May 1, 2023

2023 Gaston CC Golf Tournament Results


A Chilly morning greeted the 103-player field as they prepared to take on one of the finest venues on our schedule year after year.  In the previous week, Gaston CC had received more than 4 inches of rain which made the course play long.  Along with the chilly temps and the wet conditions, the wind came up with winds in the 20-30 mph range which made the challenge even greater.

In Division 1, We had our largest field ever with 34 players vying for the title.  With 34 players in the division, the top 6 places received payouts.  After 18 holes we had a tie between Brian Parker (CLT) and Daniel Jackson (CLT) who both shot matching 74’s (+2).  As a result, we sent them back to number 1 to begin a sudden death playoff.  It only took 1 hole to crown the champion as Brian hit his second shot to within 3 feet and a closing Eagle to take the victory and the $410 gift card option.  Daniel settled for 2nd and a gift card totaling $205.  We had a 3-way tie for 3rd place with Cody Sundberg (CLT), Tre Lamb (CLT) and Jacob Sigmon (UPS) all shooting 75 (+3) and only missing out of the playoff by 1 shot.  6th place, we had a 4-way tie with George Harris (CLT), Scott Patnode(CLT), Scott Roberts(CLT)  and Seth Hawkins (Triad) all shooting 76 and sharing the 6th place prize.

On the Senior Side, George Harris, Scott Patnode and Scott Roberts shared the Division 1 Senior prize. 

Congrats Brian, Scott, George and Scott!! 

In Division 2, with 24 players in the field it was Upstate member, Mitch Howze, that came in a claimed the title with a score of 77 (+5).  2nd place went to Chase Brown (CLT) with a score of 78 (+6).  Last week’s winner Tyler Phillips (CLT) kept the momentum going finishing in a tie for 3rd with J Combs (Triad) and Josh Johnston (CLT) all players shooting 79 (+7).

On the Senior Side, it was Mitch Howze making it a true double dip.  2nd place was shared between C Ton (Triad) and Travis Wartluft (CLT) shooting matching 84’s (+12).  By winning both competitions, Mitch walked away with $510 in Visa Gift Cards.

Congrats Mitch on your Double Dip!!! 

In Division 3, another large field of 26 players battled it out this Monday. It was a close battle all day long and came down to the final few holes to see who could make pars coming in.  Kirk Tatge (CLT) claimed the victory with a score of 81 (+9).  Second went to Joseph Jones (CLT) with a score of 82 (+10).  Kevin Lepage had his best day of the season thus far with a score of 83 (+11) and claimed 3rd place.  We had a tie for 4th place with Joe Cannatti (CLT) and Freddie Coffey (UPS) both players shooting 85 (+13).

On the Senior side just like the open side, it was Kirk Tatge claiming the victory making it a true double dip and taking home $610 in total prizes for the day.  2nd went to Kevin Lepage and rounding out the top 3 Joe Cannatti and Freddie Coffey who split the 3rd place winnings.

Congrats Kirk on your double Dip!!! 

In Division 4 a field of 12 golfers battled it out.  Dan Rossi (CLT) claimed first place honors shooting 88 (+16) and taking home the trophy and $240 in prizes.  Mark Tucker (CLT) finished in 2nd with a score of 89 (+17)

On the Senior side, we paid out the top spot with only 6 players participating.    Bill Gillette (CLT) claimed the victory with a score of 92 (+20)

Congrats Mitch and Bill on your victories!!! 

In Division 5 we had a small field of 7 on this day.    Our 2022 POY has returned to the winner’s circle and has now made it two in a row.  Steve Daniels (CLT) takes home top honors with a score of 96 (+24). 2nd place went to Doug Willie (CLT) with a score of 99 (+27)

On the senior side, Steve made it a true double dip claiming both top honors.

Congrats Steve on your Double DIp!!!  

50/50 Raffle to benefit Fold of Honor 

Thanks to all players who purchased their 50/50 tickets to support our Charity of Choice, Fold of Honor.

We sold $500 worth of tickets meaning that our lucky winner, Mitch Howze (Upstate) took home $250.

The second draw was for a new pair of SKONI golf shoes ( .  The winner of the Shoes was Kevin Stines from the Charlotte Chapter.  Kevin will be able to pick the color and size and have these shoes delivered directly to him.

This brings our total donations up to $1450 for the calendar year.

Upcoming:  The next event on the Charlotte Schedule is on Monday May 15th at Pine Island CC.  This event was moved up due to an aeration conflict on the previous date scheduled.  Please sign up early to avoid getting shut out.  We have a few players that waited too long and missed out at Gaston. 


Gaston Winners

Division 1 Champion

Brian Parker


Division 2 Champion

Mitch Howze


Division 3 Champion

Kirk Tatge


Division 4 Champion

Dan Rossi


Division 5 Champion

Steven Daniels