Scott Lambert of Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, NC is the 2014 National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Champion!
Scores of 67-69=136 (-8) and two holes of sudden death playoff won Scott the championship. Thanks to National Car Rental, Kirk & Matz, and the Resort Club at Grande Dunes for a wonderful event! — at Grande Dunes
Lambert Grabs Lead after Round 1
(Round 1 of 2)
(Myrtle Beach, SC) – Scott Lambert, a PGA apprentice at Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, NC, has taken a two shot lead after the first round of the National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Championship supported by Kirk & Matz. The 36-hole championship is being contested over Monday & Tuesday, August 4th & 5th at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Lambert carded a 5-under par 67, with 6 birdies and 1 bogey during his round. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering the players had to endure about an hour’s worth of heavy rain during the early afternoon. The rain halted just in time for the golf course to still be playable, enabling the field of 71 to finish first round play.
The National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Championship supported by Kirk & Matz brings together PGA assistant professionals and apprentices from all over North and South Carolina. The competitors are vying for a chance to qualify for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Five qualifying spots are availble to the field, along with three alternate positions.
There is a three-way tie for second place at 3-under par 69 that includes PGA apprentice Luke McClellan of Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, SC, PGA apprentice Rohan Allwood of the Woodlands Country Club in Columbia, SC, and Ben Burkhalter, PGA of Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, NC. There are quite a few players in the hunt, as 21 players sit at even par or better after round one. PGA apprentice Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club in South Carolina is the only competitor in the field who is exempt from qualifying for his top-4 finish at the 37th PGA Assistant Championship last year. Franz is currently tied for 28th with a 2-over par 74.
The second and final round begins tomorrow at 7:45 AM at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Competitors are teeing off from both #1 & #10 tees, with the leaders starting at 9:24 AM off #1.
It was a pleasure to have the Women’s World No1 Amateur visit Mill Creek NC today with her good friend and respected member Mr Cho.
After her tremendous golf display in the recent Women’s US Open at Pinehurst No2, finishing T22, she was obviously out to relax and enjoy the
We all played 9 holes off the back tees -
Scores after the 9 came in at Scott -3, Minjee -1, Mr Cho Level.
I wish Minjee the best of luck in her career – I am sure she will continue to impress everyone with her superb golf game.
An excellent day was had by all those who attended the event yesterday.
The PGA Pro Tours put on a great show….
Here are the scores :
Boo Weekley 70
Will MacKenzie 66
Chesson Hadley 64
Carl Pettersson 62 (New Course Record)
Par for Mill CREEK 72 and 7002 yards – Well Done guys and a great putting exhibition from Mr Pettersson.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to watch and participate in this special event and help UNC Lineberger comprehensive cancer Center