle

Summerfield, NC

+19

 

84

74

77

235

T33

Buck Hall

Thomasville, NC

+19

 

76

75

84

235

T33

Rick Shaefer

Holly Springs, NC

+19

 

78

78

79

235

T39

Joe Sumrow

Charlotte, NC

+20

 

81

78

77

236

T39

Mike Arnold

Mooresville, NC

+20

 

78

79

79

236

T39

Ray Womack

Burlington, NC

+20

 

75

82

79

236

T39

Jim Gallagher

Charlotte, NC

+20

 

80

78

78

236

T43

Dave Davis

Pine Level, NC

+21

 

78

77

82

237

T43

David Waggoner

Holly Ridge, NC

+21

 

80

79

78

237

T43

Rick Riddle

Charlotte, NC

+21

 

76

79

82

237

T43

Eric Ardery

Durham, NC

+21

 

76

82

79

237

T43

Penn Compton

Wilmington, NC

+21

 

81

77

79

237

T48

Dickie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

+22

 

79

80

79

238

T48

John Caulfield

Sunset Beach, NC

+22

 

77

79

82

238

T48

Patrick Smithey

Winston-Salem, NC

+22

 

83

76

79

238

T48

Andy Bower

Greensboro, NC

+22

 

80

78

80

238

T48

Mark Kozel

Chapel Hill, NC

+22

 

82

77

79

238

T53

Andy Burnette

Raleigh, NC

+23

 

77

74

88

239

T53

Bob Wilson

Archdale, NC

+23

 

77

78

84

239

T53

Robert Desjardins

Matthews, NC

+23

 

81

77

81

239

56

Glenn Sexton

Greensboro, NC

+24

 

78

81

81

240

T57

Bradley Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

+25

 

80

78

83

241

T57

Ed Donlin

Concord, NC

+25

 

79

78

84

241

T59

Chip Hunter

Winston-Salem, NC

+26

 

80

78

84

242

T59

Jerome Schott

Holly Springs, NC

+26

 

75

84

83

242

T61

Mike Bivins

High Point, NC

+28

 

79

79

86

244

T61

Charlie Parks

Asheboro, NC

+28

 

81

77

86

244

63

Chip Williamson

Wilmington, NC

+29

 

79

77

89

245

T64

Jeff Tedder

Advance, NC

+30

 

76

82

88

246

T64

Mark Walker

Greensboro, NC

+30

 

79

80

87

246

                 The following players did not make the cut

 

 

       

CUT

Robert Shoaf

Concord, NC

+16

 

85

75

 

160

CUT

Wayne Moore

Durham, NC

+16

 

78

82

 

160

CUT

Donald Detweiler

Raleigh, NC

+16

 

81

79

 

160

CUT

Lawrence Hicks

Greensboro, NC

+16

 

80

80

 

160

CUT

Tom Fagerli

Yadkinville, NC

+16

 

79

81

 

160

CUT

Tommy Jones

Asheboro, NC

+16

 

81

79

 

160

CUT

Bill Phillips

Charlotte, NC

+17

 

82

79

 

161

CUT

Ernie Newton

Winston-Salem, NC

+17

 

82

79

 

161

CUT

Robert Wildner

Hendersonville, NC

+17

 

81

80

 

161

CUT

Stacey Anfindsen

Apex, NC

+17

 

79

82

 

161

CUT

Benjamin Yeager

Clemmons, NC

+17

 

81

80

 

161

CUT

Casey Alexander

Harrisburg, NC

+17

 

83

78

 

161

CUT

John Frazier

Burlington, NC

+17

 

82

79

 

161

CUT

Mike Wilson

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

+17

 

80

81

 

161

CUT

Arch Reed

Pinehurst, NC

+18

 

81

81

 

162

CUT

Jim Morgan

Greensboro, NC

+18

 

78

84

 

162

CUT

Steve Lassiter

Pinehurst, NC

+18

 

83

79

 

162

CUT

John Cleetwood

Carthage, NC

+18

 

80

82

 

162

CUT

John Stratton

Greensboro, NC

+18

 

81

81

 

162

CUT

Rick Condrey

Nebo, NC

+18

 

77

85

 

162

CUT

Ronald Carpenter

Creedmoor, NC

+18

 

83

79

 

162

CUT

Tim Andersen

Pinehurst, NC

+18

 

82

80

 

162

CUT

Andre Resner

Salisbury, NC

+19

 

83

80

 

163

CUT

Charley Hodges

Charlotte, NC

+19

 

83

80

 

163

CUT

Bill Long

Southern Pines, NC

+19

 

82

81

 

163

CUT

David Ogden

Pinehurst, NC

+19

 

