Harold Varner, III and 2022 champion Carson Bertagnole

Bertagnole Bags The Third HV3 Invitational

CRAMERTON, N.C. (March 27, 2022) — Final results of the 3rd HV3 Invitational at Cramer Mountain Club in Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. on March 27, 2022. The field competed at 6,486 yards, par 72 at Cramer Mountain Club and 6,600 yards, par 71 (No. 1 plays as a par 4) at Gaston Country Club.

The first day of the 3rd HV3 Invitational brought good shotmaking amid tough conditions in the Charlotte area, with Cramer Mountain Club and Gaston Country Club both playing the role of host.

Aidan McCall of Mooresville, N.C. and Rich Wills of Cramerton, N.C. both fired rounds of even-par, during Saturday’s first round with McCall’s 72 coming at Cramer Mountain Club and Wills 71 at Gaston Country Club. McCall poured in five birdies on his opening 18, while Wills added four to his card to open the Championship on the right foot.

Sunday proved to be a duel at Cramer, with Wills hanging in and a new challenger emerging in the form of Carson Bertagnole of Pinehurst, N.C. Bertagnole followed up an opening round 4-over-par, 75 at Gaston with an inspired 6-under-par, 66 at Cramer. Four birdies on his opening nine, including three in a row from holes three through five was the exact shot of adrenaline Bertagnole needed to propel himself up the leaderboard. 

However, there was still work to be done for the member of the Class of 2025, and he again answered the call with four more birdies on his homeward nine, including three in a stretch of four holes. 

With Bertagnole in the clubhouse at 2-under-par for the tournament, it was Wills turn to chase. Coming into the day at even par after an opening round 71 at Gaston, Wills sat at 1-over-par for the Championship with just six holes to play. He then proceeded to have one of the clutchest six hole stretches of the weekend, with birdies on 13, 16, and 18 to force a playoff with Bertagnole.

Ultimately it was Carson Bertagnole who was able to get it done, winning the second playoff hole with a savvy par on the par-5 18th hole of Cramer Mountain Club. 

“It was really cool,” said Bertagnole. “There’s obviously nerves in every tournament, especially when you’re in a playoff. It was special to win in front of Harold.” 

Logan Lutz of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Connor Warren of Spruce Pine, N.C. finished in a tie for third, both tallying two day scores of 1-over-par. In solo fifth was Gray Mitchum of Winterville, N.C. with a two day total of 2-over-par. 

“The coolest thing for me is giving the kids an opportunity to compete,” said Harold Varner III. “That’s the only way you get better. Whether it’s in sports or in life.”

The CGA would like to extend a thank you to the members and staff of Cramer Mountain Club and Gaston Country Club for their hospitality in hosting the 3rd HV3 Invitational. We would also like to thank our sponsors Dominion Energy, Northstar Real Estate, Go Gaston, Neece Law Firm, Watson Insurance, Coldwell Banker and Jordan. Finally we would like to thank Harold Varner III and the HV3 Foundation for their support and for making this event possible. 

3rd HV3 Invitational

Cramer Mountain Club, Cramerton, N.C. and Gaston Country Club, Gastonia, N.C.

