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David  Thore

David Thore

Wilmington, N.C.

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Reidsville, N.C.
  • Residence: Wilmington, N.C.
  • Age: 58
  • Turned Pro: 1977

Player Notes

PGA Life member. Finished tied for sixth in 2009 Senior PGA Professional National Championship … Finished tied for 45th in 2007 U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits… Finished tied for 19th in 2004 Senior PGA Professional National Championship … Winner, 1995, '97 Carolinas Open; 1986, '87 Carolinas PGA Section Championship; 1974 Carolinas Amateur Championship … Finished tied for fifth in 1987 PGA Professional National Championship … Named 1987 Carolinas PGA Section Player of the Year … Played PGA Tour from 1977-1982 playing in 129 events. Made the cut in 44 of them, he had two top-ten finishes the best being a T6th at the 1981 Memphis St. Jude Classic. Also participated in three majors An accomplished player since childhood, David has an astonishing 26 career hole-in-ones. including 15 in competition. He had eight aces by age 15. His playing career began with a North Carolina State Championship in High School. He continued the success at Wake Forest, joining future Tour Players Curtis Strange & Jay Haas to claim a NCAA National Championship in the mid '70's. David graduated to the PGA Tour where he was a member for eight years, playing in six majors including four U.S. Open's. Since leaving the Tour, David has been a perennial challenge for the Carolina's Section Player of the Year honor, which he claimed in 1987. His section tournament victories include the Carolina's Open (twice), Carolina's PGA Sectional Championship (twice) and the North Carolina Open.