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88th Carolinas Women's Amateur Set for May 20-22, 2014

CGA Address:
Carolinas Golf Association
PO Box 319
West End, NC 27376
Web Site:
Fax: 910-673-1001

On-Site Championship Director:
Tiffany Priest, Director of Women's Golf & Membership Services
Phone: 910-673-1000

Championship Site:
Wachesaw Plantation Club
1932 Governors Landing
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 357-1500


WEST END, NC (5/14/14) -- The 88th Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship will be held at the Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, SC on May 20-22, 2014.

The championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play (no cut). All players, regardless of Handicap Index, have the option to play in the "Championship Division" or the "Carolinas Division". The Overall Champion and the Senior Champion (age 50+) will be determined from the contestants playing in the Championship Division. The Super Senior Champion (age 65+) will be determined from contestants playing in the Carolinas Division. A tie for Overall Champion, Senior Champion and Super Senior Champion is determined by an on-course playoff.

Prizes and merchandise are awarded to the Overall Champion, Senior Champion and Super Senior Champion. Merchandise is awarded to winners in each flight. A medalist award is given to the low scorer in each division after 36 holes of play.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 13th birthday by May 20, 2014, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club.

Wachesaw Plantation Club is one of Tom Fazio's finest designs. It is consistently recognized as one of the finest in South Carolina because of its condition, the natural beauty of its surroundings and the quality of the shot values built into the design. Key features of the course include undulating bent grass greens, challenging approach shots into every green, excellent turf conditions and well defined tree-lined fairways. The eighteenth hole - high atop a bluff overlooking the slow-moving waters of the Waccamaw - is frequently recognized as one of the most dramatic holes on the entire East Coast.

Wachesaw Plantation Club provides an excellent venue for championship play and has hosted numerous CGA Championships in prior years including the South Carolina Amateur Match Play (1990); the Carolinas Pro-Amateur (1992); the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball (1987, 2003); the Carolinas Mid-Amateur (1988); the South Carolina Junior Match Play (1993); the Carolinas Amateur (2000); and the Carolinas Women's Four-Ball (2005).

In the 2013 Women's Amateur Championship, Katie Rose Higgins of Winston-Salem, NC shot a third round 3-under par 69 to win the championship by 3 strokes over Kathryn Miranda of Lexington, SC. Higgins has been crowned Carolinas Women's Amateur champion two years in a row (2012-13) and will try for a three-peat this year at the Wachesaw Plantation Club. 2013 runner-up Miranda will also compete in this year's championship.

Other notables in the field include nine-time Women's Senior Champion Patty Moore (16-time CGA Champion) of Charlotte, NC; 2011 Women's Champion Angela Stewart, Greenville, NC; defending 2013 Women's Senior Champion Ashley Rose, North Augusta, SC; eight-time CGA Champion Pat Brogden of Garner, NC; 2012 and 2013 CGA Women's Player of the Year Dawn Woodard of Greer, SC; 1998 and 2001 Women's Amateur Champion Brenda Kuehn of Asheville, NC; and 2010 Women's Senior Champion Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst, NC.

Defending Champions
Champion: Katie Rose Higgins of Winston-Salem, NC
Senior Champion: Ashley Rose of North Augusta, SC
Super Senior Champion: Carole Jones of Hillsborough, NC

Wachesaw Plantation Club Information
Address: 1932 Governors Landing, Murrells Inlet, SC  29576
PGA Golf Professional: Joe Gagliano
Course Superintendent: Scott Fretz
Course Architect: Tom Fazio
Championship Division Tees: ~5,900 yards, par 36-36--72; Course/Slope Rating: 75.2/137
Carolinas Division Tees: ~5,150 yards, par 36-36--72; Course/Slope Rating: 70.0/123
Phone: (843) 357-1500

Championship Schedule
Tuesday, May 20               Round 1 - 18 holes of stroke play
                                             CGA hosted cook-out luncheon for players.
                                             Additional guests may purchase tickets to the luncheon

Wednesday, May 21         Round 2 - 18 holes of stroke play

Thursday, May 22              Round 3 - 18 holes of stroke play
                                             Awards ceremony and luncheon immediately following play for all players 
                                             Additional guests may purchase tickets to the awards luncheon

To view the pairings, starting times and hole-by-hole scoring throughout the championship, click on the following link:

For more information about the 88th Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association and many other Carolinas Golf Association events, visit the Championship Home Page online at The CGA will post any tournament delays or cancellations via our Twitter account. Follow @cgagolf1909.


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