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Sanchez A Bridesmaid No More!


    CONCORD, N.C. –.

            Pinehurst’s David Sanchez finally broke through for his first Tarheel Tour victory at the Cabarrus Open on Thursday. Sanchez, a Charlotte native, shot a final round 66 in wind conditions more native to Scotland than Concord.

            Long regarded as one of the best players on Tour not to have won, Sanchez said he tried not to think of that on the back nine: “I didn’t look at the scoreboard all day. I really just wanted to treat it like a normal round.” The former Wolfpack star was in or around the lead all day, but when a devilish 40 foot birdie putt dropped on 17, he knew he had the cushion he needed going to the last.

            “It’s just a great feeling of relief to finally win out here and know that I can bring my best stuff in the final round,” said Sanchez, who will enter the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in three weeks.

            Former Nationwide Tour player Tommy Biershenk finished solo second after an impressive final round 66. Douglas Fiese picked up $3000 for finishing third at 10 under par 206, while fourth place was shared by Aaron Black and Kyle Bradley.

            Second round co-leader Tommy Tolles let the tournament slide away with a back nine 39. Tolles, a former standout on the PGA Tour, said he is using the Tarheel Tour in order to prepare for the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School, for which he is exempt. “If you don’t have status on the PGA or Nationwide Tours, this is the Tour to play,” said Tolles just before leaving for his home in Flat Rock, NC.

            The tour would like to thank the members of Cabarrus Country Club, as well as Head Pro Ken Guilford and Superintendent Tim Davis and their respective staffs for putting on such a great event.

            The Tarheel Tour visits venerable Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC next week for the inaugural Big Stakes Classic.

            For more information, visit www.tarheeltour.com.


Tarheel Professional Tour Cabarrus Open Final Round Results Cabarrus Country Club

Par 72 -- 6,924 Yards 

David Sanchez, Pinehurst                                  $9000              68-69-66=203          

Tommy Biershenk, Boiling Springs, NC            $5000              71-68-66=205                       

Douglas Fiese, Atlanta                                      $3000              71-67-68=206                       

Aaron Black, Australia                                     $2400              72-67-68=207                       

Kyle Bradley, North Augusta, SC                    $2400              69-67-71=207                       

Gary Christian            , Dallas, TX                   $1750              70-71-67=208                       

Stewart Moore            , Charlotte                   $1750              68-70-70=208                       

Chris Mundorf            , Greensboro                $1750              71-63-74=208                       

Matt Cannon, Huntersville, NC                         $1350             70-69-70=209                       

Tommy Tolles            , Flat Rock, NC              $1350              67-67-75=209                       

John Engler, Augusta, GA                                $1225              70-71-69=210                       

Fernando Mechereffe, Charlotte                      $1225              72-68-70=210                       

Ryan Grant, Alpharetta, GA                             $925                 71-71-69=211                       

Karl Mitchell, Rockwell, NC                          $925                69-72-70=211                       

Rich Mudd, Charleston, SC                            $925                70-71-70=211                       

Ben Case, England                                          $925                70-71-70=211                       

Jason Martin, Lenoir, NC                               $925                 71-69-71=211                       

Brent Delahoussaye, Greenville, SC                 $925                 73-67-71=211                       

Gregg Jones, Florence, SC                              $925                72-68-71=211                       

Ben Duncan, Greenville, SC                             $925                69-67-75=211                       

Jared Garrity, Atlanta, GA                                $675                69-74-69=212                       

Mike Walls, Durham, NC                                $675                 69-71-72=212                       

Thomas Schaff, Savannah                                $675                 72-67-73=212                       

Scott Volpitto, Augusta, GA                            $625                70-68-75=213                       

Yohann Benson, Quebec, Canada                    $591                71-72-71=214                       

Mark Baggarly, West Palm Beach, FL              $591                70-71-73=214                       

Keith Unikel, Washington DC                           $591                71-70-73=214                       

Justin Walters, South Africa                             $558                73-70-72=215                       

David Siegel, Charlotte                                     $558                72-69-74=215                       

Stephen Woodard, Charlotte                            $558                72-69-74=215                       

Josh Wilson, Charlotte                                      $525                70-73-73=216                       

Luke Stephan, Atlanta, GA                                $525                74-69-73=216                       

Daniel Sloan, Spartanburg, SC                          $350                72-71-74=217                       

Luis Rivera, Jacksonville, FL                             $350                70-71-76=217                       

G.W. Cable, Fairfax, VA                                  $100                69-73-76=218                       

David Seawell, Columbia, SC                           $100                75-67-76=218                       

Andy Crain, Goldsboro, NC                             $100                72-70-76=218