Paul Simson of Raleigh is three victories shy of tying the Carolinas Golf Association's all-time title-holder, Dale Morey, after winning his 21st Carolinas Golf Association major championship in dramatic fashion.
The veteran golfer sank a birdie on the first playoff hole to win his second Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship title in three years this past Thursday at Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington.
Simpson and playing partner Don Detweiler of Raleigh defeated 36-hole leaders David Millis and Kim Mansfield of High Point in the playoff, the CGA said in a news release. (Complete results.)
Simson and Detweiler also won the 2008 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship in Wilmington, on the Country Club of Landfall’s Nicklaus course.
“I have finished second in my last three CGA majors and did not want to make it four-in-a row,” Simson said.
Simson finished second at the April 16-18 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship last weekend in Greenville, S.C. Former PGA Tour pro Steve Liebler of Irmo, S.C., birdied the final hole to defeat Simson by a stroke and win his first Carolinas Golf Association individual championship in 20 years of trying.
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