Heritage pro-am sells out for second year in a row

info@islandpacket.comApril 17, 2013 

Wednesday's pro-am at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing was a sellout for the second consecutive year, pro-am chairman Tom Reilley said.

All 208 slots were filled Wednesday, and 112 amateurs played in the Monday pro-am.

Heritage Classic Foundation vice chairman Don Calhoon told the amateurs at Tuesday night's pairing party that the 8,200 entrants since 1969 are a big reason the tournament has given $23 million to charity.

Paul Muthing of Columbia was given a tartan jacket for participating in his 20th pro-am.

Dr. Nelson S. Carswell Jr. of Dublin, Ga., was brought to the stage for playing in his 45th pro-am. He has played in all of them. The 82-year-old pediatrician still practices medicine two days a week.

His family had plaid pins and koozies made for the occasion, and got many of the touring pros to sign a poster for the patriarch they know as "Golf Daddy."

"I want to get to 50 now," said Carswell.

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