Aug 7, 2021

Cabarrus Golf Tournament Results


On Saturday August 7th, the Amateur Players Tour – Charlotte played a player favorite, Cabarrus Country Club in Cabarrus North Carolina.

With extensive maintenance programs being completed over the past few years, the course is in its usual great condition. The APT-Charlotte Chapter is still #absolutely excited about having the opportunity to play one of the area's best private courses.

Division 5  saw Grant Childress (43-51-94) with the lead after nine holes with Keith Gibson (46-44-90) and Richard Pirz (46-49-95) nipping at his heels. Richard would fall off the pace on his second nine. Kieth played a game of slow and steady. Keeping the ball in front of him and while avoiding two bad holes in a row. Keith would take the lead and never look back. But don’t shake Keith's hand on his victory, it may aggravate his broken finger. Sindo Mayor (44-38-82) was the man to catch on this day. He would stumble on 6,7 and 8, Sindo was able to make a small adjustment to capture the win.

Division 4 had four players jockey for lead most of the day. Rondal Gibson (43-42-85) would find himself in a scorecard playoff with Le Kang (45-40-85) for third. Le would win the scorecard playoff and third place money. Tyler Sexton (40-44-84) takes second as his charge late in the round would come up short.

Division 3 had five players within a shot of the leaders at 82. Steven Hawk (39-44-83), Matt Foreman (40-43-83), and Vic Lawrence (41-42-83) would come up short on the scorecard playoff and finish just outside the money. Kirk Tatge (43-40-83) takes fourth on his solid back nine play. Doug Stowers (44-39-83) takes third again on his back nine play. It would require extra holes to crown our D3 champion. John Torres (43-39-82) and Brad Haymore (42-40-82) headed back to 18 to contest first place. It would only take one hole to settle the tie. John Torres would be forced to lay-up and settle for a solid par. Brad was in position to go for the green in two and would two putt to capture his first win on the APT.

Division 2 required players to shoot in the 70’s to cash at Cabarrus. Jaun Sedano (39-40-79) played well all day with a couple of birdies to capture fifth place. Mike Edwards (37-41-78) and Phil VanGeersdaelen (39-39-78) would visit the scorecard for fourth and third money. Mike would take 4th while Phil takes third. Tom Cone (39-38-77) appears to be finding some form as he never dropped shots on back to back holes and limited those dropped shots to bogey. Tom also threw in a noise birdie on 18 on his way to second. Seth Hawkins (37-38-75), playing out of the Triad Chapter, may have had one of the more exciting rounds of the day. While Seth did have a couple doubles on the card, he kept his focus and erased those with four birdies on his way to victory.

Division 1had a bevy of players positioning themselves for the top of the leaderboard all day. With 12 of the 17 players having a legitimate chance at winning the event. Ultimately it came down to 6 players late in the round playing for second and third place money. Brian Hayes (38-36-74), Scott Patnode (35-39-74), and Carolina Triad Chapter owner Ivan Jones (35-39-74) all played well, but would come up short on the scorecard playoff. Tripp Shelton (38-36-74) would double the par 3 7th along with a bogey on 10. His lone birdie of the day would come 18 to secure third place. George Harris (37-36-73) put together a very consistent round with 3 bogeys and a pair of birdies to take solo second. If you’re wondering why Mark Ballew (34-33-67) has the big smile in his victory photo, it’s for good reason. Mark would drop a single shot on the day, while adding 6 birdies to the round to win by 6. Smile Mark, well done.

Thank you to all our members and guests, representing five different APT Chapters, for joining us at Cabarrus Country Club!

Thank you to Cabarrus Country Club and their staff for helping us make this event a success while showcasing the course.

Last but not least, thank you to the members of Cabarrus Country Club for accommodating the APT.

Tournament Reports

Pace of Play Report: (average)

4 hours and 40 minutes (+10 minutes)*
*Shotgun and the largest amateur tour field this weekend. Well done and thank you!

Skins Report:

D1/D2 Skins

40/42 Players Participated @ $15 = $600 total Pot - Six Skins ($100 each)

Hole #2 – Mark Ballew - Birdie (3) 

Hole #11 – Tyler Shuler - Eagle (3)

Hole #12 – Seth Hawkins - Birdie (2)

Hole #13 – Bruce Bevins - Birdie (3)

Hole #16 – Brian Hayes - Birdie (3)

Hole #18 – Dennis Reames - Eagle (3)

D3 Skins

21/25 Players Participated @ $15 = $315 total Pot - Four Skins ($79 each)

Hole #1 – Vic Lawrence - Birdie (4) 

Hole #6 – John Torres - Birdie (3)

Hole #9 – Clif Morgan - Birdie (3)

Hole #14 – Stephen Hawk - Birdie (3)


D4/5 Skins

19/22 Players Participated @ $15 = $285 total Pot - Six Skins ($47.50 each)

Hole #1 – Grant Childress - Birdie (4) 

Hole #3 – Tyler Sexton - Birdie (3)

Hole #5 - Tyler Sexton - Birdie (2)

Hole #11 – Mark Langford - Birdie (3)

Hole #13 - Tyler Sexton - Birdie (3)

Hole #15 – Ben Gilbert - Birdie (2)

Super Skins

69/87 Players Participated @ $10 = $690 total Pot - Six Skins ($117 each)

Hole #2 – Mark Ballew - Birdie (3) 

Hole #3 – Tyler Sexton – Birdie (3)

Hole #11 – Tyler Shuler – Eagle (3)

Hole #12 – Seth Hawkins – Birdie (2)

Hole #16 – Brian Hayes – Birdie (3)

Hole #18 - Dennis Reames - Eagle (3) 


Closest to the Pin

70/87 Players Participated @ $5 = $350 total Pot = Each CTP(4) ($87 each CTP)

Hole #5 – Casey Alexander - 5’1”

Hole #7 – Scott Dixon 9’ 6 “

Hole #12 – George Harris - 8’ 1”

Hole #15 – Bradley Haywood – 3/4”

Upcoming Events

Charlotte Chapter:

August 16 (Monday) TPC Piper Glen

September 18 (Saturday) Sapona Country Club (Combo with Charlotte and Triad Chapters)

Upstate Chapter:

August 14 (Saturday) Woodfin Ridge

August 21-22 (Saturday/Sunday) Rumbling Bald Resort

August 28 (Saturday) Monticello Golf Club

Triad Chapter:

August 30 (Monday) The Club at 12 Oaks


With the summer travel season upon us, be sure to review the entire schedule. With the player of the Year points battles heating up, there is still plenty of time to make a run up the standings. National Schedule | Amateur Players Tour (


Cabarrus Winners

Division 1 Champion

Mark Ballew

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Division 2 Champion

Seth Hawkins

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Division 3 Champion

Bradley Haymore

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Division 4 Champion

Sindo Mayor

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Division 5 Champion

Keith Gibson

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Cabarrus Golf Tournament Results

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