CHAPMAN BLISTERS FIELD TO CAPTURE 2011 CAROLINA AM CHAMPIONSHIP! NEXT STOP WYNDHAM PRE QUALIFIER.
Franklin, NC native, Colin Chapman, has captured the 2011 Carolina Am Golf Championship held July 23rd and July 24th at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver, NC. Because of Chapman’s victory he received an automatic berth in the pre-qualifier for the PGA’s Wyndham Championship, to be held August 11th at Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, NC.
Commenting on his victory Chapman said, “I am thrilled to have a chance to qualify for a PGA golf event. As an amateur, this is an outstanding opportunity!”
Chapman shot a 2 round total of 137, 7 under par, besting runners-up Noah Ratner of Asheville and JT Poston of Hickory by 8 shots. Heading into the final 18 Chapman had a 2 shot lead over three others. As he headed into the final nine, Chapman pulled away while the others faded.
Both Chapman and Ratner will receive automatic berths in the pre-qualifier for the PGA’s Wyndham Championship as the 1st and 2nd place finishers are awarded spots. Ratner won his spot with in a one hole playoff with Poston
Charles Humphreys, Director of the Carolina AM, said “What an outstanding rare opportunity for 2 local amateur golfers to have a chance to play in a PGA Tour golf tournament. This doesn’t happen often.”
The Carolina AM is a two day 36 hole stroke play golf tournament for amateurs only. To qualify amateurs must have a 6.3 handicap index or less. For more information, call Charles Humphreys, 704-236-4312, or visit www.golfcarolinaam.com
Scott Knox, General Manager of Verdict Ridge Country Club, presents the winning trophy to Colin Chapman of Franklin, NC