- Birthplace: Reidsville, NC
- Residence: Brown Summit, NC
- Birth Date: 12/03/1956
- Age: 53
- Height: 5-7
- Eligibility Code: 8
- Turned Pro: 2007
Champions Tour Victories
(4): 1989 North Carolina State Amateur. 2006 North Carolina State Amateur, North Carolina Mid-Amateur. 2007 Tarheel Classic.
2010 Champions Tour Money and Position
2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes
The ACE Group Classic. T6--
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Champions Tour Best Round
65 at Round 2, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
Champions Tour Highlights
Made his first appearance in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and finished T6 in Hawaii, posting three straight rounds in the 60s on the Big Island...Posted another top-10 finish in his next start when he was T4 at The ACE Group Classic, firing rounds of 68-69 on the weekend.
Career Best Champions Tour Finishes
2009: Followed up his highly successful 2008 season with another solid campaign...Nearly duplicated his 2008 earnings, winning just $367 less than he did a year earlier...High point of his season came in his first start. Had a two-putt birdie on the 54th hole, which gave him a one-stroke victory over Fulton Allem at the Allianz Championship. Posted rounds of 67-68-66 at The Old Course at Broken Sound on the way to his win in Boca Raton, FL. Hit a 5-iron from 198 yards to within 25 feet and two-putted from just off the fringe for the win. In doing so, became the earliest first-time winner of a Champions Tour event since Dave Barr won the 2003 Royal Caribbean Classic...Followed win at Boca Raton with a T7 performance at The ACE Group Classic. 2008: One of the big surprises on the Champions Tour...Began the year as a non-exempt player after successfully earning the right to open qualify via the National Qualifying Tournament, but parlayed success in those qualifiers along with some strong showings in several tournaments to finish 29th on the final money list in 21 starts...Top performance came in August in Oregon when he finished three strokes back of Fred Funk at the JELD-WEN Tradition despite posting four straight rounds in the 60s at The Crosswater Club. Performance at Sunriver vaulted him into the top-30 money-winners where he would remain through the end of the campaign...Open-qualified for the Regions Charity Classic in mid-May and trailed Andy Bean by one stroke after 36 holes before finishing solo fourth at Ross Bridge near Birmingham, his first top-five finish on the Champions Tour...Finished T5 at the National Q-School in the fall of 2007 to earn the right to open qualify at Champions Tour events in 2008...In all, open-qualified seven times during the season. 2007: Made 10 appearances on the Champions Tour, including seven through open qualifying at co-sponsored events. Earned $52,684, with his best outing a T33 at the Senior PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, SC...Also qualified for the U.S. Senior Open (T47) and Senior British Open (missed cut)...Won the Tarheel Classic on the Sunbelt Senior Tour...Earned the right to open qualify at Champions Tour events after finishing T22 at the National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace in the fall of 2006.
Attended the University of North Carolina...Owns a packaging company and is a partner in a plastic-recycling business...Lists Winged Foot as his favorite golf course...Favorite entertainer is John Wayne and reads anything by John Patterson...Arnold Palmer is his favorite athlete.