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NC Senior Amateur: Macon Moye wins for first time since 1998
All smiles for winner Macon Moye who finished 11-under <br>(CGA Photo)
All smiles for winner Macon Moye who finished 11-under
(CGA Photo)

GREENSBORO, NC (May 16, 2017) - Macon Moye of Pinehurst was able to hold onto his lead and secure his first North Carolina Senior Championship win at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Moye's final score was an 11-under par 199.With rounds of 64-69-66, Moye was able to hold of Harrison Rutter of Winston-Salem who finished in second place with a seven-under par 203. Pat Thompson of Asheville took third with a five-under par 205.

Moye began the day three shots ahead of Rutter playing in the same group. Rutter made an early charge to come even with Moye at the top of the leaderboard after holing out for a two on the par four 4th.

Moye said that was when he began to worry a bit, "I was watching him when he made two on four. That's when you wonder if it would be his day."

The two stayed neck and neck throughout most of the round, but Rutter believed the par five, 14th was the turning point, "I was one back and hit three wood to try to get close for eagle. I hit it over the hole and ended up with a three putt back down the hill," said the one-time CGA champion.

Moye would birdie that 14th hole and add one more birdie on the 18th to secure his fourth overall CGA win, and his first on the senior circuit.

Moye credited his clutch performance to a good mindset throughout the day, "I just got comfortable and realized the only score I could pay attention to was my own."

This is Moye's first win since the 1998 North Carolina Mid-Amateur. "It feels good to win" Moye added with a smile.



ABOUT THE North Carolina Senior Amateur

Must be a resident of North Carolina and a member of a CGA member club. Maximum handicap for ages 55-69 is 10.4; ages 70+ maximum handicap of 15.4.

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