82

81

 

163

CUT

Doug Glenn

Kannapolis, NC

+19

 

81

82

 

163

CUT

Wesley Clark

Charlotte, NC

+19

 

86

77

 

163

CUT

Brandon Godfrey

Marion, NC

+20

 

84

80

 

164

CUT

Don White

Winston-Salem, NC

+20

 

84

80

 

164

CUT

J. Vann Parker

Emerald Isle, NC

+20

 

80

84

 

164

CUT

Mark Bolick

Hickory, NC

+20

 

85

79

 

164

CUT

Morris Marshburn

Vass, NC

+20

 

81

83

 

164

CUT

Trip Boinest

Shelby, NC

+20

 

84

80

 

164

CUT

Bill Burling

Greensboro, NC

+20

 

84

80

 

164

CUT

John Ervin

Hiddenite, NC

+20

 

75

89

 

164

CUT

Bill Piotti

Lexington, NC

+21

 

85

80

 

165

CUT

Jim Arlington

Apex, NC

+21

 

81

84

 

165

CUT

Rick Powers

Oxford, NC

+21

 

86

79

 

165

CUT

Dave Rosenblatt

Winston-Salem, NC

+22

 

81

85

 

166

CUT

Steve Wilson

Wilmington, NC

+22

 

81

85

 

166

CUT

Terry Rathman

Gastonia, NC

+22

 

83

83

 

166

CUT

Gregor Howard

Winston-Salem, NC

+22

 

86

80

 

166

CUT

Larry Wilson

Lake Junaluska, NC

+22

 

85

81

 

166

CUT

Randy Beeson

Colfax, NC

+23

 

81

86

 

167

CUT

Brad Stoll

Hickory, NC

+23

 

81

86

 

167

CUT

Keith Hiller

Clemmons, NC

+23

 

87

80

 

167

CUT

Allen Gustafson

Raleigh, NC

+24

 

83

85

 

168

CUT

Gene Queen

Advance, NC

+24

 

78

90

 

168

CUT

John Rathjen

Clayton, NC

+24

 

85

83

 

168

CUT

Tim Whitener

Hickory, NC

+24

 

84

84

 

168

CUT

Brad Buxton

Greensboro, NC

+24

 

83

85

 

168

CUT

Greg Powell

Charlotte, NC

+24

 

85

83

 

168

CUT

Johnny Adams

Cary, NC

+24

 

84

84

 

168

CUT

Mike Dowless

Wilmington, NC

+24

 

80

88

 

168

CUT

Van Nance

Hickory, NC

+24

 

80

88

 

168

CUT

Stephen Neely

Winston-Salem, NC

+25

 

82

87

 

169

CUT

Ken Shelton

Denver, NC

+25

 

87

82

 

169

CUT

Gary Hull

Huntersville, NC

+26

 

86

84

 

170

CUT

Dale King

Winston-Salem, NC

+26

 

84

86

 

170

CUT

Eric Taylor

Greensboro, NC

+27

 

85

86

 

171

CUT

Mike Johnson

Clayton, NC

+27

 

89

82

 

171

CUT

Scott Tyson

New Bern, NC

+27

 

87

84

 

171

CUT

Jim Ayersman

Pinehurst, NC

+28

 

83

89

 

172

CUT

Todd Boersma

Raleigh, NC

+28

 

84

88

 

172

CUT

Chuck Parker

Raleigh, NC

+29

 

89

84

 

173

CUT

Todd Turner

West End, NC

+29

 

87

86

 

173

CUT

Clint Miller

Mount Pleasant, NC

+31

 

96

79

 

175

CUT

Rick Chapman

Granite Falls, NC

+36

 

87

93

 

180

CUT

Don McFarland

Raleigh, NC

+40

 

95

89

 

184

CUT

Bill Johnson

Granite Falls, NC

+42

 

92

94

 

186

WD

Michael Christley

Brown Summit, NC

-

 

82

WD

 

WD

WD

Tom Oxholm

Raleigh, NC

-

 

82

WD

 

WD

WD

James Tuttle

Pinehurst, NC

-

 

83

WD

 

WD

WD

Robert Heavner

Greensboro, NC

-

 

83

WD

 

WD

WD

Mickey Pennell

lenoir, NC

-

 

86

WD

 

WD

WD

Gary Bell

Mooreville, NC

-

 

88

WD

 

WD

WD

Phil Werz

Southern Pines, NC

-

 

93

WD

 

WD

WD

Philip Bell

Clemmons, NC

-

 

96

WD

 

WD

WD

Robert Vespa

Summerfield, NC

-

 

WD

WD

 

WD

 
 
 
 
 
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