Gus Ulrich, PGA Captures Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Championship Title
Gus Ulrich, PGA captured the title of Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Champion at the CPGA Senior Championships held on the Ralston Creek Course of the beautiful Daniel Island Club in Daniel Island, SC on July 25th & 26th, 2016. Ulrich posted scores of 67 and 69 for a 36-hole total of 8-under par 136 to win the championship by one stroke.
Along with his victory, Ulrich earns a spot in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held November 17-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. With six qualifying spots availabe into that event, five other Carolinas PGA Professionals will be making the trip to Florida with Ulrich: Michael Hutcheon, PGA, Neal Lancaster, PGA, Tony Branham, PGA, Doug Weaver, PGA, and Rick Lewallen, PGA. Lewallen came out on top of a three-way playoff for the final spot, which took one hole with Lewallen making a birdie three. The top 35 finishers in the Senior PGA Professional Championship move on the the Senior PGA Championship in 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA.
The CPGA Senior Championships contested three other divisions in which amateurs could compete. In the Champions Division, amateur Eddie Hargett came from five strokes back after round 1 to win with scores of 75-68 for a 1-under par 143. The Super Seniors Division was won by PGA Professional Mike Hamilton had scores of 71-69 for a 4-under 140. And in the Legends Division, amateur John Green won with 78-74 for a total of 8-over par 152.
The Carolinas PGA thanks the host General Manager Greg Keating, PGA and Director of Golf Chris Edwards, PGA along with the staff of Daniel Island Club for their gracious hospitality, as well as supporting partners Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour.
Wyndham Championship Pro Am Walking Ambassador Program
PGA Members and Apprentices:
The Carolinas PGA will once again provide walking ambassadors for the Wyndham Pro-Ams. Please mark your calendar if you are interested in helping on Monday, August 15 and/or Wednesday, August 17. Feel free to reply to this email if you want to get on the list.
We are recruiting PGA Professionals to be walking ambassadors for the Pro-Ams at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship. This program has been very well-received in past years and has been a great experience for those who volunteered. We will be walking along with a tour player and his group, providing assistance to the amateurs as they play. This may involve providing yardages, reading greens, raking bunkers, giving tips, etc., to help the tour player and his caddie help their team.
Volunteers will receive 5 MSR
Please contact Kurt Battenberg at the Section Office if you are interested in helping.