Familiar Names Harvey, Brogden Score CGA Wins
Scott Harvey and Pat Brogden, a couple of familiar names in Carolinas Golf Association major events, have added to their resumes with wins in the Carolinas Mid-Am and the Carolinas Women’s Senior Championship.
Harvey may have gotten off to a late start in his amateur career, but he’s taking giant steps now in the chase to join his father, the legendary Bill Harvey, in the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame.
Harvey, who lives in Greensboro, dominated the Carolinas Amateur scene last year to the point of being named player of the year by the Carolinas Golf Association and is right back at it this season.
Harvey was at his best in the 32nd annual Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship held at Orangeburg (S.C.) Country Club last week, shooting a final-round 71 for a 54-hole total of 209 that blitzed the field by six strokes.
“This win was kind of special because I’ve finished second in it three times,” Harvey told the CGA’s Ray Novicki. “I made a couple of bogeys early today when I thought I had hit pretty good shots, and I was two over after seven holes. But I got it back with an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole. After that, I felt comfortable and in control of my game.”
“In control” these days for Harvey is bad news for the rest of the field. He posted rounds of 70-68-71 to earn a $750 gift certificate, leaving Chris Mitchell of Prosperity, S.C., and Michael Sims of West Columbia, S.C., to share second place with 215.
The low round of the final day was a 69 by Tee Opperman of Pawleys Island, S.C., who vaulted from 15th to a tie for fourth at 216.
Sherrill Britt of West End, a former professional and four-time Moore County Amateur champion, posted 220 and tied for 12th. He shot 71 in the second round.
Frank McBrayer of West End tied for 23rd with 225.
Daniel Neveu of Pinehurst tied for 35th with 230.
Former Mid-Am champion Gary Robinson of Fayetteville opened with 71 but shot 86 the second day to finish tied for 42nd.
Brogden, a Garner resident who plays cross-handed, began the final round in the senior women’s event being held at Greensboro Country Club five strokes behind Patty Moore of Charlotte. She made up the deficit on the front nine, shooting 3 under par while Moore went to 3 over. They came to the final hole tied, but Moore missed the green and made bogey to lose by a shot.
Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst shot 175 and tied for 14th.
In the tournament division, Jo Ann Sluder of Pinehurst was fourth with 167. Vicki DiSantis of Pinehurst shot 167 to claim second place in flight 2. Donna Rotando tied for sixth with 173. Sue Kress tied for ninth with 199.
K.C. Sorvari, who opened with an 86, withdrew with an injury.
Isabelle Daley of Whispering Pines won flight 4 with 172.
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