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Prescott Earns Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Title for a Second Year, Moore Wins Another Inaugural Event at Carolinas Super Senior Women’s Amateur


Event: 25th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship & 1st Carolinas Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Host Site: The Patriot at Grand Harbour, Ninety-Six, S.C.

Playing Dates: October 25-26, 2023

Social Media: @CGAgolf1909


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LOCATION – Ninety-Six, S.C.


25th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Congratulations to Pam Prescott of Piedmont, S.C. on taking home the hardware for the 25th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at The Patriot at Grand Harbor in Ninety-Six, S.C. Prescott recorded rounds of 76-73 to finish at a two-day total of 149, 5-over.


Prescott carded two birdies during Round 1, helping her up the leaderboard and giving her a shot at the title heading into the Final Round on Thursday. 


“Yesterday I had two doubles which were just stupid mistakes, and today I actually had a double on the same hole I did yesterday, number three, which is the hardest hole out here I think,” Prescott noted. “But I putted really well today, I hit the ball better today. I hit my irons really well. I had a few holes that were iffy, but for the most part, when I had a birdie putt, I gave it a chance to go in the hole. And two of them went in so that basically erased the double.”


The final group on Thursday made the golf fun to watch and the leaderboard exciting to follow as Prescott, Lea Venable of Simpsonville, S.C., Defending Champ Kathy Hartwiger of Pinehurst, N.C., and Hui Chong Dofflemyer of Pikeville, N.C. all battled for the title. 


Prescott dropped three birdies during the Final Round, including a birdie on the par 5 hole 13, giving her a boost as she headed into the last few holes.


“I was just trying to stay calm, even keel, and not get ahead of myself,” Prescott explained as she talked about her mindset in the Final Round. “I just was steady throughout the day. I never looked at the scoreboard because that always throws me for a loop.”


Regarding how she kept her composure and focus to finish strong, Prescott said “I’ll be honest, I looked early because I was two or three down on the leaderboard, but I said to myself, ‘Stop that, and play golf. Don’t worry about the scores. Don’t think about the results, just play the game. If it happens, it happens and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.’”


When asked if she felt any pressure throughout the round today, knowing she was within a couple shots at the start of the day, Prescott laughed and said “Funny question. After 16 green, I looked over at 17 and Toni Notaro‘s group was on that teebox, and when I looked over there, she looked back at me and mouthed ‘Yeah!’, and put her arms up and in my head I went ‘Oh, why did you do that?!’ I’d been avoiding that stupid scoreboard all day long. And I didn’t know exactly what it meant, but I knew it meant I was in the lead or close to the lead. So on 17, I had a great shot. I had a birdie putt, left it about 3 feet to the left of the cup and I missed my par putt. So I thought, ‘Oh no, Toni!’ But then my goal on 18 was just to make par, and I did that, and I said ‘If it happens, it happens.”


Prescott won this championship in 2020, and brought home the win again in 2023. “Winning any CGA event is huge to me,” Prescott shared. “I went to the USGA Open and the USGA  Amateur. Those are high-level tournaments, so if you can play in these tournaments and win and keep your composure, that is going to help me in those tournaments too. Winning these events is huge to me.”


Venable and Hartwiger finished tied for second place, both shooting rounds of 74-77 for a two-day total of 151, 7-over. 


1st Carolinas Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Held concurrently with the 25th Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship was the Inaugural Carolinas Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship! Congratulations to Patty Moore of Pinehurst, N.C. on being crowned the first-ever champion. Moore shot 76-82 for a total of 158, 14-over. 


“Honestly, I struggled off the tee, but I held it together. My short game really helped me out. My chipping and putting is what really helped me this week,” Moore explained in regards to what she did well this week. 


Moore had the lead at 4-over heading into the Final Round, giving her confidence to help her through some nerves on Thursday. 


“I felt a little more pressure today than I normally do in these events,” Moore shared. “Probably because it was the inaugural, and because I did win the North Carolina Super Senior this year for the first year, so I think I was just stressing too much thinking about trying to bring home the win instead of just playing good golf and staying focused.”


Moore recorded two birdies throughout the week, including on the 17th hole of the Final Round, finishing strong to take home another win. 


How does it feel to be the inaugural champion? Moore said, “I’m honored. I’m glad that Maggie and the CGA started tournaments for the Super Seniors. Instead of just having them as a division, having them as standalone championships, I think that was a good move, and I am very honored."


This is Moore’s 25th CGA win, making her no stranger to what it feels like to be a CGA Champion. She even won the Inaugural North Carolina Super Senior Women’s Amateur earlier this year in May.  But when asked what this win means to her, Moore said “Well, every one is special. As you get older, you treasure them even more. Every win is special, and I think that the more time that goes by, yhe worth becomes even more so than when I was younger.”


Moore jokes, “In a couple years, I’ll have to try to get a Super Duper Seniors started.”


Nancy Dodge of Gilbert, S.C. finished in second place with a two-day total of 162, 18-over. Robin Gallagher of Hillsborough, N.C. and Lizbeth Yacovone of Travelers Rest, S.C. both finished tied for third at 19-over. 


The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank Caleb Coker, Golf Professional, Chuck Wideman, Superintendent, and the rest of the staff at The Patriot at Grand Harbour for helping us host these incredible tournaments for our players.



About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1909 to promote and protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals. 

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events and qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.  


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