Chris Cassetta, current TGA Club Champion, came from 4 shots behind to win the Forsyth Invitational Golf Tournament at Winston Lake GC today with a three round total of 207, five under par.
The first round was at Reynolds Park (par 71) where Chris shot 67 to trail by 4. At Tanglewood (par 70) for the second round, Chris shot 72 and was still four shots behind the leader.
Playing in the penultimate group on Sunday, Chris was two under par for the day when he came to #18. He hit a great drive and his wedge approach shot finished 9′ from the hole. He stroked the putt into the center of the hole to finish with 68 and a five under total of 207. The gallery around the 18th green believed that both Anthony Tsiolkas and Uly Grisette were at four-under par coming to the 18th green needing birdie to tie Chris. Anthony hit his approach to 17′ but missed his putt and Uly nearly holed out his second shot leaving a tap-in for birdie. A play-off was looming. However, after officially posting his score, Uly came up one shot shy of tieing Chris.
There was also a large contingent of TGAers who teed it up in the event:
In Championship B, Terry Payne finished 5th with a score of 222. Scott Allen and Hugh Quinn tied for 8th with a score of 224. Greg Howard was one shot higher with 225. Bobby Pledger finished with 237.
In Championship C, Greg Timmerman shot 230 to finish 8th, Tom Hartung shot 231 and Glenn Levine finished with 240. Tom’s rounds were interesting in that he shot 3 straight 77s!
In the First Flight, Derek Marley shot 270.
In the Second Flight, James Gore shot 249 to finish 6th.
In the Third Flight, Joe Crocker finished with 260 and 7th place.
In the NC Players Championship, Ryan Sullivan defended his 2009 title with a 6-under par score of 206 to win the 2010 version by five shots. The first round of the NC Players was held at Oak Valley (par 72) and the last two rounds at Tanglewood (par 70). Ben Nihart finished T-6 with a score of 216. In the First Flight, Chris Cassetta finished in 2nd place with a score of 222. In the Senior Division, Hugh Quinn finished 3rd with a score of 223. Bill Goodson finished T-8 with a score of 230, followed by Eddie McBride at 234, Bob Kokoski at 241 and Larry Hutchens at 249.
In a CGA One-Day event at Lake Hickory on July 24, Joe Crocker finished 3rd Net in Senior Men with 77.
The TGA played Salem Glen CC this weekend in a CGA Interclub match. Our guys won big at Salem Glen on Saturday with a score of 24-12. On Sunday, they went even deeper winning 27-9. Great showing both days! Our record is now 2 – 2.