Pos.PlayerCity, State, Graduation YearTo ParR1R2Total Details
1Carson BertagnolePinehurst, NC, 2025-27566141Winner on second playoff hole.
2Rich WillsCramerton, NC, 2024-27170141 
T3Logan LutzMt. Pleasant, SC, 202317668144 
T3Connor WarrenSpruce Pine, NC, 202417272144 
5Gray MitchumWinterville, NC, 202227273145 
T6Jay SmithFlorence, SC, 202337472146 
T6Matthew BaxleyBeech Island, SC, 202337373146 
8Will TharinRocky Mount, NC, 202347374147 
T9Drew GreeneGreenville, NC, 202357573148 
T9Aidan BrowningCharlotte, NC, 202257474148 
T9Colin SalemaMatthews, NC, 202457375148 
T9Davis DeLilleHigh Point, NC, 202257276148 
T13Coleman FergusonColumbia, SC, 202467871149 
T13Cameron HardisonGreenville, NC, 202267772149 
T13Hugh FaulknerGreenville, SC, 202567673149 
T13Brad GrajzarElon, NC, 202268069149 
T13Nick NormanGastonia, NC, 202268069149 
T13Bizzell PatePinehurst, NC, 202467574149 
T13Jack BoyerGreensboro, NC, 202267475149 
T13Alan Van AschRaleigh, NC, 202267376149 
T13Jack WielerWaxhaw, NC, 202367574149 
T13Jack CrousoreBluffton, SC, 202467376149 
T23Owen KoseHolly Springs, NC, 202278070150 
T23Mason KuciaIndian Land, SC, 202577575150 
T23Cornell BeansCharlotte, NC, 202477575150 
T23Ashton EubanksLexington, SC, 202377476150 
T23Will GuthrieCharlotte, NC, 202577476150 
T23Aiden McCallMooresville, NC, 202377278150 
T29Keenan RoyaltyRaleigh, NC, 202387873151 
T29Jack LaPianaCharlotte, NC, 202387873151 
T29Luke MosleyGreenville, NC, 202487873151 
T29Jamal HutchisonFletcher, NC, 202387873151 
T29Liam HarrisWake Forest, NC, 202287675151 
T29Simon BurgosRaleigh, NC, 202287576151 
T29Landon MerrellSalisbury, NC, 202487873151 
T29Landon HawleyCharlotte, NC, 202387576151 
T29Aedan BarnesCharlotte, NC, 202387873151 
T38Luke CrouseReidsville, NC, 202297775152 
T38Davis SaymanCharlotte, NC, 202397973152 
T38Kareem ElkassemRaleigh, NC, 202397676152 
T38Matteo BlanchfieldMooresville, NC, 202397775152 
T38Garrison WelbornWaxhaw, NC, 202597775152 
T38Hayden MagnussenGreensboro, NC, 202597775152 
T38Thomas HorneFayetteville, NC, 202497280152 
T38Cam BakerTega Cay, SC, 202397577152 
T38Spencer TurtzCharlotte, NC, 202297280152 
T47Taylor KuehnAsheville, NC, 2023107776153 
T47Robert ThompsonCharlotte, NC, 2023107974153 
T47Kyle HaasWinston-Salem, NC, 2023107578153 
T50Jackson BodePinehurst, NC, 2022117876154 
T50Cole PriceGastonia, NC, 2022117876154 
T50Maddux CookWilmington, NC, 2025117579154 
T50Charlie ThiedeCharlotte, NC, 2022117579154 
T50Chuck StanleyWarrenville, SC, 2023117579154 
T50Isar JoshiCharlotte, NC, 2023117480154 
T56Lucas AcevedoCharleston, SC, 2023127778155 
T56Freddy OrtmannGreensboro, NC, 2024127976155 
T56Eli SchmidlyCharlotte, NC, 2023127877155 
T56Branden BoyceSpring Lake, NC, 2022127679155 
T56Matthew McDougallWaxhaw, NC, 2023127877155 
T56Landon MorseIndian Trail, NC, 2024127481155 
T56Shea BoganClover, SC, 2024127382155 
T63Hunter JusticeCornelius, NC, 2024138274156 
T63Jacob VargoskoCharlotte, NC, 2022137977156 
T63Tate SmithGastonia, NC, 2022138076156 
T63Chase McLaughlinKernersville, NC, 2024137581156 
T67Charlie O’SheaCharlotte, NC, 2024148077157 
T67Jeremy EdmundsCharlotte, NC, 2022147978157 
T67Cooper BurrisKannapolis, NC, 2024148374157 
T67Harris HolsteinOrangeburg, SC, 2024148176157 
T67Max CranfordNewton, NC, 2022148176157 
T67Michael SchaalChapel Hill, NC, 2023148473157 
