North Carolina pair win 23rd Annual Pine Needles Invitational, their fourth tournament title

Tournament field comprised of 128 golfers from 15 states and Canada competing in two divisions, Open & Senior

Southern Pines, NC – March 6, 2017 – A field of 128 amateur golfers from 15 states and Canada teed off Friday in the 23rd Annual Pine Needles Invitational Golf Tournament at Pine Needles & Mid Pines in Southern Pines, N.C.

A strong field of amateur golfers competed in two divisions (Open & Senior) over three days on two signature Donald Rossdesigned golf courses. The tournament annually attracts a strong field of amateur golfers in one of the most prestigious team events to kick off the tournament season.

For the fourth time in tournament history, Brian Westveer (Charlotte, N.C.) and Scott Harvey (Greensboro, N.C.) claimed the Pine Needles Invitational Open Division title, their first since 2014. The pair led from the start, finishing with a score of 63-66-65—194. Steve Liebler (Irmo, S.C.) and Daniel Neveu (Pinehurst, N.C.) finished in second place with a score of 71-65-63—199. Brothers Mark Gauley (Raleigh, N.C.) and Brian Gauley (Wake Forest, N.C.) rounded out the top three with a score of 67-68-69—204.

In the Senior Division, Preston Edmondson (Morrisville, N.C.) and Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.) captured their first Pine Needles Invitational title with a score of 71-65-66—202. Gary Robinson (Greensboro, N.C.) and Jack Nance (Pinehurst, N.C.) finished second with a score of 69-69-67—205. Bailey Patrick (Charlotte, N.C.) and Nolan Mills (Charlotte, N.C.) finished close behind in third place with a final score of 70-68-68—206.

The 24th Annual Pine Needles Invitational is scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. For more information about the 2018 Pine Needles Invitational, please visit the 24th Annual Pine Needles Invitational home page

 


Open Division Champions Scott Harvey (Greensboro, N.C.), left, and Brian Westveer (Charlotte, N.C.)

Senior Division Champions Preston Edmondson (Morrisville, N.C.) and Paul Simson (Raleigh, N.C.)
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