North Carolina East Optimist Qualifiers
    The Home of Optimist International's Premier District Qualifiers

ALL NC EAST DISTRICT OPTIMIST QUALIFIERS ARE PART OF THE

             MAHLER THORP MEMORIAL

               


Greetings to all Golfers and Parents!!!

NC East District strives to serve junior golfers by providing Optimist International's best Qualifiers for THE OPTIMIST.  A special welcome and invitation is extended to our past tournament's participants.  Thank you for making us number one in Optimist Golf.
 

We welcome golfers who reside outside of the NC East District.  Enter one of our five (5) Qualifiers and enjoy playing great courses that offer great opportunities to qualify to play in THE OPTIMIST at PGA National.  We have a total of 46 in-district Qualifying Spots in 2017 and out-of-district golfers do not count against our NC East in-district qualifying spots. Check out Optimist International's Qualifying Criteria at

          http://optimist.org/golf-qualify1.cfm

 REGISTER TODAY BEFORE OUR FIELDS ARE FULL



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Patrick Stephenson (Four Oaks, NC) and Natalie Petersen (Holly Springs, NC) represented the United States (and NC East District) as one of two U.S. teams in the 2016 Optimist World Cup.  The talented duo finished fourth in the World.  Patrick also placed fourth in the Boys 16-18 Year Division in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National this past August.  Patrick is now a Freshman at East Carolina University this year where he is one of the top golfers for the Pirates.  Natalie is a Senior at Holly Springs High School and will play college golf next year at Georgia Southern University.  We also congratulate our 2016 Belmont Qualifier NC East District 16-18 Year age Division winner, Bryson Boyette (Wilson, NC).   Bryson played great at THE OPTIMIST at PGA National this past summer and will play golf for Barton College next year.






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NC East District Golfers finished 2nd and 3rd in the Boys 14-15 Year Age Division in THE OPTIMIST in 2016.  Congratulations to Akshay Bahtia and Chris Sperazza.


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    Eric Norville, Vice President & Director of Junior Golf
    Mahler Thorp International Optimist Sports Club                                                 

 
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The following  outstanding golfers represented NC East District in the 2016 OPTIMIST at PGA National.

Boys 10-12 Year Division
                                     Tyler Jones, Jacksonville, NC
                                      Bryan Fang, Raleigh, NC


Boys 12-13 Year Division
                                        Ryan Macri, Wake Forest, NC
                                        Zachery Davis, Clayton, NC
                                        Nicholas Rubino, Charlotte, NC


Boys 14-15 Year Division
                                        Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, NC
                                        Christopher Sperrazza, Raleigh, NC
                                        Jack Towarnicky, New Bern, NC
                                        Cade Hancock, Elizabethtown, NC


Boys 16-18 Year Division
                                        Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC
                                        Michael Coe, Morrisville, NC
                                        Trey Capps, Garner, NC
                                        

Girls 15-18 Year Division
                                        Natalie Petersen, Holly Springs, NC
                                        Madison Elliott, Little River, SC   



  CAN YOU MAKE THE NC EAST DISTRICT 2017 TEAM?????

                  REGISTER TODAY TO PLAY IN A NC EAST DISTRICT QUALIFIERS


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THIS YEAR TO BETTER SERVE JUNIOR GOLFERS

 NC EAST DISTRICT IS HONORED TO PARTNER WITH
TWO OF THE BEST JUNIOR GOLF TOURS IN THE REGION



THE NORTH CAROLINA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION








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PARENTS:   CONSIDER JOINING AN OPTIMIST CLUB IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Learn about Optimist International at

            http://optimist.org/

           
                                                                                       

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