T67Hugh LemondsSpartanburg, SC, 2024147780157 
T67Alex BockMorganton, NC, 2024148770157 
T67Robert BergevinWashington, NC, 2023147582157 
T76Henry AndrewsWinston-Salem, NC, 2023157880158 
T76Reed BurtonShelby, NC, 2024158375158 
T76James GibsonLexington, SC, 2023157979158 
T76Tyler TaberMt. Pleasant, SC, 2025157583158 
T76Walker FeltonMt. Pleasant, SC, 2023158375158 
T76Lawson  HarkeyLincolnton, NC, 2022157781158 
T76Morgan RileyRaleigh, NC, 2025158474158 
T76Will SpicerKings Mountain, NC, 2024158771158 
T84Talan HarrisonKannapolis, NC, 2025168277159 
T84Barek CardellShelby, NC, 2023167980159 
T84Hudson GriffinPinehurst, NC, 2025167782159 
T84Jordan WilliamsCharlotte, NC, 2023167782159 
T88Connor KeyPilot Mountain, NC, 2023178377160 
T88Luke GuthrieCharlotte, NC, 2023178179160 
T88Lake WilliamsGreenville, NC, 2025177882160 
T91Connor WilliamsSanford, NC, 2025188180161 
T91Carson EttersKure Beach, NC, 2025188180161 
T91Harrison JamesChapin, SC, 2025188180161 
T94Ryan BozardHollywood, SC, 2023198379162 
T94Thomas LamarColumbia, SC, 2024198379162 
T94Deaton ReedLancaster, SC, 2025198478162 
T94Charles HowdenAsheville, NC, 2022198379162 
T94Benjamin MillsFort Mill, SC, 2023198280162 
T94Steven SheaCharlotte, NC, 2023198577162 
T94Abraham MalikRock Hill, SC, 2022198775162 
T101Drew JeffordsFlorence, SC, 2023208281163 
T101Jay LockerChapin, SC, 2022208083163 
T101Matthew  McCarthyCary, NC, 2024207984163 
T101Eric NordBlythewood, SC, 2022208380163 
T101Jeremy VoigtWaxhaw, NC, 2023207984163 
T101Anderson LevineWake Forest, NC, 2024208479163 
T101Baylor GeerJohnston, SC, 2022208776163 
T101Luke CochranMt holly, NC, 2022208479163 
T109Major LenningSimpsonville, SC, 2023218084164 
T109Jacob PenningtonShelby, NC, 2024218678164 
T109Chase DalySummerfield, NC, 2025217688164 
T112Harrison CieriClayton, NC, 2024237987166 
T112Shlok JainCary, NC, 2023238383166 
T112Jude CarperCornelius, NC, 2025238581166 
115Bradley ParkerIsle of Palms, SC, 2023248582167 
T116Alek McIntoshCharlotte, NC, 2023258286168 
T116OT MitchellFort Mill, SC, 2024258187168 
T116Sutton DreierFayetteville, NC, 2024258187168 
T116John RhodesGastonia, NC, 2024257989168 
T116Ben WakefieldFort Mill, SC, 2024258385168 
T116Ayden JerseyGreensboro, NC, 2023259177168 
T122Aiden VargoskoCramerton, NC, 2025268386169 
T122Chase McEvoyWaxhaw, NC, 2025268683169 
T122Reid HeatonCharlotte, NC, 2025268584169 
125Simon DiMaggioHollywood, SC, 2023278882170 
T126Richard  AnaclerioAiken, SC, 2024287992171 
T126Ryan DunnWaxhaw, NC, 2023288586171 
T126John ThompsonColumbia, SC, 2025288883171 
T126Justin WosjeFort Mill, SC, 2024289180171 
T130Reece SandersSouthern Pines, NC, 2025298290172 
T130Matthew BowmanFort Mill, SC, 2022298290172 
T130Luke TisdaleWinston-Salem, NC, 2025298884172 
T130Hunter VowellGastonia, NC, 2023298884172 
T134Gavin DeiblerWinston-Salem, NC, 2023308390173 
T134Calvin HawkinsLexington, NC, 2023308885173 
T136Harrison RowlandStanley, NC, 2023318688174 
T136James-Paul WagnerCary, NC, 2025319183174 
T136Michael SwitzerCharlotte, NC, 2025319183174 
139Colby McCaskillFort Mill, SC, 2022359484178 
140Colin FerrickHuntersville, NC, 2025389091181 
141R.Cooper DiazWinston-Salem, NC, 2024399488182 
142Camden PhillipsGastonia, NC, 2022449493187 
143Samuel BestGastonia, NC, 20245699100199 
144Marcus FreemanCharlotte, NC, 20246410998207 
145Eric JurneyGastonia, NC, 202365105103208