22nd Pine Needles Invitational Tournament

Southern Pines, NC – A field of 126 amateur golfers from 13 states teed off Friday, March 11, 2016 in the 22nd Annual Pine Needles Invitational Golf Tournament at Pine Needles & Mid Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina. This is a very popular team event, which is played in early March. We offer two divisions (Open & Senior) that have become one of the most prestigious team events to kick off the tournament season in the southeast.

Steve Johnson from Advance and Mark Harrell from Hazlehurst, Georgia took home the top prize in the Open Division with a 20-under par score of 194. For Johnson and Harrell, this was their first win in the Pine Needles Invitational. Chris Cassetta and Scott Harvey, both from Kernersville, came in second with a 16-under par total of 198. Sherrill Britt from West End and Gary Robinson from Greensboro tied finished third with a 12-under par total of 202.

Patrick Brady from Reedsville and Steve Harwell from Mooresville won the Senior Division with a 14-under par score of 200. For Brady and Harwell, this was their first win in the Senior Division of the Pine Needles Invitational. Mark Stephens from Troutman and Russ Perry from Winston-Salem tied with Macon Moye and Allen Strange from Southern Pines and Richmond, Virginia, respectively, for second place at 11-under par score of 203.

The 23rd Annual Pine Needles Invitational will be played in March of 2017. For more information about the 2017 Pine Needles Invitational and other scheduled events at Mid Pines or Pine Needles, please contact the professional golf staff directly at (910) 692-8611 or email us at jane.walling@rossresorts.com.


Open Division Winners, Steve Jonnson & Mark Harrell

Senior Division Winners, Patrick Brady & Steve Harwell
1996 U.S. Open, Annika Sorenstam Annika Sorenstam & Peggy Kirk Bell, 1996 U.S. Women's Open

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